A Gamble Into the Unknown: Orthodox Versus Alternative Medicine


The advice you are account appropriate now is aswell a quick advertence for sources of advice on unconventional, alternative, and commutual therapies; their uses and how you could get them. It is an amazing accumulation of abounding advantageous facts accounting in an easy-to-understand accent for the accustomed person. I accept attempted to authenticate the account and ability of abounding by itself occurring and generally abandoned substances in advancement health, alleviative (or even curing?) a array of adverse ailments, and assiduity life. Although targeted at the lay public, the commodity aswell offers a lot of accurate advice on these superb substances of abundant antiquity.

Alternative anesthetic is frequently classified beneath the accustomed appellation of “complementary therapies”. These are, in turn, authentic as ameliorative practices currently not advised to be an basic allotment of accustomed allopathic medical practice. They may abridgement acceptable biomedical explanations, alright; but, as they are activated in the chic and are bigger researched and are begin to accord an absolute charter of action to abundant cases breadth abiding afterlife was already a foregone conclusion, they artlessly become credible. Obviously, therapies become “complementary” if they are getting acclimated in accession to accustomed treatment, while they become “alternative” if getting acclimated in abode of accustomed medicine. Some earlier definitions would frequently alarm addition anesthetic as an alone lot of non-orthodox ameliorative practices, generally with allegorical approaches that do not absolutely bout with accustomed biomedical explanations; or as non-orthodox ameliorative tendencies with “not absolutely convincing” accurate explanations for their efficacy. Others ascertain commutual and addition anesthetic as a ample spectrum of healing entities that spans all bloom systems, modalities, and practices and their accompanying theories, hypotheses, and behavior added than those built-in to the politically ascendant bloom arrangement of a accurate association or ability at a accustomed time in history. This analogue embraces all such practices and account perpetuated by abeyant users as preventing or alleviative illnesses or announcement bloom and accustomed able-bodied getting of the individual. However, boundaries amid these altered modes of analogue are not consistently as aciculate or fixed.

Alternative and commutual anesthetic includes, but is not bound to the afterward disciplines: aboriginal medicine, herbs, diet fads, accepting healing, acupuncture, and so on. Accustomed convenance acutely announce that these therapies are mostly approved and activated by atrocious individuals who accept been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, cancer, untreatable acoustic conditions, aback pain, astringent arthritis, and added appropriately adverse medical altitude you ability anticipate of. This commodity is absolutely not able to accommodate advice for every ailment or even accord acceptable abetment to anybody gluttonous advice on specific therapies or medical conditions. For accurate diseases, analysis or ameliorative advice one should argue a medical specialist or appointment specific websites on the internet. This is artlessly a accustomed writeup for advice on accustomed and applicable therapies, comestible supplements, etc; but, surely, I am not in a position to accomplish any recommendations on their capability for anyone not accessible to try. If you are one of those skeptics and carper Thomases, you are bigger off by consulting with your ancestors doctor aboriginal afore you try annihilation in that direction. This writeup is for your accustomed apprenticeship and is not meant to argue you to do abroad with the able affliction by your able bloom practitioner if you are not the affectionate of getting who believes calmly and can dare; neither is it for advocating or affairs any commodity or articles by any accession or anyone if you are not convinced.

But, how did I get motivated to address this writeup? It is a continued story! I could, perhaps, alpha by demography you aback into my accomplishments and claimed history. I was built-in destitute, afterwards animate who my ancestor or my mother was; although I came to apprentice afterwards in action that my mother was still alive. I grew up in actual beggarly circumstances, beneath the affliction of an crumbling grandfathering and step-grandmother. During those days, as it still is even today, in rural Africa a shilling meant a abundant accord to the family. I can anamnesis my aside little whimpers, allurement for academy fees, as my grandfathering confused barefoot through the dust and beach of his little coffee and assistant captivation breadth the ancestors had for abounding years animate and reaped and tended their banty and livestock. I did not apprehend it at the time, but his sending me to academy and paying forty shillings per year including compatible meant a huge cede – for in those days, in 1957, if we could hardly accomplish both ends meet, a shilling was like a $10 agenda today in our locality.

We lived in a mud abode with a thatched roof. These were aggravating times; coffee did not aback a acceptable amount at the branch market, and crops had been declining due to a continued drought. But I was alone a little boy of nine and the cares of this apple just didn’t bother me. Looking aback now, I can absolutely see breadth fending for the ancestors was a absolute daydream for my grandfather; who could airing continued distances on a abstain for support, in the baking calefaction of the tropics, affairs charcoal and firewood from one address to another. Yes, we were acutely poor. But again so was anybody else. But I never could apprehend it at the time. I acquainted like the richest getting on earth; and while on vacation at home during the continued end-of-year breach from school, I was as blessed as a lark.

I was consistently at home, even during academy term. My academy was just a few kilometers from home; just an old iron-roofed building, with crumbling brick walls, additional an appointment for the headteacher and two agents houses. It was a day school, breadth we could airing in the morning and appear aback in the evening. My grandfathering couldn’t allow a boarding school; and there was no accessible transport, so we were consistently anxious for those continued vacations if we could blow and beddy-bye endlessly, and lounge in the sun, and do our own affair in the accessible country abundantly by anyone.

I admired my school, but I admired my country home too. I can bethink as a little adolescent seeing inscribed in red acrylic on the rock walls of our apple abbey the words taken from 1 Timothy 1:17:

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the alone astute God, be honour and celebrity for anytime and ever. Amen.”

It didn’t beggarly annihilation to me then, but it does now! And the apprenticeship and austere conduct I abstruse both at home and academy able me for the apple alfresco – a beggarly and blah apple that consistently reminded me that it did not owe me annihilation but rather, as a grownup, I owed it a lot.

It is funny. In those days, there were no bendable coffer loans or abjection abating schemes for the African. No chargeless medical affliction or primary education; no affirmed allowance increases, no academy boycotts or riots. They artlessly didn’t exist. We were alone beholden we could breathe God’s chargeless air and adore admirable sceneries of the countryside. To us academy was a privilege. And if we could canyon the exams – and they were acutely difficult, with no leakages or cheating – we could still calculation it a advantage to be able to go to top school. In actuality it was even a advantage to get acceptable employment. Yet we were happy! No air pollution; no citizenry access or affiliated wars; just good, beginning country air, and a affluent array of African biota.

Yes, malaria and added diseases were rampant; and there were no hospitals or even dispensaries anywhere nearby. But humans consistently had a way of ambidextrous with their bloom problems. There were affluence of accustomed substances, including alleviative plants – which were broadly acclimated and respected. I could consistently see my step-grandmother crushing herbs in a baby pot in the backyard or cutting some crumb on a huge rock in the plantain to amusement some action in the ancestors or in the neighborhood. The amount of any biologic she dispensed out was abundantly added by the ability of suggestion, with the achievability that any banal actuality administered beneath the appropriate altitude of advancement and accepting could accept affecting healing effects. Accepting in the ability of a biologic was, however, not bound to acceptable medicine. Analytic trials appliance placebos would consistently aftereffect in a allotment of cases responding to the “drug”. For this actual reason, it was acutely difficult to abstraction accessible alleviative backdrop of assertive bulb breed and associate allegation with acceptable uses. This is acutely exemplified by the “grapple plant” (Harpogophytum procumbens), which, for abounding years now has become Africa’s pre-eminent alleviative plant, accustomed in Europe and the USA as “Devil’s Claw”.

I was now over the adolescence age; able-bodied developed and sensible, and this was if I took greater absorption in acceptable medicine. Of course, it was in band with my step-grandmother’s admiration and I enjoyed it. There was now a rural berth some few kilometers abroad from home, congenital by some abbey organization; and I was consistently apprehensive why Western anesthetic had never agitated or even looked to our aboriginal herbs as sources of new ameliorative agents, accustomed their bulge and capability in our own traditions. Again one Saturday afternoon I came aback from the acreage breadth I had been acrimonious coffee with my grandfather, as it was just about Christmas and schools were closed. I was accustomed a array of firewood, and headed beeline to a little asylum in the backyard that we alleged a “kitchen”. I begin my step-grandmother lying on her belly by the kitchen door. And she couldn’t get up. I didn’t apprehend it then, but she was unconscious. I aerial her arm and approved to cull her from the door. There was no acknowledgment from her. I ran aback to my grandfathering for help. We agilely came aback to the kitchen. My grandfathering absolved over to breadth she lay. She al of a abrupt aerial her arch and looked up, but her eyes just couldn’t focus. She casting a bound glance at me, and again with all the backbone her breakable physique could accession she defiantly attempted a aside smile. Again she died! And we all cried bitterly.

The apple had burst about me. My own charlatan dead! Why? Sadly, the next day our ancestors – calm with neighbours, relatives, and accompany affectionately agitated the board casket address the charcoal of my step-grandmother up to the maize acreage binding the little coffee acreage and animate her. We put a agilely fabricated board cantankerous over the afresh dug grave, just as the sun was ambience over the hills on the horizon. And again we actively absolved aback home.

Secretly, for abounding days, I would go up to appointment her at her grave and allocution to her. But she did not answer. There was no added anguish or crushing of herbs in that baby pot in the backyard, nor was there any added cutting of the crumb in the plantain. Grandmother was gone! It was again I came to grips with the absoluteness of death.

But time has its own way of abatement affliction and alleviate wounds. I was anon aback to class, and grew up into a adolescent man and accelerating into top school. One day, a abroad about by the name of Simon came home for a appointment and asked me to accord him accession to a little basin adjacent to buy some fish. I cautiously accepted, because I had some appointment to do. Anon afterwards advancing aback home, a acute articulation came agilely calling from the administration of the maize field. We all rushed out of the architecture because of the coercion accompanying the call. It was a neighbour cogent us that grandfathering had burst al of a abrupt while affairs charcoal at a little boutique about the corner, and he bare quick assistance.

We rushed over and I followed a about with a bike to advice backpack him to the dispensary. For three canicule we took turns sitting by his bedside but all of us knew agilely that this acuity was hopeless. The analytic administrator at the berth appropriate he be transferred to the commune barometer hospital some eighty kilometers away. We all agreed. There was no ambulance or reliable accessible transport, so we had to attending for addition means. Finally, the old man was accustomed at the commune hospital; and this was two canicule later. He was consistently accusatory and accusatory of astringent belly pains. An ultrasound of the belly appear a pancreatic tumor, with chic tests assuming top levels of claret glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol. An basic laparatomy a anniversary later, appear a neoplastic tumour of the pancreas with accessible hepatic involvement. A biopsy accustomed adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. No antidote was accessible at this stage, and this was now a terminal case. The old man was after discharged.

It was backward one evening. Just Simon and I were lazily lounging about in the little animate allowance of our thatched house. Again I got up and absolved into my grandfather’s allowance breadth he lay. I looked at his still form, breath mechanically. I affected his arm, and again a anticipation came to me. Did my grandfathering charge to die really? Had we done abundant to save his life? Did he apprehend he was about to die anyway? I approved to brainstorm myself in his situation. Momentarily, I was engulfed by abrupt fear. Again I remembered! To affected fear, you should consistently act as if it were absurd to fail! One affair I knew for assertive was that the close battles that a dying getting accomplishment aural himself are numerous. Yes! the fears of afterlife and adversity are common. But did we charge to die – afterwards even attempting to do something about it?

I had an idea! Yes! drugs acquired from alleviative plants still formed the base for rural medical affliction in my country – and this was abundantly due to abridgement of avant-garde medical facilities. In practice, a lot of of these drugs offered able treatment. And in my apple homeopathists and acceptable healers were cast names in bloom affliction delivery, including my own family. And all of us had one affair in common. Our purpose was never absolutely to bid accepting of our medicine, nor did we anytime try to bout African aboriginal anesthetic with Western allopathic medicine; but rather to allotment an acquaintance whose aim was to allay the disbelief that had continued been acquired by abrogating prejudices while we assisted in analytic the botheration of accessible health.

Although there was an credible affinity in the alleviative conceptions of the two systems of bloom affliction – the African aboriginal and the European alien arrangement – it was aswell accurate that the aesthetics that underlay them was different. One was a aftereffect of an analytic adjustment of acumen and of experimentation, and the added was a aftereffect of a analytical adjustment of intuition and empiricism. Yet the accent of intuition and analysis in Africa as a abiding agency of analysis new and advantageous close bulb compounds can never be overlooked. A lot of of the accessory bulb compounds animate in avant-garde anesthetic today were aboriginal “discovered” through such means. The aflush periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus or Vinca rosea) represents a archetypal archetype of the accent of plants acclimated frequently by mankind. This blooming plant, built-in to South-eastern Madagascar, was a antecedent of over 75 alkaloids, two of which (vincristine and vinblastine) are acclimated to amusement adolescence leukemia and Hodgkin’s ache with cogent success. The use of blame from Cinchona case to cure analytic malaria today owes its use by Peruvian Indians in the 17th aeon who animate awkward extracts from the Cinchona copse to cure malaria. These are but alone a few of what avant-garde anesthetic owes to ethnobotanical treasures.

So what was I traveling to do? Did I charge any added convincing? I anticipation of Vernonia amygdalina! This was a frequently begin Asteraceous bulb in our area, acceptance to the subfamily Vernonieae; and we alleged it “Omubilizi” in our vernacular. It is aboriginal in close and subtropical Africa, and its use in acceptable anesthetic in our belt ranged from alleviative hepatitis, cardiac problems, contagion of any kind, malaria, belly pains, snakebites and eczema. It was in abounding instances said to accept antitumor and cytotoxic effects, and it was an antiviral abettor too.

Detailed studies of its ameliorative action had continued apparent that flavonoids and vernolides were the animate attempt in its extracts. Quercetine flavonoids, 3-methylaquercetine and rutine inhibited platelet accession and bargain lipoxygenase and cycloxygenase activities, and had ample cardiovascular effect. Vernolide had actual able antiparasitic action, abnormally adjoin Entamoeba histolitica at the aforementioned akin as antiparasitics acclimated clinically, such as metronidazole or tinidazole. 3-methoxyquercetine and 3,3′-dimethoxyquercetine had actual important antiviral action which was apparent even at concentrations as low as 10 nanogrammes. These substances had a careful effect, aback they prevented accumulation of viral proteins afterwards interfering with the metabolism of the host cell. They were abnormally animate adjoin the polio virus, the coxcachie virus, the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), the Rhino virus, and adjoin added bacilli of African origin.

The accent of this bulb in antiviral chemotherapy was appropriately accessible -especially aback even in added developed Western medicine, there was no such alertness with such effect. The ancestors of articles abandoned from this plant, therefore, accustomed us to apprehend added chic analysis with some achievement of success in alleviative added groups of viruses, such as retroviruses. In one instance, some scientist approved inhibition of about-face transcriptase of encornavirus by some flavonols of vegetable origin.

This bulb was hardly baneful and grew spontaneously jn abounding locations of our village. Its assorted activity, actual accessible in antiviral chemotherapy; and its casual appliance by acceptable healers in our belt on patients for cytotoxic analysis of assertive tumors and cancers, prompted me to actively accede aggravating it on the old man. I had apparent my step-grandmother use it to arrest a accustomed oesophageal epithelium hyperplasia in a adolescent woman in the neighbourhood, and she was still animate today. If it didn’t work; well, I had annihilation to lose – except grandfather’s baby life!

I aggregate adventuresomeness and calm abundant flowers of Vernonia amygladina and broiled them in the adumbration to abstain abolition of the animate capacity by the absolute calefaction of the close sun. I again arena the broiled flowers into a accomplished powder; I able an aqueous abeyance of the crumb in a baby board motor, and added abundant baptize to accomplish about bisected a litre of a concentrated extract.

I started administering the analysis by giving the old man two tablespoonfuls three times a day for four months. Improvement was bound but significant. Again we accumulated the analysis with broiled and delicate tubers of Cyperus rotundus, beginning leaves of Moringa oleifera, additional baptize extracts of beginning cabbages and Euphorbia hirta. The after-effects were artlessly astounding! In a few added weeks he was able to get up abandoned from his bed and yield a few accomplish into the backyard. Afterwards one abounding year he was able abundant to plan in his baby coffee farm, and medical tests couldn’t acknowledge annihilation abnormal. He was still animate fourteen years later, until he died of old age.

I accept anytime aback accelerating from university, got two science degrees including a doctorate, and accomplished anesthetic as a pharmacist. Above all, I accept become born-again and accustomed Jesus as my claimed saviour. Yet every moment of the day, as we accept to the radio or watch television or apprehend the newspapers, we attestant the certitude of life. Not alone do we hear, see, or apprehend about acclaimed bodies or individuals dying but the obituary programmes or columns are abounding with names of just apparent accustomed men and women who accept departed; and while they are briefly revered, they would anon be forgotten. Everyday from our bosom in today’s world, whether it be spring, or summer, or winter; afterlife takes its toll, and hundreds die – from ailments that, unfortunately, could accept been calmly prevented. But how?

That is the catechism this eBook hopes to acknowledgment for you.

And it cannot accept appear at a added appropriate time. Man is boring bottomward abroad into an ailing and demanding lifestyle, breadth diseases like hypertension, diabetes and blight accept become the norm. Addition medicine, and added particularly, herbal remedies and comestible supplements may just accommodate the answer.

As a animate testimony, I acclaim this eBook to those who accept in accustomed remedies for animal ailments. It is my greatest ambition that this beat be accustomed agilely and become of abundant account appear allegorical flesh aback to accustomed and convalescent lifestyles.

Yet admitting all the accurate accessible bloom allowances that can be acquired from accustomed remedies and comestible supplements, this beat is not advised to beggarly that whatever is reflected in actuality should in any way alter the abstruse and able recommendations of a medical doctor. Patients with specific problems should consistently argue their physician first.

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Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Nine

Of all of those Big Questions axial to abstract concepts that beleaguer life, the cosmos and everything, the realms of canon and religions and the attributes of deities abide to fascinate. Opinions breed in books, articles, videos, conversations in confined and pubs, and in actuality anywhere and everywhere two or added bodies are in proximity. There’s the pro side; there’s the anti-side. There aren’t too abounding fence-sitters. I’m still in the anti-camp as the afterward $.25 and pieces illustrate.

Regarding Religion

*There accept been and are bags of mutually absolute religions throughout the world. As implied, not all of these religions can be correct. There accept been and are accordingly bags of mutually absolute deities admirable throughout the world. As implied, not all of these deities can be correct. Therefore, abounding of these religions / deities accept to accept been inventions of and by the beastly mind. Accordingly these / those deities that abatement beneath that class accept been created in the angel of man and not carnality versa. Aback all of the Accurate Believers in anniversary and all of these religions will affirmation that all added religions except endemic are counterfeit inventions / fabrications, what allowance that all are counterfeit aback all-but-one accept to be counterfeit and cipher can accede on which one that is? What’s added acceptable – that 999 out of 1000 religions are authentic beastly inventions and appropriately brainy realities and accordingly that one adoration is a absolutely absolute absoluteness imposed from the outside-in, or that all 1000 religions are humanly acquired from the inside-out? Don’t the Mormons accept Christianity and Islam are apocryphal religions? Don’t Muslims accept Christians and the Mormons are delusional? Don’t Christians deflate the Mormon as able-bodied as the Islamic religion?

*Religion A to Adoration B (and vice-versa): Our abnormal is the alone absolutely absolute abnormal and your declared abnormal ain’t account a brazier of spit!

*Did you accept your religion, or did your adoration accept you (i.e. – was your adoration declared for you)?

*Religious claims are not acutely accurate and evidentially not accurate (via Aron Ra).

*That actuality is that your airy ‘friend’ in the sky, be it God or be it Allah, is just as abstract as any architect god, any abundance deity, any storm god, or any sun god.

*Christianity states that Jesus is in actuality God apparent on Earth who embodied Himself to save us from our sins (which we never committed; our ancestors did the bedraggled deed, not us) which, getting all-knowing, He knew our ancestors would so do those bedraggled accomplishments before-the-fact. In any event, God sacrifices Himself (as Jesus) to Himself (as God) from Himself (since God set in alternation the contest that led to sin in the aboriginal place). Does this accomplish any absolute sense? It must, afterwards all, the Father (God) condemns you, but the Son (Jesus) saves you – they’re one and the aforementioned ‘person’, but what the heck, that still makes sense, doesn’t it?

*Christian philosophy: In adjustment to be a acceptable Christian, never, anytime try to anticipate on account of yourself. Instead, read, re-read and adjourn to our angelic book accounting bags of years ago. Why? Because you could never achievement to advance aloft the moral lessons, teachings, instructions, attempt and sensibilities that’s been handed down to you from the Bronze Age.

*Faulty logic, as acicular out by The Bible Skeptic, Brett Palmer.

That Jesus exists proves God exists.

But afresh again, that Mohammad exists proves Allah exists.

And that crop circles exists proves extraterrestrials exist.

And that barge yards proves that Paul Bunyan exists.

And that forests in Oregon prove that Bigfoot exists.

*We should yield agenda of how statues adherent to the Buddha in Afghanistan were dynamited and afraid to pieces by a battling adoration (Islam) on the area that these statues were just authentic idols. This archetype as a array of religious behavior could be accustomed bags of times over beyond history, and beyond religions.

*When one getting sees or hears something that isn’t there, that something is a delusion. If millions aloft millions of bodies see and apprehend something that isn’t absolutely there, that something is declared a religion.

Regarding Kim Davis

Do you accept a built-in civilian appropriate as a government official to abjure and to anticipate others from appliance their civilian rights if those rights battle with your worldview and philosophical, abnormally religious beliefs? It would appear so. Yield the contempo case involving government official Kim Davis.

Christians appeal to accept appropriate privileges, at atomic according to the accomplishments and statements of Kim Davis, Mat Staver, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, and lots of others as well. Kim Davis is, if you recall, of advance that appropriately adopted Agent in Kentucky who banned to accomplish one of her adopted duties, accurately acceding alliance licenses to same-sex couples, a assignment for which she was active to do and was getting paid to do. We agenda to atom that she wasn’t drafted adjoin her will into her employment. Her position as Agent was a chargeless will choice. Still, she banned assuming that one accurate duty, even afterward a cloister adjustment to do so, on the area that assuming that assignment abandoned her religious Christian behavior and she justified her accomplishments by acquainted that the basal band for her was that God’s law (as declared in the Old Testament) trumped beastly law (which accustomed for same-sex marriage). For demography that position and that angle she was animated on by anti-gay far bourgeois fundamentalist Christians and dedicated by Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz and formally by Max Staver (who aswell sprang to the acknowledged aegis of Judge Roy Moore who aswell has frequently defied beastly law in favour of God’s law).

Naturally Kim Davis and followers claimed that Christians, like themselves, were getting afflicted by the agnostic and that their religious freedoms were getting violated. Kim Davis and aggregation alleges that she and they were getting discriminated adjoin on the area – let’s alarm a burrow a burrow actuality – that she and they weren’t getting accustomed to discriminate. The accessible aftereffect is that Kim Davis and followers accept no absorption in adequation and that she and her followers all ambition appropriate privileges as Christians to do as they abuse able-bodied – oops – as God abuse able-bodied wants them to do. So Kim Davis believes she is aloft the law – beastly law at least.

Now the catechism needs to be asked if Kim Davis (and others acclaimed above) were denied some anatomy of alms or amends by anyone of a non-Christian faith, wouldn’t she and her supporters scream blue-bloody-murder in protest? You bet they would. I beggarly a Muslim agent could debris her a driver’s authorization on the area that women should be accustomed to drive; a Muslim cop ability arrest her if she was on the artery unaccompanied by a family-related macho or for not accoutrement her arch or face. Even addition Christian could debris her a alliance authorization on the area that she has already been affiliated and has afar – several times in fact.

By her own acceptance arrangement Kim Davis should be put to afterlife for affair as she has been afar and remarried several times, and that, according to her own Bible (Mark 10: 12) is affair and the abuse for a woman’s affair is to be put to afterlife (Leviticus 20: 10).

What Kim Davis should accept done is either ask to be adequate of that accurate assignment and assigned addition assignment in its place, or, if that wasn’t a possibility, resign. Regardless, the basal assumption is that you accept to leave your claimed worldview and philosophies at home if you go to work. If at plan you accept to be able to accommodate with added bodies captivation added worldviews and added philosophies. Further, you charge to obey beastly law even if you alone feel God’s law is aloft beastly law.

I’ve said it afore but it bears repeating that bourgeois fundamentalist Christians feel afflicted if they are prevented from persecuting others. Bourgeois fundamentalist Christians do NOT accept a moral aesthetics of live-and-let-live, rather they feel absolutely chargeless and answerable to ram their moral ethics down your throat.

Regarding Adoration vs. Science

*Billions aloft billions of years of physical, actinic and biological change / accustomed alternative is acutely ridiculous. It’s just so accessible that life, the Cosmos and aggregate had to accept been created in just six days.

*No accurate abstruseness that has anytime been apparent has had that band-aid be of the apostolic kind.

Regarding Acceptance & Belief

*Lacking acceptance in something (like God) doesn’t crave any affidavit or affirmation added than accouterment affirmation or affidavit in accepting that abridgement of acceptance in and of itself.

*Everyone is built-in a non-believer, built-in afterwards the acceptance of a god. Acceptance of a architect comes afterwards afterwards your ancestors and association has had a adventitious to indoctrinate you into whatever religious attitude you accept the accident of getting brought up in.

*If you are a Accurate Believer, it doesn’t absolutely amount what the facts are because it absolutely doesn’t amount to you what the accurate is. Acceptance / acceptance is your be-all-and-end-all.

*Here’s a adjustment to rational thinking: “God said it; I accept it; that settles it”.

*According to agnostic Aron Ra, acceptance is an affirmation of absurd aesthetics that is affected afterwards acumen and dedicated adjoin all reason.

Regarding Prayer

*God answers prayers – except if God doesn’t acknowledgment prayers. Yet according to Matthew 7: 7 ask and you shall receive. And that’s not a one-off. Try Matthew 21: 22 area if you accept and adjure you will receive. But do you consistently get what you ask for from God? Area does the “oops” lie?

*Try this experiment. Adjure to God for one ages and almanac the hits and the misses. Next month, adjure to that orbiting teapot about Jupiter and almanac the hits and the misses. Or conceivably adjure to your pet dog instead of the teapot. Did you agenda any aberration amid the two results? Was there any aberration amid the two results? If not, what does this agreement acquaint you about the attributes and the absoluteness of God?

*Everything happens for a acumen and God has a plan for you. Now let’s say a adoration and try to change that!

Regarding Beastly Morality

*You frequently see animals, abnormally birds and mammals admonishment anniversary added in places area a aloof alone couldn’t reach. So even in the beastly commonwealth you get examples of “if you blemish my aback I’ll blemish your back”.

Regarding the End Times

*It is analytic to accept that there will never be an End Times; no charge for any Second Coming. Why? Satan, getting an able array of devil, will acutely accept apprehend the Bible and the Book of Revelation. Accepting done so, he will accept gotten a addle-brain active and so he will apperceive the ultimate aftereffect – his ultimate aftereffect consistent in his demise. So in adjustment to abstain that blasphemous fate, Satan just calls it quits and retires to Arizona area it is nice and hot and takes up autograph balladry as a amusement (the atrocious verses).

Regarding the Soul / Afterlife

*The afterlife, or at atomic the Christian adaptation of it, has one above blemish – if does it end?

*If, as theist William Lane Craig insists, there has to be a Aboriginal Cause afresh there has to be a Last Cause as well, contrarily you still accept an absolute Universe, which, as William Lane Craig asserts can’t be the case. The alone way to accept a bound Cosmos is for it to be temporally bound on either side, the Alpha ancillary or the Omega side. But a Last Cause contradicts Christian canon – that bit about an abiding abiding afterlife.

Regarding the Bible

*The Bible is the Chat of God because the Bible tells us so and the Bible is acceptable because the Bible is the Chat of God. This is what is accepted in abstract circles as annular reasoning.

*If you are mocked by little children, it’s accept to anathema them unto afterlife in the name of the Lord. And so it came to canyon that the Lord agitated out the wishes of one so mocked and who issued such a anathema aloft little accouchement application bears as the apparatus of their death. Analysis it out in 2 Kings 2: 23-24.

*I’ve acclaimed afore how the Bible, and accordingly how God, endorses the abstraction of slavery. For just one example, analysis out 1 Peter 2: 18. Now abounding translations try to be politically absolute and acting the chat “servant” for “slave”, but abounding added translations alarm a burrow a amplitude here, or should I say they alarm a bondservant a slave. A rose by any added name…

*If you are into Biblical contradictions analysis out:

1 Kings 5: 16 vs. 2 Chronicles 2: 2: How abounding bodies did Solomon apply to baby-sit his workers? Was it 3,600 or was it 3,300?

2 Chronicles 9: 25 vs. 1 Kings 4: 26: How abounding stalls did Solomon accept for his horses and chariots? Was it 40,000 or was it 4,000?

Acts 1: 18 vs. Matthew 27: 6-7: It’s not bright who purchased a field. Was it “this man” or was it the “chief priests”?

Question: Why didn’t God proof-read The Chat of God?

*Do your own beginning investigation. Analyze and adverse the accordant size, staffing and amount of animals in Noah’s Ark adverse any accepted beastly esplanade or zoo in adjustment to ascertain just how antic the Biblical abstraction is.

Regarding God

*More adulterated logic, as acicular out by The Bible Skeptic, Brett Palmer.

Anecdotes are not affidavit of God’s existence.

Faith is not affidavit of God’s existence.

Hope is not affidavit of God’s existence.

Hallucinations / visions / claimed adventures are not affidavit of God’s existence.

Even the abnormal (if it exists) is in itself not affidavit of God’s existence.

*Everything we apperceive about God, god or the gods was accounting by bodies for bodies and no agnosticism all such bodies had hidden agendas.

*God can never acting as The Acknowledgment just because of the accepted accompaniment of our own ignorance.

*You can’t explain every detail of biological change so accordingly change accept to be false. On the added hand, you can’t prove that there is no God so accordingly it accept to be the case, it accept to be true, that there is a God. This is what is accepted in some religious circles as logic.

*If bodies had a deity, that celestial would accept whiskers, fur and a purr, a appendage and jaws, paws and claws. Bodies were acutely fabricated in the angel of such a artful deity.

*Even if something bad happens to you, it is absolutely acceptable because all things that appear are all allotment of God’s Master Plan. Analysis out Psalm 139: 6. That agency that all abortions, all murders, all rapes, etc. are acceptable aback they are all allotment of God’s Master Plan. Further, aback God has a Master Plan, that agency that cipher has any chargeless will and accordingly adoration is absurd – which is contradicted by both God / Jesus in the Bible.

*Does God or Allah pray, and if so, who does God (or Allah) adjure to?

*How continued accept theists had (not to acknowledgment God Himself) to altercate sceptics that God in actuality exists? Why haven’t they succeeded? Why hasn’t God succeeded? Because there is no God, that’s why!

*Why can’t an absolute God who answers prayers and who performs miracles charm an amputee’s missing limb? Why? Because there is no God, that’s why!

*God accept to be absolutely afraid and accept a massive inferiority circuitous aback he demands all and assorted adoration Him 24/7/52. I admiration what Freud would accept to say about that!

*Speaking of worshipping, God just loves burnt offerings and the that appears to smell of afire meat and not just beastly beef but beastly beef as well. In actuality you’ll acquisition over 250 references to burnt offering(s) in the Bible (KJV).

*If God doesn’t apperceive what animalism feels like afresh God isn’t all-knowing. If God does apperceive what animalism feels like, afresh He isn’t absolutely all-good now, is He?

*Why did God bother with His “Be abounding and multiply” adjustment if He could accept just created added bodies all by Himself from dust and ribs?

*God isn’t absolutely the brightest of deities on the market. Shortly afterwards “In the beginning” an declared all-knowing God absitively (although that implies God has chargeless will which is abstruse in the ambience of getting aswell all-knowing) to actualize the beastly species. This was basically a bad move but one which He anticipation was a acceptable abstraction at the time. Anyway, this rather certifiable egoistic created a beastly macho and a beastly changeable and saw that it was acceptable – for a atom of a godly day or so depending on what time units God uses. Of advance things bound went from bad to worse already that “Be abounding and multiply” bidding absolutely kicked in and started to accomplish results. Afresh God became so affronted with Himself for His awe-inspiring addle-brain if He realised that the bodies He had created were absolutely awry – in God’s eyes – getting abandoned and abounding of bribery and accomplishing abandon and so on and so on. So, God’s certifiable band-aid was accumulation annihilation and so He dead anybody (animals too for some alien reason) afterwards abhorrence or favour. Drowning was God’s declared adjustment of humanity’s beheading (except for Noah and aggregation who weren’t abandoned or base or decumbent to violence). Did that ultimately aftereffect in any absolute improvement? Do pigs fly? No! With God’s “Be abounding and multiply” adjustment still in force the apple was repopulated with a new crop of the aforementioned sorts of idiots that pissed Him off the aboriginal time with anticipated results. So what was the accomplished point of the exercise? As I said, God’s not the brightest of deities.

Regarding God’s Able Design

*Creationists (anti-evolutionists) adulation to adduce the beastly eye as something so acutely intelligently advised that alone the omniscience and the accomplishment of God could accept advised it and that any evolutionary date amid no eye and a absolutely developed eye is abandoned in agreement of adaptation of the fittest. Absolutely afar from the actuality that evolutionary biologists accept abundantly countered that argument, I could altercate that if God so intelligently advised the beastly eye afresh there would never appear a charge to see the optometrist. There would be no charge for glasses or acquaintance lenses and everybody’s eyes would be an uncorrected 20/20 from cradle to grave.

*According to some creationists, one accessible affidavit of God’s able architecture is the appearance of the banana. A assistant fits altogether in the beastly duke just absolute for the eating, an accessible affidavit of God’s able design! But what about the architecture of the pineapple or the coconut?

Regarding God’s Omnipotence

*Premise: God is absolute and can do annihilation (that’s not logically inconsistent).

*Premise: God answers prayers.

*Premise: Amputees adjure to God to restore their missing limb(s).

*Observation: God does not do this – ever.

*Conclusion 1: Accordingly God is not omnipotent, or

*Conclusion 2: Accordingly God does not acknowledgment prayers, or both.

*Conclusion 3: Accordingly by the adroitness of Ockham’s Razor, God does not exist.

Regarding God’s ‘Morality’

*If God is all-loving, all-just, all-merciful, all-benevolent and accordingly God can alone do good, afresh acutely any adversity in the world, beastly or human, accept to be all for the acceptable in the apperception of God aback He does annihilation to change the cachet quo. Of advance the absolute acknowledgment is that God is not all-loving, all-just, all-merciful, and all-benevolent as even a brief account of the Old Testament will reveal.

*Pope Benadict XVI as appear on 15 September 2006 in acknowledgment to Islamic jihads acclaimed that abandon is adverse to God’s attributes and to reason. Conclusion: accordingly the Pope has never anytime even apprehend the Bible!

*God is the ultimate antecedent of all morality, so you should do as God does and as God commands which is kill, Kill, KILL! You charge to annihilate contrary children, witches, gay men, Sabbath workers, adulterers, affluence tellers, non-virgin brides, and a host of others. Despite God’s bidding “thou shall not kill”, God kills just about all the men and (innocent) women in Sodom & Gomorrah, all of the firstborn in age-old Egypt (plus agnate livestock), and a host of others. Even if God doesn’t annihilate Himself, God relishes if others annihilate in his name.

*Without my authoritative any added comments, just analyze and adverse Jeremiah 9: 24 with the following:

Deuteronomy: Chapter 20

Deuteronomy: Chapter 28

Exodus: Chapter 32

Ezekiel: Chapter 9

Ezekiel: Chapter 35

Genesis: Chapter 7

Genesis: Chapter 19

Hosea: Chapter 9

Hosea: Chapter 13

Isaiah: Chapter 13

Jeremiah: Chapter 9 (except Verse 24)

Joshua: Chapter 6

Joshua: Chapter 7

Joshua: Chapter 8

Joshua: Chapter 10

Judges: Chapter 1

Judges: Chapter 3

2 Kings: Chapter 17

Leviticus: Chapter 26

Numbers: Chapter 31

1 Samuel: Chapter 15

1 Samuel: Chapter 18

Now go aback and re-read Jeremiah 9: 24.

Regarding Jesus

*Compare and adverse the Jesus who appropriately states that you should account your Mum and your Dad (Mark 10: 19; Luke 18: 20; Matthew 19: 19) and you should abhorrence your Mum and your Dad (Luke 14: 26). So which is it to be?

*Jesus, built-in on the 25th of December? As Jaclyn Glenn is acclaimed as saying, or singing, “Have yourself a amusing little myth-mas”, with the emphasis on the “myth”.

Regarding Atheists & Atheism

*Christian Logic: Atheists abhorrence God. Agnostic Logic: You can’t abhorrence something you don’t accept has any actuality in any absolutely absolute anatomy of reality. Yet it’s been claimed by abounding theists that the acumen atheists are atheists is that they adios God’s authority, they don’t ambition to be told what to do by God, they don’t ambition to be answerable to God and they don’t ambition to bow and scrape to any absolute deity. Alas, that would beggarly that atheists in actuality accept such an absolute celestial in actuality existed which is the exact adverse of their absolute worldview. Atheism is not anti-God or abhorrence to God. You can’t be anti or adverse or accord the average feel to something that you accept doesn’t exist! This is what is accepted in the barter as absolute logic, something theists aren’t consistently actual acceptable at exhibiting.

*Another accepted affirmation is that added atrocities accept been acquired by atheists than by theists, and bodies like Mao and Stalin and Pol Pot are cited as proof. That acumen is adulterated aback atrocities committed by atheists are NOT done in the name of atheism whereby atrocities done by theists are done in the name of their adoration and in the name of their god – usually God (or Allah). There are lots of examples of the latter; no examples of the former.

*So why is atheism Public Enemy Amount One? Why don’t I see Christians go hammer-and-tongs debating with the Mormons, or Muslims with Scientology or the Hindus adjoin Satanists? No, it consistently tends to be atheists who are the villains!

*Atheists are advised to be bigots just be adage “I don’t accede with your faith, your adoration or your god(s).” In actuality any criticism of someone’s faith, adoration and god(s) are commonly advised calumniating and just a biased assessment by that anyone of faith.

*Theists tend to assert that atheism and the non-belief that atheists accept is in itself a acceptance arrangement and appropriately a adoration in its own right. But yield that to its analytic conclusion. How abounding non-beliefs do Christians accept aback Christians don’t accept in hundreds of non-Christian religions? Aback they accept these added religions are apocryphal religions, able-bodied that acceptance makes their own cast of atheism adjoin added religions a religion. That aswell agency that non-belief in fairies (and the Loch Ness Monster, and the Easter Bunny, etc.) is absolutely a acceptance and appropriately a religion. Christian argumentation – not.

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