This is my example on how 90% of people, yes even educated people, are followers, sheeple, and 10% are forward thinkers.
I would like to begin this post with a heartfelt thank you to the Four Horsemen, Hitchens, Dennett, Dawkins and Harris for making my journey to out atheist a wonderful experience. I am normally a very outspoken person who has received negative feedback in the past for telling the truth and take heart in seeing others unabashedly challenge the status PC quo. As a younger man, I used to be very introverted and quiet about my opinions and would retreat if a strong personality disagreed with me. I joined the Army many years ago and was molded slowly form a scared child into a very muscular, self-sufficient and confident adult who quickly adopted an ‘I don’t give a fuck what you think’ attitude toward overbearing assholes. My drill sergeant was very fond of saying ‘I calls it like I sees it, ‘ and I found a courage and commitment toward the truth in those words. My shyness melted away and I learned to temper my attitude for fighting for honesty in my arguments. I attended debate classes and argued with different people on political subjects usually winning due to an affinity for common sense answers.
The sad truth is that the disease of PC is spreading like wildfire especially in the liberal communities where it all began. The senseless notion that all speech should not be heated and should be carefully worded so as not to offend anyone lest their virgin fucking ears explode into flame defies logic! We are being trained as a society to be passive and to lack passion and conviction by the dummying down of our school system and the constant barrage of stupid peripheral issues meant to divide our concentration. The common sense that our grandparents wielded on a daily basis has now become what I call ‘Uncommon Sense’ because so many people today lack this simple ability! Rather than meet in the middle, people would rather divide on small political issues while the 1% grow exponentially watching our idiocy. Example, the welfare sandwich. The rich orchestrating the sandwiching of the middle class between social and corporate welfare. We get to work our asses off paying for both and grow weaker by the fiscal year. More and more people are afraid to stand up to this oppression because of the threat of losing that which they worked so hard to achieve, stability for their families.
Normally when the rich abuse their power so blatantly, the public rises up and cuts all of their fucking heads off ala French Revolution, but today we have a weakened populace that features about 100 million people on welfare and growing and corporate taxes decreasing yearly as THEY hold wage earners hostage as well! One of the byproducts of all of this is convincing people that they need to watch every word that they say and create euphemisms for existing terms. Imagine the confusion and angst that this causes, having to weigh everything that comes out of your mouth because society now consists of thin skin panty waste idiots who take offense to the smallest perceived insult!
Honesty is becoming a thing of the past and this blogger will resist until the very end. If I have to bounce from place to place in order to tell the truth, then I am sure as Hell ready and will not let the threat of being financially ruined stand in the way! Social pressure can be a good thing when used in small increments, but when exuded from every pore of humanity becomes like arsenic in the water supply, or better yet, lithium! The great ‘Horsemen’ did not let the disease of PC infect the truths that they spoke and printed, they became self sufficient and continued hurting the feelings of the bastard children of the euphemistic age! Please see The great George Carlin’s hilarious rant on political correctness and euphemistic language.
I sat down the other day at my local Starbucks and had nothing to do for several hours so I started writing. As the hours passed I turned out eight complete pages of article worthy material that will follow this post. I then decided to follow those who I respect the most and write a book about atheism. This book will not spare any religious feelings just as The God Delusion and god is NOT Great did not either. Hitchens, Harris, Dennett and Dawkins did NOT gain their reputations by dabbling in PC feelings sparing bullshit, they went right into the fray and challenged every notion held by the religious leaders of our time. They were confident, assertive, acerbic, unabashed and honest in an age where sheep follow the yellow line into the slaughter house! I shall carry the legacy of the horsemen on right in the face of these pablum puking milquetoast idiots who seem to believe that the best way to win a fight is to drop your shields! Hitchens didn’t become an icon by playing nice, he did it with cutting honesty. The notion of having to break a few eggs to make an omelet was true then and remains so today and I intend to eventually go toe to toe with the famous apologists of this time and have been inspired to do so by brave men who used their voices against popular demand.
Look for more posts and links to other social media sites as I gain popularity on the atheist scene. I am not doing this because I wish to be lauded, I do it to further the cause of honesty, reason and logic and to staunch the retardation of science in the public schools while assisting people in throwing off the shackles of political correctness, or as I call it, ‘Nouveau Nazism. Be genteel but do not sacrifice your soul to do so. Do not go out of your way to be insulting but if the truth hurts then there is a good reason why feelings are hurt. People who are dishonest do not like to hear the truth or be singled out and exposed. Until the next post, thank you for your attention to my little corner of reason and peace to all in a reasonable world of the future!
If you talk to your imaginary friend then you need meds, not a following of other weak minded individuals!
This brilliant man does so well destroying these irrelevant ‘commandments.’
I recently read an incredibly idiotic piece( of shit ), about ‘new DNA evidence’ giving Evolution the death blow! First of all, I’d like to know when a believer has EVER used evidence to prove ANYTHING! Also, you can’t use Christians OR da Byble to disprove the idiocy of religion or believing in magical sky fairies. That would be like asking a fucking Mormon if his myth is true! You know goddamned well what they are going to say so give the bullshit a rest Mack! When real science can disprove Evolution, THEN and only then, will sensible people believe. I really think that your narrow minded ass is going to be calcium dust before you even get the reply that you are deluded from the great men of science. First because they don’t believe in the God Delusion, ( Yayahhh! Dawkins move!!), and second, because they regard these arguments as completely pedestrian. I only reply because I am amazed by the close mindedness of believers to science that has long since debunked Christianity.
I, for one, have done thousands of hours of research and have come up with the same conclusions as most of the scientific minds in the world; that religion is just opium for the masses of sheep-like followers that spend their days in front of the TV set watching reality drivel.
This is a special issue devoted to science and math education.
Young Students Against Bad Science
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA
Published: September 2, 2013
Your parents may have had to walk uphill, both ways, to get to school. But as ideological warfare threatens the teaching of climate science and evolution in many schools, it is clear that today’s students face their own obstacles on the road to a respectable science education — and some are speaking out.
Michael Stravato for The New York Times
Zack Kopplin is trying to overturn a law that allows creationism to be taught in Louisiana schools.
From curriculum to technological advances to experimentation — a view of the state of science and math education across the country.
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For his high school senior project, Zack Kopplin started a campaign to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, a 2008 law passed in his home state that opens a “back door” to teaching creationism in public schools, he says. Currently taking a year off from Rice University to work and travel, Mr. Kopplin, 20, is widely recognized as the state’s leading voice against science denial education. He has expanded his campaign to fight similar laws across the country, as well as the use of public vouchers to send students to religious schools. He argues regularly, if unsuccessfully, before the Louisiana Senate to strike down the law, and his April appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” in which he faced off against a conservative economist, Stephen Moore, went viral.
“I’m proud to be from Louisiana, but I don’t want people to laugh at me when I go out of state. ‘Oh that’s the guy from the stupid state with the creationism law,’ ” Mr. Kopplin said.
In Britain in March, Esha Marwaha, a 16-year-old from Hounslow, West London, started an online petition calling for Education Secretary Michael Gove to abandon a plan to remove references to climate change from the geography curriculum for students under 14. The petition got more than 30,000 signatures, and in July, Mr. Gove changed course.
Ms. Marwaha, a self-described geography fanatic, said lessons about climate change — whether it is caused by people or not — are crucial to keeping future students engaged in evidence-based science.
“We do need to come out with an actual well-rounded education,” she said.
Then there is Katelyn Campbell, 18, whose objection to a factually dubious sex-education assembly at her high school bubbled over into a confrontation with her principal, which bubbled over onto the Internet.
As a senior at George Washington High School in Charleston, W.Va., Ms. Campbell complained to the American Civil Liberties Union about an April assembly featuring an abstinence advocate, Pam Stenzel. Among the lessons Ms. Stenzel shared with the school that day, according to a friend of Ms. Campbell’s who taped the assembly, was that condoms provide no protection from sexually transmitted diseases. “She called out any woman who had sexual contact,” said Ms. Campbell, who boycotted the assembly. “I saw people crying when they came out.”
Irritated by her actions, Ms. Campbell said, her principal threatened to tell Wellesley College, where Ms. Campbell had been accepted, that she was a troublemaker. Ms. Campbell filed an injunction against her principal, seeking to prevent him from “discriminating against me in any way,” and told the news media her story.
Several days later, Wellesley used its Twitter account to make its position known: “Katelyn Campbell, #Wellesley is excited to welcome you this fall.”
Ms. Campbell now attends Wellesley, where she is double majoring in American studies and chemistry.
(Reuters) – Atheists and other religious skeptics suffer persecution or discrimination in many parts of the world and in at least seven nations can be executed if their beliefs become known, according to a report issued on Monday.
The study, from the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), showed that “unbelievers” in Islamic countries face the most severe – sometimes brutal – treatment at the hands of the state and adherents of the official religion.
But it also points to policies in some European countries and the United States which favor the religious and their organizations and treat atheists and humanists as outsiders.
The report, “Freedom of Thought 2012”, said “there are laws that deny atheists’ right to exist, curtail their freedom of belief and expression, revoke their right to citizenship, restrict their right to marry.”
Other laws “obstruct their access to public education, prohibit them from holding public office, prevent them from working for the state, criminalize their criticism of religion, and execute them for leaving the religion of their parents.”
The report was welcomed by Heiner Bielefeldt, United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, who said in a brief introduction there was little awareness that atheists were covered by global human rights agreements.
The IHEU – which links over 120 humanist, atheist and secular organizations in more than 40 countries – said it was issuing the report to mark the U.N.’s Human Rights Day on Monday.
According to its survey of some 60 countries, the seven where expression of atheist views or defection from the official religion can bring capital punishment are Afghanistan, Iran, Maldives, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.
The 70-page report lists no recent cases of actual execution for “atheism” — but researchers say the offence is often subsumed into other charges.
In a range of other countries – such as Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait and Jordan – publication of atheist or humanist views on religion are totally banned or strictly limited under laws prohibiting “blasphemy”.
In many of these countries, and others like Malaysia, citizens have to register as adherents of a small number officially-recognized religions — which normally include no more than Christianity and Judaism as well as Islam.
Atheists and humanists are thereby forced to lie to obtain their official documents without which it is impossible to go to university, receive medical treatment, travel abroad or drive.
In Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin and North America, countries which identify themselves secular give privileges to or favor Christian churches in providing education and other public services, the IHEU said.
In Greece and Russia, the Orthodox Church is fiercely protected from criticism and is given pride of place on state occasions, while in Britain bishops of the Church of England have automatic seats in the upper house of parliament.
While freedom of religion and speech is protected in the United States, the report said, a social and political climate prevails “in which atheists and the non-religious are made to feel like lesser Americans, or non-Americans.”
In at least seven U.S. states, constitutional provisions are in place that bar atheists from public office and one state, Arkansas, has a law that bars an atheist from testifying as a witness at a trial, the report said.
(Reported by Robert Evans)