RELIGION BASHING — EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL

6578_200Article by the Red Nail.

Syndicated from the Red Nail’s Awareness Act account.

(This was brought over from another site; if there are any Tobies here, I am not referring to you, specifically…)

EDITOR’S NOTE: «Toby» is another Awareness Act member.

Well.  I’m not singling anyone out (Toby…just kidding) but I do see a lot of religious…well…»bigotry» is the right word for what goes on when talking religion; both from people who dislike or don’t believe in religion and from one religion to another. Some may believe (based on my user photo) that I am a Christian. I was born and raised that way but I don’t necessarily believe in the Christian god (although I tend to lean in that direction); in reality I suppose I would best be labeled as «spiritual» with a bias toward Christianity. I have much love for Native American/Pagan/Far-Eastern and various tribal schools of thought.

This country was founded on the principals of freedom of religion and religious liberty. It has taken many other turns but that is still a big aspect of American society. We, as a nation, shouldn’t loose this. I understand that some people find religion offensive (primarily, in my opinion, because of how the people within those religions act). Please differentiate between the individuals beliefs and the religion itself. You may not agree with the other person’s beliefs but you should always respect them as a general matter. Just as there should be no hatred for someone because of their sexual orientation or race, there really should be no hatred because of someone’s religion.

religionAnd yes Christians that means every religion, including the ones you find unpopular (Muslim hating has been all the rage in this nation for far too long). Yes, they have their extremists and we have ours. If you look at the percentage of the religious populations on both sides which would have what is considered «extremist views,» a higher percentage of Christians support them within their religion than the number of Muslims that do. Check out the numbers yourself; you may actually learn something.

There is so much that other cultures can offer in the way of enlightenment — particularly in the realms of philosophy and the arts; we, as a people, should cease this divisiveness. We all need to work together. We are all (the entirety of humanity) experiencing the crisis together. In reality, I would encourage everyone to read and try to understand the religious texts of others and reread your own as well. You find new insights every time.

With Love,
The Red Nail

TRUE CHRISTIAN MODUS OPERANDI — JESUS LOVES PORN STARS

8205427Article by Tim Wikiriwhi.

Syndicated from Eternal Vigilance.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Wikiriwhi is a Transegoist sympathizer; not a Transegoist — our syndication of his article does not indicate that he endorses the Transegoist philosophy.

The Waikato Times ran an story on 22 January 2013 in respect to the Parachute Christian Music Festival held annually here in the Waikato which caught my attention (Porn Star Worships Gift Bible) because of its Libertarian idealism.   A church organization called «XXXChurch.com» is going to be at the festival with the Idea of starting a «fellowship» here in New Zealand.

0860d7772b18e61031fcce2f7c2d62c1_500“’They gave me a pretty pink Bible with silver edging,’ Vidis said. ‘They are really respectful, they don’t force it down your throat.’ They came up and said, ‘you do really wonderful work, but if you ever need help you can always come to Christ. Here’s a Bible.I loved that.”

I plan to make contact with them as they appear to be my kind of people; that is: Christians who don’t ride around on high horses like self righteous legalistic Pharisees preaching about how «God Hates Fags,» but instead preach the love and grace of God towards sinners.  This is how real Christianity functions: i.e. via Libertarian means, not by inciting mob violence or legalistic oppression, but via reason and compassion.

I salute them.

hooters-for-freedomEDITOR’S NOTE: The photo on the left is of Tim Wikiriwhi demonstrating for freedom in his home country of New Zealand.  It was taken by one of his detractors in order to discredit him.  He has posted it with pride in numerous places on the blog he co-founded called Eternal Vigilance.  Tim is an unapologetic defender of liberty.  Tim is an unapologetic advocate of hooters, and, like all of the men here at the Transegoist Daily Journal, is a big fan of women in general.  Mr. Wikiriwhi is currently running for mayor of the city of Hamilton, NZ, as the Libertarianz Party candidate.  The Transegoist Daily Journal endorses the candidacy of Tim Wikiriwhi.

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS

meditationArticle by Barbara Cornell.

Syndicated from Barbara Cornell’s personal blog.

Fasting for spiritual reasons is a concept that is relatively new to me, as it was not part of my religious upbringing. But I’ve come to understand that fasting is a necessary activity. I’ve read quite a few others’ ideas about fasting, but I tend to do things the hard way: I figure it out for myself through trial, error and searching. Things that come any other way just don’t have the same value to me.

It’s been my experience that God never fails to respond to a fast. That’s empirical, direct observation. But I’ve always been interested in the «why» of things. Why would God especially respond to a fast? Does God benefit from my refraining from food? That’s an obvious no.

I’ve heard many say that it is the sacrifice that God responds to, «God always demands a sacrifice.» I’m skeptical. Rarely does God demand a sacrifice for no other reason that the sacrifice itself. Even when he asked for sacrifices of animals on the altar, there was a reason for it: because a thing is only as valuable to us as whatever we’ve given up to get it. You see it all the time. A pair of jeans at WalMart for $15 feels less valuable to us than the very same garment (some blue denim sewn together in the shape of your butt) purchased for $200. Put a $10 price tag on a purse and we think it’s cheap, put a $2000 price tag on the same purse and suddenly it’s a value statement. Studies have proven that people can be given the same wine in two bottles, one making it appear cheap and the other expensive, and people genuinely better enjoy the wine they believe is more expensive.

This verse came to me this morning when I was thinking about why God responds to a fast:

«And he saith, ‘Thy name is no more called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast been a prince with God and with men, and dost prevail.’ And Jacob asketh, and saith, ‘Declare, I pray thee, thy name;’ and he saith, ‘Why [is] this, thou askest for My name?’ and He blesseth him there.'»
—Genesis 32:28-29

Jacob had been instructed by God to return home to his brother Esau, who was still pretty unhappy about that whole stealing of the family fortune thing, and on the way Jacob knew he was in great danger from his brother, but he went anyway trusting that God would keep his promise to fix that situation. The night before he was going to meet Esau, he stayed up all night and met a «man» (an angel) and wrestled with him all night, refusing to let go of the angel of God until the angel blessed him. And the angel told him he would receive the blessing he asked for, specifically because he stepped up to the battle and endured.

I’ve never heard anyone equate this story with fasting, but it occurs to me that this is at the heart of why God responds to a fast.

You remember the story of the caterpillar? A man sees a caterpillar struggling, wrestling to emerge from his cocoon. The man could easily break the caterpillar out of his cocoon, and it seems pretty cruel for the man not to help, especially since it costs the caterpillar so much to get out but it would cost the man nearly nothing to do it for him, but if the man does help, the caterpillar would certainly die. Because it is the struggle itself that gives the caterpillar the strength to survive.

WHY GAY MARRIAGE MATTERS

317949-marriage-equalityArticle by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.

It has been said that gay marriage is a non-issue being used to distract from larger issues (i.e., the Mon$atan Protection Act).

NOTE: From now on, I am referring to the Monsanto Corporation as «Mon$atan» (thank you, @OrganicLiveFood on Twitter).

There is some truth to this. But here’s the thing. Gay marriage is an important issue — not so much in and of itself, so much as it is important to assert that we will live and let live, in order that we may unite to deal with institutions like Mon$atan and its ilk, and so that we can continue to win over the liberals to the importance of gun rights, etc.

They are using this issue to divide us.

We need to use this issue to unite ourselves.

MONSANTO-300x228«Live and let live!» must become a categorical political axiom if we are going to unite to take down Mon$atan and the gun snatchers.

Among my former college classmates whom I still follow on Facebook, the most adamant opponent of Mon$atan is a guy who happens to be gay. I want to make sure that I am not alienated from this person over something as trivial as gay marriage.

Straight people: gay people are not violating your first amendment rights by getting married.  And Gay people: if a heterosexual thinks that gay marriage is against his religion, he’s allowed to express that which is his religious/ethical belief; so long as he isn’t actively trying to persecute you for yours.

Live and let live.

On those issues which we can unite behind, we will win.

If they successfully divide us, then we will lose.

Live and let live.

THE RIGHTEOUS PREDATOR

lionsArticle by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.

Syndicated from Mark I Rasskazov’s personal blog.

I have insight into the heart of evil, because, although, by the grace of God, I have been spared from an upbringing that would immerse me into the culture which would feed into it, I am, to a large extent, cut from the same cloth.

When a predator sees a grass eater, its instinct is to sneak up on it, tear its jugular, rip it limb from limb and consume it.

Now, we, as human beings, were designed to be predators. We have eyes on the front of our heads. We have digestive systems that can process meat. We have brains that operate more efficiently when we eat flesh. We were meant to hunt things, and tear flesh from bone. This is what we are. People can subsist on vegetables and be perfectly healthy, but in order to do so, they must eat a very wide variety of vegetables to get all the same nutrients; nutrients that we can get wholesale by eating raw meat (cooking meat damages its nutritional value, although it does kill anything it may be infested with).

I don’t say this to attempt to refute vegetarianism, which can be made to work, but merely to point out that, biologically, that is not what we are designed (evolved and/or created) to be.

All of that having been said, over time, civilization has successfully bred out the predator instinct from a large portion (the majority, I would say) of the population. We have relinquished our predator instinct in favor of a herd mentality. Rather than focusing on developing a relationship with a few strong people and subsisting by consuming the weakness out of the herd, our nature has been inverted to seek validation, comfort, and protection in large groups — the psychology of the herd; the grass-eater.

For those of us that are left, who have not succumbed to this, who are still capable of thinking for ourselves (another attribute associated with the predator-individualist), there is a strong psychological tension at work.

We see our fellow human beings, and we experience, on the one hand, a human fellowship, yet, on the other hand, we perceive in them (in their attitudes, values, philosophy, and psychology) the nature of herd.

We experience desires that offend our conscientious natures.

But those that fall prey to their desire to eat their fellow human beings ultimately becoming something else, entirely — they lose the predatory nature, and become parasites.

The nature of the predator is to take out the weak. This strengthens the herd. In corporate America, the healthy predator will frequently be in a managerial/executive position. If they are not, then they frequently experience alienation and frustration, since their coworkers will tend to have more of a herd mentality, which will be completely foreign to them.

The nature of the parasite is to take out the strong. Why? Because they have become accustomed to people willfully feeding themselves to them via the various fraudulent systems they’ve designed, and the self-confident, and intellectually independent strong (i.e., the predators) pose a direct threat to that system, which enables them to continue to enjoy a position on the top of the human food chain without having to work for it, or be worthy of it.

The entire system is unnatural, twisted, and unjust, and it undermines the viability of the human race by promoting weakness and the herd mentality. It is disgusting to independent thinker — as well it should be — and it is enabled by the philosophy of the city; the system whereby we huddle together into vast population centers until we are piled on top of each other like sheep around a shepherd; instead of being the rural, land-owning entrepreneurs we are supposed to be.

Do you hate Wal-Mart, Monsanto, MTV, and all of these unnaturally huge corporations that are making us weak and stupid?

I blame the herd mentality.

DECLARATION OF NON-COMPLIANCE

meArticle by Tim Wikiriwhi.

Syndicated from Eternal Vigilance.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Wikiriwhi is a Transegoist sympathizer; not a Transegoist — our syndication of his article does not indicate that he endorses the Transegoist philosophy.

Tim Wikiriwhi
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9-3-13

Dear Census Collector,

Because of my Christian Libertarian principles I refuse to fill out the Census Papers.  Because they are compulsory, I know they are a violation of my right to privacy and a demonstration of the fact that our government seeks to operate via a Master- Slave relationship.

I reject this conception of government.

The Government works for me.  I am not their servant.

Nor do I accept the utilitarian argument that the Census is «helpful» for the Government with respect to social planning and policy.

I utterly condemn their totalitarian manipulation as if we, the citizens of New Zealand, are merely a pawns in their game to be used and controlled as they please.  I reject their Social engineering for the tyrannical failure that it is!  Thus, I want my Taxes and my liberty back!  I have no intention of legitimizing their power-tripping madness!

I also know that the government already has all the information regarding how many people live at this address, how much each individual earns, etc., so this fact also makes a double travesty and lie of the so-called necessity to have a compulsory Census.

Furthermore this compulsory Census is estimated to cost me, my family, friends, and neighbors 70-90 million dollars!  It is a gross misappropriation and waste of our hard earned money which was rapaciously extorted from us via other unjust and tyrannical laws and powers!

I personally have stood for Parliament many times in the Hamilton West electorate, both as a member of the Libertarianz party, and as an Independent Libertarian with the intention of getting into parliament so as to bring such socialist despotisms to a end.  Thus, I cannot in good conscience fill out the census as it represents everything repugnant about oppressive government power which I have dedicated myself to overthrow.

Some people have suggested I fill it out with bogus answers like «Jedi» as my religion, as 56,000 people did in 2001, yet I can not do that in good conscience, either!  It is no secret that am a Christian, yet I reject the state’s assertion that they have a right to demand I disclose such information to them.  History has proven what evils such information can bring at the hands of diabolical governments.  Thus, my refusal to fill out the Census is a far more righteous protest to this intrusion than the thousands of people whom write in lies, yet never are they brought before the courts!

This fact proves the State chooses to persecute a tiny minority of principled conscientious objectors like myself, whose non-compliance has such a minuscule effect to the accuracy of the data collected in comparison to all the misinformation gathered from the thousands of kiwi whom also hate the violation of their privacy yet prefer to submit fraudulent papers rather than risk prosecution for absolute refusal.

That so many people fill out the census with lies just goes to prove what a farce the whole thing is! Compulsion does not increase the accuracy of collected data!  The compulsion touters are simply fanatical statisticians who want as large a data set as they can get their greedy hands upon.

I have no beef with the Census personnel.  They don’t write the rules, and most of them are simply trying to earn an honest dollar.  Yet I would ask them how it is that they, in good conscience, participate in such a nasty and intrusive Government program? I ask how, in good conscience, they can parrot the threats of Court action and fines against conscientious objectors like myself?  I can only assume they have not thought through the true oppressive nature of the job they are doing, or that somehow they are of the belief that this intrusion can be justified because of the imaginary «benefits» this compulsion is supposed to deliver.

I have no desire to appear before court, or to be convicted, or fined.  I have a Job to maintain and a family to provide for and the very last thing I need is to hand over more of my money to a state system which is already robbing me blind!  That this is the truth about the census; that it threatens my livelihood and wellbeing of my family is despicable!

With this in mind, I am prepared to make the following compromise: I will fill out my name and address and sign it. That is all.  This was acceptable for the Census people in 2001, and in 2006, and I hope this will be acceptable again in 2013.

That is my final offer.

I have not hassled my wife into refusing to fill out her forms.  She is free to follow her own conscience, and has filled them out as she has seen fit.

Tim Wikiriwhi
Christian Libertarian

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Wikiriwhi is currently running for mayor of the city of Hamilton, NZ, as the Libertarianz Party candidate.