Unlike White Evangelicals, Atheists Embrace COVID Vaccinations

A new national survey by Pew Research Center has some illuminating results. Percentage of each religious/non-religious groups that has been vaccinated with at least one shot:

57% of white evangelicals.

70% of black protestants

90% of atheists.

“Pro-Life” white evangelicals who treasure an eternal life in the hereafter have contempt for the mortal lives of themselves and their neighbors. They revere an embryo that hasn’t yet developed into a human being, but their refusal to get vaccinated puts the lives of babies, children and adults at risk.

They reject empirical evidence and science in favor of myths and conspiracy theories, behaving like we’re living in the dark ages instead of the space age.

Meanwhile black protestants who have a legitimate reason to be skeptical of medicine in general and vaccines in particular are much more receptive to getting vaccinated. The memory of the decades-long Tuskegee experiment is still fresh in their minds, but they still line up to do the right thing and get vaccinated.

Atheists who are ostracized by society, and falsely accused of not having any morals because they reject organized religion are the most socially responsible citizens. An incredible 90% of them are vaccinated, makes you wonder if we really need religion.

More White Christians Adopted Than Shed Evangelical Label During Trump Presidency

“According to analysis released Wednesday, more Americans started identifying as born-again or evangelical Protestants between 2016 and 2020 than stopped calling themselves evangelicals. The boost came almost entirely from white Trump supporters.

Among those who didn’t consider themselves evangelicals when the former president was elected, nearly 1 in 6 had begun identifying as evangelicals by 2020. Just 1 percent of white Americans who did not favor Trump made the same switch.”

ChristianityToday.Com

White evangelicals supported Donald Trump in overwhelming numbers is 2016, and after four years of his regime’s racism, misogyny, homophobia, authoritarian tendencies and amorality they again enthusiastically supported him in 2020, instead of deserting him in shock at his betrayal of Christian ideals.

Proving that evangelicals main imperative isn’t to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but to set up a Christian theocracy that codifies their anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-choice Neanderthal ideology.

White evangelicals promiscuous embrace of Trump and Trumpism has forever stained the evangelical brand in the minds of democracy-loving Americans, religious and non-religious alike.

But the label hasn’t lost its allure to white evangelicals, in fact, they are prouder than ever to identify as evangelicals, they’re cognizant that the evangelical brand signals to the world that they are Trump-supporting, anti-science conspiracy theorists who are seeking to abolish democracy and establish a Christian theocracy.

Evangelicals are as much a threat to democracy and true Christianity as Nazis, and it’s incumbent upon us to fight them with the same vigor that we do white supremacists.

Shame, Shame on AOC for Attending Met Gala

Ostensibly the Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.

In reality the Met Gala is a celebration of ostentatious wealth, trendy decadence, haute couture and shameless celebrity.

No socialist worth his or her salt would attend such a sickening display of entitlement, which makes me wonder why self-proclaimed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended the celebrity ball.

The Gala is perhaps the most prominent and exclusive social event in the world. The Gala is by invitation only, and rest assured only the top one percent of politicians, celebrities and trendies are invited, where the cost of admission is a cool $30,000.

AOC claims it was her responsibility to attend the Gala, but wearing a couture “Tax the Rich” dress to the elite bash, doesn’t mean she can have her cake and eat it too.

“And before haters get wild flying off the handle, New York elected officials are routinely invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing and supporting the city’s cultural institutions for the public,” she tweeted in her defense.

Maybe so, but it was her damn responsibility as a democratic socialist not only to turn down the invitation, but condemn the “let them eat cake” mindset of the annual party.

AOL should have shunned the Gala; her place was with the BLM protesters decrying the event outside.

AOL is letting notoriety go to her head, maybe it’s time to vote her out of office and elect a representative with the good sense not to attend capitalist celebrations of wealth.

Pizza Delivery Driver Shoots Woman Dead Because She Had Biden Yard Sign

A pizza delivery driver allegedly shot dead a lawyer and wounded her husband because they voted for US President Joe Biden. 

Joseph Angel Alvarez, 38, claimed he attacked Georgette and Daniel Kauffman after seeing a Biden flag on their property in El Paso, Texas.

Alvarez reportedly told investigators he targeted the couple in a bid to ‘execute and exterminate the pro-choice Jewish Satan worshippers’. “

Metro

Republicans in general and evangelicals in particular demonize Joe Biden, they paint the devout Catholic and moderate Democrat as a Satan-worshipping Communist.

Most white evangelicals believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory that Democrats, celebrities and other elites belong to a Satanic cabal that’s imprisoned thousands of children in caves and underground bunkers, and that one day their Orange Messiah will free the children and imprison their pedophile overlords.

When the pizza delivery driver saw the Biden flag on the property of the Jewish couple, he immediately put two and two together and deduced that the Biden-loving couple, both lawyers, were pro-abortion, Satan worshippers deserving of execution.

Religious Jews believe Satan represents the sinful impulse, the force that prevents human beings from seeking the divine. It’s Christians who regard Satan as a real person, a fallen angel who is constantly seeking to tempt believers into doing evil and forsaking the Almighty. It’s much more likely that Christians, who believe the devil is a real person, who might end up worshipping him, rather than Jews who believe Satan represents our evil impulses.

Fundamentalists who see everything in black and white often see red and react violently to anyone who doesn’t subscribe to their Neanderthal beliefs.

What a world? Do I need to remove my “Black Lives Matter” sign on my front yard and my Biden bumper sticker from my car on my driveway before I order a pizza?

Trump Provides Commentary for Holyfield vs. Belfort Fight

The twice-impeached former president Donald trump memorialized the 20th anniversary of 9/11 not at Ground Zero, the Pentagon or in Shanksville, Pennsylvania but in a milieu where he is more comfortable: The Hard Rock and Casino in Hollywood Florida where he provided live commentary for the Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort fight.

The match between a 58-year-old Holyfield and the 44-year-old Belfort was a sideshow carnival act, and therefore it made perfect sense for a Barnum Bailey type con artist to provide commentary.

With his diminutive doll’s hands and corpulent physique Trump wouldn’t make much of a pugilist, he would float like a whale and sting like a bunny. But he used his platform to take a few jabs at Joe Biden, especially for his disastrous Afghan exit strategy.

Mercifully, Belfort defeated Holyfield with a first-round TKO, Holyfield might not have survived another round and I would have killed myself rather than endure another round of Trump’s insipid commentary.

The boxing exhibition was a perfect metaphor for the state of celebrity boxing and reality show politics.

Evangelicals Are Proselytizers Seeking Converts to Their Neanderthal Religion

“The term evangelical derives from the Greek word euangelion meaning ‘gospel’ or ‘good news.’ Technically speaking, evangelical refers to a person, church, or organization that is committed to the Christian gospel message that Jesus Christ is the savior of humanity.”

The Atlantic

An evangelical is a Christian who evangelizes, or preaches the Good News that Jesus saves. An evangelical is a proselytizer, or a true believer who seeks to induce everyone to convert to his faith.

Trump-supporting, anti-science, anti-immigrant and homophobic Christian evangelicals have made the word “evangelicals” a pejorative. Perhaps we should call them proselytizers, a word with an even worse connotation.

Evangelical charity springs from an evil motivation, it usually comes with strings attached:

If you are homeless, we will provide you with a bowl of soup and a bed for the night, but first you must listen to a Gospel sermon.

If you can’t feed your family, we will give you access to our food pantry, but first you must read a Gospel tract.

I’ve met multitudes of evangelicals who feel sorry for the poor, sick and hungry, but very few who empathize with them.

The unconverted aren’t nameless, soulless sinners in need of salvation, they are fellow human beings trying to make sense of a senseless world.

Evangelicals make friends with “sinners” not because they understand the value of befriending someone with a different worldview, but because they seek to convert them.

I wonder just how many converts they’re making these days, when their racism, bigotry, homophobia, misogyny and support for the amoral Donald Trump is contradicting their message of the love of Jesus Christ.

Whether you call them evangelicals, proselytizers or Neanderthals, all I know is that they are the enemies of true Christianity.

How Dare Tom Selleck Credit Jesus for his ‘Success’

In a beliefnet.com article Tom Selleck is quoted as saying that Jesus Christ is responsible for all the success in his life.

It’s a good thing Jesus Christ rose from the dead, otherwise he would constantly be rolling over in his grave every time a wanker attributed his “success” in life to Him.

Selleck isn’t a philanthropist, educator, scientist or writer he’s an actor who owes all of his success in his profession to his good looks.

In his prime in the 80’s Selleck won a few Emmy Awards for his portrayal of private investigator, Thomas Magnum. Selleck’s iconic mustache should have received an Emmy for “best supporting actor”, because his thespian skills consisted of looking pretty in Hawaii’s beautiful scenery.

Selleck, 76 is still acting, although now his ridiculous toupee receives more attention than his mustache.

Selleck an ultra-conservative is a spokesman for the National Rifle Association (NRA), but by far his most deplorable role is as a paid endorser for reverse mortgages. Reverse Mortgages prey on the elderly, and only a person who has sold his soul to the devil would shill for such despicable companies.

WWJD? He sure as fuck wouldn’t be a spokesman for the NRA or reverse mortgages.

How dare Selleck credit Jesus for his success in life, Jesus would beat the holy hell out of him and stuff his toupee where the sun don’t shine.

Shame on CNN for Giving Fringe Candidate Caitlyn Jenner a Platform

Caitlyn Jenner, who is running to oust the Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom, appeared on CNN this morning ahead of the Golden State’s September 14 recall election.

Why on Earth is CNN giving Jenner a platform, when she is a fringe candidate with only one percent support?

It’s no surprise that Jenner has failed to resonate with California’s overwhelmingly Democratic electorate, she’s a typical anti-immigrant Republican candidate.

In her interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar, she referred to undocumented immigrants as “illegals.” Doesn’t she realize that the Republican evangelical base thinks of her as a “freak”, “thing”, and “tranny pervert”?

Shame on Keiler, her producers or whoever decided to book the reality show starlet as a guest, I guess it proves that CNN values celebrity more than substance.

Jenner has the allure of the reality TV world and the attraction of the side show. Most of CNN viewers are progressives who don’t look down or discriminate against trans individuals, but the liberal network is cognizant that Jenner will draw viewers who only seek to gawk at her objectively ugly and bizarre appearance.

Come on CNN, I expect better from my favorite cable news network.

Melania Trump as Elusive As Waldo Since Leaving the White House

“During her husband’s last day in office, Melania recorded her farewell address as first lady of the United States and stood by her husband’s side during his. However, the moment the couple landed in Palm Beach, Melania, dressed in a bold Gucci caftan, went viral when she refused to stop and pose for cameras and made a beeline for her car without breaking her stride, as detailed in the Daily Mail. It certainly seemed like she was over and out.”

NickiSwift.Com

Melania was the most reclusive and reluctant first lady in history, she rarely made a public appearance and she perfunctorily attended to her duties with the minimum of grace and enthusiasm.

Since departing the White House last January she has been as elusive as Waldo and as gregarious as the late Howard Hughes. She has been seen publicly just once this summer, leaving Trump Tower in New York City, accompanied by her son.

Melania would probably prefer to do a four-year prison term in a Club Fed prison than play at being first lady again.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, is dying to return to the White House. He’s made several speeches and attended a handful of MAGA rallies since leaving office, without Melania by his side.

Melania has been negligent in her duties as a trophy wife, she’s not expected to love her husband, but she is expected to appear by his side for social and political events.

But Trump won’t divorce Melania because she’s already demonstrated that she’ll tolerate his racism, pettiness, serial philandering and downright demonic behavior as long as he doesn’t cut her off from his bank accounts.

If Trump runs for president in 2024 Melania will most likely be absent on the campaign trail, but that’s not necessarily a negative, after all during the 2016 presidential campaign she rarely appeared with him.

With or without Melania by his side, Trump will lose again if he runs for president again in 2024. America is sick and tired of the Trumps, every last one of them.  

Gold Star Families Aren’t the Only Ones Sick of Hearing Joe Biden Grieve Over Beau Biden

In 1972 a 29-year-old Joe Biden was elected as the junior senator from Delaware. A few weeks after the election, Biden’s wife Neilia and one-year-old daughter Naomi were killed in an automobile accident. Their sons Beau and Hunter survived the accident.

Biden’s political career was christened in personal tragedy, and in his decades of service in the Senate and during his two terms as Obama’s Vice President, he often used his personal grief to empathize with victims of gun violence, terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

In August 2015, Biden’s favorite son, Beau Biden died from an aggressive type of brain cancer. Joe Biden was devastated and he used his son’s untimely death as an excuse not to run for president in 2016.

The ruling class can afford to take a sabbatical when they lose a close family member, but the working class is usually back to work after only a couple of days of bereavement.

The consoler-in-chief was criticized by some of the families of the 13 fallen U.S. service members from the Kabul terror attack last month, for bringing up his grief over his late son Beau.

I agree with the Gold Star families, I empathize with a parent who loses a son or a daughter, but enough already with the Beau Biden sob stories. There is a time and a place for everything and the dignified transfer wasn’t the place for Biden to shed tears for Beau, that ceremony should have been all about the ultimate sacrifice of those 13 warriors.

Joe Biden is in danger of being seen as a maudlin geezer instead of as the empathizer-in-chief.

ABBA to Release New Album and Tour Digitally

ABBA, one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, is releasing its first new album since 1981, and going on tour.

I know what you’re thinking: It’s great that they’re releasing an album of new material, but the Swedish septuagenarians simply don’t have the stamina to sing for a couple of hours, let alone tour.

 It wasn’t just the pulsating disco music that made ABBA a huge sensation in the 70’s, the Swedish supergroup were fashionistas, nobody rocked the cameltoe aesthetic like the ABBA divas.

I love me some ABBA, but I don’t want to see sexy (?) Swedish septuagenarians rock a cameltoe.

Relax, the ageing rockers will be performing digitally, not in person. The digital versions of ABBA were created via months of motion-capture and performance techniques with the four band members, and a team from Industrial Light & Magic. Supposedly, this technique is more realistic than holograms.

This dancing queen is planning on buying the forthcoming ABBA album “Voyage,” to be released November 5, and I might even attend one of their digital performances.

Donald Trump Turns Down Kanye West’s Invitation to Join Him on Stage at ‘Donda’ Event

“The mercurial Kanye West brought out DaBaby and Marilyn Manson during a song at his listening party for Donda in his Chicago hometown, but according to reports, Ye also had another eyebrow-raising surprise guest in mind.

Reports are the controversial rapper-producer hoped to bring out former President Donald Trump during a set many already considered overcrowded.”

Yahoo News

The Kanye West listening party for his new album “Donda” in his Chicago hometown was a shitshow of biblical proportions. Sharing the stage with West was the notoriously homophobic rapper DaBaby and Marilyn Manson who has been credibly accused by several women of sexual assault. Even West’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, was in attendance to enhance the decadence of the event.

Had the Christian rapper been able to persuade the twice-impeached disgraced former president Donald Trump to attend his circus, his listening party would have received the anti-Christ’s seal of approval.

West has been a loyal supporter of Trump, his coonery on his behalf included donning a MAGA hat and warmly embracing him. But with the short-fingered vulgarian loyalty is a one-way street, and since he was soundly defeated by Biden, he no longer needs West’s support.

Anyway, it’s unlikely that Trump would attend any event in city with a large African American population.

I wouldn’t attend West’s listening party if he raised Donda from the dead and she tap danced in honor of Trump. Vanilla Ice has more street cred and legitimacy as a rapper than Kanye West, and I’m going to have my own listening party: “Ice, Ice Baby” on a loop.