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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

 

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.

069 – Jack Hammer Jesus

Finally, we’re back and if all goes well, the show will be back on Stitcher, Spreaker, iTunes and others by the end of the day.  Now a once a month show until and if only we can con others into supporting us via Patreon.  Episodes 67 and 68 are MIA and probably will never be available and for that I apologize, but I will make efforts to never allow that to happen again.

Jack Hammer Jesus

Religious ToysThis show covered a lot of ground, what given the 4.5 hours, why shouldn’t it.  Listeners joined us in the new chatroom over here and some joined us live on the video feed.  The conversation got deep into sex when Dave Foda and friends joined us.  I learned about Jack Hammer Jesus and some other blasphemous sex toys.

The eloquent Dave Foda can make about anything sound sexy, but couple his prose with his voice and the subject of sex and we all began to squirm, especially Stephanie our fearless moderator and call screener.  Dune also helped us moderate the chatroom to avoid spam and incessant pleas from the Jesus botherer crowd.

The Rant

Longer than normal, my penance for being painfully absent of late – contained a breakdown of the most common Christian beliefs and the damage caused by half-assed Christians.  I quote some recent hate mail received by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and further on in the show continue my vitriolic diatribe concluding my thoughts on this mess.  You can find the entire script below.

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Topics We Discussed

Has your religious indoctrinations had a negative effect on your sex life?  What did you do to overcome them?

Thought crime – many won’t think because thinking critically and examining your beliefs can be considered unholy, unfaithful and a crime against God.  How can we introduce the religious to reason and logic if they consider doubt a sin?

Professor Stephen

With a brand new bow tie and his case full of woo busting science, Professor Stephen helped covered the Cherry Picking Fallacy and then destroyed Quranic Embryology horseshit.  Muslim apologists have forever touted their holy scriptures as explaining embryology far before anything was known on the subject.  Professor Stephen used their book to annihilate this ignorant claim.

Script

These are the beliefs of the majority:

that somewhere in the Universe is a man thing called God and he listens and answers requests for magical intervention into our lives.

That 2000 years ago, this God, had sex with a virgin causing her to get pregnant so that he could take a human form, to later be used as a blood sacrifice to himself in order to save us all from the eternally brutal punishment in a place called hell where you burn but never die.

That the bible is the inspired words of God, and although most have never read it and none follow 100% of it’s laws, they believe it to be 100% true.

That angels exist and most have seen one form or another of one.

That invisible creatures from another world exist only to torment them and prevent them from worshipping their God.

That God is 100% moral and is the essence of love although he allows the rape and death of children daily.

That God is 100% omni-benevolent yet will allow 20,000 children to die today and every day going forward.

That morals come from God, yet their God condones rape, incest, genocide, infanticide and slavery all of which the majority avoid.

That without the threat of eternal torture, that we would not be able to live in a peaceful society.

That demons can take over your body and make them do bad things.

That their desires sexually come from the devil.

That there is a king demon called Satan and his only goal is to steal their eternal soul.

That within their bodies they have a soul that survives death and is the arbiter in determining right from wrong.

That not believing in their God is cause for your eternal damnation.

That not believing in any gods is proof that you are a worshipper of satan.

That a god man walked on water, that he healed the blind, that he cured a few people and that he cast demons from a city into the bodies of pigs.

That the earth stopped spinning and the sun stopped moving.

That the earth is 6000 years old and dinosaurs lived a few thousand years ago.

That of the 613 laws demanded them by their God, the most important are:

1.  no man on man sex

2.  no abortions (although not mentioned, they gather it from the thall shalt not kill law which they dismiss completely when it comes to eradicating other people who worship a different God)

The law important enough that it is given specific priority in the bible and that the bible gives an example for it’s author to record is completely ignored.

Keep the sabbath day holy.  Do no labor on this day and goes further to demand that if anyone be seen violating this law, they are to be killed.

Not one Christian abides.  Not one defends it or attempts to explain it.

This majority has just accomplished a landslide victory and placed at the helms of our Governments, state and federal, the most elite fucktards ever.  We now have a house and senate that is run by ignorant, half assed, bigoted Christians.

Already these wing nuts were able to get God on our money, they were able to interpolate God into the pledge and change the Nation’s motto.

This majority of fucknuts have corrupted humanity, their laws have delved as far as the bedrooms of same sex couples.  They withhold rights from women and their bodies while condemning and abusing the homosexual community.

This large and powerful group whose majority are the most ignorant in society.  All of which are half assed christians who have not and never will examine their beliefs.  In Colorado, newly elected Senator Gordon Klinginschmidt openly and publicly believes that lesbianism is a product of demons.  That American law should reflect god’s laws, even if he doesn’t agree that we follow them all,

He believes and even wrote a book about how our president, President Obama is possessed by demons.  He believes gay people may sexually abuse their own children and that they want our souls.

He believes that all gays will go to hell and any judge who strikes marriage bans is imposing the devil’s laws.

He believes that it is mental rape to teach a child about alternative sexual relationships.

He believes life begins before conception

He believes:

Transgender kids need a good spanking and an exorcism

that gay rights activists want to force Christians into having sex with gays

that gay sex causes our soldiers to become incontinent and requires they wear diapers

that demons and devils invade animals and cause some to be gay

that Obama is causing cancer

and that by repenting of viewing pornography will cure cancer.

 

This fucknut is now a State Senator.  Not because the majority  is standing up and supporting him out loud, but because most, this majority I speak of, are so goddamned ignorant that although not as loud, they believe this same shit and support him in writing the laws of their state.

 

And he is far from the only one.  Our US House of Representatives and our US Senate is now held by a majority of these equally delusioned.

Right now in America, there are 1000’s upon thousands of church state violations.  Police chaplains, Preachy teachers, Bible brandishing coaches, city governments giving tax payer funds and special privilege to the christian groups, religious idols and iconography adorn many courthouse walls and lawns and the list goes on and on.

This week a teacher explained to my daughter that they were going to make a basket just like the inventors of baskets made.  Who’s the inventor – well according to the teacher, it’s those who placed the baby moses into the basket and sent him down a river.  When my daughter questioned how she learned that this was the first ever basket made, she said the bible was written thousands of years ago and it’s the oldest record of a basket.  This is a goddamned teacher       – of children!  Someone who’s been to college and avoided all the facts that were contrary to her unbelievable and factually wrong beliefs.

So   –   Dear Ignorant Half Assed Christian – Fuck You, fuck you for completely ignoring most of your holy commands saving only those that allow you to bolster your ego by dehumanizing others, suspend equality and ensure the continuation of immature and insane beliefs fester within society.

You’d not hear from me or my friends if you would forgo pushing your beliefs onto us and our secular society.  You’ll find that we aren’t complaining in front of the insane asylums demanding they shut the fuck up and if you’ll enjoy your imaginary friend from within your home or the asylum you call church, you’ll hear nothing from us either .

 

We must stand up and be counted, we must stop this continual abuse and encroachment by the most credulous believers of the insanity that is christianity.  If you can’t stand up because your livelihood would be threatened, or worse your safety and wellbeing, then don’t and no one better blame you.  But please do join the FFRF, if you can’t come out personally, as I can’t either, then pull out 40 bucks and join the FFRF.  They are the fighting line, with each new member they are able to scream louder, fight harder and overturn the abuses enacted by the Christian right.

 

And if given the opportunity, call a christian out on these wacky beliefs.  They are absolutely insane if viewed without the veil of faith – are self evident.

 

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Dear half ass christian?  You are the ones that wear the jersey but never attend a game.  The ones that have a bible but have never read it.  God’s gift to you, a rule book of sorts, I’ve even heard it referred to as therapy – yet it gathers dust until Sunday and then is only used as an accessory while attending down at the local social gathering hole called the church.

If everything in your life could be better, if the book held the secrets and guides to a life of immense pleasure and blessing – why wouldn’t you use it?  Why wouldn’t you hold fast to it’s doctrines, trusting it’s threats and earning its rewards?

So you go to church every Sunday, you pray over your meals and you pay your tithes, but what about the rest? You half assers will ignore 99% and call yourself a Christian.

Anyone can buy a stethoscope but that doesn’t make you a doctor.  Just because I own some college text books and crack them open from time to time doesn’t make me a college student.

It’s you half ass christians, you’re more concerned with life, work, success, temporary joys than to risk being a fool – adhering to your laws commanded you and described in your book.

It’s you half ass christians who will ignorantly rant and rave about your rights as a christian when you’re exposed for violating the rights of others.  The FFRF gets hundreds of emails each month, every single one from half ass ignorant Christians.

The FFRF attempts with great success to prevent and stop the State Church Violations occurring Nationwide.  Recently, they filed complaints in several cities, one being Orlando Florida.  Orlando has taken tax dollars at the behest of half ass Christians and spent it on instituting programs in the police department for Police Chaplains.  Including a car, a salary and benefits, these illegal programs rob citizens of real protection.

With each lawsuit or letter, the FFRF gets inundated with more ignorant emails…

 

“Why don’t you people just go and blow your fucking brains out and leave us alone.”  Says damifinoone@aol.com

“This country is becoming a shithole thanks directly to your efforts.  I’m the apartment with the Israel sign in my window anytime one of you cowards want to knock on my door.”  Larry A Singleton  Riverside CA

“My goal is to destroy this organization. The majority rules… we will smash this website/organization or company like a sledge hammer to a ant.”  Andrew   Figueroa VA

These are your fellow Christards!  Half assers who’ve never read the bible, know nothing about the constitution save it be about owning a gun and the freedom to spout ignorant oral diarrhea from their shit holes.

“Morons, you really should all just take a bullet in the head and stop causing problems for people.  Rot in hell.”  Chris Ford

“Go over to Switzerland where youth in Asia is allowed and have it done to yourselves.” Ryan Mucko

“I’m a small business owner and if you dumb fuckers threatened me with some lawsuit because I offer discounts to my customers I would carry it all the way to the courthouse.  I think you’re a bunch of fucking nerds who probably were not raised in a two parent home.  Scott Arnold Landscape Architect Winston-Salem NC

Well fucktard Scott Arnold, you are a half ass Christian and you would lose.

“since god has been taken out of school schools are getting shot up by freaks with machine guns. You guys probably believe we evolved from apes.”  Melissa Reed – Rowlett TX

“Nazi Bastards!” – Hal Brickel jacksonville university

“you need to write ISIS and tell them you have some recruits for them called FFRF or Fart Fart Rectum Fart.  Have a lovely day Satan Spawn – Rick Pile

Calling them ignorant is too kind, it’s too mild.  They are fucktarded.  They have joined the largest club but aren’t fully vested.  It’s an ego booster for most and allows them avoid taking responsibility.  These hypocritical, fucktarded, racist, bigoted, misogynistic, self aggrandizing shit sucking scum are what allows their leadership to violate us all.

The holy Catholic church is a fine example of this in action.  It is demonstrably a corrupt and criminal organization who’s convinced the most ignorant among us, which is the majority – that they are above the laws and morals of man.  Without it’s fan club it would be tried, convicted and abolished.  Christianity without it’s fan base would be the same.

Religion does harm daily and it must be called out.  No longer above reproach, it should be criticized, mocked and destroyed.  No weapons or harm, but with logic, reason and education to it’s followers.   Let’s do this… Share knowledge with believers, start a meet up and encourage other atheists to join.  Pose questions to christians that make them think.  Use analogies that can be easily correlated with their beliefs.  Wear a tshirt that promotes discussions, get on Facebook and find Christian groups that encourage discussion.  Support the FFRF, if not by money, by sharing their action alerts and news.  Start a free blog, start a podcast or submit letters to editors.

We aren’t helpless and we are making change.  Let’s do this!

How do you get them to take note of their beliefs?  Most have never even given it two thoughts.  They are Christians, they have a cross and bible somewhere in the house and most likely over the door, hand stitched and framed it says:  For me and my house we shall serve the lord.

They go about their lives, they interact mostly with others of the same thinking and they attend the mind numbing services at church.  Some of them attend worship centers where music is the focus and dancing seems to encourage their wallets out of their pockets and purses and spill into the coffers that fund such grandeur.

30 minutes after the service, they are cursing the dumbass in the line at Walmart who’s forgotten her pin number and will most definitely respond with God Bless you back to the greeter who bids them the same.

I want to get their attention, not every Sunday and not to line my pockets with cash.  I want only about 10 minutes.  I would like to outline their dogma in hopes it opens their eyes for a second.  Lift that protective veil of faith, if only for a few minutes and let reason and logic be exposed to the truth and make of it what it wants.

 

Here’s the breakdown:

 

There is this invisible but all powerful and all knowing male figure in the universe somewhere.  He created everything, including this universe that is billions of years old, but waited approximately 9 billion years before making our earth and then waited another 4 billion before putting humans on it’s surface.

I’m going to stick to the facts, only that which science can demonstrate.

He then adds one person.  A male figure referred to later as Adam.  Adam can’t find a soulmate among the animals and God points this out directly to him and so he creates a woman.  Not in the same way mind you, not from dirt, but puts Adam to sleep and takes a rib and forms a woman.

They are given explicit instructions to stay away from knowledge and it’s tree.  But a talking snake convinces the woman named Eve to partake of the tree.

Adam follows and God must call out to them because he can’t find them.  He punishes them and banishes them from this holy garden.

Eve gets the worst of the punishment and is forced to endure periods, pain, cramps and the risks of laboring a child.  Adam has to work now for his food.

They have kids.  One of which pisses off God for not providing a sacrifice big enough and he takes his brothers life.

He’s banished to the land of Nod where he meets a wife.  But we can only assume it was some sister or niece he met there as Adam and Eve are the parents to mankind.

The world becomes filled with evil people and God wishes he had never made man.  He actually admits the error.  So he tortures all but 8 people until they are dead.  He also tortures by drowning, all animals and life on earth.

Now the human race must again deploy incestual relationships in order to repopulate the earth. Dads with daughters, dads with granddaughters and so forth.

The earth is repopulated nicely now and God picks out one group of people.  Of all the different tribes and peoples, one stands out as his favorite.  They are also the most illiterate and uncivilized group.  Other groups exist who are far more advanced, but God chose this particular group only.

He chose them to spread his message of fear and his laws throughout the world.

 

But even they can not live according to his laws which aren’t written by God, but instead held in the minds of the illiterates.  Much later to be remembered and written down.

Now these laws, 613 of them to be exact don’t condemn rape, genocide, infanticide, child abuse or slavery.  In fact just the opposite, God gives instructions and condones these acts.

Evil again and the best thing he could think of, this all knowing and all loving god, is to come to earth, impregnate a young lady whom already is promised in marriage and gets her pregnant through magic of some sort.  It actually says that the spirit came unto her.  According to the translation, the spirit of God had sex with her.

All is well and her fiancé accepts the conditions.  God has now impregnated her with himself so that he can be born with a human body.  His grand plan is to go unrecognized and unrecorded until almost 30 years of age and then begin a mission to teach people how to live and to tell slaves to obey their masters.

He actually says he came not to bring piece but instead a sword and to separate father from child and mother from child.

Now keep in mind, not one word of this is written and recorded by God, it’s all done via many other authors only to be later edited down to the form we see today.  100’s of other writings and recordings didn’t make the cut.

 

He does some magic tricks called healings, like he cures a lepper but doesn’t cure leprosy.  He heals the blind, but doesn’t cure blindness.  Well you get the drift.

He makes no mention of germs and how many millions who would be spared early deaths could be saved by simply washing their hands regularly.

His teaching is cut short by his own master plan to be a sacrifice to himself.  A blood sacrifice to himself by himself.  So he’s tortured for a day or two, strung on a cross and dies.

Now, finally all the wicked can be forgiven their sins and join him later in heaven to avoid his self created eternal tormenting hellfire.

Follow this:  he sacrifices himself to himself to protect us from himself

Snakes talk, donkeys talk, unicorns work the fields and babysit small children – dragons roam and water turns to wine.  All this in that holiest of books.

God made you imperfect and designed you to sin.  But he made an escape plan of sorts to prevent him from punishing you forever for those sins he designed you to do.

Now before I finish, I must share this….

You believe there is a God who knows you, watches over you and will help you out if you really, really need help and its in his will…

The in his will part is the asterisk, it’s the fine print, the legalese at the bottom which goes for pages.  It applies only to that which you are deemed worthy and God already was going to do anyway.

Further, this God still has all these laws, none of which were your relieved adherence from.  Christ, the God incarnate feller specifically commands you follow every jot and title of the old law.  You are to kill those found working on a Sunday, kill an unruly child, kill those who break any of the laws.  There is no wiggle room.  Yet somehow you manage to pretend to be a believer and faithful to your God, while ignoring even the most basic of commands.  The ten commandments say that the sabbath day is to be kept holy and no work is to be done.  The same chapter demands you kill anyone who disobeys.  Where o where do you get your morals from?

 

This God will allow a child to be taken, raped and killed but will come to your aid to bless your meal or to help you find a job.  This God allows thousands of rapes daily, allows over 20,000 children to die daily, allows infants to suffer, allows the most innocent to be abused but you believe he answers your prayers.

Your God requires you to worship him, to believe him and to give him praise.  Some claim there is a choice, but if a bad man puts a gun to your head and says he will torture and kill you unless you love him and follow him, what choice do you have.  How is your God any different.  He demands your praise with threat of eternal torture.

 

 

Regardless of how you attempt to explain that away, that’s the facts as you believe them.

Does this sound outlandish, maybe insane?  There is no evidence or proof to validate these beliefs, they all must be taken on faith and faith alone.  And nowhere else in life will you employ faith.  It’s only required when there is no evidence for belief.

I know, you can’t imagine anything different, but — there is.  There is this one life, this one chance to help others and extend the value of the lives to come.  You shutter at the thought that when you die that that is the end.  Not the end for all but for you.

But it’s true.  Many of the worst go unpunished, many of the best go unrewarded – but that is life.  It is right now and it’s all your going to get.  Enjoy every second, every minute, end the hopes and dreams for the invisible and imaginary.  Right now, you are here.  Take it for all it’s worth and help others achieve the same.

That’s what I want them to see.  You’d like to put it on paper but maybe use some analogy that follows along the same line to avoid the cognitive dissonance and the escape to faith.  You’d like them to watch the video, kissing hanks ass and see if they draw the correlation.