Update

Every summer this seems to happen. I have fully intention of keeping up this blog and then something happens and things get busy. This summer is no different. You’ll have noticed the last post was 2 weeks ago. No, this blog is not ending, but I’ve hit that summer busy time and the blog has to take a back seat. Sorry. But don’t worry, I haven’t suddenly accepted Jesus into my life. LOL!

Busy Summer

Here’s a quick post to let everyone know that this blog has not ended. It’s a busy time for me and I’m a bit behind in keeping up with daily posts. Posts will still come, but may be more sporadic for the next couple of months until life is a bit less hectic. 🙂 Nothing to worry, this happened last summer too. Summer just gets busy for me.

Isaiah – Chapter 18: A Prophecy Against Cush

God destroys pretty much everything. That’s one of the key concepts in the Bible. Today in Isaiah 18 we have another prophecy against another group of people.

“Woe to the land of whirring wings along the rivers of Cush” – Isaiah 18:1

The people of Cush are about to feel God’s unjustified wrath.

“For, before the harvest, when the blossom is gone and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the shoots with pruning knives, and cut down and take away the spreading branches.” – Isaiah 18:5

God is going to starve the people of Cush.

And that concludes Isaiah 18. God is going to kill more people. Kill, kill, kill. That’s God’s M.O.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 19: A Prophecy Against Egypt

Dogma Debate Podcast

I previously posted my review of the Dogma Debate Podcast about two years ago here.  At that time I wrote about the quality of the podcast and how it’s at the very top of my podcast list.  In the two years since I posted this review, the podcast has changed in many ways.  David Smalley, the host of Dogma Debate, has always been there, but other co-hosts have come and gone.  The podcast location moved from Texas to California and is now part of the PodcastOne network.  Because of this, there have been other changes related to podcast length, live interviews, etc.

With these changes, there has been quite a bit of talk in the Dogma Debate groups on Facebook of the show’s decline.  Hogwash!  Yes, there have been changes.  Yes, there are aspects of the show I miss.  Yes, there are some areas in which I feel the show has declined.  However, there are new aspects of the show I like.  There are new aspects I feel have added to the show’s quality.  For example, David becoming more vocal about politics makes the show more interesting, in my honest opinion.  I don’t agree with him on everything, but he brings a constructive voice and honest dialogue to political debate on the show.

My point in posting this is that all podcasts change over time.  That’s natural and to be expected.  Change is not necessarily bad.  I’m not tossing Dogma Debate out the window simply because there are a couple of changes I don’t like.  It’s not my show.  Plus, there are changes I do like!  In the end, it’s a podcast.  If you’re going to get extremely upset over changes to a podcast, well, maybe you need to re-evaluate what’s important in your life!

The Phil Ferguson Show

An excellent Atheist themed podcast you should add to your queue and listen to is the Phil Ferguson Show.  Phil Ferguson is an Atheist activist but also a financial planning advisor.  His show, as he describes it, is one third finance and two thirds Atheism.  It’s a neat twist that adds something new to the Atheist podcast community.  I really enjoy the one third finance as he always has excellent information to share and really gets me thinking about how I handle my own finances.

On the Atheism side of the podcast, Phil does an excellent job bringing in quality guests and bringing to the fore front issues that affect the Atheist community today.  I really appreciate the effort he puts in to producing a quality show.  To learn more about the Phil Ferguson Show and to listen to an episode, go here:

The Phil Ferguson Show

Matthew 7:7-8

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!!!  Jesus states very clearly that your prayers will be answered.  All you need to do is simply ask.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7:7-8

That would be awesome…if it worked.  We, even Christians, know that you don’t always get what you ask for.  In fact, you often don’t get what you ask for.  Oh, but God works in mysterious ways.  Oh, but he answered your prayer, just not in the way you expected.  Oh, but he only gives you what you truly need.  Oh, but you must not have prayed hard enough or been truly devoted in your prayer.
There’s always some reason Christians give to explain why their prayers were not answered.  Yes, I know you prayed for a job promotion, but instead of a job promotion, God answered your prayer by giving your child bone cancer.  It may seem horrible, but he’s really helping you.  Your child’s bone cancer will give you the perseverance and determination needed to earn that job promotion.  WHAT…THE…FUCK!?!?!

How many people, every day, pray for the simple survival of themselves or their loved ones?  How many of those people die or see their loved one’s die of whatever they were praying to God to have stopped?  Did they not pray hard enough?  If you believe that you are truly a disgusting human being.

Let me be blunt.  Your prayers are not being answered by a god.  If your prayers are answered you are the one who answered those prayers.  You are the one who worked hard to earn that job promotion.  Your doctors are the ones who worked hard to save your life.  God did jack shit because he doesn’t exist.  If he does exist, he’s one hell of a dick for ignoring the prayers of those fighting for their very survival.