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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 14 2012

Blasphemy Song

(May be sung to the tune of “Oh Tanenbaum,” aka “Oh Christmas Tree.”) Oh, blasphemy, oh blasphemy We sing thy praise sweet blasphemy Through blasphemy we say to thee There are no gods that we can see No Allah or Persephone No Jesus, Zeus, or trinity From myths that cause us injury Blasphemy can keep …

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Apr 12 2012

Teaching “Creationism” is a Form of Terrorism and of Child Abuse.

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”                                               Edmund Burke “The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.”   William Butler Yeats   There have been seminal events in human history, that, save for knowledge, guts, and skill, or sometimes even caprice, …

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Apr 10 2012

Two Lines

The future waits in one of two great lines, two endless human queues And each of us is in one line—there is no other line to choose. Our journey as human creatures has fashioned these two lines With very different features following very different signs. Through kingdoms and through ages these lines unbroken run One …

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Apr 08 2012

After Jesus Rode Into Jerusalem On An Ass, Part VI, or Jesus Goes Missing From His Tomb.

It is Easter. The Sunday after the Sunday when Jesus Rode into Jerusalem on an ass. The story reaches temporary end. There are Easter Sunrise Services put on by lots of different Christian denominations. For this is the very guts of Christianity. The celebrants believe that because the tomb into which Jesus was laid on …

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Apr 07 2012

After Jesus Rode into Jerusalem on an Ass, Part V, or Jesus Dead All Day.

It is “Holy Saturday” following “Good Friday,” previously discussed, of “Holy Week.” When Jesus was on the cross yesterday, Friday, things were quite busy. The bible reports that various people visited him while hanging; the soldiers who nailed him gambled for his clothes (this part was the inspiration for the novel and movie “The Robe”); …

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Apr 06 2012

After Jesus Rode into Jerusalem on an Ass, Part IV, or Jesus Was Nailed.

Flagellates scourging themselves; people hanging on crosses; people climbing up cathedral stairs, abrading their knees. All causing pain, and producing blood, the staple of Christian beliefs and practice. It is Good Friday, the day they nailed Jesus. According to the bible, Jesus was seized by the Jewish ruling body, the Sanhedrin, late Thursday night, or …

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Apr 05 2012

After Jesus Rode into Jerusalem on an Ass, Part III, or Busy Day—Last Supper Later.

If blasphemy is not your thing, or if you are offended by making fun of ridiculous religious beliefs, you would be well advised to go to another blog, read your bible, or go to a meeting of fellow travelers caught up in the world of Christian religious myth. You have been warned. It is not …

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Apr 04 2012

After Jesus Rode into Jerusalem on an Ass. Part II, or God Hates Figs.

Of the four gospel writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, only Matthew and Mark report the following incident. Sometime after Jesus went on a rampage (or, as Mark would have it, before he did) and knocked over tables and flung money about in the temple, while using a whip he had made of ropes, we …

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Apr 02 2012

After Jesus Rode into Jerusalem on an Ass. Part I.

Jesus needed to go into Jerusalem because that was where he was to be killed as a blood sacrifice to his Father God on Friday of that week and where he was to rise from the dead on the first day of the following week. He knew that. It was part of the deal. Jesus, …

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Apr 01 2012

Edwin Speaks

Press Release For Immediate Release: Who: Edwin Kagin, National Legal Director for American Atheists What: will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on why people believe in gods and on “The American Religious Civil War (ARCW)” When: 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 5th, 2012. Where: Herndon Lounge, Richmond, Kentucky. Admission is free. Edwin Edwin Kagin National Legal …

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