Category Archives: Religion

ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS THIS IS AFRICA

Human beings all over the world do crazy things, sometimes even irrational things. Take Africa for instance__

In Nigeria, you had better be very careful about what you say about a government official on Facebook. Man, there ain’t really no freedom of speech. A man ranted about the governor in January on his Facebook page, which has since be removed. For speaking his mind, he was arrested for traumatizing the governor so badly, the gov had to be hospitalized. Read about here. The dude called for Allah to curse the governor and his friends. Hey, man in Africa, you don’t put no curse on nobody cause they take their curses serious.

The BBC website reported on it website that in Malawi the government has proposed a law against farting in public. Hey, man I want that law brought to the shores of the good old US of A. one person was quoted as saying the government criminalizing the “release of intestinal gases…is a joke of democracy.”

How in hell the question of democracy has anything to do with farting is beyond me.

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ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED…

The creationists, you know, those folks who claim the science of evolution is false and God made the earth and the creatures thereon, follow the old maxim “if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” So, you liberals on the school boards around the country brace yourselves because they’re coming at you with a new tactic. The intelligent design tactic failed when a federal judge pointed out that intelligent design was not science but “religious strategies that evolved from earlier forms of creationism.” Thus failed did the backdoor try at sneaking creationism into the schools.

Their new strategy argues for teaching the evidence against evolution so as to instill in young minds the process of critical inquiry. Never mind that there is no evidence against evolution, despite what some scientist who want to push intelligent design say.

The scientific debate is not about whether evolution happened but about how it happened. The creationists want to debate the facts of evolution so as to show that it is false, not to get at the truth. Creationists have already made up their minds, so how can there be a debate if one party has already rejected one side of the argument.

Anyway, never argue with a Christian or deeply religious person because you can’t win when their tactic is to fall back on God.

 

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ALVIN S. SIMPLETON’S THOUGHTS ON LEAVING 2010

What is going to take to convince those fools in South Carolina that the South lost the “War Between the States?” And secession was no act of bravery, it was an act of stupidity that resulted in the death of whole lotta young men north and south.

To the governor of Mississippi: man, pick up a good history book and find out how it really was for us Black folks in Mississippi, including your hometown. I sure hope he don’t make a run for president of the United States of America cause, baby, he either don’t know his history or he historically blind. I give the dude credit for releasing from prison the two sisters who were given life sentences for their part in an armed robbery that netted $11.00. But consider this: they shoulda never been given such a sentence in the first place.

The President of the United States called the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles football team and congratulated him on giving the felony, Michael Vick, a second chance after he served his time in prison for his participation in dog fighting. I don’t think Vick deserved the attention the President gave him. The President must have more pressing problems to deal with. After all, he is the most powerful man in the world.

I also don’t agree with the talking head, a Christian no less, who thinks Vick should be executed.

For the best analysis of the Vick situation read Richard Cohen’s article in the Washington post.

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ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS MERRY CHRISTMAS

I’m not a religious person. In fact, I’m an agnostic and a secularist. I don’t believe Jesus Christ was born on December 25. But I deeply enjoy Christmas. What I enjoy most is giving presents, especially to my grandkids, and the joy on the children’s faces. Children appreciate presents more than adults, even when it is not what they expected. If they don’t like a present, they will not hesitate to tell you so, and hearing the truth from them is enjoyable.

I enjoy seeing the smile on people’s faces during Christmas, which is an indication that they, too, are enjoying the festivities.

And I will not say “Happy Holidays,” when I mean Merry Christmas.

Of course, my enjoyment is somewhat dampened by the commercialization and the argument over whether to use the term “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas.” Hey, I accept this small flaw in the idea of Christmas. To do otherwise would be to be a Scrooge.

So, MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS HIS 15 MINUTES IS OVER

It is Saturday morning, and I’ll be watching the news all day to see if Pastor Dude in Florida will carryout his threat to burn the Koran. He has said he will not burn the Koran, so maybe he realizes his 15 minutes of fame is over.

But man, I dont trust no publicity hound like Pastor Dude, so the Philosopher of Common Sense will be keepin a close eye on him. Okay, I know I caint do nothing bout it ifn he changes his mind and burns the Koran. But hey, I’m a real  American and I will exercise my right to speak out against intolerance.

As far as burning the Koran sparking violence gainst our troops and American citizens round the world, them mad terrorist, militants, insurgents, whatever you want to call ’em killing folks anyway, even other Muslims.

And let me leave youall with this thought: not all Muslims or followers of Islam are terrorist. Hell, most are just ordinary folks, kinda like you and me.

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ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS WE ARE IN DANGER OF BECOMING LIKE AUTOCRACY

Here in Tennessee, last year a US Representative advocated denying citizenship to children born in the United States of illegal immigrant parents in violation of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

Well, folks, this year he aint alone. Several US Senators have jumped on the blame illegal immigrants for every thing wrong train. These politicians want to repeal or rewrite the 14th Amendment to deny children born in the US whose parents are illegal immigrants. Changing a nation’s constitution on a whim is what authoritarian nations do.

Open up the US Constitution to change it, and every group with a cause will want to get in on the process. Can you hear the antiabortion calling for an amendment to outlaw abortion. The antigay folks aint for behind with their amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman. The environmentalist will also jump on the constitution train, as will birthers who will insist on an amendment forcing presidential candidates to submit their birth certificates for public scrutiny. And lets not forget those will want to outlaw the Islamic religion. And those who want it in the constitution that the United States is a Christian nation.

No, man, I say dont mess with the US Constitution.

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ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS PLEASE, MOURN FOR COMMON SENSE

As the philosopher of Common Sense, I’m always on the lookout for anything affecting it. So, I was somewhat sad when I received the following article from a friend. It would be nice if we could revive him.

An Obituary printed in the London Times – Interesting and sadly rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

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