Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Week 22 - "Random Headlines 2.0"

Once again, over the past few months I've been making a point to collect any news articles I stumble across online, regarding atrocious acts that religious people have been committing all over the world. I don't know how aware you are of recent events. This will hopefully help shed some light on why many people now see Christians (and other religions) to be more harmful than good.

For consistency's sake, I'm going to arrange the links under specific headlines, whether it's Catholic, Baptist, Muslim, etc. Because I know how much you hate Catholics and how you think most of the nasty side of Christianity comes from them alone. I want you to see how widespread it is and how it is not solely a Catholic issue in this day and age.

I don't take credit for writing or publishing any of these links. I'm simply sharing them for others to read. Click the link to read the article. Credit goes to the authors, editors, and web hosting of all links below.

The oldest link was taken from January 2012, the newest as recently as today in February of 2012.
Vatican Exposed: Nuns sell land in attempt to cover up murder of thousands of Orphans
Catholic Priest Allegedly Told Child He Was Raping That ‘This Is What God’s Love Feels Like’
Pedophilia - 20,000 children sexually abused by 800 Roman Catholic priests in Holland
Priest Walks Out Of Woman’s Funeral Because Of Her Gay Daughter
Pope tells infertile couples to shun artificial procreation
Why it would be wrong to legalise gay marriage, by the Archbishop of Canterbury
Priest spared jail in teenager case
Irish nun to face 87 charges of sexual abuse against young school girls
Priest Neil Joseph Byrne gets suspended nine-month jail term for making and possessing child exploitation material

American Politics
Rick Santorum: Evolution Is Used To Promote Atheism
Gays compared to pedophiles, necrophiliacs at Georgia state House hearing
Why Teaching People to Think for Themselves Is Repugnant to Religious Zealots and Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum Insults JFK, Says Separation Of Church And State Makes Him Want To Vomit (VIDEO)

Evangelical & Baptist Christians
Pastor, wife accused of killing 'possessed' children
Report Reveals Salaries of Megachurch Pastors
$50 MILLION Embezzled by the Good Christians at Trinity Broadcast Network
The Mercury - Former West-Mont Christian Academy student charged with sexual misconduct
Police: Girl forced to run 3 hours dies; 2 charged
Girl spanked to death in the name of God
TEXAS: Pastor charged with capital murder of wife in arson
Huge Drug Bust at Christian School
Church Bans Kids For Pedophile Pastor
Child Drowns In Church Baptismal Pool In Indianapolis (VIDEO)
Haywood principal resigns after anti-gay remarks
State custody for 6 kids of Creswell, Ore. couple
Pat Robertson: Tornadoes Could Have Been Stopped If People Had Prayed (VIDEO)

Church of Scientology demands right to underpay workers

Suicide blast kills 23 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan
5 killed as protests over Quran burning rage in Afghanistan
Muslim Attacks Atheist. Muslim Judge Dismisses Case, Blames Victim
The honour killings that blight Britain
Youtube starts banning 'religiously offensive' videos
Gunmen kill 16 Shiite Muslims in sectarian violence: authorities

Two-week old boy dies after contracting herpes from Jewish mohel

Jehovah's Witness
Angry Jehovah’s Witness poisons church leader and family

S Korean pastor and his wife arrested after killing three of their ‘demonic’ children
Suicide Bomber Kills Three in Nigeria
Revealed: The torture chamber flat where 15-year-old boy was beaten, stabbed and drowned because evil couple accused him of being a witch

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Week 21 - "Crazy Bible Rules that Christians like to Ignore."

This week is one topic I've been wanting to do for a while. Christians live their lives according to this one little book written over 5000 years ago, yet many of them fail to understand what exactly it is they follow. And many more Christians do know, and choose to cherry pick the rules or verses they like more and fit better with the lives they personally want to live. It's quite detestable if you think about it, especially considering Christians love to preach to everyone they can about how the "Bible is the infallible word of their God, wholly and absolutely true to the last word" yet when faced with a despicable verse (for today's standards) they say it's either out dated or meant as a metaphor, not to be taken literally. Which is it? Is the book in it's entirety the word of the God of the Heavens, or is it partly law and partly suggestive history? If it's only suggestive, then what makes it the end-all-be-all word of God? Not much.

It would take literally so long to go through each and every crazy rule found in the bible, I couldn't possibly catch them all. I'll do my best by listing the ones that come to mind. In the end I hope you can keep an objective enough point of view to understand why most non-Christians find this book to be a disgusting piece of fiction, and the last place anyone would look for moral guidance (another thing most, if not all, Christians preach about where they get their moral guidance from - what a joke).

That includes the Pastors at your church, all the staff under him. Firefighters, police officers, ambulance workers, doctors, and anyone else in a life-saving profession are all in violation of this rule according to your Bible too.

Random Things The Bible Bans (MOST PUNISHABLE BY DEATH)...

Eating Blood (Genesis 9:4)
Eating Shellfish, Eagles, Buzzards, Vultures, Rabbit, Camels, Rock Badgers, Falcon, Raven, Crow, Ostrich, Owl, Seagull, Hawk, Pelican, Stork, Heron, Bat, Winged Insects (that walk on four legs unless they have joints to jump with like grasshoppers (?)), Bear, Mole, Mouse, Lizard, Gecko, Crocodile, Chameleon & Snail (Leviticus 11:1 to Leviticus 11:47)
Cutting Your Hair (Leviticus 19:27)
Cutting Your Beard (Leviticus 19:27)
Masturbation or Spilling (Wasting) Your Seed (Birth Control) (Genesis 38:9-10)
Divorce (Mark 10:8)
Re-Marriage (Mark 10:11-12)
Anal Sex (even among heterosexual couples)
Complete Ban On Pigs, which means... (Leviticus 11:8)
      No Football
      Touching A Dead Pig
      No Leather
      No Pork, Bacon, Ham, Spareribs 
Fortunetelling, which includes... (Leviticus 19:31, Leviticus 20:6)
      Tarot Cards
      Mediums (Psychics who claim can speak with deceased people)
      Palm Reading
      Ouija Boards
Tattoos (Leviticus 19:28) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->>
Letting Children Without A Father  Or Descendants Of Children Without A Father Into Church (Deuteronomy 23:2)
Wearing Gold (1 Timothy 2:9)
Wearing Pearls (1 Timothy 2:9)
Your Wife Defending Your Life In A Fight By Grabbing Your Attacker's Genitals (Deuteronomy 25:11-12)
Women Speaking In Church (1 Corinthians 14:34-35)
Cooking A Goat In It's Mother's Milk (Exodus 23:19)
Eating Fat (Leviticus 3:17)
Eating A Fellowship Offering More Than 3 Days Old (Leviticus 19:5-8)
Transvestism (Deuteronomy 22:5)
Eating Meat Of Strangled Animals (Acts 15:28-29) 
Planting More Than One Kind Of Seed In A Field (Leviticus 19:19)
Adultery (Leviticus 20:10-12)
Lying About Virginity (Deuteronomy 22:20-21)
The Daughter Of A Priest Practicing Prostitution (Leviticus 21:9)
Being The Victim Of Rape, If One Is An Engaged Female (Deuteronomy 22:23–27)
Having Sex With Your Father's Wife (Leviticus 20:20)
Having Sex With Your Daughter In Law (Leviticus 20:30)
Incest (Leviticus 20:17)
Marrying Both A Woman & Her Daughter (Leviticus 20:14)
Blasphemy (Leviticus 24:14-16,23)
Trying To Convert People To Another Religion (Deuteronomy 13:1-11, 18:20)
Apostasy (If most people in a town come to believe in a different god) (Deuteronomy13:12-15)
Non-Priests Going Near The Tabernacle When It's Being Moved  (Numb 1:51)
Being A False Prophet (Deuteronomy 132:5, Deuteronomy 18:20, Zechariah 13:2-3)
Striking Your Parents (Exodus 21:15)
Cursing Your Parents (Exodus 21:17, Leviticus 20:9)
Being A Stubborn & Rebellious Son (Deuteronomy 21:18-21)
Kidnapping & Selling A Man (Exodus 21:16)
If You're A Slave: Disobedience (Ephesians 6:5)
Perjury (Deuteronomy 19:15 - 21)
Ignoring The Verdict Of a Judge Or Priest (Deuteronomy 17:8-13)
Not Penning Up A Dangerous Bull (Exodus 21:29) 
Uncircumcised Man (Genesis 17:14)
Eating Leavened Bread During The Feast Of Unleavened Bread (Exodus 12:15)
Manufacturing Anointing Oil (Exodus 30:33) Click Here For Some Hypocrisy
Engaging In Ritual Animal Sacrifices Other Than At The Temple (Leviticus 17:1-9)
Sexual Activity With A Woman Who Is Menstruating (Leviticus 20:18)
Eating Peace Offerings While Ritually Unclean (Leviticus 7:20)
Waiting Too Long Before Consuming Sacrifices (Leviticus 19:5-8)
Going To The Temple In An Unclean State (Numbers 19:13 )

I will finish off with some premature counters to whatever arguments I'm sure you're about to present me with....