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BULLSHIT!

Alright, I’ve fucking had it with the stupidity of you people. I did not lose my faith in god because I wanted to; I lost my faith in god because god gave me no reliable evidence to believe in him. None. And to continue believing on “FAITH”?! Why? All I have to go on is my parents belief’s, and those around me. To believe in something, to have faith in something, you must have SOMETHING to sow that seed of faith, some base to go upon. Why do you not believe in the boogeyman? Because there is no reliable evidence to prove his existence, and going on pure faith is ludicrous. PURE faith is believing that the boogeyman is real. PURE faith is baseless, and pointless. To continue believing in god, to have faith in god, I needed something to hold on to. ALL I HAD WAS UNRELIABLE BULLSHIT!!

When confronted with the first pelt of a platypus, man called it a farce, fabricated by enemies to confuse. And yet there was a pelt. There was evidence. There was SOMETHING!! And that first pelt was unreliable evidence, for one instance is not enough. Yet beyond that first bit of unreliable evidence, there was more and more reliable evidence. Where is gods evidence? All you have is stories. Fucking stories!! Passed down from generation to generation and taught as truth. You hold up your holy books and cry “Here is the evidence of god!!” What the fuck is wrong with you?! Who does that?! Pull your head out of your ass and think for one fucking minute about what you’re actually saying. You’re saying that god exists because a book says he does, you point to millions of people and say, “How can these many millions be wrong? You cannot delude and fool so many people!” MOTHERFUCKER! WORLD WAR FUCKING II. YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID!

I have a question for you. If god asked you to kill someone, would you? It’s not murder because god has decreed that this person must die. And if god wants this person to die, then they will die. After all, he’s fucking omnipotent. He has decreed that this person is evil in his sight and must die. After all, god loves killing sinners and evildoers. “No he doesn’t! God is the epitome of peace and love!” BIBLE MOTHERFUCKERS!! THE BOOK OF MORMON!! HAVE YOU READ IT THEM? NOAH AND THE FUCKING FLOOD! SODOM AND GOMORRAH! LABAN! THE CANAANITES, THE AMMONIHAHITES, YOU NAME IT, IF THEY WERE EVIL, GOD FUCKING KILLED THE SHIT OUT’A THEM.

When confronted with the problem of “If god loves us, why did he let Hitler kill so many Jews?!” and my answer was, well, the main line of god’s reasoning for us being here on earth was to earn our place in heaven, by living good lives, and being good people according to his will. And you can’t earn shit if you don’t have the ability to decide things for yourself. And if god interfered with Hitler’s free will, then he would have made Hitler’s test invalid. Can’t go and make break the rules of your own game now can we? But wait a minute, if you must give man every chance to redeem himself, if it’s never too late, then you musn’t interfere at all. Man must continue until he is dead and cold in the ground, until he stands before the lord at the last day, and is judged for his crimes. WTF?! But god killed all those people!!! HE FUCKING KILLED BILLIONS OF PEOPLE!! HE INTERFERED WITH THE TEST!! ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?!! YOU WANT ME TO SIT HERE AND TAKE THIS BULLSHIT?! FUCK YOU!

I’ve been asked, “Just come back and try, one more time! Really ask god on your knees, and pray REAAAALY hard!” Let me put it this way, I have just walked out of the forest, I see the beautiful world around me, the wonder of science and evolution, the beauty of humanity, and you WANT ME TO LEAVE THAT AND COME BACK IN THE FUCKING FOREST TO WORSHIP THE INVISIBLE GOD YOU KEEP ON THE DRESSER IN YOUR TREEHOUSE?!

Ok to be honest the requests were not that childish, I just dumbed it down because I’m angry and don’t care. 

AND YOU KNOW THE FUCKING FANTASTIC ICING ON THE FUCKING CAKE?! ALL YOU PEOPLE WILL SEE IN THIS RANT IS: “BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH WHINE WHINE WHINE MY FEELINGS ARE HURT BLAH BLAH BLAH I HATE GOD BLAH BLAH BLAH!” YOU FUCKING DIPSHITS!!  I CAN’T HATE GOD IF I DON’T BELIEVE IN HIS EXISTENCE!!

And even better, anyone who is Mormon who sees this will think to themselves: “Wow, that prophet was right(I don’t remember who it was, but you will so that’s all that matters), when people leave the church, they become it’s worst enemies. He really knew what he was talking about” Well no shit dumbass, you’d be pissed to if you realized your whole fucking life has been a lie!

I’m done. I will live my life, the way I see it. My children will live their lives free of the dogma, contradiction, fear and hate that is the god you have created. Even if this god were real, he is not worthy of my worship. God of peace? Yeah fucking right. Fuck you.

And one last thing. The “Official” stance of any organized body, doesn’t mean shit. It’s the ideas and stances of the people within that body, that matter. If the people are bigots, and the body isn’t fixing that, then the body is a bigot, whatever it may say.

Addendum: For those of you who believe in a god, but don’t shove it in other people’s faces, keep to yourselves and generally let people be people, this post isn’t about you. It is about bigots and sowers of hatred. 

Edit: Wow, I was angry just a bit.

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All men are equal, and deserve equal treatment under the law

This article is directed to all people. It pertains to the recent upheaval in political and religious arenas on the subject of homosexuals and lesbians and their right to have basic human rights. This is specifically directed at and is in condemnation of those who seek to legislate law preventing them from having those rights.

The Bible and HomosexualityTrying to control how other people live their lives based off of how you live yours is bullshit. They aren’t coming into your house and telling you how to live yours. Let them be who they want to be. You are perpetuating hate and bigotry, and setting a horrible example for your children. What have these people done to you?

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you; that ye may be children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. For if ye love only them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? And if you salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so?” – Matthew 5
“And blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” – 3 Nephi 12:9

The life that others choose to live is not yours. Let them be who they wish to be, and if it be evil, let it be evil, for it is their condemnation on the day of judgement. In the Book of Mormon, the prophet Alma goes to the city of Ammonihah, converts Amulek, and they go about preaching. At one point they are taken captive and forced to watch as those they had converted, and the writings they had written, were thrown into a raging furnace. Men, women, and children, all were thrown to the flames. Amulek raged out in anger and despair, crying to Alma that they must save them.

“How can we witness this awful scene? Therefore let us stretch forth our hands, and exercise the power of God which is in us, and save them from the flames. But Alma said unto him: The Spirit constraineth me that I must not stretch forth mine hand; for behold the Lord receiveth them up unto himself, in glory; and he doth suffer that they may do this thing, or that the people may do this thing unto them, according to the hardness of their hearts, that the judgments which he shall exercise upon them in his wrath may be just; and the blood of the innocent shall stand as a witness against them, yea, and cry mightily against them at the last day”. – Alma 14

He allows the people of Ammonihah to condemn themselves. He allows them to murder in a most cruel way, and through these acts, seal their own doom. Your god will not throw you in the pit of doom, you throw yourself in.

To those who cry “They poison the minds of our children!” I say unto you, if the minds of your children are so easily swayed and changed by such simple things as these, whether they be good or evil,  you have failed in your duty to prepare your child, and your own faith is a fragile thing to be shaken so, if it is existent at all. If you cower at the thought of explaining why some people live the way they do, you need to gain courage and will for your children; for the world is a place of harsh reality, and cares not one whit for you or your frail dreams of how things should be.

The world is not all rosebuds and unicorns, magnificent vistas of untainted beauty, and generous hospitality. Much of the world is cruel, malignant and hateful, and will use every advantage it has to improve its lot, without regards to you are yours. You have grown comfortable in your riches, and happy in your success, and have forgotten the death and terror that stalks the world. You pour extensive amounts of money to prevent what you call the desecration of the sanctity of marriage, and the destruction of the family unit, yet this wealth can go to lessen the desolation of billions of your fellow-man. This money could be used to improve the lives of those less fortunate than you. Millions die every day the world over, but you have decided that this wealth is better spent preventing “sinners” from accomplishing their dreams. Now I highly doubt you have made the conscious decision “You know, there are lots of people I could help with this energy and wealth I have, but I going to use it to force my ideas on others!”, no, you have forgotten them. The poor, the lost, the downtrodden, the…well…the forgotten ones of this world. And because you have forgotten them, you waste your resources persecuting others, caught up in your holy war on the gays.

I remember reading about another holy war, they called it the Crusades, where the christian world took it upon themselves to conquer the homeland of there god of peace, and marched in the name of God and Jesus Christ and used his holy word to murder, rape, pillage and destroy the heathens and heretics who had desecrated the land with their presence. Millions were righteously purged from the world, all in the name of God. Why? Because they were different, because they didn’t follow the christian nation’s idea of life, and didn’t follow their rules. So they killed them, controlled them, hated them, generally treated them like shit. We have come a long way since that time, we have gotten smarter. Man is more civilized now, and we don’t go about killing those whom we don’t agree with. Oh wait, nevermind. Barnsley teen burned to death on his 18th birthday.

Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt, embracing their daughters Maeve and Georgia, in celebration of their marriage.  - photo: Reuters

Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt, embracing their daughters Maeve and Georgia, in celebration of their marriage. – photo: Reuters

These people are human, and they want to exercise love in their own way.  This is love and happiness, and you want to crush it.

They are not evil, they are not destroyers; they love, they laugh and cry just as you and I, they bear no ill will to you or I, except where they have been trampled on, and sometimes not even then, but because they do not follow YOUR idea of righteousness, they cannot not have THEIR idea of happiness? What right have you? Who made you THE OMNISCIENT LORD OF WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG, THE INFALLIBLE JUDGE OF MAN?!

Look unto yourselves and see your own failings. Are you following your own rules? Are you without sin? Let me refresh your memories on those who think themselves fit to punish those they think unrighteous.
“And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?” Now here we have a woman, who was caught red-handed, her guilt is undeniable, yet as Jesus shows, who is worthy of judging her?
“He lifted himself up and said unto them He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” – John 8

And you have the brazen audacity to think yourselves fit to judge your fellow-man, and decide that a certain group of individuals should be controlled because they have committed a “sin”? When they are not accountable to your law? They are not of your faith, they do not follow your law, and yet you seek to hold them accountable to it, to use it to control their lives. You cannot say they are accountable to it, because you know they have not all heard it. They aren’t going around killing and pillaging the countryside, they aren’t coming into your house and infecting your children with the gay virus. They are trying to live their lives the way they want to. And their way of life is not going to destroy yours.

Religion, Creationism, Science, and how we are teaching our kids the wrong ideas. Part II

Okay, so continuing the post from the other day about the formation of our galaxies and such.  Specifically the formation of a solar system and the planets within it.  Growing up, I was not taught how the planets were physically formed.  I was not taught how the sun came to be, or how the earth came to be what it is today.  I was taught that God and Jesus created them.  Ok, well that’s all well and good, but how did they do it? in my young mind I imagined massive hands, raking through the cosmos, pulling in matter and mushing it together into the planets and then the sun, and then pouring gasoline all over and then holding a match to the sun.  The silly images we think of.  But still, how did they do it?  Did God say form and it formed?  Did he wave his hand and it was suddenly there? No one new, they just brushed me off with “I don’t know”, or “God did it” or you shouldn’t ask those kinds of questions”.  When someone says to stop asking questions, there is something wrong.  Now, granted there are things you can have an unhealthy interest in, but cosmology is not one of them.

I had several questions answered the other night.  As answered as you can get from TV anyway.  Now remember, most of this is theory, but is backed up buy a lot of fact..  How is a solar system made?  How does it come to be?  Well, first you need a star, then you need planets.  So, is it all just a bunch of crock?  Or is it actually how it works?  Makes sense to me.  God is bound by the laws of this universe, so it stands to reason that he must obey those laws in all things.  Now obviously we don’t know all the laws, but if I see something that explains it, can you fault me for believing it?  Why must all of God’s works be clouded in mystery?  Why must our explanations be shoved under the rug as rubbish, as the workings of the devil? The Collective. Fear.  The unwillingness to open your mind.   Let me quote C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape letters.  In this letter Wormwood is elated because the “humans” have started another war, and is enjoying the ensuing suffering.  But Screwtape cautions thus:
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“Let us therefore think rather how to use, than how to enjoy, this European war. For it has certain tendencies inherent in it which are, in themselves, by no means in our favour. We may hope for a good deal of cruelty and unchastity. But, if we are not careful, we shall see thousands turning in this tribulation to the Enemy, while tens of thousands who do not go so far as that will nevertheless have their attention diverted from themselves to values and causes which they believe to be higher than the self. I know that the Enemy disapproves many of these causes. But that is where He is so unfair. He often makes prizes of humans who have given their lives for causes He thinks bad on the monstrously sophistical ground that the humans thought them good and were following the best they knew.”

In God’s eyes, belief is relative.  If you believe you are doing the right thing, then how can you be faulted for it?*  Is it wrong to believe that the planets were formed this way?  Is it evil to believe that the universe was made this way? Is it really?  I don’t think so.  It’s all relative anyway.  I mean, the whole religion thing is based on belief anyway.  X percent of it is all faith.  There are exceptions, as always.  There will always be exceptions.  But on the whole, we mostly believe, but we don’t know,  if you know what I mean.

Another mineral from below the asteroids.  Thank you and have a good night.

*Now before you go spouting off about suicide terrorists and the like, when it comes to extremes like that, I’m not sure. I hold to the statement that if you believe you are right, then you will not be punished.  But murder?  I’ll leave that judgement to God.

Religion, Creationism, Science, and how we are teaching our kids the wrong ideas. Part I

Ok, so my bit today is about how much crap we feed our kids these days.  It’s like we’re stupid or something.  When I was growing up, I was spoon-fed a bunch of crap along with all the other kids, in primary class, and in seminary, about how the Big Bang theory was just a bunch of bull, and  how the Lord made everything just the way it is in seven thousand years.  Bullshit.  Why would God give man the ability to discover his world and universe, and have him figure it out wrong.  Science isn’t perfect, it’s just not, man is not perfect either, but we aren’t slouches either, we’re pretty smart.  So how can men and women look at the discoveries other men and women of science have made, and say its all a crock, just because the Good Book doesn’t describe it that way?  I’ll tell you why. The Collective.  That’s why.  Because that’s what little Jimmy and Jane have been tought for the last century, so that’s what is right.  They ignore the amazing discoveries made by man, and say its all crock, just because of the stigma about “Science”.  The stigma that Darwin has given science has made so many people blind about actual factual discoveries.  So many facts, so many amazing things about our worlds history, about the universe’s history.  Ignored because its “science”.  Scientists are the enemy of God, they are heathens, not to be trusted.

Well, all of you creationists, religionistic freaks, get off your high horses, find some of this humility you so often speak of, and learn that the world doesn’t revolve around what you say is and isn’t.  News flash, those scientists you so often fault for being evil, and weak to the “natural man” well guess what, you are just as weak, and you are mortal just like they are.  And at least they are accomplishing something with their knowledge and god given wisdom, and furthering the collective wisdom of man, and not going around telling their kids that what that man on the tv is saying isn’t true, why it just couldn’t be because he’s a “scientist, and he couldn’t possibly know what he’s talking about.  

“Alright kids, today in primary, we’re going to learn about the plan of salvation.  Part of the plan was when God created the earth.  Now, when God made the solar system, it wasn’t a “Big Bang” like those stupid scientists say, haha.  Look I”ll show you.  I’m going to take this pen apart and put it in this bag and shake it.  Now watch what happens.”  (pen parts bounce around in the bag due to inertia, gravity, and forces applied by the teachers hand)  “See it doesn’t just come back together on its own.  That proves that the Big Bang just couldn’t possibly happen.  The planets didn’t just magically come together, and form around the sun in perfect orbit. They were formed by God’s own hand.”  Wait, what?  God’s own hand?

Just a minute.  I remember reading in Lectures on Faith, that God is bound by the laws of the universe, and that if he breaks any of those laws he will cease to be a god.  So, by extension, if he wants to create a planet, he has to use the laws of the universe to do so.  Now I know God is a pretty powerful dude, but I’m sorry, he doesn’t have a hand the size of the sun.  Our very own prophets have taught us that he is a glorified, resurrected being.  And so he can’t just grab a bit of earth here and there, put it together and call it earth.  He must use the laws of physics.  I mean, I guess he could get a freaking ‘illion angels and have them all grab as much matter as they could and create the solar system that way, but it seems like such a waste when the laws of the universe are there to do the job.  So think about it.  Just think about it.  See you tomorrow.

Another mineral from below the asteroids.  Thank you and have a good night.