Jas Brimstone's Blog – March 2009 Archive (2)

Avatar: The Last Airbender & Skepticism

While not specifically atheist, the "fortuneteller" episode reveals my favorite character, Sokka, as one of the best skeptics I've seen in a children's show since Chirp from "Peep and the Big Wide World."

It also has a great example of how exasperating and frustrating "believers" can be to such a skeptic.

I totally sympathize with Sokka's plight! Even if you don't know anything about the show, I still think you'll get a kick out of watching… Continue

Added by Jas Brimstone on March 19, 2009 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Cognitive Dissonance OR Jesus is a Shapeshifter

I think my Art History professor hit upon something last night while discussing the Pazzi Chapel designed by Brunelleschi. He said, “Belief is knowledge, and when you ‘know’ something, you are comfortable. But if I say, ‘WRONG!’ then suddenly your belief in what you thought you knew is called into question and you are uncomfortable.” He went on to discuss why the chapel itself was “comfortable” because it mathematically had correct proportions, etc. etc., but that quote got me… Continue

Added by Jas Brimstone on March 10, 2009 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

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