My brother, an atheist like me, posed to me this humorous thought experiment, and I thought it was worth playing the game and posting it here:
God - the bearded white guy who looks a lot like me (he wears more robes than I do) - turns up on Earth, having decided to prove his omnipotence once and for all.
He turns up everywhere you go, in all your recent photos, and in all the morning…Continue
Every denomination of every religion sits on their branch pointing out things from the book they use as a guide and say "I'm on the right branch over here so come join me." and on some branches people will say "Hey really everyone is just on the same tree and if you just get on this tree anywhere you feel comfortable then you will be OK." I have no interest in climbing the tree and testing the different branches when I can walk on the ground and get…Continue
(who doesn’t go to the restroom without asking permission from the
killed 15 more civilians in
tripoli, while bombing a
resteraunt & a
bakery, which were no doubt
major strongholds for gadhafi’s
(what with the
large stockpiles of magroods,
ghreybas, basboosa &
mhalbiya infringing on the rights of
the rebel forces---
certainly the lamb stock libyan soup…Continue
did you know that the first food & drink ever consumed on the moon was
the “communal wafer” & the prospective wine that goes with it?
did you know that buzz aldrin actually asked
if he could have a moment’s silence in order to take his
prepared “communion wafer & wine” before neil armstrong made his
first step out onto the surface of the moon?
please, take a moment,
all rational individuals in…Continue
Added by delapruch on June 26, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Section 1. The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial, or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.
No more: Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, EPA, NASA Non-Military Research Branch (military applications still okay), and a whole host of other things. Basically: Bye-Bye non-violent or regulatory citizen protections. Probably not his INTENT but that’s what it…Continue
Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Are you serious people? The reality of limiting government in a free market is allowing corporations to run rampant like the Republicans just did for 20 years. When they have so much money that they no longer have to be accountable to their consumers the free market supply/demand principle breaks and we get an oligarchy because they don’t have to worry about the poor people. His ‘liberated health care system’ sounds really suspect to me. Giving tax breaks…Continue
Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments
I walked out my front door this morning to find my daughter, her boyfriend, and my old friend(the guy I had a confrontation with) smoking weed on my porch. I love weed, that's no problem. My daughter is the star of my life, obviously there's nothing to write about there. Then....
I'm a real 'take the high road' kind of cat these days, so I smiled and said good morning. He-he then this idiot asks me what I plan to do on this lovely Sunday. I explained that I was headed downtown for…Continue
When I watched the South Carolina Debate I made a (fake, I can’t drink yet) drinking game and here are the results:
48- Subtle and not-so-subtle jabs at Obama
45- Suggestions to break the 1st Amendment
56- Statements actively supporting Randian Economics
32- Proposals to suppress science
34- Imperialistic Claims
Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments
–noun1.a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those…Continue
Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments
Trying to counteract religious-based legislation in Red States is like fighting a Zerg Rush: even if the Terrans kill dozens of them there will still be another couple hundred that get through and make you lose the game.
This is of course why the counter strategy to a Zerg Rush is Firebats. A stalwart armored defense and heavy assault trooper. The idea applies here. Science is the Firebat and the Federal is the production facility to make them. Using the Federal government to…Continue
Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments
If I close my eyes I can see a great society, a golden age, a superpower of social equality and liberty. I see a powerful nation, not on the might of the military-industrial complex, but on the might of the liberated-innovation complex.
This society is free of all forms of discrimination. You like the same gender? Who cares, gender is a social construct anyways and as long as you’re not committing crimes do as you please personally. You are a different skin color? Genetically…Continue
Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments
On my blog, I discussed the topic of how religion relies on human ignorance and fear of the unknown to thrive.
Here's the complete blog post:
is all there is---
this page, this typeface, these words,
shot out amongst the surface as a leaf blower might,
if that mechanism inside
which is used to suck up a plethora of leaves,
all of the leaves that had been captured prior,
now blow out
all over the yard---
imagine all those gorgeous leaves
of ever-so-fragile substance
now drained of…Continue
Added by delapruch on June 25, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments
Here are some quotes on education, ignorance and knowledge...
"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step toward knowledge." - Benjamin Disraeli
"It is only the ignorant who despise education." - Pubilius Syrus
A post I posted over at my "Geekanology" website:
In my opinion it is ludicrous to believe in things like ghosts, they are last bastion of those reaching out to something they suppose (wrongly I think) will take them beyond life's clutches. Ghosts/spirits are, and please correct me if I'm wrong, the "real essences" of people and animals (usually dead). They continue to exist after we die…
Added by Kekerusey on June 25, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
What if there is actually a god? Not the god from the Bible or Koran but a thinking God. A creator who doesn’t just reward someone for doing what He says but for using the gifts that He gave them, their free will, intelligence and their own sense of right and wrong. Imagine if this thinking god had decided that a test was needed to try to sort out the innately good from the others in the world. Thus deciding who it was that really deserved the reward of paradise.
It is quite plain to…Continue
In the ealy 1920's, a Hebrew poet and intellectual by the name of Berl Katznelson wrote a short segment to commemorate his friends who died in the battle of Tel-Hai, among them the famous Joseph Trumpeldor. The passage, called "Yizkor" ('Remember'), started with the words:
"Remember will the People of Israel the pure souls of his sons and daughters"
Added by Elad Avron on June 25, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
I figured before I started posting more regularly, I should give a little history on myself and how I came to be the atheist I am now.
I was baptized and raised in the United Church of Canada. It was actually a nice church, sort of a Protestant-lite. No hellfire and brimstone, just the concept that God and Jesus love you and how to live your life. Sunday school was pretty much the same thing. The church is very "New Testament". Not much is discussed in the old testament…Continue