Sunday, May 22, 2011

An Open Letter to Gideon

Dude, why do you keep coming back here and leaving comments that I will never publish because you have been banned? Why the obsession on your part with my blog, which, you yourself have described as "a rather bland and ignominious blog"? What do you hope to accomplish? Is your time of so little value that you spend it by stalking a D-list atheist blogger who hardly anyone reads? You really should raise your ambitions higher and visit the popular atheist bloggers, because, to borrow from Willie Sutton, that's where the atheists are. Some of them are in my sidebar, including Atheist Revolution, Daylight Atheism and Pharyngula. So, go have at em'! Or keep wasting your time trying to post comments here that will never see the light of day because they amount to nothing more than the unhinged rantings of a raving lunatic.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Night Trance

Kirsty Hawkshaw's "Just Be" as mixed by DJ Tiesto.

Judgment Day - The Aftermath

Here's the quote of the day from Robert Fitzpatrick, the poor, deluded fool who blew $140,000 of his savings plastering the subway trains and buses of New York with his ads about May 21, 2011 being Judgment Day:

"I can't tell you what I feel right now," he said, surrounded by tourists. "I don't understand it. I don't know. I don't understand what happened.

"Obviously, I haven't understood it correctly because we're still here," he said.

Let me explain it to you Bob.  You didn't understand it correctly because you turned off your critical thinking skills.  A million people could have tried to dissuade you, implore you, to not buy into Harold Camping's bullshit and piss away your retirement savings.  It would not have made a difference, because you were so dead set on believing what you wanted to believe.

Here is the plain, simple truth.  The Bible tells us absolutely nothing about our future.  Zilch.  Nada.  Rien.  Zip.  It doesn't tell us when the world will end or how.  So, anyone who tells you that the world will end because of how he or she interprets the Bible is automatically wrong.  Take it from me.  It's financially sound advice.  And the best part?  It's free.

Update on the Alleged Rapture

Well, it's a few minutes past 6 p.m., and as I expected, no earthquake here in New York.  It did start raining about a half hour ago, but it's been raining off and on every day this past week.

Move along now.  Nothing to see here.

May 21, 2011 - It's A Beautiful Day

In honor of the Rapture that did not happen, here's "It's A Beautiful Day" by Sarah Brightman.

Apparently, there was supposed to be a rolling earthquake commencing in New Zealand at 6 pm local time. Well, it's been five hours and no such earthquakes were reported. There was that earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand on February 22, 2011 (I guess having the name Christchurch didn't magically protect them!), so maybe Harold Camping was off by about 3 months. Nor have "all the dead that have ever died" risen up from their graves.

I checked the Family Radio web site but thus far it gives no acknowledgment that Camping's long touted prediction has not come to pass.

Sadly, this whole affair has proven rather costly for some people.

This fellow Long Islander has been refusing to pay his bills, so convinced is he that he will be raptured. Unfortunately for him, not only will he not be raptured, neither will the collection agents for the phone and electric companies!

A former MTA employee spent $140,000 of his own money plastering MTA subways and buses with his ads proclaiming May 21 as Judgment Day. That's $140,000 less that he will have to see him through his retirement.

According to this article, Camping's Family Radio spent "millions of dollars on more than 5,000 billboards and 20 RVs plastered with the doomsday message. In 2009, the nonprofit reported in IRS filings that it received $18.3 million in donations, and had assets of more than $104 million, including $34 million in stocks or other publicly traded securities."

Our old friend Marie Exley, "said the money helped the nonprofit save as many souls as possible. She said she and her husband, mother and brother planned to stay glued to the television Friday night in Bozeman, Montana for news of an earthquake in New Zealand."

I don't know how many "souls" were saved by these clowns, but a lot of fools were certainly parted from their money. It remains to be seen now what the fall out will be in the coming days when so may of the true believers realized they have been duped. Will they double down and insist that the prophecy is true but that Camping must have been off a little in his dates, or will some of them start to question their beliefs and develop some critical thinking skills?

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Barack Obama Sends Armed Thugs to Murder Devout Middle-Aged Muslim Man in his Home in Pakistan

Osama bin Laden willingly allowed himself to be killed by US Special Forces in order to enable Barack Obama's secret plan to impose sharia law on the United States. Well, that's probably what Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are going to say tomorrow.