Eating Children: For Atheists, It’s More Than Just a Pleasant Pastime

Now look: Most atheists don’t eat children simply for the heck of it. We’re just more practical and pragmatic about consuming young flesh than most people.

It pains me that there are those among us who still frequently endure hunger pangs, refusing to feast upon even the juiciest juveniles. These fellow atheists are the victims of an outmoded uneasiness that the rest of the world refers to as “scruples.”

Fortunately, I just came across this 1970s book that helps explain, in an inspired fashion, why taking a bite out of a well-buttered bambino ought to be a guilt-free indulgence — and indeed is often the sane, rational thing to do.

More here.

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A Gift for Atheist Parents: ‘Don’t Baptize’ Shirts for Their Babies

I know, I know, we talk a lot about not labeling babies with the religious beliefs of their parents… but this shirt is kind of awesome and I want it:



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Atheism and the Need for ‘Sacred Spaces’ for Ritual: Are They in Conflict?

Suzanne Moore at The Guardian writes about the thought process that went into holding some kind of celebratory ceremony for the birth of her third child (congratulations, by the way!). In doing so, however, she found that her desire for some form of ritual to mark the event conflicted with her desire to be “a good atheist.”

Here’s how she explains the problem: She worries that “New Atheism,” whatever you believe that to be, “fixates on ethics, ignoring aesthetics at its peril,” and that “ultra-orthodox atheism has come to resemble a rigid and patriarchal faith itself.” [Read more…]

Goldfish Crackers Aimed Straight at the Atheist Market

Finally, a snack food company recognizes the enormous buying power (and appetite for human infants) of the atheist market. Behold, baby-flavored Goldfish crackers!

Thank you, Pepperidge Farm. You must share your recipe!

(Thanks to my pal David for the photo!)

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See? It’s Not Just Atheists Who Want to Eat Babies

I don’t know what makes people want to do this research, but it’s nice to have a scientific explanation for my desires:

If you’re like most normal people, you’ve briefly considered eating a baby or two.

Why is that, anyway? Why do babies always seem so delicious, even when you’re not particularly hungry? Using brain scanners and pajamas, an international team of scientists is closing in on a answer.

Apparently it has something to do with the way babies smell…

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