OK, I said in my last post that I found a site that pissed me off because of the bullshit factor that is possessed. I was going to include excerpts from that site in the last post, but there was so much material that I decided to dedicate an entire rant blog about it, because of the crap that is on that site.
The #1 thing that can piss me off in 0.1 seconds: mis-information.
First, the site is called Living Waters.com and the page was called:
“New Breed of Atheists Bad for America” (Thanks Hulk)
Let’s start with the first line of the page.
“Atheist: someone who believes that nothing made everything.”
Not quite, but I see where you are going with this.
First, we don’t know what existed before the big bang. We simply do not know. However, to say that it was “nothing” is illogical to me. Nothing is just that, NO THING. So there was obviously something around, something volatile I would guess, and then BANG and the chaos that would go on for billions of years to form our universe began. This is stuff that scientists are studying and have been studying for centuries and in that centuries of data, there hasn’t been a shred of evidence of a g-d or of any intelligent design.
The site then starts plugging books by an author named Ray Comfort, who I am not familiar with; however I can tell you he doesn’t like atheists or Richard Dawkins. He goes on about how he (Comfort) will/has uncovered Atheist “core beliefs” and something about his Ford truck. He built a website to combat atheism www.PullThePlugOnAthiesm.com (that just leads you back to Liveing Water’s home page) that will show you how major colleges and Animal Planet are turning you children into g-dless atheists and then gives this gem:
Men like Richard Dawkins tell kids that they are nothing but apes…
We, along with the Chimpanzee and the Bonobo, SHARE a common genetic ancestor that lived approximately 6 million years ago. Basically, we are part of the African Ape family, that are part of the Great Ape family. We are only 2 genomes apart from Chimps. That’s how we got opposable thumbs people.
Then there were these little rage nuggets:
They want to take from Americans the unique liberty that we have in this nation to worship God
No we just don’t want our tax dollars used to pay for christian monuments, religious stickers on government vehicles , and we want the “unique liberty” of the separation of church and state to keep indoctrination out of our schools and government. That’s all.
They hate Christmas
I fucking LOVE Xmas! The lights, the food, THE PRESENTS! I believe we know my feelings about Easter and I will be attending Passover with my Jewish friend and his family in a couple of weeks. I don’t hate Xmas, I love Xmas you dick wagon.
they protest nativity scenes and public prayer
If the Nativity Scene is paid for by my tax dollars or on land that was purchased or is maintained by my tax dollars, then yeah I am going to bitch about it. Again, separation of Church & State.
The only public prayer that draws fire is, again, prayer at government events or publicly funded schools. Government issues are not as tricky as Public Schools. If students, without coercion or assistance from faculty or staff, want to hold a religious meeting or do a public prayer then the students are exercising their 1st amendment rights. IF THE SCHOOL is promoting prayer or a religious event, then that’s an issue.
Also, didn’t Jesus say this in Matthew 6:5-6
5“When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. 6But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
So, isn’t public prayer just grandstanding as far as Jesus and g-d are concerned? If you really want/need to pray, even the bible says do it behind closed doors.
But, back to this guy:
they go to court to stop the Gideons from giving Bibles out in schools, and they want to remove ‘Under God’ from the Pledge and ‘In God we Trust’ from our money. They even want to change AD/BC. Back in 1963 (A.D.), it took only one atheist to take prayer and Bible-reading out of our schools
Again, this all goes back to the 1st amendment, mainly the Establishment Clause ( the Establishment Clause inherently prohibits the government from preferring any one religion over another) and the fact that we as a people are starting to acknowledge that there are other people in America THAT ARE NOT CHRISTIAN. So, in 1954 & 1956 during The Cold War when they added “under g-d” and “In g-d We Trust” to appear different from communism (which promoted statewide Atheism). The US Government wasn’t thinking about religious freedom, it was running a propaganda campaign against the reds! That’s why America’s religious fascination exploded during that time and stayed on with the baby-boomers. It was American to go to church, only commies stayed home on Sunday. So, yes, I think we need to go back to a more secular way than we have now and more like we did before The Cold War. Keep all the g-ds in the temples and out of the schools and government. Freedom of religion is also Freedom FROM religion.
This is the one that made me about shit in rage.
Statistics show that ninety percent of Americans believe in God’s existence
Oh, wrong answer.
When asked if they believe in “God or a universal spirit” in the Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, 89% of U.S. adults say yes – down from 92% from the previous RLS in 2007. Nearly one-in-ten (9%) now say they don’t believe in God, up from 5% in 2007.
The changes have been even more substantial when it comes to certainty of belief in God: 63% of Americans are absolutely certain that God exists, down 8 percentage points from 2007, when 71% said this.
These shifts have been especially sharp among the growing share of Americans who do not identify with any religious group (and call themselves atheists, agnostics or “nothing in particular”). While 22% of these religious “nones” said that they did not believe in God in 2007, that figure has risen to 33% in 2014.
89% of Americans believe in “God or a universal spirit”, that doesn’t mean that they believe in the Christian g-d.
And the statistics that you took that number from, detail that belief in some form of g-d is down 11% and declining. The NYTimes actually did an article last year that (and I hate this term) millennials are the least religious generation ever.
So, it looks like that 90% is more like 63% and shrinking.
Now, I do not like to go on the offensive like this, but after the whole “professing” thing and then this. I just get
frustrated with this pissed. Because I have been like Ray Comfort, I have been like the author of this site, I have said what these guys have said & done what these guys have done. I have walked that path and it just frustrates me to be on the opposite end of indoctrination like this.
Anyway, that’s my rant. I am going to make a sandwich.
No seriously, I am hungry.