Sunday, July 31, 2011

ATHEISM






Last Friday Bill Maher was prodding a Christian conservative on his program with the fact the Christians can be and have been as violent as Muslim fundamentalist. The panelist had obviously rehearsed her response before being a on his show: her answer to his taunt was that Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Russia were atheistic countries that basked in blood baths.




I am always agog at the simplistic, head in the sand bull shit these morons use to defend the violence of religion.



Again (earlier blog,) she was trying to invoking a negative: Atheism is not a religion or an organized movement with tenants to adhere to and believe in, so you can’t really identify anything as being atheist. It is simply that atheist can’t bring themselves to believe the fantastic lunacy that you are required to believe in as a member of an organized religion - a tenet of beliefs that the religious wish to inflict on all others.



Conservative arguments are usually summed up with ten second catch phrases; so I have an atheistic one for the Christian conservatives that pretty much explains atheism:

God and Jesus!
Are you nuts?


thanks to the blog Dumb Perignon for the link to the above clip.

the Ol'Buzzard

4 comments:

  1. Ol' the deal is, they are white, the Muslims are brown (mostly...well except for that Jabbar guy...and that Ali guy...they are browner than the other browns), and Jesus is white, as is God the Father...and the mother of God, Mary. And the Norway dude is VERY white...which makes it OK to be a little nutsy, but it has nothing to do with his ave Marias...according to them, of course.

    The main problem is, selective memory, or even more to the point, selective ignorance. As you so aptly point out. Forget about the Crusades...the Inquisition...the slaughter of native Americans, North and South. It also never occurs to these people that Joseph Goebbels was a devote Catholic, as were many German Nazis. Duh. What was that million count?

    My jingoistic phrase is...God save me from Christians!

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  2. I can no longer listen to them. Period. I find it pointless to discuss them.

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  3. Watched that show last night online. Her mind was made up and nobody was going to confuse her with the facts!!!!!!!!!! She had her own facts to back up everything she said.

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  4. The blonde is Herbert Hoover's great granddaughter, so what do you expect? "Don't confuse me with the facts" runs in the family. (As President, Bertie was notorious for his stubborness and refusal to change his mind once he'd decided something -- and we all know how well that approach worked out for the US when the Great Depression hit.)

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COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."