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Irrational Rationalizations

Once again, the absurdity of irrational rationalizations strikes, in a ridiculously common way. Now that Mother Teresa has been granted sainthood, the crazy religious are out in force, attacking anyone who criticizes the life and beliefs of Mother Teresa.  I wrote about this a very long time ago and got pretty much the same reaction at the time.  Someone decided, once Mother Evil-Bitch was criticized, that she wasn’t as bad as Stalin and Hitler, so there!

Except Hitler was a Christian.  He stated very clearly that he was a Christian.  He stated very clearly his motivations for slaughtering the Jews.  There is no question whatsoever what he believed and why he acted.  But bring this up and you get the religious freaking the fuck out.

Oh no, Hitler couldn’t have been a Christian because he doesn’t act as the person posting interprets Christians to act!  Therefore, it must have been an atheist conspiracy!  Never mind that 100% of the times Hitler talked about religion, both in public and in private, he unanimously said he was a Christian. He never once said he was anything else.  There is no evidence whatsoever, except for wishful thinking, that he ever considered himself anything but a Christian.

But it isn’t just Hitler, Nazism is supposedly an atheistic movement.  Never mind that they all wore belt buckles emblazoned with “God With Us”.  It was all a lie!  And the Catholic Church hated the Nazis!  Yes, they openly celebrated Hitler’s birthday every year, even outside of German controlled areas, yes, they were active in smuggling Nazi war criminals out of Germany under Catholic Red Cross visas after the war, they were totally against Nazism!  Really!

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these people?  The thought that one of the biggest butchers of all time might have shared their beliefs freaks a lot of Christians out so they have to deny it, even though it is, from every single shred of evidence available, factually true.  Truth doesn’t matter to them, feeling good does.  So they simply invent rationalizations to get around ideas that might make them uncomfortable and then they dig in their heels and demand they have to be right, so there!

And you wonder why I keep pointing out how ridiculous these people are?  You might be entitled to your own beliefs, no matter how stupid they are, but you are never, ever, ever entitled to your own facts.  What is, is, no matter how it makes you feel.  Reality doesn’t care if it makes you feel bad.  You need to deal with reality on reality’s terms.  But if these people could do that, they wouldn’t have these ridiculous beliefs in the first place, would they?

Maybe that’s something they ought to think about.

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.8

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Zombie Hitler!

This week, the guys, with special guest Christian Kemp from the IAmAnAtheist blog, take on abortion stupidity in Ohio, racist nonsense from Pastor Manning, go after the Duggars and the Quiverful movement, look at a Hitler fan in South Africa and revisit the re-opening of relations with Cuba.  Then we take some time to talk about secularism and the misrepresentation and outright lies of the religious.
Go listen.  Come on, you know you want to!

News Flash! The Loch Ness Monster Disproves Evolution!

nessie-vs-jesusThere are religious stories that make you mad, there are religious stories that make you facepalm and then there are religious stories, like this one, that make you bang your head on the wall until you pass out from blunt force trauma.  Seriously, someone tell me these people can’t be this dumb!

A charter school in Houston, Texas, which unfortunately gets taxpayer money, has gone so far over the line into la-la land, I don’t think they could find their way back without GPS.  Their textbooks really prove exactly why it’s such a good thing that the 14 national textbook manufacturers in the United States told Texas to shove their curriculum where the sun don’t shine, otherwise we could be looking at nonsense like this throughout the nation.

iSchool, and if that name doesn’t make you cry, just wait, says that it’s goal “to get kids college — and career-ready,” yet their textbooks use the claimed existence of the Loch Ness Monster as a “proof” that evolution is false.  The passage in the textbook reads:

Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland? ‘Nessie,’ for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, described by eyewitnesses, and photographed by others. Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur.

Could a fish have developed into a dinosaur? As astonishing as it may seem, many evolutionists theorize that fish evolved into amphibians and amphibians into reptiles. This gradual change from fish to reptiles has no scientific basis. No transitional fossils have been or ever will be discovered because God created each type of fish, amphibian, and reptile as separate, unique animals. Any similarities that exist among them are due to the fact that one Master Craftsmen fashioned them all.

It also goes whole-Godwin and links evolution to the Nazis and the Holocaust.  Seriously, I couldn’t make this up if I wanted to, it’s so absurdly sad that it will leave you smacking yourself in the face.  Here it is:

[Hitler] has written that the Aryan (German) race would be the leader in all human progress. To accomplish that goal, all “lower races” should either be enslaved or eliminated. Apparently the theory of evolution and its “survival of the fittest” philosophy had taken root in Hitler’s warped mind.

The school, run by ResponsiveEd and founded by Donald R. Howard, former owner of Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), is bad enough, but you know what’s worse?  Educators at the fundamentalist Bob Jones University don’t think it goes nearly far enough!  According to BJU historian Adam Laats, “[a]ccording to BJU writers, the ACE and A Beka curricula failed to adequately educate their students academically or spiritually by neglecting … higher-order thinking skills.”

Well yes, they do neglect higher-order thinking skills, mostly because if they taught kids how to think, they might realize what a load of nonsense was being heaped on them in the form of religious bullshit.  In fact, neither BJU or iSchool are providing an education, they are shoveling faith-based nonsense into the heads of kids who are going to leave without knowing how to think critically or evaluate arguments intellectually.  They’re going to think that the Lock Ness Monster is real and that evolution came from Hitler.

And people wonder why the educational standards in this country such so bad?