Archive for July, 2010

July 31, 2010

A Letter From A House Divided: Atheist vs. Christian

A Letter From A House Divided: Atheist vs. Christian.

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July 31, 2010

Unintelligent By Design: Louisiana School District Considers Teaching Creationism « The Wall of Separation

Unintelligent By Design: Louisiana School District Considers Teaching Creationism « The Wall of Separation.

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July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

Not breaking: Phyllis Schlafly still hates women

Not breaking: Phyllis Schlafly still hates women.

July 29, 2010

Another Brick in the Wall–Iranian Student Style

This is a fantastic video

July 27, 2010

“When Fascism Comes To America-

It will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.” Sinclair Lewis

July 27, 2010

A Creed That Makes Sense to Me

July 27, 2010

Wonk Room » U.S. Falls To 12th In The World In Percentage Of Young People With A College Degree

Wonk Room » U.S. Falls To 12th In The World In Percentage Of Young People With A College Degree.

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July 26, 2010

Feeling better but…

“The future looks bright for ‘Those good without God'” says the Harvard Political Review in a post entitled “The Rise of the Nonbelievers” in which they discuss the results of the American Religious Identification Survey. Among other things, the percentage of Americans who claim no religious affiliation has risen from just 8% in 1990 to 15% today. More important to me on a personal level, it appears that 23% of my fellow Idahoans are unbelievers, a much higher number than I would have expected. Good to know and I feel less alone somehow. Of course that doesn’t mean that they are all Humanist Atheists like me but at least I know they are out there. Does this mean there is hope?

The answer to that last question could be maybe a little, but not much. The right wing religionistas are still, in too may instances, calling the shots. The try to drag the whoel country down to their level. The United States is no longer first in much of anything , except may number of people in prison. The anti-intellectual right ; the climate deniers, creationists, fundamentalist flat-earthers are having their way in our schools and in the halls of power. The future looks bleak.

I must fight. I can do nothing less. I lack the resources to flee the country and I wouldn’t want to anyway. I would rather proclaim myself and be who I am, come hell or high water. I will speak, write, sing if I have to, but I will do what I can to be heard. I will join my voice with others who share my concerns and together we may yet see the rational triumph over the bookburners, witchunters, and haters of the country. Kick em in the balls, and when they go down, kick em again.

July 25, 2010

I miss George Carlin

George Carlin, 1999: “Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time! But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit!”