A new low for Brisbane

I was planning my next blog to be something light like my friend Jake’s interview with the Banana Man but this has to get out into the public eye.

Tonight I walk in the back door of my house to see on the cover of the Sunday Mail in two inch tall bold text TEEN GOD SQUAD’S MIRACLE CLAIM – this story is complete trash, and dangerous to boot, with claims of healing the deaf, the blind, autism, cancer and other maladies. This is a dangerous situation where people could walk away from real treatments to be treated with this Bovine Fecal Matter. In the cover story there is less than half a paragraph of warnings against this type of practice with the bulk of the story singing the praises of these twenty-somethings.

Page 5 where the story continues there is another praise piece with all the miracle talk and the downplaying of the fact that doctors are saying that the person cured of his autism symptoms most probably was misdiagnosed, but that’s just fobbed off. The story just adds more Bovine Fecal Matter and may cause some people away from their doctors.

There is one almost saving grace on page 5 and that is one of the authors of the two other stories went to have his legally blinded eye cured but it does not work, in the beginning the author swept up in the emotion of the goings on believed it was working but before the “treatment” had finished he realised that it was not working.

Ok so you say to me what’s the harm well there is a great website that has all the information that you would ever need to know and all the deaths and injuries from every type of crank treatment it’s http://whatstheharm.net/ and I send people to it on daily basis.

So once again thank you for reading my rant, and my next blog I will talk about a great atheist interviewer and friend.

Is Pell out of touch?

After watching #QANDA on Monday night I saw a very jet lagged Richard Dawkins try to have a debate with George Pell who is the head peanut for the catholic church in Sydney Australia.

To start off Tony Jones the host/moderator was the only person on the pannel that looked fresh and well rested, Richard looked good for somebody who had flown half way around the globe to be here, he is in Australia for the Global Atheist Convention and a few other speaking stops during april, now as for the local George Pell he looked extremely tired and disinterested which as he had to travel to attend the discussion was very strange maybe the chocolate eggs take it out of him?

So the ‘debate’ started off with a couple of why be good if you don’t believe and what’s the point if you don’t believe which Richard answered these soft questions with style and grace it would probably be the millionth time he has answered these questions and Pell tried to poke holes in science but it just showed his lack of understanding of science, and Pell let swing with Godwins Law at exactly 10 minutes and 52 Seconds by saying that Hitler with his Nazi party and Stalin were atheists which is blatantly untrue as we know Hilter was supported by the roman catholic church and as for Stalin was an atheist but it could be said that he was a Leninist. George Pell also said how great the church was for women’s rights which could be laughed at because christianity is well known for misogynous beliefs.

While Richard Dawkins was trying to rebuke George Pell’s Godwin’s Law statement about Hitler the crowd cheered and laughed in support of Pell so Richard lent over to Tony Jones and said ‘nice unbiased crowd here tonight’. There was definitely a feeling of more support for the chief peanut.

So the gaff about Hilter would have been bad until George Pell decided to explain why the Jews had not moved forward and that was because they were not smart enough and Tony Jones pulled Pell up to say so you think that Jesus was not smart to which Pell looked confused and offended until he realised that he had made a big gaff and that the question was to clear up what he had said.

Now the “debate” continued on for another 30 minutes with a dull back andi forth Pell truely not understanding evolution and not understanding Richard Dawkins life work. Until the question of Adam and Eve to which George Pell said that it was a nice story but was not a factual happening at all so it seems that there goes original sin he showed how out of touch he is with climate change stating that it is not real and that things are all right in the world.

Now the hard question was asked about Same Sex Marriage I thought that George Pell was going to have a stroke or start to spit out bits of his teeth from clenching them so tight while saying that he has no problems with the ‘choices’ that gays choose to make.

So the ‘debate’ ended and nothing new came to light except that George Pell is a bigoted anti semite but the best thing was the QANDA vote which was Do you think that life is better with religion 76% of the 20,000 voters said no which is the best thing about the Monday night show.

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Well this is the end of my first ever blog so please let me know what you think, all comments will be appreciated