Thursday, January 24, 2008

I have NO WORDS....*

* (Actually I have a few....)

These people are human filth! I find absolutely nothing redeeming in the interpretation of Old Testament dogma that they espouse as revealed truth!

I'm often told by Christians that these SCUMBAGS do not represent 'true Christianity' or what it means to be a 'Christ follower'. Really? If you really mean what you say then you'd better damned well start shouting it from the roof tops! These monsters read the same Bible you do and yet they come up with vitriolic and intolerant views such as what's pictured above?

If you truly are a 'Christ followers' then it is incumbent upon you, the Body of Christ, to be in the fore front denouncing filth like this as loudly, vocally and vehemently as you can. Otherwise, people like me will continue to see all 'Christ Followers' as a monolith of intolerance and supporters of repugnant morality.

I don't advocate the demise of anyone. But these people are SLIME not worthy of the oxygen they breathe. I can say with out fear the the world would be far better off without them.

All that said, I can't help but think that many of these purported 'Christ followers' secretly in their hearts concur whole-heartedly with the judgment of these evil bastards at Westboro Baptist Church. What other conclusion can I draw? Where is the outrage? Where is the solidarity with the loved ones of the people whose funerals these assholes have picketed at? I think, secretly many 'Christ followers' admire the gall of Phelps and his ghoulish brood. If that's the case then YOU are even beneath him in my eyes. While Phelps and his in-bred ilk wear their hate and conviction on their polyester sleeves, YOU hide yours and inwardly revel in your own self-righteousness! Who is has the monopoly on moral repugnance?

You wonder why people like myself want no part of your twisted little religion? SHIT like this is a prime example!

Look at that turns out I had plenty of words! Some of them may have made a 'Christ Follower' or two cry. DEAL WITH IT! Here's a few more...



Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What I thought...

What kind of atheist are you?
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These guys rule. I'm not one of them myself, although I play one online. They know the rules of debate, the Laws of Thermodynamics, and can explain evolution in fifty words or less. More concerned with how things ARE than how they should be, these are the people who will bring us into the future.

Scientific Atheist


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Militant Atheist


Apathetic Atheist




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Monday, January 21, 2008

A night out...

My wife and I rarely get to go out alone. So when her sister, offers to babysit our brood, we leap at the chance to have night out where the meal does NOT involve someone saying: "would you like to supersize that?", and the entertainment will not involve animation or nauseating teenage angst stories.

The evening started out lovely enough. We drove down to Worcester and dined at a VERY GOOD Italian restaurant. "Via" is wonderful and we both highly recommend it! Wifey had the "Spit-Roasted Beef Tenderloin Florentine" and I had the "Scaloppine of Veal". We also shared an order of the Wild-Mushroom Risotto , which alone is worth the 25 mile trip from Leominster!

The drinks were good, the company was excellent.

Our conversation then turned to which film we would go to see after dinner. I had the fore thought to print out the evening schedule at the local cineplex. So we went over the list and immediately discarded anything animated or teen-angsty. Long story short, we narrowed the list to "Atonement" and "Cloverfield". We both would have been happy with either. But as it turns out the start time of "Atonement" would not have allowed for us to go to grocery store to stock up on bottled water and snacks [1]! So "Cloverfield" it was.

The requisite trip to purchase 'goodies' accomplished, so off to the cineplex. We purchased our tickets found good seats and settled in. Now when it comes to movies generally I am not hard to please. The reason I why I go to the movies is for one or more of the following:
-to be entertained
-to be amused
-to be enlightened
-to have my consciousness raised

I can say to you now without fear of reprisal[2] that "Cloverfield" accomplished NONE of those criteria! I will now endeavor to elaborate upon this judgment. The cast did a superb job with the material in question and are to be commended. The special effects were excellent. The creation of tension and suspense were masterful. The problem is the movie went NO WHERE! Nothing is affirmed! Nothing is gained! Nothing is learned! (Other than how to bilk $20 out of unsuspecting couples!)

Think of this movie as a theme park roller coaster ride[3]. You get on, strap in and wait for the ride to commence. And does it ever! You approach that first giant hill and you climb, the build up is excruciating, you wonder what that drop is gonna be like! Over the top and down you go! Twists and turns and jerks and periods of weightlessness. Before you know it the ride slows and you are back exactly where you started except now your heart is pounding your stomach is fluttering and the reasonable being inside you in wondering why the hell you put yourself through such a pointless exercise!

That is precisely my point. This movie though well made and acted, such as it is, is nothing more than a thrill ride for people who like such adrenaline inducing thrills. I like a good roller coaster as much as the next person. But, that's not why I go to the movies. Call me a 'chick flick' lover but we should have gone to see "Atonement". I wouldn't feel as violated as I do now.

[1] Sue me, I ain't spending $10 for a bottle of water and some Twizzlers!
[2] By this I mean, I really don't care if you agree or not. ;-)
[3] If you are suseptable to camera-induced motion sickness as I am I highly suggest you avoid this film.