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If Christians have prayed to their God to stop mass shootings, and there still are mass shootings, does that mean their God approves of mass shootings?

His plan sure is… what’s that excuse again? Mysterious? His plan is mysterious, yes, that’s it.

I’m pretty sure there have been plenty Christians – American or not – who have asked their deity to stop mass shootings that seem to have become a daily part of American life and culture. I can only conclude that His response – based on 294 mass shootings in 274 days this year – is a resounding “nope”.

Let us consult the Good Book of words that the Almighty allegedly blessed us with:

Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it

So… Ask aaaaaanything and you’ll get it… ask for the murder of innocent children to stop… mass murder of children doesn’t stop, it gets worse… Strange. Now, If I were a Christian that would make me think (to be fair, I sort of was and it sort of did).

If American Christians prayed for Mitt Romney to win the 2012 election and he didn’t, why do they hate Barack Obama? Didn’t their God make his will clear by saying “no, fuck Mitt Romney, Barack is the man”.

Ah, Christians. Who can say how their closed little minds word. Or don’t work, as it were.

Religion, what’s the harm. Some people need a crutch. Let people believe what they want, it comforts them.

And what does it do for the child victims of religion? Girl of 8 married to a 40 year old man who rapes her to such a degree she fucking dies from the injuries? How many other good Muslim men rape little girls to death? And the tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of children abused by the Catholic church?

Religion. What’s the harm.

This: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/09/bride-aged-8-dies-internal-sexual-injuries-wedding-night-_n_3892892.html

And this: https://onefuriousllama.com/2013/02/05/islamic-cleric-rapes-tortures-and-kills-his-daughter-and-pays-a-fine/

And this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_sex_abuse_cases

And this: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/18/nyregion/after-sexual-abuse-case-a-hasidic-accuser-is-shunned-then-indicted.html?_r=0

Oh, it doesn’t end there and you can’t tell me these are ‘fringe cases’. Four links above cover child abuse by Christians, Muslims and Jews.

But there is a god right? And he loves children right?

Islam! Religion of peace! Fuck yeah! And also of sweet justice! Yeah!

Read this:

http://www.examiner.com/article/saudi-arabia-islamic-cleric-rapes-tortures-kills-daughter-pays-fine

Let me help you with a pertinent bit:

In Saudi Arabia an Islamic cleric who admits to raping, torturing and killing his daughter received a fine but no jail time for his heinous crime. Saudi media reports that the father paid 200,000 riyals ($50,000 US) in “blood money” for his crime, but will not be required to serve any time in prison.

And:

Hospital staff reports the child’s rectum had been torn open and the abuser had attempted to burn it closed.

Reports indicate the father had doubted his five-year old daughter’s virginity.

What harm does religion cause anyway? Yea.

Norwegian shooting victim

Norwegian shooting victim | Nobody saw it coming.

Since when I heard about the horrifying tragedy in Norway yesterday I’ve been trying to think of something to say. The reason it’s so difficult is that I didn’t just want to repeat the themes of many of my previous posts.The problem is that all of those themes apply to this situation.

What I understand from the news reports I watched is that a Christian mad man shot and killed more than eighty children at a youth camp. Horror on that scale is pretty hard to imagine, I have to say, especially in a society so well-adjusted as that of Norway (a country very high up on my list of places I need to visit).

I figure by now the ‘not a True Christian™’ rationalisation has been run out in every other Christian’s mind since what else are they going to do? So fine, the guy is a deranged mad man and not every Christian is going to murder a bunch of children in cold blood and I suppose the possibility exists that he didn’t do this solely because of his faith (but that remains to be seen). The point is that the man IS a Christian.

Now, I know a lot of Christians. I might even have used the word ‘Christian’ to describe myself when I was younger. I went to several different churches and denominations and literally everybody in the schools I went to were Christian in some way or another. This is what I know about Christians: they pray to Jesus, a lot. The more they believe, the more they pray. The people I knew prayed in the morning, before sports matches, before supper, before bed and for and about a hundred things in-between.

I think then, it would be safe to say that Anders Behring Breivik was praying furiously in the weeks leading up to this tragedy and was probably praying like he never prayed before while he was mowing innocent children down with a machine gun. And presumably he was praying for some kind of success, possibly protection from his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

It is safe to say that Anders Behring Breivik would probably call his mission a resounding success.

I think then that it is not too far fetched to assume that almighty, omnipresent Jesus Christ must then have been well aware of what was going to happen before hand and what was happening during the attack. Since I saw news reports that stated that eighty plus children were murdered over the course of more than an hour, I think it is safe to conclude that it happened and that either:

  • Jesus approves of the murder of innocent children and so didn’t stop His mad follower from killing them
  • Jesus doesn’t approve of the murder of Children but for some reason couldn’t stop the man from murdering children
  • Jesus has some kind of master plan that involves nigh on a hundred children being murdered

If you’re  Christian and reading this, please go ahead and give me your rationalisation below in the comments, I am actually genuinely interested in how you make this work in your mind. From where I am sitting, it seems to me that Jesus Christ is either an accessory to mass murder, impotent, deranged or doesn’t exist. No points for guessing which one of those is the most likely.

It infuriates me to know that on this very Sunday millions of pious Christians are sitting in their respective churches doing mental gymnastics to make a horror of epic proportions fit into their misguided, irrational, impossible religion.

The massive irony in this debacle is that there are going to millions and millions of prayers for Norway, Norwegians, the poor children. For what? What exactly are they praying for? For Jesus to save the poor children? For Jesus to fix yet another monstrous fuck up by one of His followers? Don’t any of them question how He could let such a terrible thing happen in the first place?

There is no Jesus. There is no God. Bad people do bad things. There is no supernatural power that can or will magically fix things for you. There is no supernatural power that is going to make anything better, ever. Prayer does nothing except make the person praying feel better. Praying exists so that people can feel that they’ve done something without actually having to do anything.

My thoughts are with you Norway. You do not deserve this. The secular, tolerant society you have built is worthy of respect and the world would do well to imitate you. Be strong and come out of this better; do not let a bunch of deranged religionuts drag you down and kill your spirit.

Ah, yes, another middle eastern religion winner. What we need more of is religious tolerance and respect. Seriously, this man’s beliefs are sacred and deserve respect. It deserves special treatment outside the law, just like your fairy tales.

A woman of Pakistani origins has been killed, and her daughter gravely injured in Italy following a family row over an arranged marriage earlier this month.

Some details?

The daughter, 20-year-old Nosheen Butt, was hospitalised with head injuries and a broken arm after her 19-year-old brother beat her with a stick in the courtyard of their building in Novi, near the northern city of Modena.

According to Modena prosecutors’ initial findings, the father Ahmad Khan Butt, a 53-year-old construction worker, threw his wife to the ground and beat her with a brick while the brother Umair attacked his sister. The father had been in Italy less that 10 years and was the owner of the local mosque.

Why? The girl dared to refuse an arranged marriage and her mother supported her. Bitches had it coming eh? Refusing to follow the man’s rules; decreed by the almighty himself.

Read the whole sorry story here: http://freethinker.co.uk/2010/10/13/muslim-woman-killed-for-opposing-an-arranged-marriage-for-her-daughter/

You must ask yourself three questions:

  1. Why shouldn’t their sacred religious beliefs be given special treatment?
  2. Is special treatment for religion not what Christians are after, especially in the US?
  3. What gives you the right to decide which fairy tale gets special treatment and which one doesn’t?

Religion 1, sanity 0.

Happy Happy Friday

To celebrate Global Blame Shifting Day, I feel that everybody should watch this video from NonStampCollector (yes, yes, I know, I’ve been posting piles of his stuff recently, but he’s a genius and that makes it OK, OK? OK.)

Watch it, think about it, laugh a little, get on with it.

Check out his other very awesome videos at:http://www.youtube.com/user/NonStampCollector

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