Sunday, June 24, 2012

A great comedy show!

The Evolution of Comedy is an awesome show!  I saw it a few nights ago in Sunnyvale, Ca at Rooster T. Feathers  and loved every bit of it!

Please keep an eye out and see it should it come to your area!  Better yet, get to your local comedy club and request these guys!

From their email:

My name is Maurice Northup and I am one of the comedians putting together a comedy show focused on skepticism and rational thinking. This is our website ->
We kicked off our tour in Tucson and it was very well received. We made lots of 
new friends and have taken the show to Sacramento and will be in San Francisco 
as well. I cannot tell you what a joy it is to perform for an erudite audience 
that gets ALL the jokes and doesn't heckle drunk gibberish. Atheists are the 
BEST audiences I have ever had. 

We hope we can count on your support to get the word out to your group and also 
hope you can attend! Please feel free to get back to me with any questions or 
concerns as well as any ideas you might have to get the word out for our 

Thank for your time and consideration.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Question for Genesis literalists

I would love to hear the explanation for this that just isn't patently absurd.

Most "young earth creationists" (YECs) claim that there was no death in the world before the "fall of man" when Adam and Eve sinned. As a direct result of this concept, all creatures, including man were vegetarians.

This causes a number of questions that I have never heard a sufficient answer to.

  1. How do you explain that all plants are living things and would be killed the moment they were eaten and digested? 
  2. Why would Adam and Eve and all the other animals have to eat at all if there was no death? 
  3. What would have happened to them if they didn't eat before the "fall"?
  4. A number of creatures can only live from dead or decaying matter. When were they created?
  5. When were viruses created? Bacteria? Fungi?
  6. Why use would vipers and spiders have for venom? Heat sensing pits? Webs? 
That's just to start, but I am sure we can go on and on should anyone have plausible answers. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

"You were a false convert" and other dumb statements

I am sure many ex-christians have heard this accusation from christians before: "You were not a True-Christian™"  If I had a dollar for every time some christian laid that line on me, I would be very wealthy. What christians don't understand is how insulting it is to say that to a former believer.

Or another of my favorites: "You don't believe in god because you love your sin too much." While not quite as insulting, it is a dumbass question. What do they expect us to say? "Well, I just love raping babies and pillaging towns. And well, my day just isn't complete without a few 'goddamn this and goddamn thats.'"

Or the assumption that the reason we stopped being Christians is that cue someone in the church hurt us or we lost someone.

These claims are moronic and small minded. They deny the absolute truth that people can and do leave the church and the religion because we simply cease to believe the same garbage they still do believe.

Romans 1 says "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse," (Romans 1:20 NKJV). This is pure bullshit. If it was true, then Christianity or some version of it would have spontaneously come into existence all over the world. Clearly this is not the case.

There are plenty of reasons not to believe in your god. If you don't like it, then tough shit. It's not a reason for your insulting baseless claims.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ken Ham is a lying twit

Ken Ham claims that evolution, even if given billions of years, has no chance of working.

He tries to make it simple.
"Darwin’s idea × billions of years × 0 (chance of actually happening) = 0."

He is dishonest as he does accept so called "microevolution" but denies so called "macroevolution". He does accept microevolution as he would be daft not to, but he is equally daft to not accept macroevolution.

What is "Darwin's Idea"? “Darwin argued that macroevolution is just microevolution writ large, or that the process we see and study as the cause of microevolution will, given sufficient time, also cause everything that we attribute to macroevolution.” (Travis and Reznick 2009, p. 126).

So Ken is actually saying here is that microevolution doesn't actually work or exist! He is in full denial mode now! If you really want to see how dishonest Ken is, read The Greatest Show on Earth By Dawkins, Richard