PLEASE SIGN & SHARE TO SAVE WALEED ABU AL-KHAIR

Waleed Abu al-Khair is not a criminal. He is a human rights lawyer who was defending his brother-in-law, Raif Badawi, from being wrongfully jailed, fined and flogged by Saudi Arabia for the crime of free thinking. Waleed has now been sentenced to 15 years in prison by Saudi Arabia because he dared to defend human rights.

Please sign and share the below Amnesty International petition. Waleed needs everyone’s help now!

http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/38432/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=20151222044630&utm_campaign=W4R690_20151222

Back On The Meds For Me. Toot, Toot. Next Stop, Sanityville.

THIS POST HAS A LANGUAGE WARNING. READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.

So, I have been off Lexapro for just over a year and a half now. Lexapro is a mildish anti-anxiety/anti-depressant that I started taking in 2009 when I found out ‘the love of my life’ was fucking some slut from his work (I’ve had a bit of a full on week so language is not going to be G-rated in this post, sorry).

I went back on it again when I started going through all the shit I went through working in the mines but once I got back to the coast I stopped taking it because I wanted to manage on my own and since I was removed from the stress that caused me to go back on it I managed fine.

However, in the last week, I have had two anxiety spikes that made me ill due to excessive giddiness and buzzing, and, this is going to be TMI, gave me anxious diarrhoea. Ever since 2009, when I first started experiencing anxiety (previously to that I only experienced depression), whenever I have an anxiety spike I get an upset tummy and diarrhoea.

The first anxiety spike this week was on Tuesday when I had a job interview. Now, usually, I am pretty good with job interviews because my attitude is I am sussing them out just as much as they are sussing me out so as far as I am concerned we are on a level playing field. However, with the job market being as shit as it is, the fact I have applied for uni next year and would really like to get a job asap now that I have finished my Certificate III (in Business Admin) because I have a list of things I wanted to do/get before starting uni (fix my ugly ankle tattoo, get a new phone that doesn’t freeze all the time, save some money for bond and rent for when I move out, save money in general etc.) and the fact that this was a job I would have really liked (it was as an Admin for a country vet) I was actually very nervous and felt like the stink of desperation was strong on me. It also didn’t help one of the women interviewing me (the Vet) was a bit of an abrupt, clipped bitch.

The second anxiety spike was yesterday, Thursday, when I opened up my emails while I was at the job search centre the government has placed me with (yes, that’s right, I’m a filthy dole bludger at the moment but just remember I would still be working in the mines if they hadn’t of flogged me out by working me to death and bullied and harrassed me for having a backbone by telling them my workload was killing me) to find an email saying I had been accepted into my first preference uni for law. I don’t know why it sent my anxiety through the roof. I think it was a combination of the fact I was in a public place so I couldn’t scream with excitement or do cartwheels, the fact I was sssoooo happy and sssoooo amazed I got in (I actually did almost start crying because I am a crazy, emotional ethnic) and the fact it just hammered home uni will start in Feb and that isn’t far off and I need a fucking job STAT and so far no cunt has hired me even though I was job hunting for casual admin and retail jobs when I was completing my Cert III and now I have finished the Cert I am looking for full-time work.

Side note: The Coalition, who is the party in power in Australia right now, can go fuck themselves. Unemployment is always high under right-wing, conservative parties because they are cheap, tight-arsed cunts who never want to help anyone (the ordinary, little guy) out, except their richy-rich, big-end-of-town mates. Dirty scumbags!

Sooo, I have a lot to do (things around the house and yard and other domesticy type things) before uni starts, which relies on money, so I cannot afford to be getting sick from anxiety spikes because I am trying to pile too much on at once and my poor, little brain short-circuits and starts freaking out that there is too much to do in too little time and with too little money to do it. I have booked an appointment with a GP tomorrow to get a bit of a check up to ensure I am still good to be taking Lexapro and if they write me a script for Lexapro, or something else, I will start back on the meds. I need to keep it together and keep on keeping on otherwise I won’t be any good to anyone, least of all myself.

The Rubin Report With Guest Nick Cohen

I am loving The Rubin Report channel on YouTube at the moment. Dave Rubin used to be on that awful, Regressive Left program, The Young Turks, but he got jack of them and branched out on his own. Dave is a Progressive Leftie and has had so many of my heroes on his show. I just love it.

Below Dave is speaking with Nick Cohen, an English journalist, author and political commentator who caught onto the dangers of the Regressive Left a fair few years ago but didn’t have a word to label them until Maajid Nawaz came along this year and did so. He points out so many solid and valid arguments about how the Regressive Left is hindering, not helping, the minorities within minorities (women, homosexuals, apostates etc.) and how the bigotry of low expectations (a.k.a. how the ‘brown man’ should be treated with kid gloves) is crushing the voices of these minorities. A really good watch.

Please Support The #MuslimReform Movement. This Is History In The Making!

Wow, wow, wow! So, don’t get me wrong I know these people are doing A LOT of cherry-picking of their faith, Islam, in order to make a reformation happen (no one mentioned any of the battles or beheadings Mohammed waged once he moved to Medina, the slaves and sex slaves he kept and sold as his ‘spoils of war’ or the fact he married a 6-year-old and consummated the marriage when she was 9) BUT Judaism, Christianity and every other religion are just as bullshit and they have all had many reformations and reworkings over the centuries e.g. lots of cherry-picking, and our species is a lot safer and freer thanks to these cherry-picking crusaders.

This is a HUGE step, since heretics (which is what people are labelled whenever they start a reformation) are to be killed according to old ‘peaceful’ Mohammed for creating a fitna (a rebellion), and it is one we all need to support no matter how bullshit we think Islam is. Without these reformers, and all the reformers from other faiths and other centuries gone by, we will/would be so fucked it wouldn’t even be funny (could you imagine living under the rule of the Vatican or under the 613 commandments of Orthodox Judaism??? It would be ‘hell’ on Earth). We owe everything we have to past, and present day, religious reformers/heretics, freethinkers, secularists, liberals, apostates and blasphemers and we should NEVER forget it because not only have they gifted our lives with so much freedom to think, reflect, inquire, explore, discover, create and just breath freely, they also put their peace of mind and lives on the line to bring us such precious gifts.

Please read the Muslim Reform Movement’s declaration as secular, freethinking, Muslims and if you agree with it please sign the petition below. Alternatively, or as well, you can watch their ‘coming out’ video, also below.

https://www.change.org/p/muslims-and-neighbors-we-support-the-muslim-reform-movement?recruiter=442522006&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive

These are all their contact details:

#MuslimReform
Twitter: @TheMuslimReform
Instagram: @TheMuslimReform
Facebook: Muslim Reform Movement
Email: MuslimReformMovement@gmail.com

 

Let Me Just Clarify Something: I Loathe All Religious Ideologies, Not Just Islam

So, as you have probably seen with my recent posts they have been a lot about Islam and how much I loathe the ideology. The quantity of these posts have been for a few reasons:

  1. Islamism, the political dimension of Islam, is getting much more aggressive lately. Who knows, maybe they think the Last Days (yes, Islam is a crazy, apocalyptic religion) are around the corner and they are trying to bring on the malhama (great, final war). Whatever the reason I will not stay silent or cower down to religious tyrants.
  2. Apostates of Islam are now coming out of the woodwork in vast numbers (vast considering apostasy is a death sentence in Islamic theology and law) and the #exMuslimBecause campaign started by the incredible Iranian ex-Muslim, Maryam Namazie, has really started something seismic.
  3. My father, and all of his side, are observant Sunnis so I feel a close kin to those who are oppressed by the religious ideology because I think, shit, if I hadn’t been born in Australia to an Anglo-Saxon mother I could have been born in Pakistan or some other awful Islamic country. Or if I was born in Australia and both my parents had been observant Sunnis then I would have had either no chance or a slim chance of getting out and getting my own autonomous life as a female. I could have been taken back to Pakistan at 18, as so many girls from Australia are, and married off to some cousin (ethnics love marrying within families) or to the highest bidder (thankfully I am not that fair [they love light skins and eyes] or that stunning [I’m cute as a button though]).
  4. I just really, really, really loathe religious theology, not just Islam, but all religious theologies. Any ideology that asks people to put faith over facts, asks them to believe wild claims but offers no evidence and tells them to pray instead of telling them to get a good education and use contraceptives is no friend of the people. It is a sly, manipulative control mechanism spread by con-artists who either have no idea how the actual world works and want to keep people as ignorant as they are or these charlatans do know but don’t care to help others better their lot in life.

So, I just wanted to clarify, it’s not just Islam I find abhorrent, it is ALL religious ideologies. I did a big post about how much I loathed the Pope on September 26, 2015, when he was touring the U.S. and you couldn’t open a web page without seeing the old c*nt being fawned over by the mindless masses. My post was entitled “WHY I FUCKING HATE POPE FRANCIS & WHY THE MEDIA CAN GO FUCK THEMSELVES (NO, I AM NOT A RIGHT-WING CONSERVATIVE. QUITE THE OPPOSITE ACTUALLY)“. I have also written about how vile I find the mass consumerism and mass greed of Christmas but I also made suggestions in my post about how I think Christmas could be redeemed (made less financially damaging to people, less greedy, less wasteful and less harmful to the environment with the amount of landfill waste Christmas produces every year).

Some of you are probably thinking “But what about philosophies/religions such as Buddhism or Jainism”? Well, there are so many denominations of these religions, just like there are of the Abrahamic faiths, and each teaches its own thing but once again, although they do have good points they also have a lot of non-factual, faith-based elements to them. They are also misogynistic in the sense that if a man is bad in his current life he could be demoted in his next life and come back as a woman (how ‘awful’ being reincarnated as a ‘lowly, disgusting’ woman *rolls eyes*). In the Anguttara Nikaya (5:33), Buddha tells future wives that they should be obedient to their husbands, please them, and not make them angry through their own desires, as well as get up before them and go to sleep after them. There are also conditions put on Buddhist nuns with the Eight Garudhammas that show they are not the equals of monks. There is a sect of Jainism that teaches women must be reborn as men in order to achieve liberation and some Jain texts say that menstrual blood is a sign of impurity. Both philosophies/religions paint women as not to be trusted and that women are temptresses and deceptive. Neither religion is very LGBTIQ friendly either as sexual desire should be curtailed and sex is only for procreation.

Then there are the people who say “Why can’t you just let people believe what they want to believe?” Well, in a perfect world where parents didn’t indoctrinate their children from a young age with one religious theology, kids weren’t labelled a Christian child or a Taoist child or a Scientologist child etc., kids were taught ALL religions and non-religious beliefs such as secular philosophy, atheism and agnosticism without bias or an agenda to proselytise and then when a person turned 18 they could pick their own religion or choose to be Atheist or Agnostic THEN I would be happy with people believing whatever they wanted to but we don’t live in a perfect world where children are free to choose their own beliefs, do we?

No, instead, as soon as a child of religious parents is old enough to hear a bedtime story and comprehend a storyline parents start indoctrinating them with only ONE theology. Very few religious parents bother to inform their children that evolutionary biology has proven there was no ‘first man’ or ‘first woman’ and that we are actually just evolved apes. Very few religious parents bother to tell their child that their god is actually just an evolution of older gods that were morphed into one god as in the case of Yahweh/Jehovah, the god of the Hebrew and Christian bible, who himself was created from the Canaanite high god El; his son, the weather god Baal; and the Edomite war god, Yahweh Sabaoth. Likewise, Allah, the god of Islam, is not only an evolution of El, Baal, and Yahweh Sabaoth (since Mohammed decided to tack himself on to Hebrew and Christian mythology) but also Allah, the high, Arabian, moon god. Very few religious parents tell their children there is absolutely no evidence for any of the stories they are telling them but they (the children) just have to have ‘faith’.

It’s ludicrous and it shows just how insecure people actually are about their religious teachings because if you really believed you had the truth then you would have no problem letting your child know about other religions because you would know your religion made so much sense and had so much evidence supporting it that it would sell itself but once again children who apostatise are told the devil/demons/shaytan/iblis/evil jinns etc. have possessed them OR they are mentally unwell. It’s sick!

So, that is why I am not just an Atheist but actually am an Anti-theist and an Adeist. I am staunchly against religious theology because I find it sinister and damaging and I have not found any compelling evidence that a deity or deities exist. So, that concludes my clarification on where I stand with ALL religions.

Below is the very funny Marcus Brigstocke taking a hilarious, but also honest, look at the horror the three ‘Abrahamic’ faiths have unleashed on our world.