Religion Vs Science (Science Wins)

26 12 2011

Via @LoveGod50: Why do people trust scientists? They have been wrong about evolution and global warming. Atheism is a pathetic cult.

Oh Yeah, Science… That evil thing which gave you Electricity, The Phone Service, Computers, Satellites, The Internet… Oh wait.


This little idea about SOPA

23 12 2011

This little idea about SOPA

Makes one think, eh?

Go to and for thousands of pages of evidence and links to the original source research on the Internet Wayback Machine.

How Atheists see Religion

17 12 2011

It’s a bit, no… a lot like this.

“The one true creator is Santa Claus”

“To Hell with your Santa Claus, it was Father Christmas who made everything”

“If You Follow Santa Claus you’ll live forever in His Kingdom”

“The Noble Grandfather Frost will take you into his castle if you are a worthy warrior”

“Seven virgin elves to those who follow Papai Noel after their death”

“Reincarnation will be the gift to those who cherish Babbo Natale”

I think you get the idea,

Merry Christmas and may there be many presents upon you, or at least, under your tree.


Giving Thanks

11 12 2011

One of the things I want to accomplish in this lifetime is to give thanks to those who had made me happy for a while, whether they wrote, sang or played music, worked in radio or television, or did something involving film.

This wasn’t possibly before as I feel like I’ve existed in some kind of bubble for most of my life, it was as though people who were on the radio, or the screen, somehow weren’t real.

But in the last few years, thanks to social media, I have had a few opportunities to tell people that they were appreciated and that I was grateful for what they had done.

I adored the music of my teenage years, and would love to meet the artists who created it.

I think it does the heart good to tell someone that they were wanted and needed, both mine and theirs, and to recognise that, even though sometimes one’s life can seem like it’s been an ordeal, that there were special moments too, which improved ones personal life so much.

There’s lots of tea and biscuits, and a comfy chair waiting.

Come and say hello.




Radio Ga Ga

10 12 2011

There are so many wankers out there who go on about Social Networking already, and when I stumble on a site about it, I usually stumble away pretty quickly.

But someone said something about Twitter on my timeline which I thought about.. That people who follow, but never talk to you, are creepy.

Well…. maybe, and maybe not.

I used to be in radio years ago, and I think that Twitter has a lot in common with it.

Let me explain.

You are the star of your show, and you feature a panel of interesting people who are always on your show.

These are the same as the people who you always talk to on Twitter, and usually at length.

They will make up a small percentage of your followers.

Then there’s your regular audience, who are mostly there to listen, but once in a while will play a small roll by asking a question or participating in a segment of your show.

These are the people on Twitter who hang back and don’t say much, but once in a while, they’ll see one of your tweets and respond, You may see this person in your stream about once a day at most.

Then there are those who tune in merely to listen, they may never bother to talk to you, but they enjoy your show very much.

These are Twitter users who follow but never join in… unfortunately there’s really no way of knowing why they follow unless they do speak up, and I would rather they did.

If you fall into this category, and are following someone, Give them a shout and a friendly wave, “Hello, I’m Mick from Australia, and I’m following because….”

If they don’t, there’s a chance that they could be blocked, for appearing to be a spammer or some other undesirable, when all They’re doing, is being a good, quiet audience member who just wants to drink their tea in peace and enjoy their favourite show.

These people will generally make up the bulk of your followers.

Future Magic

2 12 2011

I have been told by relatives that even if you don’t believe in God, that religion won’t hurt you. But I refuse to believe that.

Religion pulls us back, restrains us from developing, from becoming what we could be, it takes people and creates a bonsai version of us, rather than allowing us to become massive trees.

It takes lives and allows us to wallow in faith, rather than fact, to follow whilst wearing blindfolds, rather than allowing us to think… faith is right, thinking is wrong.

It holds back Stem Cell Research, which could have allowed us to have cures for Parkinsons disease, or to have allowed people to abandon their wheelchairs and stand proud once more.

Religious people can feel that there’s no greenhouse effect, and the scientists are telling lies, and if you put faith in God then all will be well.

It causes people to be discriminated against… My Mother used to tell me that when She was a child, Protestant kids would make up nasty rhymes about Catholic kids and vice-versa, and of course you couldn’t marry a person of another faith. This is Melbourne, Australia in the 1940’s.

Right now it’s more obvious with Gay couples, It’s likely that most of the people against Gay marriage, are religious and feel that because they believe in a fantasy, that they are somehow better than anyone else.

Religion is also likely to be the cause of many wars over the years, So sad to think so many died because of made up stories.

Religion does hurt, it’s extremely damaging.

Even to myself it bought fear and guilt that a young person can do without, even though I wasn’t religious, it was embedded in the family like a virus, but I feel that I have finally been cured of the disease.

I have been wondering, What if at some point there’s a split between two groups… those who ruthlessly continue to be religious, and those who step into the future?

We have religious schools teaching that God made everything, and we have Science based schools teaching the truth.

Eventually we could have a situation where those coming from a Science based education get into jobs revolving around technology, while the religious begin to slip backwards.

And what if, The technology produced by people of science becomes too difficult for people of faith to use, and then someone begins to think that we’ve tried to make technology simple for them to use, at our cost, and they still can’t use it… so lets just give up.

So the next religious generation come along who don’t use technology, and begin to view those who deal with science as Wizards who perform magic, who speak into talking boxes and perform “miraculous” cures?

No I don’t think We’ll divide into H.G Wells Morlocks and Eloi, I think people will see reason and religion will simply die out, which it needs to do.

We need everything to begin falling into place now, with reason and understanding, not to be tied down by dogma, for the sake of ourselves and for the planet.