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Archive for the month “June, 2011”

Some Jaw Dropping Racism from Chris Taylor of Conroe Texas….

Really, I have no words, (via his @WASP1461 account)

 What a total dick

Creationists, Read This

There’s a rather nice article on Wired today.

A series of spectacularly preserved, 750 million-year-old fossils represent the microscopic origins of biomineralization, or the ability to convert minerals into hard, physical structures. This process is what makes bones, shells, teeth and hair possible, literally shaping the  animal kingdom and even Earth itself.

The article is great, but it’s the pictures that really make it something special. Read it here.

Creationists, really, how do you sleep at night after telling so many lies about evolution? How can you look at the evidence, the overwhelming, endless, evidence, and not see how blatantly obviously TRUE evolution is?

Wow, This is Rather Stupid

Via Notes from an Evil Burnee comes yet another Creationist video that completely fails to understand even the basics of evolution. Really, these people are doing themselves no favours at all.

So Many Paths

It occurs to me that, even if evolution were proved tomorrow not to have happened, it would make no difference to religion being completely the product of man’s imagination.

No evolution? Doesn’t alter the fact that history shows the Biblical account to be wrong, and that philosophy shows the idea of gods to be logically indefensible.

No history? Then you’ve got the philosophical arguments (and evolution, which is now back in the pot) that shout at the top of their lungs that gods aren’t real.

No philosophy? Evolution and history (and archaeology and cosmology, and astronomy, and geology, and physics, and chemistry) are bringing up the rear.

You see, faithful believers, try and shoot down one line of criticism, and another 3 or 4 are still waiting to take its place. Even if you managed to defeat all of them you’ve still got to them provide evidence to support your position that your version of your particular god in your particular religion is the right one, and that all the other 4000+ that have existed over the ages are wrong.

And you wonder why I’m an atheist.

A Sunday Morning Game

How many fallacies can you count? I believe there are also several category errors in there as well.

Er……

Today I stumbled across this asinine piece of crap….



Ok, let’s go through these claims – 


His coming was predicted hundreds of years beforehand – no it wasn’t, Matthew was so unsure which parts of the Old Testament were meant to refer a messiah that he made multiple mistakes in the attributes he gave to Jesus when he came to write up the myth
His birth was announced by hundreds of angels that no-one saw
His life was witnessed by thousands of people, none of whom wrote a single word about him during his supposed lifetime
His crucifixion was recorded by both the romans and the jews – no it wasn’t, that’s an outright lie
His life is available to all who repent and obey – really? That’s nice! So we can be a mythical 1st century carpenter if we obey….but what do we need to obey? Traffic signs? Is it? Is it traffic signs?
His name is Jesus. No it’s not, it was Yeshua

That lie about the Jews and Romans recording the crucifixion of Jesus…..that’s a new one on me!

The Last on Stormbringer for a While

I’m bored of Bob, so I’m going to ignore the sad little wank for a while, but I’ll leave you with this thread from the WeAreSMRT forum, where our favourite fundie loon-tard is discussed at length.

Enjoy!

Stormbringer, Not Above Abusing Blog Functions, or Getting Things Wrong

Hilarious arse, fundamentalist nut case, and outright dick, Stormbringer, has been at it again.

First he’s launched into another one of his anger fuelled attacks, not bothering to actually read what the commentator said when discussing one of his posts, instead just going straight for the jugular (EDIT: there was a link here, but Stormbringer has decided to delete the comments previously posted, and lock the discussion – probably realised he’d made an absolute tit of himself). Sadly, this kind of unprovoked aggression is all too familiar to those of us who’ve encountered Bob in various places across the web, time and time again people comment for the first time on his blog, or reply to one of his posts elsewhere and are instantly attacked, insulted, accused of stalking him, and generally treated with disdain (EDIT: Surprise surprise, he’s killed that link as well!) by a man who (let’s not forget) believes that Noah filled a boat with all the animals alive in the world, including dinosaurs.

Yes, I can be exceptionally rude to him, but I’m not holding myself up as some example of moral excellence, whereas Bob is blogging from the point of view of a believing Christian….he’s such a dismal spokesman for the faith though, isn’t he?

 That accusation in full

Today he’s boasted on his blog that he’s marking legitimate replies to his comments from me as spam, in the hope that I’ll get my account deleted. He’s also claiming that the ‘Palestine wasn’t inhabited at the time of Jesus’ comment comes from THIS blog! Well, I can assure you Bob, I’ve never said any such thing, and going back through the comments brings up only two occasions when places not being inhabited at the time Jesus supposedly lived are discussed, neither of which mention Palestine not being inhabited. You can read the two comments here and here.

Big surprise, Bob’s got it wrong again.

Here’s the problem with Bob/Stormbringer – he’s an angry, bitter, lonely little man with major transference issues. Convinced he’s being followed around the web by ‘angry atheists’ he accuses everyone else of being paranoid. He demeans and belittles anyone who disagrees with him, even if he’s misunderstood what they’ve said, and he never ever apologises when he’s made a mistake (and boy, does he make a LOT of mistakes!). So insecure in his beliefs is he that he spends half his time looking for positive reinforcement from people like Matt Slick or Greg Koukl (or any number of other fundamentalist hosted dial in radio shows), and the other half patting his pet Rhomphaia on the back (though if she ever disagrees with him, we’ll soon see that relationship turn sour). He refuses to use other people’s names, instead concocting childishly insulting nicknames for them, and he wraps the whole thing in an online persona that plagiarises the Dr Cox character from ‘Scrubs’ whilst managing to be unrelentingly vile. He sees himself as a victim, when in reality he pro-actively seeks out conflict, often generating it out of thin air, or outright lying, if no-one is biting.

In short, if he wasn’t such a complete and utter wanker I’d feel sorry for him.

I Think Stormy is a Bit Mixed Up Here….

http://www.divshare.com/flash/audio_embed?data=YTo2OntzOjU6ImFwaUlkIjtpOjQ7czo2OiJmaWxlSWQiO2k6MTUwNTk3MDE7czo0OiJjb2RlIjtzOjEyOiIxNTA1OTcwMS1mM2IiO3M6NjoidXNlcklkIjtpOjE5ODA5MzM7czoxMjoiZXh0ZXJuYWxDYWxsIjtpOjE7czo0OiJ0aW1lIjtpOjEzMDc3NDc4ODk7fQ==&autoplay=

I can only apologise in advance that you’re going to have to listen to a load of witless mewling, but nutcase Stormbringer is making a bizarre Strawman here. If any non-believer has claimed that Palestine wasn’t inhabited at the supposed time of Jesus that person is outright wrong. Now Nazareth on the other hand…..that’s widely accepted to not have existed as a settlement til sometime after the first century – there’s a lot support for this idea.

About 3’45” in Stormbringer boasts about lying to someone that he’d written text books….seriously Stormy, no-one is going to believe that a man who can barely write his own name without making a mistake about history, biology, or theology, could write a text book.

By the way, Bob, writing ‘edjamakated’ once makes you look like a twat, writing it EVERY FUCKING TIME makes you look like nothing less than a cunt.

Joke Cienkowski

“The Christian message of gospel is simple enough for a child to understand, yet complex enough to keep the greatest minds busy for lifetime”

And yet Joe is totally clueless about it.

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