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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


A pastor and his wife are in custody accused of killing three of their children by starving them to ward off evil spirits, police in South Korea said Wednesday.

The couple told police the children -- aged nine, seven and three -- had been ill, which they believed was a sign they were invaded by evil spirits after eating too much on Lunar New Year.

They then cut the children's hair to chase the spirits out and starved them from January 24 until February 2, only allowing them to drink water. Local media reports said the parents had beaten the children with a belt and a fly swatter numerous times.

The pastor, named only by his surname Park, and his wife, Cho, told police they tied the children's arms and legs with stockings. All three died on February 2, the first around 2am, the second at 5am and the third at 7am, according to police in the town of Boseong, more than 186 miles (300 kilometers) south of Seoul.

The bodies were found nine days later by Park's brother-in-law. Police said the couple was praying in the hope of resurrecting the children. Their eight-month-old 
daughter who survived has been taken into care, police said.[source]

 I'm speechless. There's really nothing left to say. Religion sucks. How many kids have died by the hands of their fundy christian parents? Will we ever be able to calculate that number? This is the price we pay for fundamentalism. This is the superstitious insanity that organized religion breeds.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Christian fundamentalism is widespread here in America. The screaming hordes of ignorant morons who denigrate science and human rights for the sake of a book of fairy tales and a dead savior number in the millions. The issue I'm addressing here, however, isn't just a dogma that is held exclusively by the mindless, but also by mindful Christians. Virtually all of them hold this view, but very few are able or willing to recognize the effects of it. The belief is "Original Sin", as committed by Adam and Eve.
     According to Genesis, Adam and Eve were the first two humans created by God in the Garden of Eden. They were allowed to pretty much do as they pleased, as long as they didn't eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. As you've probably guessed, they didn't listen(of course, there was a talking snake involved, but I'm not getting into the stupid stuff right now). Long story short, they ate the fruit, pissing off God and prompting him to drive them out of the garden to scratch up whatever living they could. Modern-day Christians go off of this to support the concept of sin, which requires a savior, etc.
     Ignoring the fact that this story is a myth with no credibility, lets go into the ethical issues of sin, a central construct of Christianity. The first real problem with this story is what God specifically warns A & E with before they "sin"; "eat not of the Tree of Knowledge, lest ye die". A&E didn't die after eating the fruit; they became aware of good and evil. So God lied to them, or at least told a half-truth since where they were immortal before, they were now mortal(but still lived hundreds of years). Another problem is how crappy an explanation this is. Why did God proceed from there to curse all humanity for the rest of time to be born with a sinful nature?
     Why would he doom billions of innocent humans to live short, miserable lives and then burn them alive every second of every day for millions and billions of years times infinity? Trying to call this deity "loving", "merciful", or "just" in any way is the sign of an idiot. Christians say that sin is my fault, that I must pay for them one way or another, even though I was born without that choice. If God weren't imaginary, he would've made the choice for me. And if he's all-knowing, then nothing I do matters because he's already decided what my destiny is.

Inescapable fact; the various attributes of the monotheistic Blood God worshiped by the Abrahamic religions are mutually exclusive. God cannot be omniscient and still grant us free will. God cannot be merciful and loving and send us to hell for his plan. And if he is perfect, then he wouldn't give a damn about anything, since by definition, a truly perfect being has no needs or desires. In fact, were he perfect, he probably wouldn't have created anything in the first place, since he didn't need anything, assuming he created life, he certainly wouldn't exhibit the pathological need for devotion that we see in the Old Testament. To see an example of what I mean here, just read one of his bloodthirsty rants, like this one;

Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD, for the awesome day of the LORD's judgment has come.  The LORD has prepared his people for a great slaughter and has chosen their executioners.  "On that day of judgment," says the LORD, "I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah and all those following pagan customs.  Yes, I will punish those who participate in pagan worship ceremonies, and those who steal and kill to fill their masters' homes with loot.  "On that day," says the LORD, "a cry of alarm will come from the Fish Gate and echo throughout the newer Mishneh section of the city. And a great crashing sound will come from the surrounding hills.  Wail in sorrow, all you who live in the market area, for all who buy and sell there will die.  "I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem's darkest corners to find and punish those who sit contented in their sins, indifferent to the LORD, thinking he will do nothing at all to them.  They are the very ones whose property will be plundered by the enemy, whose homes will be ransacked.  They will never have a chance to live in the new homes they have built.  They will never drink wine from the vineyards they have planted.  "That terrible day of the LORD is near.  Swiftly it comes – a day when strong men will cry bitterly.  It is a day when the LORD's anger will be poured out.  It is a day of terrible distress and anguish, a day of ruin and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, of clouds, blackness, trumpet calls, and battle cries. Down go the walled cities and strongest battlements!  "Because you have sinned against the LORD, I will make you as helpless as a blind man searching for a path.  Your blood will be poured out into the dust, and your bodies will lie there rotting on the ground."  Your silver and gold will be of no use to you on that day of the LORD's anger.  For the whole land will be devoured by the fire of his jealousy.  He will make a terrifying end of all the people on earth.   (Zephaniah 1:7:18 NLT)

He sure does spend a lot of time glorifying himself for a perfect being. He sounds like a total Narcissist.

 Or this one, where he promises genocide, rape, and baby-killing.

     Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword.  Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes.  Their homes will be sacked and their wives raped by the attacking hordes.  For I will stir up the Medes against Babylon, and no amount of silver or gold will buy them off.  The attacking armies will shoot down the young people with arrows.  They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for the children.  (Isaiah 13:15-18 NLT)

 It's hilarious to me--and also depressing--that this jealous, genocidal, racist jerkoff, who is a completely self-centered Narcissist of epic proportions, and who delights in the rape and extermination of people who don't grovel at his feet, is referred to as the ultimate standard of love. He supports rape, for crying out loud! How fucking stupid are Christians anyway? This is love? This is the example by which we should model our society? We might as well model after Hitler and the Third Reich.