Catholics Harming People Again

This time courtesy of the New York Archdiocese of the Catholic Church:

Our political leaders fail to protect the moral tone of our community when they encourage inappropriate sexual activity by blanketing our neighborhoods with condoms,” Edward Cardinal Egan of the New York Archdiocese and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Brooklyn Diocese said in a joint statement released late yesterday. “Although in their statements they give nod to the truth that only abstinence before marriage and fidelity within marriage are failsafe, by their actions they ignore that truth and degrade societal standards.”

Giving people access to birth control does not make them have sex. Telling people to wait until marriage does not stop them from having sex. These people are naive and they do not have their priorities straight. If you have love and compassion for your fellow human beings you should be more concerned with keeping them alive and less concerned about whether you agree with every choice they make.

Oh, and PS, shove your moral tone up your ass. I don’t worship your God or believe in your silly little book and I am sick to death of you trying to ram your ridiculous “morality” down the throats of our civic institutions.

Catholics Harming People Again

Cancer, HPV and Texas continued

(Since I moved my blog to a new server I’M having trouble commenting. Apparently you guys aren’t, which is good. So I’m posting my comment to your comments as a comment!)

First of all, parents can opt-out of the vaccination. It is not being forced on people, per se. Second, as I understand it, the vaccine is 100% effective. As I understand it, the science results are in, have been checked and confirmed and this vaccine is a miracle drug.

So you can look at this in a few different ways. The governor was essentially bypassing a legislature that would never in a million years do this. I’m sure the Right is going nuts over this down there. In that sense, it was a brave thing to do because I do believe it is the right thing to do. Let people opt out, but make this vaccine available to everyone.

Drug companies are a big worry. The big-dollar marketing of drugs is worrisome. The stranglehold they have on our government is worrisome. I mean, we passed a law that said we, the people, can’t collectively bargain with the drug companies. What the fuck? I seriously don’t know how those guys kept their jobs after voting for a law that prohibits the US government from getting volume discounts.

So the relationship between Merck and the governor is relevant. Clearly Merck wants to sell this drug and they just made a huge sale thanks to the governor. But its a good drug, hopefully the first of a lot of good drugs, that helps fight against the deadliest disease, cancer. I think we have to see this as a good thing.

Cancer, HPV and Texas continued

Cancer — a cure for promiscuity!

I just can’t fucking believe this. The governor of Texas mandated that all girls entering the 6th grade be vaccinated against HPV, which can lead to cervical cancer.

Now we all know how Christians are known for their love of humanity and their desire to limit the suffering of God’s creatures, right? Their reaction to this?

The governor’s action seems to signify that God’s moral law regarding sex outside of marriage can be transgressed without consequence.

WHAT THE FUCK!

This retard, who goes by the name of Rick Scarborough, is with the Christian lobbying group Vision America.

The problems with this are almost too many to dissect. In fact, I’m overwhelmed with hatred for these fucking dirtballs to the point that I don’t want to pick their insanity apart.

If your God thinks it is better for people to die of cancer than to get vaccinated, he is as much of a dumbshit as you are. I just can’t fathom that anyone would see a successful vaccine against a cancer-causing virus as a bad thing. Since when is death better than having sex?

These people are fucked up and they must be stopped.

Cancer — a cure for promiscuity!

Another Letter to a Christian Nation

OK, so I’ve actually read A Letter to a Christian Nation now and I have to say, it is a very well done book. He’s obviously preaching to the choir in my case. It is very harsh on religion, of course. He goes so far as to say that science and religion are completely incompatible. No punches pulled. It almost makes me a bit uncomfortable at times even though I agree with him on 100% of it. The discomfort comes from knowing a lot of very smart people who believe in God. I think, in their minds, they know that their beliefs are not rational in a scientific sense. They are accepting that they are setting aside their skepticism in a way they don’t for the easter bunny.

Sam Harris, in this book is talking mainly to hardcore Christians who are anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-separation of church and state, etc. but there is a message for religious moderates too. You are not being honest with yourself if you don’t face head on some of the major and detrimental inconsistencies of virtually all religious views. For example, it is deeply evil that Catholics would rather doom people to die from HIV/AIDS than cooperate with the distribution of condoms. Most Catholics I know oppose this view of the church and yet call themselves Catholics. They are complicit in that travesty.

It’s worth a read even if you disagree with him because it really gets the wheels turning.

Another Letter to a Christian Nation

Surprise, Surprise! RIAA Fires Back at Apple over DRM

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs challenged major record labels to strip copying restrictions from music sold online, but the RIAA fired back Wednesday, suggesting the company should open up its anti-piracy technology to rivals instead.

This is hilarious. Some dumb “analyst” says:

“All these music services wouldn’t work without DRM,” said David Card, music and media analyst for Jupiter Research. “(Music labels) are very nervous about distributing content that is unprotected.

Ummm…perhaps you should have actually read Jobs’s article? In it he says:

In 2006, under 2 billion DRM-protected songs were sold worldwide by online stores, while over 20 billion songs were sold completely DRM-free and unprotected on CDs by the music companies themselves.

Major labels are selling most of their music unprotected. It is trivial to rip and share this music. Steve Jobs is apparently the only one looking at this issue logically. The rest are dinosaurs sinking in the tar pits.

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Surprise, Surprise! RIAA Fires Back at Apple over DRM