Thursday, December 24, 2009

Apparently I've Reached the Big Time

I got the "honor" of being trolled by that jackass David Mabus. If that name isn't familiar, he is the guy who rants about how evil atheists are, and mentions Nostradamus. Here is his comment, in full. It seems to be the same screed he has been copypasting on several sites.

Looks like your website is under attack from supernatural forces...

First of all: Nostradamus demolishes "atheism"

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wait, wait...

I forgot something...

you little shits even talk about me....



Sing from the rooftops:

"Atheism is dead!"



these little insignificant fools try to use science to destroy every mystery in the universe...

but not this one! 
 Oh yay me! Im popular enough to get trolled... lol.

Is there a way to block a commenter on here?

If Religions Were Real

So THIS is what 2 Kings 2:23-24 would look like! I like it.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I Was Inspired by Greta Christina's Meme of the Day to Do My Own Today

To be an atheist is not to positively affirm the non existence of god, but to not positively affirm the existence of god. Even if it were a declaration that there was no god, it would still be reasonable. I can confidently say faeries, unicorns, and pixie dust don't exist to the same level that I can about god. They have just as much evidence.

Site Redesign!

I changed the layout on the site. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ok... This Post is Just to Brag!

I've been constantly tweaking my pc ever since I upgraded to 7. I am impressed now. My pc Idles at ~470mb ram(the extra 30 mb and cpu spike seen here were from the img capture program. it usually sits at 0-2% cpu.

I am happy with my results! All the features of a 2009 operating system with the memory use of 2001's XP.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I Love the Onion

Sumerians Look On In Confusion As Christian God Creates World

"I do not understand," reads an ancient line of pictographs depicting the sun, the moon, water, and a Sumerian who appears to be scratching his head. "A booming voice is saying, 'Let there be light,' but there is already light. It is saying, 'Let the earth bring forth grass,' but I am already standing on grass."

That is awesome!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some Conversations I've Had in the Last Week

I've had 2 interesting discussions with Christians this week. The first was me 2 friends, 1 Wiccan, and one Christian. I cant remember what we were talking about, but the Christian said we were a Christian nation. I countered with the fact that Jefferson, Paine, and Adams, to name a few, were all non Christians, and were founding fathers. In addition to this, the first amendment makes it clear that we, as a nation, have no religion. The counterargument that the Christian said (after saying that she was a history major, so she knows what she was talking about), and the Wiccan agreed to, was that we were a Christian nation because of the Puritans. Because the Puritans came over here, and slaughtered Indian tribes, we are a Christian nation... apparently. Nevermind that couple hundred year gap between those events and our nations founding. By the time our nation was founded, the Enlightenment had begun, and because of this, many of our founders were openly skeptical of Christianity. I gave up on the argument once it began to devolve into "no you are wrong."

The second discussion I had was at a Christmas party on campus. I was hanging out, waiting for my friend to get out of class so I could bring him home. As I was waiting, a couple of girls came over and asked if I wanted to come to the party. I went, and began talking to people. I saw one guy with a picture of Christ Pantocrator on his shirt. I started chatting with him, discussing the history of the image on his shirt(turns out I actually DID learn something in art history) and it drifted into a theological discussion. He told me he was a reformed Calvinist, and I let him know that I was an atheist. He began asking me how I live knowing my life has no purpose. I told him my life has plenty of purpose. My life purpose is to be happy, make others happy, enjoy my time here with my friends, and hopefully, make a significant societal contribution. He said that because that purpose was not eternal, it was meaningless. We continued talking, but nothing else meaningful was said. I ended up leaving soon thereafter.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Carnival of the Godless #130

Welcome to Carnival of the Godless 130!

Paul Fidalgo presents Newsweek religion columnist calls atheists 'adolescent regurgitators' posted at Secularism Examiner. In the post, he comments on Lisa Miller's Newsweek column that is little more than an atheist bash fest.

Eric Michael Johnson presents Friday Rant: "Militant" Atheists and Freedom From Religion posted at The Primate Diaries. It details how inaccurate the description of 'militant atheists' is. Those atheists and their militant acts like having an opinion!

Michelle Bell presents Marriage, or why I really really want same sex couples to be able to marry. posted at The Gaytheists, saying, "Essentially why straight people that don't buy into the traditional marriage, even just a little bit, should be supporting equal gay marriage rights. Could be classed under the idea of separation of church and state, as the main political arguments against gay marriage have no basis in actual reality and more basis in outdated patriarchal religions that get their panties in a knot about things that threaten their supremacy."

Jeff Satterley presents Infallible Failure: Dealing with Death posted at Infallible Failure. It is an interesting piece on how an atheist deals with their own eventual death.

Asha presents Gods Unvanquished posted at Scientific Blogging - The world's best scientists. The internet's smartest readers, saying, "Hi,
I am starting a new series on evolution and morality. In it I hope to make the case for looking at morality from a purely biological point of view.

Andrew Bernardin presents Sunday Sacrilege: God is a Mighty Duck posted at The Evolving Mind. It is a satirical post on seeing signs of god in random objects.

Gary Williams presents An Evolutionary Argument for Atheism posted at Minds and Brains.

Neosnowqueen presents No Love: The War on Christmas posted at Winter Harvest. She shows how opposing Christian exclusivity in the holidays could be good for the Christians.

Michael Fridman presents CS Lewis, Morality & Intuition as a Scientific Tool -- a Nadder! posted at a Nadder!. It is a critique of CS Lewis's argument from morality and a look at how religious thinking often uses intuition as a scientific tool in order to appeal to people's "common sense".

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Im Starting My Own Religion!

I am convinced that all supernatural activity is caused by the Hat Guy! All hail Hat Guy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

God Believes the Same Things I Do!

I read about a series of studies in PhysOrg that showed that what a person feels that their deity believes is lined up with what they believe. Not only do they line up, but if yours change, you suddenly have a 'better understanding of god' and now know what he really wants. One study showed that we use the same part of the brain that we use on our own beliefs for god's. It seems our brain knows he is something we made up ourselves, and not a separate being. Now if the brain could just convince the conscious. Many religious will say that the reason is because their beliefs are molded on their god's views. If so, god must have no idea what he wants, because the beliefs of his followers are always changing. Take time to read some of the Digg comments. They are interesting.

Saw this in the comments, and had to include it:

“You can tell you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do” - Anne Lamott