The Fun of Harassing Street Preachers. Counter-Protesting is Fun.

Me and Ray Comfort *Ray Comfort is a New Zealand-born christian creationist and evangelist. I have been asked, did Ray Comfort see the sign before the photo was taken? No, he didn’t at first as I grabbed it off the ground from a pile, you can see the pile in the pic, the pile is at the bottom. He saw it as I brought it up and was not happy but then the pic happened and too bad. But he doesn’t likely care that much, as he is a liar for Jesus, I think he believes most of Christian bullshit but thinks you have to bamboozle people into god belief, or something. lol Before the pic I had already been answering his questions and challenging him back (we were both where doing activism) as I heard he liked to come to a place near where I was living so I was counter-protesting him and promoting reason and wanted to punk him by getting a pic with him that made fun of faith. I am an Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secularist, Humanist, Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Poet, Philosopher, Advocate, Activist, with a BA in Psychology. Here I am bothering a street preacher. Me harassing the Westboro Baptist church. Counter-protesting is so much fun. And another street preacher. I was counter-protesting the creation conference. lol Here I am counter-protesting at a Muslim protest. lol Here I am counter-protesting at a Muslim protest. lol Me explaining to a street preacher that he is quite wrong. lol Harassing jehovah’s witnesses. lol Me challenging a visiting paster doing a creationism anti-evilution presentation in a small church.  Me again harassing a...

Confucianism’s Tiān: Supernaturalism, Pantheism or Theism?

Tian (天), a Chinese religious concept, often translated as “Heaven” The modern Chinese character天 and early seal script both combine dà大 “great; large” and yī一 “one”, but some of the original characters in Shāng oracle bone script and Zhōu bronzeware script anthropomorphically portray a large head on a great person. The ancient oracle and bronze ideograms for dà 大 depict a stick figure person with arms stretched out denoting “great; large”. The oracle and bronze characters for tiān 天 emphasize the cranium of this “great (person)”, either with a square or round head, or head marked with one or two lines. Schuessler (2007:495) notes the bronze graphs for tiān, showing a person with a round head, resemble those for dīng丁 “4th Celestial stem“, and suggests “The anthropomorphic graph may or may not indicate that the original meaning was ‘deity’, rather than ‘sky’.” Two variant Chinese characters for tiān 天 “heaven” are 兲 (written with 王wáng “king” and 八bā “8”) and the Daoist coinage 靝(with 青qīng “blue” and 氣 “qì“, i.e., “blue sky”). Tian was the name in modern languages include Mongolian: Тэнгэр (“sky”), Bulgarian: Тангра, Azerbaijani: Tanrı. The Chinese word for “sky” 天 (Mandarin: tiān, Classical Chinese: thīn] and Japanese Han Dynasty loanword ten) may also be related, possibly a loan from a prehistoric Central Asian language. Tengri (Old Turkic: 𐱅𐰭𐰼𐰃‬‎; Bulgarian: Тангра; Modern Turkish: Tanrı; Proto-Turkic *teŋri / *taŋrɨ; Mongolian script: ᠲᠩᠷᠢ, Tngri; Modern Mongolian: Тэнгэр, Tenger), is one of the names for the primary chief deity since the early Turkic (Xiongnu, Hunnic, Bulgar) and Mongolic (Xianbei) peoples. Worship of Tengri is Tengrism. The core beings in Tengrism are Heavenly-Father (Tengri/Tenger Etseg) and Earth Mother (Eje/Gazar Eej). It involves shamanism, animism, totemism and ancestor worship. The Turkic form, Tengri, is attested in the 8th century Orkhon inscriptions as the Old Turkic form 𐱅𐰭𐰼𐰃‬ Teŋri. In modern Turkish, the derived word “Tanrı” is used as the generic word for “god”, or for the Abrahamic God, and is used today by Turkish people to refer to any god. The supreme deity of the traditional religion of the Chuvash is Tură. Tengri was the national god of the Göktürks, described as the “god of the Turks” (Türük Tängrisi). The Göktürk khans based their power on a mandate from Tengri....