BASHING\, Religion

ISIL and ISLAM

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ISIL AND ISLAM.

Next to bashing Politics and Politicians I love Bashing Religions. I am an equal opportunity basher on the aforementioned subjects. To-day the War Club falls on ISIL and Islam. Wait a minute they are merely two sides of the same coin.
Let’s start off with the claim of some Muslims that what ISIL is doing is not Islam. It is Islam. The Islam that exploded out of Arabia in the 7th and 8th centuries. It is the Islam of conquest, and oppression. It is the Islam that condoned pedophilia, slavery, and mutilation. It was spread by the sword and those who would not submit died. At the height of its’ power it spread from Egypt to Greece, and the Balkans. Spain, North Africa, the Holy Land and Hungary were all under its’ dominance. In the East it spread to India and the East Indies and always it was submit or die. The Spaniards finally defeated the last of the Islamic Emirates, Granada, in January 1492. In Europe in the 17th century the spread of Islam, under the Ottoman Empire (Turkey), was finally checked at the Gates of Vienna.

ISIL has erupted out of Syria which is deeply involved in a Civil War and spread into Iraq in which it now holds about a third of that country. It is extremely well organized and financed with thousands of followers including hundreds from Western Europe, the U.S., and Canada. Its’ followers are nothing short of fanatic barbarians bent on conquest and destruction. They have declared a Caliphate which is an Islamic state ruled by a Caliph or successor to Mohammed. It is governed by Islamic Law, Sharia Law, and is the antithesis of everything that we in the western world believe in.

All other major religions in the modern world have evolved with the times but Islam seems trapped in a time loop that will not let it break out of the 10th or 11th centuries. No other major religion advocates violence like Islam. In Islam there is no room for compromise, Islam is the true path and all others are infidels to be trod asunder. Even those Islamic countries that have embraced secularism seem on the verge of falling backwards under the threat of radicals from within.
Those who do not embrace the teachings of Mohammed are deemed to be infidels to be put to the sword unless they submit (convert). Islam claims there are three peoples of the Book, Jews, Christians and them but to them the Jews and the Christians have it all wrong and that Mohammed is the last of the Prophets and his teaching are the direct word of God spoken to him. Methinks he spent too much time in the hot Arabian sun. I firmly believe in a Creator but He/She/It isn’t a God, it is the Universe in which we live. This of course makes me a prime candidate for beheading as I am an Unbeliever, an Infidel. Both the Jewish and Christian Faiths in most part can accommodate my belief for it recognizes a Supreme Creator as does theirs. They call theirs’ Jehovah or God and I call mine Creator.

To ISIL and Islam there can be no God but theirs, ALLAH, no truth but theirs and no mercy on those who will not submit to the Will of Allah. What kind of religion allows its’ followers to kill thousands of their own innocent people including women and children. What kind of religion allows for the rape of women or selling them into slavery? What other religion allows for child brides who at age 9 are old enough to have sex with their husband (Master). All religions are a bane upon mankind but Islam has the added distinction of being a PLAGUE, and like any other plague it must be stopped. It is a sad state of affairs that the Democracies of the world have let this virus grow so strong. It is no different, really, than Ebola, or Malaria or Bubonic Plague it must be erased from the face of the world never to cause grief and suffering to millions again. The question is? Will the Western world step up to the task or will they sit back wringing their hands and say “oh! Those poor souls someone should do something”.

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My Opinion, Religion

LOSS OF FAITH

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LOSS OF FAITH

A loss of faith comes in many forms but no matter how it occurs it usually but not always involves a traumatic event. My loss of faith came on gradually with a growing realization that it was all a pack of lies.
I was born, baptised, and raised a Roman Catholic as my Mother was and all her family before her. Both my biological Father and my step-Dad were non Catholics. My Father was Church of Scotland and my Dad was a very non-practicing Methodist. My religious upbringing was in the hands of my Mom and I can remember having to say the Rosary every night after supper. I made my first communion when I was seven or eight and then I became an altar boy at age nine. I also remember that because I went to the public school I had to attend Sunday School where the Nuns taught us our Cathecisim and I was about 10 or 11 when I became confirmed. All this time I attended Sunday school and Summer school run by both the Nuns and Brothers. I don’t know who were the hardest disciplnarians The Nuns or the Brothers both were pretty strict.
Just before my 14th birthday we moved to Jamaica where my Dad had a job and for the next 18 months we lived there. While there I got into some trouble at school so my parents sent me to a Catholic Boarding school run by the Jesuits. Three months later I was expelled. It was while I was there that I started to doubt what the Church was teaching. It just didn’t seem to be in tune with what I was seeing and reading about. In February of 1958 the job was over and we came back to Canada and I settled down in highschool which was public and had a trades course. The doubts though kept getting stronger and by the time I was 17 I turned my back on religion, all religion. I just couldn’t believe in the Biblical version of God. I didn’t really believe in anything at that time so I guess that put me into the Atheist group. My parents were overseas at the time and so I didn’t have to face my Mother for two more years. When I finally told her she accepted it but I could tell she wasn’t to pleased.
When I was 24 I joined the American Army and went off to fight in VietNam and during the rough times when I was scared I never once called on God to save me. When I was in the Army Hospital in Japan recovering from burns there was a young Catholic Army Chaplain who was leaving the priesthood because he hasd lost his faith. He never told anyone of us why he had lost faith but I think it was because he had served with an infantry unit in Nam and had just seen to much. At the age of 27 I got married and to keep everyone happy my fiance,who was also Catholic, and I were married in the Catholic church. Our two children were baptised in the Catholic faith mainly because my wife ,at the time, was still attending church. I never interfered in the religious upbringing of my daughter as they both attended school in the Catholic system. When they got older they also turned their backs on religion.
Myself, I couldn’t believe in this God sitting on a throne in some mythical place called Heaven but I knew there had to be something behind life and the world around me. My Mother died when I was 49 and when my Dad called to tell me that she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer I went up to their house in Shelburne to see my Mom. I remember walking into the living room and Mom was laying on the couch with her Rosary in her hand. I went over and knelt on the floor beside her and we talked. During our conversation I told her that I could not pray for her as I just didn’t believe, she gave a small sigh and said” that’s all right son, I understand”. That was in August and she died in November. My Mom believed so much in the Church and in God I made up my mind that I would never insult or denegrate anyone who had religious beliefs. If those who do believe find comfort in it then I am pleased for them.

For years I have not believed in God as portrayed in the Bible and it wasn’t until I read an article on Pantheism that I realized that I was one of them.I had finally found out what I believed in “The Universe is God and God Is the Universe”. This is what I believe in whole heartily and if to some that makes me an aethist or an infidel then, that to me puts them in the category of Bigots.

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BASHING\, Religion

THE PROPHET HAM (eggs over easy)

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THE PROPHET HAM (eggs over easy)
Before we get into this posting please note the War Hammer above. This is the sign that a major bashing is about to occur.

A few days ago I read where NASA is pretty positive that by the year 2026 they will have proof that we are not alone in the Universe. If this pans out it will be the greatest event in our History. Proof that we are not alone doesn’t necessary mean we will have contacted them just that we know someone is out there. For every important piece of information that is announced there are the naysayers and this time it comes from that horses hind end Ken Ham the CEO of the Creationist Museum in Kentucky. He stated that it doesn’t matter if there are aliens out there because they are not gods’ children and are all going to hell. I actually had to read the statement twice as I thought I had made a mistake the first time. It is incomprehensible that this Troglodyte in Homo Sapien disguise would not only say that but believe it. According to this idiot only man is the child of god and the earth was created especially for us and there are no other beings in the Universe. He is quoted in The Huffington Post article as saying
Jesus did not become the “GodKlingon” or the “GodMartian”! Only descendants of Adam can be saved. God’s Son remains the “Godman” as our Savior. In fact, the Bible makes it clear that we see the Father through the Son (and we see the Son through His Word). To suggest that aliens could respond to the gospel is just totally wrong.
This has to be one of the most idiotically bigoted pieces of tripe I have ever read. The hubris of this man is beyond the pale.
Ken Ham is an Australian but like every other whacko in the world was drawn to the U.S. by that giant nut bar magnet that lies in the middle of the country. How one nation could have so many moronic individuals both home grown and imported is really on for the books, Comic Books. He is also the founder of Answers in Genesis, and expounds such ridiculous ideas as the Earth is 6000 years old and that man and dinosaur roamed the earth together. I guess if you read a fairy tale a thousand times you could end up believing it. Ham has a Bachelors’ degree in Applied Science so you would think he would have a logical outlook on life but instead he took the wrong fork in the road and ended up a Creationists which is about as far from science as the Andromeda Galaxy is from Earth (2.5 million light years). It is somewhat sad that a person schooled in science ends up believing the fairy tales of the bible. If I did believe in god it would seem to me that if he would have created the universe and life then every living being in the universe would be his children. Well you read the quote above but let’s just say that in some very remote way he is right, I hope hell is a pretty big place to take the sudden surge in souls coming its’ way on judgement day.

I keep looking at the quote and for the life of me I can’t fathom someone being so narrow minded as to say that let alone believe it. In my youth I believed in god and went to mass every Sunday then one day when I was older I realized that what religion had taught me was all lies, with the only positive thing being a moral code. If there was a Garden of Eden it was in Africa as all human life arose there. If there was a great flood it possibly occurred when the Black Sea broke through to flow into the Mediterranean. The Tower of Babel was more than like a Ziggurat which became common in parts of Mesopotamia such as Ur. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was due to an earthquake as was the destruction of Jericho’s, walls. Of course when god caused the sun to turn black it was an eclipse. We are now in the 21st century and we know the logical reasons for all the so called miracles in the bible but there are still hundreds of millions who believe the Bible and the Quran to be the spoken word of god.

There is life out there in the Galaxy or the Universe beyond it stands to reason. Asimov once said “that if man is the only life in the Universe then we are freaks and Nature abhors freaks”. Seeing as we are still here I guess we are not freaks after all or Nature would have destroyed us by now.
Well mister Ken Ham I reject you as a prophet and refer you to your own Bible Mathew: 7 verse 15 to 20.

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BASHING\, Religion

SEW THE WIND

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SEW THE WIND

After posting “Coming Home to Roost” I think it is only fair on my part as the writer to give equal time to the Islamic idiots called ISIS. So where do we start? I know Islam like every other religion past, present and (I hope not) Future are all superstitious Faery Tales not worthy of reading.
ISIS. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is also the Egyptian Goddess of Motherhood, Wives, Nature and Magic. She is also known as the wife of Osiris (Chief Egyptian God), and a friend of slaves, sinners, and artisans. Wow lookee here, the Muslims have named their organization after a Pagan Goddess (in English). Now ain’t that a kick in the pants? What I find sort of funny in my cynical way is what if there is a god and paradise and all these road apples and cow patties have to stand before him. Boy is Ol’ Nick gonna be stoking the furnaces. Methinks the Hinges of Hades will be close to the melting point. Also production on all those virgins the Muslims were promised will be stopped. BOO HOO! Between Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda in Yemen, Boco Haram in Nigeria, and of course Iran it seems that terrorism is becoming a way of life for these Muslims. OOPS forgot Libya. It is no wonder the world does not trust Islam and Muslims are not liked, their religion comes from the muzzle of an AK 47.
As written in the previous post the USA really blew it in Iraq and now they are left with a hell of a problem. My advice, let the Sunnis and the Shia battle it out. Who knows we might get lucky and the idiots wipe each other from existence. As the title suggests “those who sew the wind reap the whirlwind”. So Obama and company if I was in yours shoes I’d take a vacation and wait till the shooting is over. Of course that won’t happen the yanks will end up short of putting boots on the ground helping the weak Iraqi Government to hold on to power. They will send more drones and fighter jets to support the Iraqi Army which is from all accounts a joke. Of course they is always that great fall back plan “NUKE ‘EM” as any good republican president would if he were in power. If that would ever be a solution I suggest you strap Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld onto the bombs and let them ride them down Slim Pickens in Dr. Strange Love.
As everyone who has the misfortune or good fortune (take your pick) to know me will tell you my stance on Religion any and all religion. It is the bane of Humanity. I must say though that Islam and its’ radical adherents are the newest necrotic disease curable only by an extremely sharp scalpel. I for one am extremely sick and tired of listening to these Islamic Apologists tell the world that Islam is not like that. These people are corrupting the Faith. Stop apologizing for them and do something to get rid of this barrel of rotten date. THOSE WHO SEW THE WIND WILL REAP THE WHIRLWIND.

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COMING HOME TO ROOST

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COMING HOME TO ROOST
It seems of late the big crisis in the world is Iraq, AGAIN.
I can really show nor offer the United States any sympathy as in this writer opinion it is a case of “The Chickens coming home to roost”. In plain talk they screwed up big time. From March 2003 when the U.S. invaded until they withdrew in December 2011 it was in Clint Eastwood’s line in Heartbreak Ridge a “Cluster F_ ck”. This all came about in my opinion because George W. Bush wanted to have a war to fight and win like his daddy George H. Bush did also there is a little matter that supposedly old Saddam Hussein tried to have daddy assassinated. Don’t know, don’t care. It was a mess from before day one. Intelligence saying that Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction was a lie cooked up by the C.I.A. and British Intelligence. The American people were told a whole string of lies such as Al Qaeda was in Iraq, and “we will be welcomed as liberators. Hell they were too avaricious and war hungry to realize that Saddam was sort of a cork holding the evil genie in the bottle. Well guess what a__holes the GENIE IS OUT and he is your worst nightmare come true. These new kids on the block who call themselves Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (or Islamic State in Iraq or the Levant) are real bad people as they firmly believe and practice convert or die. Hey G.W (or as I say Yosemite Sam) I hope the fleas from a thousand camel descend upon your crotch.

This is typical of the U.S. Government they have to go out and try to remake the world in their image. Weird how not many people like the image. Of course this is not all G.W. fault as he was too stupid to realize that his strings were being pulled by Vice President Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld. Especially Cheney as he stood to make a fortune when the company he was affiliated with Halliburton was given the contract to rebuild the Iraqi infrastructure both during and after the war. Well people your Crusading just like the originals has backfired and the radical Muslims are out for revenge. How many innocents will now pay for your incompetent assine belief that America is the Light of the World and everyone wants to be like you? You are attempting to become an imperial power but you haven’t got a clue how to go about it. The best and only thing you can do about this situation is back off and let the Sunni and the Shia spill their blood to settle their own stupid religious differences. This is the Muslims version of the Thirty Year War. I’ll close this now by paraphrasing a quote from that great American thinker, Oliver Hardy, when he said to his partner Stan Laurel. “Well this is another fine mess you’ve gotten us into”.

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PHSYCHOTIC GOD

 

                                   PSYCHOTIC GOD

 

I was watching Real Time with Bill Maher the other night and as usual at the end of New Rules he comments on a subject. Now the whole World by now know that Maher is an Atheist and that is his right. I am a Pantheist and since I do not believe in a god personified that sort of makes me an atheist. Hey no problem. I find it very hard to believe in some really old guy with a long white beard sitting on a throne in some mythical kingdom called heaven. Well to get back on subject Maher talked about a god who is a psychotic killer who loves wiping out whole civilization as he did when he created the so called great flood which drowned men, women, children and babies. He must have been some pissed off.

The bible is full of such stories about this so called god killing those who disagree with him or have the audacity to question? Of course he had a great gang of henchmen in the chosen people the Israelites. Of course he held a good prize (bribe) for them their own country. Didn’t matter that it occupied by someone else just wipe them out and it’s yours. Great god that one.

This so called god was an angry revengeful nut case, in other words Psychotic, also he was a misogynist didn’t much like women because he allowed them to be blamed for just about everything. Take poor Eve she finds out that the forbidden fruit is sex and she likes it so he throws her and hubby Adam out of the garden. Hell he should have given her a medal for discovering the best past time ever. No he wanted to keep that to himself. Guess he was boinking his female angels and didn’t want anyone else to have fun.

 

This god encouraged and condoned genocide. He also used his type of nukes to wipe 2 cities, Sodom& Gomorrah because according to him they were wicked. He also killed Lots’ wife because she dared to look back at the destruction. It seems he forbade anyone to be a living witness to his mass murder so he turned the one person who looked into a pillar of salt. I mean you disobeyed this guy at your own peril. Look what he did to the Egyptians on what the Jews refer to as Passover. If this isn’t the work of a revengeful psychotic I don’t know what is’

 

The Christian fundamentalist (bible thumpers) believe all the fairy tales in the bible but they call what the Grimm Brothers and others wrote Fairy Tales. Explain to me the difference, oh yeah the bible is the word of god. No people I’ll stick to my Pantheists belief because it is a lot safer. The Universe doesn’t know or really care that I exists so when I screw up I’m not going turned into anything or blast from existence by a hurled lightning bolt. 

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THE OLD MAN AND THE VOID Pt.1

 

Once upon a time around, oh somewhere between 5700 and 10,000 years ago in a place called Paradise, which is somewhere over the rainbow, there lived this really old guy with white hair and beard. Now the story goes that this old guy was really bored out of his gourd, like really bored, so one day, I think it was a Tuesday, he thought “you know I really should do something, but I haven’t a clue what it should be.” For some time he had been half-assed thinking about making something, you know, something different so he set about to tinkering. The first thing he came up with was something he called “The Void”. And he thought to himself “Hey, that’s not bad”, but, wait half a sec, the damn thing is just a big black empty nothing. Holy Crap! Speaking of which, back in a mo. All that humming and hawing, grunting, and groaning and I end up with a great big black nothing. Now what?

 

As the old guy sat there pondering his next move he thought you know maybe I should invent light but then what is light. He thought for a while and came to the conclusion that light was opposite of dark. So he said to himself let’s have some light on the subject and lo and behold he now had a big void that he could see a lot better. Of course after a few seconds he realized that it still had nothing in it. While he sat there pondering a solution he absent mindedly began to play with the light switch flipping it back and forth going from light to dark. He soon realized how cool that looked so he said let’s call the light day and the dark night and while I’m at it I’ll invent a timer so that they swap off every 12 hours or so. The old guy had come up with the first but rather simplistic light show in creation. Still, though that’s all he had, the void was still just that a void. Now if you are a Creationist and have read the Bible, especially Genesis you are going to love what comes next in the fairy tale. After the void bit it starts to get really good.

 

Being a very elderly gentleman the old guy didn’t really have control over all his bodily function and whilst thinking on his next innovation his bladder let go. After a few seconds he realized what had happened and looked down to see that the effluence had practically filled the void. Seeing the mess he had made he grabbed the bag of kitty litter (don’t ask, it’s a fairy tale and anything is possible) to soak it up. Well the bag of litter wasn’t big enough so it only soaked up some of the water leaving clumps of sodden litter here and there. He had inadvertently separated the water from the firmament and he thought it looked pretty good, big puddles of water separated by clumps of what later was called land. Even after all this, he still had the same problem though, it was empty and feeling his age decided to take a nap. Now being somewhat long in the tooth the old guy snored and when he did everything around went through enormous seismic upheavals. Even the void was shaken to its’ foundations which in turn shook the firmament which in turn shifted the continents, raised mountains and lowered valleys. His snoring even tore holes in the fabric of the void letting part of the light peek through giving us the stars. Anyway the old guy is napping and it is difficult to say how long it lasted. After all when you are the Supreme Being you can pretty well do what you want because as the saying goes “you don’t want to piss God off as he has a real nasty temper” just ask his number one hit man Lucifer, but that is another story for another time. So this is the end of the beginning. Stay tuned for the creation of life.

 

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Religion

STONE HER. SHE’S PRAYING

 

I don’t know that much about the Jewish Faith and to be honest, don’t want to as it like all other religions is superstition. There was an article in the Huffington Post this morning about a Jewish woman being arrested for praying at the Western Wall. It seems this is some sort of No No because the Wall site is controlled by ultra-orthodox Rabbis or to put it simpler misogynistic thugs.  If I am correct this is the last part of the  surrounding wall of the Temple built by Herod the Great left standing after the Romans burnt it and the rest of Jerusalem and it is to the Jews what Mecca is to Muslims or Rome to Catholics.

This woman who was arrested heads a group of Jewish women who pray at the Wall once a month but it seems that they are not allowed to touch or handle the Torah (Jewish Bible) in any fashion for the simple fact that they are women. These orthodox Jews are just as bad as  the Muslim and their attitude towards women. What makes this even worse is that Israel is a Democracy yet their Government seems to live in fear of these bearded archaic minded Rabbis. Another prime example of the hypocrisy of Religion. Millions of Jewish men pray each morning thanking their god for not making them a woman. This from the religion that is the progenitor of both Islam and Christianity.

Then the Lord, God presented woman whom he had fashioned from a rib taken from man. These people actually believe this drivel for it allows them to keep woman subservient in their minds. What it really is, is total disrespect and fear that motivates them to keep women in their place and deny then equality. This Woman of the Wall was arrest a few days ago,  handcuffed, thrown in a cell, stripped search, all on the orders of a Rabbi because she was praying at the Wall and he considered it injurious to the Holy Place.

Any person has the right to their beliefs but when the teaching of their religion subjugate, discriminate, or restrict the freedoms and beliefs of others they become unacceptable and should not be tolerated. What happened to this woman and others like her is religious intolerance and demonstrates the absolute hypocrisy it is shrouded in. Someone once said that the “strength of mankind lies in its’ women.” maybe these bearded, black robed, cowards should take a lesson from that. After all they too were born of woman. 

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Religion

Befuddled

There is no God. No, let me re-phrase that. There is no Biblical God but there is a Creator, that Creator and the Universe being one in the same. This of course makes me a Pantheist, which to me is the only logical explanation for our existence. The Universe as we know it began about 13.7 billion years ago with a Big Bang. I personally believe that the Big Bang was a larger Universe giving birth to ours and perhaps myriad other Universes. I cannot nor can anyone prove this(nor disprove) but I am pretty sure I will find the answer, one way or another, when my life ends. Problem is I won’t be able to say to anyone that I was right or wrong. To get back to my befuddlement I find it almost incomprehensible that great numbers of people believe in this omnipotent, fatherly creature refered to as GOD. How people can can take the son of a Jewish carpenter turned reformer and promoted him to divine status as the son of God is beyond me. It is my belief that the three most dangerous books ever written are the Torah, Bible, and the Koran. All three are based on Mythology, Superstition, and Ignorance, not to mention Racism, Intolerance, and Misogyny. Yet there are those who follow these writings fanatically as the word of God and live their daily life by them. We are one species, Human, brought about by countless eons of evolution and development and my befuddlement lies in the fact that so many of us still have the brain capacity of a Stegosaurus (no insult to the Stegosaurus).

Camac

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