Friday, November 18, 2011

Stupid Bigoted People

Yesterday afternoon I took a departure from my usual routine of writing my book, and watched some T.V. Normally, I don't watch much late afternoon T.V as there is rarely anything of any value on for me to watch.

Yesterday was an exception.

I don't know how many of you have ever watched Anderson Cooper's talk show, I never had before yesterday as I normally don't waste my time with the likes of Oprah, Dr. Drew, Donahue, Jerry Springer or any of their ilk. It's usually what I call "Opium for the masses".

The subject matter of this show though intrigued me. It was Muslims in America. On the show were a panel of "American Muslims". They I guess, have a show on TLC. I don't think I will ever watch the show as I do my best to stay away from "Reality T.V". These genuinly nice people seemed to be truly trying to "live the American dream" and just be who they were. Of course, there was a counterpoint to this panel, and you guessed it. It was a CRAZY "Christian" woman that did nothing but spout hate and venom at the guests.

It started out entertaining enough.

The "Crazy Lady" would say something to the effect of "Islam is NOT a religion" and Anderson would ask a question to the panel about her comments. I was AMAZED, the members of the panel never once got upset, irritated or angry. They maintained their cool even when the "Crazy Lady" spouted patently offensive rants about how Islam is "The most violent religion in the history of Earth." and how they "aren't good Muslims because they follow American Law". Never once did the members of the panel fall to her level of insults and degredation. I was impressed.

I was the one shouting and angry at the "Crazy Lady". Not because I was defending Islam. If you know me at all and have read ANY of my posts, I won't defend any religion as I don't buy into any of their dogmas. I am happy to listen to someone's point of view, but I don't defend any particular religion. I figure they are all fair game, ONLY if your argument is valid though.

Hers wasn't.

It was typical Right-Wing hate speak. Her uneducated rants and insults only served to make everyone that feels her same way look more like the Nuts they are.

My favorite part of the show was where she claimed that Islam killed more people than any other religion on earth. Ummmm. WRONG. Christianity has throughout history killed more people in the name of Jesus than all the wars ever fought COMBINED. I found it entertaining that she refused to acknowledge this even when a Christian Pastor, informed her of this. Her response was "No, I don't believe that". It just shows the delusional lies that these people tell themselves to continue in their little world of hate where they firmly believe that Jesus is "ok" with their delusion.

If there were a Jesus, I would guess from what I have read, and I have read that great work of fiction called the Bible. That fella would NOT be happy with her or any other hate spouting "christian" believer out there. I have a feeling that that fella would tell those folks to get right with themselves and follow the "Golden Rule". Oh, wait in their world that ONLY applies Christian to Christian.

In my final analysis of this show. I would have to say this: I think I would be happy to call the guests on the panel friends. They came off as genuine and understanding. They espoused more "christian" values than the Christian that was attacking them.

Way to go Guests!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Michigans new "Anti-Bullying" Law

So the "Social Conservatives" in Michigan decided it would be a good idea to pass an Anti-Bullying law. They even named it: "Matt's Safe School Law" after Matt Epling a student that killed himself after enduring years of bullying. On it's face this sounds great right? Michigan is finally catching up with the rest of the country and looking to stop bullying in it's schools and institutions right?


Michigan is ONLY looking to stop bullying if you happen to bully someone of Christian belief. Yes, that's right. I was baffled when I read this. This law actually PROTECTS bullies from prosecution if they are bullying someone out of a "sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction". No that isn't a typo, if you feel that you are morally justified in bullying someone, you WILL NOT be held accountable for those actions in Michigan.

This law also has the following provisions; it does NOT require School Districts to report incidents of bullying, no provisions for enforcement of the law, no teacher training and it does NOT hold adminstrators of the schools accountable if the fail to act on any reports of bullying. It does NOT list any groups as protected OTHER THAN Christians, whose "personally held religious beliefs protect them". -- The Republicans logic for this is this "Religious Freedom".

On the Senate floor, this was ACTUALLY STATED on the record: "bullying kids is okay if a student, parent, teacher or school employee can come up with a moral or religious reason for doing it.” Then these same politicians go on to say: "The special protections for gay and transgendered teachers will make it extremely difficult for [public school] districts that might want to remove them from the classroom."

In other words, these religious right nut-jobs believe that efforts to protect gays, atheists, and non-christians from assault and discrimination and bullying impinge on their "religious freedoms" to express and act on their belief that the beliefs of others (orientation or otherwise) is an abomination. --SICK.

This belief relies on a twisted sense of religious liberty. Freedom of religious expression does NOT extend to kicking the crap out of someone because their beliefs or orientation do not happen to agree with YOUR religious beliefs. It does not give someone the right to fire an employee because they don't share your views on religion or sexuality.

I wonder, would these same people trumpeting the banner of "religious freedom" would feel the same way about their rhetoric if a muslim student beat the crap out of a christian student because he felt that the christian student were an Infidel? I doubt it, they would be APALLED!

Makes me want to be a Christian, I can bully people, discriminate at will and have NO consequence whatsoever as long as I "claim" that it's a religious reason. No, I can't do that. There is NEVER a good reason to do those things based on someones beliefs, orientation, skin color etc.

If there was a Jesus I would guess based on the philosophies espoused in the Bible, he would have been disgusted by the whole idea of protecting one group of people from accountability based solely on Religion.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ten Commandments for Atheists

While reading the news this morning I came across this story from USA Today. I thought it was great so I am reposting it here. You can read the original story here:

(RNS) In his new book, "God, No!" atheist magician Penn Jillette tells how he was challenged by conservative radio host Glenn Beck to come up with an atheist's version of The Ten Commandments.
By Sang Tan, AP

"I wanted to see how many of the ideas that many people think are handed down from (G)od really make sense to someone who says, 'I don't know.'"

Here's his list:

1. The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all.

2. Do not put things or even ideas above other human beings. (Let's scream at each other about Kindle versus iPad, solar versus nuclear, Republican versus Libertarian, Garth Brooks versus Sun Ra— but when your house is on fire, I'll be there to help.)

3. Say what you mean, even when talking to yourself. (What used to be an oath to (G)od is now quite simply respecting yourself.)

4. Put aside some time to rest and think. (If you're religious, that might be the Sabbath; if you're a Vegas magician, that'll be the day with the lowest grosses.)

5. Be there for your family. Love your parents, your partner, and your children. (Love is deeper than honor, and parents matter, but so do spouse and children.)

6. Respect and protect all human life. (Many believe that "Thou shalt not kill" only refers to people in the same tribe. I say it's all human life.)

7. Keep your promises. (If you can't be sexually exclusive to your spouse, don't make that deal.)

8. Don't steal. (This includes magic tricks and jokes — you know who you are!)

9. Don't lie. (You know, unless you're doing magic tricks and it's part of your job. Does that make it OK for politicians, too?)

10. Don't waste too much time wishing, hoping, and being envious; it'll make you bugnutty.

Update to Venting Post

So get this:

The head IDIOT (Coach) Suspended my son from the last game of the season for something he DIDN'T DO!

Yes, that's correct.

My wife and I proved he did nothing and that there wasn't an issue. The IDIOT decided to suspend him anyway. OK. He's stupid and a moron I get it. My son and I decided that since the last game of the season (the game he got suspended from) fell on MY BIRTHDAY (Yes, happy B-Day to me) that we would skip the game and do some father-son stuff together. He wanted to take me to lunch, play some video games etc. So, we skipped the game and did some stuff together.

No harm in that right? Not a big deal, he wasn't playing anyway. He didn't want to go, and I was irritated enough at the IDIOT that I didn't see the point in going either.

So, come to find out they LOSE their game. Ok. they lost most of the games they played this year, mostly due to inept coaching on his part but that is another story. I guess he did something to get himself kicked off the sidelines and couldn't be on the sidelines to coach. (Not sure what that was, I WASN'T there). Suddenly I am getting nasty emails and facebook posts claiming that I DID SOMETHING to cause this.

This is where I am confused, if I WASN'T THERE, how could I have done something to them? Sounds a bit like the 'blame game" and childish CRAP to me. Until Monday, when I got to work and checked my email I had NO IDEA that they had even had an issue at the game. I didn't check my facebook updates or anything all weekend so I had no idea there was any issue at all.

Needless to say, my son goes to school on Monday and kids from the team are saying it MY FAULT they lost. IT seems the IDIOT is telling the KIDS it's MY FAULT they lost. Not sure how, but he is for some reason hell bent on making me the exucse for his INEPT and terrible coaching and behavior.

Needless to say, my son will NOT be playing for those IDIOTS next year and I would encourage anyone that has kids that play sports to NOT sign them up for anything involving that IDIOT. I won't post his name or anything here since he would probably SUE me for stating the truth or some other garbage.

I am over it, really I am.

Stupid people just shouldn't breed.