Lion Man trioA CONCLUSION!

Jump to it …

But there are other possible conclusions too: perhaps the sculptor wasn’t really all that talented?

Or maybe it is actually an accurate depiction of a hunter wearing his ‘blending in with the prey‘ stalking camouflage?

So if the words are to be believed we are looking back about forty thousand years. Wow … and we are enjoying a modified mammoth tusk. It took about 400 hours to create this wee one-foot high image; and the supposition is that it is a religious thing. Here, have thee a nice close-up—


—and here’s some of the words that go with it—

Lion Man is the oldest known evidence for religious beliefs and Stadel Cave suggests that believing and belonging have a deep history crucial to human societies and originating long before writing.


Which would be the more reliable ‘passport to Paradise‘—

(a) belief in the redeeming power of Lion Man (above), or

(b) belief in and supplication to Our Lord Jesu Christo etc etc?

(or if you are feeling a bit tetchy you may throw in your own choice of other variations on Salvation—Islam, Judaism, any of the myriad Christian cults/sects/franchises, or of the possibly millions of other gods, goddesses, divinities—down to but not necessarily including saints, demigods and/or angels?)


One can imagine that the devout of the time held the wee Lion Man in much the same awe as todays devout hold crucifixes and other holy stuff. Does the validity of Jesus etc nullify the ancients, so they were—although doing the best they could with what they had at the time—worshipping false gods? Doomed to eternal damnation and hellfire for not being Christian?


did they have it right and our modern Christians, Jews, Islamics and other religionists are all doomed to the eternal flames instead?

Can both be right?

Even though our modern religions claim exclusivity, whilst all others are false?


Occam’s razor I’d have to say that all of them are false. No? But wait, there’s another outsider in the race …

… what if it’s just an ordinary everyday snapshot, and those guys really did look like that back then? Brrrrr.

It seems that to an archaeologist everything unknown is a ‘ritual object’. Saves ’em a lot of angst, I guess …



big J

So I said to him “Hey you! Cat face! You had your chance, it’s MY world now!”





BB in Brief

pcThe world was created by God over several days. Why He didn’t just magic it immediately into existence is one of those ineffable things gods are prone to, and who am I to question the Creator—not only of the universe, mind, but of Himself first?


quietly perusing some work of mundane literature when I was startled by the snippet below. Had to snap it, as God knew many years ago I would. (He knows all, I’m told—I guess you’d have to be quite clever to create Creations).

Anyway, here’s ya wee snippet—


—of which sadly I didn’t bother noting the source. It didn’t inspire me and was no revelation. (Google might help, or pray to God?)


it refers to the famous moment of ‘creation’ that science calls the Big Bang. All good clean fun, and for myself (just for me, mind, you can fit it into your cosmology as you see fit, or not, and I shan’t poke you with a stick) I find it equally as incredible as Big G’s wee effort of will.

Personally I find it difficult to squash a bag of feathers down beyond ‘just so far’, so for reducing an entire universe* down to a point so small it doesn’t exist: it would take a god to do that.

Perhaps the BB and the BG are two different names for the same thing event? Brrr.



*  All of them …




to Hell. No matter how cheerfully delivered such a wish always betokens ‘not nice’. When I do it it is different—I’m just a old cynical atheistic dog, and not believing in Hell I can’t possibly mean it anyway. But what about True Believers? What about the genuine 24 carat 45 calibre true-blue Christians, hmmmm?

Go to hell!‘ … is it a mere figure of speech with the true Christian, as it would be with me—or do they really mean it, both as a wish, a command, or a smug observation?

In a recent blog correspondence


attention to the fact that there are many other religious franchises in the market competing for the worshipper bucks. And I mentioned Mormons. Face it, you’d find it almost impossible to find better programmed Christians anywhere than the Mormons. And this was the response—




So now we know. I don’t think the nice lady was expressing a wish so much as simply making a disinterested observation—much as a knitter might of a garden slug crawling up the other side of the window.

We have to share the world with people like this—and there’s no appeal to reason. My biggest fear is that religion will once again gain the power to set laws and enforce them … end of all discussion, debate, Freedoms—

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—and you may change the caption and clothing of the actors above to suit almost any (r) any religion anywhere at anytime; bearing in mind that for the Abrahamic religions at least—

You are either with us, Or against us


—with no fence to sit on, no neutral ground recognised. A church is nothing more than a money-garnering commercial enterprise that when able to do so uses ‘law’ and military force to preserve its own monopoly. Some hit the pot and make it big, as did the exemplar lady below—

a one

—who like any good entrepreneur studied her target market, the latest salesmanship methods, techniques, technology; and invested heavily in what she was doing. She’s gone now but her ‘church’ is still purring along and doubtlessly repaying heavily on investments* —

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG), commonly referred to as the Foursquare Church, is an evangelical Pentecostal Christian denomination founded in 1923 by preacher Aimee Semple McPherson. As of 2000, it had a worldwide membership of over 8,000,000, with almost 60,000 churches in 144 countries. The headquarters is in Los Angeles, California, United States.


I could ask my devout correspondent “Are these people doomed to Hell also?” but I think the answer would be delivered even before I’d finished the question, and it’s unthinking callous acceptance would turn my delicate stomach …

falls off a pale horse

* More kudos to the Madam, then.



when the deluded make their point by aiming the shotgun squarely at their own feet before mindlessly pressing the trigger—

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—I think this lady, and Colorstorm, are part of God’s Great Plan to keep me preoccupied and off the streets. It won’t work.

Not much the Divinity does these days is successful, it seems. I mean just look at the works of His only beloved Son, whose holy efforts are being overtaken hand-over-fist by one Mohammad and his demented legions.

Same God, different prophets—even Big G spreads his bets, it seems. But let’s now take it one step further—



—and given that all scripture is the WOG* (ref 2 Tim 3:16 above); now couple with the dictionary input’s “… the sacred writings of another religion …” and because I’m easily confused (a damned Godless atheist to boot) you can draw your own conclusions.

Here, kitty kitty kitty ...

Argus! Please cool it! You’re putting me out of a job …

Oops. Sorry, Mr Satan, Sir—it’s not your unearned income I’m trying to investigate—it’s those of the charlatans running the myriad religious franchises in the name of Big G and JC, making absolute fortunes by Widow’s Mites and controlling governments from behind the scenes*.


Argie, cool it. You may just put ME out in the cold too …


that is my wish, my devout prayer, that you and yours will have to get productive jobs in a genuine economic system based only on fair exchange.

Enough of your con games, dammit, crawl back into those sick imaginations whence you sprang. Please**.


No~! I’ll have nothing but ME to face Reality with~!

Don’t fret, Little One … just dry up all those nasty old tears, and invest in one of these wee gadgets.

From the look of it you sure need one …




*   WOG being the ‘Word Of God’.

**  And give it wings …



I note that there are far more religious maniacs loose in this world than my living in a more rational nation (New Zealand) prepared me for. Travel never revealed the truths which come from observing (in awe) many demonstrations of religious arrogance on the internet.

Religion to me is purely academic


with just too many flavours to pick from* (each of which is the Unique Truth). Choose from dozens, scores, hundreds, thousands … we need a balance.


Balance. I like it. But religion is unbalanced. Balance is comparing observations and experiences (reality) with wishful thinking (the religions) and after comparison coming up with sensible conclusions. GIGO, so beware.


interchanges between devout Christian bloggers and a grumpy old realist blogger. The Realist uses facts, observations, and sometimes acerbic comment; Christians respond with endless quotations from their Good Book. It seems that quoting some long dead novelist gives credibility to the incredible (it takes all sorts).

Neither will convince the other. And this is the way of it, logic and rationality will never defeat the Power of Christ. Can’t be done—and when it is, that’s only because the shadowy anti-Christ poked his oar in and changed the balance.


Apparently this world is the balanced field of honour between two great Spooks—


—and although one of them is uniquely omnipotent the outcome is always in doubt**.

3 gerbils

It would seem then that the arbiter might be Mankind (a terrifying thought) and until Armageddon the rule is and shall always be a nauseating and painful balance. Brrr.

Here, you may now stroke my wee doggy …

cerberus-2… I named him Trinity (he loves rolling over for a tummy rub, but be careful~!)


*   Apparently you have to get it right first time (and you only get one shot at it).

** I never understood that.



where it’s due—


Main article: Predestination in Calvinism

Reformed theologians teach that sin so affects human nature that they are unable even to exercise faith in Christ by their own will. While people are said to retain will, in that they willfully sin, they are unable not to sin because of the corruption of their nature due to original sin. Reformed Christians believe that God predestined some people to be saved. This choice by God to save some is held to be unconditional and not based on any characteristic or action on the part of the person chosen …

Karl Barth reinterpreted the Reformed doctrine of predestination to apply only to Christ. Individual people are only said to be elected through their being in Christ.[66] Reformed theologians … have argued that the traditional Reformed concept of predestination is speculative … claim that a properly trinitarian doctrine emphasizes God’s freedom to love all people, rather than choosing some for salvation and others for damnation …

—to anyone capable of the mental back-flips required to access the wisdoms encapsulated in the above load of burble. I took it from Wikipedia. The sad thing is that there are bits of it I have no option but to agree with (I think?) … brrrrr.


you know already that the three defining qualities of God blow ‘Free Will’ out of the water.

Confused? Okay, God’s omniscience alone clobbers any form of ‘Free Will’ anywhere, any time. And—

—God’s use of predestination equates with setting up skittles in a bowling alley*.


if you don’t want to think about it just immerse yourself in delusion and have done with it. God’s in His Heaven and all is

“Mr Argus! Sir—”

“Yes, Little Ollivia?”

“God’s allowed to be female these days, Sir. Germaine Greer said so—”

“Ye gods! She still going? Miracles will nev—”

“So God is both. Women can kick butt too, you know!”

well with the world. Brrrr.

Here: you’ve loved the Jesus up top of this page, now have another, equally valid, free of charge. Give ’em a quick worship and you too will be predestined for Heaven (or Hell, depending on which of His minds She made up before The Creation).



* God is a supreme sadist.




this:        finger-pointing-down

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that old ditty with words to the effect “… fire, not a flood, next time” and here I am, in the firing line with no fire extinguisher* .

Here, kitty kitty kitty ...

C’mon in! We’re just getting warmed up!


five days left. Or is that six? Greenwich Mean Time or US Standard Time? Bugger … New Zealand time? (We kiwis lead the world in times, so I guess we go under the mallet first—the Aussies a close second—and after them: the rest of you heathens.)

So I visited the link—all very normal, but I didn’t suffer through the videos though. I find it hard to believe that even God could sneak a planet of Niburu size in close enough to pounce on us with no more warning than a web site.

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But then again, anyone who could erase innocent dinosaurs without warning, and then later on pop off all those mammoths and stuff, creating and ending ice ages … brrrrr.

“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Eek!  Oh, it’s just you, Little Ollivia—”

“Sir, are you going to abandon Nick and embrace the Christian God?”

“Not at this stage, Child … I’ll take my chances along with them dinos.”


*  Okay, I do have a fire extinguisher (but from that prophecy and ol’ Nick above it ain’t gonna be nowhere near up to the job). Brrrrr~!