Jul 29, 2014
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The religious see no evil…in their own actions…or in biblical instructions… to do evil…!
see http://www.evilbible.com/

The religious see no evil…in their own actions…or in biblical instructions… to do evil…!

see http://www.evilbible.com/

Jul 29, 2014
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To enslave, not one believer at a time, but generations of believers… religious institutions dangle the bait of the imaginary love of a story character…imaginary love that is threatened to be replaced with imaginary hate*…if you don’t fall in line with the religious institutions…
So the credulous, wanting to avoid imaginary godly hate, chain themselves to religion…and become unwitting (or exuberant) collaborators of dispensing real religious oppression to all who choose to live free from the control of religious institutions…through legislation if necessary…!
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biblical, godly hate:
Psalm 5:5, god hates all who do iniquity (subjective, because the “righteous” do the same things in the bible…)
Psalm 11:5, god hates those who love violence (subjective, because god and the “righteous” do a lot of violence in the bible…) 
Lev. 20:23, god hates those who follow different customs than the Hebrews
Prov. 6:16-19, god hates those with haughty eyes, or a lying tongue, or hands that shed innocent blood, or a heart that devises wicked plans, or have feet that run rapidly to evil, or who are false witnesses who lie and spread strife among brothers (subjective, because god and the “righteous” do a lot of these things in the bible…)
Hosea 9:15, “All their evil is at Gilgal; indeed, I came to hate them there! Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of My house! I will love them no more; All their princes are rebels.”

To enslave, not one believer at a time, but generations of believers… religious institutions dangle the bait of the imaginary love of a story character…imaginary love that is threatened to be replaced with imaginary hate*…if you don’t fall in line with the religious institutions…

So the credulous, wanting to avoid imaginary godly hate, chain themselves to religion…and become unwitting (or exuberant) collaborators of dispensing real religious oppression to all who choose to live free from the control of religious institutions…through legislation if necessary…!

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biblical, godly hate:

  • Psalm 5:5, god hates all who do iniquity (subjective, because the “righteous” do the same things in the bible…)
  • Psalm 11:5, god hates those who love violence (subjective, because god and the “righteous” do a lot of violence in the bible…) 
  • Lev. 20:23, god hates those who follow different customs than the Hebrews
  • Prov. 6:16-19, god hates those with haughty eyes, or a lying tongue, or hands that shed innocent blood, or a heart that devises wicked plans, or have feet that run rapidly to evil, or who are false witnesses who lie and spread strife among brothers (subjective, because god and the “righteous” do a lot of these things in the bible…)
  • Hosea 9:15, “All their evil is at Gilgal; indeed, I came to hate them there! Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of My house! I will love them no more; All their princes are rebels.”
Jul 28, 2014
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"Monumental doofus Ray Comfort attempted to use the Bible to prove"…that the bible is god inspired…and so was able to explain reality 3,000 years before science…!

Instead, he has to actually resort to science to explain reality…and hilariously demonstrates (yet again) that both he and the bible are ignorant about reality..!

Refer http://aattp.org/evangelical-genius-ray-comfort-doesnt-believe-gravity-exists-in-space-screenshots/

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"Gravity exists everywhere in the universe and is the most important force affecting all matter in space. In fact, without gravity, all matter would fly apart and everything would cease to exist.

Earth’s gravitational pull is responsible for the moon’s orbit. Similarly, all planets, asteroids, and comets in our solar system orbit the sun due to this gravitational pull. The fact that celestial bodies millions of light years away orbit the sun debunks the myth of no gravity in space. The sun has a tremendous gravitational pull because it accounts for 99.86% of our solar system’s weight.”  http://www.yalescientific.org/2010/10/mythbusters-does-zero-gravity-exist-in-space/

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Backgrounder:

"Comfort will say it does not matter. God’s word is God’s Word. In other words, he’s a complete idiot.

Ray Comfort sets out to prove that God designed bananas, in reality human plant breeders “designed" bananas. The wild bananas do not have the design features that Comfort points to in cultivated bananas and neither do some other fruits like pineapples and coconuts."  http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Ray_Comfort

Also, “I know Ray is rather stupid, but who knew he could be that stupid.” http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/03/08/elephantine-errors-from-ray-co/

Jul 26, 2014
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Be not ashamed…

Be not ashamed…

Jul 26, 2014
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Was it a religious miracle that all occupants survived that freak road incident? Not so fast…Fortunate, yes! But the limber human body can contort and occupy incredibly tiny cavities…

Attributing fortunate results to a fictitious, unprovable entity…is the foundational basis of belief in a non-verifiable god…often given as “proof” of a god intervening in a believer’s life…by the rationally challenged…but simply demonstrates a lack of understanding from careful analysis or knowledge of the specifics involved in a situation…

We stopped calling magic tricks, “miracles”…a long time ago…as our understanding of the mechanics involved, has grown…

Funny how the religiously credulous…pride themselves in loudly doubting all unofficially recognized “miracles”…but can’t see the incongruity in believing officially proclaimed tricks or natural events, as miracles… eg http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/06/25/secrets-magician-dynamo%E2%80%99s-levitation-trick-revealed

"…verifying that miracles have occurred can strengthen people’s beliefs, said Michael O’Neill, who runs the website MiracleHunter.com

According to the church, miracles, or divine events that have no natural or scientific explanation, serve as proof that the person is in heaven and can intercede with God to change the ordinary course of events.

And as science has explained more and more over the years, many things that would have been considered miracles in the past are no longer seen that way, Bevans said.”  http://www.livescience.com/38033-how-vatican-identifies-miracles.html

In these enlightened, secular days, “miracle” simply means…”a remarkable event or development that brings very welcome consequences”…

Jul 26, 2014
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You may as well…at least you exist…!

You may as well…at least you exist…!

Jul 26, 2014
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Religion is quackery…(especially the other person’s religion…am I right, believers…?!?)
Atheists are not impressed by believers feeble attempts to “see” evidence of their imaginary god’s fingerprints in nature…when no natural events have ever been found by science…to require the explanation, that it was caused by a supernatural entity…

Religion is quackery…(especially the other person’s religion…am I right, believers…?!?)

Atheists are not impressed by believers feeble attempts to “see” evidence of their imaginary god’s fingerprints in nature…when no natural events have ever been found by science…to require the explanation, that it was caused by a supernatural entity…

Jul 26, 2014
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Attributing results to an (often only claimed in retrospect and without proof) irrational action…

Coincidence…the foundational basis of belief in a non-verifiable god, and the effectiveness of prayer to it…whether the results are dramatic hits, or the narrowest of misses… especially if associated with confirmation bias (disregarding the fails) or dishonest recollection (the result was what I meant to ask for, or claiming god knows what I need better than I)… is given as “proof” of a god intervening in a believer’s life…by the statistically challenged…

"From a statistical perspective, coincidences are inevitable and often less remarkable than they may appear intuitively. An example is the birthday problem, where the probability of two individuals sharing a birthday already exceeds 50% with a group of only 23

The mathematically naive person seems to have a more acute awareness than the specialist of the basic paradox of probability theory, over which philosophers have puzzled ever since Pascal initiated that branch of science [1654] (for the purpose of improving the gambling prospects of a philosopher friend, the Chevalier de Méré). The paradox consists, loosely speaking, in the fact that probability theory is able to predict with uncanny precision the overall outcome of processes made up out of a large number of individual happenings, each of which in itself is unpredictable. In other words, we observe a large number of uncertainties producing a certainty, a large number of chance events creating a lawful total outcome. —Arthur Koestler, The Roots of Coincidence

To establish cause and effect (causality) is notoriously difficult, expressed by the widely accepted statement “correlation does not imply causation”. In statistics, it is generally accepted that observational studies can give hints, but can never establish cause and effect. With the probability paradox considered, it would seem that the larger the set of coincidences, the more certainty rises and the more it appears that there is some cause behind the effects of this large-set certainty of random, coincidental events.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coincidence

Jul 25, 2014
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A predictable god: The acts of god are becoming calculable…

Random freak events…the foundational basis of belief in god/superstition…whether they are dramatic hits, or the narrowest of misses… especially if coinciding with unrelated feelings of behavioral guilt or remorse… are given as “proof” of a god exercising its pleasure or displeasure…by the statistically challenged…

"Extreme Value Theory (EVT)…is a branch of probability that gives insight into the seemingly unknowable: the chances of events so extreme they may never have been seen.

…the graceful bell curve is just too graceful to handle extreme events, which can be shown to follow a different distribution. This is what EVT provides, and it shows that the bell curve’s “tails” radically underestimate the chances of extreme events. To get a better estimate, EVT requires historical data on the past extremes

These can then be used to fit a distribution to what is known - and extrapolated to gauge the size of what could still await us. The recent calamities have triggered a surge of work applying EVT methods to a host of issues, especially in finance and climate.” http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/science/new-theories-to-predict-freak-events

Also “Extreme value theory or extreme value analysis (EVA) is a branch of statistics dealing with the extreme deviations from the median of probability distributions. It seeks to assess, from a given ordered sample of a given random variable, the probability of events that are more extreme than any previously observed. Extreme value analysis is widely used in many disciplines, such as structural engineering, finance, earth sciences, traffic prediction, and geological engineering. For example, EVA might be used in the field of hydrology to estimate the probability of an unusually large flooding event, such as the 100-year flood. Similarly, for the design of a breakwater, a coastal engineer would seek to estimate the 50-year wave and design the structure accordingly.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_value_theory

Jul 25, 2014
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Religious Myth Message…Realigned With Reality:
In the beginning, the mythical god of the whole universe planted three magical trees in the Garden of Eden…the Tree of Everlasting Life, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil…and the Tree of Eternal Religious Conflict…
And the Lord of Futile Faith in Unverifiable Human Fantasy, Presented As Fact…commanded humankind…that, of the first two trees…thou shalt not eat…and then banned humans, forever, from the bliss filled garden…
But the still small voice of reason whispered into the minds of humans… saying… that was but a dream…a mirage…! Only with diligence and careful consideration…can we create heaven on earth, for all to share…
So while those who continue to eat of the third tree, spread its destructive fruit throughout the world…practitioners of reason and the scientific method…continue to discover the secrets of nature, extending the span of human life, and spreading verifiable knowledge of reality, throughout the world…
…by which means, humanity has significantly prospered…

Religious Myth Message…Realigned With Reality:

In the beginning, the mythical god of the whole universe planted three magical trees in the Garden of Eden…the Tree of Everlasting Life, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil…and the Tree of Eternal Religious Conflict…

And the Lord of Futile Faith in Unverifiable Human Fantasy, Presented As Fact…commanded humankind…that, of the first two trees…thou shalt not eat…and then banned humans, forever, from the bliss filled garden…

But the still small voice of reason whispered into the minds of humans… saying… that was but a dream…a mirage…! Only with diligence and careful consideration…can we create heaven on earth, for all to share…

So while those who continue to eat of the third tree, spread its destructive fruit throughout the world…practitioners of reason and the scientific method…continue to discover the secrets of nature, extending the span of human life, and spreading verifiable knowledge of reality, throughout the world…

…by which means, humanity has significantly prospered…

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