Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Reason's Ill-Bred Champions

Conversations over at Vox's of late have kept the inherent illogic and despondency of the atheist position on God simmering in my mind. An individual going by the moniker "TCW"--which I am convinced signifies Total Cognitive Whiteout--has revealed the typical atheist mindset in the comments sections with his lies, distortions, naked assertions, and abject terror of factual evidence disfavoring his preconceptions. Every time he begins a new series of scribblings, I'm reminded of Sam Harris, and other leading "Brights" of the atheist elite. I started off responding to and challenging many of his ideas, but it quickly became apparent that he's lacking even the most rudimentary form of intellectual honesty. Written exchanges with this character are as productive and interesting as a conversation with a rotten tree-stump--and a good deal less pleasant.

Without exception, every atheist with whom I've had contact--whether in print or in internet discussions--exhibits one trait above all others: a fundamental shunning of honest debate. How typical that the atheist vocal about God's fantasy qualities is a master in the age-old silver-tongued art of lying. How terribly predictable.

Not only do they bob and weave like a drunken Rocky Balboa during a prize fight with Mr. T, these self-styled Keepers of Reason's flame are some of the most unreasonable people with whom I've interacted.

In the vaunted name of Reason, it seems to me that the aggressive declaration of God's fictional status requires omniscience on the part of he who utters this paradoxical nonsense. Since knowing everything is a characteristic of divinity, our proclaimer has just bestowed himself with godhood--assuming he's correct, of course. He's god, after all; I'll just have to take his word for it. So knowing definitively that God doesn't exist means the smug atheist must be god, thus nullifying his own argument.

A reasonable proposition, right? Not according to the "Brights." The genius class looks down its collective nose at us religionists and laughs at our silly notions of God and life after death. If you cannot drop God in a test tube and give him a whirl in the centrifuge, dissect him in a petri dish, or scrutinize his squirming under an electron microscope, why, then he's not real. Of course, the Christian traditional and biblical understanding that God is the creator--and therefore cannot be encompassed by His creation--is an argument that gives them more frustration and confusion than asking Liz Taylor to name all her husbands in order.

A second major trait of atheists is hubris--good old garden-variety arrogance. Christians are categorized as anti-science. The word "faith" is mentioned only with a sneer. And then in this guise of scientific faithlessness, the atheist propounds some of the most unscientific, faith-filled ideas imaginable. "I believe in a primeval atom, or sub-atom, and one day it went 'Kablooey!', and the whole universe is the result of that explosion," is not a scientific position, but it is one brimming with faith. Atheism is untenable, for me; I don't have enough faith. The basic outlook is that anything conforming to the atheist position is scientific and reasonable; anything out of sync with it is unscientific and unreasonable. As for faith, it is the prerogative of the godless, not the Christian or other religious affiliations. Again with the dishonesty and arrogance, with a nice little double-standard thrown in as a bonus.

Atheism rests on an unproven and unprovable contention--that there is no God. Yet this doesn't trouble the average atheist a whit in embracing the concept. If you promote the idea that God is a myth, you're not expressing a scientific concept. Logic does not lead you to this conclusion. Nor is your outlook "faith-free." Quite the contrary. So if your beliefs are unscientific, illogical, and teeming with blind faith, common courtesy dictates that you not mock others for these same failings. It's in bad taste, if nothing else. But what is "taste," except however the atheist defines it on a given day?

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Edifying the Masses

There's no such thing as an Injun,
A white man or a black.
They taught us in our textbooks how
To use a different tack.

We're all politically correct,
And hyphenated, too.
We won't offend another soul,
Nor will he misconstrue.

So please don't fret if I dub thee
Polysyllabic names.
For this confounds my racist tongue
Behind its toothy frames.

Just emulate my every word.
Don't voice thoughts cruel or dull.
And simper gentle platitudes
Birthed in an empty skull.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Be safe on the roads, and watch out for roving gangs of turkeys, looking for a little sweet revenge.

Y'all have a great day!

Monday, November 20, 2006

American Dystopia

Our Constitution's caliber
I cannot quantify;
But in D.C. it's all the rage,
And it comes in two-ply.

Our politicians on their thrones
Make use of it each day.
And when they finish up they flush
Our heritage away.

Nancy is a genie for some
liberal wish-fulfillin':
More nuptialed fruits, banning smokes, and
Lots of baby killin'.

Ms. Condi Rice assures us that
Jihadis love us all.
So shut your mouths, you dhimmi creeps
And just accept love's thrall.

The godless roll their eyes and smirk,
And all our truths deride;
But they steer clear of foxholes just
To be on the safe side.

Now Hillary is slithering
Right to the White House gate.
This ranks in horror just above
A global caliphate.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


The black speck at the arrow's tip is the planet Mercury, in a picture taken this month. It offers a good perspective on the sun's size, doesn't it?

Thursday, November 16, 2006


From yesterday's news:

California mega-church pastor Rick Warren, author of the best-selling "Purpose-Driven Life," reportedly told a Syrian-controlled news agency the U.S. should have been holding dialogues with Damascus; Syrian Muslims and Christians co-exist peacefully; and the Syrian leadership is responsible for the nation's tolerance and stability.

Today, Warren denies this claim: In an e-mail to WND Editor Joseph Farah, who blasted Warren today in his daily column, Warren writes: "Joseph, why didn't you contact me first and discover the fact I said nothing of the sort? The trip was a favor to my next-door neighbor, had nothing to do with policy, and was done with the State Department's knowledge."

In fact, Saddleback Church declined repeated requests to respond to WND's questions yesterday.

Warren added that the State Department had warned him "to expect exactly what Syria did – a PT blast. I don't pretend to be a diplomat. I'm a pastor who just gets invited places."

However, in a video posted on YouTube but removed today, titled "Building Bridges," Warren is shown walking down a Damascus street commenting on political and social life in Syria, saying Christians and Muslims get along with each other.

"It's a moderate country, and the official government role and postion is to not allow any extremism of any kind," Warren says.

The comments attributed to Warren contradict documentation by the International Counter Terrorism organization and U.S. State Department of Syria's extensive use of terrorism for its political goals.

These stories remind me of the "journalists" who went to Mother Russia under the benign rule of Uncle Joe Stalin. There, the streets were paved with gold, and milk and honey flowed through the countrysides. Or so they would've had their fellow citizens believe. Their lauding of Stalin's Russia and communist "successes" obscured the vicious and demonic purgings, forced mass starvations, confiscation of private properties, executions without trial (or after a kangaroo court ruling), and unmerited imprisonment in gulags. It seems that Warren--regardless the purity of his motivations--is perfectly willing to play the role of a good useful idiot for the Syrian government. The idea that Syria is a moderate country, by any stretch of the word, reveals that Mr. Warren either is perpetrating a deliberate deceit, or he's utterly clueless about current Middle Eastern realities. Is Syria moderate in its desire for Israel's destruction? Is it moderate in its hardcore support of terrorism? His dismissive attitude notwithstanding, Warren's comments do nothing for the plight of Christians in Syria, nor do they represent Truth in even its rudest form.

The Positive Power of Joy

I like this, so I thought I'd share it with you:


Charles Stanley, Nov 8, 2006

Contrary to secular thought, "joy" and "happiness" stand in stark contrast. Perhaps no one realized this more than nineteenth-century Chicago lawyer Horacio Spafford.

Spafford took a fierce financial blow when his real estate holdings were mostly destroyed in the Chicago fire of 1871. Just a short time earlier, he had suffered the loss of his only son. Desperately needing a rest, Spafford and his family planned a vacation to Europe.

Detained by business, Spafford sent his wife and four daughters ahead of him. During their voyage, however, their ship crashed and sank into the ocean depths. Upon safely reaching shore, Mrs. Spafford wired the somber news, "Saved alone." The Spaffords' four daughters, like their son, were now lost.

En route to joining his grieving wife, Spafford's ship crossed over the exact patch of water where his children had been lost. There, Spafford penned the words to a soulful hymn that has since become an enduring source of comfort, It Is Well with My Soul.

At this time, Spafford was certainly not happy. He was suffering as a grieving father. However, his hardship did not overshadow his faith in God and joy in Christ Jesus.

Happiness is determined by circumstances, but true joy is a gift from God at all times. If you are reeling from life's pain, bring your suffering to the Cross. There, God will turn your sorrow into dancing (Psalm 30:11).

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Revising History Is Fun!

It seems the Ten Commandments engraved on the wall at the U.S. Supreme Court is now considered the Bill of Rights:

Todd DuBord, pastor of the Lake Almanor Community Church in California, said he was traveling with his wife, Tracy, and was more than startled during recent visits to the courthouse and two other historic locations to discover that the stories of the nation's heritage had been sterilized of Christian references.

He was most disturbed by what appears to be revisionism in the presentations given to visitors at the Supreme Court. There, he said, his tour guide was describing the marble frieze directly above the justices' bench.

"Between the images of the people depicting the Majesty of the Law and Power of Government, there is a tablet with ten Roman numerals, the first five down the left side and the last five down the right. This tablet represents the first ten amendments of the Bill of Rights," she said.

When he asked, his recent tour guide denied there were any Ten Commandments representations in the Supreme Court building, he said.

The current information office at the Supreme Court declined to talk on the record with WND when asked about Ten Commandments representations on the building, referring questioners to the website.

Ignorance abounds. Given that we've flushed most of our history and cultural foundation, I wonder how long we have to wait for "Mohammed's Ten Pedophilic Principles" to adorn the Supremely Stupid Court.

Linda Blair's Advice

If you don't pay your exorcist you get repossessed.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

God and the Biker

A biker was riding along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."

The biker pulled over and said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over any time I want."

The Lord said, "Your request is materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific! The concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that would honor and glorify me."

The biker thought about it for a long time. Finally he said, "Lord, I wish that I could understand my wife. I want to know how she feels inside, what she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing's wrong, and how I can make a woman truly happy."

The Lord replied, "You want two lanes or four on that bridge"?

Saturday, November 11, 2006

A Tip of the Hat

God bless all our veterans--those who gave the last full measure in service to their country and countrymen, and those who never saw combat, but responded to the call of patriotism. And God bless those who passed through the fire and out the other side, as well as those currently standing in the line of fire in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. All of you have my eternal thanks, respect, and appreciation.

God bless my maternal and paternal grandfathers, who withstood and survived some of the most hellish conditions ever devised by the twisted human heart, in WWII and Korea. They have gone on to their reward.

I know that we would not enjoy the freedoms we have without you.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Elective Morality

It seems the Demonrats believe their victory over the GOP on Election Day signifies America's embrace of liberal principles. Hah, liberal principles; the concept epitomizes the word "oxymoron." Remember Nancy Pelosi's smirk after the polls closed? Now we'll see even greater efforts toward implementing left-wing legislation. After all, the Left seizes this opportunity as often as possible, utilizing honest and underhanded means, and everything in between. I do find comfort, however, in the reality that the Demonrats are even more clueless than Republicans about what the American people want or believe. This usually aids in their unraveling.

This election was not a victory of liberalism over conservatism; conservatism never struck a pose in this picture. Rather, it was a victory of one liberal faction over another liberal faction. Our president is not a conservative, nor are most of his supporters who were given a taste of the bootheel. Many of these incumbents ran as such, and the American people believed them, rewarding the firing of their hopes by electing them to public office. As a token of their gratitude, Republicans governed in a fashion nearly indistinguishable from Demonrats: colossal spending programs, the likes of which would give Scrooge McDuck a massive coronary; nothing but empty platitudes on abortion or "gay" marriage; a hearty "Hola, mi amigo!" to each wetback as he clambered out of the Rio Grande; and so on, ad nauseum.

One does not defeat the party of big government by becoming the party of bigger government. At least, not long-term. Citizens vote GOP because they don't like Demonrat governance. When the GOP acts like a Demonrat splinter group, all reason for voting GOP is obliterated. When the Republicans champion true conservatism or traditionalism--not the Bush charlatan variant--they win; but "out-Demonratting the Demonrats" is a tried and true recipe for abject failure. Why these simple truisms are not understood by more people in and out of politics is a mystery that would befuddle the Oracle of Delphi into catatonia.

The GOP lost this election for three simple reasons:

1. Many who once voted GOP voted Demonrat, this election cycle.

2. Many vertebrae in the party backbone (true conservatives) sat this one out and put their time to more productive use.

3. GOP apathy helped Demonrats galvanize their base; commies, infanticide cultists, vegan vegetables, Gaia worshipers, dopers, the pansy lobby, euthanasians, and enlightened atheists turned out to rock the vote.

Look at my home state of Tennessee. Harold Ford, Jr.--who is perhaps the biggest fraud ever to come swaggering down the pike--and Bob Corker ran as devout conservatives. In fact, Ford quoted the Bible and waxed eloquent on his "Christian" beliefs so often, he sounded more like a televangelist than a politician. Though Ford is to conservatism what Hillary is to human warmth, it's quite clear that these hucksters understand what the people of Tennessee want: conservatism. Otherwise, why the charade? The proposed amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and woman passed by 81% in favor. That's a pretty blatant statement of disdain for queenogamy. Every other state with a similar amendment proposal on its ballot passed it, with the exception of Arizona.

The point is that Americans align with conservative ideals much more so than liberal ones, in general. Conservatism--or even a harkening back to our Founders, which I prefer--is a winning strategy.

Sometime shortly after swine achieve flight, Muslims begin detonating boquets of flowers, and Bill Clinton takes a vow of celibacy, the GOP will have an epiphany and figure this out.

Sunday, November 5, 2006

So Long, Saddumb

Good ol' Saddumb finally gets what's coming to him. I just hope he's not given endless appeals opportunities to show that he was a poor wittle victim of the eeeeeeeevil American Iraq puppet regime.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Reckless Justice

Anti-illegal-immigration activist Roy Warden was acquitted Wednesday by a Tucson Municipal Court judge of several charges stemming from a Mexican-flag-burning protest.

Warden, 59, had been charged with one count of assault, one count of reckless burning and one count of disorderly conduct.

When was the last time you heard of someone burning the American flag, with a subsequent arrest for "reckless burning?"

Jihadis for Hillary

This is one of the more humorous articles I've read in a while:

Everybody has an opinion about next Tuesday's midterm congressional election in the U.S. – including senior terrorist leaders interviewed by WND who say they hope Americans sweep the Democrats into power because of the party's position on withdrawing from Iraq, a move, as they see it, that ensures victory for the worldwide Islamic resistance.

The terrorists told WorldNetDaily an electoral win for the Democrats would prove to them Americans are "tired."

They rejected statements from some prominent Democrats in the U.S. that a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency, explaining an evacuation would prove resistance works and would compel jihadists to continue fighting until America is destroyed.

They said a withdrawal would also embolden their own terror groups to enhance "resistance" against Israel.

"Of course Americans should vote Democrat," Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, told WND.

"This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud," said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland, where he was sent as part of an internationally brokered deal that ended the church siege.

Maybe Harold Ford, Jr. should use this to his benefit. It's so crazy, it just. . .might. . .work!

"Hi, my name's Harold Ford. And this odoriferous individual standing beside me is Osama bin Laden. He hates George W. Bush almost as much as I do. So if you hate Dubya, vote for me this November. I'll make sure Osama and his cronies have all that they need to help drive those evil crusaders into the sea. That's why I approve this message."

Wireless Security

How to install a wireless security system:

Go to a second-hand store, buy a pair of men's used work boots ... a really big pair. Put them outside your front door on top of a copy of Guns and Ammo magazine. Put a dog dish beside it ... a really big dish. Leave a note on your front door that says something like this:

"Bubba, Big Mike and I have gone to get more ammunition - back in 30 minutes. Don't disturb the pit bulls, they've just been wormed."

Medical Update

Just thought I'd mention that Dad is recuperating and doing as well as expected. He has contracted a mild case of pneumonia, but this is fairly common for someone lying flat on his back for days, on a respirator and feeding tube. They're keeping a careful eye on the situation, though, and treating him accordingly.

The neurosurgeon informed the family that he expects a full recovery, in time, with physical therapy rehabilitation. I want to thank everyone again for the continued prayers, and to assure everyone that they're having the desired effect. I appreciate you all.

That the Lord bothers Himself at all with our feeble requests and attempts at communication amazes me; but He does, and I thank Him for it.