Friday, June 29, 2007

Europe sees creationism as threat to human rights

Europe sees creationism as threat to human rights
Europe's primary human rights body will vote on a proposal this week to defend the teaching of Darwinian evolution and keep creationist and intelligent design views out of science classes in state schools in its 47 member countries.

This has always been a problem with the liberal idea of "cultural diversity." Far too many cultures still treat women as chattel, glorify religious violence, and battle science because its provable tenets contradict their fairy tales from the ancient past. This is where liberalism breaks down. We have get shitty with people: religious indoctrination is child abuse, stupid lies and made-up fantasies about the origin and evolution of life on earth form the basis of the belief systems that permit ignorance and abuse everywhere there is fundamentalist religion, whether christian or muslim or hindu.

You know what will be really hilarious? If the vote goes through to prevent the teaching of fantasies as science, creationsit cacklers everywhere are going to slapping their lips together in the form of rapidfire hate speech like never before. Fox News will become the comedy channel.

Monday, June 25, 2007

God Hates the World - Watch more free videos

I wish I could say this is a parody. Phelps & fucktards are at it again.

I think I'm going to be sick...

Found via Pharyngula.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Salman Rushdie is not the problem. Muslims are.

Salman Rushdie is not the problem. Muslims are. An interesting read from a muslim unwilling to let others steal his religion out from under him.
Above all, I am offended that so many other Muslims are not offended enough to demonstrate widely against God’s self-appointed ambassadors. We complain to the world that Islam is being exploited by fundamentalists, yet when reckoning with the opportunity to resist their clamour en masse, we fall curiously silent. In a battle between flaming fundamentalists and mute moderates, who do you think is going to win?

Of course, you know my take on this: Muslims are not the problem, either. Religion is.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Militant Atheism?

From the Midwest Populist Party blog comes a brilliantly written post: "Militant Atheism"? An excerpt:
Just remember, atheists did not launch the Crusades. Atheists have not burnt people alive on the stakes. Atheists do not instruct the meager to turn the other cheek in hopes of rewards that consist entirely of invisible conditions in some posit called the afterlife.

Atheists are, in fact, the living embodiments of the temperaments that the religious claim to possess but fail to embody.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Readers Raise over $5K for Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Science Fiction writer John Scalzi asked his readers to donate money in order to prompt him to go to the ridiculously ignorant creationist museum. Only $250 was needed to get him to go, with anything beyond the price of admission being donated to Americans United for the Separation of Church and StateScalzi's readers donated $5,118.36!

See, we don't need no imaginary god to tell us what's right! Can't you just feel the rightness of this coming off your screen? I know I do.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

Top 10 Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian

10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

Read the rest at Evil Bible, a great site I just found.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pharmacists honor legal requests despite primitive belief in superstitious nonsense

Bill would require pharmacies to fill orders no matter beliefs

The bill, approved 56-18 by the Assembly, establishes a pharmacy's duty to fill lawful prescriptions without undue delay and without consideration for a pharmacist's moral, philosophical or religious beliefs.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Holy War! Rise of the Atheists

From The Phoenix:
The events that have since overtaken Haggard do indeed bear the distinct imprint of what creationists call the argument from design. What more perfectly appointed doom could there be for an evangelical preacher than that he be revealed as a drug-snorting patron of male whores? Haggard, his ministry in ruins, was last seen emerging from three weeks of faith-based counseling with the declaration that he was now “completely heterosexual.” The infidel Dawkins has meanwhile sailed into riches and best-sellerdom. Even Mike Jones, the escort with whom Haggard shared his meth-romps, looks set to have a hit this summer with his upcoming kiss-and-tell I Had to Say Something: The Art of Ted Haggard’s Fall (Seven Stories). “My muscles seemed to be my biggest attraction,” writes Jones. “Until I took off my pants.” Truly, the Lord works in mysterious fucking ways.

That just might be the best quote I've ever pasted into a blog form.

Friday, June 8, 2007

T. Rex ate coconuts! Who knew?

So... T Rex ate coconuts, eh? Frolicked with humans? Retrofitting myth (Genesis/Creationism) to junk science (Intelligent Design) is so cute! Like watching toddlers when they first really believe in Santa Claus! Here's a quote:
It seems Noah solved the problem of fitting dinosaurs into his vessel by only taking baby dinosaurs. Indeed, the ark has a detailed display of many animals happily boarding the boat: dinosaurs cavort with giraffes, penguins, hippos, and bears.

But here's the best part:
In Genesis 1:30 God gives ‘green herb’ to every creature to eat and so there were no predators. When a curious museum visitor asks, why exactly T. rex had six-inch long serrated teeth, the guides go on to explain that T. rex used his big teeth to open coconuts.

Um... yeah. Maybe it's not so cute after all. Maybe this kind of willful ignorance, while certainly childish isn't the least bit cute. The more I think about it, the more dangerous it seems. Propaganda is always dangerous.

Design Change

Because of the Blogger template upgrades, I'll have to redesign the blog. For now, it's back to good ol' Minima. Changes coming soon. You could call it "punctuated equilibrium evolution." Intelligent Design might be a bit of a stretch. ;)

I am Resurrected!

I guess I just can't leave this issue alone. You can find this here. I may not post as much, but I'm back and ready for the hate mail.