The Insanity Continues February 17, 2007Posted by truthspew in christianity, doctors, fixed earth, Hubble Space Telescope, Islam, kos, religion.
Now there’s the chairman of the Texas House Appropriations Committee, Warren Chisum who doesn’t quite believe that the earth goes around the sun.
But it gets so much better – the Kos article has a link to the Fixed Earth people. I found their little diatribe against Hubble’s explanation and ruminations on red-shift to be downright amusing.
What I’ve noticed is that the fundamentalists love to take things out of context. Take evolution for example. There are those who are incredulous that we’re related to the apes. This is because they see evolution in a linear context, vs. the fact that evolution is all about branching. Yes, humans, chimps and bonobos have a common ancestor. We’re just branches off that ancestor so technically speaking, humans are third branch of the chimp family. Instead of changing the taxonomic description of chimps, perhaps we should be moving humans from homo to pan.
Next thing you know, the fixed earthers will be flat earthers. The world most definitely is NOT flat. And it most definitely is not magnetically suspended in space while the sun revolves around us. Matter of fact there’s plenty of evidence now amassed that the earth most definitely is spinning around on its axis, which also has precess (Which means right now that the northern hemisphere is in winter, while the southern is in summer). We also know the approximate orbit we make around our home star, the sun.
We know this because people have been observing the sky for quite some time now. Not content to just observe from the earth, we’ve put orbiting satellites up that get past atmospheric distortion, light pollution, etc. to give us a clearer view of the cosmos. And those views are phenomenal.
For instance, slip the slider to 2:45 on the video below. Galaxies – 3,000 of them. In one small part of the 78 billion light year sized universe. And at night we can only see a few thousand stars. Might also want to look at an updated version of the deep field image at 5:25
Do you still believe that the fixed earthers are correct? That Christian and Islamic fundamentalists are correct? If you do, I feel sorry for you because there is so much evidence out there that contradicts religious teachings. You might want to check out the Rational Response Squad.
Our so called holy books regularly feature things in which it is clear that the authors had not one clue. The whole ‘spilling of seed’ thing is just a chauvinistic view that the sperm was the key component, that the egg brought nothing to the party, hence nary a mention of lesbianism in those books.
Then of course there are the prohibitions against pork and shellfish contained in Leviticus. Of course if you don’t cook your food, you’re going to suffer the consequences. They just didn’t know about the pathogens and parasites living in the tissue of pigs, and in the case of shellfish they didn’t like the way they looked so assumed they were bad for you. Ha!
Then of course we have the agenda of folks like St. Thomas Aquinas, or Saul of Tarsus, et al. These were men who were shall we say, interested in keeping the power to themselves. Share the power with the downtrodden or women? Never! These were the original male chauvinist pigs. And don’t even get me started about Mohamed and his sidekick Allah. I still boggle when women freely join such a misogynistic religion.
My rant ends here. But it could flare up again at any time in any place. Beware!
This is the video that prompted me to leave Google/YouTube/Blogger February 13, 2007Posted by truthspew in atheism, Derren Brown, doctors, Islam, puritanical, radicalism, religion.
I left not because I found the video offensive. I was rather delighted that someone pointed out that Islam is not the peaceful religion they purport it to be.
Yep, this is the video that caused YouTube(Google) management to remove all of Nick Gisburne’s videos and then delete his YouTube account.
I encourage everyone to at the very least move away from Blogger anyhow. WordPress is quite nice. I’m still getting used to it.
Under the guise of Religion January 31, 2007Posted by truthspew in doctors, Islam, religion, Shi'a, Sunni.
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This supports the claim that Richard Dawkins makes when he states that forcing religion on a child is a form of child abuse.
In the case of Shiite Muslims in Lebanon and other areas, there’s this little ritual to celebrate the saint Ali Hussein (I.E. son of the cousin of Mohammed, who Shiites believe should have been the successor to Mohammed, hence the root of the Shi’a and Sunni split.) The ritual is to slash the forehead of boys with a razor to simulate Husseins suffering. Charming little practice that ranks right up there with ritual circumcision in the west.
But this paragraph says it all and support Dawkins statement:
Asked if it was difficult for him to hurt the children, he said: “The child doesn’t understand what’s going on. The parents are faithful and believe by doing this, their children will be protected and will enjoy a long life.”
If the child doesn’t understand what’s going on then it is wrong to enforce your religious beliefs on the child.
Now we know why the regular Muslims didn’t object January 17, 2007Posted by truthspew in Islam, kuffaar, radicalism, secular society.
When Britain’s Channel 4 did an expose on Muslims in the UK lo and behold we find out they’re preaching hatred. No surprises there.
The question is, what do we do about this? I say if they want an Islamic state, we ship their asses back to that fucking desert. I know, I know, this is eliminasionist of me but when push comes to shove – let them have their way of life, away from us.
That a member of Parliament chooses 20 Green Lane as his favorite charity should tell us something. That they shouldn’t be allowed to run for office, that’s what it should tell us. And if these fuckers think they’ve been oppressed now, just wait.
It also comes out that the Saudi sect plays big into the UK mosques. That’s Wahabi Islam by the way, yet one more reason we should achieve energy independence and tell the House of Saud to go pound sand. Because where do you think the Wahabi clerics get their money? The House of Saud of course. Not content to just infect the mosques, the Saudi’s also teach this crap in their schools, colleges and universities included.
Here’s the thing that bugs me. It has been conclusively proven that the Old Testament was written for the in-group, ie. the Jews of that time. Hence the all-fire hatred of outsiders. Mohammed that drug addled madman enhanced it and made it so that hatred of those who didn’t share your religious views could be considered part of the out-group and therefore could be attacked as kuffaar.
This is one kuffaar that isn’t buying that bovine effluent.
And finally part 3:
Oh I just love this one. One of the clerics says that they cannot accept the rule of secular society, that they have to rule themselves AND all others. Hell to the no! If an Islamic theocracy every got control first thing I’d be doing is buying a shitload of ammunition, then I’d be picking off said clerics on a regular basis.
And that some of these groups are associated with Sayyid Qutb’s Muslim Brotherhood. Qutb is a son of a bitch – came here to the U.S., didn’t like what he saw and then went back and started agitating in the mid-east. I’m glad they killed the bastard. What I’m not happy about is that he’s been made something of a martyr.
The UK government should shut down those mosques post haste. And while they’re at it, why not shut down the Christian churches and Jewish temples and do the world a favor.
Then we atheists won’t have to deal with them anymore.
I’m just so sick and tired of hearing both Christians and Muslims think they can run the world. They cannot and they’ve proven it time and again.
There is more to these videos they just haven’t been posted yet. It’s scary – these Muslims can’t tolerate OUR society and our rules, but they want US to live by THEIR rules.