Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pope Francis: It is better to be an atheist than hypocritical Catholic

By David Chutlashvili

Pope Francis has said it is better to be an atheist than one of many hypocritical Catholics he said lead a double life. 

"There are those who say 'I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this and that association'," the leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church said, according to a Vatican Radio transcript

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Pope Francis said, some of these hypocritical people should also say: "'my life is not Christian, I don't pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, [I lead] a double life'." 

"There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal," he said. "How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist'."

Pope Francis does not know that we have our morality, our values. God is not a single source of morality. Most atheists are excellent people, though they do not believe in God. And I think they are so good because they do not believe in God. It is difficult to think that God exists and that he is always so neutral, always so relentless. Where is God when so many people are so poor, hopeless, sick, people die, where is God??? If God is so good and if he can do everything, why do people die? If you think that God is good and you believe that this "good," omnipotent person remains neutral when people are poor, sick and die, what does the word "good" mean in your opinion? We atheists have other notions about "good" and "bad."  



Pope Francis. Image: Getty Images

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sweden’s 'feminist' government don hijabs in Iran


In Iran (almost) all women are persecuted. And hijab is for me a symbol of this horrible persecution. For me hijab is a symbol of misogyny. No one has to have hijab. Nobody has to hide his face and his hair behind hijab. What the Swedish government has done is not political correctness. This is the biggest insult against all women who are fighting for their rights in Iran and who are often brutally murdered. These Swedish women may have business interests in Iran. This eastern country has a lot of oil and natural gas. And Sweden wants to get this wealth.


Sweden’s 'first feminist government' in Iran. Image via YOU TUBE

No wonder that right-wing extremism, populism and anti-liberalism have more and more adherents in Europe. Right-wing extremism, populism and anti-liberalism are fed by hypocrisy and false political correctness. Hypocrisy and indifference are their basic elements.


Sweden’s 'first feminist government' in action. Image via YOU TUBE
"In a statement that has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook, UN Watch, a non-governmental human rights NGO in Geneva, expressed disappointment that Sweden’s self-declared “first feminist government in the world” sacrificed its principles and betrayed the rights of Iranian women as Trade Minister Ann Linde and other female members walked before Iranian President Rouhani on Saturday wearing Hijabs, Chadors, and long coats, in deference to Iran’s oppressive and unjust modesty laws which make the Hijab compulsory — despite Stockholm’s promise to promote “a gender equality perspective” internationally, and to adopt a “feminist foreign policy” in which “equality between women and men is a fundamental aim. In doing so, Sweden’s female leaders ignored the recent appeal by Iranian women’s right activist Masih Alinejad who urged Europeans female politicians “to stand for their own dignity” and to refuse to kowtow to the compulsory Hijab while visiting Iran. Alinrejad created a Facebook page for Iranian women to resist the law and show their hair as an act of resistance, which now numbers 1 million followers. “European female politicians are hypocrites,” says Alinejad. “They stand with French Muslim women and condemn the burkini ban—because they think compulsion is bad—but when it happens to Iran, they just care about money.” The scene in Tehran on Saturday was also a sharp contrast to Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin’s feminist stance against U.S. President Donald Trump, in a viral tweet and then in a Guardian op-ed last week, in which she wrote that “the world need strong leadership for women’s rights.” Trade Minister Linde, who signed multiple agreements with Iranian ministers while wearing a veil, “sees no conflict” between her government’s human rights policy and signing trade deals with an oppressive dictatorship that tortures prisoners, persecutes gays, and is a leading executioner of minors," reports unwatch.org.

“If Sweden really cares about human rights, they should not be empowering a regime that brutalizes its own citizens while carrying out genocide in Syria; and if they care about women’s rights, then the female ministers never should have gone to misogynistic Iran in the first place,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. 


“They go to my country,” said Aliinejad recently in the European Parliament, “and they ignore millions of those women who send their photos to me and put themselves in danger to be heard. And [the European politicians] keep their smile, and wearing hijab, and saying this is a ‘cultural issue’—which is wrong.”




Nobody is perfect, but nobody has to be stupid, greedy and indifferent. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pope Francis: Atheists can be welcome in Heaven

By David Chutlashvili

I'm an atheist and of course, I don't think that paradise and hell exist. I don't believe in god. But I think these words are good. Catholicism is very widespread in all the world. Many developing countries are Catholic. In the past, majority of the population was very aggressive in these countries and the victims of this aggression were atheists who had "no chance" to be "welcome" in paradise. Probably, these words of Pope Francis have improved their life. Pope Francis isn't always progressive, but these words were courageous and very useful. The atheists can be more rarely prosecuted after this speechAnd I think this is really very good.

Pope Francis said: 

"You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience. Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.” (Source: La Repubblica, 11 September, 2013)



Pope Francis. Image via YOU TUBE



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Donald Trump want to 'kill' women and girls in developing countries

By David Chutlashvili

President Donald Trump signed an anti-abortion executive order that has very dangerous consequences for women’s reproductive health access in developing countries and conflict zones. 

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"Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, which was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. It prohibits giving U.S. funding to international nongovernmental organizations that offer or advise on a wide range of family planning and reproductive health options if they include abortion ― even if U.S. dollars are not specifically used for abortion-related services. The United States spends about $600 million a year on international assistance for family planning and reproductive health programs, making it possible for 27 million women and couples to access contraceptive services and supplies. None of that money is spent on performing abortions. The Helms amendment has prevented U.S. tax dollars from funding overseas abortions since 1973. Proponents of the global gag rule believe the policy is nevertheless still necessary, arguing that Helms isn’t strong enough by itself. The executive order is one of the first Trump has signed since taking office. Sitting in the Oval Office Monday, he also signed ones freezing federal hiring and withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal," reports HUFFINGTONPOST.

Trump’s executive order could be deadly for women and girls worldwide, who often resort to dangerous methods of ending their pregnancies when they lack access to safe abortion. According to HUFFINGTONPOST, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 21 million women a year have unsafe abortions in developing countries and conflict zones, accounting for about 13 percent of all maternal deaths. 

What can we say, dear friends? Nothing. Yes. Often I can say nothing and now I can say nothing. I'm lost for words. This message is extremely shocking. Probably, Trump is a very dangerous man and these aren't empty words. This is a fact. Every life has no price for Trump. Two or three dollars are more important for him than a woman who dies and wants to live. 

America, wake up! Wake up! Open your eyes! Never forget who your president is. 



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Donald Trump signed three executive orders Monday in the Oval Office. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Government to remove evolution from high school curriculum

The new curriculum draft for primary and secondry schools in Turkey excludes Evolution Theory from biology courses

İsmet Yılmaz, the Minister of National Education in Turkey on Friday announced the new curriculum draft for school. After the draft is finalized, textbooks will be published based on the new draft to be used starting from 2017-2018 academic year. 

EVOLUTION THEORY EXCLUDED

The new curriculum draft brings some radical changes:

-The failed coup attempt will be included in Social Studies courses starting from the 6th grade.

- The overall academic difficulty is reduced.


- Evolution Theory is excluded from Biology courses. The related unit named “The Origins of Life and the Evolution” is replaced with “Living Beings and Environment.”

The reactionary transformation experienced in the last 14 years in Turkey brings about significant results. 31.2 percent of Turkish students under 15 years old underperformed in mathematics, sciences and reading, according to the PISA test. Turkey scored 420 points on the math test and ranked 49th out of 72 countries. Turkey was also 52nd in science and 50th in reading. According to Turkish Education Association (TED)’s "2016 Education Evaluation Report", the average verbal skill score of university graduates in Turkey is lower than the average score of high school dropouts in Japan.

See more at: www.news.sol.org.tr

Probably this goatf*cker Erdogan is in his habitual form.


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wife (L) and daughter (wearing a blue tunic) looking at Lucy fossil, which rewrote the story of humanity. Erdoğan family has an unofficial role in Islamization of education system.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Study: Now are 8 men richer than half of the world population

By David Chutlashvili

Oxfam’s report, ‘An economy for the 99 percent’, shows that the gap between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared. It details how big business and the super-rich are fuelling the inequality crisis by dodging taxes, driving down wages and using their power to influence politics. It calls for a fundamental change in the way we manage our economies so that they work for all people, and not just a fortunate few. 

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said: 

“It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day.  Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy. Across the world, people are being left behind. Their wages are stagnating yet corporate bosses take home million dollar bonuses; their health and education services are cut while corporations and the super-rich dodge their taxes; their voices are ignored as governments sing to the tune of big business and a wealthy elite.” 

"Our broken economies are funnelling wealth to a rich elite at the expense of the poorest in society, the majority of whom are women. The richest are accumulating wealth at such an astonishing rate that the world could see its first trillionaire in just 25 years.  To put this figure in perspective – you would need to spend $1 million every day for 2738 years to spend $1 trillion. Public anger with inequality is already creating political shockwaves across the globe. Inequality has been cited as a significant factor in the election of Donald Trump in the US, the election of President Duterte in the Philippines, and Brexit in the UK. Seven out of 10 people live in a country that has seen a rise in inequality in the last 30 years.  Between 1988 and 2011 the incomes of the poorest 10 percent increased by just $65 per person, while the incomes of the richest 1 percent grew by $11,800 per person – 182 times as much,Oxfam reports.

Byanyima said: 

“The millions of people who have been left behind by our broken economies need solutions, not scapegoats. That is why Oxfam is setting out a new common sense approach to managing our economies so that they work for the majority and not just the fortunate few.”


“Governments are not helpless in the face of technological change and market forces.  If politicians stop obsessing with GDP, and focus on delivering for all their citizens and not just a wealthy few, a better future is possible for everyone.”

Probably we will soon live in a cruel world, where everything is ruled by a gigantic company, like Weyland-Yutani Corporation. This corporation will have secret services, soldiers, spaceships, and we will work for miserable cents like Fiorina 161 prisoners. Alien 3 will be our horrible reality soon. This tragic future awaits us when we will believe in God and will not do anything against the growing social inequality.

The world’s 8 richest people are, in order of net worth:

1. Bill Gates: America founder of Microsoft (net worth $75 billion)

2. Amancio Ortega: Spanish founder of Inditex which owns the Zara fashion chain (net worth $67 billion)

3. Warren Buffett: American CEO and largest shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway (net worth $60.8 billion)

4. Carlos Slim Helu: Mexican owner of Grupo Carso (net worth: $50 billion)

5. Jeff Bezos: American founder, chairman and chief executive of Amazon (net worth: $45.2 billion)

6. Mark Zuckerberg: American chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook (net worth $44.6 billion)

7. Larry Ellison: American co-founder and CEO of Oracle  (net worth $43.6 billion)

8. Michael Bloomberg: American founder, owner and CEO of Bloomberg LP (net worth: $40 billion)

Oxfam’s calculations are based on global wealth distribution data provided by the Credit Suisse Global 



Alien 3. Image via Blumhouse



Sunday, January 15, 2017

The absolutely unbelievable blue city that came out of a dream

By David Chutlashvili

In the north of Morocco, there is a small town called Chefchaouen. This unbelievable place can be called a ’blue dream,’ since the old part of it is filled with buildings painted in all shades of blue — from light blue to aquamarine.

This beautiful coloring was introduced by Jewish refugees, who believed that the more you look at anything blue, the more often you think about afterlife. 

These Jewish refugees were not fanatics. They were freethinkers, agnostics, and atheists. They had poetic ideas about life after death. 

This is a long-standing tradition in Chefchaouen; All buildings are painted blue, although these Jewish refugees are no longer alive. But there is no fanaticism in this beautiful city. Chefchaouen lives very quietly.

This small city proves that when humanity will survive, only with the help of poetry and cultural exchange.