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073 – All Natural Medicine Woo Woo

What a show.  We discussed a lot but the theme by Professor Stephen was Natural Medicines.  Thank you all who submitted links and comments during the show.  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/new-york-attorney-general-targets-supplements-at-major-retailers/?_r=0

 

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Rant

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus – The Lord Your God, not mine but yours has laid out 613 commandments in the Holy Book you know fondly as the Bible.  No where in this book, forward or latter does anyone revoke, undo or excuse your commanded compliance.  Jesus did not exempt you from the old testament laws and in fact demands you keep them, not once but repeats this 3 times.

You obviously already agree or you too, like me – would be offended upon seeing the archaic 10 commandments posted in schools, courtyards and on public lands as these of the top ten list are only found in the old testament.

Two commandments and abominations that stand out among the hundreds available, come not just from the old testament, but the new.  Both directly from Jesus, these two are:

1.  Thought crimes

and

2.  doubt – as in lack of belief

Jesus says in Matthew 5:28 – But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery – unless of course she is already one of your many wives or one among your 100’s of concubines.  The sin for adultery commanded by God – is death.  You are to be stoned to death.  He makes no mention of lusting after men though, so all of you gay men and hetero women – bottoms up.  You’re off the hook.

This scripture is to say:  Your thoughts are equal to the action.  Whether you thought of having sex with your neighbor’s wife or you actually went over and had sex with your neighbors wife – the crime the same and the punishment defined.

Yesterday I walked down to the beach.  It was sunny but still cool enough that only a few were around.  I began walking and enjoying the sound of waves as they broke against the sand.  Ahead I could see some enjoying the same while sun bathing.  As I got closer I noticed that it was two women.  Both without clothes, no swim suits, not even shoes.  I continued my walk, but slowed down so as not to approach too quickly- and as I did, these two women began to make out.  Completely naked, one climbed atop the other, butt in the air as she bent over in passionate kisses.

I was now to where they lie and could see their hands caressing each other as they squirmed and rolled around, completely unaware I was near.  The blonde slowly kissed down the others stomach until reaching her vagina and began licking and sucking while the other writhed in sweet pleasure.

Before I go on, I must ask you the listener.  Did you envision what I just described? Could you imagine the two lovers as I described their actions?  You then just committed a thought crime.  You committed an abomination before the lord.

Now I will agree, you had no choice.  The thoughts were instigated by my story, but Jesus offers no loopholes in his denouncing the act of thought.  I ask you now, do you control your thoughts or did I?

If you’re honest, you’ll admit and most readily that I controlled those thoughts.  But do you ever have control of your own thoughts?  Reality and the natural world control most of what you think and feel but some of our thoughts are hastened by innate responses due to our biological physiology.

As a male teen a bumpy road, an attractive girl or absolutely nothing known could cause an erection.  A physical result of something completely uncontrollable and not aided by thought.  Thoughts though, even more so are influenced by the physical world surrounding us all.

Like walking into a room where a beautiful woman is getting undressed and any attempt to sway the thoughts of your mind are overwhelmed by more powerful innate responses within.

You can not think for a second that you control your thoughts completely.  And if God be who they say he is and if Jesus be true, then not only has he asked the impossible, he’s made you this way and demanded the exact opposite.  This omnipotent one on high, must know that your thoughts can not always be controlled, yet he has commanded you to control them with threat of everlasting separation and eternal torture.

No matter how devout and committed you are – a suggestion from outside can immediately override your will to control thought.  Could one be more sinister, more devious than to demand the impossible?

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The thought experiment above in my story from the beach proves that others can control and manipulate your thoughts.  Couple that with innate autonomic chemical responses in the brain and you find quickly you have no control.

Now I’d like to discuss lack of belief and doubt, the other major crime in the new testament.  Religions require you abide because doubt and reasoning, which is a product of doubt are enemies of faith.  Spiritual faith being the default position required to believe something when there is zero evidence to support.

Can you control your beliefs?  Belief only follows after much convincing or indoctrination, but it can not and will not appear through sheer will.

If I was to hold a gun to your head and demand your allegiance and loyalty to the all mighty and invisible flying spaghetti monster god – you either could choose a martyrs ignorant death or you could appease my psychotic demand and agree – if only to extend your life.

But if I were to hold the gun and demand BELIEF in the flying spaghetti monster, his heaven of beer volcanos and stripper factories, you may reply with, yes you believe, but only to protect your life.  I could not with gun or bomb control your beliefs anymore than I can control the spinning sun. No matter how real and imminent the threat, beliefs are not decided at will.

One does not just believe. Beliefs can only grow with consistent affirmations, propagandist styled indoctrinations or both.  You can study gravitational theory and trust the data collected and confirmed by scientists worldwide and form a belief in it’s truths, but I can not demand you believe the earth to be flat and expect true belief.

Religion has done this to billions.  They have indoctrinated since birth, they’ve paraded out evidence to confirm these biases and they have amassed huge followings – most of which honestly believe.  This is seen in every religion and is why so much effort is invested into the children.

But you dear Christian, could you be forced to believe that Islam is the one true religion and that Muhammad its one true prophet?  Of course not, because belief is not a product of your will and desires.

Some of us begin to doubt, some of us seek the facts and want to know the truth.  Some miss the indoctrinations all together and as young adults and adults exposed to religion – would never believe without proofs and evidence.

Here we come to the painful realization that your omnipotent God must know this.  He must know how beliefs are formed and that threats of hellfire, gnashing teeth and eternal torment are not forces that encourage real belief.  Like the gun to your head, the threat is irrelevant, belief can not be turned on and off like a switch.

Surely you could just say that you believe –       but at the same time you would have to admit that whatever God demands such must be such an ignorant narcissist that he his not concerned in real belief but only the rhetoric of mindless sheep in order to bolster his ego.

Again I’ve demonstrated that your God is demanding through holy command that you believe and again it is encouraged with threat of eternal torture.  Your God must know the impossibility of such demand and yet we find throughout the gospels and on into the writings of Paul, that belief is a requirement of salvation.

Two sins, two commands – control your thoughts and hold no doubt but just believe – by what is touted as an all loving, all knowing, all wise, all caring and all encompassing God.  Both of which I have shown are impossible and therefore we are left with only a couple conclusions.

Either your God has set up over three fourths of the world’s populations to fail based on belief alone and he’s also setup everyone, including his most humble servants to fail on the grounds of thought crimes.  Either way you’ve failed.  And forget repenting as a Christian, because true repentance is absent the crime going forward and as I’ve demonstrated, you can not control your thoughts and therefore would never be able to truly repent.

We could conclude that your God is evil and as pointed out, he created you sick but demands you well – knowing all along the impossibility of the demand.

We could conclude the more likely though.  Your God is the fanciful creation of bronze aged desert nomads and sheep herders, that his scriptural commands to sell your daughters into slavery, to keep virgins as your reward for war and to kill those who pick up sticks on the sabbath or found to be wearing two different fabrics – are all apart of the evil within narcissistic psychotic men of ages long gone.

It’s simple really.  Either your god is a petty, narcissistic, self aggrandizing, homophobic, infanticidal, genocidal, racist psychopath ——————or he doesn’t exist at all.  Either way, for me and many – he doesn’t exist to control our thoughts, our actions or instill guilt where none belongs.

And if still it is your stance that he exists and his commands true, then I say – fuck you.  For it is the catalyst of my hate for religion that normal, sane and reasonable people consciously and willfully desire to remain ignorant, to spread your lies and hypocrisy, to delude the youth and force upon them the fallacious dogma which only works to hinder humanities progress and hopes for equality.

Add these to the already long list of reasons why atheists are mad, why atheists speak out and why we will at every turn and opportunity – call you out, exposing the ignorance of the impossible demands by your invisible and imaginary friend on high.  You can not intelligently counter the obvious problem with a God who commands the impossible.

The insane, inhumane batshittery of a thinking that would rationalize one to go inside the hospital to visit his own victim, the victim who is paralyzed due to a severed spine caused by an intentional gunshot wound – and there inside the room demand his victim to rise and walk and be paralyzed no more – to do this all with a loud threat of the torture to follow if the victim doesn’t obey.

Yet somehow you justify this.  Somehow you praise and worship, prostrating yourself before this your God while condemning those who recognize the insanity for what it is.  If there is such thing as evil, then your God is the epitome thereof.

Your religions and its beliefs deserve every bit of hostile ridicule it gets.  You can hide within the sanctuary of ignorance called church, but from the outside we aren’t surprised upon seeing a lot of hugging in a room full of people with down syndrome.  Your actions to reconfirm the biases with support from the equally ignorant are not impressive and will not dissuade our work towards educating all to think for themselves.

The Chapel Hill Murders Rant

The Chapel Hill murders this past week pissed me off, it hurt my heart and I like many others empathized with those who’d lost loved ones.  Fortunately the media didn’t hesitate with some sort of revenue generating headlines:

Atheist Kills Muslim Students!

atheist kills muslim studentsI was floored, my first thought, he can’t be an Atheist – this most be a Christian.  After-all Christians are brutally and systematically killing Muslims in Africa right fucking now.  I mean what caused them, the media to say, “Atheist kills…”?

Maybe he’s an Atheist like the kind Curt Cameron was… you know the non-existent type.  Did this Atheist go in singing the Atheist Battle Cry holding the Atheist Bible in one hand while aiming and firing the gun in the other?

And why did it say “Muslims”?  Were they wearing a sign?  Why not crazed gunman kills three students, instead?  Well that doesn’t get people clicking or reading… but atheist – ATHEIST – well that my friend makes headlines.

And before you wag out the “no true Scotsman Fallacy” rebuttal – hear me out.  Please.

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~ Cash

Transcript

Chapel Hill Muslim MurderHowdy folks – Stumpy Winkerbean here.  We have a problem, it’s not just Houston’s problem either.  This past week, 3 non-pork eating people were killed in cold blood.  The suspect, a known carnivore has posted on social media and has made comments to friends about loving the pork.  He has been seen enjoying the bbq – like many of us do – but this here feller is different – he has killed innocent non-pork eaters.

This is our problem friends.  This isn’t one of those:  no true pork eater fallacies – There is a rampant problem in the carnivore community – it’s called racism, bigotry, misogyny and other words that are hard for me to spell.  We can not just hide from the fact that this crazed psychopath lost his shit after months of arguments regarding a parking space and killed these people.  It’s not a parking space issue.  This is an issue with Carnivores everywhere.

When the news first hit, we thought he was just a wacked out ATV nut job but nope – he’s been eating the pork.  There’s nothing wrong with eating pork and being a carnivore – hell fire – I’m right now sucking chocolate milk through my bacon straw.  But humanity folks.  There’s too much hate.

The atheists are trying to get some “me” time in the news claiming the guy was also an atheist and anti-theist.  They are even saying that those killed were Muslims to bolster their argument.   Hell, they say the suspect even posted on social media about how religion was the cause of many deaths – but that’s all anecdotal – this problem lies in one place and it’s at our feet folks – the carnivores.

I know we carnivores don’t have a worldview and we don’t have rule books, but it should go without saying, you don’t kill people.  Most of us are peace loving, rifle toting, hog eating all around good folk – but there are among us some, some batshit crazy fucknuts that are making us look bad.  We can’t stand idly by, we must as a community denounce this horrid action by one of our members, who really isn’t a member but did eat meat and rode ATV’s and wore blue jeans and had two eyes and ears, but it’s more than likely possible that it’s 100% a – carnivore problem.  We need to get out in front of this thing, we need to say enough is enough – Carnivores are good people and would never condone such violence unless of course it’s an animal.  which doesn’t even really count as violence.

So please everybody with your carnivore groups, and carnivorous facebook pages and blogs and radio shows – take a stand and denounce this fucknut Craig Stephen Hicks.  I’m stumpy mc faddy  – thank you for doing the right thing.

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You know, Stumpy makes a great point but I noticed some other things that one might call very unique in this case.  The victims all had brown eyes and the perpetrator is blue eyed – could this be a blue on brown eye crime?  I’m not saying it is, but just let that stew around in your head a bit.

What’s fucking just downright stupid fucking crazy to me, this crime committed was immediately pushed as an Atheist kills muslims.  Three people died and that is horrid, it’s sad and I don’t know a soul who would argue differently, except maybe the American Sniper fucker.

But had the victims been white, would there have been a different story?  Had the victims been atheists, would they have led the stories with Atheist kills other Atheists.

As far as we know so far, the fucktard that committed this violent act was not a proponent of violence.  He had nothing on his facebook page that would indicate hate for other humans.  He did have the typical anti religion shit like many of us do, but for fucks sake – all the evidence gathered was that this was an argument that has been going on for some time involving a parking lot space.

The media could have just as easily said, Chevy Fan kills three non-Chevy fans.  The media and some of the family of the victims ran to the most vitriolic inducing claim, right from the get go.  “This is a hate crime”  I heard this quote and sound byte over and over as the media took the proverbial ball with the most potential to revenue and ran with it.

Some atheists and atheist groups immediately issued statements denouncing the horrid act by this freethinking lunatic, but to me, that does more harm than good.  To me it’s like you’ve accepted the stigma and now are attempting to defend it.

Atheists don’t have a world view you stupid fucking reporters.  Again – atheism is a lack of belief in god.  That’s the only thing that you can definitely say we (atheists) have in common.

Now granted, you’ll find many atheists helping others and working to make the world a better place while millions prefer to pray to their invisible sky daddy which results in nothing more than wasted time.  Many of us atheists are also humanists, we value lives, the lives of all  – not just atheist lives.  Many of us atheists eat ice cream too, but it’s not a deal breaker to join the club.

Many atheists are also pro science and employ the scientific methods before concluding on ideas, but neither science nor humanism are parts of atheism.

The only reason we have a term like atheism is because of the fucking religious nutters.  If the majority believed in fairies who directed their lives and granted forgiveness for their transgressions via vicarious redemption – and also attempted to force their beliefs on our government and our citizens, then we free thinkers would probably be called afairiests.

Another quick example, because I want to make sure that you get this.  If the majority believed that their underwear was magic, sort of like the mormons believe and then you attempted to force your batshit crazy ideas and  your morality on the rest of society with the you can’t do this and you can’t do that because the magic underwear says so, then again, we freethinkers who demand evidence, who fight against your encroachment into our laws and onto humanity, we would probably be called aunderwearists.

Someone wrote me stating that most certainly atheists have a big problem in it’s community with misogyny and racism.  Really, we also have a big problem with obesity.  Is that a bi product of atheism too?

No dumbfuck, it is not!  You could say humanity has a big problem with racism, you could say, the white people club have a big problem with racism, you could say that republicans, tea party fucks and southern christians have a huge goddamened problem with racism, hate and bigotry.

Atheists aren’t pitching tents and picketing the government to make anti-sharia laws, atheists aren’t electing politicians that will help us reduce the rights and freedoms of the gay community or hinder the access to medical treatments for women – no – that’d be fucking religious fucktards doing that.

Atheism doesn’t have a anti-feminist problem or an anti equality problem.  yes, there are some, there are few but still some people who don’t believe in God who are also racists, bigots, homophobes and misogynists – but that doesn’t make it a group problem.

Atheists all over, the majority will and have stood up for equality for all.  The vast majority are humanists too.  You don’t hear from the elite atheist bloggers,   “Goddammit Houston, we have a problem – too many in our group are obese.”  Nope, but if one fucking misogynistic pig makes a insensitive remark at an atheist convention – hold the fucking phones!   

Goddammit, we need to solve this crisis, there are atheists who are also misogynistic pigs.  And the bloggers go to town with the new frenzy.

No!  and yes.  WE always need to be the protectors of equality, feminism, personhood and the list goes on – and you know what? – we do.  The majority does, even without the narcissistic you tubers plea for a movement to stop something that isn’t an atheist problem.

How bout this.  Instead we call it what it fucking is.  How about we blame the perpetrator instead of everyone that also owns a goddamed ford pick up.  Blame humans, blame a system called religion that spreads hate daily, that is so fucking big and powerful they control our lawmaking processes.  If tomorrow, some fucknut stabs the UPS driver with an ice pick, I’m not going to blame all ice pick fans, if he’s a Christian, I’m not blaming them either – unless of course the UPS driver was gay and the ice pick stabber was a devout conservative Christian who subscribes to the “lets kill all gays” club.

I hope you’re following here.  There are real deaths everyday, thousands weekly – Christian groups systematically going from village to village, town to town in Africa, killing Muslims.  Christian on Muslim hate crimes in America are at an all time high according to the FBI.  When a group spews hate and actively pursues actions against another group and then one of the members acts on it, then you can say: Christian kills Muslim.

But Atheists are individuals, mostly humanists and none are gathering with hateful messages, none are attempting to cause laws that would restrict the equal rights afforded another.  None of our well known and outspoken stand on platforms with fist in the air and the God Delusion in hand screaming, that this group of people don’t deserve marriage equality or that that group of people are abominations before Our No God.  We as a collective group of likeminded folks don’t scream any hate.  If you hear us yell or scream it’s towards those who are hurting others.

Dear Ad- Revenue starved piece of shit, low life media – we see what you did.  We know what you’ve done.  This never was an atheism or atheist issue.  You made it so and it is why you who are the most untrusted fucks in the entire world.  We believe none of what you say and only half of what we see you display.  You are the catalysts for hate and with your fallacious stories you damage the work done on behalf of atheists worldwide, you demonize good people in efforts to fill your accounts – you promote a stigma that physically, emotionally and financially injures over 15% of the population.  You cause the reasons why we can’t come out, why many remain closeted and why we all suffer more.  Fuck you!  There is not anyone with an IQ higher than duck shit that doesn’t recognize your game.

To you who think, with what evidence has been presented so far – that this crime has anything to do with atheism or atheists in general – well fuck you too.  If after you heard all I have to say and you can still attempt to justify your stump speeches and mindless rhetoric that this was some sort of atheism problem – then you’re a goddamn fucking moron.

There is more reason to believe his anger was inspired by pork.  If there ever comes a day when atheist groups are spewing hate or undermining equality and one of them does something as horrid as this fucking psycho did, then yes, you’ll hear from the majority, we will denounce that person and the group – as it would not be representative  But in this case, you have a man, a crazy, hostile, mentally unstable man who loved riding 4 wheelers, who ate Pork like it was going out of style, who wore blue jeans and had blue eyes, but somehow you chose from all of this – atheism as the problem.

That’s just simply fucking retarded.  Now if evidence is forthcoming that this fucker was driven by hate of religion, I’ll still tell you that yes, in every club, group or population, there is some who are fucking nuts – but don’t represent the whole.

The boy scouts have a overeating problem, you know – because some are overweight – the NFL a teeth brushing problem, because some have cavities, but to think for a second that one fucking idiot, one complete psycopath murderous man who happened also to be atheist – is indicative of an atheist problem – well fuck you.

I’m cash and I couldn’t wait for the next show, I simply had to get this off my chest.  I love you, yes you and you too and I’ll see you on the show very soon.

072 Atheists And Death

Aren’t you scared of death?  You don’t have Heaven.

How did you feel in 1834?   What’s that?  You didn’t exist then and therefore didn’t feel anything – well that is exactly how I’ll feel when I’m dead.  NOTHING.  In this episode, the largest turnout of listeners, commenters, callers and guests joined us for a lively discussion on death, memories, Near Death Experiences and the challenge it is for some after they’ve believed for years they will join friends in family in Heaven – to only discover that in fact – they won’t.

It’s A TRICK

A con-job of enormous proportions, religion for centuries has used the afterlife to manipulate and rob us from this one life, here and now.  This afterlife has two parts, the carrot at the end of the stick to motivate blind allegiance, unquestioning loyalty and of course your hard earned cash; the other, the stick – no carrot but a threat of eternal torture for the sin of not worshipping how and when they like.

Easily, the case can be made that religion has inflicted the most cruel and inhumane ideas on humanity.

I’ll Never See Them Again

Yes, it’s true – I’ve accepted it.  I’ll never see my brother or my sister again.  It was the biggest challenge for me to overcome once I realized that there was and is no God.  But I like many others, suffered through and quashed the anger from the lies we had been told for decades and now appreciate life much, much more.

Incredible Guests

Rachel, Professor Stephen and I we were joined by some very intelligent fans who shared much on this broad topic and we hope you enjoy it as well.

The Raw Video

The Rant

Awwww it’s ok – Jesus needed him.  Awwwww She’s gone to be an angel now with Jesus in Heaven.  It was just her time to go.  Jesus called him home.  They’re in a better place now – don’t you worry dear.

Well fuck you!  Is all death – Gods Will?  As in, this God of yours, this invisible Sky Daddy has a plan and it includes the 17 year old to die just before her graduation from high school?  His plan is that the 6 year old drown on the family’s summer vacation?

I’ve experienced the loss of family and friends.  The weeping and wailing from the most religious among them has always discouraged me.  Surely we are sad, surely they will be missed, surely it took us all by surprise, but if your faith wasn’t so incredible brittle -would there be need of such sorrow?

Don’t you really believe that they are in a better place now?  Don’t you think it far better for the tens of thousands of children that die today – for them to be in heaven and avoid the suffering and possible demon possessions here on earth?

The rhetoric of those comforters is I’m sure of good intention but is there any value in it at all?  If it could be known that you were going to die next Tuesday at 3:19 PM – would you do differently over these next days than if you were completely unaware?

Surely, if unaware, you’d go to work, school etc… continuing your day to day tasks without any concern.  But if you knew that the end was nigh, wouldn’t you spend those remaining days differently?

Most of us prefer the facts.  Most of us prefer the truth.  And the facts about the afterlife is that there are no facts.  Not one shred of evidence for anything beyond this time – here and now.  If one could claim any fact at all, it is the fact that we only know this process called death, we know that all will die, we know that death is inevitable and we know what happens to our physical bodies after death.  What we don’t know and have no – as in zero reasons to believe – is in anything afterwards.  Your brain is the you  – and it dies as well.

So wouldn’t you spend this life differently if you knew that at your death it was all over.  No afterlife, no reincarnation as a lady bug or head lice – it’s done.  Wouldn’t you do things different from now on out.

I assume – Yes, yes you would.

These religious concoctions of spirit and souls are just that – they are make believe, myth and superstition.  They are tools to which to influence you here and now, they are tools in which to rob you of your time, your money and this – the only life you are guaranteed.

These lies create false hope, however frail and fragile that hope may be – these lies rob and cheat us all.  The men and women who abstain from sex for promise of rewards after death, the wife that endures the violent and abusive spouse for the rewards in heaven, the missionaries who forgo or delay educations to delude the minds of others for promise of spiritual reward and the countless others all forgoing some part or parts of this life in hopes for the non existent next.

A preacher once said to me:  We must weep upon a child entering this sinful world but celebrate the death of a loved one gone to be with Jesus.

Well fuck you too.

I want the truth, I prefer the facts and you should too.  Break that horrible cycle of inbred ignorant ramblings of the insane and join the living.  Mourn and miss those that have died, but celebrate this time here and now.  Shed these harmful and stagnant ideas that prevent you from exploring, from having anal sex and swallowing – spend Sunday with friends and family, not in reverence but enjoying the day and time.

With all we know and understand about life I’m angered that the majority are living it with hopes for the next.  Feeding the delusion and false hope to younger generations who most will unwittingly sacrifice the now for a fictitous spot later.

Most honest men and women, regardless how faithful would admit secretly their fear of death and their lack of faith in this promised afterlife.  But lack of faith and doubt are sins and thus must be quashed beneath the veil of superstition.

Be as the biblical ancients, the fathers of your bastardized religions – they knew nothing of this afterlife.  The Old Testament makes no mention of a heaven or hell.  Continue in your delusions but give up this one part.  Know this – when you are dead you’re dead and the only remaining bit of you will be in the memories of those alive.

The false promises of reward, multiple wives and streets paved of gold leading to your heavenly mansion on high are just fairytales and fiction to rob you now.  The only ones rewarded now for these lies are those offering guarantees after death.  Stealing your time and money, your peace of mind – they are fulfilled in full right here and right now.

To those among you who delude for gain – Fuck you.  From the bottom of my heart to the top of my brain, fuck you and without faith or beliefs in heaven or an afterlife, I will do as my preacher friend suggested and celebrate death.  Specifically the death of ignorance that you and yours spread.

CVS Homeopathy Less Painful Than Bloodletting

CVS Pushes The Snake Oil

[UPDATE]

On the Atheists On Air Facebook page the comments have provoked a shit-storm.  Surprisingly there are Atheists aka freethinkers who haven’t applied skepticism, logic, reason nor science to some of their beliefs.

There is a misunderstanding between homeopathic medicines and natural medicines.  There is also, the “who does it hurt” bullshit.

If you are one of these who have a defense for homeopathic medicines, please first review:

1.  http://whatstheharm.net/homeopathy.html
2.  http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/debating-homeopathy-part-ii/

…before even reading this article – as it will only serve to piss you the fuck off causing you to launch an ignorant defense of the demonstrably indefensible.

[END UPDATE]

My previous post today is evident of my angst with CVS.  I’m sure the others, Walmart, Walgreens and Rite-Aid are doing the same but I know first hand that CVS is peddling the woo as if it was real medicine with real value and real results.  CVS Homeopathy is less painful than bloodletting but equally effective.

The allergy, cold and sinus section:
CVS Snake Oil Homeopathy

most expensive water40 Doses of Water for only $12.79

A whopping 6.75 ounces of water.  And best of all… “it works naturally with your body” – as water often does.  No matter your cough dry or wet, this concoction includes remedies for all those pesky symptoms your child may experience.  And if it doesn’t work, you can always try bloodletting.

Or you could pray over an 8oz. glass of water for about .01 percent of the cost.  It’s magic – who ya gonna trust, Jesus or CVS?

Oh look!  It’s the Multi-Symptom Formula… It contains just enough of nothing to fake treat all those pesky symptoms.

With the addition of real honey, they have created the ultimate cure all – sugar water for only $1.80 an ounce.  It’s a wonder they can stay in business with deals as good as this.

CVS Homeopathic Product Ingredients

 

Sugar water for only $12.79

 

A quick refresher course:  “C” represents hundreds as in 1 part per hundred, but 6C is the same as 12X or 1 part in 1,000,000 (one part in one million).

  • Antimonium tartaricum – (Antimony tartrate) – the double salt of potassium.  You probably have heard of Ipecac – well it’s used to induce vomiting but deluded to this level is equivalent to pouring one gallon of bourbon into a 1 million gallon swimming pool – drinking it and hoping to get drunk. It is so heavily diluted that it’s rendered completely useless.  But just imagine undiluted how effective it would be on your young offspring at loosening mucus.  Nothing quite like uncontrolled and violent vomiting.
  •  Bryonia – (Bryony) – a poisonous plant that is so lethal that the Royal Navy named a couple of war ships after it.  From the root of this dangerous vine is a milky white substance.  If contacted with the skin often causes immediate blisters.  Fortunately for the unsuspecting parents and children, this has been diluted to 3C or 1 part in 100,000 parts.  Safe even if it was arsenic diluted to this level.  Used to cure leprosy centuries ago, this highly toxic plant extract causes mucous type diarrhea.
  • Drosera – (sundews) – a carnivorous plant that’s flowers, stem and about any other part was used in the 12th century to treat coughs.  Diluted just enough so you don’t get any, it’s claimed to relieve “barking” coughs.
  • Ipecacuanha – (Carapichea ipecacuanha) – Again with the Ipecac – vomit inducing plant extract but diluted to 1 part in 100,000.  Just enough so that you don’t get one drop of this shitty stuff.
  • Pulsatilla – (pasque flower) – Highly toxic extract used currently to treat the swelling of testicles which is similar to a wet cough – they did say “multi-symptom” on the box.  To be double safe though, they have increased the dosage to 6c – 1:1,000,000 – remember the pool and gallon of bourbon?  And yes, these Snake Oil peddlers consider the dosage more potent if the substance is diluted even more.  So to them, 6 C is twice as potent as 3C.
  • Rumex crispus – (oxalic acid) – known to help you if you are short on kidney stones, this plant extract is very toxic and can even damage your urinary tract.  Luckily for all of us, it’s super potent at 6C dilution.  1:1,000,000
  • Spongia Tosta – (hermaphroditic sponge) Yes!  It’s the boiled down juices from a hermaphroditic sea sponge.  Sign me the fuck up!  These cool sea sponges really do – when told to go fuck themselves.  1 part per 100,000 just to insure you don’t receive even a tiny bit of this sea sponge juice.
  • Sticta pulmonaria – (Lichen) (Lungwort) – another extract with absolutely no medicinal value.  It’s diluted to 3C or 1:100,000

WARNING! Do not use 1/2 of a lizard tail

That sums up the “active” ingredients.  To make your own homeopathic remedy, take 1 part of the plant extract or elixir and add 99 parts milk sugar or starch.  Stir for one hour.  This would equal 1C.  Now to make 2C dilution, take one part of that mixture you just made and add 99 parts starch again. Repeat once more for 3C.

You can also find a dried lizard tail and wear it over your left ear between your ear and your head for 9 days.  By the end of the 9th day, remove the dried lizard tail and you should be feeling much better.  Do not overdose and use half of a lizard tail, this can be far too potent.

Homeopathy is less painful than bloodletting

Next time you’re at your local CVS pharmacy and snake oil store – check out the homeopathic remedies.  Notice how well they are marketed along with real treatments, note how the packaging looks similar to real medicines and grab a box and read the contents.

FYI: 12C or 24X is the same dilution as dropping one pinch of sugar into the north and south Atlantic Oceans.  It would be impossible to find even one molecule of that original sugar.

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