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@ologies made this nifty atheist wallpaper in case your desktop needed some sprucing up:
You can download several different sizes (for free, without the logo) on the website!
And, for extra fun, try to find some of the following:
Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
Took me 30 seconds to find three of them (yes I timed it, I’m that much of a nerd) and another 1.5 minutes of increasing frustration and suspicion before Hemant probably felt a ringing in his ears for some mysterious reason.
This is awesome! For a moment there I thought this was especially for me!
Silly me. I googled “humanist Waldo”… just in case the humanist person graphic was for some reason named Waldo.
Too bright, hurts my eyes.
Ok, I don’t get it. What’s the deal with atheists and narwhals?
I had no idea what a narwhal even was until I googled it just now.
I vaguely remember something from a Pharyngula comment thread about the Narwhal Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc) being PZ Myers’ theme song. That’s the only narwhal-atheist connection I can think of.
First heard of it only yesterday at WEIT. Fascinating post on them there, but why the putative affinity, I couldn’t say.
Hah, I clicked into the comments to ask the same thing. Where’s the narwhal-atheist connection that this avid atheist is missing? I mean, their horn/tooth is cool and all, but what gives?
Maybe they’re supposed to remind us of the IPU? They may be Her representatives on Earth. ;o)
More important, why do atheists have the monopoly on pi, on science and on exploration?
Because the Bible gets all of them wrong? Pi equals three; insects have four legs and there is a mountain from the top of which, the whole world can be seen? Also the firmament is a dome above the atmosphere that has the stars embedded in it and above which is water?
Or were you speaking of theists that know which parts of the Bible can be ignored because they are just allegory?
Er how exactly does the Bible get these things “wrong”?! It doesn’t set out to answer these kinds of questions, it serves a completely different and complementary purpose to science.
Funnily enough, a great number of the brightest and best in science, shock horror, and and were Christians because of this lack of contradiction.
Why all the Asian “stuff”? I don’t put things on my walls that say “in god we trust”! NO, I don’t like this wall paper!
Where does it say “In God we trust”? Look closer, it says “In GOOD we trust”. The “Asian stuff” is just the word “atheist” in Chinese. It’s also there in Russian. I imagine the creator wanted to represent the word in different alphabets.
But I won’t put stuff on my desktop that I can’t read. That Asian text can say anything at all. How would I know?
You could…ask the artist? Do you think she has nefarious intent?
If you like these, feel free the 1 on the right looks really cool stretched “To fit”!
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