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What is Wrong with America that Trump Can Clinch the GOP Nomination?



With Ted Cruz dropping out, The Donald has essentially clinched the GOP nomination for the Presidency. Not bad for an on again and off again Republican. But what is wrong in America that some one like Trump can be a threat to taking the Presidency. Last year I wrote a piece that predicted Ted Cruz losing the GOP bid for the Presidency. As a total whack-job, theocrat, I knew Ted didn’t stand a chance in a general election, and I sincerely thought he was encouraged to run to make ol’ Jeb look more electable. But then the Donald happened. No one could have predicted Donald Trump.

I will not go into Trump’s politics, nor his lack of public speaking skills (George Takei already pointed this out in the most perfect way). The reason I will refrain from this is because Trumps politics have nothing to do with his success. Yes. I just wrote that the politics of the GOP Presidential candidate’s success is irrelevant. What has America come to! Well, it’s a long story, one that began with the spouse of one other potential Presidential Candidate.

The Clinton Presidency was a soap opera. It was as entertaining since the first time Bill played his sax. Yes, there was scandal, but it was of a personal matter. It’s not like he was selling illegal arms and getting away with it. However, the Clinton Presidency was the first neo-liberal Presidency whose economic guru was Alan Greenspan, who suckled at the tit of Ayn Rand and was a member of her cult, “the Collective.” Thus began the purchase of America by corporate interests.  Furthermore, his policies opened the door for successor to rape the Middle Class in America, leading to the Great Recession.

When li’l Bush stole the Presidency in 2000 he began continuing Reagan-esque trickle down policies. He gave tax breaks for the rich, privatized (AKA segregated) schools along racial and class lines, and lied to the American people to start an illegal war. And that’s not to mention the unethical, and un-American detention camp in Guantanamo Bay. The Bush Administration continued the purchase of the American government by the corporate elite as the GOP rose to even greater power. With the marriage of the religious right to the political right now old hat, the Bush presidency led the country into a scientific back-slide. At the national level, climate change was denied, stem cell research suppressed, and creationism, now renamed “intelligent design,” was allowed to be taught in schools along side evolution. These things became business as usual. Fortunately, Presidents have term limits, unfortunately, the next one was another neo-lib.

In 2008, Obama upset the DNC by sweeping Hillary Clinton out of the race, thus ending her first bid for the Presidency. He promised hope and change, and while the country hoped, his changes weren’t spectacular, when they did occur. His first major change was to implement mandatory health care that was similar to what Hillary Clinton advocated during her husband’s Presidency. The ACA, or Obamacare, passed, but not before the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies gutted the bill to the point that it was a mockery of its former self. In fact, States that did not expand Medicaid like they were supposed to have seen rate hikes and poor coverage for the very people the ACA was designed to protect. Added to this debacle, Obama expanded US military interests in the middle east which further destabilized the region. Also under Obama’s watch, a corporation’s religious belief trumps family planning, and corporations are now people who are allowed to vote with their wallets. Neo-liberalism looks less like liberalism, and more like old-fashioned conservatism.

Enter the 2016 Presidential Election. When candidates announced their running in 2015, there were two political dynasties in the running. On the right you had Jeb Bush, son of Big Bush, and older brother to li’l Bush. Not even the GOP was having him. A dim-witted theocrat, Ted Cruz polled better than Jebbie. That’s saying something. On the Left, you has Hillary Clinton, former First Lady and Secretary of State. Billing herself as the first woman President she stole the hearts of DNC hardliners. Of course, it helped that the DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was helping Clinton by making it hard for other candidates to be heard (I’m being nice, she flat out tried to rig the election). Add in that in many of the states Clinton won, there have been severe election issues that smell like purposeful election fraud (funny how it always benefits Hillary). Unfortunately, due to half the states barring independents from voting, hard-line neo-libs in the DNC are giving Clinton a lead over her competition in the polls. But it is her competition, and The Donald, that are defining the Presidential race.

Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are outsiders to the status quo. Clinton has many of the same employers donors as Republican candidates. Just like Bush, Kaish and Cruz, she is a whore to Wall Street too afraid to release her $200K-$400K speeches lest they be used against her during the campaign. The reason why those speeches are so important is because shucking Wall Street is so important. You see, the people are tired of business as usual. We know the game is rigged and we have two candidates that are not beholden to Wall Street. Sanders, like Clinton also works for his employers: the thousands of small donors, formally known as The People, who have financed over 99% of his campaign. Trump, on the other hand, is a Wall Street insider that may belong to the 1%, but he doesn’t work for the 1%.  We have Sanders, who is grumpy, and Trump, who is crude. Trump the racist, and Sanders the activist. Two very different candidates, two very different people, two very different visions, but the most important thing is what they both share: Neither are under the thumb of the plutocracy. And THAT is why Trump is able to not only win the GOP nomination, but should Clinton win the DNC, have a good chance of becoming POTUS 45.

Either way, the next President will not be one of the usual crowd. It will be either a Social Democrat from the Bronx, or a sometimes Republican, sometimes Democrat from Queens. But the Witch from Chicago is out. The people are tired of the moneyed ruling elite ruining what was the most prosperous country in the world. The lives of the people are being sold to fatten the fat cats, and we are not going to take it any more.  The election of 2016 is a quiet revolution as The People are trying to use the system to get out Republic back. This is a test to see whether the American Experiment can survive our brush with the nouveau-Aristocracy that has arisen in America today. If not then in a generation or two the revolution may not be so quiet.

I think a little ditty from the 80s can sum up the attitudes of the oft ignored independent voters this election cycle:

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Sanders Facebook Support Pages Shut Down on Facebook


It started out good enough. A quiet evening watching the Simpsons and idley swiping through Facebook. Then I noticed that one of the Bernie Sanders supporter pages I was in went from public to private. Later, I see the following post on my time line.  I tried to reply to it, but according to Facebook:

Post Has Been Removed

The post or object that you were commenting has been removed by its owner and can no longer be commented on.

Fortunately, I hadn’t closed out the thread so I was able to copy and paste it below.

NAME HIDDEN FOR PRIVACY
39 mins · 

We are connected in spirit and will not be silenced!!! New Bernie groups will form in an instant!
See original post for comments!!!
Please share this to any Bernie groups you’re in. The “online activist” group Hillary’s super PAC hired (basically paid trolls) are striking tonight. By spamming the “report post to Facebook” feature on posts in Bernie groups, they’ve successfully shut down 3 of the largest Bernie groups within the past 20 minutes. Bernie Believers, Bernie Activists, and Bernie Sanders is my Hero had over 120,000 group members.
Don’t panic! This should only be temporary until Facebook reviews the situation. Forgetting for a moment that this is easily one of the slimiest tactics I’ve ever seen in politics, you can still go to reddit to keep current on what’s going on in the campaign. They hit us the night before tomorrow’s primaries for a reason. Stay organized and stay informed.
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So far, according to the above thread on Reddit, the following pages have been taken down:

  • Bernie Believers
  • Bernie Sanders is My Hero
  • Bernie Sanders Discussion Group
  • Bernie Sanders Activists
  • Bernie Sanders 2016 – Ideas Welcome
  • Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  • Bernie Sanders or Bust
This is a horrible abuse of power from the Hillary camp. While she herself may not have ordered the attack, as the leader of her campaign she is ultimately responsible for it. I, myself, am conflicted. Part of me, the social studies teacher side, hopes she will call out her minions that would do such a cowardly act and hand them over to the authorities (the legality of this in uncertain) or at least flat out fire them. Another part of me wants to see this added to the growing stockpile of unethical deeds the GOP would use against her in the general election. If she gets the nomination that is. Sadly, she is already behind when it comes to millennials, and it is exactly this crowd that know what this kind of attack is!

I will write more as this unfolds, but as far as unethical campaign practices go, this is a new one.

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Everybody Draw Mohammed Day — I need your drawings!


Everybody Draw Mohammad Day is on May 20th. I would like to do a video showcasing YOUR drawings of Mohammad. It doesn’t matter if it is a stick figure, or a Rembrandt-esque oil painting, all submissions will be used.

You will of course get credit, unless you specify that you wish to be anonymous. Naturally, it is YOUR artwork, I only seek permission to use it, so if you use it elsewhere then good for you!

Please send submissions to showmeskeptic@atheist.com

I look forward to your drawings!

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Why there is no Faith in Science


Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that misunderstood concepts are expressed quite a lot in social media. The other day I saw a post of a witty cartoon showing how philosophy is still relevant to science. The cartoon, shown here, can be found at Completely serious Comics.

One commentator said the following,
“We ALL do. It’s just that those who hide behind science think they don’t- i.e. that they are all reason, no faith. It reminds me of the know-it-all kid in class who says “well, Teacher agrees with ME!” lol”
Another commentator replied, and I’ll paraphrase, that faith is unnecessary in science. In fact, faith is the opposite of science. To which, of course, the first commentator replied the following:
You do have a faith, you just pretend to be above it all and made of pure reason. Put away your childishness and perhaps we could have a conversation on such an important topic. But I don’t joust with snobs…”

Naturally, I had to chime in. My reply is below.


Philosophy =/= faith. the philosophical ground work of science relies in observation and logic grounded in some assumptions.
The assumptions are that there IS a physical universe, that we can learn things about the universe and finally, that explanations that predicts future observations are superior to explanations that do not.

Now, saying all of that, science is a method of decreasing uncertainty, not a method for “absolute” truth. After all, “absolute” truth is still an unanswered philosophical question. The great thing about science is that it is not a belief system. It is a way to explain the physical universe. that distinction is important because explanations can be abandoned if needed for better ones (see last assumption above).

A case in point is gravity. Various cultures had various myths as to why things fell to Earth. Sometimes fairies were involved, at other times it was a deity of some sort. Along comes Sir Isaac Newton. He develops a theory that gravity is a force of attraction between two objects. His theory predicted that a body moving at a certain velocity can balance with the force of gravity creating an orbit. However, his equations showed that the orbits would be unstable and thus it must be the hand of God that corrected the minor discrepancies.

A few decades later, a French mathematician named Pierre Laplace refined the equations and showed how the Solar system is stable all by itself. When asked by Napoleon as to why there is no mention of a creator in his model, Laplace answered, “I had no need of that hypothesis.” In other words, deities and fairies were not necessary, the natural forces did it all by themselves.

And here’s the kicker: They were BOTH wrong. Gravity is not a force (at least not in the conventional sense), it is a curve in the space-time continuum. Imagine a bowling ball on a foam mattress. That is a good visualization of gravity. This theory of gravity is Einsteins. Why is it better? First let me back up just a little. Einstein’s theory of gravity is incredibly complex from a mathematical point of view. In fact, if his theory were developed first, the work of Newton and Laplace would probably be replicated as just a short cut because their equations are much simpler for everyday mathematics! So why are they still “wrong”? Einstein’s theory predicts more phenomena. One such phenomenon is that gravity will bend light. This has been observed during solar eclipses. But perhaps some day Einstein’s theory will lose out to an even more precise and predictive model. or maybe not. But how exciting will it be if it is so!


As you can see, faith isn’t necessary. Now, no one pointed this out, but one could counter that holding the assumptions are done in faith. No. They are assumptions, not beliefs. The assumptions I pointed out are made for the sole purpose of just getting on with it. If better assumptions come along that improve the scientific process, then the old ones will be thrown out and the new ones accepted. We make those assumptions because they are useful, and keep them only as long as they are useful. A faith-based belief is something often adhered to in spite of contrary evidence. Often the belief is handed down by authorities that cannot be questioned, not experts who gained that title through being rigorously questioned.


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“Bernie or Bust” Will Get Trump Elected, and That’s OK.


Once again it is an election year, and once again there is
infighting aplenty within the Republican and Democratic parties. What is
different this year is that there is a schism within the Democratic party that
may hand the GOP the Presidency. That may not be a bad thing. As a Democratic
Socialist I never thought I would ever say that.
How, you say?  The
Bernie or Bust campaign.  Pledges to the
campaign promise to either write in Sanders or vote Green Party if he loses the
Democratic nomination. Clinton supporters argue that not voting for Clinton in
the election would be the same as voting for Trump.  Naturally, they assume, much like main stream
media that Clinton will get the nomination. The outlook on that in
dubious.  The GOP got rid of their royal
line, little ol’ Jeb, but many Democrats are reluctant to give up their
queen.  However, Sanders has not only
split the DNC, he also has a large, grassroots following among independentvoters who now outnumber both the Republicans and the Democrats. While the
battle rages for the post March 15th primary States, the Bernie or
Bust campaign is growing.
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The reason why I say a Trump win wouldn’t be that bad is
because of Congress. 34 Senate seats and all 434 House seats are up for
election. The past few years of Republican dominance in Congress has shown the
electorate how defunct the Republican party is. They refuse to work with the
Democrats or the White House, they have shut down the Federal Government more
than once just to get their way, and now are refusing to do their job by
refusing to even hold a hearing for Obama’s SCOTUS appointee. This year most of
them will be fired. Capitol Hill will turn Blue next January when the 2017
Congress convenes, and that is why a Trump victory wouldn’t be so bad.
If Bernie wins the nomination, he is a shoe in for thePresidency. Clinton, perhaps not. Many voters, like myself, would find
themselves voting for the lesser of two evils and Trump would be the
lesser.  Clinton voted for the PatriotAct (Sanders was the in the House and voted against it), spread the racist stereotype of the “super predator,” and is in the backpocket of not only the bankers who destroyed our economy eight years ago, but
also the private prison lobby which in instrumental in lobbying for laws that
promote the school to prison pipeline. That pipeline is devastating the black
and Latino community. Yes, Trump is a bigot, and it’s working for him, but he
is blatantly a bigot. Clinton is an accomplished politician employed by some of
the biggest lobby groups in the country. Trump is not.  Hell, trump used to be a Clinton supporter. Clinton’s support for the private prison
system indicates a subtler, hidden form of institutional racism.

As an accomplished politician, Clinton knows how to get
things done. With the country in dire straits and the probable takeover of
Congress by the Democrats, Clinton will accomplish much.  For the first two years at least. A win for
Clinton is a win for the status quo which would put Congress back in the Red in
2018. With Trump in office, I think there would be sufficient outrage over his
leadership that Congress will stay Blue until at least 2020. As Trump is not an
experienced politician, he will struggle getting anything done in office.  That means he will probably be a one term
President, and he will definitely join the ranks of the Do-Nothing Presidents. Both
Trump and Clinton will keep us at war with some one or another.  However, at least Trump is against free trade
agreements that Clinton champions. You know, deals like NAFTA and the TPP.  Deals that have cost Americans jobs and
shrunk the middle class.  While Clinton says she has “reevaluated” her views on the TPP to mirror Sander’s views, anyone who thinks that she isn’t just saying that to appeal to Sanders’ supporters is delusional. The TPP will be a money maker for everyone at the top of Clinton’s donor list. You know, the people she works for.

If Sanders lands the nomination his first hundred days will
be a smaller version of FDR’s first hundred days, thanks to a Blue Congress.
With Sanders we have a chance to fix a broken political system.  Neither Clinton nor Trump will do so, they
will maintain the status quo. The difference between Clinton and Trump is that
Trump won’t be able to get anything done, good or bad, unless it originates on
Capitol Hill, and then it is just a matter of Trump staying out of the way.
Which, for most of US history, is exactly what Presidents did. With a Clinton nomination it’s four years of a Do-Nothing Trump.

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Rand and Humanism


Is Libertarianism compatible with Humanism?
Originally published on the Bluegrass Skeptic’s blog (now defunct) in 2015.

Modern Libertarianism is based largely on the works of Ayn Rand.  A glance at the philosophy section of the Ayn Rand institute and you’ll see it nearly mirrors the philosophy of the Libertarian Party. Both espouse civil liberties for all, and both desire Laissez Faire Capitalism.  In the realm of skepticism and education, Rand’s philosophies begin good enough, but once she gets to economics, politics and ethics, not so much.  But are these ideals compatible with Humanism?

A great philosopher, I forget which one, once mused that philosophy is the art of starting with premises no one rejects, and coming to conclusions no one accepts. This is (or should be) the case for Objectivism, Ayn Rand’s philosophy. Or as those past the age of 15 call it “being a selfish, spoiled brat.” Perhaps that is a little harsh, but only if you do not look into Rand’s philosophy. To do so is to see that at first, Rand’s philosophy is seductive to Humanists, but on a closer look, her philosophy is quite incompatible with Humanistic thought.

Ayn Rand’s ideas begins innocently enough, she asserts that reality is real (no brains in a vat), and that the observable universe is all that there is. For a Secular Humanist, we are good so far.  Though a Sectarian Humanist may depart ways here.  Rand’s philosophy leaves no room for God or other superstitions. For Rand, since the only reality is the observable universe, we must all face facts, no matter how uncomfortable and think critically to make use of those facts.  For the skeptic, this is spot on. For those with a soft spot for children (like me) we know a few comforting words can soothe a distraught child. For instance, I would never tell a child that mittens had to be gassed to death, rather I would say they had to put her to sleep.  Though I draw the line at kitty heaven claims.

Either way, none of the above are incompatible with Humanist thought. However, things begin to break down once we get to the rest of Rand’s philosophy. Rand’s work in ethics begins nice enough by claiming that divine command theory, getting our morals from a godhead, is wrong. Her conclusion on morality is that what is good moral behavior is what is in our own self interest. Since humans have no natural code of conduct, we must act in accordance to our needs. Sounds sexy, right?

It almost sounds Humanistic.  However, even though Humanists hold that morals definitely do not come from God, that is were the similarities end.  The selfish principle, or Egoism, is where Humanists part ways with Rand and the Libertarians. A Humanist’s base for morals is ending the needless suffering of fellow humans.  In Rand’s philosophy, such an endeavour is only moral if it is in your own self interest. Rand would be all for MMR vaccines for all so her children wouldn’t get sick (thus causing Rand to spend more money).  For a Humanist, vaccination is important to decrease the suffering of children for their own sake.  See the difference?

Another contention, is that Rand’s ethics are highly relative.  She claims that humans have no natural ideas of morality or “automatic codes of survival”.  While there are issues with this, it really has nothing to do with Humanism, so I will leave it for another day.  However, with Rand’s philosophy it is perfectly moral to manipulate people into supporting you.  You would be using your talents to their fullest potential to meet your needs.  If someone is out a few bucks, then they should face the facts and learn to think more critically.  In Rand’s philosophy, it is the often victim’s fault.

When we examine Rand’s economic philosophy, the part that Libertarians extol, we see a continuation of her selfish principle.  Rand believed in full Laissez-Faire Capitalism, a complete separation of Corporation and State. The only role the Government should have is to provide courts for law suits, and a police force to keep the rabble in line.  Laissez-Faire Capitalism not only doesn’t work, but in incompatible with Humanistic thought.  The reason is not just the distribution of wealth, but that of power too.

In Rand’s ideal State, and the ideal Libertarian State as well, the government is subservient to the corporation.  This is because the corporation has more power.  The EPA, USDA, FDA, SEC?  Forget them.  If human arms ground up in hamburger, useless drugs, flammable lakes, and insider trading are bad, then “the market” will correct the mistake.  Of course, the market means the myth of the free market.  I have already written about the “Free Market” here so for the sake of brevity I won’t recap the myth of the free market.

In ancient Greece both Hedon and Epicurius based their philosophies partly on self interest. Rand was not claiming that we should be Hedonists. That is the eat-drink-and-be-merry style of freedom. Nor was she advancing Epicurian thought, which rests on the same basic principles as Hedonism, but valued long term happiness through education and understanding and not in the moment pleasures. However, both philosophers acknowledged and respected that other people have the same rights as anyone else.  What Rand proposed, what Objectivism amounts to is a form of Might Makes Right.

To Rand, if a person can leverage you into doing their will, then they have the right to do so.  If a corporation (which is an extension of the people running it) can exploit its employees then it is because the employees are weak and deserve it.  If an entrepreneur destroys the environment to obtain wealth, then those in the environment who are too weak to stop it can simply move, or they too deserve to get what they get.  One must wonder what then Rand would have thought about rape and institutional racism.

A refugee from Stalinist Russia, Rand rejected only the Communist limitations on the economy, but in reality she championed and tried to justify Stalinist authoritarianism.  Stalin leveraged his way to the head of the Communist Party, and used his power, his strength to run the USSR according to his whim.  This is precisely where Rand’s philosophy takes you.  It is also why Social-Darwinists love her so much.  Ironically, Rand hated Stalin and his USSR, and yet a Stalinist style of government is where it ultimately leads.  The only difference is that Stalin would have began as a CEO and not as a lackey to Lenin.

The goal of Humanism is the exact opposite of this.  The primary principle of Humanism can be summed up as “alleviating unnecessary suffering of our fellow humans”.  All endeavors should be towards this end.  This means we must protect the planet (our environment), feed the hungry, educate the youth, etc. etc. etc.  To ensure that everyone has access to opportunity, and necessities, they must be enfranchised equally within the government, which necessitates limits on personal power, and at times wealth.  While such a state may sound socialist, it is not necessarily so.  Humanism itself does not concern itself with economic ideals in so much that the economic system does not contribute to suffering.  This makes Humanism pragmatic, and not idealistic, like Objectivism.

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10 Mistakes of the Indoctrinated.


The following is by a guest writer, Lawrence Tomas, who originally posted this to the Freethinkers United Facebook page.

THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THAT ALL CHRISTIANS MAKE
Almost all Christians (followers of Christianity) make one tragic mistake in the very beginning when they first accept the religion and yes…it is a whopper!
Becoming a Christian at the tender age of 12 years old, I never knew of course that I was making this mistake.
But now that I see the mistake, it’s impossible to keep quiet about it! I can’t keep quiet… nor should I keep quiet. I have to share this…so listen close!
HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS…
It usually begins at a young age when someone (parent, friend or family member) approaches you and they ask you the famous question…
“If you died right now, do you know for sure you would go to Heaven?”
They then proceed to tell you the Gospel story how that 2,000 years ago, God loved you and sent his son Jesus to die on a cross to save you from your sins and save you from going to Hell.
Well, if the timing is right, this particular confrontation is too overwhelming and as it tugs on your heart strings, you somehow feel obligated to repent and ask Jesus to save you.
If you ask any questions, they are quickly shut down and we are told…
“We don’t go by factual evidence or proof, we accept it by “faith”. Jesus said to “only believe”. He also said that the devil will lie to us and try to deceive us into disbelieving. Trust me…it is all true…I promise you!”
So we do what we are told and accept it by faith without seeing any evidence what soever to back any of it up…none…zero.
SO WHAT IS THE BIG MISTAKE!
THE BIG MISTAKE IS….We never check any of it out…
1. We never do any research to see if Jesus actually existed.
2. We never do any research to see if the apostles actually existed.
3. We never do any research to see who actually wrote the Roman New Testament…the hows, whys, whens and wheres…we never check any of that out.
4. We never do any research to see who actually started this religion and why?
5. We never do any research to see if the Apostle Paul who allegedly wrote over half of the New Testament actually existed or started any churches.
6. We never do any research to see if the Hebrew/Roman Bible is historically, scientifically and archaeologically accurate & correct. We never do any research to see if what the ancient Hebrews were telling us… was factually sound and 100% true.
7. We never do any research to see if any of the so called “Church Fathers” were legit and actually telling us the truth.
8. We never do any research to see if any of the Old Testament Bible characters were legit and actually existed.
9. We never do any research into the ancient Romans to understand the religious culture & political climate which existed in Rome during the 1st Century CE. We never do any research into the ancient Judean Hebrews to understand the religious culture & political climate which existed in Palestine during the 1st Century CE.
10. We never do any research to see that Imperial Rome had their dirty hands upon this new Christian religion from the very beginning and that the entire Gospel Story is nothing more than a fabricated Roman lie.
NO…we never checked anything out for authenticity…we just went with it. We accepted the entire story upon the basis of “faith” and never spent ONE MINUTE of our time to see if any of it was ever true.
Then we start going to church where we are told if we question anything it displeases God and we are to accept & believe everything on “Faith Alone”. This brainwashing usually continues until we die unless we have an “epiphany” and somehow come to our senses which most people never do.
Yup…Christians have been taught to believe that the church was born 2,000 years ago and that’s the big mistake. They naively assume that everyone has been telling them the 100% absolute truth from the ancient Romans down to the modern day Christian ministers.
We believe and accept it without doing any research whatsoever…we just go with it because someone told us to. We buy into and believe the greatest hoax that mankind has ever seen. What we thought was true (the Bible), turns out to be 66 separate books which are nothing than mythical fabricated fairytales.
And it’s a whopper of a mistake because it controls & colors every single aspect of our thinking and being. We become a Christian, develop an imaginary friend, and spend the rest of our lives thinking we are immortal and that we are going to live forever in a paradise. This false beliefism will control us and our family for the remainder of our natural lives.
QUESTION: Then who is to blame for making this monumental mistake?
ANSWER: YOU and YOU alone. Because you never took the time to do any personal investigation or research. You just believed the lies and for doing that you payed or are still paying a great price…
WAKE UP!

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