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Help Me Pharyngulate (wait, can I say that?) This Poll

The Christian Coalition of America is ... conducting a nationwide survey of America's politically active Christians so we can show the politicians and the media exactly where we stand on critical issues. [ In case you have trouble connecting, the URL is ] [ Also, see Afternote 2/Warning at the end of this post. ] And they want to make sure your voice is included. I say we pitch in. After all, it doesn't say only Christians, and nobody … [Read more...]

The Last, Very Last, End of the World. Ever. No, Really. This One. Srsly.

Oh, crap. I still had so much to do. But now Jesus is coming on May 27. Ronald Weinland is "God's Final Witness," the one man, out of 7 billion of us, who knows that the 7th Seal was opened on Nov 14th, 2008 and that Jesus is to Return May 27th, 2012. … [Read more...]

Short Stack #8

By the second week of January, I'm going to register 200,000 hits on my blog. That's more views than Salt Lake City has Mormons. I think that means I can start baptizing people posthumously as atheists. --------------------------- To my Christian friends: Yes, I'm an atheist, but that doesn't mean I don't celebrate or understand the true meaning of Christmas! Here, I'll prove it: Merry Christmas! May Jesus come down the chimney and leave a quarter under your pillow for every one of your teeth! … [Read more...]

Puppies or Poison

I found this on Facebook. It was worth a mere chuckle at first, but then I started to really think about it. The more I thought about it, the more telling and terrible it became. Take two groups ... One with a nightmare vision of the future, a vision of screaming and pain and merciless death, a vision of the end of human life on Earth. A vision that they LOVE, that they ardently WANT TO HAVE HAPPEN ... And the other with a vision of good things, of diseases conquered and lives extended, a … [Read more...]

How To Kill the Dead

1. I came across a link to Stephanie Zvan’s Nov. 22 “Preacher at the Funeral” post, which I had missed, and I heartily sympathized with her dislike of the time spent by the preacher at her grandfather’s funeral, “advertising Jesus.” In her case, the advertisement was separate from any statement about her grandfather. As she said, … [Read more...]

Ten Reasons I’m Glad I’m an Atheist

These are not necessarily the TOP ten reasons. Maybe they’re not even the ONLY ten reasons. But they’re ten pretty good reasons I’m glad I am an atheist. 1. Sunday morning. Or Saturday. Or whenever. I get to sleep in if I want to. And if I don’t want to – I almost never do – I can get up and do things I want to do, and not things other people expect me to do, in church or otherwise. I don’t feel that I have to be seen worshipping in order to be accepted as a decent person. … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson is a Lying Sack of Shit

I have a certain amount of sympathy for most Christians. Because I believe that, no matter what they say and do, they aren't really in full control of their thoughts and actions. Because of this powerful fear they've been taught, they've given over control of their lives to others, people they hope really understand how to live and act. In fact, I feel this same way about great numbers of religious ministers. I can barely imagine how torturous it must be to not really know what's true or not … [Read more...]

Poor Fox News

A comedy show is beating out the "news" dished up by Fox network. Yeah, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Stewart and his team are more honest, they check their facts, and any single comedian on the Daily Show is infinitely funnier than the pond scum on Fox. Jon Stewart Crushes Fox News In The 2011 Ratings … [Read more...]

Guts and Bugs

Probably more than you wanted to know about intestinal bacteria and toilet flushing, but here are two Jan. 2 articles that coincidentally both spotlight the pathogen Clostridium difficile. Your Appendix Could Save Your Life Flushing Can Spread Diarrhea Disease That second one ... Man! Makes me want to use public toilets even less.     … [Read more...]