Monday, June 23, 2008

Shock, Horror: Gafcon Exposed For What It Really Is - Hypocrisy!

After my scoop yesterday regarding the Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon), a snapper managed to catch The Reverend Doctor Immanuel Di Lombrosi, Bishop of Liguria, and his close circle of pederasts colleagues indulging in some after conference frolicks. When I contacted the Bishop-prick today to ask them for a comment, they were naturally reticent to go on record. However, Monsignor Di Fratelli was prepared to be quoted. "Fuck off," he said, though I'm not sure if that was an invitation to join in their sordid little practices or not.

Is it significant that the crozier the Bish is holding is brown, do you think? Or could that be priestly ordure adhering to the shaft?

On that subject the Monsignor had no comment, and he walked away with a peculiar shuffling gait, rather like he was suffering from a particularly bad case of haemorrhoids.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back To Basics - But Only When It Suits.

This is a picture of Gene Robinson, the Episcopalian's first openly gay bishop.

The fact that he is gay doesn't bother me in the slightest, though I have difficulty accepting that an honest man who is not suffering from delusional psychosis can really believe in the superstitious, supernatural, mumbo-jumbo and arrant nonsense that is the reality of religious so-called "belief" - belief, that no psychologist or epistemologist could possibly classify as "justified true belief".

However, the fact that Bishop Robinson is gay exercises the Anglican Communion to the point of self-destruction (good for you, Gene, perhaps you're an undercover atheist at heart, as Professor Georges Rey maintains).

As the BBC reports today,
"The rift in the Anglican Communion - superficially over homosexuality - has been widening steadily ever since the ordination by its American wing of the openly-gay bishop Gene Robinson in 2003...Three hundred traditionalist bishops and archbishops - who believe that the Bible outlaws active homosexuality - are staging what is in effect a rival meeting to the Lambeth Conference, the 10-yearly gathering[in the highly symbolic site of Jerusalem] of Anglican bishops from all over the world
Typical of the buffoons, mountebanks, charlatans, and self-aggrandising despots in attendance at this Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) is he Archbishop of Uganda, Henry Orombi - who is boycotting the Lambeth Conference - and who said his wish was to emulate the first Christians.

Orombi is typical of the Gafcon traditionalists, who have gathered in Jerusalem to demand that the Communion as a whole - including the Americans - go back to the stricter reading of the Bible they say would have applied in the early history of the Church which was born in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.

Funny then that I don't hear Orombi advocating the return of black people to slavery and subservience to the white man - both of which were policies supported in the not too distant past by a "stricter reading of the Bible".

Neither do I hear him or his traditionalist colleagues demanding that any of the injunctions in Leviticus apart from Chapter 18:22 be enforced on all members of the so-called Communion.

Presumably, also, these phonies and mountebanks want all aspects of science teaching that are not in literal accordance with the so-called "inerrant words of God" as set out in Genesis 1 to be abolished.

In short, Orombi and his gang are just another bunch of self-seeking, self-promoting, self-aggrandising, manipulative, homophobic swindlers, but then that is typical of all religious types who are not certifiable as suffering from delusional psychosis.

Question: Why is it that it takes an atheist to point out that religious people in general, and their clerics in particular, are the least likely people to adhere to a "stricter reading of the Bible" but choose only to parrot the sections which suit their particular prejudices and predilections?

Answer: Because the Bible is a complete lie, from beginning to end, and those people who claim to "believe" it are complete liars - or else they are insane.

Meanwhile, I hope that Gene Robinson doesn't give in to this bunch of homophobic trash meeting in Jerusalem as he has as much right to hold office in the church as any of them, as they all believe in fairy-tales.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Bleating Christian At It Again (Lying, That Is)!

Here we go again, that carefully coiffed charlatan, Rowan Williams, the Arch-Buffoon of Durovernum, is claiming that the Gordy Broon's Government is not giving sufficient preference to the Church of England, according to his preface to a highly-biased report published by the Christian special-pleading group, the Von Hugel Institute (situate at St Edmunds' College, Cambridge), and entitled "Moral, But No Compass". N.B., the title is an oblique reference to Broon's own recent claim that his religion (Church of Scotland) and dour Presbyterian upbringing, has given him a 'moral compass' which guides him at all times.

One of the most ridiculous criticisms that the report had to say about the Government was this:
"Every participant in our study from the Church agreed that there was deep 'religious illiteracy' on the part of the Government."
Naturally, neither the manipulative mountebanks who wrote the report, nor the charlatan Dr Williams explain what is meant by 'religious illiteracy'. Hardly surprising, really, since it is no more a personal or intellectual failure to be 'religiously illiterate' (whatever that is supposed to mean), than it is to be 'astrologically illiterate', or 'fortune-telling illiterate', or un-knowledgeable regarding the contents of the ancient scribblings about any of the other superstitious nonsense and make-believe that is passed off by proclaimed "believers" as empirical fact. However, it is egregious in the extreme for the soi-disant Christians behind this report - or for any other religious movement, for that matter - to suggest that one can be moral only if one adheres to the minutiae of their particular delusional and psychopathological religious view of the world. How dishonest of them to keep braying that old calumny and lie, but then one can hardly expect religious promulgators to demonstrate any personal integrity or academic rigour, or to have any regard for fact, since they have never, over the millennia, been able to produce a single shred of empirical evidence proving their claim that their particular "god" exists, never mind being able to evidence any of the spurious claims that they make for this supernatural and non-existent entity.

Frankly, Gordy Broon's so-called 'socialist' government does indeed merit serious criticism, since all he and his predecessor, that other great soi-disant 'man of faith', Tony B-liar, have done little but bankrupt this country, swindle their supporters, and line their own pockets whilst simultaneously stroking their own grossly distorted egos. However, it is a complete fabrication and a downright libel for Christians to accuse either Brown or Blair of "religious illiteracy". Not only have this pair of megalomaniac buffoons done more to increase the role of faith in public life - they are both committed to increase the number and funding for 'faith' schools, for example - than any other Prime Minister in living memory, but they are both, by their own admissions, deeply religious. Thus, the report is little more than a tissue of lies put out with the intention of preying on the guilt and neediness of religious people but, hey, what's new, as anyone who has so much as dipped into the so-called "Holy Bible" can confirm for themselves. Not that those who suffer from "religious illiteracy" would know that.

In short, all these Christian special pleaders really want is to stem the decline of their own power and prestige. Instead of appointing a "Minister for Religion", as the report demands, the government should take all steps to secularise all the organs of state and to ensure that religion has no direct input whatsoever in our daily lives.

Religious "belief" is psychopathological belief, and the sooner our establishment has the moral and intellectual courage to come out in the open and say so, the better. In the meantime, if we cannot consign all self-proclaimed religious "believers" to lunatic asylums, let us at least confine them to their homes and places of worship and hear no more from them.

As for religious people having morals, well all I can say that there is little empirical evidence of that.