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.
This is wrong on so many levels. The video itself is unsurprising, typical, and boring. The possessed woman was unemployed for 6.5 years, loves sex, and claims much anger.
Oh, the demon that entered through sex is the cause. Condom, STD, birth control jokes anyone?
Of course, that isn’t pitiful enough, but this might be. Put on your favorite full face helmet, Google the phrase “sexually transmitted demons”, start head slapping.
DELIVERANCE from Demon that Entered Through Sex
There’s no mention of religion in the article. Still, a high school administrator has female students in class bend over for a dress code check. I judge it likely that god, the bible, and religious puritanism are at the bottom of this.
OK high school administrator shames female students with dress code, calls them ‘skanks’
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?