Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. – Hebrews 11:1. Does anyone see a problem with this scripture? It basically says that faith is the self-comforting belief without evidence. Why would a god want you to believe in him with no evidence?
It is faith that was the impulse engine for the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Nazi’s Holocaust, and other atrocities. Faith is the motor that allows people to be complacent in their lives. Faith allows people to truly believe in miracles. Faith can make a father like the biblical Abraham place a knife onto the throat of his son. Faith can make a Jehovah’s Witness withhold a blood transfusion for themselves or significant others when that is the only cure. Faith allowed 19 men to fly into the twin towers, the pentagon and an open field in Pennsylvania. Conversely, it was only facts that allowed the U.S. to kill Osama Bin Laden.
What do you think? Is faith so strong that it can lead people to kill? Is faith a bad thing?
If we are one of the countless family members that have dual incomes and also have children, then we are also one of the many that need the service of daycare centers. When we drop off our children, we trust that the daycare providers administer the best care for our kids. We expect that those at the top of the totem pole exercise excellent judgment caring for our loved ones. Why should we expect any less from a person of high capacity in the Catholic Church? The New York Times states that “The Justice Department has opened an investigation into Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania accused of covering up sex abuse for decades, a significant escalation in scrutiny of the church…News of the subpoenas threatened to deepen the crisis faced by the Catholic Church as it struggles through a new chapter of the sex abuse scandal, which emerged out of Boston more than 15 years ago. The Pennsylvania report followed the resignation of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, who is accused of sexually abusing seminarians and minors.” How can we feel like God has all of our needs taken cared of when the people he has anointed to be his keepers on earth are sexually molesting children! Does this not preclude the Catholic Church as the chosen religion of God? If a God actually existed, how would it allow this type of suffering to occur! Please comment below!
Faith can make a person do dangerous things to themselves and others. Like a thirsty castaway succumbing to drinking seawater and dying of dehydration, faith can make adherents succumb to doctrine. The stronger the faith, the weaker the chains that bind belief and reason in people. Now, it depends on the doctrine that a person capitulates to when appraising their danger. The article of faith that is most alarming in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion is the ban on blood transfusions. As former Witnesses, my love for my family was recently tested when my newborn son needed a blood transfusion after open heart surgery. Thankfully we were able to override the parasite known as religion and allowed blood to save our sons life. Unfortunately, the ability to break the formidable shackles of doctrine is not typical in the Jehovah’s Witness religion. Countless hundreds of thousands of people have perished, either committing suicide by refusing blood when needed to survive or withholding this option from loved ones under their tutelage. What do you think about this detestable belief? Do you think doctrine like this should be allowed to exist if it leads to the deaths of innocent human beings? Comment below!
Who here has played the game Hitman? It is a third person game where you control a genetically enhanced assassin who is contracted to eliminate targets. A hitman is a person who eradicates people who have been marked by others for death. When thinking about this profession, who here thinks about abortion? Not many I am sure but apparently, the Pope thinks about this. According to the CNN website, “He asked if it was right “to do away with a human life to solve a problem,” adding: “Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? One cannot do this, it is not right to do away with a human being, albeit small, to solve a problem.”
Does the elimination of a 4-week old embryo constitute murder? The question should be phrased as “is a 4-week old embryo human and should, therefore, have the same protections as human beings? Should law dictate what women can do with their bodies? Should we not let the scientist formulate when a fetus becomes a human since they are the most qualified? When do you think an embryo turns into a true human? Please comment below!
Countdown to death. Soon the end will be upon us.
“Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.” – Matthew 24:29
Today, September the 30th, a rare Black Moon* will be in full majesty in our skies (unless you live in New Jersey, where all you will see is clouds) but this comes after another celestial phenomenon*.
On the first of September a rare solar eclipse dubbed the “ring of fire”, an eclipse that occurs above Africa which leaves only the thick edge of the sun exposed, occurred as depicted below.
This double phenomenon has significant implication to religious zealots and run of the mill nutbags. These are the celestial observances that the aforementioned scripture depicts. More about this in my upcoming book. This shows that all religions, at least monotheistic ones, look forward to the end of the world. They want the apocalypse to come and the wanton destruction that it implies.
Just further validation that religion needs to be abolished. We need to emancipate these wicked ideas from the global populace in order to ensure the safety of humanity. This false prediction will not cause harm to our world, but the underpinning of reason within religious texts will.
Intelligence has a limit, much like a cup of tea. It can be filled to the brim but pass that and it will spill its delicious contents on the table. It can only hold so much. You cannot make the cup larger, so you are stuck with that capacity. You are born with this “cup”.
The brain is composed of approximately 100 billion neurons but weighs only 3 pounds. A lot is crammed into this small organ. Your entire ability to emerge from consciousness stems from the matter that is compressed within the confines of your skull. Everything that is you, minus your interactions with reality is comprised of that very organ.
Earlier I stated, “You’re born with this cup”. That is not entirely accurate. You were created with that cup, your cranium. The extremities of your skull are the limits of your mind. The intelligence you have does, in a way correspond with your skulls volumetric capacity. Therefore, your cranium is in effect limiting your IQ potential. Your body mass to brain matter ratio has been maximized. Nevertheless, is it really the skull that is limiting you?
How are we born? Our mothers push us out through the birth canal and there, we find our true limit. It is the cervix! If we were able to evolve larger brains, we would in effect cause great damage to the vagina. Already, episiotomies are done to enlarge the birth “opening”. If we evolve any larger heads, this could lead to a painful outcome for the female gender, a possibly fatal result. In essence, we can blame the vagina for our ignorance, insofar as to why we are not even smarter, why our minds have reached our solar maxima.
However, is it really the fault of women? According to monotheists around the world, God CREATED humanity! Did God construct humans with inherent faults? Did he intentionally shackle our minds within our inherent bony structure? Can this be called intelligent design? What say you?