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066 – Not Alone – Mormon Sex Guilt – TAG – Special Guests

Professor Stephen was loaned a camera so we could see his pretty face, Terrie Torgerson Peterson graced us along with Mr. Dave Foda.  Dave got deep as he dosed out the unintellectual aspects of Matt Slick’s arguments especially his use of TAG.  Dave also explained knowledge which I slept through because I’m so goddamned smart already.

FFRF Member & Avid CyclistTerrie of Amateur Skeptics and Velotry fame joined us for what was going to be an hour and thankfully stayed the entire 4+ hours.  Not only did she discuss masturbation on her bicycle, she brought up some topics that I hope become more prominent in the future.

1.  Masturbation guilt
2.  Healthy Living without Fat Shaming
3.  I believe a topic started by Dune, the fact that there simply aren’t enough women in the movement, nor are other minorities being served equally.

As usual, in my attempts to feed my ego, I play the class clown and interrupt continuously in order to restore the unprofessionalism you’ve come to expect. Pastor Roy breaks in twice to deliver his weekly Prayer Request and Community Report.  In this weeks community report he shares a vision he had that is a must listen.

Dune and a couple other listeners called in to share.  Dune is another one who should be followed.  She is a fantastic intellectual who you’ll find in the chatroom on Monday nights.

The New Computer and Peripherals

Thanks to someone awesome, I won’t mention names, but it starts with a K and ends with an onrad, Professor Stephen will soon have a new MAC on which to deliver his Snake Oil Science Woo Woo.  Fortunately the needed peripherals are becoming a reality thanks to many of you who have donated to his fundraiser.  There is still a few hundred bucks left to meet the goal if you want to help out.  http://www.gofundme.com/CompforProfStephen 

The Rant

You try wearing the shirt around for a day.  If you think for a second that Atheists aren’t the ones being persecuted and kept silent, then fuck you.  Wear the god damned shirt.  Go get a shirt that says I’m an Atheist and wear that bitch around town.

 

When I started this podcast I hoped that I’d be able to affect change, that’d I’d be able to help others, that I’d leave a legacy, although much smaller and insignificant as some person’s scientific breakthrough or discovery, I wanted to make a ripple that even if no one knew who the fuck it was that started by, that at least there would be one and that my ripple would affect humanity in a positive way.

Since inception the podcast has changed forms but has mostly been a bunch of horse shit around some great content that my co host Professor Stephen delivers.

But what’s happened is I’ve heard from many fans and of those the majority share their experiences coming out, the pain, the agony, the losses, the hurt, the depression, the emotionally whirl wind that coming out causes to many.

 

Not a few, but many.  Many have like me, lost family, lost friends and have retreated back to their closets.  Even I still use a pseudonym to protect my family and livelihood from what the Christians can do.

 

By simply denying to believe in their particular and one of many imaginary friends, I and many of you have become outcasts and considered vile among those we once counted as friends.

Religion has convinced it’s adherents to believe that only they are the purveyors of morality.  Mention that in Pakistan females can’t show the bottoms of their feet or wear eyeliner without being deemed a temptress worthy of death, mention that to shave your beard in certain Amish cultures or Jewish cultures is as immoral as fucking a goat and you will hear something about their morals being incorrect, because our morals are from the correct religion.

 

Fuck me, you can corner them with the First Baptists believe it’s immoral to drink and they’ll say well it’s because the second baptists know what God desires and they are just plain wrong.

 

Today my goddamned fucktarded mother called.  I have 4 girls out of the house, all went to school, all are still in school or graduated now from college except one who’s in the military.

 

One daughter in particular knows who the fuck she is and doesn’t give two shits if you know it.  Today my mother after seeing a facebook picture from another family member that somehow was accidentally overlooked from the facebook blocking feature, sent my mom a screenshot.  Several screen shots actually.

 

This is what happens, this is because they didn’t have the values instilled in them that you got son.  My little soft spoken molly mormon mom continued about how my daughters look like whores and sluts.  yes, she actually used those two words to describe her own granddaughter.

 

Well what is a whore mom?  Someone that had sex more than you?

 

Oh, no, it’s what the lord considers an immoral person for having sex with multiple people.

 

Gritting my teeth and attempting to speak she has some sharp tactics.  She’ll either hang up the phone or she’ll say, I must go, I’ll call you back.  It’s the….. Listen to what I have to say but I don’t want a response    Mantra.

 

But mom, you show your face in public, you don’t wear a head covering of any sort and I’ve seen you walk around barefooted…

 

What are you talking about she said.

 

Well 1.6 billion muslims and most would consider you a whore and a slut for daring to walk around without a head covering.

 

Well that’s because they have false gods.  You’ll understand when you’re my age.  I have much more life experience than you.  It’s why one of your children has a baby out of wedlock, it’s why another one posts immoral stuff online, it’s why they don’t respect others with their words…. they just use so much fowl language.

 

You’ll see one day, she says.

 

I ask, so can you explain to me how sex is immoral.  I’ve got to go – click.

 

That’s a typical conversation.  Always starts off kind, but usually ends with her hanging up after I attempt a rebuttal.

 

I so – want to say that to her, I want to ask her how that all worked out for her.  Me and my 5 siblings were raised in a ultra conservative mormon family.  How’d that work out?

I’m a goddamned atheist, next one only started attending church when she realized she could use the church welfare system for her 6 very young children, another hasn’t stepped foot in a church since he was 16 and moved out because he worships a different Jesus than the mormons, One is dead because he enjoyed life a bit much and made a stupid decision in his early 20’s, the only 2 left are adults, married with children and rely on you and dad to take care of them.  They aren’t even capable of being self sufficient.

 

So how the fuck did you do?

 

Goddammit I remember as a teen, the chaos that would ensue when a upstanding mormon family teen would make a mistake that got out.  Oh, well that family didn’t really obey the entire gospel.  I saw sister smurkle drink a pepsi one time at a ball game or they didn’t force their kids to go to seminary and that’s what happens.  Now they have a cigarette smoker.

 

I’m not exaggerating and usually these would lead to a goddamn family meeting where we must discuss this horrible act and why this won’t happen to our family, we are on the straight and narrow path to heaven.  Do not let yourself get sucked in by these families that are being destroyed from rebellious teens.

 

My fathers words exactly:  “I’d sooner take you out in the woods and kill you than to watch you drag your siblings to hell.”

 

Of course my mother has 20 years on me and is much much wiser so she knows best.

 

And no matter, where you are in America, if you make it known you don’t believe in their imaginary friend, then you are probably evil.  You’ve probably made a deal with Satan himself.

 

The religious have no idea the environment we face when coming out.  They are far too busy claiming they are being persecuted.  The facts are they are doing the persecuting and if you call them out on it, then By God you are fucking persecuting them.

How dare you call out their racism, their bigotry and misogyny.  You fucking worthless heathens, breathing our air, living in the united states of jesus, how dare you.

 

Even still many atheists don’t get it.  They are part of the very elite minority of atheists raised in freethinking homes, usually up north or out west who haven’t even a clue of the abuse by indoctrination of society in the bible belt states.

 

We have these good christians, those empowered with the love of christ, yes we forgive you for fucking the neighbor child, yes we forgive you for beating your wife again, yes we forgive you stealing church funds, but goddamn you to hell if you don’t believe in the woogey bogey boo in the sky.

 

Here in these obnoxiously infected states with the most credulous bigots on the planet, dare you attempt to start a life as a freethinker, a humanitarian an atheist.  You would fare better had you broke in and had sex with his prize coon dog.

 

These fucknuts find it impossible to comprehend that anyone deny the existence of their invisible friend.

 

We are the ones surrounded by this nonsense and most of us are eat up with Christian friends, until, until that fucking day when we realize it’s all horse shit.  Some quietly, some boldly come out but we all lose our lives as we know them.

 

I’ve shared some of the emails received, fuck, your life partner, your spouse, the co producer of your children can and will make a 180 degree turn if you are found to disbelieve.

 

No credit is given, no rope, just ousted.  We are a small podcast and still I receive letters that make my heart ache, make my stomach turn and my eyes leak.

 

It’s not fair, it’s not right and if these Christians were even a half a rat turds worth what they say they are and stand for, it wouldn’t happen.  But your denouncement challenges their entirety.

 

You’ve just forsaken the human race as far as they are concerned.  But my fellow friends and family who like me have been shunned, disowned and demonized… I am your family, I am your friend and love you, Yes I fucking do!

 

And so there is no misunderstanding, I don’t love you like the stalker outside Britany Spears home, I don’t love you like the christian does, I don’t love you like your mom and dad.  I fucking really love you.  You are what keeps me sane.

 

Many of us know what you’re going through, we feel your pain and we share it with you.  But you are not alone.  I know if you are living in a country like the US or the Middle East you may think you are alone, but you are not alone.  We may never meet in person and I may never get to hug your neck, but you are loved and you are not alone.

 

Search us out, there are many more like us.  Find safe ways to connect, find smart ways to reach out and find us.  There’s facebook, theirs ex, this and ex that groups all over and then there is most likely a humanist, atheist or freethinking group near you too.  Colleges and universities have groups as well.

 

I hold no value in biological family, that’s the luck of the draw.  Sure it’d be nice to be able to love and get along with them all, but I have no power against their entitled and willful ignorance.  My family is you.  And That you can take to the bank.

 

Eventually this all will get better, it may be 200 fucking years from now, but what you do today, how strong you are today will go along ways towards that goal.  Let’s push, pull tug and fight the ignorance, let’s encourage freethought and save the fucking world.

 

I love you.

 

061 ExChristian Confessions Matthew O’Neil God Particle

I can’t even begin to tell you what an amazing show this is.  Starting with a rant on sin, modesty and whores, we then spoke with Andrea who was diagnosed last week with IIH and  then our guest, Matthew O’Neil, author of You Say That I Am joined us to discuss his new book and the Messianic problems of Christ. And all that, right at the beginning.

Somehow and I’m still trying to figure it out, we were plagued at the beginning of the show with two uninvited guests.  Unbeknownst to me, the audio on the video feed was muted and so the rant is only available above or via the podcast outlets like Stitcher, Spreaker and iTunes.  After the rant I figured it out and removed the visitors and un-muted my line.

No worries, the entire 4.5 hour show is available by clicking above or visiting our Stitcher page.

Pastor Roy – Catfish Creek Trailer Park

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Help Andrea and Casey Helping A Heathen Family

Andrea Gaudette-FontneauRamos is a friend of the show.  She was diagnosed last week with IIH which mimics a brain tumor by causing to much pressure on the brain.  Her husband Casey is working full-time while trying to keep up with the children and all the doctors appointments.

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you say that i amI gushed enough during the show so I shall spare you here, but buy this book.  You Say That I Am is a very well written book that is palatable by anyone.  It will certainly arm you with information I’ve yet to hear about the Messianic problems with Christ (Jesus).

Although I’m in the camp that Jesus probably never existed in any form, this book provides evidence that counters much of what Christians will throw at you regarding the nature of Christ.  Last night we offered 10 free signed copies to anyone who posted on our facebook wall with a picture and a request for a copy. As of my writing we are at 5 or 6, so if you hurry, you might just get a free signed copy.

4 1/2 Hours – WTF?

Yup, we actually ran over our normal 3 hours by 1.5 hours and I promise, you’ve heard nothing like it.  Honestly, listening – the time will fly by.

We received several calls, we discussed Statism and the flawed ideas behind Libertarianism.  Professor Stephen said we will surely lose some listeners after our harsh words on both.

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Rant:

Sin…

This idea and belief that certain things are bad, very bad – in fact many are considered evil. My 15 year old daughter longs to be 25 as most do, likes to wear short shorts, belly shirts and tight jeans.  My older daughters suffered from my zealous moral ideologies severely.  It is the source now of much of my parenting guilt.

 

One of them after years of heavy indoctrination about premarital sex, revealing clothing and the incessant pleas to abstain from allowing a boy to violate her recounted her first sexual experience being anal.  All to avoid losing her virginity.

 

My plan worked on the vagina but I failed to cover the other orifices in my indoctrinations.  She at 17 went unprepared into a relationship and it’s my fault.  Now I’m not saying there is anything wrong with anal sex.  It’s fantastic from my perspective now, but at one time I never considered that my edicts for abstinence would result in possibly dangerous attempts to satisfy a biological urge that is demonstrably stronger than any moral code and it’s accompanying punishment could dissuade.

I required skirts to the knees at least, shorts that came mid thigh and nothing remotely see through.  I taught them nothing of the joys or risks of sex and only spent my time foretelling of great sorrow and pain they would cause themselves if they surrendered to the sin of sex.  I told them how God sees all, that he would lift away blessings of protection and could possibly punish our entire family.

All this I learned and was just repeating the same.  Never did I reason with the ideas I firmly thought true, but instead accepted lock stock and barrel every immoral idea and indoctrination I’d received.

I was talking to my father once, prior to atheism and we were discussing heaven.  I told him I was going to ask God why he made mosquitos and sand gnats once I died and could meet him.  My father said he was going to ask why on earth he gave us such strong sex drives while forbidding most everything sexual.

 

Even then it did not hit me.  I didn’t question God’s legitimacy, I only questioned the logic of his rules.  But always this was short lived.  I never once considered that god wasn’t real.

 

Back to my youngest daughter.  By the way, I have six and hopefully my parenting is more in line with reason and logic than sociologic ideologies.  I have no problem now with her wearing the clothes she likes to wear.  My wife worries about what other people may be thinking and if they are having sexual thoughts about the girls, but I argue that I can’t control the thoughts of others and they don’t bother me in the least.

 

Today, Muslim men require daughters to hide their faces to prevent males from having sexual or lustful thoughts.  Women are not free to express themselves in the least.  Some can not even show the bottoms of their feet due to religious dogma that insists coverings.

 

How is my requiring skirts to the knees any different?  My father required my sisters to wear shorts over their one piece bathing suits and I once demanded the same.  It seems to me now that if there is risk in wearing revealing clothing, that the source of the risk needs the education.  It seems we need to educate the males in society that no matter the lack of clothing a female wears says nothing about her desires.

 

I remember my mom after seeing a girl I was walking home with who donned a tube top.  That girl is asking for it.  She is not wholesome and is only wanting to have sex.  Obviously my mother was indoctrinated with the same misogynistic and morally bankrupt ideas.

 

Girls today are taught the same nonsense.  A girl wearing something revealing is a slut and probably wants to have an orgy.  These ideas come from religion and have even deluded the general social ideas.

 

Now we must warn our daughters that possibly wearing sexy clothing could incite unsafe conditions for themselves.  This is fucking retarded.  It’s backwards thinking.  We aren’t dealing with meat suits in lion cages.  We are dealing with disrespectful males, human males who’ve been given a pass on restraining themselves from violating another human.

 

We’ve taught our sons that girls that dress like that are immoral.  They are sluts.  We’ve encouraged an idea that it’s perfectly normal for a male to be stimulated and responsibility only falls on the female to avoid the unwarranted attention by shrouding her in face coverings, tent dresses, loose clothing and coverups.

 

What the actual fuck is going on?  Well I’ll tell you.  It’s religion!  Every single major religion counts the women among the sheep.  They are not equals, they aren’t even human.  They are slaves to male misogynistic laws and edicts.

 

The Torah and the Bible condone these ideas.  It condones rape and holds a women’s loss of virginity as a crime punishable by death.  Although societies morals have superseded that of the bible, our religious parents raise girls to believe that showing this or that is immoral and that they are sluts and whores if they don’t abide.

 

Even our public schools have been influenced by the religious ideas on sex.  This year news broke of students being sent home for wearing shorts that didn’t come past the fingertips.  The administration defended it’s position with, “Boys can’t concentrate if girls wear clothing like that.”

 

This was no isolated incident.  Today every public school has a modesty clause or dress code that is biased against the females.  And if you ask the administration, they all will defend it with, It’s a distraction.  Why the fuck is it a distraction?

 

Well it’s a distraction because religious parents of males are not demanding their children have respect for all, instead they do as my mom did.  They teach them that girls who are sexy or appealing are immoral.

 

It’s a cycle of ignorance at the hands of the religious.  In a moral society, let me change that, in an ethical society, a female should be able to safely walk down the street nude if she wanted without the fear of intimidation, cat calls and threats.  Shouldn’t males be held to the same standard of ethics?

 

Religions fathers were sinisterly brilliant.  They took something innate, something completely normal and called it sin.  They then provided a repentance process that guaranteed the church continued business.

 

Some religions have gone further, they have made it immoral to turn on a switch on the sabbath, to walk alone as a female, to eat certain foods and even to the extreme of making certain thoughts a crime.

 

Religion has infected humanity with a virus that instills virtue in nothing.  It could of been bending your elbow in public.

 

Yes, bending your elbow is fine in the privacy of your home, but in public, ohhhh that is so immoral.  God doesn’t like that.

 

Well I have to bend my elbows in public.  I work at UPS and other workers will see me as I lift and load boxes.  Yes, we know, no one can be perfect like WoogeyBoogeyBoo was, but fortunately if you sin, you can pay penance here.  You can be forgiven and the lord will love you again.

 

Yes, but I plan to work at UPS for years and I’m certain I can’t hide my elbow bends from everyone.

 

Yes, we know.  But WoogeyBoogeyBoo loves you and would rather you find a job where you aren’t required to bend your elbows in public.  Maybe you could pray to him and he could help you find another job.

 

But I can’t even go grocery shopping without bending my elbows.  Why did WoogeyBoogeyBoo give me elbows if I wasn’t to use them.

 

Oh, well that’s simple.  The lord God woogeyboogeyboo gave you elbows to use in the privacy of your own home with reverence and respect.  He knew you’d want to bend them but he certainly doesn’t want you to bend them in public.

 

But fear not.  If you must bend them in public, please come see us and with your tithes and repentance –  you can be forgiven.

 

Eventually the school systems have codes of conduct to prevent distraction, they forbid bending of elbows while at school.  The government makes laws and rules as if these moral codes and edicts actually have value and eventually society, even the non religious think it’s valid.

 

Life vests promote drowning, fire extinguishers and alarms promote arson and so we certainly can’t teach young men to respect women regardless of what they wear.

 

It’s insanity.  I’ve asked others before.  What reason do you have against women wearing revealing clothing.  If it is immoral, then Why?  How so?  Ultimately you will get a response that they don’t want others to harass, harm or violate the girls.  Well great, but shouldn’t that responsibility lie solely on the ones doing the harm and violations?

 

The Jewish laws found mainly in the Torah forbid you from carrying your keys, medicine or even kleenex outside of your home on the Sabbath.  And I can understand, this could ruin society and it’s simply immoral.

 

But fear not, the devil is with them.  The Jews have figured out how to bend at the elbow in public..  They erect a line or wire that surrounds their village or even their neighborhoods in the U.S.  Thereby creating a larger home so to speak.  So instead of their home being what a home is, the four walls and door in which you reside, it is now the entire neighborhood.  It’s called an Eruv.

 

Now the immoral act of walking outside and blowing your nose on the sabbath is completely moral and because God is suck a fuckwit, he doesn’t even realize the trick they just played on him.

 

I’ve said all this to say this.  My daughter should not fear retaliation, should not be made into a public whore or immoral trollop because she wears a belly shirt or short shorts.  It is you, YOU religious fucktards who should teach your boys and your men to control themselves.  Responsibility lies solely on your shoulders.  I will not bend or break the rights of others to preserve and protect your immoral, unethical and misogynistic idealogies.

 

In short, you can fuck off!  Your religion is responsible for this madness.  It starts with you, it starts with you looking beyond the prohibition against and determining why. You can pretend your edicts hold valid cause but they do not and we will call you out on each occasion.

 

You can not defend your position unless you can defend covering your daughters from head to toe like the muslims require.  You can not defend your position unless you abide by all the laws and edicts found in your holy books.

 

I’ve had enough of your cherry picking christian conservative ignorance.  You are harming my family and the world’s humanity.  Fuck you and fuck your fake ass, cherry picked bronze aged morals.

 

May God B less.

061 ExChristian Confessions Matthew O’Neil God Particle

049 – Homosexuality Is Bad Because…

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The Fuck You Rant

Last night, millions of people had sex.  Some had sex on desks, in pools, in elevators, in the car, on a roof and even in beds.  But that’s not the problem.  Some had sex doggie style, some had sex standing up, some had sex in the butt, some had oral sex, some had sex in yoga positions and some had sex upside down.  I know, it’s horrid right, but it gets worse…

Some had sex with an older man, some with a younger woman, some with a stranger, some with a prostitute and even some… with someone of the same gender.  Yes!  There I said it!  Some people, possibly millions had sex last night with someone of the same gender.  Man ON man, woman on woman and even homosexual orgies.

 

Oh the disgust!  Tossing and turning I couldn’t sleep.  How was I to stop my mind from thinking of all the horrible ways people were having sex?  How was I to go to work, How could I think of anything else.  It must stop!  We can’t have it!  It’s amazing that societies function at all, what with all the evil sexing going on.

 

I mean really, the fact that 20,000 children will die today, that thousands will be raped and abused, that there are thousands homeless, that there are those sick and dying from preventable disease – None, holds a candle to this catastrophe befalling our nation.  Gay sex is rampant and it must be stopped.

 

Diatribes by Noah Lugeons
“Go from mad to laughter with every page” – Cash

We’ve looked through our bible and found what the lord hates and out of those 613 things, the one that matters most, the one that is so important it wasn’t put in the holy 10 commandments, the one that is more of an abomination than any other of the abominations is gay sex.

 

Of course this requires a bit of an imagination, but we all know, that gay sex has to be the worst thing ever.  We considered the thou shalt not kill thing but even God killed millions, we considered the thou shall not wear clothes of different fabrics, plant crops side by side, pick up sticks or work on the sabbath but although commands by God, we feel he understands that too many of us do those things and if we abided by his edicts, we would have to kill every Christian living.  So we’ve selected homosexuality, because it effects us to our core.

 

Homosexuality and it’s sinful sex is the source for all kinds of problems…  It causes, well it endorses, ummmm it creates bad stuff.   You know like, really really bad stuff.  Like it effects society in ways I can’t even… Well we just know it’s bad because we are sheep, we practice the mindless, useless arts of the ignorant.  In that we’ve been told by really really important Christian leaders that it’s really really bad and wrong and so here we stand.

 

You can call us bigots but Jesus will straighten you out later.  We may suffer here, but God knows our rewards are in heaven.  You know that place that god has made for us Christians, that place we learned of in the bible, the same bible that endorses slavery, genocide, infanticide, homocide, rape, torture and human sacrifices.  Of course we know some of it can’t be right and we don’t abide, but we know, oh we know for a fact the bits about heaven are very true.  For the same reasons we know that homosexuality is bad, we know heaven is so so true.

And then there was more…

Romans 3:23 reads: For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  This may be exactly why God can’t be found and remains so absent.

As a Christian, I was proud to call myself a sinner.  It was some sort of narcissistic, self loathing attention whoring thing that only us true Christians could claim as something positive.

I could comfort one who’d made a mistake just by saying, We are all sinners, we all fall short.                             Either way, you’ll be a sinner to someone.

Just stick some bacon in your mouth and you’re a goddamned sinner to about 2 billion people.  Hell fire, due to original sin, being born is enough to many Christians to be deemed a sinner for life.

From showing the bottoms of your feet, turning a switch on Sundays, eating leavened bread, showing your face, being seen without a male family member, shaving your beard, driving a car, masturbating, drinking coffee, swimming on Sundays, gathering sticks, not attending church, not paying tithes and thousands of others, to someone you’ll always be a sinner.

So what’s the fucking value in this?  It appears sin is some arbitrary edicts damned by some self appointed holy one who talked to the invisible while roaming the desert and raping sheep.

As a Christian waking up was a challenge, not only could I not partake in the caffeinated wake me up beverages, I would fear what thoughts roamed my mind at night.  Did I have a sexual thought, would those thoughts lead to more conscious thoughts during the day and give cause for me to repent again on Sunday.

Under threat of eternal damnation I would hesitantly approach each day.  Could I avoid thinking hateful thoughts when the car beside me attempts a you turn in front of me?  When my co workers tell a dirty joke, will I be able to walk away?  When the morons at McDonalds short me a burger and omit the straw from by bag will I remain forgiving, when Amber bends over at the file cabinet will I turn my head to avoid looking at her ass, will instead my thoughts be controlled by Satan and I allow fantasies of her lying in my bed?

When the little league team offers no decaffeinated drinks will I be able to resist and wait till I’m home to drink god endorsed sodas?  When Rob tells me of his weekend escapades, will I share the gospel with him or will I be like the heathens and revel in his conquests.

Really, is it possible to go through one day without sinning?  According to the doctrines of which I subscribed, the answer is a painfully – NO.

Some may avoid caffeine, some may avoid sexual thoughts, some may avoid masturbation and others may avoid anger but no one will avoid them all.  It’s as if the writers wanted the net cast – to be large enough to insure not one single escapee.  They wanted everyone to feel guilty and everyone to fill remorse.

 

How else could they insure your continued and repeated returns for forgiveness, how else could they encourage your tithes?

The church leaders, those responsible for maintaining the coffers filled each Sunday must cast the largest nets.

Their nets included anything from the mundane consumption of caffeine to the crimes of your mind.  They then could deem everyone a sinner and provide the forgiveness.

 

It’d be like finding out that the company offering the water purification units was up stream polluting the river with poison, thus contaminating your only water supply.  This is religion.  With the exception that water poisoning is real and sin is not. They poison society with ideas of sin, thus creating a system of social policing so that each person is being watched and judged by his peers.  They even create edicts against judging others so as to insure that every living, breathing human is guilty of sin.  And for those slick enough to avoid the prying eyes of their fellowman, they preach that God is everywhere and you can not escape his eyewitness.

 

You are doomed and damned from the beginning.  In our society, the harmless act of lust, the viewing of the nudity, self stimulation, the profane words and the private consensual sex of same sexed people is an abomination.  It’s all sin and religion is hell bent on making you feel guilty about it.

 

Last week I was in Hickory NC for the Natl. Day of Reason.  Gene Elliot the president of hickory humanists organized this fantastic event.  A preacher was standing nearby with a big button that read, NO Porn!  So that’s your goddamn message?   Save the world, end all of the trials and tribulations faced on this earth, if only we could stop all of you from looking at nude pictures and videos.

 

He honestly viewed pornography and your viewing of it –  a deadly sin, one that would be punished with eternal fire and torture.  I asked what the harm with porn is and he immediately told me I wouldn’t understand because I’m an atheist.  I prodded him to elaborate as to the harm, as in – what demonstrable harm can you show due to porn?

 

God doesn’t want us naked, god wants us to be pure.

Nowhere in the Bible does god speak on porn.

In Matthew Christ says that if we lust we have committed adultery and when you look at porn you are lusting.

Ok, so you’ve showed me where it could be implied in the bible, but what is the actual harm?

He says, You’re disobeying God.

Ok, again, that’s the bible.  Can you show me how porn does harm?  The bible also says that if I hit you – you are to turn the other cheek.  What if I hit your wife, would you demand that she follow this command from the new testament?  We don’t follow these commands because we know they are ignorant and condone abuse.   I want to know how pornography harms society?

He again ignored it and said that I wouldn’t understand.

 

This wasn’t about how to help someone in need, this is about making himself feel better while demonizing something he has been convinced is bad.

 

He had a sign, it read:  Are you a real or fake atheist?

 

I’m a real one, I don’t believe in God.   “but do you love your family, do you think murder is wrong, do you think beastiality is wrong?”   Why yes, I do.  Well then you are a fake atheist.

 

His goal was to create a strawman and then tear it down, which he did, I mean he kicks some shit out of the ignorantly concocted fictitious demon strawman.  Problem was, there were no atheists there who could relate, none of us were – murder and rape are great type atheists and so his message fell mostly on deaf ears.

 

His equally uneducated crew of Christards marched around us in groups of two, they held their phones close to their ears to avoid hearing any of our reasoned words.  Around and around they went for over an hour, once in a while stopping to lift their hands to the heavens.

 

Before we got started, one preacher said he had just returned from Africa on a mission where people were dying to hear the word of god and be saved and was extremely disappointed to be coming home to find the atheists were celebrating reason.

 

I called out to him after he was done, stating that those people in africa weren’t dying to hear from a preacher or a god, they were dying, literally dying from lack of food.  He frowned and walked off with his atheists are going to hell sign.

 

Yet religion does no harm?  It makes innocent children feel unworthy, it threatens all with eternal fires and absence of family, it makes the trivial – of value in the eyes of many.

 

So again, I say ————————— Fuck Religion and Fuck Your Sin

 

If sin existed it would be the sin of building worship halls and pastor palaces while millions starve, if sin existed it would be a sin to delude the masses using fear and fright to abscond with their monies, if sin existed, it would be sinful to encourage prayer instead of seeking real help.  These would be sins.  Instead to we, the humanists – they are the most evil and vile and are crimes against humanity.

 

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I missed ya’ll last week.  I know you already recapped ReAsonCon but I just had to tell everyone that came, supported us and all the speakers, thank you!  It was a freak’n blast and I do believe the best time I’ve ever had at a conference.

Tracie Harris was amazing.  She has this beautiful smile that disguises a bit of sarcasm as she shared the art of analogies.  Tracie has an uncanny ability to take some convoluted indoctrinated and strongly held belief and present it in analogy form so that the recipient can relate easily.  What a huge benefit to those of us who enjoy a little debate once in a while.  Expect to see more of her in the movements power players.

 

Richard Carrier flew in from California and spent 3 hours annihilating the fiction that is the Christ myth.  He took questions from attendees and even a group of Christians came in like tshirts and were able to ask their questions too.  Richard has a book called “Why I Am Not A Christian” that is a must read and I would encourage everyone to grab a copy.  He has a newer book out as well, but the short succinct and easily read Why I am Not a christian is easy on my brain.

 

Ryan Bell, the ex-Pastor who has a wonderful blog account of his year without God spoke and shared his process, his experiences thus far and where he’s headed.  His talk had a soft reverence to it that endeared him to the listeners.  It was a pleasure having him among us Heathens.

 

My beautiful daughter Phoebe spoke about her early years with her first family and the myriad of religions she experienced.  Obviously I’m biased but Phoebe did an amazing job.  She was inspired by the crowd and all the wonderful comments afterwards.

 

We will have the videos from the conference online soon at Atheists On Air’s youtube page.

 

One of my favorite parts of Reasoncon was the late saturday night thru early sunday morning impromptu podcast recording by Bobby C and the No Religion Required podcast.  The Bar Room Atheists, Richard Carrier, Tracie Harris, Ryan Bell and the entire crew of the Scathing Atheist sat around with a lively but drunken audience for over 3 hours.  You can hear this amazing podcast in the 3 part series at No Religion Required.com    But be warned, after hearing my friendlier, respectable show, you may be offended when entering.

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