Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Admission time: I have a slight man-crush on Neil deGrasse Tyson. Besides being
- An Astrophysicist and science communicator
- Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space
- Host of NOVA scienceNOW on PBS
- Frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Jeopardy!.
The man has an awesome mustache that could lead men into battle in days gone by. Just look at this BAMF
Tyson was offered to be an understudy of Carl Sagan at Cornell University, but turned it down to study at Harvard instead. Today, he keeps Sagan's legacy alive by studying the stars and funneling his knowledge down to the common people. Along with Stephen Hawking and Noam Chomsky, Neil Tyson is one man whose lifetime I consider myself lucky to live during.
Though Tyson hasn't fully come out and said specifically that he is an atheist, here's a video of him ripping apart "Stupid Design" which is a moniker for intelligent design.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Here is a point that simply cannot be stressed enough: There is no Such thing as a Fundamental Atheist. Not even Dawkins and Hitchens fit the colloquialism of "Fundie" in a world filled with religious suicide bombers and homicidal maniacs.
Just last week, a man on trial for the murder of several people claimed that his sins would be forgiven because he had "accepted Jesus into his heart." It's still baffling how these people can claim with a straight face that Atheists are without morals.
This past week, in the state of South Dakota, a law has been passing through the state legislature which would make it legal to murder abortion-giving doctors. You can bet your bottom dollar that no atheist would ever legalize homicide under those circumstances.
No wars were ever fought in the name of atheism, atheism was never used to subject the populace, and it was certainly never used to justify unspeakable acts of inhumanity including torture, genocide, and child molestation.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Great News Everyone! Apparently God can do anything! I never knew.
And here I was thinking that God was powerless to prevent
- natural disasters
etc. But I guess I was wrong this whole time. Thake THAT, Epicurus!
Then again, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is similarly capable of the same things. So it seems that the FSM is the one true god. Praise His noodly appendage!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Daily process for Bill O'Reilly: Step One, Open mouth. Step Two, Insert Foot.
It seems that O'really? has recently completely failed at a basic science question that your average fifth grader could explain, and in doing so has been made into a meme. The twist was that this question was concerning god's role in creating the moon.
O'Reilly's fallacious argument for justification for his belief in god: "The tide comes in, the tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. YOU [Dave Silverman, President of American Atheists] can't explain that."
Well due to the unfortunate fact that almost everybody who graduated kindergarten could, in fact, explain that, O'Reilly's stupidity has caused him to be made into an advice-dog style meme, with his face and text superimposed over a colorful background.
O'Reilly deserves all the dishonor he receives and then some for his use of a childlike infinite regressive fallacy. I therefore choose to share with you every picture I have saved ridiculing this disgrace to American society.
Yes it was a relatively long post, but I can't help but feel that this man's shame is worth it.
This has almost nothing to do with atheism, but here's a cool fanvid of House put to the music "Baba O'Reilly" by The Who
In other news, the Atheist Burka was unveiled (pun intended) today:
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
St. Valentine was renowned for performing illegal christian marriages at a time when the church forbade them. The irony of this is that modern christians celebrate the man's name while actively working against allowing people to get married.
Was Valentine destroying the sanctity of marriage in his time? Will we one day have a saint who performed gay marriages in this time period? I suppose we'll just have to wait and find out.
In the meantime, Happy V-tine's day to all my followers.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
For anyone and everyone who has wondered why anti-theists are so outspoken, there's
Or, for a sadder experience, there's the children of whatstheharm:
The site features such horrendous stories as that of 9-month-old Allyson Bergmann of Indiana
Allyson contracted bacterial meningitis which is medically treatable. Her parents belong to Faith Assembly, which rejects medical care in favor of prayer. Allyson's disease went untreated by anything other than prayer until she died. Her parents were convicted of reckless homicide.
Unfortunately, Allyson's case represents the norm rather than the extreme of the stories on whatstheharm. It just goes to show how much harm is done when people and society are incapable of critical thinking. And people claim that it is the atheists who are the ones without morals.
Busy today so I don't have time to come up with original content. I promise I'll get around to it as soon as I'm able. In the meantime, enjoy this very informative video about the scary reality of evangelicals in society.
Now for all you un-American commie foreigners (haha), there's "The God Who Wasn't There" by director Brian Flemming. The movie explores the religious and the possibility that none of what they say is true.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Today is the day we celebrate a man who truly contributed something great to society. Without this BAMF right here
we would be missing huge gaps in the fields of biology, neurology, archaeology, anthropology, and medicine. So celebrate this great man today by being rational in any way you can.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
United States’ Representative Pete Stark has just introduced a bill (H. Res. 81) into Congress that looks to designate February 12th as “Darwin Day”.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
For anyone and everyone who has ever had a burning question fro a non-believer but didn't have convenient circumstances in which to ask it, now there's Ask An Atheist:
Heretical representatives will be standing by constantly to answer any and all queries you may pose on the subject of the divine (or lack thereof), the supernatural, or even the scientific and rational. Enjoy!