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Let’s all celebrate Mithra’s birthday!

I get to feeling kind of Puritanical at this time of year.... so 'Why didn't Puritans like Christmas? ...They had several reasons, including the fact that it did not originate as a Christian holiday.'   'The upper classes in ancient Rome celebrated Dec. 25 as the birthday of the sun god Mithra. The date fell right in the middle of Saturnalia, a month-long holiday dedicated to food, drink, and revelry, and Pope Julius I is said to have chosen that day to celebrate Christ's birth as a way of co-opting the pagan rituals.' See When Americans banned Christmas--- The first 'War on Christmas' was declared almost 400 years ago, courtesy of our Puritan forefathers. Have a Merry Mithraday!

Jewish leader advocates for genocide

The Islamic community is often accused of wanting to commit genocide against Jews, which claim when examined is more often than not a slander and a lie. But did you know that there are actually Jewish leaders who advocate for committing genocide against those of the Muslim faith? See Haaretz's website about this... Shas spiritual leader calls on Jews to pray for annihilation of Iran ...and how many US Christian leaders are there as well, who are also for committing genocide against people of the Muslim religion? I'm scared to even think much about this. 36759

Senate hopeful, Missouri fool Todd Akin takes wide stance on legitimate rape

Representative Todd Akin revealed his "legitimate rape" standard was no misunderstanding -- now he's courting America's vast army of Christian idiots who already share his belief in rape-modulated immaculate contraception, a convenient pretext for a complete abortion ban. Meanwhile his Larry Craig Wide Stance against abandoning his campaign bid in disgrace allows the GOP to earn points distancing themselves from Akin's crass misogyny, even though their party platform is steeped in it. When I hear American conservatives seem to compete with each other over who can bring the ugliest inanity to the party, I can't help be reminded of internet trolls --which constructive discourse requires we not feed. Except we are powerless to prevent the damn corporate media from feeding their GOP squeezebox monkey trolls and stoking the firestorm of ignorant, beyond the pale, political twists and u-turns. 36693

The Colorado Springs Occupy Movement needs to burn some Bibles out at Fort Carson perhaps?

'The U.S. government and the American commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan apologized after Afghan laborers found charred copies of the Koran while collecting rubbish at the sprawling Bagram Airbase, about an hour's drive north of Kabul.' See Reuters Six killed, many wounded in Afghan Koran protests. 30612

Today’s Tom Sawyer

It's 4am here and this occurred to me strongly enough just now to have me say it just now. For Vic, Ken and the rest of my Christian friends, as well as Michele, Kathryn, and others who get twitchy when I bring up the Bible.   I had breakfast with my friend Vic a little while ago and we had some of this conversation--I mean this conversation. The one we've been having if you've read any of this stuff around here, or if you've been to see me at my Facebook, or on the sidewalk or whatever. Vic is a Christian, and about as solid a practitioner as I've ever met. He "works" as a prayer director for one of the internationally influential untaxed Christian pseudo-businesses one might easily enough find scattered around town here in Colorado Springs. Years ago I lived in Lindale, Texas and I used to say Lindale was the buckle of the Bible Belt. Now that some of the big organizations down in Lindale have disappeared due to fraud and embezzlement and the like and some of the people I knew down in East Texas have moved to this very town I sometimes say America's waistline has

Christians versus Lyin-Heart medal

Starting with REAL Christian values, as preached by Christ.   Sojourners, whose mailing list led me here...(aside from me taking the long way home due to road work, thus stumbling on to Camp Casey) and other Christian groups, some of the names surprised me, have entered the budget battle with T.V. and radio ads, some in Boehner's home district, denouncing a budget plan which beats down the needy for the sole benefit of the Greedy... and urging the Rabid-Ass Wingnutz to actually do the works that Jesus told us. or just quit taking His name in vain. NOW, Cowboy! Man up and do it! 26115

Hey, Hitler didn’t throw EVERYBODY into the concentration camps… right?

I mean, he only had Anarchists, homosexuals, criminals, members of a certain Middle Eastern religious/ethnic minority, Communists, Union Members, Mormons, Anabaptists (Mennonite, Hutterite, Amish), blacks, Romany ("gypsy") and people drafted from the conquered lands to work in German industry...   So, since the White, Mainstream, willing-to-obey Christian Germans didn't get beaten in the streets by storm troopers... 18628

Tis the season once more….

for the Talk Radio Hate Speech about a "war on Christmas." I don't actually think they're stupid, mind you, they know full well that they're lying... and omitting a HUGE amount of data. 11685

Break the commandment, keep the commandment

Or so the bumper sticker sayeth. Simple, right(wing)? Leaving aside the notion that you have to have kept the ENTIRE law for at least a week (purification time) and have NEVER committed any of the crimes listed in Leviticus and Deuteronomy not once not ever, that are punishable by death. Like masturbation or talking back to your parents. Jesus added a couple of definitions, more on that later. Now there's the case of the man in Texas, killed unjustly by the Death Penalty Slaughterhouse System. What happens when the Governor wrongly kills somebody? And the Cowardly "doctor" and guards who directly murdered him? Should they also be killed? 11265

Oderint dum metuant, crucifixion … Spartacus and Dracula

Since the opinion has been foisted onto us that we should basically DEATH DEATH KILL THEM ALL!! BWAAAHAAAAHAAAHAAA! those who Dare to oppose our Mighty Empire... And a comment from a lady who is upset that we, the people, rejected her Emperor Bush last year about this time... thus, we and not her Imperial Overlords are responsible for the shootings at Ft Hood... 11219

fratricide

The killing of one's sibling. Specifically. On the other hand, DNA findings keep showing that all men are, indeed, brothers. I'll address the religious issues of that directly, since one of the most hotly divisive wars plaguing our world now has both the Religious and the DNA negating the claims of the most belligerent parties. It involves the three Mosaic religions, with among others, LOCAL Christians rooting for both sides because they feel that Israel being destroyed will bring on the Apocalypse. 10991

In the dawning of the year 517 A.C.

Like in After Columbus or Apocalypse Came or Anti-Cherokee or Aw, Crap! Theres not Any Chance of getting A Check in the mail today! So there was a pow-wow the other day of First Nations peoples, downtown. Actually theres been quite a few and I havent attended a single one. Right now Im waking up, the last thing I did before crawling into the ol cot at some ungodly Pre-dawn hour was download a Beginner Course in speaking Cherokee. 9955

Teabag Constitution Day, Acacia Park

THE NOT-WITH-MY-TAXES PATRIOTS are holding another tea party tomorrow, to mark Constitution Day Sept 17, 11AM downtown in Acacia Park, where two friends got permission to table there tomorrow to represent the Special Olympics and pass out applications. 9153

Zionism’s unholy alliance

Tonight is Colorado Springs' first annual A Night to Honor Israel, an event put on by the local chapter of Christians United for Israel. On the face of it -- at least on the flyer for it -- the gathering appears to be an outreach of the Christian community to our Biblical compatriots in their "hour of need", whatever that means. Ostensibly a lovely gesture, but below the surface it's murkier. 7790

Darfur, the Israeli lobby & US Democrats

What does it mean for Africa when right wing end-of-the- world-is-near evangelical Christians join forces with the Robert F. Kennedy Center For Human Rights? What does it mean for African Americans when Bush, Obama, and nearly all last year's presidential candidates from both parties encourage the continuation of an African civil war rather than a political settlement between the parties? What does it mean when 21st century PR firms employ FaceBook, slick viral marketing and millions of dollars to create a simple, satisfying, feel-good excuse for military intervention on the African continent? --from Is There a Save Darfur Industrial Complex? 7729

Exposed breast

US beauty queen could lose title because she exposed her breast. NOTE+++ We could only show you Carrie Prejean's exposed leg since she exposed that breast while only 17 years old. Anybody putting online her exposed teenage breast could be handcuffed and hauled away as a pedophile! If you have downloaded a file of it you are in BIG, BIG trouble, Dude! 7653

UCSB Prof William Robinson pro-Semite

Wouldn't you think it bad form for Israeli militants to behave like Nazis, while immunizing themselves with the self-righteous indignation that any criticism of their actions can simply be dismissed as "anti-Semitic?" Photographs and confessions emerging from the IDF's atrocities in Gaza just beg comparison the German Einsatzgruppen in Poland. Earlier this year UC Santa Barbara professor William Robinson forwarded an email photo essay to a UCSB listserv, the already much-circulated side by side comparison to the WWII atrocities. Two students complained, plagiarizing stock IDF lingo. Now the Anti-Defamation League wants Robinson to recant. With IDF propagandists pouring on the bullshit, let's revisit the documents. 7589

Oh, that bad view from the Yad Vashem ‘museum’!

Yad Vashem is a Jewish State 'Holocaust Museum' with a bad view. It is a site set to 'remember' the slaughter of Jews in WW2 but it also sits with an actual physical view out over the local area where JEWISH Zionist TERRORISTS slaughtered their Arab Palestinian neighbors in the 1948 massacre at Deir Yassin .....Shhhh.... don't mention it, please. Yad Vashem fires employee who compared Holocaust to Nakba 7536

Republican-Democrat? It’s a Christian thing.

I have to delineate this in three different perspectives, that of Christians who don't preach that God tells us to kill people, people who say they're Christians and that God DOES say to kill and torture people, and people who don't claim the name of Christ and say that God doesn't tell us to kill and torture people. 7529

That nutty Catholic Church once again!

  Hey, we're nuts here at NMT and we admit it. But what about the Catholic Church that wants so much so, that others continue to take it seriously as they have for millennia? Here's the latest, as the Papal legions had mobilized to try to force a 9 year old Brazilian girl to carry to term twins after she was raped by her step father! 6800

Dave Schultheis of Colorado State Senate District 9- Lost in a Black Hole of Stupidity

In this day and age, science has finally located the Black Hole of Human Stupidity and it is centered on Colorado State Senator Dave Schultheis, elected representative of Colorado State Senate District 9. That's quite a dishonor, but Dave fully deserves the distinction. I mean today, how many public officials have Joseph McCarthy listed as a great American patriotic hero on their website? That's major league Black Hole of Stupidity if there ever was one and the people of State District 9 elected this twit! Let his love of American fascist Joe McCarthy be expressed in his own words. 6678

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