Let’s Answer 10 Questions Atheists CANNOT Answer

Another day, another religious person who has a video they’ve made asking ten questions that they claim no atheist can answer.  None.  We’re all stumped by these ten questions.  Alright, Christian.  You’ve got my attention.  Here’s a link to the video in question (pun intended), now let’s get started.

Do you believe science answers everything?

No, I don’t.  There are plenty of things that science doesn’t know.  The difference is that the science is willing to admit the things it doesn’t know.  It is the pursuit of knowledge.  And that knowledge has to be tested, because sometimes it is wrong.  When was the last time that your religious book was updated?

Why do atheists care if people worship God?

You know, if everyone was civil to one-another, and didn’t try and use their religious beliefs as justification for violence and hate, I wouldn’t.  No joke, I would think that you are misguided, but live and let live.  The problem is, I know too many people like my girly-mate who was kicked out of her home because she’s gay.  It’s a sin and God hates it.  That’s why she lost her home at the tender age of 15.  So many religious people claim that religion isn’t hurting anyone, but between the violence that Islam inspires, to the hate that conservative believers of the Bible do, you cannot argue that it doesn’t.

Can nothing create something?

How do you know there was nothing?  How do you know that the universe hasn’t always existed in one form or another?  How do you know that our universe wasn’t birthed into existence because of another universe?  Not to mention, since this is the cosmological argument, and the argument is that you needed a God to create the universe, what created your god?  Why does that have to come from nothing?  Man, these questions aren’t stumping me the way the title of this video suggests.

How do you know God doesn’t exist?

I’m not a nostic atheist.  I don’t know for certain.  The existence of a God with unknown properties is an unfalsifiable hypothesis.  You can’t prove he does exist, just like I can’t prove he doesn’t.  However, atheism isn’t a claim on that.  It’s a claim that, given what I’ve learned and the lack of evidence of this Christian God out there, I do not believe that he does exist.  Christians love to argue that atheists just think – God not real!  But in reality, there are some who do, and some who don’t.  However, your evidence for the existence of God does not hold up to scrutiny.  Especially your god.  Like I said, a God whose properties are up the air, I cannot disprove.  But your God, who is wrathful, prejudiced, ignorant of the world as if he was created by desert primitives, that part I can disprove.

What is the origin of life?

I don’t know.  It’s one of the big questions that science is trying to answer.  There is the prevailing theory of abiogenesis, but it hasn’t been proven.  Science is the perspective of cosmic humility.  It doesn’t say “I have a book of desert fairytales!  Therefore I know everything!”  It says “that’s an intriguing question.  Let’s find an answer.”  The thing that a lot of religious people take for granted is that one day, science will be able to create life in a laboratory setting.  It will be basic life, sure, but we will be able to create it based on the tools that exist in the real world.  No spiritual powers required.  On that day, religion is going to be pushed up against a wall because one of the last bastions it has will be gone.

Where does morality come from?

From those in power.  People in power give moral systems to those under them.  This idea that religious people have of “objective morality” doesn’t exist.  The closest we will come to seeing that is with empathy.  But some people have more empathy than others, so it’s not a perfect system.  But every culture throughout history has had a different sense of morality.  Hell, your own book has differing sets of morality from the Old Testament to the New.  So yeah, it’s not holy.  It’s human.

If you were given evidence of God, would you become a Christian?

Assuming it stands up to scientific scrutiny, I’d believe that God exists.  Though, given how many horrible things this all-powerful being sits back and does NOTHING about, I don’t think I’d want to follow him.  As Stephen Fry put it, I’d have some words for the guy if we met.  Heaven be damned.

Why are there no transitional forms in the present?

Human perspective has this really dumb thing where it doesn’t understand how long it takes for speciation to occur.  We live short lives.  On the grand scale of the growth of life in the universe, our time has been unfathomably short.  Shorten down the growth of life on Earth to a day, and humanity as we know it today wouldn’t have existed until literally one second ago.  It takes hundreds of generations for complete speciation to occur.  Though, we can see smaller versions of it.  Like when a species that can breed together is suddenly separated by a seismic event or something of that nature.  Then they evolve in different paths, and when they find each other again, they can’t breed.  That is one example

Do you live according to what you believe, or your lack of belief?

I live based on my own sense of integrity that has been informed by years of being alive.  It has been informed by my sense of empathy, and my experiences of over 30 years of being alive on this world.  It isn’t a belief that guides my life.  It’s values I have culminated over my entire life.  And yeah, part of that is not believing in God, but that is just a small pieces of a much larger tapestry that is myself.  Ya dig?

If God exists, will you not lose your soul when you die?

What?  I don’t even get the written question.  However, I think the question he speaks out loud is more toward what he is talking about.  He basically puts out Pascal’s Wager.  The idea that if I die and don’t believe in God, I risk more than the Christian.  Well, let me put it to you – what if you religion is wrong?  What if you end up in the same Hell as me?  What if the real God sees your faith in this fake God and sends you to Hell, but rewards me for not believing in it and welcomes me to Heaven?  There are an infinite number of permutations of this thought process where either we both lose, or you lose and I win.

But to put it another way – I would rather not sacrifice my intellect to a belief that makes no fucking sense because I am afraid of a mythical place that doesn’t even make scientific sense.  After all, only our bodies can feel pain.  That’s where the nerve endings are.  Do souls have the ability to feel pain?  Since a soul has NEVER been demonstrated to exist, how do you prove that they can feel pain?  This whole wager makes no sense on any level, and thus I have never bought into it.

And that’s all the questions that an atheist CANNOT answer.  I answered all of them pretty handily.  Yay!  This guy is another stupid creationist.  Wow…

Until next time, a quote,

“I’d say, ‘bone cancer in children?  What’s that about?  How dare you!  How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault.  It’s not right.  It’s utterly, utterly evil.  Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God, who creates a world that is so filled with injustice and?’ That’s what I’d say” – Stephen Fry

Peace out,

Maverick

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You and Your ENTIRE Church Are Gutless Worms (A response to Archbishop Paul Etienne)

For those who are unaware, a case has gone before the Grand Jury in Pennsylvania, part of the result of a two-year investigation into six diocese where abuse has taken place.  The report reads like something out of a psychological horror novel.  Here’s a link to an article about it.  Check that shit out.  It will blow your mind.  But in my home state, there is an Archbishop who decided to issue his own statement, and I take some SERIOUS umbrage with it.  Here’s a link to that garbage, now let’s talk about it.

Wish he hadn’t just put the letter as a document on there in this post, because then I could take snippets of it directly.  I’m too lazy to write it out, so if you think I am ever taking this out of context, I encourage you to consult the letter to make sure I’m not.

I couldn’t help but notice something was missing from your letter, Archbishop – a call for the Church to turn over the pedophiles in their ranks to the law.  That’s curious, since we have YEARS of proof of the church covering pedophilia.  There are records sealed in the Vatican laying out the names, places, and how much money was paid to cover up the pedophilia of those in the ranks.  I would give my last 30 years for SOMEBODY to break in to Vatican archives and leak that information.  Imagine all the good it would do to have the names of those responsible out there, so the public could be safe!  Because it is so fucking obvious that not one of you gutless worms is going to do the heavy lifting to try and protect the children.  No, that might be something Christ would do.

You tell people who suspect abuse to go to the cops and for those in the church to believe allegations of abuse.  Okay, but here’s the problem – the victims are children.  And in the link above, you’ll hear stories about adults who were abused as children and had Priests or members of the clergy threatening them with Hell if they didn’t keep their mouths shut.  The bullshit concept that you all foist upon children based on a God that doesn’t exist anyway aside, you have abusers using that as a weapon for silence.  So forgive me if I don’t take that advice as something other than you just virtue-signaling.  That’s what all of this bullshit reads like.

In the post, you say you’re embarrassed that members of the clergy are more concerned about the reputation of the Church than of “rather than for the care and healing of those who were harmed.”  No!  Instead of that non-statement, how about you actually do a REAL call to action!  Like telling your fellow clergymen that if they suspect abuse, to IMMEDIATELY go to the police.  Instead of having the church deliberate on what to do, have them give that child-touching/child-fucking piece of shit over to the law?  This entire letter reads like you just trying to virtue signal that you are doing the right thing.

We are LONG past time when the government needs to get involved in this.  The Vatican is nothing more than a corrupt aristocracy.  They lie for each other.  They protect each other secrets, instead of doing the right thing and trying to actually help children who are being abused.  Hell, this gutless worm cares more about who is attending the Latin Mass than the raping of children!

He says that the church is doing background checks now.  Well how would these fuckers have a pedophilia background if they are being protected by your fucking Church?!  Not yours, specifically (though I am ALWAYS suspect of anyone in Catholic clergy not being suspicious or having known someone who is a pedophile), but the Church at large.  This whole things makes me so fucking pissed.  I have to read this little worm’s none-response to a Grand Jury report that is nightmare stuff.  I have a friend that, thankfully, I have convinced to keep her children away from there.  Which makes her sad, since her kid is coming to the point of having their first Communion.

Yes, let’s pray.  Let’s have a day where we all fucking pray.  You know, an activity that serves no purpose, accomplishes nothing, and doesn’t address the ACTUAL problems.  How about NO?!  How about you start reporting the pedophiles to the police?!  Maybe you can tell the public who the pedophiles are, so that parents can actually keep their children safe.  Protecting kids from pedophiles.  You know, something Christ might do!  There’s a fucking thought.

I know why this gutless coward won’t name names or come out strongly against it.  Why Pope Jorge won’t do it either.  Speaking of gutless worms, his response was even worse!  Yes, say that the Church is not looking after the children, all the while being the keeper of the records that could actually do real good!  Oh, but you know you can’t leak that information.  Lay bare the Church’s corruption for all to see.  Then it might hit the people going there that they are giving their time and money into a corrupt aristocracy, where nobody will take a hardline approach for fear of having their future in the church destroyed.

That’s what it is!  It’s the reason that Archbishop Etienne isn’t taking a hard stance on anything.  It’s why none of them are.  Everybody is too concerned about their own future, and don’t want to rock the boat.  To the Archbishop who wrote this insulting letter – fuck you.  Fuck you, and fuck the corrupt aristocracy that you represent!  You’re a gutless coward, and you care more about Latin Mass politics than you do about your fellow clergymen raping children.  I find you to be the most disgusting of the hypocrites I have made responses to on this site.  At least some of them have some grit.  You are a doormat to an aristocracy that, if America wasn’t so busy sucking the cock of religion, maybe the government could take action against.

Imagine if, tomorrow, the government in this country threatened the church with losing their tax-exempt status if they don’t start playing a more active role in bringing this pedophilia to light.  What a wonderful world it would be.

Until next time, a quote,

“If only half you mother-fuckers in the state’s attorney’s office didn’t want to be judges, didn’t want to be partners in some downtown law firm.  If only half of you had the fucking balls to follow through, you know what would happen?  A guy like that would be indicted, tried, and convicted!  And the rest of them would back up enough so we could push a clean case or two through your courthouse.  But no, everybody stays friends.  Everybody gets paid.  And everybody’s got a fucking future!” – Det. Jimmy McNulty, The Wire

Peace out,

Maverick

Let’s Answer 10 Reasons To Not Have Sex Before Marriage

I have forgotten how much there is a well of beautiful cringe with Christian videos.  I have spent so much time with SJW bullshit that I forgot what it’s like.  Naturally, these “pro-life” (anti-woman) Christians are all about waiting for sex.  Because in their mind, sex exists only to create babies.  Because if a bitch isn’t on her back as a brood mare for the state, what else is she good for?  By the way, for any Christians insulted about that statement, your Bible backs me up!  Head on over to Skeptic’s Annotated Bible and see all the great quotes that the Bible has about women.  It’s really good stuff.  And by good, I mean horribly sexist.

Now we have another Christian up to bat to tell us why sex is evil unless there’s a ring on it.  Here’s a link to his video, now let’s get down to it.  This guy says that his reasons for not having sex before marriage are so good you won’t be able to dispute them because they are so right.  This should be interesting.

10. Sex Masks Problems

His argument is basically that if you’re having sex, you won’t notice problems in a relationship.  That’s stupid on a whole bunch of levels.  For starters, what kind of relationships has this guy been in?  If all I’m doing with someone is fighting with them, the sex isn’t gonna stop that.  What guys out there are like “I can’t stand this bitch, so let’s have sex!”?  None.  This is blatantly stupid.

Real relationships are not contingent on sex.  I’ve had plenty of relationships where I’ve taken my time.  I’ve had friends with benefits where sometimes all we would do is hang out and have dinner or just enjoy each other’s company.  The thing that held all of those things together was my liking the person I was spending time with.  If you genuinely believe that sex is going to stop you from seeing what’s wrong with you and another person, you’re an idiot.  Since that is exactly what happened with you, I guess we know what kind of person you are, don’t we?

He then argues that if you’re not having sex, and you’re really in love, you think “let’s get married!”  What?!  Um, how about, “let’s see where the relationship goes”?  You don’t just go from love to marriage, you fucking idiot.  That’s how you end up in TERRIBLE marriages for young love where they were absolutely sure that this is their forever person and won’t hear otherwise, only to discover that this isn’t that person and now they have this messy and complicated divorce ahead of them.  Before you say I don’t know what I’m talking about, I was engaged once.

9. Marriage allows you to evaluate your real feelings

WHAT?! (I get the feeling this will be my response a lot) To all the dim-witted teenagers who up-voted this and take this moron seriously, let me tell you something  – you damn-well better know before you take that step if you are serious or not.  Once you take that step, it is a legally binding contract.  It’s too late for cold feet at that point.  Taking that step had better come AFTER you “evaluate your real feelings,” because you are making a legal bet of half your shit that you will love them for the rest of your life.  If there is any uncertainty with that thought process, you aren’t ready.

Naturally, this idiot uses the Bible to tell us that his point of view is right.  Yeah, the Bible also says that I can fuck a slave or rape a woman and pay her father 15 pieces of silver.  Just putting that out there.  Using the Bible to justify a point of view involving women is always a bad idea.  The sexism is rampant in that book.

8. Sex connects us

What the fuck does this have to do with sex before marriage?  Yeah, sex can be a powerful connection if there is an emotionally connection between two people.  But it isn’t always like that.  Sometimes, people really are just looking to get their rocks off.  Is that a pretty thought?  No, but life isn’t always pretty.  Sometimes it’s just ugly in the only way it can be.

He makes the claim that having lots of sex partners increases your risk of divorce.  Says there are “lots of studies” about it and tells us to Google it.  Okay, let’s play.  I did Google a couple things, and here’s what I found out.  The common cultural belief that more people are getting divorced isn’t true.  In fact, divorce rates have been going down for several years now.  One common factor in this is more couples choosing to wait to get married until later in life, or those who choose not to get married at all.  As our culture evolves and the role of women in society now that more are having to choose careers due to financial constraints or personal goals, so does the nature of the family and of romantic relationships.  This is a messy subject, and this fucking moron doesn’t seem to get that.  He compares women who have sex more than once with a piece of duct tape being stuck multiple times.  Wow.  Sexist, much?

7. Pregnancy

The access to contraception in the western world is higher now than it has ever been.  If you are not rubbing two brain cells together, for men and women, you can protect yourself!  Or, if something goes wrong, you can get the morning after pill.  None of which involves abortion!  All of which you can get at Planned Parenthood.  There, refuted this point nicely.

6. Everybody else is doing it

What?  Why does that matter?  Are you appealing to the youth who wanna be rebels or something?  Is that what I’m supposed to take away from this?  His statement about the rate of divorce currently is bullshit.  Read the article I linked above.  An expert talks about how the cultural belief of the divorce rate being that high is a complete misconception.  It’s a scare tactic that works against teenager who are too stupid to know any better.  This in America, after all.

He then says that based on his fictitious amount of divorces, he believes the bulk of them aren’t happy.  To quote The Dude, “that’s, like, your opinion, man.”  What evidence do you have for this?  What studies have shown that the bulk of married couples are unhappy?  Please, shared this with me.  I love my Comments section open.  Unlike Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, and SoundCloud, I believe in freedom of speech.

5. What we gain to easily we esteem to lightly

His argument is that if you have sex before marriage, you feel like it was earned too easily and won’t appreciate it.  Wow.  This really is going to show what kind of man this is.  He sees women as lesser if the sex is easy to get.  You don’t appreciate it.  Well, buddy, I’m glad you don’t appreciate the relationships you have had with women you had sex with outside of marriage, but thankfully, not all of us are sexist assholes like you.

The guy says he’s been abstinent for six years, so when he finally gets to get into those pants after what he admits will be another year of dating, he will really want it!  I’m just imagining that this dude will cum after two thrusts and then the woman will have to get herself off.  It will be followed with a conversation like “I’m sorry, honey, that doesn’t usually happen to me.”

To the teenagers who take this shit seriously, listen.  Being sexually compatible is a part of a relationship.  If you think that somebody not being good in bed and being able to please their partner isn’t going to damage a relationship, you’re delusional.  And I’m not just talking about skill, either.  I’m also talking about what you want in sex vs what they do.  If they want you to get in a clown costume and fuck them while squirting seltzer water all over them, are you going to be okay with that?  A person’s sexual preferences are many, and part of being compatible as a couple is being able to work with your partner.  If they want you to put on a ball get and get fucked up the ass, and you are vehemently opposed, don’t think for a second that that wouldn’t do gradual damage.  Unless this guy just thinks that if you are married, you will be able to always work that out.  Yeah, good luck with that.

4. Transfer of control

He says that 99% of relationships, the only thing a woman has control over is when they have sex.  What is wrong with this sexist douche?!  That is such bullshit!  The roles in a relationship are something that you decide with your partner!  As the relationship progresses, new roles will arise and you’ll have to figure out whose those are.  It’s part of good communication.  In my late serious relationship, I was the one who always did the cooking when we lived together because my ex was, for all her wonderful qualities, not the best cook.  I like to cook, so it was fun to be able to provide for myself and my partner.  This man’s view on relationships is so ass-backwards!

Then he makes the argument that she has control of sex and he has control of the relationship.  Oh yeah, this dude is a Christian, alright.  After all, the Bible does say that the man’s role is to be head of the home.  What a sexist asshole.  So, if you have sex before marriage, she suddenly gets control of you.  If I believed this guy actually understands what a relationship entails, I might have an opinion about this.  As it stands, I don’t think he does, so I don’t.

3. Talk is cheap

His argument here is that when men say they love a woman to get sex, they’re lying.  The goal is to have women see men as pigs, so they can demand marriage as proof of their commitment.  This is insulting to men and women.  So, instead of promoting dialogue between partners, he decides to just tell women to take the “if he ain’t gonna put a ring on it, you better not give it to him!”

Talk isn’t cheap, you chauvinistic prick.  It’s the cornerstone of ALL healthy relationships.  Every single one.  You could have made a point that don’t just let him say he loves you and that be it.  Promote there being open dialogue.  That is, of course, assuming that this woman isn’t just looking to have something that isn’t serious.  Why is there no agency given to women in this video?  It’s always guys who are the ones pushing and trying to get things.  I fucking hate this dude.

2. Physical attraction fades

My parents have been together for over 25 years.  I don’t know how far away 30 is, but I don’t think it’s too long.  And one thing that my mother told me is that what happens over time is that you aren’t just crazy kids with crazy hormones.  Your partner because less about the physical, and more of a friend and companion that you can’t see yourself without.  And that isn’t done by waiting for sex until marriage!  It is a gradual process of growing in the relationship, It takes years and years of dedication and trust.  This fucking moron is trying to reduce that down to “just wait until marriage and it’ll all be okay.”  What a fucking idiot!

1. Better to have lifelong friends than short-term sex partners

This whole video has been a stunning look into the mind of this man and how he sees women in his life.  How he sees relationships.  How he sees women.  In his mind, the more a woman has sex, the less she will stick in a relationship.  He compares them to tape.  Reminds me of my sex ed class back in middle school, where they talked about women being less clean because they chose to have sex.  It’s sexist.  It demeans women and acts like just because they have had other people that they have gotten physical with, that they are incapable of finding commitment.  He makes the analogy that women only have control in a relationship in regards to sex.  And worst of all, that instead of sex being one of the things you talk about in a relationship, that it’s the man’s job to be the shepherd for his dumb woman because he is the one who gets to decide how the relationship will work.

I cannot stand this fucking dude.  Now he is saying that sex before marriage will make the other person see the relationship as just something they are doing.  As some flash-in-the-pan thing.  I have learned so much about how this man sees relationships as well.

To people out there, let me give you some ACTUAL useful advice.  If you think you’re ready for sex in your relationship, talk to your partner.  Good communication is the best thing for a relationship.  It cannot survive without it.  If you have misgivings and want to wait, that’s fine too.  Just make sure you communicate that as well.  And for the love of Groj, don’t think of yourself or your sexual history as fucking tape!  That analogy is demeaning and insulting to what a sexual connection between two dedicated people can be.  Fuck this sexist asshole and his stupid fucking video.

Until next time, a quote,

“I love the way you look at me.  Like you are about to talk to me or devour me.  I am fine with either.” – N.R. Hart

Peace out,

Maverick

Let’s Answer Questions That No Atheist Can Answer

An pro-Islam YouTube channel has decided to make a series of questions that no atheist can answer.  I figured that since I haven’t done anything atheist in forever, I would take on these questions.  Here’s a link to the video, now let’s do this.

How did existence emerge out of no-space and no-time?

How do you know there was no-space and no-time before reality as we understand it?  The truth is that we don’t know how exactly the universe came into being.  There are a number of theories, but all of those could be proven wrong.  Meanwhile, your religious book says that Allah somehow always existed outside space and time and magically made everything.  Yeah, I’ll take actual science over sky wizard magic.

How can an atheist assume his atheism is valid?

I am an atheist, therefore my atheism is valid.  Given what I’ve seen of modern science and the various religious texts I have read, I have concluded that their beliefs in a divine being are absurd, so I do not believe in them.  Boom, that was easy.  Aren’t these questions supposed to be so hard that no atheist can answer them?

When the moment of the start of existence is stark proof on the creativity of the creator and his ability to originate existence?

Oh, I jumped the gun there.  Well, I can answer this too.  There is NO proof that the universe was created by a magical sky-wizard.  None.  You all talk about sunrises and rainbows and a nice ass on a sexy lady, but then decide to just ignore the fact that most of reality cannot support life, because it exists in a massive void called space.  That there are a TON of things that are not beautifully made on this world, such as birth defects, evil people, and the fact that our planet is one giant asteroid away from humanity being dead.  I can see my atheism as valid because I can see that there is ZERO proof of your creator, and your pathetic supposition about the beauty of existence.  Again, wasn’t this supposed to be hard?

How did no life transform into life?

We don’t know.  See, once-again, this is something science has that religions does not.  We have the humility to acknowledge when we don’t have all the answers.  Meanwhile, ancient books written by primitive savages are what you hold up as absolute truth.  But please, tell me again how you are so enlightened.  There are a lot of theories about the origin of life on Earth.  Eventually, we will be able to create rudimentary life in a laboratory, and on that day, I will smugly look at your retarded morons and say “where is your Allah now?”

How did matter mutate from lifelessness into living cells?

Again, we don’t know for sure, but there are a number of theories.  Science is looking for the answer.  Meanwhile, I haven’t seen your bullshit religion figuring anything out.  Given that your religion has a bad habit of being shit on by actual science.  Like how the Quran says that night is as a cover over day, when we know that is patently untrue.  Or how you can somehow transmute mud into man.  I’ll take science over that stupid shit any day.

With all our techniques and advances, we cannot originate the simplest form of life, so how can we explain the origination of life in the dead matter?

What a weird phrasing.  Matter isn’t dead or alive.  It is.  Living cells are dead or alive.  As I said, we currently haven’t gained the ability to create life in a laboratory, but the day is coming.  And when it does, I cannot wait to watch you eat those words.  Not to mention, isn’t this a tacit admission that it takes magic to do it?  So you do believe in magic.  Good to know.

Wouldn’t we, at least, be able to originate a form of life that supersedes the one that originated in the dead matter by at least a million times?

Someday we will be able to create rudimentary life, but complex life forms grow over millions of years of evolution.  They aren’t just made in a factory.  That’s your religious bias talking.  You don’t just make complicated organisms.  We will no doubt be able to clone current life, but creating organisms that are (as you put it) at least a million times more complicated than current life is asinine.  Genetic modification through gene therapy is one way we can alter genetics of an organism, but creating all that from scratch is ridiculous.  Because you think that life is created, you have this bias.  Sorry that reality doesn’t work the way you want it in your head.

How can the atheist argue against the annihilation of all mankind?

Because I was born with empathy I don’t want to kill my fellow human being en masse.  I joke around that human needs to die, but there is some part of me in the dark recesses of my little black heart that hopes that somehow, some way, humanity figures out how to save itself from its own stupidity.

What is the rational, substantial, scientific evidence an atheist can present to prove the annihilation of all mankind is a mistake?

Easy, the human brain has the capacity for empathy.  We see looking after our fellow human being as a goal to aspire to.  We want to improve the world we live in.  Meanwhile, let’s take a look at your holy book.  It calls for death for those who leave the faith, or to kill non-believers, unless they convert to Islam.  Your religious text condones more murder than atheist secularism EVER will.  But please, tell me again how I believe in genocide.  You then decide to ditch the questions and tell us that we must naturally assume that genocide is rational to save the species.  Um, no.  I believe that sexual education and access to contraception will do more to stop overpopulation than your retarded book.

Atheism assumes that human beings are just animals who came into existence after a long and slow sequence of evolution from meaner beings, so what if a higher being came into existence?

There is a LOT to unpack here.  Atheism doesn’t believe that we came into existence from really mean beings.  We came from less evolved forms of life.  But since human history is a litany of violence (so is your religion, both post and current times), saying that we came from “meaner beings” is a really strange way to phrase things.  I believe we came from less evolved forms.  Sure, they were violent, but nature is violent.  Humanity is violent.  Violence is a part of life.  One that, unfortunately, humanity can’t get away from.

As for your second question, what would happen if a higher being came into existence?  Well, if the Q shows up one day, I can’t stop it from choosing to destroy humanity.  If we meet some hyper-evolved intelligent being that has figured out the right way to live, I guess we can sit back and realize how bad we fucked up and feel sad.  This is such a strange question.

Will it have the right to put us in cages and use us as lab rats?

The right?  No.  It might have the power to do that.  But if there is a being who has evolved and grown to the point that they realize the nature of reality and that we have to look after each other, they aren’t going to want to do so.  Western society evolved socially to see slavery as wrong.  Here in America, we had a big old war over that belief.  It’s telling about your view on reality when you think a higher being has barbarous intentions.  Islam at work?  You then once-again go out of the mode of asking questions to give your answer – the “darwinist” answer is “Yes!”  For one, Darwinism is a bullshit term that I have only ever heard creationists use.  For another, find me all the biologists who want to enslave people.

Oh, but we can look at your religion and see people enslaving people.  Like how ISIS has taken women all over the Middle East as sex slaves.  Like that?  I love that a Muslim is telling me about how immoral I am, when the immorality of Islam is everywhere to be found.

So, what is the purpose from protecting mankind or providing them with meaning or purpose when it comes to atheism?

Atheism tells people that meaning and purpose is what you make of it.  There is no higher being to give us purpose.  We have to find it in our own lives through our own values systems that are unique to every individual.  I’m sorry that our belief structure is all about freedom while yours tells you to accept easy answers from a sky-wizard despot.  Oh, but you decide to answer your own question again, with the propaganda that you approve of.  Wasn’t this supposed to be questions that atheists like me are supposed to answer?  I’m feeling really gypped here.

What if, according to evolution, we proved that one race is higher than the other?

Higher how?  We have proven that the Asian community tends to favor intelligence in their genes.  We’ve shown that black people tend to have much bigger cocks than white people.  What is your metric for “higher”?

Will the higher race be allowed to transform the lesser race into used matter: as we do with the insects or animals?

You haven’t even defined what the “higher race” is.  I suppose this is to be about eugenics.  Well, since we are all part of the same species, there is no “higher race.”  We are all human.  Different humans have different genetic traits, we we share a same species.  This ties in with that creationist bullshit you hear about “kinds” and shit like that.  But since we know that not all evolution is done by “survival of the fittest,” the argument that only the strongest organism will survive is no longer valid.  We now know that weaker organisms evolve defenses against the stronger organisms.  Or they will go to other areas and once they no longer have that predator, they evolve in different ways.  That’s called genetic drift.  Your whole argument is based on a bullshit analogy of what evolution teaches. Muslim creationists, go figure.

Then you decide to once-again answer your own question and say that your “brilliant” argument is enough to demolish atheism from the mind of anyone that uses common sense.  I just refuted it, so yeah, didn’t do shit to me.

After this he goes into a long diatribe about how atheism says that morals are relative, but that atheists then say that morals are absolute when shit hits the fan in our own lives.  A statement that is blatantly not true.  Citation needed, moron.  I’m gonna try and figure out if I can put into words what this dude is trying to ask here, since there is no question.  It’s just a sermon from this guy for a long stretch of time.

If morals are relative, how can you claim there is immorality for the bad things that happen?

Okay, let’s play a little game with that.  Your holy book tells you to murder people who leave the faith.  It’s a fact.  It also tells you that men are stronger than women and to use that strength over women.  So, when was the last apostate that you killed?  Or the last woman you beat?  Both are fine according the moral precepts of your book?  Meanwhile, in Christianity, it says that you shouldn’t beat women, but you should silence them in church, because they should ask their husband whatever they are confused about.  What Christians tell their bitch to shut up in church?

Morality is relative.  The morals of ISIS are not the morals of contemporary Islam, correct?  However, in places like the UK, it was found that the vast majority of Muslims there would not report to the police if they knew a terrorist attach was coming by a Muslim.  What is the correct thing to do?  The moral thing to do in that instance changes.

Meanwhile, atheism says that morals are relative, and instead of following some moral code set out by some ayatollah or religious leader, to follow empathy and try and be an empathetic person.  That is as close to actual objective morality as we will ever get.

How did the amazing constants of physics emerge?

Stephen Hawking wrote a book about how the universe could easily have come into existence, physics and all, without the need for a God.  I hate to be accused of the argument from authority argument, but this guy was one of the smartest people to ever live.  I think his source trumps your ancient desert tomes.

You then decide to go into the Cosmological Argument.  For those who want my beautiful destruction of that stupid-ass argument, here’s a link.  One thing you make is the argument that if things were even the slightest bit different, reality would collapse.  How do you know this?  How do you know that instead, it would just be another reality where there are new laws of physics?  It’s why Neil DeGrasse Tyson said if we ever do find a door to other words, best to send a probe first, because it may have laws of physics that don’t interact with our reality.

How did the genome emerge within the living cells?

This ties into the emergence of life.  Even the most basic bacteria cells have DNA.  You answer the story of the origin of life on Earth, you answer that question.  Idiot.  But you make the argument of “there had to be writer for it.”  So dumb.  We’ve seen how natural processes can change DNA, through forces like mutation, where the DNA of one cell mutates.  Cancer is a mutation of healthy cells into cancerous ones.  Did Allah decide to just go into all those cells and change things?  Neat fact – cancer cells don’t age, so long as the host organism survives.  In theory, cancer could live forever.

Where do morality and values come from, when it comes to atheism?

I’ve already answered this question.  Next!  Oh, wait, there is nothing next.  You just summarize your bullshit.

Well, that was…not fun at all.  I hate it.  Never doing this again.  I’m tired of answering stupid questions.  I have a headache.  This was beating a dead horse.

Until next time, a quote,

“When the black plague swept the land, people killed cats, mistakenly thinking they spread the disease. In actuality, the plague was spread by rats–and we had done them a favor by genociding their natural predator. We haven’t gotten smarter since.” – TJ Kirk

Peace out,

Maverick

Why Christians Are So Afraid of the Truth

I have been watching the episode of Star Trek: Voyager “Distant Origin.”  It’s pretty good stuff.  Sure, the metaphor of the episode to modern religion is a little on the nose, but it is still solid stuff.  And the concept is unique enough.  But as I watched it, I got to the scene where Chakotay is having to stand up for the truth alongside the alien who took him captive.  He talks about how the aliens are having their beliefs challenged, all of their doctrines challenged, and how the truth frightens them.  It got me to thinking about religion here on this world.  Since this is the only world we’re on right now, because humanity is fucking retarded.  We should have wrangled an asteroid by now, but no.  Our species is nothing but wasted potential.  But I digress.

Throughout history, Christianity has been terrified of the growth of human knowledge.  For the longest time, we had Christians claiming that the Geocentric model of the universe is absolute truth, and to say otherwise is heresy and must be met with death.  They claimed that those who spoke otherwise were spitting in the face of doctrine and the belief in the divinity of Christ.  The reality is that it was people spitting in the face of the doctrine that controlled the world and that if people started to believe things were different than the church told them, that their power would be gone.

Maybe they were at least right about that much.  The church did everything in its power to combat the growth of knowledge and the proliferation of truth among people.  Countless enlightened people were put to death.  Giordano Bruno was a man who loved God so much that he believed the universe was infinite because of an infinite God.  The church didn’t care.  All they wanted was power.  All they wanted was for the public to not question what they told them.  Faith has been afraid of knowledge for a very long time.

When Darwin first posed the basis for the Theory of Evolution, he didn’t know what we know now.  I cannot tell you how many creationists say things like “if Darwin could see what we know now, he’d say it was time to go back to the drawing board.”  Well yeah, Megan Fox, and he’d be wrong.  See, so many of these people think that science is beholden only to what Darwin posed.  That’s not the truth at all.  In reality, science is ever-evolving.  Our understanding of modern biology has led to changes in how science sees evolution that Darwin did not.  Here’s a link, check it out for yourself.  Creationists tend to believe that science only sees reality as a spectrum of what Darwin thought.  In truth, we see it as a constantly evolving, changing force.

Religion is a stagnant thing.  It has to be.  The books that it’s based off of are thousands of years old.  It was written by primitive people who have no understanding of science.  Like how they believed that you can make spotted or striped goats by having them mate in front of spotted or striped trees (Genesis 30:39).  Or how God kept rain from falling by putting it in the “firmament” in the sky (Genesis 1:7).  Or how bats and birds are the same thing in God’s eyes (Leviticus 11:13).  The startling reality is that the Bible is scientifically illiterate.  No surprise.  The people who wrote it are primitive tribesman who wrote it on papyrus.  The original language of the Bible is a dead language – ancient Hebrew.  Modern Hebrew is nothing like it.

Faith cannot evolve with time.  What ends up happening is that those who practice it have to make the times match up with their understanding of reality.  But that’s not the point of this.  The point is that people are so afraid of the reality that the Bible is wrong, because if it’s wrong, then their understanding of the universe is wrong.  And then they have to question things.  Like “why did my (insert name of relative here) get cancer.”  Or “why did my father rape me?”  Or any other of a laundry list of hard questions that there is no easy answer to.  That scares people.  Because then, reality as you understand it doesn’t make sense anymore.

Humanity, as I’ve observed, likes easy, simple to digest answers.  It’s better to believe comforting lies than hard truths.  It’s human nature.  We’re still animals, despite what human arrogance would have you think.  Because we all heard that line in A Matter of Faith where the creationist kid asks the dude “is your mother a monkey?” and the pro-evolution guy gets all angry and has no answer.  I have an answer to that – we all are.  We are a species of primate.  The most evolved, to date.  We’re still animals.  Sentience has given us a sense of entitlement to believe that we are totally separate from nature.  That just isn’t true.

So why is Christianity so afraid of the truth?  Because the truth sucks, while the lie is comforting.  In the lie, you have an all-powerful father-figure who loves you and looks after you.  He thinks that you’re just tops, and your life has greater meaning other than eating, sleeping, fucking, reproducing, and then dying.  You don’t have to find meaning on your own.  That’s hard.  It’s better to have easy answers that you don’t have to think too hard about.  It’s why my family buys into it.  It’s why so many so viciously defend it.  It’s why you can go through old religion posts on this site and see some very ugly comments, all because it’s easier to believe in that than accept the truth.

Until next time, a quote,

“Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.” – Russian Proverb

Peace out,

Maverick

Your Pro-Gun Fantasies are Delusional (A response to Josh Feuerstein)

Man, I haven’t gone after a super-religious idiot in a very long time.  In my early days on this site, I had a lot of posts ripping on religion and some of the idiots who follow it.  I am firmly an atheist and think that people who need religion in their lives are people who are afraid of reality.  But the topic got old and it was basically beating a dead horse while playing a broken record.  It got pretty stale.  But I have always had at least a passing eye on the insanity that is Josh Feuerstein.  For those who don’t know, he’s an insanely religious man who is absurdly popular on Facebook.  His page has millions of likes.  It’s bananas.

The guy is also something of a scam artist.  Not just because of the beliefs that he touts, though there is that.  But he was able to crowd-fund over $60,000 for a special camera, but clearly still does video on his phone.  Yeah, money I’m sure well spent, given how obesity is clearly the biggest problem he has.  That and an inflated ego.  Many years ago he went after the biggest YouTube atheist, The Amazing Atheist, because TJ had responded to his most popular video – where he “disproves” evolution.  It was sad, to say the least.

Over the years, Josh has become something of a marvel of Christian stupidity.  This guy is not only a firm fundamentalist Christian, but he also is a radical conservative as well.  So naturally, when the Supreme Court cast its ruling that allowed gay marriage to be legal in all 50 states, Josh was against it.  Yet he took great umbrage when people called him a bigot because of that.  Funny how that works.  Oh, and he also in the videos where he said “Obama done did it” about gay marriage, he said that it was the beginning of the “Christian Holocaust” and held up a gun to say that he would fight the government.

Josh fancies himself one of these people who would start some kind of civil war against the government if they ever step out of line.  The reality is that he is one of a plethora of fat-ass conservatives who would fight the government for all of 20 minutes, until they blast him and his little obese army of “patriots” with a drone.  Any war against the government in the 21st century would very, very short-lived.  He is one of these people who says that if they come for his guns, they can have the bullets.  No, Josh, you’d open fire, and they blast you to bits.  Hell, I guarantee that the moment they blast open your door, you will piss your fat britches and surrender on the spot.  Because it’s easy to be tough when you are not facing down any real resistance.  Just the imagined kind in your head.

When I say he’s a radical conservative who is something of a class act in paranoia, I’m not kidding.  He had his wife driving around a Wal-Mart for ten minutes talking about how them closing it is a conspiracy and they are stockpiling weapons and tanks inside.  This guy is really something.

But now it seems that Josh has a new take on the idea of guns – that they’re in the Bible.  That the 2nd Amendment is in the Bible.  Oh boy, this is gonna be a hard sell.  Let’s take a look at what this moron has to say.

Oh my Groj, you delusional fuck.  So, let me see if I got this right.  You keep a loaded gun in your car, on the unlikely off-chance that somebody is going to come at you with a firearm.  And if this person in your fantasy world comes at you, you are going to let loose with .45 “freedom seeds.”  That is the funniest name for bullets I have ever seen.  Especially given the long history in this world of dictators using those “freedom seeds” to kill people they don’t like.  Guns have a long, sordid history of one thing – violence.  I’m not against people owning them, though I do believe there should be some regulation in that regard, but to call bullets fired “freedom seeds” is so utterly ignorant of history.  But why should I be surprised.  This guy is an obese “patriot” who is looking to be Dirty Harry in his fantasy world.

Here’s my question to you, Josh – if you should come upon some fantasy shooting where you get your .45 out of your car and open fire, what if there are lots of kids around?  You say you are against school shootings, so what happens if you there are lots of little civilians around you?  Acceptable risk?  Killing kids?  You want their potential blood on your hands?  Not to mention, it ain’t like the guy is jut gonna stand there and let you shoot him.  Life isn’t a video game, Josh.  This person will move and then shoot back.  And say there’s armed security.  They come into things, not knowing who is who, so they start shooting at you too.  Are you just so convinced that they are going to know that you are the good guy?  If I saw your fat ass with a loaded gun shooting, I would assume you are the shooter.  You look the type.  You certainly have the attitude.

Then he says probably the most delusional thing I’ve ever heard – that the 2nd Amendment is in the Bible.  This is a dude who sees that painting of Jesus giving America the Constitution and cums all over it, isn’t he?  I believe it.  His evidence?  Because God armed angels.  I need scriptural evidence of this, Josh.  Because as I remember, angels in the Bible were pretty much just God’s messengers and heralds.  They had no form unless they took on the form of a human.  But in reality the angels of the Bible had more in common with those from Neon Genesis Evangelion than they do with your imagination of them being Dirty Harry with wings.  This man is so insane.  I don’t get how someone can be this delusional.

Guns did not exist in the Bible.  Nowhere.  There was nothing about guns in the Bible.  Not to mention, people having rights to own guns is also absurd in the Bible, because in that time period, people only had the rights that the king, Caesar, or other leader provided them.  It was a Feudal, primitive society.  Even Jesus said “give unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, give unto God that which is God’s.”  A reference to taxes, neat fact.  So your weird belief that democracy and democratic republics with their legal perspective was a thing in the Bible is equal parts funny and ridiculous.

Then we get the conservative schtick about guns being the heroes always and the good guy prevailing.  His metaphor is that a bully only backs down when the little person has a bigger person.  He doesn’t see the irony in that statement.  The idea that the little person has a bigger person to basically go to bat for them.  Kind of like, in principal, how cops are supposed to work.  Because that big guy can’t be with the little guy all the time.  But the little guy knows that he can call on them and they will sort out the person hurting them.  It blows my mind how you are so dumb with the shit you say, and nobody calls you out on it.

Lastly, he says that we need vets in schools, armed with guns.  You know, Josh, I have this growing perspective on the military since a girly-mate who is quite important to me joined the Navy, and she tells me about life with that.  She took the oath of service, to protect her country.  And it’s weird that Josh of all people is saying that vets needs to be in the schools, because he has said that he would fight the government.  In his “Christian Holocaust” series, he outright says that he will fight the government because of the perceived attack on his religious freedom.

This fat ass has never once served his country.  He hasn’t done shit.  He champions a President who said he couldn’t serve his country because his foot hurt.  Just like all the stupid-ass conservatives who believe that underneath it all, they are Dirty Harry, he just lets the delusions talk.  Not to mention, why veterans?  Why not cops?  Could it be because we now have documented proof that cops have a bad habit of being gutless cowards who run from danger or shoot it in the back?  Or in the case of Scot Peterson, do nothing while a shooter is inside a school killing kids and ACTUAL heroes who gave his life to protect children from bullets.

I have said it so many times, these people believe that life is an action movie, and the villains are just gonna stand there and get shot, while not being able to hit the broadside of a barn.  But we know in reality that life isn’t like that.  That shootings are messy.  We saw that with the armed guards at Columbine, at Virginia Tech, and other schools.  Now, am I against armed security?  Of course not.  But this idea that we need to get random people who served in the military to do this, instead of people who are trained for the task of protecting kids, is absurd.

By the way, Josh, I guarantee that if you went into a school shooting to go pump some of your “freedom seeds” at the bad guys, your ass would get arrested too.  Probably because you’d have killed other kids instead of the bad guy.  But hey, maybe I’m wrong.  You are Dirty Harry in the flesh, after all, right?

Until next time, a quote,

“Most people are drowning in delusional ignorance, without knowing that their suffering was created by themselves.” – Jakushoa Kwong Roshi

Peace out,

Maverick

You Don’t Believe in God! You’re Just in Denial!

I haven’t done a post about atheism on this site in a VERY long time.  Years, by my reckoning.  But recently I saw something that just got me rolling my eyes enough to make a post.  See, I’ve watched the Drunken Peasants back when they were a big thing, and one of my favorite of their crazy people was The Vigilant Christian (I almost wrote in The Vigilant Christina.  I should just run with that) Mario.  A religious idiot whose worldview is impossible to stand up to the least amount of criticism.  Because when he went on The Drunken Peasants and Paul decided to throw in his face some of the contradictions of his values system and the religious text it’s based on, his go-to defense was always “I’m just hear to give you my worldview!”  Yeah, and they were criticizing it with you having no rebuttal.  Mario is at his best in an echo chamber.

One of Mario’s biggest argument about atheists like myself is that we actually do know that God is real, we just choose to be in denial.  He says that the Bible talks about this and brings up passages claiming that there will be doubters.  Yeah, a book about a desert sky wizard is going to have doubters.  That’s a shock.  That would be like if the Harry Potter books said that there will be people who doubt magic’s existence and we should have faith that it does exist.  On both counts it’s wrong.

See, I have family who thinks this way too.  They think that I am in blatant denial of what is so absolutely evident.  Except, it’s not.  Where is the evidence for it?  Where is the evidence for God?  I’m sure that Mario will bring up things about the perfection of creation.  That’s a bullshit argument.  There are plenty of things about creation that are downright wrong.  Like birth defects, the fact that humans eat and breathe through the same tube, and the fact that our reproductive organs are right next to our bowels.  As Neil DeGrasse Tyson put it – it’s like having an amusement park next to a sewage plant.

Not to mention the fact that there are so many bad things in this world.  Mario is a subscriber to the belief in presuppositional apologetics.  This  idea that if we just assume that the answer is God that all the questions then fall into place.  A belief so unfathomably stupid that is defies reason.  Let me tell you why.  See, I got a friend who was the victim of years of sexual violence by a family member.  Here is my question, Mario – why would an all-powerful, all-loving, all-kind and all-seeing God allow that to happen?  Mario’s argument is the same that an uncle I have is – that it’s all part of a plan.  What was the plan?  What’s the plan there?

Or maybe you’ll get the response – it was Satan that did it.  I hate this argument.  Why is Satan allowed to do his thing?  God is supposed to be all-powerful.  That means that he can wiggle his nose, and Satan and his followers are destroyed.  So why doesn’t he?  If I had the ability to destroy all the bad things in the world and cause the world to be a great place for everyone, I would.  Anyone would.  Unless you completely devoid of empathy, you would help if you saw something being raped by a family member.  Anyone would, Mario.  Anyone.  So if us imperfect humans would use this power to step in and do the right thing, why is the all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful God not?  It’s basically the Epicurus argument, but I have yet to hear a compelling answer to that question.

Mario likes to say that us atheists refuse to tackle the arguments that he is so sure are going to DESTROY our atheism.  I just destroyed the fine-tuning argument, so that’s already done.  I presented the Epicurus argument for evil’s existence, for which I have yet to see a single Christian give me an answer that doesn’t come in the form of “God has a plan,” which is bullshit, or “mankind has free will,” which doesn’t answer why God doesn’t destroy evil if he has the power.  So there’s that.  I’ve destroyed the Cosmological Argument (link here).  I have yet to hear an argument from Christians about God’s existence that doesn’t ring hollow to me.

I look at this universe and I see there being no real perfection.  This universe is about chaos.  Did you know that there is a black hole zooming around the cosmos?  It could be anywhere, right now.  There probably are more than one.  This universe is about chaos, and then order coming, only for new chaos to disrupt that order and then order to be found from that chaos.  Give and take.  Push and pull.  Yin and yang.  This idea that all of that was created just for us dumb little humans is so unbelievably arrogant.

Here’s the thing – I get where people like Mario get their beliefs from.  In Mario’s case, it’s because the man is a Section 8 who bawls on camera saying that God will cure him of his crippling anxiety problems, along with bawling at a pool when he is being baptized.  This man has mental problems that have gone untreated for a very long time.  Now they manifest in insane conspiracy theories and hyper-religious beliefs.  And if his beliefs ever faltered, his mental health would die instantly.

For people like my hyper-religious family, they each have their own reasons.  For one of them, it’s that life REALLY gave him the shaft and he has to believe that it was all for some greater purpose.  For another it’s the fear of death and the idea that once we die, that’s it.  That our existence blinks out and we are done.  Such is the case for a lot of people.

But I am not in denial of the existence of God that I believe deep down in my heart.  If I actually believed that God existence, and that Heaven and Hell are real, then why would I choose to not follow that belief structure?  Oh, right, so I am free to sin.  Oh wait, that’s bullshit.  What sins am I looking to do?  I’ve never killed anyone.  I have never raped anyone.  I have no desire to do these things.  What sin am I looking to do?  Well, I do like kinky sex, but I like it with people who are consenting, because I like my partner to be satisfied as well.  It’s kind of a big deal for me.  Is that the sin?  Maybe my predilection toward smoking pot?  Yeah, I like that.  But that’s hurting no one.  Not even myself.  It’s the safest drug in the world.  What exactly am I looking to do with this desire to sin?

Mario, on the off-chance you see this, there has NEVER been a religious argument put to me that I have bought into.  I have refuted all of them pretty handily.  You start with the view that God is the answer, so now you have to craft the questions to fit that.  I start with the belief that I have a question, look at the evidence, and if the evidence proves to one thing, then I will go in that direction.  To date, your belief in God has not met my burden of proof.  And since you have the belief, it’s up to you to convince me of that.  You’re the one making a positive statement.

Oh right, you have the belief that God is so absolutely evident that not believing in him is tomfoolery.  I forgot.  My bad.

Until next time, a quote,

“Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told.” – George Carlin

Peace out,

Maverick