Category Archives: Faith

079 – Discriminating Against Christians Discriminating Against Homosexuals?

AOA 079 Discriminating Against Christians Discriminating Against Homosexuals?

With:
CASH! (YES, CASH IS BACK FOR THIS EPISODE!)
Professor Stephen
Rachel Nanon Brown
and
Jason Comeau

Special Guest: Bobby Nelson from Strange Frequencies Radio. Strange Frequencies Radio is an internet radio show and podcast that aims to bring fun and facts back to the paranormal and world of the weird! Check out this awesome podcast at: http://www.strangefrequenciesradio.net

Cash opens with a rant, and then we lay into this ridiculous homophobic “you are not alone” video. We finally get to listen in on the ramblings of Paster Roy at CCTP once again. We discuss the paranormal, skepticism, and de-converting with Bobby Nelson. And finally, Professor Stephen starts a multi-part segment on how we age the earth using isotopic abundance and why creationist are full of shit when they claim to debunk it.

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

 

Video

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.

054 – Faith – Interview An Atheist At Church Day

An atheist can go clean a street, we can go do other charitable works, but until they meet us, talk to us and learn that we don’t really eat babies (often), that we don’t breathe fire or worship Lucifer and we are actually aren’t any different than they are; the stigma remains.

Imagine That – Stigma Free Atheism

kile b jonesWe sat down with Kile B. Jones of Interview An Atheist At Church Day to discuss his plans going forward.  Kile has been a one legged man in an ass kick’n contest.  He attempts to schedule with pastors to have an atheist come and speak, answer questions in an attempt to rid the world of the horrible Atheist Stigma.

Kile is dead set on removing that stigma or at least softening it around the edges.  Kile holds two degrees and has lots of letters behind his name and none of which are Jr..

You can watch past videos of Kile’s master plan coming together as over 23 churches have accepted and have invited us heathens in.  Visit Interview An Atheist At Church Day here.

Faith!

The secret ingredient to believe any bit of shit you like.  It’s the universal solution to reason and logic.  Get faith and wonder no more.  I rant a bit…

Gay, Atheist, Vegan Trifecta!

Free Thinking HorsemanAnd smack dab in the Bible Belt.  Kerryn Armstrong called in to share her story about growing up in a secular home only to move to Jesus-ville, Florida.  Surrounded by the non-thinking faithful, she and her partner run a business training horses and their owners.

Kerryn hails from Australia and was a blast to have on the show.  We look forward to having her on soon to discuss equality and gay rights.

Please check out Kerryn’s website at Free Thinking Horseman and if you ever need help with that horse, give them a call.

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Woo Woo

Professor Stephen had a great lesson for us this week.  Bread, yes bread.  Check it out below or above by clicking play.

Catfish Creek Trailer Park

Has a Facebook page now.  Cecil admits to the britches thievery.  Pastor Roy shares on 535 AM – community report.  A brand new CCTP resident, Coach LeRoy calls in.

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Faith? The dictionary defines faith as belief that is not proof based.  It’s the pretending to know things that you do not know.  Faith is the requirement, it’s the prerequisite to believe the unbelievable.

Faith is not needed, not required and not the logical position for anything else in life.  You don’t need faith to know that your brakes will work, you don’t need faith to expect your spouse to return home today, you don’t need faith to cross the bridge.  These things don’t require faith at all.  I am confident the bridge will hold up because thousands of cars go over daily, engineers, these scientists used science to insure it reliability and it works.  I don’t need faith because I have a reasonable expectation that it will hold up because of the overwhelming evidence.

 

But faith is the only way you can accept the possibility that there is an invisible man in the sky who is watching over every move you make, that although you are a sinner that you can live with this invisible sky daddy in a paradise for eternity.  It is faith that is required to trust the preacher begging for your dollars, it is faith that the church is turning over a new leaf and will be hard on child molesters from this point on, it is faith that is required to ignore any and all evidence to the contrary of your indoctrinated and strongly held beliefs.

 

Faith in it’s blindness leads millions to pray for that which will never be magically answered.  Only we humans, us mere mortals actually get shit done.

 

Would you sell a car to a stranger and accept on faith that he’ll be true to his word and promptly deposit the funds into your bank account?  Of course not.  In all of life we require, hell – we demand proof.  We want it signed, press hard there are three copies and goddamnit I want it notarized too.

 

Would you take the strangers word for it that it’s been checked, the gun is not loaded and then proceed to pull the trigger while pointing it at your head?  Hell no, you wouldn’t I wouldn’t and no sane adult human would.  We would definitely check ourselves.  Fuck that faith bullshit.  I want to look down the barrel, I want to remove the clip, I want to view the empty chamber before I would ever point and click.

 

But when it comes to religion, we forgo reason and logic, we exercise faith in order to even attempt to believe one iota of the nonsense.  Religion figured this out long ago, they can indoctrinate the youth, they can embed beliefs that a thinking person would never accept.

 

They can exalt the value of faith so that when that child begins to think, when he or she begins to question, they can fall back on the only thing that will keep the believers beliefs in tact.  Faith.

 

Imagine right now as an adult, assuming you’ve never been exposed to religion and a Christian attempts to share the gospel with you.  What thinking person could accept these promises, these hopes and these ridiculous stories and immoral laws on faith?  I would say no thinking person could.

 

Religion prays on the weak, the young, the hungry, the imprisoned, the helpless and it’s evidenced in all their missionary programs.

 

Atheism does not require faith.  Do you have faith that there aren’t invisible fairies working in your yard to align the chakras of your family?  No, why not?  Had you been raised to believe that under penalty of eternal torture – faith would be required to hold on to that belief.  Yet you weren’t and therefore it requires no faith not to believe that nonsense.

 

Your religious and god faith is bolstered like a newly planted tree with ropes and stakes to ensure it stays put until the roots can find new ground.  Religion uses ropes too but it’s ropes consist of teaching that questioning is bad, that much is out of our understanding and is only known by God, that your lack of faith is punishable with isolation for eternity and that although contrary to everything else in life, you will reap a righteous reward in heaven for your steadfast faith.

 

This makes no sense whatsoever.  It’s ludicrous.  Faith is a trick played by the intelligent on the weakest of minds.  Teaching others to use faith is immoral, regardless of what the Bible says, the bible was written with many ropes to hold you firmly in place until you could submit to faith.  Until you were rooted in good enough to stand before the contradictory evidence and with a ridiculously dishonest pride, proclaim by faith your beliefs.

 

Every single religion necessitates its adherents subscribe to the dogma of faith.  No religion can say, look here’s our god, watch what he can do, see this and this, and now look at those, talk with anyone and verify each that I tell you, call on him yourself, test him, see him, touch him, our god is real.

None profess with proof.  They all must rely on faith.  Well if you had enough faith, well if your faith was stronger, if you felt what I felt inside, you’d know that it’s by faith we know the truth.

 

Each religion can claim the same truth.  Each can say, you just need faith.

 

Imagine your loved one falls over dying of a heart attack.  You scream help and ask if there is a doctor present.  Every single god damned person yells back, yes, I’m a doctor.  What are you going to do.  Take it on faith?  Or are you going to ask for some evidence?

 

This is what religion does.  They all scream they have the truth, but like the crowd who all claim to be doctors, none can offer proof.  They don’t even attempt to substantiate the claim.  They only demand faith.

 

You select a doctor from the crowd and ask, where’s your proof.  Well I don’t have my ID. where did you go to school?  That’s not important.  Just have faith.  What are you a doctor of?  Again, not important.  Bottom line, I have no proof, no proof of schooling, no evidence I am who I say I am – I have nothing.  But if you have enough faith we can proceed.

 

Are you going to let them proceed?  You must be satisfied with nothing and I mean nothing if you want to work on faith.

 

If religion was just getting started today, it would be the laughing stock of humanity.  It would be the most ludicrous thing we’d ever could imagine.

 

Many may say, like my father, he’d rather not know the truth if the truth is that there is no God.  Well would you want to know if your spouse was cheating?  Or would you ignore the facts offered, dismiss the evidence and proclaim faith in your partners absolute devotion to you?  I know for me, as uncomfortable as it would be, as bad as it would hurt, Id want the truth.

 

You grabbing the bible and quoting some nonsense about how faith is a virtue would be like me picking up our wedding vows and proclaiming that it says that my partner will remain faithful.  See she agreed to it right here.

 

That’s all the proof I need.  Right here in these words.

 

In every single debate I’ve had with a religious person, once I’ve painstakingly debunked each claim, each scripture with a contradictory one and each indoctrinated idea exposed, they all run back to faith.  It’s the one place that says, hey, I have no evidence, I’m a doctor, trust me.  They’ve admitted their guilt however unaware, that they are resolute in sacrificing fact for fiction, myth for truth, an afterlife for a real life and surrendered all reason and logic for grandiose fairytales of ghosts, goblins, gods and glory.

 

One life.  That’s all you get.  And you choose, deliberately to sacrifice it all for the promise of a next.  You ejaculate the same immoral shit into the ears of those in your care and you destroy my hopes for better lives of the generations to come.  Faith is the evidence of fools, it’s the self-righteous pride of the most ignorant and deluded.

To that I say Fuck You and your Faith.