Rick Warren

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To my blogodytes,

My heart goes out to Rev. Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life. May your faith help you and lift you up! I cannot possibly understand what you are going thru now, but I wish you the best. I am sorry and hope that you find peace.

Yet ANOTHER article disproving biblical claims

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Astronomers Anticipate 100 Billion Earth-Like Planets

Apr. 3, 2013 — Researchers at The University of Auckland have proposed a new method for finding Earth-like planets and they anticipate that the number will be in the order of 100 billion.

The strategy uses a technique called gravitational microlensing, currently used by a Japan-New Zealand collaboration called MOA (Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics) at New Zealand’s Mt John Observatory. Their work will appear in the Oxford University Press journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Lead author Dr Phil Yock from the University of Auckland’s Department of Physics explains that the work will require a combination of data from microlensing and the NASA Kepler space telescope.

“Kepler finds Earth-sized planets that are quite close to parent stars, and it estimates that there are 17 billion such planets in the Milky Way. These planets are generally hotter than Earth, although some could be of a similar temperature (and therefore habitable) if they’re orbiting a cool star called a red dwarf.”

“Our proposal is to measure the number of Earth-mass planets orbiting stars at distances typically twice the Sun-Earth distance. Our planets will therefore be cooler than the Earth. By interpolating between the Kepler and MOA results, we should get a good estimate of the number of Earth-like, habitable planets in the Galaxy. We anticipate a number in the order of 100 billion.”

“Of course, it will be a long way from measuring this number to actually finding inhabited planets, but it will be a step along the way.”

The first planet orbiting a Sun-like star was not found until 1995, despite strenuous efforts by astronomers. Dr Yock explains that this reflects the difficulty of detecting from a distance a tiny non-luminous object like Earth orbiting a bright object like the Sun. The planet is lost in the glare of the star, so indirect methods of detection must be used.

Whereas Kepler measures the loss of light from a star when a planet orbits between us and the star, microlensing measures the deflection of light from a distant star that passes through a planetary system en route to Earth — an effect predicted by Einstein in 1936.

In recent years, microlensing has been used to detect several planets as large as Neptune and Jupiter. Dr Yock and colleagues have proposed a new microlensing strategy for detecting the tiny deflection caused by an Earth-sized planet. Simulations carried out by Dr Yock and his colleagues — students and former students from The University of Auckland and France — showed that Earth-sized planets could be detected more easily if a worldwide network of moderate-sized, robotic telescopes was available to monitor them.

Coincidentally, just such a network of 1m and 2m telescopes is now being deployed by Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) in collaboration with SUPA/St Andrews (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance), with three telescopes in Chile, three in South Africa, three in Australia, and one each in Hawaii and Texas. This network is used to study microlensing events in conjunction with the Liverpool Telescope in the Canary Islands which is owned and operated by Liverpool John Moores University.

It is expected that the data from this suite of telescopes will be supplemented by measurements using the existing 1.8m MOA telescope at Mt John, the 1.3m Polish telescope in Chile known as OGLE, and the recently opened 1.3m Harlingten telescope in Tasmania.

The article will be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 

Tolerance for religion

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I was watching Religulous the other day when the doorbell rang heralding the arrival of my good friends the Mormons. I carefully kept out of site hoping that these suited minions of pseudo-Scientology would give up and take their gold-tablet loving asses back to the stake house and leave me the fuck alone! Little did I know that my wonderful little daughter had slipped away from me and had run to answer the door. Before I could catch her I was standing face to face with ‘The Lords faithful’ greeting them and trying to figure out an escape plan.

You see, my wife and I had been baptized Mormons many years ago in an effort to figure out how to allay the doubts that we had regarding religion and faith. We had grown wary of the various sects of Christianity due to the logical conclusion that none of them had a viable  interpretation of the faith and were just winging it. Both of us were, by that time, really non-believers in the making and did not know how to take that next step toward complete mental freedom. Even now my wife is still to uncomfortable psychologically to say that she is an atheist but I know that she does not believe in a deity of any sort. From here I continue my uncomfortable encounter.

The two Mormons identified themselves as our family’s home teachers and expressed wished to reclaim us from the ranks of inactivity. I replied that we had distanced ourselves from the church and had no desire to continue our association with LDS and thanked them profusely for their time and efforts. They, in turn, gave me a couple of stern looks of disbelief and continued to press on in the soul-saving effort to reclaim us from the Devil’s clutches. Now one does not know the tenacity of a Mormon who has had his corn flakes pissed in, but I’ll tell you, these folks can shit a few bricks on command when properly challenged and I could see the shit eeking out of their Haggars as they stood there! They then began a series of questions designed to extricate the reasons for our reluctance to enter into The Celestial Kingdom. I told them that I had shitted in my magical underwear and had been forced to throw it away, further damning me to an eternal fiery death with a side of pestilence. No, I didn’t tell them that, it just popped into my head, but I sure as Hell thought it! 

Actually I told them that we would not be needing their services and that I had become an atheist in a strong, like fucking Superman rending steel with his bare hands strong type of way, and that the chance of us coming back into the fold was absolutely none. The guys continued to eye us as if Satan were behind the door holding a gun to our heads or possibly aliens had inserted their shit radar into our anuses and around our brain stems. Taking ‘no’ for an answer really hadn’t crossed their minds and certainly didn’t appear in Joe Smith’s book on how to reclaim fucked up followers, but I was firm and kept trying to focus these clowns on the inevitable. They were going to leave with a few names crossed off of the church roster and that was that! I imagined pulling out my trusty bottle of Anti-Christ and hosing ’em down until they dissolved like a donut in Brundlefly’s vomit but stuck to gently closing the door and thanking them for wasting my atheist documentary time. 

I returned to the couch feeling a little sad for them because they so blindly and strongly follow their faith, but I have to take a stand somewhere in the scheme of personal belief and throw down the spear. Now when the JW’s show up again, I’m whippin’ out the Anti-Christ and goin’ to town! Woot! Woot! On go the black robes and the goat’s head and out come the rubber penises baby!! PEACE!

 

 

Sam Harris and Islam

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Sam Harris is as you state, anti-theist as am I. I am not interested in pandering to Islam or to any other religion. The plain truth as demonstrated by the followers of these faiths is that we are all better off without them.

No problemo asshole!

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The title is a T2 reference for those who are NOT geeks! I have a great task before me to create videos on my Youtube station that aren’t blatantly offensive. I am aware that most deists would not afford atheists that kind of slack, but I am not them! I am an atheist trying to appeal to atheists! I want people who are considering leaving the bondage of the church to see my opinions as not just another christian-like attack on something not understood, but a glance into logic and reason! Evidence presented in an understandable format has all of the power in an aguement for the belief in myth and foolishness! Well presented evidence and logical arguement will always win an open mind to common sense. Do I say that religion is NOT poison and should NOT be eradicated? NO! I believe that a world without religion is a world of forward-thinking people with their thoughts firmly planted in the future of sense and reality!

The idiots of Benny Hinn and that asshole Osteen are in need of a wake-up call because they are relying on their cult leaders to guide their life in the name of a god that the cult-leading asswipe doesn’t even believe in! Those tele-assholes don’t believe in the Bronze-Age shit that they are peddling to the lemmings in the audience, they are laughing all the way to the spiritual Fuck-You Bank! A fatter christian wallet means another Mercedes Benz for religious leaders!

I will warn all who blog here that I do NOT want anyone to visit who will be insulted and just leave. If you are insulted but have a seed of doubt planted because of the evidence against ALL religion presented then come on back! Most religion is easily debunked because it has NO CONCRETE EVIDENCE and relies on the lemming-brain of the common human being to believe in hokey ancient fairy tales! So, if you want reason and enlightenment then come on down! If you want snake oil and complete bullshit, then listen to your pastor!

Please take a minute to consider what is here. I don’t do this to help myself, I do it to help others to logic and reason! We need people to stop living vicariously thru the Kartrashians and take charge of their own lives individually! Lemmings listen to a pastor, free-thinkers listen to evidence! Faith is just a word to fool smart people into deciding foolishly!

I don’t wanna be a little bitch, buuut….

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“Only a complete fool accepts things as fact without proof.” -G.Olson, thebraveatheist.


Why this blog!?

This blog is here because I thought that my co-workers and my boss might be a little put off by my atheist thoughts. I don’t want people to leave my Facebook just because they feel uncomfortable with my views because I respect everyone’s freedom to believe whatever they want. If you believe in the Easter Bunny then that is your prerogative and none of my business . 


Do I hate theists?

I don’t! I have nothing against religious people but despise the lies and deceit of religion. My belief in logic and reason relegates religious practice to a mindless belief in something to avoid the inevitability of the unknown/death. We created GOD in OUR image to believe that our infinitesimal asses do not disappear at the end of the physical being. My version of “Hate the sin, love the sinner” is “Hate the deception, love the deceived” so I’ll try not to offend to much, but the promise is thin, even if it is not always an easy task with all those religious idiots such as Pat Robertson and Joel Osteen out there. Besides, if I was not insulting, religious people would not stay here and listen to my arguments in order to give a response unfounded in science, reason or proof and I actually WANT that. People tend to listen to your opinions more when you are hypercritical and challenge the core of something that is the cornerstone of their being, and I serve the purpose of trying to enlighten the lemming populace that they have been hoo-dooed by the vast machinations of the religious juggernaut. So, MOVE OVER Milquetoast! You will need a quick mind to try and Bill O’Reilly my ass!


Atheism Explained

Atheism is often used disparagingly to describe an angry person who is denying god for whatever hateful reason they can conjure. This is an absolutely biased, untrue position on a very sensible choice. Atheism is nothing more than the absence of belief in a deity-Period! 

Many times theists claim atheists have no basis for non-belief and try using science against them. Clever educated believers commonly use circuitous explanations of revisionist pseudo-science to confound atheists not skilled in the art of debate or research. They pat themselves on the back for every non-believer that they skewer who has no scientific background or one who is easily overwhelmed by a strong personality, so I recommend that if questioned, the novice debater should employ a more experienced orator.

‘To know for certainty that god does not exist, one would have to search the whole world,’ it is said. This is the straw man fallacy. Atheism as a system of non-belief, does not deal with evidence against god, it concerns the lack thereof. The only logical position is not to believe in anything without concrete proof, and this is exactly how we describe weak atheism. Unfortunately there are a multitude of weak atheists who are only atheists for lack of belief in anything. These people usually have no idea how to defend against a theist attack and are basically reformed atheists/christians in the making. Lemmings come in all shapes and sizes and from the entire spectrum of beliefs. 

Moreover, you don’t have to search  the whole world to understand that things which are intrinsically impossible, such as invisible old fairies in the sky, leprechauns, unicorns and and other complete fallacies that chase to fringes of insanity!

For more information on what atheism read the Webster dictionary definitions of atheism and agnosticism

 


A few good reasons to consider common sense( Atheism ).

Of course you don’t become an atheist if you really believe in God. But if you logically have come to the conclusion that there is no god you shouldn’t continue the charade! Honesty with oneself only frees the mind and clears to guilt placed by religion. A false belief in god/gods has several disadvantages. As an atheist:

  • You don’t have to believe the priests and pastors at funerals when they tell you that your loved ones where sinful. (I find it extremely rude and inappropriate for the clergy to constantly bring up sin, unworthiness and all the other mythological bullshit when laying a person to rest.)
  • There is no one watching you when you masturbate, have sex, go to the bathroom or do anything else private. If I believed in such a god, I would certainly be watching the skies every time I choked it! Only Superman can see though stuff! Oh, he isn’t real either? Shit
  • You won’t be punished eternally for your transgressions. (i.e. Hell is a fucking myth and you aren’t going! Heaven is also a myth so when you die yer feedin’ the fucking worms!)
  • You won’t be conned into buying $500 prayer cloths and you won’t be giving all of your money to buy god a satellite dish!
  • There are no hideous devils to fear (except for religious fundamentalists. Some of them are really dangerous, such as people that blow up abortion clinics and buses, kill doctors or issue death penalties on authors)
  • You don’t have to waste your time reading Bronze-age myths to decide on how to live a moral life.

Thank GAWD!

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I saw an interesting but tragic news story on Saturdat that featured a man who was swallowed up by a sinkholewhile sleeping. The funny thing was is that 2 days after this had happened they called off the search and are assuming that the guy is dead. On the sidelines the guy’s family is seeing it as a sign from god that the family bible made it out of the house intact! Maybe, just maybe the LOGICAL thing to do would be to ask why oh why the fuck did ‘you’ have to take whats-his-nuts and save us the fucking BIBLE?! These idiots probably go with the Gawd’s Plan explanation anyway. Also, it seems quite clear that Tebowing is no longer helping Tim Tebow as his star is already on the wane! Should he file a grievance or just change gods? If you can fire your agent for not doing his job, can you not fire your GOD for not living up to ‘his’ promises? I would! Hey Zeus! Yaweh just ain’t cuttin’ it these days regardless of how often I make myself look like an idiot Tebowing to him. You want the job? Show me da munny!! No less than $20 million to sign! I am also fiddling with my hitchens67 youtube channel to put up some special effects and get it more interesting. Please visit if you have an inclination, I would greatly appreciate it and I comment in return! I will be adding some historical points and some debating info for the non-believer to use in arguements so look for this as well. I will catch up to y’all later and peace out!

More Men…and the pope!

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When I joined the Mormon church I thought it meant More Men!-The Village Priest. That wuz funny…not! Sorry, bloggin’ by the light of the flourescent candle here. Helpin’ with the demise of the wonder of ‘God’s glory, the human eye, which could’nt have possibly come of several million years of evolution! You say GOD?! I say, “If GOD wuz SOOoo great then why didn’t I get Predator vision? HMMMM? I want infra red, thermal and spectral analyzing capabilities! I want to be able to hunt Gary Busey in a freezing meat locker and do battle with Danny Glover! This is too much to ask I guess, because I got stuck with perfectly mundane binocular vision. I don’t even have eyeballs that rotate in different directions like a lizard! No laser vision, heat vision, X-Ray vision, (I’d use it to sparingly invade personal privacy but I’m a man, what do you expect?), etc.
No, I haven’t had to fly off and weld the hull of a sinking ship with my heat vision. I’m stuck listening to the prattlings of reformed but still useless unemployed drug addicts showing me cell phone pics of rocks that are in the shape of Jesus, (look! you can see where he shat himself!!). It’s a miracle! Fucker won’t give you a Goddamned job but he’s free flowing with the miracle snow globes and Buddy Christ dashboard statues! Go figure. I guess that if I were a toothless idiot with an I.Q of 60 then I too, would be impressed with cheap parlor tricks. Lord? I pray…please saw this lady in the box in half and parade her corpse around the room! If you do this I will forever be your humble servant! NEXT!!
Goal for today: Punch the Pope in his fucking eye for being a little quitter bitch! What was his real name? John Ratzenberger? So does that mean he hangs out with Cardinal Normie and Father Woody? Well, he retired today and as of 8PM Central Asshole time he officially retreated to Birchegaden to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest to restart the Third Reich! Being an evil pedophile, I’m sure he is more than man for the job! Be sure to stock up heavily on those Hugo Boss SS uniforms, the athletic fitting ones of course, and Reisen, lots of Storck Chocolate Reisen! One cannot say that the ex-pope is a man without reisen!
For those of you who care, Princess Kate is soon to make that slobbering slope-browed, weak-chinned peice of effeminate ragweed Prince Charles a grandfather! Prince Harry on the other hand is unfortunately going to continue to just fuck himself! Also in important news, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ARE actually Satan, those of you lemmings that follow the show have already inadvertantly sold your souls. Sorry! Too late! We have a no return policy and all sales are fucking final so PISS OFF!!

So this post has a rather weak content, no real purpose! Good! I at least feel better! And thats what really counts! Remember folks, it’s not about you..it’s about me! Always me!! So before I digress into constructing Mohammed bobble-heads or statues of Bhudda made out of my own shit, let me end this post with one last thing. Releasing yourself from the yoke of religion is like eating an entire pan of Ex Lax brownies; you may shit your brains out at first, but when it’s all over you feel so much cleaner inside!

Of theists and anti-theists!

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Good morrow kind readers! I know that my posts haven’t been very prolific in the last month, I was busy eating babies and performing all of the other rituals that people expect us ungodly atheists to be performing! So far ‘Our Lord Satan’ hasn’t done shit for my lottery numbers OR given me the clairvoyance to find the Death Star plans! But that shit aside, let me run down this weeks reasons for my being a strong anti-theist. This position is held by those of us in the atheist community who DO NOT wish that god was real! We are the ones that feel that a 24/7 cosmic overlord is actually a BAD thing and do NOT want a kindly old grandfather in a white robe to be able to see us as we are masturbating! We have a Pope for that! Anyway, the reasons!

First there is the 20 year old who is fulfilling ‘God’s Plan’ and dealing with an aggressive form of M.S and will never see a 30th birthday!, Second there is the two children 4 and 2yrs old who’s mom went off the road and was killed leaving the 4 yr old to rescue the 2 yr old. After the horriffic accident and having to climb over their mother’s dead corpse, two fishermen discovered them huddled underneath a blanket close to the car and took them to a hospital. Of course assholes had to write in that it was ‘God’s Will’ that brought the fishermen to the aid of the kids! Really?! Thank ‘Our Lord’ that he couldn’t be bothered to begin with NOT letting 2 little kids endure that horror! Thanks be to god! Also, third, the Kartrashians are still alive! Is this not evidence of the absence of a merciful god? Four, Honey BooBoo! Five, thousands of innocent children still suffer in the world while an imaginary god grants us free will to kill them! These are just a few reasons, more will surely follow!

Some people are just fucked in the brain pan! Yes an almighty being sent forth ‘His’ followers to write a book in several languages that would become dead forcing scholars paid by kings to interpret it as well as they could while deleting any references injurious to the present king’s rule! Sounds like a being that knows all and sees all!

As I write this blog I will include certain arguements against deism just as info to those who read so that when they are attacked by zealots they can cite facts and logical conclusion contained within these writings. I will include more in-depth references as the blog goes on and try to provide a witty delivery to make the slice even deeper! Why do I have a boner for religion do you ask? Why are us atheists SO angry? Answer: I’m not! I am just providing something for those in MY community, something that they can use to strengthen their position against the media machine that drives organized religion. Also, I believe that religion NEEDS to be approached with aggression due to it’s infectious nature and because of the lies that it spreads. I live in a small town where if you actually are brave enough to say that you don’t believe in god then you had better be prepared for a bunch of ‘are you insane!’ looks and a disbelief that you could actually put such blasphemy into words!

The great writer Christopher Hitchens once said, “That which can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.” So if you use that logic as I most certainly do, then you can look a theist in the face and say, “Why should I have to prove to YOU that I am right when you can’t cite ONE SHRED of evidence for YOUR beliefs.” This can be said with absolute conviction as it is patently ridiculous for anyone to attempt to cite proof of biblical happenstance! There is none and no scientist worth a degree in his/her field will back ‘scientific’ evidence proving religious claims. The very fact that a sane stable person can believe in bronze age mythology just because it was told to them by their parents attests to the lemming-like nature of most of humanity. I didn’t believe that Jesus walked on water when I was 11 years old and I was an undereducated mook who threw rocks at windows for fun! It totally boggles my mind that there are people out there with degrees in science that believe in god!

Besides not believing in god, I am also an anti-theist. I have no wish for the stories of the bible to be true or for a cosmic deity to have watch over me 24/7;it’s creepy! I DO believe that agnostics are just atheists without balls, as John Stewart puts it. I feel sorry for atheists who say that they wish it were true and that they could believe in god! I wish that I had a better understanding of the process of human life and also wish I had more than my allotted years, but not on the condition that I am guided by any of the gods that men on this Earth have created! These gods are the ridiculous creations of feeble-minded tribesmen trying to control their fellow humans and they did a piss-poor job of most of it if you are not a lemming who believes every fairy tale that you are told!

If you were to raise two human beings in a vaacum of knowledge and tell them that everything that you give them to read was absolute truth, then you could give one the bible and one a copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and they would not be able to tell the fairy stories from the OTHER fairy stories! Well, thats my post for today. I will try not to leave such a time gap between posts. Now I am off to either pull my pud or go to church, I just can’t tell which one is more of a waste of my time! Peace!!

 

 

State of greed

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As I goddamned live and breathe from day to day, I am beginning to understand more why people are sounding of on the fucked up condition of the once great United States. I watch as greed swallows up all of the ideals and decency of the working people and deposits it in the form of currency onto the golden steps of the robber barons of the new age of unreason. More of the assets of the working class get stolen every minute as the workers themselves blindly defend the assholes who are bending them over the proverbial counter! People who bitch are told by the rich that their feellings are sour grapes for not working hard enough or inventing the better mousetrap. They are accused of being jealous of the fortunate even though it only comes down to asking what is wrong with morons who flock to social network and make a hoodie-clad idiot one of the richest superficial assholes of the modern era. It comes down to the majority of the TV drugged populace paying more attention to the trailer trash genetically deficient antics of ‘Honey Boo-Boo’ and to the drama and subliminally methy theatrics of the Kartrashians.

The people are definitely becoming increasingly desensitized to the value of what I call ‘Uncommon Sense’. Uncommon because so few of us in this modern world possess it and uncommon because of the fact that it carries no more importance or impact on our society anymore and is lost as we try to immerse ourselves in the latest fad or offshoot of PC bullshit. Humanity of today seems to be overly obsessed with distancing itself from the natural and twisting itself into the unnatural. We seek to stuff foriegn substances up our assholes to clean them out, we stuff shit up our dog’s asshole to clean HIM out instead of seeking out the right foods to NATURALLY induce shitting! We go to dayspas which feature the most asenine crap that absolutely does not work and further distance ourselves from the reality of the world stimulus around us, we hide in the cacophony of city noise for the convenience of living next to our favorite Starbucks, we wear stupid clothes and adopt stupid feelgood politics designed to insulate us from harsh realities that would require us to get up off of our collective fat fucking assess to fix. The list goes on!

Things are not getting better and we are not ‘evolving’ as the hipster assholes and the tweedy liberal asshole professors claim that we are! We are becoming a society of drugged, euphoric, high-on-media shitheels that make perfect puppets for the powerful to control and manipulate to do their bidding, and we LIKE it!! We thrive on it! The most widespread addiction in our society today is the numbing of feelings and awareness that protect us from becoming victims to the more powerful predator who, by the way, is usually another human being.

Say goodbye to the sensibilities of ridding the country of murderers and rapists, we are too ‘evolved for that! Forget doing away with career criminals or having chain gangs designed to work these assholes in the fields, we can have illegal muderers, alcoholics/drug addicts, child molesters do it for us while we have the over-privileged assholes in prison becoming  jailhouse lawyers to overturn child killing convictions on our dime! FUCK IT!!

Ah, why don’t we all just stick lavender water up our assholes and send taxis to pick up our dogs at the day spa and forget trying to stop the billionaires from fucking up our world. We will be soylent green after a while anyway! If not, the lights will be off and I will be hunting these assholes with a bow and arrows. See all of you soon thru the rambling of my senseless blog! Remember….sleep well and Dancing with the Stars is quality programming!