THEORY VERSUS

PRACTISE

Herewith a wee snippet—

Screen Shot 2019-07-20 at 22.55.56.png

—tossed in as a bone for thought, make of it what we will.

CLUE:

How heavily indoctrinated are you, by the endless repetitions of unquestioned dogmas … versus actuality?

I CANNOT HELP YOU

with this one. I’m just a dum’ dog scratching his own fleas (and the blasted fleas are winning) (dammit) …

FURTHER CLUE:

Oh … really?

henpecked-1.gif

Advertisements

THANKS, ARK

for that link  down finger

found here:  CLICK ME!   (Do it—you know you want to … )

SOON AFTER ENTRY,

the good doctor makes a very good point (actually, the same point I’ve often made)(but does anyone ever listen? Nooooo …) namely that

“Islam isn’t just a religion—

—it’s a complete way of life!

The Catholic church used to do that too, until de-fanged by civilisation. But pitting education, manners, liberty, etiquette, equality for women, free speech, democracy and all that simpering un-Islamic effeminism against the masculine bliss  power of Islam —   brrrrrrrrr!

The pen is oft claimed to be ‘mightier than the sword’. But you just try defending yourself with a pen against an enthusiastic Islamist with a Koran in one hand, scimitar in the other and the light of God blazing from his eyes. (Awww, go ahead … everyone is entitled to one mistake.)

Thanks, Ark~! I owe you … and there goes the rest of my Sunday.

selfie

That one is definitely not a oncer:  it calls for some serious viewing.

CHRIS HITCHENS ASKS

A RHETORICAL QUESTION—

 

 

—at about 4:36 (or back up a bit for the context).

PROVOKES WITHIN ME

my own ‘divine’ question …

CAN GOD CHANGE HIS MIND?

even if we cut Him some slack? I say no. Nay. Never …

What say you?

Screen Shot 2019-06-29 at 10.23.47

“Which god, Argus? There’s thousands of ’em … dum’ dog …”

 

dodo

 

MY RECENT COMMENT

ON A BLOG

I reproduce in full herewith, below:  finger-pointing-down

JUDY—

“Get ’em young enough and they’re yours for life” … to quote a certain Christian school (Jesuits~!) justifiably famed for its scholarship, education, learning (and ability—brrrr).

It’s true, too. They do, too … Which is why all the mental masturbation in the world that is our discussing and dissing ‘religion(s)’ just ain’t gonna cut it.

If you wanna cut it, then cut to the chase … teach the young how to think. How to think, rationally, for themselves—which paradoxically could mean teach them religion.

But not just one religion (whichever ‘one-true-religion’ that one is) … give them an unbiassed smattering of them all. Okay, one lifetime wouldn’t be long enough so just give them an academic appreciation of the contradictions in the many conflicting claims. (‘Uniqueness’ would be the ideal staring point.)

Otherwise, let’s just keep on giving ourselves and each other the warm fuzzies by rehashing the same-old same-old. And getting nowhere …

from  

 

   Ram right.gif                  CLICK HERE                            Ram left.gif

BOOM BOOM

RED RAG

TO A BULL

skull & bonesthis bull.

QUOTING—

“Child rape, as unspeakably horrific as that is, is not even to be compared with the blasphemy and perversion of the being, nature and name of the Creator and King of the universe.

Right there is your problem Gabrielle. You exalt man above God.”

SOURCED:  CLICK HERE

So here we have it in a nutshell … all boils down to values. It’s a question of who values what (the ‘why’ is irrelevant at this stage).

 THE ANSWER

lies in teaching people to think.

To think rationally for themselves rather than unquestioningly accepting what their self-appointed ‘father’ figures tell them—

Screen Shot 2019-04-14 at 22.52.07.png

—without even for a moment considering the contradictions inherent in the pap they’re fed*.

Reread that Khayyam quote—doesn’t it scream at you that the ‘omniscience’ of God makes a mockery of any concept of ‘Free Will’?

And that some folks are entirely devoid of mercy and compassion, or even basic morality as understood by the dumbest brutes swinging through trees?

chimp rocks

“Me man, me use tools. You dumb nut—crack, damn you!”

dodo

* Doorknobs don’t ask questions either. Neither do thrips. Nor things washed up on the beach that go SQUELCH when you step on them—so all could qualify as devout religiosi.

WTF DEPT: 180319

pc, notOpening with a quote—

“New Zealand judges rarely sentence people who have committed multiple offences to serve their sentences consecutively. Instead, they serve them concurrently – which means the same spell of jail time is served for all the crimes.

“In the United States, offenders usually get consecutive sentences and so much longer time in prison – for example, financial criminal Bernie Madoff is serving a 150-year tariff.

“The longest sentence given to a multiple murderer in modern times was the 30-year non-parole term (meaning the earliest date he can apply for parole) given to William Bell, who killed three people and left another close to death in a gun attack …”

Sourced:   CLICK HERE 

—and I stand with mixed feelings:

  • I hold human life as sacred
  • Islam is on a War of Conquest*
  • Islamics do exactly that to innocents, themselves
  • all over the place (when they feel safe enough)

SO MY BASIC INSTINCTS FOR

self-protection clash head-on with my humanism. Ouch.

Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 17.56.47.pngWHAT WE DESPERATELY NEED

in New Zealand is good law and ‘moral fibre’.

By good law I mean law based on Reality; rational law, realistic law; and law that is applicable equally to all. Law wherein there are no ‘special’ exemptions or excuses—law that is indeed blind to colour, ethnic derivation, creed.

As a Humanist I am primarily a Freedom-ist. NOT a ‘god-ist’. Gods exist only in the minds of their victims.

I believe in Freedom, personal liberty; and intercourse based on real values with the free exchange of values.

This could help explain my atheism and total contempt for religions: show me a religion based on my principles?

You can’t. And you’ll be wandering the world for a very long time with your sputtering candle, searching). (NOTE: I judge by what they actually do, not by what they claim.)

Show me, and you may just score a convert.

IN THE MEANTIME AND REGARDLESS

of any sentencing by judges desperate to appear ‘cool’ … one has to ask:

Given that everything is The Will Of God

 

—what possible grounds might any religious person have for complaint?

Kismet

* And has been for hundreds of years—sometimes active and hot, other times quietly by stealth—yet it never stops.

MORON

OL’ EDGAR CAYCE

and all who sail in her. Profits for prophets, and prophet to the propheteers … damn: just bit my tongue. Anyway, moving on—

This snippet I just snup from Wikipedia refers to the aforementioned ‘sleeping prophet’ who apparently from beyond the grave (gravy boat?) controls access to Egypt’s most important sites:

down there

Line, black, thick

Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 08.27.31.png

Line, black, thick

SOME INNOCENT AND HOPEFULLY INOFFENSIVE

yet earnest questions:

  • what did he (Cayce) know that we don’t?
  • why is that knowledge apparently THE driver behind the too earnest Dr Hawass—
  • —and his faithful sidekick Lehner?
  • and why do they prevent fully open real-time investigations at Giza?

SURE—

I know, I knowwe can’t have every wild-eyed Atlantean-minded space-aliens Crank running around uncontrolled, ‘scientifically’ excavating (with dynamite to hurry/ease the process) (been done before, by ‘experts’)*—

—but who was THE biggest babbling burbler about ‘Atlantis’, hey? Who was it kept telling everyone (whilst he was was asleep, too—no mean feat) that “in Atlantean times you were a priest…” and such things?

Bop 2.png

EITHER THE GOOD

Edgar Cayce was a charlatan whose influence even now controls arguably the most important archaeological site/s in the world …

… or he was correct; in which case I’d owe a few apologies and would willingly deliver them given proof to that effect.

I suspect it will be a long wait for such proof—which if it came would rewrite the history of humankind completely—sure, we’d have no option but to keep all our wars and explorers and discoverers and things; but if such knowledge were ever proven and emerged from the realms of the fairies to everyday life—what would be the effect?

No wonder the believers believe they are doing good things. Too many books would have to be rewritten, for a start … brrr.

Screen Shot 2018-09-20 at 19.21.24

 

* 

Used explosives to ease and hasten the search for Pharaoh’s riches in the Great Pyramid, the laugh (if there is one) was on them ‘cos the GP was never a tomb. Not for nobody, never … so why does Hawass … oh, never mind. To go down that track is to get into their box with them … but I, for one, cannot credit ‘sleeping prophets’.