Alex returns, and, alongside Kat, Marc, and Jim, is joined by Maleficat from Florida, and Blindrighteye from Ireland to discuss all sorts of stuff
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We also discuss Jessica Ahlquist and her battle to get this removed from a school in America.
The post for Patriot Post discussed in this show is available here in the Google cache, but here is the text in case that doesn’t work in the future.
Do Atheists Deserve Recognition?
By Tom Davis · Tuesday, January 10, 2012
That questing begs another; recognition as what, taxonomically speaking, atheists would, on the surface appear to belong to the Domain, Eukarya; Kingdom, Animals; Phylum, Chordata; Class, Mammalia; Order, Primate; Family, Hominidae; and Genus, Homo. Whether or not atheists belong to the Species Homo sapiens is perplexing.
Though they look much like the other members of the Genus Homo, they open their mouths and spout foolishness. Atheists ask such dumb questions as, “Can you prove there is a God?” or even more unintelligent, “Can you see or hear Him or touch Him?”
Taxonomist have for years questioned whether or not Neanderthals should be included in the species Homo sapiens. However there is no first hand evidence that Neanderthals had or had not any religious belief system.
This all begs another question; does the atheistic denial of the existence of a deity or deities that there is no god or gods constitute a belief system for which atheists deserve recognition? Does a belief in nothing constitute a system?
There seems to be an endless list of notables who embrace atheism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_atheists
Their arguments are as diverse as their works and actions. Some are downright crude and nasty in defense of their non-belief system. Some activists such as the infamous Madelyn Murray O’Hare wreaked havoc, but failed to eliminate God from all American establishments. http://goodnewspirit.com/america-spurnsgod.htm
Stephen Hawking, the famed English physicist has made some startling remarks, not specifically atheistic but tending to lead one to believe that he is an atheist. For example in his book, “A Brief History of Time” he stated, “If we discover a complete theory, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason — for then we should know the mind of God.” In the same work, “he suggested that God was unnecessary to explain the origin of the universe.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking
For a scientist, these are puzzling statements. When Hawking and others discovered or explained the origin of the universe, they called it “The Big Bang.” Hawking renamed it the “Singularity.”
That single act led me to conclude that Hawking realized but could or would not bring him to state the obvious; God is the Singularity. He is the Beginning, Middle and End of our universe.
Conclusion: Atheists fail to reach that level of development in which they can be included in the species Homo sapiens. They look but do not see; they see but do not recognize. These Godless souls are the world’s true paupers. Atheists deserve no recognition beyond that of Genus Homo.
They fail to qualify as Homo sapiens.