Thursday, 28 February 2013

Abortion I


Its time to talk about abortion or should I say pro-choice? And this is the picture that set it all off.

Before you get into the semantics of abortion, you really need to understand the terminology surrounding it. So lets look at the most important of these. All definitions taken from http://www.merriam-webster.com

abortion: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus: as
a : spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation
b : induced expulsion of a human fetus
c : expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy

pro-choice: favoring the legalization of abortion.

pro-life: opposed to abortion.

pregnant: containing a developing embryo, fetus, or unborn offspring within the body.

The one thing that has always bothered me with the anti-abortion (pro-life) movement is that they are so against the rights of a person to do what they want to do with their body. When you speak to religious people they are all about free will, but are so against abortion. Which begs the question is free will not the choice to have an abortion?

Or what about men that are anti-abortion. This is mental you cant get pregnant, so how would you know what it feels like to want an abortion and be told you cannot. Its easy for men to say no to abortion, all they do is supply the sperm, and then sit around for 9 months. So how can men be pro-life other than religious regions?

Monday, 25 February 2013

Science Accepts


Initially I wanted to stay away from evolution in this blog, but I guess you have to bring it into dealing with religious nuts. This is a bit different from a pure anti-creationism blog post however. I read this article on National Geographic about some of the strange creatures that existed during the Cambrian explosion.

I find this story very enlightening with regards to science and acceptance of facts. If you look at some of these creatures, they look like something out of a science fiction movie, but besides the colours of these animals (maybe pink?) this is what they look like. Now scientists could ignore this and pretend they do not exist like what happens when you ask for proof for the existence of god. But they do not! They accept the fossils for what they are and try to understand them better.

This kind of approach to anything makes progress the goal! Understanding small things sometimes is necessary in understanding bigger issues. So why if god is so big, is there no strong science surrounding this entity.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

A Perfect Sunday (A Dream)


I wish today was the prefect Sunday that I dream about. That Sunday when every or lets say 99 % of ministers (rabbis, clerics ... or whatever else) stand up and say guess what this is all rubbish. Our conscience finally got to us and we can no longer lie to you, god doesn't exist.

We no longer wish to take your money and use it in programs that are only advantageous when we can push our false beliefs. This is unethical and we realise it now. We ask for your forgiveness for what we done, but we know it is time for a change.

The church is over, there is no time to believe in fairy tales when there are real problems in the world that need to get sorted out.

Well, one can dream cant they?

Friday, 22 February 2013

Random Chats with Believers VI


The other day I got sent a text message (SMS) from a Jehova's Witness I know. Why they have my telephone number is another random chat and I will get to that in another post. Anyway the message was a quote from the bible, it comes from good old revelations where everything is pretty much a threat.

Revelations 21:8 “But people who are cowardly, unfaithful, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death.”

So on receiving this, I sent this message back in true troll form.

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” - Harry Potter.

This clearly has a double meaning, but the point I want to focus on today. Is why should I believe any believers religious book? Its a book just like Harry Potter or spiderman or whatever else. The evidence that something is true lies in the proof of the existence for the far out claims that exist in these books.

If you disagree with this analogy. Then look at it this way. No body says Harry Potter is a rel magician that exists, yet there are stories about London in the books. London is real hence Harry Potter is real? No! However this is the logic used by many believers. In the Bible it talks about Jerusalem for example. So Jerusalem is real hence Jesus walked on water? No! For the same reasons as Harry Potter.

The bible (quaran etc.) are just books written by everyday people. Thats all they are, there is no need to believe in the existence of a god based on some fairy tales in a poorly written book. Lets be honest, it is a bad story........ and if its true, its plain disgusting!

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Unbelievers (Movie)

Just read about this new movie coming out featuring Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss.

http://unbelieversmovie.com/
http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/2/8/the-unbelievers-2013-official-movie-trailer-richard-dawkins-lawrence-krauss#



I am super stoked about this, I hope it gets a massive amount of theatre time, if it is at all possible. When it comes out go watch it, its a guaranteed mind opener.

About Richard Dawkins
http://www.richarddawkins.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins

About Lawrence Krauss
http://krauss.faculty.asu.edu/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_M._Krauss

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Westboro Baptist Church


I have been holding of on saying anything about the Westboro Baptist Curch, as I think anyone with any knowledge knows they are religious extremists. How they picket funerals is despicable, and their opinions on gays (and other groups they deem immoral) is cave man like.
http://www.godhatesfags.com/ (the official website, and take a look at the sister sites i.e. http://www.beastobama.com/)

Regardless of what you think about the Westboro baptist church however, there is one thing you need to be clear on. They are correct on their opinions about gays and other religions, when you consider what the bible says. If you read the bible you will see the following about gods opinion of gays. Leviticus 18:22 states “ Homosexual acts are an abomination to God.” while 20:13 says “ If a man has sex with another man, kill them both.”. Regarding other religions god has this to say. Exodus 20:3 "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." and Deuteronomy 8:19-20 "If thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods ... ye shall surely perish." Thanks to the people at http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/

This is scary! The Westboro baptist church is shockingly correct on their views even though these views amount to hate speech in this civilized age. So why should we tolerate religious groups? Remember, the only difference between extremists and believers is interpretation.

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Friday, 8 February 2013

Sandy RIos

Update February 12 th: The Hate continues
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/were-not-saying-gays-are-pedophiles

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Before I get into why I am so irritated with Sandy Rios at the moment, lets just get the fact right that she is believes in god. http://www.faithtalks.com/posts/sandy-rios/

Recently this believer went on record and said that gay men should not allowed to be scout leaders as they are child predators by nature. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rios-claims-gay-men-are-child-predators-nature She went on in this conversation to supply absolutely no facts for her statement. A statement which is clearly wrong and hate filled.

So I ask the question why does she not give any sources, when I can go on google and within seconds I can prove that her statement is utter rubbish. http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_molestation.html
http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/Articles/000,002.htm which shows that the view that gay men are disproportionately abusers is utter rubbish. See the family research council link below.

Or maybe we should ask why are christians (and other believers) so against gay people? Does it bother you so much that there are different sexualities? What about it really bothers you, I mean how intolerant do you have to be!

I suppose that when someone believes in an imaginary person up in the sky that has all these super powers that we should say of course you are right about your beliefs about gay men? All sarcasm intended.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Pork Problem


I cam across this article on BBC.co.uk, needless to say it made me chuckle for all the wrong reasons. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21312752

I have never understood the fascination with Halal or Kosher food. Yet, if you ask a believer for a reason you will get one. Usually very drawn out with no point, like it is unhealthy to eat pig meat? Uhmm in the days before we knew about things like tape worm or roundworm, I will agree with this argument. Even though other meat was eaten and there are various disease and parasites you can get from beef for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creutzfeldt%E2%80%93Jakob_disease. But now that we are no longer cave men and know how to use things like fire and look after our farm animals its no longer a problem. I mean even if you had to get one of these worms, you could get medicine and be treated..... go science! However if you eat beef and get Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease you are not able to recover.

Raises the questions where is the god now to talk about unclean meat? Maybe it would just be better if god would come and say hey buddy don't eat that steak today. I mean god is omnipotent right?

Another thing that bothers me........ when is it no longer pork. If a pig dies and its body gets broken down into respective parts, which then get assimilated into a plant. This plant then gets eaten by a Jew or Muslim.... is it pork? I mean it was at some point was it not? So when does something stop being something.... surely when you cook pork (pig meat) its no longer on the pig so not dirty?

These arguments are I suppose irrational, just like a belief in a god.

Lest we forget Christians are not exempt from this craziness as well, Just read Leviticus 11 versus 7-8. http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Lev&c=11&t=KJV#7
7: And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he [is] unclean to you.
8: Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they [are] unclean to you.





Monday, 4 February 2013

Good News


There is some great news regarding the teen activist Malala from Pakistan.
Her surgery to repair her skull was successful and she is recovering well. I hope she gets well soon, and that the terrorists that shot her get the justice dealt to them that they deserve.

Its sad that in this day and age there are still cave men around that believe in fairy tales that say men are better than women. These Taliban idiots that shot her, are just a bunch of Neanderthals that believe in a book written by a man (Muhammed) that was clearly delusional. Actually lets be honest if Muhammed was alive today he would be in a psych ward.....just like Jesus.

This is just one more example of the chauvinism that exists in islam, the religion of tolerance.... all irony intended. So tolerant that if you insult the prophet, it is a duty to murder you! (Honestly, I am long dead in this category) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_blasphemy

I respect this young girl for her knowledge and courage. A knowledge and courage that is far greater than these idiotic chauvinistic islamic terrorists that went after her to kill her.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Creationism


I read this article the other day on Nature.com, it was titled Pigeon DNA proves Darwin right.

No surprise there, anyone with any scientific knowledge will have to agree that Darwin is right. So why do people stick to creationism? For which there is absolutely no scientific proof, regardless of what the discovery institute will tell you. http://www.dissentfromdarwin.org And the scientists that have signed these documents doubting evolution, I seriously have to wonder about anything they have ever published!

I can only believe that religion has such a hold in some peoples lives that they are incapable of thinking rationally about subjects that are not part of the doctrine that they are taught every Sunday. That kind of power should be examined, as it surely can be likened to the power Hitler had over the German nation in the years leading up to the world war. This is the hard cold facts about what unwarranted power can create. That is creating something, that is creationism.

So ask yourself are we safe with that kind of influential power. Creationism is necessary for some people to believe in god, and thats why the fight against evolution exists. Without all the believers there will be a shift of power and one just has to consider what will change to realize this is not what the church/mosque/temple wants.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Random Chats With Believers V

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I had another chat with a Jehovah's Witness the other day. Seriously there are way to many of them in Korea! Actually Korea is getting swarmed by religious nut groups, I wish there was a way to stop this as religion has never done anything good.

So in the whole discourse of the discussion, not one shred of evidence was given for the belief in god. Yet the whole idea behind this is to sell me the idea that I should believe in a god? But this is not what the story is about, its just important to realise that there is never any evidence for god. Again I put my challenge out, if you can prove existence I will become a believer.

At a point in the conversation, the JW tells me there is no hell. Here is the conversation that followed.

Me: So there is no hell?
JW: Yes.
Me: So why do you believe in god?
JW: Because, at the judgement day it says that believers will rise up from the grave and live again, while the sinners will remain in the grave.
Me: So you will be a zombie?
JW: No not a zombie!
Me: But someone who comes back from the dead is a zombie.
JW: No not a zombie. (Clearly avoiding this, he moves on to something else)
JW: You see only the believers will get to live again.
Me: So there are no repercussions for being a sinner, as there is no hell?
JW: Yes, but you don't get to live again?
Me: You mean be a zombie?
JW: No, you get to live again.
Me: So if I believe I get to be a zombie and no repercussions and if I don't believe no repercussions? So why believe in god?
JW: Because he is real and gave his son and blah blah blah blah.
Me Where is your proof?
JW: look at nature...........(Like I said no proof for a god)

So what is the logic to believe when there are no repercussions at all? Well what is the logic to believe in something that does not exist? I wish could help this JW see the truth, but the brain washing is so severe here that I doubt it will happen. This saddens me, as he seemed to be a really nice guy who somehow go sucked into a cult.

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