Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Christianity - The Biggest Scam and Ponzi Scheme of All Time

So you think Bernard Madoff's 60 Billion Dollar scam was an all-time record? Think again. The biggest scam in history is Christianity, which has been going on now for over 2000 years and shows no sign of faltering. The amounts of money, treasure, lives and destruction involved are staggeringly uncountable.

Christians are commanded to believe in their God, and Jesus Christ, the 'Son of God', from whom the name 'Christian' is coined. They are told in the Bible to believe by faith alone since, "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1)

In other words, it doesn't matter there's no proof, 'just believe because we say it is so'.

They are told that the all the proof needed is in the Christian Bible, which is composed of two parts - the 'Old' and the 'New' Testaments - as interpreted by their all-too-human Christian leaders:

Jesus, the 'Son of God' referred to the Old Testament as the "Word of God" which "cannot be broken" (John 10:35).

He said, "until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished" (Matt. 5:18).

Paul added, "All Scripture is God-breathed" (2 Tim. 3:16).

It came "out of the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4).

Although human authors recorded the messages, "prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:20-21).

Christians are commanded to believe in the Bible without question, because everything contained therein is the 'True Word of God' under this so-called logic:

God cannot err.
The Bible is the Word of God.

Therefore, the Bible cannot err.

God Cannot Err!

And, when questioned about possible inconsistencies or errors in the Bible - no matter how many or how ridiculous - Christians invariably reply the Burden of Proof (of the error) is on the critic - not the Bible! It's sort of the 'Mother of all Catch-22's'!

This is mirrored in a Christian (I suppose) bumper sticker I once saw:

God Said It; I Believe It; That Settles It!

Is there any wonder the current Christian leader of our country George W. Bush appreciates and uses this approach?

Evangelical Christians - and ALL Christians are commanded by Jesus in the Bible to be evangelical, though not all are in fact - relentlessly seek to * export their 'faith' to others around the world. They spend billions of dollars to 'convert the wicked and Godless', with their de facto definition of 'Godless' being 'non-Christian'. They piously claim to be fulfilling the 'Spiritual Needs of native peoples' by bringing them the 'Word of God' and 'salvation'. In the process they destroyed the lives and cultures of millions of people around the world over the centuries, while robbing them of treasure and sustenance. They have have been responsible for millions of deaths through their forcible 'conversion' and 'perfection' of non-Christians. Like some Islamics, they seem none too concerned if millions of innocent 'heretics' and non-believers must die in the process.

Over a period of about 300 years from 1484 to 1782, Christian churches put to death over 300,000 women accused of witchcraft in Europe and America. Incredibly, Christians later insisted with straight faces, the witch hunts were a 'result of theological misapplication and the people involved were penitent'.

You see, if you are a Christian, you can be forgiven for anything - except disbelief!

We have all heard of the 'Inquisitions' (of which there are four recognized), where heretics and apostates were punished and put to death - often by burning at the stake - for 'heresy' and 'apostasy' , which were defined as questioning, or opposition to the doctrine of the Roman Catholic or Orthodox Christian Churches. Many non-Catholic Christians ('protestants') were victims. Any protestant falling into the hands of authorities in Catholic countries - through shipwreck or otherwise for example, was subject to be tried and punished for heresy or apostasy.

Galileo Galilei - the great astronomer, mathematician and philosopher of the 16th and 17th centuries was tried and convicted of heresy by the Roman Catholic church. His sin was proving the Earth orbited the sun. This ran contrary to church doctrine, which placed Earth at the center of the universe. Galileo's inconvenient fact is also inconsistent with the literal meaning of scripture - and incidentally unreconciled even today, with the excuse that it's all in how scripture is interpreted! Galileo was forced to 'recant' and spent the last years of his life under house arrest.

Incredibly, there are still some Catholics today who muleheadedly insist the church was right and Galileo was wrong, even though they admit the heliocentric ('Copernician Theory') was correct as far as it went. They maintain Galilieo brought all his troubles on himself by being so public with his opinions and proof. In other words they want things both ways in the Christian tradition of never admitting error in the smallest degree. Ever. I assume that must be what a 'perfected' Christian is all about, a la Ann Coulter.

And then there were 'The Crusades' - seven in all, which took hundreds of thousands if not millions of lives. Pope 'Innocent III' (what an ironic name!) avowed salvation could be bought simply by going on a Crusade - to 'convert' apostates at the point of a sword! There was even a (disputed) 'Children's Crusade' of up to 30,000 children and/or poor people who marched towards Jerusalem to 'peaceably convert' the Muslims there. When the Mediterranean Sea did not part as planned, many were sold into slavery or otherwise died. According to contemporary accounts, none returned home.

One overriding theme is evident throughout 'Christianity' to this day, and that is the wealth of the church and its leaders, at the expense of their followers. This is the biggest scam of all time, and still in full flower, with millions of 'victims' willing and eager to contribute, up to everything they own.

Take Pat Robertson for one well-known example. There are thousands of others, with perhaps the greatest offender of all being the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

* "(19) Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, (20) and teach them to do everything I have told you. I will be with you always, even until the end of the world." Matthew 28:19-20

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Entertainment Value of Republican Politicians

I want to go on record that I heartily & sincerely appreciate all the efforts by Republicans over the past couple years to entertain and amaze the rest of the American public. You know, we've had everything from the cross-dressing Rudolph Guilianni;

. . . to Florida Representative Mark Foley who loved nothing better than turning over new 'pages' in his life - only he obviously meant those of the Congressional page boy sort:

And, of course, who can ever forget Republican Senator Larry Craig of Idaho,
who solicited gay sex in a Minneapolis airport restroom stall. Craig first claimed (in court), "Yep. I de Ho, I'm guilty as sin." but, then came back to say, 'Wait a minute now, I am NOT de Ho, and I never should have admitted 'I'm guilty as sin'. I'm actually and completely as pure as the driven snow!"

And he went on to RESIGN his US Senate seat, then flip-flopped 180 degrees on us - after we were so expectant and all - and UNRESIGNED his seat, apparently saying, "I demand do-overs!"

What's not to love about the entertainment value these ever-lovin' Republican good ol' boys provide for the rest of us? Whoo-Ah!

And by golly, I've stumbled across yet another fine, upstanding, anti-gay Republican legislator, Florida State Representative Bob Allen, who has been forced to bite the er, uh, uh, er, 'dust'' and resign his seat. Who, in spite of all his personal anti-gay efforts and convictions, this poor, innocent victim has been forced into the act of soliciting gay sex - in the form of offering to 'give a $20 blow job' in fear for his very life:

And, what's so greatly entertaining about this guy Bob Allen, is that he offered to pay for, and perform the sex act only because he was 'afraid of black men'. That's what you do right? When you're afraid of someone, a black guy, you just tell the guy, "Hey man. I'll give you $20 if you'll just let me give you a blow job!"

Right? Kind of a 'Catch 22' eh? Damned if you do, damned if you don't! What is it with those Florida boys anyway?

And, three and a half months prior to this signal event, John McCain had appointed this ol' boy as his Florida campaign manager!

I mean, God almighty Damn! You just can't make this kind of stuff up!,2933,289137,00.html

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Holy Cow - you just can't make this kind of stuff up!

Wow! I've been turning over some rocks looking into some of the stuff swirling around Sen. Ted Stevens and his attempts to get his seven felony convictions overturned. This is pretty bizarre.

Some new information is turning up concerning Bill Allen (the ex-VECO CEO) and his modus operandi. During Stevens' trial, Allen's nephew Dave Anderson submitted an affidavit which helped convict the senator. Now Anderson is trying to disown the affidavit and claiming that among other things, that Allen has a murder plot against his life

Recall that one of Allens' conditions demanded for cooperating with the FBI on prosecuting Stevens and the other Corrupt Bastards, was that his own children (Allen's) be left alone and not charged with anything. In other words, Bill himself would take the fall for everything. (I got the same sort of impression when Bernard Madoff confessed' to his two sons who then 'turned' him in. This is the ponzi scheme affair where Madoff is accused of stealing $60 Billion from investors.)

Now, new information about Dave Anderson, an ex-VECO employee who worked on Steven's 'cabin' is coming out. Anderson you will recall, says he submittecd an affidavit believing he and twelve others had an immunity agreement with the FBI. The FBI disagrees, and now Anderson says he submitted false information in the affidavit, and Stevens' lawyer is trying to get the convictions thrown out using that as one excuse.

Anderson also claimed that an Anchorage journalist 'saw documents' which would validate his claim for immunity.

Now, here's some background from that very journalist on the claim, and on Allen's almost unbelievably evil activities. If any of this is true, it is revealing of the methods Bill Allen apparently operated under. Murder plots and bulldozing the guy's house? This old boy is a real bully and doozy - and apparently totally used to getting his way. Holy Cow - you just can't make this kind of stuff up!