Lion of the Blogosphere

Primitive tribe converts Christian missionary to atheism

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Frau Katze wrote in a comment:

Supernatural forces: if anything, we are hard wired to believe them. When was the last time any missionary anywhere met a remote tribe who proceeded to lecture the missionaries because this was an atheist tribe?

Well, it happened!

[Dan Everett] travelled to the Amazon in the 70s to bring the tribe “the joy of faith” only to discover that they were a deeply contented people. In fact they seemed far better contented than he was.

Tribe members asked the missionary whether he had seen or experienced any of the things he was telling them about. He had to admit that he hadn’t; that he was simply passing things onto them that were told to him by people who hadn’t seen or experienced them either.

According to The New Yorker:

He threw himself into missionary work, translating the Book of Luke into Pirahã and reading it to tribe members. His zeal soon dissipated, however. Convinced that the Pirahã assigned no spiritual meaning to the Bible, Everett finally admitted that he did not, either. He declared himself an atheist, and spent his time tending house and studying linguistics.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 23, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Religion

Hispanics to become non-minority?

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Peter from Long Island, who normally posts off-topic comments about girls shooting guns, writes the following:

This may be a very controversial thing to say, but based on my dealings with people, especially while working at the Major Home Improvement Retailer, it’s my very tentative impression that Hispanics are *not* permanently destined to be minorities and barred from assimilating into the white population. Ones who speak unaccented English and appear to accept mainstream culture just don’t give off a “minority” aura even if they look a bit different from ordinary white people. You more or less stop thinking of them as minorities at all. This is different than with blacks, who regardless of culture and physical appearance do not cease being obvious minorities.

I totally agree with this. My experience working at a corporation is the same. Most of the white collar Hispanics at my company speak perfect unaccented American English (such that you couldn’t detect their race if you only knew them from the telephone) and don’t have any chip on their shoulder about being a minority. I would say the opposite about most blacks. Plus blacks are disproportionately likely to be annoying to work with or incompetent. (Not ALL blacks, but a disproportionate share compared to Hispanics or whites.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 23, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Uncategorized

Victimization table

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10 has the most privilege, and 0 has the most victimization

Category Victimization score
Gentile white 10
Jewish white 9.5
East Asian 9
Indian (from India) 8
Gay white 5.5
Hispanic/Latino 5
Native American 4
Muslim 3.5
Transgender white 2
Black immigrant 1
Black descended from slaves 0.5
LGBTQ and black 0

The fakestream media must have a secret chart like this that they consult whenever they write a news article, in order to fit it correctly into the Narrative about racism and privilege. This is a best guess of what that secret chart looks like.

This table is always changing. For example, if I had made it ten years ago, I never would have even thought of adding a transgender category.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 23, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in SJWs

Has North Korean state media been reading my blog?

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In the comments recently, “CamelCaseRob” wrote in a comment about Joe Biden “I suspect his IQ is around 130 – 135.” But I corrected him: “Shave an entire standard deviation off of that IQ estimate.”

North Korean state media today called Biden “a fool of low IQ.”

In my previous blog, I estimated that Joe Biden has an IQ of about 115, because that’s the lowest IQ for passing the bar exam and graduating in the bottom third of the class from a third-tier law school

They must have been reading my blog!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 22, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in International

Trayvon Martin types beat up off-duty fireman

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Saw this Daily News story about a gang of teens (three girls, three boys) who beat up an off-duty fireman because he say them harassing an elderly couple.

Two of the male teens look like Trayvon Martin types. The third male teen is fat and kind of goofy looking so I doubt he was the ringleader.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 21, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Crime

Liberal lies, conservative lies

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I saw a tweet (which I lost so I can’t repost here) which said something to the effect that people become red-pilled or alt-right because they learn the truth about a big lie perpetuated by the liberal fakestream media.

I agree with that, but it then occurred to me that this runs in both directions. Perhaps one of the major things pushing millennials away from conservatism is that they discovered the truth of the big conservative lie, that the Bible is really a bunch of hogwash.

I can hear people insisting that belief in the Bible isn’t officially a part of conservatism, but culturally it is. According to a recent Pew survey, 70% of white Republicans “believe in God as described in the Bible” compared to only 32% of white Democrats.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 21, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Politics, Religion

Game of Thrones: final episode!

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Winner is…

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Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 19, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Television

Game of Thrones finale predictions

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Final episode of the series on Sunday. UPDATED!

I predict …

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Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 17, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Television

Insane anti-abortion laws

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Very low class of southern Republicans to pass these stupid laws.

Kavanaugh hasn’t been on the Court long enough to feel comfortable overruling a landmark decision like Roe v. Wade, and Roberts is too moderate to join a 4-man minority, there will be at least 6 votes in favor of declaring these laws unconstitutional.

Christian types should stop being obsessed with abortion and work on things they can do something about, like fighting against all the casual sex which is causing all the unmarried women to get pregnant (which is why they need to get abortions in the first place).

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Frau Katze writes in a comment:

Anti-abortion legislation may well be motivated by genuine concern. But all the burden falls on the poorest and least intelligent, as the rest will simply travel to another state. This is plain unfair.

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Jay Fink writes in a comment:

I am not a fan of these abortion laws. If women gave birth to every baby they ever aborted we would be worse off right now. There would be millions of unwanted children and most would grow up to be dysfunctional. The crime rate would be much higher than it is now. Also our debt would be all the more out of control with all the welfare we would give to the mothers who gave birth instead of aborted.

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Tanturn writes in a comment:

The only realistic path to getting abortion banned is convincing people to value traditional monogamy, so they wouldn’t NEED abortion. As long as they feel they need it, they won’t care much for moralistic arguments against it.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 17, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Law

Gab, the anti-Semitic Twitter?

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I just went to Gab, and only had to scroll a little bit down through the “most popular” posts before I found one that was anti-Semitic.

That doesn’t make me want to jump onboard that platform.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 16, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Technology

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