Thursday, October 28, 2010

Help! My Wife is a Religious Nutjob and She's Teaching my Children Creationism

This'll be a short one.  I just found the Google results for that sentence entertaining. 

Help! my wife is a religious nutjob and she's teaching my children creationism

Results 1, 2, 3, and 5 pertain to Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell.  If you vote Tea Party, this is what you're voting for.  Welcome to the new America.

Monday, October 25, 2010

No, Hitler was NOT an Atheist

I think if I hear this one more time, I'm going to scream.  I know I'm really beating the dead horse today, but goddammit, people should know better. 


"Gott Mit Uns" translates to "God with us" or "God is on our side" (as it's used today)

Hitler was a Christian, in fact a Catholic.  He has never beenwwii-buckle  excommunicated from the Catholic church, so he's still a Catholic today.  The Pope is lying when he says Nazis were Atheists.  He was there, he was in the Hitler Youth, he should know.  He was most likely required to chant the slogan.

It doesn't take a lot of research to realize that there is an anti-Semitic slant to much of the New Testament.  Passion plays (see The Passion of the Christ) were popular in Germany prior to World War II, and they helped the anti-Semitic message of the Nazis, one they validated with scripture! After all, didn't Judas betray Jesus?  Didn't the Jews shout "Crucify Him!" when Pilate wanted to let him go? 

I'm sorry if you are religious and offended by this, but it's true.  It is not correct to blame Nazi atrocities on Atheism, it is very much part of the colorful Christian history

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This is what I mean!

The insanity is never-ending


It almost looks like a logical proof, except for the fact that each line of it contains at least one unique fallacy.  The mind reels. 


I'm sorry, but I don't even understand whatever stupidity it is they're trying to say.  Is this an abortion thing?  What.  The.  Fuck.

If the lunacy here is not apparent, stop reading my blog.  You're not smart enough.

Dr. Cowboy

I'm official now!


Cowboy Doctor of Atheism 2009

Friday, October 22, 2010

All Atheists hate God

It occurred to me a little bit ago how ridiculous this statement is.  Atheists all seem to instinctively realize this, but for you theists out there, let's run through the logic.

I'm an Atheist.  Your claim "All Atheists hate God", if taken as true, means I hate God.  In order to hate God, by definition I have to believe God exists.  If I believe God exists, I'm not an Atheist.  Whoops, we've reached a paradox. 

The follow up claim is that Atheists hate religion.  Well, I can't speak for others, only for myself, and unlike you I can't speak for any supernatural beings either.  In my case, you might be able to make a case here, but the truth is that it wouldn't be accurate.  I don't hate religion par se, I hate the evil done in the name of religion.  Religion almost invariably leads to regressive behaviors and in some cases outright evil.  I don't believe religion can be fixed.  The only way you could solve the problem would be to bring all world religions under the control of a single moral person who could dictate sanity to his/her followers.  This plan, though, is inherently flawed.  You need look no further than Catholicism to see the problem.  Not to mention the temptation to abuse this extreme concentration of power would eventually overwhelm either the leader or one of his/her successors.  It would inevitably turn to evil.  Therefore, I think the world would be better off without religion.

On a semi-related note, I just recently found out an interesting fact.  The crux of the argument against science in general is that Genesis must be taken literally, not figuratively.  It took another blogger writing about the observations of his six year old son to get me to realize something.  According to Genesis, God created light on the first day, but he didn't create the Sun until the fourth day.  Um…. whoops.  Apparently the goat herders of 6,000 years ago hadn't figured out that the light comes from the sun.  Oh, and God put all the water in one place.  One.  Just let that sink in for a few minutes. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I wonder if this is how homosexuals feel

I hate labels.  I hate labeling myself, but it’s usually the easiest way for people to get pretty close to my views, so for the sake of argument, we’ll call me a liberal atheist.  This is, for all practical purposes, my current location on a long road I started down about ten years ago.  I doubt this journey is done yet.  The truth is, I’m pretty sure I’ve always been this way, I just didn’t admit it to myself for a long time.  Being liberal or atheist is somewhat of a frowned upon thing here in the middle of Jesus central. 

So it’s a little lonely out here.  My wife is a bit of an over-zealous Christian (it’s the source of most of my daily drama), all my friends, most of whom are smart people, deny the fact of evolution, worship a non-existent god, and vote Republican. 

After years of denying who I really am, I did a lot of soul searching over the past 2-3 years, and finally just admitted it. 

Now I don’t seem to have a lot of friends.  Just today, the one friend who seemed to more or less share my views told me that she found Jesus.  In fairness, she’s had some rather harsh personal problems lately, and skepticism doesn’t offer much in the way of comfort during times of emotional distress. 

I suppose if the opposite were true, if I were a Christian in a land of Atheists, I could spend this time pretending God was here with me and telling him all my problems.  I suppose I could just construct an invisible friend too.

So I started wondering, when somebody realizes they’re gay, they probably have a hard time finding someone to share this with.  Parents and friends aren’t usually very receptive to that kind of news.  It’s probably pretty lonely.  I find it hard to believe that anybody chooses to be gay.  Seriously, who would consciously choose the pain that comes along with it?  The only choice is the one to stop lying to yourself and be honest about who you are.

That’s what I did.  Yea me!  The rewards of being true to myself are a little underwhelming.  Thanks for listening, my five or so readers.  I appreciate the sympathetic ear.

Friday, October 8, 2010


I watched a movie the other night that had some interesting facts.  Here’s a breakdown of the percentage of casualties of war that were civilians by war:

World War I: 10%
World War II: 50%
Vietnam: 70%
Iraq: 90%

That’s right.  despite 100 years of advancement in military technology, supposedly “frighteningly” accurate weapons, and the goal of “winning the hearts and minds” of the Iraqi people, 90% of all deaths related to the war were civilians.  The Iraq war killed many many times the number of Iraqi civilians than the number of American civilians killed on September 11, 2001.  Just for reference, Iraq was not involved in 9/11, they did not harbor any 9/11 terrorists, and didn’t even turn out to have the weapons of mass destruction we “were sure” they had. 

Now we’re still in a war with Afghanistan.  The death toll is not as severe as Iraq’s, but it’s still unconscionably high.  It’s entering it’s tenth year, and has officially become America’s longest war.  By military estimate, there are less than 100 Al-Queda left in Afghanistan, and less than 25,000 Taliban.  For reference, the Taliban did not attack us on 9/11.  We are there to find Osama Bin Laden, who apparently fled the country in 2002.  He’s not there, very few terrorists are there, the people don’t trust us, and over 97% of the country is still loyal to the Taliban.  They don’t want what we’re trying to give them. 

We don’t need this war, we were never supposed to be at war with Afghanistan.  We were never supposed to be at war with Iraq.  We were supposed to catch the bad guy who blew up New York.  We failed, he’s gone, and we’re mired in a senseless war.  Credit to Obama to finally ending the other senseless war (or did he?), but it’s time to end this one too.

Perhaps it’s time to say “Let’s fight terrorism by not fucking with the middle east anymore so they stop being pissed off at us for killing their civilians wholesale”.

It’s time for peace.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jerry Falwell was Gay

I’ve realized something lately: there’s a lot of hatred towards homosexuals emanating from organized religion.  What usually seems to happen, based on recent events, is that some religious anti-gay crusader gets caught being gay.  Seems some anti-gay senator or another was recently caught with a rent-a-boy. 

I also remember some anti-gay comics on the same site with the racist tea-party comics.  i apologize for the lack of a link, I’m just too damn lazy to look it up.  Google “comics with problems”.  The dude that wrote it knew an awful lot about homosexual orgies, and he was quite graphic about it.  If you spend that much time thinking about gay orgies, you’re gay.

So here it is.  If you’re in a religion that teaches homosexuality is wrong, and you happen to be homosexual (sorry, it’s not a choice), you feel drawn towards homosexuality and conclude that it’s some kind of evil seductive force trying to make you “sin”.  So you go on a crusade to eradicate this evil from the world.  You have to believe that people choose to be homosexual, because if they just simply are, that sort of invalidates your whole religion. 

The truth is, we heterosexuals are not drawn to what you call the “gay lifestyle”.  I’m just simply not attracted to men.  It’s not a “sin” that’s out there tempting me.  If I was, I would say so.  I would almost certainly be a better dresser too.

In short, if you’re religious, and you hate homosexuals and crusade against the “gay lifestyle”, you’re gay.  Just admit it and save a whole lot of people a whole lot of trouble.  It’s not exactly a picnic for us heterosexuals who happen to think gay people are just simply gay and should be allowed to be so.  I imagine it pretty much sucks for them though.

I mean, really.  Jerry Falwell claimed Tinky Winky (of the Teletubbies) was gay and trying to seduce children to the “gay lifestyle”.  A) it was a magic bag, not a purse and B) gay people aren’t trying to make other people gay.  They really just want to be allowed to be gay themselves.  There’s no secret agenda to turn the nation’s children gay.  Sorry. 

Then he followed up with Spongebob.  Apparently his nose looked like a dildo to him.  Yeah, I suppose it might, if you’re obsessed with dildos.  I’m sorry, but if all you can see there is a dildo and its tempting you to have sex with other men, you’re gay. 

Then we get this guy, some district attorney who is harassing a high school class president who is gay because he’s gay.  Sorry, but so are you dude.  Get over it.

Then I saw another link from a guy claiming all the recent teen suicides over bullying was brought on by themselves.  So these kids chose to have a lifestyle that brought on that level of bullying?  Right.  Dude, you’re gay. Stop making life hell for those poor kids who, unlike you, are at least honest with themselves.

Just remember, next time you see a religious homophobe, he’s gay.