Atheism

January 9, 2010

I happened to come across this image on Facebook and was deeply disturbed by its stupidity. It’s best to just have a look:

Huh? Let’s examine the stupidity:

The root word of Atheism is, obviously, theism. Theism is, by definition, the belief in the idea of a deity, or, indeed, multiple deities (as monotheism is a relatively new invention). Now, when the letter “a” is added to the beginning of a word in the English language it means “not” or “without” (ex. atonal, amoral, asexual). Therefore the word “atheist” obviously means to be without belief in a deity; a rejection of theism, NOT a belief in nothing.

What a joke… who makes these images? And who can seriously, in this day and age, put religion before scientific progress? Science is not a belief system, it’s the best we have with what we’ve been “given”. And with the achievements of science being far more miraculous than all the miracles in the bible combined, one has to wonder how “god” created beings that could outdo the miracles which supposedly proved his existence with such ease…

-Sean.


Image Fail #5

October 23, 2009

Church Goer Fail:

Churches these days are more and more accommodating…

-Sean.

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Excuse me, professor!

October 14, 2009

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldHF6PFUukw

The professor should have said:

“Sit down, and don’t speak out of turn in my class!

Now, if there is a god (the key word being “if”), and he has the powers that we suppose, he could have chosen to make the world any way that he pleased. Either he is incompetent, in which case he is not worth worshiping; malevolent, in which case he is the source of evil; or he is entirely non-existent.

Any more interjections, young man?”

You’ll notice that the ad takes an interesting turn at the end and shows the audience that the child in question is actually Einstein. Let’s think for two full seconds please before we let celebrity take precedence over logic. Einstein was a child in this video and, being as smart as he was, came to the conclusion that god probably did not exist later in life. Now, not all kids are brilliant like Einstein, so not all kids will come to this conclusion on their own. So in the end this ad actually works against itself in this way, showing that if religion were taught in schools that even more minds would not escape.

Fail. Next!

-Sean.


Image Fail #2

October 9, 2009

Mormon Conversion Fail:

-Sean.

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So, where does religion fit?

September 28, 2009


In an interesting article on The History of Spanking in Canada at CBC.ca, it states that “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse” became illegal in Canada in 1991.

Is it just me, or does religion fall into the category of mental abuse? After all, there many, many things morally wrong with telling your child that there is an all-powerful being up in the sky who hears all of your thoughts and will send you to burn in hell should you do wrong.

To the doubtful, it appears that mental abuse is not the only concern that religion may raise, in fact, almost all of the issues raised in the article pertain to violent acts committed at religious institutions. But how were these kids NOT being mentally abused before the physical abuse set in!?:

A pastor from the Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., defends members of his church who reportedly beat their children. Four boys and three girls were removed from the family home by Ontario’s Family and Children’s Services, which says the youngsters must be protected from being regularly hit with belts, sticks, chains or other objects.”

and,

“The Children’s Aid Society in Windsor, Ont., seizes five children from a fundamentalist Christian school. The teenaged daughter of the school’s supervisor said students were being beaten with a rod.”

and,

In a second spanking case related to the Aylmer, Ont., Church of God, a family comes under investigation for its disciplinary practices. The family is called to the offices of the local Children’s Aid Society for questioning. In a previous interview with CBC TV, the mother said that a strap is used only as a last resort, and that her children know the discipline is given with love.”

and,

“Five children taken into custody by the Children’s Aid Society of Windsor are returned to their parents. The children had been beaten at their fundamentalist Christian school. The CAS says it will stay involved with the children and the school and may offer counselling on alternative forms of discipline.”

and,

“Lucille Poulin, a 78-year-old religious commune leader in Prince Edward Island who disciplined children by beating them with a wooden paddle, is found guilty of five counts of assault. Judge David Jenkins says the use of “the rod” went beyond spanking, to beating the children. He says he believed the testimony of five children, who said the beatings left them with bruises and led them to pass out. Poulin says she was just doing what God told her to do.

AND,

“Lucille Poulin is sentenced to eight months in jail and three years’ probation for assaulting five children who lived at a religious commune in Hazel Grove, P.E.I. During the trial, Poulin said sections of the Bible suggest using beatings to discipline children and to dissuade them from evil.”

Christopher Hitchens said it best:

Here is my challenge… name one ethical statement made, or one ethical action performed, by a believer that could not have been uttered or done by a nonbeliever. And here is my second challenge. Can any reader of this column think of a wicked statement made, or an evil action performed, precisely because of religious faith? The second question is easy to answer, is it not? The first — I have been asking it for some time — awaits a convincing reply. By what right, then, do the faithful assume this irritating mantle of righteousness? They have as much to apologize for as to explain.

-Sean.

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Root of All Evil

March 27, 2009

A fantastic documentary by Richard Dawkins, author of the famous book “The God Delusion.”

Enjoy:

(Part 1 of 5)

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_1Gpt6dKFo

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Double Standard

February 7, 2009

Holocaust-denying bishop promises to review evidence

Last Updated: Saturday, February 7, 2009 | 11:55 AM ET Comments29Recommend6
CBC News

Bishop Richard Williamson of the ultra-conservative Society of St. Pius X told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine that based on research he did in the 1980s, he became convinced of his views about the Holocaust, which historians say resulted in the deaths of six million Jews.

Williamson is quoted by Der Spiegel as saying he would re-examine “everything again and look at the evidence.” However, he said he won’t be visiting the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

“Since I see that there are many honest and intelligent people who think differently, I must look again at the historical evidence,” the British bishop was quoted as saying.

“It is about historical evidence, not about emotions,” he added, according to the report. “And if I find this evidence, I will correct myself. But that will take time.”

So let me get this straight. This man denies a fairly recent historical event because of a lack of tangible evidence which he himself has has seen, yet is high up in a religious system based on age-old blind faith? Wow, I don’t even know what to say. At least he will now have an easier time understanding my views on his religion.

Sigh.

-Sean.

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