Chronicling the follies of religion and superstition, the virtues of skepticism, and the wonders of the real (natural) universe as revealed by science. Plus other interesting and educational stuff.

"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."

-George Carlin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.

-Albert Einstein

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

-Carl Sagan

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.

-Christopher Hitchens

 

No "True" Freethinker

Text message from a friend: Have you seen "The True Freethinker" on the web? Love to engage that guy.

Me: I have not seen that, but it already reminds me of a "true Scotsman". Google "no true Scotsman".

Friend: The True Freethinker is some asshole Theist. He sucks.

Me: When you look up "no true Scotsman" you'll see that anyone who claims to be the "true" anything, is an asshole.

Friend: Agreed.

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.

William Gibson

(via sabino)

I knew it! I’m surrounded by Assholes.

How many assholes we got on this ship anyhow?

I knew it, I’m surrounded by assholes.

Sadly this is not a headline from The Onion. WTF?

nonplussedbyreligion:

Anti-Gay Christian Right-Wing Activist Says ‘There’s No Proof’ LGBT People Exist

September 18, 2011By Stephen D. Foster Jr.

Linda Harvey, the founder of Mission America, says that LGBT people don’t exist. She made the comments during her weekend broadcast while she was attacking the Gay, Lesbian, And Straight Education Network.

Harvey was particularly perturbed by the GLSEN Sports Program which works towards “creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all students, teachers and coaches regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.”

Harvey believes there is no need for such a program because according to her, there is no proof that LGBT people exist.

Harvey: “There’s one big fact that’s not backed up. There is no proof that there’s ever anything like a gay, lesbian or bisexual or transgendered child, or teen or human. One of the other things you’re gonna see as I mentioned is a big campaign GLSEN’s gonna roll out this year calling for ‘respect,’ respect! Not just for people, but for homosexual lifestyle. The PR campaign to hold up gay as a good thing: the lifestyle, not the person, because there are no such humans.”

Mission America’s major area of focus is homosexuality from a conservative Christian viewpoint, particularly as it relates to American youth. It also opposes the influence of pagan and feminist spirituality, and provides a range of apologetics for Christianity.

Linda Harvey is hateful and in denial. There are many LGBT people in the public eye who are living proof that gay people exist like Rachel Maddow, Barney Frank, and Ellen DeGeneres, just to name a few. If you are part of the LGBT community, feel free to contact Harvey and her organization to let them know that you exist.

Mission America
Phone: (760) 200-2707
Fax: (760) 200-8837
Mail: Mission America Coalition
P.O. Box 13930
Palm Desert, CA 92255

Daily Kos | That was my brother's death you were cheering, you a$$holes

abaldwin360:

By: Susan from 29.

To all of those tea-jadist assholes at last night’s GOP debate: I don’t generally like to use profanity, but I fear that English is above your comprehension level, so in terms you might better understand, may God damn your worthless souls to hell for all eternity.

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Reprehensible

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Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.

William Gibson (via laneplusultra)

Aren’t we all?

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christiannightmares:

‘Rick Perry to Host Hate Group-Funded Prayer Summit’ (To read the story, click image or here; For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/1139270816/bryan-fischer-a-two-minute-roundup-of-hateful)

THIS FUCKING GUY. Upon reading the article, I am filled with an urge to defecate.

christiannightmares:

‘Rick Perry to Host Hate Group-Funded Prayer Summit’ (To read the story, click image or here; For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/1139270816/bryan-fischer-a-two-minute-roundup-of-hateful)

THIS FUCKING GUY. Upon reading the article, I am filled with an urge to defecate.

an-ominous-atheist:

brittanibotulism:

abaldwin360:

It’s shit like this Christians. Why don’t you actually read your fucking bible and follow the examples your Jesus gave you.

Ugh, thank goodness I don’t have too many friends like these on Facebook..

I want to kill.  

Some Idiots with a minimal understanding of a shitty old book of Jewish fairy tales get all butt hurt and attack one of the smartest people of all time, who knows everything humans know to this point about the universe and its functions, with classic playground bullying just to deflect the point.   Heaven (and hell) is wishful thinking, get the fuck over it. You’re going to die. Period. End of story. Game over. No respawn.

an-ominous-atheist:

brittanibotulism:

abaldwin360:

It’s shit like this Christians. Why don’t you actually read your fucking bible and follow the examples your Jesus gave you.

Ugh, thank goodness I don’t have too many friends like these on Facebook..

I want to kill.  

Some Idiots with a minimal understanding of a shitty old book of Jewish fairy tales get all butt hurt and attack one of the smartest people of all time, who knows everything humans know to this point about the universe and its functions, with classic playground bullying just to deflect the point. Heaven (and hell) is wishful thinking, get the fuck over it. You’re going to die. Period. End of story. Game over. No respawn.

53 percent of Americans now support gay marriage. Which means that 47% of the country are still assholes.

Bill Maher (via cosmosweednlife)

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