Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jesus says: Women Suck!

Ever notice how the most highly respected Christian women are subservient to their men?

There's this guy on the Daily Show* talking about an xtian cult he joined (to see what it's like), and how he didn't help in the kitchen, they actually had a group of women assigned to do that...that the men's job was to follow Jesus, and the women's job was to follow their men. It struck me that the further into traditional Christianity you get, the more you get into those roles.

He just said the New Testament is about power, by the way. I think I can agree with that.

*"The Guy" is Jeff Sharlet, author of "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power"


I have a new job, and I have a new favorite place to park at my building. Two days out of the last three, this big, bumper sticker-plastered truck has been in the space next to mine. Every time I see it, I have to fight the very sudden, violent, and real urge to key the fucking thing, because of this one particular sticker.

[Sorry, I'd've posted the pic directly, but I'm apparently dumber than

It's clearly one of those fucking holier than thou "sanctity of marriage" movements. I did a search so I could include the image, and found out exactly which movement: CBN's.

Let your voice be heard.
Request your free bumper sticker!

We the people proclaim that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman! Please support the Federal Marriage Amendment (H.J. Res. 56):

Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.

CBN is proclaiming God's truth and love to America! Please join with us.

■Pray that God will protect His divine plan for marriage and the family.

■Act by contacting your senators, representatives and state legislators. Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or log on to to contact your state and federal legislators by e-mail.

■Share with your family and friends. It is vital to let our voices be heard now -- before the Supreme Court has a chance to make same-sex unions the irrevocable law of the land.

First, why this makes me violently mad: I can't fucking stand when people cheerfully, and with a great sense of community and purpose, fuck other people over. The smug fucking assholes haven't walked a single step in gay man or woman's shoes, but they'll happily say they're not real people and shouldn't have real rights. Hey, maybe they're 3/5ths of a person, right?

Next, let's pick this apart a bit. "We the people " oh don't go all Declaration of Independence on us so you can pretend to be opressed, noble, and intelligent. "We fucking holier-than-thou Christians" would be way more accurate. Okay, moving on.

"We [fucking holier-than-thou Christians] proclaim that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman!" I'm going to skip right over "sacred" so I can move on to this: "Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups." To turn that into Normalspeak, "No law should be understood to mean that 'marriage' has to include fags."

Okay, so marriage is sacred penis-and-vagina territory, and laws should enforce that. So this should be a nation of Christian laws. Oh yeah, THAT'D be just swell.

How many times, and how many different ways, do we have to ask, please, beg, scream, WHY DOES IT FUCKING MATTER TO YOU FUCKS??!? What do you CARE if I peg my husband in the ass, or if my best guy friend likes cock? He's not after YOUR cock! YOU'RE too homophobic, uptight, stupid and unattractive?

Personal attacks? Oh yeah, I'm all about the personal attacks. You started it, asswipes. Your cute little Man + Woman sticker could easily - and more honestly - look like this:

Edit: I'm SO happy. I was already happy about this post (man, that was cathartic), then I went looking on for marriage related bumper stickers. My absolute favorite is the FOCUS ON YOUR OWN DAMN FAMILY one. I gots ta buy it, I just GOTS to.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Woman Accused Of Wearing Pants. Oh, the Humanity!

I'm not sure what's more disturbing, that in Sudan 10 women were arrested for being indecently dressed—in a pair of pants (or trousers for Europeans)—or that Reuters thought it worthy of the "Oddly Enough" category. Or rather unworthy of a more respectable category.

One of the woman found that she had been blacklisted so that she could not pass customs to leave the country. She is on bail pending trial.

Woman in trouser case banned from travel

You're Oh So Special

Over the weekend, here in NYC, a tour helicopter and small airplane collided mid-air over the Hudson and both went under leaving no survivors. Nine people died in crash, among them a couple of teenage boys.

Of course a crash over the Hudson will have many eye witness accounts, and among most of that blabber was an interview with another tourist who was supposed to take the ill-fated helicopter tour at that time, but didn't because her son was scared. It was only after she had convinced him to go and they returned to the heliport that they found out what had happened. Later when she was interviewed she credited her life to god saying, "I thank god for saving us and for giving us another chance at life."

Really?!! Everytime I hear something like that I just wonder to myself, "what makes you so fucking special?" Why would god save you yet send some other family with their teenage son to their death?? Do believers really think that god spares them? And if this if true what does that mean for you? Do you become some super person out to do good and correct all the injustices in the world, or at least the ones in your small corner of it? Because I'd hate to think that god spared you just so you could return to your boring mundane life as whatever it is that you do that really isn't all that impressive.

This is absolute proof that everything that happens is either a result of our own personal choices and/or a case of being in the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time. Because I cannot for the life of me figure out why one person is spared while someone else will suffer only what I can imagine to be incredible amounts of personal emotional agony.

Now, the mother of the Italian teenager who was killed on the helicopter not only lost her son but her husband as well that day, and will return to Italy with nothing but a fucking T-shirt she bought on the street that says, "I Love NY." While the other Italian tourist, who is happy to be alive having been spared by god, will go home with her son and husband. I really hope that the mother of the dead child didn't hear her statement, she might disagree. However, I'm sure she'd love to hear the opinions as to why her family was chosen to die while the other mother was spared. If it indeed this was a conscious decision by god.

It's this idea of favoritism and mercy that people think believing in god will get them that is a completely human characteristic. It is that exact air of superiority that erks me, especially since I don't consider "believers" to be any better than anybody else. So you may want to ask yourselves "why am I so special?"

It's also at times like these when people love to throw out their stupid and completely pointless catch phrases that are supposed to make people feel better about the incredibly uneven justice that god dishes out: "god needed an angel" (can't he/she get really good cable?) "we just don't know why god does these things but he has a reason for everything" (I'm sure the grieving mother would love to know what his reason is), or my personal favorite "we should be happy for them because they are in a better place" (What did they go to some fabulous spa?)

What the fuck people!!

Look, question, and doubt.

Peace out.

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Just wanted to introduce myself, I'm a new publisher on this blog and I hope that it will be at times fun and thought provoking for all. Please remember that this is ONLY my opinion and not the law, and like many other things in life, reading this blog is a choice. If you don't like what you read, then stop reading. It is that simple.

I will say that I am educated, well-traveled, divorced and childless (by choice), and a well respected professional with many friends. One of my hopes is that believers will start to see atheists as humans, and not as social degenerates or monsters.

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