Atheists again and other stories


Today I rode 57km to go and hike and then rode back same distance. To say I am tired is an understatement.

In other news religious leaders want the atheist group deregistered. They claim among other things

We are a people of faith, therefore registering any party that believes that there is no God is a mockery to people of Kenya. The danger is that we are now opening up to ideas that are out to promote immorality through erosion of our values, which are anchored on religion,” he said.

But says nothing about the pastors who lie through their teeth, the thieving pastors and many more. I am glad they are scared.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

38 thoughts on “Atheists again and other stories

  1. Boom. They should be scared. The religious extortionist don’t want Kenyans to find out that they’ve been ripped off. Did you see this?

    It’s not satire.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/04/29/south-african-pastor-who-allegedly-took-pics-when-he-visited-heaven-now-says-his-phone-was-stolen/

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  2. Btw, you have quite the endurance. I’m impressed. How long was your hike?

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    • makagutu says:

      6.2 km up mount Longonot

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      • You must feel exhilarated. I love the high from exercise.

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        • makagutu says:

          While at it, I keep asking myself, why am I torturing myself.
          At the end, the feeling is beyond measure

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          • nannus says:

            After no chance of bikeriding during winter, and very little last summer (because I am being relocated to Hannover and went back to Cologne over the weekends instead of doing some bike riding) I am just starting again. I just rode 44 km around Hannover today and that was enough for me already. I have to train again a lot now to get back into a better condition.

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          • makagutu says:

            44km isn’t a short ride either!
            I ask myself how one rides in all that snow and possibly cold weather.

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          • nannus says:

            Some people do, but I don’t. Now I have to slowly start training myself again. Part of the problem today was that on the way back, I had to ride against some rather strong wind, so it felt like going up all of the time although it was flat terrain. The first time after a long time is always the hardest. After that, it looks like the muscles are switching back to sports mode, maybe some genes are being activated. The second tour tends to be much easier. I am also starting again to go to work by bike instead of using the tram, at least as far as the weather allows it.

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          • makagutu says:

            I think the upside with cycling is you only a few days to be back to form.
            I used to cycle to work. It was so convenient, so fast till I had an accident. I will resume some future date

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  3. tildeb says:

    I’ve noticed a pattern where those who try to defend their religious privilege target atheists who criticize their beliefs by first painting them with the same traits, attributes, and practices that best describe them… intolerant, bigoted, immoral, tyrannical, dogmatic, extremist, fundamentalist, and so on.

    What always surprises me is how many in the targeted atheist group then line up to defend the painting of some hypothetical Others in the target group but not themselves, of course as legitimate. It’s such a capitulation of principle and yet so very common, which is why this vilification built on lies and deceit is so effective: it divides and conquers and elevates the most unprincipled and cowardly in the targeted group to be what they aren’t: brave, tolerant, fair, moral, authoritative, open-minded, principled, and really, really nice.

    Meanwhile, the privileging gains exemption while the vilifying continues unabated.

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    • makagutu says:

      I think the religionists have adopted divide and rule as their strategy and take advantage of the fact that most atheists are comfortable to be just left alone.

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  4. There are assholes like that where I live too, bragging about how where they live is godly and righteous and such. Something they might do well to remember is that “we” are people of many different views and beliefs; “he” is just one person stating his opinion.

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  5. shelldigger says:

    Xenophobic, egotistical, bigoted, contrarian, tribal, privileged, short sighted, simplistic, morons.

    Did I leave anything out ?

    They probably have some kind of problem with the fit of their underpants as well.

    Refusing to allow for anyone that isn’t just like you to enjoy a simple organized group is beyond pathetic.

    A non belief in something that does not exist should take precedent over the belief in something that does not exist.

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    • makagutu says:

      Nope, you didn’t leave anything out.
      These people are mad. It’s a madhouse here

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      • shelldigger says:

        Probably not much difference here. The southern states are a cesspool of religious nuttery. Different landscapes, different country, but people are much the same the world over…

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        • makagutu says:

          That fine American, Mark Twain, said human nature is the same. Nature isn’t extravagant. It produces few extremes. It would be ambitious to think it produces a certain type in Europe and another in Americas.

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