Monday, February 18, 2019

What somebody wrote at the Wall Street Journal about the Catholic scum who feed the child abusers.

"For the life of me, I’ll never understand how a worldwide sex trafficking organization has been able to flourish for so many decades. Just as bad or worse, how can people continue to belong to this catholic ruse? How intellectually twisted must someone’s mind get to justify membership? Catholics must all take ownership for these crimes against humanity through their continued membership which directly supports these atrocities."

What Jerry Coyne wrote 6 years ago about the theistic evolutionist fucktards in Idiot America.

"Theistic evolutionists are creationists, pure and simple; they differ from straight fundamentalist creationists only in how much of life God was involved in creating, ranging from those who think God set the whole plan in motion, knowing it would culminate in that most awesome of species, US, to those who think that God tinkered with mutations to create the right species (see the philosophical work of Elliott Sober), to those who think that humans are set apart from other species because God inserted a soul in our lineage (that’s the official view of the Vatican). That is being anti-evolution as scientists understand it, since we see evolution as a naturalistic process that has nothing to do with deities. Sadly, far more Americans are theistic evolutionists than naturalistic evolutionists: the proportions among all Americans are 38% to 16% respectively (40% are straight creationists, 6% are unsure). We have a long way to go."
-- Jerry Coyne

I never did understand the magical soul bullshit. Apparently the thing is invisible. Where does the thing exist in a human ape? And what kind of magic wand was used to insert it? The idea is when a human ape drops dead the soul magically travels to a magical hell or a magical heaven. Then the soul is tortured by a loving god or goes insane from eternal boredom in the heaven thing.

Paradise Polled: Americans and the Afterlife

"A 2005 PSRA/Newsweek poll found that 67% believed that the person’s soul goes to heaven or hell, 13% that the soul lives in some sort of spiritual realm, 6% that it’s all over, and 5% that the soul is reincarnated. A 2010 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll found that 65% of Americans believed that people go to heaven, hell or purgatory after death, 7% believed they go to another dimension, 6% believed they are reborn on earth, and 2% believed they become ghosts. Just 13% did not believe there is any afterlife, and 7% didn’t know."

Only 13% of Americans are not insane. This is not a good thing. It means 87% of Americans are batshit crazy. I means 87% of Americans are gullible cowardly morons who want to throw out all of reality.

I never met a Christian who wasn't a stupid fucking asshole.

A question for Christian science deniers: What kind of magic wand did your fairy use to magically make cockroaches out of nothing?

A fucktard wrote "Forms come from thought." In other words the Magic Man thinks about cockroaches and they magically appear. Christian assholes need to consider the advantages of growing up.

What I wrote about the fucktards who have faith in bullshit.

"Believing in 'God' just takes 'faith' right? Well where does faith stand in a technologically progressing and fact depending society?"

Faith stands completely worthless. We don't need childish bullshit in the 21st century.

Faith is a mental illness. Faith is brain damage. Faith is an excuse to believe in ridiculous bullshit that makes cowards feel good.

Faith contributes nothing to human progress.

Johann Strauss II - The Blue Danube Waltz

What somebody wrote about Muslim scum.

"Those who go to the Fire, will be tortured..their skins will be tortured. God will renew their skins so that they are able to feel the torment. They will be dressed in the clothes of hellfire and will eat the filth. The filthy foods of hellfire and given to hot boiling water. Where there is no cool refreshing water, black smoke, scorching winds, scalding hot water."

The word 'Islam' comes from an Arabic root with two meanings - submission or surrender, and peace. Muslims claim to submit to the will and guidance of God and that gives them peace of mind and soul.

Muslims also think that where the territory of Islam prevails it is called dar-al-sulh which means the territory of peace. But we only have to look at the civil war that's raged in Syria for over five years to see Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims killing each other to see how ridiculous that idea is.

That bit you quote about the Muslim idea of hell comes from their traditions, and is supposed to apply to all non-Muslims.

Imagine what this planet would be like without normal people, aka atheists.

"What would a world without atheism be like?"

Never ending religious violence. Brainwashing. Stupidity. Zero scientific progress.

The wishful thinking of cowardly Muslim morons. Muslims, besides belonging to the world's largest terrorist organization, are batshit crazy. Here is my evidence. I never saw so much bullshit in one place before.

Everyone will have their bodies and souls. God indeed will resurrect them and will admit them in Paradise as well as in Hellfire on day of Judgement. Everyone will go where they belong. Mankind will be split into two groups: People of Paradise and People of Hellfire. Those groups have subgroups as well. Only the sound of their footsteps are heard in the presence of the Lord of Mercy as people are taken away and grouped. 

God will indeed gather mankind in one place on day of Resurrection Day. They all will come at once emerging from their graves once they hear the sound of the Horn which will be blown by angel Israfil, peace be upon him. They will face Judgement, will be grouped and separated.

Some people will be honored and some will be degraded. Some will have fear in their hearts and some will be at peace with no fear. Some will be allowed to be looking at their Lord with brilliant, shining faces. Some will not have the blessing of looking at their Lord and no light will be granted to them. They will have horrifying appearances as if something backbreaking has been done to them with disgraceful faces.

All will get their justice, no soul will be wronged and all will be tested further..all will be made to cross the bridge As-Sirat over Hellfire..in the dark before getting to Paradise.

Some will cross as fast as lightning, some will cross like a blink of an eye, some like horses, some will walk and some will crawl and some will fall into the Fire. Some will succeed.

Some will be saved later on from the Fire and some will stay in there.

Those who go to the Fire, will be tortured..their skins will be tortured. God will renew their skins so that they are able to feel the torment. They will be dressed in the clothes of hellfire and will eat the filth. The filthy foods of hellfire and given to hot boiling water. Where there is no cool refreshing water, black smoke, scorching winds, scalding hot water.

Those who go to Paradise, will enjoy the bliss, the rewards and treasures of Paradise. They will enjoy the foods, the drinks, etc. They will wear the clothes of paradise and jewels, jewelry of paradise.

The DNA evidence leaves us with one of the greatest surprises in biology: the wall between human, on the one hand, and ape or animal, on the other, has been breached. The human evolutionary tree is embedded within the great apes.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

What does it mean to be human?

Human origins - evidence - genetics

Genetic Evidence

DNA

Through news accounts and crime stories, we’re all familiar with the fact that the DNA in our cells reflects each individual’s unique identity and how closely related we are to one another. The same is true for the relationships among organisms. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the molecule that makes up an organism’s genome in the nucleus of every cell. It consists of genes, which are the molecular codes for proteins – the building blocks of our tissues and their functions. It also consists of the molecular codes that regulate the output of genes – that is, the timing and degree of protein-making. DNA shapes how an organism grows up and the physiology of its blood, bone, and brains.

DNA is thus especially important in the study of evolution. The amount of difference in DNA is a test of the difference between one species and another – and thus how closely or distantly related they are.

While the genetic difference between individual humans today is minuscule – about 0.1%, on average – study of the same aspects of the chimpanzee genome indicates a difference of about 1.2%. The bonobo (Pan paniscus), which is the close cousin of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), differs from humans to the same degree. The DNA difference with gorillas, another of the African apes, is about 1.6%. Most importantly, chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans all show this same amount of difference from gorillas. A difference of 3.1% distinguishes us and the African apes from the Asian great ape, the orangutan. How do the monkeys stack up? All of the great apes and humans differ from rhesus monkeys, for example, by about 7% in their DNA.

Geneticists have come up with a variety of ways of calculating the percentages, which give different impressions about how similar chimpanzees and humans are. The 1.2% chimp-human distinction, for example, involves a measurement of only substitutions in the base building blocks of those genes that chimpanzees and humans share. A comparison of the entire genome, however, indicates that segments of DNA have also been deleted, duplicated over and over, or inserted from one part of the genome into another. When these differences are counted, there is an additional 4 to 5% distinction between the human and chimpanzee genomes.

No matter how the calculation is done, the big point still holds: humans, chimpanzees, and bonobos are more closely related to one another than either is to gorillas or any other primate. From the perspective of this powerful test of biological kinship, humans are not only related to the great apes – we are one. The DNA evidence leaves us with one of the greatest surprises in biology: the wall between human, on the one hand, and ape or animal, on the other, has been breached. The human evolutionary tree is embedded within the great apes.

The strong similarities between humans and the African great apes led Charles Darwin in 1871 to predict that Africa was the likely place where the human lineage branched off from other animals – that is, the place where the common ancestor of chimpanzees, humans, and gorillas once lived. The DNA evidence shows an amazing confirmation of this daring prediction. The African great apes, including humans, have a closer kinship bond with one another than the African apes have with orangutans or other primates. Hardly ever has a scientific prediction so bold, so ‘out there’ for its time, been upheld as the one made in 1871 – that human evolution began in Africa.

The DNA evidence informs this conclusion, and the fossils do, too. Even though Europe and Asia were scoured for early human fossils long before Africa was even thought of, ongoing fossil discoveries confirm that the first 4 million years or so of human evolutionary history took place exclusively on the African continent. It is there that the search continues for fossils at or near the branching point of the chimpanzee and human lineages from our last common ancestor.


Primate Family Tree

Due to billions of years of evolution, humans share genes with all living organisms. The percentage of genes or DNA that organisms share records their similarities. We share more genes with organisms that are more closely related to us.

Humans belong to the biological group known as Primates, and are classified with the great apes, one of the major groups of the primate evolutionary tree. Besides similarities in anatomy and behavior, our close biological kinship with other primate species is indicated by DNA evidence. It confirms that our closest living biological relatives are chimpanzees and bonobos, with whom we share many traits. But we did not evolve directly from any primates living today.

DNA also shows that our species and chimpanzees diverged from a common ancestor species that lived between 8 and 6 million years ago. The last common ancestor of monkeys and apes lived about 25 million years ago.

What two other people wrote about a creationist fucktard.

I ran across a completely moronic, uninformed, and childish comment: "EVOLUTIONISTS make stuff up about their SCIENCE then call it fact. Evidence is never provided. Why are they surprised when everyone laughs at them?"

"That was a highly thought out come back near pre-kindergarten level. Makes you wonder if they project a Batman call on the clouds at night if a lion would show up."

Sunday, February 17, 2019

MARS





The bible god was a stupid fucking asshole.

What some other people wrote:

Why did God get so pissed about his magical fruit that Eve ate?

He wasn't pissed. He set the booby trap, and was happy that his brand new humans fell for it. Nobody sets a trap and hopes it doesn't work. Now he can spend his time killing people in every imaginable way. After all, they deserved it!!

Somebody asked a good question about the Magic Jeebus Man.

"Why do Christians act like I should care their imaginary friend Jesus died?"

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Imagine the stupidity required to be a Christian fucktard in the 21st century.

The best president this country ever had and his most famous speech.

http://darwinkilledgod.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-best-president-this-country-ever.html

What I wrote for a Christian fucktard.

"When atheists say there is no God, but refuse to prove it, do they lose all credibility?"

Atheism is an acceptance of reality. Reality does not need to be defended because it's real.

Theism is an acceptance of bullshit. Their god bullshit needs to be defended but of course they have nothing but their cowardly wishful thinking and their total ignorance of science.

Richard Wagner - Ride Of The Valkyries

Somebody else wrote this. Some advice for Christian fucktards.

"Stop claiming your god exists or that you have proof your god exists unless and until you have actual, reliable, verifiable evidence to present. State your beliefs, sure, but don't state extraordinary claims as fact unless you have extraordinary evidence to back it up."

Some Northwestern Illinois news.

Area survives polar vortex
February 6, 2019

Critical need for blood after drives canceled

By Jim Nowlan

Recent snows followed by the polar vortex caused schools to close for seven days over a two-week period, yet man and beast in the area appeared to suffer little more than glancing blows meted out by the numbing cold.

Yet, blood supplies are in critical short supply as a result of 30 canceled blood drives across central Illinois in the past 10 days.

Obviously, people don’t take a vacation from illness and injury during bitter cold. If you are able to donate blood, please contact the Central Illinois Red Cross in Peoria, or any blood bank, and schedule yourself to donate.

Cullen Pike of Integrity Heating and Plumbing in Lafayette said he was trying to catch up on water pipes that were still frozen, days later, and that “some old heating units just gave up trying to keep houses warm.”

Stark 100 Schools’ Dr. Nick Sutton noted that the seven days of school closings “play havoc with extra-curricular activity scheduling, and we have to figure out how to make up the lost days, without going too late into the school year.”

What about our feathered friends and livestock, which always appear so vulnerable in below-zero weather?

“There has been quite a bit of mortality among birds, obviously,” reported friend Jeff Walk of Toulon, an ornithologist and lead author of the fascinating book, “Illinois Birds.” “This kind of cold is beyond what most birds are capable of handling.”

“Birds are more likely to starve than freeze to death,” Jeff noted. “With enough food, some birds can turn up the thermostat on their little furnaces and make it through.

“Bird physiology is different from that of mammals,” he added. “Birds need less water than we do to process food, and our recent snows offered them some water.”


But, Jeff added, when the snow becomes crusted over, it becomes hard for birds to peck through to reach seeds. Yet, Jeff said, songbirds such as cardinals can rebuild populations rather quickly, even though the mortality rate of songbird eggs and hatchlings is always very high.

“Cardinals lay four to five eggs in a nest and nest four to five times a summer,” Jeff observed. Yet in the best of times, few make it beyond hatchling stage. If the eggs are not eaten as snacks by many predators, those few hatchlings that make it out of the nest are weak and highly vulnerable until they feather and can fly.

This writer also worried about livestock out in the fields with nowhere to go during the -25-degree weather, so I called News columnist and cattle rancher Jeanne Harland.

“If you see snow on the topsides of cattle,” said the pert Jeanne, “that’s good. It means their hides and fat layer underneath are keeping their body heat in and the cold out.”

Livestock do consume lots more feed during bitter cold, so Jeanne and A.J., her husband and partner in the cattle operation, have to keep plenty of feed available.

“The cold does not have much of an effect on cattle,” added A.J. “We did put extra round bales out in the fields for windbreaks, and we use amazing energy-free waterers.” Cattle can be taught to raise the lids to get to the water, which doesn’t freeze.

In sum, from this incomplete survey of what happened during the polar vortex, it appears that folks and livestock around here, with maybe the exception of our feathered friends, handled the cold okay. As I always say, “Around here, we’re rugged.”

Sometimes something unexpected happens and it's a good thing.

I moved back to freezing cold Northwestern Illinois almost 3 months ago after living for 12 years in sunny warm south Florida.

The first time it snowed I started shoveling the white stuff. Then I saw three kids with 3 shovels. I said "Do you want a job?" They said yes and they've been coming back every time it snows. They make some money and I don't have to worry about my back. Everyone wins.

"During the voyage of HMS Beagle, Darwin had a heated argument with the captain, Robert FitzRoy, who defended the institution of slavery."

Telliamed Revisited

"I’m an evolutionary biologist. I write about evolutionary science – past, present, and future – and some of the goings-on in the life of a scientist. (I’m also a professor at Michigan State University, but this blog expresses my opinions only; the posts are not endorsed by my employer or anyone else.)"


Happy birthday, Charles and Abe

Charles Darwin was born into wealth and privilege in England 210 years ago, while across the ocean on the same day Abraham Lincoln was born to a poor family in Kentucky.

Besides the coincidence of their birthdays, there are other interesting connections. Lincoln is known, of course, for preserving the Union and freeing slaves through the Emancipation Proclamation. But Lincoln also signed the law that established the National Academy of Sciences, which provides pro bono scientific advice to the federal government. And while Darwin is known for his work on evolution, he was also a prominent overseas voice in the abolitionist movement. During the voyage of HMS Beagle, Darwin had a heated argument with the captain, Robert FitzRoy, who defended the institution of slavery.

Darwin was onboard the ship as a gentleman naturalist, but the voyage was far from easy. Planned as a 2-year expedition, it was almost 5 years before 27-year-old Darwin returned to England in 1836. He was frequently seasick and, back home, often ill. Nevertheless, his observations, specimens, and notes laid the groundwork for his thinking that culminated with On the Origin of Species in 1859. That book presented Darwin’s evidence for descent with modification (what we now call evolution), and it put forward a mechanism—natural selection—that explains how species acquire traits that fit them to their environments.

Many of us first encounter the idea of evolution as children, when we see pictures or fossils of dinosaurs and other long-ago creatures. But evolution isn’t confined to the past; it continues to occur all around us. Some ongoing evolution causes problems for our health and wellbeing, such as pathogenic microbes evolving resistance to antibiotics. In many cases, though, evolution is used to solve problems in agriculture, biotechnology, and engineering. For example, Frances Arnold won a 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work using evolution to generate valuable enzymes with improved and even new functions.

In my lab, we study evolution in action using bacteria, taking advantage of their rapid generations. We can freeze and later revive living cells, allowing us to compare organisms from different generations—in essence, time travel! In an ongoing experiment I started in 1988, we’ve watched 12 populations of E. coli evolve for over 70,000 generations. We can quantify the Darwinian process of adaptation by natural selection, and we’ve sequenced the bacteria’s genomes to understand the coupling between adaptation and genotypic evolution. We’ve even seen the emergence of a new metabolic function that transcends the usual definition of E. coli as a species.

It’s amazing just how much evolution has taken place during a few decades in these small flasks. It leaves me with awe at what evolution has achieved over the last four billion years on our planet … and with wonder about what more will unfold in the fullness of time.

LTEE flasks repeating
This post was written for the National Academy of Sciences Facebook page, where it also appears.

Some of our idiots in Idiot America are batshit crazy. This one is totally insane. A deranged Christian fucktard wrote this stuff. I'm not making this up.

In 2003, in a supernatural incarnation, the Lord Jesus appeared to me in the flesh behind the locked doors of my house. I am an eyewitness to his majesty. My eyes have beheld our creator. With one look of profound love he ravished my heart; immediately I understood that the sacrifice was for me, so that I would never have to pay the price I owed to society and to God for the evil I had done. I buried my face in the ground in deep remorse begging for forgiveness. Flooded with the breath of God, the room lit up like I was a bolt of lightning. Filled with his spirit, I was on the threshold of heaven. I'm not here to tell you about me. I'm here to tell you about him.... because he's very real, and your soul is on the line. Repent - it's the best thing you'll ever do for yourself!

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The same nutjob for Jeebus wrote this moronic bullshit:

Scientism relies on the philosophy of two men who worked in the field of geology, not biology. Biologists rely heavily on the theory - this makes scientism a house of cards.

They came up with the idea that sediment deposits (which are worldwide btw) were laid down over billions of years, discounting (but never discrediting) the popular understanding by fellow geologists that the sedimentary layers were laid down during cataclysmic flooding as described in the Bible.

All over the world there are trees - upright through the layers of mud-turned-into-stone -buried under the weight of billions of tons of water, during the 400 + days of flooding, that testify to the truth of Noah’s flood.

But you can’t handle the truth, can you?

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I could ignore this lunatic but in Idiot America there are millions of insane morons who are just like him.

What I wrote for a Muslim fucktard.

You Muslim scum are fucking insane.

September 11, 2001. 3,000 Americans murdered in one day by you cowardly idiots. FUCK YOU.

One or more times every day you lunatics blow yourselves up. Only Muslim morons do this.

Muslims are evolution deniers. Science makes you morons cry.

Your dead Mohammed was a pervert.

The last panel has a quote from President Fucktard Trump, something about countries he doesn't like.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

I just found out there is something called Wikiquote. I have a large collection of my favorite quotes so this is very interesting.

Wikiquote - Main Page

Wikiquote - Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species (1859)
As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of surviving, and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form.
-- Charles Darwin

Wikiquote - Richard Feynman

"We scientists are clever — too clever — are you not satisfied? Is four square miles in one bomb not enough? Men are still thinking. Just tell us how big you want it!"
-- Richard Feynman


Wikiquote - Atheism

Idiot America is infested with millions of batshit crazy bible-thumpers.

"Is the Bible just fiction?"

Of course it's fiction. It was written by ancient know-nothing idiots who were just making things up.

What I wrote for a stupid fucking asshole.

"How do you teach a bunch of kids about God — who He is, and what He does?"

If you want to be honest you could say the god fantasy is bullshit.

By the way, religious brainwashing is child abuse.

Liberal fucktards and their moronic love for political correctness.

What I wrote at liberal-infested New York Times:

"Start hiring public housing residents."

In other words, hire people who are not qualified for the job. Amazon was obviously fed up with this politically correct nonsense.

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Amazon was planning to make New York City one of their headquarters but they decided they couldn't tolerate the liberal bullshit.

A moron for Jeebus provided a know-nothing anti-evolution video that tries to explain why evolution doesn't work therefore the Magic Man did it.

What I wrote for the fucktard:

The video was wrong about everything. For example, this explains why one of their ideas are wrong:

The video: "If living organisms cannot produce new genetic information ..."

The video is wrong because living organisms can produce new genetic information. This explains it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_duplication
Gene duplication (or chromosomal duplication or gene amplification) is a major mechanism through which new genetic material is generated during molecular evolution.

Evolution is the strongest fact of science.

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In Idiot America we have numerous liars for Jeebus who sell anti-science bullshit. It's a business and it's lucrative. Idiot America has millions of customers who want to defend their childish belief in god-did-it.

The 1988 massacre in Iran. Children as young as 13 were hanged from cranes. More than 30,000 political prisoners were executed.

Khomeini fatwa 'led to the killing of 30,000 in Iran in 1988.

By Christina Lamb, Diplomatic Correspondent

04 Feb 2001

CHILDREN as young as 13 were hanged from cranes, six at a time, in a barbaric two-month purge of Iran's prisons on the direct orders of Ayatollah Khomeini, according to a new book by his former deputy.

More than 30,000 political prisoners were executed in the 1988 massacre - a far larger number than previously suspected. Secret documents smuggled out of Iran reveal that, because of the large numbers of necks to be broken, prisoners were loaded onto forklift trucks in groups of six and hanged from cranes in half-hourly intervals.

Gruesome details are contained in the memoirs of Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, The Memoirs of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, one of the founders of the Islamic regime. He was once considered Khomeini's anointed successor, but was deposed for his outspokenness, and is now under house arrest in the holy city of Qom.

Published privately last month after attempts by the regime to suppress it, the revelations have prompted demands from Iranian exiles for those involved to be tried for crimes against humanity. The most damning of the letters and documents published in the book is Khomeini's fatwa decree calling for all Mojahedin (as opponents of the Iranian regime are known) to be killed.

Issued shortly after the end of the Iran-Iraq war in July 1988 and an incursion into western Iran by the Iranian resistance, the fatwa reads: "It is decreed that those who are in prisons throughout the country and remain steadfast in their support for the Monafeqin (Mojahedin) are waging war on God and are condemned to execution."

It goes on to entrust the decision to "death committees" - three-member panels consisting of an Islamic judge, a representative of the Ministry of Intelligence, and a state prosecutor. Prisoners were to be asked if they had changed loyalties and, if not, were to be executed.

Montazeri, who states that 3,800 people had been killed by the end of the first fortnight of executions, includes his own correspondence with Khomeini, saying that the killings would be seen as "a vendetta" and would spark opposition to the regime. He wrote: "The execution of several thousand prisoners in a few days will not have positive repercussions and will not be mistake-free."

The massacres, which came just before the Lockerbie bombing, were seen as a sop to the hardliners at a time when Khomeini was already in failing health and the battle for succession had begun between fundamentalists and moderates. He died the following year.

According to testimony from prison officials - including Kamal Afkhami Ardekani, who formerly worked at Evin prison - recently given to United Nations human rights rapporteurs: "They would line up prisoners in a 14-by-five-metre hall in the central office building and then ask simply one question, 'What is your political affiliation?' Those who said the Mojahedin would be hanged from cranes in position in the car park behind the building."

He went on to describe how, every half an hour from 7.30am to 5pm, 33 people were lifted on three forklift trucks to six cranes, each of which had five or six ropes. He said: "The process went on and on without interruption." In two weeks, 8,000 people were hanged. Similar carnage took place across the country.

Many of those in the ruling council at the time of the 1988 massacre are still in power, including President Mohammed Khatami, who was the Director of Ideological and Cultural Affairs.

"The massacre may have happened 12 years ago, but the relevance is that these atrocities are still happening", said Mohammad Mohaddessin, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Iranian National Council of Resistance (NCRI), the main opposition group, who was in London last week to present evidence to MPs.

The NCRI has prepared files on 21 senior members of the regime whom it alleges were "principal protagonists of the massacre", including Mr Khatami and Ayatollah Ali Khameini, Iran's "Supreme Leader". Mr Mohaddessin will travel to New York to present the files to the UN and call for a tribunal to try them for crimes against humanity.

Mr Mohaddessin said human rights abuses were continuing in Iran despite the election of Mr Khatami, who "presents himself as a reformist".

Everything you always wanted to know about Cheetahs.

If I had to choose my most favorite quote, this would be it.

Atheism is the world of reality, it is reason, it is freedom, Atheism is human concern, and intellectual honesty to a degree that the religious mind cannot begin to understand. And yet it is more than this. Atheism is not an old religion, it is not a new and coming religion, in fact it is not, and never has been, a religion at all. The definition of Atheism is magnificent in its simplicity: Atheism is merely the bed-rock of sanity in a world of madness.
-- Emmett F. Fields

One more time so idiots can understand: Why the magic god fairy was thrown out in 1859.

"Why do people think believing in science & evolution means you can't believe in God?"

Evolution by natural selection is how the world works. The Magic Man had absolutely nothing to do with it.

If the Magic Man was not required for something as complex as the development of new species, then it's ridiculous to pretend its magical powers were necessary for anything else.

My point is after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859 it became impossible for intelligent people to believe in the childish Magic Man fantasy.

Pat Condell explains why Muslim scum should not be allowed to enter civilized countries.



This video is censored and unavailable in Germany.

The problem is political correctness which requires morons to suck up to Muslim scum.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Everything you always wanted to know about the Dark Ages. The god-soaked still live there.

Wikipedia - Early Middle Ages (aka Dark Ages)

The Early Middle Ages or Early Medieval Period, sometimes referred to as the Dark Ages, are typically regarded as lasting from the 5th or 6th century to the 10th century CE.[note 1] They marked the start of the Middle Ages of European history. The term "Late Antiquity" is used to emphasize elements of continuity with the Roman Empire, while "Early Middle Ages" is used to emphasize developments characteristic of the earlier medieval period. As such it overlaps with Late Antiquity, following the decline of the Western Roman Empire, and precedes the High Middle Ages (c. 10th to 13th centuries).
The period saw a continuation of trends evident since late classical antiquity, including population decline, especially in urban centres, a decline of trade, a small rise in global warming and increased migration. The Early Middle Ages was labelled the "Dark Ages" in the 19th century, a characterization based on the relative scarcity of literary and cultural output from this time. However, the Eastern Roman Empire, or Byzantine Empire, continued to survive, though in the 7th century the Islamic caliphates conquered swathes of formerly Roman territory.
Many of these trends were reversed later in the period. In 800 the title of emperor was revived in Western Europe by Charlemagne, whose Carolingian Empire greatly affected later European social structure and history. Europe experienced a return to systematic agriculture in the form of the feudal system which introduced such innovations as three-field planting and the heavy plough. Barbarian migration stabilized in much of Europe, although the north was greatly affected by the Viking expansion.

What I wrote about cowardly god-soaked fucktards.

"Exactly what are we supposed to do in a heaven?"

If the childish fantasy was real (it's impossible) it would be eternal boredom.

Only feeble-minded cowards believe in the heaven bullshit.

We have only one life and we shouldn't waste it.

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"Christians, how is not believing in evolution making your belief of creation true."

Well done. Good point. If evolution is wrong (it's the strongest fact of science) that doesn't mean any other idea is right. Christian fucktards need to provide evidence for their childish magical creation fantasy. Of course they have nothing.

Some people have a brain. Some people are morons. Christian creationists are way below moron.

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"If I kill myself will I go to hell?"

Not to worry sir. The heaven/hell fantasy is bullshit.

So do what you want to do. Nobody cares.

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"What are the limits of science, and where must 'religion' take over?"

Religion has never solved any problem. It just gets in the way.

Science has no limits. There will scientific progress forever. There is no problem that science can't explain.

What humans apes need to do it get rid of religious stupidity. We don't need the Magic Man.

Everything you always wanted to know about München, Germany.

I just played a chess game against somebody who lives in München, Germany. As usual I looked it up. The city is beautiful as is the rest of the country. To be more accurate, München, Germany is way beyond beautiful. The city is fantastic. President Fucktard Trump would not call Germany a shithole country.

"Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall), with a popular glockenspiel show that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century."

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I wrote this last year at the Wall Street Journal. It's about Catholic scum.

The Catholic Church is the world's largest child abuse organization and it should be destroyed. Even without the thousands of atrocities there are many reasons to throw the Church in the garbage. For example the Catholic fantasies are ridiculous. Jeebus rose from the dead? That's impossible. Jeebus is still alive in a magical heaven? Impossible. The Magical Master of the Entire Universe, aka the god thing, wants everyone to be a Catholic? That's ridiculous. This is the 21st century. We know things these days. We don't need the childish fantasies of any religion. People need to grow up and face facts.

What I wrote for some god-soaked morons at the Wall Street Journal.

Once a week the Wall Street Journal has an article called "Houses of Worship". Why do they have this bullshit? It's to suck up the bible thumping morons, aka Republicans, who read the WSJ. Today's Houses of Worship was about President Lincoln's knowledge of the bullshit in the bible. This is what I wrote for the fucktards:

A president who lived the 1800's believed in the Magic Man therefore the Magic Man is real.

The bible is the word of the Magic Man because the bible says the bible is the word of the Magic Man.

Here we are in the 21st century. We know things these days. But there are still people who believe in the Magic Man. They prefer the Dark Ages.

One more time to help dense people understand.

Atheism has to be true. The only alternative is theism, aka the idea that there is a magic god fairy hiding somewhere in the universe. That fantasy is too ridiculous and too childish to take seriously. Also, the magic god thing is impossible. Magic is not real.

Canadian Lynx murders a bunny.

The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), also called the varying hare, or snowshoe rabbit, is a species of hare found in North America. It has the name "snowshoe" because of the large size of its hind feet. The animal's feet prevent it from sinking into the snow when it hops and walks. Its feet also have fur on the soles to protect it from freezing temperatures.

For camouflage, its fur turns white during the winter and rusty brown during the summer. Its flanks are white year-round. The snowshoe hare is also distinguishable by the black tufts of fur on the edge of its ears. Its ears are shorter than those of most other hares.

In summer, it feeds on plants such as grass, ferns and leaves; in winter, it eats twigs, the bark from trees, and buds from flowers and plants and, similar to the Arctic hare, has been known to occasionally eat dead animals.[3] It can sometimes be seen feeding in small groups. This animal is mainly active at night and does not hibernate. The snowshoe hare may have up to four litters in a year which average three to eight young. Males compete for females, and females may breed with several males.

A major predator of the snowshoe hare is the Canadian lynx. Historical records of animals caught by fur hunters over hundreds of years show the lynx and hare numbers rising and falling in a cycle, which has made the hare known to biology students worldwide as a case study of the relationship between numbers of predators and their prey.[4][5][6]

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The Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) is a lynx species native to North America. It ranges across Canada and Alaska extending into the Rocky Mountains and New Mexico. It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2002.[2]

With a dense silvery-brown coat, ruffed face and tufted ears, the Canada lynx resembles the other species of the mid-sized feline genus Lynx. It is slightly larger than the bobcat, with which it shares parts of its range, and over twice the size of the domestic cat.

Evolution

According to a 2006 study based on genetic analysis, the ancestor of five felid lineages – Lynx, Leopardus, Puma, Felisand Prionailurus plus Otocolobus – arrived in North America after crossing the Bering Strait 8.5–8 mya. Lynx diverged from the Puma, Felis and Prionailurus plus Otocolobus lineages around 3.24 mya.[13] The Issoire lynx (L. issiodorensis), that probably originated in Africa 4 mya and occurred in Europe and northern Asia until it became extinct around 1 mya, is believed to be the ancestor of the four modern species of Lynx.[14][15] A 1987 study suggested that the populations of the Eurasian lynx that reached North America 20,000 years ago initially moved toward the southern half of the continent, as the northern part was covered by glaciers. The southern populations gradually evolved into the modern bobcat (L. rufus). Later, when the continent was invaded by the Eurasian lynx for a second time, the populations that settled in the northern part of the continent, now devoid of glaciers, evolved into the Canadian lynx.[16] The 2006 study gave the phylogenetic relationships of the Canada lynx as follows:[13][17]

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Thanks to Jerry Coyne's website I found this fantastic YouTube video.

A Wild Canadian Lynx And A Cameraman Develop An Amazing Relationship.

Published on Feb 27, 2018

'It was the best day of my life.' Sam Ellis spent 76 days with Mad Max in the Yukon wilderness.

What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal about the Catholic scum who feed the child abusers.

What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal about Catholic scum:

"The Catholics who continue to go to church and feed the child abusers have zero moral values. They have my contempt."

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An interesting difference between the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The comment I wrote about Catholic assholes would probably not be published at the New York Times.

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What the asshole pope needs to do is demand that every child abuser must be immediately given to the police. Pope Fucktard won't do that. The Pope is part of the cover-up bullshit. The Pope belongs in prison.

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Wall Street Journal: Sex-Abuse Crisis Splits Vatican

‘It Will Cause a Scandal.’ The Pope and a Trusted U.S. Cardinal Clash Over Sex-Abuse Crisis.
The once-warm relationship between Pope Francis and Cardinal O’Malley has become strained over the Vatican’s stance on sex abuse.

By Francis X. Rocca
Feb. 14, 2019

VATICAN CITY—Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, chief adviser to Pope Francis on protecting children from sexual abuse, called a meeting with top papal aides in 2017, concerned the Vatican wasn’t living up to its promise of “zero tolerance.”

An appeals panel set up by the pope had reduced the punishments of a number of Catholic priests found guilty of abusing minors. In some cases, the panel canceled their dismissal from the priesthood and gave them short suspensions instead.

“If this gets out, it will cause a scandal,” Cardinal O’Malley told Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, in effect the pope’s prime minister, and other Vatican officials, according to a person present. No action was taken to address the issue.

The Catholic Church’s handling of the long-running crisis over clerical sex abuse has exposed fissures within its hierarchy. Activists and some church leaders hoped the Vatican would take a tougher stance on abuse under Pope Francis—and thought a meeting next week at a global summit of bishops would make progress toward that goal.

Instead, the opposite has happened, deepening the gap between the Vatican and U.S. church leaders, who have pushed for a more stringent response. No clearer is the rift than in the relationship between Pope Francis and Cardinal O’Malley, a bearded Capuchin friar who likes to be called “Cardinal Sean.”

After his 2013 election, the pope made Cardinal O’Malley the Vatican’s point man on sex abuse. The American, who typically wears a simple brown habit and sandals, exemplified the humility that Pope Francis espoused for the church’s hierarchy. The cardinal had earned a reputation for rigor in managing sex-abuse crises in Boston and other U.S. dioceses. The pope shared Cardinal O’Malley’s rhetoric on abuse, promising “tolleranza zero.”

Today, interactions between the pope and the cardinal, previously friendly and spontaneous, have become noticeably formal and terse, says a person who has observed them together.

The Boston cardinal’s influence has declined to the point where, in November, the pope excluded him from the organizing committee of next week’s summit, which had been Cardinal O’Malley’s idea.

A spokesman for the Vatican declined to comment.

Cardinal O’Malley’s spokesman, Terrence Donilon, said the cardinal was “hopeful for a successful conference in February as part of the Holy Father’s commitment to survivors, clergy and the global Catholic community.”

Cardinal O’Malley made his name as a troubleshooter when abuse scandals struck the U.S. church in the 1990s. As bishop of Fall River, Mass., and then of Palm Beach, Fla., he dealt with abuse cases that implicated predecessors, reaching settlements and winning many victims’ trust. He fought back tears when speaking in public of the harm done.

In 2003, he succeeded the disgraced Cardinal Bernard Law as archbishop of Boston amid the country’s biggest-ever crisis over the coverup of clerical abuse. Cardinal O’Malley moved into a small rectory, eschewing and later selling the palatial official residence. The money went toward settlements with abuse victims.

The Ohio-born friar is also a fluent Spanish speaker, with a Ph.D. in Spanish religious poetry and a strong interest in Latin America. He was active in organizing the U.S. church’s poverty-relief work around the Western Hemisphere.

This work brought him into contact with the future Pope Francis. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, the runner-up in the 2005 conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, was known as a tribune of the poor of Latin America.

Cardinal O’Malley “should be nominated for the Nobel Prize for common sense,” Cardinal Bergoglio told a mutual acquaintance in 2010.

That year, the American paid him a visit in Buenos Aires. In a meeting room adorned with portraits of past cardinals, down a hall from Cardinal Bergoglio’s spartan quarters, the two men surveyed church and local politics around Latin America, according to a witness.

When Pope Benedict retired in 2013, Cardinal O’Malley was one of the first Americans to support Cardinal Bergoglio at that year’s conclave, according to Pope Francis’ biographer Austen Ivereigh.

The new pope, in turn, picked the man from Boston to represent North America on his Council of Cardinals, a new body originally consisting of eight members that would advise the pope on Vatican and wider church governance.

Cardinal O’Malley used his role in the new pontificate to push for stronger Vatican leadership on sex abuse. He persuaded the pope to create an advisory panel on child protection, led by himself, tasked with proposing changes to church policies and procedures.

In 2015, the panel recommended a special tribunal to try bishops who ignore or cover up abuse. At a Council of Cardinals meeting, Cardinal O’Malley won the pope’s agreement. The following year, the pope changed his mind.

Peter Saunders, a former abuse victim on the panel, asked Cardinal O’Malley what had happened to the tribunal plan. The visibly frustrated cardinal shrugged, rolled his eyes, and said: “I really don’t know the answer. I wish I did,” according to Mr. Saunders.

The panel proposed that church investigations of abuse allegations should involve outsiders, not only priests, and that Vatican files on abuse cases should be shared with victims and civil authorities. Neither idea became reality. Mr. Saunders and the other victims’ representative, Marie Collins, resigned from the panel in 2017 in protest of what they said was Vatican inaction.

The panel shifted its focus from proposing changes to organizing academic conferences and the pope reshuffled the panel’s membership. In a meeting with abuse victims in Dublin in August 2018, Ms. Collins asked Pope Francis about the personnel changes. The pope replied that “mistakes were made in appointments.” He also said that the commission had not been honest with him.

“I can’t understand why he would have said that,” Cardinal O’Malley told Ms. Collins, she recalls.

Cardinal O’Malley avoided criticizing the pope, even in private conversations with confidants. He blamed bureaucratic inertia and sounded confident that the Holy Father would do the right thing.

The dominant view in the Vatican was that the Americans were going too far in tackling sex abuse. When Cardinal O’Malley called for the world-wide adoption of the U.S. practice of publishing accused priests’ names, other Vatican officials privately condemned the practice as defamation.

The Vatican’s chief prosecutor for abuse cases, the Rev. Robert Geisinger, an American, gave a speech to canon lawyers in Indianapolis in late 2017 that emphasized the rights of accused priests and called for proportioning penalties. If elderly priests committed abuse long ago, tough punishment “opens a human and perhaps even moral question,” he said. He suggested that U.S. policies reflected political pressure, and noted that some people fabricate allegations.

In balancing toughness with the rights of the accused, the pendulum should swing back to the center, Father Geisinger said. Cardinal O’Malley wrote to the prosecutor’s superior, the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, to protest the speech.

On a trip to Chile in January 2018, the pope defended a local bishop accused of covering up sex abuse. The victims’ persistent allegations, he said, were “calumny” without proof.

Cardinal O’Malley issued a public statement criticizing the pope—an unusual action for any cardinal to take, let alone one so close to the pope. “It is understandable that Pope Francis’s statements yesterday…were a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse,” he said. “Words that convey the message ‘if you cannot prove your claims then you will not be believed’ abandon those who have suffered…to discreditable exile.”

The cardinal mitigated the chastisement by adding that Pope Francis was committed to zero tolerance of sex abuse. The pope, talking to reporters, seized on that part of the cardinal’s statement and thanked him for it.

The pope also repeated his view that allegations without evidence are “calumny,” and said the victims had never approached him.

The Associated Press soon reported that Cardinal O’Malley had handed the pope a detailed letter from a Chilean victim telling his story in 2015.

Pope Francis’ troubles grew last summer when a former Vatican diplomat accused him of ignoring earlier reports of sexual misconduct with adults by retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of Washington. The pope declined to respond to the allegations at news conferences last year.

Archbishop McCarrick is currently awaiting the results of a church trial on multiple counts of sexual abuse and other misconduct. He has said he is innocent of one of the charges. His lawyer declined to comment.

The McCarrick affair, and a prosecutor’s report that documented decades of clerical sex abuse in Pennsylvania, prompted U.S. bishops to draw up new anti-abuse measures. One proposal, for a watchdog body including outsiders to take reports of misconduct by bishops, raised eyebrows at the Vatican.

Cardinal O’Malley, whom the U.S. bishops had consulted on their proposed measures, also advised Pope Francis to call the February summit of bishops to address the sex-abuse crisis. The announcement, on Sept. 12, raised U.S. hopes of a watershed in the Vatican’s approach.

The next day, Cardinal O’Malley visited Pope Francis at the Vatican, along with three leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference. They wanted to explain their proposed anti-abuse safeguards for the U.S. church, and to ask for a Vatican investigation of the McCarrick case.

Official photos show the men looking cheerful in the pope’s airy private library at the start of the meeting.

The mood became more somber as Pope Francis, speaking in his native Spanish, made it clear he would not authorize a full-fledged investigation of the McCarrick affair. The Vatican later said that it would study its archives in the matter.

The pope also stunned his American guests by suggesting they cancel their annual national assembly, planned for November, where they planned to discuss the anti-abuse proposals. He suggested they hold a spiritual retreat instead. The Americans politely declined to cancel their assembly.

U.S. bishops later set dates in January for a spiritual retreat to satisfy the pope’s request, but also proceeded to flesh out the anti-abuse proposals for the November assembly. The week before, Cardinal O’Malley told the Boston Globe the meeting would lay out clear penalties for bishops who commit, neglect or cover up abuse. “That is something that the bishops will ask for. It will have to be Rome that will make [the decision]. And I think they’ll respond to us,” he said.

Rome responded by ordering the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, to cancel the vote on the anti-abuse measures. The Vatican said it had not had enough time to review the proposals. Cardinal DiNardo made the announcement in the first minutes of the assembly in Baltimore, amid murmurs of disquiet in the room.

Nine days after the assembly ended, the Vatican announced the organizers of its February summit on sex abuse, including one American cardinal. Cardinal O’Malley, the pope’s point man on abuse for five years, wasn’t mentioned.

That afternoon, Cardinal O’Malley responded by saying he would attend the summit nonetheless, and sought to lay out an agenda. In late January, Pope Francis played down the Vatican’s ambitions for the meeting, describing it to reporters as essentially educational.

“We have to deflate expectations,” the pope told the reporters.

—Ian Lovett contributed to this article.

Write to Francis X. Rocca at francis.rocca@wsj.com

Appeared in the February 15, 2019, print edition as 'Sex-Abuse Crisis Splits Vatican.'