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God in the News: Atheist Sign

Posted in Stuff God Hates by Skepdude on December 10, 2008


Prepare thyself, he who reads this, to tremble and quake before the Incredible Word of God, as written by THE LORD HIMSELF!

I AM FURIOUS TODAY!  I will engulf Washington in volcanic fire and cast the entire blasphemous state back into the seas from whence it came!

Evil Atheist Sign Joins Nativity Scene

UNBELIEVABLE! How dare baby-eating atheists be allowed to express themselves?! Government property is the sole dominion of Me-fearing folk!

Here we have a lovely Nativity scene on display, depicting the birth of My Glorious Son whom I love with all of My Heart. And right next to it is a sacrilegious sign that states something so ludicrous and foul it makes Me foam at My Holy Mouth with rage!

So you can understand and become as angry as I am, here is what the wicked sign says:

“At this season of THE WINTER SOLSTICE may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

Let’s go through this insanity line by line so I can break down just how absurdly false it is.

“At this season of THE WINTER SOLSTICE may reason prevail.”

It’s not the season of the Winter Whatever. It’s CHRISTMAS. The very word has Christ in it. HE is the reason for the season, and HE has already prevailed by dying. Duh.

“There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.”

It’s true there are no gods plural, there is only one God. ME! I know for a fact that there is a devil, and he’s a jerk. There is also most definitely angels and a heaven and hell and I’ll prove it to you when you die.

“There is only our natural world.”

What nonsensical twaddle! There are trillions of other worlds both natural and supernatural that I, The Almighty Lord, have created. This just goes to show what self-centered, egotistical freaks atheists truly are.

“Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

WRONG AGAIN! Only the religions that don’t worship Me are myth and superstition. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all clearly legitimate religions that never brainwash people or cause them to fight with each other.

If you love Christmas and everything it stands for, I command you now to hunt down every last atheist you can find and burn them at the stake. Also, decapitate the governor of Washington for letting this happen.

I, The Almighty Lord, have spoken.


God called to help Detroit, likely to decline

Posted in Rationally Speaking by Skepdude on December 10, 2008


I’m sure you have seen the silly pictures: yesterday’s New York Times ran an article entitled “Detroit churches pray for God’s bailout,” accompanied by a photo of a prayer meeting at Greater Grace Temple, a Pentecostal Church, where worshipers surrounded three SUVs (one for each of the big three automakers, though the SUVs at least were hybrids…). What a waste of human energy and potential, and what a bucket of hypocrisy. These are hard times for many families in the United States and across the world, and my heart sinks when I see once again how superstition is the common resort of people who feel so little control over their own lives.

Cardinal Adam Maida, a Roman Catholic archbishop in Detroit, wrote that “At this darkest time of the year, we proclaim that Christ is our light and Christ is our hope.” Well, yes, the days are indeed getting shorter until December 21, so this literally is the darkest time of the year, though I doubt that’s what the good cardinal was referring to (he would do well to remember that axial tilt is the reason for the season…). Ever ready to exploit tragedy, a church outside Corpus Christi (which is nowhere near Detroit) invited people to go inside and hear about “God’s bailout plan.” Hmm, do we get to fire him and withdraw his bonus if the plan fails? At the very least God should give up his private jet and start driving a hybrid.

Pentecostal Bishop Charles H. Ellis III was quoted in the Times as saying “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but we need prayer.” We do? Why? What we need is a sensible government intervention (as opposed to a free handout) to save the backbone of America’s manufacturing infrastructure. What we need is to fire the CEOs of the big three and to ask both the companies and their unions for significant restructuring and concessions respectively. What we don’t need is to bamboozle people by anointing SUVs with “consecrated oil” on an altar.

“We have done all that we can do in this union, so I turn it over to the Lord,” said a U.A.W. vice president for Chrysler. Are you sure, mister? Or is this an easy way to discharge your own responsibilities as a union leader? A Dana Corporation worker refrained “We’ve got to keep the faith … All my hope is in God.” Except that unfortunately there is hardly a worse place to put his trust.

But Massimo, why do you want to take hope away from these people? Aren’t they desperate enough already? Because hope based on illusion is cruel, and it is a chief instrument of oppression and exploitation (at the cost of sounding quasi-Marxist here). These people’s energy and dreams are being channeled into the socially harmless (and absolutely useless) form of religious fervor, while what they should do instead is to strike against the automakers and march on Washington to demand rationally based action from the bands of thieves and morons who have respectively been running America’s corporations and government. But I guess that would truly be too much too hope for. Thank God I’m an atheist.


Skepquote of the day

Posted in Skepquote, Uncategorized by Skepdude on December 10, 2008

Science regularly shreds to pieces religious ideas about our cosmos: from the creation of the world to the emergence of life, and from geocentric systems to flat earth ideas*, biblical (and other religious) accounts of cosmology, creation of life, astronomy, and basic biology come in direct contrast with scientific evidence. If one accepts such evidence (as one should) then faith in the holy scriptures (and therefore the relevant omnipotent, omniscient God-writer) must be shaken -if not abandoned altogether. Otherwise, schizophrenic mechanisms have to be employed in order to accommodate both reason and supernatural irrationality in the same mind! There are of course many people accepting the scientific explanation for the emergence of life and at the same time preserving some hints of faith as a matter of tradition, culture, or something socially relevant. But to accept both Evolution and Creationism at face value sounds a bit too weird…

Journey through a burning mind.

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Denying Atheists Free Expression: How Many Complaints Are Enough?

Posted in Uncategorized by Skepdude on December 10, 2008

I am thrilled to see atheist billboards going up around America, asking my fellow citizens to consider the possibility of life without superstition. Some Christians are less than thrilled, however, and have already managed to get one billboard removed in Southern California. All it took was 90 complaints to the billboard company. I wonder how many complaints would be required to get rid of these eyesores in Mississippi? The thing is, as someone who values free speech, I don’t really want to get rid of the Christian extremist billboards – I just want an opportunity to respond.