Friday, 28 February 2014

Building Noah's Ark is a Good Thing

As an Atheist I hear all kinds of arguments by theists who insist that the Bible is factual, and that the story of Noah's Ark really did happen.

Of course, to any rational person, the story of Noah's Ark is just that, a story. A tall tale. It's a piece of fiction written by man which defies both logic and reality. If you took about five minutes to really think about it you would come to the conclusion that it is physically impossible for Noah to have collected and housed two of every living creature on the face of the planet, in such a small space such as the Ark, let alone for such a prolonged period of time. Never mind that the oceans salinity would have been radically changed so that most sea life would have perished during a world-wide flood.

The whole story is just absolutely preposterous, as are about 99.9% of all biblical or religious stories, yet people still insist the story of the Ark was real, and that it did indeed happen regardless of all the hard scientific evidence we have to date which refutes any claims theists make in reference to the Noah's Ark tale.

Ken Ham, the creator and director of the Creation Museum in Kentucky, has announced that his plans to build a life-sized to-scale replica of the Ark is moving forward. He plans on building the Ark so people can take tours of it and see exactly what the Ark probably looked like according to biblical accounts. It would be even better if he built it exactly as Noah had supposedly been instructed by god to - by hand, with bronze age tools, no nails, and only about 7 people, but that would indeed be asking too much from someone such as Ken Ham, so we'll have to do with one made by a modern-day construction company. Never the less, it will be built and people will flock to it, including many Atheists.

Many Atheists seem to be complaining about Ham's Ark project, saying it is a waste of money, that it is a useless project, that it only serves to further promote religion, and so-on. I disagree.

This is the sort of project Atheists should have taken on a long time ago, before Ham. Many Atheists have a bad habit of hating anything remotely religious and refuse to see the benefits of such a project. They would prefer to complain about it, all the while missing the amazing benefits such projects have in regards to the secular community.

To have a life-sized and to-scale replica of the Ark is, in my opinion, a wonderful and invaluable thing. It will finally allow people to see how small the Ark truly was, and how utterly impossible it would have been to house that many animals aboard it for such a prolonged period of time with so few care-takers. It is the perfect piece of proof to demonstrate to theists how preposterous their claims that this story was in any way plausible actually are. It's a physical piece of evidence that we will be able to point to and use to refute many theist's claims that the story of Noah's Ark was in any way true.

Atheist's need to stop for a moment and realize what a great service Ken Ham is actually providing us in the fight against religion. His museum, and soon the Ark, are invaluable teaching tools for us to use against religion. He has given us places where we can now go see the evidence that refutes many theistic claims, and also serves as wonderful visuals for children, who are naturally curious, to question the validity of many of the biblical stories they are taught to be true.

I for one am thrilled someone like Ham is able to do what Atheists have been unable to. He is doing us a huge favor by building these sites where religion is, unbeknownst to Ham, put on trial and exposed for the irrational and fictional stories they truly are. He is inadvertently giving Atheists more proof  against religion, and exposing millions of people to the absurdity of it all each year. That, my friends, is priceless.

I suspect many Atheists are upset that Ham profits from these projects, but in the end he is entitled to. After-all, he came up with these ideas first, and if Atheists are mad about that, well all I can say is that maybe Atheists should get their shit together and stop insisting that we cannot be herded like cats. Maybe, just maybe, we need to come together and decide what's more important - our own petty gripes, differences and complaints, or the fight against religion. I prefer the latter.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Is That What a Feminist Looks Like?

I follow a few feminists on Facebook. They are actual feminists who care about real issues such as women being severely oppressed in third-world countries, gays being persecuted in places like Russia and the Ukraine, and strongly oppose things that take away anyone's basic human rights, male or female.

That is what a REAL feminist looks like!

A real feminist is not one of these types of, what I like to call, wannabe-feminists (WFs). WFs are not concerned with real issues that are actually important. These WFs like to go around complaining about men, whining that men are the patriarchy out to get them, and that the world should somehow accommodate their every whiny whim. They like to write frivolous articles and rants bitching about first world privilege, cis this and that, misogyny, hetero-normative blah blah, patriarchy ho-hum, and so-on. They like to hate on all men, and proclaim themselves to be somehow superior because... vagina! And all the while the real feminists, like Pussy Riot and Femen in Europe are actually fighting oppressive regimes and hate against women, gays, etc... with real action that has real consequences. They get arrested, beaten, abused, spat on, vilified publicly, etc... all the while being very sure they never physically harm anyone. They do not give up, even when they face dire consequences. That is what it means to be a real activist - a real feminist. This is what it means to stand up and defend peoples rights.

So do WFs do these risky and dangerous protests? Hell no. They wouldn't be caught dead doing any of the real work, and no real feminist would take them seriously anyhow since all they seem to be good at is wallowing in their own victimhood and fermenting in their own hatred and fear.

Real feminists are few and far between. Your every day run of the mill loud-mouthed feminist is hanging out behind a computer somewhere bitching about a man that held open a door for her 5 years ago, and how the mere mention of any door opening triggers her into a puddle of tears that then sets off a horrific chain of events that leads her to consume copious amounts of ice cream and chocolate, and now she's fat and it's all men's fault. Fuck the patriarchy! Oh the humanity of it all.

One such WF tried to tell me today that all men are violent and responsible for all the violence in the world. When I tried to tell her that we should not condemn men for violence, but violence in general, without gender, she got all pissy (as WFs usually do should you disagree with them). She then asked me why I "stand up for MEN", to which I replied:

In my opinion, real feminists are more like humanists with their primary focus on women's issues. They are not like this WF that have some sort of mental deficiency that leads them to believe all men are evil.

So let's get it straight. When MRAs say 'this is what a feminist looks like' and points to one of these WFs, they are completely wrong. Those are not feminists. Those are overgrown children with persecution problems, and probably/likely a whole host of other problems that lying on a couch with a licensed therapist for 15-20 years may eventually resolve.

- Unapologetic Bitch

Monday, 24 February 2014

The USA Needs to Wake the Fuck Up.

Racist, homophobic, creationist, anti-women, religious assholes. Yep, they are all over Twitter and if you are an Atheist, non-white, a woman, or anyone non-Christian on Twitter you'll come across these wonderful people wielding their (unread) bibles and holier-than-thou attitudes sooner or later.

Most of them are from the USA, at least the ones I see daily, and I see plenty, each more vile or stupid than the last. They are like disgusting little cockroaches that just keep coming out of the woodwork that is Twitter, and they are immune to any type of compassionate, moral, rational or coherent thought process. They will stick their fingers in their ears and happily run around telling everyone that gays are horrible people who deserve to die, that blacks are all thugs should still be lynched, that anyone not white is an illegal immigrant stealing jobs and taxes, that god is the only way, that evolution is only a 'theory' (none of them are smart enough to know what the difference between 'theory' and 'scientific theory' is) that is still unproven, despite the tons of evidence we have, that a zygote is a full-blown child with more rights than the woman carrying it, and that all Atheists are evil Hitler wannabes. Yep, I've heard it all, and then some.

And what is at the root of all this hateful, bigoted, racist, homophobic, uneducated and ignorant shit? Religion, of course. Sadly I see it every single day. These idiots are not just backwater dimwits confined to social media places like Twitter where they can anonymously pontificate and hate. Every time I read the news, go on-line, or listen to the radio, some asshole Republican or religious fuckwit has come out and said something more offensive than the previous idiot. It's like they are part of some twisted competition to win a gold medal at the US Fucktard Olympics. 

They are politicians, high-profile public media celebrities, and loud-mouthed radio hosts who are out in the public sphere, on the streets we all occupy, saying horrible, degrading, hateful, stupid and illogical things on a daily basis with no fear of any repercussions by society at large.

These horrible excuses for human-beings are mostly part of the Republican party and they firmly believe they are justified in spewing their delusional religious hatred, and it's no wonder - almost half of the US population believes in some form of creationism, and more than that identify as religious.

The USA is what you get when you allow religion to seep into every nook and cranny of your nation. A nation of bigoted, hateful, uneducated assholes trying to act superior to anyone not like them, and threatening people with laws that seek to criminalize or restrict the rights of those who do not subscribe to their idiotic ways of thinking. They shove their religious beliefs and hateful ideologies down everyone's throats without any real push-back from the majority of the population because the majority are as brain-dead as the leaders of their nation.

These are your law-makers. The ones capable of giving or taking away your freedoms, and so far they are taking away much more than they are giving. These people are the ones deciding how you will ultimately live and how your country will be seen to the rest of the world, and let me tell you it is not looking good to anyone on the outside. The USA is not the great nation it once was. Now it's just a joke to the rest of the world, and even third-world countries are beginning to look less repressive and hateful than the USA. How sad is that?

The USA treats it's citizens like shit and is leading them all down a path to self destruction. It would not surprise me at all to see many people trying to claim asylum in other countries within the next 10 years because of the unchecked hatred and repressive government that has infected the USA to a pandemic level.

The USA has to realize how much of a cesspool it has become. It needs to open it's eyes and start realizing that going back to the Middle Ages is not progress at all. God is not looking down from some fluffy fucking cloud at the USA and commanding these morons somehow cleanse the earth for him to keep it as 'god's country'. And just for argument's sake, even if he were, would you want to do the mindless, morally bankrupt bidding of some god that was so sadistically hateful and vile that he would put people on this earth just to be condemned and abused by others for shits and giggles?

It's time to wake-up and demand an end to this juvenile bullshit. Delusional people with psychotic imaginary friends have no business trying to run anything, let alone a country. They are morally and intellectually empty and have nothing of value to contribute to society. The only thing they excel at is hate and bullshit.

If the USA is going to survive, it's people need to wake the fuck up and demand better. They need to kick these bullshit fairytales to the curb and start leading the country with logic and reality. If not the USA might as well start using Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings books as guides for morality and how to run the country - the likes of which are much less violent and hate-filled than the current book of fiction they are using.

- Unapologetic Bitch