Sunday, January 25, 2009

Obama mentions non-believers. Fox offended?

"Was it all inclusive to include non-believers or just offensive?" OMG! Obama mentioned non-believers in his inaugural speech?!?! That is sooooo offensive! I can't believe that he acknowledged that atheists exist!

And then of course they had Huckabee, of all people, comment on the "topic" (if you can call it that). Huckabee then goes to insult atheists by saying they don't believe in anything but themselves. Fox News: fair and balanced as usual. *eyes rolling*

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Guy explains why his parking ticket was wrong.

Random humor. Hilarious video of a guy trying to explain why it was wrong for him to get a parking ticket.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Fight for free speech!!!

This is my personal protest against the radical Muslims that would eliminate our civil liberties if they had their way. A lot of media outlets, including publishers, have recently used self-censorship in fear of violent protests from the Muslim community. This is unacceptable. We should not fear the use of our personal freedoms because someones beliefs may be insulted. In this free nation you have the right to be offended and I will not let the lives of those brave men that gave their lives to defend our freedoms to be in vein. Let freedom reign!

Well, we know the good ol Christians will come to the defense of freedom right?...

In its first official comment on the cartoon jihad, the Vatican spoke of the caricatures as an “unacceptable provocation.” The right to freedom of thought and expression, a Vatican statement read, “cannot entail the right to offend the religious sentiment of believers.”

Aw damn. Looks like we are left with the rationalists to take the lead on this one.

Addendum: I would like to add to this post Voltaire's famous quote, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Monday, January 5, 2009

Yay! Atheists aren't the worst!

We beat the Scientologists! We are now the second to last disliked group in America. Scientologists: -45; Atheists: -32
It is truly puzzling to why "Fundamentalist Christian" gets a positive net rating. Although, I think it is a good sign to see so many people consistently being neutral (36%-48%). It is pretty much hopeless to convince the people that already have a negative view of atheists but I honestly think that we can win over more people from that neutral zone.

Also, on another positive note. I would like to inform everyone (in case you weren't aware) that self-described atheists are actually now at 6% of the population. With the U.S. population being at about 300 million, that is approximately 18 million atheists! Well, technically all the babies that are born everyday are atheists so that number should be higher. If only we could limit the number that get indoctrinated every year....

Spotlight on Rep. Riner (D)

And we're back! Today we have the NYTimes spotlighting a Democratic Representative from Kentucky, named Tom Riner. This man has been working as a legislator for 26 years! That is 26 years too much considering his complete lack of respect for the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.

In 2006 as the article says, "he sponsored (a law) requiring that the state’s homeland security office post a plaque recognizing God’s role in keeping the country safe." Not surprisingly he was sued to get it removed.

“The church-state divide is not a line I see,” Mr. Riner, a Baptist minister, said of the lawsuit. “What I do see is an attempt to separate America from its history of perceiving itself as a nation under God.”

He does not see a church-state divide?!?!? This "lawmaker" literally believes that we should live in a theocracy! Since 2002, his stunts of trying to smear the state-church line by putting up the 10 Commandments on government property, has cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. But his audacity goes beyond politics. The article cites how, in the '70s, his friends recalled his blatant disregard and disrespect of the performing artists of the musical "Hair" when it came to the city. Riner "quietly" interrupted the show with bible in hand, protesting it because of its nudity. I don't care how "quiet" you are, interrupting a show is still interrupting a show.

Oh it gets better. When Mr. Riner's wife was a Representative in the 1980s, she sponsored a bill to put the 10 Commandments in every classroom! Thankfully the state Supreme Court shot it down.

Sad part of it all is that none of the politicians dissent from these ludicrous laws and these crazy lawmakers because of the fear of getting attacked with ads that say they "voted against God."