One Story the Friendly Atheist Won’t Touch

Over a year ago, I highlighted the propagandistic essence of anti-religious blogs like The Friendly Atheist.

In other words, employ the propagandistic technique of cherry picking, which is not hard to do thanks to the internet’s ability to record every infraction or outrageous claim that occurs around the entire globe.

Mehta and his team of propagandists, of course, rely heavily on this technique as fodder for their popular activist atheist blog deceptively named, “The Friendly Atheist.”

I then noted,

To help us all understand how this propagandistic cherry picking works, imagine if this atheist activist approach was used against another large group of people – educators.What if I were to create a blog that sought to demonize educators?  Let’s call it, “Teacher! Leave Those Kids Alone!”  Would it be hard to follow Mehta’s advice and regularly find stories that put teachers in a bad light?  Not at all. 

And then easily illustrated my point.

Of course, I could have continued to illustrate that same point again and again over the many months that followed my blog entry.

For example, just recently a teacher was arrested for trying to traffick a minor child to multiple men online in Morocco.

According to the affidavit obtained by KWTX, at her home Nov. 19, Parker initiated a 3-way message on Facebook with two men from Morocco and sent them a photograph of the victim in lingerie, telling one of the men “She (the victim) wants to peel your uniform off of you, cuff you, and lick your abs.”

“Parker begins to discuss with the two men flying to the United States to visit, and engage in sexual intercourse with both her and the victim,” the affidavit states. “During the conversation, the males are trying to have both Parker and the victim travel to Casablanca, Morocco to engage in sexual acts, after Parker indicates to the men that the victim is a virgin, and provides her age.”

The document goes on to say, discussions of sexual acts and traveling to the area to perform them continue, and during an interview with law enforcement, the victim says Parker was taking the photos being sent and was “telling her the positions to be in, what to expose, and how to take the photographs to keep the male interested in her.”

Yet the story gets even more bizarre, as the teacher was a witch:

“Mr. Parked explained that at some point during the year his wife had created an anonymous Facebook page to where she could secretly communicate with strange men associated with the Wicca organization,” the document reads. “During the year his wife had left to go to Louisiana to meet with her healer and again to Waco to meet with someone in her group.”

KWTX investigative reporter Rissa Shaw found the fake profile named “Zhoe Singer,” which law enforcement agreed belongs to Parker.

One of the photos reads, “Don’t try to figure me out I’m a special kind of twisted.”

Another says, “As a witch I have 3 sides – the quiet and sweet side, the fun and crazy side, and the side you never want to see.”

A third states, “I just want to be happy and have wild crazy sex with someone that likes me.”

“Witch: I will light your way in your hour of need. You betray me; I will bury you in darkness!” a fourth photo reads.

You can see the public face of her FB page here.

Look, if the teacher was a fundamentalist Christian, we all know that the Friendly Atheist would have posted about this.  But because the teacher was a Wiccan, the Friendly Atheist ignored it.  Which makes sense given the growing number of atheists who are into things like satanism and witchcraft. 😉

 

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6 Responses to One Story the Friendly Atheist Won’t Touch

  1. Dhay says:

    KWTX article > The [school] district initially placed her on leave, but [school Superintendent] DuBus said Parker officially resigned from her position Thursday.

    She’s not intending to contest the charges, then.

  2. Dhay says:

    KWTX article > Youssef Derkhi said in a Facebook post under the name YRider Joe. “…she came to Morocco for love, not for (Selling her child into human trafficking).”

    Not the child, it’s her. From that and other indications I’d say the child’s probably her daughter.

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    I fancy there’s people who would spin this as, “In Trump’s America teachers are so low-paid this teacher was forced to sell her child’s virginity.”

    Though it looks like the alleged sugar-daddy was wealthy.

    *

    The The Satanic Temple’s founder, leader and spokesman, ‘Lucien Greaves’, is a campaigner against Satanists being accused of satanic abuse. I hope that satanic abuse is as rare as he would like to claim. I know there were wild claims of satanic abuse made in the UK some decades ago, claims unsubstantiated on Police (criminal law standard) and Social Services (civil law standard) investigation.

    Here, the sexual abuse of a minor is associated with a Wiccan actively practicing (or claiming to practice) both benevolent magic and malevolent magic. (“I will light your way … bury you in darkness!”)

    Although the The Satanic Temple claims to be thoroughly atheistic and non-supernatural in its tenets, if they want to be seen to properly disassociate themselves from Wicca, malevolent magic and what is usually called ‘satanic abuse’ by practitioners of black magic, they are going to have to stop their own parallel black magic practices of Black Masses, hexes and sigils.

    The disassociation is going to continue to be unconvincing until they do.

  3. Dhay says:

    I find that “Don’t try to figure me out I’m a special kind of twisted” and “I have 3 sides – the quiet and sweet side, the fun and crazy side, and the side you never want to see” are memes, memes established enough you can buy the worded T-shirts.

  4. Ilíon says:

    Of course they’re memes … and they and their like appeal to a very broad cross-section of modern-day women (and womanly men), the sort with their minds stuck in junior high school.

  5. Dhay says:

    > Over a year ago, I highlighted the propagandistic essence of anti-religious blogs like The Friendly Atheist.

    In her 21 May 2019 Friendly Atheist post entitled “Comparing Abortion to the Holocaust, as Alabama Did, Never Made Any Sense” Sarabeth Caplin continues to not make sense.

    I’m sure Caplin would agree that comparing her with Pol Pot would reveal ample good reason why she should not be compared to Pol Pot – her using to in her title where with should be used totally distorts the facts. But she’s not just a hack, she’s evidently a bad hack who does not understand English usage; or perhaps she’s a polemicist writing crude anti-anti-abortionist propaganda; or perhaps she didn’t choose the title herself, which means someone else – probably Hemant Mehta – also fits the description.

    Did Alabama (in its ‘Alabama Human Life Protection Act’) compare abortion to the Holocaust? I don’t think so; and if it did – I’ll entertain the idea briefly – it also compared abortion to Stalin’s purges (3,000,000 killed), to Mao’s Great Leap Forward (2,500,000 killed), to the Khmer Rouge massacres (1,500,000 to 3,000,000 killed), and to the Rwandan massacres (1,000,000 killed); and didn’t single out the Holocaust (6,000,000 killed, 18% of the abortion death toll) in any way except as the biggest of the also-rans.

    The biggest mass killing of all is abortion (50,000,000 killed in the US since 1973), and when you (as the Act did) compare that number with those of five other mass killings, separately or in total, the massive death toll from abortion becomes starkly apparent.

    Caplin evidently hates it that those who are against (or would limit) abortion have a good argument that is stated and re-stated, time and again: there’s a good reason why it is, indeed 50,000,000 good reasons. She has a loser’s soreness.

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    The ‘Alabama Human Life Protection Act’ is about protecting babies from murder; for Caplin, using the classic propaganda technique of shooting off down rabbit holes to distract, drawing attention away to anything but the real issue, it’s all about the Holocaust.

    And it’s an Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole she takes her readers down:

    Needless to say, women choosing not to go through with their pregnancies are in no way comparable to Hitler. (I can’t believe this even needs to be said.)

    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/05/21/comparing-abortion-to-the-holocaust-as-alabama-did-never-made-any-sense/

    Let’s see what RationalWiki says on Godwin’s Law:

    Traditionally in many Internet discussion forums, it is the rule that once such a comparison is made, the discussion is effectively finished and whoever mentioned Hitler or the Nazis has automatically lost the debate …

    Looks like Caplin lost it – in more than one sense – in her very first paragraph.

    “Needless to say”, indeed: the Act didn’t make a comparison with Hitler, didn’t imply one, only Caplin did; I can’t believe this even needs to be said.

    There are so many problems with those comparisons [with the five other mass killings – Dhay], but let’s point out a few of the bigger ones. First of all, genocides are typically rooted in hatred for a specific demographic of human beings. Victims are targeted for murder by people who believe they are in some way superior.

    Famously, people are much readier to murder fellow humans when they classify them as untermenschen – or in English, sub-humans. Caplin gets much of her ideas for her post from an alma article by Ariel Sobel, who says:

    First of all, a fetus isn’t a baby. It’s a fetus.

    https://www.heyalma.com/the-new-alabama-bill-compares-abortion-to-the-holocaust-thats-not-okay/

    According to Sobel, Caplin tacitly agreeing, those 50,000,000 killed were none of them babies, none of them even human. So these ‘sub-human’ fetuses are, by Caplin’s standards comparable to the ‘sub-human’ victims of the Holocaust genocide.

    These lawmakers should also know that in many concentration camps, abortions actually saved lives:

    They should? Why? It’s Caplin and Sobel who can’t tell the difference between Alabama and a Nazi concentration camp, not the Alabama lawmakers.

    Let’s follow this trip into fantasy land: the Nazis sent pregnant women – deemed couldn’t work – straight to the gas chambers (instead of, presumably, delaying a little and doing that a few months later); the Nazis killed pregnancy-undiscovered newborns; if Josef Mengele discovered you were pregnant, he would perform experiments on you and your child without anesthesia. OK, just how many Nazis, concentration camps and Mengeles does Caplin allege there are in Alabama? Phew!

    If Alabama lawmakers were so concerned about the horrors of the Holocaust …

    Fantasies, again. They weren’t. While I am sure they wouldn’t want the mass murder of the Holocaust repeated, least of all in Alabama, the lawmakers’ aim was plainly to protect human life in Alabama by banning abortion.

    Another fantasy is that “many concentration camps” claim: Mengele was at Auschwitz; I make that one camp. Gisella Perl, a Romanian doctor who performed secret abortions, thereby saving – if presumably only temporarily – allegedly hundreds of pregnant women from the gas chambers or from Mengele’s torture was also at that one camp.

    Caplin’s bottom line is:

    … the people making that decision don’t know how a uterus works and have to resort to extreme emotional comparisons that make no sense because the facts simply aren’t on their side.

    Actually, there’s 50,000,000 facts on the side of the Alabama lawmakers. And the person making extreme emotional comparisons that make no sense – comparisons with or to Hitler, the Nazis, concentration camps, and horns-of-a-dilemma decisions and actions under the extreme duress of torture and death – is that propagandising fantasist, Caplin herself.

  6. Ilíon says:

    ^
    When a person (or a society) decides to embrace a lie, he or it must keep piling on more lies in a futile attempt to hide the lies already there. The comes a time when that person or society *willfully* chooses insanity so as to keep clinging to the lies.

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