The Omnibeast


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Eye catching image intended to make me seem more authoritative.

This tweet piqued my interest in how Dawkins might have described the omnibeast worshipped by so many.

@sandrider69: @RichardDawkins I have just read the opening salvo of Chapter 2 The God Delusion.  There cannot be a more entertaining paragraph anywhere!

Excerpted from “The God Delusion”, by Richard Dawkins

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. Those of us schooled from infancy in his ways can be desensitized to their horror.

Those two sentences from that paragraph ring true. Dawkins accurately describes characteristics of the omnibeast as it and its acts are described in its own holy anthology.

It still gives me pause to experience the high degree of denial, dismissal, and irrational reasoning necessary to describe the beast as king, gentle, and loving. Amazing.

LGBT – Abomination; Muslim – Evil Terrorist + False Deity; Baptist Leader – Bestiality Is Good


The headline was:

Baptist Conference CEO Arrested for Soliciting Dog Sex

Jerald Hill, the CEO of the Windermere Baptist Conference Center in Missouri, was arrested earlier this week for attempting to solicit sex with a dog off Craigslist. (And yes, Hill knew it was a dog.)

The Columbia Tribune reports that the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force flagged Hill, after they saw that he’d posted an ad on Craigslist looking to have sex with two different types of animals, one of them a dog.

In another article, Missouri Baptist leader arrested for attempted bestiality, the Windermere Baptist Conference Center was quoted saying:

“We are concerned for the well-being of Jerry… and we are also concerned with the well-being Windermere,” added Mallory.

The animals people; what about the animals.

“Windermere will continue to function in a good way… it is a significant piece of God’s kingdom’s work.”

Yes, and the Catholic clergy is a positive influence on children.

Now I’m not so stupid, or heartless, to suggest that Baptists condone this behavior. Neither am I so stupid, or delusional, as to believe I possess absolute truth, a hotline to a deity, or the right to dictate to others how they should live their lives.

Until christianity divests itself of its hypocrisy, hatred, discrimination, and the remainder of its evils, I cannot but care more for the well-being of the animals than the person.

Wishing For Slavery? Bond-Servants? Seriously?! Oh Their god!


Baud Bits just did a video on Ray Comfort
Ray Comfort The Skeptic, a part of which I wish to highlight here.

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the following was posted on the On The Box blog.

Words of Comfort: Bond-servants.

Skeptics are often angered by the biblical practice of having a bond-servant (a slave). They presume that “slavery” automatically means tremendous cruelty with chains and whips–because of the history of American slavery.

However, a bond-servant in scripture was someone who found themselves in debt, and they worked off their debt. We don’t do that in America. We think we know better. We throw people into jail. So the person who lost the money doesn’t get it back, and the person in debt goes to jail. At present the United States has over 1.5 million people in prison, at a cost of over $31,000 per prisoner per year.

Perhaps I’m wrong. Perhaps Ray is making a case for better science education. Yet, it really seems to me that Ray is arguing for a return to his version of biblical slavery.

Naw, can’t be. Not even banana air-sex wacko Comfort is that dumb. Right?