January 28, 2009

Adam Corolla: Militant Atheist

Ran across this video yesterday. It isn't really a video. No picture, just sound. Adam Corolla, best known as co-host of the enlightening "Man Show," discusses his atheism.

The reason I call him a militant atheist is because he admits he is an atheist, just like me. We are supposed to be seen and not heard.

I don't agree with a few of his statements. First off, he says he is atheist because he KNOWS there is no God. Again, an atheist is simply someone who answers NO to the question "do you believe in God?" And it impossible to KNOW there is no God, just like it is impossible to know there aren't any Leprechauns.

The other thing I disagree with is his idea that nothing made him an atheist. That might be true for him, but it isn't true for many atheists who formerly believed in God or assumed there was a God thanks to parental brainwashing.

Other than that, he makes excellent points.

I also stumbled on this related video. At first I was thinking that Corolla is one of those Far Left atheists that drive me crazy. But then he started talking about Muslims, and guess what? We are on the same page:)

Yep, you don't have to be a racist to be disgusted with Muslims and Islam.

January 24, 2009

My List Of Stupid, Silly and/or Crazy People On The Internet

I have plenty of internet "debates." Here is a list of categories I wind up "debating" usually. I consider the people who are on the other side of the "debates" stupid, silly, and/or crazy, at least when it comes to any of the issues I'm pointing out below. Yes, many people show up on a few of the categories.

1. Young Earth Creationists
2. Evolution Deniers
3. Holocaust Deniers
4. Those who use the bible as evidence for God
5. Those who call atheism a religion, or liberalism a religion
6. Those who believe the side of the terrorist is the side of the victim
7. Those who think that we shouldn't piss off Islam because we will get what we deserve if we do
8. People who think that homosexuality is a choice in most cases, if not all cases
9. Those who think the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a real document
10. People who say there is definite proof that Jesus and/or Moses existed
11. Those who criticize Israel, say they aren't anti-semites, but fail to criticize other world wide conflicts or regimes
12. Anyone who thinks the UN has any use today other than help Islam spread
13. Those who have a problem with Israel's legitimacy, but doesn't have an equal problem with the legitimacy of Canada, the USA, and Australia, etc.
14. Muslims who whine about less than 500,000 Jews going to the non sovereign region of Palestine from Europe, yet have no problem populating the West by the millions
15. Those who say that Israel is guilty of genocide
16. Those against gay marriage
17. Those against the woman's right to choose
18. People who own pitbulls (ok, that is not an internet one)
19. Those who know for sure that man has absolutely nothing to do with Global Warming
20. Those who think that God creates miracles or disasters

I could probably go on. But it is my birthday in 2 and a half hours.

January 16, 2009

What Would It Take For Me To Believe In God?

"You are so closed minded. There is no evidence that will make you accept in God."
How many times do us atheists get something like that spewed at us on message boards or our blogs, after many of us say that we don't believe in God because there is no evidence that God has ever existed?

I can't speak for all atheists, but as far as I'm concerned, there are quite a few ways in which God could be proved to me, or at least considered. I would just need to witness first hand a supernatural event as it would open up the possibilities that science can't explain everything, that something else is going on.

The bible, and that means any bible, doesn't do it for me. No one is going to convince me against the obvious, that supernatural events described in the bible are nothing but fairy tales for grown ups.

Well then, what would do it for me?

The big one is God healing amputees. Believers will almost always say that God can do anything. God can cure everything from hiccups to cancer, and God can win a football game sometimes too, or help someone get a job.

But for some reason, God doesn't choose to produce a physical miracle that would challenge everything we know about how the natural world works today. Of course, many Fundies will say "how do you know God has never made a limb grow back, do you know everything that happens and happened everywhere on this planet since it came into existence less than 7 thousand years ago?" When I get that response, I feel like I'm at a zoo with a monkey flinging feces at me.

Pharyngula tells us of The Amputee Challenge. The Sunny Sceptic is looking for volunteers. Everyone on the internet can pray for the volunteers, and we can see what happens. God has a great opportunity to easily prove his existence. And if he chooses not to, I have to ask why others take it upon themselves to do something God won't even do by spreading his word. If he wanted it spread so badly, just make someone grow back a limb on Youtube.

So what else would make me consider God? How about right now, God fill my empty glass with water? I'll give you thirty more seconds.....nothing.

How about someone levitating across the rooms of my house. My dog or my wife, or even me. What? God doesn't do that stuff on demand? Ever?

How about the moon doing a figure eight one night when I'm looking at it, and sober too (which I am over 99% of the time)?

Ok, let my dog Daisy speak to me in English? I'll accept French, Hebrew and even Pig Latin.

I can go on and on, but I think I made my point.

See also How To Convert An Atheist

January 12, 2009

Disproportionate Response: By The Media, Protesters, Bloggers, Etc.

First off I'll tackle the idea of disproportional response. In war, there is no such thing. The idea of war is to win the war. Israel is at war. Israel asked Hamas to stop lobbing bombs at them, and Hamas refused. Israel has every right to defend herself and try to stop the bombings at all costs if necessary. Every civilized country on this planet would do exactly the same thing Israel is doing right now to protect her citizens.

But now to the real topic of my blog post. Why does the Israel Gaza war get so much attention? Why does it bring out so many Israeli critics haters? Why does Israel get so much disproportional response by the media, protesters, and bloggers?

Lets get the American excuse out of the way first. "I don't want my tax dollars supporting that (put in description) state?"

Here is the thing. Why I know this is a false excuse is because the same line comes from anti-Israelis in Europe, Australia, Canada, and of course every Muslim nation. Except they don't say "my tax dollars." They just seem to find reasons to hate Israel. Are their sincere Americans whose only problem with Israel is that they feel the US shouldn't support them? Probably a couple of guys.

OK, you are anti-Israel and you are reading this blog right now and you are saying to yourself, "What do you mean by giving Israel too much attention? They deserve the attention, they are the biggest travesty on this planet, the most evil of evil nations."

Now ask yourself this. How many blog posts or comments have you written about the other ongoing long lasting conflicts on this planet? CLICK TO ENLARGE, I DARE YOU

Do you know why you are attracted to the Israeli conflict so much? OK, I understand your focus if you are an ethnic Jew, ethnic Arab, Muslim, Fundy Christian, or even Israeli supporter who feels Israel gets too much negative hype for no real good reason, or if you are a Muslim hater. I also understand if you are a Jew hater as well.

But lets say you "think" you are none of the above. Why do you devote so much attention to Israel, especially if humanity causes are supposed to be your issue. That is the one that most Moonbats (who claim they don't hate Jews) like to use. So lets go with that.

Is it because you think Israel should be held at a higher standard than Muslims and Muslim Arabs killing each other in Darfur for example?

Or is it really that you go out of your way hating Israel and posting and commenting about it, because Israel means so much to many Jews? Even atheist Jews like myself.

See What Attracts Atheist Jews To Israel and My Case For Israel As An Atheist.

Irrational as it might be (I do think we evolved a susceptibility to be tribal so it is hard to fight it), I root for Israel the same way I feel good when my hometown sports team with no Canadian on it win a game. I'm proud of Israel's accomplishments. And I do think Israel needs to exist (unfortunately, I might add, that it NEEDS to still).

And you, the people who go to anti-Israel rallies and or write nothing but negative comments on Israel on the internet, and or make multiple blog posts on how bad Israel is, are a major reason Israel needs to exist. Yes, anti-semitism is still out there. It could get ugly in certain regions again.

And with Muslims trying to usurp the West, it is getting ugly in some places as a few thousand Jews in France decided a few years ago. They didn't have to worry about being turned away by the USA or Canada this time around though.

I'll ask you disproportionate responding anti-Israelis to be honest here; Is it just plain old mild to severe anti-semitism that makes you feel that Israel is the biggest conflict, disaster, tragedy, and or injustice on this planet? Even more of an injustice than the way the USA, Canada, or Australia got their start?

Admit your anti-semitism, don't pretend. Pretending causes cancer.

And yes, lets not forget the media (and lets forget the USA for now), as they have seemed to have forgotten the many other conflicts on this planet that make the deaths in Israel, Gaza and The West Bank look like a pimple on a whale's ass in comparison. Lots of land disputes that are very similar to the one in Israel. Go figure.

OK, lets start with the Sri Lankan conflict. There have been 10 times the amount of deaths in the last 30 years there than in Israel and the territories over the same time period. I want you to write 10 times as many comments and posts and go to 10 times as many protests (pick a side) as you do when it comes to Israel. Why not? Ask yourself, you may not even have thought of the answer yet.

If you still think that you identify with the Palestinians as huge victims and Israel as major aggressors, and you swear you don't have an anti-semitic bone in your body, let me ask you something. Do you feel sorry for rapists? Be honest. Do you think they are victims of society and maybe their homelife, that their action of rape though detestable can be somewhat justified? I don't.

I do not feel compassion or empathy for terrorists either. Those who lob bombs into Israel trying to hit civilians and then feel good when they hit those civilians. If you side with Hamas on this conflict, you are pretty much lacking Western ethics and morality, unless of course, you are just a good ole Jew hater.

January 9, 2009

Shocker: My Pro-Israeli Comments Were Not Printed By Huffington Press

Huffington Press should be renamed Moonbat Central. It is full of Moonbats, Jihadists, and closet Jew haters.

I left a couple of comments on Eric Margolis' one sided piece "While Gaza Burns, The World Watches."

Unfortunately I didn't save one of them. The other, which I have to admit is an edited comment from an American atheist Jew who now lives in Italy (aka Anjuna on the Yahoo message boards)

Anyway, this is what Huffington Post must have found too offensive to print:

Like any situation, when two parties are in disagreement, compromise is the mature approach.

Pals refuse compromise, therefore they invoke war and it's consequences, and responsible for all suffering incurred by both parties.

The Pals refused compromise in 1948, like the Indians and Pakistanis did in 1947, except the Pakistanis are still not happy with only half of Kashmir. BTW, the Arab States voted for the partition of the Muslim state of Pakistan from India.

If the Pals wanted the 1967 borders, they already had them for 19 years, without a Jew in sight, and yet did nothing about it.

The Arabs (including Pals) simply do not want Jews in charge of the Municipal building, and this is proven by the Pals and Arabs lack of response when the Hashemites took 80%!!!!! of Palestine without a peep from the Pals.

The UN decided after WWII, that most ethnic groups will be given the right of self determination. The Muslim countries multiplied, while you enjoy the harassment of one single , small different minority..

We know who and what the Moonbats (like Margolis) and Jihadists are and what they want.. Everything is the result of Arab pride, false promises, hatred, and the lack of the ability to compromise.. Pals suffer for the Arab's anti-Semitism and intolerance.

Enjoy your hate and the costs..

Let me know when you got your heads on straight.

The other comment was my creation. I don't hold back when it comes to imbeciles like Eric Margolis. I know I mentioned that he failed to mention in his crap piece that Hamas, though voted in democratically has a stated goal of destroying Israel, and not only do they talk the talk, but they also send bombs into Israel daily.

It would be like if Mexico or Canada voted in a group that wanted to eliminate the USA, and then sent bombs into the USA. As a Canadian, I would expect to be dead.