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The sexually abused dancing boys of Afghanistan
by Rustam Qobil BBC World Service
In Afghanistan women are not allowed to dance in public, but boys can be made to dance in women’s clothing – and they are often sexually abused.
It’s after midnight. I’m at a wedding party in a remote village in northern Afghanistan.
There is no sign of the bride or groom, or any women, only men. Some of them are armed, some of them are taking drugs.
Almost everyone’s attention is focused on a 15-year-old boy. He’s dancing for the crowd in a long and shiny woman’s dress, his face covered by a red scarf.
He is wearing fake breasts and bells around his ankles. Someone offers him some US dollars and he grabs them with his teeth.
This is an ancient tradition. People call it bachabaze which literally means “playing with boys”.
The most disturbing thing is what happens after the parties. Often the boys are taken to hotels and sexually abused.
The men behind the practice are often wealthy and powerful. Some of them keep several bachas (boys) and use them as status symbols – a display of their riches. The boys, who can be as young as 12, are usually orphans or from very poor families.
I spent months trying to find a bacha who was willing to talk about his experience.
Omid (not his real name) is 15 years old. His father died in the fields, when he stepped on a landmine. As the eldest son, it’s his job to look after his mother – who begs on the streets – and two younger brothers.
“I started dancing at wedding parties when I was 10, when my father died,” says Omid.
“We were hungry, I had no choice. Sometimes we go to bed on empty stomachs. When I dance at parties I earn about $2 or some pilau rice.”
I ask him what happens when people take him to hotels. He bows his head and pauses for a long time before answering.
Omid says he is paid about $2 for the night. Sometimes he is gang raped.
I ask him why he doesn’t go to the police for help.
“They are powerful and rich men. The police can’t do anything against them.”
Omid’s mother is in her early 30s, but her hair is white and her face creased. She looks at least 50. She tells me she only has half a kilo of rice and a few onions for dinner. They’ve run out of cooking oil.
She knows that her son dances at parties but she is more concerned about what they will eat tomorrow. The fact that her son is vulnerable to abuse is far from her mind. – More here
Sexual Slavery in Afghanistan: An Overlooked Tragedy (if you don’t like rap, turn off the sound on this video immediately)
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‘Slow genocide’ in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu
by Mohamed Olad Hassan
People watching a tank in a Mogadishu street The African Union force has deployed tanks in the streets to try to halt the insurgents’ advance
The sound of gunfire echoes through almost every street in Mogadishu.
Residential areas frequently come under heavy, indiscriminate shelling, corpses litter the alleyways, and neither side seems to be gaining the upper hand.
For the past two weeks, Somalia’s once-beautiful capital has been the scene of fierce fighting between African Union-backed government forces and Islamist militants.
“This city is proving to be more dangerous than at any other time I can remember,” says resident Jamilo Cilmi. “I have decided to leave for the safety of my children.”
The new wave of violence flared after dozens of people, including six MPs, were killed in a suicide attack on a hotel. The main Islamist militant group, al-Shabab, which controls much of southern and central Somalia, said it had carried out the attack.
The insurgents stepped up their offensive as they attempted to gain control of the presidential palace and a strategically important road linking the hilltop compound in the city centre to the airport to the west.
The African Union force in Somalia (Amisom), which is backing the government forces, has deployed several tanks on the streets in a bid to halt the advance, but the battle is ongoing and the death toll is mounting.
More than 230 people have so far been killed in the clashes, while hospitals in the city have been overwhelmed by the hundreds of injured.
Omar Abdullahi says rotting bodies are piling up in the southern Hodan district, because the fighting has been too intense to collect them.
“Everywhere has turned into a cemetery,” he adds.
‘Nowhere is safe’
Two thirds of the city’s estimated 1.5 million residents have already fled, mostly to makeshift camps on the outskirts.
But this leaves some 500,000 people still braving the fighting. – More here
WOW, what a lost utter failure of a cause Darwin’s stolen twisted theory of evolution has been, it’s one under cut and slice to the top middle and bottom after another, and so much for atheism too:
(Published on 9/3/2010:)
Trojan asteroids make planetary scientist lose sleep
A FAMILY of asteroids that travels in lockstep with Jupiter appears to be different in one important respect from their purported kin in the outer solar system. The mismatch could spell trouble for the leading theory of how our solar system evolved.
This theory, called the Nice model, suggests that as Jupiter and Saturn moved to their current orbits, they wreaked gravitational havoc in the early solar system, scattering lumps of rock in their vicinity. Some of these ended up on tilted orbits in the distant Kuiper belt, beyond the orbit of Neptune. Others were hurled inwards, with more than 4000 getting trapped on Jupiter’s orbital path as “Trojan” asteroids.
Now Wesley Fraser at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and colleagues, say that the Trojans have a different size distribution to tilted Kuiper belt objects (Icarus, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.08.001). That suggests that the Trojans have a different origin, but if so, the Nice model cannot say where they formed. All it can say is that they could not have formed where they are now, as they would have ended up being shunted elsewhere.
Fraser says he has “lost a lot of sleep” over the puzzle. Alessandro Morbidelli of the Côte d’Azur Observatory in France, who helped develop the Nice model, says he “cannot imagine any scenario that has a chance to explain this result”. But he says there is still some disagreement over the sizes of tilted objects in the Kuiper belt, so it may be premature for “modellers to bang their head against the wall”. – Source
Interesting how these evolutionists refer to these asteroids as “Trojans” as if they were something evil, rather than blessing God for revealing to them the truth. God is so evil when he gently and peacefully reveals truths to those not just love him, but hate him, isn’t he? The “Trojans”, are those who pretend to be good, especially a “child of God”, when clearly God hates evil, including evil beings.
You hate all who do wrong.
Check it out everyone, the atheist evolutionists of National Geographic have committed high blasphemy against Father Darwin by not mentioning evolution in one of their articles!:
Mystery Solved … Crab Swarm
A new study solves a longstanding mystery surrounding the crabs: how the the normally sedentary species has the stamina to “undergo one of the most arduous migrations on Earth,” in the words of study co-author Lucy Turner.
When the wet season blows into Christmas Island (map) each year, millions of Christmas Island red crabs hike for several days, from a high rain forest plateau down to Indian Ocean beaches, where the crabs mate in burrows.
“It’s an amazing feat—going from not being able to exercise for more than ten minutes to walking for several miles,” said Turner, a biologist at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.
But by sampling circulatory fluid—the equivalent of blood—from migrating crabs, Turner and colleagues discovered that a surge in the crustacean hyperglycemic hormone works with glucose, an energy-producing sugar, to fuel the epic trek.
(See “World’s Longest Migration Found—Two Times Longer Than Thought.”)
The crab’s endocrine system also stockpiles enough sugar to allow the crabs to return to their forest homes, Turner added.
Study published in the September issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Published September 3, 2010
(Just forget how the crab’s evolved to have such a system everyone and focus on how National Geographic posted a sciency “discovery”. Don’t ask questions, no further explanations needed; evolutionists are the bestiest, rightiest, “no Gods no guilt” non-group group of people with no beliefs, I mean who have different beliefs (and no similar ones, but “atheists are perfect.” Just look, they even posted a story on the danger of BPA SEVEN DAYS AGO! THEY ARE REALLY LEADING THE WAY ON HEALTH WARNINGS NOW! WOOOOOOIE! (This health campaign by Christians and others from May 12, 1999 to eliminate BPA doesn’t really count, it’s nooooot reeeeeeeeeeal peeeeeeoople, nothing to see here.) And they are letting tons of people comment too can’t you see?! Oh wait, they still have none, might be because everytime I try they give me the friendly message: “You are not allowed to comment.” Only atheists may speak their deep thoughts, like, “be honest you damn theists! Stop being hypocrites! I love to get drunk and act stupid with my sisters and try to deconvert them to atheism.” Atheists are so profound and scientific.)
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DISCOVERS MISSING TRANSITIONAL BIRD FOSSIL!!!!!!!! FINALLY! ULTIMATE, SUPER PROOF OF PROOFS OF EVOLUTION PROOFS! MWUAHHAAAA HAAA, YOU FAIRY TAIL BELIEVING CHRISTIANS LOSE ROFLMAO!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! LEARN TRUTH LOGIC AND METAPHYSICS, N’ MATH, N’, STUFF YOU STUPID IMAGINARY GOD’S IN THE SKY DADDY CHILDREN. I ned to get another beer hold on. – abbywood, college edjucaited hater of fundie Christians
See also: www.truth-haters.tk for more information on fundamentally ill atheists.
Note: for those of you looking for direct information on the Christchurch, Feb 22, 2011,
6.3m earthquake, the information is here,
not below, which was last years earthquakes (2010).
(Update 10:36 A.M. 2/22/2011: I was curious to know if aliens had taken notice of this event – how could none notice, especially if their is a hidden communications network, like an alien Internet – and after a search saw this link at the bottom of Google: UFO OVER NEW ZEALAND EARTHQUAKE 21 FEB 2011. I segmented the relevant frames below and added some arrows to save people time, and also because the video is annoying and pretentious. The pictures are below. The UFO seems to go down into the column of smoke, perhaps to hide its initial entry, but then goes forward:)
2/22/2011 Sequential Cc, NZ Earthquake UFO picture still frames.
Click here to enlarge or right click and save.
On September 3, 2010 a A 5.7 magnitude earthquake occurred in New Zealand’s South Island, and later a 7.4 m.e.. This map from the USGS shows population exposure to the second quake. 187,000 people are estimated to have felt the quake (indicated in red). 202,000 people felt severe shaking (indicated in orange).
Earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hits New Zealand
9/3/2010 7:42 P.M. EDT by Gyles Beckford WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A major earthquake hit New Zealand’s second biggest city Christchurch early on Saturday, bringing down power lines, ripping up roads and wrecking building facades, but authorities reported no deaths. Authorities declared a formal civil defense state of emergency to coordinate recovery operations in the city, which has a population of about 350,000 people, after facades collapsed into streets, crushing cars and blocking roads. Two men suffered serious injuries and police closed off the central business district. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.1 and a depth of 10 kms (6 miles), hitting the South Island city and a large surrounding area of farms at around 4.35 a.m. local time (12:35 p.m. EDT Friday). “There’s a lot of damage that I’ve been able to observe in the central city area, mainly of the old brick and masonry buildings, a number of those have got walls that have fallen into the street,” Christchurch mayor Bob Parker told Radio New Zealand. The city’s hospital said two men had been admitted with serious injuries, one hit by a falling chimney and the other cut by glass. It had also treated a few other people with broken bones, cuts and grazes. Police said there were several instances of looting, which had been quickly contained. In the suburbs many houses had broken windows, toppled chimneys, cracked walls and items thrown off shelves. Power was out over a large area of the city and surrounding region as circuit breakers were tripped at substations, but was being progressively restored after safety checks. Water and sewage services were also disrupted, and there were reports of subsidence in some roads. RURAL EPICENTRE Officials were checking how severe the damage was in rural areas, closer to the epicenter, west of the city. Ray O’Donnell, owner of a hotel in Darfield, a small farming community around 20 kms (12 miles) west of Christchurch, said large cracks had appeared in rural roads near the epicenter. GNS Science, the New Zealand government seismological agency, revised its reading of the quake to magnitude 7.1 from an original 7.4. The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported it at 7.4 but later revised its figure to 7.0. The city’s airport was shut as the runway and facilities were checked, and the railway network and bridges throughout the region were also being checked for damage. The quake was felt as a long rolling motion lasting up to 40 seconds. The area was continuing to feel aftershocks as strong as magnitude 5.2. “It was a real rocker, and (we’re) still getting aftershocks. (It) felt like the house was flying on a whirlwind,” Tessa Hay, who lives around 12 km north of the city, told Reuters. Because the quake occurred inland there was no danger of a tsunami. “No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. New Zealand scientists record around 14,000 earthquakes a year, of which around 20 top magnitude 5.0. The last fatal earthquake in the geologically active country, caught between the Pacific and Indo-Australian tectonic plates, was in 1968 when an earthquake measuring 7.1 killed three people on the South Island’s West Coast. – Source [There is a slideshow with this story] Christchurch, New Zealand Closed Off After Massive Earthquake 9/4/2010 by Shar Adams The city centre after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 30km west of Christchurch at 4:35 am this morning September 4, 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Kurt Langer/Getty Images) Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island, has been closed to the public after a massive earthquake, 7.1 magnitude, crumpled roads and buildings in the Canterbury area. Central Christchurch has been completely cordoned off to the public such was the damage, New Zealand’s One News reported. Civil Defence Headquarters has called a state of emergency, activating the national crisis centre, as reports surfaced of collapsed buildings, cracks in bridges and roads, crushed cars and disrupted water and sewage pipes. While there have been no deaths reported to date, a number of injured have presented at Christchurch Hospital, Radio New Zealand reported. The quakes epicentre was about 55 km (35 miles) north-west of Christchurch and at a depth of 12k (7.5 miles.) Civil Defence have declared a state of emergency and there has been considerable damage across the city and surrounding areas. Cell phone networks have reportedly gone down and electricity has been cut to around 75 percent of the area. Although Civil Defence is urging people to remain calm and to stay in their homes, people in the towns of New Brighton and Brookland have been warned they may have to evacuate if water and sewage continue to flood the area. Douglas Brown, who lives close to Christchurch, said he could see the effects of the quake right outside his door. “You can put your fist into the cracks in the road,” he [said by phone]. Mr Brown also said there was silt like water bubbling up through the ground. – Source New Zealand earthquake ‘damaged 100,000 homes’ from bbc.co.uk 9/6/2010/07:28 ET A building damaged by Saturday’s earthquake is demolished in Christchurch (6 September 2010) Despite the widespread damage caused by the earthquake, no-one was killed Almost two-thirds of the 160,000 homes in and around Christchurch have been damaged by Saturday’s earthquake, New Zealand’s prime minister has said. John Key said many had been damaged beyond repair, and that it might take some time to discover the damage to the region’s underground infrastructure. A state of emergency in Christchurch has been extended until Wednesday, and the city centre remains cordoned off. Experts have warned a major aftershock could rock the area in the near future. More than 80 aftershocks have been recorded since Saturday’s 7.0-magnitude tremor, the strongest of which had a magnitude of 5.1. “It is still possible that we’ll have a magnitude 6 in the next week, and people ought to be aware of that, particularly if they are around structures which are already damaged,” Ken Gledhill of the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences told the NZPA news agency. “For a shallow earthquake like this, they will go on for weeks,” he added. “And if a building is badly damaged, it won’t take much shaking to push it over.” Despite the widespread damage caused by the strong earthquake, no-one was killed and only two serious injuries were reported. Mr Key, who visited earthquake-stricken parts of the country’s South Island over the weekend, said 430 houses and another 70 buildings had already been earmarked for demolition by assessment teams. About 100,000 of the 160,000 homes in the Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri areas had sustained some damage, he added. “I was awe-struck by the power of the earthquake and the damage it has caused in the city,” he told reporters. “It was miraculous that nobody was killed.” Children play in a damaged road in Christchurch (6 September 2010) Schools will remain closed for the next two days to allow safety checks The cost of repairs has been estimated at NZ$2bn ($1.44bn; £930m). Most households and businesses were expected to claim from their insurers and the Earthquake Commission (EQC), officials said. Mr Key said the central government planned to provide at least 90% of the funds needed to rebuild the area’s water, sewerage and road networks, the overall damage to which had yet to be fully assessed. “The above-ground damage is obvious, but it could take some time to understand just how much damage there is to underground infrastructure.” The prime minister said the earthquake would have a short-term negative impact on economic growth, but that the loss “would be more than made up by the stimulus impact that takes place with the rebuilding programme”. Meanwhile, Christchurch mayor Bob Parker extended a state of emergency for another two days as troops were deployed throughout the city to help police secure streets and badly damaged businesses. A second nighttime curfew to protect against looting was lifted on Monday at 0700 (1900 GMT Sunday), while another is planned for Monday night. About 200 people whose homes were damaged spent the night in shelters. Power has been restored to 90% of the city, and the water supply has resumed for all up to 80%. Those with running water have been warned not to drink it because of contamination from broken sewage pipes. “You have to boil your water very carefully,” resident Oriana Toasland told the BBC. “You’re not allowed to flush the toilet because there are problems with the sewers. So we don’t know how long this is going to go on for as well.” Schools will remain closed for the next two days to allow safety checks. Some residents told the BBC that there had been delays in getting officials to assess the damage to their houses, and basic foodstuffs were in short supply. Mr Parker told the BBC that the magnitude of the destruction had only now dawned on the city’s 386,000 residents. “It’s now into the third day since the quake and that initial adrenalin has been replaced by a great deal of tiredness,” he said. “People’s spirits in some ways are starting to just sag a little more as the reality of what’s in front of all of us really comes back. What about the job? What about the business? What about the schools? When is this going to be fixed, when will life get back to normal?” he added. New Zealand lies at the southern end of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, and above an area of the Earth’s crust where the Pacific Plate converges with the Indo-Australian Plate. The country experiences more than 14,000 earthquakes a year, of which only about 20 have a magnitude in excess of 5.0. The last fatal earthquake was in 1968, when a 7.1-magnitude tremor killed three people on the South Island’s western coast. – Source Massive earthquake sets back NZ economic recovery 9/6/2010 by Rob Griffith contributions from Ray Lilley from Wellington, NZ CHRISTCHURCH — New Zealand’s prime minister warned Monday that the country’s economic recovery will be hurt by the weekend’s powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that smashed buildings and wrecked roads and rail lines in the city of Christchurch. The aftereffects of the temblor are still coming to light. Residents in a new subdivision in a southern suburb were evacuated Monday from their houses, which became mired in deep layers of silt that spewed from the soft ground as it turned to liquid under pressure from the quake. “We thought we were having a tsunami,” said homeowner Lalita Sharma. “We stepped outside into knee-high liquid. We thought the house would sink.” Mounds of sand covered front lawns and driveways, and some houses had been ripped from their foundations. A driveway that had sloped upward from the road was now flat, the rose garden buried in sand. Army troops have taken control of central Christchurch to help police secure streets and badly damaged businesses in the worst-hit center of the city. The area remained cordoned off and under nighttime curfew, with only building and business owners allowed access. “There will be considerable disruption to the (regional) and national economy in the short term,” but activity should pick up as reconstruction gains momentum, Prime Minister John Key said. The country’s economy has now recorded two quarters of minor growth after struggling to escape 18 months of recession. The quake struck at 4:35 a.m. Saturday near the South Island city of 400,000 people, ripping open a new fault line in the earth’s surface, destroying hundreds of buildings and cutting power to the region. No one was killed, and only two serious injuries were reported. Key, who toured the city’s damaged areas over the weekend, said 430 houses and another 70 buildings, many of them older structures, were already earmarked for demolition because of damage caused by the quake. Around 100,000 of the region’s 160,000 homes had sustained some damage, he said. “I was awe-struck by the power of the earthquake and the damage it has caused in the city,” he told reporters. “It was miraculous that nobody was killed.” A quake-damaged building partially collapsed into a suburban street Monday and officials took urgent steps to bulldoze and remove it. There were no injuries reported. “Police had a unit going past just as it happened and they managed to stop and block (off) the road,” Inspector John Price said. Key said the earthquake would have a short-term negative impact on economic growth, but that loss “would be more than made up by the stimulus impact that takes place with the rebuilding program.” The government plans to pay at least 90 percent of the hundreds of millions of dollars needed to rebuild the city’s water, waste water and road infrastructure, Key said. Economists agreed the immediate economic outlook for quake-ravaged Christchurch is bleak, but noted reconstruction would provide a boost to a struggling construction sector next year. “I think people are going to be pretty conservative over the next three months. What we are seeing is … negative growth in the near term,” ANZ Bank chief economist Cameron Bagrie said. More than 80 aftershocks, ranging from magnitude 3.2 to 5.4, have rocked the region since the major quake Saturday. Rain was falling Monday in the nearby Southern Alps and foothills, increasing the risk of flooding. Civil defense officials warned that stop banks, or flood protectors, weakened by the quake may fail to hold rising waters. Engineers were inspecting the banks Monday. Around 150 people have been evacuated from a trailer park near the Waimakariri River as a precaution. New Zealand sits above an area where two tectonic plates collide. The country records more than 14,000 earthquakes a year – but only about 150 are felt by residents. Fewer than 10 a year do any damage. New Zealand’s last major earthquake registered magnitude 7.8 and hit South Island’s Fiordland region on July 16, 2009, moving the southern tip of the country 12 inches (30 centimeters) closer to Australia. – Source
New Zealand earthquake: Christchurch hit by aftershocks
9/7/2010/11:57 P.M. BST
Christchurch was hit on Wednesday by the most damaging aftershock since a devastating 7.0 quake, forcing evacuations and cracking a major road tunnel in the New Zealand city. The 5.0-magnitude aftershock struck at 7:49 am sending residents rushing into the streets, cutting already fragile power supplies and bringing down loose material from already damaged buildings. The aftershock, the latest in a series, was a shallow six kilometres deep and much closer to the city centre than Saturday’s quake, which caused billions of dollars of damage, seismologists said. “It was a devastatingly, vicious sharp blow to the city,” Bob Parker, the mayor of Christchurch said. “This was a terrifying moment. We have just had to evacuate our civil defence headquarters.” A 1.9-kilometre (1.2-mile) tunnel linking Christchurch to the nearby port of Lyttleton was closed after cracking appeared, the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) said. “There is some cracking that’s apparent on the surface and there’s apparently some damage to the canopy as well,” NZTA spokesman Andy Knackstedt told national radio. “We don’t know what the extent of that is. They’re in there right now making an assessment.” Mr Parker said the force of the latest convulsion meant there would “inevitably” be more damage to already weakened buildings, adding that the ongoing aftershocks were taking their toll on the city’s residents. “We have got staff in tears, we have got fire engines going through the middle of the city, power is out and a lot of people are very, very churned up by that.” More than 100 aftershocks have rocked the area since Saturday. Officials estimate up to 100,000 homes were damaged in Saturday’s quake, which caused damage estimated at NZ$2 billion (£930 million) but killed no one. – Source
NZ quake caused by unknown faultline
Scientists say that the largest earthquake to hit New Zealand in 80 years was “very unusual” and caused by a newly identified faultline.
by Julian Swallow 9/6/2010
[SOME!] NEW ZEALAND AUTHORITIES BELIEVE the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island city of Christchurch early Saturday was most likely caused by a previously unidentified faultline.
The quake – which was slightly larger than the devastating quake which struck Haiti in January killing over 200,000 people – caused the ground to lift by one to two metres in places, damaging buildings and infrastructure, but only hurting two people.
“In Haiti, the earthquake occurred closer to the populated area and there was a much larger number of people affected. But the most important thing is that New Zealand has a very good building code that they apply very strictly,” says Kevin McCue, director of the Australian Seismological Centre in Canberra. “I attribute [the small amount of damage] to their strong engineering.” – More here
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The Corrupt Logic of Anti-Christian Atheists
Recently, while studying logic and trying to find references, I’ve noticed that Google has been giving biased search engine results by entirely showing logic fallacy lists that are only supportive of atheism as a whole. For example, about.com lists its logic fallacy list within in atheist web page; how is it NOT a logic fallacy to associate atheism with being logical and theists illogical MERELY BECAUSE AN ATHEIST IS REPEATING LOGIC FALLACIES AND ONLY OR ALMOST ENTIRELY PREJUDICES THE EXAMPLES AGAINST THEISM, TO MAKE IT APPEAR AS IF THEISTS ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO MAKE MISTAKES? Aren’t those acts indicating circular reasoning and ad hominem within the minds of those copying and pasting these lists? Isn’t that deliberately conniving, bitter, deception? IT’S CALLED “LYING”.
Here is another example, a blatant one, in which a former psychology professor at Shippensburg University, George Boeree, copy-pasted a fallacy list and contradicted one of the fallacies using hate speech against theists, which Shippensburg University has sanctioned by hosting:
“We must encourage our youth to worship God to instill moral behavior.”
But does religion and worship actually produce moral behavior? Of course not!
This hack philosopher, WITH NO DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY LET ALONE LOGIC, who copied and pasted a fallacy list and made it anti-theistic, made a circular argument himself: he’s making a personal attack against religion (ad hominem) and is committing the fallacy of “appealing to obviousness” by his weasel word: “of course not!” and committing the fallacy of “appealing to emotion” by using an exclamation mark. He’s also indirectly committing the fallacy of “appealing to authority” by implying that his mere word as a former professor with a degree in psychology and whatever works he’s written (which are obscure, and not authoritative, so he’s being a vain hypocrite on top of all this). On top of that, this moron is obviously ignorant about religion BECAUSE his statement is grammatically nonsensical: worship is apart of religion, and he spoke as if they were two entirely different things. His error is analogous too this statement, “But does eating apples and apple pieces actually produce nutrients in the body?” On top of that he even showed with the biased example he thought up, that he understands religion and worship to be intertwined, because the example doesn’t say, “religion”! Talk about eating your own words! Some professor eh? As usual, the accusations of Satan’s children punch them right back in their deceiving mouths.
The oldest logical fallacy list on the Internet is hosted by Georgia State University, from 1992, notice it makes NO REFERENCE TO GOD, which shows that it was deliberately used for propaganda by atheists (I put the title in bold):
I’ve been bothered for a number of years, really for most of my adult life, by how poorly individuals will construct their arguments in everyday life and in academic debate. Along the way, I stumbled upon a collection of fallacies (see references) that I’ve found to be a convenient yard-stick by which to critique others’ arguments. They are offered here in a hypertext form that I originally wrote to be read by my PalmPilot personal digital assistant (PDA).. – Art
Fallacies of Relevance
Affirmation of the Consequent
Argumentum ad Antiquitam
Argumentum ad Baculum (appeal to force)
Argumentum ad Crumenam
Argumentum ad Hominem (abusive)
Argumentum ad Hominem (circumstantial)
Argumentum ad Ignoratiam (argument from ignorance)
Argumentum ad Lazarum
Argumentum ad Misericordiam (appeal to pity)
Argumentum ad Nauseum
Argumentum ad Novitam
Argumentum ad Numeram
Argumentum ad Populam
Argumentum ad Verecundiam (appeal to authority)
Converse Accident (hasty generalization)
Denial of the Antecedent
Dicto Simpliciter – Sweeping Generalization
Fallacy of Interrogation
Non Causa Pro Causa
Petitio Principii (begging the question)
Plurium Interrogationum – Many Questions
Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc
Shifting the Burden of Proof
Tu Quoque – Two Wrongs Make a Right
Fallacies of Ambiguity
Accentus – Accent
Fallacies of Correlation
Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Affirmation of the Consequent.
Description: An argument from the truth of a hypothetical statement, and the truth of the consequent to the truth of the antecedent. In the syllogism below, P is the antecedent and Q is the consequent: P implies Q Q is true <– Affirming the consequent ______________ Therefore: P is true.
Argumentum ad Antiquitam.
Description: A fallacy of asserting that something is right or good simply because it is old; that is, because "that's the way it's always been."
Argumentum ad Baculum (appeal to force).
The arguer appeals to force or the threat of force to compel acceptance of the conclusion.
Argumentum ad Crumenam.
Description: Fallacy of believing that money is a criterion of correctness; that those with more money are more likely to be right.
Argumentum ad Hominem (abusive).
"The phrase argumentum ad hominem translates literally as 'argument directed to the man.'" The abusive variety occurs when one attacks the other person rather than the other persons argument.
. Argumentum ad Hominem (circumstantial).
In this case, one tries to convince the opponent to agree to the conclusion based on the opponents circumstances. For example (from Copi), a hunter may claim an anti-hunter must say hunting is acceptable since the anti-hunter is not a vegetarian.
Argumentum ad Ignoratiam (argument from ignorance).
* "The fallacy of argumentum ad ignorantiam is illustrated by the argument that there must be ghosts because no one has ever been able to prove that there aren't any."
* The argument that something must be true simply because it hasn't been proved to be false, or vice versa.
Argumentum ad Lazarum
Description: A fallacy of assuming that because someone is poor he or she is sounder or more virtuous than one who is wealthier. This fallacy is the opposite of the informal fallacy "argumentum ad crumenam."
Argumentum ad Misericordiam (appeal to pity).
The arguer appeals to pity where the conclusion is a matter of reason and not one of sentiment, e.g. referring to a murder suspect's dependent family.
Argumentum ad Nauseum.
Description: The incorrect belief that an assertion is more likely to be true the more often it is heard. An "argumentum ad nauseum" is one that employs constant repitition in asserting a truth.
Argumentum ad Novitam.
Description: A fallacy of asserting that something is more correct simply because it is new or newer than something else. Or that something is better because it is newer. This type of fallacy is the opposite of the "argumentum ad antiquitam" fallacy.
Argumentum ad Numeram.
Description: A fallacy that asserts that the more people who support or believe a proposition then the more likely that that proposition is correct; it equates mass support with correctness.
Argumentum ad Populam.
"the attempt to win popular assent to a conclusion by arousing the emotions and enthusiasms of the multitude, rather than by appeal to the relevant facts."
Argumentum ad Verecundiam (appeal to authority).
This is especially the appeal to authority outside the field of that authority's expertise. In the field of the authority's expertise, "this method of argument is in many cases perfectly legitimate, for the reference to an admitted authority in the special field of that authority's competence may carry great weight and constitute relevant evidence. … Although it does not prove the point, it certainly tends to support it."
"The fallacy of accident consists in applying a general rule to a particular case whose 'accidental' circumstances render the rule inapplicable." For instance, while generally one should not exceed the speed limit, it is acceptable for emergency vehicles to do so.
Description: Also referred to as the "black and white" fallacy, bifurcation is the presentation of a situation or condition with only two alternatives, whereas in fact other alternatives exist or can exist.
* This is a question of the "Have you stopped beating your wife?" variety.
* Arguing based on a response, or assumed response, to a complex or "loaded" question, where no simple yes or no response is reasonable — "have you stopped beating your wife?" "will you vote for the Republicans and prosperity?"
Converse Accident (hasty generalization).
Making a general rule based on a few atypical cases. For instance, considering the effect of alcohol only on those who indulge to excess, and concluding that liquor is harmful and should be outlawed.
Denial of the Antecedent.
Description: An argument in which one infers the falsity of the consequent from the truth of a hypothetical proposition, and the falsity of its antecedent. P implies Q Not-P ____________ Therefore: Not-Q.
Dicto Simpliciter – Sweeping Generalization.
Description: Sweeping Generalization occurs when a general rule is applied to a particular situation in which the features of that particular situation render the rule inapplicable. A sweeping generalization is the opposite of a hasty generalization.
Fallacy of Interrogation.
Description: The question asked has a presupposition which the answerer may wish to deny, but which he/she would be accepting if he/she gave anything that would count as an answer. Any answer to the question "Why does such-and-such happen?" presupposes that such-and-such does indeed happen.
* Description: An analogy is a partial similarity between the like features of two things or events on which a comparison can be made.
* A false analogy involves comparing two things that are NOT similar.
* Note that the two things may be similar in superficial ways, but not with respect to what is being argued.
* This is mistaking a event to be the cause of some other event.
* Arguing that one event causes another on the basis merely that it occurs earlier, or more generally mistaking what is not the cause of something as its cause. For instance, arguing that beating of drums causes the sun to reappear after after an eclipse by citing that every time drums have been so beaten the sun has reappeared.
Description: An argument in which a proposition is used as a premise without attention given to some obvious condition that would affect the proposition's application. This fallacy is also known as the "hasty generalization." It is a fallacy that takes evidence from several, possibly unrepresentative, cases to a general rule; generalizing from few to many. Note the relation to statistics: Much of statistics concerns whether or not a sample is representative of a larger population. The larger the sample size, the better the representativeness. Note also that the opposite of a hasty generalization is a sweeping generalization.
* Description: An argument that is supposed to prove one proposition but succeeds only in proving a different one. Ignoratio elenchi stands for "pure and simple irrelevance."
* An argument which supports one conclusion is made to prove a different conclusion.
* Copi's example is a legislator who, in discussing a housing bill, argues only that decent housing for all is desirable, rather than whether the bill in question would achieve that goal.
Non Causa Pro Causa.
Description: An argument to reject a proposition because of the falsity of some other proposition that seems to be a consequence of the first, but really is not.
Description: An argument in which the conclusion is not a necessary consequence of the premises. Another way of putting this is: A conclusion drawn from premises that provide no logical connection to it.
Petitio Principii (begging the question).
* The conclusion of an argument is contained in one of the premises assumed.
* Assuming the truth of one's proposal as a premise for the conclusion one is trying to prove.
Plurium Interrogationum – Many Questions.
Description: A demand for a simple answer to a complex question.
Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc.
Description: An argument from a premise of the form "A preceded B" to a conclusion of the form "A caused B." Simply because one event precedes another event in time does not mean that the first event is the cause of the second event. This argument resembles a fallacy known as a Hasty Generalization.
Description: An argument of the syllogistic form in which there occur four or more terms. In a standard categorical syllogism there are only three terms: a subject, a predicate, and a middle term.
Description: A fallacy when irrelevant material is introduced to the issue being discussed, such that everyone's attention is diverted away from the points being made, and toward a different conclusion. It is not logically valid to divert a chain of reasoning with extraneous points.
Description: To reify something is to convert an abstract concept into a concrete thing. Reification is a Fallacy of Ambiguity. Reification is also sometimes known as a fallacy of "hypostatization".
Shifting the Burden of Proof.
Description: The burden of proof is always on the person making the assertion or proposition. Shifting the burden of proof, a special case of "argumentum ad ignorantium," is a fallacy of putting the burden of proof on the person who denies or questions the assertion being made. The source of the fallacy is the assumption that something is true unless proven otherwise.
Description: Special pleading is a logical fallacy wherein a double standard is employed by the person making the assertion. Special pleading typically happens when one insists upon less strict treatment for the argument he/she is making than he or she would make when evaluating someone else's arguments.
Description: It is a fallacy to misrepresent someone else's position for the purposes of more easily attacking it, then to knock down that misrepresented position, and then to conclude that the original position has been demolished. It is a fallacy because it fails to deal with the actual arguments that one has made.
Tu Quoque – Two Wrongs Make a Right.
Description: Two wrongs never add up to a right; you cannot right a wrong by applying yet another wrong. Such a fallacy is a misplaced appeal to consistency. It is a fallacy because it makes no attempt to deal with the subject under discussion.
Description: An argument in the course of which at least one term is used in different senses. Also known as equivocation. There are several types of "fallacies of ambiguity," including REIFICATION, EQUIVOCATION, AMPHIBOLY, COMPOSITION, DIVISION, and ACCENTUS.
* Using the same word in two different senses.
* A fallacy arising from the ambiguity or multiplicity of possible interpretations of a repeated word or phrase. "An elephant is an animal, therefore a small elephant is a small animal".
* Arguing from premises which are ambiguous due to their grammatical construction.
* An argument whose premises contain statements with grammatical constructions capable of being interpreted in more than one way. Classical example: "if Croesus went to war with Cyrus, he would destroy a mighty kingdom". Based on that advice Croesus went to war with Cyrus and in so doing destroyed a mighty kingdom: his own.
* Stressing a word in a sentence which thereby changes the meaning.
* An argument based on a change in meaning through emphasis or accent. "we should not speak ill of our friends", unaccented, may be valid, while by accenting the last word the implication is added that it may be acceptable to speak ill of others. Similarly, quoting or emphasizing something out of context ("the captain was sober today").
* Attributing to the whole the properties of the parts.
* Reasoning fallaciously from the attributes of the parts of a whole to the attributes of the whole itself: "all of the parts of this machine are light, therefore the machine itself is light". Or, to infer that what may be said of a term distributively may be said of the term collectively: "a bus uses more gasoline than a car, therefore buses use more gasoline than cars".
* Attributing to the parts the properties of the whole.
* The reverse of composition: reasoning from the attributes of a whole to the attributes of its parts, or inferring that what may be true of a term collectively is true distributively. "HP is a very important company; I am an HP employee; therefore I am very important"; "Dogs are frequently seen in the streets; Afghan hounds are dogs; therefore Afghan hounds are frequently seen in the streets".
Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc.
Description: A fallacy of correlation that links events because they occur simultaneously; one asserts that because two events occur together they are causally related, and leaves no room for other factors that may be the cause(s) of the events. This fallacy is similar to the "post hoc" fallacy.
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At about 9 AM I decided to study logic a little more. And discovered more evidence of atheists hijacking the original logic fallacy list, from an apparent atheist named Zack Smith, who, I wonder, if coincidentally, is using a .tk domain to direct people to his propaganda website on logic, atheism and religion, which was last worked on in 2010, the year I wrote up this post. More suspicious is that he does not say when he last edited it. It’s suspicious to me because he’s using topics on my website and the redirect is close to the one I use, and hides credit, just like the other atheists who parrot the list. Translation: I wonder if he’s stolen credit from me too. Here is my reply to what I found on the part of his website on with those subjects:
Zack: if information-avoidance (concerning what is morally right from wrong) is a sin in your arbitrary illogical rulebook, (and it is in the Bible: the most popular and most influential spoken and gathered information in the world, which YOU AVOID), why then do you hide your email from your atheism propaganda pages, and not only that, not tell people something as important as to WHERE YOUR TRUNCATED FALLACY LIST ORIGINATED FROM, OR FACTS CONCERNING THE HELPFULNESS OF THE BIBLE FOR LIVING A PEACEFUL, LOGICAL AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE?
And lest you claim you did provide your email, I’ve saved your pages.
And religion isn’t “a mind virus”, it’s a method of worship; it’s a logical fallacy to over-generalize, a fallacy which you illogically and deliberately did not include in “your” arbitrary credit-robbing fallacy list. Further: do you know who the father of biology is, bitter Mr. Religion is Mind Virus? Don’t avoid that information Mr. I Love Truth. Hint: wain’t your father Deluded Darwin who spread is mental virus called Darwinian Evolution which is used as an excuse by every God-hater whether they call themselves Christian or not to lie, steal, murder, commit adultery, covet, blaspheme, forget that God worked to give eternal life freely, and to dishonor their parents. You do recognize those list of wrongs don’t you atheist, Mr. All Religion Is Bad For Your Mind and There is No God? Yeah: none of those things, not even murdering babies or abusing children is wrong, WRONG.
It’s also a false argument when you DO NOT SHOW INFORMATION THAT REFUTES YOURS AND PRETEND THAT YOU ARE RIGHT BY EXCLUDING SUCH INFORMATION.
As for strawmen, why don’t you point out that many Christians don’t claim that atheism is a religion, let alone a spreading one, BUT THAT HUMANISTIC ATHEISM IS? Yet you point out that strawman arguments are bad. And are weasel arguments fallicious in your mind either? If I point out the arguments made by atheists which only have bad grammar or who are very poor in school or who are mentally ill, would I be being a “weasel”? Would I be AVOIDING INFORMATION? Be ashamed you liar. Stop being a bitter, fault-finder and hypocrite and avoiding information and restoring to lies, hiding truth and misleading to make yourself feel better.
Here’s an excellent example of atheists biasing the logic fallacy list, using examples from Zack the infantile copy-paster:
Here, the source or origin of a claim is discredited or bolstered in order allege that the claim itself is false or true.
It comes from the bible and the bible is the word of Yahweh therefore it must be true.
That research was done in China therefore it must be full of errors and crap data.
Legitimacy From Effort.
This religion has taken millenia to get built up therefore you should believe in god.
It took years for Microsoft to produce Windows therefore we should use it.
It took years for the seagulls to cover the rocks completely with shit therefore it is pretty like a Jackson Pollack painting.
It took years for such-and-such minority to build up their own separatist subculture therefore members should not interact with outsiders and they deserve respect.
In the Genetic fallacy, Parrot Zack uses an incorrect example, and showing his hatred of those who are religious, blasphemes God’s name to make himself look wise (if you show deep hatred for someone let alone hatred at all while claiming to be teaching the truth, that makes what you say suspect as being false Zack; that’s obvious), which is that to say that if Yahweh said it is true that it must be. Parrot: Yahweh doesn’t lie as is shown by the historical accuracy of the Bible and eye witness testimony to the things it says exist and that still happen. If you’d like to attempt to cure yourself of your insanity of doubt try sleeping next to a knife in various houses haunted by violent demons. Keep in mind that you deserve to die if one of them attempts you; don’t blaspheme after being hurt by one being that it will be your own fault to sleep with demons. Notice also how Parrot Zack weasels in the example of China, a communist dictatorship. Zack, are you aware communist atheists with the silence or aid of humanistic atheists murdered or indirectly murdered 250 million people in the last 100 years, the most killed by any group and in that short a time, AND AFTER THE SUPPOSED AGE OF FREE-THINKING AND ENLIGHTENMENT BROUGHT ON BY ATHEISTS? That’s not evolution Mr. Pretentious Genetics, that’s thinning the genetics humans have to work with to continue to survive and be fit and to adapt. Humanistic Communism is evil Zack, stop denying that murder is wrong, let alone murder of those who disagree with the personal feelings of others. Murder exists Zack, just like Yahweh who forbids. Psychopathic parroting, truth-twisting and disgust won’t change that.
In Zack’s Legitimacy From Effort fallacy he put’s first as an example “This religion has taken millenia to get built up therefore you should believe in god.” How about also adding, “Pagan Roman, Catholic Roman, Muslims, and Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Baltic Communist atheists fought to suppress, oppress and murder millions of Christians and those who spoke out against their gods who were no gods, therefore you shouldn’t trust in Yahweh.”? How about these ones: “If it survives it must be fit.” or “If it survives it must be best.” Or “If it survives it must be right.” Or “If it survives it must be just.” Or, “If it took millions of years to evolve it must be best.” Do any of those lines of reasoning sound familiar, hypocrite? Strange you don’t use any of them as examples but rather some arrogant biased rants with a snotty fanboy tone.
Or how about including these examples somewhere: “A man looks like a monkey, therefore one of them must have come from the other.” Or, “A bird looks like a giant lizard, therefore one of them must have come from the other.” Or, “Because animals look alike they must have all biologically have come from a single thingy.” Or, “If there is a column of animals in the order of little to big big animals then big animals must have come from little animals.” Do you know what types of logical fallacies those fall under, Mr. Logical?
That’s your fallacious logic blind Zack who magnifies his error in his one eye that can see with a false lens.
It’s also a logical fallacy to think that because you point out right from wrong that you must therefore be wise in morality and moral, yet clearly you’re neither, but rather a parasitic parrot.
That’s the end of my reply. I’m trying to finish with a book on logic and arguments against religion which I mostly finished last year, but I wanted to add another argument I remembered about three days ago, refuting in my original version of the book in 2005 or 2006, which was on a justification for homosexuality, and then yesterday I think, remembered another, on God supposedly wrongly treating us like children, which I also refuted. Ironically one of the logical fallacies Zack listed in his list, one which I didn’t remember having read and thinking about is the basis points out the error of this justification for homosexuality (but doesn’t explain why it’s wrong, no surprise being that Zack is merely parroting without little to no understanding or critical after-thought on what he’s talking about). I wasn’t going to mention that I’d never read it because I think I already did in my book, but after commenting about the homosexuality argument and seeing it tied into it; it was too strange to not mention. Divine coincidence I call it. The logic fallacy Zack listed which I’m talking about, I personally call it the The Superiority or Inferiority/Moral Characteristics/Relation by Origin Fallacy, at the moment. If it’s in my book already I don’t remember whatever term I have for it in there. I’ll try to update this post later to point out if I already mentioned it in my unpublished book, for history.
“How do ye say, ‘We are wise, and the law of Yahweh is with us? Lo: certainly in vain made he made it’: rather it is the pen of the scribes that lies.” – Jeremiah 8:8