Archive for January, 2013

Big questions deserve big answers... except if you disagree with our flavour of feminism. Then you deserve to shut up.

Big questions deserve big answers… except if you disagree with our flavour of feminism. Then you deserve to shut up.

It took me a couple of minutes to realise why I couldn’t like or comment on any posts on the Atheism Resource Facebook page. Looks like I’m banned. Imagine that.

So, it could be for one of two reasons:

  • Somebody took offense at my filthy fucking language
  • Somebody took offense to my objection to feminism being sold on an atheism page

I guess it could be a combination of the two… which makes three reasons… Anyway, I can’t remember exactly what I wrote (and the comment has been deleted…) but it went something like (trying real hard to remember):

Feminism holds that women are inferior to men and need special treatment. Don’t fucking post feminism on this atheist page. Feminism has fuck all to do with atheism.

Or something to that effect. That was in response to this picture posted on the Atheism Resource Facebook page. Bit harsh? Perhaps. Rude and uncouth? Perhaps.

To be honest I couldn’t give less of a fuck but it does seem interesting that atheists pushing feminism like to ban people who disagree with the flavour of feminism that they happen to be selling. Make of that what you will.

At least their website hasn’t deteriorated into the same kind of idiocy oozing cesspit as Freethought Blogs. ‘Yet’, I suppose. You should check it out; there’s a good read or two there.

Love? Show me it.

Quote: George Santayana

That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject. — George Santayana, Reason In Religion, p28.

That fear keeps the gods alive, is perhaps just as true.

If you haven’t heard of these psychological studies before you might be surprised at the results. Of course, empirical evidence, scientific rigour, peer review and repeatability doesn’t mean much to religionuts (when it comes to their religion…) so it’s unlikely to convince a True Believer that they are mistaken. The reality of human psychology is none the less fascinating.

Watch the whole 10 part series here:

Quote: Carl Sagan

“The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.” — Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

God: before and after...

Totally. Like. This.

I love this cartoon, it’s so… like life. You’re raised in a good Christian home, you go to Sunday school, you get spoon fed a fantasy version of the Christian God which, quite frankly, isn’t described in the Bible. Anywhere.

Then you grow up and you read the Bible cover to cover and you come to the startling realisation that this God you were told of as a kid not only doesn’t exist but that it is, in fact, a really good thing that it doesn’t. As described in the Bible the Christian deity is a jealous, murderous, psychopathic, genocidal, baby murdering asshole and we’re all better off not having to deal with that kind of mental, especially on an omnipotent scale.

In hind sight, comparing Yahweh to Dr. Evil is perhaps a bit unfair… to Dr. Evil.

A great Sixty Symbols video on the spiral galaxy NGC 6872 recently named the ‘biggest spiral galaxy’. It  features Professor Michael Merrifield from the University of Nottingham. He’s awesome, I like him a lot. I wish I had the opportunity to learn astronomy from him. That would have been most awesome.

Oh? It’s not like that? In which way is it not exactly, like, that? It is exactly like that. That is Christianity and it’s freaking disturbing.

The question Christians don’t hear nearly often enough: “you believe fucking what?!?”

Not much to say about that… it’s pretty freaking straightforward. Except… maybe… SCIENCE! Feel the awesome!

Reading the Bible for morality...

Reading the Bible for morality is like digging through shit for sweetcorn. Sure, there’s a little there but is it really worth it?

Indeed sir, indeed.

Oh, I feel the Christian outrage. “The Bible is the source and basis for all morality”, I hear them whine. I have but two things to say to that: killing babies and keeping slaves. Your God approves of both those things.

Nobody thinks that’s ‘moral’ right? Right.

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