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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.

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May 23, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Religion

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.

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May 21, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Politics, Religion

Judaism is the world’s whitest major religion

Christianity is thought of as being a white religion, but if you look at the actual data on who practices Christianity, it doesn’t look so white.

While yes, the United States has the largest Christian population, a pretty large percentage of U.S. Christians are black and Latino. After the United States, the countries with the largest Christian populations, in declining order, are Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines and Nigeria. None of those countries are very white.

So surprisingly, Judaism is actually the world’s whitest major religion. Of the three major Jewish ethnicities, Ashkenazi are very white, the Sephardic are as dark as Spanish and Italians, and the Mizrahi are of similar ethnicity as Jesus, the founder of Christianity, would have been.

I say “major religion,” because the minor religion of Asatru is definitely whiter the Judaism.

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Pew agrees, even in the U.S., Judaism is whiter than any other religion:

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April 30, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Religion

Embryo space colonization at Wikipedia

Looks like other people independently came up with the same idea.

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April 26, 2019 at EDT pm

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If you hate Jews so much, go read another blog

Or is my Jew mind control making you read this?

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March 8, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Religion

Catholicism’s gay priest problem

Authorities solemnly tell us that gays are no more likely to sexually abuse children than heterosexuals, but then we look at the Catholic Church, and you hardly ever hear about heterosexual priests taking advantage of girls, it’s always about the homosexual male priests abusing boys.

(1) Heterosexual priests are more likely to have joined the clergy for the right reason, because they feel the calling of the Holy Spirit, and therefore they take their vows more seriously. But the gays usually join the clergy for the wrong reason, because it gives them a socially acceptable (within the Catholic community) reason for not being interested in girls. And then they get cloistered with a bunch of other gays, and gay sex inevitably happens.

(2) Catholicism also forbids porn and masturbation. This is unfortunate. If the gay priests were jacking off to gay porn, then they’d satiate themselves that way and wouldn’t succumb to the urge to molest Catholic boys.

The only solution for Catholicism is to abolish this celibacy nonsense and allow priests to marry. (I have no idea if this is religiously viable.)

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February 21, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Religion

Lesbianism isn’t kosher


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December 10, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Religion

Bohemian Hanukkah

New parody song this year, based on Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

I have to say, this is surprisingly good.

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December 6, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Music videos, Religion

Hanukkah in Santa Monica

Some guy on YouTube does a rendition of the song.

This song demonstrates how songwriters find Hanukkah to be such a dismal holiday, that they can only make comedy songs about it.

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December 6, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Religion

Chinese food for Christmas

This music video makes it look a lot more fun than it is.

This Chinese food meme keeps coming up in the comments. For starters, Orthodox Jews would never eat Chinese food because it’s not kosher.

It has been said that for less religious Jews in New York City, going back to the 1940s, Chinese food was their first gateway to eating non-kosher food, I guess because it was cheap. As a kid, I remember thinking how Chinese food tasted so much better than anything my mother would cook.

With Christmas being a day when Jews had nothing to do, and Chinese restaurants were the only restaurants open (because Chinese people are not Christian so they also don’t celebrate Christmas), and Jews trying to maintain their Jewish identity by NOT doing anything that Christians would do on Christmas such as cooking a big festive meal, that’s how the Chinese food tradition took off.

Jews have a tendency to maintain dumb traditions like this even when they no longer make sense. Probably because assimilated Jews don’t really believe in their religion, so the only thing they have is dumb traditions like eating Chinese food on Christmas instead of exchanging presents and cooking a meal.

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December 5, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Religion

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