tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-72498376293867896272008-12-15T05:53:26.712-05:00Evolved and Rat/i/onalReligion exploits unpatched vulnerabilities in the human mind.Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.comBlogger288125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-74606132890348535222008-12-15T05:26:00.000-05:002008-12-15T05:53:26.728-05:002008-12-15T05:53:26.728-05:00Found on /b/ at 5:26AM<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUYwyPUTmuI/AAAAAAAAA1A/9XG4W5IeODE/s1600-h/1229286492029.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 341px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUYwyPUTmuI/AAAAAAAAA1A/9XG4W5IeODE/s400/1229286492029.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5279961252801780450" border="0" /></a>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-75656429721255709172008-12-14T16:47:00.000-05:002008-12-14T16:47:47.432-05:002008-12-14T16:47:47.432-05:00Picture unrelated<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUVP0umrD5I/AAAAAAAAA04/ru2LBRIotQg/s1600-h/lolpicture.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 152px; height: 400px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUVP0umrD5I/AAAAAAAAA04/ru2LBRIotQg/s400/lolpicture.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5279713905443803026" border="0" /></a>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-51205556418327345992008-12-14T14:29:00.000-05:002008-12-14T14:29:24.294-05:002008-12-14T14:29:24.294-05:00Obvious cult is obviousListen up, folks: Scientology is not AWWRIGHT. As funny as the whole Xenu story is, the darker truth about the inner workings of <a href="http://xenu.net/">Scientology</a> show one thing - Scientology is a <span style="font-weight: bold;">dangerous cult</span>.<br /><br />Scientology is, and has always been, an enemy to free speech. <s>SO CHARGE YOUR LAZORS!!!</s> This <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2008/dec/04/religion-scientology-books">article</a> shows how that cowardly, dangerous, and sinister cult pressured publishers not to publish anything that is critical of the cult.<br /><blockquote>Scientology has a long history of trying to suppress material written about it that it doesn't like. Several times they've taken legal action to try and stop websites revealing their teachings – particularly those which, to outsiders, might look a bit odd. (I won't quote them, but just type "Xenu" into a search engine, then sit back and marvel.) <p>With books, their usual tactic is to get their solicitors to send out letters alleging defamation; I had one myself a few years ago. If bookshops receive such a letter, most of them chicken out immediately. They lose very little by not stocking a book - except their honour.</p></blockquote><p></p><p>What can we learn from the Scilons?</p><ol><li>Start a cult</li><li>Charge over 9000 dollars for auditing and other shit</li><li>Use the money to flex legal muscles and silence critics</li><li>???</li><li>PROFIT!</li></ol>The issue here is not the stupidity of Scientology or the retarded science fiction book (Dianetics, lol) that they think represents reality. There is nothing wrong with believing in Xenu, thetans, or space aliens <span style="font-style: italic;">in itself</span>. However, when a religion is established with the sole purpose of <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/11/scientology-basics.html">conning gullible sheep out of their money</a> and when said cult uses criminal tactics to suppress criticism, things are not AWWRIGHT in Xenu-land. The reality behind this dangerous cult (yes, there have been <a href="http://whyaretheydead.net/">deaths</a> associated with Scientology) isn't funny in the least. It is downright dangerous, and this cult has to be exposed and pwnt for the lulz and for great justice.<br /><br />The end of the article hits the nail on the head.<br /><blockquote>I'm no opponent of new religions. Because of the unbiased descriptive stance of my books on new religious movements, anti-cultists have accused me of being a "cult apologist". I'm not that, either. I have no problem with new religions if they behave reasonably, if they're up front about their mistakes – and their membership! – and if they learn to accept criticism gracefully. Those, I think, are signs of maturity in a religion. It's a shame that some religions still act like troubled, insecure and aggressive teenagers.</blockquote>Yes, that is what is actually scary and dangerous about Scientology - not their kooky space alien beliefs.<br /><br />After all this, you must be wondering what you could do to help expose and bring down this dangerous cult. In my opinion, the best way to do that isn't by wearing masks and yelling memes in the streets. There is a much better way...<br /><br />Since Scientology thrives on making their cultists pay through their noses to learn about their religion, since they are so adamant on removing anything that makes them look bad from the internet, since they keep denying that Xenu has anything to do with their cult, and since they are such bigoted, irrational champions of censorship; the best way to make the cult poop in their pants is to download their ZOMGSEKRITDOX and distribute them so that more people can see how fucked-up their shit really is. All documents on OT levels, personality tests, the fair game policy, auditing sessions, secret correspondence, etc. can be <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?fzdznvbnlwu/">downloaded from this link</a>, courtesy of the infamous Anonymous hackers on steroids. Information should be free, and the Scilon fucktards can take a hike for all I care.<br /><br />Did I tell you how much I love Anon again?<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">GOGOGOGOGOGO DOWNLOAD AND LAUGH AT THE SCILON N00BS!</span><br /><br />Scilons and general fucktards, don't even try to BAWWWWW about 'zomgcopyrightohnoes' and attempt to talk out of your asses. Linking to a site isn't illegal, and I would simply laugh at your faces and drop your delicious dox on this site if you decide to be a moronic asswipe. I don't want your censorship-loving asses fucking up my blog, thank you very much.Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-55103859715318579792008-12-12T22:49:00.000-05:002008-12-12T22:51:16.917-05:002008-12-12T22:51:16.917-05:00What's wrong with this picture?<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUMw1PCilqI/AAAAAAAAA0w/imL3G8-3US0/s1600-h/lol.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 503px; height: 334px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUMw1PCilqI/AAAAAAAAA0w/imL3G8-3US0/s400/lol.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5279116879336740514" border="0" /></a>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-39974371354871701332008-12-12T22:46:00.001-05:002008-12-12T22:52:35.723-05:002008-12-12T22:52:35.723-05:00Make up your mind, IDiot!<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUMvlrFTnFI/AAAAAAAAA0o/vKlNKzwG4Ls/s1600-h/bpsdb_02s.png"><img style="margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 125px; height: 93px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUMvlrFTnFI/AAAAAAAAA0o/vKlNKzwG4Ls/s200/bpsdb_02s.png" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5279115512474999890" border="0" /></a><span style="font-weight: bold;">How to be an IDiot 101.</span><br /><br />You? An IDiot? It's more likely than you think!<br /><br />All you need to do is follow these simple steps:<br /><ol><li>Have no clue about what your theory actually is.</li><li>Claim that what you've been trumpeting for years is now ALL FUCKING WRONG!</li><li>Claim that it is still AWWRIGHT after all.</li><li>???</li><li>PROFIT!</li></ol>If you aren't yet convinced that the ID lunatics have no clue as to what the fuck is going on and what their own failure of a 'theory' is about, <a href="http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/reinstating-the-explanatory-filter/">this</a> recent post by William "BillDumb" Dembski over on Uncommonly Dense may provide a clue:<br /><blockquote>In an off-hand comment in a thread on this blog I remarked that I was dispensing with the Explanatory Filter in favor of just going with straight-up specified complexity. On further reflection, I think the Explanatory Filter ranks among the most brilliant inventions of all time (right up there with sliced bread). I’m herewith reinstating it — it will appear, without reservation or hesitation, in all my future work on design detection.<br /></blockquote>For those of you who are going "WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN", Dembski recently <a href="http://austringer.net/wp/index.php/2008/12/04/vindication/">conceded </a>that his beloved Explanatory Filter was useless and doesn't explain anything; finally admitting what real scientists have been saying <s> for over 9000 years</s> since he first came up with that retarded bullshit.<br /><br />Too good to be true? FUCK YES!<br /><br />Now, he's backpedalling on his claim, making the fucktarded statement that OH GOLLY, the Explanatory Filter is perfectly AWWRIGHT and that he is going to keep spouting his theistarded pile of dung in an effort to ruin real science.<br /><br />Listen up, Dembski: Real scientists don't go around dismissing their <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Design_Inference">life's work</a> in an "offhand statement" on a comment thread on a blog and then retracting that statement in a blog post. When you do that, you show yourself to be a laughing stock and provide more lulz for evolutionists to enjoy. You have only shown that ID is not to be taken seriously (and that you IDiots don't have the slightest clue as to what is going on in ID la-la land), and till you finally come up with some real science to support your claims, we are just going to milk you for the lolcow that you are.<br /><br />tl;dr: IDiots, if you don't want to continue being a laughing-stock, give us the evidence. Put up or shut up.Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-7027902684013040332008-12-11T20:36:00.006-05:002008-12-11T21:02:12.261-05:002008-12-11T21:02:12.261-05:001man 1jarJust when I thought that I was a hardened /b/tard, the internet did it again. I came. Hard.<br /><br />Once you start, you can't stop watching.<br /><br />Also, JFGI if you need to ask.Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-9796475556147160662008-12-10T18:17:00.002-05:002008-12-10T18:20:10.734-05:002008-12-10T18:20:10.734-05:00Cake of the now<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUBOSKm-wcI/AAAAAAAAA0g/Gr90y3k3B_s/s1600-h/poster17902621.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 321px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SUBOSKm-wcI/AAAAAAAAA0g/Gr90y3k3B_s/s400/poster17902621.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5278304837270684098" border="0" /></a><br />Mad props for those who get the references. Even more mad props for those who know that THE CAKE IS A LIE! <3Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-55624136622769384622008-12-09T18:30:00.002-05:002008-12-09T19:49:41.287-05:002008-12-09T19:49:41.287-05:00What do you think happened to poor Kimpy?For some reason, I think s/he just fried his box.<br /><br />[18:05] kimp1337: hi im a blog reader of yours<br />[18:05] evoatheist: ohai<br />[18:05] evoatheist: sup?<br />[18:07] kimp1337: i was just wondering, how do i hack?<br />[18:07] evoatheist: ...<br />[18:07] evoatheist: get an axe and hack your neck off<br />[18:07] kimp1337: are you being sarcastic?<br />[18:08] evoatheist: of course not<br />[18:08] kimp1337: no i mean, how do i hack? really?<br />[18:08] kimp1337: i use linux<br />[18:08] evoatheist: oh i see, ok then<br />[18:09] evoatheist: you want to make sure that you don't get v&amp;.<br />[18:09] evoatheist: so you need to type this command before you begin<br />anything: mv /sbin/ /dev/null/sbin<br />[18:10] kimp1337: hang on let me type<br /><span style="font-style: italic;">Meebo message: kimp1337 is offline.</span><br />[18:12] evoatheist: oops<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">PROTIP:</span> Do not take candy from strangers. Lulz will be had at your expense if you show yourself to be a stupid, clueless, bumbling moron.Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-1675882140112827732008-12-09T17:36:00.002-05:002008-12-09T17:56:31.076-05:002008-12-09T17:56:31.076-05:00Anonymous and such<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/ST73kumiN_I/AAAAAAAAA0Y/Ldbp9HJAirQ/s1600-h/A_Real_Anon.png"><img style="margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 200px; height: 198px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/ST73kumiN_I/AAAAAAAAA0Y/Ldbp9HJAirQ/s200/A_Real_Anon.png" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5277928023681808370" border="0" /></a><span style="font-style: italic;">Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" </span><span style="font-style: italic;">"My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many." </span>[Mark 5:9]<br /><br />Someone left an <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/12/wwp-needs-blackup.html#IDComment12132879">uberleetically awesome comment</a> on one of my previous posts, and I'm reposting it here as it is too good not to deserve a post of its own:<br /><blockquote>Hello, I am the admin of the wiki partyvan.info<br /><br />As far as the nature of anonymous, you can't simply define a 'nature'. 'Anonymous' isn't a person or a well-organized group--it is an idea. It is not native to the *chans, either. People are separated; whether it is race, nationality, or religion, there are various arbitrary dividers that keep people apart. With the advent of the internet, information was able to cross every geographical and socio-political boundary instantly, making such divisions utterly irrelevant. There is, however, one last major roadblock--the name.<br /><br />People protect their names; they water down or change what they say in order to protect the sanctity of their names, and in-turn people pre-judge ideas and thoughts of others because of connotations with the name. By forcibly removing the name, people no longer worry about what others will think, they simply speak their mind, and each idea they bring forth is judged by itself, as simply an idea, and not for the name behind it.<br /><br />Another thing happens, and that is people become more open to change. Because of anonymity, people are no longer worried about changing their views and being branded a 'hypocrite'--the insecurity behind so much bigotry is now gone, and people (who are now much more exposed to new ideas) begin to judge each idea individually, and not for how it will affect their name or the name behind the idea.<br /><br />Imagine a dark room filled with thousands upon thousands of people--each one an individual, and each one carrying out one or more conversations, unafraid of what others will think. There is no doubt that each one is a free individual, but together it makes a kind of 'white noise'. Because of the size of the group, the ability to communicate freely, and the lack of insecurity, people begin to come to similar conclusions--not anything specific, but things that all people share become more important than any previous divisions (e.g. nationality), and so trends become visible in the group, as well as in the individual (who is influenced by the group). In effect, people's ideas begin to merge, and the individuals become more similar.<br /><br />Now, "for the lulz" could be considered one trend in the group--people generally have a similar sense of humour, and so may be bound to specific events or causes because of it. That is not to say there are not any ulterior motives--remember that this isn't some single organism, this is a very large group of individuals, and each may have different reasons. It would be naive to say that it is all "for the lulz"; many raids such as Hal Turner and Scientology were most definitely ran by people who were genuinely fighting racism or for free speech, however there are many others who were not. One thing these people have in common with many others of the group (even not doing this raid), is that they derive enjoyment from it.</blockquote>No, this isn't tl;dr. <span style="font-weight: bold;">READ IT</span>.Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-55028512905442386212008-12-08T21:24:00.002-05:002008-12-08T21:25:00.531-05:002008-12-08T21:25:00.531-05:00A question for my readersIn your opinion, why is atheism/skepticism predominantly male?<br /><br />Man the harpoons and comment away.Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-76022492243673407802008-12-06T21:36:00.002-05:002008-12-06T21:40:36.421-05:002008-12-06T21:40:36.421-05:00Fundie Claim #19: Not all of us are like that! BAWWWWW!<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STs3mYiRc8I/AAAAAAAAA0Q/CVLssu1QrTg/s1600-h/fundie.jpg"><img style="margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 200px; height: 196px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STs3mYiRc8I/AAAAAAAAA0Q/CVLssu1QrTg/s200/fundie.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5276872520955425730" border="0" /></a><span style="font-weight: bold;">Fundie: Not all of us are like those fundies! Some of us are moderate Christians, and you are lumping us all together and making us all look bad! This is unfair!</span><br /><br />A certain Christian threw a <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/11/theistards-dont-like-me-very-much.html#IDComment11897958">BAWWWWfest in the comments</a> to one of my previous posts, claiming that I refuse to make the distinction between fundie theistards and just plain old theistards. However, the best part of the whole BAWWWWfest was how he/she ended it all.<br /><blockquote>Have you ever thought that not all Christians act like these idiots?<br /></blockquote>Of course I have! Where did I ever say that all Christians believe the shit that their more fundamentalist kin believe in? What I'm pointing out is that such crazy beliefs do in fact exists in our society; and showing why those beliefs are a pile of theistarded dung.<br /><br />From a <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/04/spineless-appeasers-or-closet-theistard.html">previous post</a>:<br /><blockquote>Religious myths may be stupid, but their adherents not necessarily are. In fact, I've met fundies who are perfectly intelligent in other aspects apart from their infantile religious beliefs.<br /></blockquote>Sorry, theistard. You need to <s>lurk moar</s> pay more attention to what I post in the future.<br /><blockquote>What makes me sad is not that you don't believe in God, it's that you see Christians in the same way these "theistards" see all Atheists. You're as much a fundamentalist Atheist as these people are fundamentalist Christians.</blockquote>What the flying fuck is a 'fundamentalist atheist'? Atheism simply means a lack of a belief in god/gods - nothing more and nothing less.<br /><br />So tell me, theistards/appeasers: How exactly does one be a fundamentalist atheist when atheism has no dogma and no creeds?<br /><blockquote>There's as little black and white in your world as in the world of a fundamentalist Christian. You give all Christians the same respect a few show to you.</blockquote>There is a huge difference between respect for a person and respect for a person's <span style="font-style: italic;">beliefs</span>. No theistard/appeaser has ever given a convincing case as to why religious beliefs alone must be respected at all costs or as to why atheists are to refrain from criticizing religion.<br /><br />Do try to keep up, theistard.<br /><blockquote>I am a God-fearing Christian who learned about evolution, loves science because it gave me a second chance at life, believes in organ donation, contemplates the usefulness of stem-cell research (though still stumped on it), never actively tried to convert my friends to Christianity, and I have never sent one of those "send this on or you hate God" spams.</blockquote>What's your point? You may have not sent me death threats/spam/creationist tracts, but the fact remains that there are people who do so, and I have the right to blog about those people and show them for the ignoramuses they are on <span style="font-style: italic;">my</span> blog.<br /><br />Again, what the fuck is your point?<br /><blockquote>It is posts like these that make Christians believe all Atheists are terrible people, which is something I find to be untrue.<br /></blockquote>Ah, so criticizing someone's beliefs and exercising my right to free speech makes me a horrible person. Thanks for pointing out your fucktarded mindset, theistard.<br /><blockquote>Most Christians find that 'living by example' and trying to undermine what most Atheists believe a Christian to be is good enough to spread the word.<br /></blockquote>That is why we have over 9000 moderate Christians putting their foot down and telling the fundies that their bigotry is childish, archaic, wrong, irrational, and ...<br /><br />Wait, what?<br /><br />*snicker*<br /><blockquote>I am very upset at all these posts you have put up by "Good Christian people" as examples of what all Christians believe.</blockquote>Where did I make such a generalization? Are you sure you're not just imagining things and hearing voices in your head, theistard?<br /><blockquote>I hate these posts.<br /></blockquote>Don't like them? Get your own blog.<br /><blockquote>I constantly have to argue with some of my friends that these are perversions of Christianity, not the rule. I have never told a friend that "they are going to hell" and that they are beyond saving. The only reason you are is thanks to these "Theistards" who twist the Bible into whatever the hell they want then flap their lips about it until even I am disgusted with my religion.</blockquote>Perversions? Haven't you 'moderate' Christians realized that you are the one who desperately attempts to ignore parts of the Bible that you think doesn't fit into your modern worldview? Haven't you considered the fact that the fundies are actually the ones who are living by the Bible, and that the reason their behavior sounds so despicable to you is because the Bible is an old book of lies that has no place in modern society?<br /><br />You're disgusted with your religion? Maybe you should pay a little more attention to <a href="http://evilbible.com/">what your Bible really says</a>, and realize that if you think that it is the infallible word of god, the fundies have got their interpretation right after all. No matter how much you deny it, the Bible is a book full of bigotry, hate, irrationality, and mythical fantasies. Grow up, theistard.<br /><br />Now, for the lulzy part of the theistard's comment:<br /><blockquote>(and don't try to hack that email account if you can see it. It was eaten by spam when I was in 8th grade. I don't even WANT to know what it gets now.)<br /></blockquote>Translation: I AM TOO STUPID TO REALIZE THAT I CAN JUST LEAVE THE E-MAIL FIELD BLANK AND STILL POST A COMMENT! I AM TOO RETARDED AND IGNORANT TO HAVE EVER READ THE <a href="http://www.catb.org/jargon/">JARGON FILE</a>, AND I BELIEVE WHAT <s>FAUX NOISE</s> <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/06/clueless-scientologist-fox-news-lulz.html">FOX NEWS</a> SAYS ABOUT THOSE EVIL HACKERS ON STEROIDS! I NEED TO BUY CURTAINS, A DOG, AND UPDATE MY NORTON BECAUSE MY E-MAIL WAS EATEN BY SPAM AND I DON'T WANT HACKERS TO GET MEEEEEEEEEE! I AM SO AFRAID OF ANONYMOUS THAT I AM GOING TO POOP MY PANTS!<br /><blockquote>(What? You thought I'd be dumb enough to put my real e-mail here?)<br /></blockquote>Our theistard is at least a step up from <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/search?q=mary">Mary the Scilon</a>. That's a start, I guess.<br /><br />*double snicker*Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-52245363421311215502008-12-05T15:11:00.003-05:002008-12-05T15:48:45.341-05:002008-12-05T15:48:45.341-05:00Oh, Ebaumsworld...What have you guys done this time?! Also, lulz.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STmJFqEw9wI/AAAAAAAAA0I/VL3OgrRNBpY/s1600-h/ebaums.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 287px; height: 400px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STmJFqEw9wI/AAAAAAAAA0I/VL3OgrRNBpY/s400/ebaums.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5276399168727873282" border="0" /></a>[click to enlarge]<br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 78%;"><span style="font-style: italic;">Disclaimer: I do not support/condone/encourage illegal activity. Posts on this blog should be taken with a grain of salt and a generous serving of lulz.</span></span></div></div>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-4500930014760724342008-12-05T10:25:00.001-05:002008-12-05T10:26:42.521-05:002008-12-05T10:26:42.521-05:00Vote for Encyclopedia Dramatica!<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STlH7Nq8JlI/AAAAAAAAA0A/ryfC8hQR25M/s1600-h/LolHATEMACHINED.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 320px; height: 95px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STlH7Nq8JlI/AAAAAAAAA0A/ryfC8hQR25M/s320/LolHATEMACHINED.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5276327521048864338" border="0" /></a>Here's the gist, folks:<br /><br /><a href="http://encyclopediadramatica.com/">ED</a> is in contention for the 2nd Annual Mashable Open Web Awards for the wiki category. This is the final round, so your votes are needed to make sure that ED wins. This is very important - if you don't vote, mudkipz will hate you forever and ever and ever (yes, <span style="font-style: italic;">way </span>over 9000 years). <span style="font-weight: bold;">Do it for the lulz, for great justice, and to keep our culture alive.</span><br /><br /><a href="http://mashable.polldaddy.com/widget/x2.aspx?f=f&amp;c=20&amp;cn=232">GOGOGO DO IT!</a> We don't want<a href="http://valleywag.com/5054185/despicable-slimy-scummy-websites-take-revenge-on-bill-oreilly"> despicable, slimy, and scummy</a> Wikipedia to win, do we?<br /><br />Vote now and provide /b/lackup <a href="http://mashable.polldaddy.com/widget/x2.aspx?f=f&amp;c=20&amp;cn=232">here</a>. Also, do it for <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/07/yet-more-on-why-i-love-my-readers.html">this</a>, in b4 personal army.Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-25503701539658094662008-12-04T16:17:00.000-05:002008-12-04T16:18:12.768-05:002008-12-04T16:18:12.768-05:00Lulz[12:31] MrSmith: As a wise Anon said once in a long-forgotten IRC channel<br />[12:31] MrSmith: "If God was real, he'd be made out of lulz"Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-72719159204095838982008-12-04T12:54:00.002-05:002008-12-05T13:35:49.766-05:002008-12-05T13:35:49.766-05:00WWP needs /b/lackup!I recently received an e-mail from Gregg about the current situation over at <a href="http://forums.whyweprotest.net/">Why We Protest</a>:<br /><blockquote>Hi everyone, I have emailed about 20 people here who I think might be<br />able to help.<br /><br />Whyweprotest.net costs about $870/mo to keep alive. There are many reasons for that, most of them are simply about traffic. When the sword attack/death happened we had a couple hundred thousand extra hits in the first few days. The site handled it just fine. But that comes at a cost. da5id, an admin on the forums put up a good post and links on how to help here:<br /><a href="http://tinyurl.com/6bsr4b"><b>http://tinyurl.com/6bsr4b</b></a><br /><br />$870 might seem like a lot, but with enough people helping out it actually isnt. I specifically emailed the people on this list because they have either been really helpful in the past or because I feel like you might be able to help get the word out onto other forums and websites.<br /><br />The thread on whyweprotest has links to subscriptions as well so people can just signup to one of those and it will go automatically. We have enough to cover December. We do not have anything to cover january with or anything going forward. So if anyone can help out here it would be greatly appreciated.<br /><br />Gregg</blockquote>While I have my own <s>pr/i/vate</s> reasons to think that <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/10/new-anonymous-is-epic-failure.html">New Anonymous is an epic failure</a>, I also think that Scientology is a dangerous cult that needs to be SAGED IN EVERY FIELD and IRL b&amp; at once. Therefore, if you think that what the folks over at WWP would help the anti-Scientology cause (read more on what I think about this issue <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/09/help-requested-now.html">here</a>), gogogogogo and donate for the lulz, for great justice, and for the sake of bringing down a fucked-up cult.<br /><br />As someone who has also been <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/08/i-got-fbi-called-on-me.html">fair-gamed</a> by the Scilons (I'm talking about you, <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/search?q=mary">Mary</a>), I think that this calls for some /b/lackup.<br /><br />GOGOGOGO <a href="http://forums.whyweprotest.net/205-site-news-announcements/announcements/wwp-donations-drive/">DONATE</a> NOW!Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-40958518482136945042008-12-03T23:45:00.003-05:002008-12-03T23:48:59.542-05:002008-12-03T23:48:59.542-05:00I haven't had dinner yet...[23:42] evoatheist: sudo make me a sandwich<br />[23:42] evoatheist: with command line condiment parameters<br />[23:42] evoatheist: want<br />[23:43] evoatheist: i swear someday i'll learn to sudo real food<br />[23:43] evoatheist: i mean, cook real food<br />[23:43] evoatheist: shit<br /><br />Mad props if you get the references. :)Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-76405894493489955842008-12-03T01:21:00.004-05:002008-12-03T01:27:09.281-05:002008-12-03T01:27:09.281-05:00Another reason to love the /i/nternet<ol><li>Go to an /i/ board (<span style="font-weight: bold;">PROTIP:</span> The /i/ boards can be found on ebaumsworld.com)</li><li>See the word 'theistards' being used in a thread</li><li>Hope that whoever posted that reads your blog</li><li>???</li><li>PROFIT!<br /></li></ol><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STYg-sMs3KI/AAAAAAAAAzU/_Mh9xh9sx6I/s1600-h/Picture1.png"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 72px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STYg-sMs3KI/AAAAAAAAAzU/_Mh9xh9sx6I/s400/Picture1.png" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5275440274899524770" border="0" /></a><br />This just made my day, folks. Going to my favorite /i/ and seeing the word 'theistards' there made me <s>fapfapfapfap</s> realize that I fucking love the /i/nternet.<br /><br />Uberleetically awesome, amirite?<br /><br />Anonymous, thanks for making the /i/nternet a better place.<br /><br />If you don't know what the fuck is going on or what /i/ even is, I'll help you in your quest to not fail as much at the <span>internets</span> by <span>copypasta</span>-<span>ing</span> this from <s>cancer promoter</s> Encyclopedia <span>Dramatica:</span><br /><blockquote>Not to be confused with /i/, the <a href="http://encyclopediadramatica.com/4chan" title="4chan">4chan</a> Oekaki board, <b>/i/</b> is the shifting location where <a href="http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Ebaumsworld" title="Ebaumsworld">Ebaumsworld</a> plots many raids, and then pins it on <a href="http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Anonymous" title="Anonymous">Anonymous</a> <a href="http://encyclopediadramatica.com/For_the_lulz" title="For the lulz">for some reason</a>. Four out of 5 <a href="http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Science" title="Science">scientists</a> agree the majority of the internet's lulz originate from /i/. An individual involved in this board would be called an /i/nsurgent, an /i/nvader, or an /i/nfidel. The group as a whole was called the /i/ntifada.</blockquote>Also, LURK MOAR on ebaumsworld.com to get to those /i/ boards. DO IT for the lulz!<br /><span style="font-size: 78%;"><span style="font-style: italic;"><br />Disclaimer: I do not support/condone/encourage illegal activity. Posts on this blog should be taken with a grain of salt and a generous serving of lulz.</span></span>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-59616356152586676972008-12-01T10:03:00.001-05:002008-12-01T10:05:17.482-05:002008-12-01T10:05:17.482-05:00Of onions and such[14:06]josh.charles@gmail.com: onions<br />[14:06] evoatheist: onions? you mean tor<br />[14:06] evoatheist: uh ok<br />[14:06] evoatheist: i like onions<br />[14:07] evoatheist: vidalia is fap material<br />[14:08] josh.charles@gmail.com: lol<br />[14:08] josh.charles@gmail.com: I was thinking something different<br />[14:08] evoatheist: huh? something different?<br />[14:08] evoatheist: like what?<br />[14:09] josh.charles@gmail.com: "they don't taste that good"<br />[14:09] evoatheist: oh...<br /><br />If <s>you're a n00b</s> you don't get the references, click <a href="https://www.torproject.org/">here</a> and <a href="http://www.vidalia-project.net/">here</a>.<br /><br />This leads me to my actual question: Does this mean that I need to get out more, or am I still AWWRIGHT?Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-15666958049616213582008-11-30T13:40:00.000-05:002008-11-30T13:40:40.765-05:002008-11-30T13:40:40.765-05:00Oh lawd is that some tinfoil hat?When you see an article titled <a href="http://www.thisisby.us/index.php/content/the_feminist_movement_was_a_cia_project_of_social_programming_by_the_cia_and_the_globalists_in_the_1">"The Feminist Movement was a CIA project of social programming"</a>, you know it has to include microchips, journalists being controlled by a sinister organization, something <s>right out of a shitty Bond movie</s> called 'Operation Mockingbird', the 'infiltration of corporate media' by the <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">ZOMG</span> EVIL SPIES AT THE CIA OH NOES, <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">yada</span> <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_2">yada</span>. After reading something like that, you would also know that the intent of this whole sinister CIA plot was to indoctrinate children and break up families so that people would 'accept the government as the primary family'.<br /><br /><s><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_3">lolwut</span></s><br /><br /><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_4">ZOMG</span> SERIOUS BUSINESS! PEOPLE, THE EVIL SPIES ARE CONTROLLING OUR MINDS IT'S GARY MOTHERFUCKING OAK!!11!!!<span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_5">ELEVENTYONE</span>!!111!!!<br /><br />Still not convinced? Here is a snippet from the <s><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_6">nutjob</span> kook</s> article:<br /><blockquote>I know all this sounds like “conspiracy <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_7">nutjob</span> central” stuff. It’s hard to accept. But Aaron Russo was no fool. He was an accomplished filmmaker and entertainment big shot. He was a true patriot. And the chip is coming. Do some research on the Real ID Act, which will require “chipped” identification cards for anyone who wants to enter federal buildings, use public transportation (flights, trains, <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_8">busses</span>, ships), have a bank account at a federally chartered bank, have an investment account with a registered investment firm, receive federal benefits (Social Security, Medicare, etc.). This is supposed to be in effect by May 2008. Several states have voted not to participate in the program. US passports are now being chipped. Several companies are requiring <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_9">RFID</span> chips for employees for “security” reasons. <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_10">RFID</span> chips are being touted on networks like <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_11">CNBC</span> as the wave of the future. There is a movement in the medical community to have people chipped so that medical records could be accessed in emergency situations. The movement is to have the chips implanted in people eventually. You can take one if you want to, but I’m not getting chipped like an animal.</blockquote><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STLd0f2dhxI/AAAAAAAAAzM/Uc6X60sHHH0/s1600-h/Facepalm.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STLd0f2dhxI/AAAAAAAAAzM/Uc6X60sHHH0/s400/Facepalm.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5274522007577134866" border="0" /></a>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-83259861663149059902008-11-30T01:00:00.002-05:002008-11-30T01:03:01.934-05:002008-11-30T01:03:01.934-05:00<3<div style="text-align: center;"><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STIr8p0u2BI/AAAAAAAAAzE/jnj6CsMG3_w/s1600-h/l.php"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 304px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/STIr8p0u2BI/AAAAAAAAAzE/jnj6CsMG3_w/s400/l.php" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5274326434623445010" border="0" /></a><span style="font-size:85%;">[Click to enlarge]<br /></span><br /><div style="text-align: left;">So, did you folks get the references? I'm curious - comment away.<br /></div></div>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-86505718373878886152008-11-29T00:40:00.000-05:002008-11-29T00:40:56.821-05:002008-11-29T00:40:56.821-05:00Theistard thinks slavery is AWWRIGHT!Some of you might recall my <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/11/mental-abuse-religion-it.html">previous post</a> about a crazy fucktarded fundie moron who regularly mentally abuses her children for Jesus. A reader recently e-mailed me another interesting find from her blog - a post titled '<a href="http://thewomanofvirtue.blogspot.com/2008/08/slavery-is-not-wrong.html">Slavery is not wrong</a>'.<br /><br />With a title like that, you know the rest of the post will just keep getting worse; and as expected, our theistarded brainwashed fucktard does not disappoint.<br /><blockquote>This is an issue I feel I have to address for many reasons. One thing that I have learnt in my 2 and half years as a born again Christian is that God is sovereign. In addition to that He does not need or want human advocates. With the issue of Slavery Christians are often put in a corner because they are trying to defend God and at the same time the bible nowhere directly attacks slavery. The bible does not condemn slavery.<br /></blockquote>So far, so good. The Bible does not condemn slavery - it <span style="font-style: italic;">encourages</span> it and provides instructions to slaves on how to obey their masters or burn in hell. A nice book for Christians to claim is the word of their sky-daddy, isn't it?<br /><blockquote>The New Testament nowhere directly attacks slavery; had it done so, the resulting slave insurrections would have been brutally suppressed and the message of the gospel hopelessly confused with that of social reform. Instead Christianity undermined the evils of slavery by changing the hearts of slaves and masters".</blockquote>Oh, so Christianity does not hold that slavery is wrong. Christianity just works to 'change the hearts of slaves and masters' in a way that the people who projected their wants on some imaginary sky-daddy saw fit.<br /><br />Thanks for pointing that out, theistard.<br /><blockquote>In the New Testament Paul writes a letter to Philemon, who was a prominent Christian. Philemon owned a slave called Onesemus, who ran away. Somehow he came into contact with Paul in Rome and as a result Onesemus became a Christian. The apostle Paul quickly grew to love this runaway slave and wanted to keep him in Rome. But as Onesemus had run away from his master he had broken Roman Law, and Paul knew that this was an issue that had to be dealt with. So Paul sent Onesemus back to Colosse to his master Philemon. Paul writes this beautiful personal letter to Philemon urging him to forgive Onesemus and to welcome him back as a slave and a brother in Christ. Now the issue is this, if slavery was wrong this was a perfect opportunity for Paul, the great apostle to condemn it. But he doesn't, he actually urges a slave to go back and serve his master. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Why? So many Christians find it hard to deal with this book and they cant understand why Paul never condemns slavery.</span></blockquote>This theistard seems to have a hard time answering that simple question because she simply can't comprehend the fact that times change and that her old book of myths simply does not do in modern society. Once you think that the Bible is the word of an infallible god, you have just lost the game, and your ability to reason things though in context of the world that you live in today.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">PROTIP:</span> This isn't first-century Jerusalem, fundies.<br /><blockquote>I understand that there is so much evil in slavery, when masters abuse their slaves. That is wrong. The bible condemns treating others in an evil way. So this is not the issue. But slavery in itself is not wrong. Just as husbands can abuse wives, does it mean marriage is evil? Or parents can abuse their children, does it mean parenting is wrong? Because masters can be evil to their slaves, it doesn't mean that slavery is wrong.</blockquote>*facepalm*<br /><br />Nobody claims that slavery is wrong because 'masters <span style="font-style: italic;">sometimes</span> abuse their slaves'. People are against slavery using the reasoning that slavery <span style="font-style: italic;">itself</span> is a form of abuse. Do try to keep up, theistard.<br /><blockquote>Just as wives are to be submissive to their husbands, likewise slaves are to be submissive to their masters.</blockquote><span style="font-weight: bold;">PROTIP:</span> Just because an old book says something doesn't make it true.<br /><blockquote>If slavery is wrong, then wives should not submit to their husbands, children should not obey parents, women should became equal to men and preach in churches ( which is forbidden in the bible by the way), and mostly no one should call Jesus their master or submit to the authority of God. For this reason, the bible does not condemn slavery, because the whole concept of Christians serving God would be meaningless.<br /></blockquote>Translation: OH LAWD IF SLAVERY IS WRONG, PEOPLE WILL GROW TAILS AND SOCIETY WILL COLLAPSE AND US POOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS WOULD BE THROWN TO THE LIONS, JESUS CHRIST IT'S A LION GET IN THE CAR! WE ALSO CANNOT ALLOW GAYS TO MARRY BECAUSE THEY WILL SPOUT OVER 9000 PENISES THAT WILL ALL BE RAPING CHILDREN!!11!!1ONE!!!!<br /><blockquote>Human slavery is a very difficult part of history, and the fact that godly people in the bible owned slaves, makes it more hard for people to understand.</blockquote>Yeah, the fact that the Bible was written over 2000 years ago by mortal men who simply followed the social conventions of the time is certainly hard to explain, isn't it?<br /><br />Whoops, we're talking about theistards here. My bad.<br /><blockquote>I do not believe slavery is wrong, because a) The bible does not condemn slavery and b) Slavery makes so much sense and to say slavery is wrong we rob the gospel off its meaning and even Election.</blockquote>To the theistard: So, how do you know which parts of the Bible to obey and which to discard? Do you also think that grasshoppers have four legs and that you will go to hell if you use mixed fabric?<br /><br />This is what happens when you base your morality on an old book. You lose your ability to think, you sound like a complete clueless moron, and people would have epic lulz at your expense if it wasn't so painful to watch.<br /><blockquote>The concept of total submission and slavery is at the very heart of Christ's gospel. In order to be saved you have to be a slave of Christ. God is the one who chooses us, he saves us. He buys us with a price, the blood of Jesus. We are called to do the will of God, not ours. Not unto us but to Him. We are told to deny ourselves and take up our cross daily and follow Jesus. We are told to hate our own self and love God even before our own families. The whole New Testament sounds like slave talk to me. If you are a Christian you will understand what it means to be bought and be a slave. I have had disagreements with some Christians as they say slavery is wrong, its as if they are implying that God forgot to put that in the bible, but i disagree. I find that people who do not understand the concept of slavery do not understand the character and nature of God Himself and they do not understand what it means to be Christian. I love Mary's song in Luke 1 when she says ' ...for he has regarded the lowly state of his maidservant, (i.e female slave)..'. Here is Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, calling herself a slave of her master - God. Mary perfectly understood what it meant to be a slave of her Lord, and if you are truly saved, you will not find the concept of slavery insulting or evil.<br /></blockquote>Translation: All of that mythical bullshit and theological arm-wrangling is a solid argument that slavery is not wrong because THE BIBLE SAYS SO AND THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD BECAUSE IT SAYS IT IS, see the logic there? Let's bring back slavery...FOR JESUS!<br /><br />Seriously, some theistards need to get out of the gene pool before they contaminate it any more than they already have.<br /><br />RRRRAAAAAGGGGGEEEEE!Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-24822966141139497872008-11-26T23:47:00.000-05:002008-11-26T23:47:28.776-05:002008-11-26T23:47:28.776-05:00Potato sized...<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SS4lEBfWBmI/AAAAAAAAAvo/4W1H5qIFyJY/s1600-h/Internet_superhero_motiv.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 320px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SS4lEBfWBmI/AAAAAAAAAvo/4W1H5qIFyJY/s400/Internet_superhero_motiv.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5273192964747036258" border="0" /></a>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-13579695891000200512008-11-26T23:33:00.000-05:002008-11-26T23:33:56.775-05:002008-11-26T23:33:56.775-05:00Theistards don't like me very muchI just received yet another <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">theistarded</span> e-mail, this time from the '<span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">Eastside</span> Church of Christ'. Internet love, joy, and <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_2">mudkips</span> can be sent to <span class="HcCDpe"><span class="lDACoc"><span style="font-weight: bold;">eastside@pclnet.net</span>. </span></span><br /><br />Enjoy the head-banging <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_3">theistarded</span> <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_4">idocy</span> below.<br /><blockquote>You are a sad individual indeed.</blockquote>Orly? It is strange that for someone who doesn't know anything about me or my personal life, you sure have a lot to say about how sad I may or may not be.<br /><br />Oh well. I'm sure that in your mind, a life spent worrying about how the father of some zombie man-god is going to torture you in hell for eternity if you don't obey an old book of myths must be an incredibly joyful life indeed.<br /><br />Sad, isn't it?<br /><br />*snicker*<br /><blockquote>Just a thought for you to consider (even though you have obviously displayed<br />your closed-mindedness)...</blockquote>Are you sure you are not looking into the mirror there, <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_5">theistard</span>? How am I being closed minded? As <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_6">theistards</span> like you have not provided any evidence for your foolish claims, I see no reason to believe in your imaginary sky daddy the same way I have no reason to believe that spam e-mails promising me over 9000 dollars if I provide my account information would lead to anything good.<br /><blockquote>What happens to you when you die?<br /></blockquote>Well, I can't be 100% sure of what happens after death as nobody has returned from the dead (no, your zombie god myth doesn't count) and informed us about the wonders that lie beyond the grave. As of now, there is no reason to assume that there is anything beyond death.<br /><blockquote>Even though you deny God, you still must accept the mortal side of your existence.</blockquote>Wait, you mean we have a mortal side and an immortal side? Do you have any evidence for your claim or are you speaking out of your ass again?<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_7">PROTIP</span>:</span> Pointing to an old book and claiming that it is evidence doesn't count. The real world does not operate on the same intellectual-travesty-level as your <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_8">fundie</span> <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_9">theistarded</span> church.<br /><blockquote>Since you don't believe in a "here-after," what next?</blockquote>Why are you so desperate to believe that there is a 'next'? Just because you don't like the idea of becoming worm food after you die does not mean that there is an afterlife. Wishing for something does not make it so.<br /><br />Grow up and stop living in your world of fairy tales, <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_10">theistard</span>.<br /><blockquote>What if you're wrong? Have you given any thought to that?</blockquote><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_11">AAAARGHHHH</span>! Impending Pascal's Wager FAIL is impending.<br /><br />Yes, <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_12">theistard</span> - I have given thought to that. I think you also ought to consider that <span style="font-style: italic;">you</span><span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span>might be wrong, and that you may be worshipping not only an imaginary god, but a wrong god. What if the god that you end up meeting after you die turns out to be Allah, Baal, the <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_13">FSM</span>, or even Raptor Jesus? Something tells me that the <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_14">lulz</span> will end up being on <span style="font-style: italic;">you</span>.<br /><blockquote>Your position means there is nothing after a mortal dies.</blockquote>You have just failed again, <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_15">theistard</span>. You really should take your comedy show on the road sometime. My position is that although we cannot be 100% sure about what happens after we die, everything we know about the natural world at this point gives us no reason to assume that there is life beyond the grave.<br /><br />I hope you would now stop misrepresenting my position; but somehow I'm not very optimistic.<br /><blockquote>If you're right, you'll never know it. And I'll never know I was wrong.<br />If you're wrong, you'll forever know your stupidity and irreverence. And as a<br />believer, I'll forever know my choice to believe in God &amp; His word was right.</blockquote>Have you ever given any thought to what would happen if your god isn't the true god and that your holy book isn't the true holy book after all? Don't you think a god would see through a belief based on trying to save your own ass?<br /><br />Sorry to burst your <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_16">fundie</span> comfort bubble, but I think you are the one who hasn't really thought this through.<br /><blockquote>You better hope you're right and that God does not exist. Otherwise, you know nothing about regrets like those you'll have for eternity.</blockquote>Ah, good old preaching by fear. <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_17">Theistard</span>, are you aware that preaching by fear doesn't work on people who don't buy into your imaginary sky-daddy bullshit? If you are really interested in convincing nonbelievers that your cult has some truth to it after all, you should consider providing some evidence to back up your claims.<br /><br />Christianity has had over 2000 years to provide evidence for its claims. Put up or shut up. It really <span style="font-style: italic;">is </span>that simple, <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_18">theistard</span>.<br /><br />Thanks for playing, but you have just lost the game. However, I appreciate the <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_19">lulz</span> - keep it coming!Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-34154469224409312212008-11-24T11:56:00.001-05:002008-11-24T11:58:37.053-05:002008-11-24T11:58:37.053-05:00This is totally a fact<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SSrbYgppn0I/AAAAAAAAAvg/6Ni0kbvgCnM/s1600-h/Internet+Anonymity+Demotivator.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 320px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g3YUxj9bf7U/SSrbYgppn0I/AAAAAAAAAvg/6Ni0kbvgCnM/s400/Internet+Anonymity+Demotivator.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5272267527918559042" border="0" /></a>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-35201393834559331702008-11-23T12:47:00.001-05:002008-11-24T10:15:09.600-05:002008-11-24T10:15:09.600-05:00Healer goes "an hero" due to stupidityI think <a href="http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?Healer_dies_after_letting_cut_foot_rot&amp;in_article_id=405720&amp;in_page_id=34">this guy</a> deserves to be a candidate for a Darwin Award after he successfully executed a Last Solution by going '<a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/10/be-afraid-mary-be-very-afraid.html">an hero</a>'. Goodnight, sweet prince.<br /><blockquote><span class="byline"></span><span style="font-size:100%;">A healing therapist died after a minor injury went gangrenous because his 'inner being' told him not to see a doctor, an inquest has heard. </span><p class="article"> Russell Jenkins shunned conventional treatment for his foot injury after he trod on an electrical plug at home. </p><p class="article"> He instead tried the ancient remedy of putting honey on it but his toes later went black and began to stink.</p></blockquote><p></p><p class="article">I see nothing wrong with someone who decides to go "an hero" due to his own stupidity. As long as children are not involved and other people are not hurt, your decision to remove yourself from the gene pool is solely your own. Remember, do it for the <s><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">lulz</span></s> Darwin Award.<br /></p><p class="article">For those you claim that superstition and alternative medicine are <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">AWWRIGHT</span>; perhaps it is time for you to <s>'an hero'</s> rethink your views.<br /></p><blockquote><p></p><p class="article"> In April 2007, Mr Jenkins, a diabetic, sought alternative advice from homeopath Susan Finn, who suggested he treat it with <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_2">Manuka</span> honey. </p><p class="article"> When Ms Finn visited him the next day, she saw blood on the bed sheets and detected a foul smell. </p><p class="article"> His foot had become swollen and one of his toes was discoloured. Two days later, his toes turned black. </p><p class="article"> He died on April 17 from gangrene caused by a mixed bacterial infection.</p></blockquote><p></p><p class="article">A homeopath giving medical advice? What century are we living in? <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_3">AAAARGH</span> WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN...</p><p class="article">I think I should <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_4">copypasta</span> a snippet from a post on <a href="http://www.evolvedrational.com/2008/01/skeptical-look-at-homeopathy.html">the fraud of homeopathy</a> I did earlier this year:</p><p class="article"></p><blockquote>If homeopathic remedies seem to work, it is not because of the metaphysical properties of the ‘miracle water’, but the body's own natural curative mechanisms or <a href="http://skepdic.com/placebo.html">the placebo effect</a>. Although most homeopathic remedies are safe and merely ineffective, the danger is when a patient chooses not to seek proper treatment by a conventional medical doctor in cases where the patient could be helped by such treatment.</blockquote><p></p><p class="article">Still think homeopathy is <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_5">AWWRIGHT</span> because it is 'harmless'?<br /></p><p class="article">I rest my case.</p>Evolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985blog@evolvedrational.com0