May 26, 2008

Penis Sucking Rabbi Gives Child Herpes

I can't believe it took me this long to find out about this story, And more importantly, To find out that the traditional method of circumcisions involves a Rabbi sucking a child's penis.
City health officials are investigating the death of a baby boy who was one of three infants to contract herpes after a rabbi circumcised them.

Ten days after Rabbi Yitzhok Fischer performed religious circumcisions on twins last October, one died of herpes and the other tested positive for the virus, according to a complaint filed by the health department in Manhattan Supreme Court.
And if that wasn't bad enough....
Under Jewish law, a mohel — someone who performs circumcisions — draws blood from the circumcision wound. Most mohels do it by hand with a suction device, but Fischer uses a practice rare outside strict Orthmohelsroups where he uses his mouth to draw blood after cutting the foreskin.

May 09, 2008

How Did The Eye Evolve?

A common argument from creationists comes in the form of an argument from design; "it looks like it was designed, So it must have been".

This type of argument usually takes an organ that appears (and is) complex such as the eye, And then this organ is pointed at by the creationists while they scratch their head and proclaim "man, that looks hard as shit to make". They then make the case that because they can't imagine how natural selection could have produce it that their particular god must have.

The truth is, No matter complex an organ is, Natural selection is perfectly equipped to produce it so long as this organ can be built in gradual steps with each step being beneficial. And the eye is an organ which can be produced like this (just like all organs in every organism).

The evolution of the eye is fairly simple once we understand how evolution works. It can even be seen in the development of a human fetus.

May 05, 2008

What Would Jesus Do?

I have read the fictional book known as "The bible" and that Jesus character seems like a fairly nice guy. He seems friendly, responsible and kind.

At no point did i think that the character of Jesus would celebrate the torture and death of someone because of something that he had done. many times i have heard people say "Jesus died for our sins". A man died for their sins. And they celebrate it. Their entire religion celebrates the torture and death of this innocent man.

Where is the logic? How can a religion that claims to be based on his teachings celebrate something which Jesus himself would find utterly repugnant?