Archive for March, 2010

Project Reason Video Contest – Top 3 Winners

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30th, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – 4 Comments

The Project Reason video contest is now over…..

The winners are #3 – Just A Book

 

#2 Imagine

and at #1 (my favorite) – The Values We All Stand For

Not Christian Enough – You’re Fired!

Posted in religion on March 29th, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – Comments Off

From the Chicago Tribune.

One of the largest refugee resettlement organization in the USA has implemented a new policy.  You must be a TRUE christian to work for them.

This is why we must not have an office for faith based initiateves.  Christian groups CANNOT resist the temptation to force you to believe – its what they do! 

“We felt we needed to put a formal policy in place that reflects a 65-year history of hiring according to our faith,”

But Candace Embling, director of the Chicago branch for five years, was escorted out of the office by superiors in January after expressing concerns.

If you disagree – you’re fired.  Religion is not tolerant it crushes freethougt.  Speak out and be put down! 

I loved the reaction from some of the christians…

…it’s ridiculously wrong and un-Christian…

It is wrong – but it is not un-christian.

One must wonder how this affects the people they claim to help.

How To Mess With A School Chaplain

Posted in religion on March 29th, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – 4 Comments

Parent responds to a request for his child to learn about easter and the love of jesus.

While preaching is not allowed in Australian public schools, it is apparently fine to replace school counsellors with ‘Christian Volunteers’ such as Darryl. A few years ago, the government realised that they could hand over school counselling roles to a willing Christian church without having to pay for the privilege. Now almost half of Australian public schools have a Christian volunteer as a full time member of the school community with parents having no direct control of how much their children are exposed to. Although usually an advocate of people being entitled to their opinions, sexual preferences and beliefs, I seem to have developed some form of mental glitch that makes me want to punch Daryl’s fat head.

There is a series of e-mail.  You need to go read the whole chain.  Here is a sample of the quality work.  This is good stuff.

From:David Thorne
Date: Thursday 11 March 2010 5.09pm
To: Darryl Robinson
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Permission Slip

Dear Darryl, I understand the importance the resurrection story holds in your particular religion. If I too knew some guy that had been killed and placed inside a cave with a rock in front of it and I visited the cave to find the rock moved and his body gone, the only logical assumption would be that he had risen from the dead and is the son of God. Once, my friend Simon was rushed to hospital to have his appendix removed and I visited him the next day to find his bed empty. I immediately sacrificed a goat and burnt a witch in his name but it turned out that he had not had appendicitis, just needed a good poo, and was at home playing Playstation. Someone probably should have asked “So the rock has been moved and he’s gone… has anyone checked his house?” I realise Playstation was not around in those days but they probably had the equivalent. A muddy stick or something. I would have said “Can someone please check if Jesus is at home playing with his muddy stick, if not, then and only then should we all assume, logically, that he has risen from the dead and is the son of God.” If we accept though, that Jesus was the son of an Infinite Being capable of anything, he probably did have a Playstation. Probably a Playstation 7. I know I have to get my offspring all the latest gadgets. God would probably have said to him, “I was going to wait another two thousand years to give you this but seeing as you have been good… just don’t tell your mother about Grand Theft Auto.” Also, is it true that Jesus can be stabbed during a sword fight and be ok due to the fact that he can only die if he gets his head chopped off? Regards, David.
From: Darryl Robinson
Date: Friday 12 March 2010 10.13am
To:David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Permission Slip

Nowhere in the Bible does Jesus have a sword fight. Learning the teachings of the Bible is not just about religion. It teaches a set of ethics that are sadly not taught by parents nowadays. Darryl Robinson, School Chaplain

What Did Jesus Really Look Like – Just Ask FOX TV

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29th, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – 2 Comments

Jason Beats The Westboro Baptist Church

Posted in religion on March 28th, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – Comments Off

Richard Dawkins – Ratzinger Is The Perfect Pope

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28th, 2010 by Phil Ferguson – Comments Off

Richard Dawkins talks about the pope in the Washington Post.

Full text below.

Ratzinger is the Perfect Pope

“Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe?” Yes he should, and it’s going to escalate a lot further, as more and more victims break through the guilt of their childhood indoctrination and come forward.

“Should he be investigated for how cases of abuse were handled under his watch as archbishop of Munich or as the Vatican’s chief doctrinal enforcer?” Yes, of course he should. This former head of the Inquisition should be arrested the moment he dares to set foot outside his tinpot fiefdom of the Vatican, and he should be tried in an appropriate civil – not ecclesiastical – court. That’s what should happen. Sadly, we all know our faith-befuddled governments will be too craven to do it.

“Should the pope resign?” No. As the College of Cardinals must have recognized when they elected him, he is perfectly – ideally – qualified to lead the Roman Catholic Church. A leering old villain in a frock, who spent decades conspiring behind closed doors for the position he now holds; a man who believes he is infallible and acts the part; a man whose preaching of scientific falsehood is responsible for the deaths of countless AIDS victims in Africa; a man whose first instinct when his priests are caught with their pants down is to cover up the scandal and damn the young victims to silence: in short, exactly the right man for the job. He should not resign, moreover, because he is perfectly positioned to accelerate the downfall of the evil, corrupt organization whose character he fits like a glove, and of which he is the absolute and historically appropriate monarch.

No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice – the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution – while it tumbles, amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously crowned virgins, about his ears.