A commenter from a couple of days ago, presumably a christian, commenting on a post about Lou Engle from 3/2010 started out with “your [sic] a dick head.” When it comes to religious ignorance, stupidity and dickishness, yep.
Funny, cos I ran across this video just two or three days before, called “Be a dick!” with Russell Glasser and Casey Doran on “Ask an Atheist”. When christians (the fundies, extremists, you know the kind) say stupid things and make ridiculous claims, like hearing voices, denying scientific facts, when they outright make shit up and spread lies, when they continue preaching their Levitical death pronouncements and the like, the only thing I have left is ridicule, sarcasm, derision, disrespect and dickishness. I have zero respect for liars, especially those who make a living lying in the name of Jesus.
Bill O’Reilly thinks that an invisible man in the sky controls the motion of the ocean tides and there’s no other way to explain it. What a Pinhead! Yes, the man who wrote a book called Pinheads and Patriots, the man who constantly talks over guests who hold opposing viewpoints and berates and insults them, says that it’s insulting for someone to say that religion is a scam and calls his guest, Dave Silverman, a ‘loon’. O’Reilly has used his “tide goes in, tide goes out, sun comes up, sun goes down” argument on several occasions to “prove” god exists, as Steven Colbert shows in this clip.
Christians who are offended by this ‘scam’ message, are offended about only the christian part — they will readily inform you that all the other religions referenced on the billboard are scams, and don’t you dare question or criticize or mock their beliefs! And so will Muslims do the same, and on and on. They’re all full of shit, and they’re all scams.
You KNOW it's the fucking truth!
No surprise here!
Respondents to the survey were asked 32 questions with a range of difficulty, including whether they could name the Islamic holy book and the first book of the Bible, or say what century the Mormon religion was founded. On average, participants in the survey answered correctly overall for half of the survey questions.
Atheists and agnostics scored highest, with an average of 21 correct answers, while Jews and Mormons followed with about 20 accurate responses. Protestants overall averaged 16 correct answers, while Catholics followed with a score of about 15.
Not surprisingly, those who said they attended worship at least once a week and considered religion important in their lives often performed better on the overall survey. However, level of education was the best predictor of religious knowledge. The top-performing groups on the survey still came out ahead even when controlling for how much schooling they had completed.
Take the quiz (I’ll post my score later when I take it)
Woot! oh yeh! I only missed one question, which only 11% of respondents answered correctly.
14 out of 15 correct – 93% (They don’t give the 32 question test.)
FFRF bus ad pissing off Chicago xtians
I really like these bus ads (and billboards) rolling out across the country. The best ones are “Good without God? Millions are.” They usually always end up being defaced and vandalized by people who justify anything they do with gOd.
Here’s a good read, via: Friendly Atheist
"Life of Brian" - BLASPHEMY (Click for a History of Irish Blasphemy Law)
A new Irish law took effect on January 1, criminalizing the act of ‘blasphemy‘. And, this law is being used by the Islamic Allah-fuckers (The Organization of Islamic Conference, or OIC) to reword and model their blasphemy laws in their on-going efforts to persuade the UN to establish the global criminalization of blasphemy. It’s a death penalty in Pakistan. Death, for criticizing belief in imaginary beings.
Michael Nugent, spokesman for Atheist Ireland, rightly calls the law “silly” because of its medieval focus on protecting ideas instead of people, and “dangerous” since it actually offers incentives for religious outrage.
Already, Nugent points out, Pakistan — where blasphemy is punishable by execution — has adopted most of the wording of the Irish law in its latest effort to get the UN to bar blasphemy internationally.
Peaceful Islam - Blasphemy Law
Religion MUST be questioned. Religion MUST be scrutinized and criticized. The ironic part about religious persecution is that is mostly happens between differing religions or denominations. People who don’t believe in magic powers and floating god-beings should stop being silent. This shit with Muslims trying to get global laws imposed, has been going on for a few decades, and it’s creeping closer to acceptance at the UN.
Pat Condell, responding to religionists’ claims that atheists are being too pushy. This pretty much describes why I am an agnostic anti-theist.
Many countries do have blasphemy laws in force, and some U.S. states have archaic, unenforced laws on the books. Islamists are pushing for Sharia Law in the U.K.
Update: A Full TRANSCRIPT is after the “read more >>” button!
Brave teen girl in Oklahoma faces horrible backlash from a whole town of Loving Christians™ — “dirty little trouble-making atheist” girl ostracized from school activities and publicly humiliated. Praise Jesus!
(from Unreasonable Faith)