Becky Garcia's Blog (11)

More anti-atheist ignorance?

Hi. I haven't been here in ages but I'm back with another gripe.



It's with this article on a site called Popeater. It criticizes Ricky Gervais' jokes at the Golden Globe awards, but then they threw in this:



To make matters worse, though, Gervais' last words in the telecast were, "Thank God for making me an atheist." Smooth move!


What the fuck?… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on January 18, 2011 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

They're so cute when they're ignorant!

Isn't it adorable when someone on the internet thinks they know you better than you know yourself? Mind readers are the best! Here's one I found on YouTube.

I was commenting on this George Carlin video. Someone had suggested that we not use the term atheist because of its negative connotation. I suggested that we not let ourselves and be bullied into watering down our lack of beliefs. beallendall08 kindly corrected…

Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on March 18, 2010 at 11:57pm — 6 Comments

Another Sad PostSecret

A little while ago I posted an entry about very depressing PostSecret in which a wife suggested that all of her husband's troubles were the result of God punishing him for renouncing his faith. There's another one like that in this week's secrets.

"I'm scared my husband won't come home because I don't believe in God."
It's kind of a… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on May 17, 2009 at 1:31pm — 6 Comments

"Discrimination? Naw, God is just punishing you!"

This is some seriously messed up nonsense.

I found this on Postsecret today. It reads:

"A while back my husband renounced his religion Then he lost his job Now we are about to lose our house

and possibly our marriage

I wonder when he will see the connection?"
I can think of at least two reasons why this is bullshit.



First off: He could very well have lost his job due to (non)religious persecution.… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on April 19, 2009 at 9:42pm — 8 Comments

The Twilight Zone's version of the atheist takedown.

Happy New Year! As you may know, the Sc-Fi channel runs a Twilight Zone marathon on New Years's Eve and New Year's Day. It's fun to see all the old filmmaking techniques, the occasional bad acting, the weirdness of the stories and how freaky that narrator is (Futurama does a perfect parody called "The Scary Door".) But it's also fun to see American culture and weird beliefs in this era.



One episode called "The Obsolete Man" had this weird "git them godliss commies!" feel to it. A… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on January 1, 2009 at 4:33pm — 6 Comments

Um... Don't you guys have a rule about not lying?

Today I saw some lawn signs down at the local megachurch that said "Proposition 8 = Free Speech". As you should know if you're a Californian, Prop 8 seeks to make same-sex marriage illegal in California.



I'm absolutely enraged. How the fuck do these people say that they follow a religion whose 9th commandment is to not lie (or bear false witness against one's neighbor) and get away with proudly posting such blatant lies in public? It's absurd. It's obscene. Proposition 8 has… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on October 29, 2008 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

Sam Harris on Palin

This is probably old news to most of you, but Sam Harris wrote an excellent piece for Newsweek: Newsweek.com | When Atheists Attack:

A noted provocateur rips Sarah Palin—and defends elitism
.



Yeah, it's got a crappy title. Anyway, here are what I would consider to be highlights:



"Here, finally, was a performer who—being maternal, wounded, righteous and sexy—could stride past the frontal cortex of every American… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on October 3, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

You're just an atheist because mommy and daddy never hugged you!!!

Of all the insults, of all the absurdities and smug assertions of superiority, this one will always have a special place in my memories. This post, my friends, takes the cake.



I was arguing with somebody on Facebook, and she got so fed up she left in a huff. As is sometimes the case with online debaters who get really worked up about a debate they're in, she set her husband on me.… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on August 11, 2008 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Sometimes they just make me sad.

I'm browsing Facebook roups right now, and I just found one called "I'M NOTHING WITHOUT GOD."



...That's just really sad, isn't it? They've just explicitly stated that they are nothing without God. It's like they see themselves as worthless. What about all the good things they have done? What about all of their abilities and accomplishments? How can you se your self as "nothing" without God?



It sure helps… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on August 9, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Fundie Morality

Like most decent and reasonable people, I’m repulsed and frightened by what are known as “fundies”. That is, religious fundamentalists of any sort, usually hardcore Christians. They frequently spew hatred toward women and homosexuals, call for making the United States a theocracy, go on long religious and conspiracy-theory rants, deny evolution despite all the overwhelming evidence, and show a general disdain for reality. But the thing I hate most about them is their complete and utter lack of… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on August 2, 2008 at 1:22am — 2 Comments

A New Kind of Social Networking Experience

Well, I'm new to Atheist Nexus, and I already like it a lot. It's neat to be on a social networking site with people who have share many of the same interests beliefs and experiences as myself, but there's still a lot of controversy and difference to keep things interesting. (I've already met a few people that I'm pissed at!) It's nice to not have to type in "religious beliefs" and worry about what people might think when they read it. It's nice to search for groups without feeling compelled to… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on July 19, 2008 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service