Tuesday, November 23, 2010
MY 50TH DEMOTIVATIONAL POSTER!
First they made us get rid of our nail clippers and shampoo bottles. Then they told us to take off our shoes. Now they force us to choose between either a virtual strip search or a pat on the groin. What'S next, real strip searches?
Whatever happened to our constitutional right to privacy? Oh, that’s right: it was shredded along with the rest of the Constitution thanks to the Patriot Act! Whatever it takes to fight the terrorists, right?
Airport security—and America in general—is looking more and more like Big Brother.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Having served as both a Superior Court Judge and a law school adjunct professor, Judge Andrew Napolitano is well-versed in Constitutional Law, strongly advocating for limited government while denouncing all forms of big government—be it from the left (through universal healthcare and over-regulation) or from the right (through drug prohibition and warrantless wiretaps).
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Before anyone starts flaming me, I am not saying that atheists view their lives as meaningless and without purpose. It is possible to give your own life meaning without adding God into the equation. What I am saying is that, according to their godless worldview, the universe and everything that exists within it ultimately has not purpose; for in order to have purpose, something must have been created with an intended purpose, thus implying a creator. If the universe has no creator (otherwise known as God), then the universe has no purpose, and the life that exists within it has no true meaning. It is still possible to give one’s own life meaning, but ultimately, from a cosmological perspective, life exists without meaning.
What I am addressing here are worldviews, not the people who hold those views. According to the theistic worldview (more specifically the Christian worldview), the universe and everything in it was created by God and exists for His own purpose. Human beings, created within the image of God, exist to fulfill God’s will, which is to serve both Him and other human beings. In contrast, according to the atheistic worldview, the universe was not created, but rather came into existence by chance, making it nothing more than matter in motion. The life that exists within the universe (including human beings) was formed naturally by accident, and exists merely to create more life until the universe dies out.
In one instance, the meaning of life is both obtainable and fulfilling; in the other instance, meaning is not only unobtainable, but futile.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
"We are machines built by DNA whose purpose is to make more copies of the same DNA…It is every living object's sole reason for living." - Richard Dawkins
"It is as if a man were asked, "What is the use of a hammer?" and answered, "To make hammers"; and when asked, "And of those hammers, what is the use?" answered, "To make hammers again". Just as such a man would be perpetually putting off the question of the ultimate use of carpentry, so...all the rest of us are by these phrases successfully putting off the question of the ultimate value of the human life." - G. K. Chesterton
Inspired by a blog post from True Freethinker: G.K. Chesterton nails Richard Dawkins
Can purpose exist without God?
In order to have purpose, something must have been created with an intended purpose, thus requiring a creator; therefore, in order for the universe (and the life that exists within it) to have purpose, it must have been created with an intended purpose, thus requiring a creator (otherwise known as God). If God does not exist, then nothing created the universe, and therefore the universe and everything within it exists without purpose.
Most atheists try to avoid this dilemma by explaining that, even though God does not exist to give the universe purpose, we can still give the universe (and our lives) purpose. True, but then what is the point? If the universe ultimately has no purpose, then what is the point of giving it purpose other than to hide the fact that it has no purpose?
Still others try to be more creative. For example, biologist Richard Dawkins explains that the purpose of life is to pass our genes to the next generation. While his atheistic clergy might find this explanation satisfactory, to the rest of us, it’s rather shallow, as it implies that the purpose of life is to create more life (and the purpose of that life is to create more life, and so on and so forth until the end of time). He might as well say that we exist for the sake of existing, which is less an explanation and more an excuse.
Then again, if you’re an atheist, what else do you have but excuses?
Friday, November 12, 2010
To ridicule Sharron Angle for comparing herself to Abraham Lincoln, whom she said lost a few elections, Keith Olbermann claims (falsely) that Lincoln only lost one election.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
“With all due respect to my friends Jon and Stephen, It seems to me that if you truly wanted to come down on the side of restoring sanity and reason, you’d side with the sane and the reasonable.” – Bill Maher
This coming from a man who thinks global warming is a settled science (disregarding evidence to the contrary) but germ theory and vaccination are not.
This coming from a man who is a board member of PETA, which is infamous for opposing animal testing and funding eco-terrorists like Rodney Coronado.
This coming from a man who once said of the 9/11 terrorists: “We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly.”
Bill Maher is many things (far-left, socialist, anti-theistic). Sane and reasonable he is not.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Since several of my videos have been taken down on YouTube and Dailymotion, I have decided to create an account on blip.tv. In honor of my new account, I will begin creating new additions to my MSNBC FAILS video series (and it’s been a long time since I created a new video). I will be alternating between creating a MSNBC FAILS video one week with a VOICES OF REASON video the next.
Monday, November 8, 2010
“Climate change — to deny it exists, to just put your head in the sand and, ‘oh no, it doesn’t exist, what are you talking about,’ is about like standing on the floor of Macy’s during the month of December and claiming Santa Claus doesn’t exist." - Rep. Nick Rahall, Democratic incumbent for the U.S. House in the 3rd District
I know true believers of man-made global warming will dismiss this quote as a mere slip of the tongue. I say it’s a Freudian slip, as if the representative’s subconscious is admitting that believing in man-made global warming is just as realistic as believing in Santa Claus. Scratch that. Believing in Santa Claus is more realistic, considering the evidence for old Saint Nick. (How else do you explain the presents under the tree and the missing milk and cookies?)
Now, I’m not a hardcore skeptic of global warming, so I don’t have any documentation on hand to back up my skepticism. However, my friends Kajm and MasterOfPointillism have articles highlighting scientific papers and scientists that argue against man-made global warming. Feel free to read the articles in the links below, and educate yourself!
• Realities of Climate Change
• Scientists Against AGW
• 800 peer-reviewed papers against the Lie of AGW
• Global Warming Blunder Quotes
• Global Screaming
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Happy Meal ban passed: San Francisco says no to toys
San Francisco, the city infamous for pot-smoking hippies, has recently banned McDonalds and other fast food places from selling Happy Meals. Okay, to be fair, it only banned them from giving away toys (you know, the best part!) with their meals unless they also included fruits and veggies.
Don’t get me wrong. I think there are healthier options to feed your kids other than a cheeseburger Happy Meal with fries and drink (accumulating over 600 calories), and there are better things to do with your time than smoking pot. But my opinions on health shouldn’t dictate law. People have an unalienable right to put anything they want into their bodies, be it marijuana or happy meals (or both), and we shouldn’t have a nanny state telling us otherwise.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Having worked at CBS News for nearly 30 years, this former journalist (and liberal) knows what he's talking about when he claims the news media is infested with liberal bias. His two books Bias and Arrogance uncover the liberal workings of the media, while his other books, including 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, ridicule everything wrong with the American Left.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Democrats love to ridicule Republicans—from Dan Quayle and George W. Bush, to Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell—as being knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing Neanderthals with only a single brain cell among them. No surprise that South Carolina Democrats were shocked when their Senatorial candidate was revealed to be Alvin Greene—an unemployed, discharged army officer living in his father’s basement and incited with showing pornography to a minor. With zero political experience and poor communication skills (as was proved in his interview with Keith Olbermann), Greene makes Sarah Palin look overqualified as a politician.
Many Democrats argued that Greene was a plant from the Republican Party (though that didn’t change the fact that Democrats still voted for the guy). Others insisted that, despite his incompetence, they would rather vote for Greene than his opponent Jim DeMint (then again, Democrats would rather vote for a rock than any Republican candidate). But nothing could change the fact that, with only 28% of the vote, Greene lost to DeMint.
And the “smart” Democrats have nobody to blame but themselves.
Monday, November 1, 2010
You Might Be A Liberal If You…
…think the government can spend its way out of debt.
…believe we need to fight big business with big government.
…claim not to be a socialist, but still want the government to regulate the economy.
…defend Obama by arguing “you only hate him because he’s black!”
…criticize people who call Obama “Hitler,” yet had no problem calling Bush “Hitler.”
…worship wealthy celebrities who preach redistribution of wealth.
…think Janeane Garofalo is as intelligent as she is attractive (on second thought, that’s an accurate analogy).
…think Fox News is biased because Keith Olbermann told you it was.
…threw out your radio when Air America went off the air.
…think Sarah Palin is the devil incarnate.
…label every conservative as a fascist, yet possess no understanding of fascism.
…think Bush was the dumbest president ever, yet was smart enough to orchestrate the largest inside job that is allegedly 9/11.
…think the bureaucrats who run the Department of Motor Vehicles or post office are qualified to run our healthcare system.
…believe our healthcare system needs to emulate Great Britain’s (where hospitals flip the bed sheets over to save money) or Canada’s (where doctors have lotteries to see which family to treat).
…think the human fetus is no more significant than a tumor and an abortion is no more morally questionable than a tonsillectomy.
…think a cow or chicken has more of a right to live than a human fetus.
…think An Inconvenient Truth and The Day After Tomorrow are both scientifically-accurate movies.
…want the country to invest in alternative energy sources, except nuclear energy.
…think it’s fair to force somebody off their property because an endangered beetle also lives there.
…want to legalize marijuana but ban guns.
…find burning the Koran offensive, but not building a mosque near the site of an Islamic terrorist attack.
…are against giving jobs to foreigners overseas, yet have no problem giving jobs to foreigners in our own country.
…want to give African-Americans and other minorities equal access to jobs by giving them special treatment in hiring.
…think communism or anarchy are good ideas gone bad.
…find it more patriotic to burn the flag rather than salute it.