Pharyngula

The routine promulgation of reason

Since I didn’t get in my usual god-bashing today, you’ll have to take in The Carnival of the Godless #65 and Revere’s Freethinker Sunday Sermonette. They’ll clear the piety out of your sinuses and flush the veneration right out of your colon.

Comments

  1. #1 Tyler DiPietro
    April 30, 2007

    That is an interesting perspective from Revere. The idea that the current upsurge in freethought and it’s public advocates could indicate the end of a religious revival is quite encouraging.

    I’m tempted to say “WE WON! We can all stop flaming each other over this now!”

  2. #2 Scott Hatfield, OM
    April 30, 2007

    But…but…I VENERATE Pharyngula, albeit impishly. Or is that impiously?

  3. #3 Dustin
    April 30, 2007

    But…but…I VENERATE Pharyngula, albeit impishly. Or is that impiously?

    I don’t see any reason you can’t do both at the same time. A blasphemous rally of otherworldly thralls is nothing but impious.

    [Sir Simon Milligan Voice]EVIL![/Sir Simon Milligan Voice]

  4. #4 Zeno
    April 30, 2007

    My most recent religious activity was to rewrite the Bible! Well, just one small part of it. (Hey, it’s not like I’m the first!)

    I made a definite improvement (he said modestly).

  5. #5 Dustin
    April 30, 2007

    That was a more believable account. I liked it. You should write one about the virgin birth.

    Mary’s Dad: Who did this to you? Was it that little Joseph puke? I’ll kill him!

    Mary: No daddy! I lov– err, it was GOD!

  6. #6 BlueIndependent
    April 30, 2007

    For anyone who’s interested Chris Hitchens played the lone atheist on this morning’s Religion panel at the LA Book Festival. If you can get past his unerring Iraq War stumping, it is a good showing on his part, and he gets in about as many salient questions and points one could hope for in such a venue. I think the audience was friendly to the ideas, as his religious counterparts spent more time foot-shuffling and trying to answer his questions than making many of their own points.

  7. #7 BlueIndependent
    April 30, 2007

    Oh I forgot to mention the replays will be on CSPAN probably several times this coming week.

  8. #8 Christian Burnham
    April 30, 2007

    There’s a very entertaining religion quiz that you lot will enjoy:

    http://www.ebonmusings.org/atheism/guestessays/religion101.html

    sample question

    You are the incarnated Son of the all-powerful and all-loving Creator of the universe. What would be a good way to demonstrate your compassion and power?

    A) Cure cancer forever
    B) Cause all the earth’s deserts to bloom with food crops
    C) Unite the world with a common language and an end to poverty
    D) Conjure up a jug of wine and follow it up by walking on water

  9. #9 Allison
    April 30, 2007

    Wow, surprised you didn’t link this one too — the first edition of The Humanist Symposium (like COTG, but not as angry) went up yesterday.

  10. #10 PZ Myers
    April 30, 2007

    But, but … I like angry!

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