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April 23, 2019

Pushing religion on patients

Filed under: My Life and Rants, Questions, Health, Religion, Asshole / Jerk, Harm, Atheism, Drugs — Scottie @ 08:18

This post goes with with my posting about religions taking over politics and hospitals.   When I had my last surgery one of the PA’s at the doctor’s office was getting the paperwork ready.  She started asking about church attendance and religion.   I told her I was atheist and did not believe in a mythical sky daddy anymore than I believed in Zeus.  She pushed harder asking if I wouldn’t like a visit from a chaplain or a religious layperson to stop by and see me.   Ron burst out ” Bad idea, really bad idea”!  ” Scottie would bust his stitches chasing them from the room”.   She was the PA that was to put my pain medication requirements in the information and somehow forgot.  Then was unable to be contacted for 24 hours, even though she was on call.    

When I woke up in the Hospital room the CNA again asked me which church I belonged to and did they know to come visit me.  I was hurting too much to beat sense into her so Ron told her how it was and she left.  When the nurse came in she also asked which church I was I was a member and when told I was not a church member but atheist she asked if she could have some church members from her church or different churches in the area stop by to visit me and give me comfort.   I exploded at this point.   I did make the threat to sue if any one came to my room not a healthcare provider or Ron.  Said I would make sure it was in every media I could get to that my civil rights were violated.   I had surgery in the morning and never had pain medications until midnight and that was because Ron forced the issue.   As far as we know the PA doesn’t work for the surgeon anymore.   Hugs

April 21, 2019

The Jesus mythology

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Education, Harm, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:22


No risk, no loss, no sacrifice.

“No risk, no loss, no sacrifice.

When the magician doesn’t want you to know the magic trick has been performed and just quietly goes home from the theater.

The imaginary infection of “sin” wasn’t eliminated, and you still get the blame for things you didn’t do that your perfectly-designed-universe-creating god is wholly responsible for.
Enjoy your eggs.

God of incompetence.

Vicarious redemption is immoral.

Nothing risked, nothing lost.

“No risk, no loss, no sacrifice… no covenant.

April 18, 2019

Feeling on the Notre Dame fire

Filed under: Atheism, History, News, Political, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 14:08

April 15, 2019

Besides Religion …?

Filed under: Atheism, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:32

April 14, 2019

terrifying insecure

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:14


April 13, 2019

Wake up, please

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:08

One of the best classes you can take at the university level, is a comparative religion class.



Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:04

Worthy ????

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Children, Harm, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 07:06

“God" isn’t worthy of being tolerated, much less worshipped.

Denominations are theological speciation.

God of psychotic sadism.

Religion is wilful ignorance.

“If the alleged creator really were a god of love, then he must be so incompetent that it would surely have been better had he left creation uncreated.
What is the I.Q. of “divine intelligence”? Since it apparently scores no better than...

“ rationalhub:
“ “Most Christian theologians have retreated from all the things that their religion supposedly asserts; they take a much more ‘modern’ view than the average believer. But by the time you’ve ‘modernised’ something like...

Just have faith that leprechauns are real.


April 10, 2019

Science: what it really is unlike religion

Filed under: Atheism, Ideas, Questions, Reason, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 16:53

Cosmos: “Velikovsky”

April 9, 2019

Interesting, god can not protect against stupidity nor it seems protect children

Filed under: Atheism, Children, Education, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 15:06

April 7, 2019

Jesus ascending

Filed under: Atheism, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Religion — Scottie @ 18:20

Well said

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 07:13

How religions get started

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Harm, Memes, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 06:46

Evangelical / fundamental view of science

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:45

April 6, 2019

I can see why it gives them comfort

Filed under: Atheism, My Life and Rants, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 15:41

So Ron and I went to a funeral this morning.   In our park so many of the people are elderly and sadly we lose some every year.   We went to the funeral of a friend which was held in a church.   I can see why religion could give some people comfort in times like these.  I lost count of how many time it was said the deceased was in heaven now and not really gone, or some version of that which also included “with her loved ones”.   I know it was over 24 times before I just gave up counting.   I sat or stood quietly during the prayers and Ron said I was note on during the hymns, but I noticed the elderly people in bad health really got into repeating and talking about how their departed friend was in heaven, how she was with Jesus, how she waiting for them, how she was now happy, and she was again healthy.  Oh she was so happy in heaven, the Preacher even said at first he was angry she was in heaven and he was still stuck here.   I dang near yelled out” We can fix that”, but held my tongue. These people did not care about the facts, or that there was no evidence of either a soul or heaven.  They did not care about conflicts in the texts or the fact  that parts were made up or borrowed from other religions.   I doubt these people knew most of the bible, other than a few good platitudes.   They simply want to affirm to each other that they knew they wouldn’t really die or be dead.  They would just shift from having a body to being a happy healthy spirit remembering everything they knew in life when they had their body, loving and able to have all the joys they had before.   It was not a worship service as much as a we don’t want to give up all we like and want to be healthy again service.   I felt bad for them.   They seemed almost desperate in holding to that idea, but I doubt if I had asked if anyone of them could have told me what they thought really would be going on in heaven, what they would be doing, if they would still eat and drink, have sex, coo over grand kids.  It was just a way of saying we can keep what we have going forever.  Hugs

April 5, 2019


Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:50

You can swear on a book of magic, witches, talking animals, dragons and evil monsters, or you can swear on Harry Potter.

Psst… I also don’t believe in werewolves.
Although I’d much rather be a werewolf than a Xtian.

““It is clear that before anything else, God’s commandments are about shoring up God’s position. Do people really, in this day and age, want to obey a God who, like a Third World dictator, insists above all on unconditional, absolute...


April 4, 2019


Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 13:31

theatheistpig: “Happy Jesusween ” They always shoot the messenger.

April 3, 2019


Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, Religion — Scottie @ 09:25

One True.

March 31, 2019

Allergic to nuts

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:18

Tomayto, tomahto.

“ pixy-el:
“ voluntarily-risen:
“Idiot nerds thinks scientists are unbiased and the peer review system works, huh?
Scientific paradigms shift over time. Scientific method is a mere tool. Scientism, or the absolution of the current...


March 30, 2019

How much have you read?

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Harm, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:15

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