Raptor Countdown (2011 version) 4 days to go!

17 05 2011

Four days until we get Raptored!

But does one really want to?????

So Jesus went extinct for our sins…
So our sins are ”paid for”. So why all the punishment?
Are our sins paid for or not? Or did Jesus go extinct for nothing?
What’s up?
On May 21 we might find out…

Of course ”evolutionists” are out. Whatever. Even if their sins were paid for…





Teach the controversy

26 04 2011

Long ago, Frith made the world





The alternative explanation

25 04 2011

I have been thinking, and worrying, about the serious and deadly tsunamis which are punishing humanity lately. It is high time we do something about these tsunamis and make them stop. Now many religious leaders have the right idea and blame our irreligious ways, gay marriage, people having sex, and the rise of atheism. But I see a controversy here: they don’t have it quite right.

You see, while there maybe people having sex, and gay people, and scientists, and atheists all over the place, so are religious weirdos, religious fundamentalists, suicide killers, etc. There’s Al qaida, the tea-baggers, the creationists, and they are all doing well! Amassing huge fortunes, indoctrinating scores of children, these people are working very hard and are quite successful!
Yet it clearly is not enough.
Because they have it wrong! All thse people pray to the monotheistic desert god first invented by the Jews, later appropriated by the Christians, and Muslims, who then, although they all worship the same god, still think they have to kill each other.

Ok, so all this religious  insanity we see around these days doesn’t seem to have enough effect to stop or even decrease the severity of the tsunamis. The truth is, (as proven by what’s happening) that they are all praying to the wrong god.
The correct god to pray to if you are worried about tsunamis is: Poseidon

I mean, look at this noble face, the beard, the intelligent forehead. You can see how the later religions derived their idea of how god looks after Poseidon’s image. But they left his worship, and now we are being punished!

And so Poseidon is woefully neglected nowadays. Not only that, as far as I know he never even had temples build in Japan or the far east. No wonder these places are the first to get hit!

We need to re-asses our religious believes and pray to those gods that actually have an official task. Wodan or Zeus when it comes to thunder and lightning, Poseidon to stop tsunamis, etc.

Take heed of the controversy! Churches and temples and mosques should be teaching the controversy!





Morality and Meteorology

27 02 2011

I don’t get the connection between Morality and Meteorology Religious leaders are so fond of.
Earthquakes are caused by women showing cleavage, according to an iranian religious Muslim scholar.
According to an American Christian religous nutter leader he flooding of New Orleans was caused by gay people being gay, and I suppose by inference the fact that so many people tolerate the existence of gays, without slaughtering them as God wants us to…
The flooding of England’s North Yorkshire was also caused by the existence of gays according to a bishop of the English Anglican church…
The great tsunami of 2004 was of course appropriated by all religious leaders of all religions as punishment for whatever their personal preference in sin.

Now, I think that God is making a mistake here, for one thing it seems a bit bizarre that God has problems with his own creation, eg gays and cleavages, for the other his aim seems to be lamentably off for a supernatural all powerfull being…
Or, if his meteorological aim is true, God seems to be, not only very unfair, but also wholly inadequate. Human nature being what it is (as created by God), I think I speak the truth if I say that the hussies who display their cleavages on the beaches of France and Spain, or the nightclubs in Amsterdam, not only would not stop their evil immoral displays because of Earthquakes in Iran, but I am sure they don’t even know about it!
Same goes for those people who indulge in loving relationships to those people God has given them a sexual preference for.

In truth, all logical conclusions seem to lead to only one fact: meteorology has nothing to do with morality has nothing to do with some allmighty supernatural being who cannot aim.
Which leads to the conclusion that religious leaders are mentally deficient.
Which leads to the obvious conclusion that sane, normal, intelligent people should become very weary as soon as somebody proclaims themselves a religious authority.
If that wasn’t obvious before I even started this post…





Important background info on Wiki leaks

17 12 2010

Watch this video:

 

And more info about how these sex crimes of Assange… The before and after.
Explaining the ”surprise” sex-crime he is charged for.





Kiss my ass

2 12 2010

I am always right.
It is one of these mysteries of the universe, but it’s true. Really, I am always right.
So when I say something, people should listen up, and just believe me and do what I say.
what’s so difficult to understand about that?
All you need is to believe…
And to   kiss  my  ass

😈

This is how it works:





What I got in my mail:

29 11 2010

Is this bizarre spam mail, my comments in color:

I’m of Dutch origin, but I moved from Holland at a young age with my parents.  I monitor what goes on in Holland and how my country of origin has changed, not least with the rise of Geert Wilders and the so called “Islam debate” (strange to have a debate with only one side of the argument, but there you go, lol).  What you write about Islam, conforms exactly 100% to the estabished cultural and historic conditioning of the society I come from.
I wish people would take the trouble to actually read my blog…
Our values, tastes, language, worldview around us are given to us and formed by the society we grow up in, but because I moved countries at a young age I guess maybe I have not been as thoroughly conditioned by the society around me and this has actually given me more freedom away from conditioned world views.  I would argue true freedom and independence of thought comes from being able to break away from the conditioned worldview that our born society gives us (and EVERY society conditions or tries to condition its individuals to believe in it’s own values … take Nazi Germany or Communist Russia for example, but Dutch society is no different, and that is the scary bit!)
If you think that the current Dutch society is anything like the Nazi Germany or communist Russia, you need some serious counseling. Not to mention history lessons, and maybe a visit to the country itself would be helpful…

Due to my background and the increased fear of Islam in Dutch media and society in general, I became curious and wanted to understand more about Islam,
Yep that’s how I started out too, combined with the news item that in Saudi Arabia a girl was being punished for being raped with torture and prison….
and why I felt I was being conditioned to hate an fear Islam by my surroundings, while I really knew next to nothing about it and religious Muslims were like a closed book to me.
I wouldn’t call it conditioning, especially as the stuff I read in the media about Islam was very contradictory, definitely different sides get their say here. So in my case I wanted to know which side was right.
So I set myself a task, because I do not like “mysteries” and Islam was a big mystery to me, so I wanted to solve this mystery once and for all.  I had no interest in looking at the Quran or Islam to merely to verify preconceived opinions, that’s easy to do… no I wanted to choose that which was hard, not that which is easy to do.
Don’t quite understand what Alex is talking about here, it’s quite easy to get a few books and read them. And I don’t see the mistery. Besides, going online I got a lot more information and met some very nice people.
And some very nasty ones.
But they all helped me to learn and make up my mind.

I have succeeded in this, after some effort, including learning to read Arabic.
I have been told from reliable sources, including some native Arabic speaking persons, that there is nothing in the quran and hadith which cannot be translated perfectely well, so I did not bother to spend a few years learning a difficult language in it’s classical form.
I now know exactly if, why and when a person like Geert Wilders is lying
He is a politician
I also realise that most ordinary people, do not realise when he is lying on purpose or when things are said about Islam which are based simply on ignorance, willful or not,
He is a politician
but I am very glad I took the effort to solve the big mystery of Islam.
Again, which mystery?
You just wanted it to be mysterious didn’t you?
Maybe there is a detective in me, but it has certainly changed and altered many views I felt I had previously, and I felt where my own… when in fact they are a product of my upbringing and the societies I partially grew up in.
Same here. You can actually follow on my blog how I made up my views by learning and understanding more. But you didn’t read the blog.

I think the success I have had in understanding the world of religious orthodox Muslims, as well as a Western mindset, is maybe also party due to my background and the fact that I moved countries early in my life.
I’m just open minded by nature and very flexible.
I think maybe this has a big effect, not least that it can facilitate a person to break free from societal and cultural conditioning much easier than if I had only grew up in one society.

I can see from your writing you are very convinced about your understanding and beliefs particularly regarding Islam,
Yes I am, as well as on all other religions.
maybe I can make you curious enough about myself and my aquired understanding of Islam, despite not having any sort of Muslim background or contact with born Muslims at all.
No need, thank you, your letter explains a lot about you and your views. I think I know enough.

I am now a white Dutch Muslim, I converted to Islam after study.  I guess perversely it was due to Geert Wilders and media attention towards Islam, that make me interested.  It forced my attention towards Islam.  It seems it was/is not my destiny to follow the path of blind agreement with people like Wilders that most ethnic Dutch people are intent on following or at least passively accepting as being normal and truthful.
I have to disagree with you. As a Dutch person I know that most Dutch do not follow people like Wilders, The Dutch are extremely tolerant and open to different cultures. I think I have not been in any other country which so heartily welcomes different cultures and is truly interested in them. Also I think the Netherlands is quite unique in it’s many ages of welcoming refugees both political and religious from other countries.

I think the ones who do ”follow Wilders” have mostly been inspired the the actions of Muslims at home and abroad to side with Wilders.  It is also unfortunate that he is at the moment the only Dutch politician who seems to be aware of the problems relating to Islam and Mulsims so there isn’t much choice here.

It is a real pity that a Muslim  assassin shot the far more reasonable Pim Fortuyn in cold blood in a cowardly ambush. He would have been a far better choice of politician to follow for those who are worried about Islam encroaching on our Dutch values of freedom and liberty and women’s rights.
So I am afraid that, again, Muslims have themselves to thank for getting a politician like Gert Wilders instead.

Wilders has the highest votes in the polls in my country and I worry about Muslims in Holland.
Not here, otherwise he would be prime minister, this is a misrepresentation of facts.
People seem to be prepared to follow Wilders blindly and unquestioningly because his ideas are made fair seeming to them, or because there are particular reasons for them to blindly accept what he says, due to Moroccan criminality and basically not wanting non-white people in their neighbourhoods, amongst others.
I wouldn’t discard the cowardly murders of people like Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh by Muslims. And combine that with terrorist attacks in the name of Islam, heinous crimes committed against women in the name of Islam, etc etc. Don’t you think that those little details might have something to do with what people think?
Also, and most importantly people accept Wilders ideas without thinking because I now realise that those ideas conform to established cultural and historical conditioning of the society both you and I are born into.
No they don’t, and no they don’t.
And stop acting as if we are buddies, we don’t even know one another.
Our Dutch society is not a society of fixed values, but fluid and radically shifting values, which are controlled or at least guided and led by those with power over media and politics, and real power in our society lies in big capital and economic control, NOT in the ballot box or parliament.  We live and are conditioned in a corporate controlled environment, there is no escaping this.
That would be America. Not the Netherlands. Clearly you have been away for too long to have a proper understanding about how politics in the Netherlands work. The established and cultural conditioning in the Netherlands is to have lots respect for people from different cultures and religions and I agree with you we need to change that a bit and keep a firmer grip on, and have a lot more respect for, our own culture of openness and freedom and equal rights. Especially when it clashes with those who would destroy those ideals.

Take care,

Alex

You too,

Clouddragon





The religious metaphor

19 11 2010

One particular subject one comes across when discussing religions and the horrible evil stuff written in all religious handbooks is the ”religious metaphor”.

I was used to this from European christians, who excuse the truly totally evil bits in the bible with the excuses of: ”It has to be seen in the context of the time” and ”It’s a metaphor”.
And I hear the same from Muslims, especially Western Muslims and nice Muslims, as the quran is actually very clear about that it is to be taken literal as the last word of god, and most people in the Middle East are holding on to the view that the quran has to be followed by the letter. They also spend a lot of money enforcing this idea in other parts of the world.

So, context of the time. Doesn’t fly, if a handbook is to remain valid, and has divine inspiration in it’s inception then there can be no historical context.

Metaphor, isn’t realistic either because that would make every part of the handbook to be interpreted as you like so why have a handbook in the first place?

So what happens?
Evolution happens.
Mental and moral evolution.
The current Abrahamic religions are based on the acts desires and morals of what we would now consider very primitive barbaric people with apparently  very primitive understandings of what is good and bad.
If you take the handbooks they wrote as an indication of their moral standing.
On the other hand, one can clearly discern  a lot of very human desires for power and wealth, as well as a deep disdain towards women in these handbooks. This power and wealth is for the advantage of the leading faction of the religion and the religion is used besides to giving them power, also to stabilize that status quo, and to make the ”flock” submissive. These religions are very strong on submission and making it a desirable trait.

So why do modern believers need the religious metaphor?
Contrary to what we are being told all the time, the Abrahamic religions are not really that moral from our point of view. Actually there are precious few morals in the religious handbooks of our time, and none of the basic morals they do propound is not also indigenous to the most primitive stone age culture.
In reality the Abrahamic religious handbooks have not added anything enlightened to the moral values of humanity.

Actually I am of the opinion that religions actually twist and corrupt our innate morality by inciting violence, hatred, discrimination, bad treatment of children, and suppression of women.
and allowing and supporting rape.

Rape as an example.
Rape is something we condemn nowadays as we know it is a very bad crime towards women, it hurts them, it causes great suffering and psychological damage and we modern humans think that every human being (women are human too) has a right over their own body.

We now think it is a bad crime to badly hurt a woman by raping her.
Probably all women have always thought so, but clearly not all men!
Rape was clearly not a concern for the men who compiled the handbooks of the Abrahamic religions. While they are all obsessed with sex, and who has sex with whom and in which manner etc. None of the handbooks considers rape a crime. The Quran doesn’t even mention it. What they do do is allowing men to rape women. (read it up, I am not going to give examples)

Do you really think there is an all powerful invisible sky daddy who cares for you, loves you, and then allows men to rape you?

I can imagine men liking this sky daddy, but I am amazed women think this invisible enabler has any caring, loving, protective feeling towards them.

In comes the ”metaphor”. The metaphor is the believers escape route. Without the metaphor a believer whose moral awareness has evolved far beyond that of the men who composed the religion cannot believe anymore. But most people are to scared of a universe without some invisible force ”guiding” them that they cannot face the stark light their own moral awareness lights up for them.

They hide in the metaphor. Not realizing that by using the metaphor to make their religious handbook compatible to their advanced moral awareness they have already left the restrictions and guidance of that very same handbook. By using the religious metaphor they in effect already stand on their own feet. They don’t need guidance. They have defined for themselves what they know is right and wrong, despite the contrary instructions of their religious guidebook.

If you can only deal with your chosen religion by using metaphors then you don’t need religion anymore because you have already evolved beyond it. You are already thinking for yourself despite religious indoctrination and that is a great achievement!






The message is: Don’t let anyone tell you what to do!

18 08 2010

Now I have posted this brilliant video before but I am going to do it again, only this time I want you to also look at the debate which sparked the spoof of the debate about the spoof of the bible story of JC.

Once you’ve seen the actual debate about ”The Life of Brian”, you will enjoy the spoof even more!
I see this as a classic debate between people with a free mind, and people with a shackled mind.
The next video also shows how absolutely brilliant Rowan Atkinson really is. And how dangerous it is to treat really good comics badly…. 😈





Playing it safe

10 08 2010

It takes a bit of time, but if you really want to go to heaven after you die, you have to put some effort into it. In this video Edward Current, my favorite Christian, has had a moment of enlightenment and has now decided to leave no stone unturned in his quest for salvation.

I can only advise you all to watch his other videos as well, especially if you are an atheist, Edward Current will show you the right path!