Category: "It's Religion!"

Josh Duggar wants to get back on TV. I know, that sounds far fetched. The child molesting fucktard thinks that enough time has passed that he can waltz onto a talk show, preach his special brand of bullshit, blame the devil, beg forgiveness for his flawed human nature and everything will be fine. Then TLC will give him his own TV show to let him live the high life some more. See, this is the central flaw in Christianity. That idea that saying your sorry means total forgiveness. And if God/Jesus forgives him, everyone else should forget about what he did too. It helps if you can offload your own failing onto something else insubstantial and unearthly. I mean, if the devil made you do it, what chance did you have? He's an all powerful demon with an eternity to plot your personal downfall. He spent eons thinking up ways to exploit the tiny cracks in your character to make you fall from grace for just one second. On top of that, Josh thinks that simply offering up his apology, even if sincerely felt, puts everything back to a correct place in the world. That, because he said 'my bad', not only must we forgive, but he deserves to be put back into the limelight. That not only must all good Christians overlook his foibles, but we must assist in his return to 'fame' and fortune. Not every mistake made by person is the same. Some people slip up and deserve to be redeemed with an apology. This isn't one of those times. Josh shouldn't get to be famous again. He doesn't deserve it. If you want to live a penitent and 'forgiven' life, maybe you should avoid the spotlight. After all, the devil can tempt you better there, right? If you come out from under the rock you've been hiding under, you should expect infamy and ridicule. Not forgiveness and adulation. Really, let us be honest here. You deserve nothing. You're scum. Want to prove you're not? Spend the rest of your life making up for your mistakes. Until then, fuck off.
Fuck you and have a nice day. In one of those rare moments, I get to say that after punishment has been meted out. You see, Trooper... ahem... former Trooper Hamilton is an asshole. He pulls you over for a speeding ticket. Everyone hates it. You're caught, you know it, you're pissed off, and you're out a bunch of money. Best case you get a warning and waste 20 minutes. Amazingly, this prick makes a routine traffic stop even more excruciating. His third question after 'do you know how fast you were going?' and 'Can you provide me with your license and registration?' is not in the standard police guidelines. 'What Chruch do you go to?' and the follow up 'Are you Saved?'. He also provides directions if you want to attend his Chruch. yes, of COURSE he provides pamphlets. Seriously. go fuck yourself. The last thing ANYONE wants to talk about when they're getting a ticket is religion. The nicest pastor in the most cordial Church since the beginning of man doesn't want to talk about it then. But hey. He got fired yesterday. So I can't be made at Indiana. He got a warning 18 months ago to knock it off and now his ass is walking the unemployment line. When asked about it, this is his comment: "Oh well... I'm just following what the Lord told me to do and you can't change what the Lord tells you to do. So if the Lord tells me to speak about Jesus Christ, I do. And that's why they fired me so that's where we're at" What a douche.
Let's play a game. I'm going to list off some quotes. Then I'll ask you some questions about the speaker. Don't Google it. That's cheating!
'Obviously rape is awful.. [] What is beautiful is the child that could come from this' '...every cloud has a silver lining. It's just that this cloud is a rape. Every rape cloud can have a baby as a silver lining' 'Now it's all 'War on Women' this and 'my body, my choice' that and 'don't lay your theocratic mitts on my uterus you backwards thinking jerkface.' And I think our country is now lost morally because of it' 'They just need to think of a rape baby as God putting one in you, is all' 'God works in mysterious, sometimes kinda rapey ways'
Now. No peeking. Tell me. Man or woman? Age? Skin color? Political affiliation? Job? What state are the from? Let's see how you did: Male. About 40. White. Republican. State Representative. West Virginia. How'd ya do? I guessed Mississippi and 50, but I feel like WV isn't very far off of the sexist spectrum. For the record, Brian Kurcaba is a loser. He's a pathetic sack of shit, who will hopefully never know the horror of being raped personally, or have one of his loved ones suffer the fate. You're a walking talking stereotype of a hateful sexist pig. Everything about you represents that. I could rail on and on about how horrible a person you are. But really, what more needs to be said. You are what you are.
Stop me if you've heard this one. 3 men walk into a newspaper publishing house. They kill people that write things that offended them. That's the real gist of the story. Dick-Bag (DB), Douche-Canoe (DC), and Rectal Prolapse (RP) decided that some guy's cartoons were so offensive that not only did he merit murder, but the three of them were the ones to do it. The victims offended these three people personally. The murdering fuck-sticks were deluded into believing in a deity or higher power, and because all such higher powers invariable agree 100% with the person believing in them, they naturally assumed that Allah also was offended, thus perpetuating the horrors of dogmatic belief. The great part about this delusion is that since Allah was offended, killing these people was a divine right, mandated by god himself, so not only was it their duty to commit murder, it was justifiably right and wholesome to do so. Let's step back a moment and focus on the original problem. DB, DC and RP were offended. That is the root of the problem. They come from a society where being offended is such a horrible thing that it demands an escalation from speech to action. I get offended all of the time. I'm allowed. Nickleback offends me. Dick Cheney offends me. Pro-lifers offend me. Born-again Christians offend me. Homeopathy offends me. Anti-vaccination advocates offend me. The NSA offends me. The actions of DB, DC and RP offend me. Being offended is fine. Nothing happens when you get offended. You don't get offended and wake up the next day with Ebola. You get offended and you get over it. Offense is subjective. What offends me might not offend you. Offense is limited to a person, group, culture, or society. Offense is not right and wrong. Just because something offends you, it doesn't mean that thing is intrinsically wrong to all people. It's just a thing that offends you. There is nothing wrong with being offended. If I say something that offends you, you get to be offended. That's it. You're welcome to attempt to offend me back if you want. You've got a right to be offended. But you don't have a right to expect me to not offend you. And you absolutely don't get to attack and murder people because they dared to offend you. I'm not sorry they were offended. I don't care that they were offended. They deserve to be offended. People that are willing to kill others over religious beliefs deserve to be offended. They didn't like the depictions of Mohammed? Don't look at them. Grow the fuck up. People teach their child about sticks and stones, right? I assume that's not a thing in the Muslim world? More than that, everyone should be offended at something. If you live in a cloud where nothing offends you, you must belief that world is absolutely perfect exactly as it is. If people weren't offended at things, they wouldn't be trying to improve them. And since offense is subjective, various groups are working against each other to correct the offenses that bother them. That's all well and good. I don't like pro-lifers, but I understand that my beliefs offend them, and they want to fix that. Good on them. But that doesn't mean I roll over and let them do whatever they want. Their beliefs offend me, and I stand up for what I think. That doesn't mean I shoot them in the street. I just argue for the things I believe and have hope that in the end everyone will come to terms with something acceptable to most people. That's how free societies work. It's the ONLY way they work. Of course, that's not the type of society these 3 killers want. They want a theocracy where everyone bows to the same imaginary friend and follows the same arbitrary rules written by people hundreds of years ago who believed that a 53 year old having sex with a 10 year old was acceptable. They want to convert or kill anyone who disagrees with them. They want to suppress ideas that cause doubt about their ideals. They want uniformity. They want unquestioning lockstep belief. They don't want to ever be offended. Nothing that offends them will be allowed to exist. And that offends me.

Rape the gay away.

That’s the motto of a former pastor in Iowa. Brent Girouex was charged with 60 counts of sexual exploitation by a therapist. He admitted to having sexual contact with 4 boys, and 8 others have made claims saying they were involved with the pastor. He took boys back to his home, and raped them to cure them of their homosexual thoughts. He claimed “when they would ejaculate, they would be getting rid of the evil thoughts in their mind.”

He was found guilty. So naturally, he’s off in jail for the rest of his natural life to have done onto him that which he has done onto others. No, wait, I meant that other thing that is just like that. A 17 year jail term was suspended down to five years of parole with some sex offender treatment.

Hey Judge Greg Steenslands. Fuck you. You let a confessed child molester loose on the world with the lightest of slaps on the wrist.

It’s hard to tell which person is more disgusting. One of them is blinded by irrational belief into committing horrible acts on children. The other is knowingly letting the Brent go free. I mean… even Brent’s wife wants him locked up (and coincidentally far away from their children).

Which is more disgusting? The child molester or the Judge? When that question isn’t a slam dunk, freebie kinda question, I’m pretty sure the judge should be removed from the bench. Fuck you both.


So, while the Muslim world continues to rail against the a YouTube video it sees as blasphemy, let me remind you that all is not well in other places either. In Greece, a 27 year old was arrested for blasphemy. His crime?

He mocked the an Orthodox monk on Facebook with jokes about the flying spaghetti monster.To quote the organization behind this sleaze fest: "This user is using hubris, irony and is attempting to ridicule this Holy person of Greek Orthodoxy Elder Paisios". That describes a lot of what I write here actually. He faces 2 years in jail.

I don't really need to rant too much about it. Odessa's previous post covers the ground nicely. This is just another example of things that shouldn't be allowed. That even in modern societies, it's easy to let your guard down and let the barbarians get their way.

When people ask me why I rail against religion so much, this sort of behavior is the reason. If it weren't for people speaking out and standing up, it would be easy for religious groups to censor the rest of us under the guise of respecting their religion. If you don't protect yourself and others, it's very easy to lose those freedoms you felt were incontrovertible.


The election is coming up and once again I have a horrible truth pushed to the front of my brain as I prepare to take the final slog through campaign ads. There are people that believe this shit.

I’m not talking about believing little things. I mean, there are legitimate arguments over a candidate’s position on this topic or that. Where does Obama stand on gay marriage? Does Romney’s experience at Bain Capital translate into a good commander in chief? Yada-yada. I expect that. I even expect the more political based things like the possibility that Romney didn’t pay taxes for several years.

No, nothing that mundane. I’m talking about people who still believe that Obama is not a US citizen. Or that he’s a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Who believe that the US is a Christian nation and any adherents of another faith should be deported. Who can’t tell you where Mexico is on a map, but is positive that Mexicans are the cause of most of our economic problems. Who scream loudly about people getting handouts on the unemployment line while hypocritically drawing on Medicaid. Who sit in a world full of technology and believe that Neil Armstrong never walked on the moon. Who honestly and reverently believe that the antichrist has already set foot on the planet, and has gotten elected to the Presidency.

It seems like nearly every week I run into these people. I don’t seek them out, but I see them anyway. Arguing in the work cafeteria. Talking in the supermarket. Posting online. And worst of all, staring out of my TV screen and being given a platform on the nightly news.

They are the biggest problem in America today. Forget abortion, marriage equality, housing bubbles and distribution of wealth. Those are all side effects. This large group of ignorant people is the underlying cause. The average person isn’t real bright, which means this bottom third is REALLY stupid. They reinforce belief structures and help each other wallow in their feeble-mindedness.  They band together and push the rest of the country to acknowledge their particular brand of gobbledygook. They give their money to corporations that indulge them, which just spreads their lunacy further. They band together so you can explain it away as the crazy cat lady down the street.

They believe, and that’s far more important to them than knowledge. You can disprove their views a thousand times and it doesn’t matter. They already locked their belief in place and take any contrary evidence as conspiracy and lies. They believe and will not falter. They will refuse to accept anything that hinders that belief.

And worst off, they vote. In the past twenty years, most of the elections have come down to a few percentage points one way or another. And there are enough of them that they have actual influence on the outcome. Politicians pander to them as a voting demographic. These voters are the mental equivalent of potted plants, but get the same right to speak their… I guess we’ll call it their mind, though I would stipulate that the word is being used loosely.

I’m not saying they should have their suffrage removed. I’m just saying that this time of year makes my head hurt. It also reinforces the need for children to be properly educated.

Hey kids. Don’t be dumb.


Murder is Wrong

Sikhs are not the same as Muslims.

I could go a laundry list of reasons why that’s true, but people like Wade Page and his racist white power buddies don’t care.

I could lay all of the differences out. X is Muslim and Y is Sikhism. One does this, and the other does that.

But in the end, it doesn’t matter. You don’t need to know the differences between them to know that murder is wrong. And if we can’t agree on that, then there really isn’t anything more to say.


A little while ago, Michelle Bachmann opened her mouth and lies poured forth. This isn’t particularly unusual for her, so no one was surprised. She claimed that an aide of the Secretary of State was actually a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.  She demanded the state department open an investigation on the aide.

Two problems. There is no evidence of a link to the Muslim Brotherhood, and even if there was, that’s not really cause for action because the Brotherhood is a group with direct diplomatic ties to the US. Like I said, lies spew forth.

The response was swift. People on both sides of the aisle spoke out against Bachmann and denounced her claims including the Republican Speaker of the House, and several other prominant republican representatives. They spoke up, because it's bullshit. And even the most dishonest represenative doesn't want to be associated with that sort of thing during an election year. No wait, that's a lie. Michelle Bachmann still does. She's secure in her district because (I assume) her constituents are either just as crazy, or even dumber. Niether bodes well for Minnesota.

Anyway, the idiot brigade... I mean, Tea Party decided the aide was a threat to national security because she was a Muslim. Apparently any actual links to terrorist organizations aren’t needed. Just because she shares a religious belief, she’s guilty. The tea party and Bachmann claim that Muslims must put their faith ahead of their county, so they can’t be loyal to the US.

Have you ever read the Quran? I suggest you do so, because anyone that is a Muslim is a threat to this country, and that’s a fact… There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. If they are Muslim they have to follow the Quran. That’s their religion and that’s their doctrine.”

See, I find that interesting. After all, there are Christian terrorists operating in the US and abroad. And they share the same religion. Most Christians put God before country as well. So, I assume that by his train of thought, 80% of the country can’t be loyal, and should be considered a threat to national security. It's their religion and doctrine. The is no such thing as a moderate Christian.

See how stupid that sounds? No wait. I forgot. Bachmann. You don't get it. It's easy for me to forget exactly how moronicly, unbelieveably, incredibly stupid you are.  Just trust me. It's pretty dumb. They have the right to be Muslim. You have the right to be Christian. And both of you have the right to be American. And I have the right to tell you to shut the fuck up every time I catch you spewing bullshit.


Louisiana just passed a law that created a voucher program that allowed public school money to be given to religious schools. The idea behind the bill was that crazy fundies could get a double whammy out of a single law by both bleeding the public education system of money, and allowing their children to go to crazy schools where they will learn that the Loch Ness monster is proof that evolution never happened (Sadly, I’m serious. Google it.)

It’s definitely bad for the public educational system and probably unconstitutional. But we’re going to do our best to ignore those two details and focus on the other part.

What other part? You’re going to love this. Valarie Hodges is a state representative. She voted for the bill. But now she’s mad.

Apparently she didn’t think the bill through. Because she found out that some of the money is going to go to religious schools that…. AREN’T CHRISTIAN! In fact, some of the schools might even be…. MUSLIM!




No seriously, her exact quote was “Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders’ religion…. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana”. Who the fuck says dumb ass shit like that? Disregarding the fact that there were more deist Founders than Christian ones, as a politician, you should at least make an effort not to seem like a complete religious bigot. I know, in many states bigotry can actually help you get elected.

I think those Muslim schools should jump on the gravy train. Make these fucking idiots realize that they religious freedom doesn’t just mean ‘Christians Rule’. Set up a madrassa and demand that those douchebags fund it with thier hard earned tax money. It’s like teaching a child. Sometimes you have to let them hurt themselves a little so they know not to do that again.


Marriage. Marriage is what brings us together today. Marriage, that blessed arrangement…that dream within a dream.

Unless you’re a gay couple in North Carolina. In which case, the voting citizens of that particular locale have recently declared that you are damned in the eyes of their religion and shall have no access to even basic relationships rights.

I wish I could get up in arms about it. Many of my liberal brethren have grabbed the pitchforks and torches. Aside from snide comments about being able to marry your cousin Sue-Anne in NC, but not your buddy Steve, this is much ado about nothing.

Most of the South and most of the Midwest already have constitutional bans on same sex marriage. Jesusland has a pretty firm grasp on the laws in its area of influence. It wasn’t legal there last week, and it’s still not. Even in homosexually tolerant areas of the country, there isn’t widespread or uniform legality. I really can’t even consider it a setback to gay rights. North Carolina didn’t give them any rights before, and they still don’t.

The course forward for gay rights is the same as it has been. Legislative avenues in the states will result in the hodgepodge of solutions we already have, and allow backwoods states to remain backwoods. Federal laws aren’t going to happen until they take the Jesus out of politics (aka never). So, they're looking to federal courts to recognize that the stigma associated with homosexuality is almost entirely religious in nature, and force the states to protect it under some form of equal protection minority. It will happen eventually. Sadly, not fast enough, and probably not with the courts in their current form.

The only thing this does is allow 61% of the primary voting population of NC to stand up and reaffirm that they’re bigoted assholes who don’t/can’t read the bible, don’t respect other human beings and are totally intolerant of any culture other than their own. Fuck ‘em.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is an organization that advocates that being a member of US military forces should not force you to conform to any religious practices, in line with the first amendment. Mostly, they ensure that soldiers aren’t punished, reprimanded, or passed over for their faith, or lack of it. To be clear, a significant portion of the people working at this organization are Christians who don’t believe it’s right to enforce one particular set of beliefs on others, even inside the many sects of Christian faith. It’s a good goal, and it’s fighting an uphill battle against a deeply entrenched belief system. I should be surprised by the letter the founders of this organization received. I should be. But I’m not. It demonstrates all the traits I have come to expect. It’s got cowardice, hatred and bigotry with a dose of sanctimony, and an extra helping of vile. Please, read this in its entirety.
we called you on the weekend to advice you that our womens prayer circle at our church will be ending your wickedness against Christ Jesus and his anointed of the USA in our military. In America which is Jesus’ country we can pray all we want for anything we want. you hung up on us and were rude to our leader. but will that stop us or Christ Jesus? No it will not and never could have, wicked Mickey. Our prayer circle has never failed to acheive our hosts granting of the scripture we pray. for direct intervention against you as you are a true demon to America. Luke 9:1 We will not stop our prayers until you stop the evil you do with Lucifer on a daly basis. Luke 9:1 But not against you Mickey. We know by your internet site and your book who it is to be. Now for our prayer, we pray that the women who work in your MFRR and the women in your family will befall fast moving breast cancer which can not everbe cured. We pray this for Leah Bruton, and Becki Miller, Patricia Corigan, Chris Rodda, Edie Disler, Vicky Garrison, Kristin Leslie, Melinda Moeton and Joan Slish. And you evil clan too, we pray this for Bonnie Wiensten and Amanda and Amber Wienstein and the woman lawyers Cariline Mitchel and Katherin Ritchy and all women of all who work at with for Military Freedom Against Religon Foundation. know that we pray and pray hard all the days until you stop your destruction of our American army and accept Christ Jesus as Lord and join His army.
So, the person hung up on them, no doubt after they began spouting this sort of vile nastiness over the phone. This prayer circle decides that the appropriate response to that sort of thing is that they will pray for God to smite all of the women with fast moving incurable breast cancer. They go further to say that every single prayer they’ve ever requested has been granted. And the MRFF needs to cease insisting on first amendment protections for our soldiers because this is Jesus’s army. Honestly, I could rant and yell and go on and on about this for a long time. But I really don’t think I need to. Most of our readers here can look at that filth and discern it for themselves and have their own reactions. And for those few that can’t, you are welcome to meet me in the comments so I can tailor my responses to yourparticular brand of disgusting.