A private school in town was sold to a Muslim academy. They tore down the beautiful old post & rail fence surrounding the playground, old growth trees leaving no shade, and play structures. Then they put up a 7’ solid fence around the property that Donald Trump would be proud of, and a wrought iron padlocked gate at the entrance. When I walk by I no longer see children playing or even hear any laughter. Instead of being a part of the community like every other school in town, the message is “KEEP OUT!”
If I step up on a tree stump I can see over the wall into the property. What used to be a beautiful park-like setting for children to play in is now a barren wasteland.
And Muslims wonder why they’re not accepted by the communities they move into. But screw their isolationism and anti-social behavior. I’m sad for the children who will grow up without knowing how to play or feel joy. It’s no wonder some become disillusioned as they reach adulthood, become bitter and envious of other families in the community, and lash out.
“Religion poisons everything.”—Christopher Hitchens
If you’re looking for a rant about my family and their religious beliefs, this is not the article. I’m going to rant about how little effort even family members are willing to expend to make their lives several orders of magnitude easier should a tragedy occur.
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Sometimes you come across something that is perfect. This is one of those times.
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This image perfectly mocks Islam for all the right reasons. It’s my favorite.
1) If God truly exists then he probably doesn’t want to spend eternity with idiots.
2) God is a creation to identify and control the ignorant.
I’m sure these are not original thoughts, but since I haven’t seen anyone else express them, they’re original to me. Cue those who will now complain about how poorly read and ignorant I am.
God doesn’t want to spend eternity with idiots
If a god or gods exist then my imagining of them would be they are pretty clever beings to have invented a whole universe and countless other civilizations occupying planets throughout that and other universes. Being clever, they don’t want to spend eternity with idiots so they’ve devised a gullibility test. Those who fail are the ones to go to Hell. But don’t worry, I imagine Hell to be just watching local furniture and used car commercials for eternity.
If you believe in a god based on zero credible evidence; with the only “evidence” a book that is so full of silliness and inconsistencies and outright horrors; if you murder and rape and enslave and treat people as inferior based on that book, then perhaps it is you who are the inferior ones and the gods don’t want you with them in Heaven or Paradise.
The more strident you profess your beliefs, the lower your score and you’re resigned to Hell upon your death.
God is a creation to identify and control the ignorant
The probability of a god existing is so far-fetched that it is a rounding error. As an engineer I take a probability number like 0.000…[more zeroes than atoms in the universe]…001% and round it to 0.
Thus the gods are man-made and throughout history have been used to identity the people who are so ignorant and gullible that they can be easily controlled by powerful people. I’m not saying that all powerful people are atheists—far from it—but there are more powerful people controlling them.
And, absolutely NO! I’m not saying atheists are the root of all evil. People doing evil seldom, if ever, claim to be doing it because they are atheists or for the cause of atheism. They are doing evil because they are evil people. If nobody believed in gods, they’d find some other way to control people. It’s in a sociopath’s nature.
Given the uncountable magnitude of the money being funnelled into religion by believers, often at great financial hardship based on empty promises, you know I’m right.
Not that I believe for one second that there was a god watching me as I wrote this post, but if there was I can’t help but believe she was thinking, “How am I going to fix this mess I made,” because a god of my imagining wouldn’t be concerned about some guy writing a blog post. She’d be trying to fix poverty, hunger, homelessness, violence, …
Islam kind of IS a race. There’s a loud bang, then everyone starts running. — Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi)
This is very funny because it’s essentially true in today’s world of Islamic extremists and all around nice guys, ISIS, al-Qaeda, et.al.
Lying For Jesus
This graphic provided by @ASkepticAtheist is very appropriate after reading just a few Christian Twitter streams. If they’re not making up total bullshit, they outright lie. But, that’s the Christian way. God will forgive them as long as they’re Lying For Jesus®.
When a Christian says, “After you die, you’ll burn in Hell,” I can’t help but think, “Before I was born, I was forged inside a supernova and never felt a thing. How hot can it be?”
This cartoon came out shortly after the Irish enshrined same sex marriage into their constitution.
Before the Catholic Church points fingers they should familiarize themselves with that whole, “those in glass houses…” saying.
Those Irish are a disgrace to mankind!
As a motorcyclist I’ve had 2 near-misses due to careless cagers where I was sure I was going to die. Not once did I thank god for saving me. What saved me was my situational awareness drilled into me by taking safety courses, and practicing emergency stops. I saved myself.
One day before I voluntarily end my riding career my skill level might not be enough, or I might suffer from a moment’s inattention, and the cager will “win.” Maybe I’ll miss a curve, or hit a patch of sand, or a deer might jump into my path.
This is not any god’s plan for me. If god truly had a divine plan then I wouldn’t need a helmet or leathers. We wouldn’t need air bags and seat belts in cars. If god pulled your number and your time was up, then no safety gear would help.
But god doesn’t exist and thus there is no grand plan.
It’s life. Life is full of risks if you’re doing what you love. Sometimes shit happens. So far, I’ve survived. I count my lucky stars. 😉