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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.

058 – Get Smurfed – Colloidal Silver

Sick and tired of being just white?  Want to cure what ails you?  Well then, get some Colloidal Silver and at least one of those things will be resolved.  Professor Stephen does debunks the bunk in the Snake Oil Science Woo Woo segment.

Play: Son of Man – A Jesus Play For Atheists

Our guest tonight was Alexander Nye.  He’s working on fundraising for a play about how Jesus adopted the virgin story to protect himself from wearing the “bastard” stigma.  Please check out the awesome video here and consider supporting his efforts.

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Voicemails

We finally got to the voicemails and were able to play the past two weeks of kind words we’ve received.  We love our drunk fans and appreciate you calling in.

Rant

My fuck you rant was inspired by the thousands of children who are being caged like animals along the Mexico border.  I also kind of go after the dumb as fuck atheists who don’t recognize religions harms and only peek their heads out to complain when we are standing up and defending our secular government.  (script below)

Pastor Roy Prayer Line

Pastor Roy answered the calls from sinners and backslidden Christians everywhere.  If you have a question for Jesus, please call Pastor Roy’s Prayer line at 828.565.1262 and leave your questions or comments.

It Ain’t Over – FFRF

Two weeks ago on the show we decided to give away some FFRF.org memberships.  Last week we went crazy with an offer for 20 new members and this was matched by listener and friend of the show, Konrad Michels. The next day, several others asked how they could help and so I set up a GoFundMe page just for FFRF sponsorships.   (Get your FFRF membership)

If you aren’t familiar with the FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation) they are the best hope we have at righting the Religious Right’s wrongs.  You can learn more here: http://mythunderstoodalliance.com/055-ffrf/ or you can just get the shorter version here:

Video From The Show

We had some technical difficulties last night that caused us to lose connection twice.  The audio above is perfect but the video will have two sections where we lost our connection.

Rant Script

In regards to the children who’ve fled abuse, rape, torture and child slavery to come to America, I’m very sorry.  I’m sorry that the number one excuse echoed on TV by those who demand you leave is, “Well they could bring disease and stuff”.  No, really during the fiasco on the border as the towns people barricaded access to the busses, the reporters asked, why are you concerned…?   “Well diseases and stuff.”

 

What kind of stuff are you talking about?  And disease, it’s your crowd of ignorant religious fucknuts who are against vaccines and you’re scared some child is going to bring in the whopping cough?  You’re worried that you’re almost nonexistent income taxes are going to be spent helping children?

 

Really, I know brainless, spineless jellyfish that contain more empathy and sense.  You ignorant dumbfucks, you are a spineless, heartless, cruel blight on humanity.

 

“See here, this imaginary line is our border.  These brown colored people don’t belong here, they be sneaking their children over here to steal our jobs and to live on our welfare.  No matter that they used to live here and we systematically killed them while chasing their forefathers off the land Jesus gave us, they are like beneath us, they aren’t worthy enough to live on this side of the line with us inbred white supremacist, imaginary sky daddy worshiping Christian folk.  “

 

I say let them come in, I’ll echo the poem engraved at the base of the Statue of Liberty:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 

No longer will you find a bigot to repeat those words, instead now they would write if they could:

 

Here stands the Mother of Freedom for white folks, blessed by Jesus to be born in the USA, those fortunate enough that the devil himself couldn’t put the curse of more melanin in their skin.  Her torch it burns the asses of any seeking refuge or freedom in our Christian land.  Those huddled, hungry masses eagerly plotting to live on our welfare programs can forget it, our welfare is for our children as we ignore science and revel in our ignorance and our children our forced to live from the works of others.  It’s their right, not yours… so take your brown skinned asses back home or we’ll shove this torch up your ass and light your bowels on fire.

 

In jesus name – amen.

 

If I had the money or the power, I would change this immediately.  Instead of living in cages, instead of wanting, these thousands of children would fear nothing.  I’d clothe and feed them all, I’d house each and every one, I’d use the Houston Astro Dome, not for a Rick Perry Rain Dance Prayer service but for a playground and I’d ensure each one a citizenship, a lifetime member of my family and a fantastic education.  We spend trillions in other lands, we give 3 Billion a year to Israel while they provide full medical to each of their citizens – over 233 Billion over the past 60 years, The US spends 1/2 a trillion dollars annually on defense.  Which I think they should call “offense” as it is us who are invading other countries and establishing lifelong bases and operations.  Over 500 Billion annually, 3 times what China spends.  Couldn’t we instead have a humanitarian budget of 250 Billion which would still leave us far above the other developed countries in military spending?

 

I know I’m mostly ignorant to the intricacies of our Federal Budget, but never should we deny a child safety, security and a helping hand.

 

But that’s not all…

 

This week after posting a picture of the round memorial roadside signs that bear names of individual victims of auto accidents, an atheist comes out, prick in hand to bash those with brains for daring to care or encourage the replacement of roadside crosses for the secular round signs.  He says, and I quote:  “Im an atheist not a vampire crosses dont bother me. Judgemental pricks do. Live and let live.”

 

Judgmental pricks bother him, I assume he hates competition.   I responded, Rob, crosses are a medieval torture device, but more importantly they represent the Christian religion. Crosses everywhere, especially on public, state or Federal owned land gives the impression of a state religion. An endorsement of a certain religion. It’s illegal and they shouldn’t be there.

 

 

The conversation went on as he states he knows what the crosses stand for and how most christians are judgmental pricks, but why in the fuck would he act just like them?

 

Well Rob, I don’t know why you would act just like them…  Calling out their illegal displays is not being a judgmental prick, nor is posting images of the replacement signs on facebook.  But calling Atheists, “Judgmental Pricks”  for recognizing and responsibly taking action to remove crosses on public lands is exactly that:  An ignorant judgmental prick.

 

I find that the only Atheists that I take issue with, the ones that piss me the fuck off, are these that upon hearing you are taking up a fight to stop preferential treatment to religious organizations, or they find that you oppose a cross at the courthouse steps, or they hear you complain about a public school teacher who is bashing evolution and replacing it with sky daddy magic, And then they crawl from beneath the blanket of ignorance to cry, Live and let live, Kumbaya, Coexist or why can’t you just ignore it?  These dumbfucks piss me off!

 

They are the not a part of a solution, they are like sleeper cell incognito christian cheerleaders who only make appearances to stop you from demanding equality and secularism in our government.  They not only lack a belief in God, but they lack common sense, they lack knowledge and they serve only to disrupt beneficial change for all.

 

When I’m unfortunate enough to interact with this ignorant sect of atheists, it always takes me off guard.

 

It’s like eating butter to only find out it’s margarine.  It’s like meeting a biologist who describes the evolution of a species and then follows up with, Isn’t it amazing what the Lord has done.

 

It be like talking with Neil DeGrass Tyson and finding out he thinks he was abducted twice by aliens and both times received the butt probe treatment.

 

It’d be like eating bacon and learning, nope, it’s not bacon, that is actually cardboard.

 

You’d stand in awe, you’d be amazed and that’s how I feel when I’m scolded by a self proclaimed atheist about coexisting or joining in their kumbaya circle dance.

 

What?, you are a real atheist and you don’t know about the harms, the demonstrable and wide reaching harms of religion that effects us daily?

 

Each time I’m forced to admit that just because you’re an atheist doesn’t mean you can tie your own shoes.  I did a rant a while back on coexisting where I tear apart the concept and expose it’s opposition’s blatant ignorance, but apparently not everyone heard it, I know Rob didn’t.

 

It’s the birds of a feather deal.  I tend to find friendships among ex mormons and ex christians who abhor religion and they actively fight against the ignorance that promotes this protected status.  So when among friends and one of these dumbasses pokes out his head to complain that we are being too loud, I am reminded that there are shit eating monkeys among us who also don’t believe in God and that – that is the only thing we have in common.

 

So to my fellow Americans who would rather see a child raped, enslaved and abused than to offer the tiniest fraction of your tax dollars to ensure their safety and wellbeing, FUCK YOU!  And this isn’t a false dichotomy, these children have escaped the worst life has to offer and your answer is to throw them right back into whence they came.

 

To those monkey brained shit slinging Atheists singing kumbaya around the campfire and only appearing to defend the insanity that is religion and it’s harms, I apologize for not recognizing your ignorance for what it is.  I’m sorry for assuming you’re capable of rational thoughts beyond disbelief but I still must say:  Fuck you – if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem.