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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Republican Gone Retarded: More Naïve Nonsense From The Nincompoop Right


Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis

If you were wondering if the clown car of village idiots has room for one more – you’d be spot on:

Marco Rubio: The United States is Governed by God, Not the Constitution

While most of the attention this election cycle has been given to presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, several others such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have slowly been inching their way up the polls, solidifying themselves as viable Republican candidates.

Well, one of those candidates, Rubio, recently professed his belief that the United States is governed by “God’s rules,” not the Constitution:

“We are clearly called, in the Bible, to adhere to our civil authorities, but that conflicts with also a requirement to adhere to God’s rules. When those two come in conflict, God’s rules always win. In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally violate and sin, violate God’s law and sin, if we’re ordered to stop preaching the gospel, if we’re ordered to perform a same-sex marriage as someone presiding over it, we are called to ignore that. We cannot abide by that because government is compelling us to sin.”

In other words, he believes that any Constitutional right given to Americans that he thinks goes against “God’s rule” should be ignored – because “God’s rule” supersedes Constitutional law.

While that sort of rhetoric isn’t exactly new among Republicans, it’s still extremely dangerous. The United States isn’t (and has never been) a theocracy, but that’s exactly what conservatives like Rubio want to turn it into. They want a nation that ignores our First Amendment rights to freedom of religion in order to force millions of Americans to adhere to religious dogma that they don’t believe in.

I think it’s important to point out that this isn’t just Marco Rubio pandering to evangelicals for support. He’s a Republican who doesn’t even support abortion in instances of rape. He honestly believes that if a woman is impregnated following a brutal and violent sexual assault, that she should instantly lose the right to have control over her own body.

It’s rhetoric like Rubio’s that prompted me to declare that any politician trying to interject religion into our government should be disqualified from running for office. Our First Amendment explicitly states that Americans have the freedom of religion. This means that any politician who’s trying to force their views on others is instantly trying to infringe upon our rights as Americans, thus is not acting in good faith of the oath they took to adhere to our Constitutional law. Therefore, I don’t believe they should be allowed to hold public office. That’s obviously my personal opinion, but I believe it stands on solid ground.

This is why I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for progressives and liberals to get out and vote in large numbers next November. We can’t let Republicans win the White House in 2016. If we do, not only will that essentially give the GOP power over the Supreme Court for the next 20-30 years, but Republicans will undo all the progress we’ve made over the last few years – potentially setting progressives back decades.

We absolutely cannot allow that to happen.

It is nice to hear my own (repetitive) declamations echoed by another on the internet, but I’d rather be wrong about this.

The Christians teach that everyone believes in this gawd character, that anyone who denies that is in denial, that anyone who speaks against their holy book is a liar, and that we all have to bend a knee at Jebus’ whim.

Obviously (to the brighter among us) this is just a load of shit. I wish Rubio and the rest of the Grand Asshole Wankers Party (GAWP) would just leave and go live in the mountains with the other feeble-minded fairy beggars, and leave us to our own devices.

For absurdity, the GAWP party has no equals. Pusillanimous puling pious political pipsqueaks, all of whom are as sharp as a marble. This ridiculous tribalism, where one group has ALL the truth, and nobody else does, it’s gotta go. Deep-sixed. 86’ed. Vaminos. Adios. buh-BYE!

We need to change this mindset where opinions and feelings take precedence over facts and rights. Where the people who DON’T hear voices in their heads are the crazy ones. I could go on (I have before), but let’s keep it simple.

Believe what you want, but mind your own fucking business. Legislating based on one superstition is not giving equal time to other similarly ridiculous nonsense.

Or as someone (else) once put it, ‘we should legislate for this life, not the next.’ Which is dead on, since there is no afterlife.

Till the next post then.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Republicans Gone Retarded: Presidential Pope-ful Buries Leg In Mouth

Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis

fuckabee2016This is the latest shithead to hop out of the Republican Clown Car to change one flat tire out of all four:

Mike Huckabee says Obama will make us memorize the Koran after Mali terrorist attack

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is pursuing an ever-more unlikely bid for the presidency, responded to Friday’s terrorist attack in the West African nation of Mali on social media with a non sequitur about something President Obama never said.

“After today’s attack in Mali, the Obama-approved domestic anti-terror plan: Give up your guns and memorize a Koran verse,” Huckabee wrote. According to reports, the attackers in Mali freed some hostages who were able to recite verses from the Koran.

Huckabee — or someone hired to manage his Facebook page — seems to delete all negative comments, but the response on the more unwieldy platform of Twitter was not positive.

Eighteen people died when gunmen raided the Radisson Blu Hotel and more than 100 hostages were taken, according to the BBC. Malian special forces raided the hotel and have rescued the hostages. The attack was carried about by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and an offshoot group.

Earlier this week, Huckabee made a strange analogy comparing Syrian refugees with tainted Chipotle food, and last month agreed with a fringe radio host that slavery is an appropriate punishment for the American criminal justice system.

Seriously? What, is Fuck-A-Bee smoking crack or something? And of course, my familiar refrain: “There should be a competency test for people in public office.” Because apparently, every Republican politician is mentally deficient. It seems like the GOP goes and recruits all the village idiots they can – and where else would someone like that have any credence? We should dub these charlatans the New Know-Nothing Party, but that they accept Irish Catholics now, and they hate all other immigrants.

Religion is the symptom of the lazy mind. Instead of taking intellectual inventory of being human and examining it, instead the lazy mind slips into ‘god mode’, and rather than analyzing reality based on evidence, promotes a master-slave relationship with an imaginary being.

Thus far, I haven’t seen ONE Republican politician competent enough to be president, let alone be a Governor.

Let’s stop electing psychopaths for office – we should settle for someone like Obama, who has actually done an excellent job (well, in comparison to his predecessor, which actually doesn’t say much)

Till the next post then.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

More On The Madness Of Muslims: Paris And The High Cost Of Accommodationism

Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis

islamiccrazyBy now you’ve heard the news (unless you’re living in a cave) – Paris was savaged by a pack of mad dogs bent on asserting their dominance over an unwilling world:

Paris attacks: Authorities hunt for a French national

Paris (CNN)Authorities are hunting for a Belgium-born French national who is suspected to have been involved in the Paris terror attacks.

Belgian and French officials want to find Salah Abdeslam, the French prosecutor's office told CNN. Belgium has issued an international warrant for him.

French police released his photo and warned people not to interact with him, saying that he is dangerous.

Salah Abdeslam is  suspected of being involved in the attacks.
Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 132, according to news agency Agence France-Presse, citing hospitals. At least 352 people were wounded, many of them seriously.

Investigators are working around the clock. The Islamic terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the slaughter.

Reflecting just how nervous Paris is right now, a panic broke out Sunday evening in a crowd gathered at a memorial erected at one of the sites of Friday's terror attacks.

Video showed mourners suddenly spooked, though it's still unclear why. People ran away screaming. Some jumped over lit candles of the memorial, others grabbed their children and sprinted away. The panic ended quickly and police have cleared the memorial, saying no one is allowed to gather, at least for the time being.

It's possible that suspects directly involved in Friday's Paris terror attacks remain at large, a French counterterrorism source close to the investigation told CNN on Sunday.

A number of arrests linked to the attacks have been made in Belgium, but it is unclear whether they include the occupant or occupants of an abandoned car with weapons inside found in eastern Paris, the source said.

The outrage, the horror, the utterly unnecessary loss of life – it almost defies description. Almost.

The roots of all the big 3 – Judaism, Christianity, Islam – the roots are soaked in the blood of innocents. Where some psychopath romps in the fields of ‘divinity’ – bloodshed is soon to follow. The Koran says, ‘do not compel religion’ – this rule is broken regularly, buried away under an onslaught of ‘re-interpretation’, hypocritically rejected because it doesn’t suit the needs of the interpreter, doesn’t bend to the need for control and slaughter.

It seems that we as a species really need to redefine the overly-liberalized concept of ‘belief’. For too long this has been used as a free pass…from religious exemptions for child abuse to genocidal madness. Too long we have ignored the obvious dissonance between belief and reality, too long have we dwelled in fear because of a carte blanche rule that these mad dogs use to their advantage.

Living in fear is no way to live at all. Living under the rule of some hairy-eyed lunatic chained to an antique piece of esoterica? No thanks.

And this latest act of terror? We should use every means to find these cowardly little shits, and bring them to justice, rough or otherwise. These people have abdicated their humanity, and have shown the rest of the world how a human being can lose his/her humanity.

And I say this again: the concept of the afterlife, it poisons everything. It’s a good likelihood that if this afterlife was NOT a hard and fast rule in just about every culture, terrorist attacks would dwindle to near zero, because no afterlife? No fucking WAY would anyone strap those bombs on and harm innocent people unless there was a big reward in it for them. Religious people deny that, but it’s the truth.

This is what we have. There is no afterlife. Time to treat each other equally, time to stop killing others over some trifling medieval esoteric guesswork unsupported by either reality or empirical reasoning.

Time to just…stop.

Till the next post then.


Sunday, November 08, 2015

Republicans Gone Retarded: Crazy Carson And The Pyramid Silos…


Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis

It seems simply unbelievable: that a group of disconnected schizoids, psychotics, and borderline personality disorders are elected, let alone listened to. And yet here we are, stuck with the biggest boobs in the political world, morons who never fact-check the noise they blurt out at press releases.

And so to show their alleged ‘diversity’, these pusillanimous political pipsqueaks try to bring in some token black, probably to offset the idea that the rethuglickans are an old white boys club, and failing miserably.

In 2012, it was Herman Cain. In my book, if you’re a tea(bag) party member, you’re on auto-moron. (Though his call for a 3rd party in US politics is actually a strong point.)

And now we have…drum roll please…Ben Carson!

He’s a neurosurgeon who believes that evolution is a ‘tool of the adversary’ and that the big bang theory is a fable. WTF is that? How can someone smart enough to become a neurosurgeon be that fucking stupid? Better yet, the General Surgeon Idiot has proclaimed this:

Ben Carson: Archaeologists Are Wrong, The Pyramids Were Built To Store Grain

In the speech -- given at Andrews University, a school with ties to Carson's Seventh-day Adventist faith -- the neurosurgeon shot down claim that aliens had built the pyramids. But he also disagreed with the archaeological consensus that the pyramids were constructed as tombs for the pharaohs.

“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said. “Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it. And I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time to store that much grain.”

In the video surfaced by Buzzfeed Wednesday, Carson goes on to lay out his argument that the pyramids were constructed for grain storage.

So regardless of all the actual evidence that says otherwise, he builds what is risibly called a ‘theory’ based on his own person preferences rather than any reality whatsoever. What a fucking surprise.

And of course, he tries to be magnanimous about this nonsense:

Carson: 'Secular Progressives' Are Welcome To Ridicule Pyramid Theory

Ben Carson is standing by his theory that the Egyptian pyramid theory -- that the pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain -- which has come under scrutiny since Buzzfeed surfaced a 1998 video of Carson referencing it.

"Some people believe in the Bible, like I do, and don't find that to be silly at all, and believe that God created the Earth and don't find that to be silly at all." Carson told reporters in Miami during a stop on his book tour. "The secular progressives try to ridicule it any time it comes up and they're welcome to do that."

A book tour?!?! Seriously? What is wrong with the American public that they even pay to read crap written by complete idiots? Television has turned the majority of them into uninformed drooling jukes and kalikaks, incapable of a rational or original thought whatsoever.

Some people are not only silly, most of them are just stupid. Adjectives for this are beginning to fail me.

As a friend once told me, ‘just because you’re smart, doesn’t mean you’re not stupid’. At this point, I wonder if Carson paid extra money for his degree, or maybe he learned neurosurgery at Wal-Mart.

It’s high time we set a higher bar for US politicians. Look, this guy has a degree, and he’s STILL an idiot.

Any suggestions?

Till the next post then.


Sunday, November 01, 2015

More On The Madness Of Muslims: Overpopulation Is NOT The Answer!

Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis

no_more_than_2_children_per_familyThere is an ongoing attitude in our species – MORE is BETTER, especially when it comes to having children. The medieval concept that some cosmic babysitter is going to come swooping in and clean up our collective messes is simply stupid. And the religious concept? Why, we need more ‘believers’ because they’ll lead the charge against the un-believers! Let’s face it: religious people need soldiers because they’re always at war with someone. And all this is just an extension of sexual dimorphism, which has run its course, and we should just discard.

One of the more ridiculous statements ever heard: “I want to have a MILLION kids after we get married!”

This sort of short-sighted idiocy is all too prevalent. The presumption is that there always has been and always will be, room on this planet. The assumption that women are just around to be uteri with heads is just bullshit. It’s this attitude that fosters the rape culture of the Big 3: Judaism, Christianity, Islam.

And this medieval attitude is expressed in this headline:

Muslim men having '20 children each' because of polygamy, peer claims

Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer, says that Sharia Law is leading to 'shocking' discrimination against Muslim women.

Muslim men in some communities are having up to 20 children each because of polygomy and the rise of "religiously sanctioned gender discrimination" under Sharia Law, peers have warned.

Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer, highlighted a series of "shocking" examples of the impact of Sharia law on Muslim women in Britain as she called for them to be given greater protection under equality legislation.

She disclosed one case in which a 63-year-old man tried to divorce his 23-year-old wife and arrange her marriage to a Pakistani man who needed a visa.

He asked a gynecologist to "repair the hymen" of his wife so she could remarry, and stood to make £10,000 "for effecting the arrangement".

"Such shocking cases surely cannot be allowed to continue," she said. "The rights of Muslim women and the rule of law in our land must be upheld."

In other examples, Baroness Cox revealed that Muslim men divorce their wives by simply saying or writing "I divorce you" three times.

She added: "My Muslim friends tell me that in some communities with high polygamy and divorce rates, men may have up to 20 children each.

Clearly, youngsters growing up in dysfunctional families may be vulnerable to extremism and demography may affect democracy."

She put forward proposals to close a loophole in the Equality Act which she said enables Sharia courts to practice sexual discrimination.

Baroness Deech, another cross-bench peer, supported the bill and said: "We must not tolerate the sweeping of violence against women or children under the carpet by any religion in the name of faith."

Labour's Baroness Donaghy, a former chair of the arbitration service Acas, also backing the Bill, said it was not that long ago that women were unequal before the law.

"We cannot afford to go backwards and tolerate a situation where any woman is living in fear and isolation.

"More needs to be done. This is not confined to Sharia law or Muslim religion. These parallel laws which discriminate against women have existed and may still exist in other religions."

Lord Green of Deddington, chairman of MigrationWatch, said Britain was entirely different to Muslim countries, adding: "Those who come must accept that."

The independent crossbench peer said: "We must be prepared to insist that there can be only one law.

"We must get away from what I call the Rotherham complex where the authorities were so afraid of offending a minority community that they turned a blind eye to the appalling abuse of young mainly British girls."

Lord Faulks, the justice minister, highlighted a government review of the operation of Sharia Councils but said that new laws were not needed as there are already protections in common law and existing legislation.

All of this nonsense is insane. Women aren’t inferior beings to be treated like chattel, no matter what some book of fairy tales says. Religious polygamy was created to forge armies of believers, because religious people are always at war. This is just sexual dimorphism taken to an idiotic level. The concept of ‘if there’s more of us, we WIN” is short-sighted and moronic.

And for those readers who say, ‘so what?’, here is some alarming news:

The human population has been growing continuously since the end of the Black Death, around the year 1400, although the most significant increase has been in the last 50 years, mainly due to medical advancements, increases in agricultural productivity and the historically unique availability of abundant cheap energy. The rate of population growth has been declining since the 1980s. Most contemporary[clarification needed] estimates for the carrying capacity of the Earth under existing conditions are between 4 billion and 16 billion.[citation needed] In 2013 the human population was 7 billion. By 2025 the world population is expected to grow by an additional 1 billion. Depending on which estimate of overpopulation is used, human overpopulation may or may not have already occurred.

The InterAcademy Panel Statement on Population Growth, circa 1994, has stated that many environmental problems, such as rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, global warming, and pollution, are aggravated by the population expansion. Other problems associated with overpopulation include the increased demand for resources such as fresh water and food, starvation and malnutrition, consumption of natural resources (such as fossil fuels) faster than the rate of regeneration, and a deterioration in living conditions. However, some believe that waste and over-consumption, especially by wealthy nations, is putting more strain on the environment than overpopulation.

The fact is, we as a species WILL run out of room, very very soon. This ridiculous concept of some imaginary cosmic baby-sitter coming down to ‘clean house’? Never gonna happen. Instead, imagine your grand-children and great grand-children being stacked like cordwood while they’re still alive, millions (perhaps billions) fighting and struggling, breathing and eating the only worthwhile occupation.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Because The Holy Cee Is A Center Of Stupidity

Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis

villageidiotteresaI was raised Irish Catholic. Yes, I was once was a Papist bastard (though I couldn’t tell you any of the popes prior to Ratzinger). I did the whole holy communion, catechism, the whole schlemiel. I’m willing to bet that most atheists who were raised in a specific cult (yes CULT) likely despise their historical hogwash. As a result, when that veritable vacuousness that is the Vatican is mentioned, my lips curl in a sneer and my eyebrows furrow, and I try to be civil in my opinion of it, which is near impossible given my level of contempt for this ‘institution’.

Madness. Worshipping statues and crackers. Virgin birth. Unproven ‘miracles’. Complete folderol.

Which is why I get…irked, when I see shit like this:

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity refuse to allow Indian orphans to be adopted by single or divorced parents

How many lives are injured by Catholic dogma, with the Church’s response that Dogma is Dogma, and All Will Be Set Right in the New Life? This one’s particularly noxious, as the policy of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity is dooming orphans to a life in state custody, and preventing them from getting forever homes.
According to The Catholic Herald, the Catholic News Agency, and The Telegraph, the Missionaries are closing down their adoption service after changes in Indian law that now allow single and divorced parents to adopt children. (Gays in India are still forbidden to adopt children—an odious law that should be changed NOW.) India recently streamlined its notoriously labyrinthine adoption laws because there is a huge backlog of orphans compared to people willing to adopt them via the old cumbersome process.
The closure of 30 adoption agencies means that the Missionaries prefer children to live on the street, or abide in government homes for destitute kids, than to find a home with a single parent. Why? Well, first, because single parents can’t provide “real love”. From the Catholic Herald:

    Maneka Gandhi, head of the Women and Child Development Ministry, said the Missionaries of Charity have “cited ideological issues” with the adoption guidelines and that “they do not want to come under a uniform secular agenda.”

    Sister Amala of Nirmala Shishu Bhawan, a New Delhi orphanage run by the Missionaries of Charity, said: “We have already shut our adoption services, because we believe our children may not receive real love. We do not wish to give children to single parents or divorced people.

    “It is not a religious rule but a human rule. Children need both parents, male and female. That is only natural, isn’t it?”

Yeah, moron, so is starving to death in the streets, getting killed by members of your own species, and dying by ingesting a ‘natural’ poison. Yeesh, these people get right under my fucking skin.

Because in the olden time, one parent died, they took the kid away. Wait, what? They didn’t? When parents get divorced, guess what? One of them has to take the child, not put it up for fucking adoption. It’s this sort of lopsided reason that is just plain idiotic.

And what is ‘real love’ anyways? Is it different from ‘fake love’? How so? Try pinning a religious person down on definitions, and watch the clumsy mental gyrations ensue. I’ll bet it takes either of those ‘sisters’ at least an hour to cough up a semi-ambiguous explanation that explains nothing at all.

These assholes fucked up the whole Western world with their presuppositionalist bullshit. And that manure, it’s gotta stop.

Just tired of Italian assholes dictating their weirdnesses to the world, and watching the flocks of sheeple showing their simian side by doing as they’re told.

Till the next post, then.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

The World I Want To Live In…

Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis

betterworldViolence is the last resort of the failed argument, and the first resort of the coward. - Zen Proverb.

Let’s take a step back for a second, from the complaining and outrage, to get a better overview.

Recently, a Muslim poster from a couple of posts ago, accused me and/or this site (Oasis), of advocating murdering Muslims. This is untrue. The only times I advocate something like that, is when faced with the crazy assholes (of any religion) who go about blathering about how their version of their religion is hollering for genocide, slavery, ideocide, and how blood and fire is the only way to ‘cleanse’ an unclean world. These people (if they can be called that: there is a point where any human can abdicate from humanity) are a blight. A crazy-ass bloodlusting hairy-eyed fanatic is for the most part a rabid dog. I consider a member of ISIS or Boko Haram to be equal to that mad asshole Manson. Or McVeigh. Anyone who is willing to resort to violence to enforce their vision of the world on others, is bugfuck crazy. I don’t care if you hale from the Middle East or Minnesota, Arabia or Indiana. It’s not geographic, it’s not demographic. If I were handed a gun, and told to shoot Manson in the head, I’d do it. Probably without hesitation. ‘Cause that guy, he’s abdicated. He only looks human. This is neither a failed argument nor cowardice: some things just need to be done, regardless of how distasteful they are.

Certainly this falls under the purview of Hume’s Is/Ought guillotine – that is, my idea of a ‘perfect’ world is based on how mucked up this one is. It’s easy to preach reform, it’s harder to instate it.

Here then, is my idealized version of the world.

The world I want to live in….

Is free of mentally deranged individuals hiding under the umbrella of religion. (Yeah, likely impossible)

Is not based on payscale. Everyone gets free housing, food, medical care. Anything else, you gotta work for it.

Does not discriminate based on religion, or the lack of it.

Only gives free passes to the mentally and physically challenged (and even those should be limited: having Down’s Syndrome, for instance, is not a free pass to massacre people, any more than is someone’s religion).

Where everyone is equal, where everything is equitable. Where women and gays have equal rights, where someone’s belief doesn’t fuck up my (or anyone else’s) life that doesn’t believe likewise.

It’s too much to ask, I realize that. Our species, we’re pretty amazing critters when we’re not being idiots.

I hope that we’re drawing to the end of the Age Of Tribalism. That someday, people can live in peace not fear, where poverty is gone, and we as a species use reason as a tool, where being intellectual is acceptable and not a disease.

The old explanations are just that: old. We were born in sin, fucked up from the start, that’s a terrible justification. Who would do that to a child, let alone a nascent species, except some terrible psychopath with too much time on his (imaginary) hands.

I say there is no sin, only responsibility. We are responsible to and for one another. Because there is no Allah, Yahweh, Brahma, Jesus, or any other daft deity looking out for us. We are on our own. It is the weak mind that looks for external excuses or validation: there is no fate or destiny outside of what we forge for ourselves. We are like swords, our wills hammering out our purpose on the anvil of reality.

Remember this: we are alone, but not to each other. Be responsible. Be exceptional. Be good, be safe, but not at another’s expense if it can be helped.

But take no shit from anyone – because there’s limits to everything, even the universe. Prompt no harm, cause no harm, but don’t allow harm to come to you.

Till the next post then.