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Save your pets after the Rapture

August 28th, 2009

MindSet

Some enterprising Atheists are creating a business based on a Christian sects bizarre belief system, a belief that they will all be magically floated away by Jesus at the end of the world.  This wacky notion is called the Rapture, and while its labeled as the saving of the righteous and the true believers, in reality it's ultimately giant a 'fuck you' to all non-believers and subscribers of 'other' religious flavors.

But what about the pets of these Rapture belivin', Jesus lovin' folks?

You've committed your life to Jesus. You know you're saved. But when the Rapture comes what's to become of your loving pets who are left behind? Eternal Earth-Bound Pets takes that burden off your mind.

This is where a joke turned business comes in to play...

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It’s not called the Dark Ages for nothing!

July 27th, 2009

MindSet

More religious nonsense is attempting once again to get a foot hold in the American public school system as the wacky religious right conveniently forgets about separation of church and state.

There is freedom of religion in the United States, meaning that anyone can believe in anything, no matter how crazy, without fear of reprisals. Currently Christianity is the largest religion in the country, and middle America houses the largest amount of 'believers', in comparison to the rest of the country, which is where this absurd effort is taking place.

Anyone who knows me, or is a regular reader of this site will know that I strongly believe in freedom, and religion is no exception. Personally I don't believe in any form of religion, as religion ultimately provides a form of mind control and firmly flicks your thinking switch into the off position. But apart from my personal views, I truly believe that all people should be allowed to believe in and follow whatever religious or spiritual path they desire.

As one man's freedom could be another man's prison, and freedom as a way of life is a very personal thing.  It seems to me that everyone should be able to freely follow their own path and not be "manipulated" by outside forces into following any particular brand of belief. Thinking other peoples thoughts or mouthing their words, is something that we should all be mindful of, but in religious teachings this dogma is encouraged. This is why all forms of religion should be kept out of the public school system, and for that matter any and all forms of Government. If you happen feel strongly about indoctrinating your children in the ways of non-thinking, then by all means do so, but pay a private school that is skilled in brain washing techniques to numb your offspring's mind.

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Christians Battle over Evolution

May 28th, 2009

MindSet

jesus-dinosaurLet the cage match begin!

It looks like Christians are all set to get down and dirty on what it truly means to believe in Jesus and his cronies.

The Discovery Institute – the Seattle-based headquarters of the intelligent design movement has decided that you cannot be a 'true' Christian if you do not believe in creationism, and this is apparently at odds with a growing number of Christians who feel that science and faith should not be at odds.

In fact another faction that is pro evolution has sprung up to combat the Discovery Institutes doctrine. The BioLogos Foundation, the brainchild of geneticist Francis Collins, who is also an Evangelical Christian is strongly promoting "theistic evolution" – the belief that God (the prayer-listening, proactive, personal God of Christianity) chose to create life by way of evolution.

I think it's interesting that the Discovery Institute – which has long argued that intelligent design qualifies as science – seems to have given up the game and acknowledged that their concerns are religious after all. It's equally interesting that the catalyst doesn't seem to be someone like Richard Dawkins pushing atheism, but Francis Collins pushing Christianity. Perhaps the Discovery folks realise that Dawkins's followers are never going to be swayed by intelligent design; Collins, however, might very well cut into their target audience of scientifically-curious evangelicals.

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Bush’s Biblical Prophecy

May 26th, 2009

MindSet

It seems that ex-President George Bush's born again Christian status is being solidified in the latest news leaked from his presidential period.  It is  revealed that during George Bush's time as President, that the Iraq war had a strong 'religious' fervor behind its inception, and that Bush believed that the Iraqi confrontation was:

"... willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people's enemies before a New Age begins".

The news leak concerning the ex-Presidents apparent religious belifes, and his fasination with the End Times and New Age, also reveals some telling syncronisities concerning his days at Yale and the reason for the war.

In 2003 while lobbying leaders to put together the Coalition of the Willing, President Bush spoke to France's President Jacques Chirac. Bush wove a story about how the Biblical creatures Gog and Magog were at work in the Middle East and how they must be defeated.

In Genesis and Ezekiel Gog and Magog are forces of the Apocalypse who are prophesied to come out of the north and destroy Israel unless stopped.

There is a curious coda to this story. While a senior at Yale University George W. Bush was a member of the exclusive and secretive Skull & Bones society. His father, George H.W. Bush had also been a "Bonesman", as indeed had his father. Skull & Bones' initiates are assigned or take on nicknames. And what was George Bush Senior's nickname? "Magog".

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40 Million Nonbelievers in America?

May 6th, 2009

MindSet

Could the humble Atheist be America's best kept secret?

I've always thought that the vast religious population that always seems to be so vocal, is in reality much smaller than advertised.  Truth be told, most people don't really believe in their religion, regardless of brand.  They just pay it lip-service, as religion is much more cultural than an actual belief in a god, and going through the motions is the cultural norm for most people.

Now it seems that an increasingly vocal,  and growing minority might be about to gain political power.

AlterNet

A recent Newsweek cover—in a bid to (finally) match the celebrated 1966 “Is God Dead?” cover of Time—read, in the shape of a cross: “The Decline and Fall of Christian America.” Editor Jon Meacham’s story highlights Newsweek’s latest poll results showing that 10% fewer Americans identify as Christian today than twenty years ago. But more importantly, and mentioned only in passing, is the growth among atheists and secularists of all stripes.