November 29, 2005

I HAVE MY BASES COVERED

I'm starting to notice that many people think I am overly arrogant and relentless in my assault on religion and my "belief" in a Godless universe.
This is creating three types of results from the god fearing.
First off, there are those who respect the fact I am voicing my opinion. Personally, I think they think it is cool to be friends with an Atheist:), and some are staunch believers in Free Speech as well. Ed. Note: This group also includes the rational believers who can understand and/or even see my point of view.
The second type are the evil believers. These are the God fearing self loathers who hate me because I am a Godless heathen. They call me the anti-christ, or the Devil.
And of course, they say I am going to hell for eternity. And they believe it. Personally, I feel that anyone who thinks like this, is living hell on earth, and IF hell existed, they would be the prime candidates.
Now we get to the third type. The kind of people who believe that I am being guided by the Devil. The good religious folk who pray for me and pray for my soul. I'm finding that a lot of people have told me they are praying for me. In fact, I probably have more people praying for me than they have praying for them. If God existed, I have made it on his radar screen. He is taking notice, "who is this Bacon Eating Atheist Jew?, I want this guy checked out." He probably has his top guys monitoring me right now.
With all these people praying for me, he has to appease them. He just has to.
So I'm not worried, the more I say God doesn't exist, or the more I laugh at the bible, the more I've increased my chances of eternal bliss, if such a bliss exists.

November 27, 2005

NFL PICKS FOR NOVEMBER 27TH

5 wins and 1 loss last week baby. Who da man? I'm da man. The record on the year now is 34-30-3, and My Bacon Specials are on fire riding out a two game winning streak. OK, my record on Specials still sux at 3-6-2 but there are 6 weeks left in the regular season. Now the picks:


Kansas City by 3 against New England. New England just doesn't have it this year, they are just an average team. KC is the same, but KC is at home and is in must win mode.

Washington at home getting 3 over San Diego. Again a classic West Coast-East game where the home team has a huge advantage. I can't see Gates being 100% if he plays, and if Washington just has to focus on LT it could be a long day for Brees and the Chargers. Washington needs the win if they have any chance to make the playoffs, and Brunell looked awful the last two weeks, look for improvement.

Buffalo getting 3 and a half at home to Carolina. The Bills have been predictable lately: take them at home and go against them on the road. It is going to be Bills weather today, look for their defense to come up big.

Houston getting 3 and a half against St. Louis. Fishiest line of the week, I would have thought St. Louis would be at least 5. Bookies don't lose money. Take Houston.

New York Jets by 1 and a half against New Orleans. Watch for the Jets to blow out New Orleans. Stressful year for the homeless Saints and the Jets players are playing for their jobs now.

New York Giants getting 5 against Seattle. This is my only road team pick of the week. I think we'll get a very high scoring game, and I am expecting a see saw game that comes down to the last play or overtime. Eli is playing with lots of confidence but Seattle might go into this game too confidently, they only need one more win at this early stage in the season to clinch first place in their division.

And finally the RED HOT Bacon Special: Tampa Bay to beat up on Da Bears by 3 in Tampa. Chicago has taken full advantage of being in a weak division and having a weak schedule. They have also fluked out by having bad weather show up when they played better teams. I think this will be a walk in the park for Tampa Bay at home.
Cadillac Williams has hit his early stride, and Chris Simms is improving and has quite a few targets.

November 26, 2005

I DON'T HATE GOD

Lately on Yahoo message boards I have been encountering some posters who are labelling me, and Atheists in general, as God haters.
Look you brain dead Fundies, I can't hate something that doesn't exist. I don't hate Santa Claus, I don't hate The Tooth Fairy, I don't hate The Easter Bunny, and I don't hate God.
I don't even hate the concept of God, at least a God that cares about mankind and provides a life everlasting for anyone who hasn't raped or murdered. Even though I see absolutely zero evidence that God exists or even existed. If the concept of God makes people not rape and murder and gives them hope for life eternal, let them embrace it.

But, keep it away from me. Don't push it at me. And if you are going to interpret God as being a vengeful, earthquake making, hurricane blowing, volcano spewing madman, you then become my enemy if I have to hear about it.

And if you are going to push ID in school to numb the brains of the young, you are also my enemy. ID is not a science, it has no provable theories associated with it. All it does is attempt (in a futile way) to poke holes at evolution.

And now America is paying for it. The three R's in school are starting to become the Retarded Religious Right.

It is shameful that the Darwin Exhibit it New York had to rely on private sponsors.
http://tinyurl.com/82zqn
Mind you, so does anything to do with ID. But one thing is real and the other thing borders on Mythology/Philosophy/Theology. Corporate America is scared shitless of the RRR. Logic and reason is being shunned by sponsors. I'm going to buy No Name from now on, until a few companies come to their senses.

How about "Evolution Goes Better With Coke" or "Pepsi, Choice of Homo Sapiens" ?

Cheers to Guinness for their very innovative commercial, which will probably never be seen in North America at prime time: http://www.visit4info.com/details.cfm?adid=25912

November 22, 2005

TOP 10 SIGNS YOU ARE A FUNDY CREATIONIST

10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of your god.

9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from lesser life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Trinity god.

7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" -- including women, children, and even trees!

6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loop-holes in the scientifically established age of the Earth (4.55 billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by pre-historic tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that the Earth is a couple of generations old.

4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects -- will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet you consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving".

3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to prove Christianity.

2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 - You actually know a lot less than many Atheists and Agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history -- but still call yourself a Christian.

November 20, 2005

NFL PICKS FOR NOVEMBER 20th

Last week I was 2 and 4. But my Bacon Special came in. My record is 29-29-3 for the year. This is very sad. Can't even beat the vig. Bacon Specials are a still pathetic 2-6-2. Here we go:

Tennessee getting 4 at home to Jacksonville. Jax is good but they don't deserve to be 4 points on the road against an average team that has been playing below it's capabilities so far. Jax isn't that good, and Tenny isn't that bad.

Atlanta by 6 against Tampa Bay. Just a gut feeling that Atlanta is going to blow Tampa Bay and the young Chris Simms out.

Baltimore getting 3 and a half at home to Pittsburgh. OK, I'm a confessed anti-Steelerite, but c'mon, they have Maddox starting today. I still can't believe how brutal the announcer was last Sunday night when Maddox entered the game, he was completely unfair........to say what everyone knows.....I felt bad for Maddox, but he can't have lots of confidence and he is playing another one of those teams that is better than their record suggests. Boller will play much better today after getting rid of the cobwebs last week.

San Diego by 11 over Buffalo. Buffalo on the west coast....forget about it. I think San Diego needs to blow a team out to prove they are for real.

Minny getting 4 and a half in Green Bay. Old rivalry. Green Bay upset Atlanta last week. Minny upset the Giants. Minny is better than Green Bay. Green Bay is horrible, Minny is just terrible.

The Bacon Special today: Cleveland by 2 over Miami. Why is Cleveland favored over anyone is a mystery. Vegas doesn't make lines to lose money. I know I've said this before and got burnt, but in the long run, these plays will win at a around a 75% clip. And remember, my Bacon Special are riding a hot one game winning streak right now.

Tip: If you are in an office Football Pool against the spread, check out games where one team is picked at least 60-65% of the time or more and then bet the other team regardless of your sentiments. You will make money almost every week doing this.

November 19, 2005

TEACH EVOLUTION IN HOUSES OF GOD

Either you are smiling or you are shocked or even upset by this thought. Maybe it is a mixture of the three.
But I think this has much more merit than placing ID "theory" in classrooms.
I think any place that allows ID in classrooms should also make in mandatory that evolution has to be taught in Churches, Synagogues and Mosques as an alternative to Genesis. Fair is fair.
For example, I am really getting peeved at the stupidity that Fundies show. They don't seem to even know their own bible. And worse, they stick their head in the sand when presented with facts.
OK, I know that the majority of people in the world need something to believe in and they need a spirtitual purpose, and they really really want eternal life. But it is disturbing to see the theshold of ignorance these people have in order to maintain their FAITH and BELIEFS.
Now that the Catholic Church has taken a great step forward to state that ID should not be taught in schools as science, I wonder if this means that Catholics now will start embracing evolution.
40% of Americans believe in Theistic Evolution. I have no problem with it. It is evolution with God watching. This can be incorporated in every religion, and it should be.
It is the 45% of Americans who believe in a Young Earth and zero evolution who need to be educated.
But perhaps not. Religion is a necessary evil. It gives the dimwitted something to believe in and something to live for. Many of these people would rape and pillage 24/7 if they didn't think God was judging them. Fear of God keeps them from total anarchy. It makes the ignorant masses relatively moral.
Of course, they think Atheists are evil. Why aren't prisons full of Atheists then?

November 15, 2005

Challenge to IDers/Creationists

You people want ID taught alongside evolution in science class. Actually, you really don't want evolution taught in schools I believe. Fine. Go for it.
I'd like to know what an ID science text looks like. I hope it isn't just a bunch of pages that pokes holes in evolution. That just isn't right, evolution isn't about poking a hole in ID theory. Is the ID science text book going to be a one page book with 3 words "God did it"? Just wondering.

Here is the challenge. Forget about evolution, you people think it didn't happen or you even know it didn't happen. What I want to see is YOUR theory of ID. How old is the earth? How old is man? Were there dinosaurs? When did the dinosaurs die out? I already know you think that man hasn't changed (evolved), that is a gimme.

Oh one more thing, if you say the earth is less than 10,000 years old as is man, I'd like to see the scientific research that proves this. I'd also like to see your scientific research about dinosaurs. Like I said forget about evolution science, you know it is hogwash. I'm looking for ID scientific results. Surely you can provide me with some.

November 13, 2005

NFL Week 10 Picks

Last week I went 2-2-2. I thought last week was going to be tough, I'll take 500.
I wonder if Terrell Owens is going to be picked up by Desparate Housewives to replace the guy in the basement the show fired this week.

My record is a pathetic (for me) 27-26-3 going into this week. Bacon Specials are 1-6-2 (Blech). Here we go:

Giants by 9 over Minny. I can't believe I'm taking a team giving 9 points, but Minny sucks and the Giants are looking real good right now.

Oakland at home getting 3 against Denver. A healthier Moss will help, the home team advantage will help and I think that the bye last week will hurt the Broncos. It was a rhythm stopper.

Green Bay getting 9 in Atlanta. This is strictly a gut call. I don't know why but I think Green Bay will cover.

St. Louis getting 6 and a half against Seattle. Seattle is better this year but I am seeing a very high over under in Vegas right now. Lots of points usually means a see saw type of game. I think Seattle will win by 3 or 4 but the Rams will cover.

And my Bacon Special: The Buffalo Bills by 2 and a half against KC. KC had a dramatic win last week against Oakland with a totally gutsy call made with 5 seconds left, but the Bills have been able to review the tapes of this Priestless team and I'm expecting McGahee to get a couple of TDs in a Bills victory. I have also heard from a few Bills fans and they are saying the Bills have no chance this week. Well, why are they favorites in Vegas. Take the Bills.

November 11, 2005

PAT ROBERTSON IS EMBARRASSING

This man is sick and he is getting sicker each and every day. He needs to be put down.
But the embarrassing thing about this is that he makes news and he actually has followers.
It is one thing, that America has Free Speech, it is something to be proud of. It is another thing, that this guy makes news with his absolutely insane rants.
He is a retard, and his followers are completely out of touch with reality. It turns my stomach that so many people believe in his crap.
The town of Dover beware, you have accepted science and facts over mythology. I'm sure the sick piece of dung Pat Robertson is now praying for Dover to be destroyed by a natural disaster. It would put a smile on his pathetic face.
I have absolutely no respect for Robertson or anyone who has an ounce of respect for him. Robertson is proof that he and his sheep are mentally ill.
Again, I will bring out this stat. 65% of high school drop outs believe a young earth and creation occurred less than 10,000 years ago, 25% of college grads believe the same thing. Conclusion: the more ignorant one is the more likely they are to believe in a young earth and creation.

End of Rant.

November 7, 2005

PRAYERS PAY THE SAME INSURANCE PREMIUMS

First, I want to thank The Raving Atheist(http://ravingatheist.com/archives/2005/11/why_does_god_hate_amputees.php) for inspiring this post.

If prayer is so powerful, how come it hasn't caught on with actuarial science? Why do those who pray, pay the same exact insurance premiums as a godless infidel like myself?

This just doesn't make sense. If I get hit by a car, or get struck by a tree branch during a storm, I must be way more prone to a longer hospital stay than someone who prays. I must even be more likely to be struck by a car than someone who prays to be safe from harm each day too. I must be way more likely to die of unnatural causes than someone who prays. I'm sure the insurance companies are hiding their findings for their own financial gains since believers outnumber dudes like me at least 2 to 1. And I definitely wouldn't be a candidate to be able to walk again or see again if I was paralyzed or became blind. Those who pray also have congregations praying for them, I might have one or two sympathetic believers tops talking to God on my behalf.

About The Raving Atheist's post, I would like to add the following: it seems that God only performs "miracles" that can be explained scientifically on the ones he picks and chooses to cure. Making someones limbs grow back would created too many believers for heaven. "Curing" cancer or "restoring" eyesight through prayer keeps his numbers managable because doubters like me need more to tweak our interest.

November 6, 2005

NFL PICKS FOR WEEK NINE

Correction, I jumped the gun last week stating my Bacon Specials were a pathetic 1-6-1 last week. With last weeks overtime loss in the Detroit Chicago game, I am now a pathetic 1-6-1 with my Specials. On a positive note, I am now over 500 on the season overall. My record this year is 25-24-1.

This week is gonna be tough. I don't remember seeing so many road favorites ever in one week. This week, the home team are underdogs in 9 out of 14 games. I hate handicapping these type of games. Ok, here goes:

Oakland getting four points against KC. I'm expecting close to 60 points scored in this game with very little defense. This game might see saw all day. The game will come down to the last play.

Cleveland by 3 against Tennessee. The Browns are at home to one of the weaker AFC teams.

Tampa Bay getting one point against Carolina. Tampa has to show they can win without Griese. They came off a humiliating loss to San Fran last week. They will rebound.

Washington by 3 against Philly. Philly looks bad, and Washington probably worked as hard as they ever have looking at tapes this week after last weeks disaster against the Giants. Good teams can lose and even get clobbered, if they don't rebound, they aren't a good team anymore.

The Superbowl Champion New England Patriots GETTING 3 and a half points at home against seemingly unbeatable Peyton Colts. You just have to take the Patriots. I don't care if the Colts win by 20, you have to take the Patriots just on principle alone.

Bacon Special for today is New Orleans getting 3 against da Bears. New Orleans will win this one. Da Bears bubble will burst down the stretch. Today New Orleans will poke a hole in the bubble. Is it no wonder my Bacon Specials are so bad that I depend on teams like the Saints to cover?