Paul Tourville's Blog (5)

Sarah Silverman says Sell the Vatican...

..but wait... the whole Catholic shtick is "suffering"... right?... and who could be suffering more than people starving to death?! I'll tell you who! The Pope! How do I figure?! Like this: To be a good Catholic, you have to suffer. The Pope WISHES he could suffer, but he HAS to live in the marble palace and sit on the gilded throne and ride in the Mercedes PopeMobile.... He HAS to, because it's his calling... But, because of that, he CAN'T suffer, which causes HIM the greatest suffering OF… Continue

Added by Paul Tourville on October 10, 2009 at 10:44pm — 5 Comments

AAIC 2009 and T-Shirts

I am reticent to foul this landscape with notions of commerce, but... Pruett and I are going to AAIC 2009 in Burbank next month, and to mark the occasion, I put together a couple t-shirt designs, which, while not directly related to AAIC, I thought might be fun to wear around the venue.



Is anyone else from T|A going?



The shirts:



One depicts a hypothetical and obviously flawed design document for "man" with "god"'s approving signature.



The other starts… Continue

Added by Paul Tourville on September 3, 2009 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

On miracles, magic and supernatural physics

I set aside an hour and a half and watched the Thunderf00t/Ray Comfort discussion, and it got me thinking about the relationship between magic and miracles. I've never, as an adult, believed in either magic or miracles, but for some reason, I'd never really thought about comparing and contrasting them until I saw it.



Here's my consideration of the relations between magic, miracles, gods and physics:…



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Added by Paul Tourville on July 29, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Hi! Let me be the first to welcome me to ThinkAtheist!



I'm Here!



Who am I? My name's Paul Tourville. I live in Rhode Island. I like to kayak, fiddle with Linux, write and perform funny things. I noodle with musical instruments, and futz with video production.



I have a crummy little recording studio in my house.



I do a weekly news satire show called… Continue

Added by Paul Tourville on July 14, 2009 at 9:33am — 3 Comments

An oldie but a goodie

Last fall I went on a "LifeCrest VisionQuest", which included a stop-over in Groom, TX.



Eek.



Here, some "fellow travelers" (although far more faithful than I) asked me to take their picture in front of the 20-story cross at the foot of the stairs. I said, "Only if I can video tape it and post it on YouTube." They said,… Continue

Added by Paul Tourville on October 1, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

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