Theists actually believe this stuff!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's video Submission. This is the video that Theo van Gogh was killed for making. The fundementalist theist killer left a death threat directed at Ayaan Hirsi Ali pinned to van Gogh's dead body.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Apostate Muslims

Another proposed timeline:
The punishment for giving up Islam is death by stoning.
Islam claims that all children are born Muslim.
Therefore anyone who is not a Muslim, whether they know it or not, can be accused of being a Muslim apostate.
When a religion is being peaceful it can claim to overlook such concepts but they readily become current when it suits the power brokers.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The problem of credulity.

The problem of credulity.

Fundamentalist Christians believe that witches are real and active in this world right now. I find the holding of such beliefs impossible to fathom.

So, what is the problem with this. This is their private belief, how does it harm me. The problem is one of credulity. If you will believe this, the next step is to denounce your neighbour as a witch because you have experienced some hardship.

This is my theoretical, good-christian time line:
1) You believe in witches because your preacher told you to. Belief without proof, evidence or any reference to reality is particularly pious thus your standing in the church community is enhanced.
Any outsider denouncing such beliefs is accused of intolerant hate crimes because christianity is inherently good and opposing good can only be bad.
2) The whole War on... WTF comes up. Because it is instigated by a christian nation (setting aside USA's strenuously secular establishing documents) it must be morally correct. Thus to oppose it is morally incorrect.
3) You've started now... surely Guantanamo Bay must be right too. Ego kicks in. You've started something and you don't want to look foolish so you are going to insist that you're right... all the way to the bitter end.
4) Deep down you know that Guantanamo Bay is mistreating people that were probably just going with the crowd and that military trials are unfair. You want to do unto others as you would have them do unto you but your hands are tied.
However, you are determined to be right and the whole thing has so much rhetoric attached that you can't give up now. Your minister said that Guantanamo Bay was necessary. He was holding the bible in his hand when he said it. If he was wrong about that... maybe he's wrong about other stuff

Now we come to the problem. This whole thing started with an excess of credulity. What will you believe next? Will you believe that legal looking trials aren't enough? Will you take that next leap of faith and let a Guantanamo-like system of indefinite detention and torture for witchcraft? Do you already hate homosexuality because you were told to? Are you OK with eating shellfish even though both indiscretions are mentioned together?

Why don't we have a couple of stonings... just to see what it's like. It is in the bible after all. Maybe it'll get you closer to god. Has the thrill gone?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

H. L. Mencken

The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Scientific Disciplines you must ignore to be a fundy.

Rational Wiki have made a list of sciences you must disregard to believe that the bible is the literal truth.

"If you are in possession of this revolutionary secret of science, why not prove it and be hailed as the new Newton? Of course, we know the answer. You can't do it. You are a fake." Richard Dawkins

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Just unbelievable!

This is just unbelievable. Home schooled kids being told preposterous lies about science. Education is supposed to prepare kids for the world not disable their minds.

Hitchens on Islam

Hitchens explores the history of Islam.

You There! Young Earther!

Why weren't dinosaurs allowed on the ark and why was there not being allowed on the ark mentioned in your dusty book?
If dinosaurs were drowned and fossilised in 2 weeks, why aren't there bunny rabbit remains in the same area?
Why didn't the bunny rabbits drown before the tyrannosaurus rex? They are shorter and would drown first. If they drowned first, why aren't they lower in the fossil beds?
Why didn't teradactils survive? They could fly!

The young earth model is proposed by those wacky fundies. It's your theory, prove it!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Rise of Atheism

This is a good start. :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Coming Out Godless

Coming Out Godless has real stories from atheists about how they gave up their faith, or how they came out to friends and families, what lead them to atheism or how they were never theists.

People who aren't out yet will be able to take heart knowing that you wont be alone in this and that everyone will probably survive. :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A survey

I did this survey. It takes a while to complete but any scientist who wants to study atheists is worth supporting.