Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Pope Calls For Truthful Dialogue - NOT!

According to the BBC, Pope Benedict XVI has called for an "authentic dialogue" between Christians and Muslims in a speech at Turkey's directorate of religious affairs.He said the exchange must be "based on truth and inspired by a sincere wish to know one another better".

So, you want to engage in truthful dialogue do you Benedict? Well here's your starter for 10:-

Why is it that in over 2000 years Xtians have never been able to provide any credible proof that this god of yours actually exists apart from as a figment of your collective delusional psychopathology?

Too hard a question? Then try this one:-

And why is it that in over 1300 years Muslims have never been able to provide any credible proof that this god of theirs actually exists apart from as a figment of their collective delusional psychopathology? (And don't bother being clever and telling me that it is one and the same god; I know that, but neither of you have been able to prove its existence!)

Failed again? Unsurprising really, since the real truth of the matter is that everyone who sincerely believes in a supernatural being which you monotheists call god is demonstrably a delusional psychopath, and those others who do not believe but claim that they do in order to manipulate others are undoubtedly sociopaths.

Somehow I don't think that this the kind of truth that you like to hear!

Tough shit, arsehole!

Truth In Science, But Who Is Telling It?

So, a bunch of academics and clerics have formed themselves into a cosy little group of delusional psychopaths calling themselves 'Truth in Science'. Apparently they wish to teach 'intelligent design' as part of the UK science curriculum, and claim that there must be an 'intelligent creator' behind the process of evolution. They have currently targeted 5,000 schools so far, and are actively promulgating their views in the university sector in the UK.

Fortunately, the Department for Education & Science is pressurising schools to ignore this pernicious stuff. As it said in a recent statement, "Neither creationism nor intelligent design are taught as a subject in schools, and are not specified in the science curriculum. The National Curriculum for science clearly sets down that pupils should be taught that the fossil record is evidence for evolution, and how variation and selection may lead to evolution or extinction."

However, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, which oversees the development of the national curriculum, in effect guiding exam boards, said discussions of "intelligent design" or "creationism" could take place in science classes. The National Curriculum Online website says for science at Key Stage 4 (GCSE level): "Students should be taught how scientific controversies can arise from different ways of interpreting empirical evidence (for example Darwin's theory of evolution)." Classes should also cover "ways in which scientific work may be affected by the context in which it takes place (for example, social, historical, moral, spiritual), and how these contexts may affect whether or not ideas are accepted."

The QCA's argument is supported by Nick Cowan, a chemistry teacher at Liverpool's Blue Coat School, who says the packs promoting intelligent design are useful in debating Darwinist evolution. He continued by saying they the packs are "very scholarly" and could be extremely useful in helping children understand the importance of scientific debate. Mr Cowan also told the BBC, "Darwin has for many people become a sacred cow. There's a sense that if you criticise Darwin you must be some kind of religious nut case. We might has well have said Einstein shouldn't have said what he did because it criticised Newton."

Both the QCA and Cowan's position are dismissed by James Williams, science course leader at Sussex University's school of education. He told the Times Educational Supplement: "This opens a legitimate gate for the inclusion of creationism or intelligent design in science classes as if they were legitimate theories on a par with evolution fact and theory. I'm happy for religious theories to be considered in religious education, but not in science where consideration could lead to a false verification of their status as being equal to scientific theories."

The only thing I would add is this: if 'intelligent design' is the explanation being offered by certain scientists to explain the existence of various phenomena, what scientific evidence do they offer for the a priori existence of that force - unless, of course, they wish to assert that it existed simply as a 'cause without cause'?

It seems to me that unless such evidence is forthcoming from them, then their claims are simply an ill-formed and untested hypothesis that verges on the completely spurious. Empiric proof that self-delusion, mendacity and duplicity are their real motivations!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

And Just So Xtians Don't Feel Left Out...

Again with thanks to Atheist Resource for directing me to this video-clip

Islam, Religion of Peace - Well, Not According to the Qur'an!

Thanks to the Atheist Resource website, I found a great video-clip exposing the lies that some would have you believe about Islam being a religion of 'peace'. It can be found here, and its accompanied by some fantastic music . Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

But Women Are Equal Under Islam (LOL!)

Muslims will tell you, ignorant kafir that they think you are, that "Allah considers women equal to men" - but the truth is that Muslim men don't! In fact, most Mulsim men use the Qur'an as their reason for subjugating women to their own whims and control and treat them as mere chattels that have the status somewhat lower than that of a camel or dog (and dogs are considered 'unclean' by Muslims!)

For example, the new Afghanistan government has passed a law as recently as 2004 making it illegal to discriminate against women, yet were it really true that women were equal to men under Islam, the necessity for such a law would not only be totally un-necessary but a complete dead-letter ab initio!

What's more, this evening on the UK's Channel 4 News, Christana Brautigam, the spokesperson for the UN Division for the Advancement of Women who has recently returned from a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan confirmed that the Afghanistan parliament ratified the UN 'Convention Against Discrimination Against Women' only in 2003, which confirms that prior to that date, at least, Sharia law did not recognise women as equal to men.

The whole video of the current state of women under Islam in Afghanistan can be viewed here (click on the link 'Watch the report' immediately below the picture of the two women in the central pane). Despite the rather mealy-mouthed comments by Brautigam,the sad conclusion of the UN's Mission (which took place in August of this year), was that equality for women in Afghanistan was "still to be come a priority in the political and social agenda , once again belying the Muslim claim that Allah and the Qur'an treats women as equals!

Mind you, there have been improvements recently: one of the women interviewed for the report was raped, but when she complained to the authorities she was incarcerated in jail on a charge of adultery because the man in question denied it, naturally, and under Sharia law she needs 4 other men to come forward as witnesses for her story to be believed. However, thanks to the adoption of the UN 'Convention Against Discrimination Against Women', she is no longer facing the death penalty, only having her young son taken into care whilst she undergoes a lengthy prison sentence! Now that's what I call equality under Allah!

Give the Afghanis their due, however; the burkha is no longer obligatory for women there, unlike for the stupid women in the UK who claim, spuriously, that they have to wear it 'for religious reasons'!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Banned Cleric Speaks Truth (For Once)!

According to the BBC, the banned cleric, Omar Bakri Mohammed, is still preaching his hateful message to Muslims in the UK!

The BBC maintain that in a recent broadcast, he claimed that the 7/7 London bombers were "in paradise", but in actual fact I have obtained a copy of his real message, which he has asked me to quote here "in order to put the record straight!"

He commenced our interview by rejecting that his claim that he was promoting Muslim terrorism when he had stated that the 7/7 London bombers were in Jannah (what we kafirs call 'paradise'). As he said, "According to Hadith 2562, Muslim men who are admitted to Jannah will be rewarded with a minimum of 72 wives and 80,000 servants and given a tent half the size of Saudi Arabia to live in - but anyone who believes that nonsense is a reward should be blown up!"

But what about the innocent people these madmen take with them, I asked? Bakri Mohammed's response was stark: "Look, you Westerners just don't understand, do you! Islam has kept everywhere it has touched in the Dark Ages. The only way we can modernise it at all is by exterminateing all the dyed-in-the-wool fundamental loonies, and what better way to do that than by encouraging them to blow themselves up!"

Well, you could just tell them the truth, I opined.

"OK," he said, "You've asked for the truth, well here it is...", and that's when he said those immortal words quoted above!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Did You Hear The Joke About The Rabbi and The Imam?

At a recent summit in Spain, Jewish and Muslim leaders called for a 'United Nations of religious groups' because, unlike politicians who lie, religious leaders worked towards a higher good!

Sounds of resounding laughter!

The Old Git says, since none of you have ever been able to produce any credible proof whatsoever that this god you have in common has ever existed, it is indisputable to any rationally minded person that you are just as mendacious and duplicitous as any politician has ever been.

What's more, since both the greatest political leaders the world has ever seen, George Dubya Bush and Toney Baloney Blair, both admit to being directed by god himself, their actions are indistinguishable from the 'higher good' that you religous leaders claim is your own exclusive province.

However there is definitely one thing that politicians and religious leaders have in common - complete and total lack of intellectual integrity!

Intelligent Life On Earth Soon To Be Extinct!

And here's the evidence.

Apparently, at some fancy ceremony due to take place in Istanbul, UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, is to be presented with a plan of action to ease increasing polarisation of Muslim and Western societies. This plan was formulated by by 20 prominent minds who are international figures from a variety of religions (but no atheists)!

To call anyone who believes in religion a 'prominent mind' is risible in the extreme, since the only thing notable about their intellectual capacity is their ability to delude themselves (and others) that religion is anything other than a product of human ignorance and psychopathology!

Is there no-one intelligent enough and with any authority over the rest of us going to stand up and point out that the increasing polarisation of Muslim and Western societies is almost entirely due to religion, and that ALL religions are nothing other than ignorant superstition, unworthy of ANY respect whatsoever?

Instead of the UN calling the arrangement the 'Alliance of Civilizations' they should have called it the 'Conspiracy of Ignorance'!

No doubt one of their proposals is that it should be illegal to question, criticise, mock or ridicule the superstitious nonsense and unsubstantiatable claptrap that ALL religious believers delude themselves with, and use as an excuse to attack others not of their faith.

Next step will be to make it illegal to be an atheist at all!

Let's all live in ignorance and superstition; after all, these tools have been used successfully over the millennia by those few in power who wish to subjugate the rest of us.

The rule of the clerics is in the ascendant: intelligent life on earth really will soon be extinct!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Kafirs Issue Fatwas Too!

As if the risk of being murdered by a Muslim for criticising their religion was not enough, now 'Poofy' Falconer is threatening speakers of truth with a new Fatwa! He has now said, "...the government had to show young Muslims that Britain was not anti-Islamic", adding there should be" consequences" from saying Islam is "wicked and evil".

The reasons for this wish to appease the aggressively superstitious Muslim minority is not clear, though some of the background has been covered here.

However, many of us who have actually taken the trouble to read the Qur'an and the Hadith are of the opinion that it is correct to describe a repressive and ignorant world-view that sanctions the beating of women who do not obey their husbands, the denial of freedom and education to women, the denial of equal rights to women, the exhortation to kill all unbelievers and apostates, the commands to ignore any laws but God's laws and hence the denial of democracy etc., etc. as "wicked and evil."

As for the oft heard claim that 'Islam is a religion of peace' is complete nonsense; the etymology of the word 'islam' actually means submission [to god's will], and the Qur'an exhorts true believers to murder those who refuse to do so.

Next they'll be telling us that Adolf Shicklegruber was a nice man because he liked dogs!

PS: 'Kafir' is how non-Muslims are referred to in the Qur'an, and is not a white racist epithet!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Churches Unite In Attacks Against Atheism!

This is Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, who has today criticised the systematic erosion of Christianity from public life by illiberal atheists who are undermining Britain's religious heritage. He added that Christians should be more politically active to ensure their principles were not purged from society.

This is only one of many recent attacks on atheism by prominent church figures. Earlier this week Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Catholic leader Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor launched a joint attack on what they called intolerant public atheism. In their foreword to 'Doing God: A Future for Faith in the Public Square', a report by new religious think tank Theos, they argued against limiting religion to the private sphere. They said that campaigners against religion in public life had an "intolerant faith position".

Well I have some news for you, gentlemen. Atheists who speak up against the intrusion of religious beliefs into government, legislature, education etc., do not have an 'intolerant faith position' as you claim, because by definition they do not have a faith, only your lot does! What's more, what can be more intolerant than the way that you try to force your unsubstantiatable superstitious beliefs onto others? And your beliefs are pure superstition, totally indistinguishable from tales of fairies and hobgoblins, leprechauns, Cthulthu and the Elder Ones, and other such made-up nonsense!

Naturally you will deny this, after all, you are all making an extremely comfortable living and enjoying considerable wealth and power from your respective 'ministries'. Yet if you want respect, then all I ask of you is this: produce credible evidence that stands up to rational and logical examination that (a) this object you call god exists, (b) that it is the 'cause-without-cause', the 'prime-mover' and the 'creator' of the cosmos and all that is in it.

But until such time as you do, I and others have the right to question your claims that your otherwise irrational beliefs are somehow worthy of respect and that they should be free from criticism or ridicule.

To paraphrase Professor Georges Rey, at some level you are all liars!

Or as that other Professor of Philosophy, AC Grayling said recently, "It is time to refuse to tip-toe around people who claim respect, consideration, special treatment, or any other kind of immunity, on the grounds that they have religious faith, as if having faith were a privilege-endowing virtue, as if it were noble to believe in unsupported claims and ancient superstitions."

Furthermore, the actions of you clergy would be questionable even were you to restrict this egregious fraud that you claim to believe in on the credulous and ignorant to within the confines of your churches, but the fact that you demand the right to peddle your lies and untruths in public whilst demanding that rational, non-delusional members of society show you respect is risible in the extreme.

Frankly, I think Professors Rey and Grayling have been too kind to you, since it seems absolutely indisputable that anyone who claims to believe in religion is either a delusional psychotic or a manipulative sociopath.

But hey, prove me wrong; produce credible evidence that this thing you call god actually exists. After all, it shouldn't take you long, seeing as how your lot have had millennia in which to find it!

Yet without such evidence, your 'faith' is no more than ignorant superstition, and unworthy of any respect whatsoever.

And that sad fact is what really worries you, and why you are uniting to try and force through a law making it illegal to criticise, question, mock, or ridicule your stupid beliefs!