Archive for June, 2006

Logical? Who?

June 30, 2006

Is god logical? Of course not! That was a rhetorical question. I suppose everyone knows about the story of Creationism? No, I don’t mind giving you the gist of it. Source: Wikipedia

  • First day: Light is created. (“Let there be light.”) This light is not the sun or stars, as these are created later. It is described by some as a primordial light. The light is divided from the darkness, and called good by God. The statement in verse 8 that there was evening and there was morning is often cited as the reason that the Jewish day starts at sunset.
  • Second day: The firmament of Heaven is created. The waters above it is separated from the waters below.
  • Third day: Land is created, separated from the waters, and named. The water is also named. Grass, herbs and fruit-bearing trees are created.
  • Fourth day: Lights are made in the firmament of Heaven, to appear regularly, aiding time-keeping. Two particularly large lights are made, the lesser one the Moon and the greater one the Sun.
  • Fifth day: Air and sea creatures are created, including “great sea-monsters”. They are commanded to be fruitful and multiply.
  • Sixth day: Land animals are created, and God calls them good. Man and woman are created in God’s image. They are told to “be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.” Humans and animals are given plants to eat. The totality of creation is described by God as “very good”.
  • Now, I’m trying to be perfectly logical here, Creationism just doesn’t make sense. Here are a few points that defy high school science.

    • God created light and separated light from darkness and day from night on the first day. However, he didn’t make the sun (ie. those little things that produce light) until the fourth day.
    • Plants were made on the 3rd day, before the sun were made to drive photosynthesis.

    Clearly God wasn’t very big on logic or science for that matter. See, the wonderful, best-selling book that we call “the bible” fails to mention anything about the Earth being round or the Earth revolves around the Sun and not the other way around. At least we humans heeded his message of “be fruitful and multiply”, there are only a few billion of us sinful creatures on this
    On the other hand, the Bible has a lot to say about everything else, like sex, oral sex, hand job, and some strictly 18+ stuff.

    Oral

    I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
    Song of Solomon 2:3


    Hand job

    My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.
    Song of Solomon 5:4

    No comment stuff

    There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
    Ezekiel 23:20

    I guess God was serious about “be fruitful and multiply”, else, sex wouldn’t be mentioned so much in the bible. For a full list of Genesis reference to sex click here.

    parody

    June 29, 2006

    Found this parody to James Blunt’s “beautiful”. Guess what? You can actually sing this with the music too.

    Hat tip to life after coffee for this.


    “My Cubicle”
    By: Morning Sidekick
    Parody on “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt

    My job is stupid my day’s a bore,
    Inside this office from eight to four
    Nothin’ ever happens my life is pretty bland,
    Pretending that I’m working, pray I don’t get canned.

    My Cubicle, My cubicle
    It’s One of Sixty two
    It’s my small space in a crowded place
    Just a six-by-six board booth
    And I hate it that’s the truth

    When I give a sigh as the boss walks by,
    no one ever talks to me or looks me in the eye.
    And I really should work but instead I just sit here and surf the Internet.

    In My Cubicle, My cubicle
    It doesn’t have a view.
    It’s my small space in a crowded place
    I sit in side there too.
    And sometimes I sit here nude.

    pretty wack

    June 28, 2006

    This article appears in the Australian a while back

    Zoo lion kills man who invokes God

    By correspondents in KievJune 05, 2006

    A MAN shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal’s enclosure, a zoo official said on today.

    “The man shouted ‘God will save me, if he exists’, lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions,” the official said.

    “A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid artery.”

    The incident, yesterday evening when the zoo was packed with visitors, was the first of its kind at the attraction. Lions and tigers are kept in an “animal island” protected by thick concrete blocks.

    So what does this prove?

    • God doesn’t exist. [Well duh! Of course he doesn’t exist. Or else he would have saved that crazy dude’s life. However, God might have considered this crazy dude’s action as suicide hence he wouldn’t care to save a suicidal and crazy dude’s life.]
    • Lion likes to eat human.
    • The crazy guy is either an extremely crazy Christian or an extremely devoted Atheist. I mean devoted to the cause of proving that God doesn’t exist. But then again, if he was an atheist, god would have hated his gut hence he wouldn’t have saved him. At least that guy can die knowing that he has proven that either god doesn’t exist or god isn’t merciful

    let’s talk about bullshit

    June 28, 2006

    I’m not sure you know this but here’s one conspiracy that’s been going on for a while. We are surrounded by bullshit. Now there are people who do it as a full-time job, and there are people who do it as a hobby. Why, look at this blog. More than half of the stuff 3vil g3nius’s been yapping on and on about is bullshit if you come to think about it.
    Now I’ve done some major bullshitting gig in the past, like that time I was in an interview for uni course. That was my biggest bullshitting gig ever. Before that I’d never realised that I was a perfectionist. Yeah, that was a lame and unoriginal answer for the question “what do you think is your drawback?”. That was a hard question, you can’t make yourself look bad and good at the same time without being lame and unoriginal. And I’m far from being a perfectionist. I’m more of the let’s-do-a-fast-half-ass-attempt-and-get-out-of-here type. However, I’m not such a big star at bullshitting. Proof? I flunked that interview. Guess I wasn’t convincing enough.
    So why do we bullshit so much? Why? Well, the popular answer is probably money. In my case, I wanted to get into a good course so I can earn a lot of money hence the bullshitting. Why do people sell themselves in job interviews by bullshitting? Job = money = food on the table. Why do politician bullshitting so much? I don’t know, probably money and power and who knows what else?
    My next question is what is the difference between a bullshitter and a liar. Aren’t they the same? They all twist the truth in one way or another. However, bullshitter sounds cooler than liar I suppose. I found the answer to that question in an essay by Harry Frankfurt. According to Frankfurt, the liar knows and cares about the truth and deliberately sets out to mislead instead of telling the truth. The bullshitter, on the other hand, doesn’t care about the truth and only seek to impress.

    It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it. When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false. For the bullshitter, however, all these bets are off: he is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says. He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose.

    So I guess that makes me a bullshitter. Now why do I feel both good and bad about this? Good because I don’t twist the truth in order to mislead. Bad because I did twist the truth that I don’t care about to impress. At least I console myself with the fact that I am a bad bullshitter.
    I would also want to point out that I have never bullshitted about being an atheist or about my views on religions in general and Christianity in particular.

    breaking news

    June 28, 2006

    Here’s what just in

    Archeologists near mount Sinai have discovered what is believed to be a missing page from the Bible and loosely translated reads:
    ‘All characters portrayed within this book are fictitous and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental’.

    Only there’s no such news. Aren’t you disappointed? Wouldn’t it be fun if one day we find out that the Holy Bible is just fiction and we’ve been worshipping a fictitous character for over 2000 years? Yeah, that’ll be fun.

    christmas comes early?

    June 26, 2006

    Did anyone feel like Christmas come early while watching the Portugal-Netherlands match. Yellow and red cards were practically flying everywhere and that made me feel like the whole damn match was a big fat christmas tree. Come on, was there any player who didn't receive at least a yellow card. That match saw 4 red cards. I've never seen 4 red cards in one match before. And how many yellow cards were there? I think there were about 20 yellow cards!
    England should be laughing right now, even though Portugal won, they're gonna lose for sure to England due to a third of the main players having to sit on the bench.

    rant

    June 25, 2006

    So I've disappeared from this blog for a few days. It's no big deal. I was in yet another marathon session of Dark Angel. Oh, how I love the holiday. Anyway, it's time for another of my atheist rants, so if someone found  my rants offending please don't read any further.
    First off, I must say that God does not exist. Full stop. Can I prove that he doesn't exist. No. Can anyone prove that he does? No. So what's wrong with not agreeing with everyone else? What's wrong in not believing in what I think is a made up fairy tales for adult? There, I've said it, god is a made up fairy tale character, a figment of some person's imagination, a mass delusion.

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    So why then is there life on Earth and not on Mars you might ask. Well, that is the result of a rare coincedence when our planet was just lucky enough to be not too close and not too far away from the sun. So strictly speaking, if the sun hadn't been there, there wouldn't be any life on Earth at all. We should really go worship the Sun, the sun deserves that a lot. Let's all convert to pagan and be natural.
    I'm sure not many people will that what I said seriously so I won't hold my breath for anyone converting to pagan. In the mean time, here's something for you to consider.

    • Why can't we wait until we get to Heaven to worship God?
    • What is the purpose of prayer? What can a finite being on Earth possibly tell an omnipotent, omniscient deity that he doesn't know already?
    • If God has a plan for you, and his plan cannot be thwarted, do you really have a free will?

    in which I do nothing

    June 22, 2006

    I must say the last 2 days were the most relaxing days for the past month. Nothing to worry about, no crisis to attend to, nothing's wrong with the world except for the North Korean trying to nuke the US with some long-range missiles and every other nations jump in to condemn North Korea. Seriously, the US should have known that those North Korean hate the US's gut and would prepare to kick its ass anytime. Imagine what it would be like if the North Korean team up with Al Quaeda?
    Ok, back to my selfish, relaxing world. I've re-discover the joy of doing nothing. Well, not exactly doing nothing because I was still breathing, eating and well producing excrement. I had nothing to do and the TV became my best friend again. Somehow my sister managed to borrow the first few seasons of Buffy and Dark Angel and we did this Buffy and Dark Angel marathon from 8 am to 5 pm. That was heaven! Oops, there is no heaven I forgot. I believe, when you die, you'll just die. Your body stop functioning, no more action potential in any of your cells and conciousness just went out like you turn off a light. You don't become ghost to haunt the living, you don't go to a higher plane, ie heaven or hell. You just die. I believe that. There is no proof for that of course but that sounds logical to my brain. More logical than some omnipotent guy with a "master plan" for my life who put me here on earth so that I can do good in order to be reunite with him in heaven. Oh, I would also like to point out that god isn't very merciful. Why else would he put people in eternal damnation? If he's merciful he wouldn't do that. And if he's omnipotent at all he would already know how people will turn out, ie. good or bad, before he makes them. So why does he make bad people? God just doesn't make sense!
    Ok, I've been rambling a bit but hopefully that makes sense right?
    I've finally had enough with soccer. Or rather with those commentators on SBS. I am sick of people commentating before the match, during the match, at half-time, and at the end of the match. Not to mention a day after the match. I'm more focused on who wins and who loses. Isn't that what's this whole tournament about? Who cares about set pieces and scoring first will put you in the lead? Of course scoring first will put you in the lead what the heck else would it put you in? the back? Commentators are those who get paid for stating the absolutely obvious.

    update

    June 19, 2006

    I'm lazy. And keeping 2 diffrent blogs is a hard task for a lazy person. So I've decided to mirror my other blogger blog here. I write there more often and usually I write about the same stuff in different words anyway. Yeah, how come I don't plagiarise myself?

    If you have time take a look at my original blog here.

    in which I reflect on the events of the past week a week too late

    June 17, 2006

    I have only 2 more exams. After this week I’ll shred all my notes into tiny pieces and burn them and then scatter the ash into the toilet. That’s how much I love my notes and my exams.
    So after one week of crazy cramming and stressing, I’ve missed out on a few important thing. Well, actually there’s only one important event last week. Australia won! I’m glad I watched the replay and not the live match. I watched the last 10 minutes only. Kind of cheating but I didn’t really have time. So Australia’s got its first win EVER at a World Cup final. That win is making the fans here a bit overconfident. Here, now, there’s talk about how Australia’s gonna kick Brazil’s ass on Monday. I mean, be realistic people! We might have won Japan but Brazil is not just another Japan. The best I think that Australia’s gonna do on Monday is a draw.

    To another matter. Yesterday I was on the weirdest bus ride ever! Imagine this, on the bus there were a Bruce Willis look-alike, a Jack Black look-alike, only he was blonde, 3 anorexic girls who looked like they could eat 3 cows and still look anorexic and guess who they looked like? Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton minus the lap dogs of course and last but not least 3 big strapping guys who looked like chimpanzees and laughed like hyenas and who would probably have the IQ equivalence of a cow. Talking about weirdos.
    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, on the bus there was this extremely evil person who pretended that there weren’t anybody around. Talking about weird!