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Archive for April, 2007

Ideas Anyone?

Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on April 15, 2007

A couple of weeks ago I had a comment in my conclusion to what is English culture blog. It struck a chord with me, as it echoed a blog I was going to write about voting. But owing to recent events such as the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Easter holiday blog, I never got round to it. So here is his/her comment:
         
 
                           “Just came across this blog and it hit quite a few chords with me. I too
                 have lived my life in the estates of Britain but the estates of Glasgow.
                 The issues that should matter are much of a muchness here too. Violence,
                 I lost a brother and almost didn’t make it myself as a victim of a three on
                 one armed attack. Drugs, there available to anyone who has the cash.
                 Poverty, yes. Etc , etc, etc.
 
                 There have always been evils in communities but there used to be so
                 much more. Community spirit is in a coma. My problem is that there is
                 no forum for change. There are lots of things around me that I abhor and
                 I have tried to be part of the solution through my choice of work.
 
                 I supposedly live in a democracy. I cannot except this as a fact. I have
                 the vote. I don’t have any choice. In my experience as a voter for the
                 last 28 years, I have always tried to make a choice based on what I
                 perceive would benefit the majority. If this meant a rise in tax so be it.
                 The quality of this choice has eroded over the years to the point that I
                 can find very little to choose from. Getting a straight and honest answer
                 to a question from a politician is impossible (I’ve tried a few times).
 
                 I like yourself can’t stand many things about this group of countries we
                 live in. What I also have experienced is that the picture is pretty much
                 the same everywhere I have been lucky enough to have visited or
                 worked in. (Most of western Europe). A small majority is controlling the
                 vast majority. We need to find another way or it is just going to get worse.
 
                 Anybody who has any ideas on how a pissed off Glaswegian, along with
                 all the other pissed off residents of this island, can do anything about the
                 things that really matter that are fresh I would be delighted to here them.”
                 04 April 21:42 2007
 
What would be your solutions to the problems and issues raised here? I’ll write mine another time, because as you know I would take up a hell of a lot of space and it would make for more reading, so, let’s have your ideas and opinions! I also hope the man/lady who wrote this comes back, and I’m sorry for the late reply.

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Happy Easter!

Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on April 6, 2007

It’s that time of year again, yes some people celebrate the supposed fact that Jesus got a stiff one and came back to life and moseyed on back to heaven. Yes the Richard Branson look-alike came back to life to show the true power of God and tell people to spread the word about God! You could say he came, he saw and got killed! And with that little story, some of the human race has used it to cause 2000 years of shit! 
 
What I’m writing this for is to point out the contradictions in the Bible. You could do the same with almost any religion, they are all basically full of shit anyway(with a few exceptions). I chose Christianity, just because I know the most about that and can’t find a good on-line translation of the Koran. I know I wont convince any passing Christians to open their eyes, in fact they will probably leave my space as soon as they get to the end of the first paragraph. But I’m still going to do it as nothing gets on my nerves more than contradictions and hypocrisy – especially the religious kind! I know there are good points in religion, but there are just as many bad points and a hell of a lot of lies and contradictions, now I’m going to show you those lies and contradictions if you’re new to questioning religion. I will not just pick on Christianity, I’ll do others in the future too, so don’t complain I’m singling one religion out!
 
Let’s begin! We’re nearly all familiar with the ten commandments, so we’ll start there. I’ll just refresh you memories a little. I would include the punishment for the crimes, but it would take to long, it involved stoning for most (Now we know where the early Muslims got their idea for Sharia Law).
       
 
And God spoke all these words, saying: ‘I am the LORD your God…

1: ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.’

anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or

2: ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image–any likeness of

that is in the water under the earth.’

3: ‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.’

4: ‘Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.’ your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant,

5: ‘Honor your father and your mother.’

6: ‘You shall not murder.’

7: ‘You shall not commit adultery.’

8: ‘You shall not steal.’

9: ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.’

10: ‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet

nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.’

 

Noticed how rape isn’t in there? But let’s focus on murder. Here is one of the first quotes from the Bible. I’ll do some at random:       

                                      Kill People Who Don’t Listen to Priests Anyone arrogant enough to
                                      reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD
                                      your God must be put to death.  Such evil must be purged from Israel. 
                                      (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)
                                      Kill Homosexuals
                                      “If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to
                                      death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.” 
                                      (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)
                                      Kill Sons of Sinners
                                      Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they
                                      rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants. 
                                      (Isaiah 14:21 NAB)
                                       Kill Your Neighbors
                                      (Moses) stood at the entrance to the camp and shouted, “All of you who
                                      are on the LORD’s side, come over here and join me.” And all the Levites
                                      came.  He told them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says:
                                      Strap on your swords! Go back and forth from one end of the camp to the
                                      other, killing even your brothers, friends, and neighbors.”  The Levites
                                      obeyed Moses, and about three thousand people died that day.  Then
                                      Moses told the Levites, “Today you have been ordained for the service of
                                      the LORD, for you obeyed him even though it meant killing your own sons
                                      and brothers. Because of this, he will now give you a great blessing.”
                                      (Exodus 32:26-29 NLT)
 
What was the 6th commandment again? Oh yeah!.. thou shall not murder? So as you can see the Bible clearly states to kill all of the above because God says so. So God is contradicting itself, and God’s flawless? Sorry people but this is the work of men. And before you start to say it’s all the persons or peoples fault who wrote the Bible, take this in to account… If God is all-powerful why entrust his words to flawed humans? Not a very smart God, is it? And if God was so keen to get his knowledge to the whole of humanity, without Its words being distorted by flawed humans, it would have written the Bible itself, surely? If it’s all-powerful it should be able to magic up some hands, and a good Bic pen that actually works properly?
 
I’d like to add that Jesus may have lied! Listen to what he says in this next quote. The following quote is about prayer:
       Amen, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and
       thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that
       what he says will happen, it shall be done for him. Therefore I tell you,
       all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall
       be yours.  (Mark 11:24-25 NAB)
         
So if I understand this right, Jesus said if I believe hard enough he will throw the mountains in to the sea? Well there’s no chance of that happening for me as I’m not a believer, but for many believers it should be no problem at all! So why don’t the most passionate believers who have done nothing but follow the Bible and their Gods word have their prayers answered? Jesus said he would answer, where is he? Well the answer is this was written by a man, not God or Jesus, so the words are flawed, but they’re not the words of God or Jesus either that have just been twisted by a flawed human, they are just pure human thought! And so is the rest of the Bible and any other off shoot of the Judean – Christian religions!
 
So when you’re in Church this weekend or the next, just remember you are reading, singing and believing the lies of a man who lived 100s or even thousands of years ago. And more importantly they were not the words of God or Jesus either! They were and are the words of meagalomaniac, money grabbing, tyrannical, twisted, sexually predatorial, brainwashing, lieing con men, that have more in common with Adolf Hitler than they do with you, Jesus or any God!  

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