I just saw this image of wonder and genius on the Iranian Atheist/Agnostic Movement Facebook page. I love it. Pure genius.
And there it is. Religion in a nutshell.
And that, is the goddamn truth.
It’s funny really – “brand loyal” and “Christian” – the things that come to mind.
I plundered this picture from The Thinking Atheist and I have to admit I feel very little remorse. I find the picture both terribly amusing and pretty… unambiguous.
Another way to put it is: I find your willful ignorance is disgusting and offensive and considering the bullshit and horror that you claim to believe, you are not qualified to have an opinion on my life.
It’s one of the funnies things I’ve read all week and it’s spot on:
I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against another mosque being built in Auckland.
I think it should be the goal of every New Zealander to be tolerant.
Thus the Mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.
That is why I also propose that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque, thereby promoting tolerance from within the mosque.
We could call one of the clubs, which would be gay, “The Turban Cowboy ”, and the other a topless bar called “You Mecca Me Hot.”
Next door should be a butcher’s shop that specializes in pork, and adjacent to that an open-pit barbecue pork restaurant, called “Iraq o’ Ribs.”
Across the street there could be a lingerie store called “Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret”, with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods.
Next door to the lingerie shop there would be room for an adult sex toy shop: “Koranal Knowledge “; its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store called ”Morehammered.”
All of this would encourage the Muslims to demonstrate the tolerance they demand of us, so the mosque problem would be solved.
If you agree with promoting tolerance, and you think this is a good plan, please pass it on…
(I do not know who the original author is but if I find out, I will credit them here)
Tolerance is a two-way street. Many people seem to forget that.
Well, probably not. But the stats don’t lie (they may be amusing, but it’s not a lie). A nice correlation between searching for god… and free gay porn, in America. Which isn’t surprising considering the number of religionuts in the ‘states found to be lovers of a little bum fun (and crack, but that’s another post…). It’s almost like they desperately want what they can’t (shouldn’t, according to their religion) have… Thankfully, God is a merciful God and you can do exactly what he tells you not to do and be sorry later. All is guaranteed to be forgiven (at least, that’s what I’m told). A win win situation if ever there was.
(Find the original of that image here: http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/archive/?c=550)
And then there’s America, ‘The Outlier’. What do you say about America. The only anomaly in the otherwise beautiful curve of reality. Know why? In every other country, the average level of wealth increases because the wealth of the majority increases a little and as this happens, the government takes care of social issues like free health care for everybody (this is what civilised people do). This causes people to fear the future less. Less fear means fewer reasons to believe in fairy tales.
In America however, the average level of wealth increases because a few Americans’ wealth increases a lot while the rest… America celebrates a culture of fear; fear of terrorists, fear of nuclear war, fear of the government, fear of liberals, fear of conservatives. Fear is the fuel of irrationality. More fear is literally equal to more religion. Of course, fear also makes it easier to control a population and enrich a few…
(Find the original of that image here: http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/archive/?c=559)
And while you’re at it, check out http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/, it’s the awesome truth, but funny.
So… Zach Weiner at SMBC has nailed it again. The dude is freaking awesome. Behold for your perusal, a clear and concise presentation of how religion, theodicy and human nature works…
The original post is here http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2292 and I saw the graphic first here http://evolvingthoughts.net/2011/06/theodicy-and-the-cosmos/. Both of those sites are full of reality and win.
And yes. I am a Zach Weiner fan boy. That is all.