Nov 26

Why You’re Probably Wrong For Protesting The Grand Jury Decisions In Ferguson!

ferguson rioter tear gas ap 600x327 Why Youre Probably Wrong For Protesting The Grand Jury Decisions In Ferguson!

I can imagine the frustration some people are feeling over the Grand Jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson.  It’s easy to say it was racially motivated.  It’s easy to say that the “kid” was unarmed.  The media of course didn’t help any.  They seemed to do everything they could to increase racial tensions by interviewing everyone that said they saw what happened.  And, almost every story we heard sounded the same.  The kid had his hands in the air and the cop just kept shooting him.  And, when the cop is white and the kid is black.  Someone is going to make it a race issue.  So I can’t blame anyone for being upset by the decision not to indict.  When you consider how they are being manipulated by the media and by the community leaders they put their trust and faith in it was a recipe for an ignorant disaster.

I was attacked by so many people mainly white well meaning liberals for my opinion that before I pass judgment, I would like to hear the facts of the case.  I was of course called names for choosing to wait for something as simple as wanting to hear the actual facts before condemning anyone.  I was told that all I need to know is that an unarmed black kid was shot and killed by a white cop.  For some, that’s all this will ever be about and I feel sad for those people.  Because it’s that kind of shallow thinking that holds society back.  There is true racism in this world.

Look no further than what’s happening in Florida to Marissa Alexander.  Don’t know her name?  I don’t blame you.  While the world was freaking over the lawful shooting of Treyvon Martin and doing their best to make it a case about race yet again.  Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot over the head of her abusive husband hoping to make him stop coming at her.  What did she get for not killing him?  20 years in prison!  No one marched, there was no constant media coverage.  A few of us wrote letters and tried to be productive about it.  We signed petitions and so on.  We managed to get her new trial but now the DA’s office, last I heard, was trying to get her 60 years in prison!  Now maybe it’s not racially motivated.  But, subtext sure is there.  Case law certainly doesn’t support a sixty year sentence.  But, there’s no outrage.  No nightly coverage.

I sat back last night waiting to hear if there would be any indictments.  I was pretty sure there wouldn’t be.  Sadly I was pretty sure that there were going to be riots no matter what the decision was.  I then became sure of this prediction as I sat and watched CNN’s coverage and saw a great many people hiding their faces.  They looked like terrorists.  Cowards behind masks.  Between idiots just looking for a reason to incite violence and the so called community leaders, religious leaders and the media, there was no hope for this going down without a riot.  The media was like in some kinda orgasmic glow just waiting for the violence.  I especially loved the group of people outside of the Ferguson police station blasting away NWA’s “Fuck The Police” as the crowd sang along gleefully.

As the prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch did his best to carefully explain the process of how a grand jury works and then relate the actual facts of the case I was saddened to see that within a few moments of the crowd on the outside hearing that no indictments would follow, the crowd seemed to stop listening.  The prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch continued to carefully layout the facts of the case as the majority of protestors had stopped listening by this point.  I was terribly saddened by this.  Because once again, it shows our failure as human beings.

Our failure comes in the fact that as a society, we have made it a habit to ignore the facts.  It is much easier for us to just simply believe what we want to believe.  Our motto as humans apparently is, “Why let a little thing like facts get in the way of a good story.”  We wanted to believe that this shooting of Michael Brown was racially motivated.  We want to believe that Michael Brown was a good kid on his way to college like his parents said.  We wanted to believe that Michael Brown was surrendering with his hands in the air when officer Darren Wilson shot him repeatedly in the back thereby killing him.  We want to believe this!  We’ve been basically told this by the media, by religious leaders and community leaders for months now that is was blatant racism.  But, the simple fact is that there is no evidence that any of it is true except for the fact that Micheal Brown was black and officer Darren Wilson is white.  And, if you think because Michael Brown is black and officer Darren Wilson is white that this is racially motivated, you’re the one being racist.

The reality of the situation is that Michael Brown was not a good kid, he wasn’t even a kid.  I know that is going to hurt the feelings of some.  I don’t think that he deserved to die for being a disrespectful criminal with no respect for authority and the law anymore than someone diagnosed with cancer.  But, it is what it is.  Michael Brown robbed a convenience store, pushed someone out of his way as he left. After committing the crime, he boldly walked down the middle of the street.   To top it all off, when a cop had the poor misfortune of showing up and told Brown and his friend to get of the “fucking” street, Michael Brown attacked the cop.  Even after being shot at, Michael Brown decided to keep coming after the officer.  There is no real evidence that he was surrendering or had his hands in the air. This leaving officer Darren Wilson feeling that he had no choice but to keep shooting at Michael Brown because he feared of his life.  All that we’ve been told about what happened by the media, the community and religious leaders was all miss-information.

Those are the facts of the of the case, everything else that all the outraged people are saying, is nothing but opinion that is based on a lack of understanding of the facts at hand or by biased people trying to push an agenda.

That being said, I absolutely believe that this is a tragedy.  Though I am not terribly saddened for the death of Michael Brown personally.  He attacked a cop, he robbed a liquor store and was high at the time.  However, in the bigger picture, I am saddened at the loss of life.  I am saddened for the family’s loss.  But, what do we think is going to happen to someone who attacks the police?  I don’t care if Michael Brown didn’t have a gun.  He was bigger than the cop and the cop had no other means to safely protect himself.  He did what his inadequate training told him to do.  Sadly, that’s the way it is.  There is no evidence of race being an issue.

One of the main issues here is the lack of training that officer Darren Wilson had as well as the lack of tactical equipment  needed to protect himself and the community.  In my eyes, it is absolutely pathetic that this officer felt that he had no other choice than to shoot Michael Brown.  The fact that he didn’t have a stun gun or feel that he could successfully defend himself with pepper spray or baton is absolutely disgraceful!  Michael Brown didn’t have to die on that day.  But, this officers poor training is just as much at fault in this situation as are Michale Brown’s idiotic and criminal behavior that day.

The outrage over this decision I am sure will go on for a few more days, maybe a week and then die out.  Then it will all start up when the fed’s refuse to file any charges. Or maybe they will kowtow the pressure and file some anyways.  But, it won’t change anything, no jury is going to convict officer Darren Wilson as long as they are forced to base their decision only on the facts of the case.

The only way we are ever going to have a chance at resolving these issues is to focus on the real problems.  And, the real problem here isn’t race.  The real problems in this case are much bigger than a black kid getting shot by a white cop.  The real problems are two things.  First is the absolute and complete disrespect of authority some people have and their inability to simply follow the lawful orders of the police.  Just think, none of this would have happened if when officer Darren Wilson asked Michael Brown and his friend to get off the street and on to the sidewalk, if they had just simply got off the street and walked over to the sidewalk.  The second issue is a matter of training.  Had officer Darren Wilson been better trained and had the proper equipment he would have had the confidence and ability to defend himself without having to resort to lethal force.

These are the real issues.  We can cry all day long and pretend it’s a race issue.   I actually heard a defense attorney complain on CNN that it was ridiculous for prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch to give the grand jury as much information as he did.  I was flabbergasted by this.  What this idiot defense attorney said was that any prosecutor could get a ham sandwich indicted.  It’s that easy.  The sad part of his blatant hypocrisy is how many times he has told this to the juries in an attempt to show how insignificant an indictment is and what little evidence is needed to get an indictment.  So now he is basically complaining that the prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch actually did his job and presented enough evidence for the grand jury to make a reasonable decision based on the facts.  The simple fact that no one wants to hear, is that prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch gave the grand jury all the facts of the case so that they could make a rational decision.  His motivations are irrelevant.  The complaint that he has long ties to law enforcement is ludicrous!  He’s a prosecuting attorney, of course he has long ties to law enforcement?  He is law enforcement!  Blaming him for this is like blaming a fish for swimming too much.

So, if you plan to protest or support those protesting.  Please ask yourself what you are protesting?  Because chances are the reason you’re protesting or feeling compelled to have nothing to do with the facts involving the Michael Brown case.  Most people are sadly just using his name as an excuse protest racial issues that also have nothing to do with this case.

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Nov 24

Should Shows That Promote Hate Be Cancelled?

19 kids and counting 600x333 Should Shows That Promote Hate Be Cancelled?Lately, liberals have once again gotten their panties in a wad over something said by a person on a reality show.  And, once again they want the show cancelled.  I am torn here.  You see, I can’t stand the Duggars.  They absolutely disgust me.  They are weird fucking Christians that hide behind the bible to preach their hate and bigotry.  I have the same feelings towards Duck Dynasty, mostly Phil Robertson and his stupid, ignorant, hypocritical, homophobic, teen raping comments he’s made publically.  It disgusts me that both families have a TV show and that they are so popular.  But, should these shows be cancelled?

Here’s my dilemma.  These morons have a right to their thoughts and ideas no matter how fucking stupid they really are.  I hate it, but their speech is protected.  Should hate speech be protected?  What qualifies as hate speech?  It’s hard to say.  The most obvious cases of hate speech are the crap that dumbass Pat Robertson says on the 700 Club everyday.  The Westboro Baptist Church preaches nothing but hate and ignorance and the government won’t even label them as a hate group.

I want these the WBC and the 700 Club labeled as a hate groups.  I want Pat Robertson and every other hate group hiding behind religion to mask their hate, sexism, homophobia, bigotry and racism to be taxed and labeled as a hate group.  But, where do we draw the line?  It’s a slippery slippery slope and I don’t have the answers.

I do have some suggestions though.  I think there should be warning on TV shows.  We already have them but they should be a little more detailed.  I think religious shows should be labeled as “Fiction – Fantasy – Opinion”.  A show like Duck Dynasty should have a label that says, “Contains religious opinion that may be offensive some people.”  The Duggars TV show should have the same warning with the addition, “Also may contain homophobic and or hate speech.”

There needs to be limits on freedom of speech and religion.  If this offends you, you’re an idiot.  There already limits on it.  It’s illegal to incite a riot for example.  You can’t walk into a crowded movie theater and yell, “Fire”.  However, you can walk into a crowded firehouse and yell, “Movie!”  Sorry, couldn’t resist.  My point is that these types of morons have the right to say what they want for the most part and we shouldn’t stop them.   But, what we can do is warn people about the things they are saying.  We have got to teach people the difference between between fact and opinion.

This is the biggest problem this country, let alone, the world is facing.  It’s not global warning or terrorism, it’s ignorance and stupidity.  Religion is an opinion people choose to believe.  It is not a fact.  There are no facts to support it at all.  Until people are taught the difference and can understand it, there will never be peace and there will always be those that are so cowardly they choose to hide their hate behind religion and the 1st Amendment.

I am not saying people can’t say what they want.  I am not saying they can’t believe what they want.  I am just saying that as a society we have got to put a stop those wanting to teach opinion as if it were fact.  We put warnings on Shampoo because people are so stupid that they will eat it unless told not to.  We should at least apply the same warnings to religion, TV and other media sources.

In conclusion, I believe a TV station has the right to cancel it’s shows for whatever reason they choose.  Hell, I stopped watching everything on A&E because they choose to keep airing Duck Dynasty.  Part of me would love to see the show cancelled just because Phil Robertson is so stupid, he doesn’t even know how homophobic, racist and sexist his comments are.  However, just because these idiots usually spend a good part of the show acting like hypocrites and then end the show with a prayer around the dinner table is no reason to cancel it.  I just simply choose not to watch it and I feel so strongly about it that I refuse to watch anything on their network until that show is off the air.  At one time I would have said that it should be canceled.  However, I think I have grown since then.  In fact I think that I even ranted about on this very blog.  But, the more I thought about it, the more I think we have to stop cancelling things because we don’t like them.  What we need are simple warnings to protect the easily influenced.

I don’t even know what station airs the Duggars, sounds like some crap the The Learning Channel would air.  Never watched the show but I’ve known that they are religious nut jobs for years.  The fact that they are homophobic bigots doesn’t really shock me.  What shocks me is that anyone watches The Learning Channel.  Seriously, as I said earlier, just throw a warning up before shows like this air.  “Warning:  May contain religious opinions, acts of hate, bigotry, sexism and racism.”  Problem solved.

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Oct 27

How Did Jaylen Fryberg The Marysville Shooter Get The Gun!

jaylen fryberg with his rifle birthday present from mom and dad 300x296 How Did Jaylen Fryberg The Marysville Shooter Get The Gun!I heard that Jaylen Fryberg got his gun from his father.  That was it.  Nothing else?  So that made me start asking questions?  Did his father leave the gun out?  Was the gun safely secured and the kid stole the key?  I want to know the details, this is important news and no one seems to be covering.  Now I just read from a gossip site that the Jaylen Fryberg received the gun as birthday present from his parent!  If this is true?  How sad is it, that I had to get this information from from a fucking gossip site and not the actual news!  (Before I actually post this I am going to try and verify the truth behind the birthday present story.  It’s just that I am so pissed off about this I had to start ranting right away.)

I am in shock that this isn’t a bigger story.  It’s another school shooting by another emotionally unstable asshole that got his gun from a dumbass family member. What level of stupid do you have to be to give a child a fucking gun?  Just the other night I tune into the Discovery Channel and they have a paid advertisement from Henry Rifles.  And, they are showing pictures of little kids, 5 and 6 years old with rifles!  They are talking about how great is to get your kid a gun!  Are you fucking kidding me? I realize the mid-west folks aren’t made of the brightest people.  I mean, seriously.  The mid-west has been filled with the shallow and weak from the time when East coast folks left  with horse and buggy, got hallway to the West coast and said, “Fuck it!  Let’s just stop here and build a house!”

I even ranted about that advertisement on Facebook just a few days ago.  But, again, this is coming from the once great station that has sold out to the stupid people.  The people that believe Mermaids really exist and that the Megalodon still exists thanks to their ridiculous fake documentaries and their raping of their once great Shark Week.  I new they were going downhill a couple of years ago when I saw them allowing paid advertisements from Peter Popoff.  He’s a religious scam artist.  He’s a proven scam artist but Discovery has no problem taking his money so that he can keep ripping off people whose only crime is believing in fairytales.

My point is that I was just ranting about this the other day and how stupid it is to give children guns.  But, let me better rephrase that.  I don’t have a problem giving a kid a gun for his birthday.  I honestly don’t.  I don’t have problems teaching children how to shot.  This is of course within reason.  I hand gun, a single shot rifle.  No kid needs to be shooting fucking automatic weapons.  If you’re letting your kid how to shoot them or teaching kids how to shoot them you’re a fucking idiot.  UNLESS, we suddenly find ourselves in the middle of a fucking zombie apocalypse.  Until then, let’s just leave the automatics to responsible adult gun owners.  What I do have a problem with is allowing children access to those weapons unsupervised .  Guns are not for children, guns are made to kill animals and people.  That has been and always will be their primary function.  To give a child a gun and not lay down some serious ground rules, to not teach that kid how to properly use a gun and most importantly, to keep that gun out of their little hands unless they are under the adult supervision of a trained professional.  Anything else  should be fucking crime end of story!

But, I have to ask, why is the media not talking about this kid and how he got his hands on a gun?  According to Jaylen’s twitter feed he said, “Probably the best Birthday present ever! I just love my parents!” and posted a photo of him with the firearm.  You can check out Jaylen Fryberg’s Twitter feed here while it’s still active.  And, as you scroll down reading, keep in mind, this a 14 year old kid.  He is obviously emotionally disturbed and no one did anything!   And, to top it off his parents got him a fucking gun!  Where is the story on this?  So many questions. Is the Instagram photo of him with the rifle the same one he used in the shooting?  Was it another gun?  Where did he get it?  And, how in the hell can prevent this from happening again.

One last thing, stop using the constitution as a fucking excuse!  It’s not a perfect document?  For the moronic fucking republicans out there, the Constitution has been amended 27 times so far.  Why?  Because they didn’t get right the first time or they left something out.  People using the Constitution as excuse to not change the Constitution should not be allowed the rights afforded them from all the fucking amendments to it.  You know, specially the big ones like the 2nd one that allows those nuts to have guns in the first place and the 1st one that allows them the right fucking publically speak out in defense of the 2nd one!  Their idiocy is so fucking offensive they take stupid to such high levels, they make other stupid people look smart by comparison!

People are dead, a child killed them and then took his own life.  We need to be asking these questions!  But, most of all we have got make it law that people are responsible for their guns!  No more excuses!  If you own a gun and you don’t keep it secured and it is used by someone to murder, to intimidate or to kill themselves or others the gun owner must also be held accountable!  It’s their fucking gun.  We can longer accept dumbshits to keep their weapons where anyone can gain access to them.  If a gun is stolen and it is shown that they owner did not take due diligence in keeping that weapon secured, then should be charged with a serious crime.  If not the same crime as the person who is using that gun.  I don’t care if it’s a family member that stole it or borrowed it.  It’s a fucking gun not a lawnmower!  You don’t loan them out unless you truly trust that person and if they go and do something stupid with it than you should be held accountable for your poor fucking judgment!  And, if your gun is stolen and you can’t show that it was properly secured, you should also be held accountable.  I am so fucking tired of our children and neighbors dying because of gun nuts and their inability to take any responsibility for the guns they own!  The excuses have got to stop!  There are millions of real life responsible owners out there but it’s always thanks to the idiots that these tragedies keep happening.

At this time I unaware of how Jaylen got the gun used to kill himself and his friends.  I have no official report.  No news coverage.  The only information I have about him and firearms are taken from his own posts on Twitter and Instagram.  These accounts have not been verified by the authorities to my knowledge.  But the information I posted about them is as accurate as possible with the information that was available at the time I posted this article.  As with all my posts.  Though I do my best fact check everything.  These are my opinions based on facts available at the time.  I do not want you to take my word for anything.  Look things up, verify everything, even when it’s on whatever news source you trust.  And, if your new source is the only one reporting something, chances are you shouldn’t trust your news source.  You need to watch and read from multiple sources, the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle.

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Oct 25

Stephanie Hayden: Sons Of Guns Stars Arrested For Abusing A Child!

sons of guns stars arrested for abusing a child 300x225 Stephanie Hayden: Sons Of Guns Stars Arrested For Abusing A Child!Wow, does that family have some issues or what?  I do know that Will Hayden was arrested for being a pedophile.  I know Stephanie first claimed the accusations against her father were false and now claims that he did, in fact, molest her as a child.  Now Stephanie Hayden and her husband, Kris Ford have been arrested for spanking a kid so hard it left marks.  This rant isn’t going to be about Will Hayden and his pedophile issues or Stephanie’s child abuse excuses.  What this rant will be about are all the sick, moronic people supporting the abuse of children.

I am not saying for a second that I think spanking a kid is child abuse.  I am saying that there is difference between a simple spanking and beating your kid so hard that it leaves scars or marks that are visible hours later, you know, like when the cops arrive.

I read a comment by some dumbass who was supporting the abuse Stephanie and Kris committed against their child.  Or rather allegedly committed.  This moron said that spanking is how we learned right from wrong.  Wow, this is how stupid people are.  This is the violent place we live in.  We do not learn right from wrong by spanking our children.  What spanking teaches them is to not do somethings out of a fear of punishment.  That isn’t learning right from wrong.  That is teaching fear and nothing else.

It is the responsibility of our parents to teach our children right from wrong and if necessary to punish them.  What most parents do wrong is to skip the teaching part and go straight to punishment.  Our child screws up and what do we do? We tell them they did wrong and we punish them.  We go straight from the child’s mistake to punishment.  The kid learns real quick that being honest with their parents will get them in trouble and that some things will get them hurt.  What they haven’t learned is why they got in trouble.  Kids don’t know why what they did is wrong, they only know now that their parents say what they did is wrong.  So, chances are they are going to continue do it and just not tell their parents about it.

For example, let’s say two different kids steal money from their mothers purse.  The first kid is spanked, told stealing is wrong is spanked.  The second kid is told that stealing is also wrong but the parent takes the time to explain why stealing is wrong.  Which kid do you think really learned a lesson?  The kid that was just spanked, only knows that stealing is wrong.  But, has no idea why.  Kid’s don’t inherently know why something is wrong.  They need to be taught this.  Show a kid why their behavior is bad and it will change them.  They will grow and learn and be respectful human beings.

People for some reason think that teaching kids right from is like how they learn not to touch the stove top when it’s on.  They touch it, they get burned, end of story.  Even that doesn’t really work because sooner or later they are going to burn their hand when they stove top is off and have no clue why.  However, had you taught them that the stove was hot because fire creates heat and what it heats can take a long time to cool down.  Now they know.  Now they learned something about fire.  Now you they won’t get burned again.  And, if they do burn themselves again, you know your kid is stupid and needs extra attention, so please get him the attention he needs.

Teach kids, they learn by example and education and not through violence.

*You can get the details of Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford’s arrest at TMZ.

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Oct 23

Why Do “Atheists” Get So Mad At Religious People?

the problem with some christians Why Do Atheists Get So Mad At Religious People?
Well, if you’re an atheist, and I am, the answers are obvious.  However, this little rant isn’t for atheists.  It’s for religious people.  Mainly Christians because there are just simply more of them and most of my experiences with religious people have been with Christians and trying very hard to tolerate the stupid, shallow things that they do.  But, that is not to say that all of them are shallow and stupid.  And, that you rarely hear about other religions doing terribly stupid things unless it’s a Christian bashing on Muslims because of their irrational fears of 9/11.

So why do we get so mad at religious people?  I have religious friends, I love them, I think they’re all mental but for the most part good people.  In fact most if not all of them I would consider to be far better people than myself.  So why do I get so mad at the shit they do?  Well, there are many reason, I will try to hit on the top issues that lead to the frustration that then leads to the anger. Also, please keep in mind, this is rant.  There is no specific order to this list of reasons and explanations.

First up, is the inherent hypocrisy of most religious people.  The whole concept of most religion is based on status.  That status is, I am better than you because I believe in the one true god.  Now, religious people can deny this all they want but the simple fact is that it’s true.  Their is an arrogance that comes with religion.  Specially Christians.  How many times have you heard or as a Christian, have said, “As a Christian…”  For example, “As a Christian I don’t smoke.”  Or, “As a Christian I don’t believe in per-marital sex.”

A long time ago I was selling cars.  I was trying to sell a car to a Christian family.  Their little two year old was wearing a Rugrats, Burger King crown cardboard hat.  To help break the ice, I comment, “How cute, my friends son, loves the Rugrats.”

The Husband responds, “As Christians, we don’t let him watch that show.”

So, with that one sentence he set the tone.  He let me know he’s a Christian and that makes him better than my friend.  It also says that he’s an insensitive, arrogant  and believes he is better than those lesser mortals that allow their kids to watch such filth.  It also says that he is a hypocritical idiot for allowing his kid to wear the hat but not watch the show.  You see, the kid was crying, to appease him, they gave him the hat.  So it also tells me, that their faith is so weak, they will break with their beliefs over something as simple as their baby crying simply because the spoiled brat doesn’t get his way.  This kid is probably in his late teens by now and I wonder if he turned out to be just like his douchebag parents.  I would love to talk more about this douche later but I am thinking I will save it for another rant.  In fact, it’s quite possible I have already ranted about this jackhole and the many others I have encountered over the years.

Hypocrisy comes in many forms with religious people.  Most of all it comes down their very core beliefs.  With Christians, hypocrisy is supposed to be a bad thing.  Yet, we constantly see them be hypocrites in almost everything they do and say.  For example, Christians will bad mouth the Westboro Baptist Church.  I don’t understand this at all.  The WBC isn’t telling lies from the Bible?  It’s not making stuff up.  It is simply doing what nearly every single Christian does.  It is picking and choosing what they want to believe in and while simply ignoring the rest.

In all the times I have gone to church in my life I have never heard the priest or preacher talk about Ezekiel 23:19.  If you don’t know it, it’s referring to two sisters as whores who crave men with cocks the size of donkey’s whose semen is just as plentiful.  The religious will make excuses for this.   They say that it’s taken out of context.  It’s not taken out of context it.  The whole chapter is about what whores they are because they like dudes with big junk.  It’s sexist with a with a touch of beastiality to add to the level of class the Bible was written with.  Churches tend to ignore the bad stuff in the Bible and showcase the good things.  The WBC, uses the same damn book you all preach from and you’re going to criticize them?  Could you be any more hypocritical?!

My point is that if you’re a Christian, you probably pick and choose what you want to believe in the Bible based on nothing more than what you already agree with and simply rationalize or flat out ignore the things you don’t agree with.  It’s really that simple.  Just accept the fact that being a hypocrite is not going to get you into heaven.  Accept it, own it and hopefully learn from it.

Next up, preaching.  Stop it already.  You want to preach, go to church.  Here’s another Bible quote that Christians love to ignore that really frustrates us.

Mathew 6:5-8
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

I have had Christians tell me that I am taking this out of context.  That Jesus isn’t saying this to Christians, he is saying this to Jews.  So, it’s the Jews that are hypocrites than?  Or are they heathens?  I guess it all depends on the Bible you chose to read from and the crap you choose to believe in.  It’s obvious the point that was being made here, don’t pray in public, keep that to yourself.  Jesus wasn’t teaching a history class, he was obviously telling all of you in as polite a way as possible to shut the fuck up already.  Take hint!

This next thing is part of the whole prayer in public that really, really bothers atheists.  Thanking god every time successfully take a healthy shit if is so offensive on so many levels.  And, by shit I mean, God didn’t help you score that touchdown.  God didn’t help you win the Super Bowl.  God didn’t help you make it through the day.  He didn’t keep you safe in that accident.  He didn’t keep you from catching that virus.  He didn’t heal you.  Stop with that shit already.  It’s ridiculous, selfish and completely arrogant.

Every time you do that, what are you really saying is that all the work you and everyone else put into you completing that touchdown pass or catching that TD pass had nothing to do with your natural talent and all the hard work you put into your training.  Praying to win a game, win an award or anything else like that is so fucking anti-christian you might as well, just tattoo 666 on your stupid fucking head and praise the devil.  Prayer wasn’t intended to pray for yourself, it was intended to pray for others.

If you’re praying that you’re team wins, it means that you’re also praying that God makes the other team lose.  When you pray that to get healthy, you’re being a selfish asshole.  When you get better and you thank god for that what you’re really saying, is “Thanks dear Lord for making me more special than all those poor suffering bastards that you let die for whatever fuckall “mysterious” reasons you had.”  You’re not any better then anyone else.  You’re just a human being that got well when other didn’t.  Sometimes there are medical reasons for your recovery and sometimes there just aren’t.  It doesn’t mean that because you don’t get it, your god did it.  A great example of what I mean about this can be heard in a song titled Sam’s Mom by Tim Minchin.

Stop lying about your religion.  Stop making excuses for it.  Just accept the fact that you use the Bible to justify whatever crappy shit you want to believe in.  Some people are assholes like Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty that uses the Bible to promote racism, sexism, bigotry, hate and homophobia.  Or, Pat Robertson, of the 700 Club fame, who loves to do the same.  Just accept that you’re a hypocrite and stop making excuses for you’re flawed religion.  Just because there are good things in the Bible doesn’t make it a great book.  There are more stupid, insane things in that book then there are good things.  You’re beliefs are just simply ridiculous.  Just because you choose to believe in the more positive things in the book doesn’t make you a good person.

So, if you’re a good person, it’s because you’re a good person.  If you feel that you need a book to tell you how to be a good person, you’re not really a good person.

I am reminded of this quote, Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.
attr. H. L. Mencken.

Oh there are so many outrageous annoying things that the religious do.  Killing and making excuses for killing has got to be one of the worst crimes of religion.  It takes all shapes and forms and it makes all kinds of excuses for doing so.  From an eye to an eye to Jesus talking about how he will return and kill lots of people including the children of those people.  Seriously, Jesus plans on killing children.  And, this is the guy you are trying to tell me is all about love and hope?  Please stop with your bullshit excuses.  It says, right in the Bible, thou shalt not kill.  It was so important, God magically etched it in stone and made it one of the ten commandments.

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