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Archive for the month “April, 2012”

Joe Cienkowski on the ‘Radio’

Have a listen to the audio at this link – http://pushbacknow.net/2012/04/26/author-of-100-reasons-not-to-vote-4-barack-obama-joe-cienkowski/ – you’re hearing the ‘wisdom’ of Joe Cienkowski, a barely literate handyman from Granite City, Illinois.

To put it bluntly, Joe is a cretin, and this interview only illustrates that further. He’s currently hawking a ‘book’ that he’s ‘written’ (more accurately ‘copy/pasted’ from other right wing sources) which claims to present evidence that Obama is bad for America. Here’s the table of contents –

1 President Obama is anti-Israel 26
2 President Obama is a Muslim 31
3 President Obama is a Communist 40
4 President Obama is a Marxist 42
5 Our President hates capitalism 44
6 President Obama is a Socialist 45
7 Our President hates America 46
8 Healthcare Bill 48
9 Cap and Trade (aka Cap and Tax) 50
10 Spending 52
11 Pres. Obama is a consummate liar 53
12 Gun control 58
13 ACORN 61
14 Pres. Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood
15 George Soros 67
16 Israel to pre-67 levels 69
17 Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn 70
18 Van Jones 72
19 Suing Arizona and Alabama 74
20 Pres. Obama is making Congress irrelevant 76
21 Jim Wallis 77
22 Obama’s sheer hypocrisy with Patriot Acts 78
23 Mark Lloyd 81
24 Eric Holder 82
25 No border security 84
26 Rev. Jeremiah Wright 84
27 Treating our friends and allies badly 86
28 Illegal immigration policy 87
29 Energy prices 88
30 CCX- Chicago Climate exchange 88
31 Fast and furious 91
32 Trial of KSM in New York City 93
33 The President ridicules Americans 94
34 Pro-Palestinian friends 95
35 Embracing Occupy Wall Street 96
36 Obama hates the Constitution 98
37 Birth certificate debacle 100
38 Death of Osama bin Laden 100
39 Michelle Obama 103
40 Lack of transparency 104
41 Closing Guantánamo Bay within one year 105
42 Death of the Free Press 106
43 War on terror 106
44 Gulf Spill 108
45 Mishandling the Iraq War 109
46 Not prosecuting Stephen Lerner 110
47 No more exceptionalism 112
48 President said the war in Iraq was lost 113
49 Mosque at Ground Zero 114
50 Hurting companies and jobs in America 116
51 Raising taxes 118
52 Nominating far left and CRT judges 120
53 Louis Farrakhan 121
54 Meet without precondition with dictators 122
55 Woeful handling of the Middle East 122
56 Tim Geitner 123
57 Cass Sunstein 124
58 John Holdren 125
59 Reparations 125
60 Dropping New Black Panthers case 126
61 Obama will cheat with early vote 129
62 Taking on Fox news 130
63 White House is a hostile work environment for women
64 Blaming Bush 132
65 Stimulus bill 133
66 Hypocrisy on debt ceiling 135
67 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 136
68 Bowing to world leaders 138
69 Shot down pipeline from Canada 139
70 Militantly pro-abortion 141
71 Indefinite detention 142
72 Relationship with GE, and Jeffrey Immelt 144
73 Solyndra & Sun-Power style loans 146
74 Lying about abortion on Healthcare Bill 148
75 Pro Gay marriage 149
76 Don King of America 150
77 Demagogue-in-chief 151
78 Andy Stern 153
79 Saying Cambridge police acted stupidly 154
80 Khalid al-Mansour 155
81 Tony Rezko 157
82 Shady Association of Jewish haters 160
83 Rashid Khalidi 161
84 Shady use of violence 163
85 Many debts to still repay 164
86 SOPA 165
87 Power-hungry control of Obama 167
88 Civilian Army 168
89 Robert Malley 169
90 Syrian ties 170
91 Mazen Asbahi 172
92 Ken Salazar 173
93 Obama’s reaction to Koran burnings 175
94 Immigration reform; La Raza relation 177
95 The flotilla incident 179
96 ‘Sit at the damn table’ 181
97 ‘Lazy’ America 182
98 Foreign campaign contributions 183
99 Telecommunications flip-flop or lie 184
100 Disingenuousness on ethics rules 185

You may notice that several of the first ten are mutually exclusive, but that hasn’t stopped Joe merrily forging ahead with his idiocy. I, for one, very much hope Obama gets back in, just so I can see people like Joe howling with misery on Twitter the following day.

It’s Got The Body of a Spider, But the Brain of a Baby

In the very first episode of the classic Irish comedy, Father Ted, the titular Ted has to break out ‘the diagram’ to remind his fellow priest Father Dougal the difference between ‘reality’ and ‘dreams’. I was reminded of this last night, when speaking to Nide – a poor chap who seems to have the same problem as Dougal.
Channel 4 have prevented embedding of the relevant clip, so you’ll have to go over to Youtube to see it, but here’s the shot, captured in still form –

Perhaps Nide should print a copy out?

Fundamentally Flawed, Episodes 47 and 48

Jim and I talking to Nide can be heard here.

The whole gang talking rubbish about the week’s events can be heard here.

 

ENJOY

The Ghost That Never Lies

A couple of weeks ago I was less then polite about Thunderf00t’s ‘Ghost that Never Lies’ argument, but I now know that I was wrong – it’s a brilliant argument to use against presuppers because it generates in them the frustration we feel when talking to them.

No Wonder Presuppositionalists Are So Full of Shit!

Read these words from their human messiah, Cornelius Van Til –

“If one does not make human knowledge wholly dependent upon the original self-knowledge and consequent revelation of God to man, then man will have to seek knowledge within himself as the final reference point. Then he will have to seek an exhaustive understanding of reality. He will have to hold that if he cannot attain to such an exhaustive understanding of reality he has no true knowledge of anything at all. Either man must then know everything or he knows nothing. This is the dilemma that confronts every form of non-Christian epistemology”

 

Let that sink in. Can you spot the baseless assertion?

“Either man must then know everything or he knows nothing”

Van Til got it dead wrong there, and a whole generation of his fanboys have followed in his error filled footsteps in making this ludicrous claim.

Seriously, in what world does one have to know everything to know anything?? I don’t know everything, but I do know lots and lots of things, which immediately demonstrates that Van Til was talking out of his arse.

Presuppositionalists: making bullshit riddled claims since day one.

Seems I’ve Upset Bob Sorensen!

Witness the following ‘wisdom’ from Cowboy Blob Sorensen –

Buon giorno. It’s time for a spot of fun. I’m going to speculate and play with words.

“What’s with the Samhain, boss? We’re nowhere near Halloween.”

Because it’s not actually a Halloween post, Ernie. Hey, where’s Nicky?

“Him and Lela went to see that guy about that thing you told them to.”

Oh, right.

Quite a few people don’t know that “Samhain” is not the name of the guy in the billiards parlor. It’s an important occultists’ holiday (witches, druids, Satanists and that sort of thing), and is most commonly pronounced SOW-en. Here, pig pig pig! Another pronunciation is so (long “O”, as in “So what?”) -WEEN. Best wishes with those.

The city in the map is Halesowen. It also has an odd pronunciation, sounds like “Hail Zowen“. Blending the Celtic pronunciations on Samhain to get SO-wen, and you can get “Hail, Samhain” out of it. Hail Satan. Which is fitting, since it’s not all that far from Druid’s Heath.

I can easily picture a drunken Brit atheist mumbling “Hail SO-wen” as he tries to find an Internet connection so he can spew his bile for his dozen adoring but mindless fans. (Another of my speculations is that atheism is another form of Satanism, so it’s fitting for him to say, “Hail Samhain”, speech slurred by cheap rum.) If he cannot find a Wi-Fi hotspot, he begs people for a place to recharge his Mac and to access the Internet. This does not last long, as nobody can stand him for more than a few hours.

You see, he lives in his auto because after being evicted from several flats in a short span of time, nobody wants to rent to him. That, and because he is unemployable due to outbursts of extreme rage. Would you hire or rent to someone like that?  He’s high-risk for your reputation. And for your safety, capice?

Don’t let hate destroy your thinking, kids.

The original post is here. Now, Bob will no doubt howl that he’s not named anyone*, but let’s be honest here (something I know you have trouble with, Bob)  – are there any other atheist Mac users in this area of the West Midlands that Bob hates enough to jizz out a pathetic spurt of twattery about? So, let’s cut the crap and just take it as read that our bitter little Calvinist chum is talking about me.

Those claims about me then, how accurate has Bob’s parody pistol been? Not very.

I can easily picture a drunken Brit atheist mumbling “Hail SO-wen” as he tries to find an Internet connection so he can spew his bile for his dozen adoring but mindless fans.

Can you? You can ‘easily’ picture that, eh? Wow! That’s incredible considering I don’t drink, and don’t live in Halesowen! I can’t speak for a ‘dozen adoring but mindless fans’ but can confirm that I’ve over 1000 very smart followers on Twitter, and that the podcast averages between 50,000 and 195,000 listeners per episode.

(Another of my speculations is that atheism is another form of Satanism, so it’s fitting for him to say, “Hail Samhain”, speech slurred by cheap rum.)

Another claim that I’m a drunk? Could Bob get it MORE wrong?

If he cannot find a Wi-Fi hotspot, he begs people for a place to recharge his Mac and to access the Internet. This does not last long, as nobody can stand him for more than a few hours.

Weird! Why would I go to a town I don’t live in to beg people for power outlet usage when I could use the nice fast broadband in my flat? Do tell, Bob!

You see, he lives in his auto because after being evicted from several flats in a short span of time, nobody wants to rent to him.

I live in my car?? Wow! I didn’t realise! Shiiiiiit! I wondered why I had been coming home to the same flat for more than 2 years now! Oh, wait, that’s the EXACT OPPOSITE of what Bob has claimed! Another miss for the wannabe Cowboy!

That, and because he is unemployable due to outbursts of extreme rage. Would you hire or rent to someone like that?  He’s high-risk for your reputation. And for your safety, capice?

Hmmm, I’ll have to tell my employers about these bouts of ‘extreme rage’! Perhaps I ‘Hulk Out‘ and don’t realise? Thanks for putting me straight, Blobby! I didn’t realise that 4 years of unbroken employment was actually 48 months of homelessness and poverty!

I’ll turn to Bob for the closing thought –

Don’t let hate destroy your thinking, kids.

– he’s spot on there, and he’s a graphic example of what happens when you do.

EDIT: Mrs An Atheist Viewpoint is similarly unimpressed, and has started a new blog to express her feelings on Bob’s post.

EDIT 2: Pvblivs has blogged about Bob’s (or ‘Norman’, as he calls him) latest failure. Read his take here.

*and he’s done EXACTLY as predicted! What a knobber! Just go back to his page and read his addendum….really, Bob, you seem to think you’re FUNNY when you spew out idiocy like that? Keep it up dickweed, you make yourself look worse than a million of my posts pointing out what a twat you are ever could!

To Hell with Hell

So Craig is saying that God is not willing for anyone to go to hell, and therefore it’s not a problem that He sends people to Hell. Wait, what? Inconsistency #2: a loving God who cannot obtain His own benevolent will, even with infinite wisdom and power. And what’s worse, Craig tries to blame the victims for God’s harsh treatment of them. “Gosh, honey, I really don’t want to hit you, but you keep forcing me to. It’s really your own fault for choosing to provoke me.” Yeah, like that sounds any nobler coming out of God’s mouth than out of the abusive husband’s. Don’t believe me? Here’s Craig sharing God’s version of the abusive husband shtick.

These words are from an excellent article on Evangelical Realism, go read it NOW!

 

 

Maybe Nide Should Pray for Understanding?

 

http://hezekiahahaz.blogspot.ca/2012/04/qoute-by-steve_21.html

Bob Sorensen, Wilfully Deluded, or a Liar?

Today Bob ‘Piltdown Superman/Stormbringer’ Sorensen has posted this graphic on his ‘Question Evolution Day’ Facebook page –

 

So, Bob, is it only atheists that accept Evolution? What about the millions of Catholics in the world? Don’t they count? Also, I notice you don’t have a scale listed at the side of the chart, which leads me to believe you’ve just pulled this out of your (ample) arse.

The bottom line here though is that Bob is simply lying. He knows full well just how much evidence there is to support evolution, but wants to maintain the illusion that there is none. Sadly his idiocy is shared by a large, though slowly shrinking, number of faith heads.

Bob, I’m straight out calling you a liar here – care to respond?

POW! Head Shot!

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