Gandalf Stormcrow

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Sacrificing Our Daughters: On the Psychology of Islamic Rape-Gangs (A Video by David Wood)

In Great Britain, young white girls are being drugged, gang-raped, and tortured by Muslim men. These brutal attacks are occurring so frequently and in so many cities, it would be positively irrational not to look for a connection. So, why are Muslim rape-gangs targeting young British girls and treating them as if they’re worthless? Perhaps the answers are in the Qur’an.

Read more at:
Sacrificing Our Daughters: On the Psychology of Islamic Rape-Gangs

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think.” — AAJG

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Time to expose Muhammad… “Islam Is A Religion of War” (A Video by Mosab Hassan Yousef)

In 1978, Mosab Hassan Yousef was born to the son of one of Hamas’ seven original founders, Sheikh Hassan Yousef. Growing up, Yousef was raised on radical Islamic values and it seemed almost certain that he would follow in his father’s footsteps and proudly become a terrorist.

But sometimes the apple really does fall far from the tree.

As the years went by, Yousef began questioning the ideology that his father and members of Hamas lived by and eventually decided terrorism could not be the answer. After rejecting the designated terrorist group, he converted to Christianity and became an agent for Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, where he helped prevent terrorist attacks and put Hamas operatives behind bars.

In 2007, Yousef was granted political asylum in the U.S. and has been living here ever since. However, his mission to expose radical Islam is just beginning.

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Peace

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think. — AAJG

It Will Be A Felony To Criticize muslims (and ONLY muslims) On Social Media (A Video by E.T. Williams)

O.M.G. Obama’s special love for islam has reached new heights. His efforts to advance (while protecting) islam are (literally) unprecedented in our culture and endangering our basic freedoms, and our rights, and our cultural identity as Americans (apparently even our most basic right to FREE expression). What is next? They regulate what we THINK? O. M. G. If you aren’t enraged now, then something is VERY wrong. I don’t even need to comment further. Mr. Williams says it all. You go, Sir!

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Wearing your christianity on your sleeve

Yesterday, I saw the following ridiculous image posted on Facebook:

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And like obedient little subjects, thousands of people actually typed Baaaaa! (I mean, they typed Amen!) 😀 Seriously, though. Thousands of them. As though anyone has ever asked them to apologize for simply being a christian, rather than for their own behaviors and attitudes toward others. And this was my response:

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I’m pretty sure no one has ever asked you to apologize for your personal beliefs. They simply want you to keep it to yourself, live in total peace and harmony with others, and keep your beliefs AWAY from our government and legal systems. Your christian beliefs are completely abstract and personal. They exist only inside your mind and heart. They apply only to you. Your religious faith is meant to be a completely personal experience that is intended to affect only your life — not the lives of others. I imagine that all christians believe that they live in peace and harmony with others, and that when people speak out against them well, it must be an unwarranted act of hostility and; thus, we get people saying, I won’t apologize for being a christian. (Shaking my head.) Consider the following:

Keep your religion to yourself: Share is not a belief — it is an action that involves other people. Thus, when you share your faith with non-believers and members of other faiths (i.e., proselytizing for your god), your faith is no longer peaceful, harmonious, personal, or abstract. Attempting to convince someone that they are immoral, lost, misguided, a sinner, and headed for an eternity in hell (unless, of course, they become like you), is not an abstract, peaceful, harmonious, loving, or personal thing. It is a church-ordered act of religious conquest. It is an overt action done to another person, and it almost universally affects others in a way that is unpleasant for them. When you share the good news with non-believers, it is not a kind or loving act, as you have been (mis)led to believe. It is one of the most highly offensive, personally insulting, and disrespectful things a religious person can do to another human being. Maybe that is why most who do, are met with hostility. (For the record, that practice was not begun in order to save lost souls for christ. It was really designed and intended to keep up church membership, which increases revenues and, thus, church power and control over the populace and influence within the community—not to mention a pretty good ego boost for the head of your church. It’s the world’s oldest pyramid scheme, and just because you are part of it, doesn’t mean anyone else wants to be.)

Live in total peace and harmony with others: Stop judging others by your god’s standards. It is your god — not everyone’s. Using your god’s belief system as the standard for everyone else when deciding matters of morality and conduct is not peaceful or harmonious. It is judgmental, bigoted, narrow-minded, arrogant, insulting, and divisive. Additionally, if your religion requires that you discriminate against or oppress others (in any way), then your religion is not peaceful or harmonious. For example, women are fully equal to men in every respect, but the misogynistic christian god and its prophets and church leaders seem to feel otherwise. Women deserve all the same rights and privileges inside your church (and within society) as men do. To deny them that total equality in any way is oppression and discrimination. That is not peaceful or harmonious. Gays are fully equal to everyone else in every respect, but the bigoted christian god and its prophets and church leaders seem to feel otherwise. Gays deserve all the same rights and privileges inside your church (and within society) as everyone else does (though I can’t imagine why any gay person would even want to be a christian, since the very god upon whom the christian faith is based hates them and ordered that they be murdered). Either way, to deny gays total inclusion and equality in any way is oppression and discrimination. That is not peaceful or harmonious.

Keep your beliefs AWAY from our government and legal systems: When you attempt to get people of your own religious belief system into elected office so that they can impose your god’s standards of morality and conduct onto everyone else (including non-believers and those of other faiths), your faith is no longer peaceful, harmonious, personal, or abstract. It becomes more like the Taliban. Yes. It. Does. Doing this is an overt act of religious conquest and power-grabbing that affects other people’s lives in very unpleasant and negative ways, and you will be confronted by rightfully angry, and loudly vocal people — in EXACTLY the same way that you would speak out angrily if you saw vast numbers of muslims taking over seats of government and enacting sharia laws that impacted your life and/or limited your freedoms. Yes. You. Would. To use the power of our governments (not your governments) to control others for your god (in ANY way) is not a peaceful or harmonious act. It is an act of aggression and oppression against others, and THAT is what people object to — not that you believe in your god in the quietness of your own heart.

Just sayin.

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Peace

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think. — AAJG

Where are all the “Peaceful” American muslims Now?

Don’t be naive. Silence IS consent. Silence IS approval. Silence IS passive complicity. (And so is tepid, staged “disapproval” by a few muslims who are skilled in the art of deception and political double-talk.) The silence from the hundreds of millions of mythical “peaceful” muslims in America and around the world who are “fed up” with the so-called “radical islamists” giving them (and their religion) a bad name… is deafening! Don’t ignore that. It means something!

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Ask yourself: Where are they? Where are the angry crowds of mythical “peaceful” muslims protesting the bombing of innocent people at a sporting event and the dirtying of their religion’s reputation (again) by the so-called “extremists” that supposedly “don’t represent islam.” Surely they care about their god’s, their “holy” prophet’s, and their religion’s reputations in the world. Surely they want the world to know that these “extremists” don’t represent them or their religion. Surely they are angry at the killing of innocents in the name of their religion and are anxious (en masse) to show this to the world. Where are they? There are many of them on television constantly admonishing shocked and angry American citizens not to be critical of islam (including our president), but where are all the millions who are angry as hell at the terrorist bombers themselves?! Where are they?! Where are all the prominent islamic leaders who don’t want the name of their religion to be dirtied or misrepresented to the world by “a few extremist” thugs? Where are they?! (Crickets…)

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Remember: No matter what anyone tells you, not all religions are the same, and it IS okay to say so. Some ARE worse than others. Some ARE more violent than others. Some ARE more dangerous than others. Some ARE more bigoted, hateful, and oppressive than others. All religions are bad for human society in one way or another, but islam is BY FAR the most brutal, backward, dangerous, oppressive, controlling, freedom-killing, mind-controlling, woman-hating, gay-hating, terror-inducing belief system on this planet — and it IS okay to say so.

YES.  IT.  IS.

Don’t be intimidated into silence, and don’t let the argument get turned around so that you appear to be the “bad guy” in the debate. Speaking out against islam is NOT racist (as they will try to label you), because islam is a RELIGION — not a race. It is NOT wrong to speak out against islam (the belief system) — the brutal, oppressive things that islam does to whole demographic groups of innocent human beings around the world are wrong. It is NOT insensitive to speak out against islam (the belief system) — the brutal, oppressive things that islam does to whole demographic groups of innocent human beings around the world are insensitive. It is NOT intolerant to speak out against islam (the belief system) — the brutal, oppressive things that islam does to whole demographic groups of innocent human beings around the world are intolerant. Speaking out against these things — against tyranny (such as that which islam represents) and fighting for freedom and truth is how America was formed. Your RIGHT to free expression is part of what makes America so unique in the world. If you love freedom; if you value your American way of life; if you are against hate, misogyny, oppression, bigotry, brutality, and societal enslavement (anywhere in the world) then it is your DUTY to speak out boldly and to be part of the fight to stop the spread of islam into America and to save that which you value—for future generations of Americans — for your own descendants.

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Use your mind and your voice. Use your right to free expression without fear and expose the truth about islam. Remember that:

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think. — AAJG

Understanding the Islamic Bombing of the Boston Marathon (A Video)

An interesting analysis of the subtle deceptions of the so-called “Religion of Peace” and its apologists in the American media and politics. Note how the President of the United States says that it is his (he seems to personalize it) “responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of islam—wherever they appear.” Really, Mr. President?! Since when is that one of the responsibilities of America’s chief executive? Why must the President of the United States (in his official capacity as president) act as an official (or even quasi-official) advocate, defender, and protector of ANY religion—especially one so backward and brutal as islam? Is there no separation of church and state anymore? Is there no guarantee of free expression anymore in America—even against a brutal religion such as islam?

Note also, how he always refers to the qur’an as the “holy qur’an,” but references to the bible (which governs his professed religion of christianity) are always referred to simply as “scripture.” You know, I was a big fan of President Obama’s—until I began to examine his apparent ties/allegiance to the brutal pig religion of islam. I am becoming increasingly fed up with him—alarmed by him.

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think.” — AAJG

Muslim Woman Smiles When Told She Managed To Murder Eight Children (A Video)

More love from the “religion of peace.”  They are coming, and unless we become immune to their name-calling and intimidation; unless we cast aside fear, recognize the danger that comes from a clash of such a backward, anti-freedom culture with ours (especially within our own borders), and unapologetically STOP allowing permanent residency and citizenship to these people (until AFTER they unscrew their own culture and learn to live in peace with their neighboring countries and cultures), then what we saw in Boston recently will one day, possibly within our children’s lifetimes, become commonplace in America. Look at her face. She lookspeaceful,” but don’t be naive—islam does NOT coexist peacefully. It creates whole societies of sociopaths who seek to impose their way of life on the entire world—by whatever means necessary. They are coming.

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think.” — AAJG

A Brief Conversation about Religious “Fundamentalism” vs the Mythical “Peaceful” muslim

Recently, I engaged in rather short online “discussion” with a couple of people regarding the existence of so-called “peaceful” muslims (which I believe to be a myth). I thought I would share the conversation with you here, in the hope that it would be informative and aid you in your own conversations with religious bigots and their apologists. I have omitted the last names of the participants in the interest of their privacy. The conversation began when I posted a link to my article titled, “A ‘Peaceful’ muslim? Really?!” and it went as follows:

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Danielle: There are millions of peaceful Muslims. Just like not all christians are like the Westboro crazies, not all muslims are fundamentalists.

Gandalf Stormcrow: No, Danielle. There are no peaceful muslims. Actually read the blog post, and my post below to Matthew. Break out of the “box” and do a bit of research and critical thinking. The fact is that all existing religion is inherently bad, because it ACTIVELY TEACHES, advocates, practices, institutionalizes and validates as “normal” (and even demands of its membership) things like bigotry, intolerance, oppression of entire demographic groups (such as women, gays, and all people of other faiths), and in some cases (e.g., islam) harsh brutality, violence, intimidation, and murder. Whether these things exist in mild or extreme forms (compared to one another) is completely irrelevant. They all do it, and it is ALWAYS wrong, so to compare one sect of christianity (or rather, your perception of that sect — as an outsider) to Westboro and then claim that it must be “good” or “peaceful” is patently ridiculous because institutionalized bigotry in any form is not a “peaceful” thing — and neither are intolerance, divisiveness, or the wholesale oppression of entire demographic groups. “Peaceful” is not simply (and narrowly) defined as “an apparent lack of overt violence and brutality” as you and so many others seem to believe. Stripping entire demographic groups of many (or all) of their freedoms and civil rights and human rights and forcing them to live their entire lives in fear, deprivation, and/or anonymity is NOT a peaceful thing — even if done without violence. Even mere tolerance of these things is NOT a “peaceful” thing — especially when the “fundamentalists” are so few compared to the so-called “millions of peaceful muslims” in the world.

Religion itself is the disease. People who choose to expose themselves to the mental pathogens (i.e., the infectious agents) of its teachings (and it is important that you remember that it is a choice they make) are always affected by it to one degree or another, and the “health” of society is always compromised as a result. The symptoms of infection that we see in the individual include pretty much the same types of bigotry, intolerance, divisiveness, hate, oppression, and violence that their religion espouses and teaches, perpetrated against selected individuals and demographic groups, and (just as with any physiological sickness) the severity and outward appearance of these symptoms may vary individually but they are always present — whether you happen to (or are trained to) notice them or not. The widespread, cumulative symptoms we see in our society are many. They take the obvious form of strife between “opposing” religious doctrines (especially as they battle to gain prominence and power within our governments); but the concepts are then extended and applied beyond religion and take the secondary forms of racism, sexism, and other forms of inequality, bias, and discrimination (bigotry); and the oppression of, and violence (including war) against, those who are different from us (because after all, even “god” is a very violent, destructive being when it wants to get its way). Yes. I am saying that the roots of all these societal maladies lie in religion and the evil, bigoted shit it has taught (and imposed upon) societies since the beginning of time. It is my belief that most of these things are not inherent to the heart of the individual human being, but that they are learned from (and largely accepted in) societies that are well-steeped in varied (and mostly unapparent) religious bigotry, doctrines, beliefs, and practices.

Whether or not one cares to admit it, the reality is that ALL of christianity is bigoted, intolerant, divisive, and oppressive — even if only mildly so compared to Westboro. The same goes for ALL of islam, ALL of judaism, and so on. WHY would anyone (or any society) want to tolerate these things — even in “milder” forms? People’s lives are still being negatively affected by it — just to a somewhat lesser degree. How much bigotry, intolerance, hate, exclusion, violence, and oppression of entire demographic groups is an “acceptable” amount, Danielle? I guess the answer to that probably depends upon how much YOU and those you love are being affected by it. Christianity talks a lot about “love” but its love (like that of all religions) is extremely conditional, and the “seed” at the center of the fruit of their “love” is the institutionalized bigotry that their own “god” expects from them. They will never truly accept you if you are different from them — because their “god” has taught them that you are an “abomination” or an “infidel” and that they are better than you — that they are “special,” and “favored,” and “acceptable in his sight.” And that means “non-believers” are not, and that is blatant bigotry. That is why the concept of “sin” exists and why they believe there is a hell.

Additionally, religions are inherently viral and predatory; thus, they intentionally exploit the poor, the weak, the desperate, and the gullible, and they actively seek to spread themselves and gain power over the citizenry through a marriage to our governments.

Matthew: There is a bit of a difference between the active Jihadi and the Muslim who wishes to belong to modernity, yet can’t because of a fear of speaking up.

It is likely that Martin Luther would have had a difficult time with the Protestant Reformation if modern weapons had existed at the time.

Islam faces the same problems. It is in the midst of a Reformation, yet any reformers, who wish to cast off the archaic relics of ideology (demanding ideological purity, and demanding that Islam is the “perfect” religion, etc), have difficulty doing so, because they tend to be promptly killed when they attempt to do so.

Gandalf Stormcrow: I totally understand what you’re saying, Matthew, and it is always a hopeful thing for the world when barbaric, bullshit religions like islam begin to evolve, but they never do so on their own, because they actually believe they are “commanded by god” to do the sick things they do to humanity. Complete elimination of organized religion would be an even greater boon to mankind. But even when barbaric religions like islam begin such a transformation, it always takes hundreds of years, costs untold millions of damaged or destroyed human lives (or whole societies), and requires enormous social pressures to force such change; and remember that even in their most “peaceful” state, religions are still inherently bigoted, intolerant, oppressive, and hateful — which negates ANY notion that they are peaceful (or that they ever can be). Christianity underwent a similar transformation — and, in fact, is still in the process of change. But it will never be truly peaceful, or it will cease to be “christianity” as defined by its own “god.” The same goes for islam. Regarding islam and the so-called “peacefulness” of its “members,” please consider the following, Matthew:

  • IF islam is to be thought of as a bona-fide religion (instead of bogus, man-made crap like the rest of them), then one must begin with the assumption or true belief that it was created by its own infallible, ALL-wise, ALL-knowing, ALL-seeing, ALL-powerful, ETERNAL GOD, and that it (i.e., the religion’s doctrines, standards, practices, and eternal beliefs) was all passed in PERFECT, infallible form to its early prophets for dissemination amongst the peoples of the earth. If one can’t even admit to that much, then one is (in effect) admitting that the “religion” is made-up, bogus bullshit along with its “god,” its “prophets,” and all of its doctrines.
  • IF one can convince themselves that islam was created in such a way and that its “god” is not a bumbling, inept fool; but rather, an ALL-wise, ALL-knowing, ALL-powerful “god of the universe” who can see through all dimensions of time and space with equal clarity (laughing at the utter stupidity of such a thought) then one must also believe that its god could never make a mistake and, therefore, its doctrines and its commandments would be ETERNALLY sacred and ETERNALLY applicable (even into “modernity”); therefore, one would have to commit themselves to EVERYTHING that their ALL-wise, ALL-knowinggod” teaches and expects — IN ITS ENTIRETY — ALL of it — for ALL time — even in the face of ever evolving social standards and practices among lowly humanity. (This is a great deal of why most islamic cultures are backward, arrested, and brutal — because the vast majority of muslims devotedly cling to their god’s commands with total faithfulness and without regard to worldwide social outcry or public pressures.)
  • Thus, if one is to actually “belong” to that religion, then one must actually believe that their “god” is real, and that it is completely infallible and ALL-wise, and that it expects total obedience in all of the doctrinal dictates it passed to its early prophets — WITHOUT EXCEPTION and WITHOUT QUESTION.
  • IF one refuses to obey their “god’s” commands because they believe that it is wrong to do some of the horrific things their chosengod” instructed them to do, or because they appear outdated in current society and that they prefer to live in “modernity,” then one IS necessarily:
    • In a state of open rebellion against their chosen (ALL-wise???) “god of the universeand its doctrines (which technically makes them not a “member” of that religion anymore—even if they still have not yet come to that realization and are still wearing the garb and going through the motions of some of the practices and traditions); or they are
    • Admitting that their own eternal “god of the universe” is a fallible, bumbling, inept, unwise, error-prone boob, and that it is no better that the narrow-minded, bronze-age goat herders who made it all up anyway!
  • Here’s a hint, Matthew: If one is smarter, or wiser, or more discerning than their own “god” and they can “correct” its shortsightedness and doctrinal mistakes to make them more “appropriate” then either that so-called “god” is stupid and its judgment and teachings can never be trusted, or that religion is complete bogus bullshit and one shouldn’t be part of it anyway — in any form. Remember, that the fallible “created” humans do not have the divine authority to override their chosen “god” and redefine ITS religion to make it more “acceptable” or more palatable to themselves, or so that it meets the changing expectations of “modernity” or of its various members at any given point in time!
  • IF one commits themselves to a religion they are, in actuality, committing themselves FIRST AND ONLY to that religion’s “GOD” (not to an elastic, moldable-at-will philosophy and ever-evolving public opinions about that god and what it expects from its followers) and that necessarily includes a commitment to all the philosophies and doctrines that that religion’s “god” says are to be believed and practiced — not simply the ones they individually deem “appropriate” or the ones they decide to believe and practice (while still claiming to be “faithful” members of that “god’s” religion). The idiocy of such (commonplace) mental duplicity is astounding!
  • IF one rebels against their chosengod” and casts off (ANY of) its “sacred” doctrines and behavioral expectations, then one is necessarily casting off the “god” itself and, thus, its entire religion. Simply because some people can’t understand that, and choose to continue to refer to themselves as “members” of that religion and wear the garb and practice some of the traditions, doesn’t mean that they actually are members, and I believe their religion’s “god” would agree with me (if it were real).
  • It is a FACT that islam (i.e., the GOD of islam) teaches and requires of its members, certain beliefs and acts which are greatly harmful to entire demographic groups of human beings (hundreds of millions of people around the world). The fact that some people (who by pure chance were born into islamic cultures and were indoctrinated into or forced to adopt the sick religion) are inherently opposed to [only some?] [all?] such atrocities, injustices, and vileness, does NOT speak well for the religion, because the religion is what ITS GOD defines it as (through the actual words in its “holy” texts and those of its principle “prophets”) — not what each “member” of the religion decides to define it as. No, it speaks well of those specific individuals (in a very limited, non-religious context) and it demonstrates that (in their hearts) they are not actually “members” of that vile, bullshit religion — even if they haven’t yet come to that realization. Thus, the term “fundamentalist” is purely bogus, as all actual believers of any religion are fundamentalists. Everyone else is either confused (i.e., that have yet to realize that they abandoned the religion when they rebelled against the “god” of that religion); or they are feigning commitment to a religion out of fear or social pressures; or they do so for a feeling of “belonging” and acceptance (in much the same way that people join social clubs and gangs) or for perceived social “status” and are, thus, more apt to be willing to sway their “beliefs” with the ever-changing tide of public opinion and “not believe in” certain parts of their own chosengod’sHOLY commandments and instructions to them.
  • IF one is a committed member of islam (in their heart), then one necessarily SUPPORTS the “god” who decreed (from “on high”) that all women are lesser beings than are men, and who then opened the door for them to be oppressed and treated as little better than property; and that gays, non-muslims, and apostates are to be killed. If (in their heart) a committed muslim supports the ALL-wise, ALL-knowinggod of the universe” who dictated these things, then they must also support those who carry out such crimes against humanity — even if they are not openly vocal about it and even if they have never personally participated. This may be a difficult realization to accept; but it is, nonetheless, true.
  • WHY haven’t the hundreds of millions of so-called “peaceful” muslims ever stood up to the (relatively few?) so-called “fundamentalists” who are giving their “peaceful” religion such a bad name worldwide, and brought them to swift, public justice for crimes against humanity and for bringing shame onto the name of their “god” and its “prophet?” Perhaps it is because the millions of “peaceful” muslims do NOT exist, in reality. Perhaps it is because they quietly SUPPORT what islam does to others. Perhaps they are simply brainwashed from birth and do not know better. Either way, it does not make islam a credible belief system or worthy of respect, and it does NOT make (personally) non-violent muslims “peaceful.” To quietly tolerate (especially if one is “supposedly” in the overwhelming majority), is to SUPPORT. And don’t forget that islam permits muslims to lie to and deceive non-muslims in order to advance and further the spread of itself (in the same way that some pathogens can sometimes trick or deceive your body’s immune defenses in order to allow themselves to spread), so I don’t know that I would be so quick to believe in the illusion of “peaceful” muslims if I were you. They make it pretty clear what their goals are.
  • Quiet tolerance of atrocities (even “milder,” seemingly nonviolent atrocities) against millions of human beings does not make one “peaceful” — especially if one continues to affiliate oneself with the very institution that is inflicting the atrocities onto the human population and the “god” who commanded it.
  • Can there be any such thing as a “peaceful” member of the KKK, Matthew? Why not?! Does not simple membership in such a vile, hateful, bigoted, and dangerous organization mark one at the very least as a passive supporter of what that organization stands for and practices? Of course it does! WHY is there no such thing as a “peaceful” member of the KKK? Because the organization itself (the “belief system,” if you will) is inherently and fundamentally evil, bigoted, intolerant, hate-spreading, dangerous, and oppressive; and none of these things are “peaceful.” Thus, as long as one claims membership in (or even remains loosely affiliated with) such an evil organization, one can never be considered a “peaceful” member (even if they have never personally participated in a cross-burning or some other form of public intimidation, oppression, or terrorism)! And the EXACT SAME THING applies to islam and to other religions, because the GODS of those religions have defined their own religious doctrines and promulgated to humanity (through their various “prophets”) their own individual “sacred,” inviolable philosophies of bigotry, intolerance, division, hate, violence, and oppression — just like the KKK. And (in spite of what the religious would have you believe) religions do not (and should not) enjoy special exemption from the same scrutiny and open criticism we give to the KKK, simply because they claim to be “holy” or because some people choose to blind themselves to the truth about the organization they chose to join — or because they were taught by their parents that theirs is the one “true” religion and that theirgod of the universe” is better than everyone else’s “god of the universe“, and is therefore too “holy” to be criticised in public discourse.
  • Don’t make the common mistake of thinking that there is (or even that there ever can be) a distinction between a religion and its ideology. The ideology was established by that religion’s ALL-wise, ALL-knowing, ALL-seeing “GOD of the universe;” thus, the ideology can never be debated or “cast off” while remaining a “member” of that religion. The ideology IS the religion. The religion IS its ideology. That’s all it is, in reality. One CANNOT separate a religion from its ideology. When one separates themselves from the ideology, one has effectively separated themselves from the religion and its “god“—whether they realize this or admit this to themselves, or not; thus the term “fundamentalist” is an irrelevant, non-applicable term.
  • The notion that there is a meaningful difference between religious “fundamentalism” and other “forms” of the same religion is silly.
  • Remember: If the GOD of a certain religion is bigoted, intolerant, divisive, oppressive, destructive, vengeful, and hateful (as revealed in its OWN words and “holy” texts and in those of its principle “prophets”), then the ENTIRE RELIGION is equally so, because IT IS THE “GOD” WHO ESTABLISHES AND DEFINES ITS RELIGION — not “modern” apologists who decide they are smarter or wiser than their own ALL-wise, ALL-knowing, ALL-seeing “god of the universe” and who decide to water it down to make it appear more palatable for themselves or the masses.

Speak out against institutionalized oppression, bigotry, intolerance, and hate in all its forms wherever you find it (even “holy” religion), so that humanity can eventually live in peace and freedom. Such philosophies do not have a place in a peaceful, functional, modern society. Use logic and solid reasoning to unravel the long-held religious legends, superstitions, and myths and expose the truth — regardless of who it pisses off or where it leads. Your silence is not respect. It is notpeaceful.” It is approval. It is passive support. It is complicity in the atrocities that religion inflicts upon humanity every day.

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think.” — AAJG

“Respecting” Religion (Part 2)

I have found that there seems to be a fairly common misconception among the religious masses (and surprisingly, even among those who claim to be atheist or nonreligious) that religion is somehow “owed” some special place of prominence in our society—that it is “owed” respect or “protection from criticism“—that for some reason, it is extradisrespectful” (a highly egregious and even a “punishable” offense, depending on one’s culture) to speak out against something “holy” like a religion or a “prophet” or a “god.” I assume that the reason for this is that people have fully committed themselves (mentally) to their chosen religion and, therefore, have decided (or far more likely, they were indoctrinated in their youth to believe) that their particular religion’s “god” is holier, mightier, and more righteous than the other religions’ “gods” and they make the mistake of becoming personally offended when someone speaks in an other-than-respectful way about that religion or its so-called “god” or “prophets.”

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Well, the truth of the matter is that religions and other “belief systems” do not “deserve” to be respected at all, much less enjoy special protection from criticism. Such a thought is asinine! It’s completely ridiculous! Only individual peopledeserve” to be treated with respect—and then, only so long as they are living peacefully, and treating others with respect, and not harming others in some way. Always remember that ideas, concepts, beliefs, and theories do notdeserve” to be respected. One may individually choose to respect these things, but that is an individual choice and such respect is NEVER “owed” by anyone else or by society at large. Likewise, groups of people (regardless of why they are grouped) do notdeserve” to be respected, and religions and other belief-systems do notdeserve” to be respected either. Things like ideas, concepts, theories and belief systems don’t have rights—human, civil, or otherwise. Ideas, concepts, theories and belief systems don’t have feelings. We have been led to believe that “belief systems” are somehow so special and sacrosanct that they are above criticism. Bullshit! It is just as okay to speak out against a religious institution that is actually harming people in some way (and they all do to varying degrees), as it is to speak out against financial institutions, or political parties, or entire industries that are causing harm to people. In fact, one has a moral duty, as well as a right, to do so. And some religions ARE more harmful and dangerous than others, and it IS okay to say so! Yes. It. Is. Of all existing religions, islam (purposefully not capitalized for extra disrespect) is BY FAR the worst in the current era. (What other religions did in past eras has a place of importance in the discussion, but it is irrelevant to what is happening now.) Creepy islam is the 250 pound bully in the schoolyard. It is dangerous, extraordinarily viral, bigoted, hateful, demanding, intolerant, brutal, unforgiving, oppressive, enslaving, and misogynistic—and (Have you noticed?)… unapologetically so. It (as an institution or a belief system) does NOT deserve respect. Neither do any of the others. The fact is that all religions are predatory—some far more than others; but in the current era, islam is the worst, by far. All religions are harmful to societies that desire to be truly free. Harmful things should never be respected.

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Again, religions (as belief systems) do NOT “deserve” respect, nor are they ever “owed” it. No—they are not. Religions are dangerous, controlling, predatory, manipulative institutions—at best. Why would they be owed respect?! (Remember that only individual citizens are “owed” respectful treatment—as long as they are living in peace and aren’t harming others or quietly supporting systems or institutions that are harming others in some way.) All organized religion is bad for humanity. It affects your life in negative ways even if you are atheist, because (due to its inherently predatory nature) it actively seeks to enlarge and spread itself, and to gain official legitimacy and legal authority over the general citizenry by intertwining itself with our governments; and by doing so, it is allowed to impose its will and its “standards of morality and conduct” on you, whether you are a member of that religion or not. That is what christianity did in America and don’t be fooled—all of our lives have been negatively affected by it, whether we are christians or not. It is also what islam has done to many parts of the world and is doing even now in America and all over the west; and passive, undeserved “respect” for that brutal, controlling belief system will likely see some form of Sharia law in America at some point. It is foolish, I believe, to think it can never happen here—that we are somehow inoculated against such a disease simply because “we are America.” It is foolish, because we are a naturally tolerant and accepting people, and those who desire the global spread of islam understand that about us. They consider it a weakness, and they will use it against us. They are already bragging about it on the internet. They are a very persistent, patient, and calculating group and they are intentionally deceptive about what their goals are—but if you look around, you can find plenty who say it openly because they know we won’t believe them.

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Not to get off on a purely islamic tangent, but here I will remind the reader that it is estimated that by the year 2030 (Only 17 years short from now!), muslims will be the majority in England—due to extremely high immigration and birth rates. Think about what that means—to the people of England, and to the West at large! Do you think that the muslims who immigrate to England will not also invade the seats of government in the same proportions and begin to enact (or rather, impose) new laws? First blasphemy laws (which effectively stifle free speech and eliminate ALL criticism of what they are doing “in the name of allah“)? Then sharia laws? What is there to stop them? They are already bragging about it—all over the internet! Do you not think that they have the same goal for America? They are bragging about that, too. If (or rather, when) England become an islamic nation, one very great Western domino will have fallen—and that is no small thing. Think about it!

Click to enlarge. Muslims protest outside the French embassy in London

Religious influence in government is why women have had to fight so hard to obtain and keep reproductive rights, and voting rights, and other forms of basic equality in society. Religion was the main underlying oppressive force. Religious influence in government is why gays have been shunned, oppressed, and denied equal rights forever. Religion was the main underlying oppressive force in that as well. Religion’s intrusion into our government is why we used to have to pray and listen to the bible being read in school when I was growing up. I’m not certain, but religion is probably where the idea for the “death penalty” comes from. Religion, when allowed to marry itself into our governments in any way, always causes problems for some portion of the population, so it isn’t ever good enough to just “be an atheist” and live quietly, because extremely rich, extremely determined, extremely powerful religious institutions are working hard to embed themselves into all levels of our government and make sure they have legitimized, legal, and controlling authority over your life in as many ways as are meaningful to them, and over the lives of your children as well. This must be fought—not “respected.”

A practice of strict, absolute separation of church and state (which we do not have here in America) robs religion of all real power over us and gives us more freedoms. Then, religion simply becomes a creepy, manipulative “belief system” that still preys on the weak, the desperate, the naive, and the gullible (because that is what they do)—but at least it has no real power over us. They could never impose their will on us through legislation of any kind. They would have to resort solely to seduction, indoctrination, and trickery to maintain their membership and achieve their goals rather than through any form of legal authority over us. In America, we talk a lot about “separation of church and state,” but we don’t really practice it very well at all, in reality. Religion must be purposefully and carefully controlled, and it must be treated with suspicion any time it comes near our governments. It should be actively opposed when it seeks power by approaching our government officials with large “donations,” or when they are harming people in some way (as they all do). We should be necessarily concerned about the state of “separation of church and state” when we see organizations like the Congressional Prayer Caucus being formed, or learn of the existence of organizations such as the Michigan Muslim Democratic Caucus. These are not social groups. They are evidence that organized religion is attempting to infiltrate and influence our government—your government, so it can gain “official” legitimacy for itself, and ultimately… legal, governmental power over our lives—just as islam has done in every society it has migrated into.

All religions are predatory—some far more than others. In the current era, islam is the worst by far. All religions are bad for societies that desire to be truly free. Some religions are worse than others, and it IS okay to say so. Remember, “belief systems” aren’t people, so they don’t everdeserve” to be treated with respect.

Let me close with this:

To the religious people: You only get ONE life to live. If you want to waste it “worshiping” an invisible, non-existent “god” and “praying” for it to do everything (so you don’t have to) instead of living a totally free, happy life and experiencing it to the fullest; spending as much time as possible with your children, your family, and the love of your life; making a tangible, meaningful contribution to society and trying to make the world a better place; or actually getting PERSONALLY involved with someone in need and helping them (instead of praying for your “god” to do it for you), then that is your individual, personal choice. I feel sorry for you. But remember this:

  • Your “god” is not real. That is not my opinion—it is a fact. Your “god” and its accompanying “religion” were invented by men as a way to explain the unknown and to control you and manipulate you into certain behaviors—and just look how well it’s working!
  • You are the one who made the individual, personal choice to believe that nonsense and to give “respect” to a hateful, bigoted, inept, duplicitous, nonexistent sky-fairy, and to spend your one-and-only life “worshipping” it. That decision ONLY applies to YOU. No one else is required to “respect” your individual choice, or your beliefs, or your motives, or your religion, or its precepts, or its rituals, or its traditions, or its silly or ridiculous garb, or its prophets, or even its stupid “god“—no matter what you desire, or what your hateful, bigoted, inept, duplicitous, nonexistent sky-fairy or anyone else tells you. That must be why they call it a personal choice. Duh! (Note: There seems to be some fairly common confusion on the subject of “respecting” the choices of other people. In America, we absolutely respect your individual right to make any personal choice you desire for yourself [as long as it doesn’t harm or affect others in any undesirable way], but respecting your right to make a choice is NOT the same as respecting the choice you made. Understand this: No one is required to respect the choices you make—just your right to make them. Those who make wise life choices, are naturally and appropriately looked upon by others as being wise. Those who make stupid life choices are naturally and appropriately looked upon by others as being stupid. Those who make bigoted and hateful life choices (like choosing to affiliate themselves with a known bigoted and hateful religion or other hate group) are naturally and appropriately looked upon by others as being bigoted and hateful. You are not being “unfairly picked on.” That is how it works in real life, and that is how it should work. You are not “owed” respect when you make stupid or bigoted life choices, like devoting your one and only life to a hateful, bigoted, inept, duplicitous, nonexistent sky-fairy—especially one who oppresses you or insists that you oppress or hate others in his name. I hope that is now sufficiently cleared up.)
  • People verbally disrespecting your religion, its prophets, or its so-called “gods” is NOT harmful to you in any way. It does not harm you physically, it does not abridge your rights, and it does not inhibit your freedoms in any manner. It may piss you off, because being a member of one of the many available “religion” groups gives you the perception (the illusion) that even you are now holy, or righteous, or “special” in some way and the criticism of your chosen religion challenges that perception in your mind; but it is not directed at you personally and it is not harmful to you. It is part of life. Get a helmet and deal with it. Still, you have options. If don’t like your religion being criticized or ridiculed, you may either endure or ignore the criticisms, or you may choose a less (rightfully) criticized or ridiculed “group” to affiliate yourself with so you can feel better, or you may force a change of that religion from within so that it is no longer ridiculed. That’s pretty much it for options. Remember, it is YOUR religious choice that is causing you problems—not the fact that other people enjoy total freedom of expression. Also remember that as soon as YOU choose to affiliate yourself with a group (whether it be a brutal, oppressive religion or the fucking KKK), YOU must bear all the criticisms that are aimed at that group. That is how it works. You do not have the right to deny others of their right of free expression, so that you don’t have to feel bad or face the difficult truths about the group you chose to join. The answer? Completely disassociate yourself from that group and simply live in peace with those around you.
  • You do not have the right to impose your religious beliefs, or your religion’s “standards” of morality or conduct on others—no matter what you desire, or what your hateful, bigoted, inept, duplicitous, nonexistent sky-fairy or anyone else tells you.
  • You do not have the right to expect others (or society at large) to change their lives in ANY way in order to accommodate you and your stupid religious choiceno matter what you desire, or what your hateful, bigoted, inept, duplicitous, nonexistent sky-fairy or anyone else tells you.
  • The fact that you chose to join a stupid religion does not give you special rights, privileges, or status over others. It does not make you better than anyone else. In fact, quite often religious people are worse citizens than the nonreligious (because all religions are inherently bigoted, intolerant, and divisive, so the members of each religion are taught bigotry, intolerance, and divisiveness—and are expected to be [to varying degrees, depending on the religionbigoted, intolerant, and divisive toward their fellow citizens who don’t share their particular faith).
  • When you “share the good news with nonbelievers,” it is NOT a kind or loving act, as you have been led to believe. It is one of the most highly offensive, personally insulting, and disrespectful things a “religious” person can do to another human being. Maybe that is why so many who do, are met with hostility. Duh!

To the nonreligious people: You have rights and it IS okay to stand up for them. Don’t fear the inevitable threats and name-calling that will come your way from the religious people (who, ironically, claim to be better than you, but who will still threaten you, call you names, and hate you). Your fear is what they count on, and it is why they call you those names. It’s a form of bullying and intimidation. It is intended to either silence opposition to their predatory religion or a weak (and not very “holy”) attempt to defend a life choice they have made, and your words are exposing the stupidity of that choice and/or causing them to doubt their own choice. Remember:

  • All religions are not the same, as many argue. They are not equal. Some ARE more harmful to society than others, and it IS okay to say so. Free expression must always be protected and practiced without fear—or we will lose it in our acquiescence.
  • On behalf of those who ARE being harmed by religion, it absolutely IS okay to openly and publicly criticize, insult, and oppose any belief system which advocates or practices the oppression of whole demographic groups; bigotry; societal division; child marriage; deception; fleecing its members; exploitation of the desperate, the weak, and the naive; violence, intimidation, and brutality; the active, viral spreading of itself to other cultures; world domination; or harming others in any other manner—even a stupid fucking religion. More than that, it IS your civic duty to do so! Belief systems (including religions) are not, and should never be, exempt from public scorn and criticism.
  • If a member of a particular religion becomes personally “offended” by a criticism you make about their religion or its “god,” then that is their problem. Who cares?! They are confused, because to insult a belief system is NOT the same as personally aiming your insult at an individual—even if they choose to personalize it and take it that way (or feign “offense” in an attempt to silence your criticisms). Besides, if the belief system is harmful to others in some way, and they all are to one degree or another, then it “deserves” to be publicly insulted or criticized. If the members of that religion don’t like the criticism, then they may either opt out of the religion to spare themselves the “illusion” that they are being personally insulted, or they may fight to change their religion from within so it is no longer harmful to others in any way. Your silence is notrespectful“—it is consent. Your silence makes you complicit with whatever evils religion is imposing on society.
  • Freedom of expression is a human right. In some societies it is even guaranteed and protected. Use it without shame or fear, or you will be walked on by others who are not afraid to mis-use or abuse it (to advance their religious agendas and/or to silence opposition). No matter what you may have been taught, it is NOT contrary to civility to fight vocally for one’s rights, or to fight vocally for the rights of those who are being oppressed, brutalized, or taken advantage of. Criticizing, insulting, and opposing a belief system which oppresses entire demographic groups, or one that is brutal, controlling, and destructive to the concept of individual freedoms is NOT wrong—even if those who subscribe to that belief system begin to cry and moan that they are the “victims” of your “hate speech“—and they always do, because they want to shut you up and keep from revealing the ugly truth.
  • It is notracist” to speak out openly and truthfully against islam or any other religion. islam is a stupid religion—not a race. People of all races practice islam. Therefore it can never be truthfully argued that a verbal attack on islam or any other religion is “racist.” Arab is a race, and there are many brave Arabs who are committed atheists who hate islam.
  • You are not ever required to “respect” someone else’s personal religious choices.
  • You are not ever required to change your life in order to accommodate someone else’s silly-ass religious choice.
  • Religion is oppressive, controlling, divisive, and inherently bigoted and intolerant; therefore, it is dangerous to human society. It does not “deserve” respect—no matter what form it takes.
  • Just because one religion seems tame compared to another, does not mean that it isn’t harming innocent people, and that it isn’t dangerous and bad for society in some way.

That is all I have to say on this for now. Live in peace and harmony with one another, but remember that all religion is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It is inherently predatory. It should kept away from our government by any nonviolent means and at all costs! It always bears watching—especially islam, and none are “owed” respect—ever. Nope, not even yours. Always remember:

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms—to help awaken you—to make you think. — AAJG

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