A reasonable blog on atheism, religion, science and skepticism
Follow Patheos Atheist:
Wow, great! Funniest 5 second video I’ve seen in a long time!
If it’s any help, Bishop Gene Robinson managed to piss off a lot of evangelicals by giving a prayer without name-checking Jesus. Instead we got “Oh God of our many understandings …” You could almost here the teeth grinding out towards Saddleback.
I’m getting the feeling that a lot of evangelicals, and even those folks who consider themselves post-evangelicals, don’t understand the liberal/modernist wing of their religion.
I love TNG. I’m a dork.
Ha! That’s awesome! :-)
I’m a TNG dork as well…FUNNY!!!
Liked your blog. I’m a brazilian, 25 years old, and your history in the Christianity is almost the same of mine.
… and my English is very poor, I’m sorry. I understand better than write or talk.
BWAHAHAHA! My hero!
Seriously, that had to be the lamest invocation I ever heard, and at such a moment. He sounded like he was floundering, like he had nothing prepared and was just giving a chat in his living room. What a wanker.
Haha, ah, good old Jean-Luc Picard knows what’s right!
could have easily been this one too:
I love all Star Trek all Star Wars. I’m especially crazy about Battlestar Galactica right now.
One thing I am, is very cool. I’m pretty much a life long atheist and I’m a veteran of 10 years of U.S. military service.
I am not a dork. Science fiction makes me the Freethinker I am today.
Awsome! Love Picard. However all real Trekkies know the one True Capitan is Captian Kirk.
I, myself, am quite a Sci-Fi fan. My days go back to watching those repeats of old 60′s movies on Saturdays on TV.
Why…why…why must we be without MST 3000?
Picard was an excellent character and ohhh Dr. Crusher. The Borg, what a great creation. I am looking forward to the ST movie coming out.
Pingback: Picard answers Rick Warren — Bligbi
Life long Trekkie here too (though, seriously; can we talk about why Voyager mostly sucked and why Enterprise was a heaping pile of mega suck? Ugh.), and that video rocks! And, yes, the only True Captain is Kirk…though The Sisko runs a close second. You just don’t fuck with The Sisko.
It’s doubly funny when you consider that Gene Roddenberry was an atheist.
Lol, very cool.
@Alex: Oh man, the new ST movie looks awesome. JJ Abrams FTW!
Jeez am I the only one who thinks Picard is the best captain?
Nah, I like Picard best too.
So what did it say, since I get “sorry, this video is no longer available”?
Picard’s THE man. He even survived a stint as Locutus!
Please. Kirk would have caused the Borg to self destruct with a long winded speech about logic, self-determination and…hm. Come to think of it, why didn’t Picard’s usual long-winded speeches about logic, self-determination and such work against the Borg?
Well, we all know who the worst Captain is, Capt. Jonathan Archer.
Picards speeches were about dignity and freedom. And, besides, the whole “logic” thing only worked against robots.
Oh, and Capt. Ransom of the USS Equinox was the worst captain.
A “speech off” maybe between Kirk and Picard? That would be hilarious. Gather some clips of speeches and fit them so they could play against each other.
“Gather some clips of speeches and fit them so they could play against each other.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if someone has already spent WAY too much time doing something like this. It never ceases to amaze me how much time is wasted on the crap that people put on youtube.
Wasn’t Patrick Stewart trained in theatre as a Shakespearean actor? I think that would be hard to beat in a speech off.
“Wasn’t Patrick Stewart trained in theatre as a Shakespearean actor?”
Stewart certainly was (and is) a Shakespearean/theatre actor for a long time before his TV career. He most definitely has the gravity (if you’ll allow me an unintended pun-ette). But Shatner has a particular style of his own that would make him a fearsome adversary (the pauses alone would finish me off). ;)
Shatner also trod the boards as a Shakespearian, in his youth.
Thanks for that! I haven’t gotten such a good kick out of something like that in a while.
Oh my. Damn near peed my pants!
Excellent Blog, Your Stump the Anti-Abortionist is a Stat Rocket, good work!!! If you get tired asking the question to 6 million Pentecostals, let alone the Evangelical Protestant Right, and the Heritage Foundation sends a mass email reply to your query (somebody’s already working on it)to be studied by the troops, I suggest studying the likes of Ian Paisley, Bob Jones and Tony Alamo, cut the head off the snake and it dies? Rick Warren would be an unknown except for the force driving the right and it’s Bob Jones and the Heritage foundation. Painting them as extremists is easy, they are extremist? Tactics, hit em hard where they are weakest by being most out of line with just about everyone. Picard would agree?
Bravo!!! I see “academy award” written all over this!!
Pingback: …and non-believers | Distanti saluti
LOL! Thanks, I needed a laugh!
Patrick Stewart has done a lot of theatre and he’s very good at it — well I hope he’s good as I going to see him in Waiting for Godot at the end of March. Gandalf and Captain Picard together in a play, how strange.
That actually made me cry with laughter.
Daniel, I salute you.
Picard didn’t even like it when those primitive people were praying to him!
Pingback: Welcome to the New Site
AHAHAHA you took a clip of someone suggesting something and then a completely unrelated clip of someone saying “no!”
This is the most brilliant thing I’ve ever seen and I laughed for about 40 seconds.
Thank you for enriching my life!
Nice article. Thank you for this info Your site is very useful for me .I bookmarked your site!
Enter your email address:
Delivered by FeedBurner
Follow Patheos on
Copyright 2008-2013, Patheos. All rights reserved.