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More random stuff

In no particular order:

  • Leon Panetta, the American Secretary of Defense, has signed a certification to formally end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (via).
    • And bigots, the sky hasn’t fallen.
  • More proof that correlation does not equal causation, or why emptying your spam folder is good for the economy (via).
  • Someone Rick Perry respects is strongly urging him not to run for president.
    • Too bad Michele Bachman, Herman Cain, and Rick Santorum didn’t get the message.
  • There were terrorist attacks in Norway, and several people have been killed. My condolences.
  • This is so sad. “Half of US Social Program Recipients Believe They ‘Have Not Used A Government Social Program’“. The ignorance, I can see it.
  • Team Japan won the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Congratulations to them. A major morale booster after their devastating earthquake.
    • As my own team did not play like CONCACAF champs, I’ll admit to cheering for the US.
    • The game was also the most tweeted event in history.
  • Update: Negative aspects of and problems with gender stereotypes.

The following is a message from God

Dear not-raptureds:

You may have seen lots of people being raptured today. However, they weren’t the ones you expected. For example, the Robertson, Dobson, Fischer, and Barber types are still here. There are numerous reasons for this.

One is the consistent false predictions. There are far too many doomsdays that didn’t.

One reason is that you accuse me of “creating a fake”. Evolution is a fact supported by overwhelming observable evidence. The cdesign proponentists and creationists dispute this, therefore committing the sin of blasphemy by accusing me of being deceptive. This is why members of the Discovery Institute, Answers in Genesis et al are still here.

Another is the few–issuesism. You focus almost exclusively on abortion, school prayer (even though you are told not to show off your faith), and same–sex marriage. How could it possibly be reasonable for my “followers” to be few–issue voters, when I, the creator of the universe, are clearly not a few–issue diety? You give the whole faith a bad name, making all Christians look like judgmental, sex obsessed fundies who cannot mind their own businesses. This therefore excludes the Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, et al are still here.

One other reason is how you promote the heresy of “prosperity theology”. Rather than acting following the reality that a camel going through the eye of a needle has a better chance than the rich man has of getting into heaven, you claim that the rich are especially favoured by me. You even go so far as to falsely ignore one entire book of the Bible. Instead you lie and whine about “redistribution”, while at the same time having no problem running million dollar megachurches and living in mansions funded by the proceeds of your members. This is why pretty much everyone who is a member of a megachurch is still here.

Lastly, you promote hypocrisy and make a complete farce of the idea of being saved. You claim that once you are saved you are always saved and guaranteed to get to heaven, no matter what you do. This provides no incentive for being moral, hence you high divorce rate, rampant child abuse, and the oppression of women. This is why all fundamentalist and theocon types are still here.

For those reasons, this is why the Lunas of the world have been raptured, and why you wingnuts have not.

Have a nice tribulation.

From: God

Prepare to get a new keyboard, folks

From the Onion: NASA Completes 52-Year Mission To Find, Kill God.

It’s too funny.

Your Uncle Joe

Imagine your Uncle Joe robbed a store, and as punishment, you, your siblings, and your children are thrown in jail. Sound unjust? Well, that’s exactly what Jill Stanek is agreeing with as she quotes anti-choice asshole Gingi Edmond, discussing the recent plane crash in Montana:

But what the news sources fail to mention is… the [cemetery at the crash site] contains. the Tomb of the Unborn… erected as a dedication to all babies who have died because of abortion.

What else is the mainstream news not telling you? The family who died in the crash near the location of the abortion victim’s memorial, is the family of Irving ‘Bud’ Feldkamp, owner of the largest for-profit abortion chain in the nation…

In my time working for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, I helped organize and conduct a weekly campaign where youth activists stood outside of Feldkamp’s mini-mansion in Redlands holding fetal development signs and raising community awareness regarding Feldkamp’s dealings in child murder for profit. Every Thursday afternoon we called upon Bud and his wife Pam to repent, seek God’s blessing and separate themselves from the practice of child killing.

We warned him, for his children’s sake, to wash his hands of the innocent blood he assisted in spilling because, as Scripture warns, if “you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you.” (Ezekiel 35:6)

A news source states that Bud Feldkamp visited the site of the crash with his wife and their 2 surviving children on Monday. As they stood near the twisted and charred debris talking with investigators, light snow fell on the tarps that covered the remains of their children.

I don’t want to turn this tragic event into some creepy spiritual “I told you so” moment, but I think of the time spent outside of Feldkamp’s – Pam Feldkamp laughing at the fetal development signs, Bud Feldkamp trying not to make eye contact as he got into his car with a small child in tow – and I think of the haunting words, “Think of your children.” I wonder if those words were haunting Feldkamp as well as he stood in the snow among the remains of loved ones, just feet from the Tomb of the Unborn?

Anyone who needs to declare that they are not making a “Told you so” statement is clearly making one; if they obviously weren’t, why would they need to say so? And isn’t this judging, which Jesus says not to do?

The comments at Stanek’s blog go on and on; all a bunch of forced-birthers gloating and rubbing their hands together with glee at the deaths of innocent people. It just goes to show that “pro-lifers” actually aren’t because don’t give a shit about people once they’re born.

And finally, if God really did this, it shows that God has a bad aim, as Mr. Feldkamp still lives, my condolences to him. Wouldn’t it have been less bloody simply to take Mr. Feldkamp? Finally, last year God killed 200 million embryos. Hence, God is clearly the ultimate abortionist. Therefore, if God wanted to kill an abortion provider he picked the wrong target. The most effective course of action would have been for him to kill himself.

Completely compatible

Today is Darwin Day and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Darwin is best known, along with Alfred Russel Wallace, for connecting various previous hypothesis, theories, and evidence into a coherent discovery of evolution through natural selection.

There are no compatibility issues with belief in God and acceptance of evolution.

Creationists often tell us that the Earth is “young”, yet the evidence is otherwise. They say that this is to test us, and that the Earth really is “young” because God said so. If anyone were to accuse a person of making something look one way, but then say it is another, is for them to accuse that person of lying. Describing God as a liar or as deceptive is a excellent example of blasphemy.

Why would God want us to be ignorant and unthinking? Perhaps God wants us to use our minds to reason and learn.

There is no conflict between religion and science. One can easily argue that science and religion cover different areas of life: science deals with explaining observations, while religion deals with different things, such as ultimate causes. Also, it is possible that both the scientist and the theologist seek the same understanding, but just use different tools.

For these and other reasons, there should be no difficulty in accepting God and accepting evolution.

Nice other post

Rebecca at City of Ladies made a nice post that was based on a quote at Pandagon by a commentator named Karalora. Be sure to see the post. It argues that God is pro-choice, since after all if Karalora can’t prove what she said, how can you prove what you say?

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