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JUDEO-CHRISTIAN, SEMETIC AND ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS:

Fuck you and your gods.

(I need at least ten words so don't read this part plz)

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Art Isn't the Only Thing that Transcends Time

[i] (Excerpt from Boccaccio's book: Decameron written about 1353 as cited in The Creators, A History of Heros of the Imagination)

One of the most popular stories on the day devoted to people attaining their desires was how the innocent maiden Alibech was taught by the monk Rustico to put the Devil back into Hell. To prepare her for the lesson, he stripped himself naked and instructed her to do the same, when she asked:

"Rustico, what is that thing I see sticking out in front of you and which I do not have?"

"Oh, my child, replied Rstico, " that is the Devil, about which I told you. Now you can see him for yourself. He is inflicting such pain in me that I can hardly bear it."

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The Ebb and Flow of Reality

What is hell? What is suffering? Is there such a thing as evil? Or are these just things born in ones mind? Furthermore, how can we as people possibly be able to tell what is borne in ones mind and what isn't? Perhaps our whole world, what we perceive of it, what we consider our homes, etc are just figments of our imagination.

Look at the schizophrenic person, the person who actually believes that those people that he hears are actually around them. The person you see aimlessly wandering the streets of your home town, seeing castles and dragons around him. How is what he sees any more or less real than anything either of us see? And how do we know, actually know and are any more sure or unsure whether or not what we see is any less more or real than what he sees.

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Religion: That Thing Which Kills A Thinking Mind

I had never thought of it in the way that it was presented last night, and I must say, when I heard this man speak of this issue in this way, it made me step back a moment, think, and then smile. I wanted to run to him, and kiss him, thank him so much for pushing my views, my reality, my perspective in a way it hasn't been for a long time.

I was becoming sedentary, my thoughts lagging, nothing really left for me to expand and try to understand, so last night was like a holy gift.

Richard Dawkins was the man, and what he said that shook me so deeply was (and this is generalized) that he thinks that believing in a deity undermines human intelligence, and the beauty of our lives here and now. Basically, he said, it undermines our own humanity, intelligence, rationality and whatever else to put credit to how everything is currently to a figment of our imaginations.

How to make.....

meth. No shit. Don't try this at home! This is for informational purposes only.

Half ass shitty crank

first step: aquire muriatic acid; you can buy it at any hardware store.

second step:aquire 5 benzedrex inhalers;found at any pharmicist.

third step:aquire a medium pyrex dish.

method of production: break apart the inhalers and put them aside.

pour 3 tablespoons of water into the pyrex.

pour 1 tablespoon of muriatic acid into the pyrex.

mix inhalers with water and acid.

sqeeze inhalers to get the ephedrine out.

cook for 15 minutes.

when cooled, let sit for 3 hours. blow dry and serve

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Debate with QW85 Con't

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[[[I see what you're saying and I respect it... however, there's a lot we don't know.]]]

That's the God of the Gaps fallacy again. You're plugging something you don't know into something you don't know. You're filling a gap of vagueness with something incredibly more vague. You don't see a problem with that?

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[[[ We're human there are things that our brians can never even beging to comprehend and maybe that's just it. Maybe God is something we physically can not comprhend. ]]]

But by admitting this you admit that God has no influence in our lives anyway...even if he did exist he wouldn't physically or mentally effect us in any way. SO why believe in him? His existence is irrelevant to your life. More important things exist...like bills, your family, and your friends, school, your whole future. Why waste that by giving over some of that life, which you will never ever get back, to something which has absolutely no effect on your reality?

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Debate with QW85

Here is a debate over several PM's with a person, QW85, who will remain anonymous for the sake of publicity. Anyway, hope you enjoy it.


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QW85: Okay see now I see what you're saying and I've run into these people and honestly I want to slap them main because they're the ones who tell me I'm going to hell because I'm not the same Christian religion as they are, in the infamous words of Cheer from Clueless, WHATEVER!!!!

I understand, and agree. However these are the same people running our country, the same brainless idiots who force the ban on gay marriages, these are the people in power...and it's the people who don't think like they do who give them the power.

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Why I'm an atheist and what atheism means to me. My perspective.

Disclaimer: I do not proofread for grammar or spell check my blogs.

First off, atheism is not a set of beliefs or non beliefs. If you study or have studied linguistics, you know that words are used to describe ideas or issues or things. Atheism stems from the word theism, which means; the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods. There is monotheism (the belief in one god), polytheism (the beliefe in many gods), henotheism (stems from heis or henos, which means one. It’s not a synonym for monotheism, even though it has the same etymological meaning.), pantheism (the belief that the universe is god and we have to worship it), and panentheism (A panentheistic belief system is one which says that god interpenetrates every part of nature, but is nevertheless fully distinct from nature); I believe I covered most of them.

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Straussian Neoconservatism and the use of religion.

disclaimer: I do not proofread when I type in blogs etc..because frankly I don't have time..so if you find grammar errors, misspellings etc..try to bear with me.

It is not only important to fight irrationality; especially in the form of religion, but it is equally important to understand how religion is playing a role in politics today. Religion is obviously and unfortunately a major factor in today's politics, as it has been through out the ages. Modern US politics is dictated by a group of people who we lovingly call neocons. These people share a political ideology that stems from the philosophical politics of Leo Strauss. Neoconservatives have slowly, cunningly and in most cases illegaly gotten a hold of our government mainly through propaganda (in the form of abortion, gay rights etc...i'll explain later on) and religion to get the voters out and to keep the voters pre-occupied with these religious issues.

Faith

What is faith, exactly? Christians say it is their belief in God and Jesus, etc. Faith is the belief in something that is unproven by logic or evidence. Christians say it themselves; if they had proof for God or Jesus, it wouldn’t be faith they were operating off of. It would be knowledge. So, people believe God and Jesus just because?

Obviously not. There is always a reason to everything. People don’t just find out about Jesus and God on there own. They are taught it. By parents, or pastors, or priests or friends. So, faith, regardless of what the Christians may call it, is not faith in God or Jesus or the Bible. Its faith in people. They believe what their parents taught them to be truth, and do not question it. Infants are programmed this way.

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