Showing posts from November 18, 2012

Good Without God? Nope!

Atheists like to claim that they can be "good without God". But the claim itself is self-refuting, since anti-theism presupposes theism. Atheism has no consistent moral standard, no basis on which to define "good". If atheism was rational and true, then we are just bundles of chemicals responding to our impulses; some have even said that rape is acceptable in an atheistic evolutionary worldview. And why not? One bundle of chemicals violating another bundle of chemicals, there is nothing wrong with that in this worldview. Like any self-respecting Stalin, Hitler, Mao or any other totalitarian knows, go after the children and indoctrinate them in anti-God propaganda. This encourages distrust of parents and outright rebelli on, which in t urn causes a reliance on the atheistic whims of the State. A typical example of this tyranny can be seen in the latest efforts of the Amer ican Humanist Association . So, goodness is defined by arbitrary standards, whims, con

Happy CHRISTmas!

Why are people hung up on saying "Christmas"? American say "Happy Thanksgiving", and people are willing to say, "Happy Valentine's Day", "Happy New Year" and others. Maybe it's like Brad Stine said, that after 2,000 years, Jesus Christ is still intimidating people. “Have a Happy Holiday,” I said. I had purposely avoided saying Merry CHRISTmas because I’ve been told that I am somehow shoving my religion down everyone’s throat ever time I say Merry CHRISTmas. And far be it from me to play havoc with the mercurial beliefs of those weak-willed enough to convert based on a simple greeting. Honestly, I had no idea that such a sentiment could be so powerful. Did YOU know that wishing someone a Merry CHRISTmas would force them to convert to my faith? Did you know that acknowledging the existence of an officially recognized national holiday celebrated by the majority of a democratic nation would officially set up a Christian Theocra

Video: No Evidence for God

This video is short and fast-moving, showing that the claim, "There is no evidence for God" (laughable on the surface) is irrational.

Basement Cat Thanksgiving

'Twas the night before thanksgiving, and all through the place — Prowling, pacing, restlessness, midnight howling. Mix, match and repeat as needed. Our Basement Cat's Sooper Sniffer ® was in high gear, even though the turkey was thawing in the refrigerator. When the bird was finally in the oven today...oh, boy. Well, she wants her share now. My wife can't begin to eat until yon beastie is taken care of: The cat even taps on her arm and nuzzles. Hurry up! And... was the smell of turkey the cause of all the restlessness? We think so. An hour later: Cuteness and contentment. And snoring. Ever hear a cat snore? Happy Thanksgiving!

Pigging Out on Thanksgiving

Give thanks to the Lord, calling on his name. Make what he has done known among the people. Sing to him, sing psalms to him, and think about all of his miraculous deeds. Find joy in his holy name; let the hearts of those who keep on seeking the Lord rejoice. Seek the Lord and his strength. Always look to him. Keep remembering the awesome deeds that he has done...

Spam Time!

And now for something completely different. Spammer listing: Another public service from Stormbringer Productions™. It's the evening before Thanksgiving in America. After all the turkey and things, perhaps the processed pork product that the unpleasantness in your e-mail is named after might sound like a nice change. If you want to get involved in fighting spam, there are two heavy-hitters. The first one I use extensively, it's " Knujon " ("No Junk" spelled backwards). Just register with them and then forward your e-mail. Read the details at the site. The second is more involved, but it is another aggressive, reputable opponent in the war on spam: Spamcop . I do not use it yet, but here's the link. Since Yahoo! AOL and other providers do not seem overly concerned with the spam that their customers receive, I take the extra step and report it, even though it's in my spam folder. When certain domains are reported enough times, they get blacklis

Excuses for Atheism Wear Thin

"I used to go to New York University a long time ago, which is in Greenwich Village...I was in love in my freshman year, but I did not marry the first girl that I fell in love with, because there was a tremendous religious conflict, at the time. She was an atheist, and I was an agnostic. We didn't know which religion not to bring the children up in." — Allan Stewart Konigsberg Anyway, atheists are full of excuses for their disbelief. In a discussion on the "Unbelievable?" radio show/podcast a few months ago, I heard an atheist saying that he decided God did not exist was because he had prayed for something silly , like a new bicycle, and was disappointed. Others have rejected God for somewhat less ridiculous reasons, including praying for a healing that did not happen, having absent or abusive fathers and so on. The problem with praying and being disappointed is that these people were expecting God to be some sort of vending machine or cosmic butler.