Thursday, December 3, 2009

The lord's prayer, army style

Well, they say the army is rife with religionists, perhaps this is how it is (In the UK, anyway)

Actual video - god caught on film!

Like I said, in Britain, we don't give a f--- for god or christians or - - -
Check out this Alexie Sayle video from YouTube

Sunday, November 29, 2009

About.Com: Be better informed with these beginners' courses

There is a great resource for atheists and agnostics over at from the famous About.Com services.
For example: Atheism 101 (Email Course) (E-Course); Logic 101 (Email Course) (E-Course); Humanism 101; Papacy 101; Philosophy 101; etc, etc.
 The best part - - - it's all FREE

I have tried some of the material and found it appropriate and pertinent, so go feast and educate yourself.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Atheists quotations

There's a quotations conversation going on in Atheist Nexus by Stevie Hunter, ably joined by Hal Prentice, Trace Gemini and others.
Some of the quotations bear repeating here, for your edification:

Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night — Isaac Asimov

I don’t believe in God. My god is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life. — Andrew Carnegie

All thinking men are atheists. — Ernest Hemingway

Lighthouses are more helpful then churches. — Benjamin Franklin

Faith means not wanting to know what is true. — Friedrich Nietzsche

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. — George Bernard Shaw

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile. — Kurt Vonnegut

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. — Denis Diderot

A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. — Samuel Clemens

The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life. — Sigmund Freud

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. — Edward Gibbon

The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church. — Ferdinand Magellan

Not only is there no god, but try getting a plumber on weekends. — Woody Allen

It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous. — Gloria Steinem

I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” - Stephen F. Roberts (my favorite)

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?
If you are not following Atheist Nexus, you are missing out on this great collection of blogs of all natures.

The Taliban in the US

Angie the Anti-Theist carried a revealing piece of video from the MSNBC's Rachael Maddow's news show regarding christian threats made against President Obama.

She remarks on the most recent, thinly-veiled threat in which they quote Psalm 109: 8  9.
In short, they are calling for his death.

Rachael speaks to christian Frank Shaeffer who likens the threat to those heard coming from the Taliban and from the Iranian ayatollahs where they quote 'scriptures calling for the death of people.


Here is the video, and I encourage you to go visit her blog for more opinion on this matter.
Here is the link to her blog.

We need to think about becoming more vocal about this, at the very least.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Religious Flow Chart

You may have seen this around the web, but I just had to post it here.
It a flow chart of which religion to opt for - it's a killer. It should be posted in every book store in a prominent positioned by the Religious/Philosophy shelves.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pat Condell's, 'The arrogance of clergy'

If you don't follow this guy, then you are missing out.
Here is Pat Condell's latest video rant expose. It 9.15 mins but worth spending the time listening to.
This one is about self-serving clergy and the like titled; "The arrogance of clergy".

Go to Pat's web site and enjoy yourself for a while.

Monday, October 19, 2009

U.N. Can't subdue Congo Violence!

Every time I read a story or hear anything about the U.N. it is always the same ring to it;

"U.N. Peacekeepers struggle to protect victims of war", "U.N. having difficulty getting rebels to adhere to peace treaty", "U.N. cannot deal with violence in African Regions".

So what exactly is the U.N. good for if they cannot "deal, protect, provide, safeguard, influence, or mandate" ???

Not a damn thing! That's right folks, the U.N. has a policy that they will protect any impoverished civilian from harm, torture, rape, mutilation, starvation, or death. Just one clause, the peacekeeping force has to see it happening, and the country has to have something that the U.N. can benefit from!

Have you ever wondered why all the photos show the blue helmeted soldiers standing around the corners of buildings? Simple, they cannot see the violence so they do not have to respond!

A nice little quote from an article regarding the grand plan of the U.N. Peacekeepers; "peacekeepers have provided millions of dollars worth in tactical expertise, transport and aviation support, food rations, fuel and medical supplies to Congolese army soldiers".

"Despite such support, U.N. peacekeepers have not used their leverage to get the government to remove commanders with known track records of human rights abuses from participating in the operations," the coalition said.

What we need is to disband the U.N. and bring on companies like Blackwater, but wait, we don't want violence, we want excuses.........

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jesus pretzel, toast, window distortion and now - Jesus Dog

I saw this a few days ago on Atheist Nexus (go there) and thought how funny it was.

Let's see how enthusiastic the catholics get over worshiping a dog's butt.

I don't know who to credit for this but it's a winner.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

One Nation Under Cthulhu, painting

Just to balance matters . . .

Too dangerous in SC? Confirmed - watch this video are carrying a video purporting to be from The National Militia carrying direct threats.

BTW, Nat. Militia, there is a difference between 'patients' and 'patience'

Travel for the First Lady too Dangerous in third world South Carolina.

The security professionals who guard the safety of the President and his family have considered it too dangerous to allow the First Lady to visit the State of SC.

Go here to read a fuller article on this at, it's a stinging indictment on this State.

Here is the real message contined in the article:
"If security professionals, who apparently have reservations, actually believe it is too dangerous for the first family to visit a U.S. state, then we have dropped below the status of a Third World country."

The writer is correct, you know. These retards (that's about the politest I can be) are making their State akin to some S American country. Isn't it a pity Abe didn't let them secede when they wanted?

Footenote: SC was the first to secede on 12/20/1860: Lincoln (R) took Office on March 4, 1861

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Things not to do while driving

I need feed back here so add you own pet peeves in the comments.

Some things you shouldn't do while driving because they pee me off!
  • Texting
  • Holding you pet dog (etc) on your lap
  • Drinking a hot drink
  • Applying make up
  • Throwing crap out the window
  • Shaving (electric shaver - I hope)
Boy, that's not many, I'm sure I can think of more. I'll re-visit this entry again,later.
Of course, some are conspicuous by their absence; that's because I do them ;-)

Let me know what else should be on this list.

South Florida Republicans Shoot Muslim Targets at Gun Range


"HALLANDALE BEACH, — South Florida Republicans held a weekly meeting at a gun range, shooting at targets including cut-outs of a Muslim holding a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

The GOP candidate to replace U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired at a full-body silhouette with “DWS” written next to its head.

Wasserman Schultz declined comment, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee called the Tuesday event “extremist” and “sexist.”

Robert Lowry, who’s vying for Wasserman Schultz’s seat, initially described his target as a joke. Minutes later, he called it a mistake.

Others refused to apologized for the Southeast Broward Republican Club event, featuring assault rifles and handguns. A conservative activist said they should stand up for their beliefs in the heavily Democratic county."

That is the behavior of ignorant, spoiled, know-nothing assholes. How can any respectable politician act in such a manner? How can people vote for these morons?

This is a behavior problem and can only be dealt with by talking to them in a way they understand (do I need to spell that out, people?)

For the record; I'm a gun-carrying atheist - and the only Republican I voted for was Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

(An 'in' joke for those who know Sheriff Joe)

Closer to thee, my lord

If christians believe they will live with their god after death, and they just can't wait to shake off the mortal coil which is this sinful world, and they believe science is evil why, then, do they take advantage of complicated, live-saving medical procedures. Why not die quickly and, preferably, early, and get the f--- out of the way.
Better still, how about committing suicide if you really can't wait?

Nothing like bigotry, is there!

Fight at church - then church burns down; Hurrah!

Here's a good one from AP, it speaks for itself:
TAZEWELL, Tenn. (AP) - There was a fist fight at a Claiborne County church and now the building has burned to the ground. Detective Capt. David Honeycutt with the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office said the fire was being investigated and a look at the fight is a strong element of it. The cause of the fire late Friday or early Saturday hasn't been determined. Honeycutt said there was no indication of an electrical malfunction.
Edwards Community Missionary Baptist Church was in rural part of the county, near the Union County line.
"That's God's house. It's no place to throw fists, or shoot people, or talk about shooting people, (Ed. I thought that's exactly what it was for) it's for blessing the Lord," the church's pastor, Rev. Clayborn Gibbons, told WBIR-TV in Knoxville.
The station reported the building had stood for nearly 70 years, but a recent division over who should lead the congregation erupted into fisticuffs on Sept. 30.
Church member David Lovin told the station "it just all broke loose. (Ed: Didn't he mean ". . .all hell broke loose.")

Sell the Vatican to feed the poor

I've just seen Sarah Silverman on Real Time with Bill Maher.
She has come up with the perfect solution for feeding the world's poor - sell the Vatican. They are worth billions (or whatever is left over from paying hush money to all the sexually assaulted kids).
I think the idea is laudable and we should encourage a groundswell of support for this idea. What a way to go out; with a bang instead of just fading into oblivion, as they are.
And, let's not forget, most of their money came from the poor, anyway!

'One nation under god' painting

Jon McNaughton, it seems, has produced  his vision of the Constitution - being handed down from jesus (not capitalized because this, too, is a fictional character - per this blog's policy)

Vision of mental derangement
Vision of mental derangement
Isn't it about time we made mental treatment mandatory for renegade groups who refuse to be dragged into the 21st century?
Of course, it was one of these groups who invented the "Left Behind" series of christian books, etc. Sort of ironic - coming from a group who chose to be 'left behind'

Nobel Prize for (drum roll . . . ) god

Two Americans and an Israeli, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, and Ada E. Yonath, have won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for explaining how the DNA code is translated into life.
Good for them, and humanity - well,  except that weirdo bunch over at
Here is what they say about this feat of great work: -
What strikes me today, however is that scientists who receive these honors win such praise for what they discover, not what they create. Through their cleverness, hard work, and remarkable brilliance, they have asked new questions and devised creative methods to unwrap hidden mysteries in the universe. But their success is detective work, not invention. This year's award for the explanation of how ribosomes work is notable and certainly deserved. But these scientists discovered wonder that was already there - put there by the Creator! (Their exclamation point)
WTF? Are these people just a bunch of cwazy wabbits?
I am putting the link to this inanity in full here (not as a link) because I want you to savor the full extent of it - I am not encouraging you to go there, just read the url:
'Prayer plain and simple' . . . 'deserves-praise-to-god'?
Bunch of cracker ass crackers.
Beliefnet's god did not create ribosomes, if he did, why doesn't it say it the bible; 'Thou shall not covet thy neighor's ribosomes'? (unless he meant rhubarb patch, which is something worth coveting.
These guys think they are in Socrates' cave whereas, in fact, they have their heads up their collective religious ass.

The Christian cross display Challenge

A large christian cross has been standing on piece of government-owned Mojave land, which was later transferred to private ownership following a court challenge to its legal presence.  The controversy surrounding this icon has gone to the Supreme Court for argument.
From the L.A. Times 10/7/09: "This is a stand-alone cross," said Peter Eliasberg, the ACLU lawyer. "The cross is the predominant symbol of Christianity," he said, and it should not be treated as though it is the single, favored religious symbol.
Justice Antonin Scalia took sharp exception to that comment. The cross "is the most common symbol" to honor the war dead, he said, calling it an "outrageous conclusion" to say the cross is limited to honoring only soldiers who were Christians. (My stress)
So Justice Scalia thinks that a cross has no religious significance? Is this the same Justice Scalia who is linked to the far right catholic group, Opus Dei? Shouldn't he recluse himself form this argument, along with several other Justices?
How can anyone get a fair deal with such a prejudiced bench
This is beyond stupid, and this isn't funny because Scalia probably believes this was a reasonable statement to make.