Christianity is slowly declining even though it is still Australia’s most popular religion. With only 43.9 per cent of theists identifying with Christianity it has declined considerably from the previous decade when 70 per cent marked their census form as being Christian.
What is even better is the fact that 40 per cent responded as “not religious” and that eclipsed the 22.3 per cent in 2011.
The statistics are atheist gospel music, the writing is on the crucifix, the back door is open and the dole queue awaits for preachers and hopefully taxes will be paid by every church.
The Christians I have informed of this enlightened news have argued with me using the Trump denial system by calling it fake news. “Yes of course” I say “you just cannot believe anything that is not on Fox news these days”
Of course the US is going backwards, the Republican extremists are taking over, it will not be long before women are dying during childbirth and God is forced into every public school and all sports teams will be compelled to pray before and after every match. I thought the Democrats were in charge, but it seems Trump appointed judges are more powerful than the leaders and President of the country, how does that make any sense? When does the execution of non-Christians and Democrats with assault rifles come into law?
I believe that there are more fence sitters in the US than the hardcore theists realise and the backlash may come from these people when they are tipped over the wire led of course by atheists, hopefully it comes sooner than later.
The demise of all gods and religious bull shit cannot come soon enough.
Does it not make you wonder why so many people want to be so dammed stupid?
Unfortunately when you have such a huge amount of people with the same brain dead idealogical beliefs it makes it impossible to not categorise them.
In this case the items mentioned in the title of this post plus many other issues that can be attributed and are strictly owned in fact by the large number one group of idiots on the planet.
These people you would have guessed are mostly American Republicans, Trump cultists, NRA worshippers, conspiracists, anti gay, anti woman and anti science preachers of God.
It would be fair to say some Democrats are part of the parcel in regards to some of these issues.
To put it in perspective lets draw parallels with Australia, in fact the same parallels can be made to Canada, the UK, NZ, most of Europe and the educated countries in the world. Australians like these other countries are generally not religious and about 40% of the country are Christian and the rest are fence sitters, some other religions and non-believers, so we score one big point here.
“Please God really do save America because we are obviously going to fuck it up“
Guns are monitored in Australia, nutters cannot legally buy a gun, the whole process is regulated so responsible people can own guns, so Australia scores again.
This boy did not go into town to shoot anyone….
We have had our stupid governments, one we have just got rid of, however we have not had a pussy grabbing Prime Minister like Trump…not yet. That must be another point for us.
Pussy Grabbing is respectable for this President.
In our country women have a choice, women are not degraded by indoctrinated theists who claim superiority and dictate over a woman’s decisions regarding their bodies but purposely ignore the gruesome dashing to death of babies and the killing of thousands of children in the Bible, not to mention the shooters slaughtering kids in schools and the sick and starving 40,000 kids that die every day. Good god that is another point to us.
Isn’t that just the cutest pic?
In Australia we do not have the “opposition mob takes over” rule if they do not agree with election results and decide to overturn democracy and cause the deaths of policemen doing their job. What not an Aussie win again and another point, however we in Australia do have similar stupid people. A point each.
“Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston has reportedly been accused of “indiscretions” towards two women” (thenewdaily)
Unfortunately our Prime Minister Scott Morrison is associated with this cult and it does not bode well for him in a country with 60% atheists, agnostics and no religion including the many disappointed conservative theists. I think we should give up using the word “religion” because I remember some decades ago this kind of abusive behaviour was normal and sometimes an acceptable life style for some cults and I expect the half decent Christian people would be disgusted and ashamed yet again.
To be fair, this issue has not been through the courts yet but these kind of accusations are expected to come to the front on occasion regardless of the faith involved. Houston may be found not guilty through legal process or insanity, but history tells us it is unlikely.
These groups of people and branches of various religious denominations are tight knit conservatives and it is quite clear that there would be a phenomenal amount of abuse cases if they were all legally reported to the police as they should have been.
I must ask theists, why would you send your children to a church or even a religious school these days and take the risk because if anything happens you might never know it happened and could negatively affect your child ?
It is a very fine line regarding the quality between private and public schools in Australia and the benefits of paying $20,000 to $30,000 or more for a private school each year do not appear to add up in regards of the overall value in education and bang for your buck. This is a fairly recent publication. https://alchemytuition.com.au/public-vs-private-school/
I would also be very sceptical of religious private schools who are strongly ideological rather than educationally driven because even the basics of history, science and chemistry can be moulded and warped into Biblical myths. Likely not an issue for parents who are religious fanatics but if you are an average “sitting on the theist\science fence” or educationally orientated parents you may not completely understand what your child could be indoctrinated into and you may not be consulted.
Is it impossible for worshippers to attribute reverent honour, homage and subservience to their God at home or together with friends in a private home without requiring ordained priests or ministers of religion to oversee them? Did Jesus not say “worship of God is not about venues, sites, or structures”? I am sure the perceived Jesus would be gobsmacked over the massive size, money oozing entertainment and glitzy projection from the rich churches today, and I am sure they and their worshippers would be destroyed by sulphur and fire just like Sodom and Gomorrah.
Think of the safety and savings, instead of giving to the church use collection money for a worthy charity such as animal rescue or children’s care agency in your own town not for wages or church roof repairs.
I would rather see exactly where my donations go, especially if it is a percentage of my annual income. Donating your cash directly through legitimate money raising sites for flood or fire victims would be the most appropriate place to donate in Australia these days.
There has always been claims from the “anti-whatever it is” and it is generally assumed by most people that the drug companies are making huge profits from the vaccines for Covid-19. I cannot blame this thinking on anyone as we all understand how crooked and filthy rich these companies are, however It appears that is at least half correct in this case as 2 of the biggest drug companies Astra Zeneca and Pfizer are poles apart when it comes to social responsibility, compassion and profits at all costs.
Other vaccine manufacturers including Pfizer and Moderna have been making profits from their vaccines.
A normal profit margin in the drugs industry is up to 20%, but Mr Soriot said AstraZeneca, which charges $5 per shot for the Covid vaccine at cost price, would not be making as much profit as that.
In its financial results, AstraZeneca said, “The company is now expecting to progressively transition the vaccine to modest profitability as new orders are received.
It said: “Covid-19 vaccine sales in [the fourth quarter of 2021] are expected to be a blend of the original pandemic agreements and new orders, with the large majority coming from pandemic agreements.”
By the end of September, AstraZeneca and its sub-licensees had supplied 1.5 billion doses.
‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer plays hardball in Covid-19 vaccine negotiations with Latin American countries
By Madlen Davies, Ivan Ruiz, Jill Langlois and Rosa Furneaux and Madlen Davies — TBIJ Feb. 23, 2021
Pfizer has been accused of “bullying” Latin American governments during negotiations to acquire its Covid-19 vaccine, and the company has asked some countries to put up sovereign assets, such as embassy buildings and military bases, as a guarantee against the cost of any future legal cases, according to an investigation by the U.K.-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
In the case of one Latin American country, demands made by the pharmaceutical giant led to a three-month delay in a vaccine deal being reached. For Argentina and Brazil, no national deals were agreed to at all with Pfizer. Any hold-up in countries receiving vaccines can lead to more people contracting Covid-19 and potentially dying.
Officials from Argentina and the other Latin American country, which cannot be named as it has signed a confidentiality agreement with Pfizer, said the company’s negotiators demanded more than the usual indemnity against civil claims filed by citizens who suffer serious adverse events after being inoculated. They said Pfizer also insisted the governments cover the potential costs of civil cases brought as a result of Pfizer’s own acts of negligence, fraud, or malice. In Argentina and Brazil, Pfizer asked for sovereign assets to be put up as collateral for any future legal costs.
I have considered indoctrination methods as the most likely candidate for changing a brain as neuroscientists have data especially when it comes to theists of various religions.
Of course, this is only a simple answer for such a complex subject. I came across a YouTube video about how people become stupid. The word does not really define to most of us anything more than a simpleton expression for an idiot, lack of intelligence or a reckless fool etc.
I came across this cartoonish video that defines stupid people far better. A video that explains the events that happened to Dietrich Bonhoeffer a very astute pastor who was likely indoctrinated himself to some degree, but I think must have come to realise that God was lacking in his time of need, but he definitely discovered a few realities in life about humans.
This I believe can fall into the indoctrination, brain washing or mind manipulation all coming from repetitive teachings, social pressures and group mentality. The illustrious leader the non-president Trump of course has permanent dunning Kruger effect that along with his other psychological problems seems to describe him to a hair.
This is an email I wrote to a prominent Christian radio station in Brisbane. I did not get to finger exactly which station it was from a source not controlled by me, but I wanted to make my point anyway. These fanatics will go to no end to push their ideology onto decent Australian people.
It is thought to be your station but basically unclear exactly what Christian radio stations were broadcasting the importance of the 11 am remembrance today where the announcer claimed the men who fell in battle swore allegiance for God and country.
I would like to point out as an ex-serviceman that was totally incorrect, the facts are that the First World War for example was a sworn allegiance to His Majesty the King and country. God was simply a device to help the individual in this process if you so believed in this God.
I ….. do make oath that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty, His heirs and successors, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend His Majesty, his heirs and successors in person, Crown, and dignity against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of His Majesty, his heirs and successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me.
So help me God.
It is a blatant insult and a discredit to Christians, non-Christians, the dead, past and current servicemen to undermine these facts to simply advertise the Christian God by using the lie that God was the primary reason for defending their country.
If it was not your radio station I apologise unreservedly, however if you are aware of the station or stations that have broadcast this untruth please send it on or notify me.
“We are being governed by medical bureaucrats that are part of a mad, insane cult of vaccinists,” he told the rally.
We in Australia have our own version of Trumpists.
United Australia Party leader Craig Kelly an ex-Liberal party member who was for months pushing the scientifically unproven and dangerous animal vaccines to ward off the virus has convinced many thousands of the population to become anti-vax, anti-science and anti-government.
This is a dangerous man who was tolerated by our Prime Minister for many weeks until public opinion made him basically push him from the Liberal party into the extreme Clive Palmer created United Australia Party.
There are no laws to shut this man or people like him down. Unproven claims from conspiracists, fringe scientists, religious nuts, false media reports and lies through right wing TV and social media is a great amount of information sources to close down, therefore it would likely be a fruitless exercise.
What is disturbing is the amount of people who fall for lies from such biased controlled sources. What is even more disturbing these people are becoming just as hateful and abusive as the Trump worshippers in the US, and I fear far more violence for Australia in the future.
I believe many of these people have been media and socially manipulated to extremes and have now succumbed to an advanced stage of indoctrination. Similar to religious indoctrination the persons brain will reach a certain limit of repetitive information (we all have different limits and tolerances just as some people cannot be hypnotised) and the brain will actually physically change so much they are locked into the information that was willingly absorbed and has now become strong passionate and emotional beliefs that only they and their comrades will know the real truth, even at the expense of unequivocal evidence and long established facts that are automatically claimed as lies.
Many indoctrinated people will never break the chains, however sometimes some are triggered by something usually from the subconscious mind to investigate and then realise to their embarrassment and many regrets that they were so easily sucked in to become a slave to a brain manipulating ideological belief.
NOTE I am not affiliated to any political party (who would?) but I definitely am an atheist (who would not want to be?) and I am not a qualified doctor, neuroscientist or politician etc. However I have formed the opinions in this post and in the whole website from various peer reviewed publications and creditable scientific web sites including the non extreme main stream reasoned news web sites as much as possible.
Australia where I live is a great country, however it is littered with bloody intolerant idiots.
New South Wales relaxed restrictions this week from midnight Sunday 10 and people went crazy, some shops conveniently opened to cash in on the nutters who decided to buy everything like clothes and household goods to swilling beer in a bar and having a haircut a minute after midnight. It was just as wild as the bog paper buying frenzy when the lockdowns first started.
You would be forgiven if you believed these people had been locked up in a war time prison camp for 5 years.
Surely I am not the only one to see the pathetic example of what these mollycoddled wimpish me, me, me anti-community type people have become?
Along with the anti-lock down, anti-mask and anti-vaccine ignorant fools our society is becoming soft baby marshmallows and intolerant of anything that does not conform to their lifestyle and a bit of hardship is against the law or their freedom and human rights rhetoric etc.
I have during my former years used old crumpled newspapers as bog paper, suffered many black outs due to power failures, petrol shortages, telephone cuts, food shortages and even a beer shortage in earlier decades.
I have played rugby League in mud up to my eyes where you could not see the team members faces or their jersey colours. I served in the military where I spent weeks in the freezing cold temperatures and sleeping in wet trenches and during school days we would climb the highest trees, run through the bush and shoot slingshots at each other (really these weapons were called and pronounced “shangeyes” made of rubber with a leather pouch that fired a marble or larger sized stone) and even air rifles that fired lead pellets were used before firearm legalities days, however these are dangerous and I do not recommend this activity.
I have only lived in Aussie for 15 years but the point being is what hardship or adventure do kids and parents have to put up with these days? Everything is handed to them on a silver plate, going without something they always have had seems to be the end of the fucking world for them. Just take away their phone and watch the shit hit the fan.
Don’t get me wrong I am aware of people who suffer floods and fires in this country and are very resilient and brave, however I believe it is a large portion of the city dwellers who have this intolerant attitude.
That’s all from me folks I have to go….I need to buy a massive amount of dunny paper and I need to buy a pair of undies tonight in Kmart just in case they run out.
Jamila Yaghi, who was in her 30s and had not been vaccinated, passed away at her southwest Sydney home and leaves behind four children and extended family.
“Corona is real,” said Maysa Haoucher.
“Most of the people that I know that didn’t believe in it, now do due to the passing of Jamila.”
This kind of comment in Australia is dumb, it makes absolutely no sense at all, it is beyond any sensibility.
I am very sorry this young woman had to die, and I am sorry because it took her death to make people she knew change their zombie like minds. Why are these people still so wilfully ignorant after all this time with over 4 million deaths and the many related permanent health effects around the world being highlighted every single day since the Covid-19 virus hit the planet.
Seriously, do these people live in a shoe box and have never looked outside?
When in any time in history have people been so fucking stupidly ignorant when the evidence is so much in your face?
This ignorance highlights the remarkable stubbornness of these people, I am not aiming to be harsh, rude, racist, abusive or discriminative, but I know no other way to force these idiots to get their heads out of the shit bucket.
What hidden force drives what I assume should be normally intelligent people to believe Fox News and fanatical god driven preachers over eminent scientists and qualified experts in their field and what drives people to take up the most ridiculous conspiracies and fake news that most thinking people can easily understand as unadulterated crap?????
This man held an illegal church service for 60 people.
“In the name of Jesus, we refuse every lockdown in our cities, in the name of Jesus go ahead and pray, we declare the lockdowns are over, in the name of Jesus, lockdowns are over, in the cities of NSW, in the name of Jesus, we declare the lockdowns are over.”
This man is I assume acting for what Jesus wants him to do even with the chance of infecting many people with the virus that will cause sickness and death.
There are plenty of sensible Christians who would rightly condemn this preacher and his congregation. So who really is talking to God and carrying out his wishes here?
Is it the preacher who is apathetic towards the danger to humans simply following the genocidal traits of the Old Testament God who guides his life or the Christians who follow the more sedate Jesus part of God who guides their lives?
God like in so many other issues is either disinterested or is playing one Christian group against another. Of course one group may of disobeyed God and the other side will claim they are not real Christians. Whatever the issue they will always find a passage in the Bible to justify their actions whether they are ethical actions or not.
Atheists know through the overwhelming evidential facts over hundreds of years that God did not talk to any Christians, this obviously leads to the reality of life and support of the neuroscientific results that God exists for a theist’s own personal preferences within their emotionally charged indoctrinated brains.
The Christ Embassy is a Christian megachurch founded by Chris Oyakhilome, also known as “Pastor Chris”. Its headquarters are in Lagos, Nigeria.
Does that not speak of a scam anyway, is this the one millionth new church created? I will not harp on about the obvious sheep like congregations but I do hope this pastor has some balls to offer an apology to the NSW people and the government.