Monthly Archives: May 2009

Family axes wedding plans, Egyptian cuts off organ

My last post of May, 2009. There isn’t much to add to the story below. Backward people with backward beliefs never seem to disappoint… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press Writer Sarah … Continue reading

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Official: US-Cuba talks on immigration to resume

It looks as if ever so slowly positive strides will be made, under the Obama administration, for what will hopefully be a democratic government in Cuba. It’s about time changes came about after over 50 years of communism under dictator … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Corpses lie exposed in retaken Swat town

More craziness, bloodshed and loss of life directly linked to religion. The story below deals with Islamic extremists; how surprising! There is no end to this conflict. TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By INAM UR-REHMAN, Associated Press … Continue reading

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Fla. priest who left Catholic Church preps sermon

Isn’t it amazing how anyone associated with religion can break the rules of the church they belong to, or even of society, and be pardoned by the community simply because they are a “man of the cloth.” A former co-worker … Continue reading

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US transport boss: Spain’s trains are US’ model

I’ve never really quite understood why the United States has lagged behind other countries such as Spain, France and Japan when it comes to high speed trains. We arguably have a greater degree of technology than any other country in … Continue reading

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Lemuel K. Washburn: “Are Christians Intelligent or Honest”?

Future generations will regard the men who accept the Christian superstitions either as simple or dishonest. We are forced to doubt the sanity or sincerity of people who profess to believe in the doctrine of the Trinity, in a “begotten … Continue reading

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Bush defends harsh interrogation tactics: report

Is it just me, or does George W. Bush really look dumb? I know he wasn’t the smartest of presidents, and he definitely couldn’t speak worth a damn, but I always thought he also looked dumb as well. Either way, … Continue reading

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US soldier killed in northern Iraq, military says

This senseless war continues and more American soldiers die. If I recall correctly, George W. Bush declared that the war was over six years ago, yet young men and women continue to die. What a farce… TGO Refer to story below. … Continue reading

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Police: Taliban suspects among Pakistani refugees

Islamic extremists continue to terrorize cities and towns in Pakistan. I  can’t imagine what it must be like to live in an area of the world where at any moment a bomb can go off and bring an end to … Continue reading

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Fla.’s ‘Father Oprah’ joins Episcopal Church

All I’ve got to say about this story is that thankfully, this time, it wasn’t a young boy the priest was interested in. In my view, that is definitely good news! TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By … Continue reading

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World Council of Churches meets in Lviv, hopes for a common Easter for the world’s Christians

I have a suggestion for a common Easter which is just as good as all others; being that this is all make-believe anyway. My choice for Easter is April 1st. I believe that for obvious reasons, this is by far the … Continue reading

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SKorea, US troops on alert after North’s threats

The conflict with North Korea heats up. TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press Writer Eric Talmadge, Associated Press Writer SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean and U.S. troops raised their alert Thursday to … Continue reading

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Religion news in brief

I love it… Anything associated with the name of Jerry Falwell, or his son, has to be amazingly stupid, amazingly backward and amazingly radical. You know, these people are not the sharpest knives in the kitchen. Yet actually, on second … Continue reading

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Inserted gene passed along to monkey offspring

Interesting article on new scientific breakthrough which may someday help find a cure to terrible diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease. TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer Malcolm Ritter, Ap … Continue reading

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Skeleton shows earliest evidence of leprosy

I found this brief article interesting and wanted to share it. TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer Randolph E. Schmid, Ap Science Writer Wed May 27 WASHINGTON – Leprosy is one of mankind’s … Continue reading

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Official: Car bombing kills about 30 in Pakistan

More insane people suffering from religious indoctrination and the hatred that this kind of thinking fosters. Pakistan continues to be a hot-bed for fanatical groups who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Sooner or later one of these … Continue reading

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,301

Over 4300 U.S. military dead and an additional 31,000-plus injured in the war against Iraq, along with several hundred military personnel dead and/or wounded from other countries. Will the fighting in Iraq come to an end in 2009, or will … Continue reading

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Israeli report: Venezuela sends uranium to Iran

More “great” news concerning nuclear arms. As if North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the threat of terrorist attacks wasn’t enough to contend with (not to mention the state of the economy) we now have Venezuela and Bolivia, led by two illiterate … Continue reading

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Analysis: NKorea’s bomb test adds to atomic threat

It seems that with the passage of time this world is becoming  a more dangerous place to live; unfortunately this world is all we have. I’ve always thought that the demise of the human race would result from conflict in the … Continue reading

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N. Ireland soccer mob beats Catholic man to death

More bloodshed as a result of religious hatred. Catholics and Protestants in this country have been going at it for quite some time, and events like these only intensify the rivalry between the two groups. Once again, religion is at … Continue reading

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Sikh rivals fight at temple in Austria; 16 injured

More fanatical, crazed, religious people translates to more violence. When is it all going to end? TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By VERONIKA OLEKSYN, Associated Press Writer Veronika Oleksyn, Associated Press Writer VIENNA – Sikhs wielding knives … Continue reading

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Church of Scotland votes to appoint gay minister

So much to do about the “teachings of the Bible.” According to the Bible, there is absolutely no problem with keeping slaves, yet slavery in most parts of the world is now seen as inhuman (and rightfully so). By the … Continue reading

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TGO: God’s Creation

The so-called all-good, all-powerful God of Christianity, the creator of the universe and everything in it, gave his most beloved sons and daughters an assortment of ailments to deal with. Clearly the following list includes only a modest account of … Continue reading

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Lemuel K. Washburn: “Creeds”

This is the age of revision. Churches are all hurrying to catch up with the world. There is a desire to square ideas with facts, and shape beliefs with knowledge. Religion must suffer in this process. Something will be lost, … Continue reading

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US makes overture to Cuba on legal immigration

Cuba has been ruled by communist leaders for 50-plus years (since January 1st 1959). During that time the tyrant Fidel Castro and his brother Raul have turned that nation into a cesspool, murdered and imprisoned tens of thousands of innocent … Continue reading

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FOX News Poll: Where Americans Stand on the Issues

The article below was in the news earlier this week. I’d be interested in knowing your views on the various topics discussed as well as any others you wish to comment on… TGO Source. FOX News: The latest FOX News poll … Continue reading

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Sick girl’s mom said she expected “divine healing”

Here we have another example of a human being made brain-dead by religion; actually two human beings, for both the girl’s mother and father are guilty of this crime against an innocent child. This is a truly sad story, and what’s even more … Continue reading

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Ireland braces for report on Catholic child abuse

Yet another example of religion at work. The number of children that have been abused throughout history by this institution is immeasurable. How long before parents and the population at large come to terms with reality and keep their children away … Continue reading

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Helen H. Gardener: The Bible…

The Bible teaches that a father may sell his daughter for a slave (Exodus. xxx, 7), that he may sacrifice her purity to a mob (Judges xix, 24; Genesis xix, 8), and that he may murder her, and still be … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein: Events

The more a man is imbued with the ordered regularity of all events the firmer becomes his conviction that there is no room left by the side of this ordered regularity for causes of a different nature. For him neither … Continue reading

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Robert G. Ingersoll: “The Civilization of Man…”

The civilization of man has increased just to the same extent that religious power has decreased. The intellectual advancement of man depends upon how often he can exchange an old superstition for a new truth. The Church never enabled a … Continue reading

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Lemuel K. Washburn: “What God Knows”

We see in Christian papers a great deal about what God knows. How does any one know what God knows? It has been the habit, where man lacked any particular knowledge, of saying, “God knows.” But what is the good … Continue reading

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Robert G. Ingersoll: “Secularism”

Several people have asked me the meaning of this term. Secularism is the religion of humanity; it embraces the affairs of this world; it is interested in everything that touches the welfare of a sentient being; it advocates attention to … Continue reading

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Chapman Cohen: The Happy Atheist

When conditions permitted, Christians had a short and easy method of dealing with atheists. They burnt them. As human society developed, the practice of burning awakened misgivings. So, gradually, Christians left off killing Freethinkers. In default, they took to slandering … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein: Becoming a Freethinker and a Scientist

When I was a fairly precocious young man I became thoroughly impressed with the futility of the hopes and strivings that chase most men restlessly through life. Moreover, I soon discovered the cruelty of that chase, which in those years … Continue reading

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Joseph Lewis: Atheism

Atheism has given to the human race the intellectual monarchs of the world. When the great Darwin discovered the law of the Origin of Species, he was called an atheist because he disproved the special creation of man. When the … Continue reading

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The Great One (TGO): Creation

The silliness of Creationist theory. Continue reading

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Mark Twain: If I Were to Construct a God…

If I were to construct a God I would furnish him with some ways and qualities and characteristics which the present lacks. He would not stoop to ask for any man’s compliments, praises, flatteries; and he would be far above … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell: What I Have Lived For

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward … Continue reading

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