What is it about organized religion that irks me so? It’s like being on the Titanic as they headed for the iceberg. “Hey, you dopes, we’re headed for disaster. What the heck are you saying prayers for? Turn this oversized ego trip. You can still avoid hitting it.”
For centuries the Church has done the most sick, most demonic and most cruel work, via the Inquisition, to suppress Species Consciousness. The popes seemed to know that if people learned how we got here, their life of pomp,… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on November 24, 2009 at 5:53pm —
I took another look at the Muslim Demographics video
and I’m quite dismayed. Unknowingly, I was recommending a Christian-based piece of propaganda.
I was so daunted by the Muslim growth statistics (> 8 per family) that I overlooked the purpose and intention of the video makers.
First of all, when a video or article starts off with, “According to research…” it should send up a red flag. What… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on October 24, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I’ve been saying it all along: Over-population is slowly strangling Gaia. Even the Christians are worried about Muslin demographics. This video will scare and shock you.
I wrote Mirror Reversal
in 2004 and predicted this scenario. Christians are complaining about Muslim population growth, but families like the Duggars, with… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on October 22, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Did you ever stop to think what life would be like if Christian thought never happened? In the twenty-first century we should be living in an earthly paradise. Species consciousness would have given it to us.
The fact is Christian thought crippled and stultified the progress of consciousness. We have species consciousness for only 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species
—and even then the Church tried to render Darwin’s ideas ineffectual and worthless. The… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on October 9, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Ever fill out as on-line application or sign-up and when you fill in all the numbers and street addresses, the bottommost button says: SUBMIT?
Hey, wait a minute, says I with a smirk. SUBMIT—that’s what Mohammedans and other religious people do. They SUBMIT; they get down on all fours and kiss the ground with their foreheads and elevate their rumps in the air like some sort of smoke detector.
Islam means submission. SUBMIT has a religious connotation. Atheists and… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on September 19, 2009 at 1:58pm —
Consider what Pope Benedict’s organization did to freethinkers and scientists during the days of the witch hunts and human sacrifices. The Catholic Church murdered and tortured thousands of deep thinkers and thereby stultified and fossilized human thought and curiosity. Humans should have evolved into a spiritual entity by now.
Left to me, I would do to him what the church did to Galileo. I would place him under house arrest in one of his many mansions—the church loves real estate.… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on September 14, 2009 at 10:06pm —
When I was teaching biology in the late ‘60s, I’m trying to picture what would have happened if a colleague came up to me and asked if I were teaching the biblical account of creation. It was after all a Catholic school.
I’m trying to think of what I would have replied if my job weren’t on the line. As tennis great John McEnroe liked to yell, “You can’t be serious. You want me to teach the story of Adam and Eve and the talking snake in a science class? How about Shadrach, Meshach,… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on September 3, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Jacqueline Sarah Homan sent me a very disturbing video about Sex and Religion in Manila
. I haven’t been so pissed off at the Catholic Church since Brother George failed me in religion and spoiled my academic record. With 90s in the NYS Regents in science and math, I was turned down by two universities because of my apathy and animosity to Catholicism.
Years ago in Mirror Reversal
Added by Richard Goscicki on July 22, 2009 at 9:30am —
In 1956, in Lord of the Flies
, William Golding predicted that humanity is in the process of destroying the world. The choir boys were a composite of the human condition, and as a group they were fundamentally evil. They were tribal carnivores with short-term goals. They cared nothing about the health of the island itself. At the end of the book, the island was wasted and moribund, except for the intervention of a mysterious sea captain who arrives in the nick of time.
Added by Richard Goscicki on July 12, 2009 at 6:38pm —
There’s been much debate about trying to deprogram religious people, as opposed to ignoring them and letting them adore and worship any divinity they please. Live and let live, it’s a free country and what harm are they doing. In fact, religion can be a good thing because, like music, it soothes the wild beast.
Religion was fine with me most of my life. Religious people felt sorry for me, I’m losing my soul; I felt sorry for them, they’re losing much of the joy of life in… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on July 2, 2009 at 6:30am —
Isn't two Orwellian perpetual wars enough for this country? The war mongers, like Senator McCain and G.W. Bush think-alikes, are Christians who believe in the Bible and the afterlife.
The killing of Neda and others in Iran is an insult to reason and an insane act. Religious violence is a bad method of population control. Religion, with its emphasis on “be fruitful and multiply,” is screwing up the human experience.
Does it not say in the Quran, “do not kill innocent… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on June 22, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Professor Whipple gives the answer in one of her Psych classes in Mirror Reversal
“Because I can eliminate all your experimental suggestions one by one, does this mean the leprechaun really does exist? I could use the same elusive argumentation to prove the existence of UFOs, extraterrestrials, guardian angels, ghosts, holy water, devils, the Loch Ness Monster, and genii. Remember a scientist needs evidence and the more… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on June 2, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Clive Hamilton in CounterPunch
posted on May 25, “Bush’s Shocking Biblical Prophesy Emerges: God Wants To “Erase” Mid-East Enemies “Before a New Age Begins.”
In Mirror Reversal
, I conceptualized the neologism “endmeme” back in 2004, a year after President… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on May 31, 2009 at 10:30am —
To me, the most important line in Mirror Reversal
dealing with this subject is, "What a cruel ironic cosmic joke! Books written by goat herders and fishermen, determining the destiny of mankind and the entire planet.”
It is too painful for a rational being to contemplate. Yet the endmeme gets more powerful every day. Now Pakistan with its deadly arsenal of nuclear weapons is in danger of being overrun by religious fanatics.
The following scene describes why it might… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on May 19, 2009 at 1:57pm —
This week, CNN reported there’s a new improved, more potent variety of grass out there, as if it were a new strain of the swine flu. The anchor said the new high-concentrated THC reefer results in paranoia and irritability.
Irritability, bull. Some biologists define “alive” as being irritable, able to respond to a stimulus. The word means literally “capable of being excited or disturbed.” Of course, a head (mj smoker) is going to become irritable if immersed in thought. Anyone can… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on May 16, 2009 at 2:00pm —
How the hell can billions of religious people be dumb enough to believe the scriptural bullshit?
Added by Richard Goscicki on May 1, 2009 at 9:12am —
My heroine’s commitment to teaching evolutionary biology prompted me to bone up on the history of evolution. I wondered why it took so long for Lamarck, Wallace and Darwin to come along. The anatomical connection between mankind and the animals is evident—we have the same organ systems as the great apes, for instance. The human oxygen-carrying metaloprotein hemoglobin, containing hundreds of components in a complex heterocyclic ring, is exactly the same in gorillas—atom for atom. Why did it… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on April 29, 2009 at 9:30am —
In no way am I condoning or advocating drinking and driving. In the fashion of the great Czech writer, Franz Kafka, I wish only to portray what happens to the individual under Draconian, police-state conditions.
In jail for the first time... 51 years old, imagine. Look at this place. Must be the holding pen where they keep the pigeons ‘til bail’s posted. If you don't have the hard cash, you go in with the… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on April 13, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Dr. Susan Blackmore provides a splendid primer on memetics here.
This will give you background to understand the concepts I am about to propound.
Let the truth flash like lightning.
Memes are in constant competition to take root, much like seeds landing on fertile soil. The soil is called the belief space. A basic meme such as “God love you” can take root and quickly develop co-memes. Picture a spore sprouting… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on April 11, 2009 at 12:22pm —
This is the sequel to “Why I Became a Militant Non-Believer” on this blog.
Humanity is in a race with itself and we're running out of time. The planet is in dire straights. Nature has given mankind the power of reason, and in return, like Frankenstein’s monster, humans destroy her with the power of science. The waste of billions of years of evolution is unbearable to contemplate.
It’s the arrogance and stupidity that’s so hard to take. Instead of blessing nature with joy… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on April 2, 2009 at 12:30pm —