…With a Capital “G”

I originally posted the following video and statement onto my Facebook wall…

You’re “Christian”? “Jewish”? “Muslim”? “Atheist”? Hmmm… How can that be, when you so faithfully believe in, practice, and even proselytize for, your personal Lord and Savior, Godvernment, just like a loyal Statheist?

Capital G:

“I pushed the button and elected him to office and, uh
He pushed the button and he dropped the bomb
You pushed the button and could watch it on the television
Those motherfuckers didn’t last too long

I’m sick of hearing ’bout the ‘have’s’ and ‘have not’s’
Have some personal accountability
The biggest problem with the way that we’ve been doing things is
The more we let you have the less that I’ll be keeping for me

Well, I used to stand for something
Now, I’m on my hands and knees
Trading in my god for this one
And he signs his name with a capital G

Don’t give a shit about the temperature in Guatemala
Don’t really see what all the fuss is about
Ain’t gonna worry ’bout no future generations and, uh
And, I’m sure somebody’s gonna figure it out

Don’t try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person
You haven’t had enough to know what its like
You’re only angry ‘cuz you wish you were in my position
Now nod your head because you know that I’m right… alright!

Well I used to stand for something
But, forgot what that could be
There’s a lot of me inside you
Maybe you’re afraid to see

Well, I used to stand for something
Now, I’m on my hands and knees
Trading in my god for this one
And he signs his name with a capital G”

When Atheists Attack… They Target the Straw-Man!

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after an acquaintance shared a post from here

"Internet Atheists: Free-Thinking in Action"

“Internet Atheism: Free-Thinking in Action”

Stephen K.: Hi Rayn, I’m not trying to be offensive here. Maybe you have done a little bit too much of pattern recognition?

Science Wins God Loses: Which is more likely do you suppose? That ancient nomadic tribesmen invented their god (YHWY) in the exact same way that all other named gods throughout history were invented, or that an all-powerful inventor of the whole universe favors one earthly tribe over all other tribes?

I’m putting my money on ancient nomadic tribesmen invented their god, “YHWH” — same as all others. After all, it’s only logical that this is exactly what happened. Why can’t the other 3.5+ billion people on the planet see this very clear and distinct fact? Can 3.5+ billion people really be incapable of following such simple logic? Baffling.


Stephen K.: Confirmation bias?

Rayn: I’m not offended, Stephen… just confused. I’m not sure why you decided to share this status post to my wall. So, just to be clear: I do not believe, nor have I ever stated, nor have I even so much as hinted “that an all-powerful inventor of the whole universe favors one earthly tribe over all other tribes.”

To begin, I passionately embrace Individual Sovereignty, so the collectivist idea of bloodline-based favoritism is absolutely repugnant to me in every way, imaginable. Besides this, I am not a member of any organized religion, whether “Christian,” “Muslim,” “Jewish,” “Buddhist,” “Hindu,” “the State,” or otherwise. Man-made laws, and stale, empty traditions have ZERO value and credence in my life.

I’d also like to point out that the position stated in the status post you shared here is not even supported by canonized Hebrew Scripture, anyway. According to the writings of the TaNaKh, it was ISRAEL that was referred to a “CHOSEN people” (not “favored”). And, yet, Israel was made up of the 12 TRIBES, not ONE! Meanwhile, the very thing that Israel was CHOSEN to do was to form a COVENANT (AKA, “voluntary contract”) with the Father of Creation, promising to KEEP HIS TORAH (“instruction”) – both in action, and in writing – as an example for the nations of the Earth.

It is also important to keep in mind that membership to any of the 12 tribes of Israel was never meant to be a purely blood-based affair. According to the TaNaKh, non-members could join one of the tribes, simply by agreeing to live by the above-mentioned covenant, while also being circumcised.

Any understanding of this arrangement that falls outside of the parameters I just described above is false, and likely comes either from uncritically reading one of the many English mistranslated versions of the Hebrew-written TaNaKh, or from uncritically listening to the teachings of someone else who has done so. If you’d like to learn about all of these things for yourself, try reading Scripture in the original Hebrew that it was written.

Ironically, the status post you have shared here originates from a page called, “Science Wins God Loses.” Well, how exactly does “science” somehow “win” in a situation where the most basic of background research was neglected in favor of a straw-man argument wrapped up in a loaded question? Sad…

Discussing the Origins of Christianity

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of an ex-acquaintance…

Self-Proclaimed "Apostle," Shaul of Tarsus (AKA "Paul")

Self-Proclaimed “Apostle,” Shaul of Tarsus (AKA “Paul”)

Chris C.: What is this “Christians United for Israel”? To “support Israel in her time of need?” Why would any “christian” support an apartheid state that has been responsible for the displacement and/or total disenfranchisement of the Palestinian population? NO I do NOT support the illegal “state” of Israel.

Rayn: Many hypochristians support Israel. It’s no surprise, as Christianity was created by the false, self-proclaimed 13th “Apostle” name “Paul” (aka Saul of Tarsus) hijacker of the Way of YHWH, as taught by Yashua. Saul was the son of a Pharisee, an Hebrew from the Tribe of Benjamin, and also a Roman citizen – as he said himself, “all things to all people.” He was also a “murderer from the beginning,” persecuting the original followers of Yashua (who never callled themselves “Christians”) up until the moment of his witness-free conversion story (that gradually became more elaborate each time he described it). Just like the Hebrews chose to free Barabbas the murderer, “Christians” follow Saul the murderer… Yet, since most of them are not murderers themselves, they are simply submitting themselves to the will of their moral inferiors!

Chris C.: you go girl…drop some knowledge!

Celebrating Haitian History in the Face of Opposition

The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall…

Map of Haiti

Map of Haiti

Rayn: believes that “a nation of SHEEP shall be ruled by PIGS.”

Kenny C.: Haiti?

Kenny C.: or the PIGS that force the sheep to pay for the White-Devil haters?

Rayn: I’m sorry, Kenny, but I was talking about the country I live in.
But, what exactly are you referring to? I’m stumped.

Kenny C.: The Pigs are forcing the sheep to pay for the white-devil haters? its just a scam, people benefiting off a tragedy. an island does NOT need money they need supplies!

Sara: Who are the white-devil haters?

Kenny C.: oh come on… my thoughts and prayers go out to those victims and family’s of the victims of the Earthquake in Haiti.
HOWEVER, I feel that this “relief” effort is too familiar.
Hatian government=white devil haters.
and they are going to steal our money, and put it in their pockets!
and the victims and people that r suffering will continue to suffer. because hatian government is more corrupt then ours! and u know what happens when people see $$?

Kenny C.: we wanna send supplies, but bush says NO SUPPLIES SEND US CASH…Why? bush didn’t get enough cash from everything he did while he was president?
guess not…

Kenny C.: It is people like Bush that are the reason why Hatians call us White Devil.

Katherine C.: I know you meant that in a political sense but for a second I imagined actual sheep being led by pigs, lol

Rayn:  “White devil haters”? The Haitian government? And, the Haitians? I’ve never heard of such a thing before, Kenny.

These are some serious allegations. Where are you getting your information from?

The only recent “devil” talk I’ve heard in regards to Haiti is when psuedo-Reverend Pat “the Pig” Robertson accused the Haitian people of making a “pact with the devil” to rid themselves of the French. He claimed that, for this reason, “ever since, [the Haitian people] have been cursed by one thing after the other,” implying that the Haitian people deserved to suffer from this month’s devastating earthquake.
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