Monday, December 19, 2011

Keeping your fantasies to yourself

“I try to deny myself any illusions or delusions, and I think that this perhaps entitles me to try and deny the same to others, at least as long as they refuse to keep their fantasies to themselves.”

― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22

Case in point: SNL lampoons Tebow. The religious right is confused…

I don't understand why there is such a public outcry because of Tim Tebow projecting his faith.

Jesus responds:

Matthew 6:5-6
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father in secret shall reward thee openly.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

American Taliban: Hitch burning in Hell

Christopher Hitchens is burning in hell because God loves him, according to Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, which it should be noted is called a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

God loves us enough to, in the end, give us what we insist on having....Because that's what you do for people you love.

Yeah, that must be why parents let their kids play in the street! Or ride in cars with no restraints.

But seriously, why do some people take intellectual and moral imbeciles like this seriously?

Update 1: The AFA has been “educated” by Newt “Freddie Mac” Gingrich. OK, that explains it! Never mind.Smile

Update 2: Almighty God responds: “Bigot predictably says Hitches is in hell. The twist: He thinks I torture because I love.” But earlier AG said: “After a 30-minute discussion with Christopher Hitchens in my office, I'm now convinced that I don't exist.” OK, so maybe this is an unreliable witness.

Update 3: Yes, this is the same homophobic American Taliban involved in the Lowes Muslim flap.

Twitter hashtags: #AmericanFamilyAssociation #BryanFisher #GodIsEvil #AntiFamily

God is not great

God is not good, God is Not Great.
Let us condemn Him and His followers for poisoning everything.
But let us thank Hitch, for his integrity, honesty, decency, and dignity!

“There can be no progress without head-on confrontation.”

“What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.”

Twitter Trends: #ReligionPoisonsEverything #GodIsNotGreat

Friday, December 16, 2011

#GodIsNotGreat trending on Twitter

 

Christopher Hitchens is dead. His book title trended on Twitter and nicely demonstrated how religion poisons everything. He would have been so proud.

It may not be said that there is no god. It may be said that there is no good reason to think that there is one…

- Hitch

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Russell Brand's proof that God exists: Dawkins is a terrorist, the Dalai Lama isn’t a dickhead, and TM makes me feel good

A colleague (whom I respect) recently shared an article on Facebook by Russell Brand, the host of Big Brother spin-off, Big Brother's Big Mouth. Heard enough yet?

The article, from last April, is entitled “Why Richard Dawkins is the best argument for the existence of God.” Brand calls it his “opportunity to prove the existence of God.” Here’s his argument as best I can make it out….

  • Launch an ad hominem attack on Richard Dawkins for being the "Abu Hamza of atheism." Abu Hamza is a Sunni jihadist in prison for murder in the UK!
  • Create a straw man to attack instead of Dawkins: to “condemn all religion and spirituality on the basis of…slack-jawed, knee-jerk saliva-flecked vitriol” from “low-browed creationists chutney and “knee-jerk fundamentalists,” he proclaims, “is as unfair as the simplified dogma that the choir of pious atheists harmonise against…I don't see atheists queuing up to call the Dalai Lama a dickhead. These are the examples to which we should turn when questioning the existence of a power beyond man. Not Glenn Beck or some other capillary blob on Fox News.”
  • Share a personal revelation about TM making him “feel the bliss of the divine.” If anyone challenges him on it, claim that they are still bitter about how the Church treated Galileo.

"It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change."
  
- Alice, from Alice in Wonderland

Bing AutoSuggestions on the Presidential Candidates

Bing AutoSuggestions on the presidential candidates:

  • Ron Paul is an idiot, crazy, a nut.
  • Michele Bachmann is an idiot, hot, crazy.
  • Rick Perry is an idiot, crazy, a crook.
  • Rick Santorum is an idiot, dumb, pro life.
  • Mitt Romney is an idiot, a mormon, a liberal.
  • Newt Gingrich is an idiot, a globalist, a joke.
  • Barack Obama is your new bicycle, the antichrist, a muslim.
  • John Huntsman is a bad candidate, a liberal, a good candidate.

To repro, go to Bing (or Google, where results are similar but vary) and then type “Candidate Name is “ in the Search box.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Republican primary update

Cain is pulling out (AP). Paul is a "clown-like candidate" (Trump). Bachmann is "factually challenged" (Gingrich). Perry "ignores reality" (Santorum). Romney is "on both sides of the issues” (Bachmann). Gingrich is guilty of 'serial hypocrisy' (Paul). And Santorum believes mutually consenting adults do not have a constitutional right to privacy with respect to sexual acts" (AP). But they all agree that Obama is a 'socialist'...except for Huntsman who believes he is a "remarkable leader."


"Oh, you can't help that. Most everyone's mad here."
- Cheshire Cat, from Alice in Wonderland