I often hear people saying they’re proud of their Jewish heritage – why? Why would anyone be proud of a mass murdering deity who loved nothing more than killing innocent people? And who legalised slavery? Or a demonic father – Abraham – who was willing to murder his son and who forced his wife into prostitution? Or a maniac – Moses – who murdered 3,000 of his loyal followers simply because they cast a cow out of metal? The same maniac who ordered his butchers to slaughter men, women, boys, girls and infants, all except for the young teenage virgins who they could keep alive as fuckmeat? Or the deluded tyrant – Joshua – who stopped the sun from orbiting the Earth to allow him more time to slaughter the inhabitants of a nearby city? Or the demented king – David – who chopped his live captives into little pieces or forced them to walk though a white hot kiln til they burst into flames?

Someone please explain to me what is so proud worthy of Judaism.

Connect the Dots!

Every year that passes brings us closer to the disaster that will be triggered by two opposing religious beliefs. Jews believe that “god” gave that part of Palestine known as Israel to them while Palestinians are convinced the land is theirs. Various US presidents have tried to bring peace to the area but that’s impossible while Jews continue to drive Palestinians from their homes.

‘Christians for Israel’ is a powerful lobby group, no US president thus far has dared to stand up to it. As a result the USA continues to fund the Israeli war effort to the tune of five billion dollars per year. Peace talks are doomed when the referee is helping one side oppress and evict the other.

The problem, as with so many other problems, is due to erroneous brainfill. So long as both sides believe that their particular Holy Book is right while every other Holy Book is wrong then massive conflict is inevitable and nuclear war probable. The only glimmer of hope, and it’s a dim glimmer, is that some young Israelis are beginning to realise that there are two sides to this argument. If it becomes possible for them to prevail over their fundamentalist counterparts then maybe, just maybe, constructive dialogue might be possible.

Read this, connect the dots, and see if you agree with me that the present situation is hopeless. See if you agree with my statement, published elsewhere that The Only Way to Save the World is to Attack the Mind.


God instructs Israelis to smite and destroy Palestinians, and to drive the remainder out of Palestine.

And the Lord said unto Abram, after Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land that thou seest, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed forever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land, in the length of it, and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.


And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him saying… And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

The people shall hear and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestine… all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. Fear and dread shall fall upon them. Exodus15:16


All this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. Exodus 32: 13


For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders. Exodus 34:24


But I have said unto you. Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you, a land that floweth with milk and honey. I am the Lord your God, which has separated you from other people. Leviticus 20: 24-25


And thou shalt do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well for thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, To cast out all of thine enemies from before thee, as the Lord hath spoken. Deuteronomy 6: 18-19


When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee…. seven nations greater and mightier than thou: And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them ; thou shalt make no covenant, nor shew mercy unto them. Deuteronomy 7:1-2


Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves. Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours. From the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, and even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be. Deuteronomy 11: 23-25


But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth. But thou shalt utterly destroy them… as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. Deuteronomy 20: 16 King James Authorised Version

Al Qaeda number two, Ayman al-Zawahri ABC Internet News 9/11/2003

“We will not let America enjoy security until security becomes a fact in Palestine.”

“What you have seen so far is nothing but the opening skirmishes.”

“As to the real epic, it has not started yet – prepare yourselves to pay for your crimes.”

“The United States has killed our women and children, plundered our resources and backed tyrants in our nation. If you insist on carrying on the aggression, you should expect us to retaliate with every available means.”

The Qur’an

God instructs Muslims to murder Jews and Christians at every opportunity.

1. We will cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers… their lodging shall be the fire. (3.144)

2. Surely those who disbelieve in our signs – we shall certainly roast them at a fire… (4.59)

8. Do the people of the cities feel secure our might shall not come upon them at night while they are sleeping? Do the people of the cities feel secure our might shall not come upon them in the daylight while they are playing? (7.95)

Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them, capture and besiege them and prepare for them every kind of ambush. (9.5)

13. O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you a harshness. (9.125)

15. We shall let the unbelievers taste a terrible chastisement, and will recompense them with the worst of what they were working. When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks. (47.5)

The Jews, the Christians and the pagans will burn forever in the Fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures. (98.6)

Sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini

Ayatollah Khomeini instructs Muslims to rise up and wage a Holy War against all governments until “the final victory.”

3. Islam is the religion of those who struggle for truth and justice, of those who clamor for liberty and independence. It is the school of those who fight against colonialism. Moslems have no alternative, if they wish to correct the balance of society, and force those in power to conform to the laws and principles of Islam, to an armed holy war against profane governments.

4. Holy war means the conquest of all non-Moslem territories. Such a war may well be declared after the formation of an Islamic government worthy of that name, at the direction of the Iman or under his order. It will then be the duty of every able-bodied adult male to volunteer for this war of conquest, the final aim of which is to put Koranic Law into power from one end of the earth to the other.

5. The Friday prayers were the means of mobilizing the people, of inspiring them to battle. The man who goes to war straight from the mosque is afraid of only one thing – God. Dying, poverty, and homelessness mean nothing to him; an army of men like that is a victorious army.

6. We have no recourse other than to overthrow all governments that do not rest on pure Islamic principles, and are thus corrupt and corrupting, and to tear down the traitorous, rotten, unjust, and tyrannical administrative systems that serve them. That is not only our duty in Iran, but it is also the duty of all Moslems in the world, to carry the Islamic political revolution to its final victory.

That’s it folks. Clearly, those few amongst you with your eyes wide open and your brain functioning will see how the world’s two most exclusive religions – both adored by “God” – are under instructions from that same God to destroy each other. Christians and pagans must be destroyed also.

If you still believe that everything is tickety-boo and that all you have to do is keep quiet, not make a fuss, just be nice, tolerant, compliant little atheists, then there is no hope for the world.

Apocalyptic conclusion to life


“This is what I mean when I say that religion is a real danger to the survival of civilisation. When reduced to its real proportions it is a nothingness which is drawing in consenting parties who openly wish for an apocalyptic conclusion to life.

In other words it will be the death of us all, the end of humanity,
the end of the world, the end of the whole suffering veil of tears,
which is what they secretly want. This is a failure of the parties of god and it’s not something that happens because some people misinterpret the texts, it’s because they believe in them, and that’s the problem.”

Christopher Hitchens – debate with Tony Blair – Toronto 26.11.2010

Eroneous Brainfill

“People move through life with their unshakeable beliefs swarming
around them them like flies on a warm summer’s day”
Bertrand Russell

The survival of life on planet Earth depends on clear thinking. With it we have a fair chance of surviving into the 22nd century and beyond. Without it I fear we are doomed. Presently the whole world is engaged in a battle of one-true-faiths: religious faiths, nationalistic faiths and a plethora of madcap conspiracy faiths.

Armed with faiths and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons mankind will soon put an end to everything. Gods and weapons of mass destruction don’t mix. It’s like a barrel of gunpowder next to a roaring bonfire. It’s just a matter of time before things go bang.

I’ve spent a great deal of time working on my web sites and I guess the reason for it all is to encourage young people to think for themselves. It’s almost impossible to shake old people from their rock solid ‘one true faiths’ but young people are still searching for The Truth. At least, some of them are.

There was a time I believed that we were entering a new age of reason and rationalism but I no longer believe that. I now realise that mankind has a desperate need for crap. As he jettisons one piece of crap he grasps another. Mankind will cling to crap like a drowning man to a twig, anything rather than stare truth in the face.

A man might be a brilliant mathematician, a learned chemist and an accomplished astronomer, yet still believe Mohammed keeps half the moon up his sleeve.”    Voltaire

debrisAnd the surprising thing is, it has little to do with intelligence. Some of the most intelligent people I know believe the most extraordinary and bizarre things. The 9/11 conspiracy theory is the most popular, the details of which keep changing as the “proofs” are challenged and found wanting. The latest bit of nonsense at the time of writing is that the dust clouds from the collapse of the two main WTC buildings were caused not by pulverised debris but by “modern high explosives such as Semtex” Apparently this is an “irrefutable” truth.

I’ve asked my friends to send me evidence of this “irrefutable” truth but it’s been delayed in the post. These same friends insist that it was Prime Minister John Howard, not Martin Bryant, who murdered thirty-five people at Port Arthur. Apparently Howard sent SIS sharpshooters down to Hobart to murder people so’s he could get his gun buy-back initiative passed into law. I bet they’ve got irrefutable proof for that too.

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” – Carl Sagan

I know what they do. It’s the same process for almost everyone. You’ve seen computer generated images of viruses and how they key into healthy blood cells? That’s what humans do with barmy notions. The notions with the right shape slot seamlessly into the preconceived conviction like pieces from a jigsaw puzzle. jigsawThe notions with the wrong shape are discarded because they don’t fit. It doesn’t matter whether the new thought contains truth or trash, just so long as it slots neatly into the preconceived conviction. So if you hate Jews and you read something blaming Jews for Hurricane Katrina, that becomes the truth for you. Whereas someone who likes Jews but hates “niggers” will reject your truth for one that fits better. We’re all looking for nice snug fits.

aliensI know another guy – an intelligent and well educated man with a couple of degrees under his belt – he believes the world is being governed by “sentient beings” who arrived here millions of years ago and who currently reside in a huge cavern beneath the Great Pyramid of Giza. As ‘proof’ of his ADT (Absolute Divine Truth) he showed me a photo of Mars and sure enough, in certain lights with the shadows in just the right places, an image of a face appears. What more by way of proof could you ask for?

Then there’s the dedicated atheist who lives nearby – such a proud atheist that he strides around town sporting a T shirt proclaiming “Atheism Rocks!” – but every so often he, along with hundreds of other “enlightened” types climb a Swiss mountain to await the return of Rael. Rael, a gifted French prophet, is presently circumnavigating the universe in a flying saucer piloted by aliens but he’ll be returning soon to impart his “intergalactic knowledge”.

“The mind gives meaning to anything but the meaning it gives is meaningless”         J. Krishnamurti

xenuThen there are the thetan-infested dropkicks who pay mega-bucks to their pose church to rid themselves of nasty little space gremlins that latched onto their bodies at birth. The prehistoric gremlins, or body-thetans, are holding them back, preventing them from becoming supermen with Xray vision and the ability to adjust their height at will. They’re working on their Gorilla Goals and their Aircraft Door Goals, it’s hard work but it’s all worthwhile.

But saddest one of all was a woman I knew – once again an atheist and a radical one at that – who received night visits from Space Visitors. She told me not to worry if I heard her screaming in the early hours, it was just her Space Visitors annoying her, two of whom she had been forced to castrate. She died recently, no suspicious circumstances. But who knows? She always believed that the Space Visitors were plotting to kill her.

lunatic1Then we have people known as Muslims who believe that if they murder civilians – the more the merrier – they’ll be rewarded by their god with seventy-two virgins. While cruising around Mesopotamia on his flying horse, “God’s messenger” guaranteed that particular benefit. Were Muslims to check the origins of that ADT they would discover that their blessed prophet promised them, not virgins but a bunch of grapes. But hey, let’s not go there, Why spoil their fun.

Even so, Muslims are bright enough to realise that corpses don’t spring back to life, which is more than can be said for Christians. More than two billion Christians believe that the corpse of a dead Jew sprang back to life after it had been dead three days with its brain turning to maggoty mush. And now, anyone who believes in this miracle cadaver – providing they believe in the correct manner – will be saved from an eternity spent writhing in the flames of hell. Anyone who doesn’t believe – who isn’t a “born-again” Seventh Day, Jehovah’s razzmatazz Mormon – will be cast into the lake of eternal fire.


But maddest of all, madder than all those madnesses combined, is the Christian belief in Armageddon theology and the “rapture”. According to Pew Research and Time Magazine, forty-two percent the population of the most powerful and bomb-happy nation on Earth believes that “god” wants the world destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. Seconds before  it happens, they – the born-again believers – will be “raptured” up to heaven to meet Jesus. With a sword protruding from his mouth, Jesus will greet them mid-sky as he plummets down to Earth to deal harshly with us heretics and evildoers.

I challenged anyone reading this to come up with something, anything, madder. Or for that matter, more dangerous.

Back in the 1960s the Ban the Bomb movement was big but somehow I wasn’t attracted. Something told me they were banging their heads against a brick wall. In the 1970s I attended a lecture by Dr Helen Caldicott whose message was much the same – either we rid the world of nuclear weapons or it’s all over for planet Earth. Once again I felt there was something missing and now I know what it is. It’s called REALITY.

madscientistYou cannot extinction-proof the planet while people believe crazy things. Even if it were possible to rid the world of 90% it’s nuclear weapons there would still be enough left to kill most of us several times over. And chemical weapons are cheap as chips and easy to manufacture and hide. Think Sarin gas and Tokyo.


God instructed Jews to drive “aliens” from the promised land and to slaughter those who resist. The same deity (wearing a different hat) instructs Palestinians to stay put and kill Jews. Iran has threatened to destroy Israel. Israel has promised to forcibly veto that idea. The USA continues to fund the Israeli war effort to the tune of four billion dollars a year. Al Queda has promised to punish the USA and its allies. Soon it will acquire fissionable material and put it to good use. Kiss goodbye to New York and London. Yet ‘Christians for Israel’ need their nuclear war to begin in Israel because it is prophesied in the book of Revelation.

“When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations… then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.”
Deuteronomy 7:1-2

“In the cities of the nations the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them – the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites – as the Lord your God has commanded you.”
Deuteronomy 20:10-17

Fortunately there is a delay. Jews must breed a perfect red Heifer before the fireworks begin. And the Dome on the Rock must be destroyed. Trust me, they’re working on it. Eager little Beavers.

nutjob2Any parents who care for their children should take note. Hoping for the best won’t save them, or you for that matter. You live in a mad world populated by mad people with mad beliefs and mad weapons. The only thing you personally can affect are the BELIEFS! Your own beliefs are probably just as mad as everyone else’s even though you ‘know’ them to be true. If you want to know the Absolute Divine Truth it’s this – no one knows. It’s all a mystery. Anyone who believes they know, is part of the madness and is propelling the madness on towards it’s ultimate perilous conclusion – total annihilation.

My fight is drawing to a close, I’ve been repeating myself gramophone fashion since 1982 and I’ve made not one scrap of difference. Each time I come close to reaching people, right-thinking atheists have my Yahoo group or web site closed down. I’m too radical and I offend them. Apparently I’m not a proper atheist and so I now refer to myself as a FreeActionary. For my sanity’s sake I’ve become a virtual hermit. I avoid people because I can find no one with the clarity of mind to realise that unless we start facing up to reality as it really is, the party’s over.

“I sit alone on the rock of my own individuality, with the waves of superstition and religious tyranny surging around me.”
Josephine K. Henry

So you have a choice, keep on keeping on with your latest Absolute Divine Truths or wake up and make a difference. Good Luck.

Apocalypse Soon

Coming to a Nuclear Theatre Near You

What is a Nuclear Weapon?

A nuclear weapon is any device that harnesses the immense power of the atom to create a bomb. For all the hype, they are essentially nothing more than extremely powerful bombs, bombs large enough to obliterate vast cities.

A typical nuclear warhead might have a power of one megaton. This means the power of 1,000,000 tons of TNT, the most powerful non-nuclear explosive. Imagine the size of this much TNT (a cube 300m by 300m by 300m) and compare it to one small nuclear warhead, and you realise the awesome power of nuclear weapons.

How many nuclear weapons are there?

There are more than 40,000, distributed as follows:

USA: 12,070
Russia: 28,240
UK: 400
France: 510
UK: 400
China: 425
India: 70
Pakistan: 15
This many warheads could destroy the world many times over.
What would an impact be like?

The missile would be denoted above the ground, to maximise devastation. The first effect would be the heat, which would travel out form the bomb at the speed of light, burning everything for miles in 10,000�C flames. The air itself would seem to catch fire. Gas mains would explode; anyone seeing the blast from virtually any distance would be blinded. Then, seconds later, the shockwave would follow. This would smash through anything in its path, felling skyscrapers and blasting cars hundreds of feet into the air. It would be like a hurricane, just many times more powerful than anything natural. It would sweep through a city, destroying any structure within 15 kilometres of the blast. The shockwave would be so powerful that the air would not be able to absorb it all, so instead some energy would create an elector magnetic pulse that would destroy electrical circuit a huge distance from Ground Zero, potentially even knocking out satellites.

30,000 nuclear warheads would be fired at America in World War III
Armageddon Online

Why have atomic bombs?

The race to harness the power of the atom started in the World War 2. German and Allied scientists were desperate to develop the bomb, knowing that if the other side developed one first the war would be over. Fortunately, the German scientists abandoned the project near the end of the war, believing it to be impossible. The first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.

Things changed when Russia developed the bomb in 1949. Now Cold War enemies, Russia and America were locked in an arms race, both frantically producing thousands of warheads. However, it was only America that pursued the policy of MAD – mutually assured destruction. This effectively meant – and still does mean – allowing every American citizen to be held hostage by Russia. It means our only defence to a nuclear attack is one of our own, which does not save the lives of any of the hundreds of millions of people that would die in the strike.

Russia never pursued this policy – it has always tried to protect its population. All its citizens are trained in how to survive nuclear attacks., Cities have large bomb shelters, unlike in America. There are comprehensive evacuation plans. Food is stored in reserve for the aftermath of an attack. Russia is much better equipped to survive a nuclear war than America. Russia spends around 50 times more than America per person per year on preparing for a nuclear attack.

How do they work?

Nuclear bombs are based on the forces that hold atoms together. When these are broken, energy is released. Also released are parts of the atom called neutrons. These then collide with other atoms, destroying these and releasing more energy and neutrons. This is a chain reaction, which releases a vast amount of energy. This is a simple atom bomb.

Their power can be increased by adding hydrogen, in hydrogen bombs. When hydrogen is compressed by a vast amount, for example with the sort of energy created by an atom bomb, the atoms fuse together, creating a helium atom – and a lot more energy. The pressure required is greater than that in the centre of the sun.

Who is known to have access to these weapons?

Seven countries declare that they have nuclear weapons – the USA, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India and Pakistan. Israel is also known to have nuclear weapons but has never admitted it. South Africa is the only other country to have developed nuclear weapons but subsequently destroyed them. So we are left with eight nations.

Which of these threatens the US?

In order to pose a threat to the US, these countries need to get the warheads into range. For this, one of four things are needed:

1. Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). These have ranges of thousands of kilometres, allowing countries to destroy each other from great range.

2. Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs). The submarine can be move close enough to a rival to destroy it with even short range missiles.

3. Nearby missile bases. America has missile bases in Europe and, until fairly recently, Turkey. The USSR attempted to place missiles on Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

4. Portable nuclear weapons, for example ‘Suitcase Bombs’. These are small nuclear weapons that can be delivered by hand into an enemy’s city, and then detonated. Another example would be placing nuclear bombs in trucks and driving into a city.

Of our seven other nuclear countries (excluding the US), Britain and France are NATO allies. India, Pakistan and Israel lack either a reason or the capability to hit the USA. This leaves China and Russia. They have both the ability and, potentially, the motive to attack America.

A Chinese missile strike would be devastating. Hundreds of cities would be destroyed, including every major one. But a Russian strike would be far worse. Virtually the entire population of America outside a nuclear bunker would be destroyed. Russia could scorch the entire surface of America many times over.

Which other states have nuclear weapons programs?

Prior to the Gulf War, Iraq had an advanced nuclear program. It had a state-of-the-art facility at Al Atheer, near Baghdad. This facility was destroyed by UN weapons inspectors in 1992. A plant was being built at Tarmiya that would allow Iraq to produce enough enriched uranium to construct a nuclear weapon every two years. Their research was helped by former Soviet scientists. Before Iraq’s defeat in the Gulf war, nobody knew of this research, showing how nuclear monitoring is insufficient.

A CIA report to Congress revealed that Iran is the most aggressive pursuer of nuclear weapons. In 1996 Iran attempted to acquire the required equipment from South Africa. In 1998 the Jerusalem Post reported that Iran had stolen two nuclear weapons from Kazakhstan. A US intelligence report said it was 98% sure that Iran had the necessary components for 2 or 3 nuclear weapons. Iran also ahs the necessary missiles to hit much of Europe.

North Korea is also believed to have a nuclear program. It has a nuclear reactor at Yogbyon, which uses MAGNOX technology, excellent for producing weapons grade plutonium. Several more reactors are planned, which would give a total output of weapons grade plutonium of 230kg per year – enough for 40 nuclear weapons.

How difficult would it be for terrorists to construct nuclear weapons?

Many terrorists, like Al Qaeda, are extremely well financed, and fanatical enough to commit an atrocity on this scale. They may also be able to pay former Soviet nuclear scientists, some of whom have helped other countries with nuclear research. The design would not be difficult – in an experiment three physics students were able to design a nuclear weapon using only freely available information. Well-researched terrorist could construct a bomb with little difficulty if they acquired sufficient plutonium. This is not impossible – nuclear reactors produce such fuel and many of these are in countries, such as North Korea that may be willing to sell. Al Qaeda has already tried to purchase plutonium in Sudan.

Could terrorists have nuclear weapons?

Nobody knows, but it is possible. The collapse of the USSR has led to the possibility of many nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands. Many terrorists would dream of creating such a weapon, but it would be cheaper to get ready made devices from the former USSR. The greatest risk from these could be ‘suitcase bombs’ – nuclear weapons the size of suitcases, which a terrorist could simply walk into a city with.

Why are suitcase bombs such a great risk?

Russia created around 250 suitcase bombs – nuclear weapons the size of suitcases. According to a Soviet defector called Aleksander Lebed it has lost track of more than 100 – each of which could kill more than 100,000 people. Many of these bombs were distributed and hidden in hostile countries. Possibly the worst effect of a terrorist nuclear device would be that it could trigger a nuclear war. If America thought Russia had used nuclear weapons against it, it would not hesitate to retaliate; so one small nuclear device could kill billions.

The Christian Church and Women

“For the supposed crimes of heresy and witchcraft, hundreds of women endured such persecutions and tortures that the most stolid historians are said to have wept in recording them; and no one can read them to-day but with a bleeding heart. And, as the Christian Church grew stronger, woman’s fate grew more helpless.

Even the Reformation and Protestantism brought no relief, the clergy being all along their most bitter persecutors, the inventors of the most infernal tortures. Hundreds and hundreds of fair young girls, innocent as the angels in heaven, hundreds and hundreds of old women, weary and trembling with the burdens of life, were hunted down by emissaries of the Church, dragged into the courts with the ablest judges and lawyers of England, Scotland and America on the bench, and tried for crimes that never existed but in the wild, fanatical imaginations of religious devotees.

Women were accused of consorting with devils and perpetuating their diabolical propensities. Hundreds of these children of hypothetical origin were drowned, burned, and tortured in the presence of their mothers, to add to their death agonies. These things were not done by savages or pagans: they were done by the Church. Neither were they confined to the Dark Ages, but permitted by law in England far into the eighteenth century. The clergy everywhere sustained witchcraft as Bible doctrine, until the spirit of rationalism laughed the whole thing to scorn, and science gave mankind a more cheerful view of life.”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“The Christian Church and Women”

Wake up time

This group is for Atheists, Agnostics, Secularists, Rationalists and Freethinkers who want to do more than simply listen to a guest speaker each month. I get criticised for suggesting that atheists ought to be DOING something other that just attending lectures.

But I doubt if I’m the only person who wishes the main group would wake the f**k up. It needs to develop a spine. 1,900 intelligent atheists expected to sit patiently and obediently is not natural. It’s a disgrace. It’s an insult to serious atheists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Bertrand Russell, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Those fighters plus many more had or still have the courage to stand up and be counted.

Here in Australia it doesn’t take much courage. Chances are no one’s going to behead us for suggesting that Jesus wasn’t all he’s cracked up to be. Chances are we’ll retain our membership to the local bowls club.

So why are we so servile?

Show me the great Sydney atheist web site. Or the great Sydney atheist blog. Or letters to the editors of Australian newspapers. Point me to the great Sydney atheist book. When will I hear an atheist on talk back radio? Or on ABC’s ‘The Drum’? I’m preparing a YouTube reply to Greg Sheridan re his book of Christian lies and deceit. I doubt if it has occurred to anyone else. Why am I the only one?

I suspect I’ll be dead before the main atheist group springs to life. There was more ooomph in the graveyard of mouldy saints when they clambered from their graves and strolled into Jerusalem – Matthew 27: 52-53

But I haven’t given up. I believe – given half a chance and a hint of encouragement – Sydney atheists could become dynamic movers and shakers. Between us, we could make a MASSIVE difference.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead 1901 – 1978

Religion achieved greatness by proselytising – eager beavers out there among the people, announcing the coming of the Lord, and guff like that. Had they sat on their bums doing nothing, there would be no Judaism, Christianity or Islam.

Atheists complain that the Church has too much influence. The fact is that it worked hard for its influence. It went to war for its influence. It chopped off heads and roasted heretics for its influence. Atheists expect influence to be handed to them on a plate. It doesn’t work like that.

If we want to be respected as atheists, if we want a voice in public affairs, we must WAKE UP! Join the Sydney Atheist Action group. The time is NOW. And time’s a wasting…

Cheers, Douglas

PS: Don’t take offence – take ACTION!

I’m working on a new blog. New stuff added every day. Eventually the best bits will be included on a dynamite web site.