Six Years

Uneventfully, last week marked the sixth anniversary of when I started this blog. Since then,  a lot has happened.

  • The Boston Bombers killed 4 and maimed scores in another “faith based initiative”, were discovered, one was killed and the other captured, and (finally) read his Miranda rights.
  • Congress failed to pass a weakened version of a bill designed to require people to get background checks when they buy a gun, despite overwhelming popular support.
  • A fertilizer plant in Texas, that had not been inspected in decades, blew up, killing scores (we think – it’s so bad, it’s hard to count the bodies).
  • Related to the last one, Texas legislators that voted against federal support for Hurricane Sandy relief came begging for federal support for West, Texas.
  • Anonymous hacked The Facebook page of the Westboro Baptist Church, and have been running it quite successfully, and humorously, since then.
  • Ricin-laced letters were apparently sent to President Obama and another US Senator.
  • Multiple countries are legalizing same-sex marriage. New Zealand and, it looks like, France are the latest.
  • A Pennsylvania couple, previously convicted of allowing their child to die by refusing medical care in favor of the power of prayer, apparently did it again.
  • The poor are still getting poorer; the rich, richer.

All in one week!

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Hypocrisy, Redux

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that hypocrisy is one of the main reasons that religion really irks me. It’s not that I care much whether a pious person sits in his room and talks to a non-existent being, no matter how ludicrous that seems. No, it’s that usually – and I stress usually, not always – that same person takes his beliefs out into the world and tries to impose those beliefs on everyone else, while ignoring them himself.

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God Hates Figs

It’s true! Check it out.

Jesus Curses a Fig Tree and His Disciples Spread Far and Wide

12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.

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Aggregator Post

Rather than post one of my rather long winded diatribes on a specific topic, I thought I’d mention a few things I’ve seen and found interesting on other blogs, in the news or elsewhere. So, without further adieu…

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Death Watch

I do believe we are in the process of watching the death of a church, if you could call it that. The Westboro Baptist Church, (that vile, hate mongering empty shell of an institution that calls itself a church – for the purpose of this post I’ll grant them the same status) is dying. At least, that’s my call based on what I read.

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