As an atheist, I’ve long preached (ahem) that we don’t need a magic book or special creed to know how to behave like decent human beings, but Penn Jillette came up with some good rules of thumb. e.g. 1. The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all. 3. Say what […]
Category Archives: Atheist/Agnostic
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100615/ap_on_re_us/us_lightning_strikes_jesus_statue A six-story-tall statue of Jesus Christ with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm Monday night and burned to the ground, police said. The best part? Insurance claims don’t cover acts of God. (I take it back – the best part was SU tagging this as “atheist-agnostic”.)
http://sas.localguides.com/bundles/guides_u5/assets/widget_d_doXO3RjmNzLjyYNMDzgm.jpg Given that my attempt at reading the Old Testament was aborted due to – as my margin notes indicate – “God sounding a lot like Darth Vader”, this seems fitting.
http://digital-karma.org/culture/facts/celebrity-the-atheist-the-agnostic-and-the-ambigous It appears that David Cronenberg and I share an attitude towards religion: For me, it’s not even worth discussion. It doesn’t interest me. It interests me only to be discarded. If I start there, I’m mired in a discussion that is very unfruitful to me. I’m simply a non-believer and have been forever. To […]
http://www.ur.umn.edu/FMPro?-db=releases&-lay=web&-format=umnnewsreleases/releasesdetail.html&ID=2816&-Find From a telephone sampling of more than 2,000 households, university researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in “sharing their vision of American society.” Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry. I love not […]
http://www.sundayherald.com/50943 Bravo! Finally someone says what needs to be said about the roots of today’s terrorist threat: “Everyone is being blamed, from the obvious villainous duo of George W Bush and Tony Blair, to the inaction of Muslim “communities”. But it has never been clearer that there is only one place to lay the blame […]
http://www.400monkeys.com/God/ Clear and concise – should put all those rumours to rest 😉