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I was walking past a youngster the other day, his eyes fixed to the television. Sometimes I wonder what we let our youngest generations watch. What I saw unfolding was graphic, to say the least.
It was a man, soaked from head to toe in blood, beaten whilst people watched and laughed. Slowly, he was tortured to death in front of those that both loved and loathed him.
I said, ‘Kid, please stop watching the crucifixion of Jesus. Go play Grand Theft Auto or something.’
We use a very warped, biased logic when determining what is appropriate viewing for a child. We go to church to hear stories of murder and be threatened with an eternal lifetime of pain, no questions asked. The first image we see is this one, placed strategically for immediate acknowledgement and maximum effect.
Continue reading “GOD and Modern Warfare”
Ramsay Snow is a twisted and evil person who enjoys watching others suffer. Ramsay believes others should do everything he commands, and his favorite weapon of manipulation is fear. Ramsay is one of the most vile villains in the series. He commits countless atrocities against his kin, women, animals, and anyone who is near him, basically. His house sigill is the flayed man and that pretty much sums up this character. It makes one wonder how George R.R. Martin came up with such a character: violent, hate filled, enjoys torturing others, uses fear to get his way, treats women poorly (to put it mildly), and believes everyone should obey him. If I did not know any better, I would say that sounds a lot like the Yahweh from the Bible.
If you’re christian and upset by that comparison, who cares? Seriously though, odds are you have not read the whole Bible; keep dedicating yourself to a book which you have not even read. If Ramsay Snow was real, he would be diagnosed as suffering from antisocial and narcissistic personality disorder. Basically, he feels no remorse or guilt for harming others, and he believes he is more important than anyone else. Again, this seems to perfectly describe Yahweh of the Bible. How else can one explain hell and commandment number one of the Ten Commandments?
Hell was created to punish man forever for trying to become educated; seriously, what kind of messed up parent would do everything they could to keep their children ignorant and in fear? Then the “most important” commandment, the first one, is an order reminding everyone that Yahweh is the only god who should be worshipped.
“Only worship me!”
Continue reading “Game of Thrones vs The Bible: Ramsay “The Bastard of Bolton” Snow vs. Yahweh”
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”
The death of Leonard Nimoy did not go unnoticed, as any even passing perusal of social media would have noted Friday and through the weekend. The above quote, his last tweet, could not be surpassed in encapsulating his life, were thousands more words added on. Like any memory, what Nimoy achieved says as much about those he touched as the man who lived.
Star Trek, both in television and in film, has in its many forms, sparked the imagination and wonder of countless people. That flame lit so many fires of the human spirit with the pursuit of an unabashed narrative of scientific discovery and the hopeful future of a humanity dedicated to peaceful exploration. Any violence, certainly at times heavy-handed, seemed always to remind us that the search for truth and the awe of discovery is always tempered by the acknowledged destruction of preconceived notions, not least of which concern ourselves as individuals and a species.
Continue reading “The Passing of the Most Human Alien: Tribute to Leonard Nimoy”
Fears of war and pestilence.
Fear of loss and failure.
Fear the hate of your enemy.
Fear your god and savior.
What do you fear?
Fear is your god.
Deep and insidious, beneath your consciousness, and just beyond your peripheral vision the horror of sin lies. The most base human fears, materialized with an agenda, and aimed at the young and vulnerable. Instincts derived from over a hundred thousand years of life in hominid form and millions of years before to the origin of species, have been carved by nature to protect the self and the genes from destruction. When weaponized, as proven time and time again, fear truly is: “the mindkiller”.
Continue reading “The Atheist Hell House”
Rabbits have gone carnivorous. I saw it with my own eyes.
I was just minding my own business, going for my daily jog, when I saw these two fluffy bunnies chase down a stray mutt, kick it to death with their hind legs, and then tear into its matted hide. Just about scared me to death. I was so stunned I didn’t even think to try and shoo them away before they did the poor mutt in. I just stood there in the early morning sun, my jaw hanging down to my chest, watching them rip off hunks of dog meat and swallow it down like vultures. It wasn’t until one of the damn things looked up at me with its beady red eyes, buck teeth dripping with blood, that I finally shook off the shock of it all and ran home. It was the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen. So really, take my word for it, keep away from the bunnies.
Anyone out there actually believe that I saw two rabbits kill and eat a stray dog? Hell, anyone out there believe that I went for a morning jog? Probably not.
Continue reading “Carnivorous Rabbits and the Tasty Skeptical Mind”
In 2014, as it was in 2013 “atheism was more studied, and better understood, than ever before.” We’ve seen an explosion of media: Podcasts, Web Shows, Blogs, Social Media Groups and Pages, Memes… The World’s first and only TV channel dedicated exclusively to superstition-free programming. “Woo-Free TV” and Atheist TV.
Richard Dawkins Tweets, Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweets, “Cosmos”, and Dawkins again with Lawrence Krauss “The Unbelievers”. Moving to the the exact opposite, Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” auspiciously rated Worst Movie on IMDB.
We had 2 major Atheist Books hit the Best Selling List: Barbara’s “Living With a Wild God”, She was Humanist of the Year 98’, still going strong, and Sam Harris’s “Waking Up”. Sam Harris even teamed up with Bill Maher against Ben Affleck for mainstream debate.
Speaking of debates… Sean Carroll and William Lane Craig on the Kalam Cosmological Argument or the more publicized Bill Nye and Ken Hamm Debate?… Popular Christian Website, “Christianity Today” held a poll after the debate: 92% said Bill Nye was more convincing. A debate that needs no poll, Matt Dillahunty vs Sye Ten Bruggencate, in Memphis, TN, organized by significant contributor to the Atheist Community Sarah Morehead, was a critical success.
Continue reading “[VIDEO] Theists Suffer Massive Losses Over 2014 Atheist Activism”
This episode of Godless Offering Jamila Bey joins us to talk about what makes a good interview. She also talks about her interview with Henry Rollins and what she would ask Bob Dylan.
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Jamila will be talking about the her new PodCast coming out shortly. She will also talk about the politcal climate in America. Finally she will also talk with us about her activism within the atheist community, her speaking roster, and her work with NPR.
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