Idiosyncrasy of an Idiot

According to one news report, microbiologist Bruce Ivins carried out the deadly Anthrax attacks against “select” Senators who differed from Ivins pro-life ideology. “Killing” someone because they are not pro-life! Does that even make sense? If you cared so much about the life of an unborn child, shouldn’t you be a little more considerate towards fully developed adults? Oh, the irony is, Ivins killed himself.

Ding Fries Are Done!

Here’s a song that will change forever the way you sing/hum “Carol of the Bells”, here’s the original lyrics on Wiki. Merry Christmas!

Da Vinci Last Supper Images Superimposed

There’s huge buzz going around about Da Vinci “Last Supper” fresco and how this one IT geek was able to superimpose the reverse image of the same and is able to:

See a Templar knights in red robe on both sides of the table
See a person holding a baby, and
Mary Magdelene vanishes

Well, I looked at the images myself and I could not see any Templar, but I do see a figure holding something like a baby and indeed Mary is missing. Sorry about the poor resolution of the images, and I’ll let you be the judge!

Pope and Islam, The So Called “Religion of Peace”

popeOk, I am no fan of the Nazi Pope, but the recent speech that sparked a controversy in the Muslim world got me thinking about him again. Earlier this week, the Pope quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Muhammad had brought the world only “evil and inhuman” things. Though he never retracted the statement, he did release a statement as read by Vatican Secretary of State “The Holy Father is very sorry that some passages of his speech may have sounded offensive to the sensibilities of Muslim believers.” But not all accepted his apology, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said the statement did not go far enough and called on the pontiff to apologize in person. There are two ways of looking at this situation:
1) The Pope’s quote was wrong and Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, in which case, his statement should be tolerated and his apology peacefully accepted.
2) The Pope’s statement was correct.
If Islam indeed was about tolerance, why are Muslims intolerant towards western ideas? If, Islam indeed was about peace, how then can we explain more than half the raging conflicts worldwide?

Not to say that western religions are tolerant or peaceful, but they neither claim nor pretend to be. 

And for those who want to know what the Pope really siad, here it is (Pope on Holy War):
I was reminded of all this recently, when I read… of part of the dialogue carried on - perhaps in 1391 in the winter barracks near Ankara - by the erudite Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus and an educated Persian on the subject of Christianity and Islam, and the truth of both.

In the seventh conversation…the emperor touches on the theme of the holy war. Without descending to details, such as the difference in treatment accorded to those who have the “Book” and the “infidels”, he addresses his interlocutor with a startling brusqueness on the central question about the relationship between religion and violence in general, saying: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

The emperor, after having expressed himself so forcefully, goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul. “God,” he says, “is not pleased by blood - and not acting reasonably is contrary to God’s nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats.”

Catholic Women Claim Ordination as Priests, Choirboys Welcome Change

A dozen or so Roman Catholic women in the U.S. are facing heat and the threat of ex-communication and public condemnation for claiming to have been ordained as priests during a ceremony on July 31. Critics say the women are not only breaking church law, they’re undermining the women’s movement in the church.

However, the Choirboys Association of America has welcomed this news and has embraced the change quoting, “finally, we can all have normal heterosexual lifestyles.�

Listen to the clean version of this story on NPR.

Who are Mary, Luke, Paul, John and Noah?

yatesAnswer, these were children drowned to death (in a bathtub) in 2001 by their mother Andrea Yates. Today, a jury in Huston, TX, found Yates not guilty by reason of insanity. The defense said she suffered from severe postpartum psychosis and, in a delusional state, believed Satan was inside her and was trying to save them from hell. This is a setting example of how faith plays a role in our legal justice system, where reason is overruled by religious dogma and justice is served based on whether your church affiliations.

If a Muslim guy thinks about flying a plane into the White House, the whole nation wants to fry him in a electric chair, but if a Christian lady drowns her kids, huh, no big deal.  

If anyone deserves the death sentence, it is Andrea Yates. Our justice system obviously failed baby Mary, 2-year-old Luke, 3-year-old Paul, 5-year-old John and 7-year-old Noah. 

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In a spontaneous gesture of affection…

putinMr Putin later told the BBC in a live webcast on Thursday, “he seemed very independent and serious… I wanted to cuddle him like a kitten and it came out in this gesture. He seemed so nice,” he continued, “there is nothing behind it.”

That’s what MJ and thousands of Catholic Priests said. Spontaneous bullshit for sure.

For more, visit BBC.


African Witchcraft is so Christian

headZimbabwe has lifted a ban on the practice of witchcraft starting July, repealing a legislation that dates back to English rule. The report suggests that there were numerous accounts of the use of magic, and the new law effectively legitimizes many practices of traditional healers. These include rolling bones to foretell the future, divination, attempts to communicate with the dead, using muti-traditional powders and fetishes-to ensure the desired sex of a child.

Now here’s an interesting comparison with all things Western that would give Witchcraft a run for its money.

Rolling bones to foretell the future :: Gazing into a crystal ball to foretell the future (Clairvoyance)
Divination :: Miss Cleo
Attempts to communicate with the dead :: John Edward
Using muti-traditional powders :: Pharmaceuticals
Fetishes :: Fetishes

I think we are not any different or superior to any African headhunter (with due apologies), we mock their culture, then turn around and act like idiots ourselves. Humans intrinsically believe in the supernatural, some call it witchcraft, others religion. Need proof of admittance, here’s what Reverend Roy Musasiwa who runs a theological college in the capital, Harare said, “As Christians we’ve got to recognize that supernatural forces are good if they originate from God - now witchcraft is one of the things that originates from the Satanic world.”

More on the Zimbabwe repeal, visit BBC

Bin Laden (is an Idiot) the humanitarian

binAside from the obvious “god willing, we are winning in Iraq, in Afghan…� statements, Bin Laden seem to be drawing international attention by going on Radio/TV and warning countries not to bother Islamic conquests in the most poorest and war ravaged parts of the world.

Bin Laden only manages to accomplish the exact opposite of what he intends. Unless of course the guy in the tapes sent to the media is not Bin Laden, instead a smart humanitarian, who in the guise of al-Qaeda’s leader is compelling the rest of the world to stop and think about ongoing crisis.

For the latest warning, visit BBC

US Episcopal Church says “Gays, Lesbians, what difference?�

jeffIn a daring move, the US Episcopal Church today chose a woman as its leader. A church spokesperson in conditions of anonymity said “we have in the past ordained gays for priesthood, why should lesbians be treated unfairly.�  He rebutted saying “not to mean that Katharine Jefferts Schori was a butch.�


With over a quarter of the remaining parishioners being 65 or older, this controversial (of a women leader) choice could result in the “shrinking� of the church. Many gay and lesbians activists disagreed and said in a statement that “if anything, it will swell.� God bless America.

For more visit BBC