Category Archives: Religion

Horror Show Sunday: Sexual Emergency

As long as we’re talking about Muslim rape, we can’t miss the case of Amir A., a 20-year old Iraqi immigrant to Austria, who in December 2015, visited a local pool in Theresienbad in the capital city of Vienna.  During the course of the day, he saw a 10-year old boy who he followed into the bathroom and violently sexually assaulted him before calmly returning to his day of fun.  Amir was practicing diving off the diving board when the police arrived to arrest him.

And of course, to Amir, raping a boy in the bathroom to such a degree that he required surgery to repair the injuries, that’s just fine and dandy under Islam.  This should have been another case, just like last week’s, where the courts threw him in prison for years.  But this is liberal Europe we’re talking about here, so we know that’s just not what happened.  In fact, Amir says that he didn’t know that the boy didn’t want to be raped.  I’ll let that sink in for a minute.  He didn’t know that the boy didn’t want to be violently sexually assaulted in the bathroom.  Sure.  Anyhow, Amir says he didn’t know and the idiot liberals in Austria bought it.

Well how about this?  It doesn’t matter if the boy wanted it or not, the boy is a minor and pedophilia is illegal, whether the minor wanted it or not!  But according to Amir, this was a “sexual emergency” because his wife had remained behind in Iraq and he hadn’t had sex in 4 months.  That sounds like a perfect excuse for violently anally raping an innocent boy!

The courts are still holding Amir, pending a revisiting of his verdict in a regional court, but the boy’s mother, a refugee herself, is furious.  She says she regrets telling her five children to treat refugees just like anyone else and I agree.  Refugees need to be held to the same standards as anyone else, they do not deserve special treatment regardless of where they come from or what their beliefs are.  Amir deserves to rot in prison and if it is true that Muslims like Amir and our rapist from last week are simply ignorant of civilized society, they shouldn’t be permitted to live in it.

But hey, it’s Horror Show Sunday.  What more can we expect?

Why Are Theists So Stupid?

I got into a short squabble with an irrational theist today whose answer to any given question is “the Bible provides all the answers”.  It doesn’t matter what you’re talking about, the Bible is the one and only source of all wisdom, ever.  It doesn’t make a difference if you point out that she’s just wrong, she keeps insisting that the Bible is all you need, period, full stop, end of story.

So I got kind of tired of this and I decided to call her on it.  I asked her to provide any evidence of any kind that the Bible has any valid answers to any questions whatsoever.  Give me something beyond “I say so”.  But of course, she’s completely incapable of that, she says “it feels right to me”, therefore, that’s all she needs.  It feels right to her, therefore it has to be right for everyone.

Now I knew I was wasting my time on a complete idiot, but I was bored so I continued.  “People claim that the Vedas or the Qur’an or Dianetics “feel” right too.  Does that make those books right for everyone?”  Nope!  It doesn’t feel right to her, therefore it can’t be right for anyone.  She’s right, everyone else is wrong, so there!

Unfortunately, this is the majority of the theists I talk to.  “I want to feel good, therefore whatever makes me feel good is right, I don’t care if it’s actually true or not!”  And when you point this out to them, they still refuse to get it!  What is wrong with these people?

That’s a question I find myself asking more and more these days, what the hell is wrong with the religious, that they cannot see the reality that smacks them directly in the face?  Their theological blinders are completely immovable despite all efforts to do so.  I got to the point where I just walked away from the idiot theist because beating my head against her wall of absolute ignorance would do no good.  What was the point?  She cares only about feelings, even though she denies it, there is no place in her little fantasy world for reality, all I can do is let her stew in her echo chamber of ignorance.  It’s sad, but what can you do?

Horror Show Sunday: Legal in Muslimland

This is what happens when you come from a hyper-religious primitive culture and somehow think that your crazy beliefs are somehow acceptable in the outside world.  Mufiz Rahaman, a 20-year old Muslim man, raped a 10-year old boy in his Sydney, Australia home because he thought it was just fine to do so.

According to Rahaman, who is a Rohingya Muslim immigrant from Myanmar, that bastion of Islamic peace that keeps hacking atheists to death with machetes, raping young children is perfectly fine where he comes from!  It’s not bad to sexually abuse children!  Why would he ever think there was anything wrong with it?

Rahaman went into the boy’s room and pulled his pants down and raped him.  Afterwards, he offered to give the boy money when his father discovered them, still naked.  Rahaman tried to deny the act, but what can you do when you’re caught on top of a young boy with his pants around his ankles?  The boy admitted he was raped and Rahaman was taken into custody and ultimately convicted of the crime.  He was sentenced to 5 years in prison and the judge noted that he believed Rahaman had a very high likelihood of re-offending upon release.

But sure, there’s nothing wrong with Islam at all, right?  It’s not violent, right?  Muslims never do anything wrong, right?  Because pedophilia is in the Qur’an, they shouldn’t be held accountable to secular laws, right?  But the fact is, sexual abuse of this kind isn’t allowed in Myanmar either, so I guess Muslims can’t be expected to tell the truth when they’re caught with their pants down either. This is what happens when your religion is more important than the law.  I’m glad this guy got put away, just like every Muslim who cares more about Sharia than the secular laws where they live.  They should not be allowed to roam free.  But this is just another story on Horror Show Sunday.  What do I know, right?

Horror Show Sunday: Men Shouldn’t Control Women

You might think that this is a story about men, specifically Islamic men as if that’s any surprise, trying to control women, but you’d be wrong.  We all know that Islam treats women like second class citizens but what happens when you get someone who recognizes that fact and speaks out against it?  You get Saudi Arabia jailing a man who dared to suggest that men shouldn’t control women, as if that’s a shock.

The man was imprisoned for a year and charged an $8000 fine for daring to say that Saudi Arabia’s guardianship rules, that give men far-reaching control over the lives of men, should be ended.  The man announced his ideas on Twitter as well as posters that he put up in two local mosques.  He said that he was launching an awareness campaign after finding that some of his female relatives were being abused by their male family members.

But this man is not alone, in fact, thousand of Saudi citizens signed a petition to end Muslim guardianship of women, which the courts claimed was started by this unnamed man.  In Saudi Arabia, women are not permitted to drive and a male family member must give women permission to attend any schooling, travel, or even be out in the world alone.  Female inmates must be released to a male guardian and if the guardian refuses to accept her, she can languish in prison forever, long after her sentence has been served.

We all know that Islam sucks, but when it’s willing to imprison anyone who dares to question their methods, it’s time for people to stand up and demand change.  I have no idea why the U.S. maintains any kind of friendly relationship with Saudi Arabia, considering what a horrible place it is.  Oh wait, oil, now I remember.  Selling out our values for a commodity is disgusting.  Islam is disgusting.  We need to look elsewhere.  It’s Horror Show Sunday for a reason, you know.

Horror Show Sunday: Light Your Daughter Up!

As long as we’re in that part of the world, let’s do another story about how awful Islam is, where a mother decided to light her daughter on fire in one of those wonderful “honor killings”.  Yeah, that ought to be fun.

Parveen Bibi of Pakistan beat her daughter when she married a man that her family did not approve of.  She, along with her son, then lit 18-year old Zeenat Rafiq on fire, killing her.  But it’s all for “honor”, you see.  Tell me another one.

A Pakistani court found Bibi guilty of the murder and sentenced her to death, while finding her son, Anees Rafique, guilty as an accessory to the murder and sentenced him to life in prison.

Hassan Khan, Zeenat’s husband, told reporters, “When she told her parents about us, they beat her so severely she was bleeding from her mouth and nose.”  A week after the marriage, her parents promised they wanted to reconcile and even though Zeenat was doubtful, she felt she had to go and give them a chance.  It was the last act she would ever take.  Authorities say they found signs of strangulation and beating on the body before Bibi poured kerosene on her and lit her on fire.

Of course, Bibi showed no signs of remorse for killing her daughter, something that was taken into account by the courts as they sentenced her to a very well deserved death.  Burning would be appropriate, don’t you think?

This kind of thing is absurdly common in the Muslim world and I’ve done many stories on it in the past. On average, 1000 women are murdered by their families in Pakistan every year in the name of “honor”. But it isn’t honorable, it’s despicable and cloaking it in the name of religion doesn’t change that fact. That’s why Muslim honor killings will continue to show up on Horror Show Sunday, likely forever, because these people are never going to change, at least not voluntarily.  Religion has poisoned their minds.  We need to do away with religion altogether.

Horror Show Sunday: Muslim Pedophiles

Hey, we hear about Catholic Priests diddling kids all the time, but Muslims are every bit as guilty. It’s not surprising, since their prophet screwed a child and they’re apparently good with it, but hey, might as well keep the abuse rolling, right?

In Afghanistan, a Muslim cleric in his 60s has been arrested for marrying a 6-year old girl. The cleric claims the girl was sent to him as “a gift”, but the girl says she’s afraid of her “husband”.

The priest, who lived in the village of Ghor in central Afghanistan, says he married the  girl as a “religious offering” and added that her parents were not only aware of the marriage, but completely supported it.  Well sure, when everyone shares the same religious mind poison, it’s no surprise that they all buy into the same religious horrors.  “The girl was given to me as a gift and we were married so I could raise her,said Mohammad Karim, the cleric who was arrested for child endangerment.After the parents gave their daughter to me, they said, ‘you can take her wherever you want.

Well, after the arrest, the parents decided to backpedal, claiming that their daughter was kidnapped and they were completely unaware.  According to Mohammad Zeman Azami, the deputy police commander of Ghor, “We spoke to her parents and they strongly deny they attended the wedding. On the phone, the parents told me their daughter was kidnapped.”

Afghan law sets the legal limits for marriage at 16 for girls and 18 for boys, although with parental consent, 15 year old girls can be married under the law.  For many poor families, girls are considered a financial burden and getting rid of them as quickly as possible is seen as a solution to the problem.

I wish I could say that this was a surprise but we all know it isn’t.  Pedophilia is extremely common in the religious world, where religious leaders use their positions of power to encourage parents to give over their children for marriage or sexual gratification.  Let’s be honest, would these parents have given their daughter over to a cleric had it not been for the religion aspect?  I find that highly suspect.  But that’s just one more reason why Horror Show Sunday is so necessary.  It exposes these religious cockroaches where they hide, right in plain sight where decent people ought to stomp them out of existence.

 

Horror Show Sunday: Double Tap

Hey, when you can’t get what you want, commit murder and call it a religious right.  In Pakistan, a wealthy Muslim landowner shot a 2-year old boy in the head after his Christian father refused to work for free.

Haji Rasheed refused to pay Samsoon Masih, a member of the local Christian minority, the money he was owed for painting Rasheed’s house.  Rasheed and his son then broke into Masih’s house, firing indiscriminately, injuring two and killing Masih’s 2-year old son, Ayaan, with a bullet to the head.

“The Pakistani government should help develop a sense of patience and equality in society. Muslims should not consider members of other religions insects or animals to be killed with impunity. We will do our best to obtain justice,” said Aneeqa Maria Anthony, coordinator of “The Voice,” an organization that works to protect minority groups in Pakistan.

This is hardly the first story I’ve done where Muslims, in Middle Eastern Muslim-dominated nations, treat non-Muslims like garbage.  Who cares?  It’s just a Christian or a Jew or a Buddhist or an atheist. They’re scum anyhow, right?  They’re going to hell, let’s just help them on their way.  It doesn’t matter.

Christians in Pakistan, who are a distinct minority, often suffer violent attacks by Islamic radicals but get little protection from officials.  They have also been pushed to take drugs, or become trapped in the drug trades, and a Christian man was hacked to death by a group of Muslim drug dealers who were trying to sell drugs to children as they exited his Christian church.

Of course, this isn’t just a Muslim problem, Christians suffer from it as well.  It all comes down to “I’m better than you because my god can beat up your god”.  But it really is all childish because none of their gods are actually real.  But religion puts people into camps, the good and the bad, the saved and the damned, and when you’re convinced the people on the other side of the fence are evil, it isn’t a big step to treating them as if they were sub-human.  But really, it’s the religious assholes that wind up on Horror Show Sunday that are sub-human.  They’ve done it to themselves.  And it’s pathetic.

Horror Show Sunday: I Have a Lawyer…

Jesus has forgiven me!

These religious people are just so well-adjusted, right?  Well, not really.  In Vancouver, a man who was convicted of molesting an 8-year old girl fired his third lawyer because he claimed he already had a lawyer and his name was Jesus Christ.

“I have a lawyer. His name is Jesus Christ and he’s representing me in this courtroom today. And he’s going to speak truly today and going to address this court today providing you give me that opportunity,” said molester David Alan Lessor.  When the judge denied him the chance to rant about his religion, Lessor continued, “But my Jesus Christ, my Lord and my saviour, has forgiven me and pardoned me and found me not guilty.”

Yeah, this guy sounds stable.

Lessor went on to say that “I have a friend, the holy spirit, the angels of God are here,” and that “being heard by all of heaven. I’m going to strongly advise you that my God will send his angels to deliver me from your hands.”  Sure.  How’s that going for you?

Why is it that the crazier someone is, the more likely they are to try religious grandstanding?  This is hardly the first story I’ve told of someone who tried the “God will get me out of jail” card and it never goes well for them.  This guy needs serious psychological counseling and a rubber room.  I just don’t know how different he is from millions of religious believers who actually believe this imaginary friend crap but refuse to be open about it, knowing how horrible it will make them look.  Sorry, having a filter doesn’t make you any more sane than someone without one.

But crazy is what the religious are, Horror Show Sunday is just a small exercise in demonstrating their craziness to the world.  Hopefully this guy gets the help he needs, but the one thing we all know he won’t get is psychological help getting rid of his absurd belief in the supernatural.  That’s one form of insanity that is enshrined in human culture.  Sad, isn’t it?

Taking Another Look at Contact (1997)

I just re-watched the 1997 movie Contact, starring Jodie Foster and adapted from the Carl Sagan book.  I hadn’t seen it since the late 90s or so, but it was sitting on Amazon Prime, so why not?

But the one thing that I think has really changed since the last time I saw it is my reaction to the religious content in the movie.  Last time, from what I can remember, I tolerated it.  This time I absolutely hated it.

I honestly had a rather violent reaction this time, truth be told.  When the religious assholes were demanding that Jodie Foster’s character couldn’t go because she didn’t believe in God, I wanted to throttle them. Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot less tolerant of religious horse shit.

I mean, I still like the movie in general, but I’ve started to notice that it really makes Jodie Foster’s character start to look a lot more religious, especially at the end.  She has to play into every single religious trope that they set up in her path, she had to parrot back all of the mindless religious tripe they had said to her throughout the movie.  And in the end, there was a grand religious conspiracy to keep her discredited.  Religion clearly won in the end, although it was an underhanded, devious victory.

And that’s not how the book ended at all.  But I haven’t read the book in a very long time either. Either way, the movie really pissed me off this time through.  I would have been much happier if it had been Arroway fighting against incessant irrationality in the world and winning, but she lost.  Irrationality won. And that’s just not the kind of movie I want to see.  I know Sagan died before the movie came out but something in me wants to think that he’d be metaphorically spinning in his grave over what it turned out to be.

But hey, what do I know, right?

Horror Show Sunday: Slitting Throats for Allah

This is a case of  two religious groups going to war, and police should have seen it coming.  Back in July of 2016, Jacques Hamel, a Catholic priest in northern France, was attacked by two knife-wielding Muslims, one of whom slit his throat for Allah.

“They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that’s when the tragedy happened,” said Sister Danielle, a nun who escaped the scene. “They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It’s a horror,”

Both assailants were shot by police as they tried to flee.  Eyewitnesses report they were both shouting “Allahu Akbar!”  One of them was carrying three knives, plus some fake explosives and the other had fake explosives and a kitchen timer wrapped in aluminum foil in his backpack.

But the attacker, 19-year-old Adel Kermiche, was wearing a police electronic monitoring bracelet at the time he was shot by authorities.  He was a well known ISIS sympathizer who had been arrested back in 2015 in Germany while trying to join Syrian extremists using his brother’s identification.  He was arrested again in Turkey a few months later using his cousin’s ID.  In fact, it was Kermiche’s family who reported him to authorities because they suspected he was becoming radicalized and wanted to keep him from running off to the Middle East to join ISIS.  Part of Kermiche’s sentence was to report his whereabouts to police every day, plus wear a tracking bracelet.  Unfortunately, it allowed him to turn off the bracelet for several hours every morning, which is when the attack took place.

There was a list found in Kermiche’s apartment detailing other attacks that the two planned to carry out. At the time of the attack, France was in the midst of a string of terrorist attacks that claimed 147 lives.  So much for the religion of peace, huh?  But this is pretty standard for Horror Show Sunday.  Religion ruins lives and poisons minds.  It causes people to do insane things in the name of imaginary gods. And that’s why it has to be stopped.

Horror Show Sunday: Catholic Child Rape

I far too often report on Catholic priests who get away with molesting children, but I’m happy to say that this time, they got exactly what they deserved.  A Catholic priest from Kerala, India, was sentenced to a double-life sentence after being convicted of molestation of a minor.

Father Edwin Figarez, 41, was found guilty of repeatedly molesting a young girl while at a local church, part of the Kottappuram Catholic diocese.  The 14-year old girl finally told her mother what was going on and her mother reported the crime to the police.  Figarez went on the run, being helped by his brother, Sylvester Figarez, to evade capture.  The brother was also arrested and given a one year sentence for aiding a fugitive.  Also charged was Doctor Ajitha, belonging to Puthenvelikkara Primary Health Center, for failing to report the crime to authorities, although the doctor will serve no jail time.

According to authorities, Figarez would call the girl to his quarters, under the guise of counseling her, and had molested her on many occasions, starting around January 2015.  This went on for nearly 2 years, until he was arrested and charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offense (Pocso) provisions, which were passed in 2012.  It sounds just like something devised to protect minors from Catholic priests.

This is exactly the kind of thing that I talk about all the time, a crime that simply would not have happened were religion not involved.  Catholicism, indeed a lot of religion, gives these men unfettered access to innocent children who are trained that these are men of God and hence to be trusted implicitly.  There aren’t a lot of places these days where single men could take young girls into their bedrooms privately without anyone batting an eye, but in religious circles, this is still very common. It’s lucky that this girl’s mother believed her, I think there’s a general skepticism that holy men of the cloth would ever do that kind of thing, although with the number of cases we see, that skepticism certainly shouldn’t exist.  It is religion and the beliefs surrounding religion that allow these abuses to take place. It is highly unlikely that they would happen at all without religion being involved.

But what can you expect when it comes to Catholicism?  That’s why they feature so prominently on Horror Show Sunday and why the cases of Catholic sexual abuse continue to flood in.  Religion gets a pass far too often and when it does, the innocent are often harmed.

Horror Show Sunday: Death for Sharing

When does sharing something on Facebook get you killed?  When it pisses off the childish religion of peace, of course.  Nahed Hattar, a former-Christian writer in Jordan, was arrested  for posting a cartoon deemed to be offensive to Islam, but while he was awaiting trial, which is absurd to begin with, he was assassinated on the steps of the courthouse, shot three times by someone reported to be a member of Jordanian security forces.

The cartoon, shown on the left, depicts God being treated like a servant by an Arab man who is in bed with two women and demanding wine and cashews.  It was supposed to illustrate the twisted religious views of groups like ISIS, who Hattar argued were not following Islam properly.  Hattar was charged with inciting sectarian violence and insulting Islam, but he was released on bail.  It was on his return to court that he was assaulted and murdered in cold blood.

I guess you can’t disagree with ISIS without getting your head blown off.

The killer, Riyad Ismail, 49, was sentenced to death in December.  He was charged with premeditated murder, terrorism and possession of an illegal firearm.  Judge Ziad al-Edwan said Ismail was sentenced “for having carried out a deadly terrorist act”.

Ismail responded with “Allah suffices me because he is the best disposer of affairs”, which is a traditional Muslim prayer for those who feel that human justice is irrelevant because only Allah can judge.  This is why it is so hard to change radical Muslims with the justice system, they simply don’t care about anything outside of Sharia courts.

The court also sentenced the man who sold Ismail the gun and the man who introduced him to the weapon merchant to one year in jail each.
I wish I could say that any of this surprises me, but it doesn’t.  There are tons of cases where Muslims simply murder anyone that they think insulted Islam, even while they are being prosecuted by the courts.  Islamic fundamentalists simply don’t care.  They will take justice into their own hands because they think their imaginary friend demands it.  That’s why Islam has quickly outpaced every other religion as the #1 religion on Horror Show Sunday.

Horror Show Sunday: Get Raped or Fry!

I really get sick and tired of doing all of these stories on Islam, but the Middle East is such a religious cesspool that it’s hard to avoid.  This time out, we get 19 women in Mosul, Iraq, who were burned alive because they refused to become sex slaves for ISIS.

“They were punished for refusing to have sex with Daesh militants,” local activist Abdulla al-Malla told the Kurdish news agency ARA News. “Nobody could save them from the savage execution.”

Yes, that’s right, they could either get raped for Allah or they could get fried in an iron cage.  Wonderful choices there.

ISIS controlled the area from 2014 and they kept thousands of Yedizi women as sex slaves for their troops.  Some who have escaped captivity report that many women kill themselves to escape ISIS cruelty.  According to Muslims, the Yedizi are devil worshipers and little better than animals.

Skye Wheeler with Human Rights Watch, says “The longer they are held by ISIS, the more horrific life becomes for Yezidi women, bought and sold, brutally raped, their children torn from them. Many of the abuses, including torture, sexual slavery, and arbitrary detention, would be war crimes if committed in the context of the armed conflict, or crimes against humanity if they were part of ISIS policy during a systematic or widespread attack on the civilian population. The abuses against Yezidi women and girls documented by Human Rights Watch, including the practice of abducting women and girls and forcibly converting them to Islam and/or forcibly marrying them to ISIS members, may be part of a genocide against Yezidis.”

But hey, what do you expect from people with imaginary friends and beliefs based on primitive books? Maybe it’s time we revised our definition of war crimes and hold these animals accountable.  Of course, getting them to the Hague would be difficult, they’d just try to blow it up.  You can’t reason with the unreasonable and you can’t argue with the fanatical.  So we’ll just keep reporting this on Horror Show Sunday, because people have to know what’s going on.

Horror Show Sunday: Kids with Bomb Vests

It’s bad enough that crazy Muslim adults strap on bomb vests and blow themselves, and everyone around them, to kingdom come, but when they’re using children, that’s even more reprehensible. But of course, those fun-loving animals over in ISIS are only too happy to sacrifice anyone they can to their imaginary friend.  Take this case, where a child, reportedly between 12 and 14, blew themselves up at a Turkish wedding in Gaziantep, killing more than 50 and injuring another 90.

Of course, if you’re going to use a child murderer, why not have them kill mostly children?  Reports say that 29 of the victims were under the age of 18.  22 were under the age of 14.  One woman lost four of her five children and told reporters that “if it wasn’t for my only surviving child, I would have killed myself”.

The bomb was reportedly packed with scraps of metal to ensure the greatest damage possible.  This is how Islamic terror works.  They want to kill as many as they can, as indiscriminately as they can, for the glory of Allah.

Fuck Allah.  And fuck Islam.  These people are animals.  They are not attacking military targets, they are not acting politically, they are trying to murder innocent children.

Veli Can, an eyewitness, describes the scene. “There was blood and body parts everywhere.” That’s some great religion of peace you people have there.

Of course, this isn’t uncommon at all in Turkey, where Islamic suicide bombings happen all the time.  In fact, in 2016, there were 6 separate attacks which killed hundreds.  A double suicide bombing in Ankara in October 2015 killed more than 100.

Someone please remind me why we shouldn’t blame Islam again?  We know that the religion is what’s driving these animals to murder indiscriminately.  How is Islam not responsible?  They’re taking all of these blood-soaked ideas straight out of the Qur’an.  Horror Show Sunday is awash with murders committed in the name of Allah.  Stop pretending that Islam isn’t at fault.  We all know it is.

Horror Show Sunday: Down the Throat

Religious insanity is hard to justify, but when crazy people believe absurd things, violence and harm is not far behind.  Such is the case of Juanita Gomez, 49, a resident of Oklahoma, who became convinced that her daughter, 33-year-old Geneva, was possessed by a demon.  Because that’s something normal people believe.  Instead of seeking psychological help, which she certainly needed, she decided it would be a better idea to shove a crucifix down her daughter’s throat, punching her repeatedly at the same time, until she died. But of course, Juanita wasn’t too sorry to see her daughter die, instead she laid the bloody crucifix on her chest and arranged her dead body in the shape of a cross, which is how authorities found her.

Police say that Gomez admits to the murder, saying she was trying to “rid Satan from her daughter’s body.”  She was arrested and charged with first degree murder.  Too bad religious insanity isn’t a crime. But when she got to jail, she denied the court-appointed attorney, saying she already had one that “believes in God like me”.  I guess idiots flock together.

“I can’t imagine a mother doing that to her daughter, you know. I don’t have any words,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.  This is what happens when you take your imaginary friends seriously. But seriously, is anyone surprised?  This is yet another example of what happens when religion goes too far, when people lose the ability to think critically about the things they believe.  This is commonplace on Horror Show Sunday, people who hold insane religious beliefs strongly and people get hurt because of it. Because religion never hurts anyone, right?  But this crime simply could not have happened without the religious component.  It couldn’t have happened if Juanita wasn’t so fanatically faithful.  And because of it, her daughter Geneva has lost her life.  But I’m sure Juanita isn’t at all sorry.  She was fighting for her imaginary soul, after all.

 

Being Irrational About Being Rational

I’ve seen this before, but it’s come up recently in a debate with a Muslim who is completely convinced that his beliefs are rational, yet cannot see that, as he describes them, they are anything but.  He tries to use things like the Cosmological Argument, but when I point out that, even if it was true, it only points to a very generic entity and he cannot make the logical leap from a generic being to his specific god without faith, he says he can, but he simply cannot, or will not, show how he got there.  But it’s all very rational, he assures me.

These people are idiots.

I mean, I get that people don’t like to think they are irrational in their beliefs, but you either are or you’re not.  Redefining terms to get around the failure in your beliefs is absurd.  I honestly don’t think these people know, or care, what these words mean in the first place.  It certainly isn’t the first time that I’ve been engaged in a religious debate with a theist where they assure me they’re being rational, only to turn around and behave totally irrationally.  I have a feeling that they equate rationality with “it makes sense to me” which is diametrically opposed to what rationality actually means.

See, the very word means “relating to, based on, or agreeable to reason”.  That means we have to look to reason, which means “a sufficient ground of explanation or of logical defense; especially :  something (such as a principle or law) that supports a conclusion or explains a fact“.  I also include objectivity in my requirements, which means “not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.”.  Hence, an objective and rational person is concerned with what is demonstrably factual, without regard to their personal feelings or beliefs.

And very few people want to do that.  In fact, what a lot of people who claim to be “rational” about their religious beliefs are doing is simply rationalizing their beliefs.  That means, again turning to the dictionary, “attempt to explain or justify (one’s own or another’s behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons, even if these are not true or appropriate.”  Anyone ought to see why this kind of behavior is problematic if your goal is to get to the facts, as mine is.  But very few people actually care about the facts, they care about their feelings, they want to feel good about the world around them so they invent ad hoc explanations for how the world operates and then clench their eyes shut and stick their fingers in their ears so nobody can correct their misconceptions.

Is it any wonder I point out how stupid these people are?  Is it any surprise they refuse to change their mind?

 

Horror Show Sunday: Proud of Honor Killing

Oh look, that wonderful religion of peace is killing people again!  This time, Pakistani social media sensation Qandeel Baloch got strangled by her brother, because “girls are born to stay home.”

The 25 year-old Qandeel was murdered by her brother at her family home in the city of Multan in the Pakistani province of Punjab.  After initially trying to escape, her brother, Waseem Baloch, said he had no regrets about the murder.  “I am proud of what I did. I drugged her first, then I killed her. She was bringing dishonor to our family.”  He says that by killing her, he has “earned his place in heaven.”

Following posting pictures of herself on her Instagram account with Mufti Abdul Qavi, a senior member of the clergy, Waseem said he had enough.  “I planned this after her scandal with the mufti and was waiting for the right time.”  Investigators are looking into Qavi’s possible connection with the murder.  Qandeel’s mother accused the cleric of provoking her son into carrying out the murder. She claims her son carried out the killing on the cleric’s advice.

According to the Independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, as many as 212 women were murdered in “honor killings” in just the first half of 2016 alone.  “There is no honor in honor killing, in fact there can be nothing more degrading than to engage in brutal murder and to refer to it as honor,” says Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Prime Minister.  However, very little has been done to stop the kind of religious murders that have plagued the country throughout its history.

This is what happens when people take religion seriously, when they allow their absurd beliefs to override their responsibilities to humanity.  This isn’t going to stop any time soon either because religion always gets a pass.  People care more about their faith than about the facts.  And that results in death for far too many innocents.  But what do I know, I just write the honorless Horror Show Sunday?

When Theists are Crazy

Stop quoting yourself!

Sometimes, you know you’re talking to a crazy person but you can’t actually identify why they’re crazy.  And then it becomes painfully obvious that this person is a lunatic when the proof gets dropped in your lap.

Such is the case when I was debating with a theist over on Minds.  He followed the typical theist tactic of arguing by posting links from apologetics websites and when I pointed out that said links had already been debunked, he would declare that anyone who disagreed with him absolutely didn’t know what they were talking about, because they disagreed.

Yeah.  This is going to end well.

And then I noticed that he kept posting memes.  Of himself.  Of his own quotes.  Because, according to him, he was the only one worth quoting.  I mean seriously, he created a ton of memes of his own sayings that he posts with just about every comment.  Talk about being delusional.

So I pointed out how crazy that is and he says that fine, this is what someone, who isn’t him, said about him.  And I quote:

Ancient Clown was a hippy pothead I met who cultivated a circle of acolytes who believed him to be the second coming, a notion he did nothing to disabuse them of. He was quite charismatic, granted. And he made little trees out of twisted wire. Oh, and he predicted the tsunami several days in advance. Go figure. He managed to wear sandals with no socks for the duration of a Toronto winter, which makes him a fairly impressive individual. Also taught me how to breathe properly.

It all makes sense now why he believes such utterly insane religious nonsense, because he’s fried what little brain he ever had and thinks he’s something special.

Seriously, where do these idiots come from and how do we get rid of them?  That was a couple of hours of my life I can never get back.  It accomplished nothing, which is what most of these so-called debates do.  Taking with crazy people never does a thing and after a while, it becomes painfully clear that you need to slowly back away and call the guys with the nice white coat that ties in the back.  The Internet is full of them.  These people need help.

Horror Show Sunday: Praying in the Car

Not the actual event, but you get the idea.

Some people deserve the Darwin Award.  Here’s a quick story from Florida where a 28-year old woman drove her car into a house because, get this, she had her eyes closed and was praying at the time.  The unnamed woman entirely missed a stop sign, drove through the intersection and plowed into a house.  She then tried to escape but her car got stuck in the sand and she was unable to flee.  She was arrested and charged with reckless driving with property damage.  Luckily, no one was injured.

She should have been bound over for psychiatric evaluation.

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these people?  Oh right, they believe absurd things!  It would be one thing if she lost control of her car and slammed into a house, but she had her eyes closed and was talking to herself.  She needs to lose her license because not only did she cause damage to someone’s house, she could have killed someone.  I’m sure this is not the first time this delusional idiot tried this little stunt.  Some people are not mentally competent enough to operate a motor vehicle.

Stop praying and start driving!

I wish I could say this was a one-off, but it isn’t.  There’s another case where a 63-year old woman in Ohio drove into a 50-year old woman and broke her neck because she was praying while driving.  Marilyn Perry told police that she had been praying over personal problems.  Police initially thought she was either on a cell phone or inebriated, but they could find no drug that influenced her driving.

Yes there was.  Religion.  Religion is a drug.

She was charged $10,000 in restitution to the victim, plus required to attend a substance abuse program. Hopefully they can wean her off of her idiotic beliefs.    I wouldn’t hold my breath though, because the one legal drug that we have, religion, always gets a pass.  But what else is new on  Horror Show Sunday?

News Flash: Don’t Break the Law

I just had a big fight over this over on Twitter.  There’s a story going around about some Russian guy who might go to jail because he made a video about Pokemon Go in church.  Now I have no idea what the specific laws in Russia might be regarding this, but assuming that it is actually against the law to play a video game in church, this guy deserves it because he broke the law.

And the person I was talking to said no, it’s civil disobedience and they should not be penalized at all for it!  Sorry, you have no clue what civil disobedience actually is.  The whole point of civil disobedience is to break the law and get punished for it as a means of bringing attention to your plight and possibly changing the law through public outrage.  It is not a means to ignore laws you don’t like and get away with it.  How anyone cannot know this is beyond me.

This guy knew full well what he was doing, in fact, he started his video by giving the potential sentences he could receive by doing what he was doing.  So you can’t really feel sorry for him or think he didn’t know what he was getting himself into because clearly he did.  You don’t get to walk into a courtroom, and I don’t care where it is, and say “I don’t like the law so I’m just going to ignore it” and expect the judge to shrug and throw out the case.  It doesn’t work that way.

Now do I think the law is stupid?  Absolutely.  It is also the law.  I don’t care how idiotic the law is, if you are not willing to pay the price, you shouldn’t play the game.  Whatever sentence this guy gets, and I’m writing this before he is sentenced on May 11, 2017, he will deserve it.  He knowingly violated the law, knew the consequences and did it anyhow.  Whatever his intent doesn’t change reality.  I hope he enjoys his time behind bars and I hope, although I have no false beliefs that it will happen, that this may change the law.  I wouldn’t hold my breath though.

Horror Show Sunday: Church of Pedo

Since we revisited Muslim violence last week, let’s peek in on those lovable pedophiles in the Church of England.  I think I’ve written about the Peter Ball case before, and the unsurprising fact that the Church, as lots of Christian churches seem to, covered up the facts because they would rather protect their priests than protect innocent children. But now we’re finding that the cover up went much farther than we had suspected and I have to wonder how extensive this “Christian privilege” actually is.

Peter Ball was Bishop of Lewes from 1977-1991 and he resigned his position as Bishop of Gloucester in 1993 amidst an investigation of child molestation against 15-year old Neil Todd.  Now Ball was a very politically connected bishop, he was friends with Prince Charles and regularly dined with Margaret Thatcher as well as other government officials.  Because he assured people that his indiscretion with Todd was a one-time thing, he was let off with a warning, but now it’s coming to light that not only was this not a single incident, but that lots of people knew about it and pushed to hush the whole thing up.

Like this is a surprise.

In fact, the CoE had other complaints against Ball, including one from a decade prior to the Todd case, where a man wrote them a letter complaining that Ball had indecently assaulted him, which was not only entirely ignored, but was never provided to police as the church is legally required to do.  In fact, we’re finding now that the church had not just one other incident, but seven that had been reported to them and they had quietly swept under the rug.  This is not only unfair to the victims, but in the case of Neil Todd, he later took his own life, frustrated that his molester got away with it.

But hey, it’s just religion, right?  Religion never hurts anyone!  It’s just another case for Horror Show Sunday and unfortunately, there will be many, many, many more just like it to come.

Horror Show Sunday: Allahu Axe-bar

I bet you thought I forgot about the crazy Muslims, huh?  Actually, I’ve been purposely ignoring them for the past couple of weeks because if I reported on every violent Islamic outburst, this would be the Muslim Horror Show even more than it is.  But fear not, here comes some more violence from that lovable religion of peace.

On a train near Wurzburg, Germany, an unidentified teenager wielding an axe screamed Allahu Akbar and started hacking at passengers.  The assailant, a 17-year old Afghani, injured more than 15 people before he was shot dead by police.

As should be no surprise to anyone but the liberal left, the attacker was an immigrant to Germany, let in by Angela Merkel’s ridiculous immigration policies.  And as again should surprise no one, these religious zealots freak out and murder people at an alarming rate.  There is no doubt that these people are operating out of their religious beliefs, why do so many people refuse to acknowledge that Islam is to blame?

Three other attacks took place in Germany immediately following this incident.  The first, an Iranian teenager in Munich shot nine other people before taking his own life and the second, a Syrian man killed a woman with a machete, wounding 5 others. Finally, on the same day as the last, a Syrian refugee who had just been turned down for residency blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach, wounding 15.

But of course, it isn’t the fault of almost exclusively Islamic refugees!  Open the floodgates!  Our liberal ideology hasn’t caused enough innocent German blood to spill yet!  I find the whole thing to be utterly despicable and you should too.

Yet we find these cases on Horror Show Sunday time and time again and nobody on the left seems to be particularly bothered by it, at least they aren’t calling for Europe to stop allowing in Islamic animals without any filtering.  These same people call Trump a racist for wanting to come up with a system to keep the terrorists out while allowing those in legitimate need, those who are willing to integrate into society in.  But yeah, liberals are idiots.  This is just one more example.

Horror Show Sunday: Sex With Infants

When you’ve been doing this as long as I have, these stories all seem to run together.  How many times have I written about priests and ministers and the like used their status as religious leaders to attract and abuse young girls or convincing their parents to let them get away with molestation?  I’ve honestly lost track.

But here we go again.  This time, Joel Alexander Wright, 23, a seminary student, tried to adopt a young girl from Mexico, specifically with the intent to have sex with her.

He posted on the Tijuana Craigslist that he was seeking to adopt a young girl under the age of 3. When someone responded, he wrote to her “that he wanted to ‘adopt/own a baby girl (under the age of 3) and I want to have intercourse with her after I own her but don’t be telling people that … I won’t pay until I have seen the baby and I will pay the parents then … the cheapest baby under 3 would be good.”

Good thing the respondent reported it to the authorities.  Wright flew from Ohio, where he attended the Catholic seminary, Pontifical College Josephinum, to San Diego, and e-mailed an undercover FBI agent, saying that he “picked up an infant pain relief med and a pretty outfit which I think should fit the 1 or 2 year old.”  He also asked where he could buy lube.  When he was arrested, he had “baby clothes, sleep aids, bottles, toys, candy and lubricant” according to authorities.

He was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison, and I assume a lifetime status as a sexual predator.

This is certainly not the first time he had attempted to get his hands on a foreign infant for sex.  Back in 2015, he had agreed to go to Mexico for a rendezvous with a 4-year old.  He said to an undercover agent:

Now I will agree that Wright didn’t specifically use his religion as influence, but isn’t it amazing how many Catholics wind up diddling little kids?  How many people in seminary today are there because they want unrestricted access to children?  I don’t know that we have any real figures, but a documentary that came out several years ago, Deliver Us From Evil, suggests it may be as high as 10%.  It can’t be a coincidence that so many Catholics and other Christian preachers seem to be sexually attracted to young children of either gender.  There are so many stories on Horror Show Sunday that prove this to be true, why is everyone so hesitant to recognize it?  Why does religion get a pass?  I don’t get it.

Horror Show Sunday: Throwing Shit for God

A man in Manhattan has been arrested and charged with flinging feces at two women on the street, but of course, it’s not his fault.  God told him to do it!

Ekwan Hill, 42, is accused of throwing feces at a 33-year old woman, then, later in the day. he followed another woman and ground feces into her buttocks.  The second attack was caught on video.

He was arrested and charged with assault and criminal forcible touching.  As he was being put into a police car, Hill is reported to have said: “Why the filth? It’s a Farrakhan thing…”  He’s also reported to have said “God did it!” Prosecutors also tacked on sex abuse charges and, at least at the time of these articles, Hill was being held on $90k bail.  As he’s homeless, it’s unlikely he’s going to be getting out, nor should he.

Of course, Hill is insane, he has a long criminal history and according to one of the people at the shelter he was staying at, “He’s really borderline delirious — bad body odor, talks to himself, keeps to himself. Those feces he threw was probably his own. He’s an outcast type of dude.”  But even though he is crazy, his craziness has been given form by his delusional beliefs in God.

So what’s the difference between some obviously crazy guy throwing crap at people because he thinks God wants him to, and someone who has some self control, but still believes that God talks to them? Is it the self-control that differentiates between the seemingly sane and the insane?  Why isn’t it the delusional beliefs that lump them all into the same camp?  That’s something I will never understand. If Hill had said that Bigfoot ordered him to crap in his hand and throw it and a bunch of other people who believed that Bigfoot talked to them shook their heads and called him insane, would society be able to differentiate between the two groups?  I don’t think so.

I’ve written quite a bit about religious delusion and crazy theists on Horror Show Sunday.  Why can’t we just consider the believers to be the crazy ones instead of the ones who act on what their supposed gods tell them to do?  Something to think about.

Horror Show Sunday: Murdered For Being Hungry

The kind of childish religious in-fighting that we see around the world is disgusting, especially when one group of delusional people target another group of delusional people and this leads to violence against the innocent.  Such is the case here where Muslims in Uganda went after a Christian’s family because she dared to eat during the Ramadan fast.

So what do they do?  Do they kill this woman who dared to be hungry?  Nope, they poisoned her infant daughter.  It’s the religion of peace!

24-year-old Angel Nabirye, a Christian living in the Luuka District in Uganda, was eating during the daylight fasting hours of Ramadan.  Her mother-in-law, a Muslim, demanded to know why she was doing so, even though non-Muslims are not required to observe the Muslim holiday.  She said that her daughter needed to be breastfed so she had to eat.  The mother-in-law, Nubu Kiiza. brought herbs for the baby, but after several hour, the baby died.  Hospital officials determined that the baby had been poisoned.  The mother-in-law told her son, Angel’s husband, that the baby had been killed specifically because Angel wasn’t respecting the Muslim traditions on Ramadan.

Yeah, you have to love these Muslim monsters, don’t you?

But this is nothing new and certainly nothing uncommon.  Violence against Christians in Uganda by Muslims has been on the rise in recent years.  Not long before, Christian preacher Yokannah Zirinkuma was found dead near his home, following an encounter with Muslims who demanded that he stop “misleading” Muslims or else face Allah’s sword of judgment.  Ibrahim Mwede, a Muslim, was arrested for the crime, in which he was accused of strangling Zirinkuma for his beliefs.

And this is Uganda, where even the Christians are violent fucks.  This is the place that passed the short-lived “kill the gays” law, pushed by American religious zealot and “crimes against humanity” lottery winner Scott Lively.  It’s hard to feel a lot of sympathy for one side who wants to kill the gays, when they’re murdered by the other side who wants to kill the infidels.  Maybe it’s time we nuked all of these idiots from orbit.  It’s the only way to be sure.

How long are we going to allow these religious animals to run amuck and kill the innocent, for no reason other than their religious delusions?  Longer than Horror Show Sunday is around, I’m unfortunately certain.

Horror Show Sunday: Muslims Rioting in India

It never fails to disgust me how much adoration radical Muslims have for their silly book of mythology. And when someone does something they don’t like, they take to the streets in a murderous rage, determined to kill anyone who does anything that offends them.  Once again, this happened in India, where pages of a Qur’an were found torn and the whole place went bat-shit insane, attacked the police and burned a bus, resulting in more than 250 people being arrested.

After finding the torn pages near Jarg Chowk in Malerkotla, a mob of more than 300 went to meet with Punjab Assembly legislator Farzana Nissara Khatoon, but were turned away.  Instead of making an appointment or going elsewhere, this group of people freaked the fuck out, stormed the compound and started destroying stuff.  According to reports, the security forces fired in self-defense as the mob attacked them and lit things on fire.  8 people were injured in the attack, although luckily, no one died.

What the hell is wrong with these people?  It’s just a book!  Print more!  But no, instead you get crazed fanatics rampaging through the town, lighting things on fire and trying to murder the “guilty”, whether they are actually guilty or not, it has to be religion.  Or liberalism.  It’s hard to tell the difference sometimes.

These stories crop up time and time again though, where someone gets butt-hurt over some idiotic book and goes on a rampage, reducing worthwhile property to rubble and injuring or killing innocent people over something so shallow and stupid.  If it’s not someone disrespecting the Qur’an, it’s someone drawing a picture of Mohammad.  What children these Muslims are!

How many of these stories will appear on Horror Show Sunday?  How long will the religious children get to run rampant and destroy the lives and livelihood of people because someone hurt their religious feelings?  I guess only time will tell.