random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  If faith is 'believing what you are told', religious ethics is 'doing what you are told'.

tagged: religion, ethics, obedience, belief
  —John B. Hodges

“dangerous even for children to know of atheism”

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

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 […]

atheist’s creed

Friday, March 7th, 2008

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: We’re not the crazy ones.

Monday, September 24th, 2007

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)

turnabout for mormon missionaries

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

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.

getting my atheist on

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

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 […]


Friday, December 9th, 2005

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 […]

Never trust the devout …

Saturday, November 6th, 2004

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, […]

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