Pharyngula

I’ve been slacking off on Pharyngula lately — I’ve had a week to relax and get caught up on a few other things. Here, though, are a few links to ridiculous religiosity that have been piling up in the mailbox.

Comments

  1. #1 MAJeff
    December 31, 2007

    I don’t think Jeebus had a roach problem, rather he and his followers had a magic mushroom problem.

    It’s a metaphor. His followers are the roaches.

  2. #2 MAJeff
    December 31, 2007

    Really, this guy needs to consult with the Vatican PR department or something.

    I just had Eddie Izzard and the “PR Department of Rome” go through my head.

  3. #3 Ichthyic
    December 31, 2007

    Cthulhu has risen from the dark depths…you won’t find any newspaper or police accounts of this, but trust me.

    any news of Dagon?

    He’s not answering his cell.

  4. #4 Ichthyic
    December 31, 2007

    this old fart has subjected more than 30,000 people to his primitive juju.

    LMAO! The vomit analysis was worthy of the Onion! thanks Hank.

    However, on the ’30k exorcism thing…

    i rather picture lines of parishioners claiming demon possession, daily, and he simply waives some incense over them and gives them a blessing. Then claims they are free of demons.

    He might be able to process 30 or 40 a day that way, before lunch.

    are we sure that the Exorcist is an informative documentary of how the CC performs exorcisms?

    are we sure that bishops in the CC really DO take this shit seriously… or are they simply placating their more, uh, ‘devout’ parishioners?

  5. #5 Ichthyic
    December 31, 2007

    by the way, on the pope’s CEO of excorcism claiming potter is da debil…

    that was quite a while back:

    Pope’s top exorcist says Harry Potter is ‘king of darkness’
    Last Updated: Sunday, September 3, 2006

    not saying it isn’t worthy of discussion (it is), but it isn’t exactly front page news.

    here’s a fun interview from 2002:

    http://www.medjugorje.org/framorth1.htm

    what is the latest news on this assclown? There doesn’t appear to be anything in the last few months.

  6. #6 Blake Stacey
    December 31, 2007

    I first read that as “Magic is always a turn on to the devil”.

    I knew the Devil was behind all that Harry/Draco fanfic!

  7. #7 Ichthyic
    December 31, 2007

    We all know that Satan is fond of hurling himself out the window while inside the body of a priest.

    thought that was Pizuzu’s kick?

  8. #8 Ichthyic
    December 31, 2007

    I might have missed if someone else posted this, but the “alleged anti-conservative attack” apparently was completely fabricated by the supposed victim:

    BY THE WAY(2), you really want to check out the New York Sun’s followup on this, particularly this juicy nugget:

    A student at Princeton University who said he was beaten unconscious by two black-clad assailants Friday has said that he fabricated the assault, and that he sent e-mail death threats to himself, three other Princeton students, and a prominent conservative professor at Princeton, Robert George, police said today.

    That’s right — self-proclaimed moral standard bearer Nava was the one who sent the death threat(s) to conservative professor Robert George. Oh, frabjous day! Does it get any funnier than this?

    Answer: No.

    http://canadiancynic.blogspot.com/2007/12/shriek-shriek-shriek.html

  9. #9 Ichthyic
    December 31, 2007

    Well, except for the warm shelter and the stockpiles of food, I doubt those little cockroaches care much for we humans. Look at how they scurry away when the lights are on.

    no, no…

    see, they’re just like little shoe elves, doing work to help you out at night, when they can’t be seen. they run away because they aren’t supposed to get caught helping you out.

    yeah, that’s the ticket.

  10. #10 Janine
    December 31, 2007

    Well, damn, Ichthyic. I guess I need roaches where I live so they can do my housework. snicker

  11. #11 Ichthyic
    December 31, 2007

    Well, damn, Ichthyic. I guess I need roaches where I live so they can do my housework. snicker

    works for me

    :p

    ever see “joe’s apartment”?

  12. #13 Ichthyic
    December 31, 2007

    really?

    that’s good news.

    last I heard was Pew data from around 2002 showing atheists in single digits:

    U.S. Religious Affiliation, 2002
    (self-identification, Pew Research Council)
    In February and March 2002 the Pew Research Council conducted a survey of 2,002 adults. Questions about religious preference were included. The results are below:

    Religious Preference % June 1996 % March 2001 March 2002
    Christian 84 82 82
    Jewish 1 1 1
    Muslim * 1 *
    Other non-Christian 3 2 1
    Atheist * 1 1
    Agnostic * 2 2
    Something else (SPECIFY) * 1 2
    No preference 11 8 10
    Don’t know/Refused 1 2 1
    TOTAL 100 100 100

    This table was published in a study titled “Americans Struggle with Religion’s Role at Home and Abroad”, released on March 20, 2002.

    where do you find more up to date poll info?

  13. #14 Janine
    December 31, 2007

    Ichthyic, if I am going to watch a movie with talking bugs, I am going to stick with “The Naked Lunch”. But thank you for the link.

  14. #15 Ichthyic
    December 31, 2007

    These people claim to be moral leaders cannot seem to tell the difference.

    or they can (and likely do), but instead choose to lie instead.

    now why would they do THAT, I wonder…

    xianity simply can’t stand competition. It’s always been that way.

    apparently Islam can’t stand it either.

    Seems to me that the CC has had “PR” departments for as long as it has existed.

  15. #16 Ichthyic
    January 1, 2008

    ack! that sounds like pure poison!

    white magic?

    yeah, voodoo magic, maybe.

    I keep thinking this is the formula used to turn people into zombies in that movie “Serpent and the Rainbow”.

  16. #17 Kagehi
    January 1, 2008

    The world is made up of two types of people: critics who are negative, fearful and have no plan, no vision, no faith, and authors who are positive, visionary builders.

    Hmm. Lets see… Negative about anything different than themselves. Fearful of everything and anything new. Their only vision is over 2,000 years old, and stolen from everyone else. Their authors are almost universally negative about *everyone*, except themselves, and when they do write “positive” things, its usually a distortion of facts, to make it **look** like something positive came out of things, like, oh, just off the top of my head, Katrina and the tsunami… Scratch visionary, their heads are so far up the butt of the nearest idol that they can’t see *it* properly, never mind envision anything else. And as for builders… WTF have they built in 2,000 years other than more fracking cathedrals and/or churches?

    Yeah, I know exactly which on I am. And I don’t think this clown has a clue what *any* of the words he is using mean. lol

  17. #18 Gene
    January 2, 2008

    Re: How to edit a webpage like Jesus.

    Jesus is the official editor of the Center for Rational Debate. How many websites can claim that? Don’t answer that; it’s a rhetorical question. We already know the answer because we made Jesus sign a prayer-based exclusivity agreement with us [emphasis mine]. Thus, you can rest assured that everything on this website is divine, righteous, inspired, and most importantly of all, rational.

    I’d LOVE to know what kind of leverage these assmonkeys have over their Lord and Saviour that they could force Him to sign any kind of agreement. I guess they made Him an offer he couldn’t refuse…

  18. #19 Kseniya
    January 2, 2008

    Luka Bratsi eats loaves and fishes.

  19. #20 reason
    January 3, 2008

    … which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul before it can grow properly

    Christianity grows?? in the soul? Like a fungus perhaps? Or a bacterial culture? This new Pope is one wierd Dude.

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