Let me show you what RT does to a person. I have a friend who calls himself Lee Camp. This man is incredibly talented in terms of logic, rhetoric, charisma, and humor. He recently became exposed to RT television. Suddenly his comedy, which had been brutal satire of the excesses of capitalism, in which he spoke the truth to an audience of 99% of the people, became a farce in which he peddled cheap jokes at the expense of 90%+ of the population, effectively shooting himself in the foot.
This guy was good. He used to do a bit called the “Moment of Clarity,” a manic two or three minute rant about slippery pension-thieving consultants. He spoke the truth and everyone respected him for it. We still do. We just want the facts. Say it as expletive deleted as you want. And just like every purely good deed, it created a natural depression in the fabric of the universe. Attracted evil. Karma or whatever. He paid his dues and the opportunities were not forthcoming, except from an outlying Russian syndicate.
They totally agree with his position vis a vis the bribery and corruption in the American government. They totally agree with his position vis a vis the venture capital system. Can he please just sign on to their terms vis a vis the atheism. I fought this same battle months ago when he posted the “love is not a sin” propaganda. I thought he had resolved to live and let live, to cultivate his garden, and not to sow hate and fear among the ignorant. I was wrong.
January 11 at 11:33am ·
Thank you, God, for ebola, for small pox, for potholes, and sudden infant death syndrome. Thank you God for earthquakes that kill thousands, and for splinters stuck in feet, for devastating car crashes, reality television, drone bombings of wedding parties, skin rashes, premature ejaculation, body dysmorphic disorder, child molesters, mass extinctions, Dick Cheney, sexism, racism, schizophrenia, and the complete takeover of media by Comcast and Time Warner. Thank you, Lord above, for all those things. Oh, and cancer. That too. Thank you, God. …OR wait. Maybe there is… no God. No god means I don’t have to sit here furious at the complete psychopath prick who came up with all that horrible, demented shit I just mentioned… Geeze, what a RELIEF! What a compassionate, understanding, humanistic way to view the world!
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Everything on your list is made by humans except earthquakes and diseases which are the earth maintaining equilibrium. So basically you’re blaming someone else(God) for problems you(humans) created, or you’re taking the position that the only thing that matters is you and every other species and eon and configuration of continents doesn’t matter. Congratulations. You have become what you were fighting against.
Like · Reply · 7 · January 11 at 3:15pm
Carol Ann Machin
But if God is our creator than he technically created all these things. Just saying.
Like · 2 · January 11 at 4:22pm
Shannon Kelly Lung
God gave humans free will. If they use it for evil reasons that is humanities fault
Unlike · 4 · January 11 at 6:18pm
Carol Ann Machin, that’s like blaming Bill Gates for internet piracy. Shannon Kelly Lung, high five. Atheism is intellectual laziness.
Like · 1 · January 11 at 6:31pm
And I know Bill Gates is an atheist. Lots of great scientists have been uninterested in pursuing knowledge outside their field. It would be the same as if I went to an introductory seminar on calculus, failed to understand it, and decided that I don’t believe in calculus.
Like · 1 · January 11 at 6:50pm
Haha Josh you’re being a moron in the moment my friend. Let me use a fine example I just used two minutes ago. A Christian is very much like a schizophrenic patient. Talks to a make believe person, believes if he doesn’t feel the right way about this god that he’ll burn eternally, etc. Don’t use the false argument of substituting an analogy for an example. You just make yourself look stupid. Especially when people call you out on it. Like I am right now. God, this is awkward.
Like · January 11 at 11:09pm
Btw don’t be a dick. I’ve read your bible more than more than once. I’ve read several religious texts. I’ve read Dawkins, Plato and king David. All that and you want to call being atheist intellectually lazy? Here’s lazy: believing that an irrelevant book written who fucking knows when by who knows who telling the same story Egyptian texts have read for centuries, this book predicts the future, it tells you by your nature that you’re sinful and ugly but if you believe in your heart that Jesus will save you from the fiery hell of only you, in your tiny mind, believe that he is your savior. So you tell about the Internet with this collective self righteousness as if it’ll happen. That’s lazy. In fact, it’s ugly and saddening.
Like · January 11 at 11:14pm
Troll about the Internet*
Like · January 11 at 11:15pm
Kevin Eldreth is not Lee Camp. Lee would never say these things. His thoughts would be clear and logical, with some acknowledgment that I might have a different point of view. This is hate bait. This is pressing all the buttons hoping to stumble on a chord. Who is this “Troll about the internet?” And why is it waiting in the wings for any sign of resistance to the atheist propaganda?
What we have here are two prepared arguments, not logical arguments, but emotional triggers, designed to engage the target. The first is “don’t be stupid.” What you already know is all there is. Do not continue searching. The second is “Don’t be a dick.” What you have said is offensive to another culture. Do not continue searching. You will only bring shame upon yourself.
I could tell you that Secretary of State Clinton judged us to be “losing the information war” to RT. I could tell you that RT media targets English, Spanish, and Arabic language audiences only. I could tell you that Russian foreign policy is 100% opportunistic use of western journalism to further the narrative that Russia survives, taking on all challengers, if necessary radicalizing fringe elements in English, Spanish and Arabic language speaking countries.
But it doesn’t really hit home until a friend of yours goes lights out, stops thinking because disseminating the party propaganda is easier, even if it is hate speech, even if he must ask for email addresses to find out who among his followers is weak enough to allow hate speech to be delivered discreetly to their inbox. Talk about being radicalized.
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