Posts Tagged ‘atheism’

Yet another fundie shithead is making news headlines these days. Bradlee Dean, a bigoted and no doubt delusional radio host and flop christian “musician”, has recently been banned,  along with his entire congregation, from soliciting donations in Wal-Mart parking lots due to lying about their actual intentions both to Wal-Mart’s management and their customers.

I had actually never heard of Bradlee before coming across this article, but I have been  solicited for donations by his homophobic congregation outside of the St.Anthony Village  Walmart, 3 miles north of NE Minneapolis, MN.
They approached me under the guise of “suicide prevention”, and asked if I would be willing to make a donation to help “fight suicide”. I had just cashed my paycheck, but selfishly wanted to hold onto the money for as long as I possibly could. The phone bill was due soon, as was my car insurance. So I politely shook my head and kept on walking.
I felt kind of bad about it at the time, and actually considered going back and dropping a $5 in the money jar, but decided against it.
I’ve dealt with some major depression in the past, and at the height of my drinking days I had tried to off myself more than a few times. So it is only understandable that I felt a degree of sympathy for the “suicide prevention” pitch.

Now though, I’m glad I didn’t go back. And I’m extremely grateful that I didn’t give a penny of my hard-earned money to those lying homophobic imbeciles.
That someone would actually find it acceptable to ask for donations and lie about what they intend to use them for is a fucking slimy, low move. And I can’t help but wonder if even Backwoods Bradlee himself didn’t have an inkling that if he had presented his intentions honestly, very few people, if any, would have willingly given him money.

This is the same douchebag who repeatedly calls for the execution of homosexuals, on the premise that homosexuality is a “sin”, and also believes that the holocaust was caused by homosexuals themselves. I’m assuming that this idiot never even passed the fourth grade.
“You see, Bradlee, there were these guys called Nazis…….”

What I find most sickening about all of this is that this twatwaffle hasn’t been committed to a mental ward or thrown in jail. Nope, instead of receiving the psychiatric medication or euthanasia he so desperately needs, Bradlee is receiving endorsements from Michelle Bachmann,
and was invited to deliver the opening prayer at the MN House of Representatives. Let’s just say, he really fucked that one up.

Bradlee Dean is a prime example of the sheer stupidity of christian fundamentalists. They aren’t just “a little wacky”, they are a major threat to the lives and rights of Americans everywhere.

If we don’t stand up and fight off these rabid lunatics, they will surely usher in a new dark ages, a facist theocracy based on superstition and myth.


Harold Camping, the senile “doomsday preacher” whose original prediction of the coming rapture on May 21, 2011 proved to be a dud, is back again with a new, equally insane “prophecy”.

His new claim is that his original interpretation was incorrect and that the world will end on October 21, 2011.

I am going to tell you now that he is once again mistaken. Hopefully you already knew that. Religious fundamentalists have been preaching doomsday sermons for eons,  the christians apparently forgetting to take into account the words of their own savior, Jesus Christ, who himself claimed not to know when he would be returning.

Here is an example of one of the earliest recorded doomsday predictions:

“About 30 CE: The Christian Scriptures (New Testament), when interpreted literally, appear to record many predictions by Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) that God’s Kingdom would arrive within a very short period, or was actually in the process of arriving. For example, Jesus is recorded as saying in Matthew 16:28:…there shall be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” In Matthew 24:34, Yeshua is recorded as saying: “…This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” Since the life expectancy in those days was little over 30 years, Jesus appears to have predicted his second coming sometime during the 1st century CE. It didn’t happen.”

For 2,000 years these people have been preaching doom and gloom, stalling any real cultural progress in the name of radical faith. We are now in the 21st century, and yet we continue to allow these absurd abominations of logic to take place on a large scale in our societies.

The time for a re-examination of ourselves is now. We need to realize that all these claims of rapture, the second coming, and faith based claims are a deadly  manifestation of irrational fear. A fear of death, of living a life that has no objective meaning, of suffering and pain. (The philosopher David Hume has some very intriguing thoughts on this  subject.)

It is up to us as individual human beings to choose what will have meaning for ourselves and our lives. And while that may come across as terrifying to some, it is ultimately more rewarding than living in fear of a god who does not exist, or following the claims of others who are equally as confused as the rest of us, but perhaps with the malicious intent of taking everybody down with them.

If a “rapture” or doomsday of any sort is ever to happen, it will ultimately be the result of a self fulfilling prophecy.  We as a society need to come to the realization that WE are the ones who choose how we will live our lives. So what will it be? Freedom from delusion, or a slow suicide in the name of a non-existent sky deity?

I already know what I’m fighting for.