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What Should Westernised Christians Protest Next?

Posted by Lex Fear on December 9, 2007

Temporarily breaking my self-imposed blog-silence-because-I’m-just-too-busy-right-now for an issue which is close to my heart.

It’s hard to balance you’re Christian faith with civil disobedience and generally outside-of-the-law-but-just causes, especially when faced with the prevalent mindset amongst Westernised Christianity is to ‘submit’ yourself to “governing authorities” that have been “established by God”. Unfortunately this Christian feels that this particular scripture has been misappropriated and become warped into something more akin to “honour thy government, then God” but I digress.

Since it seems that The Golden Compass has effectively ‘bombed‘ on it’s opening weekend in the States, Westernised Christians must now be feeling empty and wondering what next to boycott/protest. Therefore may I suggest they turn their attention to matters of copyright and copyright enforcement?

I’m not talking about making sure Hillsong or Soul Survivor keep their steady stream of income, I’m talking about taking a stand against the principalities and powers at work to give copyright owners and enforcers the power to become despots.

Recently a charity in the UK has been visited by ‘officers’ of the Performing Rights Society (PRS) and told they have fork out a large amount of money for a licence to not only play a radio (which can be heard in the vicinity of the general public) but also to allow the kids to sing Christmas Carols. That’s right folks, songs that were originally created originally as worship for Jesus and generally celebrating the joy of Christ-Mas are owned by artist managing companies who are keen to make a buck from the worship of your Lord and Saviour.

Has anyone considered the ramifications for churches (which are registered charities)? Are there churches out there that already pay these stupid fees? Of course, church leaders may say they are exempt, they sing music from artists such as Matt Redman and Darlene Czech every Sunday. Matt and Darlene may hardly have a problem with this, but their record companies might. For instance: Hillsong is registered with the MAFIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), who have been blitzing file-sharers with legal threats, court summons and out of court settlements. The fact that the file-sharers may be kids, dead people or family pets don’t factor into it, neither does the fact that the file-sharers have not made a single penny from SHARING. All they’ve done is SHARE a digital copy rather than, say, SHARE a physical DVD with a friend. The important part here is that it is the MAFIAA, not the artists that are doing the suing. Darlene and Matt may be happy for churches in America to SHARE and WORSHIP together, but what happens when the MAFIAA has squeezed dry the file-sharers who don’t feel morally obliged to respect copyrightwrong?

We don’t care about this right now because:

1) It doesn’t affect us yet, and
2) It’s only bad people who don’t respect copyright.

But these are both wrong assertions. It’s only a matter of time before the MAFIAA spots the lucrative potential of the tithe. Sounds ridiculous? So does suing a garage for playing a radio.

 

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Posted in Bad Company, Copywrong, Justice & Mercy, Morals & Ethics, Of The World But Not In It, Opinion, Predatory Systems, Profiteering, Technology, The Purpose Missing Church | 8 Comments »

The Religion of Hate

Posted by Lex Fear on November 9, 2007

You have heard it argued that religion is the cause of all violence and war in the world. You have heard it argued that creationists are ignorant and stupid. You have heard it implied that atheism is the religion of peace, that evolution is the belief and consensus of intellectuals and scientists.

Atheism = Peace
Religion = Hate

But what does the enlightened anti-theist make of Pekka-Eric Auvinen aka Sturmgeist89 aka NaturalSelector89?

The link above points to a screen-cap of the Finland killer’s suspended YouTube profile (via the Australian Daily Telegraph), whereupon he had posted a video with him holding a gun interspersed with pictures of his high school, hours before killing 7 of his fellow students and one adult.

In case the image ever disappears or references get taken down, I am reproducing the complete text from his profile here. It makes an interesting read, especially his pro-evolution stance and his views on religious people. I’ve read many a forum and comments page with similar views, it seems Auvinen just had the balls to act on his beliefs:

“Sturmgeist89
aka NaturalSelector89 (3/15/2007 – 10/19/2007).

YouTube suspended my previous account but I am back now 🙂 My new account name is German and means “Stormspirit” in English.

Name: Pekka-Eric Auvinen
Age: 18
Male from Finland.

I am a cynical existentialist, antihuman humanist, antisocial social darwinist, realistic idealist and godlike atheist.

SOCIETY

Revolutions will come, governments will collapse, manipulative mafia & idiocratic rule of majority will be replaced by freedom and justice.

My utopia: Weak minded people are slaves, intelligent people as free. What I mean is that they who think deep political & philosophical issues, and are capable of intelligent existential thinking, should be free rulers… and the weak minded masses / robots, they can be slaves since they do not mind it now either and because their minds are so on retarded level. The gangsters that now rule societies will get what they deserve.

Realist views: Hate… I’m so full of it and I love it. That is one thing I really love. It is almost impossible to change the system. The faster human race is wiped out from the planet, the better… no-one should be left alive. No mercy for the scum of the earth.

F— political correctness, f— equality, f— tolerance and f— democracy…

…and what is democracy anyway? Dictatorship of the moral majority which is manipulated by state mafia. Modern western democracy has nothing to do with freedom and justice; it is totalitarian and corrupted system.

Long live the REVOLUTION against the system, which enslaves not only the weak-minded retards but also the small minority of intelligent and strong-minded people.

LIFE:

Life is just a coincidence… result of long process of evolution and many several factors, causes and effects. However, life is also something that an individual wants and determines it to be. And I… I’m the dictator of my own life.

What is the best thing in life? It ends. Well I guess there are some other great things, worth living for, but sometimes you lose them or don’t get them.

Today the process of natural selection is totally misguided. Modern human race has not only betrayed it’s ancestors, but the future generations too.

It’s time to put NATURAL SELECTION & SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST back on tracks!

RELIGION:

Religious people, your gods are nothing and exist only in your heads. Your slave morals means nothing to me. I’m the god & devil of my own life.

Evolution is a theory and a fact, creationism is neither one.

If hell and heaven really existed… all the interesting people would go to hell!

PHILOSOPHY:

HUMANITY IS OVERRATED!

Human life is not sacred. Humans are just a species among other animals and world does not exist only for humans. Death is not a tragedy, it happens in nature all the time between species. Not all human lives are important or worth saving. Sometimes I feel like no-one is really worth of life at all.

Due to long process of existential thinking, observing the society I live and some other things happened in my life… I have come to the point where I feel nothing but hate against humanity and human race.

There are no other universal laws than the laws of nature and the laws of physics.

Trust no one… and rely on your instincts.

I am the law, judge and executioner. There is no higher authority than me.

Justice renders to everyone his due.

Country: Finland

Occupation: Unemployed Philosopher, Outcast

Companies: Human Race (evolved one step above though)

Interests and Hobbies: Existentialism, Freedom, Truth, Misantrophy, Social / Personality Psychology, Evolution Science, Political Incorrectness, Women, BDSM, Guns (I love you Catherine), Shooting, Computer Games, Sarcasm, Irony, Mass / Serial Killers, Macabre Art, Black Comedy, Absurdism

Movies and Shows: The Matrix, A View To A Kill, Falling Down, Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs, Last Man Standing, Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Butcher MD (aka Zombie Holocaust), Saw 1-3, Lord Of War, The Deer Hunter, True Romance, The Untouchables, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Idiocracy, They Live, Apocalypse Now, End Of Days, The Shining, The Dead Zone, Dr. Strangelove, House MD (TV), Monty Python, TV Documentaries Relating To History

Music: KMFDM, Rammstein, Eisbrecher, Nine Inch Nails, Grendel, Impaled Nazarene, Macabre, Deathstars, The Prodigy, Combichrist, Godsmack, Slayer, Children Of Bodom, Alice Cooper, Sturmgeist, Suicide Commando, Hatebreed, Suffocation, Terrorizer

Books: Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury), 1984 (Orwell), Brave New World (Huxley), The Republic (Plato), all works of Nietzsche

If the religious moderates are the ones that enable the religious extremists to kill, what can be said of the atheist moderates?

This ties in well with a debate I had on Yellows blog a while ago with a chap called Robhu who had some of the same arguments and reasoning as Auvinen above.

You can follow the debate here: Heavy Sigh, Deeper Sigh and Deepest Sigh.

By the third post, Robhu had given up reason and shuffled back to his own blog to rant and rave over Alex Fear. Something I said must have really affected him because he devoted not one, not two but four posts (1, 2, 3, 4), to Alex Fear, all highly emotive (no longer interested in continuing the debate).

Robhu decided his argument was won, not by intellectual reasoning but by the sardonic application of Godin’s Law. Since the reasoning of Robhu’s arguments lay on the basis that all religious people are extremists, and the tolerant religious people simply enable the extremists, I decided to parody Godin’s Law and come up with my own reference: Yellow’s Law (admittedly I failed on comic timing):

“As an online discussion of religion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving terrorism or suicide bombers approaches one.”

As I stated in the comments on another post, which I feel deserves an airing on the index page:

With regards to violence perpetrated throughout history, at least, before the 20th Century, it’s a mute point. The fact is all violence before the 20th Century would have it’s roots or connections to religion because all peoples of the world believed in a God of some sort. Atheism and Evolutionism has only gained ground and become the mainstream in the last 150 years, which is why you now have football supporters now warring against each other in the streets, rather than rival religions- they are human beings, they are hard of heart and don’t listen to God.

As I’ve been trying to suggest all along, perhaps it’s time everyone realised that neither religion, nor atheism causes violence (though both may be used to justify it), rather there is a third collective religion/meme/system of belief that has spread through humanity ever since Cain slew Abel. The religion of hate.

Posted in Apologetics, Little Hitlers, Morals & Ethics, Pharisees, Uncircumcised Philistines, Warring Memes, WhatTheyDontWantU2C | 18 Comments »

Terminators: Now A Reality

Posted by Lex Fear on October 21, 2007

Robot Cannon Kills 9 – Wired News

The South African National Defence Force “is probing whether a software glitch led to an antiaircraft cannon malfunction that killed nine soldiers and seriously injured 14 others during a shooting exercise on Friday.”

I hate to say I told you so, but this kind of thing is probably going to become more common with the rise of anti-personnel robots.

However, how much worse can it really get if we take weapons out of the hands of humans and place them with machines? It may just be a case of trading the cause and intent from corruption to malfunction.

Posted in Copland, Morals & Ethics, Religion & Science, Technology | Leave a Comment »

24 Weeks

Posted by Lex Fear on October 16, 2007

In an unofficial follow-up to my previous post on the subject 9×4 there is one more point I want to make about the subject.

I notice scientists in the UK are currently debating the 24 week period that allows killing termination of the unborn child organism.

Obviously those scientists for lowering the 24 week limit are just barmy creationists, peddling bunk science and conspiring to lower the intelligence of the UK on the whole.

I make no effort to hide the fact that I am in favour of abortion. However, I argue that the abortion lobby, a lobby of cowards do not go far enough! Isn’t it a mothers right to decide at any time what happens to the creature she is to or indeed has already begotten?

That’s why I argue for full-term abortion. I believe mothers should be given up to at least the age of 5 years to decide if they want to terminate the fetus or not.

But aside from all the blown-up social and human rights contextualising, the debate rests on the survivability, that is, the viability of the non-baby organism.

Those advocating 24 weeks and higher quite rightly point out that the odds of the non-baby organism is not likely to survive outside the womb without assistance.

After all, do you know of, or have you ever seen a 9 month old external fetus that is able to survive outside of the womb by itself? What about a 2 year old? a 5 year old? Would any of these external fetus’s manage to survive for long without the assistance of adults?

The fact is that the odds of any fetus surviving outside the womb up to the age of 5 years has absolutely no chance of surviving without assistance from adults!

Apparently, in the UK our chances of living to age 65 are somewhere around 80% presumably this represents the percentage of the population who have never needed the assistance of a doctor, nurse or third-party for survival.

Rather than diagnose our problems then subscribe a cure (e.g. medication) or solution (e.g. wheelchair) perhaps doctors should instead focus on determining our viability on a Bayesian scale and determine if we will be able to continue to survive without assistance?

Think about all the costs that would be saved for the NHS and public services!

Start with the disabled’s – let’s get rid of them if they can’t survive without machinery, services and other people to provide those services- total drain on our time and resource.

Next, the elderly, if they can’t feed themselves or move without assistance, then that certainly reduces their viability. Unburden the children and terminate them- they have no use in modern society and interfere with our busy lives.

Viability tests should not just be limited to physical ability- it should also extend to mental ability. The mentally ill obviously can’t survive without assistance and the care and attention of others. Terminate them all.

Then we should also focus on criminals. Why bother with prisons? If someone cannot function in society and break a law lets do away with them. There is obviously a gene or something that causes them to be that way and there’s no arguing with genes. (While we’re at it, why not just analyse genes at birth for criminal potential and eliminate the problem at it’s source).

But we are still not done solving societies ills: Religion. The religious are dangerous extremists, every day they are plotting a new wars or devious ways to kill us all. Those that aren’t plotting- the moderates- they are simply aiding the extremists by not plotting. The government should of course interview all religious people and if they renounce their faith then they are entitled to live, but if they don’t then immediate termination.

Finally, we should aid the human race by getting rid of all human weakness. Successfully purging potential children that would threaten our independence, the infirm, the elderly, the mentally ill, the criminal mind and the religious monsters is not enough. We should focus on emotions as well as physical and mental abilities. Those who display weak emotions, those who have emotional needs and depend on others are also, to some degree, incapable of survival without others. If they don’t commit suicide (Which we should offer to assist), then termination is the answer.

Perhaps this post should be entitled 1984.
Perhaps I have digressed, or my ‘final solution’ sounds like a tinfoil hat wearing conspiraloon. However I haven’t just made these up. I have seen people echo these ideas when debating- seemingly rational people who have no idea what they are suggesting!

They do not use words like ‘extermination’ and ‘purge’ but they come very, very close. For example, when was the last time you heard someone utter about a group of people they should ‘get rid of the lot of them’ or ‘ban them’? Does anyone stop to question how you would ‘get rid’ or ‘ban’ such things?

If you are going to justify abortion in terms of viability and personal choice, then why stop there, why not go the whole 9 yards?

End Note:
I’m aware of the argument for rape cases or danger to the health of the mother, as far as I’m concerned I’d never pressurise any woman to go through with birth. However any woman who does choose to go ahead in these circumstances is not only a brave woman, but worthy of honour and respect for her self-sacrifice.

Posted in Justice & Mercy, Morals & Ethics, Opinion, Religion & Science, The Purpose Missing Church, Uncircumcised Philistines | 27 Comments »

[Abortion] 9 x 4

Posted by Lex Fear on September 28, 2007

29/02/2008 – UPDATE: It’s official that this has to be the most popular post I’ve ever written. I’m getting visits into the 100’s daily and mostly landing at this page. But the reason for this update is that it’s come to my attention that some readers are being misled into thinking that the dead/murdered/killed/terminated/aborted baby in the second picture is Kimberly Mueller. I did not state this- in fact I provided a link to the news report that stated baby Kimberley was born the worlds smallest surviving baby.

In actual fact Kimberly Mueller is alive and well growing up with her ‘wanted’ parents. Please note that my reference to the familiarity of the image was to draw an inference between the two, that the second child was not only alive but had every possibility of health and life ahead of it, and was at a similar age to baby Kimberley before being made dead.

It’s startling, upsetting and sadly a reality, I don’t make apologies for this. I truly hope that perhaps someone considering an abortion in the second trimester would find this post and be put off. I would hope they consider adoption, or even the fact that their own mother gave them chance. I don’t believe these children are unwanted (by God, by childless couples, by the church or people of compassion), but I do believe for every ‘abortion’ there is an unwanted mother.

36. That’s the number of weeks, roughly, that it takes for a pregnancy to come to full term.

24. That’s the number of weeks (in the UK) that an abortion can be legally carried out up to.

12. That’s the ‘safety zone’, the number of weeks between 24 and 36 for a growing fetus/unborn child.

15. That’s the number of weeks that baby Kimberly Mueller was born prematurely (that makes her 21 weeks old as a fetus/child).

If baby Kimberly was killed terminated now, it would not be called ‘termination’, it would be called murder.

Here’s a picture of baby Kimberly, weighing just 10.5 ounces:

I’m trying to figure out where I’ve seen a similar looking picture before… [please do not click to continue if you are of a sensitive nature]

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Bigger Fish Eats Big Fish

Posted by Lex Fear on September 21, 2007

I don’t suppose anyone’s seen the irony in it yet? Tim Ireland of Bloggerheads published some unfavourable commentary about Russian tyrant millionaire Alisher Usmanov and his lawyers ordered the England based webhost to take it down.

What I find interesting is the reaction of those, friend and foe alike, to the take-down. Mostly political bloggers (and mostly self-titled ‘liberal’s) who have been accusing each other and tossing about libel threats for years. Most of these people were the first to put up those stupid ‘Find Lowde’ campaign buttons and bemoan her many ‘libelous’ blog posts.

Suddenly it’s all turned from empty threats, hollow accusations, angry rants and become a little bit more real and threatening hasn’t it? Perhaps those who are quick to shout libel will now consider what they are saying before they commit.

A lot of discussion has taken place recently over at Cecilieaux’s blog regarding a post he made on Felicity Jane Lowde. I think his summary is spot on, in his own commentary on the explosive response that took place:

“Someone blogs about you and you don’t like it? Ignore it or blog back. Someone e-mails you and you don’t want it? Delete it, filter it out and so on.
People who get riled about these things need to take a deep breath and repeat after me: “This is just a hobby.” Breathe in, breathe out. Repeat three times. Feels better, no?
What is it about computers that induces this kind of behavior?
I write pretty much the way I speak. Most of you would not like me and — surprise! — I probably would not like you.
But I sense that some of the nonsense posted here by the commenters goes way beyond what they are accustomed to saying to someone on the street. For example, how many commenters would really go around referring to women as “tits” in the presence of women capable of beating them up or, at a minimum, shaming them?
Nonetheless, thank you all for providing a window into cyberobsessions that I never imagined existed.
I’m sure also that American visitors were also enlightened as to the appalling lack of liberties in Britain — my sympathies. As you rise and I go to sleep, rest assured I will honor your U.S. constitutional right to rant. Let the circus continue.” – Elephant in the Blog

It’s nice to rely on something as a weapon till it’s used against you isn’t it?

 

UPDATE: Tim Worstall has published a list of bloggers who have commented on and criticised the actions of the Russian tyrant billionaire. Whilst I stand in solidarity against this libel action, if you want to see what I mean about irony, take some random links from that list and type in the following to google: “libel site:[url of blog]”. It won’t be long before you find some who have previously threatened libel action against fellow bloggers.

Posted in Blogidarity, Justice & Mercy, Little Hitlers, Londonland, Morals & Ethics, Opinion, Realpolitik, The Love of Libel, V for Vendetta | 31 Comments »

Bill Moyers On Karl Rove: He Poisoned both Politics and Religion

Posted by Lex Fear on September 10, 2007

“You have to wonder how all those folks on the Christian Right must feel discovering they were used for partisan reasons by a skeptic, a secular manipulator.”

 

 

Posted in Absolute Power, Morals & Ethics, Pharisees, The Religious Wrong, Video | Leave a Comment »

RSS Clearout: August 2007

Posted by Lex Fear on September 9, 2007

The lowdown on my RSS feeds for August. Before I start, I just want to say that Google has now added a search feature to it’s Reader, which now makes it oh so easy to find older items when you have a vague recollection. Yay.

Missional Position

Garet Pahl of Mongrel Horde features a video of John Piper preaching against the prosperity gospel. I don’t think I’ve heard anything clearer and more concise than this as to why it’s borderline heresy and should not be an agenda of the church.

Matt shares some information on a new archeological find. You may not agree with the bible, but can you really still claim it’s a work of fiction?

On his blog Power of Suggestion, Elmo writes about a discussion with his brother-in-law based on Dawkin’s God Delusion. His bro-in-law asks the old and tired stock question “If God created the universe, who created God?”. Which could equally be said of the multi-verse. His counter-points analysis of The God Delusion starts here, including a link to B-I-L post.

We know the Cross, and the Ichthys, What happened to the Rooster?

A mega-church cancels a veterans funeral upon discovering he was gay. There’s a few things I shall say here. For one, it is entirely up to the church’s discretion who they want to bury. My question is, if the guy was not even a member, why should his sexual preference even come into it? If you’re going to bury people who are not Christians or church members then refusing to bury someone who was gay is hypocritical to me. Kudos to the church though, they offered to pay for the funeral to be hosted at another site, which I think is not unreasonable.

A huge debate exploded on Emerging Grace’s blog, over Team Pyro’s posters featuring their interpretation of the values of the Emerging Church. I featured one of the posters in a previous post. I thought they were funny as heck.

I had an interesting debate over at The Osterley Times regarding the churches stance on abortion. Notice how the Roman Catholic Church was brought into the debate without my reference to it, considering the God’s Warriors video was discussing fundamental evangelicals. More on God’s Warriors here.

If it was possible to reincarnate, how would you actually enforce against it? Wouldn’t it be like ordering the wind to get permission before it blew?

Cecilieaux makes some interesting philosophical observations on the state of fallen human nature (though he probably wouldn’t use that term) and the redundancy of ‘innocent until proven guilty’. It causes one to wonder about how we make and enforce laws.

Cranmer weighs in on calls to ban the Qur’an in the Netherlands. His Grace rightly asserts that books should be conquered with the pen, not with state control as this atheist advocates. Ironically, the Dutch MP calling for this ban is the leader of the Dutch ‘Freedom Party’. Presumably some people are more free than others.

Ex-Pastor Haggard still has some lessons to learn about humility, it seems.

Speculation

The Guardian reported that house prices are destined to soar by 40%. It’s really up to the first time buyers, do you want to continue being conned? Makes sense that the banks would want interest rates to stay high unfortunate, but necessary.

Stef at Famous For 15 Megapixels has an innovative list of things to do in London before you f*** off out of here.

Probably one of the reasons for the runaway market has to be that home-hunters only take 17 minutes to make a decision.

You didn’t know that banks borrow money? Oh poor you. Yep, they all unite to keep you screwed. Who can blame them- they’re feeling the fury of their victims.

Credit Card companies have devised ingenious new ways to add charges. After 3… what a surprise!

Incompetent Leadership

The Osterley Times features a video of Donald Rumsfeld being questioned on propaganda strategies regarding the invasion of Iraq. Guess what, he tries to divert all questioning to everyone else before settling on “I don’t recall”. The only thing he seems sure about during the questioning is that they “don’t have a scrap of evidence” to prove a cover-up. See my previous post on these complete idiots who can’t ever recall. This man deserves no respect.

Should a man who cannot drive or ride even a bicycle really dictate policy for the roads, creating more and more ways to get fined? Well that’s what happens in London, read Neil Herron’s post.

Phil Taylor reports that Parking Services Councillors are to become mystery shoppers to test out Ealing’s parking enforcement. For it to be a fair test they should be given a job interview to get to in the centre of town, a cheque to cash and no spare change in their pockets. Alternatively substitute the job interview with two children to drop off/pick up from creche. Phil also noticed something peculiar about the Mayors propaganda rag, pretty faces.

If you were wondering how bidding for government contracts works, Dilbert has an excellent cartoon demonstrating this, via Ideal Government.

A council wrongly scraps a family car, another one of those fantastic policies introduced to fight crime which ends up being turned on innocents.

There is at least one smart politician in the UK.

LWTC gives a snippet of an interview between John Pilger and David Monroe on how individuals like Rupert Murderoch gets away with paying little tax. Also read his thoughts on boycotting the US and Israel (and UK when abroad), there’s lots of debate around whether boycotting should include vandalism and other criminal behaviour.

Camp Okutta trains children to in Canada to use AK-47’s and land-mines, which some people may think is wrong.

Despite how funny it is that Bush is once again saying the opposite of what he said before, his comparison to pulling out of Vietnam is only preparation for the inevitable implosion that is going to happen when America pulls out. This is why I say Bush, or one of the shadow Presidents need to swallow their pride and ask the UN to step in when they pull out. To not do so would be immoral and the only reason would be for them to declare, “we told you so”.

RedBlueChristian features some stupid quotes from politicians. I would have thought the post would be much longer given the wealth of material.

London Mayor again, this time he’s glorifying terrorism. Don’t get me wrong, I like Nelson Mandela, but I’m not the government setting ridiculous laws am I?

Media Madness

The Independent reported that a rich tyrant complained about his treatment in his attempt control the media and influence public opinion.

Elitist kids show their true colours. I’m not a fan of the Chav culture, and enjoy the odd joke but I sometimes think the reaction towards this culture is basically the same threatening behaviour dressed up in middle-class attire.

ISP’s grow concerned that the BBC’s new iPlayer might cause blockage in the tubes. More money for the building of extra tubes should solve the problem.

Josh at Silent Speaking noted journalist Stu Byofsky for the Philadelphia Daily News, was calling for another 9/11 to save America. Whilst it is noted that Byofsky later apologised, it’s not difficult to make a leap from that to conspiracy theories that 9/11 was an inside job. I note that many can’t imagine that the American government could be behind it, but governments have been murdering their own people since the beginning of time. It’s not beyond the imagination of this journalist that in a twisted bid to unite a country and find new sources of energy, a government would try to manufacture an enemy attack.

Stef writes on the importance of local knowledge and possibly coins a new (grr.) meme. Couldn’t have chosen a better title for the summit of the leaders of the worlds largest countries.

No-one disses The Hoff.

A sufferer of PTSD tries to justify being a murderer, but doesn’t succeed. I am not surprised since PTSD is not strictly a mental disability such as schizophrenia, I have had arguments about this before on the blog.

David Duff features a quote from Dr Dairymple and there is no truer analysis. It is not Times readers, it’s the poor who are the victims of most crime. Typically, those without a voice, who may not even have online presence.

Viacom once again act like pricks, this time they get caught out. Previous posts featuring Viacom’s aggressive business strategy.

Scientific Consensus

It appears Human and Neanderthal co-existed, shooting out of the water, the theory they were our direct ancestors. As Regis Nicoll points out, rather than question the theory, they just keep moving the evolutionary goal-posts.

Denyse O’Leary discusses a recent article by Phillip Johnson (the ‘Godfather’ of ID) on the exasperation of a Science Professor trying to convince his students of the Evolutionary process. The conclusion is that of a two-brained student. One that can give correct answers when questioned on evolutionary biology but holds personal ‘heretical’ beliefs. All I have to say is what I don’t hear many asking- If something is real and conclusive, it shouldn’t be too hard to educate someone on it. For example there is a theory that if you plant a seed, something will eventually grow out of the soil. This theory is proved and relied upon by farmers all over the world. A person would be crazy to argue against it, so why is it so difficult to teach evolution? Also, check out this follow up article on vested interests in the debate, and how hard-line evolutionists are shooting themselves in the foot.

Satellite data contradicts global warming hysteria, as the informed Wat Tyler points out. As I’ve been trying to warn people all along, it’s global cooling we should be worried about.

Baudrillards Bastard warns about the dangers of Cybereugenticism and highlights recent botched abortion in Italy.

A really good website from Alan Weisman, A World Without Us. It doesn’t seem to be making any political statement, though it did make me think of that other fiction event: the Rapture.

Technically Speaking

LWTC writes a post defending Microsoft’s new XML document format. Personally I’ve started sending out documents in .odt format. I don’t mind people emailing back saying they can’t read it and can I send a word document, but how else is the revolution going to get started?

Readprint is a new online service for free book reading. I’m psyched because not only can I now read 1984, I have bookmarked it into my new Nokia E65 web-browser which I can HTML surf through any Wi-Fi connection!

Has it really got so bad that Microsoft must now get court orders to force people to install Windows? One question, how is this going to be monitored. Do the authorities know about duel-booting?

Sony have been at it again. When will they learn.

Nacho from the Language Trainers UK blog, discusses affective connotations. Required reading for bloggers, I think.

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God Hates…

Posted by Lex Fear on September 8, 2007

You know, I’ve not been able to find a direct scriptural verse that say God hates homosexuals, but I can find one that says God hates divorce.

“I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.” – Book of Malachi ca. 420 BC

Sounds more like church without Holy Spirit, rather than Church Without Walls. I will maintain a shred of respect if they do not date or marry anyone else, however this is apparently, for both, their second marriage.

 

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This Should Make Americans Angry

Posted by Lex Fear on September 1, 2007

The video has been out a little while, Gonzales has recently walked. Incidentally, is anyone else sick of hearing the words “I don’t recall”?

HT: What A Wheenie

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