Of course, this is a terrible quandary for the progressive “truth is relative” crowd, isn’t it? If it seems right to Spacey & Weinstein & Franken & their ilk, how can it be actually & objectively ‘Wrong™‘?
Even so, the tribal hooters are springing to the defence of “their” guy, for political reasons.. just like they did for old rapey Clinton, and yelling “Oh YEAH? Republicans!”. . Hell, yeah Republicans, Democrats, Independents… pretty much a large part of DC & U.S. political culture is all about the crazed sex, power, and getting away with bad things, like spoiled children; like God isn’t watching.
“I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep. I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated. How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny? I told my husband everything that happened and showed him the picture.”
Man In The Mirror
Let’s remember: these are simply uninvestigated accusations, at this point. Let’s not go nuts & grab the torches & pitchforks just yet. Accusers lie, real perps cover up, and not all the accused are actually guilty.
And before we enjoy any more finger-pointing and moral panics, let’s recall that Jesus said it wasn’t enough not just to refrain from adultery– we must also refrain from lusting after others (as objects), and seek rather to love them and do them good, as our neighbour, and co-pilgrims to heaven, and sons and daughters of Our Father.
And we cannot rush to forgive the exact same activities on the part of people we like, either. God’s justice is merciful, but true.. for all, or else for none.
As for the woman above? If he did what he’s accused of, I’d file legal and civil charges against the virtue-signalling “feminist” self-righteous doofus Senator. Cough up, Mr. Giggles.
Congratulations on serving as Canada’s new Governor General, and representing the Queen to Canada, and Canadians to the Queen. It is an historic and storied role. Representing all Canadians is a wonderful opportunity.
Thank you for speaking out for science recently, at the 9th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference on Wednesday, November 1. Canada has long led the way in technology, innovation & invention, and in medical fields, amongst many others.
However, during your remarks it is reported that you said:
“”Can you believe that still today in learned society, in houses of government, unfortunately, we’re still debating and still questioning whether humans have a role in the Earth warming up or whether even the Earth is warming up, period,” she said.
“And we are still debating and still questioning whether life was a divine intervention or whether it was coming out of a natural process let alone, oh my goodness, a random process.
“And so many people — I’m sure you know many of them — still believe, want to believe, that maybe taking a sugar pill will cure cancer, if you will it!
“And every single one of the people here’s personalities can be determined by looking at planets coming in front of invented constellations.”.
Your Excellency– as I understand it, your role is to speak to and represent all Canadians– including those who need to use non-prescription supplements, those who believe that there is no contradiction between science and religion, those who are not convinced– on actual evidential bases that climate change as popularly represented is primarily anthropogenic– or whatever other beliefs are out there which you seem to have slighted in your comments.
The following distinguished people have believed there is a divine being: Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato. Einstein. Moses & Jesus. St. Thomas Aquinas. Galileo. Leonardo. Sir Isaac Newton. Nicholas Copernicus.
The following Noble Laureates in Science are also people who had some kind of agnostic or actual faith in God (mostly Jewish & Christian)–
My father was trained in the fields of computers, nuclear physics, general medicine, and the difficult specialty of pathology & medical examination. He served Canadian communities up and down the Annapolis Valley for two decades, as did his immigrant Scots father– also a Pathologist– did for 30 years prior. My father was also a Christian. He had no difficulty believing that God both created and was creating– through his created things and beings– all that is.
As a Canadian, I do not feel anyone in such a position as Governor General of Canada should be– or be seen to be– alienating or dividing our country, or possibly provoking and insulting Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews, or those who follow aboriginal beliefs.
I hope this letter finds you well, enjoying your opportunities for the betterment of our Country, and richly blessed in all you do. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Yours very sincerely,
Etc., etc., so on and so forth.
UPDATE– VICTORY! 😉
Dear Mr. Binks,
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“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
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~ THE OLD ROMAN policy of ‘Bread and Circuses‘ (food & fun, as mocked at by the poet Juvenal) worked pretty well at keeping the masses quiet. But what if…
…Whilst lined up for the dole, people started talking about politics, and public scandal? What if, during the intermissions at the games, the people asked awkward questions which the powers that be would rather not have asked?
That is where we’ve been for a while on the internet freedom issue. The entertainment/ learning/ fun hub has also been a dangerously effective way of speaking truth to power, fact-checking, criticizing our rulers, broaching forbidden topics, and getting the news and facts out there outside the usual machine for dispensing pablum with Prozac known as The Mass Media.
Now we come to it: what will the powers– the politician/ Google/ FaceBook Banking Consortium do when Bread & Circus no longer pacifies? Purge. Silence. Block. Bankrupt.
Individual have been getting blocked and banned on Facebook and YouTube; Google search algorithms are being hard-leftified; blogs are threatened and shut down; whole YouTube channels are being (a) de-monetized (no advertising money for the content producers), (b) kicked off the sidebar & ‘what’s new’ and ‘what’s popular’ lists; (c) categorized & hidden behind an “Offensive” listing; (d) Just shut down altogether. Plus, Patreon will arbitrarily deprive people of income, and people their freedom to donate and support those causes… thanks, CEO Jack Conte!
Shame If Anything Happened To It…
Not very long ago, a whole group of the most visited non-progressive Catholic FaceBook pages simply vanished one day. No warning, explanation, or apologies. The uproar ensued, and presto-bango-bingo they all reappeared!.. plus a lame ‘malfunction’ excuse. I consider this pre-purge testing: “What if we purge this stuff– what’s the reaction? Also, can we erase a category of pesky crap?”
Over the past 2-3 months, YouTube has also hired certifiably rabid & totalitarian radical progressive watchdogs to ‘guide’ the Google sub-corporation (yes, the Monopoly is real) into calm all-is-happy waters. You know, where no upsetting stuff is online, or is de-monetized, hidden, or put behind special barriers for ‘controversial content’. No, not porn, or bloodthirsty Islamic propaganda, or actually objectionable content, but upsetting & incorrect opinions and thoughts.
If you’re not Social Justice Snowflake.. pro-Islam.. pro-radgay & pro-trans.. pro-ANTIFA.. pro-globalist.. anti-Trumper.. pro-climate emergency.. pro-political hamster cage– the usual crap– then, increasingly, The Google/ Twitter/ YouTube/ Blogging Platform Monster wants to kick you down & out. SkyNet is a progressive cry-bully: and it’s invading our lives & rights & freedoms.
Shut Up, Truth & Fact Mongers!
Just like the Human Rights Kangaroo Courts in Canada, the crucial fact is this: truth & freedom & reason & fair opinion is NOT A DEFENCE. Even The mighty Drudge Report has felt the chilling breezes, and Matt Drudge himself was warned that in case of a Clinton Presidential win in 2016, he had better go find himself another job.. likely just before he tragically killed himself tomorrow, out of the blue. Very tragic.
In this case, you can kinda sorta actually blame Donald Trump. He was not the chosen of the global or progressive or Dempublican American elites; he was a joke candidate; Queen Hillary should now be ruling, silencing, controlling, and putting an end to any difficult political and cultural and religious majorities interfering with The Process.
But The Internets.. the lies.. the mocking.. the sick Hillary.. the actual story sneaking out from past the dino-media party.. the polls being set aside, instead of obeyed. Time will tell if the current American Devolution will succeed in destroying or impeaching the outspoken and clownish Donald Trump for crimes against the elite masterplan– but if the Google/ Twitter/ YouTube Machine has it’s way, the next attempted rebellion will not be seen on YouTube, discussed on Twitter, blogged about extensively, fact-checked, or otherwise allowed to interfere with The Plans.
In this brave new world, freely shared truth & freedom & reason & fair opinion will be forbidden, and is NOT A DEFENCE. Period.
What is most astonishing, of course, is that the progressive powers imagine the truth & freedom & faith genie can be shoved back in the bottle so easily. Time will tell if they can get most of the toothpaste back into the tube, or at least cap it, so they can shut off the flow, and try and silence the signal.
Yet the Social media masters are deadly serious. The enpurgening is now…. the most visible and noisy controversialists go first.
It is becoming clear what the soft-totalitarians in the West want. YouGoogTwit™ is not on our side; it is now being remodeled as the front-end of the Gentle Silencing Machine. The new mantras? “Bread and Circuses! Everybody Smile! Radical Left Opinions Are All True! All is well! Believe The Masters! Don’t Be A Negative Nancy! Nothing to see here! Be fed & amused & obedient, that is the highest good!”
“Diversity”? Goolag management didn’t just disagree with a scientifically sensible (here’s another take) pinion by an evil white male Google employee on men & women in STEM careers– they fired the guy, and tried to make him unemployable. Truth? DEFENESTRATE! Some lefty-media even called it a ‘screed’ and waved the ‘alt-right’ (i.e., non-progtard) flag over the controversy, because it broached forbidden and settled topics in the reality-lite Progressive undiverse.
Since reality is not a progressive strong-point, you generally just have to expose what they are up to, when (not if) they stumble and make a cruel stupid mess of things, and fall into the trap they placed for someone else. The lawyers will win in the end— but hopefully truth & freedom online gets some breathing-room despite YouGoogTwit™’s clumsy-stupid.
Finale, In Conclusions
Ultimately, God. Does he exist, or not; knowable, or not? Revealed once for all in Christ Jesus, or not? It has moral, legal, intellectual, and even online implications if “Yes”.
The pillars of the West– even those abstracted by the Left (“Judge not” or “love your neighbour” or equality)– are based on Greco-Roman Judaeo-Christianity thought, law, and faith. As these are attacked, the whole structure is weakened, not just the parts the revolutionaries want to wreck because Utopia.
The real issue is one of faith, hope, and love: do we still believe in truth, do we still have hope in God? Do we love ourselves and our neighbours enough to reject current versions of Bread & Circuses, and false peace when there is no peace? When we look into ourselves, is there any “There” there? Are we slaves in waiting, or glorious free citizens of heaven in pilgrimage here on earth, doing His will here as there?
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.” [Galatians 5:1]
“Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make ye free.” [John 8:32]
Come and get me, ya evil bastards.
* Teh Binks was a blogger for Rebel.com for several months. As noted before, this means I worship Lauren Southern, Ezra Levant owns my soul, and i want to have babies with Brian Lilley.. or something.
~ NOW THAT the wise and clever warriors of ANTIFA (or ‘Black Bloc’) have declared that All The Things except things they like are Nazi, it’s time to break open an ancient conspiracy.
The so-called civilized and cultured Romans were all Nazis.
Look at the statue of their Caesar– just about giving the Hitler-salute!
Or just look at their armies, marching about with snappy outfits and loud music and banners and eagles and suchlike– just like the Nazis!
Nazism viewed Germany as the Third Rome.. or Reich.
Some Roman rulers had peculiar facial hair (such as Nero the Neckbeard)– just like Hitler, ruler of the Nazis!
Adolf Hitler’s dreamed-of Berlin– to be renamed “Germania”– was full of grandiose Roman-style architecture and buildings– imperial, powerful, and overwhelming.
Thus, all correct-thinking members of the anti-fascist alliance, when you are smashing skulls and storming and trooping and hunting your enemies like the reeking untermensch they are, beware the Romans, who were all Nazis!
~ SO WHO DOESN’T LIKE the idea of being the big boss? It’s even a kid’s game, as you try to scramble and push to the top of a pile of dirt or snow or whatever: “I’m the king of the castle! / And you’re the dirty rascal!” No doubt Apple has an app for this now, so no kids or risky outdoors activity need be involved.
Actual power– at work, in a family, in business or politics– is a much more difficult balance. Canada– and America under Obama– war us of what power is like when misused by narcissistic bullies, as power OVER, versus duty and responsibility TOWARDS.
Recently, a Canadian reporter broke the news that Justin Trudeau had decided to cut short a proper court case, and issue an apology and $10.5 million payout to admitted murderer and terrorist Omar Khadr, of the Khadr Terror Family or terrorists and murderers for Islam. The news broke on July 3rd (you’re welcome, America!), and since then the uproar has hardly down-roared.
Survey says… 91% of Tory voters, and even 2/3 or Liberal and NDP voters oppose what Trudeau has done. That’s pretty astonishing, given the ideological differences amongst many Canadians.
The current Ottawa regime has been in full red alert damage control mode since then, but none of the manure they are throwing seems to be sticking to the wall, or calming the country.
This Khadr issue is a symptom. No matter if you think Trudeau did the right thing, the larger and nagging question about Canada’s White Obama is getting pretty clear: Shiny Pony Trudeau is not a lover of due process, of moderation, or of duty, responsibility, and deliberation. He’s more of an.. autocrat. The Rule Of One: King Selfie I.
Sadly, studies warn that positions of power attract the sociopaths, the narcissists, the autocrats and users & abusers, whose concerns about absolute power are not that it corrupts absolutely, but that it is rather nice. In America, just-past President Chocolate Jesus and now in Canada Prince Selfie I both seem to be world-class needy & deeply broken people presenting themselves as charming Glorious Leaders who deserve absolute utter unquestioning adoration and obedience.
Such absolute corruption is no solution for politics, but is an abiding problem, and a failing of the power of the vote, when the times, they are foolish and fad-following and OMIGAWD THAT HAIR.
Actual Power Serves
Being unaccountable– downwards, or upwards– is the very shape of dictatorial rule, and taking the place of God. “What I and people who agree with & advise me” taken as the law of the land or the eternal Law Of Heaven is usurpation on both accounts. “Believe it simply on my say-so”? Solid as quicksand.
I have had minor power in the past, and still exercise it as a husband and father and person in the community, and it’s properly not a club to threaten with or abuse, but a crown of humbling thorns, a calling to do the right thing in the changes and chances of this fleeting life, an opportunity and calling to redeem the time, and leave people and the world better than you found it. It’s not all about “Me”.
May God save us from ourselves, from ungodly demigods and autocrats and power-lovers. May he teach all in power to be servants first. +
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! — This morning whilst walking Wee Wallace The Wonder-Poodle (one cat, no dogs, no birds to startle), I prayed for my own father, and my father in-law; my grandfathers and great-grand-fathers, and forefathers before that, giving thanks for them, and praying that they were resting in peace. I’m also a Dad, of twin young men.
THE Father– self-naming in revelation– is the source of all things, and Fatherhood, the Trinity itself, all creation, all living creatures; and all human fatherhood is a shadow and pointer to that original archetype.
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, For whom all fatherhood in heaven and in earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
These are the True, the Real things.. to align with them is like a compass pointing North, a bird homing for nest or breeding ground or Winter home; to try and unmake or remake God’s Fatherhood in our own image and likeness is madness, destruction, and a huge part of our current crisis in marriage, youth, and society.
As I did the drive-through at Tim’s this AM, I asked the window-girl (whom I tease constantly in a fatherly way) what she was up to for Father’s Day. She said ruefully: “My Dad’s in Digby.” That said it all. Whatever the cause, some fathers go rogue, yet their kids still need and crave fathering and fatherly love and guiding. Some Dads are not very noble or dadly; and modern family & divorce law torture fathers in particular, making it even harder to be faithful if a marriage goes awry. As always, the kids go wanting, and suffer most.
Our clever bossy people talk of countless gender-identities and social constructs and #BanFathersDay, and are too earthly-minded to grasp that they are dealing with heavenly and eternal mysteries, great things which cannot be bent or broken by human will or evil or madness, only half-forgotten, in ways which leave broken lives and hearts amidst our ruins. Or, that those great mysteries are dealing with them. You cannot break or bend God, or his truth, only yourself.
Pray this day as well for those called to spiritual fatherhood as clergy or monks: by God’s name and grace, they can be conduits of grace to make whole what nature and life may have scarred or left wanting. Pray for their courage, leadership, and adherence to the truth in love, for we are in the midst of near-apocalyptic battles in Church and society, and the very foundations themselves are shaken.
There is a war afoot, and men and fathers and fatherly men of all kinds must set down their effing smartphones: there’s work to be done. Learn up & pass it on, love and defend the truth, follow God, and set to fixing & saving All The Things. It’s what we’re supposed to do: show up, and Get ‘Er Done, and not sit around waiting for approval, thanks, or the enemies of the good just to become good, somehow. The kids are watching, and waiting.
Sniff. I love you, and I miss you, Dad, Grampa George, and Grandpa Bill, and all my forefathers. You all helped make me who I am as a person, a man, and a father. Thank you– and God bless and keep you.
Réquiem ætérnam dona eis Dómine; et lux perpétua lúceat eis. Requiéscant in pace. Amen. ~
“So much for post-partisanship. The PM’s temper tantrum – what else can we call it? – left the Speaker, Liberal Geoff Regan, pathetically having to remind the House that “it is not appropriate to manhandle other members.”
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THE OLD SAYING has it that who you are when you are alone, or think nobody is watching, or think you can get away with something, reveals much truth about your actual inner person.
So Canada’s #ElbowGate reveals– or reminds– Canadians about the actual character of their new glorious leader, his inward shape and parts and habits and all the rest. I’m surprised it took this long– aren’t you?
And remember– despite all the excitement of this stuff, and despite his smiles and endless selfies, the real Justin is consolidating powers and dragging us towards the smooth & cooperative model of Communist dictatorship he so lovingly admires, so he can remake Canada in his own image. Just imagine.
Progressives Are Nasty People
Thus, the preachy Liberal progressive fehmihnihst who issues apologies for long-ago forgotten Canadian failures gets into a Fail-scrum in the House of Parliament.. out of the blue, witness PM Trudeau physically grabbing and dragging on (i.e., assaulting) the Opposition Party Whip Gord Brown (who told the PM to let go of him) and in the by-going, elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, and yelling “GTF outta my way.”
A momentary lapse? Sits down ASAP? Nuh-uh. Prince Justin immediately has the class, decorum, maturity, gravitas and dignitas to get into an undignified screaming match with the outgoing leader of the NDP, Thomas Mulcair.
Imagine if past-PM Harper had done even one of these things. Exactly.
Just what kind of person goes across the room to lay hands on a fellow MP and try and frog-march him to his seat?– it doesn’t matter the reason– then carelessly elbows a woman like she’s not even there, and is heard swearing? He wasn’t ‘trying’ to hurt anyone, but he didn’t seem to care, either. And frankly, so what if the NDP were in on it?
In good news? The MPs were gathered to vote on the government’s physician-assisted dying legislation, bill C-14, which was defeated 172-137. Get used to the taste of defeat, pretty-boy.
HRH Boy Emperor
Let’s review– aside from his election-boy character, our current Prime Minister has always and actually been hot-headed, foul-mouthed, aggressive, short tempered, thoughtless, entitled, immature, narcissistic, superficial, smarmy, anti-democratic (he admires Communist Chinese government, remember?), and someone who considers due process and basic manners to be needlessly frustrating and optional. He got frustrated the other day– but over what?
He’s had a long, sweet, comfy honey-moon from the media and the public; and if this is how he responds when things are good, one shudders to imagine what will lash out from the PM when things are tough, dangerous, protracted, or not what he wants. I predict: beware this man, as the Bible says,
“His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.”
My Will Be Done
At best, Justin is a paper Catholic, but a progressive above all. If there’s no truth, or exterior right & wrong, or God who holds us accountable for every word and deed, then (a) looking good is more than enough, then (b) do what you want, as long as you don’t get caught, then (c) gradually start to do whatever you want, and get your abuse victims used to your ways, and (d) apologies when you get caught don’t have to mean much.
People say “He’s his mother’s son”; I think we just caught a glimpse of the hateful, woman-smacking, bullying former dictator of Canada, Justin’s father Pierre. This just in, Justin promises not to smack Parliament around any more like last time, brings flowers, apologizes (twice), talks sweet, smiles, bruised but needy Parliament feels bad for making him feel bad, takes him back, agrees it was mostly her fault.
Just FYI: The DSM-5 criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these features:
-Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
-Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
-Exaggerating your achievements and talents
-Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
-Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
-Requiring constant admiration
-Having a sense of entitlement
-Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
-Taking advantage of others to get what you want
-Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
-Being envious of others and believing others envy you
SO I’M LEARNING (if slowly) that there’s absolutely nobody more smarter than an intertube atheist. Nobody, ever, anywheres.
In Christian circles, there’s such a thing as “preaching to the choir”. In web-infidel circles, the comment sections everywhere are a veritable Echo Chamber of very smug, self-satisfied clevers who have read Same Harris, watched Bill Nye and read some Hitchins and the infamous Dawkins, and don’t you dare try and take them on, lowly fool! Christers and other pathetic defenders of mindless superstition, beware!
Mind you, most of these ‘experts’ are mostly not deeply educated on anything except ‘Atheism/ Agnosticism’, and have no scope of history, philosophy, Biblical knowledge, or interpretation larger than a few books, and several dozen YouTube videos. It’s a puddle, not a lake– let alone an ocean’s depth of true wisdom and education and insight.
On The Intertoobs
This is sad-making, for Binks. As I noted a few posts ago, I like the YouTube channels of self-proclaimed atheists like Sargon Of Akkad— to which I’d add HoneyBadgerRadio, Thunderf00t, Karen Straughan, Vernaculis, Woolly Bumblebee, ShoeOnHead, johntheother, Feminism LOL, and others.
But there’s a dirty secret about most of these ‘open-minded’ characters which I’ll now reveal– despite the fact these cultural libertarian guys & gals are all great in their own ways for smiting the feminist, SJW, and Cry-Bully tribes (their alienated fellow Leftists), they are still very tribal themselves, and generally won’t engage in actual discussion– however friendly & reasonable– with religious believers.. especially the smart and friendly ones with an education.
Nothing. Nada. Silence. Can’t be having none of that. I’ve tried.
I mean, We All Know™ that all the Christians are all American-style fundamentalist Westboro Baptist bigotted science-hating anti-intellectual flat-earthing creationists, right? Morons. Nitwits. Stupids, with a retarded and childish set of beliefs, right? Derpy derp derp.
Enter YouTube Atheist Christer-basher CyaLatte (an Aussie), as a typical example of the tiresomely godless folks I’ve run into online almost constantly (think: very vocal ex-smoker). CyaLatte’s been in a sniping-war in the YouTube comments with myself on this video, together with some other addled glutton for punishment named Jeff Rosenbury.
How do we tell which god is God? Well you might look at His creation and make some deductions using — science perhaps?Tolerance is not a scientific value. Science allows no forgiveness. There is no excuse for a wrong answer. Science does not place value on human life. Therefore the logical conclusion is to kill everyone who is wrong. (i.e. doesn’t agree with you, or perhaps has a low IQ, or whatever other criteria you scientifically conclude.)
Fortunately the weight of scientific evidence currently favors some sort of godlike being. (This has varied through scientific discoveries, so perhaps humans aren’t always right?) The odds of the physical constants of the universe being in the narrow range to support life randomly (even using some sort of evolutionary, “we’re here” algorithm) are astronomically in favor of intelligent design. (Odds aren’t proof of course, but they are a good way to bet.)
Further the odds that the universe is so simple that humans are the ultimate in complex intelligence are slim. It’s just hubris to think we’re the smartest thing out there.
So presuming God exists, what does He want from us, and should we give it to Him? Is tolerance something nice?
If He is in contact, presumably He wants us to follow that religion thing. But perhaps not.
“How do we tell which god is God? Well you might look at His creation and make some deductions using — science perhaps?”
Mate, that literately explains nothing. The “look around you” argument is null and void. It’s stupid, and you’re stupid for using it. Looking around, that’s what you chose to open with? Honestly this is so ridiculous I spat out my food in laughter when I read it.
If I was the most generous moron in the world and granted there must be a god by simply looking at the creation, that still doesn’t differentiate the God itself. What evidence do you have that it was (what I am assuming you believe in, correct me if I’m wrong) the Judaeo-Christian God? It could have been Odin, Zeus, Allah, or Vishnu, there is no evidence to say which on it is, and that is all assuming that looking around is enough to prove anything, which it isn’t by any standard of logic and reason.
“Tolerance is not a scientific value. Science allows no forgiveness.”
Science is not an conscious entity, so obviously not. And since when are Gods tolerant, the Judaeo-Christian god especially? One minute he’s laying down the law saying “thou shall not murder”, and a chapter later he orders genocide. That is not tolerance, that is hypocrisy. In regards to forgiveness, why do you need forgiveness? Have you raped someone? Have you murdered someone? If you have you don’t deserve forgiveness and any god that forgives rape or murder doesn’t deserve worship.
“Science does not place value on human life.”
Maybe because human life ISN’T special. Have you not considered that? Are you wrapped up so much in your own ego that you think that humans are the most important thing in the Universe? If anything humans have done more harm than good. All life is just bunch of carbon, water and a series of chemical reactions. You know what’s more important than humans? Stars, if not for them there wouldn’t have been carbon in the first place.
“Therefore the logical conclusion is to kill everyone who is wrong.”
No that’s not a logical conclusion, that’s a retarded conclusion.
Fortunately the weight of scientific evidence currently favors some sort of godlike being. (This has varied through scientific discoveries, so perhaps humans aren’t always right?) The odds of the physical constants of the universe being in the narrow range to support life randomly (even using some sort of evolutionary, “we’re here” algorithm) are astronomically in favor of intelligent design. (Odds aren’t proof of course, but they are a good way to bet.)”
There is zero scientific evidence that supports any sort of god, let alone a god invented my humans. Again, even if I’m moronically generous and assume there is a god there is no way to determine which is correct. I challenge you to find one, just one piece of evidence that has gone through the scientific process and given irrefutable proof that a god exists. And if you can manage to do that then do the same thing to prove that your god is the correct god. Until then you have no case.
“Further the odds that the universe is so simple that humans are the ultimate in complex intelligence are slim. It’s just hubris to think we’re the smartest thing out there.”
Odds are not proof of anything. Using them as an argument without any evidence to support your claim damages your own credibility further.
“So presuming God exists, what does He want from us, and should we give it to Him? Is tolerance something nice?”
You’re so stupid I don’t know why I bother.
“If He is in contact, presumably He wants us to follow that religion thing. But perhaps not.
Give it some thought.”
I can think about it all I like, and unless I suffer a massive brain injury tomorrow, or until irrefutable proof is given and passes all scientific standards
It must be lovely to be able to call other people ‘stupid’, that their beliefs & conclusions are ‘retarded’ and childish’; to mock and dismiss most people ever, including a lot of scientists and philosophers and great people.
Of course, I’m not using the following names to ‘prove’ that God or divinity exists, just to line up the people you theoretically dismiss as stupid, retarded, and childish for their belief in God/ a divine being.
Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato. Einstein. Moses & Jesus. St. Thomas Aquinas. Galileo. Leonardo. Sir Isaac Newton. Nicholas Copernicus.
The following Noble Laureates in Science are also for your list of stupid people who had some kind of agnostic or actual faith in God (mostly Jewish & Christian)–
So, CyaLatte– I guess along with that noted clueless doofus Jeff Rosenbury , I’ll more than happily stand on the side of the ancient pagan, Jewish, and Christian physicists, geneticists, mathematicians, philosophers, astronomers, inventors, botanists, architects, logicians, meteorologists, physicians, co-founders of the scientific method, chemists, minerologists, cartographers, mathematical physicists, and the rest of the ragbag of losers, retards, know-nothings, and stupids who don’t fit your remarkably narrow categories.
Seriously, CyaLatte– actual education is more than reading and regurgitating online the notions of the “New Atheists”, some few of whom as ‘noted scientists’ (Sam Harris? Nye? Dawkins?) are very dim lights indeed, compared to the full sweep of history, thought, and famous folks listed above.
Again, I’m not arguing from authority to prove or disprove anything– I’m just listing names which don’t fit your, well, dogmatic anti-religious bigotry. Reality is always a little more complicated and unsettling than we thought.
But, I’m just a stupid, with ‘retarded’ and childish’ beliefs.. just like all the people listed above.
A very interesting article– I used to view Molyneux vids, until that whole bald-faced lying about his wife’s professional troubles thing a while back. Never heard of the new age guru-ette woman before, but have known of similar people & groups in the past. As a convert Christian, this all looks like (a) any messiah but the Real One, and (b) any ‘healing’ of our broken selves except the Eternal One.
Some atheist will then chime in with their faith-statement and say “But ALL religions are false!” but duck and dodge when it comes to examining the logical and evidential status of scientific materialism/ empiricism as a sufficient analysis of all things human and true and good. Of course, longing for a messiah doesn’t mean that there ever was or will be one, or that there is any actual healing for the brokenness, finity, imperfection, and infinite longings of human beings. That should be obvious.
As the Greek philosophers like Aristotle argued [Nicomachean Ethics], such desire may never be satisfied, but at least it indicates that our end (Gk. ‘telos’ =destiny, true fulfillment, goal, final end, completion) lies not in ourselves or any other finite thing, knowledge, or state of being. That’s why Aristotle ends up saying our human goal is to imitate God, the prime mover and the telos of all things, including human beings.
So– misled & misleading people like Swan, or Molyneux, or the New Atheists raise more questions for me than simply “why are they wrong or right?’, but also ‘how are they pointing to the truth, however imperfectly?’– this versus ‘Truth is known only in the empirical’, or ‘See how foolish and irrational these believers in messiahs and salvation are?”
You seem fair-minded, insightful, and reasonable in your approach. Please surprise me by reading and responding to my comment, the latter never happening on other atheist-tribe sites (Sargon, Thunderf00t, Vernaculis, etc.), even when I’m just elaborating on their point, or praising what they said.
~ ITEM:Black woman attacks dreadlocked white man over ‘cultural appropriation’. This confrontation between two San Francisco State University students has been viewed more than a million times in little over a day
~ NEEEXT! SO, DREADLOCKS are the latest topic in the Black Lives Matters/ SJW/ perpetually offended culture wars. Because dem dreads belong only & forever to black people, mon!
Except… not? The Indian Hindus may have been doing this for many many thousands of years, before modern Jamaica & Rastafarians ever were.
Elsewhere, dreadlocks are everywhere in paganism, ancient artistic examples, and in not a few cultures: the Neolithic, Egyptian, Greek, Aztec, Biblical Hebrew, ancient India, South Pacific Islanders, Ethiopian (hence the Ethiopian Emperor, Ras Tafari, a.k.a. Haile Selassie I, 1930-1974, after whom the Rastas named themselves), Dervish (Sufi) Islam, ancient Celts and their druids (Shakespeare’s ‘Elflocks’).
Modernly speaking, dreadlocks are popular with Rastafarianism (which “… draws its belief from three main sources; the Hebrew Old Testament, African tribal culture, and Hindu tribal culture“), a.k.a. Rasta dreads = flagrant “Cultural Appropriation!!, hippies, vegans, stoners, surfers, goths, cyber goths, and fans of the Grateful Dead.
Hey You, Racist Whitey Man-Scum!
This ragingly racist and soft-fascist black woman (SFSU student Bonnie “Bonita” Tindle) seems informed or interested in history, art, culture, cultural appreciation, freedom of expression, or anything else. The feminist-entitled she-bigot (and her smirking sidekick) definitely were interested in harassing, judging, and technically assaulting Dude– down two flights of stairs, then with repeated grabbing and blocking his attempted escapes– all because he was a white (evil) man (evil) wearing dreads (evil), and because of what she (in her utter ignorance) only associates with modern black people.
Because Whoopee Goldberg. And, you know, cuz Google is, like WAY hard, and hard facts are sexist and just feel wrong.
Also, because the ‘aspiring filmmaker’ thought she was self-righteously correct versus a guilty offender, and probably could get away with it. Why? Dunno– maybe she thought nobody else was around (or recording things), except her friend as witness to the events.
In any case of “He said, she said”.. always trust the poor widdle shes, right? And “Lissen And Bleev“, plus the inevitable and lying “WELL, HE TOUCHED MY CHEST!” self-defence tactic. It’s all getting sadly predictable, lame, and transparent, isn’t it?
Flip All This Around, ‘K?
OK, so– imagine, if you will, the viral headline “White Racist Man Assaults Black Woman Because Of Her Appearance“. He’d be expelled so fast he’d hit light speed on the way out the door.
Then, EVERY news outlet, all the lefty-rad talking head shows, SJW websites, Black Lives Matter blogs, regressive Left YouTube channels, feminist forae, and the mainscream mass media would go completely and utterly rabid and full megaphone over this: judge, jury, and executioners all. One male life ruined? Worth it.
The actual events, as recorded on video?– why, it just doesn’t fit the pre-boiled narrative, wherein only rapey & racist white mens have teh cooties.. well, this– can’t even?.. uh.. but, how.. DOESN’T COMPUTE. IGNORE. REDIRECT.
One lame apologia article, tries to paint the victim (Dreads Dude) as the actual perpetrator, also mentions that the unfairly misunderstood Mz. Tindle may have grown up partly in foster-care. OK, that’s often unpleasant, but lots of other people have rotten kid-lives, and possible past suffering is still a crap excuse for mistreating other people, years later.
In fact, my difficult youth years mostly taught me to be kind, patient, and sympathetic, since you can never tell just what people are going through, plus, don’t bully or stomp people just for kicks. Leave things better than you found them.
Her Uppance Has Come
The expression when smirk-bully Mz. Bonita realized she was being recorded (and knew it would probably end up on YouTube?), and was totally busted as a racist, soft-fascist jerk? Just look. Dun dun DUUUUUNNN!
Finally, I hope this young woman repents, apologizes, makes good, and learns a lasting life-lesson about jumping to conclusions based on ignorance, and about assaulting people on the basis of bigotry and reverse-racism. This nasty road in U.S. culture wars leads to no good place. ~
* Note: to be completely fair, if this Mz. Tindle posts a response or defence of her actions online, I will link to them. Furthermore, I will consider you lower than an tax collector, publican, or SJW bully if you try and cyber-pester this nasty woman, because the web-gone-angry or cyber mobbery is a big big hammer on the head of an individual, however dislikable or deserving. Life itself is a punishment for this kind of person. She’s become a meme.
Her actual words, below the break. She is currently, sadly, a Black Marxist/ Feminist puppet spouting all the the usual dehumanizing and ‘It wasn’t my fault, the patriarchy did it” kind of mental and ideological avoidance behaviour, hiding the fact of who she is, what she did, and the racist bullying attack she tried to get away with. Sad.
~ IF YOU RECALL nothing else of this article, then only this: your governments & government-pandering mainstream media are mostly liars and/or puppets, news-“massagers” censors, and concealment artists. It’s been that way for generations.
“Ooooo.. Shocking, Binks: so tell us something we don’t know, elf-boy.”
OK, but that means it’s really up to concerned people around the world to do their own research, listen and learn, trust but verify, fact-check and reserve judgment– and above all, not to all go running off in one direction like a starving dog after a gobbet of bloody meat every time the media tells us to, or the powers that be try to distract us.
Some Big Questions
As yourself– is this ALL the current news? The FULL story? What are we NOT being told, or, what is being mistold? Is this current issue a false big deal, or only a small part of the truth versus other more important things which are being covered up or backpaged?
How is online social media manipulated to pull our attention here and there, or to cover things up which are otherwise in plain view? FaceBook & Twitter & MicroSoft are not your special buddies.
For those who are on a disability, unemployed, or retired, this is a special opportunity to redeem the time. Learn up on news-finding, fact-checking, and puzzle-assembly. As the TV show The X-Files said, “The Truth Is Out There”… and no, I’m not directing you to alien / Nazi moonbases, or werewolves amongst us.
I’d also warn that some rabbit-holes have no bottom, and you don’t want to waste all your time on clock-killing topics. Be warned.
Here’s part of the hidden truth of this mess– the fraudulent current “Refugee Crisis” is a stage-managed deliberate policy. It is also a form of 4th Generation warfare, in which mass immigration is another way of conquest, crushing nationalism and localism in favour of globalism. And to crack down on Jihad at home with more “Peace And Security” soft-fascism. It’s a twofer: using Jihadis to beat ourselves over the head, and ginning up “useful crises”.
In this or related news, curious Canadians will get NO straight answers from Ottawa, CTV or CBC, or the well-meaning in our society, who jump on every handy bandwagon and tell anybody with doubts that they are mean, racist, bigoted, and hateful. Just take that of granted, and look to decent alternative media.
The Phony ‘Migrant’ ‘Crisis’
What then? Research. Ask around. First question: “Is This True?” Go YouTube & Internets wander asking “Cui bono?” (“Who benefits?”). Watch out for hardcore loonys.
People who are interested in the actual story of this cooked-up ‘refugee’ crisis? The following links at least break the mono-story, and the grip of the mainstream media in your head, and help you to ask and think and see through the spin. Don’t settle for the spoon-fed answers. Try these:
Iraqis posing as Syrians. Hm. Didn’t see that on CNN.
Passports? Actual verifiable IDs? Further, DAESH/ ISIL/ ISIS has promised 4000 new ‘migrant/ refugee’ terrorists in Europe via the flood of ‘refugees’– more Brussels, more Paris, more Charlie Hebdos. This is a self-inflicted wound, and the elites don’t care if the peasants get hurt: they have master-plans afoot.
I’m not saying these alternative commentators are The Truth, and all other or offical news is not. Trust, But Verify.
However, military-aged Muslim men of no specific address? Back of the line, because they may want to import terror, sharia, mosques, and slow demographic conquest into the dying West, and they’re willing to wait decades to do it. “Refugees”? Plain-clothed paramilitaries, maybe? And most not from Syria, but Iraq. That is, mostly FAKE refugees.
Yes, we made this problem by Western warmongering, wrecking other countries, and not having children– but importing our own conquerers just makes it all so much worse. As I said in this recent piece, we must adjust our minds to this new kind of warfare, where everybody is on the front line, and war is everywhere.
Indeed, Pope Magical Thinker Happy Unicorns apparently even attributes some kind of magical powers to the.. ‘migrants’. And, it appears, that even European dirt is super-magical, and will change all newcomers from people brought up in tyrannical sharia-run Muslim icky countries into regular 21st century soft-socialist Europeasants. Ri-i-ight.
That Other Pope, The Elf
In this matter, Ye Not-Pope Binks III doth hereby decree, promulgate, and officially state and mutter– Trust, but Verify. Be WILLING to love & care for & help ACTUAL refugees, when and if they are proven to be so. “Be as wise as serpents, but as gentle as doves”, said Jesus.
When. And. If.
The Real Thing, Only
My Dad was raised in Scotland, so technically on that side, I’m a first generation Canadian, the son and grandson of immigrants through Halifax’s Pier 21, someone who has committed myself to the life, society, well-being and future of this welcoming land of Canada.
Until we have the full story, and real immigrants, let’s stay informed, trust but verify, speak out and educate, and don’t pretend or think you live in a world where very much actually is as is made to appear. Even evil people knew that. ~