Table of Contents
The Boob Heard Round The World
Terror Alerts are Stupid
A Comment on Abortion
Atheism The Higher Ground
Christian vs Muslim
Religion Caused September
Peter Lied About The Gospel
Christianity Does Not Increase Morality
Out of Body Experiences
Mt Olympus or Mt
Sinai- what is the difference?
Consumer Products That
Open Letter to Judge Roy Moore re 10 Commandments
Christmas -vs- Halloween
--Mark Smith Dec. 2005--
Fundy Christians have gotten
Halloween banned from schools all across this
Fundy Atheists have gotten
banned from courthouses all across this country.
How about we adults call it even and stop
messing with our children's holidays???
The "War on Christmas" For all you
paranoid Fundies (perpetual victims that you are- "boo hoo
everybody's after us!!!") yapping about the contrived
non-existent "War on Christmas" and "Put
CHRIST back in CHRISTmas" how about YOU putting the
MASS back in Christ-MASS??? ChristMASS is a
CATHOLIC Mass- that's why all the Catholics go to mass on Christmas
Eve. If you Fundies are soooo steamed up over ChristMASS maybe you
can start by kissing the Pope's ring. As for how "persecuted" you
feel over all this, you'd get no sympathy from the thousands of
Christians that suffered REAL persecution under Nero. Christians who
were crucified and burned alive for their faith would laugh at your
whiney cry-baby complaints of "persecution" because some clerk at
WalMart didn't wish you a "Merry Christmas".
Orleans and The Hurricane
New Orleans & The Hurricane:
Aaron Broussard, the president Jefferson Parish, which contains New
Orleans, on Meet The Press, Sunday, September 4, 2005, broke
down sobbing. "Nobody's coming to get us. The secretary has
promised. Everybody's promised. They've had
press conferences. I'm sick of the press conferences.
For God's sake, shut up and send us somebody."
He went on to talk about an elderly woman who drowned while awaiting
false promises of help, promises of "just hold on a
little longer- help is on the way." Mr. Broussard said the man who
runs the building he's in, runs emergency management, his mother was
trapped in the St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him
and said, 'Are you coming today, son? Is somebody coming?' And each
day he'd say, 'Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you." On
Tuesday, "somebody's coming to get you." On Wednesday,
"somebody's coming to get you." On Thursday, "somebody's coming to
get you." On Friday morning she called again, "Is
somebody coming?" "Yes mother, somebody will be there
today for sure." She drowned that night. For you Republicans
who still can't get the picture, try this: imagine a traffic
accident outside of Washington, DC, wherein the victims- the injured
& the dead- were left by the side of the road FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK
before any help was ALLOWED to arrive- THAT was the situation in New
Orleans. Aaron Broussard also mentioned that FEMA
physically CUT all the emergency communication phone lines and the
New Orleans sheriff's department had to set up ARMED GUARDS to keep
the Feds from doing it AGAIN, and FEMA also turned BACK
3 truckloads of bottled water being sent in from WalMart.
America- Bush RUNS the Federal government and the Federal government
runs FEMA, and it wouldn't surprise me if this whole smelly scandal
is payback to the Blacks for not having voted for George W. Bush.
Every single time ANYONE has crossed Bush, he has screwed them
royally given the chance. Why should this be the exception?
See the video:
You Fundies of America- YOU'RE the ones who put
this alcoholic at the helm of the Ship of State- we tried to warn
you- and now he's running this ship into the rocks. Deaths in Iraq
are nearing the 2,000 mark, gasoline is at all time record highs,
and as during 9/11, Presidunce Dumbass hadn't the slightest clue
what to do- so he did NOTHING- except hide out at his ranch.
DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY HE DID NOTHING. Except, of
course, he did spend one day in San Diego at a fund raiser meeting
with his super rich white supporters while THOUSANDS of poor blacks
were drowning and STARVING in New Orleans. America- you're now
reaping what the Fundies have sown.
On The Death of
Atheism: One More Christian Lie
According to the
latest polls 14% of people in the USA do not believe in a god. Based on the
current population of 295,210,462 that would make for over 41 MILLION
NON-BELIEVERS in this country. That is a LOT of people for the current
regime to be disrespecting. If we Atheists were a religion, we'd be the SECOND
LARGEST denomination, between the Catholics and the Baptists. In fact, if you
took all the other denominations and added them up, even tossed in
the Jews and Muslims, there would still be more unbelievers. Therefore, when you
read as I did lately that Atheism is dying out, remember what Mark Twain once
"Reports of my recent death are greatly
The Pro-Death Reality
of the Pro-Life Movement?
Hurricane Katrina is a perfect example of the pro-death hypocrisy of
the so-call pro-life Fundies. Thirty bed-ridden old folks at St.
Rita's Nursing Home, in New Orleans, drowned in their beds. As the
water rose hour by hour, these bed-ridden helpless grandfathers and
grandmothers were just left to drown, crying out to their god for
help. Not one of the so-called Pro-Lifer's that lived in the
neighborhood bothered to bring any of these old folks along with
them as they got themselves and their pets the hell out of town. The
folks at St. Rita's were just left to drown, abandoned and ignored.
Contrast that neglect of 30 bed-ridden human beings to the circus of
national attention given to just one bed-ridden woman in Florida:
brain-dead Terry Shivo. "Pro-Lifers" that wouldn't cross the street
to help the drowning residents of St. Rita's crossed hell and high
water to raise a ruckus for that hopeless basket case Terry Shivo.
Why is this? I'll tell you- it's because these "Pro-Lifers" care not
for reality but only for appearance, for the photo-op (just like a
certain president), and about-to-drown old folks didn't present that
opportunity. Terry Shivo, on the other hand, provided good
photo-ops, an issue, someone to exploit to their own advantage.
These heartless "Pro-Lifers" rushed past orphan home after orphan
home in their haste to get to their "Woodstock" to show off to the
world how "anti-abortion" they are. If only a TV crew, or an
abortion doctor, or maybe two gay guys holding hands, had been at
St. Rita's, the fucking HYPOCRITES otherwise known as FUNDY
CHRISTIANS may have noticed, and found room in their fleeing cars
for these old people.
The Pope is Dead
Pope John Paul II is dead. And so is every other religionist
throughout history who believed in or made empty "false hope" promises of
eternal life, such as Jesus in The Gospel of John 11:26, where he promised
that "Everyone who
lives and believes in me shall never
die." If this were true, then the Pope (who "lived and believed"
in Jesus) would have NEVER died. But since he DID
die, the promise is obviously FALSE and thus Jesus LIED and the
question to ask quibbling Christians who claim Jesus didn't
lie is this: What part of "never"
as in "never die" don't you understand?
And for you who are all mushy about Pope John Paul II dying,
just remember this is the same man who ordered that condoms NEVER be used-
NEVER. Never means even in a marriage where the man had cheated, maybe with
a priest and gotten AIDS, but the man's not allowed to wear a condom to
prevent his wife from getting AIDS too. She becomes a human sacrifice on the
altar of Stupid Catholic Dogmas. Likewise, all of Africa: "Don't wear
condoms. Get AIDS instead." In fact, even if a woman was about to get raped
by an AIDS infected gonorrhea dripping from his penis priest, she wouldn't
be allowed to even ask the good Father to put on a condom. From
this it's obvious that religion is not "Pro-Life" but rather,
as Ayn Rand said, pro-death. So when some arrogant religionist invites you
to his church...
Be Smart, Don't Start. Just Say No!
I read daily the poisonous wails and barbs of the
angry right wing in the Opinion section. And as I read these seething diatribes
I wonder what they have to be angry about. They control all three branches of
the federal government, the majority of state legislatures and a majority of the
media. One would think such power and success would drive a person or party
celebrating into the streets and yet all the Republican Party and many of its
constituents can do is hiss, spit and honk at some elitist, liberal bastion that
exists only in their imaginations and hate-filled rhetoric.
---Sean Sagan's letter to the Editor, Orange County Register, 2/16/05
Mark Smith here:
Christianity is the 900 lb gorilla in the USA yet all they do is moan and
groan about imaginary persecutions. Not one of them has ever faced a lion or
being crucified upside down, yet from all their wailing and gnashing of
teeth you'd think that Nero's come back from the grave and is doing round
two on the Christians. They just about run the whole damn country and have
the media living in fear of offending these hyper-sensitive professional cry
babies with some errant nipple or off-color word. They've gotten just about
everything they've ever wanted, but they're STILL not satisfied. Are Fundies
EVER happy??? If their heaven does exist and they end up there, they'll
probably still be bitching!
Tsunami Kills 150,000: Where Were Your Gods?
The massive tsunami of December 2004} Where was Biblegod, Allah
and Krishna? I'll tell you where- the same place as Santa Clause, Tinker
Bell and the Easter Bunny. Gods are not real- never were, never will be.
Stop trying to figure out why a GOOD god would do or allow an EVIL thing to
happen by sitting on his ass and doing nothing to prevent the disaster or at
least warn the potential victims during the two hours it took the wave to
travel to Sri Lanka. The gods- ALL of the gods of that region- did
nothing... because they ARE nothing, and did exactly what you'd expect of
make-believe gods: nothing! In nature, shit happens. There are no gods
pleased or pissed at those people- they were just in the wrong place at the
wrong time. So stop your hand wringing and if you can afford it send the
survivors some help- for we all know your gods won't!
The Peace That Passes Understanding
---or--- Christianity Doesn't Work
My father used to have an ornate wall plaque in his dental
office that contained a quote from John 14:27:
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. Not as
the world giveth give I unto you..."
This is one of the claims of Christianity- inner and outer
peace, yet what's the reality? The reality is that Christianity doesn't work as
What's one topic that common sense and etiquette teaches should
never be brought up at a family gathering? Religion. Bring up religion, and
you're bound to have anything BUT peace. Bring up Jesus and you are guaranteed
to have a fight on your hands. The belligerent Baptist brother-in-law will be
attacking the liberal Lutheran cousin who is attacking the gay step son
who is mocking the... you get the point. We've all been there to sit thru and/or
participate in the fight.
IF Christianity were true, and IF it really worked as
advertised, these fights and bickerings wouldn't be happening. After all, Jesus
promised peace, and a peace much better than the "mere world" could ever give.
If THAT's peace, put me in the middle of one hundred honking geese and let me
With all the above in mind, I ran across an amusing article that
once again proves Christianity doesn't work as advertised.
ARGUING OVER BIBLE, BOYFRIEND ROLLS SUV
A man arguing with his girlfriend over a Bible grabbed the steering wheel of
her sport utility vehicle, causing it to roll over several times on
Interstate 10... Police were looking for the couple, who ran from the
demolished vehicle but left behind a passenger. (Orange County
Register, 1/19/05, p. News 10)
Christianity IS right about something- their type of "peace"
they offer to the world does indeed "surpasses all understanding" (Philippians
4:7). How can anyone understand a claimed peace that, always and forever, only
results in arguments, bickerings, fights, and even out-right wars??? Truly,
Christianity Doesn't Work as Advertised.
President Bush Says Thank You
Thanks for re-electing me. You know how
my daddy said "Read my lips"? Well here, read this- my one-finger
victory salute to all you NASCAR yokels who voted for me! Yuck yuck
yuck. But seriously folks, I noticed that
you had your chance to be
from Me!!! But You
thanks Fundies, Thanks for giving me four more years to muck up the
country. Because of your religious blinders you were focused
on a few gays getting married and IGNORED 1,375 American soldiers
who died for my lies, ignored my outsourcing of the very job that
USED TO pay your rent, ignored the imminent return of the draft,
Enron and ON AND ON AND ON- hell, my list of crimes grows almost
daily! But in spite of ALLLL that you put me, an economic
"Captain Hazlewood" back at the helm of what's left of the ship of
state. What's really sad is that you morons were so blinded by my
bullshit about "I Love Jesus" that you couldn't see thru my fake
cowboy swagger to the tyrant lurking underneath. You friggin'
fanatics would have voted for Hitler had he come out against
abortion & gays. (Come to think of it, he did!) Hey Fundies- I've
got a news flash for you: There are more important things in the
world than where some gay guy parks his wanker- things like me
getting reelected. Yeehaaaaaaa! Thanks America!
Americans "Save" Fallujah: 50+ dead,
419 seriously wounded. Was it worth even ONE???
How appalling must
one man's record at home and abroad be for you to reject him?
(The Mirror, UK)
Passion of The Christ
Zombies Drive Jesus from the
Box Office!!! This is what headlines recently said
concerning Mel Gibson's S&M movie "The Passion of the Christ" about the
Christian zombie Jesus being driven from it's #1 spot at the box office by yet
another movie about zombies, "Dawn of the Dead". This "Pain
& Suffering Cult" otherwise known as Christianity had a good run on the silver
screen, just like many other fictional movies, but now I'd like to point out
something that Christians should, but don't, find important; something they've
chosen to ignore themselves and hide from others. That is, their beloved Jesus,
over whom they've shed so many tears, was a liar- a
false prophet. He clearly prophesied to do his "Second
Coming" before an "expiration date" had past, that "date" being before the
generation of Jews then living with Jesus in Israel passed away. Well, that
"expiration date" came and went more than one thousand nine hundred years ago,
those Jews all died off, and still no Jesus. False prophecies can only come from
false prophets, and Jesus being a false prophet should, to the Christian, make
else about him irrelevant. The claim that Jesus may have
lived an exemplary life is rendered
irrelevant because... Jesus
was a false prophet. The claim that Jesus' teachings may touch your heart is
because... Jesus was a false prophet. And the claims that Jesus had been
loved by his mother, unjustly tortured, killed, and even resurrected from the
dead- these claims are all rendered
moot and irrelevant
because of the giant FACT that outweighs them all like the
proverbial ignored elephant in the living room: Jesus was a FALSE PROPHET.
Jesus & his Apostles LIED, time and time and time again, prophesying about his
Second Coming, and Christians, rather than leaving the religion like I did when
I found this out, these Christians just don't care. Liar, false prophet,
deceiver- they're just so much in love with their little false prophet, even
more than they love the truth. Why doesn't someone make a movie about THAT- the
fact that Christians worship a false prophet and DO NOT CARE??? Until they
do make that movie, these essays of mine PROVING Jesus and his buddies were a
pack of liars and false prophets will have to do. Click on the link below to
read just one of my essays showing Jesus was a false prophet.
False Prophet- Liar, Fraud!
Boob Heard Round The World
Mark Smith, Feb. 2004
Janet Jackson showed her boob at the Superbowl- and the
Christians are running around like chickens who've lost their heads, believing
the world must be coming to an end. This is from the Miami Herald,
- Terri Carlin wants to make Janet Jackson's bare breast
into a federal case.
Carlin filed a proposed class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court
Wednesday against Jackson, singer Justin Timberlake, broadcasters MTV and CBS
and their parent company, Viacom.
Carlin alleges that she and others who watched the halftime show during
Sunday's Super Bowl were injured by the performers' lewd actions when
Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson's costume, exposing her breast.
In the lawsuit, Carlin charges that the exposure and "sexually explicit
conduct" by other performers during the show injured viewers.
"As a direct and proximate result of the broadcast of the acts, (Carlin)
and millions of others saw the acts and were caused to suffer outrage, anger,
embarrassment and serious injury," the lawsuit says.
From the Associated Press, via the Miami Herald, Feb 5, 2004
This is crazy. Hey, JesusNuts! It's only a BOOB, for
christsake!!! It's not going to hurt you. And the only danger to "homeland
security" it poses is if you get stuck in the eye with a nipple- HELLOOOOO!!!!
You probably even had one in your face as a little kid- did it fuck you up for
the rest of your life? I don't think so!
Look, here's a boob right now- in fact, TWO boobs!
I can hear the Christians howling already: "Ohhhhhh my god! I
feel twice as damaged now! I've never seen one of them darn things
before, and now I've seen TWO!!! I'll never be able to love Jesus again,
and my faith is for sure shipwrecked! Oh.... I'll burn in hell forever... ohhhh
I think no one will be surprised to find out if this lawsuit
comes from a Fun-da-MENTAL-ist Christian. I haven't heard
confirmation of this yet, but that's what I'm betting. They are the only ones
out of touch with reality that
much to be "hurt" by so little as seeing a boob. Them being offended, as they
are offended by just about EVERYthing, is no surprise.
What IS surprising is that this lawsuit comes from a woman-
what's with THAT? She's never seen one before? She's never seen her own? Will
she sue herself when she does? What is her problem? Are lack of tits her
Are any of the following her problem? I'd like to know!
She doesn't own a mirror. Or...
She doesn't have any boobs. Or...
She never gets naked because it's a sin. Or...
She's a lesbian and got turned on by Janet's boob and
as a Christian she feels guilty for being a lesbian. Or...
She got poked in the eye as a baby by her mom's nipple
and now has boobaphobia.
She claims that she was injured by seeing a boob! A woman! She,
a woman, was injured to the point of taking time off from work, hiring
a lawyer, and taking it to court- that is how much this woman (with boobs of her
own I hope) feels hurt by seeing... a boob. As stupid lawsuits go, this has to
rate right up there with the "hot coffee at McDonald's" lawsuit.
if her class action lawsuit is due to get her a whole bunch of money... Hey! I
feel pretty damned injured by that boob, and don't you also???
Alerts are Stupid
Once again, while watching the morning news, yet another color
coded terror alert has been announced by the federal government to the world.
The authorities, it seems, are concerned- publicly- that a certain British
Airways flight may be the target of terrorists, and are giving the entire world
the usual generic warning so we can all- all 6 BILLION of us- can start running
around in circles trailing duct tape behind us, screaming and shouting.
The most obvious question that comes to mind is just what we,
the Joe Sixpacks of the world, are supposed to be doing with this information.
You can only hear the cry "Wolf! Wolf" two or three times before you become numb
to all terror alerts, and believe me, they've passed up "two or three" maybe
fifty or sixty times ago.
The next obvious question that comes to mind is not just what
are supposed to do with this information (duct tape, anyone?), but what are the
going to do with this information? Let's break this down to simple local terms
to see the full idiocy of these terror alerts:
Let's say the local police have obtained inside information that
the 7-11 at Main and 1st is going to get robbed this afternoon. Which action
should they take:
Get on all the TV and radio stations in the world and
announce that that 7-11 is due to get robbed in the afternoon, thus
informing the robbers as well, so they can instead go and rob a DIFFERENT
7-11 on the OTHER side of town.
Keep the information to themselves, set up a trap, and
catch the bad guys in the act.
Now I'm no international "terror expert", but the second choice
is what keeps jumping out at me as the best thing to do.
What do YOU think???
A Comment on
It is disgusting to common decency that the "Pro-life" fanatics
of today would have been morally opposed to Old Testament women having had
abortions the day BEFORE they were "scheduled" to have their
fetuses ripped out on Biblegod's command* via sword by Israeli army soldiers.
While they would have, with much feigned moral outrage, protested
abortions performed by a qualified doctor in a medical setting, they
would NOT have objected one bit to abortions done on Biblegod's
Jesus said to Christians regarding Biblegod: "Be ye perfect,
even as your heavenly father is perfect".
Biblegod performed THOUSANDS of abortions via proxy.
Therefore, BE YE AN ABORTIONIST, good Christian, just like your heavenly
father is an abortionist.
Since putting up the above little paragraphs a few months ago,
not even ONE chicken-s##t Christian has dared to even try to deal with it. They
are soooo good (in their own eyes) at asking the "deep" questions, but when it
comes to answering OUR questions and arguements, the best they can come up with
is usually "It's a mystery" or "Who are you to dare ask such a question" or some
*(Hosea 13:16, Numbers 31:17) (For more on this see:
The Higher Ground
Swaggering Swaggart, Jim & Tammy, Benny Hinn,
Paul and Jan Crouch of TBN
Manipulative emotional theatrics is
what it often takes to hoodwink and browbeat people "into the kingdom" and
continual reminders almost around the clock is what it takes to keep them
there: crosses around the neck- crosses as earrings- crosses tattooed on;
prayers morning noon and night and in-between; Christian radio & TV day
and night; Christian holidays every season; Christian bumper stickers (in
case you forget you're a Christian while driving you can pull over and
read them?), Christian art and Crucified Jesus' all over the walls at
home; Christian bookstores in every town; Christian hymns to sing whenever
the mood to irritate others strikes and of course church and other
meetings are oft times available seven days a week. Face it: if it was
Coke rather than Christ they were pushing, Pepsi would be history.
For the record, in the history of
mankind, there has NEVER been something similar used for creating or
maintaining dedicated Atheists. "Evangelical Atheists" are created via
thinking, reasoning, and logic; NOT thru emotional fits, brain washing,
public spasms and mental breakdowns on TV. We, unlike you Christians,
don't need constant reminders that we are Atheists. We,
unlike you Christians, don't need constant psychological reinforcements
that what we believe is right- WE believe because of facts and facts don't
change; YOU believe because of feelings and feelings require constant
feeding, just like the wife who needs to hear "I love you" every hour on
the hour. These differences being a matter of public record, which side of
the fence would YOU feel more proud to be on???
Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence (!) General William G. Boykin (aka Christian Fanatic):
"Well, you know what I knew that my God was bigger than **his. I knew
that my God was a real God, and his was an idol. But I prayed, Lord let us
get that man."
UPDATE on Boykin:
|General Broke Rules With 'Satan' Speeches
By Andrea Shalal-Esa, Reuters 8/19/04
WASHINGTON (Aug. 19) - A U.S. Army general violated Pentagon rules by
failing to properly clear speeches in which he described the war on
terror as a Christian battle against Satan and should be punished,
according to an inspector general's report obtained by Reuters on
IF the good
general's comments about Biblegod being bigger than Korangod were true,
did Islam's "smaller" god kick Biblegod's ass in Somalia as well as way
back in the *Crusades when for HUNDREDS of years the Christians
tried to take back the Middle East, AND FAILED? For that matter, why did
Christianity loose all of North Africa AND the Middle East (an area TWICE as big
as the United States) in the first place when Mohammad took it away from Jesus
back in the 600's? IF your god was REAL, this never would have happened!!!
Of course, you Christians ALWAYS
have an excuse- if Biblegod wins, it's because he wanted to win. If he
looses, it's because he wanted to loose. Whatever happens (or doesn't
happen) you always construe this as being PROOF that Biblegod exists. You
guys are worse than Cub fans. What's your excuse THIS time? Please tell
me- I'm just dying to hear your own particularly convoluted excuse as to
how little ol' Allah kicked Big Bad Joe Hovah's ass if your Joe is sooooo
**Osman Atto (Muslim Fanatic, Somalia): "They’ll
never get me because Allah will protect me. Allah will protect me."
The following editorial is from a web posting. The author gave me the link,
and I liked it so much, it needs to go up here.
Josh Gough, Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004
Visit his own web site at: http://www.ultravioletconsulting.com/
This is unbelievable.
WILLIAM BOYKIN is the general who has recently
been appointed to a senior Defense Department post.
Over the last two years the general has given dozens
of addresses to evangelical Christian groups in
which, describing his battle with a Somali (Muslim)
warlord, he has said: “I knew
that my God was bigger than his God. I knew that my
God was a real God and his was an idol.” He
has also repeatedly explained that America’s enemy
was “a spiritual enemy ... called Satan.” The enemy
will only be defeated, he added, “if we come against
them in the name of Jesus.” A few more of these and
Osama bin Laden won’t need to make videos anymore.
He can just put together the greatest hits of
Boykin, Franklin Graham, Pat Robertson and Jerry
Falwell and they will make his point nicely—that
Americans see all Muslims as enemies. Oh, and here
is a quick refresher course for the Pentagon
intelligence chiefs: Islam was founded, in part, as
a reaction against idol worship and rigorously
prohibits any graven images. When have you seen a
statue of Muhammad?
I simply cannot take it anymore. Religion is
bs. I have friends who are
Christian, friends who are Hindu, friends who are Muslim,
friends who are Buddhist, and friends who are atheist. I
have friends who are "spiritual" and friends who are
agnostic. What is it that we all have in common? We are all
Christianity claims to be absolute truth. So
does Islam. Which one is right? Prove it. Both of you, prove
it, right now and do it without bombing each other. Do it in
a debate. Prove that your religion is correct and everyone
else's is wrong. Prove it without retreating to your
presuppositional frameworks of thousands of years of
tradition. Prove it empirically. You only accept proof of
other things through empiricism, so I will simply not let
you get off with telling me that some inner feeling tells
you that what you believe to be true can in anyway attest to
a literal truth of historical events that are said to
undegird your faith. That's not how your computer keyboard
works. That's not how your automobile works. That's not how
your television works. That's certainly not how your weapons
work. It's not how you got to this website, and it's not how
the universe operates. The universe operates independent of
your belief system and your belief system does nothing to
conform the universe to you. It never has and it never will.
It's probably one of the reasons your groups have so much
trouble conforming themselves to the universe.
If I told either this General Boykin or the
Somali Warlord that my God had told me that there were
enemies around the corner, the very first thing either of
them is going to ask me is to prove it. How do I prove it? I
demonstrate that it's true objectively. I show it to be
true! It's that simple. I pass him the binoculars.
Feelings are subjective, while historical truth
is simply not. Either Allah revealed the Koran to Mohammed
or he did not. Either Jesus Christ physically and literally
rose from the dead in space-time history as literalist
fundamentalist Christians believe, or he did not. These
groups can skirt around the issue all they want, but both of
them operate using a double-standard that says, "I will
believe in the writings of people who did not operate by a
modern scientific paradigm, but only so far as doing so
justifies my personal and national agenda. While doing so, I
will operate machinery and weaponry that has been
constructed using said scientific paradigm. I will trust the
accuracy of such devices since I know not from my inner
belief, but from empirical evidence that such devices should
function properly. Now, in operating my war machines, I will
at the same time believe that my enemies are infidels and
heathens because they believe in a religion that is twisted,
based upon blood sacrifice and the testimony of people from
thousands of years ago." Wow, that statement can apply to
both Christians and Muslims. How about that? They both are
based upon blood sacrifice and the writings of people from
thousands of years ago.
I am sick and tired of seeing people in the
religious right use Christian rhetoric as a defense for war
and I am sick and tired of seeing Muslim terrorists dupe
believers into fighting to their deaths so they can amass
power and money. Osama Bin Laden, you use your peoples'
religion to play into your hands even more than our
country's leader uses his. What I want to see is Bin Laden
and Bush to prove to me right now that Christ and Allah are
both active and alive in the universe. According to each,
the other is wrong. According to me, they're both wrong.
Neither Allah nor Christ is alive. They're both figments of
There are some things we cannot explain in this
universe, but resorting to feelings and blood sacrificial
religions of thousands of years ago does not do anything to
help. If you think it does, prove it. Show me how Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam have substantially improved the
mental outlook of humanity with their doctrines of blood
sacrifice. What is so much different in Christianity about
the blood of one man shed for all time than the blood of
animals sacrificied still to this day in Islam?
When I say prove this, I mean prove it the same
way that you would ask me to prove that I can jump off a
building, sprout wings and fly. Hard evidence. I don't want
to hear anything about Christian blood atonement theology or
Islamic tradition. I want empirical evidence the sort of
which you yourself would require to confirm that your bank
account has been updated when someone writes you a check.
Now, in order for one of you to prove to the
other that his view is false, you must adopt a modern
standard of evidence upon which to base your investigations.
I'm not thinking either of you is going to be able to do
that successfully. Why? Because neither of your religions is
founded upon empiricism. They are founded upon myths and the
feelings of others. It's that simple. There is simply no way
to prove that Christ or Allah exists and is directing or
supportive of either party's war campaign. The only
rational, logical thing we can do is to conclude that
neither of them exist except in our heads and in our
populaces that seek something to bind themselves together.
General Boykin believes his God is bigger than
another's God, but how does Boykin determine this? Does he
speak directly to his God? Does Boykin believe that Allah
did not reveal the Koran to Mohammed and therefore Muslims
and fundamentalist fanatic Muslims are in the wrong when
they claim to be doing Allah's will? I want to see Boykin's
postcards from Christ and I want to see the Muslim warlord's
emails from Allah.
When either of you can prove empirically to the
world that Christ or Allah is present in the universe, I'll
be right here ready to worship and bow down. Until that day,
stop playing games with the gods. Why don't you grow up and
start acting like human beings and stop blaming problems on
each other's gods. After all, you don't even believe the
other guy's god exists.
God Bless America!
(But Please, Not As You "Blessed America" on September
With so many of my fellow
Americans slapping "God Bless America" decals all over everything, it
makes me stop and wonder. I wonder about the poor quality of "Blessing
America" Biblegod did on September 11th, 2001, as he sat on his holy
hemorrhoids and did nothing to "bless" America. Seeing how he
did such a piss-poor job at "blessing" us then, what makes these God Blessers
think he'd do any better in the future?
Let's say you're the guy in the
neighborhood with the pool. Last Saturday, you asked your neighbor Joe Hovah
to be the lifeguard for all the neighborhood kids as they swam, so you could
run to the store for a six pack. When you got back, ambulances were leaving
your house. It turns out that four kids had drowned while you were gone. It
also turns out that Joe Hovah had witnessed the whole thing, and just let it
happen. He sat there, watched the kids struggle to stay above water, watched
each kid go under, and didn't even get out of his seat. He even filmed the
whole thing with his camcorder while it was happening, so he could enjoy
watching it again and again.
If you were to ever
again ask Joe Hovah to be lifeguard for the kids in the pool, you'd be
considered a fool who doesn't learn from his mistakes. Yet this is
the same mistake Christians of America are making with their Biblegod. They
are asking this do-nothing god to do what he was too lazy or stupid to do on
September 11th; that it, "bless America". For on September 11th,
Biblegod knew the right thing to do, the good thing, and he did it not.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good,
doeth it not,
to him it is sin.
---Mark Smith July 6, 2002
Religion Caused September Eleventh
Religion is 100% responsible for destroying the World Trade Center. How dare
Christians break their deserved silence on this tragedy (Q: Where was
God? A: --silence--) in an attempt to fool people into
thinking that just because it wasn't their
particular brand of religion, this somehow lets them off the hook. How dare
religionists think that somehow even more religion and prayers are
the solution to what religion and prayers caused in the first place. That's like
throwing MORE gasoline on a fire that was CAUSED by gasoline in the first place!
It's religionists, not Atheists, who fly planes into
buildings, drink poisoned coolaid, die chasing comets, hang from crosses,
or allow themselves to be martyred in delusions of an afterlife. Religion is the
primary cause, not the answer, of
future terrorists attacks. For more information, see my:
September 11th Has Been Hijacked by The Christians
This gem has been sitting out in plain site
for 2,000 years- the admission that Peter, as well as Barnabas and others,
lied about the gospel. The Apostle Paul writes that
"...when I saw
that they (Peter and others) were
not straightforward about the truth of the gospel..."
(Galatians 2:14 RSV)
Think about that for a minute. The
Apostle Paul is accusing the Apostle Peter, in writing,
of not being "straightforward about the truth of the gospel". The
"inspired" Peter, who "authored" two books in the New Testament, who was a
major founder of Christianity, and who was even the first Pope if you're
Catholic, this same "inspired" New Testament author was accused by yet another
"inspired" New Testament author (writing under "inspiration" no doubt) of
about the gospel- of lying about the very core and
foundation that Christianity is built upon.
Peter is one of the major pillars of
Christianity, one of the original founders, maybe even the major founder.
Given the fact that he turns out to have been a LIAR
when it comes to the gospel, how can anyone put their trust in a religion
founded by such a liar? Or how can anyone claim the New Testament is perfect,
without errors, when in public one of its authors accused another of its
authors of perverting its message???
Peter lied about and distorted the major
message that Christianity has to offer the world: the gospel. Unless and until
modern Christians can invent a time machine to go back and see exactly WHICH
parts of the gospel were infected, the entire gospel message
(Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) is not trustworthy, and is certainly not worth
dying for, much less wasting one's life for.
---Mark Smith August 11,
What if a group of local religious fanatics promised you
immortality- that you would live forever, never to die again? No concrete
evidence whatsoever is offered to back up this claim, and in fact you are told
that to even insist on evidence will disqualify you from the
offer. You just have to take the word of total and complete strangers. The
only catch is that you'd have to spend the rest of your current life being
their maid or butler- devoting your remaining life to serving them and their
needs, without pay. You are told that upon your death, and only then, will
your reward of immortality kick in.
--Mark Smith 9/24/02
Increased Christianity Does Not Increase Morality
As one of the few Atheists living here in Orange County California, deep
behind "enemy lines", behind the "Orange Curtain", I am often offended by the
ignorant arrogance of self-righteous Christians. These Christians seem to
think they invented, and have a monopoly on, morality. They think
somehow that if one is not a Christian, one is therefore an "Atilla the Hun"
robbing & raping & murdering at will. They write letters to the local
newspaper, the Christian Orange Christian County Christian Register,
that spout such arrogant ignorance as "The real reason crime is so low
here in Huntington Beach is because we have a large population of Christians
living here"1 and "There is a direct
causal relationship between belief in a supreme being and the development of
This kind of arrogance is common among most Christians, as they are fed this
kind of crap from the pulpit on a regular basis.
The facts, however, contradict Christian propaganda. FACT: The city of
Compton, just a few minutes away from Huntington Beach, has less than
HALF the population of Huntington Beach, yet more than
DOUBLE the number of churches.3 If increased
Christianity results in increased morality, would either of these editorial
writers care to put their money where their mouth is, and take a midnight
stroll in Compton amongst their fellow Christians? I think not.
Japan, which has almost 0% Christians, also has one of the lowest crime
rates in the world. Christianity doesn't cure crime, it causes more
crime, as the difference between Japan and Compton so aptly show.
FACT: Atheists make up less than 1/10 of 1% of the American prison
population4. That means that more than 99% of prisoners are
believers. Yes, what a friend the Christians have in Jesus, and all those
friends are in jail!
History shows that Jesus did not invent morality, nor corner the market on it,
nor even come up with anything original. Moses invented a moral code way
before Jesus was even born, as did Buddha, as did Plato, as did Confucius, as
did scores of others. Modern research shows that even monkeys
moral codes, and monkeys suffer from none of the self-righteous
arrogance that seems to plague Christians. As for Atheists having moral codes,
Ayn Rand came up with one that even Orange County republicans salivate over in
envy. Christianity doesn't equal moral, and Atheism doesn't equal immoral.
Morality predates them both.
County Register, Letters, Rick Ransom, 11-25-97
2) The Orange County Register, Letters, Mark Nedelman, 10-17-97
3) Thomas Guide, GTE Yellow Pages
4) The New Criminology, Max Schlapp
5) Good Natured, Frans De Waal
Once again, modern science debunks another "unsolved mystery" used by
religionists to bolster their claims of the miraculous. Time
magazine for 9/30/02 on page 63 reports that the exact same experience can be
induced by applying electric current to the right angular gyrus of the brain.
How many more of these type of things have to be shot down before you
religionists & mystics get the picture?
Mt Olympus or Mt Sinai- what is the difference ???
One often hears Christians bragging how unique their religion
is compared to all the other religions in the world. To one who's actually
studied other religions, though, it sounds as intelligent as "Our
gods part their hair on the left, while your
gods part on the right. Therefore, our gods are obviously
different- and better!" In response to this type of claim, Robert Hitchcock has
worked out a pithy rejoinder:
The Claim: "Our religion is unique and
unlike any other."
The Rebuttal: "ALL
religions are unique and unlike any others- so what?
"Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way.
They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause of hideous and
involuntary erections in holy men." ---Saint Augustine*
*Note: I have failed to find a documented
source for this quote. Everyone likes using it, but no one seems to know
from where within Saint Augustine's writings it came from. Therefore, take
this quote with a grain of salt. Unlike the Christians, I try to document
all my quotes. If anyone knows the details on this quote, let me know.
Products That Irritate Me
Olympus Camedia Digital Camera: D-580 Zoom
January 2, 2006} I finally had it
with this piece of shit camera. After almost two years of frustration with this
fucked up piece of shit, I finally couldn't take it any more. I smashed the
piece of shit on the sidewalk and have vowed to never- never- buy another
Olympus digital camera. I bought it in March 2004, and it has caused more
frustration than happiness. Never could trust it. Sometimes it'd work, most the
time it wouldn't. Try to take a picture- nothing. Damn thing just freezes up.
Then the batteries- sometimes a fresh charge would last weeks, other times I'd
get maybe six pictures before the batteries totally drained out. Then there's
waiting for the focus. Push the shutter half way, wait for the focus to lock-
but half the time it never would, or would take sooooo long that the moment had
totally come and gone. Other friends, who bought Sony digital cameras, could
take almost rapid fire shots. Not me. I'd be lucky to get off two shots in five
minutes. And then there's the delay even AFTER it says the focus is set.
Complete the pressing of the shutter button, and wait... and wait... and wait
and.... maybe when it decides, the picture gets taken. Forget about trying to
get any "action" shots, unless you're trying to shoot a snail falling asleep.
Brought the camera on vacation once- almost ruined the vacation. We lost every
single picture we THOUGHT we had taken. Thanks, Olympus, thanks alot.
| Consumer Review
Editorial from "The Editor" (Mark Smith)
Yamaha DVD Home Theater Sound System
This product, when it works, works great. Getting it to work,
however, is another matter. You may as well start off by throwing the
owner's manual in the trash- it's useless. A 5th grader could have
written an easier to understand manual. Having written owner manuals
before as part of my job, I know what I'm talking about. Then there is
the remote. It is small, with 52 buttons crowded in, each button seeming
to have several functions, and each labeled with text so small you'll
literally need a magnifying glass AND a bright spot-light just to read
them. And did I mention that you can't do everything from the
remote? Ain't that great? Some things you'll need to get off your
ass and go to the actual unit to do- common things like switching from
FM to AM, or presetting radio stations. And did I mention that, once you
automatically preset your radio stations, you can NEVER manually tune in
to ANY other radio station other than what's already in your presets???
I live in the Los Angeles area, and I started the automatic preset
process at around 88.0 on the FM dial. I made it up to 102.7 FM,
and the 40 presets are full. So now I can't listen to any station higher
than 102.7 FM. Also, the TV control part doesn't work- you can't control
your TV stations etc. from the remote. AND- this I found hard to
believe- the idiots who built this piece of shit did NOT build in the
ability to run your regular TV stations thru the speaker system, and if
they DID build this in, I didn't run across how to do it even after
going thru their crappy manual THREE TIMES. Also, you would think that
inserting a DVD would automatically switch it over to DVD mode. Nope.
You've got to go to the crappy manual, and figure out which cryptic
sequence of buttons you got to push just to play a DVD. As for the
ability to play music CD's, again, you would think that putting in a CD
would switch it to that mode. Nope. You gotta figure out and enter in
the correct sequence of button pushes. And then, good luck getting the
music to come out of ALL the speakers- for me, that was another several
hours in the manual, with no luck yet. All in all, if and when you
can get the thing to work, DVD's do sound great, but I would have been
better off buying a separate DVD player, CD player, and Radio
receiver/amp. I can see now why this piece of crap was reduced in
price from over $1,000 to under $500- they've got a lemon on their hands
and they're trying to dump them.
Open Letter to
Judge Roy Moore re 10 Commandments
An Open Letter to Judge Roy Moore &
His Fanatical Fan Club: Payback's a Bitch!
Your Jesus commanded you to "do
unto others as you would have others do unto you" Based
upon these words of Jesus, and you being the good Christian that you are,
you would certainly obey Jesus' command, wouldn't you? Therefore, seeing how
you are forcing your particular brand of belief (Southern
Baptistism) down the throats of others, that must mean
you wouldn't mind others doing likewise to you.
And seeing how Catholics vastly outnumber Baptists in this country, that
must mean you wouldn't mind a Catholic
judge erecting a statue of the Virgin Mary next to your precious Ten
Commandments monolith. And seeing how you're supposed to be an
judge, that also means you'd encourage Muslim
judges in the USA to erect 4,000 pound monuments to Islam in the
lobbies of their Federal Court Houses throughout this county,
inscripted with "Allah Bless America" and "In Allah We Trust". That also
means you'd have no problem with Mormon
judges moving in life-size statues of the prophet Joseph Smith receiving the
golden plates. And seeing how surveys have shown that there are just as many
Atheists/Agnostics in this country as their are Southern Baptists, that also
must mean you'd have no qualms about
judges throughout this country erecting stone monuments in public
courthouses quoting Robert Ingersol trashing your religion of choice:
Christianity, or how about a BIG plaque saying "In Atheism We Trust"? Your
Jesus said "do unto others..." so be careful of what you wish for- you may
get it. If you gain the unconstitutional right, on PUBLIC PROPERTY,
property paid for by Catholics, Mormons, Hindus, Atheists and,
yes, Baptists, if you are granted the right to push YOUR beliefs on
everybody else, everybody else gains the same right. You just don't seem to
get it, do you, that payback's a bitch. As long as it's YOU, and ONLY you,
shoving YOUR religion down another's throat, that's ok, but the minute
someone else tries it, I'm sure you, as a good INTOLERANT Christian, will
have a "change of heart". --Mark Smith
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