Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Cenk Uygur: My Hero

Who is Cenk Uygur? I never heard of him until The Raving Atheist did a blog post about an article that Cenk wrote for the Huffington Post. The Huffington Post is also where you can find numerous articles by best selling atheist author Sam Harris.

But anyway, back to Cenk. Why is he my hero? Because he dropped a bomb on the godidiots:

It is a chilling fact that most of the world's leaders believe in nonsensical fairytales about the nature of reality. They believe in Gods that do not exist, and religions that could not possibly be true. We are driven to war after war, violence on top of violence to appease madmen who believe in gory mythologies.

These men are called Christians, Muslims and Jews.

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We live in a world full of insane people. Sanity is an island battered in an ocean of frothing delusion. The people who believe in science are the minority. The people who believe in bloody fairytales are the overwhelming majority.

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[Referring to George W. Bush] But like most of the others, he believes Jesus died for his sins. That idea is so perverse and devoid of logic it should shock the conscience.

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Jesus is said to have said on the cross, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Because Jesus was insane and the God he thought would rescue him did not exist. And he died on that cross like a fool. He fancied himself the son of God and he could barely convince twelve men to follow him at a time when the world was full of superstition.

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If a man today killed his only son to show how much he loved other people, he would be considered a madman, locked in jail and earn society's contempt. Yet we think this is some sort of noble act by our Father in Heaven.


There is more. Much more. I wish I could post the whole thing, but I'm probably pushing my limits posting as many snips as I already have. Not since reading Sam Harris' "The End of Faith" have I enjoyed reading such an assault against the mental illness known as religious superstition. So go read Cenk Uygur's article, please.

12 comments:

Charlie said...

Dear Aaron,

It's a shame that our mutual dialectical criticism has been silenced by the proprietors of "Goosing the Antithesis." I'm saddened but not surprised: that is in the nature of things in this age in which media is monopolized in the hands of private ownership. It is in the direct interest of the capitalist masterclass of that blog to silence dissent and the noise of the revolutionary fervor of the masses.

If you're interested in honest debate about the essential and inseparable connection between Communism and Atheism, I'll be happy to discuss the matter. Both ideologies are inalienable planks of the cause of working-class liberation.

Aaron Kinney said...

I think Goosing the Antithesis silenced you because you had like 50 paragraphs posted about communism but only two sentences about atheism, and Goosing the Antithesis is an atheist blog.

I honestly dont mind talking about communism with you, but I dont think that the readers of my Kill The Afterlife blog will be served by such a discussion, as this blog is centered on arguing against afterlife and god belief.

Maybe we can continue this conversation in the comments of your blog?

The Atheist Messiah said...

Damn. That is right on the money. I can only hope this is just a taste of what is to come. Maybe much of intellectual community is starting to fight back in self-defense.

Bahnsen Burner said...

Hey Aaron, what happened to that blog that started a few weeks ago, Atheism Presupposes Theism? It seems to have been taken down. Did he lose faith?

Not Reformed said...

Aaron...thanks for the link. Awesome stuff.

hashishan prophet said...

Praise unto Cenk Uygur -- my most Holy devotee of the Galatians -- my much loved Turkish delight. He has glorious upheld the HASHISHAN doctrine of the EVIL FOOL CHRIST the damned and DIScarded monkey demon -- so called GOD of the HINDOOS and GREEKS and yes the bloody-minded and always sanguine "christian" apologists and their followers in all sectros cults divisors churches and all creeds.

His MATERIALISTICH ATHEISMUS will be forgiven him, as unto you Aaron, my much loved star.

He who OBEYS my dainty and divine GOSPEL will be redeemed and enter into the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, purified and blessed -- a female panther and soulmate to the elder GODs/ He who DISOBEYS my much loved GOSPEL will be annihilated removed and sent to AZAZAEL or the TARANTULA In the LMC pits and suffer the fate of the "libertarian defender" and all other false and deformed propagandastcs and deceptors.

REPENT, MONKEY HORDE!!! MY ADVENT IS SOON!!!!

(I am the risen one, the redeemer and friend to all)

Aaron Kinney said...

Hey Bahnsen,

Ive also noticed that Christian blog you mentioned seems to have died down. I got three theories on what happened to him:

1. Ran out of interest
2. Ran out of time
3. Ran out of faith

He probably was tired of having his arguments dashed to shreds so he decided to abandon the blog rather than face these issues; the preservation of his faith is very important to him, more so than finding out about reality.

rini said...

A cheer for the sane....



GO CENK...GO CENK!!!!


Say it BROTHER!!!


amen

Anonymous said...

Cenk hosts a radio show called The Young Turks. It is really great!

http://www.theyoungturks.com

I listen to it through iTunes as internet radio from radiopower.org

Anonymous said...

An athiest is someone who secretly belives that god exists, and trys to trick people into thinking that he doesn't, in order to increase his chances of getting into heaven. On that note, "god is the greatest thing that can be concieved of. That means that a real thing is greater then an unreal thing, therefore god is real.

Anonymous said...

This Cenk Uygur will lead many people to HELL whether you all believe there is a HELL or not it does not change the fact that it exists and thats exactly where you're headed. I am probably not the first one to say this to you and at the end of the day it's your choice before you open your mouths to pass judgements or even bring your fingers close to a keyboard to type all this misleadiing rubbish get your facts right you cannot possibly know everything there is to know about every single religion. Cenk Uygur was saying that George Bush is a class A imbecile Well, there's a word for people like Cenk Uygur he's a fool he's so ignorant it's unbelievable Bush is the wise one. You seem to think you're 'smart' that is the lie of the devil that has blinded you to the truth and just in case you people don't believe in satan as well be rest assured he is very real and if you don't change your way of thinking you'll all scream and squirm together in the lake of fire. You say people who believe in God and Jesus and Heaven are ignorant many of these people are even more learned than this Cenk but he seems to think he is the one who knows it all.. let's look at a few of his statements shall we?... According to Cenk,
"If a man today killed his only son to show how much he loved other people, he would be considered a madman, locked in jail and earn society's contempt. Yet we think this is some sort of noble act by our Father in Heaven."

IF CENK HAD READ AND RESEARCHED EXACTLY WHY JESUS CAME AND DIED FOR US. HE WOULD REALIZE THAT JESUS DIED NOT JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES US BUT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO SAVE US FROM ETERNAL DAMNATION. WHAT SHOULD BAFFLE THAT FOOL AND 'SHOCK HIS CONSCIENCE' IS THAT DESPITE ALL THIS RUBBISH HE'S WRITING, JESUS STILL LOVES HIM AND IS READY TO ACCEPT HIM IF HE TURNS TO HIM. CAN HE OR EVEN YOU GUYS WHO SEEM TO THINK THAT HE'S ON POINT, CAN YOU COMPREHEND THAT KIND OF LOVE. IT IS NOT ABOUT INTELLECT AND LOGIC IT IS ALL ABOUT FAITH.
LET ME PUT IT TO YOU IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE. IF THERE WAS A VERY REAL BOMB THREAT THAT WOULD WIPE OUT THE WHOLE WORLD EXCEPT ONE MAN WOULD WILLINGLY LAY HIS LIFE DOWN FOR EVERYONE ELSE. IF A MAN STEPS FORWARD AND DECIDES TO LAY HIS LIFE DOWN TO SAVE THE WORLD, WOULD YOU CALL HIM A MADMAN THEN? NO YOU WOULDN'T COS IF YOU DID THEN YOU WILL BE REGARDED AS THE IMBECILE AND SOMEONE WHO IS CRAZY ENOUGH WOULD PROBABLY BLAST OUT YOUR BRAINS. THAT MAN WOULD INSTANTLY BECOME THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD. HE WILL BE A HERO. IF THAT WERE TO OCCUR IN THIS DAY AND AGE EVEN YOU WOULD HAVE TO OPEN YOUR MOUTHS AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE MAN SAVED YOUR LIVES.
LET ME MAKE IT EVEN SIMPLER WOULD YOU LAY YOUR LIFE DOWN FOR YOUR CHILD? if your answer is NO, then my advise to you is to look inward because you might be the ones who are crazy.
Moving on....
There are so many reasons why blood has been shed because of religion one of the reasons is because people have read and misinterpreted what they have read kind of like you. Assuming you've even read anything.

There are several statements cenk made such as "Moses never even existed." and "Moses and Abraham were figments of the imagination some long dead rabbi." I have these questions to ask; How does he know? was he there? or does he believe this by faith? What proof of these statements does he have?

Wake up! smell the coffee Jesus is very real and He is coming very soon. If you don't believe and turn from your daft ways, You will perish. whether you believe it or not and that's the truth.

Trout Pomeroy said...

Who knows? Anyone who claims to know doesn't know. Let's allow skepticism to flourish. Between Cenk and Anonymous may lie the truth; it's usually in there somewhere between the extreme interpretations. I feel the best course is to listen to everyone, believe no one, listen to your own gut, trust your own experiences, keep growing.