Category Archives: Religion
Would adopting more Islamic family values, and methods of child rearing, have a positive long term effect on western countries?
Imagine two scenarios, one where you’re a non-degenerate 28-year-old man with a “good job” (whatever that is) and living in the United Kingdom. You live in an area that’s quickly having a higher population of Muslims than the Anglo-Saxon natives. Lately you’ve been hearing countless stories from your mates about how horrible their marriages have become. You ponder and reflect on their stories, knowing that you’re well aware of the divorce statistics, and the anti-male attitude of Western family courts.
The pervasiveness of religiosity in the U.S. military, as compared to the increasingly secular U.S. civilian population, and particularly for the rest of the largely irreligious (and non-warmongering) western world, has always been intriguing to me.
How can people in such large numbers profess to follow a theoretically peace-loving faith, which is more often than not Christianity, and choose to be part of an organization that only leads to horrific human suffering and devastating property damage? That’s not to even mention the completely wasted tax dollars and human resources which could otherwise be allocated for more civil and productive endeavors.
We all the know the mental gymnastics that are constantly underway with religious people who try to somehow merge our current scientific understanding of the world with their bronze age superstitions, but this is getting ridiculous.
I strongly doubt that Jesus Christ (if he ever even existed) would be super cool with human cock fighting in these “Fight Church” associated get-togethers. The hypocrisy is almost overwhelming.
Editor’s Note: You will not find a story like this on any mainstream news channel. But if the roles were reversed, with Palestinians injuring Israeli Jews within a Synagogue complex, this would be among the biggest news stories in the world.
Israeli forces have shot and wounded at least 30 Palestinians in the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem al-Quds.
Local sources say clashes erupted in the mosque compound when Israeli settlers entered the holy site. Witnesses say Israeli troops raided the mosque to protect the settlers. They say the forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the worshipers.
25 Painful Red Pill Questions Christians Need To Ask Themselves
Part I – Scientific Repression
1. Do I not disagree that the Roman Catholic Church played a major role in repressing all major scientific and technological innovation in Europe for the greater part of 1000 years after the fall of the Roman Empire? From approximately A.D. 400 to A.D. 1400? (Due to potentially fatal accusations of heresy, witchcraft, blasphemy, etc.)
2. Do I not disagree that the invention of the Gutenberg Press in 1450, and the fall of Constantinople in 1453 (resulting in an influx of more advanced Arabic & Turkish knowledge into Europe) finally began to end this Catholic stranglehold of scientific repression and knowledge enslavement?
3. Do I not disagree that the Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s was attributed to the Republic’s climate of intellectual and religious tolerance? And that this religious freedom (uncommon for the era) made Dutch science and technology the most acclaimed in the world during this time?
4. Do I not disagree that Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in the 1800s was based upon tangible evidence and sound reasoning? And that the discoveries of Dinosaurs and other fossils which are millions of years old, proves that our Earth is far older than the mere 6,000 years that many Christians believe?
5. Do I not disagree that if Christianity never existed, we could very well be at a level of technology and cultural enlightenment so unfathomably advanced, beyond our wildest dreams, in the year 2014?
This scene ranks right up there with the “America is not the greatest country in the world anymore” segment from ‘The Newsroom’ in 2012. It is refreshing that such reasonable and logical ideas are being broadcast on hit TV shows in the United States.
(Note: The series revolves around the tall blonde woman, who is sentenced to 15 months in a women’s federal prison for the non-violent offense of transporting a suitcase full of drug money to her former girlfriend, who is an international drug smuggler. Most of the series takes place in the prison, where she must deal with the tough inmates who are considerably more volatile and less educated than herself.)
Editor’s Note: I smell too much misandry in the middle of this news piece, with the sub-plot “finance industry would benefit with women in charge”. Oh please oh please oh please! Don’t let RT be infected by the insidious venom that is militant feminism!
Dutch bankers “swear to God” they’ll be honest from now on, Barclays chief waves his bonus, and Lloyds vows to hire more women. Katie Pilbeam investigates whether this is all part of a new social moral movement in the much demonized banking sector, or merely good public relations.
Are you a drone pilot committing mass murder at an innocent Yemeni wedding? An infantryman kicking in the makeshift doors of peaceful Afghan family mud huts while looking for “Al Qaeda”? It doesn’t matter what your duties include, we thank you for EVERYTHING that you do and what you do to “inspire” us at home everyday! Oh, and may the Christian God bless you for all the suffering you are helping to inflict on these Muslim nations who have never once harmed our country in any shape or form!
– Queen Obama and Dr. Bonehead
Source: Counter Currents (Robert J. Burrowes)
Fundamentalism is a widespread problem. It often manifests in a religious context – making it highly visible – but there are plenty of secular fundamentalists too. If we are to understand fundamentalism we should not view it as a religious problem: It is a psychological one.
What is a fundamentalist? A fundamentalist is usually considered to be a person who adheres strictly to a doctrine, viewpoint or set of principles that are considered original and ‘pure’; this doctrine might be theological in nature. For the fundamentalist, many of their beliefs and the behaviours that arise from them will, at least in theory, be derivative of their fundamental doctrine. For the fundamentalist, there is no room to consider views that are at variance with their accepted doctrine and contrary views will usually either be dismissed out-of-hand or resisted with considerable vigour and, often, violence.
In contrast to the fundamentalist, a person who is ‘open-minded’ may still hold strong views and perhaps even have a strong conscientious position on certain issues. They will usually behave in accordance with those views and their conscience. However, despite this, they will usually also demonstrate a willingness to seriously contemplate an alternative view or course of action before discarding it. Moreover, they are likely to accept suffering, in one form or another, as the outcome of their conscientious position; they are unlikely to use violence to ‘defend’ it.