Monday, June 24, 2013

If One Element is a Lie or a Myth...ALL of it is a Lie or a Myth

Looking Into Biblical Claims Part II
God brought whom out from where?

     Other than the spiritual salvation that Jesus Christ garnered for all of mankind when He died on the cross, the most popular and oft quoted story of deliverance from the Bible is the story of the exodus of the Children of Israel from the land of Egypt.
     Never mind the repeated attempts to validate the story of Moses parting the Red Sea for a handy-dandy escape route for, oh, about a million people, but with the question as to the very presence of the Israelites being in Egypt to begin with you need not bother to search for chariot rubbish at the bottom of the Red Sea. That would be putting the cart before the horse, right? First, you must establish without a doubt that God's chosen people were indeed enslaved by the Egyptians for four hundred years.

     Well well well. Three cheers for the screwy chronology of the Bible. If you are a believer do not worry. I am absolutely SURE that someone in your particular denomination or even a more generalized representative of Christianity can whip up a good batch of biblical excuses in order to make one of the more cherished Bible myths appear to be true.

     This is very interesting, especially when you realize the way that the sheer numbers of people are broken down. There are also issues with the proofs of the ten plagues, in particular the last plague where God sent the Angel of Death to take all of the first-born...humans and livestock alike. What is the problem with these proofs? Well, the problem is there ISN'T any proof.
     I have been in a few heated discussions about the proofs of the Israelites in Egypt, and one gentleman informed me that pharaohs ascending the throne in Egypt AFTER the Israelites are supposed to have exited were so shamed by the events surrounding the issue, particularly the last plague, that all records of such things happening were removed from Egyptian history...on the command of the ruling pharaoh at the time.
     And of course the reason given for why this was done always comes around to be eventually labeled as a plot of the devil as he furiously tries to cook up ways to deceive people. That's right. The Exodus really did happen but big bad Satan is playing a trick on people and making the Bible look like it is lying by meticulously removing all evidence of the supposed Israelite bondage in Egypt.

     Listen very carefully boys and girls: there is NO archaeological evidence of a mass exodus by the Israelites. This does not stop scholars eager to prove the truth of the story and the Bible from pouncing on obscure references in the hieroglyphics and announcing them as the much needed, absolute proof of the truth. What the folks who do shit like this fail to tell you is that there are a couple different interpretations for the obscure reference and it is by no means whatsoever proof of anything.

     Hah! I love it when Christians try to use science to prove the Bible as truth. If this ridiculous story of the enslavement of God's people and their eventual exodus were anywhere even remotely near the truth there would be accurate accounts of such. How? Well, the Egyptians were steadfast in the recording of their own history and culture and traditions, and if the story in the Bible's book of Exodus were real you best believe the scribes would have recorded such.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

If One Element is a Lie or a Myth...All of it is a Lie or a Myth

Looking Into Biblical Claims Part I
Inconsistencies, Impossibilities and Unlikeliness of God's Act of Creation

     The Bible is supposed to be THE absolute truth, THE final and unchangeable Word of God. For as unchangeable and truthful the entire Bible is supposed to be, it would logically follow that if so much as one iota of information in the Bible can be irrefutably shown to be a myth, exaggeration or a lie...ALL of it is a myth or exaggeration or lie.

     Since this particular religious/holy text is loaded with all sorts of craziness and idiocy it would take a blog post about a b-zillion miles long to list everything. Considering that I decided to go through the Bible and break everything into separate blogs. Not every book in the Bible will have a specific blog because not every book in the Bible is interesting enough to have its own blog.

     We will start with Genesis.
     So many Creationists are adamant in their assertion that God created everything in the universe in just six days. While there are those believers who would try to account for the great age of our planet by manipulating the actual amount of time that passed for each day in the Creation, this effort still does not come even close to the amount of time necessary for life to form.

How did God create light before He created the sun? Where did the water come from?
     This video is part of a series dedicated to addressing the Bible's claim of God creating everything. Here, we start with the creation of light.
     Remember that in regards to light Genesis 1:3 says, "Then God said, Let there be light, and there was light."

     Here in this video a well meaning believer tries to explain what Genesis 1:3 really meant when noting that God created light. People will say the darnedest things in defense of God creating everything.

     What about the water that the Spirit of God was moving over in Genesis 1:2? Genesis 1:2 says, "The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters."

     This video is very succinct in its explanation in regards to the formation of the sun and moon and the stars. In the beginning of the video there is a Creationist doing his damnedest to explain the sun and moon and stars and where light was coming from.
     Genesis 1:16 says, "God made two great lights-the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars."

     Here is a fine example of Christian hypocrisy. Many believers are loathe to take the Bible in anything OTHER than a literal interpretation. This is quite often an issue when it comes to the book of Leviticus where homophobic believers love to point out the verse that supposedly tags being gay or lesbian an abomination. Many scholars of language and culture have noted that the verse must be taken in context, that what the verses meant was that being gay or lesbian was not of the custom.
     Of course, you would be hard pressed to find very many believers who would agree with the idea that such a verse must be considered in the context it was written. The Bible must be taken literally. If God says being gay and lesbian is evil and worthy of death, then it is. To try to suggest that the words should be taken in context is a deliberate pollution of God's Word and a trick of the devil.
     The best part of this argument by many believers is that while they do not want to look at the verse in the Bible that condemns homosexuality and lesbianism in any way other than literal, these same assholes are very quick to say that the verses in regards to Creation should be taken in the context of which they were written. Hah! Talk yourselves out of that nonsense.

     This video provides an excellent example of a believer trying to explain away the inconsistencies and impossibilities of the Genesis account of light, the stars, the sun, and the moon being created.

How did God create heaven?
     The creation of heaven and the firmament is another problem for the creation story found in Genesis. Many people try to fix everything by saying what God actually created was the atmosphere of the earth, but this half-ass attempt to fix the holes in this story fall short.

How did God create the land on day three of Creation?
     Here, the Bible fares no better as it tries to explain how the land came to be. Genesis 1:9 says, "And God said, Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear. And it was so."

How did God create plants before He created the sun?
     I think it is hilarious that there are indeed scientists 'out there' who truly believe in the myth of God creating everything in the universe, especially the absurd notion that plants were created BEFORE the sun was supposedly created. Apparently, I am not the only one to see this obvious discrepancy in the biblical account of Creation.

     It is interesting that many believers of the Bible story of Creation balk at the idea of man evolving. Okay, fine. We will play that game. But, man is NOT the only organism that has evolved because plants have also evolved. Imagine that. So, even if we throw out the evolution of man we still have the evolution of plants. Then again, maybe that does not even matter since God created plants BEFORE the sun which makes no goddamn sense whatsoever. Enjoy.
How did God create the sun and the moon and the stars?
     One of the most ridiculous verses in the Bible refers to the moon as 'giving' light. Of course, now we know FOR SURE that the moon does not give light, but rather reflects light. There is a huge difference between reflecting light and giving light. But never mind all that, and let us just go take a peek at how the sun came to be.

     This video discusses an opinion that light and the formation thereof is really about the formation of the eye. I know...totally retarded. You would think the people making the shit up would at least have the balls to make up a better story than that it was the first eye that was created, or the first eyes able to view contrast and color and all that.

How did God create the birds and sea animals?
     This is very interesting in how the sea creatures and the birds came to be. This video even touches a bit on how the context of the word 'whale' should be taken, and how some believers of the story of God making everything try to say that non-believers try to utilize this possible misinterpretation or contextual mishap to make the Bible appear to be wrong.

     Here we are presented with the problems that are encountered with God's creation of the birds before the land animals. I remember when I was a kid that one of the private Christian schools I attended routinely instructed that the idea of birds being descendants of dinosaurs was a direct lie of Satan and an obvious plot by the devil to lead people away from God by using bad science and outright lies.

How did God create the land animals and Man?
     Creationists are probably the MOST adamant when it comes to denying that man evolved from anything. Man is supposed to have been poofed into existence by God who took some dirt/dust, formed it into the shape of a man, and then breathed into the dust and made it a living soul. How in the fuckey-doo can anyone believe something so absolutely retarded? How do these people think that God poofing dust into a man sounds any better or more credible than man evolving from apes?

     It really is very unfortunate that those deluded by the Bible's story of God creating everything try so goddamn hard to make any bit of such a ridiculous story resemble anything even remotely similar to truth or possibility. What many of those who believe the Genesis account fail to understand is that all it really takes to debunk the entire lunatic story of Creation is to show one thing to be incorrect.

     You show ONE thing to be false and you automatically prove everything to be false, and this is because of the Bible's own verses which claim itself to be the utter and final truth of God. Every word is supposed to be total truth, God's own words and power that stand forever and that do not fade like the flowers and grass do. Now, that sounds all nice and pretty if you want to view it as a mythological poem or mythological tradition, but we are talking about REALITY here.

So, what's the rub with the claimed truth of Genesis?
     I find it to be both confusing and offensive to the intellect of humankind that the Bible myth of Creation continues to be heralded as THE truth as to how everything came to be. And while those who cling tenaciously to the story of Creation just LOVE to counter atheists and other skeptics with the questions, "Well, if God did not create everything who did?" and, "How can you look at the beautiful and intricate nature of everything around you and make the absurd claim that everything popped into existence with the Big Bang?" the fact remains that Creationists are in no better position to give a credible answer for where everything originated.

     Perhaps one of the biggest tragedies stemming from believing the Bible as total and absolute truth is that some people stop asking questions about why we are and where we came from, instead focusing on myth. This myth that is very deeply believed by many around the globe not only leads to pointless religious arguments and wars, but it completely dampens that part of a human being's intellect that is naturally curious, and that naturally seeks the answers to important questions.

     Those refusing to take anything in the Genesis account as truth are ALWAYS SEARCHING for the real answers that explain and define everything in existence. Those who DO believe the myth have STOPPED SEARCHING for truth and explanations, instead choosing to label those things they do not understand (or in some cases refuse to understand) as the mysteriousness with which their God persistently operates.

     I think that perhaps some of those who fully believe in the Genesis account of how everything came to be mistakenly think that when ridiculed and razzed by those who do not believe such rubbish, that is the equivalent of the non-religious asserting that they have all the answers to the important questions. This is a mistake. Those who do not believe these Bible stories don't know how everything came to be, but they are sure as hell studying the world and the universe around us in an effort to find out. Some theories are off a tad while yet others are completely off. Some theories are held onto and others are discarded as they are disproved by scientific studies. But the point is that people are searching for the knowledge.

     The idea that God created everything in the universe in six days is ludicrous and parallel to a genie poofing   all existence upon command. To believe the Bible's version of how everything came to be a person absolutely MUST believe in magic. It does not matter how much believers assert that God does not have to follow His own laws of nature and the universe since He is the one who created them in the first place. That is a false argument because in order to break or breech any one of these laws God would absolutely have to use magic. There is NO way around this and NO explanation for this.The existence of these natural and universal laws are the strongest, most obvious rebuttal of God's Creation and the impossibility thereof.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

When Satan Purposely Tricks People

He Who Goes About Like A Hungry Lion Seeking To Destroy

I Peter 5:8 says, "Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary the devil , walks around like a roaring lion, seeking those whom he may devour."

There is something about the guy in this video that screams creepy serial killer. It is in his expression/countenance and vocal inflection.

There is a level of anointing that a Christian needs to achieve before trying to oust the devil from their lown lives? Please. I bet you say shit like that so you can better convince members of your congregation that they desperately need you to lead them through that shadowy and evil valley you preachers are always talking about.

So, this stupid SOB thinks that Pokemon is just another destination stamp on the train ride to hell. Oh, and don't forget it is all a plot of the devil.

Everything this guy says is a crock. What is the best way to keep the converts you have and then get more converts? Tell them a whole bunch of scary shit (using the Bible to back up such retarded claims) and be sure to emphasize how very much God hates stuff like that and that God punishes all those who do otherwise. Listen to what he says about some kind of alien plan to remove some people from the earth and then destroy the rest of humankind. 

Why in the hell are people so goddamn scared of this devil bullshit? If people believe in God they don't need to worry about the says that in your own Bible, you assholes. Of course the Bible is notorious for contradicting itself...which it does in regards to this subject.

Here, the devil trails Jesus as Jesus takes to the high desert. Why does our legless pal follow Jesus into the desert? Well, the Bible says that the devil tested/tempted Jesus for for forty days and forty nights. I am wondering how the devil tests Jesus for such a long period of time, but the Bible mentions only three of the tests? That is just a tad off, wouldn't you say?

I wonder if this guy or others like him ever take a moment to listen to how ridiculous they sound? seems to be that Satan has an awful lot of power, to the point where he decieves the entire planet. Sure. And where has God been this entire time? Napping? Grocery shopping? Doing laundry? If God knew things would be so supposedly terrible with so many people dying WHY did He continue to let the devil do whatever he wanted to do?

I think this guy smoked a doobie before he went and made this hilariously absurd video.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Science is a Lie

Participating in Scientific Studies or Believing Such is the Devil's Trick

Of course I had to open with this clip.

So, this guy's mental and spiritual dependence on his religion is so strong and he is so unwilling to let the fairy tale go that he would rather think everything he learned was a lie.

Ahhh, here we have Santa Clause's evil twin setting the science record straight as he reminds us all that geocentric and not heliocentric ideologies are the REAL truth.

This guy tries to defend the idiocy of Creationism and fails miserably.

I really liked this series of videos. When I was a kid I attended private Christian schools from 4th to the first half of 11th grade. The history books we had included verses to help build up and backup the absurd claims as to what TRUE history is. I remember learning all kinds of screwy shit. One of my favorites is when I was taught that the bubonic plague that ravaged Europe and wiped out about a third of the population was actually part of God's plan to eventually go to the Americas to establish the United States and bring Jesus to the natives. I know. Seriously stupid.

Hah! This is an excellent laugh!

 Christians really need to get a grip and stop being so goddamn afraid of education. This is just another stupid attempt of Christians to try to validate their claims against science. And when you inform them about various issues that are contrary to their own beliefs they immediately claim that what science is doing is injecting the supposed truth of God with a bunch of lies.

Hah! Listen to what Pat Robertson says here. He is basically saying that ignorant and stupid people are the individuals to perceive God's miracles because they have not been tainted by the wiles of reason and logic. Hummm...seems like a case of people being too stupid to really know any better.

The Impotent All-Powerful God

The Power of God is a Ruse

Let us forget for the moment that Cindy Jacobs  is lying out of her ass. Instead, consider why it is that everytime people pray and ask God for help or ask God for an answer that God never arrives in person to help, never answers in His own voice? God is always sending someone else to do his bidding and miracle working FOR Him. God doesn't answer your prayers Himself, but rather sends angels to do that for Him. This is completely inconsistent with the idea of an all-powerful God running the show.

Let me get this straight...your little five year old daughter has the power to command a storm to stop? You would have me believe that God would allow a five year old little girl to have the power over a force of nature, but this same God will not allow people to overpower or stop a gunman before he goes into a school and murders children and teachers?

Here we go again with the supposed examples and manifestations of the power of God. God will show His power at an event such as this but God will not protect the four children who were killed by drowning by their mother because she believed they were possessed by the devil? And you wonder why people want nothing to do with your God, your Bible, and your religion?

This is why God lets bad things happen to good people who do not deserve such bad things, right? It isn't that God cannot help or will not help, but rather it is God trying to teach the wicked of the world a lesson by murdering the innocent. 

Soooo...God gives the power to part the sea but will not give the power to prevent religious fundamentalists from flying planes into buildings, will not give the power (or exercise the power Himself) to save the abused children of the world, and will not give the power (or exercise His power) to stop crime? Sounds a little screwy.