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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Religions attaking the messenger




I ran into an item posted to YouTube (via the 'BigA') by 72daystar, that asked: "Is Criticism of Islam Racism?"
The entire concept is easy to convolute...

Once science has pointed out the genetic markers for how an Ideology or a culture fits in to the same African diaspora that every other racial identifier stems from...

THEN the two ideologies that are now famous for calling their critics 'racist' (Judaism and Islamism) will look much less indignant and pathetic, when they attempt to put critics on the defensive by simply calling them racist.

Because really, that is all that is being done.

The tactic is designed to baselessly put critics on the defensive by calling them racist. - It is an attempt to derail the critics message, to force the critic to stop criticizing, and work to show that they are not 'racist' - A quagmire situation.

Culture has has created an environment where, if one can find away to paint themselves as a 'victim', they gain an upper-hand via the pity of others.

Levying an accusation, has a natural tendency to be an attack, and the accused is naturally inclined to defend.

(NOTE: This is not a criticism of 72daystar, I am apt to agree with his thoughts - This is just an expansion on the concept, and an opportunity to take him up on his invite to dialog about it {@ circa 4:13 of his vid})

While OP (72daystar) raises some excellent points - I see them as completely separate - Racism being married to an ideologies criticisms does not dismiss the goal of the above noted tactic, nor does the marriage excuse the bigotry involved in accessing ways to attack other (actual) races (dark-skinned etc)

A working example - Being that;
Criticizing Buddhism, never finds itself looking like a attack on Asians.
Criticizing Christianity, never finds itself looking like a attack on (what?) - Caucasians.. Europeans.

72daystar does mention "exceptions" - and I think the key to that element revolves around how the above tactic is over looked.

The polarization that this topic presents, and the conversations about it, all seem to be unaware of the underlying tactic and how it pits against the marriage of bigotry.

As long as these conversation ignore the tactic - Neither the tactic nor the bigotry will ever be successfully disarmed - and the dialog will always inevitably steer into a quagmire.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Indignant and intrusive nature of the theistic perspective



The biggest thing driving Anti-Theism is the aggressively indignant and intrusive nature of the theistic perspective into the lives of even those who do not ascribe the theistic perspectives...

Everything from:
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  • The Right for a woman to choose (abortion and contraception)
  • The availability of contraception in general
  • Treating homosexuals as second-class citizens.
  • Insisting on prayer in schools.
  • Disrupting science education
  • Insisting on special treatment by governments and the public at large.
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The rest of the supernatural hooba joob could be a 'My Little Pony' cartoon playing in the background for all that most people care... But theists insist that everyone must watch it.

They are conditioned to see any dismissal / non-acceptance of their perspective as an assault on their perspective.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Those mistakes...

I really love my--television
I love to sit by--television
Can't live without my--television

TV is king
You're my everything



Thursday, April 24, 2014

The dismissal of a baseless claim.





What I find most bizarre, is the overall and complete lack of basis for attributing unknowns unto the supernatural...

That practice is exactly; Assigning one unknown unto another unknown.

Its like a game of 'Three Card Monty', or a Shell Game / Ponzi Scheme.

And by 'lack of basis',  what I mean is that there is nothing beyond human imagination (The mind abhors a vacuum, and will accept whatever is convenient, to fill in cognitive gaps) to warrant inserting a supernatural explanation for anything... At all... Ever.

The current stream keeps going back to a 'creator of the universe'...

There is far less presumption in insisting that the universe was created by a 'Long Gone Gob of Primordial Goo that was destroyed in the creation process', than to dream up some 'Supernatural Omnipresent entity' and attempt to give it credit.

Additionally:
It is folly to perceive 'Atheism' as an agenda to 'prove god(s) does not exist'  - That is a mis-characterization that intends to serve as a collection point where those who have been conditioned to crave some form of persecution they can call their own, can rally.

Atheism makes no claims... Atheism is the result of the dismissal of a baseless claim. There is no belief involved in that dismissal.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Send Lawyers, Guns. and Money!




I have yet to encounter a situation where a fire arm was necessary...

And thinking that a well armed populace would be able to win a firefight against what is an armored government...
Local police are backed up by County Sherrifs' are backed up by State Police are backed up by Federal Agents and the National Guard are backed up by the Army...

The fight is not any where close to fair... It was lost by the 'few' before it ever began.

Hell, the Air Force blew up a city block in New Jersey in the early 70's (YES - Really!) - Because of the threat it posed.

And if you shoot someone while defending yourself / your home - You are going to have  yourself arrested, charges filed, and be saddled with attorney fees that that far exceed the value of what could have been taken in a home invasion etc...

For all of that... I'm still not 'against' ownership.

- I just can't seem to ignore the absurdity that comes with many of the justifications that are offered.

The Judicial system and legal profession make a lot of money as long as guns flow freely... And it also keeps and maintains a level of fear and intimidation at hand...

Fear of being assaulted, and / or fear that if you step out of line, you will find yourself in one of several 'Sodomy Centers for the Willing and Unfortunate' - Penitentiaries that the the Judicial system keep well stocked and at a low boil - Can you perceive of a more ominous and threatening ever present obelisk than 'Prison'?

The concept of 'Guns' both calms and feeds the same cultured insecurities.

(the above pic relates to how I feel about that culture)

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