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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 07:04 pm

“That little hypocrites and half-crazed people dare to imagine that on their account the laws of nature are constantly broken — such an enhancement of every kind of selfishness to infinity, to impudence, cannot be branded with sufficient contempt. And yet Christianity owes its triumph to this pitiable flattery of personal vanity.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“The Anti-Christ
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 02:49 pm
Atheism is also a religion. You believe in the non-existence of god. You can't prove god doesn't exist.

Yes, atheism is a religion, but without a church, without even an organization, without rules, without altar boys, without a pope, without things to believe in for no reason at all and most importantly without a made up god.

Ah, I "believe" in the non-existence of god. Note that theists will suddenly use the qualification "believe" in the sense of "you just believe it but you can't be sure". At the same time they are right, just because they happen to believe so. When applied to us atheists, belief is suddenly something ridiculous, naive and credulous. It is not even the case. I just ask: where is your proof? At least give me some evidence. Don't ramble on about your god and your storybook in ever more preposterous circles.

They collect stamps. I don't see the particular excitement of collecting stamps. You're also a collector, they say. Of non-stamps.

No, I can't prove there isn't such a being as a god. Neither can I prove that invisible pink unicorns don't exist or that they didn't create the world by accidentally bumping into each other. Ridiculous? Let me ask you: do you know everything? No? I thought so. How can you really be sure that they don't exist? You can't. That's not even the point. The question is how likely is it? Both the pink invisible unicorns and the Abrahamic god have about as much likelihood of existing as if you were to go out now, buy a lottery ticket and win the grand prize. And buying another one the next day and again win the grand prize. And so on for all the remaining days of your life. Theoretically it could happen, but how likely is it? Don't count on it for your retirement plan is my advice.

agressive and obnoxious reaction of religious people when found out

The cartoon above — not mine; it's floating around the Internet — is very clear. Maybe I should add that I myself make no claim whatsoever of having or not having a baseball. I owe no explanation. I don't have to prove anything. Those who claim to have a baseball, however, most certainly do.

So theists, quit your whining, your aggressive and obnoxious insistence upon your made up god and most of all, don't try to force your barbaric, cruel rules as substitutes for decent morals upon us, sane people.

Show us your balls.
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 07:34 pm
Religious person putting fingers in ears  to avoid hearing the truth

"Every day the voice of atheism grows louder, more confident, backed by ever increasing evidence, reason and logic. Every day the religious respond by sticking their fingers in their ears and shouting “La! La! La! La! La!"

~ Alan Harvey
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 06:03 pm
Yesterday, Joseph Ratzinger, a liar, child rapist protector and hate monger who ignorantly endangers countless lives, has added a new absurdity to his long, long list of inanities.

It is to be feared he has become completely insane.

As usual, the silly old fool, abusing an invitation, brought his message of hate and intolerance. Some Christians have whined that Britain should receive the pope with civility and as an honored guest. OK, but the first prerequisite for that is that your guest behaves with a modicum of decency and doesn't call his hosts, who have paid for his costly trip, Nazis.

In a speech, and miraculously keeping a straight face, this blatant liar and slanderer raped history. Well, better history than minors, I suppose.

"Even in our own lifetime, we can recall how Britain and her leaders stood against a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society and denied our common humanity to many, especially the Jews, who were thought unfit to live."

Ah, yes, the Jews and homosexuals and gypsies and communists. With some of these groups Ratzinger himself has a few problems. Maybe he even thinks that in this instance the Nazis had the right idea and that they are indeed unfit to live. You know, old habits die hard. After all, the Roman Catholic church used to cruelly torture and murder gays and all kinds of dissidents without the least pity.

But, eradicate your god? I don't think so. Both Hitler and Mussolini were staunch defenders of Roman Catholicism of which Ratzinger is the current pope.

"I also recall the regime’s attitude to Christian pastors and religious who spoke the truth in love, opposed the Nazis and paid for that opposition with their lives."

Another bald faced lie. The Nazi regime was supported by the pope, the cardinals, the clergy and most Roman Catholics. Granted there were a few, a very few exceptions, but generally speaking Nazism and Catholicism were on great terms. In earlier posts I gave some evidence for that and it is literally plastered all over the internet, but for good measure I'll give some visual evidence.

Jozef Ratzinger Benedict XVI in Nazi Luftwaffe uniform
Jozef Ratzinger, the later Benedict XVI, standing up
against Nazi tyranny in his Nazi Luftwaffe uniform

Priests Nazi salute
Priests expressing their disgust for the Nazi regime by bringing the Nazi salute

Herman Goering Adolf Hitler Wedding
Atheist Adolf Hitler witnessing
atheist Hermann Goering's wedding as best man in Berlin cathedral

Hitler and Roman Catholic cardinal
Roman Catholic cardinal endangering his life
heroically fighting Adolf Hitler in person

Adolf Hitler and papal nuncio Orsenigo
Adolf Hitler trembling while papal nuncio cardinal Orsenigo
speaks the truth in love to him at the peril of his life

Shield of the Nazi Luftwaffe
Shield of the atheist Nazi Luftwaffe

Nazi belt buckle
Atheist belt buckle the atheist Nazi regime forced every soldier to wear
"As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the twentieth century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society and thus to a “reductive vision of the person and his destiny”.

Except, Ratzinger, statistics and scientific research contradict you. It is the most secular nations that are the happiest, have the fewest abortions, though they are legal there, teenage pregnancies and incidences of rape. Actually: if you don't want your children to be raped, you'd better move out of Christian neighborhoods, and, most of all, keep them out of the claws of Catholic predatory priests.

It is religion that has always been an insult to human dignity. It is Roman Catholicism that has tortured people, murdered them and generally tried to keep them ignorant and poor, because it is a vile superstition, inimical to life since it focuses upon an imagined afterlife.

Some Catholic person wrote on the BBC News website Have Your Say  (comment #1294)

"I was taught as a child that often when people insult and belittle it is more of a reflection on their weaknesses, than a comment on the people they insult. This adage has been proven only too true if the comments on this site from those against religion,are anything to go by. I would urge them to follow another rule from my childhood; if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

She had better written to Ratzinger. If any insulting and belittling was done, it was by him. I agree, however, that it is a reflection on his weakness.

But on the whole I think Ratzinger is doing great.

He lied and continues lying about the rape of minors in his unholy institution, about AIDS prevention, and now he has lied about Adolf Hitler being an atheist, while actually he was a Roman Catholic. Everybody knows that the Catholic Church collaborated with the fascist regime of Mussolini. It is in fact why Vatican City is a state, marginally less ridiculous than Disneyland, and why he is received today as a head of state instead of being arrested as the criminal that he is.

His preposterous lies have taken on such dimensions that we can hope there will come a day nobody will take him or his crime gang serious anymore. He is singlehandedly destroying a two thousand year old outrage. It's almost like watching a train wreck. Very good.

As Napoleon Bonaparte said: "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

And another. And another.
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 07:04 pm
"To have an invisible friend at the age of eight is charming and not a cause for concern. To have an invisible friend in adulthood is however a cause for concern and could be considered psychotic. So how exactly does giving them the name of a deity change that opinion?"

Phil Slattery

Religion Superstition Imaginary Friend Psychosis