Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What Would Jesus Take?

Lawrence O'Donnell on the Profit Limbaugh's theology:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Belated Happy Earth Day

In the midst of uncertainty, opinions on the human prospect have tended to fall loosely into two schools. The first, exemptionalism, holds that since humankind is transcendent in intelligence and spirit, so must our species have been released from the iron laws of ecology that bind all other species. No matter how serious the problem, civilized human beings, by ingenuity, force of will and - who knows — divine dispensation, will find a solution.
Population growth? Good for the economy, claim some of the exemptionalists, and in any case a basic human right, so let it run. Land shortages? Try fusion energy to power the desalting of sea water, then reclaim the world's deserts. (The process might be assisted by towing icebergs to coastal pipelines.) Species going extinct? Not to worry. That is nature's way.
—Edward O. Wilson, "A suicidal impulse," The Toronto Star, June 13, 1993

The War on Easter

Baskets packed with artificial grass, dyed eggs, jelly beans and foil wrapped chocolate rabbits. Peter Cottontail hopping along the bunny trail. Big screen adventures of the Easter Bunny joining a rock band. It's yet another year where we forget the TRUE meaning of the season: to celebrate the time of seeding with the great fertility goddess Ostara.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Conservative Quiz

If you agree with the following 10 statements, I'd say y0u are a 100% American-style Christian Conservative...

A little over 10,000 years ago, God-who is a male and looks like a human-created the universe and life on Earth during six busy days.

The first woman was made from the rib of the first man in the Garden of Eden on the first Saturday (or maybe Friday).

It is God's will that women be subservient to men.

God is broken up into three persons, one being the father of the second, who was born to a virgin just over 2000 years ago, and the third being a Holy Ghost.

Anyone who has not accepted "Jesus Christ as their personal savior" will burn in Hellfire for all eternity.

Sex between unmarried adults is sinful, but sex between adults of the same sex is an abomination.

The moment human sperm and egg meet, they form a microscopic human being with an immortal soul that is already damned to Hell because of original sin.

Any religion other than ultra-orthodox Christianity (and possibly Judaism) is really a form of devil worship.

Faith healers can cure disease if the afflicted person's belief in God is strong enough.

America is a Christian nation that has turned its back on God by allowing evil or misguided liberals to destroy our nation's morality through sex education, social welfare programs for the lazy, ending organized school prayer, legalizing abortion, and promotion of the homosexual agenda.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Joy of Text

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kiss your Left Behind Goodbye

Worried that you will be raptured and your unsaved friends and relatives will be lost when left behind? Then check out:
Programmed and run "by Christians, for Christians," they have

set up a system to send documents by the email, to the addresses you provide, 6 days after the "Rapture" of the Church. This occurs when 3 of our 5 team members scattered around the U.S fail to log in over a 3 day period. Another 3 days are given to fail safe any false triggering of the system.

Of course the team running this website will be elsewhere when the messages are sent, but I wonder if they have someone who is a secular humanist or Jewish or Islamic to check that the chaos of the Rapture doesn't result in a power loss to their state of the art computer system.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Exorcism, satanism and the Internet

From the Telegraph...

Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists, says Catholic Church

A surge in Satanism fuelled by the internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists, the Roman Catholic Church has warned.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Poor Rich Boys

CEO pay soars while workers' pay stalls


Four More Years

The Republicans actually have a funny Youtube video. Often conservative humor falls flat when it mocks liberal ideals of helping the poor or disadvantaged, but this one goes after the gap between his campaign rhetoric and reality. It also features Our President riding a flying unicorn leaving a rainbow jetstream.

President Obama has certainly brought die hard liberals and conservatives together in expressing anger and outrage over his actions (or inactions).
Imagine if there were a modern Oracle of Delphi that presidential candidates channeled on inauguration day:
President Reagan: I will cut taxes for the rich in half, raise taxes on everyone else, preside over the dismantling of American manufacturing, offer to cut the nuclear arsenal in half and share Star Wars Technology with the Russians, and negotiate the sale of arms to Iran.
President Bush: Read my lips: new taxes.
President Clinton: I will give up on making health care affordable, behave like a moderate Republican, allow myself to be seduced both by an intern my daughter's age and transnational corporate interests.
President George W. Bush: I will preside over the worst terrorist attack on our shores, invade Afghanistan, use faulty intelligence to invade Iraq, preside over the biggest economic disaster since the great depression, and bail out banks with hundreds of miillions of dollars.
President Obama: I will lower taxes even further than my predeccessor, continue his policies towards the Miltary Industrial Entertainment Complex with the same chairmen at Defense and the Fed.