Blog break: Pastors in the hook up business

I hope this is our last post for today :-P, but I didn’t think it would be fair to let this pass.

First we have a pastor offering marriage advice on twitter.

The same pastor calling for a singles meet up

you shouldn’t be single any longer, it costs only Ksh. 200

And lastly the same pastor pleading guilty for keeping a big number of people single.

It’s the church’s fault I’m still single! And I have evidence to prove it!

Of politics, politicians and their thieving ways

In 2010, we enacted, after more than 2 decades of activism for change, a new constitution. A document that many hailed as being a great document for charting our journey towards a brighter future, a future that our independence fathers, except of course the first president, had in mind. A unified future, a nation where inequality in distribution of resources will be addressed, the bill of rights be expanded and several constitutional safeguards put in place against the excesses of government.

There was a lot of excitement that so many things were either overlooked or not given serious thought. I will list a few:

  1. we expanded the national assembly and created a new house, a senate, following both the American and British models of two houses but the roles of these idiots was not properly considered. We have been treated to a show of strength between the two houses each trying to show the other which is the most powerful. My recommendation: We don’t need the expanded national assembly, we keep the regional governments and the senate. The senators will bring to the floor of the house issues that have been raised at the county level for debate. In this way we have fewer idiots trying to run the country.
  2. constitutional offices. For the life of me, please tell what the work life of an IEBC[the body charged with botching elections] commissioner when there are no elections. Remember these people draw insane salaries in the pretext that they should be above bribery which doesn’t make sense when you think of the issue carefully. There is a commission charged with harmonisation of salaries for state officers. Please tell me what these people do everyday apart from thinking about salaries and then being paid at the end of the month for doing nothing. Recommendation: disband all unnecessary constitutional bodies.
  3. cabinet secretaries and principal secretaries. This is the thing, before ministers were idiots, nay, I meant to say politicians and there was a permanent secretary to run the ministry. Now we have technocrats. What is the point of another layer of bureaucracy?  Recommendation: reduce the size of the fucking government!

Most of you by now know of my disdain for politicians. I think we need as a country to rethink the recall clause, the size of parliament, seriously you don’t want to have close to 400 running amok in a country whose population is mainly sheeples!

Please don’t think am biased to the idiots, nay, politicians

Governors want County budget increased from Sh210 billion to Sh258 billion and they also want offices in Nairobi. Now we are trying to devolve government because for a long time power has been concentrated in the centre and in Nairobi. Why would these dimwits want to live in Nairobi while there areas of jurisdiction is in the counties they represent?

Salary: Members of Parliament turn guns on President Uhuru. I have written on the MPigs haggling for a higher salary and asking for the disbandment of the commission that slashed their salaries. Having failed on these attempts, they have decided to blackmail everyone, from the supposed president, to the revenue authority! A real bunch of thieves and idiots they are.

On a side note, there is another constitutional body that is telling us not to use insults when referring to MPs and others when they fuck us up! To them, go and hang. If you find my language offensive, don’t read it again. It is your problem, not mine.


Healing is a phone call away

Friends, things get by the day. All those of you who are sick, don’t bother going to the hospital. There is a pastor who will pray for you and you get well. The good news is you must not meet him, just send him a text and your problems are taken care of.

I just have a minor question, when did god decide whose prayers he will listen to? I think the christians should then just appoint the few people god hears their prayers and the rest of the people can continue with their lives! This will help a long way for one, god will have just a few select people to listen to, they can agree on the times to send their requests so god’s diary is not busy and, for those who believe Jesus is seating on the right hand side of a spirit without form, Jesus will have some work prioritizing what god needs to attend to and help in identifying conflicting requests like two teams all playing for a win in the same match and such like.

When I get the number, I will share it. It is not included in the article 😦

Miracle pastor on call.

Evolution, the pyramids, crazy scientists and much more

For your weekend viewing I have linked here a video of some dimwits who claim to posses knowledge from the ancients, that the scientific community is in a big conspiracy to mislead you and that the christian god exists.  It is 3 hours of interesting stuff [the Egyptian pyramids, pi, golden ratio and Fibonacci sequence] the bad [appeals to ignorance, outlandish unsupported claims].

In case you didn’t know it, Darwin was wrong, Dawkins is wrong and all other evolutionary biologists are wrong. We, modern man, has been around for millions of years. And scientists lie all the time, and he has evidence the Piltdown Man but he conveniently forgets to tell us, it is the same lying scientists who discovered it was a hoax.

If you have time, you can watch the entire video [it will take 3 hours of your time]. It has some good stuff, some not so good and some outright crap. By the way, big foot is real, the genesis creation story is the only true one and you need to start kneeling down in worship or you are going straight to heaven hell.


Genes have nothing to do with your traits. The fellow who claims to know what the rest doesn’t display an ignorance when it comes to what Spencer was referring to in the statement,

This survival of the fittest, implies multiplication of the fittest.
This survival of the fittest… is that which Mr. Darwin has called ‘natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life’.

which meant the species most suited to their environment will survive. And Darwin meant it as a metaphor for better adapted for immediate, local environment.

The material is not all there is.

Let us sue the scientists for intentionally lying to us :-P, forget that these buggers in the clip do not interview any single archaeologist, evolutionary scientist, or physicist. They suffer from an advanced case of confirmation bias to the extent that they lack objectivity in anything they are reporting as science that is being systematically suppressed.

In the clip, he claims that this footprint discovered by Mary Leakey have been suppressed.

On mind

Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is the ability to cope with pain. Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need.

First is the door of sleep. Sleep offers us a retreat from the world and all its pain. Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a person is wounded they will often fall unconscious. Similarly, someone who hears traumatic news will often swoon or faint. This is the mind’s way of protecting itself from pain by stepping through the first door.

Second is the door of forgetting. Some wounds are too deep to heal, or too deep to heal quickly. In addition, many memories are simply painful, and there is no healing to be done. The saying ‘time heals all wounds’ is false. Time heals most wounds. The rest are hidden behind this door.

Third is the door of madness. There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

Last is the door of death. The final resort. Nothing can hurt us after we are dead, or so we have been told.

Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Afterlife, count me out!

Friends, your good host is feeling lazy today but that does not mean he doesn’t have gems to share. I like this one on the afterlife and if you still want an afterlife, I wish you well and I hope that you get a good choirmaster in heaven and that the people who never attempt to sing in church but are headed to heaven will have heavenly and musical voices or you will wish you died once and it ended there.

The past week, the pope announced we[atheists] if we did ‘good’ were going to heaven. A statement which one spokesman for the Vatican clarified and said something to the effect you must be catholic to go to this heaven. Well, first I don’t think there is another life. I have no proof  for it, and since it didn’t bother me before I was born, I don’t see why it should bother me when am gone. The pope and his minions must know, if they are intelligent, that atheists, speaking for myself, have no belief in heaven and hell. That we wish that people live their lives here fully and as the great Marcus Aurelius said,

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

I wish there was an afterlife sometimes, I wish my mum who went before me would see what have become. I wish she would be happy that am trying to make the life of our lot better by killing gods and dealing with superstition. That she would be happy that I managed to get out of the shackles imposed on us by religion.

I share with you some thoughts of Jean Meslier on the afterlife.

But, it will be said, is not the dogma of the immortality of the soul consoling for beings who often find themselves very unhappy here below? If this should be an illusion, is it not a sweet and agreeable one? Is it not a benefit for man to believe that he can live again and enjoy, sometime, the happiness which is refused to him on earth? Thus, poor mortals! you make your wishes the measure of the truth! Because you desire to live forever, and to be happier, you conclude from thence that you will live forever, and that you will be more fortunate in an unknown world than in the known world, in which you so often suffer! Consent, then, to leave without regret this world, which causes more trouble than pleasure to the majority of you. Resign yourselves to the order of destiny, which decrees that you, like all other beings, should not endure forever. But what will become of me? you ask! What you were several millions of years ago. You were then, I do not know what; resign yourselves, then, to become again in an instant, I do not know what; what you were then; return peaceably to the universal home from which you came without your knowledge into your material form, and pass by without murmuring, like all the beings which surround you!

We are repeatedly told that religious ideas offer infinite consolation to the unfortunate; it is pretended that the idea of the immortality of the soul and of a happier life has a tendency to lift up the heart of man and to sustain him in the midst of the adversities with which he is assailed in this life. Materialism, on the contrary, is, we are told, an afflicting system, tending to degrade man, which ranks him among brutes; which destroys his courage, whose only hope is complete annihilation, tending to lead him to despair, and inducing him to commit suicide as soon as he suffers in this world. The grand policy of theologians is to blow hot and to blow cold, to afflict and to console, to frighten and to reassure.

According to the fictions of theology, the regions of the other life are happy and unhappy. Nothing more difficult than to render one worthy of the abode of felicity; nothing easier than to obtain a place in the abode of torments that Divinity prepares for the unfortunate victims of His eternal fury. Those who find the idea of another life so flattering and so sweet, have they then forgotten that this other life, according to them, is to be accompanied by torments for the majority of mortals? Is not the idea of total annihilation infinitely preferable to the idea of an eternal existence accompanied with suffering and gnashing of teeth? The fear of ceasing to exist, is it more afflicting than the thought of having not always been? The fear of ceasing to be is but an evil for the imagination, which alone brought forth the dogma of another life.

You say, O Christian philosophers, that the idea of a happier life is delightful; we agree; there is no one who would not desire a more agreeable and a more durable existence than the one we enjoy here below. But, if Paradise is tempting, you will admit, also, that hell is frightful. It is very difficult to merit heaven, and very easy to gain hell. Do you not say that one straight and narrow path leads to the happy regions, and that a broad road leads to the regions of the unhappy? Do you not constantly tell us that the number of the chosen ones is very small, and that of the damned is very large? Do we not need, in order to be saved, such grace as your God grants to but few? Well! I tell you that these ideas are by no means consoling; I prefer to be annihilated at once rather than to burn forever; I will tell you that the fate of beasts appears to me more desirable than the fate of the damned; I will tell you that the belief which delivers me from overwhelming fears in this world, appears to me more desirable than the uncertainty in which I am left through belief in a God who, master of His favors, gives them but to His favorites, and who permits all the others to render themselves worthy of eternal punishments. It can be but blind enthusiasm or folly that can prefer a system which evidently encourages improbable conjectures, accompanied by uncertainty and desolating fear.

On the resurrection of Jesus

To be a good architect, one has to not only pay attention to details, but must have an understanding of how the components in the whole work to create a unity. A space that would otherwise look plain, begins to have depth, texture, and feeling when detail is added to it. There are things however where the problem is in the detail, and that is where we are going today with the story of Jesus. 

Many apologists contend with St. Paul in 1 Corinthians thus

12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

It is evident from this passage that even then there were skeptics who did not buy the story of Paul for he wouldn’t be defending it as he does in v12. In v13, if the bible is to believed, I can only say St. Paul had not read 2 Kings 4:32-37

32 When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed. 33 He went in therefore, shut the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the Lord. 34 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm. 35 He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 36 And he called Gehazi and said, “Call this Shunammite woman.” So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, “Pick up your son.”37 So she went in, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground; then she picked up her son and went out.

from where it is evident that people were actually raised from the dead, that is if the bible is to believed. And in the NT we have two stories of Jesus raising people from the dead  one is of Jairus son and of Lazarus[Jn 11:1-45] so the question that Paul is raising in his letter would have been a moot one especially because we would expect that these resurrections were known. You know a coming back to the land of the living is not a so so story, but one that would draw both local and international press.

The second matter of detail that relates to the story of Jesus from my point of view is twofold. Christians claim that Jesus was fully god,  then it is expected that he knew he would rise from the dead, I mean a few verses earlier before he had raised some losers from the land of the dead, why wouldn’t he do it to himself. So please tell, how does god committing suicide knowing he will get through with it something special. Maybe I miss something here that others see, please help me.

Three if the bible is to believed, apologists claim there are many prophecies regarding Jesus crucifixion and resurrection in the bible. If this is the case, then it is no longer any special news. Everyone who believes in the narrative already expect him to die and resurrect, in fact I contend it would be news if he didn’t resurrect.

Lastly Paul is arguing by appealing to emotion, he must have known then that for those who believed, the story couldn’t be otherwise as he told it. It would be ambitious on anyone’s part to expect St. Paul to write that Jesus didn’t resurrect, I mean he is the one creating the narrative. What else would you expect? 

One can go ahead and claim that people writing in the 2nd Century mention Jesus. Whatever their names, one would be hard pressed to convince me they are not repeating a narrative that has been doing its rounds.

In conclusion, whenever I contend that the resurrection of Jesus, if he did live and this happened, means very little, at least to me, not because there were similar resurrection narratives in the middle east at that time, no, but because the bible in both the old and new testaments have a few narratives of resurrection even though nobody says whether these fellows so raised do die again or live forever and are still here with us and because, the bible believers claim in many places that this was already written in scripture, it is something they were expecting and lastly because the main character claims to be god.

This is then my proposal, the christians and their apologists should drop the divinity story and say this Jesus guy was a random magician, chosen by their god as a human sacrifice to redeem other magicians and we go on with life. 

This, friends is how I see it.

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