Theists actually believe this stuff!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Always good for a giggle


Top 10 Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than Jesus

10. No one will kill you for not drinking Beer.

9. Beer doesn't tell you how to have sex.

8. Beer has never caused a major war.

7. They don't force Beer on minors who can't think for themselves.

6. When you have Beer, you don't knock on people's doors trying to make them drink it.

5. Nobody's ever been burned at the stake, hanged, or tortured over their brand of Beer.

4. You don't have to wait more than 2,000 years for a second Beer.

3. There are laws saying that Beer labels can't lie to you.

2. If you've devoted your life to Beer, there are groups to help you stop.

1. You can prove you have a Beer.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Christian kindness Westboro Baptist style.

Third Knox teacher charged with sex abuse

Third Knox teacher charged with sex abuse.

Another teacher charged over sexual abuse allegations from Anglican school, Knox. Don't have to look any further if you want a good example of how Christianity teaches people to be good. These leaders of the Christian community are accused of terrible crimes. Were they all atheists hiding out in the religious education system?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

GetUp's Save the Internet campaign

GetUp's Save the Internet campaign is still going. It must have prickled Clive Hamilton by the look of his attack on GetUp in this AustralianIT article.

They say: "Without God, how would we know how to be good?"

How do we know how to be good without God? I think that our morality and social rules have evolved. Religion has co-opted these social rules.

Anyway, what happens if the rules all disappear? I have a couple of examples:
. Japan and Scaninavian countries have abandoned religion but anarchy hasn't ensued.
. The Dutch town of Drachten removed all of its road signs but traffic chaos has not ensued. In fact, in Bohmpt, Germany, things have gotten better with less crashes and more polite sharing. There are only two rules: stay under 30mph and give way to anything to your right be it a bike, a pram or a vehicle. Easy :)

So, what's going on? Without clear commandments, why don't people just run wild? I think that people pull their heads in when they don't know that they are in the right. If you feel that ideas you get are pre-approved by an omniscient being you will carry them forward, right or wrong.

Christian Kindness at work again.

And they want to ban pornography. Ban Christianity, I say.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mark Twain's description of the book of Mormon

The book is a curiosity to me, it is such a pretentious affair, and yet so ’slow,’ so sleepy; such an insipid mess of inspiration. It is chloroform in print. If Joseph Smith composed this book, the act was a miracle — keeping awake while he did it was, at any rate. If he, according to tradition, merely translated it from certain ancient and mysteriously-engraved plates of copper, which he declares he found under a stone, in an out-of-the-way locality, the work of translating was equally a miracle, for the same reason.

How to respond to requests to debate creationists

"A professor at the University of Vermont, Nicholas Gotelli, got an invitation to debate one of the clowns at the Discovery Institute. Here's what they wrote."

From PZ Meyer's Pharyngula blog.

I'm gonna call this agressive evangelising.

This guy held a woman captive, hand cuffed in an adult diaper, reading the bible to her. Watch those fundies, you never know how far they'll go.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Proposition 8 supporters

Because the proposition 8 campaign was a political movement donations over USD100 had to be recorded on public record. have converted that list into a map to help normal people to avoid such nutjobs.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Good arguements:

When you're abused for being an atheist because Hitler was an atheist these are your arguements.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

ID fundies at it again.

The ID fundies are at it again in Florida this time. After ten court cases dismissing ID as religion they are ready to give it another run through.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Polls seem to attract the terminally stupid, or is that being too hopeful. Perhaps people really are this stupid. This Guradian (UK) article indicates 12% of Britons believe the bible to be the literal truth. The Telegraph (UK) gives a little more detail including the Archbishop of Canterbury's amusing accusation that Dawkins is evolving into a "very simple kind of thinker". This from a theist. Theists can't see the world in black and white quickly enough.