Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Luckynumber I am the person who left the angry messages regarding your postcard mailing.
You caught me at a bad time. I had just returned from work, I was tired and hungry, I was not feeling well.
You do not know my history with jesus. To you, I am "resident". You do not know of the many, many times I have been shouted down and humiliated because of jesus. In the name of jesus. In total violation of the first and third commandments.
The first commandment says to hold no other god before you. This does not include the so called son of god, nor a book compiled by the council of nicea.
The third commandment says to have respect for the name of god. What you have done is shove your ideas about jesus down my throat without taking the time to gain my trust or goodwill. This creates ill will for god and, especially, for jesus. This is a violation of the third commandment.
In a perfect world, I would never hear the word jesus again. When I hear the word jesus, I think of something a professional jesus worshipper said to me out of anger. " You should thank god for jesus, because if it wasn't for jesus I would have hurt you". I had said something the professional jesus worshipper did not like. He was wrong. Jesus hurts. Bad. The pain I feel because of selfish, hateful jesus worshippers will not go away.
You say that was not jesus? I disagree. The best way to know a god is through his believers. And what I have seen of jesus through his loud, vulgar believers is ugly.

fossilfuelabuse I drive by your facility every day on my way to work. I often have to wait on the gas guzzling S.U.V.'s to make the left turn into your parking lot.
Every day, I have jesus shoved down my throat. Bumper stickers, clever message boards, whining radio voices....the list goes on and on. None of these people know the pain that jesus has caused in my life. None of them has bothered to get to know me before they spread their putrid message. Every one is a violation of the third commandment.
Every one of these unwanted messages hurts me. You were the lucky one who got a tiny percentage of my rage directed back at you.
You are probably thinking of a clever comeback involving life after death. Jesus worshippers think their ideas about life after death justify their verbal abuse.
Just for the record, jesus was killed by the roman soldiers because he was a troublemaker. His murder has NOTHING to do with life after death.

PRfailure Maybe if jesus had been better at getting along with people, he could have spread his teaching further. But then, you couldn't have so much fun talking about his gruesome death.
Why not just put faith in god to take care of you after you die?
I recently posted a few thoughts about christmas...the pagan holiday stolen by the catholic church. They are here.I plan to post this letter as an open letter, at the same address. I have written extensively at this site about my
miserable experience with jesus. This post is closely related to today's message.
In conclusion, I would like you to take "resident" off your mailing list. The address is xxx yyyyyyyyy zz, Atlanta Ga abcde.
I think it would be a very good idea to not send out anonymous postcards in the future. If you want to tell someone about jesus or your church, take the time to gain their trust before you do so.
Cam Mckinnon

The postcard is an obvious take off on the "got milk" ads. Not only is the postcard corny and expensively produced, it is a take off on a gross ad campaign. Who wants to look at a celebrity who needs to wipe his mouth?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

lights camera trees

Imagemongering. Returning to the theme of the secular christmas, Flash went out taking pictures of lights.Ironically, he set his camera to no flash, so he could record the lights.

Consumption. The mall was crowded, but he did not go inside. The tree atop the department store was all he needed. Of course, consumption was once a term for tuberculosis.

Recognition. Time magazine has awarded "Man of the Year" to the content providers of the internet. I suppose I should be pleased to recieve an award that was given to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
Of course, much of this content is reused. I found this from the other night:
I thought I would share a few of my favorite posts. All but one of these is from one night. The great American novel is too much work, but these wannabe scholars strut their stuff every night on the internet.
and this:
if you don’t agree with everything he says, you are a poopy head who is going to hell. ...

Spellcheck The spellcheck suggestion for “poopy” is poppy, pope, poop, poops. The source of heroin, a german with dreadful taste in hats, and the singular and plural of a child’s euphemism for feces. These are closely related to the original of “poopy”.
The suggestions for “german” include germs, gremlins, green, grecian, gagmen

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

humbug part one

secularism What is so bad about a secular Christmas? Give gifts, go to parties, show kindness and courtesy to neighbors, and visit your family. Why does everything have to be about Jesus?

Pagantheft Scholars say that jesus was probably born in spring. Of course, when the early church was looking to replace the pagans, they hit on the idea of a birth celebration for jesus at the time of the winter solstice. Yule had been a pagan party, and the catholic killjoys decided to steal it for jesus. "Reason for the Season"...bah humbug.

waronchristmas The religious nature of xmas has always been easy to overlook. Yes, the carols have intense religious undertones ( "to save us all from satan's power when we had gone astray"...indeed) Yes, as I got more and more alienated from jesus, I still enjoyed the decorations, the good cheer, the time off from work. But then Bill O' about catholic killjoys...said there was a war on christmas. It is not enough to have a culture dominated by jesus worship, to have church donations tax deductible, to have an official holiday devoted to the birth of jesus. No, that is not good enough. B.O. wants everyone to celebrate Christmas the same way he does.
Boy, does that ever speak highly of jeeziepoo.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


Atmospheric Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins have seen clouds from both sides. Some have asked whether they came back to earth.
Clouds are a part of life of earth. Part water, part air, they are part of the water cycle. Like fire, they can be both usefull and deadly. They are seen as fuzzy, unclear, and yet without clouds the dirt in the sky will accumalate. Drive too fast in the fog and the deadly side is apparent.
The first time I posted the pics to this, I closed the window without saving the changes. That means I have a second chance to write nonsense text to go with these equally meaningful images.

Elemental Fire is another of the four elements. It may be the most earthlike of the elements. Fire is the union of earth and air, to produce heat and by products. It is regulated by water, and can be used to convert water into air, with the release of heat as a by product. If you think this is nonsense, then you shouldn't be reading it.

Pyrophilia.Many cultures worshipped fire, and indeed Fire is similar to what is called god in our culture. Fire, if properly used, can heat our homes, generate electricity, dispose of rubbish. If fire is not controlled, it can destroy. This is very much like god. The same god that makes flowers and puppies makes earthquakes and disease.
Those football fans on the tv look very silly. But not half as silly as the doowop concert/pledge drive on public tv.

Believable Of course, unlike god, fire and clouds are not a matter of belief. Anyone standing too close to a campfire has no doubt that fire does exist. Just like anyone who walks across a courtyard in a rainstorm can have no doubt as the existence of clouds. Unless, of course, they believe that rain is god taking a tinkle. Of course, it is a known fact that when god takes a tinkle, she does not flush, and she leaves the seat down.

adjustment When attitude is outlawed only outlaws will have attitude. You should not stay in bed because you are in a bad mood. You should wake up and give yourself a chance to have a good day.

Obedience Some of the pine trees featured today are from the north hill going into the playground at the nearby school. They were planted when I was in the fifth grade. They call it that because some of the older people that knew us needed a fifth on a regular basis. One day, a substitute teacher lead us back into class across that hill, after the pine seedlings had been planted. When our regular teacher got back, she chewed us out for walking across the baby trees. Of course, pine trees are the ultimate survivors of the forest, and only laugh at the children walking on top of them.

GRR: Which I always thought was rather like saying "water is wet" or "fire is hot"
PG: you know, when you say you believe something, that implies that it might not be true, and that your belief is what makes it, no one ever questions the temperature of fire or the texture of water, but plenty of people question the existence of god
GRR: Well now that's fascinating .... but I was rather confining my observation to the notion of belaboring the obvious ..... but you make a good point ... what is reality .... a collective hunch?

Murderous Attitude doesn't kill people. People kill people. It is a common saying, I dont live to work, I work to live. Now, if you substitute enjoy for work, you may have something there. But, life is not supposed to be all fun and games. Misery is an essential part of life.