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January 31, 2009 Posted by | atheism, god, Humor, Sam Singleton, Satire | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stupidest Comment Ever

As I was reading the following, a small stroke occurred in the right side of my brain, as a massive number of my brain cells would rather execute themselves than endure something so incredibly stupid.

Hi,
2012 is not the END as perceived by the WORLD!!!
2012 is the MAJOR CHANGE Year & the NEW Beginnings in our lives may be initiated, which eventually will become known to our Conscious Beings.

Look around and there is CHANGE happening; in Individual’s Life (Thinking Pattern, Living, Emoting Levels, Networking Collective Consciousness,…)

So I present an APPEAL to ALL
to Participate in the Movement to make it HAPPEN
For We are the Molders of OUR DESTINY
In our HANDS LIES the POWER TO CHANGE…
Collective Efforts bring MAJOR CHANGE RAPIDLY!!!

THINK & ACT NOW!

AN END may be the BEND OF THE ROAD Which We are Still not able to see till NOW!

An APPEAL

An Appeal to all the responsible WORLD CITIZENS
If the presented idea resonates with your Being in any way, please pass on the Message
Also I would insist Whether you BELIEVE or NOT…
Spread this Message as a Responsible WORLD CITIZEN for the Movement to gain momentum & herald the Change

Let’s Call Upon LIGHT to lead us from Darkness unto LIGHT…

LET US ALL PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD MOVEMENT OF LIGHT CHANNELS

For more info please visit:

Thanks in advance,
Love & Light to all Alike
O

January 31, 2009 Posted by | Humor | , | 3 Comments

An Example of Faith in Practice

One of the interesting quirks of faith-based religions is their tendency to encourage absurd behavior in substitute of useful. I suppose this is because once you think you have an answer, you stop looking for it; and if you end up being wrong, a faith-based approach solidifies and glorifies your error; no chance for correction is possible. From this disadvantaged point, the faithful will be left in the wake of the progress of those who continue seeking and discovering. The exception is when circumstances have allowed the faithful to be such a dragging obstruction to the progress of others that no wake may be had in the first place.

I was amused to find an artifact of this sort of behavior while aimlessly browsing the ‘net the other day. I discovered a group collecting people against something called the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA. The group had succeeded in collecting 42,716 members, last I checked. The purpose of the group is to issue a message instructing its members to do the following:

“. . .We must stop this horrific act before it becomes a law.

The Plan :

To say a novena (9 days of prayer) along with fasting

starting on January 11th. For Catholics, the prayer of choice will be the rosary with intentions to stop the FOCA. For all other Christians, we I encourage you to pray your strongest prayers with the same intentions, also for nine consecutive days. The hope is that this will branch and

blossom as to become a global effort with maximum impact. We have very little time so we all must act fast. Just do three things:

1) In less than three days: invite all your friends to this group. (espescially those that you know are Christian)

2) Start the novena on January 11th and pray for nine

consecutive days.

(please also fast for at least two days during the novena). . .”

This clever plan brings to mind an image of an advancing army whose members periodically drop off from the ranks to bury their heads in the sand; from which location they might strategically avoid seeing the enemy’s approach. The advantage that their rational enemy has is the knowledge that it’s not actually useful to speak to oneself and frivolously skip meals while fighting a battle.

-Weston

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(Full message: )
“If you are opposed to abortion then there is bad news on the horizon. For those of you who do not know, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is set to be signed if congress passes it on January 21-22 of 2009. The
FOCA is the next sick chapter in the book of abortion. If made a law then all limitations on abortion will be lifted which will result in the following:

1) All hospitals, including Catholic hospitals, will be
required to perform abortions upon request. If this happens Bishops vow to close down all Catholic hospitals, more then 30% of all hospitals in the United States.

2) Partial birth abortions would be legal and have no
limitations.

3) All U.S. tax payers would be funding abortions.

4) Parental notification will no longer be required.

5) The number of abortions will increase by a minimum of
100,000 annually. This is an estimation.

Needless to say this information is disturbing, but sadly
true. As Catholics, as Christians, as anyone who is against the needless killing of innocent children, we must stand as one. We must stop this horrific act before it becomes a law.

The Plan :

To say a novena (9 days of prayer) along with fasting
starting on January 11th. For Catholics, the prayer of choice will be the rosary with intentions to stop the FOCA. For all other Christians, we I encourage you to pray your strongest prayers with the same intentions, also for nine consecutive days. The hope is that this will branch and
blossom as to become a global effort with maximum impact. We have very little time so we all must act fast. Just do three things:

1) In less than three days: invite all your friends to this group. (espescially those that you know are Christian)

2) Start the novena on January 11th and pray for nine
consecutive days.

(please also fast for at least two days during the novena)

Remember that with God all things are possible and the
power of prayer is undeniable. If you are against the senseless killing of defenseless children then the time is now to do something about it!”

January 30, 2009 Posted by | atheism, Bible, Center For Inquiry, Christianity, creationism, Epistemology, god, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus is Lord, Metro State Atheists, religion, science, The Holy Bible | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Atheist Don’t Exist

Well, if I don’t exist, then I hardly see why I should be held accountable for my actions.

– Chalmer

January 28, 2009 Posted by | Blurb | 3 Comments

A Treatise of Human Nature, by David Hume

A Treatise of Human Nature, by David Hume

David Hume is one of many great enlightenment philosophers.  Hume is a bit long winded, and hard to read, but you’ll be happy you did.

January 28, 2009 Posted by | Epistemology, philosophy | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Science In The News: Jan 28, 2009

From www.sciencedaily.com

Natural Selection Not The Only Porcess That Drives Evolution?

“The researchers identified fast evolving human genes by comparing our genome with those of other primates. However, surprisingly, the patterns of molecular evolution in many of the genes they found did not contain signals of natural selection. Instead, their evidence suggests that a separate process known as BGC (biased gene conversion) has speeded up the rate of evolution in certain genes. This process increases the rate at which certain mutations spread through a population, regardless of whether they are beneficial or harmful.”

January 28, 2009 Posted by | evolution, News, science | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One More Book Reccomendation

Check out The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi.  The book is a witty, entertaining, creative, and fresh science fiction novel.  I’m reading now for the third time, and laughing just as much as I did the first time.  Its characters are as endearing as its plot is rich.  This is what some reviewers think.

“What I liked about The Android’s Dream, apart from the engaging characters and action that are a hallmark of the author’s work, was the way it all built up to its punchline… I’m convinced that this book was written from the punch line backwards to the beginning, which is the only way all the disparate elements could have tied together so well at the end.” — Ernest Lilley, SFRevu.com

“[A] swashbuckling satire of interstellar diplomacy… With plenty of alien gore to satisfy fans of military SF and inventive jabs at pretend patriotism and self-serving civil service, Scalzi delivers an effervescent but intelligent romp.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Check our the first link to read more reviews, or visit Scalzi’s entertaining blog at http://whatever.scalzi.com/

– Chalmer

January 28, 2009 Posted by | Books, Humor, Satire, Scientology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar…

Sorry, is you want the punchline you’ll have to check out Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes.  It is a book by Thomas Wilson Cathcar and Daniel Martin Klein.  I was flopping through it in the book store yesterday an liked what I saw.

– Chalmer


January 28, 2009 Posted by | Books, Humor, philosophy | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist on Being an Atheist Evangelist

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Art, atheism, Bible, creationism, god, religion, Sam Singleton, Satire | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist Repents!

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Art, atheism, Bible, Christianity, creationism, god, Humor, religion, Sam Singleton, Satire, The Holy Bible | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment