Thunderf00t's account has been suspended due to his confronting YouTube about their silence on votebots attacking skeptic/atheist (and others) videos. The video in question has now been downloaded and I've mirrored a copy of not only his first video but his part two he has released after his account suspension.
I just recently read a religious pamphlet it was so bias it was ridiculously funny. As a bit of a graphic designer. I decided to make one of my own (feel free for any input I may make this even for a joke):
Does God Love You??
No. He does not exist. Does Mother Goose love you? Does Santa Clause Love you? Highly Improbable. If you believe these things than you have problems.
I find the topic of the definition of a "Nerd" fairly interesting. What exactly is a nerd? A person who's into "geeky" things? If that's the case, then what exactly is "geeky"? Now, when you think fo a Geeky thing, you'd think of things like Star Wars, Star Treck, Video Games, and the lot. Now, how is that geeky? Perhaps because the concept of a universe such as the Star Wars world requiers much thinking to understand it fully? If this is the case, then Nerds think fairly often. Nerds are… Continue
Here's a random idea. I've written before about Turkish evolution denialist Adnan Oktar who believes that evolution is actually a Freemason/Zionist conspiracy to "reduce his countrymen to an animalistic state." As you might see in the article, he's offering a $4.5 trillion for proof of a transitional fossil but there are three basic problems with his contest:
No one has the slightest physical evidence to support a historical Jesus; no artifacts, dwelling, works of carpentry, or self-written manuscripts. All claims about Jesus derive from writings of other people. There occurs no contemporary Roman record that shows Pontius Pilate executing a man named Jesus. Devastating to historians, there occurs not a single contemporary writing that mentions Jesus. All documents about Jesus got written well after the life of the alleged Jesus from either: unknown… Continue
I just started reading The Canon and it is very pleasant. (I haven't purchased it, I do most of my reading at Borders in the somewhat comfy chairs.) You can tell the writer is a writer who likes science as opposed to a scientist who happens to be writing a book. It's something about the imagery heavy sentences. Angier’s very engaging but sometimes there is way too much "distracting wordplay". I'm about a third of the way through. So far I have read an argument for why everyone should keep up… Continue
I've been debating on and off with Christians in the blog of Rev. Brian Zahnd. Most recently I've been arguing with the Reverend himself in his post titled Knowing and Believing. In the comments following his post I mentioned that I didn't believe that a historical Jesus ever existed. Rev. Zahnd was shocked by my statement and claimed that he had never heard a single scholar make that… Continue
So today I had a short confrontation with my religions professor. After class she made a comment about how not believing in god gives you license to do whatever you want. I pointed out that this was not true, and wrote her the following letter, pointing out statistics of Atheists in prison, and divorce rates, along with religiosity’s correlation to the Human Development Index. The only license not believing… Continue
Okay so last Friday was my birthday. And yes, I was born on Friday the 13th. NO, I am not what the movies are based on....wish they were but they aren't...
Anyway went off to Austin with girlfriend to have a good time. A good time was had by all. Yup, if I was a car I'd be considered a classic..or collectible. Maybe both.
Anyway, we're walking back to the car and a couple of homeless guys ask for some money to food. We tell them we're tapped out. One pipes up..."That 'Christian' of… Continue
I have to tell the world about this: I just saw the weirdest thing ever!!!!
But first some critical analysis for what was a seeming culmination of supernatural phenomenon. The event:
at approximately 10:40 this evening, February 19 (pacific time) a white utility truck (?) drove up the street with it's lights blaring in the surrounding darkness and the diver unscrewed the cap to a yellow hydrant, releasing all the water gushing out in to the road. That is weird right? A… Continue
A man was playing soccer. He tripped and hit his head. When he got up he knew only his language. He saw two men arguing.
"What do you mean, heirs of ANY caliph can be a successor of Muhammad?"
"They were trained the same, were they not? Does it matter if they share blood?"
The man thought for a second.
"Muhammad wouldn't care whether they shared blood, he trained them the same!"
The first arguer frustrated, left.
The second arguer and the man talked for the rest of… Continue
Added by zack on February 19, 2009 at 7:33pm —
Did you know that Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao and Kim Jong Il aren’t just responsible for millions of deaths and some of the most wretched atrocities against fellow humans in the past century, they’re also the ultimate proof that atheism is evil? No? Really? Yeah, neither did I considering that Hitler was a Catholic who constantly mentioned God and his divine mission in Mein Kampf, Stalin was a seminarian and Asia’s communist dictators were and are very far from both atheistic or communistic.… Continue
“Don’t sweat the small stuff,” they say. Taking each small thing in a vacuum, I couldn’t agree more. The sweat, of course, starts flowing when small thing piles on small thing, until you reach the proverbial backbreaking straw. A ton of feathers still weighs a ton. In order to wash off some of my sweat, here are a few small things that have me a bit riled up:
OK - so I have been attending a Zen center and doing koans and zazen (sitting meditation) there for the past 6 months or so. I definitely like the calming and "centering" of awareness that I get from meditation of various types. I attach no "supernatural" attributes to this. I do think that our minds are often very inefficient and bound up in unnecessary chaos which awareness can help "treat".
On the other hand even in Zen, which is supposed to be sort of spartan and free of… Continue