Thursday, January 31, 2008

The perfect symbol for the US under Bush

Warning, there be NSFW images in the link ahead...

From PZ Myers:
At last, we have the perfect symbol for America under Bush. Nothing testifies to your pride in a country that is impossible to satirized anymore than fake plastic testicles painted in camouflage colors with a yellow "support the troops" ribbon that you can hang on your gas-guzzling SUV.

Why does this exist?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Dirty Animals

You may remember Edward Current from his video that converted me to Christianity. Well, he's back! With more IRREFUTABLE PROOF, this time showing us that humans are gods chosen people, and not dirty, dirty animals as the Darwinists would have you believe...

(Wow, this blog has quickly devolved -- no pun intended -- into my just posting other people's YouTube videos.)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

No further explanation necessary

The video below is a truly beautifully visual description of the wonder of science and the inanity of "Biblical science." Really, whoever did this video did a great job.

So, this has been turning into a one-track blog lately. I need start including more than religion/rationalism stuff... but not today.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mike Huckabee = Threat to Democracy

I am far from the first to make note of this, but Mike Huckabee has just made some seriously troubling remarks that should make anyone -- Christians, atheists, Jews and Muslims alike -- terribly, horribly afraid...

Remember that the following statement comes from the Republican party's cuurent FRONT RUNNER for PRESIDENT OF THE FREAKING UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

I will let Mike Huckabee speak for himself here:
I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And thats what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.
This is not "I personally find two men fucking each other to not be to my liking." This is not a stealthy "faith-based initiative." This is no "the president should be a person of faith." It sure as hell isn't "I'm Catholic, but it won't impact my decisions as president."

No, Mike Huckabee (and again, I must stress that this man is the front runner for the GOP) openly wants to make the United Staes a Christian theocracy. He wants, in his words, to "amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards."

This is where we have come to.


Update: I can't believe I'm glad that Mitt "everyone must respect my beliefs even if I don't respect yours" Romney won the Michigan GOP primary.

Monday, January 14, 2008


I'll be getting part two of my Science 2k8 post up soon...

But in the meantime, I just wanted everyone to know that I am now officially rejecting disbelief and embracing Christianity.

I know I know, but once you see this video, which gives everyone IRREFUTABLE proof that God exists, you'll have no choice but to do the same! God bless you Edward Current for saving me from eternal damnation [via Friendly Atheist]:

My favorite argument posited here:
"Wouldn't it be amazing is someone today could write a book in which events toward the end were predicted in an earlier part of the book? Unfortunately, that can only happen if the author is God."

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Science in the 2k8 election - Part 1

So, Ron Paul says it's "inappropriate... for the presidency to be decided on a scientific matter." Paul also states about evolution, "I think it’s a theory, theory of evolution, and I don’t accept it, you know, as a theory."

And this from the guy who is supposedly the voice of reason in the Republican presidential field.

Reason Magazine just released a report of where all of the still-in-the-race presidential candidates stand on the big E issue. As summarized by CBR:


  • Mike Huckabee — Rejects evolutionary biology, but says it shouldn’t matter.
  • John McCain — Has rejected, embraced, and rejected again intelligent-design creationism.
  • Mitt Romney — Believes in evolution. “In my opinion, the science class is where to teach evolution.”
  • Rudy Giuliani — Refuses to say and “successfully discouraged key advisors from speaking to Science about specific issues.”
  • Duncan Hunter [Patrick's note: Duncan Hunter is still in the race?] — Told the Creation Studies Institute that he would “support and encourage a more open approach to education in the presentation of scientific facts that contradict the theory of evolution.”
  • Ron Paul — Rejects biological evolution as “a theory.”
  • Fred Thompson — Has apparently never said publicly either way.


  • Hillary Clinton — Believes in evolution.
  • John Edwards — Believes in evolution.
  • Barack Obama — Hasn’t been quoted on modern biology, but rejects intelligent-design creationism.
  • Dennis Kucinich — Hasn’t been quoted on the subject.
  • Mike Gravel — Has been rather emphatic on the subject. “My God, evolution is a fact, and if these people are disturbed by being the descendants of monkeys and fishes, they’ve got a mental problem. We can’t afford the psychiatric bill for them. That ends the story as far as I’m concerned.”
You gotta love Mike Gravel. Wouldn't it be fun to have a rambling, angry, irascible old man as president? The answer is no. No it wouldn't. We already elected one "fun" president, in that case so we could have a beer with him. And that hasn't worked out so well... But it sure would be funny to see him chase people off the White House greens shaking his cane at them: "You darn kids get off my lawn!"

But I digress. Some might ask, "Does it matter? Who cares whether or not a presidenti believes in evolution or not?" In and of itself, that question is worth debating. Should evolution be the sole issue one considers in a leader? Of course not. But how the president views science is of momentous importance, now more than any time in recent history.

More in Part 2 to come...

Saturday, January 5, 2008

under construction.

Just a heads-up, my blog may look a bit odd for a bit. I decided the little visual theme I put together wasn't doing the trick: Very 1997. So, I'm choosing one of the Blogger default templates and modifying it until it makes me a happy person. Teaching oneself XML is fun... Anyway, until I'm done, things might look a bit off here.

Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The atheist's life in the reddest state.

Check out this letter to the editor from the Salt Lake Tribune, December 30, 2007. Prior to reading it, you may want to don some protective headgear so you don't crack your skull when you start slamming your head repeatedly into the wall and/or desk.

Blame atheists

In his Dec. 27 letter, Steven Fehr says he believes President Bush is the worst president he has seen. Whenever I hear someone complain about the president, I ask them, “Do you pray for the president of the United States daily?” Is that too much trouble?
There used to be a custom of praying for our president. Perhaps too many people in the United States believe this would be mixing politics and religion. If the majority of the people are agnostic and atheistic, it may be that they are partly to blame for the problems we have. To think one man is responsible for the war and the problems we face in our nation is about as foolish as to not believe in the power of prayer.
We all share in the burden. We all need to live and teach the truths upon which our country was founded. The world is made up of two types of people: critics who are negative, fearful and have no plan, no vision, no faith, and authors who are positive, visionary builders. Which kind are you?

Vera B. Ivie,

Sigh. So, in review, not only is Bush NOT a terrible president, but the fact that he IS a terrible president is because of atheists and agnostics?

Sounds like someone is having their cake, as well as offering it up to a god so petty that he'll punish a nation full of religious adherents because an (increasingly vocal) minority has begun to speak up a bit.

I love her little dichotomy about how there are fearful "critics" with no faith or vision, and "authors" who are "positive, visionary builders." There are a hell of a lot of "authors" with no faith. And Vera here sounds an awful lot like a "critic" to me, what with the it's-everyone's-fault-but-those-who-put-Bush-in-power mentality.