Clearing the Air

Now that HBO has exposed Scientology so thoroughly, the world can see first-hand the evils that religious tax exemptions offer religious scammers. The quick and easy solution is for the IRS to remove their tax exempt status ASAP.  In order to abate the argument that Scientology will make about being ‘unfairly singled out’, let’s do the same with all the other religions as it is patently obvious many of them are meddling in secular affairs they shouldn’t be involved in.

Why should the tax payers be underwriting an assault on the freedoms we all hold dear?  Christopher Hitchens isn’t around to remind us that Religion Poisons Everything, but even without him around to remind us, it’s painfully obvious.

No more free rides for religion.  End all religious tax exemptions and let God sort ’em out. If they are truly blessed it ought not be a problem for them to survive. Enjoy.

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Bad Week for Scientology

One of Many Apostate Websites

A bad week for Scientology is a great week for the rest of us!  The worst-of-the-worst in misusing faith, the Scientologists hold a special place in my heart that was previously a toss up between Mormons and crazy Pentecostal snake handlers.  Check these three recent post by Tony Ortega, the recognized expert on Scientology scams.

The Underground Bunker

1) Scientology spies busted filming a private get together.  Creepy much?  FFS.

2) I’m going directly to Sears and spend some money first chance I get based on this!

3) HBO and BBC in race to present Scientology expose videos!

Enjoy.

 

 

Raping Atheists II

The "evidence" of my crime.

It seems I finally got enough attention to make the official “fair game” list over at the internet femintology silo of PZ Myers and his singing sycophants.  Somebody over there remembers that a long time ago, in a faraway land, I used to comment on their site.  It’s actually been many years now since I was banned from PZ’s forum. I don’t know whether his recollection is tainted by time, age or syphilis, but it’s as far from reality as most everything else he posits these days.

Folks who follow me know that I end all my posts with Enjoy.  Even my Tweets.  Is “the cloud” running out of space? Who is that harming? As to the charges of nonstop spamming?

Bogus

Probably the closet thing to a rape charge PZ could come up with on short noticed, since I haven’t been photographed anywhere within five hundred miles of his hoary mob in my life, nor are there any inconvenient rape threats emanating from my IP address. Not that it would stop him or the FTBullies from invoking their creative proclamations in that direction.   After all, it’s what they do for a living.  What’s missing from PZ Myers wild ass innuendo is what’s always missing.  Evidence in support of his statements.

We already know PZ defines rape as a women getting her glass refilled with wine, but now we can add to that a redefinition of “spamming” that includes adding what amounts to a twenty character signature tag to the end of two hundred word comments.  The man has no morals.

Call to Arms

I’d be quite open to Mr. Shermer’s legal defense team contacting me.  Perhaps a court order for the complete archive of all my prior activity on PZ’s blog would be helpful in documenting PZ’s ongoing pattern of dishonesty and deception toward detractors even outside the realm of rape charges.

The truth is already out there.

Enjoy.

Raping Atheists

PZ (me me me) Myers

Overburdened Dino

PZ Myers, an otherwise nondescript science professor at a Minnesota college closer to the Arctic Circle than Hollywood, has instead sought fame through a series of ongoing (and increasingly outlandish) public spectacles that he dutifully documents in his “science” blog, Pharyngula.

I’m not linking to his blog for the same reasons I don’t link to Rush Limbaugh (or Kirk Cameron).  I suggest you get your fill of science news elsewhere, from people like Lawrence Krauss, Michael Shermer, James Randi, Richard Dawkins or Richard Wiseman, whose contributions to spreading the tenets of science, skepticism and reason make PZ’s sideshow act pale in comparison.  They all have more interesting and relevant science content that PZ could ever hope for.

Circus Act

Whether one agrees with Mr. Myers point of view is irrelevant to the observation that his method of delivery often mixes the best aspects of a Barnum and Bailey sideshow act with the worst elements of a Pentecostal tent revival sermon.  There’s never anything subtle in Myer’s attempts to grab the spotlight.

After all, who doesn’t enjoy seeing a picture of a fat man riding a plastic dinosaur?  It’s not as funny as if he’d have just done a profile shot of himself sitting at his keyboard, but it caught enough attention to make people notice back at the time. 

PZ Hit His Peak

PZ Myers - Keeping it Classy

Whether he’s debasing misappropriated Catholic communion wafers by crucifying them on discarded banana peels, or illegally sneaking a ride on the children’s fiberglass dinosaurs at Ken Ham’s Creation Science Museum (top) for a trendy photo-op, Mr Myers love of the spotlight is a compulsion of his that’s hard to miss.

Those Were The Good Old Days

To be fair, the events highlighted above are rapidly receding into the past, nearly as forgotten as the torture regime Bush installed into our military operations manual.  The glow of glory Mr Myers basked in during those heady days of open apostacy are fading.  He’s gotten rather complacent and a little lazy, sitting around with the girls of #AtheismPlus (aka American Girlyban) where he’s hand fed grapes and fanned by drooling Skepchicks.

A man tends to lose his edge if he spends every weekend braiding hair and painting the toenails of fawning college groupies.  Whocouldanode?

Have You Read PZ’s Book?

Myers’ first book, The Only Happy Atheist, will be published by Random House in August, 2013.  He’d certainly have gotten more traction with it if he’d released it back when he was considered relevant, but back then there were grapes to eat and toenails to be painted.  Cut the guy some slack ferchrissakes!   I’m sure he has been wondering how he could grab another five minutes of fame to coincide with his book release, and given the fact that Geraldo Rivera already unearthed Al Capone’s vault (or was it Truman Capote’s?), PZ’s options are limited.

Rather than grab a shovel and go in search of Jimmy Hoffa (might get sweaty), PZ has apparently settled on a new media strategy involving making unsubstantiated claims of serial rape against Michael Shermer.  After a similar attack on the character of Lawrence Krauss (by one of his American Girlyban minion) was brought to the attention of Mr. Krauss’ attorney a few weeks ago, the Free Thought Bog bullies were forced to refocus their attempts to defame a different detractor of their so-called new atheist movement.

In the instance of the misguided attack on Mr. Krauss, the offending content containing the slanderous innuendos about him was pulled off the Heretics Website where they were originally posted because they violated heretic’s guidelines.  Holy shit, how far have you fallen when your content is considered too heretical for a heretic publication?

The terrorists at the American Girlyban headquarters in Morris Minnesota, just smart enough to be able to read a cease and desist order, had to find another patsy posthaste.

Mr. Shermer just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Richard Dawkins made the simple mistake of calling out Rebecca Watson for her lunatic rantings back during Elevatorgate.  Mr. Shermer, as of late, has been fairly critical of the #Atheismplus movement himself.  Under the rules that the #atheismplus movement has adopted (from Scientology), Mr. Shermer is now fair game.  PZ has a book to sell.

Enjoy.

Mormon Blues

Another Failed Mormon Prophet

The Missionary Position

Good day everyone!   I’m taking the time to post today because I have retrieved documentation on the Mormon Church that was pulled from the internet by concerned Mormons yesterday.  It’s an extremely important transcript, documenting the experience of Hans Mattsson and other Swedish critics with Mormon historical apologists (who were apparently airlifted to Sweden in an emergency attempt to quell the “foreign rebellion”).

For the record, I don’t have any special bone to pick with Mormons.  As a devout anti-theist and an American citizen (serendipitously born along the Mormon Trail), I take a special interest in their particular brand of lunacy but don’t wish to imply that they are really any different than all the other invented religions before them or contemporary with them.

First Encounter with Hans Mattson

Yesterday I read a story in the New York Times of a high ranking Swedish Mormon apostate, Hans Mattsson.  I have read many tales of Mormon apostasy, not the least of which is that of the 27th wife of Brigham Young, but I had never heard of Mr. Mattsson before yesterday. The Times piece highlighted his many difficulties in trying to get answers to some of the fundamental questions relating to Mormonism.  I could have saved him a lot of time if he had asked me, but as a good Mormon, he tried to follow the church protocol so he wouldn’t end up like every other outcast from Scientology Mormonism.  He followed the chain of command.

Whocouldanode?

As it turns out, the Mormons aren’t exactly forthcoming on the true history of the Mormon church.  Their brainwashed and gullible youth missionaries aren’t really at fault here since they are left equally in the dark over the deep mysteries of L Ron Hubbard Joseph Smith as well as some of the seedier details of the early church.

As a high ranking member of the Swedish Mormon sect, Mr. Mattsson took it upon himself to try and retrieve the answers to questions concerning not only the early history of his church, but also the many obvious problems in the Book of Mormon itself.

For the uninitiated, there are almost too many to count.  My personal favorite is the description in the Book of Mormon of horses, sheep and certain grains that are described as having been present in the Americas during the (purported) time of Christ and which Joseph Smith obviously was not aware were only brought to the New World by Columbus and later European explorers!

I can’t help but wonder how many fervent Mormons are even aware of such inconsistencies.  It’s been my experience that the deeper one delves into any particular religion, the more inoculated against reality they become.  The most blatant religious example I see infecting Americans today is the denial of the reality of human evolution despite irrefutable mountains of evidence in support thereof.  I’d sit quietly on the sidelines and let them abuse their children with whatever poppycock they felt comfortable with if they weren’t trying to infect the rest of society with their creative nonsense.

Major Issues in Mormonism

There are deeper problems in Mormonism than the recently failed Presidential bid of their favored son Mitt Romney.  According to the New York Times:

A survey of more than 3,300 Mormon disbelievers, released last year, found that more than half of the men and four in 10 of the women had served in leadership positions in the church.

When half the apostates of a church are folks from former leadership positions it doesn’t bode well for the future of your Church.  A very similar thing is going on in the Church of Scientology as well, with many high ranking members “coming out” with stories of abuse and deception.  Mormons, like Scientologists, have deep pockets, but there’s probably a limit as to how far hooey and deception can carry them in the long run.  Mormons may soon see their largest temples as empty as the gaudy facilities Scientology presents to the public as the face of their church.  They’ve also got a “disconnection” problem in Mormonism that’s not unlike that of their blood brothers in creative American religious revelation, the Scientologists.

Many said they had suffered broken relationships with their parents, spouses and children as a result of their disbelief.

Mattsson’s Mistrust of Mormonism

Mattsson was born into Mormonism and like many children sufficiently indoctrinated in any belief system, it took him the greater part of his adult life to see through the smokescreen of apologetics placed in his path by Church leaders to dissuade believers into questioning or straying from the faith.  His story is well documented within the New York Times article so I will skip it for the sake of brevity.

My Mistrust of Mormonism

This post would probably not exist except for the good folks over at mormonstories.org, where I read the PDF in question yesterday (linked from the NYTimes piece) and commented on it, only to return today to see both the PDF in question, (as well as my comments on the blog) “disappeared” into the void.

As it turns out, mormonstories.org is not a neutral observer in these matters.  It is run by a Mormon and as he explains pulling the transcript in his own words:

 Please forgive the inconvenience.  I am walking a difficult line as an active church member, and am trying to do the “right thing” for all parties involved.  This is a difficult balance.

By and large it’s just like any other religious apologetics website, eager to try and control and shape the “debate” to terms that suit their fancy.  I take the issue of this type of religious tomfoolery very seriously these days since religion has decided it’s their mission to invade and debauch our secular governance in lieu of placing their religious dogma ahead of that of our Constitution.

For my part, I am not an active member of any church and am trying to do the “right thing” for the sake of humanity in general.  The link to the full PDF transcript of of the 2010 meeting between the disaffected Swedish saints and Elder Marlin Jensen and Richard Turley, the Mormon “historians” dispatched from Utah to answer the question of the Swedes is below.   I plan to dissect the document more fully in a future blog post as a gift to the blogosphere.

Link to PDF:  Turley_Jensen_Stockholm_2010

Enjoy.