Yes, it's been quiet here.
We got a dog and Wadena has been in a bad mood for months.
Perhaps we'll write again......perhaps not.
Cats are funny that way.
Anyhow, peruse the archives if you wish.
Afghan Election: Hardly anybody votes......but American media try to portray it as a victory for democracy. How stupid do they think we are? The people didn't vote because the candidates are American puppets. Everybody in Afghanistan knows that.
What a farce. The dying goes on unabated.
How long can this shameful charade go on?
More Hurt for Target--Viva Target Boycott
I'm seeing a truly unusual amount of new target advertising on television, which shows that the boycott is hurting them and forcing them to spend a lot more money on advertising than they gave to the Tea Party Candidates. Keep it up and make them suffer. If corporations can buy elections--your vote means nothing.
Saul Paul: Creator of the Christ Myth and Christian Hero
It is truly odd when Christians ask normal people to prove that "Christ" is a myth invented by the man Saul/Paul. Are they really so deeply brainwashed that they can fail to perceive the silliness of their request?
They think that it's "opinion" to call an unproven myth........a myth. How odd, but Christians are nothing if not bursting with odd ideas.
They have no proof that Jesus ever lived. Zero. Just Christian opinion. He only exists in fictional form in the writings of the religious huckster Saul/Paul and his followers.
It is claimed that Jesus the man was a great teacher with many disciples in the early part of the First Century.
Ok......that's potentially true and very possible. But, let's be real....there is no more hard evidence for it than there is hard evidence that Huckleberry Finn and his disciple Jim existed. They were all characters in books. That's a fact.
But it gets worse for the Christian. Thanks to Saul/Paul, the story GREW from believable all the way to ludicrous.
Some years after Jesus died, Saul/Paul got a brilliant idea. If he jazzed up the Jesus Stories, he could sell the religion to the Gentiles and make a lot of money.
He would need some real exciting stuff, though. Demons, miracles, walking on water, speaking in tongues, prophecy, cannibalistic flesh-eating-blood-drinking ceremonies......and resurrections and a free pass to heaven. Yes.....that's the ticket!
Perfect. In Saul/Paul's imaginative story, Jesus became...... "THE CHRIST," an immortal who had died so that his followers could live forever. At the end of time Jesus would come back and kill everybody who disagreed with him and his followers would then rule the world as immensely wealthy kings.
NOTE: Saul/Paul borrowed almost every bit of this bizarre religious circus from the legends of Osirus and other old stories, but the Gentiles didn't care (and today's Christians don't even know).
It was fun and new and it became the hot new religion and spread like wildfire through the Gentile world.
The Jewish disciples of Jesus (assuming they ever existed) were quickly forgotten. Their religion had been based on righteousness and good behavior.........was that popular?
Not so much. Boring, actually.
The NEW "Christ" religion had demons, miracles, walking on water, speaking in tongues, prophecy, cannibalistic flesh-eating-blood-drinking ceremonies......and resurrections and a free pass to heaven--now THAT'S more like it!!!
The down side was this: Christians were dangerous. They did not play well with others.
Look at it this way: If your God is going to come back at the end of time and kill all the people who don't agree with you and Him--could it hurt to kill some of the bad people now and steal their stuff?
Thus Christians became the greatest murderers the world has ever known.......and to this very day, in Iraq, Palestine, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan, etc., they kill for plunder and hegemony.
Thank Saul/Paul. Jesus (assuming he did exist) had nothing to do with it. Saul/Paul just used him.
No evidence for Jesus. No evidence for Christ. No proof of any of it......but more and more scholars are becoming convinced that Saul/Paul was one of the greatest liars that ever existed. (Look to the writings of Hyam Maccoby for the most concise and logical work of all.)
And, of course, there is plenty of proof that the Christians became the greatest oppressors and murderers in history.......it's called "history."
Boycott Target and Send Emmer Home
The Target Corporation is supporting Tea Party Republican Tom Emmer--who donated money to a Christian group that supports killing gays.
Emmer is the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor.
Emmer wants wages reduced for waiters.
He thinks waiters make $100,000 a year in undisclosed tips.
He wants reduced sentences for DWI offenders.
He has had two DWI convictions himself and refuses to answer when asked if he still drinks.
Emmer is clearly either drunk or crazy.
It is not clear whether the Target Corporation is drunk or crazy or both.
What You Didn't Know About the Fourth of July
What you don't know about the Fourth of July--The reason taxes were so high in 1776 was simple. England was almost bankrupt due to the cost of keeping the American Colonies safe from the French, who had attacked us ten years earlier. The English rescued us and our founding fathers repaid them by attacking them.
Obama War Crimes--Predator Drones
Leon Panetta, full of outright lies on Sunday morning television--a stark illustration of how Obama has gone horribly astray with Predator Drone strikes. It is murder to routinely and regularly kill children because an adult among them might be a threat to America. Anyone who supports this murder is complicit in the murder. These are war crimes.