That’s a paraphrase of what an Illinois state Rep. Monique Davis told a man who was protesting the state of Illinois’ $1M grant to a church. Read more at Eric Zorn’s Chicago Tribune blog. link from an David S-J on an atheist mailing list 4/11 update: Rep. Davis apologized, sort of, after being excoriated in […]
random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
If faith is 'believing what you are told', religious ethics is 'doing what you are told'.
i like this atheist’s creed pretty well. it was posted at pharyngula and i suspect that pz myers wrote it. An atheist’s creed I believe in time, matter, and energy, which make up the whole of the world. I believe in reason, evidence and the human mind, the only tools we have; they are the […]
Bill Maher had a great run about religion at the end of his new rules back in March, 2007 ( video) — since being pointed to this either from pharyngula or some other place, i saw it and did a quick transcript (below the fold)
Over on Dan Savage’s blog I caught this video with Australian comic John Safran sharing his thoughts on Mormon missionaries — and then making his point in person to assorted Salt Lake City residents by knocking on their doors to talk to them about atheism. Hilarious.
Last week, I was told that I have a “god-shaped hole in my heart.” … I think I’d prefer to phrase it as he has a god-shaped figment jammed crosswise in his brain. P.Z. Myers, Pharyngula, 2006/10/27, “A godless ramble against the ditherings of theologians“ The last couple of years I’ve been pleased to see […]
a variety of exciting carnivals to read: fourth carnival of the feminists (#1 – #2 – #3) carnival of the liberals #1 and i wonder where is the anarchist carnival? carnival of the godless is looking for postings for #29 (12/11) a copyright carnival has been proposed (although when I google “copyright carnival” i note […]
Warning: Offensive generalizations follow. If you can’t handle anti-religious comment, or hyperbole, then please stop reading now. I’d like to make an argument, only semi-playfully: Devout religious faith renders one’s analytical and observational skills slightly suspect if not outright dubious. People who are devoutly religious are accustomed to lying to themselves. They lie about reality, […]