July 21, 2012

Religion of Peace: Remain or Die

Mohammedans boast that their religion is the fastest-growing religion in the world. (I have serious doubts about the veracity of that statement.) Their official policy is to convert by force. If you leave Islam, you are risking the death penalty. I think it was Ravi Zacharias who said that if Islam took its foot off the necks of the people, then we would really see how fast it grows, and how long people remained without converting.

Many people through history, and even today, believe the truth of the gospel of Christ is worth dying for.

Since Mr. Obama’s entry into office, Christians have been slaughtered throughout the Bloody Crescent with hardly a peep from the U.S. State Department or the White House. Nigerian human rights activist Emmanuel Ogebe recently reported that more Christians have been killed by Islamist Boko Haram than NATO troops have been killed in Afghanistan.

Hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled Iraq. They’ve fled into Syria, of all places. Operation Iraqi Freedom has not protected them. In fact, their lot has been made much worse since the Bush administration toppled Saddam Hussein and allowed, in fact, required a new Iraqi constitution containing a repugnancy clause. State Department advisers insisted upon this clause. It says that notwithstanding anything else in the new constitution, nothing shall be done by the Iraq government that is “repugnant” to Islam. Well, among the things repugnant to Islam is saying “Jesus is Lord.” That will get you killed.
Read the rest of "Christian Convert From Islam Beheaded On Egyptian National TV", here.

Let's Be Blunt — Atheism is Bad Philosophy

Despite the rants of misotheists, atheism is an unworkable worldview. Biblical Christianity is the only way to make sense of the questions of life.

If you are an atheist you may be offended by the following material. You may feel it is a personal attack, but it is an ideological one. I realize that no two people are exactly alike. I know many people have good, meaningful and moral lives without religion. At the deepest level my criticism is my way of understanding why atheism didn't work for me in the end. However it is scathing on atheism ideologically, so be prepared.

My provocative and polemical style here arises not least from the polemical nature of atheism itself. I am making an essential critique of the literal meaning of atheism, the denial of the existence God, in a brief but strict philosophical argument about ideology. I'm subjecting atheism to its own rationalist analysis, I'm just doing so in a way which also acknowledges that ideas are real, which atheism seems somewhat reluctant to do.
Read the rest of "Why Atheism is Bad Philosophy", here.

July 18, 2012

Proof of my Awesomeness

Some people didn't believe in my awesomeness, but here's proof. It was in my Chinese fortune cookie:

There ya go, Sunshine!

Actually, the Chinese fortune cookie is not even Chinese. If you give one to someone in China, you'll be asked why there's paper in it.

July 15, 2012

Atheists and Sexual Harassment

"The idea of God interferes with our sexual mores."
— Julian Huxley

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law."
— Aleister Crowley

I have speculated before that atheism is a form of Satanism, especially the Anton LaVey version.

"How can you say that atheism is like Satanism, Cowboy Bob?"

Glad you asked, Nicky. But you really should check that link. LaVey's version of Satanism is based on selfishness. When someone has no established moral compass (such as atheists), selfishness and pride are paramount. Also, I have seen distinct signs of demonic influence in many of these so-called "New Atheists", who are exceptionally angry, hateful and vile.

It did not come as a surprise to me when a friend send me a link to this article. He added, "Seems a lot of these 'progressive' type men (that's my word, the article uses "secularist" and "nontheist", but I just bet they're mostly proggy hipsters) are not so different from strict Islamists. Low regard for women and no self control." I agree.

The article itself is not all that rewarding to read, like the author is walking on eggshells (even sparingly using the word "atheist" and avoiding "misotheist", or appropriately in this case, "atheopath"). But it's still worth a glance, showing "reason" in action.
As skeptics, atheists and humanists prepare to gather for their largest meeting in Las Vegas this weekend, attendance by women is expected to be down significantly.
Officials for The Amazing Meeting, or TAM, said Wednesday (July 11) that women would make up 31 percent of the 1,200 conference attendees, down from 40 percent the year before. A month before the conference, pre-registration was only 18 percent women, organizers said.

The explanations are many -- the bad economy, that women, as caregivers, are less able to get away, and that more men than women identify as skeptics, whose worldview rejects the supernatural and focuses on science and rationality.
But in the weeks preceding TAM, another possible explanation has roiled the nontheist community. Online forums have crackled with charges of sexism in TAM’s leadership and calls for the ouster of D.J. Grothe, the male president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, TAM’s organizer. In June, Rebecca Watson, a skeptic blogger and speaker, canceled her TAM appearance because, she said on her blog, she does “not feel welcome or safe.”
Other nontheists -- both male and female -- have shared stories of unwanted sexual attention at nontheist gatherings, including propositions for sex and unwelcome touching. Chatter has ranged from calls for more women to attend nontheist events to personal attacks on prominent female skeptics for discussing harassment. Meanwhile, two more skeptic/feminist bloggers announced they will not attend TAM.
Read the rest of "Do atheists have a sexual harassment problem?", here. Oh, and by the way, one of the most common Web searches that bring people here is for "hot atheist women". No surprise. How many misotheists still live in Mommie's basement and seek Internet fantasies?

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