Jim Craft's Blog (22)

New Blog

I think I'm gonna use this as my religious rant blog. I've been using http://apostasist.livejournal.com, but I think I'll find greater readership here, so I'm closing that one down. I'll try to import my old entries somehow (even if one at a time).

Added by Jim Craft on July 17, 2008 at 10:33am — 1 Comment

Banned from Conservapedophiliac

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



This is hilarious. I signed up on Conservative Wikipedia the other day (I won't even give them the benefit of linking), and I found today that I am "banned." Here it what it says:



Your user name or IP address has been blocked. The block was made by CPAdmin1. The reason given is Unacceptable username.

* Start of block: 16:54, 30 June 2008

* Expiry of block: infinite

* Intended blockee:… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on July 5, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pray at the Pump?

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



Group Asks for Divine Intervention to Ease Oil Prices



If this isn't the epitome of the desperation that breeds religious belief, I don't know what is. I can just see a primal tribe, dancing around the gas station parking lot, hoping that the magical sign drops a cent, and if it does, just once, they'll believe they caused it.



It's about as… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on July 4, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Science-Fiction and Christianity

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



furikku posted a link to someone's blog entry about Science-Fiction being taboo, comparing it to Christianity, because some evangelicals remark that Christianity is "taboo" in this country. So this entry was satirically making the point that it's ridiculous to think that Science-Fiction could be called "taboo," and… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on June 3, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Carnival of the Godless #81

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18

The Carnival of the Godless #81 is up at Unscrewing the Inscrutable. I'm on there. Yay. There are some really good ones. I'm gonna have to finish them all before I discuss.

Added by Jim Craft on January 3, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Houston Chronicle

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18

Alex,

A writer in your previous town of resident wrote a gem of an editorial about the presidential hopefuls' religious pissing contest. I was surprised something like this could come out of Texas.

Maybe Alabama will be next.

Maybe not.

Added by Jim Craft on December 17, 2007 at 4:00pm — No Comments

It's Hard to Be an Atheist on Christmas

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



Atheism and Christmas: Should Atheists Ignore Christmas or Celebrate It?



This was a good read. It's inspired me to write about my own personal experience with this. I've been struggling with this a lot in the past 4-5 years.



My family is religious, but not overly so. Methodism is one of most liberal denominations of… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on December 14, 2007 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

News

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



A few items that are giving me butterflies today:



Newdow, FFRF Launch New Challenge of "Under God" in Pledge

Nov. 21 2007 The Freedom From Religion Foundation has joined Michael Newdow in launching a new challenge of the religious phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance ...



Sweet. It seems nit-picky, but as much as I'm anti-theism,… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on October 29, 2007 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Is There a God?

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



Tonight, the debate is on between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox at the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, AL. I'm incredibly excited. I wasn't able to get tickets to this event, but there are going to be multiple casts of it available to watch/listen to.



The Fixed Point Foundation Website with information on the event and… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on October 3, 2007 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Neat New Labels

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



We all love labels. Who doesn't? It's a way to tell someone a lot of information about a person without having to explain a lot. This can get us into a lot of trouble when labels are ambiguous or in transitional states. For example, atheism/theism/agnosticism. The zeitgeist right now seems to be the following:

-Atheists actively believe there are no gods.

-Agnostics aren't sure if there are any gods, but are open… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on September 26, 2007 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Dawkins Is Coming to Alabama!

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



I am going to try my damndest to make it to this event. From http://fixed-point.org/billboard/billboard.asp?ItemID=41



EDIT: It's sold out! Noooooooooooooooooooooo....





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Added by Jim Craft on September 17, 2007 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Religion and Football

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



This guy is hilarious. And awesome. Every now and then he strikes a chord with me. I completely relate to this idiocy.



If there's anything I think is nearly as asinine as religion, it's sports fanaticism...



You know, for a long time, I've wanted to write a satire piece on religion and football. I'm from… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on September 12, 2007 at 4:30pm — No Comments

LOL!

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18

Create-Your-Own Deity!

Added by Jim Craft on September 12, 2007 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Censorship at Its Finest

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



Kathy Griffin's Acceptance Speech to Be Cut from Emmy's Broadcast



"[A] lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus."



Catholic Bill Donahue complained that her remarks were a "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech."



That's… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on September 11, 2007 at 11:30am — No Comments

It's Over

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



It's official. America is a Theocracy.



Yesterday we lost the right to challenge executive-branch government spending. The Supreme Court ruled that we can't even challenge "faith-based initiatives." For 7 years, our joke of a president has been holding prayer breakfasts, faith-based lunches, and dinners with the leaders of every major denomination of America's Official Religion, Christianity™. The money… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on June 26, 2007 at 3:00pm — No Comments

American Atheists Concerning the Death of Rev. Jerry Falwell

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For immediate release: May 15, 2007 American Atheists Press Release Statement From American Atheists Concerning the Death of Rev. Jerry Falwell



ELLEN JOHNSON, President of American Atheists issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the death of televangelist Jerry Falwell.



“While we recognize and respect the grief of friends and relatives, it must be acknowledged in the wake…
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Added by Jim Craft on May 23, 2007 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to Richard Dawkins!

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18

Wish him a Happy Birthday!

See the Birthday messages

Added by Jim Craft on March 26, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Pete Stark, I Salute You

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



I don't think many people realize how amazingly important it was that Pete Stark admitted his godlessness. It's a lot like the episode of Ellen when she "came out" on the show. It's completely unprecedented, and it opens the door for other politicians to do the same. There are atheist… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on March 23, 2007 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

I Hate This

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17



I have a bad memory, but this is the best I can remember.



So today I went to lunch with a few people from work, and everything was going fine until the way home. It turned into a typical "Christian-who's-never-met-an-atheist" conversation. I was riding with two female co-workers, Mary, who is a Deist and Annie, a Christian. Mary mentioned something about her bad luck, and said it was a bad sign "if you believe in… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on March 22, 2007 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

This Is Infuriating

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17



Today my wife and I went down to the license department at Parkway Place to get new plates. We waited in line for an hour or so, and went to our respective clerks. My clerk asked me if I wanted "the new God Bless America tag" or "the old one?" I said I'd actually rather have the Saturn V tag, which costs $50, but my dad worked on the Saturn V, and the proceeds go to the Saturn V Restoration Project. So I got that one. We… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on March 21, 2007 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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