Friday, March 28, 2014

A Quick Guide to Christian Responsiblity

Once you leave these parochial myths behind, as an atheist you begin to understand that it is you that is responsible for everything your life touches. There are no magic get-out-of-guilt cards like with Christianity which just gives you license to be continually immoral.

Christianity (and religion in general) is a denial of reality and abdication of personal responsibility while it perpetrates many gross human rights violations, namely against women and children.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sorry for you loss, Westboro

"Counter-protesters held up the sign at a Westboro Baptist Church protest of a Lorde concert in Kansas City, the first protest by the group since founder Fred Phelps died. More than 20 Westboro Baptist Church members were protesting the Lorde concert.

"We realized that it wasn't so much about antagonizing them but sending out the countered safe that we are here for people who need that message and need that positivity" Megan Coleman, who helped make the sign, said according to Kansas' KSHB.

The message didn't get across to all Westboro members.

"I don't even know what they're saying," Westboro Baptist Chuch member Steve Drain said."

While I may not mourn Fred Phelps death, we can easily show more compassion than he and his cult ever have or will to his surviving family members and friends.

Comedian Frank Confitt'stated that "We shouldn't take pleasure in the death of Fred Phelps. Let's save the celebration for when his cause dies" which is when I will celebrate.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Darwin Day 2014

In light of the recent debate between an advocate of science and free inquiry against the fantasy of Biblical delusions, the public acceptance of science has a new, but brief emphasis as a majority of Americans still believe that they can trace their lineage all the way back to a rib woman.

What will it take to change people's resistance against science, if science is not enough? I wish I knew, but I do know science denial of origins, of climate changes, and of reproduction and biological science because because ancient prejudices are preferred does hurt people and denies them a higher quality of life.

Monday, February 10, 2014

That word...

"God gave you freewill so that you have the choice to either worship him or go to hell" Ricky Gervais

 ... I don't think it means what you think means.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Free to make up her own mind

Picture sourced from the internet.
I want my daughter to grow-up and to learn to think for herself which includes how to question claims made by not only by the religion, but by other social and political philosophies. My parents never gave me this option of whether or not to believe in a god or not. My daughter will have that choice and no amount of threats of eternal Hell and torture from me, or my wife, will make her into or a believer or not.

My daughter is free to explore that question by herself with as much support as I can give her, and that even includes taking her to a church when she feels the need to go.

This is why I laugh, when the Christian informs me that I am the one imposing my beliefs on my daughter. No, dear Christian, you are the one who does, not me.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hey Bigot Bradlee Dean!

Let me guess, this one Leviticus verse doesn't apply, but the others that you can aim at the people you hate do? Heavily-tattooed, long-haired Bradlee Dean, this one is for you!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Graphic Summation of Last Night's Ham vs Nye Debate

I was expecting the worse from Nye, but was pleasantly surprised in just how well Nye did do since it is very well-known that tactics that creationists use tp avoid debating the merits of their position, but only to prop-up ingroup belief. Ham, sounded to me (I only had the audio on as I worked around the house) thin, transparent, and just dogmatic. "I have the Bible so nah nah nah nah." Meanwhile, Nye kept focused and drew upon multiple fields of scientific inquiry. I have no doubt that YEC's were not convinced otherwise, but Ham's attempt at Bible this-shut-up just fell short rhetorically. Before Kent Hovnid became a tax-thief and is now sitting in prison, I thought he was a much better debater/denier than Ham.

I don't know, perhaps Ham should trade in his Australian accent for an English one to compensate.