April 13, 2010

Who Is Embarrassing America

Just a partial list from the top of my head (not in any specific order except for number one):

1.   Sarah Palin....BIG TIME
2.   Any Teabagger in the crowd who gets interviewed on TV.
3.   Fox News
4.   Ken Ham
5.   Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron
6.   The Octomom
7.   Any pro athlete who gets caught carrying a gun.
8.   Right to lifers.
9.   Young Earth Creationists (this is definitely number two).
10.  Israel boycotters.  Especially, if they are involved with a university.
11.  Bill Donohue.
12.  Father Jonathan Morris.
13.  Pat Robertson.
14.  Pat Buchanan.
15.  The Duggars.
16.  The GOP.
17.  Obama's ass kissing of Islam.
18.  9/11 Truthers.
19.  Evolution deniers (see 9.).

There are more, but my mind just went blank.

I just want to add that I'm pissed off at Family Guy because in their latest episode, Brian (who came out as an atheist this year), was caught praying to God by Stewie, when he thought the world was about to end.  And then, when it turned out to be an April Fool's day prank that the world was to end, he winds up going to a soup kitchen to keep a promise he made (to God). 

Dammit Seth, way to offend to offend your atheist brethren. 

April 4, 2010

Rant About Pedophile Priests And Catholic Apologists

Seriously, does anyone think the Catholic Church is doing themselves a favor by hiding their pedophile problem, blaming homosexuality for pedophile Priests behavior, or calling the attack on the Catholic Church, because of the way it has dealt with pedophiles, persecution?

I have to think that any organization that requires their leaders to be celibate, is asking for people with severe mental problems. Humans are animals, with an innate urge to screw. Those who don't have that urge have a physical problem (usually only happens to the elders of our species), and those who choose to pretend they don't have the urge, are in probably most cases, fighting inner demons and in the very least, are messed up psychologically (usually by some lousy life experience(s)).

I am of the belief that those who choose to be Catholic priests, in most cases (probably not all cases) are either guilted homosexuals or guys who are attracted to young boys (pedophiles) who think that loving God and being an agent for God will divert them from their desires, and maybe even God will pitch in an take their sick thoughts away.

Since there is no God, their sick thoughts will not be taken away by joining the Priesthood.

I don't think that one becomes a Priest so they can hang with altar boys. I think the pedophiles who decide to become Priests sincerely think their urge will go away thanks to the Church and God. God does have a lot to do with it, or you would see pedophiles choose to becomes teachers instead.

I think the real predator deviant pedophile is more likely to become a Boy Scout leader. And there have been cases of pedophiles becoming hockey coaches as well, though that is rare.
The teaching profession doesn't seem to attract pedophiles, or at least they are good about fighting their urges or you the papers would be full of pedophile news. The fact is that to teach requires a career decision that has nothing to do with God helping you, and it isn't a voluntary position either.

The Pope's Preacher Compared The Accusations Against The Pope and The Catholic Church To The Collective Violence Suffered By Jews Throughout History

There is so much wrong about this, I don't know where to start. It is kind of like Hitler saying attacking him for the Holocaust is akin to the attacks on Jews throughout history.

Jews were persecuted as scapegoats, as Christ killers, and as non acceptors of Christ. None of those reasons were acceptable or justifiable reasons to inflict hardship, expulsion or death. The Catholic Church has a proven record of hiding incidents of pedophilia and even condoning it by moving predators from one jurisdiction to another.

Then you get Bill O'Donohue, the spokesman for Catholics in the USA, stating that it wasn't pedophilia but homosexuality to blame for Catholic molestation incidents. Why? Because 12 and 13 year old boys are post pubescent (they have pubic hair....and gooing in a Priest's mouth, but Bill didn't get that graphic).

Here is the exchange on Larry King:

First off, 12 and 13 year old kids, are kids, they look like kids too. If this was in fact homosexuality, why aren't we hearing about Priests molesting 20 year olds or 30 year olds? Or even 40 year olds?

Secondly, pedophiles, generally are not interested in adults, so to blur the issue by calling them homosexuals, is a slap in the face to homosexuals:

...empirical research does not show that gay or bisexual men are any more likely than heterosexual men to molest children. This is not to argue that homosexual and bisexual men never molest children. But there is no scientific basis for asserting that they are more likely than heterosexual men to do so....many child molesters cannot be characterized as having an adult sexual orientation at all; they are fixated on children....

Now For The Truth About The Catholic Church (Louis CK Does A 60 Minutes Like Investigation):

March 26, 2010

I Think This Song Is Completely Lovely

Fellow atheist bloggers, spread the good word, and put this video in one of your next blog posts.

March 23, 2010

It May Be Harder Than You Think To Hide Your Lying Eyes

A new study just came out, and it was both interesting and really obvious at the same time.

Right handed participants eye movements were measured as they were told to randomly pick new numbers. When the new number was higher, even before they stated the number, they looked to the right. When it was a lower number, they looked to the left.

I'm not sure if right handedness is a key here, because we naturally associate higher numbers from left to right, unless you are reading Hebrew. It would be interesting to see how left handers react and both those who read and think in Hebrew right handers and left handers react.

The article does mention poker. I wonder if that means that when a high number shows up, a person responds naturally by looking to the right, or if it only happens if the poker players hand is bettered by the card.

Maybe this is the key to what makes a good poker player. They don't move their eyes, and they pick up on other player's eye movement, even subconsciously (sometimes a gut feeling is based on real evidence, whether the player knows it or not).

As for lying about your age. I wonder if this right left movement has more to do with what is deemed better. For example, if you are 49 and say you are 39, I think you would tend to look to the right and up, but if you state you are 59, you may look to the left and down.

I was always told that looking up to the right (for a right handed person) means one is imagining (or lying), while looking up to the left has more to do with remembering or thinking.

Looking down is being submissive and could have to do with guilt. I'll never forget that image of Susan Smith doing a press conference and looking down (and even closing her eyes looking down) when lying about her kids being kidnapped and hoping they would just come back (even when she knew they were in a sunken car). Here is the video of her lying eyes (unfortunately the audio is disabled):

Fortunately, the audio isn't disabled below:

March 14, 2010

I Found A Home: The Landover Baptist Forum

Finally, a place where I can let it all hang out and feel completely welcome. My name over at the Landover Baptist Forum is Brother Baconeater.

I started off by letting everyone know my views about evilution by posting the popular Youtube video I made on the subject three years ago:

I was then asked to put something up about myself in the intro section, as well as my favorite bible quote, so of course, I complied:

Hello All
My name is Brother Baconeater. I'm a bit confused, that is why I don't belong to any church right now.
I live in atheist Canada, and everyone knows it isn't a cool thing to let people know how much you love the Lord, so bonding with other strong believers like me has been pretty hard right from childhood all the way to where I am right now, pushing 50.
I know, I know, I shoulda moved to Georgia or Texas where I would be accepted, but I never had the nerve to.
The real reason I'm confused is that I like both the Christian God, and Jesus of course, but I like the Jewish God a lot too. That guy knew how to deal with people who pissed him off.
I like the Christian God because you need to believe in Him to get into heaven for ever and ever, but the turn the other cheek stuff just doesn't make sense.
I'm not crazy about the Jewish God though because he seems to be wishy washy about evilution. The Christian God has no doubt that evilution is false which it it.
Oh, and the Muslim God? Forget it. He tells people to blow themselves up in front of children for no good reason. At least the Jewish God had a reason to kill kids.
"Take your son, your only son – yes, Isaac, whom you love so much – and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will point out to you." Genesis 22:1-18

I was then asked how many children I have sired. My reply:

I haven't sired any kids. I saved myself for marriage. Got married at 32. The evilutionist doctor gave me all kinds of gibberish reasons why nobody was getting pregnant but I know the real reason why. My sperm died of old age.
I shouldn't have waited so long, but masturbation is a sin, so I was stuck between a rock and hard place.

The acceptance has been overwhelming so far. I even had the nerve to start a thread with a question I've always had:

Is There TV In Heaven
I'm worried about being bored for at least part of eternity. I hope TV is there and we get all the channels, of course with a VChip.
I wonder if it will be just a bunch of reruns or we'll get new series too.

I got a bunch of replies so far. One spurred my inquisitive mind to click on. Pastor Ezekiel wrote: "I hear that He has a non-stop barbecue going, with all the grilled steaks and chops you care to eat, and the most Heavenly beer you can imagine, served in chilled mugs, with bowls of cashew nuts."

This caused me to ask another question (I hope they don't think I'm some sort of pest):

This is another thing I wonder about. I love bacon, hence my name. I know it is a fact that animals don't go to heaven, though I'm not sure where they go, so how can there be steaks and bacon in heaven? Especially fresh meat.
It is heaven, I'd expect my meat to be fresh.
I know that if I went to church regularly I would know the answer, but as I mentioned in my intro, I live in atheist Canada, so it is almost impossible to find a church that is even half free of The Devil's influence.

So far, I love The Landover Baptist Church. I think there are some real Christians there too, but you know the way The Devil works, sometimes it is hard to tell.

Check out the Landover Baptist Map of the World: