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Flat-Earthers fail at physics

I love Flat-Earthers because they’re amusing. They don’t “believe” in gravity. They claim that objects fall to the ground when released because the flat Earth is accelerating “up.” This doesn’t sound plausible but let’s see if it’s physically possible.

We want to calculate the velocity that the Earth would be moving and the amount of energy it would take to accelerate the Earth to that velocity. Let’s not quibble about where the energy comes from. Let’s just say … God farts a lot. We’ll discuss this more later.

Check my calculations, will ya?

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We’re not one of you, say Muslim immigrants

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


God is testing your gullibility

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, …

 


The Irish are a disgrace?

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!

Those Irish are a disgrace to mankind!


Holy books ARE hate speech

The primary argument we hear against critics and satirists of religion like the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists—who satirized all religions, not just Islam—is that their speech “offends billions of people.”

But what about the religions they’re targeting? The Abrahamic holy books—respected and revered by billions worldwide—prescribe the killing of disbelievers (Quran 8:12-1347:4; Leviticus 24:16); order their adherents to fight and enslave those with differing beliefs, a la ISIS (Quran 9:29-30, Deuteronomy 20:10-18); endorse wife-beating (Quran 4:34) and the stoning to death of non-virginal brides (Deuteronomy 22:20-21); order women to quietly submit to the authority of men (1 Timothy 2:11-12); and mandate the public lashing of fornicators (Quran 24:2) and the killing of homosexuals (Leviticus 20:13).

Who should really be offended here? If hate speech were really the issue, these books would be the first to go.

“No, You’re Not Taking Those Verses ‘Out of Context’”, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason.


ISIS hates Islam

ISIS Hates Islam

 

This was published on 2014-08-23 by the Canadian Sun newspaper chain a few days after the American journalist, James Foley, was beheaded by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

ISIS is motivated by their beliefs as encapsulated in the Quran that allow infidels to be murdered, but they fail to see the damage they are doing to their own despicable version of religion. These people are the worst of humanity.

Religion poisons everything — Christopher Hitches, God is Not Great


Flying horse my ass!

Al-Buraf_HafifaThe Quran talks about the existence of flying horses. No mention of the wing size though.

A horse is not built to fly. It doesn’t have the lightweight porous bones of birds but, given there is no peer-reviewed research on the aerodynamics of flying horses since none have ever been seen by scientists, let’s use the bird as a reference.

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