Archive for ‘April 6th, 2009’

Rasmussen Apologizes to Islam

datePosted on 17:13, April 6th, 2009 by Kosmic Kurt

Newly nominated NATO Secretary General and former Prime Minster of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, formally apologized in Istanbul Turkey today for the Danish cartoons that satirized the Islamic prophet Mohammad back in 2006.

“I was deeply distressed that the cartoons were seen by many Muslims as an attempt by Denmark to mark and insult or behave disrespectively towards Islam or the Prophet Mohammad. Nothing could be further from my mind.”

This was the man that defended freedom of speech and was the hero of all of Europe. But now he wants to be Secretary General so he feels he needs to capitulate to the Islamic intolerance (in order to get Turkey’s vote). I realize this is not a complete apology – and hopeful it stops here – but it’s still bullshit! No other religion on the face of the earth is as intolerant and uncompromisingly arrogant as Islam. Every single day people say horrible things and propagate lies about non-believers. George Bush the elder claimed,

“…I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.”

Did Bush, or will anyone ever apologize – no! But then atheists don’t threaten to kill in the name of pretend gods or prophets.

Church and State Separation Benefits All

datePosted on 14:31, April 6th, 2009 by Kosmic Kurt

In a unanimous ruling, the Iowa State Supreme Court overturned a ten-year lower court ruling banning same sex marriages in Iowa. The ruling is well worded and very relevant. It grants that same sex marriages are legal in Iowa, while also preserving a particular religion’s right to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman so they can discriminate as they see fit. It states that public policy will not be dictated by any particular religious ideology. This is really a win for both the religious and the non-religious, as well as, both the straight and the gay – all people benefit from this. It has already been suggested that this decision will instigate a large shift in the population of LGBTs to Iowa, thus stimulating their economy. Good for Iowa. I was going to say that I applaud their progressive thinking. But then, Thomas Jefferson actually came up with the idea of keeping religion out of public policy over two hundred years ago. So, thank you Iowa for having the courage to uphold the constitution.