I’d rather be a Proverbs 31 woman, just not the parts that make me queasy

Meme on the internet reads: “I’d rather be a Proverbs 31 woman than a Victoria’s Secret Model.”

Let’s see. What does Proverbs 31 say?


We have to make sure we cut and paste the biblical passage so we don’t take any of this out of context. Here’s a link.

Oh cool, this part pertains to all those drug tests that those pesky Republicans want to impose on the Welfare Kids:

7 Let them drink and forget their poverty
and remember their misery no more.

8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
9 Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

What gets me about these verses is that the woman in this passage is bad ass. She has her own income that surpasses her husband’s. Check this out:

She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

What’s even better is she’s buying a vineyard so she can make mad cash off the wine she bottles and distributes.

The next time someone tells you they want to be a Proverbs 31 woman, understand that they want to be a woman who gives to charity, they support welfare for those who have problems with drugs and alcohol, and they have enough money on their own to maintain their own lucrative business.

Believers, please read your bibles. Do your mental aerobics all you want. It just doesn’t cut it. These verses make much better sense in context given the wide range of issues you vote against today.


Peeper Dee #124

Cotton by Jeremy Dub

Oh no! Peeper Dee #124 is getting a late start. Enjoy!

Pipet Tips by Bio-DORK
These are not keys by Tina Louise

Billy Graham: The bible’s definition of marriage is clear, I just don’t have any room to show you where the bible says it on this full-page ad

Isn’t it amazing.

Billy Graham takes out a full-page ad (above) supporting heterosexual marriage in North Carolina, claims in the ad that the bible is clear on the topic, and yet there’s not one citation to the bible.

He writes:

“The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Dear reader, please show me this clear passage. Show me it, and in the meantime, I’ll show you 100 clearer stories of marriage that oppose one man/one woman.

When this is your message, you clearly need to find a new resource for morality.

Vote AGAINST, North Carolina.

Let compassion and humanism — clearly the authority on morality and human behavior — guide your decision. Not this morally corrupt, contemptible excuse for a leader of people.


Got a 5-year-old, effeminate son? Punch him and tell him to dig a ditch, so says a loving North Carolinian Christian pastor


Luis V. just posted this video to Facebook, and if I weren’t livid right now, I might actually make more commentary.

This vile bullshit comes from the mouths of men who claim to be the good guys.

Christians, this guy is on your team. Speak the fuck up.

About the video:

Published on May 2, 2012 by 

Via Good As You/The Huffington Post: “Sean Harris, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, spoke at length in support of North Carolina’s proposed Amendment 1, which would define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman and would outlaw civil unions and domestic partnerships, during an hour-long sermon on Sunday. In this clip, provided by Jeremy Hooper of the blog Good as You, a man identified as Harris is heard urging his congregation to attack their children if they appear to be exhibiting behavior outside of gender norms…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur break it down on The Young Turks.

I also found the pastor’s retraction from the church’s web site which I will reprint below the fold.

Hey, Pastor Sean Harris, there’s no need for a retraction, only resignation and mental health therapy. You’ve got a problem, and your loved ones deserve a non-violent, loving leader. Reflect Jesus or get out from behind the pulpit!

Continue reading “Got a 5-year-old, effeminate son? Punch him and tell him to dig a ditch, so says a loving North Carolinian Christian pastor”

Jesus lobs a controversy bomb into the Nova Scotia school system, leaves, says, “Deal with it, people.”

Did you hear about the Nova Scotian grade 12 student whose High School principal suspended him for wearing a shirt promoting Jesus?

Well, if you didn’t, you probably will.

Like, now.

Here’s the story.

A student in Nova Scotia, named William Swinimer, loves Jesus so much he wears the above shirt to school day after day for several weeks. Teachers and students cry that it’s offensive. The Principal warns the student not to wear the shirt to school. He continues to wear it, citing “Jesus and I are dating. And he wants me to wear the shirt every day.”

Jesus has been surprisingly quiet about their relationship, which is expected from a non-existent deity who is more powerful than a zillion suns.

Regular reading Jude, who sent me this article as a recommendation to post, says that he doesn’t mind that William wore this shirt, as long as he can wear a shirt that says “God doesn’t exist.”

I agree with Jude.

But where I have to throw my hands up and shake my Fosse hands is when a student wears the same goddamn t-shirt to school for “several weeks” in a row.

Does this kid have no respect for his classmates? Is he looking for a target to be painted on his head to be the kid who only has ONE shirt.

William Swinimer is asking for it, if you ask me.

I could give two shits if Swinimer has a love affair with an imaginary friend.

Hey, Swinimer, do yourself a favor and fill your closet with variations of Jesus love shirts.

Hey, Nova Scotia, pull your collective heads out of your asses and let William be. He’s got every right to wear that stupid shirt. Just not every day. The stink alone has got to be offensive.

And rightly so!

Now that I’ve slammed this situation into the lockers as hard as I can, what do you think?

Thanks, Jude!

David Barton on The Daily Show

If you’re like me, you watched the lousy “historian” David Barton interview on The Daily Show and wished, oh how longingly that Jon Stewart’s next question was going to actually make a dent in how shitty of a person David Barton is.

You can watch all three sections of the interview over at Friendly Atheist. I cannot post these videos on WordPress.

Jon’s punch never shined through, which was deflating.

Stewart missed the mark.

Meanwhile, Barton told stories about how Christianity is under attack.

He told one tall story about a kid that tried to pray at school and was bullied by teachers not to pray. He claimed they literally picked him up and yelled at him to stop. The story was told in that way that when a friend tells you a big fish story, you nod and say, “Yeah, right. You are so full of shit.”

Turns out, the story is a legend dating back to 1994. Rightwing Watch followed up with this about that story:

This myth involved a student named Raymond Raines and it has been around since 1994 when Newt Gingrich and various Religious Right leaders frist started making Raymond’s sorry tale the centerpiece of their campaign to pass a constitutional amendment protecting the right to expressions of faith … despite the fact that it wasn’t true:

The St. Louis case concerned 10-year-old Raymond Raines who, his mother said, was given detention because he sought to pray over his lunch. When lawyers for the Rutherford Institute heard about the case, they filed a lawsuit against the principal and issued a press release denouncing the school system.

“I know it sounds bizarre, but we have substantial evidence to believe it happened,” said Timothy Belz, the St. Louis lawyer working with the Rutherford Institute.

On NBC-TV’s “Meet the Press,” Gingrich described the situation as “a real case about a real child. Should it be possible for the government to punish you if you say grace over your lunch? That’s what we used to think of Russian behavior when they were the Soviet Union.”

But school officials said the incident never happened. Rather, they said, Raymond was disciplined for fighting in the cafeteria.

“I can tell you he was not reprimanded for praying,” said Kenneth Brostron, the school’s lawyer. “Do you think it makes sense that the teachers would look around the cafeteria and target the one student who was praying quietly at his seat?”

David Barton is a fraud. He’s teaching bollocks that I was taught back in high school in propaganda classes whose soul purpose was to deceive Christian students into thinking their Christian leadership held scholarship much superior to that of the secular idiots who promote Satan-inspired ideas like humanism and science.

It takes very little effort to look into Barton’s falsified information, but that’s the thing. It takes some effort. Some effort is what most ‘mericans can’t put forth.

And that’s why ignorance is the best you can do in places covered in the Yeshua Fog™.



What the kids are posting

Those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad kids over at reddit.com/r/atheism won’t freaking let up on their insolent secular mockeries of belief.

Check out some of their latest:

IF you really believe that these women don’t have the right to marry… you’re a horrible person

Button reads, “All truth passes through three stages: first it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self evident.”