24th January 2010

“Organised religion has had thousands of years to demonstrate its value as the organising principle of society. It has failed, as has the pick-and-mix adoption of secular principles. Either way, political and economic structures have been and will continue to be manipulated to benefit the wealthy and powerful, but at least secularism provides a chance to discuss and argue the matter without relying on incontestable axioms of faith.”

Unknown author

31 Responses to “24th January 2010”

  1. Tony Provenzano Says:

    “Organized religion has had thousands of years to demonstrate its value…”

    Yes, and I’m getting impatient, so pardon me for this following bit of impoliteness…. NEXT!!

  2. solomon Says:

    “Organized Atheist brain deceiving is of no value”

    Soon it will find its exit…..NEXXXXXTTT!!!!

  3. John Says:

    Religion is the true drug of the sick mind.

  4. solomon Says:

    PROOFS=

    –sura 10, verse 5:
    “God is the One Who made the sun a shining glory and the moon a light and for her ordained mansions, so that you might know the number of years and the reckoning (of the time). God created this in truth. He explains the signs in detail for people who know.”

    See…the sun has its own source of light while the moon reflects light. How can Mohammad the desert dweller knew this.God also taught us to count the number of days or years (calendar).

  5. solomon Says:

    Dear John,

    Its the Atheists are the ones who are sick but they don’t realize or ignore it.
    NEXTTT!! NEXTTT!!

  6. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Sol – Your example does not say the moon was shining with reflected light, however, it is correct that the moon does not emit its own light but only reflects the light of the sun. But this was known already at least a thousand years before Muhammad, for example to the ancient Greek astronomers, and can hardly be called miraculous knowledge. So, duh.

    Also, you have it rather backward – the solar calendar was designed to match the solar year. This makes great practical sense. If the solar year had been longer or shorter we’d have calculated some of the year. This is a physical practicality and nothing more.

    This is what passes for “science” in the muslim world? For goodness sake, what stupidity. So, MOOOhammad was able (possibly) to parrot knowledge that was already ancient and he claims credit for it? OOOOOh all the viewers are really impressed Sol! You really did your homework on that one.

  7. God Says:

    Yes Tony,

    It is me. The one. You speak truly my son. I too am ready for more enlightened disciples. You can call me Joe btw.

    🙂

  8. Tony Provenzano Says:

    Holy crap I’m a believer!

    Sorry God or er Joe, I hope I didn’t blaspheme there or anything. I’m ready to do your bidding.
    Just show me the way, as you know I could never use my knowledge and reason to figure things out for myself.
    Just a second, I’m going to let my mind go blank and let you fill me up…

  9. God Says:

    Oh thank me!

    You are a true disciple. Now, what I needed was a good editor. As you have figured out – I normally do this by filling blank minds and having them place my words into important books… something was wrong with the last guy I was working with and he put “Unknown author” down for my quote. Please replace that with “God” and place into the bible, koran and all the other books of mine so we can get on with it…

    Also, collect me some money. I love that stuff. I’ll get back to you on where to send it once I can figure this pay-pal thing out. Yeesh.

  10. Tony Provenzano Says:

    It’s true! God does work in mysterious ways!

    Hey fellow believers, if you are out there God needs money!
    All loving, all wise, all powerful, just can’t handle money.

    Finally he’s going to make it easy on us all.
    Apparently God will be speaking directly through me.
    I’ll be very honest and quote him verbatim unless I feel I need to edit something (he said I could) (don’t worry I wouldn’t take advantage of this).
    Now you won’t have to listen to any other opinions on this site.

    Just wait and follow my directions.

  11. Tony Provenzano Says:

    Oh Thank you God!
    Praise you!

    I fear you too!

    (sorry I forgot this, I’ve many bad habits I need to work on)

  12. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    Oh my Allah! I was wondering when You would finally show up here on AQOTD and straighten this unholy mess out. Thank You, O Holy One! Four minor requests, if I may? First, please give me some money so that I may send it to you as You require; second, what is Your address?; third, do you prefer cash, check, or credit cards?; and fourth, must I really call You Joe? This may be confusing for me since my pastor and several friends are also called Joe, and my fear of You precludes me from calling them by Your Holy Name. Also, this would bring unnecessary anguish and suffering to me, Your humble servant, every time I had my ‘cup of You’ (forgive me, O Great Master of All!) in the morning. No hurry in answering, Big Breather of Divine Breath! I shall be content to await Your answer in humble fear of You.

    P.S. Is Solomon one of Yours, or does he belong to, uh . . . “You know who?”

  13. Tony Provenzano Says:

    He has spoken again,

    Amazingly, it was through my burning spaghetti on the stove (he does have a sense of humor), guess he wanted to put the kibash on another of those false Gods.

    And oh yes, he laughed when I asked about Solomon, he said of course Sol is one of ‘his,’ cause “Mohammed is my bitch.”

    No, you can’t have any money. Do you think he created money tree’s!? That would just be silly. No he needs as much as he can get and would appreciate it if you paid him in all three; cash, check, and credit cards.

    You can call him Joe, God, or he said he was thinking about a new Form of Address he read someplace, said it had a nice ring to it, Noigiler Skcus.

    He said you can send the money directly to me (Tony). What can I say, the big guy trusts me.

  14. Tony Provenzano Says:

    Oh and he’s smart too.
    He suggested a brilliant video for you all.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BestOfAtheism#p/u/2/fah5JAyLJTI

    This is the type of dedication he would like to see.

  15. Greg Says:

    God, I have this cat next door that keeps pissing in my garden…..can you arrange for an “accident” with a milk truck or something?

    On bended knees, your holy servant.

    PS: Just let me know when I can strap on some explosives and spread your glory in a crowded market some time.

  16. solomon Says:

    Dear CaptainZero1969,

    I’am not comparing anything with the solar calendar. I’am telling the concept, the source of the going about in determining days & years that god thought human.See how you twisted it.

    “But this was known already at least a thousand years before Muhammad,for example to the ancient Greek astronomers, and can hardly be called miraculous knowledge.”=LIE

    Can you show proofs?

  17. solomon Says:

    Dear CaptainZero1969,

    The rest of your friends like Tony Provenzano, Greg & God(imposter) into thinking that you have won the argument fooloshly & greedily burted out all kinds of nonsense to celebrate your temporary as if victory.

  18. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Sigh. Sometime around 350 bce. Aristotle observed a lunar eclipse from which he surmised two things. 1. Earth is a sphere because of the round shadow it casts on the surface of the moon. 2. The moon is not a light source because the earth’s shadow dims it.

    By 240 bce Eratosthenes had calculated earth’s circumference to within 2% of actual. Stunningly precise!

    Writing around 10 BC, the Greek geographer Strabo cited various phenomena observed at sea as suggesting that the Earth was spherical.

    The only one spouting nonsense here is you, r(sol). It’s what happens when you use only one book to form a world view. There are many more to choose from so please go to the library.

    “See…the sun has its own source of light while the moon reflects light. How can Mohammad the desert dweller knew this.God also taught us to count the number of days or years (calendar).” = ignorance

  19. John Says:

    When poor solomon dies I hope that it be a quick death. A lingering death will show him his life was a waste for following muhammad’s utter crap as written by a man…

  20. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Among the first in the Western world to offer a scientific explanation for the Moon was the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras (d. 428 BCE), who reasoned that the Sun and Moon were both giant spherical rocks, and that the latter reflected the light of the former. His atheistic view of the heavens was one cause for his imprisonment and eventual exile

  21. solomon Says:

    Dear CaptainZero1969,

    You think I’am gonna buy your Masters fabricated proofs? Show me the original manuscript, the original words of the greek philosophers as the Qoran has proof the original words of God!!

  22. solomon Says:

    Astronomical sources from greek philosophers=fabrication & adjustments made by hypocrates to outclass gods words after the Qoran revelation

  23. solomon Says:

    Aristotle & Anaxagoras did’nt make any assumptions that the moon is reflecting light of the sun. Its the later hypocrate that made those assumptions

  24. God Says:

    Solomon,

    I am sorry. It is you I was thinking of when I sent the QOTD to my disciple that unfortunately was unworthy. He put my name down as unknown author… now look at this mess! I blink my eyes and crap! years go by. (I don’t exist in your time dimension – you know this). How do I fix this?

    Maybe you are the one I should be talking to?!!? Every once an a while this happens to me… I blink, a thousand years pass and wham! a whole new paradigm to deal with. You humans now seem to be at a state where you have crossed the critical tipping point… more of you can understand this fact based world called science and I no longer need to rely on the chosen few that “know my word” and, can deal with the masses of ignorant ones…. sigh… what to do.

    Please review my quote above again, memorize it. (close your eyes while you do this so it opens your mind). I am asking you to take this burden on. Go out to my children and fix this mess. I do not want to have to resort to the old plagues and stuff – I’m kind of hoping we are beyond that now… and, I’m really trying not to blink again until you get this done… I know this is not going to be easy – but, I don’t come to this site often and I see you have a lot of time on your hands (and while there seem to be past the tipping point in terms of the educated – have you witnessed the population explosion! Again, I have to stop blinking! There are many that need this message as well. GO Forth!

  25. God Says:

    P.S. Although I just made up that stuff about Hell (to help the chosen manipulate the ignorant)… again, sorry about that Solomon. (I know this is a big day and possibly I’m sharing too much… but you see, I’m sending you the capability to do this so don’t worry.) …so, although I made up Hell, that doesn’t mean I won’t be disappointed if you don’t get this done.

  26. Mohammed The Prophet Says:

    Solomon, as the founder of Islam all I can really say is that you’re a complete and utter intellectual failure. I hope your parents had the good sense to have you neutered at birth.

  27. John Says:

    “Qoran revelation” is pig shit and an insult to the human race! It was written by men.

    The true god of the world is the ALL MIGHTY — US DOLLAR. The mega corporations are it’s churches and try running any one of your counties without it.

  28. solomon Says:

    Boasting

    US DOLLAR=NOTHING

    cheap stuffs

  29. solomon Says:

    The Atheist lots are just out of argument.This is just one verse of the Qoran they’re dealing with. Kah….kah…kah…..

  30. John Says:

    Then why do you keep trying to prove what Atheist say isn’t so?

  31. John Says:

    “Qoran revelation” is still pig shit!