Archive for category dominance
We spoke about Missionaries in the first and third world as well as how Non-Christian beliefs could use these or a less invasive version of these tactics to spread the concept of Critical Thinking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_thinking) we also answered the question “What do you do when they come knocking?”
Chicago Tribune –
Atheist faces new setback in suit over Illinois cross – http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-atheist-faces-new-setback-in-suit-over-illinois-cross-20120608,0,6841119.story
Loganville-Grayson Patch –
Born Again Pagan – http://loganville.patch.com/articles/born-again-pagan
Gulf News –
Black magic gear fails to get past Dubai customs – http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/crime/black-magic-gear-fails-to-get-past-dubai-customs-1.1034159
Monash Weekly –
Atheist has faith in power of dialogue – http://www.monashweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/atheist-has-faith-in-power-of-dialogue/2585001.aspx
Note to smug atheists: Yes we win the debates but we have little real power. – http://www.examiner.com/article/note-to-smug-atheists-yes-we-win-the-debates-but-we-have-little-real-power
Huffington Post –
Questions on Science and Religion – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victor-stenger/questions-on-science-and-_b_1585151.html
The Blaze –
ATHEIST FAMILY LOSES LAWSUIT TO HAVE ‘UNDER GOD’ REMOVED FROM THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – http://www.theblaze.com/stories/atheist-family-loses-lawsuit-to-have-under-god-removed-from-the-pledge-of-allegiance/
Bulgaria puts “vampire” skeleton on display – http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/11/uk-bulgaria-odd-vampires-idUSLNE85A02E20120611
Irish Times –
Straight from the atheist’s mouth – but Dawkins got it theologically wrong – http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2012/0612/1224317752830.html
India Realtime –
Religion Journal: What do India’s Atheists Think? – http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2012/06/12/religion-journal-what-do-indias-atheists-think/?mod=google_news_blog
From ‘sacred underwear’ to Victoria’s Secret: The devout Mormon woman who chose love over faith when her husband became an atheist – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2158283/From-sacred-underwear-Victorias-Secret-The-devout-Mormon-woman-chose-love-faith-husband-atheist.html#ixzz1xjy3cIXK
Painting Over the Cross; Protecting Pagan Symbols – http://aclj.org/school-prayer/painting-over-cross-protecting-pagan-symbols
Stl Today –
DC atheist group to add Missouri and Illinois lobbying arms – http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/dc-atheist-group-to-add-missouri-and-illinois-lobbying-arms/article_83b20de8-b4d2-11e1-8ab8-0019bb30f31a.html#ixzz1xjzAxyLy
Daily Tribune –
Watchdog atheist group to appeal Warren ruling – http://www.dailytribune.com/article/20120612/NEWS01/120619878/watchdog-atheist-group-to-appeal-warren-ruling
UFO: New York, California orb formations foreshadow archons – http://www.examiner.com/article/ufo-new-york-california-orb-formations-foreshadow-archons
San Diego Reader –
Atheist Lobbying Group to Install California Chapter – http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2012/jun/13/atheist-lobbying-group-to-install-california-chapt/
Unbelieving preachers get help to ‘come out’ as open atheists – http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/13/unbelieving-preachers-get-help-to-come-out-as-open-atheists/
Jakarta Globe –
Activists Call for Acquittal of Embattled Atheist Alexander – http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/activists-call-for-acquittal-of-embattled-atheist-alexander/523839
LA Times –
Nativity scenes banned at Santa Monica park after atheist dispute – http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/nativity-scenes-banned-santa-monica-park-atheist-dispute.html
Baptist Press –
Group criticizes B&H ‘Military Bibles’ – http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38037
And that question is, how far is to far?
How far are you willing to go to prove your religious/nonreligious views are correct?
This class was held at the Joint Chief of Staff College, and performed by Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley. Now I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume, Lt. Col. Dooley believes himself to be a good Christian (not trying to single you guys out, but I’m pretty sure this is the case. If I’m wrong leave a comment.) and a “defender of his faith”.
Here are some of the things he recommends in this 4 phase presentation:
- Islam reduced to cult status
- Saudi Arabia threatened with starvation
- Making international laws that protect civilians “no longer relevant”
- applying “the historical precedents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki” to Islam’s holiest cities, and bringing about “Mecca and Medina[‘s] destruction.”
These are only a few things that are on the table for this presentation. While the top brass have ordered an investigation and the pulling of any Anti-Islam course materials, it goes on to say that many of these “anti-terrorists” that spoke during the eight week presentation have infected top military posts, as well as law enforcement. Meaning that these people are getting high ranks in their fields and controlling the views and actions of many others, potentially poisoning their minds.
So again I ask, how far is to far?
Would you wipe out a whole city to flex your religious rights?
I ask this because I know Wiccans live by one ultimate law, and this kind of shit breaks that law to pieces.
Maybe they should consider this one little phrase before threatening the world with a total war that could escalate into not just a world war but a civil war here in the US.
“An it harms none, do as ye will.”
Let me repeat that: “An it harms none, do as ye will.”
Once more for posterity “An it harms NONE, do as ye will.”
If we would consider this one law of morality the world would likely be a better place. This is for all sides.
So I was surfing around WordPress and reading some other peoples blogs, I like to add new categories for me to review and use to broaden my horizons and find answers. Today I added Islamic to my categories and boy oh boy what I found!
It was a treasure trove of sick, fucked up, shit that they believe is their right to do.
For instance I came across a blog that mentioned having came across a rather depraved book called “A Gift for the Muslim Couple“. This seems like an innocent enough title right? WRONG!
Here are some quotes the blogger gave as examples of just how fucked up this book and the people that follow these beliefs truly are:
“In the book’s opening pages, it is written that “it might be necessary to restrain her with strength or even to threaten her.”
Later, its author advises that “the husband should treat the wife with kindness and love, even if she tends to be stupid and slow sometimes.” ”
How fucked up is that? You may be required to restrain her or threaten her? Why the fuck would you threaten the woman you claim to have undying love for?
“Page 45 contains the rights of the husband, which include his wife’s inability to leave “his house without his permission,” and that his wife must “fulfil his desires” and “not allow herself to be untidy … but should beautify herself for him … ” ”
Ok… this one is a bit difficult for me to be angry over. Honestly my wife and I have a similar situation to this but not due to religious context. This is a lifestyle choice we have made due to her demeanor when dealing with the outside world, It is easier, on her, to use me as a buffer and keep her contained within her palace. But this also has nothing to do with restraining her against her will or requiring punishment when she does want to go out.
“In terms of physical punishment, the book advises that a husband may scold her, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.” “
Again I say, what the fuck?! Ok, I know people like being caned, and I know it’s a huge turn on for people to have that kind of shit happen, but again it is not meant as a religious or personal punishment, it is typically used as a form of sexual release. Though I am glad they thought to add “refrain from beating her excessively.”
The writer went on to talk a little more about the theme of the book:
Male dominance over women has been making headlines for some time, with the recent lengthy trial and conviction of the Shafia family.
Mohammad Shafia, 59, his second wife, Tooba Yahya, 42, and their son, Hamed, 21, were each convicted in January on four counts of first-degree murder in what was characterized as an honour killing of four female family members as punishment for disobedience. They were handed life sentences with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Shafia’s three daughters and his first wife were found drowned in a car at the bottom of the Rideau Canal in Kingston, Ont., in June 2009.
Now I have never condemned someone for having multiple mates, polygamy is fine by me, so I realize the idea of “the woman you have undying love for” can mean something different in different cultures and circumstances, but to kill them due to “defamation”, and especially to kill your children, your own fucking children.
This is amazing to me, because I have to remember that even though they call him something different Muslim’s even these extreme ones worship the christian “god”. And for such a supposed superior being to condone something like this is maddening to me. This is not a religious right, it’s criminal and I think anyone who subscribes to the thought processes in this book should be on the receiving end of it’s advice.
Then after all of that I came across yet another blog that talked about Pakistan having almost 1,000 women and girls killed for “defaming” their family. This stretches the gamut from claims (yes claims there is no tangible proof) of illicit sexual activities, to also include marrying without permission. Can you imagine what would happen if a Muslim Extremist convention come through Las Vegas with the right to commit “honor killing”?!
Here are some of the numbers quoted in the article:
- 595 women killed because they were accused of Illicit Sexual Activities
- 219 women killed for marrying without permission
- 20 women were provided medical attention before dying
That’s 20 out of over 800 just accounted for in that small list that received any form of remorse from what is often their family, fathers, brothers, sons, uncles or grandfathers. Not to mention the article mentioned that some of them were raped or gang raped before being killed. That means the same faces that these women started their days with are likely the faces they saw in the last moments of their life, contorted in violence and hate towards the women that depend upon these same men for safety and comfort. But if we think like these people this should not be disgusting to me, this is the will of god and an act of mercy.
Wait there’s more… this is a day for fucked up articles.
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” ISLAMABAD: The minister for national harmony has alleged that about 100 non-Muslims, mostly Hindus girls, were forced to convert to Islam in recent months. “
What the fuck? Really? Forcing hindu girls to become Muslim’s? WHY?! (this takes Mandated Worship to the extreme)
Here are some quotes from the article and my responses, the quotes are in italics, my responses are in bold:
“Learning the basic principals and teaching of Islam should be made obligatory, under the proposed laws for all those non-Muslims who decided to embrace Islam.”
A friend of mine is a very serious Muslim. And he explained that they don’t even force their children to look towards Islam and only speak of their beliefs when asked directly. This is in direct opposition to forced conversion.
“I am not sure about the exact number of such cases in the absence of accurate data for such incidents, but the figure of such cases is about 100,” he said. Gill added that the minority members of the Parliament have recommended that the federal government introduce legislation to check forced conversion.
Why has there not been situations like this earlier? Do women not matter that much to the Christian faiths? Oh I know, they’re just vessels for children.
The minister cited ‘sexual lust’ as the key reason that made Muslim men force non-Muslim girls to convert. “The Hindu girls were being sexually abused by the young Muslim men who forced them to convert when their sexual offence became an issue in the society,” he explained.
Wait.. wait… what? You’re telling me that they are justifying forced conversion with rape? Now which one is worse? Living in the western world where we worship our women to a fault, makes this concept seem very foreign to me. That these young men have gotten away with sexually abusing young women to a point that to answer it becoming an issue they forced them to convert, most likely making it suddenly legal to continue sexually abusing these women.
“Those young people accept such girls as their legal wives with the pre-condition that they embrace Islam. The girls were kidnapped by young men and after meeting their sexual desire they were forced to change their religion and convert to Islam,” Gill said.
So they raped them, they kidnapped them, forced them to marry them, with the pre-condition that they embrace Islam, rape them again and then enforce their conversion to Islam. Why does this not sound completely fucked up?! And we wonder why slavery and human trafficking still exists in these parts of the world.
This alone tells me that considerations for the Islamic religion may be held for a while until this stuff starts to come under control. Culture is a big part of religion, and I can tell you with all confidence, I can’t even imagine a god that would condone such actions towards the mothers of the world.