Tag Archive | Religious Kooks

Shit That Pissed me Off – 3/4

Cheryl Tiegs Thinks a Plus Sized Model is “Unhealthy”

I don’t know what is more bothersome, the fact Tiegs chose to say this at all or the fact she supported her claim by saying she heard it from Dr. Oz.  You know – the same Dr. Oz who regularly supports miracle cures and herbal remedies that don’t work.

He seems like the definitive source to use when discussing a healthy weight.  Or health in general.

Speaking as a diabetic, I am well aware that excess weight can be unhealthy.  I understand that while fat shaming is a thing and needs to be avoided, there is also a need to talk about the fact that weighing too much can be unhealthy.

Not that I would suggest for a moment that her weight comes anywhere close to qualifying as "too much."

Not that I would suggest for a even moment that her weight comes anywhere close to qualifying as “too much.”

But the amount of weight Tiegs carries around (not very much) can also be unhealthy.

When a public figure starts talking about who weighs too much, it makes a difference.  Especially to young women who are being told all sorts of things about what their body should look like.

Now I personally don’t have a problem with my doctor telling me I could stand to lose a few pounds because he knows my medical history and makes recommendations meant to improve my overall health.  If Cheryl Tiegs showed up and started to talk to me about how much weight I needed to lose, I’d be less inclined to give a shit.

So please, Cheryl, shut up about what other women should weigh.  Leave that kind of unsolicited medical advice to Dr. Oz.

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Shit that Pissed me off – 4/17

Atheists put up a Billboard and After Five Days, It Gets Taken Down

Apparently, the owner of the lot where the billboard was posted told the advertising company that they needed to remove the ad or remove the billboard.  I would seem Jesus was threatened by the following sign:

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Holy fuck!  They were telling people who didn’t believe in god that they might not be the only ones!  How offensive!

Let’s turn this around for a moment.  Had a billboard read “Believe in god? You’re not alone,” would anyone have complained that the message was offensive?  Had an atheist owned the land where that billboard was posted, would they have demanded it be removed?

Of course not.  But if you don’t believe in god and you tell people about it, that’s offensive.  You are attacking their faith!

Except you aren’t.  You aren’t saying “aren’t people who believe in god stupid???”

Because you don’t think that.  Unless we are talking about the dude who bitched about this sign.  I think he’s kind of stupid.

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Shit that Pissed Me off – 7/25

Syrians are Destroying Sculptures Because Allah

Dear everyone in the world:  Just because your particular strain of god does not approve of something is no reason to take that thing away from the rest of us.

When you destroy a sculpture that is thousands of years old, you can’t just make a new one.

This has existed for thousands of years and Allah has done nothing about it.  Therefore we must!

This has existed for thousands of years and Allah has done nothing about it. Therefore we must!

Unfortunately, this sculpture ended up in one of those places where the prevailing belief system says that historical significance is not a good enough reason to keep something around if there is a face on it.

So thanks, religious extremists, for taking something away from the rest of the world because you believe it will lead to eternal damnation! You guys are the best!

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Shit that Pissed me off This Week – 8/10

Creationism Craziness

(Sorry folks – the link is broken)

Not content to simply ignore any research showing that evolution is real, this creationist has studied the bible to determine that – wait for it – plants are not alive!

Among other reasons plants aren’t alive: they don’t have blood and apparently you need blood for a sacrifice to god.  Since plants can’t be bled out to show god how awesome he is, they aren’t living creatures.

Try telling that shit to the Whomping Willow, asshole!

If you are reading this right now and thinking anything except “what a complete loon,” please don’t tell me.  I want to believe that the only person on Earth who is that messed up is the guy who wrote the original piece.

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