Fun Shit I Saw in the Last 24 Hours of My Life

Saturday, we headed off to the "chalet" or "cabin," whichever description suits you best.

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View From My Meditation Chair

We got it back in the early 2000s and it burnt 6 weeks later, after a year and a half legal battle with the previous owner. Last summer, after noting we were spending an awful lot of money on it for a half dozen visits per year, we turned it into a vacation rental that has been marvelously successful. In that that town of Arnold, CA, with about 60 vacation rentals, ours is by far the most successful, booked almost all the time. (Listings: VRBO and HomeAway—with 29, all, 100% 5-Star reviews and counting)

It was to be a one night stay. I had shit to take care of regarding a few critiques from guest...normal wear & tear stuff. Come Sunday evening, we couldn't bring ourselves to leave, so decided on the 4am Monday morning wakeup instead. All went according to plan until an hour or so away from home: a freeway fatality had shut down an Interstate for 3 hours, and the Dominos fell all around and in all directions. A 2.5 hour drive turned into over 5 hours. That wasn't fun, but it also doesn't diminish the experience. We stayed there for a week in early June and hadn't been up there since. No regrets, especially after having gone to bed at 8:30pm last night, and not arising until 6:30 this morning.

I had emails and comments to catch up on. Marie, PhD (who also contributed to my book), slid this in front of our noses and I can't believe I'd not seen it before.

Get past George Carlin's general, but valid—unless you're a fucking moron—funny critique of religion and belief in general—or don't—in case it makes you feel smart, rather than ignorant. Rather, focus instead on how it's at least as good, and perhaps arguably better, to pray to Joe Pesci instead of your imaginary friend. Laf.

...This hit my email this morning. Having blogged about the insane Islamic menace already, it's apropos. Remy. Imagine (there's no You Tube).

[For an update, please see: Lemons to Lemonade Documentary - Ed]

Along those lines, Greg Swann does have a suggestion for marginalizing all those pathetic dirty, nightshirt wearing, impotent fucks—who can't get it up until their women have been dominated and beaten into submission.

  1. Take one Koran (why not a cheap one?) and burn it to ashes in an old pot.
  2. Pour hot bacon grease over the ashes and mix well.
  3. Fry over high heat until the whole mess is bubbling like a lake of fire.
  4. Drizzle the Koran ’n’ bacon fat sauce into a hole half full of dog shit.
  5. Fill the hole and then, for good measure, piss on the dirt at that spot.

Sounds like a good idea to me, and the Bible too. How about many pictures per day on YouTube with your dog taking a righteous shit on both an open Bible, and the Koran? I just might have to try that. Will that send home the message, people, that I think it's all really dogshit and I have a life to lead and if you're going to be "offended," better I just go for broke?

[For an update, please see: Lemons to Lemonade Documentary - Ed]

Get this: part of my life is the absolute joy I get in offending adult believers over fairy tales. To see them hurt? No, not at all. Its because I'd love them to see them become more rational, because that will afford them a better animal life, because animals always do worse with fantasy superseding reality. The hurt and 3rd party scorn I get—a lot—is not only worth it, but has barely ever phased me in 20 years of doing this. On the contrary, it only encourages me. I love my role in life.

Have we not have had enough of barely encephalized people killing and harming others over their inability to achieve a proper life— that of a human animal—without being pathetically self-subjugated to a bunch of stupid silly shit? I'm so tired or it all. Fuck all moron religion, everywhere. Move on. You're gonna die; you will not see your loved ones in heaven. They're fucking dead as dusty doornails. Get over it.

You have nothing, nothing and not a thing in life, unless you make it. Life counts. It always has.

...Cow, in comments, tries his or her best to give input without any baggage. Takes while while to grok. Once you do, all is cow "enlightenment;" though, since it's only a cow, perhaps "insight without Neolithic prejudice" would be a better word. That said. He or she still likes to lick his or her genitals every day, so I like to help when I can.

Go for it, Cow.

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Comments

  1. This blog and Wooo’s are my two favorite — mad respect for the both of you.

  2. Chris Gabel says:

    My brother & his wife just moved to SoCal (I live in Oregon). I’m going to suggest to him that we meet at your cabin next summer – looks like a great spot!

  3. Woo is awesome stream of consciousness, too.

  4. All animals is atheist. Except human. Is because when ancient man start chowing on the meats and fishies, his brain grow extra glob of neocortex. Then, troubles! Man becomes curious creature: Why is sun rise? Why is rain fall? Why that asshole over there getting all the hot chicks? As man continue to evolve, he find even deeper quandary: What is death? Why we here? Why that asshole over there getting all the hot chicks? These mysteries untenable, so big fat human brain cope by making up answer to all questions -God!

    God have many many rule. Mostly, he bring shitstorm down on female copulation. But also God make death, poverty, atrocity, and unbearable suffering no biggie whoop by promise of sweet, sweet afterlife. Is brilliant! No need for oppressed and starving to revolt when buffet open all night in afterlife! I guess is more comforting than to know you just drift about cosmos as entropied nuclear waste for all eternities –stardust to stardust– although Cow think that rather lovely ending.

    • Yes! Grow longer in posting. It gets better. The character grows in strength. I support with my vote and fork.

    • Cow, yes! Lovely ending.
      “Tonight is a night of union for the stars and of scattering,
      scattering, since a bride is coming from the skies, consisting of a full moon.
      Venus cannot contain herself for charming melodies, like the
      nightingale which becomes intoxicated with the rose in spring-time.
      See how the polestar is ogling Leo;
      behold what dust Pisces is stirring up drom the deep!
      Jupiter has galloped his steed against ancient Saturn, saying
      “Take back your youth and go, bring good tidings!”
      Mars’ hand, which was full of blood from the handle of his
      sword, has become as life-giving as the sun, the exalted in works.
      Since Aquarius has come full of that water of life, the dry
      cluster of Virgo is raining pearls from him.

      When from the moon the arrow of a glance struck the heart
      of Sagittarius, he took to night-faring in passion for her, like Scorpio.
      On such a festival, go, sacrifice Taurus, else you are crooked of
      gait in the mud like Cancer.

      This sky is the astrolabe, and the reality is love;
      whatever we say of this, attend to the meaning.”
      (-Rumi…of course)

  5. Rich,

    “But it’s funny. When you can agree on what a fucking moron is, the rest is mere matter of detail.”

    Woo thinks that Stephan Guyenet is a moron (probably worse). You said the opposite about him after the AHS 12.

    Just a point.

    -Al

  6. I always spell it god, bible and koran just to piss them off.

    They always say “You have to show respect.” The hell I do.

    It is hard to think of something more effeminate than kneeling before another man, except for maybe giving him a handjob. I don’t care if he is, in theory, a quasi-deity, there is no excuse for getting down on your knees, we are not wired for that. No mammal is wired for that.

    Religion is okay for women but if you are male you have to ask yourself “Wtf am I doing kneeling before another man?” There is nothing wrong with craving the sausage, but at least be honest with yourself.

    Bring me a god who possesses a stupendous rack and then maybe we’ll have something to talk about.

  7. EatLessMoveMoore says:

    In other news, from the land of butthurt low carb: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/the-frustratingly-myopic-nature-of-being-carbohydrate-or-macronutrient-agnostic/15752. The paleo peeps don’t like him and BOY does that have Jimmy steamed. It’s messing up his plans, dammit! (A funny thing happened on the way to the bank…) Could have sworn I saw that phrase – ‘macronutrient agnostic’ – on these very pages. Little did I realize how myopic such a view was, and how we should all strive to be more ‘gnostic’ in regard to carbs. Coming from a young-Earth creationist, these are fighting words indeed.

    • You know ELMM, I wish Jimmy well and hope he continues to help people however he does.

      But I’m just not interested in fighting with anyone over what paleo is or isn’t. Probably never again. I’m simply going to put my case out there and let it go at that. There’s plenty of seriously wrong shit out there.

      To be candid, I’m not even interested enough to read that post.

      • You have a very mature attitude, Richard, and for most, this type of attitude is prevalent at FTL. I first viewed FTL back in November 2008. In fact, it was on Thanksgiving day. What I saw was different interpretations of paleo, ancestral health… choose your language. For some, it seems to mean an X number of carbs per day, while others like myself, are hypersensitive to carbohydrates, even in the form of vegetables, which is why I choose to not eat as many vegetables as, say, Art DeVany, and his wife. Mainly what I saw was a lot of people who felt duped by the government pyramid scheme, thus was made obvious with pissed off attitudes. What was refreshing is, that even though there were, and are different camps of thought about paleo, we all for the most part are independent thinkers, and take what we need in order to fulfill our own individual desires. Never will you see me disparage another individual for eating potatoes, yams, or white rice. If it works for them, then it works for them; simple as that. Who in hell am I to tell another person what to eat in order to claim a piece of group action? By the same token, when others tell me what to eat, or how to exercise in a doctrinaire manner, they will get a monstrous “Fuck You(!) emanating from my bellowing lungs. (And yes, I’m talking about so-called paleo folks, as well as the evangelical vegans, and vegetarians.

        Is my view simplistic in thinking? You bet your fifty-two year young ass it is! And there is nothing wrong with that, because it works… for me as well as others.

      • I meant FTA, not FTL, which is the name of a radio show “Free Talk Live.”

  8. Richard, its none of your business what Wooo posts or does not post in her blog. Its a personal journal of her thoughts, and as she states quite clearly ” NONSENSE WITHIN READ AT YER OWN RISK.”

  9. What? Cow, Wooo and Greg get props but not a single mention of that fucking useless cunt from Prague? What gives dude? Credit where credit is due dude. Pay the piper dude.

    • Ha, laf.

    • Now that he’s gone all Hollywood Richard doesn’t care about us little people, the cunt. Won’t take my calls, doesn’t answer emails, not even a card at Christmas. Is it so much to ask, a goddamn postcard at Christmas?

      • Sean:

        I’ll queue you up for one of my automated email Xmas cards, sent from a server as near to the North Pole as I can find, manned by midgets in red tights and Tyrollean green jackets who spend their days mostly engaged in orgy.

        Satisfied?

      • Alright, I’ll accept midget porn as a mea culpa, but they better be hot midgets.

      • “…but they better be hot midgets.”

        Well, never watched midget porn…. Not sure “hot” could be in context, unless you’re talking about small people and I’m sure–they have their standards.

        Good for them.

        I somewhere once heard an interview about the making of The Wizard of Oz. Apparently, there was much debauchery amongst the small people. It stands to reason, though. Given that situation? I’ll bet they were some of the first ageists, with good reason.

        They didn’t swallow that “blessing from God” BULLSHIT for a second. And good for them. Fuck God.

        You hear that, Kate?

      • “I somewhere once heard…”

        I??? Don’t make this about you, dude. This isn’t about you. You owe me some midget porn you starfucker. You can also get me an autographed pic of George Clooney (with clothes this time!!!) or whoever you are letting snort coke off of your sweaty Brazillianed man-tits these days. Geeze.

      • ….did you get that 2 bucks I Pay”Pal”ed you?

        Best one I ever had.

      • Are you saying midgets aren’t hot? How rude! I heard there was much debauchery amongst everyone on the set of that movie….just sayin’

        Oh, yes, Dick, I know little people who consider themselves blessed by God because of their situation.

      • “I know little people who consider themselves blessed by God because of their situation.”

        I’m familiar with the delusion. Couple of years ago, a cousin and his wife had a Downes Syndrome baby. While I rationally thought it devastating, their Facebook page was filled with comments and posts from their moron church friends about how bless they were for God sending them such a special little angel.

        Despicable.

      • Here Richard, you can make it a singing card, especially for Sean:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H2mrV6vSPY&feature=related

  10. I like cow.

    “The hurt and 3rd party scorn I get—a lot—is not only worth it, but has barely ever phased me in 20 years of doing this. On the contrary, it only encourages me. I love my role in life.”

    me too.

    George Carlin is a prophet I’d bow down to.

  11. Atheists spend more time talking the lack of a God, then just about any other religion I’ve seen.

    • Nonsense. And make no mistake. We’re making fun of it because it’s so worthy and ridiculous. That’s what happens with the ridiculous. It gets ridiculed.

    • Is no like we just willy nilly try to crush all beloved myths. We not having lot of discourse about Santa or Great Pumpkin. But God is reason for horrific amount of war, hatred, terrorism, oppression, genocide, division, etc., so, yes, perhaps we get little chatty over this one.

    • Ah yes, the old atheism is just another religion canard.

      The vast majority of atheists don’t make a big deal about it. I (an atheist) hardly ever talk about God, and my wife never mentions religion at all, she simply doesn’t believe and was never even exposed to religion growing up in communist Czechoslovakia. Pretty typical here in Central Europe, although I’ve met some Czech born-agains.

      I think some people who grew up in a pretty strictly religious environment like Richard or Carlin (dropped out of Catholic school at 15) have more of a bone to pick with religion, and especially organized religion, than the average atheist. My dad was pretty strict Irish Catholic and is now an atheist but he doesn’t make a big deal about it, other than he refuses to participate in my Aunt’s Thanksgiving prayer, which apparently was sort of a kerfuffle a while back.

      But getting back to the canard that atheism is just another religion, or that science has simply replaced religion, naw that’s just not true.

      First of all, it smacks of false equivalence, the idea that all belief systems are equal or equally relevant. Science does a hell of a lot better job explaining the Universe than the Bible, Koran, etc. Science may not be the same thing as atheism but they are closely related, both purport to explain how the Universe works.

      Secondly, while science/atheism is a belief system in that it is a paradigm, it is an open system that is built upon many layers of experimentally proven data that are always open to revision given new data. Religion is a closed system based on a holy book about magic and invisible people in the sky or whatever, and has nothing to do with reality based observations or insights other than to make grudging concessions like admitting the Earth isn’t the center of the Universe after a few hundred years of overwhelming evidence.

      • “…both purport to explain how the Universe works.”

        Na. Not really. Religion throws its hands up in ignorance and resorts to what we used to say in Naval Engineering school when complete understanding was not necessary to the management of the steam, electrical, power generation systems: “FM” (Fucking Magic).

        “….while science/atheism is a belief system.

        Religion is a belief system in the subjunctive. Atheism is a rejection of the subjunctive in that context.

      • True, atheism is simply a rejection of a deity or pantheon of deities pulling the strings. Not a belief system but a rejection of a belief system.

        But I think it should be acknowledged that it *can* be a belief system for some people, just as Marxism/nationalism/feminism/libertarianism/any -ism can be a belief system for some people, hell, many people.

      • Well, not simply a belief system but a religion. Even science can serve as a religion, that doesn’t mean it is a religion.

      • Well, i don’t know about belief system but certainly overwrought ideology—like trying to shut down the nativity scene in the town square.

      • It’s such a fine line between overwrought ideology and religion.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InwMfeT2FdY

      • Laf. But I don’t know that the analogy holds.

      • noun
        1.
        a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
        2.
        a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
        3.
        the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
        4.
        the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
        5.
        the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.

        Pick one. It’s all man made anyway,

    • “Atheists spend more time talking the lack of a God, then just about any other religion I’ve seen.”

      First I think you have to distinguish between not believing in your particular version of god and not believing in all possible versions of god(s), there have been many, many versions of god(s) and I don’t think that not believing in Odin makes someone an atheist.

      Second I think that if you believe in a particular version of god then it would be logical for you to spend a great deal of time learning all you can possibly learn about your god, to a rational person it would be close to an all-consuming passion. What would be more worthy of studying than that which created and guides the universe, and all things within the universe that ever have been or ever will be?

      Yet I have known many religious people who will not crack open their holy book unless a religious authority instructs them to do so. They are totally ignorant of their own religion.

      The fact that I have spent more time reading the bible, and literature inspired by the bible, than most christians, muslims and jews does not reflect poorly on me, it reflects poorly on most christians, muslims and jews.

      The nature of the universe is a big question that is worthy of discussion, I don’t see why you should criticize people for deciding not to punt the ball when it comes to the answer to life, the universe and everything.

      /42

    • I’m a mythicist…. but I don’t go to church, believe in fairies, or donate my money to brainwashing. To be an atheist weak – I like to get down to the nuts and bolts and expose Religion for what it truely is.

      Mythicism represents the perspective that many gods, goddesses and other heroes and legendary figures said to possess extraordinary and/or supernatural attributes are not “real people” but are in fact mythological characters. Along with this view comes the recognition that many of these figures personify or symbolize natural phenomena, such as the sun, moon, stars, planets, constellations, etc., constituting what is called “astromythology” or “astrotheology.” As a major example of the mythicist position, it is determined that various biblical characters such as Adam and Eve, Satan, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, King David, Solomon and Jesus Christ, among other entities, in reality represent mythological figures along the same lines as the Egyptian, Sumerian, Phoenician, Indian, Greek, Roman and other godmen, who are all presently accepted as myths, rather than historical figures.

      A “mythicist” thus represents in part someone who perceives certain biblical characters as mythical, the same as the gods, godmen and heroes of other cultures. In short-

      myth-i-cist [mith-uh-sist]

      -noun

      a person who views various figures of antiquity, including both pagan gods and major biblical characters, as mythical.

      Moreover, a mythicist may also recognize the origins of these myths as based in nature worship and what is called “astrotheology.”

      • I don’t have much of a critique to offer there, Mark. Once you take it out of the realm of supernatural it becomes just another value people can embrace or reject and they can discuss rationally why the myth is worthy of being embraced or rejected.

  12. Had to chime in with a big LOL at rob up there. Characterizing kneeling as effeminate and calling for a god who has a stupendous rack! Very entertaining. I’m pretty sure we used to have gods who had stupendous boobs and there was a lot more drinking and sex involved in our religions. . . but sadly somebody came along and wrecked all that with the boring new religions that involved a lot of respect, a lot of reverence, a lot of kneeling and all that crap. Who could it be who did that? Could it be. . . men? You people have only yourselves to blame for the sorry state of affairs up in here philosophically speaking. Men, having successfully subjugated women(another poor decision, of course), get to claim full credit for the structures they erected(hah, see what I did there?) such as the idiotic religious thought-forms currently messing up our landscape. So don’t call that stuff effeminate, man! That’s just silly! Kneeling is clearly very masculine, since men have been really gung-ho on making other men do it for thousands of years. I’m guessing men invented hand-jobs too, since from a woman’s point of view, it’s about as entertaining as . . . I can’t even think of something boring enough to compare to giving a hand-job. It’s literally just 5 minutes of your life you never get back, with nothing much to show for it at all.

    And as for religion being ok for women, what on earth could you possibly mean by that?! I’m pretty sure that in a perfect world, we’d all embrace a life that was founded on logical thinking, not on who pees standing and who pees squatting. It’s not ok for 50% of the population to be idiotic. And I would be referring to the 50% of which you are a part, of course. Join the 21st century, sir. Are you squatting over there in front of your laptop, muttering, “Kinder, Küche, Kirche?” That is some seriously old-school nonsensical bullshit.

    Richard, you are right. That IS sort of fun.

    • I once got dragged to the Holy Land Experience theme park* in Orlando, and the actor who played Jesus was handsome as the devil.

      In that respect Christianity is a better deal for women than for men, because all the women in the audience were thinking “He really flips my skirt!” while the men were thinking “I bet he gets laid like a bandit.”

      Women get a hot guy to worship but men do not get a hot chick to worship, we have to sit there envying the guy being worshiped by the women. It is impossible to out-alpha male Jesus.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSVR94c0bqM

      *The park isn’t really worth $35, they have a big collection of antique bibles, but you can get antique bibles really cheap on account of so many have been printed. I got a civil war bible for $5.00

      • It’s that the theme park and Jesus Bill Maher went to and interviewed in Religulous?

      • Yeah but that’s a different Jesus, the one in the movie isn’t half as charismatic as the one I saw, maybe they work them in shifts

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0KzVr3zEaU

        Got roped into going by some Catholic friends.

      • Oh, I agree with you that things didn’t really work out how men might have liked it to. Clearly, men had little choice but to put a male deity at the top of the pyramid, philosophically speaking, because how else can you go about creating a world where men own everything and run everything and everyone just thinks that is a normal, okay state of things? You have to put a Big Holy Penis up there for everybody to worship. And it worked out pretty great from that angle, insofar as men pretty much have retained a great amount of privilege even to this day, in no small part because of the way that the Big Holy Penis sort of normalizes the idea that a man should be in charge. But yeah. . . then you have to go to church and stare at Jesus’ smarmy mug all the time. And it’s also certainly true that in the past decades, Jesus has sort of morphed into a real pussy. He’s everyone’s BFF, he’s a nice guy. He’d never appear in a ratty old tank top with a PBR clutched in his greasy fist. So he’s really become a bit of a liability, hasn’t he?
        However, the dreamy love-relationship that women can develop with Jesus hardly makes up for the way that Christianity has been used to reinforce the notion that women should be subordinate. That’s a lame bunch of crap. It’s sexist and I think it’s actually really damaging to men. It creates a world in which everything is the man’s responsibility. He has to do the earning, he has to be in charge, he has to make the decisions and they better be good ones, he has to be an alpha in a big way or he feels like a total failure, he has to wear the crown and it is a heavy one. He has to do this because Jesus says so! (Which is particularly ironic since Jesus was a legendary slacker who neither toiled nor did he spin. He basically hung out with street trash and raised hell until he was done in by the Romans. He was really not a guy who was taking care of anyone.) In a better world, both sexes could share the crown and the responsibilities more equally, so that neither gender would be stuck with so much pressure.
        Also, I must remark in passing – it’s super-fun bashing on Christianity but of course Judaism is really no better. I could bash those guys all day. And Islam started out so well, with far more impressive rights for women, but ended up being the worst of all. Very depressing.

      • Rachel:

        Of course, a shorter way to relate this is that in creating a deity, then having the Enlightenment come around, it became a double edged sword.

        Now men literally have to compete with God, Jesus [insert applicable deistic preference], and they can never measure up because they set the bar at perfection in the first place.

        I say fine. Live with it.

      • “In a better world, both sexes could share the crown and the responsibilities more equally, so that neither gender would be stuck with so much pressure.”

        For us older people (I just turned 50) I think that there is an element of “done that, got the t-shirt” to the gender thing. There was a period of many years where gender equality was a big issue, and we experienced it when it WAS an issue, and we were actually active in that issue, if there is anyone else here who has attended a “Take Back The Night” rally before it was cool, let me know.

        We got over the gender thing a long, long time ago.

        That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a stupendous rack.

      • I was reading and re-reading your answer and trying to figure out a polite way to bash you a bit and suddenly realized that I would have to bash myself as well, because we both did the exact same thing in our posts. When we wanted to express scorn towards religion, we both used really sexist gender-related words. You called religion effeminate, and I called Jesus a pussy. We both displayed a deeply ingrained attitude that something about female-ness is sort of weak, inferior, and crappy. It’s particularly sad to see it in myself, what with me actually being a woman and all that. This is exactly what culturally sanctioned sexism looks like! Thank you, Big Holy Penis!

        So no. You may be 50, and I’m 43. But neither of us is really over the whole gender thing. This issue is so deeply pervasive that we can not be over it no matter how bored of it we get!

        Perhaps next time we would like to express scorn toward religion, Jesus, Mohammed, Obama, Romney, Ryan, Boehner or whoever, let’s use words like:

        weak
        moronic
        lily-livered
        pathetic
        shameful
        wimp
        chickenshit
        yellow-belly
        spineless
        insect
        cheesehead
        lame-ass
        sub-human
        inferior
        no-account
        shiftless
        trash

        Okay, I could go on all day but I have to drive my son somewhere now!

      • ” You have to put a Big Holy Penis up there for everybody to worship. ”
        Rachel, they didn’t even get that part right, had to attach a ‘big man’ to it, as you say.
        Now these folks, on the other hand, cut to the chase :
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJXxol8AOks

  13. Some priests have a true calling, others just hear voices and like to wear dresses. And most churches idea of forgiveness means they forgive thier own trespasses, so after Father Oh’Kneel is caught teaching alter boys to blow Gabriels horn, he’s given a vacation in the desert and sent to shepherd new lambs in an unsuspecting parrish. — Teach your children to be suspicious of men who wear flats and shiny dresses…

    • “Some priests have a true calling, others just hear voices and like to wear dresses.”

      nah – there are all fucked up in the head – serious fucking issues in their brain. A bunch of mentally ill psychopath pedophiles… Even the “good ones” scare the shit out of me. Who in their mentally stable mind (men/women) would want to go down that path? That’s right – fucked up people would.

      I’m sure if they dropped the grains they could snap out of it.

  14. Speaking of religion and politics I thought this comment over at Reason about Obama’s recent, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” idiocy was brilliant:

    I’ve said it before: Every last person who is a Christian, Jew, or atheist does not believe that Mohammad actually received messages from God. All of them.

    If Mohammad did not actually receive messages from God, then he either lied about getting them, or was crazy and thought he received messages he didn’t actually receive.

    Let’s ask the mob if the statement “Mohammad was either crazy or lying” constitutes slander of the prophet.

    Because I’ll bet that they’d say it does.

    And that means that all persons who are Christians, Jews or atheists are slandering the prophet merely by refraining to convert to Islam.

    • Are you serious?

      A US President actually used Lewis’ trilemma?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis's_trilemma

      • Interesting, never heard of it. I would say the commenter used the trilemma to show that any belief that doesn’t conform to Mohamed as a prophet must necessarily mean that he was a “lunatic or a liar”. Therefore anyone who doesn’t believe in the “prophet of Islam” must slander him according to the religion’s adherents, and, by the inexorable logic of his statement, Obama.

      • The problem with the trilemma (and I heard this first in the 70s as a kid: Jesus is either liar, lunatic or lord) is that it’s a false set of choices, because there are more than 3. You can think of a whole bunch: fear, domanton, tradition, legend, etc,.

        I’m gratified to know, however, that CS Lewsis was a fucking moron. Good storyteller, but a fucking intellectual midget. If anyone knows where his grave it, good place to piss on. I always love that. It’s ethical,

      • “because there are more than 3. You can think of a whole bunch: fear, domanton, tradition, legend, etc,.”

        I’m not sure I buy that it’s a false trilemma. Tradition, legend supposes that said prophet didn’t exist, or didn’t exist in any way similar to that passed down. Fear, domination would fall under lying for political gain. If one assumes that the alleged prophet was a real person and said what they are alleged to have said (more or less), then I think the trilemma is valid.

        Therefore, anyone who doesn’t accept Mohamed as a lord, must consider him a lunatic, liar, or non-existent (I suppose quadlemma would be more exact). All these other positions make one a slanderer of the prophet according to believers in the prophet Mohamed. Yet America’s own prophet-in-chief declared in front of the UN: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

      • Oh, so now you want to bring up the trinity.

        Way back when I though I might avail myself to at least learn a bit about Eastern mysticism. So I began reading some stuff, Wibur, et all, and was amazed at how often triune ness is raised–and often as how Western “contemplation” has “something to say” yada yada.

        They’re all just sucking each other off at this point.

      • Dr. Curmudgon Gee says:

        agree that it’s an incomplete set of choices/.

        i am a fan of Bart Ehrman’s work.
        he is a thinker.

        regards,

      • Dr. Curmudgon Gee says:

        CS Lewis a mind fucker.

        regards,

  15. Jackson says:

    Happy Blasphemy Day, Richard. Finding this post reading stuff online before heading to bed after a good day of celebrating with pork and booze was perfect. Thank you.

    Praise Bacon.

  16. How the fuck did I miss this post?
    You and Greg are spot on.

    I just wish that Richard Dawkins would be more proactive against islam.

    You might enjoy his latest programme.
    Sex, Death and the meaning of life.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJLovKISEfg&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fresults%3Fsearch_query%3Dsex%2Bdeath%2Band%2Bthe%2Bmeaning%2Bof%2Blife%26oq%3Dsex%2Bdeath%2Band%2Bthe%2Bmeaning%2Bof%2Blife%26gs_l%3Dyoutube-reduced.3…11484.25047.0.26840.33.24.0.9.9.0.140.2629.6j18.24.0…0.0…1ac.1.MeMxyWp_50c&has_verified=1