Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.31.11
“Where prayer, amulets and incantations work it is only a manifestation of the patient’s belief.” -Hippocrates (c. 460-377 B.C.E.), Greek physician. His Hippocratic Path introduced the principles of patient confidentiality, record-keeping, and the injunction, “First, do no harm.” The Quotable Atheist
WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR: Congressional Reform Act... →
SERIOUSLY good idea. wilwheaton: This is incorrectly attributed to Warren Buffet. Regardless of who came up with it, it’s still a good idea: No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social…
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.28.11
On Los Angeles school officials pulling an edition of the Koran from the district’s libraries because of “complaints” that the footnotes are anti-Semitic: “It surely won’t be long before the Bible is pulled as well, since the Old Testament is rough on the Palestinians [sic] and the New Testament is rough on the Jews… Though my basic view is that any childish...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.27.11
“I know many people who believe in God, and I expected to find Him on my way to the South Pole if He exists. My religious experiences were very different however, involving [only] myself, nature and the universe.” -Liv Arnesen (1953- ), Norwegian explorer and motivational speaker. First woman to ski solo to the South Pole (1994) and all the way across Antarctica (at age 48, with...
Getting the Kid is Winning?
My favourite exchange so far on How I Met Your Mother: Robin: “Why is this kid around anyway? Shouldn’t he be with his mom? What kind of lawyer does this guy have if he has to take care of the kid all the time?!” Lily: “A good one. He won full custody.” Robin: “He won? He won? Oh god, getting the kid is winning, isn’t it?” BWAHAHAHA THIS is why I...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.26.11
From The Devil’s Dictionary: “Religion: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.” -Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), American satirist, poet and critic. Author of The Devil’s Dictionary, originally a newspaper serialization published between 1881 and 1906. The Quotable Atheist
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.25.11
“I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said ‘Stop! Don’t do it!’ ‘Why shouldn’t I?’ he said. I said, ‘Well, there’s so much to live for!’ ‘Like what?’ ‘Well…are you religious or atheist?’ ‘Religious/’ ‘Me too! Are...
This Be The Verse They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to,...– Philip Larkin (My new favourite poem. Thanks, Garth!)
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.24.11
“Apologists for a religion often point to the shift that goes on in scientific ideas as evidence of the unreliability of science… Even if the alleged unreliability were as great as they assume (or even greater), the question would remain: Have we any other recourse for knowledge? But in fact they miss the point. Science is not constituted by any particular body of subject matter. It is...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.21.11
“It would be wonderful to believe… It would make life easier, it would explain everything, it would give meaning… But something about knowing it could instantly make me much happier makes it somehow unworthy of having.” -Dick Cavett (1936- ), American talk show host. Grandson of a fundamentalist Baptist preacher. His most famous stand-up line: “I went to a...
Tokidoki Barbie CONTOVERSY! ::barf::
So apparently there are some people all upset b/c the new Tokidoki COLLECTOR’S EDITION Barbie has… OH NO… it has… TATTOOOOOOOOS!!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! How DARE we expose our children to this?! How dare we ENCOURAGE TATTOOS!!!! Here’s a blogger complaining about it: http://shoptwixt.blogspot.com/2011/10/barbie-gets-tattoo.html I have to say though, there are a...
I've Got Kitty Pryde: I Gets Another Religious... →
I made a new blog post! FINALLY! Hopefully this is the start of me getting back together with my blog!
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.20.11
“As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.” -William Blake (1757-1827), English Romantic poet, artist, publisher, mystic. The Quotable Atheist
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.19.11
“Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, ‘yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down… Amen!’ If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it.” -Dan Barker (1949- ), American atheist writer and activist; co-president, Freedom From...
You could have a character reciting feminist theory, but if you’ve shot them so...– @kierongillen at @comicsalliance http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/10/13/female-characters-superhero-comics/ (via twyst)
Too often you see panels focused on a female character’s behind or chest, for no...– @McKelvie also on @comicsalliance http://aol.it/oLuanA (in case you hadn’t gathered, I think people should read this article)
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 10.18.11
“I’ve yet to find anything convincing about the arguments Christians make for the existence of this God chap, and feel that if he does exist, events such as the Holocaust, Cambodian massacres and Limp Bizkit illuminate the fact that he’s been asleep at the wheel for quite some time.” -Wil Forbis, keeper of the “e-zine” Acid Logic and the blog My So-called...