Category Archives: Commentary

Cowards : ReligionDispatches.org

How insecure in your position are you if you block people who actually AGREE with you?

http://religiondispatches.org/how-not-to-defend-atheism/

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You’ll probably need to click on the graphic to see what the editors were afraid of.  They (and all their supporters) are, of course, welcome to post all they’d like to this forum.

We don’t fear dialogue here.  For good reason.

But, in fairness, we understand why religiondispatches.org does…

“The Lazy Atheist” is Recommended Reading…

…so sez I, your humbly Stupid Atheist.  Here’s the article:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularspectrum/2015/11/the-lazy-atheist/

“You read everything that has ever popped into the head of a theologian, only to learn that the arguments for believing in God have big names like Ontological, Cosmological, and Teleological. Most believers don’t know these reasons, and no one asks them to. But if you want to claim disbelief, you have to know them, and refute them, one by one by one by one.”

Amen, Brother McGowan.

I don’t recall the last day I didn’t read something from either the KJV or the NIV (or both).  I’d wager the ratio of Theists v Atheists who have read Josephus, and the Apocrypha, and the Quran, and the Torah, and the Vedas, and the Bhagavad Gita would be quite telling…

Can They Put “Allahu Akhbar” On Their Police Cars?

Hamtramck Michigan’s city council is now predominantly Muslim:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/11/09/Muslim-majority-city-council-elected-in-Michigan/3251447060371/

…which should put the “there’s no such thing as separation of church and state” crowd into a tizzy, I’d think.

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I’ve had more than a few online arguments discussions with the devout over why Bible-verse bumper stickers on cop cars are a bad idea.  Let’s see how well-received Q’uran verses are…

Poem : the Atheistic Bible

My reply to the suggestion that the books of the Harry Potter series might be representative of a modern, atheistic “bible”:

There are no needs for tracts nor screeds to bolster non-belief.
No threats nor bribes from ancient tribes
need give our doubts relief.
Our skepticism leaves no schism; we embrace our doubt;
An atheistic bible? We could all do well without…

RE: https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/suki-ferguson/case-for-harry-potter-as-sacred-text#comment-2340579460

Pat Robertson Isn’t Harmless, Says Satan

In response to Pat Robertson’s annual Halloweenophobic rant:

Pat Robertson Isn’t Harmless, Says Satan

[ AP – Gehenna, Abaddon ] Your niece may look adorable in her Easter Bonnet, with all its frills upon it, but what she’s dressed to celebrate is actually the human sacrifice of a death cult.

This is the public service announcement brought to you by the Prince of the Earth, on his TV program, “The 666 Club” seen every Thursday night following “Two Broke Girls”.

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“Acting under the evil spell of evangelists like Pat Robertson, their parents are going to make them eat sacrificial human flesh and drink blood in a barbaric ceremony on Sunday”, Satan warned. “These kids don’t understand what they’re getting themselves into…”

Satan Loves Football…

…demonstrably more than God.

From this story about Satanic prayer at a high school game:

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/brace-for-field-day-on-bremertons-50-yard-line/

…I was prompted to offer this observation:

It is inarguable that Satan takes a greater interest in football than does Yahweh.

Contrast the career of Michael Vick with that of Tim Tebow, and I think my point is made…

Seven likes and counting.  659 more to go… >:)

“Former Atheist” Cashes In

Not for lack of trying, but I cannot understand why a purported non-believer would cry out to a deity they didn’t believe in ( story HERE ).  Then again, I’m just a Stupid Atheist.

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Okay, I do have a (rather cynical, admittedly) theory, available in the comments section via the story linked above, and I’ve pasted it below for posterity.  These things have a way of vanishing into the ethos-net.  Thanks in advance for reading:

One who doesn’t believe in a deity doesn’t call out TO it. If I claimed to reject the Roman gods and then was heard to cry out “HELP ME NEPTUNE!” it would be fair to consider me a liar at best, or a schizophrenic at worst.

While I don’t purport to know what’s in another man’s heart, given the story above I CAN submit that it appears Brother Morlan was an angry theist until such time as he could convince himself that Yahweh had finally stopped ignoring him and answered a prayer.

If that prayer was “Lord, help me sell books”, then I suggest that the above press-release (cleverly disguised as an epiphany) had far more to do with fulfilling that plea than divine intervention did, or ever could…