Friday, November 17, 2017

Pastor Claims He Has Seen Aborted Fetuses Hug Jesus In Heaven

Pastor Jesse Duplantis is a religiot of epic proportions, on par with the likes of Kenneth Copeland and the “Godfather” of incomprehensible religiosity, Pat Robertson. One small difference makes this “pastor” even more deserving of the ridicule of those who use their brains: he claims to have been in heaven, seen everything there in detail and to have all of the answers that the mentally-disturbed faithful ask of him.



Pastor Jesse Duplantis. (Jesse Duplantis Ministries / screen grab)

In fact, he is now claiming that heaven takes on all aborted babies as well as any child who dies before the “age of accountability.” Speaking on aborted fetuses, he says any child that “the world rejects, heaven accepts.” Ok, that is kinda odd, does that mean that children that the almighty does not allow to be born (and therefore, were rejected by God himself) are not accepted? That was probably just an oversight in his presentation, right?

Here is the rub, if the children who die are in the same “looking” body as they were when they died (or they wouldn’t have appeared as children hugging Jesus in heaven) then what kind of heaven is there for a fetus? Most abortions happen when fetuses are unrecognizable as humans, just basically a bunch of cells… how does a bunch of cells hug Jesus?

But, he has seen these “kids” hugging Jesus in the “new heaven” that he just can’t wait to get back to. Because going there the first time just made him a millionaire on Earth, totally rejecting biblical principals of austerity and poverty being the best way to serve the Lord. I guess, though, that the irony of an angry Jesus in the bible throwing the riches of the temple and flogging rich priests is lost on this rapture-seeking troglodyte.

Seriously, this is a one or the other thing, either there are children in heaven because they died as children, or they get new bodies that are at their prime – meaning no children. This charlatan is claiming not only are all bodies made new, there are children in heaven including fetuses who are stuck at the age they were at death, which is clearly paradoxical and completely insane.

Gross and inane, watch this horrifyingly energetic fraud speak about his favorite fantasies here:



By Jen Froderman, If You Only News

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Kenyan Official: Homosexual Lions Learned It From “Copying” Gay Tourists



Image via YOU TUBE

"After wildlife photographer reported seeing two male lions mate in a Kenyan safari, a government official claimed the two felines must have “copied” gay men visiting the park," reports newnowtext.com


Ezekiel Mutua. Image via CitizenTV.co.ke

“Probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly,” tweeted Ezekiel Mutua, head of the Kenyan Film Classification Board. “I don’t know, they must have copied it somewhere or it is demonic. Because these animals do not watch movies.”

We’re not sure how many gay tourists are rushing to Kenya game parks: No only is homosexuality punishable by up to 14 years in jail in the country, but a judge ruled last year that forced anal exams are constitutional.

"Mutua insisted the “lion love birds” seen in Masai Mara needed counseling. He also suggested they be studied, if only to confirm they were both indeed male," says Dan Avery.
“I mean, where on Earth have you ever heard something like this happening. The demonic spirits inflicting in humans seems to have now caught up with the animals,” Mutua added. “That is why I will say isolate the crazy gay animals, study their behavior because it is not normal.”

"But this is just the latest example of his rabid homophobia: Last month, Mutua banned the Disney Channel show Andi Mack because one of the characters came out as gay, says Dan Avery.
“Any attempt to introduce gay programming in Kenya will be met with the full force of the law,” Mutua told Nairobi News.
Twitter Users made fun of Mutua’s concern:
I also find Mutua's concern very funny. It is almost unimaginable, how stupid undemocratic regimes are. In Kenya, many people are very poor. And this government must fight poverty. Homosexual behaviors are natural. Many animals are gay. There are countless studies, and these studies prove that many animals are really gay. It is always very funny if someone is so stupid and does not know our wild and diverse nature. 

It is always stupid to fight against diversity.

Monday, November 6, 2017

It’s Time to Start Calling Evangelicals What They Are: The American Taliban


The Council For National Policy” is a Conservative Think Tank, made up of a who’s who of prominent conservatives; Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Reince Priebus, Tim LaHaye, Bobby Jindal, John McCain… the list goes on…


This article, published by the Washington Post, but reported elsewhere, lays out the group’s plan to “restore education in America,” by bringing god into classrooms.
I have said for years and years, the Christian Right is really seeking to establish a theocracy in the United States — at least regionally, throughout the deep south. And this latest effort by the “Council for National Policy” lays further proof to that claim. This is an effort which — in spite of what many Christian leaders say — is NOT supported by the Constitution. The Constitution strictly prohibits the establishment of Religion, as part of the First Amendment, which also guarantees Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press. The purpose of this “Separation of Church and State” is intended to do two things:
1. It protects religious freedom for everyone.
2. It prevents the tyranny of any one religion.
But this fact won’t stop many southern christians, who feel it is their duty — as christians — to make the United States “a godly nation” in their eyes. And they will cite the numerous biblical passages in which god exhorts all nations to be faithful to him and condemns those nations who are not, as the basis for this duty — which they feel is their right.
I grew up in this world, so I know what I’m talking about. As a kid, during the 1970’s, I attended churches in Atlanta with my devout grandmother. I heard Jerry Falwell speak numerous times at First Baptist on Peachtree. I was indoctrinated into the evangelical way of thinking by a fiery minister in Smyrna. I studied my “King James” bible. I feverishly read Ernest Angley’s book about the “end times” that depicted christians being boiled alive by the antichrist. I loved “The Omen” movies, wholly believing they portended something real. Trust me. I’ve been there. Fortunately, I had the sense to give it up. By age 15, at the peak of my adolescent sexual curiosity, I realized that any religion that demanded giving up my basic humanity was nuts.
Of course, not all christian evangelicals share this extreme view. Nevertheless, the extremists always give themselves away with their trademark refrain, “I’ll pray for you,” as if you are possessed by demons and in need of an exorcism. They seem completely unaware of how this statement makes them appear; that they alone understand “truth,” that everyone else is “ungodly” and in need of “redemption,” as they see it; by being “born again,” and baptized, and accepting their world view. This self-righteous arrogant presumption is at the root of all religious extremism.
Evangelicals in churches and state houses across the country support laws and political systems that brutalize and imprison MILLIONS of African Americans, that deny equal rights and protections to LGBT people and tacitly support violence toward them, and seek to deny women the right to govern their own bodies, often with threats or outright acts of physical violence. They seem hell-bent on ejecting science from education and replacing it with their own creationist ideas.
In doing these things, evangelicals are advocating a religious extremism that is no different from muslim extremism, which projects religious authority over all people in their domain, which limits the rights of women, controls and limits education, and enforces strict adherence to a moral code, which naturally rejects and punishes all forms of “decadence,” including; “deviant sexuality,” science, reason, and any questioning of authority. Christian fundamentalists, if given the power, will do the same things.
Evangelical christians in the United States condemn muslim extremism as a threat to the country and their way of life, while clearly endorsing their own form of extreme religious authoritarianism. This form of religion establishes a tribally divisive “us” versus “them” mentality, which places “our” rights and prerogatives above the needs of any other group. And it’s used repeatedly as the basis for denying other people’s rights — particularly their freedom to choose and even their right to exist. It’s worth pointing out that in the south religion buttressed this tribal mentality to force a separation between whites and blacks, who were/are seen as inferior. This tribalism is deeply embedded in white suburban christian thinking, and accepted without question. I shouldn’t have to point out that, in the end, this is not Christian at all.
Religious extremism is religious extremism. Using words like “righteousness” or “faith” or “Christ-given mission,” and hiding behind ideas like “tradition” and “heritage” and “family values” won’t cover up this fact. And it is up to every freedom-loving person, who prefers freedom of choice, freedom of worship, who cares about protecting women’s rights and equality for all, and advancing reason and scientific knowledge, to be aware and oppose it.
I do not suggest that evangelicals should give up their faith. But I strongly suggest they should not trample on other people’s religious beliefs, or insist that people should conform themselves with the evangelical worldview.
If evangelicals hate tyranny, they should be very wary of becoming tyrants. But evangelicals will never see themselves as tyrants, because they are commanded by their faith to be “missionaries for Christ.” This mandate engages them in a zero-sum game to convert the country, indeed the whole world, to their faith. And over the decades they have increasingly reached for more and more political power to achieve this goal. This is exactly what ISIS proposes, by trying to establish a global muslim caliphate. The goal of religious extremists, regardless of faith, is always the same: Dominion.
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” ~Genesis 1:28
Evangelicals are The American Taliban. To many, that will seem a garish and inconceivable statement. The entire purpose of this article is to point out that religious extremism also exists in America as it does in other parts of the world, and that it is not just radical muslims who are extreme, it’s also radical christians … and that religious extremism can start with something as simple as, “I’ll pray for you.”
By J.C. Weatherby, 24 February 2017
Medium


Reprinted with permission from the author.
JC Weatherby (Jan Carson Weatherby — his family and friends call him Carson) is a multi media creator, novelist and filmmaker. He is the creator of “Evocronik,” a cyberpunk animated series. Follow him on Facebook at @JCWeatherby

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

In India 400 Men Cut Off Their Balls To Get Closer To God

By David Chutlashvili

"Multi-millionaire religious "guru" Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh persuaded around 400 of his estimated 50 million followers worldwide to cut of their own testicles to bring them closer to God," reports Mark Pigott, from Ibitimes



Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Image via YOU TUBE

"The details of the bizarre incident have only just come to light despite reportedly taking place in 2000 at a hospital run by Ram Rahim in India.


India's Central Bureau of Investigation has reportedly accused Ram Rahim of grievous bodily harm and he is under investigation. He has previously been questioned over the murder of an investigative journalist in 2002 and has also been accused of sexual assault by female followers but has never been charged," writes mark Pigott. 

Navkiran Singh, who is the lawyer for Hans Raj Chauhan, the only castration victim so far to come forward, said his client and other victims believed they would become social outcasts if they refused to perform the "operation" demanded of them by Ram Rahim.


"They were told that only those who get castrated will be able to meet God," said Navkiran, in a report in the Daily Mail.

According to Ibitimes, Ram Rahim, 47, dubbed the "guru in bling", is head of the socio-political organisation Dera Sacha Sauda and is estimated to be worth $34m.

The guru stars in a spectacular new movie, Messenger of God, in which he appears to walk on air, tear tree trunks in half and perform other miracles. Though 157,000 people are thought to have attended the film's premiere in Gurgaon, near Delhi, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, the revelations have caused sales of tickets for the movie to dwindle dramatically.

In many other cultures (in Christian cultures too), sex is filthy, sinful and bothers to "get closer to God." 

For us, for the atheists, this is, of course, extremely comical and ridiculous. 

That's why I'm not sorry for those dummies who cut their testicles voluntarily.

Sex is very pleasant and makes a lot of fun. 

Long live free sex! 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Christian Lawmaker: Rape Is The 'Will Of God'




George Faught. Image via Media Self

Oklahoma Rep. lawmaker George Faught argues that rape is the 'will of God' while defending anti-abortion legislation.

While discussing Faught’s legislation on the House floor Rep. Regina Goodwin asked:

"At what point did you decide that that’s within your ability to decide for all women in Oklahoma?"

Faught replied:

"One of the things that I campaigned on was to protect life, and I believe life begins at conception."


At one point Rep. Cory Williams (D) asked Faught if rape is the 'will of God.'

Faught responded:

"Well, you know, if you read the Bible, there’s actually a couple circumstances where that happened. The Lord uses all circumstances. I mean, you can go down that path, but it’s a reality unfortunately."

Albert Einstein said: 

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity.

...And I'm not so sure about universe." 


I'm sure this great atheist meant religious people.

Sources: Patheos, Sarah Burris / You Tube


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Swedish PM Wants to Force Priests To Marry Same Sex Couples

By David Chutlashvili

"Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has announced that he intends to force all priests in the Swedish church to marry same-sex couples even if they disagree with gay marriage.

The Swedish Prime Minister made his view clear in a recent interview saying, “no priest in the Swedish Church can refuse to marry same-sex couples.” Mr Lofven argued that it did not matter what the view of the individual priests was and even supports a motion to only allow priests who agree with same-sex marriage the opportunity to be ordained SVT reports," writes breitbart.com.

“If you work as a midwife must be able to perform abortions, otherwise you have to do something else. It is the same for priests who do not want to perform same-sex marriages,” Lofven said.

I think, it's very nice that Lofven fights so hard for the rights of the LGBTTIQ+ people. Someone must force these villains, these priests to accept equality of all human beings. Everyone can be a priest, everyone can believe in stupidities, but nobody can discriminate against anyone. 



Stefan Lofven. Image via YOU TUBE




Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pakistan: man sentenced to death for blasphemy on Facebook

By David Chutlashvili

"Taimoor Raza was found guilty of insulting the prophet Muhammad during an argument on social media with a counter-terrorism official," reports theguardian:

"An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a man to death for allegedly committing blasphemy on Facebook, the latest step in an intensified crackdown on dissent on social media.

A court in Bahawalpur handed out the verdict, the harshest yet for such a crime, after finding Taimoor Raza, 30, guilty of insulting the prophet Muhammad.

Raza was arrested last year after a debate about Islam on Facebook with a man who turned out to be a counter-terrorism agent. He was one among 15 people arrested by the counter-terrorism department last year, accused of blasphemy, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

The verdict is part of a wider crackdown on perceived dissent on social media in a country where unfounded allegations of blasphemy can lead to mob vigilante justice."

Raza’s brother, Waseem Abbas, said the family was “poor but literate”, and belonged to Pakistan’s minority Shia Muslim community. “My brother indulged in a sectarian debate on Facebook with a person, who we later come to know, was a [counter-terrorism department] official with the name of Muhammad Usman,” he said.

Raza’s defence attorney said his client had been charged with two unrelated sections of the law to ensure the maximum penalty. “Initially, it was a case of insulting remarks on sectarian grounds and the offence was 298A, which punishes for derogatory remarks about other religious personalities for up to two years,” said Fida Hussain Rana, the defence counsel. Raza was later charged unde section 295C of the penal code, related to “derogatory acts against prophet Muhammad”, Rana said.

"Social media represents a new battleground for the Pakistani fight against blasphemy. Authorities have asked Twitter and Facebook to help identify users sharing blasphemous material, and have distributed text messages encouraging Pakistanis to report fellow citizens.


Human rights defenders have expressed concern that the country’s blasphemy laws, and the authorities’ zealous application of them, provide a tool for people to carry out personal vendettas, particularly because nobody is ever punished for making false accusations," says Sune Engel Rasmussen

“The casual manner in which death sentences are handed in blasphemy cases coupled with the lack of orientation of Pakistani courts with technology makes this a very dangerous situation,” said Saroop Ijaz, a lawyer with Human Rights Watch in Pakistan.

“Such sentences will embolden those who want to wrongly frame people,” he said, noting with concern that Saturday’s sentence was handed down by an anti-terrorism court, not a regular court. “The confusion between national security and religion is very alarming,” Ijaz said.

According to theguardian, Aside from blasphemy, national security charges are also levelled against people who say their only offence is opposition to the government.

Recently, the Federal Investigation Agency detained dozens of social media users for posting “anti-military” content, including journalists and supporters of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) party, one of whom shared a satirical photo of prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

They were detained under the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, passed last year, which has been criticised for curbing human rights and giving overreaching powers to law enforcement agencies.

An FIA official told the Guardian that his agency had orders from the interior ministry to interrogate, and seize laptops and phones, without warrant. “We are authorised to detain anyone, just on suspicion,” the agent said.

Quratulain Zaman, human rights defender with Bytes for All Pakistan, said the harassment of social media users was unprecedented, and a sign of social media’s growing ability to shape public opinion, including against the military.

While Raza is the first person sentenced to death for blasphemy on social media, several others are on death row for alleged blasphemy in public. Among them is Asia Bibi, a Christian woman convicted in 2010 after a row with two Muslim women in a village in Punjab. With a long-awaited final appeal adjourned, Bibi is still in solitary confinement.

In Pakistan, blasphemy is so contentious that the mere mention of unfounded allegations can ignite mass uproar. In April, a mob at a north-western university took 23-year-old Mashal Khan from his dormitory and lynched him, angered by accusations that Khan had offended Islam.

Last week, a joint investigation concluded the baseless allegations had been a conspiracy by some students and university staff.

In another incident, in May, a 10-year-old boy was killed when a mob tried to storm a police station in Balochistan in anger at a man held on blasphemy charges.

Four people were sentenced to death for blasphemy last year, according to the HRCP.


In a 2016 report by the commission, Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi rejected most blasphemy allegations. “A majority of blasphemy cases were based on false accusations, stemming from property disputes or other personal or family vendettas rather than genuine instances of blasphemy,” he said.

This story is very bitter and frighteningIt is shocking that someone is sentenced to death in the 21st century for blasphemy, for one little comment on Facebook. But that is OUR reality (Yes, OUR reality, because the whole world is globalized today). Nevertheless, the atheists and freethinkers in many Western countries are in the majority, the governments of these countries often do nothing against the death of atheists and other freethinkers in developing countries. Why? I do not know exactly. Perhaps because we atheists and other freethinkers are not very well organized? Or our democracies are not developing enough? Really, the alarm is weak when an atheist dies, yes. Governments in many Western countries are silent when an atheist dies. The first American president was Barack Obama, who protested openly against the death of atheists. Barack Obama signed a law to protect atheists. But that happened recently. And today, in the government is Donald Trump, a Christian, a populist, the little shadow of Obama... 

I think all Western countries and all Western newspapers and media must protest against the death of all atheists better. All atheists in the world must be safe. We must not forget these people. 



"Blasphemy is a sensitive charge in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where even unproven allegations can trigger mob lynchings and violence"  theguardian (Source). Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/REUTERS