Thursday, May 31, 2007

Just a little closer...

....I wont hurt you...I just want to taste you...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Falwell to Obama - A weeks worth of videos

I didn't bother saying any about Jerry Falwell when “He had an attack where his heart should have been”. I would like to think that he is less and less relevant, but I'm afraid his large shadow will loom over us for a long time. At least some things aren't as bad as they were back in the '80s...

Life and Liberty for All Who Believe. 25 min 25 sec

Unfortunately, some things are worse. Joan Bokaer of Theocracy Watch outlines the subtle and stealthy ways that the remnants of the Moral Majority have attempted to turn the United States in to a theocracy with Dominion Theology and Christian Reconstructionism...

Are We Becoming a Theocracy? 41 min 4 sec

Then we have some hope. You would expect presidential candidates to refer to religion as much as possible, be seen in churches, etc... Barack Obama has been throwing around religious rhetoric all throughout his campaign, but in a June 2006 speech that has been equated to presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's Houston speech in 1960 declaring his independence from the Vatican, Sen. Obama "laid down principles for how to discuss faith in a pluralistic society, including the need for religious people to translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values during public debate."

Reconciling Faith and Politics. 5 mins 11 sec

Monday, May 14, 2007

Chuck Norris responds to my attempts to "Outlaw Christianity"

In a recent WorldNetDaily Exclusive Commentary article by Chuck Norris (yes that Chuck Norris) titled "How to outlaw Christianity (Step 1)", Mr. Norris seems to respond to my earlier entries about theocracy. I'm flattered. Instead of responding he actually confirmed everything I had to say about the insidious us-versus-them'ism that his form of theism advocates.

He also seemed to admit that without government endorsement of religion it would not be able to win the "war for ideological dominance"...
"For these liberal groups to win the war of ideological dominance, they know they must minimize the effects of Christianity, which many are doing (unbeknownst to others) behind the scenes through lobbying and legislation. In fact, two significant actions occurred on the National Day of Prayer just two weeks ago!

The London Telegraph[the local Pioneer Press has coverage of both events in a photo/audio piece] noted that, while American Christians were praying across the land on the National Day of Prayer, atheists were petitioning the Texas Legislature against the civic display of the words, "In God We Trust."

Eroding and erasing theistic language in culture is a growing trend. Earlier this year George Washington dollar coins were not only inscribed with the words "In God We Trust" on their edges, but many excluded them entirely! Such minting modifications are a flagrant defiance against theism and a public reflection of the place God is now relegated – to the fringes of society.
I haven't heard of any attempts to "Outlaw Christianity", and lobbying and legislation are hardly going on "behind the scenes".

One of Norris's other complaints, under the sub-title "The tyranny of the state over the church", is about the "legal disgrace" of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. He believes that it is a violation of the freedom of speech to have hate crimes laws that restrict Christian leaders rights to incite people to beat up homosexuals and transvestites.

Hemant has also responded to the article.

Someone just asked me if the WND article was a parody like the Onion... nope (it's like Poe's Law in reverse).

Part's 2 and 3 are now available... where Norris 'proves' the Bible is correct by calling Dawkins, Harris and others fools.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

A card of a different color

I just saw this at Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy Blog. A video by his evil twin Richard Wiseman showing an interesting card carefully...

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Service Cat

Cat would not make a good service cat

...todays Joy of Tech.