Wednesday 20th of June 2018

voices...

voices...

The deluded male creationist believer versus the Catholic female wisecracker… Sounds like a stupid idea and it is — but he started it.

First, Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar is a "Catholic" American comedienne, writer, and actress. She co-hosts the ABC daytime talk show The View. She talks a lot of funny crap while making wisecracks that would make a nunnery self-combust…


Eric Metaxas (born 1963) is an ultra-religious American bullshitter with a mad finger in all compass of the media sphere. He is known for three biographies Including "Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World". 
Metaxas was in the Greek Orthodox Church, and, though he has not formally left it, he attends an  Episcopal Church in New York. Metaxas describes himself as a "Mere Christian”, but he is a guy who seriously-seriously HATES the theory of evolution. 
Here, he writes a column for The Christian Post:

"A Washington Post writer once said that evangelicals are "poor, ignorant and easy to command.”"
(Gus: Alleluyah… Someone at the Washington Post saw the light!
“Well", Metaxas carries on, "at least he didn't say we were mentally ill. Until now that is. On a recent segment of "The View," Joy Behar took aim at Mike Pence's belief that God speaks to him. Responding to a comment by another host, Behar said, "It's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another when Jesus talks to you. That's a mental illness if I'm not correct. Hearing voices.” “
YES! The Vice President is hearing voices… God’s voices… That’s definitely a mental illness and Pence should be taken to an asylum for the insane or see a shrink. But Metaxas defends the loony Pence...

"That's a sign of how ignorant elites truly are about beliefs and practices common to something like two billion Christians.”
Two billion Christians? Yep, there is more than 7 billion people on this planet and the proportion of religious people is shrinking, that’s why some of the Muslims  are become terrorists to remain noticed… and many “christians” have lapsed their membership… though they still are on the books.
"I actually find it surprising that Behar, who claims to be Catholic, hasn't found time in her 25 years to learn a little more about prayer.”
Gus: Okay if prayer is begging for an umbrella from god, you really are a deluded nutso. Why would god tell you anything since all the answers are already in the fucking “good book”?… 
Hearing Behar’s rant, Metaxas and many million Americans who believe in “god bless America” had a major fit:

"Behar's comment outraged Americans from coast to coast. Twenty-five thousand people let ABC know what we thought of a network that allows an employee to sneer at the way other people practice their faith."

"The next day, Behar responded to her critics with a sarcastic clarification, saying, "I don't think Mike Pence is mentally ill even though he says he is hearing voices.”"

"Wow. That's some apology."

"I'd like to propose a solution. I invite Joy Behar to spend some time looking into what Christians mean when they say they hear God's voice."

Eric, your proposal is not a solution to anything, especially to people “hearing voices”... This is trying to impose the value of serious loony delusion onto semi-sane people who at least have a real sense of humour, even if they believe in god. God does not speak to them because one could suspect they are on god’s black book for doing wisecracks... 

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/yes-christians-do-hear-gods-voice.ht...


Often, people like Metaxas and his fellow creationists/intelligentdesigner/sciencehaters refer to the clock-maker, the big guy in the sky who made the universe. Others like Behar referring to Jesus to mock Pence are just as bad, though more funny. It’s boloney on both count. Hearing the voice of the Big Guy in the sky shows that we are more deranged. Simple. The Christian people do not hear the voice of god. They hear their own self-reinforced delusions that will give them a behavioural pathway, in accordance with the brainwashing they have let themselves submitted to, since their childhood.

How much time can we spend explaining over and over that things did not happen spontaneously or were made in six days? 

There has been things like trilobites, Devonian armoured fish, dinosaurs that made the list of life, but all became extinct. Hello? Extinctions are an irrefutable argument against the creation by “god”. Why would He (god is a male) kill off his own designs? Because they did not meet his rigorous standards? Does this mean he failed to create perfection? Because he had to have the biblical floods on a tiny-tiny little planet that is so tiny that it does not rate half a fart in the huge universe? Idiotic beliefs...
There are rocks on Earth that can be dated at more than 3.5 billion years and that contain early traces of life, in the form of stromatolites. Most of this “primitive” life forms disappeared from the surface of the planet except for a couple of places, where they still survive due to the environmental factors that are too difficult for other life forms that would compete or destroy the stromatolites. They have no place, nor any mention in the godly human story, except they have an accidental role in the evolution story. It’s nature. 
There is 100 per cent chances of randomity creating the universe and life — and there is zero chances for a clock-designer-god to fiddle with all the bits — many of which are contradictory, haphazard and in pseudo balance on their way towards entropy. The existence of god does not make sense. Religions do not make sense...

To read that Mike Pence hears the voice of god is quite worrying. The guy is the second in charge of the “free world” (whatever inflated entity that is) and according to this, he is a complete loony. I’d be less worried if he made a benign decision about the price of fish based on some godly gobbledegook contained in the bible he reads in the morning, on the crapper.
Great leveller of humanity, the crapper, that is if you are lucky to have one...

time does not make sense...

"One can regard imaginary and real time as beginning at the South Pole, which is a smooth point of space-time where the normal laws of physics hold," stated Hawking. "There is nothing south of the South Pole, so there was nothing around before the Big Bang."

In an interview with The Christian Post on Monday, Ross responded that while Hawking was correct that "time has a beginning," nevertheless "the beginning of time demands a Causal Agent capable of creating time independent of time. It is not enough to simply speculate that imaginary time also exists."

The president of Reasons to Believe also told CP that the model that Hawking is proposing for the origins of the Universe is problematic in light of modern astronomical observations.

 

Read more:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/stephen-hawking-nothing-existed-befor...

 

It is far more problematic that "someone/something/godot/allah" decided to create time... Time actually does not exist. Time is a function of space and energy. And according to Gus, time can be negative, especially when watching crap movies... 

This was expressed by someone "having watched two long hours" of a boring Wagnerian opera, when looking at his watch discovered that actually time had barely moved half-an-hour forward. This is why I watched the Tolkien epic on fast forward x2. 

But imagine a god deciding to create a universe as big as a million herds of million elephants to host a couple of flees on a grain of sand — flees that through their "beliefs" will save the world from Satan (whoever that is — a god gone rogue? Please...)... Yep, the "Reason to Believe" group is totally loony. This is when reason does not make sense...