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Bad News For Brazilian “Ateus”

The Brazilian flag reads “ordem e progresso” – order and progress. Yet, it looks like the land of samba and sugar cane still has plenty of progress left to make.

You may recall a study that came out awhile ago in which it was found that 48% of all Americans would vote against any candidate for any political office who was revealed to be an atheist. Many candidates are smeared to look like atheists, or in some cases, smeared for simply attending an event run by atheists. But compared to Brazil, this is the land of milk and honey for those who don’t believe. According to a similar survey conducted there that I recently uncovered, only 13% of Brazilians would vote for an atheist candidate. And to top it off, the nation’s most recognized landmark is a giant statue of Jesus. Ouch.

However, there is a glimmer of hope. Brazilian nonbelievers have been making their presence felt on the internet and elsewhere in the public sphere. One Brazilian youtube user, aside from confirming the belief that all Brazilian girls are hot, has alot to say about religion and why she is an ateu – an atheist – and she’s even taken the trouble to speak English in all her clips. The best thing atheists and secularists can do, whether in the US, Brazil, or elsewhere, is to increase our visibility. Most people have their public perceptions of atheists shaped by the least atheistic people out there, and by standing up we can show more reasonable people that we aren’t the monsters we’re made out to be. And if the situation improves in Brazil, some countries even worse for atheists than it is might learn by its example.

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Best Spam Ever

Those of you familiar with WordPress know that they pride themselves on their spam comment blocker. In fact, they pride themselves on it so much that they’ve given it its own hip i-name: “Akismet”. This name attempts to replicate trashy internet chic nomenclature like “Google” or “Hulu”, but ends up sounding more like the name of a haunted Native American burial ground. Nevertheless, Akismet has saved my own ass-kismet from a number of spams, first a bogus ring of “Christian Singles” websites and now this slightly disturbing but thoroughly entertaining chunk of rubbish:

I have to make it public. It’s suppose to be secret, however most people in Austin, Tx knows about it. The police department has machine that can read your mind.

They has machine? Maybe Austin’s police department is run by the guys from All Your Base Are Belong to Us.

It can also change the way you feel. Sexual impulses, anger, and causing you to feel fear paranoia, basically anyway they would like to feel.

The Austin PD would like to feel “fear paranoia”, anger, and sexual impulses? I hope this is going into their police reports.

This means it can cause a girl or boy to feel sexual.

Oh, so this whole mind control crap is just a porno mag?

So sexual that they will have sex with strangers. This is just like rape. This is just one crime they commit with this machine. A machine that can read someone’s mind will be used to violate everyones civil rights. Ideas and secrets about company will be stolen by their competition with ease.

So the Austin PD is in competition with “company” now? I hope they don’t put them out of business.

People will be spied on in there homes, without a warrant. (this means someone will be able to watch you during intimacy without your knowledge.)

That’s kinky.

There are a lot of people all over the United States knowing about this machine and the police department being able to use it. Start thinking about how the government has given the police department a weapon to commit not only one of the biggest civil rights violations of all time, but to commit war crimes such as rape and interrogation without the knowledge of the victim.

I bet Dick Cheney has one of these mind control gizmos sitting on his gun rack, right next to the gun he shot his best friend with.

I know it is hard to believe…

How perceptive you are.

…however if you happen to know someone in the police department, just ask if they have this machine.

Because if they did, they’d certainly tell you about it.

After that, I would also like people to think about how we are able to get the government to stop letting the police department violate civil rights and commit war crimes against there own citizens.

I don’t think I can find the words to describe how awesome this post is. Notscarednews@yahoo.com, IP address 12.172.68.226, you rock.


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I’m starting this blog as an outlet for my thoughts on religion, it successes, shortfalls, and how I get along without it. As an atheist and secularist, I often get accused of only believing in “cold logic”, to which I respond, “What’s so cold about it?" Just because I think critically where where religious people don’t doesn’t make me cold, immoral or unfeeling. I’m not anti-religious per se, though I feel some religious practices do get a free ride where they shouldn’t. The main reason I’m an atheist is that I think a life lived on secular priciples is a better way to live. In reading this, you’ll probably see plenty of ideas you’ve heard before, and hopefully a few you haven’t. With any luck, you’ll understand where I’m coming from, and we’ll both be better off.
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