Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Rev. Fred Phelps, hungry for any press vis-a-vis attention has yet again made another outlandish statement .
I guess they all want to be the next Falwell or Robertson or Olsteen.
I kind of equate them to famous rock stars.
It's just that Robertson, Olsteen and the late (not late enough) Falwell come across as wanna be rock stars in the religious entertainment industry.
They have their TV shows, they have their big audiences, they have their big stages and their big productions.
Aren't their "Mega" churches meant for that? High end religious entertainment productions?
The makeup artists! The production staff! The control room! The show director! The lights! The cameras! ACTION!
Well it seems that Rev. Freddy Phelps is off attacking the latest female "thing" in sexy outfits in the world of Rock.
I think because this entertainer is in the press, on the air ways, and has some commercials.
And she does this wearing all those neat, suggestive, sexy outfits.
That only someone of a certain age and figure can wear.
I know my limits.
No Italian fashions for me.
And no Speedo swim suits either.
I really don't want to go through my life with the memory of men, women and children gazing upon me in a Speedo, then throwing their hands up to cover their eyes and hear their shrill screams of, "MY EYES MY EYES I'M BLIND!
There's enough horror in the world as it is.
Enough about me....
This young female entertainer who is meeting with success has now become his target.
Oh come on. You know as well as I do these clowns need someone to "hate" to give their sad little lives some "meaning."
His target is Lady Gaga.
It's a true piety that Lady Gaga must now have this leach attempt to gain some notoriety through her hard earned success.
The entertainment business is exceedingly competitive.
For those who succeed off their hard work, sacrifice and effort there are countless scores who don't.
Enter Rev. Fred Phelps hoping to ride in the slip stream of Lady Gaga's success.
Here's the story:
Rev. Fred Phelps: 'God Hates Lady Gaga'
Dec 23, by Marc Schneider
Fans have a new reason to love Lady Gaga now that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church officially hates the singer.
The Kansas-based congregation, helmed by Rev. Fred Phelps and consisting largely of his offspring, announced plans Wednesday to picket Gaga's Jan. 7 show in St. Louis, calling the 'Bad Romance' star a "hussy" and a heathen for "seducing a generation."
A press release for the 'God Hates Lady Gaga' protest contains no mention of the church's signature issue, hatin' gays and such, but one can assume they don't approve of Gaga's bisexual leanings and tolerance of homosexuality.
Instead, the folks who shamefully protest funerals of fallen servicemen focus on Gaga's artistic merit. "There's nothing new or different about this particular hussy's pretentious prancing," the statement reads.
Further, Westboro implores Gaga's fans not to be seduced by her charms.
"Even as she gives lip-service to 'liberating' her young fans, Lady Gaga brings them into slavery to their own corruption, teaching them to glory in their shame. She hates you!"
In case you're itching to join the protest or any counter-protests, here's the info: Thursday, Jan. 7 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm outside the (fabulous!) Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO.
So what's your take on this?
I didn't know God hated Lady Gaga. I didn't know "God" had a " hate list ." Silly old atheist me. When I hear all these Bible or Koran or what ever religious book they have to pound on, say that "God loves you..." I thought that was all inclusive.
I guess some exceptions do apply
Monday, December 14, 2009
I came across this article while surfing. Here in the United States the Catholic Church used it’s followers to push a “No Abortion Funding” through the Congress. In most places, if a politician wants to be elected, they must, in most cases, become “Pro Life.”
I know of only one openly Atheist congressmen.
Back in the mid 1980’s the Christian Coalition showed up at the Republican Party. They wanted to do the following:
1. Stop abortion. 2. Take away Gay rights. 3. Put prayer back in school.
We fought them back. But looking back, we should have hunted them down and killed them.
They look at kindness as a “weakness.” The same for:
The Bill of Rights
Freedom of Choice
The right of a person, both Male and Female to have control over their body.
The list can go on and on…
By all rights the acts of the Catholic Church here in America for this last transgression should in it self put it’s priests, bishops, nuns, all it’s buildings, and it’s property on the tax rolls.
It’s time for them to pay their fair share of taxes since they want to use their followers as their “Agents” to promote their agenda.
They have been crossing the line of Separation of Church and State for some time now.
This article is from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It was published on December 9th of this year.
It deals with three women from Ireland who wanted to have abortions.
Some of us on here are Pro Choice and others are Pro Life.
That is fine.
I myself believe that a person, male or female have the right to have control over their body.
No government. No elected official. No Priest, Preacher, Bishop, Minister, Pope, Arch Bishop, Rabbi, Imam, Mullah, Ayatollah, no any religion of any sort can tell me what I can or cannot do concerning the medical needs of my body.
I am an American.
I am a Free Person.
If you choose to have an abortion that is a personal and private matter between you and your physician.
If you don’t that is a personal and private matter between you and your physician.
Plain and simple.
As I have posted before:
It’s no bodies business but your own.
It’s never been anyone else’s business.
Those who think it is need to mind their own business and in short, BUTT OUT.
If they have an issue with that then they can move to some other country where it is expected of your to spy on your neighbor and their personal and private business.
I suggest the following countries for starters: Communist North Korea Communist Cuba Communist Mainland China Iran Saudi Arabia
That aside, it’s an interesting article.
But what I want to point out is the futility of stopping abortion.
You cannot legislate “morality.”
We tried that in the United States in the late 1920’s.
It was called Prohibition.
If failed miserably.
It lead to the creation of large organized crime families.
And people still drank alcohol.
Eventually those who wanted Prohibition went public and asked for it to be overturned.
The same applies with abortion.
If a women wants one, she will find a way to have one.
Science, medicine and technology have progressed to the point where we have such things as:
The Morning After Pill
The Abortion Pill
Birth Control Pills
But you still have those individuals who honest believe that:
Sex education will only lead to people having sex.
Condoms will only lead to people having sex.
Birth Control Pills will only lead to people having sex.
And so on…
I have some bad news for these people.
Sex is part of our makeup.
Now I could go on and give a list of sayings for and against abortion.
But the simple fact remains. If a women wants to have an abortion she will have one.
The same applies to Drugs and Alcohol. If a person wants them, they can get them. They’ll even pay a lot of money to have them.
So this article talks about a suit brought by these three women who had to travel to England to have an abortion.
In Ireland it’s against the law save for certain situations. Yes, the life of the mother is in danger.
And yes, the Catholic Church had a hand in these laws.
But what the Catholic Church won’t tell you is the South American country where all abortions are outlawed and what the affect of that has been.
And to prove just how bad the law in Ireland has failed, about 140,000 Irish women have gone to England to have abortions.
It’s the same everywhere.
If a person is inhibited from having one, they will go where they can.
Here’s the story.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Ireland's abortion law challenged in European court The Irish Republic's strict abortion law is being challenged in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
The legal action has been brought by three Irish women who say the effective ban on abortion in Ireland violates the European Convention on Human Rights.
All three have traveled to Britain to have abortions.
The Irish government has engaged two leading lawyers to argue its case that the country has a sovereign right to protect the life of the unborn.
The three Irish women will be identified only as A, B, and C during the Strasbourg court hearings.
They argue that being forced to travel abroad for abortions endangered their "health and well-being" as safeguarded by the European Convention on Human Rights.
The two constitutional lawyers representing the government of Ireland argue that the convention's safeguards cannot be interpreted as endorsing the right to abortion.
Abortion is illegal in Ireland, a deeply Catholic country, unless the life of the woman is in danger.
The Irish constitution was amended in 1983 to include the "Pro-Life Amendment", which asserted that the unborn child had an explicit right to life from conception.
The case is the first challenge to Ireland's abortion laws in more than 15 years, the BBC's Europe correspondent Jonny Dymond says.
Almost 140,000 Irish women have traveled to Britain over the past 30 years to have abortions, our correspondent adds.
The Irish Family Planning Association welcomed the challenge to the laws, which it described as "draconian".
It said they violated international human rights norms "because they inflict such grievous harm to women's health and well-being".
But Johanna Higgins, co-founder of the Association of Catholic Lawyers of Ireland, told the BBC's World Today programme that a ruling against Ireland would be an infringement of its ability to decide its own laws.
"Whatever the human rights aspects are of this, abortion is illegal in Ireland because it is a criminal offence," she said.
"If I were in any country and this were to go against Ireland, I would be very concerned that the Europeans feel they can step into domestic law."
What' your take on this subject?
Saturday, December 12, 2009
This guy has been around for a while.
But he just came up on my “radar.” I guess because I’m not a sports fan that’s the reason I’ve never heard of the kid.
Okay so this kid plays football. He plays currently on the college level. Like I said, I’m not a sports fan.
So it came to my attention a few weeks ago that this kids, is well, a “bible thumper” in pads.
On his cheeks where you place the black paint to reduce glare (how much light is needed to produce glare off your cheeks?) he paints some reference in the bible.
Now, he doesn’t have much space to paint this stuff on. I assume he has someone write it on there for him. I mean, he’d have to know how to write backwards if he looked in the mirror to write it.
Well how he came to my attention was a sports comment I saw on line. They said that the announcers seems to cut this kid a lot of slack when he screws up. The reason they assumed was that he had those biblical references printed on his cheeks.
Personally, I think it’s a really childish thing to do. BUT…and you have to remember this, I’M A GOD DAMN ATHEIST.
To me, if I was playing on the opposing team, I’d make it a point to target this guy and take him out of the game.
But that’s just me.
So when I saw this online I just had to share it with you.
Seems “Bible Boy” has a “sensitive” side to him.
In other words, he cries. He cries especially if he screws up. I’m surprised he just doesn’t come out when he does that and say, “I want to be held….boo hooo hooo…”
American football is such a manly sport… well, use to be….
Can…can I get a hug here?…..
Here’s the article and the clip.
The Crying Game: Tim Tebow and the 10 Biggest Crybabies in Sports
"Tebow might get the record for the longest cry in sports.
While the game was still going you could see him on the bench in tears, and a teammate gingerly held his head in support.
But then on the field after the game, Tebow was still visibly crying as the sideline reporter asked him the stupid non-question of "How disappointing is this for you?"
Suck it up Tim. If you cry when you win it's a little more understandable, but when you lose you just seem like a crybaby."
So what’s your opinion on this? Unless you need to be held first…..
Well they usually come on Saturday morning.
Usually before 10.
AND THEY ARE HERE TO SAVE YOU!!!!!
Unless they are Mormons and come during the week.
And I must say, they, at least in my case, come at REASONABLE HOURS.
But this one...started on Friday evening.....
So I've got a Facebook page. Yes I'm there as "Goddamnathiest."
If you want to check it out, go head. I don't get any points. I don't get any revenue from any advertisements. I wish I did....but I don't. Oh well...
I guess there are those out there who just scan those sites looking for us non-believers or agnostics.
Maybe they think they'll get brownie points with "God" if they do.
Personally, I don't know of any atheists or agnostics who comb those sites looking to convert people to being an atheist or agnostic.
I do recall a couple of guys making a video and going door to door promoting atheism.
It was a HOOT.
Oh how sweet it was to watch it.
So this all started last night. I even checked out the guys Facebook page.
I'll even bet the guys never even been laid.
So anyway, here's what's been sent so far....
WHATZ HIS FACES SENDS A MESSAGE TO ME Ded. 11
"Why do they call u the amazing athiest?
Are u really an athiest??"
MY REPLY DEC 11
"Yes I am an atheist.
As for amazing, no I don't nor do I know anyone who does. However, if someone does, I'd like to know who."
(JUST FYI...I included the picture you see in the upper right hand corner to this reply)
WHATZ HIS FACES SENDS ME A REPLY Dec 12
"Jesus was Amazing and he is the only one who is going to be amazing.
And there's no one else that amazing."
MY REPLY DEC 12
"Well ya know...
That gosh darn Easter Bunny is pretty amazing too.
Coloring all those eggs, delivering them around the world. Gezz he even has to raise the chickens that lay them, take care of those chickens, then collect the eggs, screen them to make sure they're good enough to use or don't have chicks in them
Then there is Santa Clause.
That guy busts his buns year round. He has all those elves working for him making toys.
Then he has to keep a list to see whose been naughty or nice.
Wow... and to think he did that for centuries without a computer....
Then he has to go down chimneys.
Then lay out the toys.
All the while having to fly around the world in an open sleigh.
Then there's the Tooth Fairy.
The tooth fairy has to know whose lost a tooth, where they sleep, where they live.
Then they have to not only go to where they live but also carry money that they place under their pillow or on their night stand.
And like the Easter Bunny, and Santa not make any noise to wake anyone up....
Then there's the Boogie Man who lives under your bed..and the MONSTERS that live there, or in your closet.
Those guys have a pretty amazing job too.
So that Jewish guy, the one that may or may not have lived about two thousand years ago.... the one who got all the press. Not the other ones who'd been around before, during and after him....
Well, wait a minute....then there's the Prophet Mohammad. He too like this Jewish guy may or may not have actually lived. He's got a pretty good track record also.
Unfortunately, both his Jesus guy and this Mohammad guy, well, all the stuff that they may or may not have done was not written down until at least 100 years after the Jewish guy died...
The Mohammad buy didn't get his stuff written down until 400 years after he may or may not have lived.
Then there's that Buddha guy. He also may or may not have lived. But he's got a record of also doing some amazing things as well.
Of course, just as real as those mentioned above...this Superman guy...he's got his own comic book. He also has done some really really amazing things.
Like go faster then a speeding bullet.
I honestly don't know just how many times that guy has saved the world.
He can also travel in time.
He can travel in space without a ship or a space suit.
He's also had his on TV show and been in many movies.
Bullets bounce right off his chest.
That’s pretty amazing.
And I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THAT'S REAL CAUSE I SAW IN ON TV AND...AND...IN THE MOVIES!
But ya see...I actually believe in Superman.
Unlike this Jesus guy (is he Latin? With a name like Jezuz I figured he would be...) in the movies and on TV...he doesn't get killed.
I mean come on.
Superman can fly and have bullets bounce off his chest.
That Jesus guy got killed by just being nailed to some wooden cross.
The use to kill a lot of people like that back 2000 years ago.
If he was real or had any magic powers, or had any followers who actually cared about him, they'd have over powered the guards and taken him off that cross.
Ya see...it's all made up...."
Now you all know WHATZ HIS FACE AIN’T GONNA JUST STOP NOW……
So I’ll keep ya posted on this…..
I’ll take any suggestions on rebuttals to him….
So who wants to help me have some fun with him?
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I’m constantly amazed by the “flexibility” of “religion.”
If you’re a homosexual then certain charity or faith based charity medical will deny you medical help.
I’m sure “Christ” asked before he laid his hands on people what their sexual persuasion was.
And that “Gays” and “Lesbians” can’t go to heaven. I was under the impression that there was some guy with a book at the front of heaven that directed you where to go.
I guess those pedophile priests, sexual predator preachers, lesbian nuns, and gay priests and ministers are just screwed now.
Or their thinking, “Hey, I’m going to Hell, might as well make the most of it!”
And then there is Christ.
Does it ever mention in the bible (any version) mention that he got married?
I mean, back then you had to marry early in life. During the time that the play Romeo and Juliet takes place they would be about 13 or 14 years of age.
Due to better nutrition in our modern world, women begin having their menstrual cycle earlier starting as early in some cases as 9.
During the time that Romeo and Juliet takes place they began around age 16 or 17.
So by doing basic math, Christ should have gotten married around the age of 14 or say 15?
But by the time of his death around age 30 there’s no mention of children or a wife.
Now, ok, so the guys Jewish. And his mother Mary, being a Jewish mother would never ever think any girl is good enough for her son. Especially since he’s the son of “God.”
Now I don’t care who you are, but the idea of you or your family marrying “up” to the “Son of God”…come on. There must have been tons of girls and women willing to marry him.
But I guess that’s why Mary Magdalene is considered a “whore” in the bible.
Christ’s mother Mary must have had a hand in writing it.
What are your thoughts on this?