January 28, 2011

Support Melissa Montoya for the California State Senate in the 17th District

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:38 pm by etv10

EnlightenTheVote supports the write-in candidacy of Melissa Montoya for the California State Senate in the 17th District. (High Desert, Antelope Valley, Castaic, Fillmore, Palmdale, Lancaster, Quartz Hill, Lake Elizabeth, Lake LA, Llano, Little Rock, Three Points, From the Ocean to Hesperia.)

Ms. Montoya is a political Independent and outspoken Atheist. 

For more information please click here  to send donations to Ms. Montoya and help get her elected to office.

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January 24, 2011

Tomfoolery: Ayn Rand’s Relevance Today

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:39 pm by etv10

Tomfollery has an excellent posting on Ayn Rand and her influence on Tea Baggers such as Sen. Paul Ryan who states that her novels are the reason he is in pubilc service. He is trying to create Rand’s “Objectivism” world where money is good and altruism is evil.

Of course, this can mean only one thing. If anyone buys her philosophy, then by definition, they have to also accept her religious views. And her religious views is that there is no god.

This is a real conflict in the Atheist community. There are numerous Atheists, mostly from the past who were anti-religious pro-secular humanist but were primarily socially progressive. The Sen. Ryan’s in the Tea Baggers realm call them the Socialists and Communists, while others call them Trade Unionists.

The other group in the Atheist community are the Libertarian Conservatives. This IS the Sen. Ryan’s in the Tea Baggers world. The Social Security Administration and Medicare are altruistic endeavors and should be dismantled. The Department of Education and public education are altruistic benefits of an enlightented society that desires an educated population. Is has no place in the Tea Baggers Godless America.

I strongly urge you to read the article below, you’ll see.

I Me Mine: The Unholy Trinity Of Ayn Rand By OTOOLEFAN “Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter.” – Ayn Rand Ayn Rand was out of her Vulcan mind. This is a simple fact that can be verified by anyone with even minimal Google skills. She was the Albert Schweitzer of Selfishness and the Mother Theresa of Greed all rolled into one. This, naturally, makes her a hero to the Right and qualifies her for sainthood … Read More

via Tomfoolery

June 20, 2010

Louisiana lawmakers ask God to avert oil disaster

Posted in News at 4:43 pm by etv10

Louisiana lawmakers propose prayer to stop oil disaster – CNN.com.

In Louisiana, the legislature’s “State senators designated Sunday as a day for citizens to ask for God’s help dealing with the oil disaster.” 

I say we all wish them all the best of luck with wishing on an invisible mage for help. But only so long as they don’t stop the real work necessary to address this disaster.

Then again, if all it took is wishing to make all of our dreams come true, my wish would be not to live in a country where the overwhelming number of people think making a wish on an invisible mage is the answer to their problems. The people would instead turn to intelligence and education to produce rational people grounded in reality.

 Silly me though, not all wishes come true.

April 30, 2010

Virginia’s Catholic Governor Declares Entire State Is Christian

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:25 pm by etv10

Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia today went against the Jewish Federation communities of the Commonwealth, his own legislature, and State Police Superintendent and declared that Virginia was an officially Christian state and that the police should be mandated to pray to Jesus. Attached article relates how Jewish residents object to the Governor’s actions.

  • “It leads us toward unnecessary religious clashes, demeans our Commonwealth’s Jeffersonian principles and creates an unwelcoming environment for the Commonwealth’s Jewish citizens and other religious minorities,” six representatives of the groups wrote. “A final concern is the likelihood that revisiting this guidance would ultimately lead to litigation costly to our Commonwealth.”
  • Reverend Clark Lobenstein told the Governor: “… we can think of no better way to live together peacefully and respectfully in our pluralistic society than to ensure that all religious faiths have the right to flourish without government-sponsored interference or preferential treatment.”

So much for that pro-job creating, moderate elected by Virginia last year.

  • “We are obviously thrilled that Governor McDonnell has fulfilled his campaign promise to restore the religious liberty rights of state police chaplains,” said Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation of Virginia. “His action reverses the discriminatory policy of the previous administration and ensures that chaplains can remain true to their faith at public events.”  as reported by the Washington Post.

It is obvious that if Gov. McDonnell made these campaign promises to the Family Foundation of Virginia and the Virginia Christian Alliance, then he was lying when he told the rest of the state in interviews and debates that what he wrote while seeking degrees from Pat Robertson’s Regent University was not his current thinking or how he would run the state if elected. It is exactly how he is running the state, i.e., as a homophobic, anti-semitic, misogynist, religious extremists.

April 28, 2010

Update on that devil in the red dress

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:48 pm by etv10

One of those devils in a red dress is calling on all secular women to join her in a scientific experiment to see if Pat Robertson and our Iranian cleric are correct about the devil causing natural disasters. Jen McCreight today is showing off her cleavage and is asking all women to make the earth move by dressing provocatively. So devils, get that hot little red dress out today.

Catholic Majority Rules We’re All Christian Now

Posted in News at 5:45 pm by etv10

High court supports Mojave cross in Calif.. The five Catholic majority on the Supreme Court rules that the war memorial in the form of the Christian Cross is appropriate to mark all the war dead of World War I. The Cross now represents Jews, Mohammdans, Buddhists, Agnostics and all other pagan and non-believers.

Yes America, the Supreme Courts Catholics have rules that everyone in America is now Catholic. I am certain we can very soon look forward to reversals in the right of married couples to use contraceptives, and the right of women to determine their own reproductive health care. Vatican City, that wonder of mystical morality superiority, is now directing the United States Supreme Court. No other evidence is neccessary than Salazar v. Buono.

April 20, 2010

Earthquakes caused by the Devil with a Red Dress On

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:12 pm by etv10

Pat Robertson can now take comfort in the fact that his brothers in Iran officially agree with him on the fact that their Lord and Creator takes vengence on those who sin as defined by Pat Robertson and Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi. [and still people ask why we do not believe and I gotta  ask why they do?]

Seismologists have warned for at least two decades that it is likely the sprawling capital will be struck by a catastrophic quake in the near future. I am so happy Christians and Moslems got together to decide that Earthquakes aren’t created by faults in the earth’s mantel.  

Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsooli said prayers and pleas for forgiveness were the best “formulas to repel earthquakes.”

March 16, 2010

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:44 pm by etv10

The so-called Christian Legal Society once again is promoting discrimination against non-Christians and gays and wanting those being discriminated against to actually pay them for the priviledge of being discriminated against. That’s right. They want to have state recognition and be allowed the funding and privileges that go with state recognition in a public university. Then say only those who practice their faith may actively participate in the organization. All others may come in and watch as they spend the dispossessed funds.

All students must pay tuition that goes toward providing funding for resident student organizations (RSOs). The Christian Legal Society, joined by 22 other evangelical groups, the Boys Scouts, and several state Attorneys General, then want to spend that public funding that the schools says is reserved for only those groups that do not discriminate.

People come out in force to pray during times of crises like Haiti; does it really work? | Jacksonville.com

Posted in News at 1:23 pm by gampac

People come out in force to pray during times of crises like Haiti; does it really work? | Jacksonville.com.

Once again Jacksonville is turning to prayer like it can really help with a crisis. Does it work? Jeff Brumley, the author of this article turned to Ellen Johnson for an answer.

September 25, 2009

A great article on how to talk to idiots, i.e., Don’t.

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:45 pm by etv10

How to talk to idiots by Mark Morford in the SFGate is truly worth your time. In the article he links to the discussion between Rachel Maddow and Frank Schaeffer. Schaeffer was part of the fundamentalists, born and raised into it. His best line is: “You cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.”

This is a lesson we all should try to emulate.

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