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20th August 2008

The height of double standards and hypocrisy. See the first picture to see how manorama tried to play down the slaying of a school teacher by a bunch of hooligans from UDF. Have a look at their journalistic bastardity:

  • Make up two irrelevant headline and push it to the top if you want to play something down.
  • Try to twist facts and make the death appear as a natural one
  • Disable user comments column for this particular item. What is more interesting is that user comments is on for a casual remark by Veliyam.

Now on to the second screenshot. (I’m really sorry for that mother and other relatives of the child). But i’ve to say that manorama is happy that the kid has died, and that mother had to wait for some time. What a golden opportunity to tarnish the reputation of the left. Make it the top story on the site. Add the picture of the mother. Invite user comments. Add a remark by Lawrence to top all this up. But it’s just 2:20 pm now..we’ll have to wait and see what else will make manorama happy today.

August 20, 2008. Tags: , , , . FreeThoughts, politics. 1 comment.

Religious group starves a small kid to death

A religious cult called Mind One has starved a toddler to death. The reason?? Not saying ‘amen’ after meals.

Read more about it here.

August 19, 2008. Tags: . FreeThoughts, religion. Leave a comment.

The book that is actually unsafe for children

Yet another writeup on the controversial textbook?? Yes and no.
Yes because it is related to the controversy, and no since i don’t want to go into the details of the textbook’s content.
What i would like to point out is the hypocrisy of a section of the Church in demanding the withdrawal of the textbook.

It was also read that textbooks were burnt in a few churches yesterday as a mark of protest. The most ridiculous thing to have happened.
‘Ridiculous’ because the fools who destroyed the books may not be aware that their children are being freely exposed to another book, that can very seriously poison their young minds. A book without any content rating, but has a lot of extreme vulgarity and violence, that probably wont be found anywhere else. I’m talking about The Bible. I repeat – The Bible.

It’s not that the Bible is entirely bad. Proverbs and Ecclesiastes by Solomon, the teachings of Jesus etc. are real Gems, but there is a lot of filth in it which makes it a right candidate to be kept out of the reach of children.

If you’re wondering – what filth? what vulgarity? it is a book considered ‘Holy’ by around 2 billion people all over the world…
To give you some idea about the x-rated stuff, i’ll just quote some examples….

1. Incest-Daughters with their Father
2. Incest -Son with his father’s concubine
3. Somebody ‘spilling his seed’ on the ground
4. Incest-A girl with her father-in-law
5. A very detailed explanation of what is to be done if the ‘seed of copulation’ is out
6. Incest-Somebody rapes his half sister
7. A mother who cooked her child and shared it with her friend
8. Eating own dung & piss
9. Breasts being pressed and the ‘teats of virginity’ being bruised

The list is huge..i’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg..it contains really, really nasty things. You can get a comprehensive list here.

What audacity? The idiots who burned the textbook have no problem with their kids reading all this bullshit, and they think that the textbook is worse. I don’t blame them for not reading the textbook, but as Christians, they should at least read the Bible, before they pass it on to their kids.

I admit that there are children’s versions of the Bible with lots of pictures and all, but unfortunately, they are very costly compared to the uncensored version. So most families are forced to be satisfied with the ‘Unholy’ version of the Holy Bible.

As Jesus himself pointed out in Matthew 7:3, it would be better if they focussed on the beam in their eyes before they ventured out to clean the speck in others’.

June 30, 2008. Tags: , , , , . FreeThoughts, Textbook. Leave a comment.

The real fools

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God says the Bible (Psalms 14:1 & 53:1)…but recent study proves otherwise..

June 12, 2008. Tags: , , . FreeThoughts. Leave a comment.

Democracy Explained

I'm a Muslim

February 9, 2008. Tags: . FreeThoughts, imperialism. Leave a comment.

Why Jesus isn’t coming back…Proof from the BIBLE!!

The world is yet to recover from the Xmas hangover…but I think we should find out a date and start commemorating Jesus’ Second Coming also.

Most of you might be knowing this, but I’m just posting it for the benefit of others.

Matthew 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

What is the ‘these things’ that Jesus is referring to? Of course, his second coming. Those who are interested may kindly read the verses just read from Matthew 24:27 onwards.

If some of you are not ready to believe yet, have a look at another verse

Matthew 16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

For argument’s sake, even if we admit that Jesus did exist, and actually said these things, i don’t care what the punishment is, i’m not going to believe that 2000 year old guys are still alive, and are hiding somewhere out there, waiting for Christ’s return.

December 27, 2007. Tags: , , . FreeThoughts. 2 comments.

What if…

Another mail, this time from my younger brother…. I’m posting just the final part of my mail, along with my reply.

Plz read bible with an open mind and you may find many many positive things which aplly to our success in life… its better to die believing in God and find out He doesn’t exist than to live saying there’s no God and find out after death that there is one… then it w’d be too late…

god bless ya
xxxxx

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xxxxx,

I’ll just answer the last part of your mail now….

 

“its better to die believing in God and find out He doesn’t exist than to live saying there’s no God and find out after death that there is one… then it w’d be too late… “

I’d’ve loved to do that….but there is a problem….

Out of the thousands of options available, which god should i believe in?
Just as you find it absolutely valid and rational to believe in your god, there are millions of others who have great reasons to believe in their gods too…

And suppose i spend my entire life clinging to one particular god, only to find out after my death that the real god was the one of an aboriginal tribe in australia, what a terrible waste it would be…..

Also, it’d be really bad for me to follow christ, just because i was born in that community.

Stephen Roberts once said,

“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

James

December 1, 2007. Tags: , , . FreeThoughts, Letters. 1 comment.

Why am I an Atheist?

This is a letter that i got from one of my younger sisters after she saw my profile in orkut. I don’t want to disclose her identity, but i’d like to share with you the mail and the rebuttal.

hello James chachen!! we did not get the date till now.

 

how do u do? i’ll tell u 1 truth chachen, i did’nt like to see that ‘Atheist’ word in your profile. please realize that there is a loving God. I experience His presence every moment. thus there is great peace. He is my guide and counsellor, when i get confused, He is my best friend in times of trouble. In whatever situation, He’s always the best person to approach. The most wonderful aspect is that He has provided me eternal life in heaven.

chachen, He loves you and He died for your sins. He suffered on the cross, He gave His last drop of blood to redeem you and to make you His son, so that you may have eternal life. How can you run away from His love?why don’t you give Him a chance to change your life? if u would He would do wonders in your life.

don’t you have a feeling that your life is empty and you lack something? even if you gain the whole world but lose your soul what is the use? if you surrender your life to Jesus He will fill up all the emptiness. there will be a meaning for your life and you will experience great peace no matter whatsoever happens around you. He is the only person in this world who has promised ” I will never leave you nor forsake you”. It is truly a great privilege to be His child.

please don’t wait for tomorrow. u don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. today, right now ask Jesus to forgive all your sins, to come into your life and to be the Lord of your life.

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xxxxx,
Thanks a lot for your mail.

I will agree with all (except one) that you have listed about the loving god, like
a) The presense of him that you feel,
b) The peace he gives you,
c) The friend and councellor he is to u and finally,
d) His approachability.

But you should explain 1 thing to me before that.
According to W.H.O reports, around 68lakh children below the age of 5 die every single year because of hunger. That is around 13 kids starve to death every minute.
Why the god who is so nice to you, being indifferent to these kids?
Why the god whom you claim as your best friend doesn’t bother about these dying children?
Remember i just mentioned the statistics about hunger deaths alone.
Why are these children being punished?
We talk volumes about the justice and kindness of the almighty. Is this his justice?
Tomorrow, if somebody comes and kills all the members of my family, sparing me, should i be thankful to him just because he has spared my life? Or should i be angry with him for killing my dear ones?

I have 3 choices before me,

Either i can turn a blind eye towards every thing that is happening outside me, just focus on my well being, and thank god for everything that he has given me.

Or i can be angry with god and curse him for killing my innocent brothers and sisters.

Or i can think that all this injustice is happening because of the absence of a loving god, and be an Atheist like what i am now.

James

October 10, 2007. Tags: , , . FreeThoughts, Letters. Leave a comment.