Richard Goscicki's Blog Posts Tagged 'endmeme' (38)

Ratzinger and Chaos Theory

Ratzinger and Chaos Theory 

 

As I watched Pope Benedict's helicopter sail off from Vatican City with an escort of angels taking him to some forlorn monastery, I wished the fuckin’ thing would crash!  No bull.  Hey, I’m a nice guy.  I’m a graduate of one of the best Catholic schools in Brooklyn.  Did I really write that?  I sure did, underscored and I’ll put in bold print.

All right, the following can’t be proved.  It’s pure supposition but it’s…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on October 9, 2013 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

Fun With the Book of Revelation

< Writers of the new testament 4+1 gospels (includes Acts) cribbed liberally from the OT, especially Isaiah. >>>

And where does The Book of Revelation fit in?  After all, it’s St. John the Divine’s bad LSD trip.  There has to be something sacred about that.

Aside:  How the heck do you get a name like St. John the Divine?  Do you think he called himself John the Divine?  He was a prisoner/slave working in the quarries on a remote Roman possession…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on July 21, 2013 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Thoughts on the Afterlife

As many members of Atheistnexus expressed on these pages, I also was a victim of parochial schools.  Not just Catholic school but all the other institutions that teach students how to worship and adore God, some more regimented that others. I learned to “march in step” with all the other kids and kneel, sit, pray, sing, stand, then kneel again according to how many clicks there were or stern whispers from an adjoining pew.  

But in high school when I became a little more educated,…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on June 1, 2013 at 4:58pm — 5 Comments

An Anecdote on Deuteronomy

Steph, I was just thinking about that piece.  All Barbara did was read the Bible and use a  magic marker on all the stupid and/or crazy quotations.  It’s beautiful in its simplicity.

Here’s a favorite of mine I was thinking about:

 

Deut. 25:11,12 - A woman who seizes a man's genitals, even to defend her husband from an attacker, must have her hand cut off.

 

What weird, sick mentality could come up with a moral directive like the above?  Let me…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on January 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — 18 Comments

Follow-up on Patraeus

Alan, I’m 68, so we’re just about the same age and probably have gone through similar experiences, especially during the time of the Viet Nam War. To me, the late ‘60s were life changing, to say the least.



I believe the answer to the problem we’ve been discussing lies in understanding Richard Dawkins’ selfish gene theory. I’m convinced evolutionary biology is the key to relieving much of humanity’s misery and suffering.



In the animal world following genetic impulses,… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on November 22, 2012 at 12:07pm — 12 Comments

An Atheist’s View of General Betray-us

When I heard the news that the director of the CIA had an affair with his sycophantic, fawning biographer, I was shocked, dismayed and flabbergasted.  Here he paid lip service to Biblical nonsense his whole life and now when he reaches sixty he admits to breaking the seventh commandment —big time.

Deut. 22:22 - Adulterers must be killed

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Added by Richard Goscicki on November 12, 2012 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

The Auto Da Fe

I was so blown away by this painting I needed to post it on my blog to try to draw attention to it.  The painting by Pedro Berruguete (1475) is truly remarkable and important because it’s sheer incontrovertible evidence of how sadistic and criminal the Christian mind is and has been in history. 

 

File:Pedro Berruguete - Saint Dominic Presiding over an Auto-da-fe (1475).jpg

 

 

On…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on August 20, 2012 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

The Tragic Irony of Human Extinction

When I wrote Mirror Reversal in 2007, Global Warming was still uncertain and actively debated. Now massive destruction and human depopulation is as certain as the sinking of the Titanic once the fifth lower compartment was breached by the razor-sharp spikes of the iceberg. As the head engineer said, “It’s a mathematical certainly.”

My son, Rickie, a long-distance trailer driver recently told me that when he spends a night at a gigantic truck stop in the Texas, there’re…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on July 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Religion Is Abomination

Religion Is Abomination

  Part I

 

Preface:  I’m not gay, but if I were I’d be pissed at some bronze-age fisherman or goat-herder declaring my genetic sexual proclivities to be “Abomination”—to be loathed or deplored.  I have news for you, I’d say, the whole screwy religion has caused more misery and suffering than same-sex lovemaking ever could.  At least nobody gets hurt when safely and consensually performed. It’s time we turn the tables…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on May 4, 2012 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

My Favorite Lines From Mirror Reversal

Lines

 

His father was a venerable and respected police officer who never took a bribe except when he needed money.

 

“… mankind can be defined as ‘a peculiar ape infested by meme complexes!’” 

 

‘Fifty dollars for fellatio and a hundred for coitus.’  I gotta write that down so I can use it on the muckety-mucks from Connecticut.”

 

“What’s a skinny ass like…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on March 13, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Why Religion Is Bad For Humans And Other Living Creatures? Part I

The Bible and Koran encourage and condone the worst aspects of human behavior: war, slavery, necrophilia, cruelty to animals, anthropocentrism, suicide, starvation, racism, xenophobia, blind faith, sexism, homophobia, nepotism, denial of reality, self flagellation, dichotomous thinking, torture, human sacrifice, symbolic cannibalism, and other insults to reason. The result has been to distort and pervert the worldview of all who cherish these religious beliefs and have faith in the dictates…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on October 1, 2011 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

A letter to New York Magazine

I just watched the interview with General Peter Chiarelli with Candy Crowley on CNN. I hit the ceiling to hear such balderdash. How the heck can the general say it with a straight face on national TV? To the problem of one in ten GIs coming home with missing limbs, or one in four with serious mental post-traumatic stress disorders and an “epidemic suicide rate,” the general conjectured “we need to study the brain!” What do you expect from ten years of atrocity, General? From a full decade of…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on May 29, 2011 at 5:46pm — 4 Comments

An Atheist Comedian


If you haven't heard of Doug Stanhope you're in for a treat. We even have atheist comedians now. Next there'll be politicians running on an atheist platform and a non-believers party.




Added by Richard Goscicki on December 3, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

8: The Mormon Proposition









From Netflix, I just watched 8: The Mormon Proposition and was outraged at what these pompous fuddy-duddies are getting away with. They are causing needless suffering and even death, all in the name of their whacky religion.



The…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on October 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — 16 Comments

A Question for Christian Apologists

My Brethren without Christ, I have to let you know you're all a bunch of Darwinian primates. (Just hit the link below to get the joke.) I just got back from the September 28, 2010, Dinesh D'Souza/Michael Shermer debate at USF in Tampa. They took questions at the end of the session and I got a chance to ask the following question in front of around a thousand attendees.



The opening…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on September 30, 2010 at 1:01pm — 37 Comments

Man Made God by Barbara G. Walker

I just posted this review of God Made Man by Barbara G. Walker on Amazon Reviews. I'll see her next Thursday and I'm anxious to hear what she thinks. I hope the Amazon editors don't think I came on too strong.





If I would have read this book 50 years ago it would have changed my life. Now that I'm…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on September 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — 69 Comments

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I'm feeling a lot better and back at my sacrilegious iconoclasm—my blog.



Since joining A/N and learning more about history and science, the more militant I become. The U.S. is heading toward theocracy as voters become more and more disenchanted with the democrats and the president. Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are licking their crops.



So let's start fighting back by following the example of Richard Dawkins et.al and put unflattering anti-religious slogans on…
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Added by Richard Goscicki on June 24, 2010 at 4:19pm — 17 Comments

ARREST THE POPE is the catchphrase in London newspapers

I wrote Arrest the Pope six months ago. Now Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and others are calling for his arrest in the Huffington Post.



My reasons go further back but are we're talking the same language. Dawkins wants to put Benedict XVI in jail for facilitating child molestation. I say the… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on April 12, 2010 at 12:17pm — 5 Comments

I Called It

Last September 14, I posted “Impeach the Pope.” Last year he said he was “deeply ashamed” for the misconduct of American priests for sexual

intrigues with children and other disgraceful behavior.



Now it's hit home. In the diocese (or is it…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on March 19, 2010 at 10:26am — 8 Comments

A Question For Pro-Lifers



We know fertilization takes place in the Fallopian tube. The zygote, when cleaved becomes a morula, which migrates along the tube to the uterus for implantation. But the majority of fertilized ova don't make it to implantation. According to religious orthodoxy human life has been conceived and a soul is present.



According to…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on March 4, 2010 at 3:57pm — 14 Comments

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