November 23, 2012

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.

November 22, 2012

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...

November 21, 2012

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 blacklisted and other domains will automatically disallow mail from those.

Spam does not have to be the obvious stuff. Repeated mail from someone you told to stop sending, especially when they send CCs to dozens of people, is also a form of spam. I report this as well, so services like knology.com and O2.co.uk should wise up and take action.

Here's the background on this. I do occasional article on spam and scams, but figure my readers are intelligent people and will not fall for the obvious "send money and I'll make you rich" or "you won money in a lottery you never entered, send money" scams. Hopefully, you know better than to click on links for pharmaceutical products that have been misspelled to avoid the spam filters ("vaigara", "cia1is" and so on). And if you click on something that went into your spam filter, I don't want to hear about it.

In one article, I listed some outrageous-sounding domain names. Those appeared in searches, bringing people to this Weblog. That got me thinking that perhaps people wanted confirmation that those domains are bad news. Now, I have many filters set up, but I've noticed some things. I'll make up a name now, "ScumbagSpammer.com". I'll get mail from ScumbagSpammer.com for a few "products" (mingle@scumbagspammer.com, drugs@scumbagspammer.com &c.), and then they move on. Heck, I've had the exact same mail from different "senders", so these people are getting sneakier.

It's too bad that they often pretend to be legitimate companies.

Before I commence, watch out for this "get your parcel" stuff:
Order No.: 368148143681364 
Order Date: Saturday, 12 October 2012 04:11 PM 
Dear Customer, Your parcel has arrived at the post office an November 12. 
Our postman was unable to deliver the parcel to your address. To rec *+++ eive a parcel you must go to the nearest office and show your postal receipt. Thank you for using our services. 
? FedEx 1995-2012 
I don't know if it's worth making this a regular feature, since the most important stuff is above. Here's the hall of shame listing:

krolded.com 
ocontical.com
pitypous.com 
ocasid.com
billuell.com
ofaven.com
guanemp.com
jeavocke.com
idibels.com
oogimbate.com
punduding.com
oxygda.com
puttive.com
ayison.com 
nocemeect.com
ornavock.com
amewing.com
napiners.com
limaticar.com
knopsiver.com
kopsit.com
irrioulan.com
gitiony.com  

November 20, 2012

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. No, he's the Creator of the universe. He has revealed himself (Rom 1.19-22) and we should find out what he has to say. Is it their fault? To some extent, yes (Rom. 1.18-19). Circumstances, bad education, conditioning also contribute.

But further, these misotheists have suppressed the truth and continue to justify their self-deception and hatred of God. Ridicule is a frequent tool for those who are intellectually lacking. Arguments of atheists are are constantly being refuted. For that matter, when challenged, atheists cannot give cogent arguments for atheism, they just spew excuses about why they hate God, "religion", Christians and so on. And the aforementioned ridicule that they readily embrace when their popes advocate it. Ridicule does nothing to advance atheism. In fact, their lack of logic and vituperation work against them.

As for disbelief in God...the excuses are not fooling anyone. 

November 17, 2012

Atheist Rage

In December 1993, Colin Ferguson began methodically shooting people on the Long Island Railroad. He hated white people and other blacks that he considered "Uncle Toms" [1]. This was before the term "hate crime" was popular. He had lawyers who wanted to offer an absurd defense called "black rage". The concept was that he was a victim of a racist society, and this was going to be offered as an insanity defense [2]. The selfish, self-righteous coward rejected the defense and chose to defend himself. Badly [3, 4].

Earlier today, I posted some comics and pictures on my Facebook account, including something that was made for me. A couple of misotheists decided to take me to task and play the victim card. They went on about how they are hated by society and treated badly by "theists". I cleaned up the language of one comment and presented it here:

someecards.com -

When I showed the first complainant that this and other remarks in his diatribe were faulty, he blocked me. Fine, how about simply not commenting on my page?

Anyway.

I noticed a similarity between what these guys were crying about and the "black rage" nonsense, including the fact that atheism could very well be a form of mental illness [6]. I've seen it in other places too: Atheopaths will attempt to justify their hatred of God [7] and Christians by pretending to be victims of (mostly fictitious and exaggerated) discrimination themselves.

So, they are the least-liked, least-trusted group for no reason, and nonsense like this and this are irrelevant, huh? The fact that atheist regimes are responsible for the most murders in history are also irrelevant [8]? They go on trolling rampages while pretending that they are the smartest ones in the room, that's irrelevant [9]? Not bloody likely.

They are disliked for many reasons, and they bring it on themselves. It is long past time for modern vituperative atheists to on their "all gwowed up" panties and try to build up civilized society instead of tearing it down. No victim cards allowed.

This attacking sycophant spelled his hero's name wrong, it's "Myers", Poindexter.
Fred Meyer wouldn't appreciate the association, I dare say.



November 7, 2012

Obama Goes to Hell


On his way to Hell, Barrack Obama shuffles past the gates of Heaven, seeing a man with a beard. 'Are you Mohammed, can you help me?', he cries.

'No my son, I am St. Peter; Mohammed is higher up.' Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds.

Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than St. Peter, Obama leaps onto the ladder, climbs up through the clouds arriving in a room with yet another bearded man. 'Are you Mohammed?' he asks.

'Why no, I am Moses; Mohammed is higher still.'

Exhausted, but filled with joy he further climbs the ladder, discovering a bearded, angelic looking man, he stutters, 'Are you Mohammed?'

'No, I am Jesus, the Christ; you will find Mohammed higher up.'

Mohammed higher than Jesus Christ, man, oh, man!


Unable to contain delight, Obama climbs and climbs ever higher, reaching the top he gasps: 'Are you Mohammed?'

'No, I am God, creator of the universe. You look exhausted, would you desire food and drink?'

Obama mumbles, ‘Yes please!’


God looks behind him, claps his hands twice and yells: 'Hey, Mohammed, bring me two hot coffees, and bring this man a bacon sandwich!'

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