Saturday, August 9, 2014

SIx Years Gone! Where is Jim Hayett's published results?

It's been 6 whole years, 72 whole months, or 2,190 days that former disgraced Lake Country Living blogger Jim Hayett made the claim to me that he had done some grand study on the "liberal biases" of the Journal Sentinel. (He made this making this claim much, much longer before I confronted him on it.)

When I had asked Mr Hayett where was the data he collected was so I could see it, nothing. Nothing. Dear Jim Hayett,  I am giving you another chance to make good since your credibility is still at issue as I've stated before here and here.

Hey Jim, you've had plenty of time in your retirement from throwing red-meat talking points at the Lake Country blogs so you should have had plenty of time to publish that-so collected data -- data which you claimed to have collected for over a year -- which you've claimed that you've already published but failed to publish the link too. Hey, how about a cocktail napkin with hash marks? No? Not even that?

So Jim Hayett -- are you just a liar, a plagiarizer or a fraud?

I know what to put my money on.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

National Day of Prayer: A National Disgrace

The National Day of Prayer is largely a sectarian event that reflects the religion of right-wing Christians who not only need their fragile religious egos stroked, but need it at the behest of government sanction. None of that prayer over last 6 decades has done shit, except give conservative Christians a platform to proselytize their beliefs and to win over the imaginary god in their pathetic minds. We are supposed to a free democratic people, yet, the ones the cry most about freedom, actually hate it. No, instead, they want all of us to worship their one peculiar-type of god they because they know -- they know -- he doesn't exist.

The National Day of Prayer is a national disgrace.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Quick Guide to Christian Responsiblity

Once you leave these parochial myths behind, as an atheist you begin to understand that it is you that is responsible for everything your life touches. There are no magic get-out-of-guilt cards like with Christianity which just gives you license to be continually immoral.

Christianity (and religion in general) is a denial of reality and abdication of personal responsibility while it perpetrates many gross human rights violations, namely against women and children.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sorry for you loss, Westboro

"Counter-protesters held up the sign at a Westboro Baptist Church protest of a Lorde concert in Kansas City, the first protest by the group since founder Fred Phelps died. More than 20 Westboro Baptist Church members were protesting the Lorde concert.

"We realized that it wasn't so much about antagonizing them but sending out the countered safe that we are here for people who need that message and need that positivity" Megan Coleman, who helped make the sign, said according to Kansas' KSHB.

The message didn't get across to all Westboro members.

"I don't even know what they're saying," Westboro Baptist Chuch member Steve Drain said."

While I may not mourn Fred Phelps death, we can easily show more compassion than he and his cult ever have or will to his surviving family members and friends.

Comedian Frank Confitt'stated that "We shouldn't take pleasure in the death of Fred Phelps. Let's save the celebration for when his cause dies" which is when I will celebrate.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Darwin Day 2014

In light of the recent debate between an advocate of science and free inquiry against the fantasy of Biblical delusions, the public acceptance of science has a new, but brief emphasis as a majority of Americans still believe that they can trace their lineage all the way back to a rib woman.

What will it take to change people's resistance against science, if science is not enough? I wish I knew, but I do know science denial of origins, of climate changes, and of reproduction and biological science because because ancient prejudices are preferred does hurt people and denies them a higher quality of life.

Monday, February 10, 2014

That word...

"God gave you freewill so that you have the choice to either worship him or go to hell" Ricky Gervais

 ... I don't think it means what you think means.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Free to make up her own mind

Picture sourced from the internet.
I want my daughter to grow-up and to learn to think for herself which includes how to question claims made by not only by the religion, but by other social and political philosophies. My parents never gave me this option of whether or not to believe in a god or not. My daughter will have that choice and no amount of threats of eternal Hell and torture from me, or my wife, will make her into or a believer or not.

My daughter is free to explore that question by herself with as much support as I can give her, and that even includes taking her to a church when she feels the need to go.

This is why I laugh, when the Christian informs me that I am the one imposing my beliefs on my daughter. No, dear Christian, you are the one who does, not me.