Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Lord gives us a sign

And that sign reveals to us all a message, and that message is:

"American Football - bag of shite".

In this, the time of the 2010 World Cup, the Lord has sent us all a sign to follow. A sign that tells us all what the one True Sport is - football (real football, the one played with your feet).

For one day the unbelievers did create an idolatrous calamity. A monument to corruption and moral turpitude. And 45 minute sports that last 4 hours. They came forth and constructed their monument of steel and foam and threw their weight behind the NFL, implying falsely that the Lord favoured that game of "Rugby for nancy boys in body armour".

Behold their foolish works:

For the heathens did raise up a statue that proclaimed "Touchdown!" And this did anger the Lord greatly.

So he sent his opinion down to us in the form of a lightning bolt, which did destroy the Touchdown Jesus. Hallelujah!

And so the Lord has spoken, hear it for yourself, understand this, the Lord's message - "American Football is shite. Look, I'll even burn down this statue of Jesus signalling a touchdown just to prove it." Cast down your idols and turn to the One True and Beautiful Game before it is too late.

Alternatively, God didn't much care for Platoon:

You be the judge.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Libertarianism - that's some dumb shit right there

I'm going to nail my colours to the mast right from the start on this one - libertarianism is one of the dumbest political ideologies/philosophies I've ever had the misfortune to come across. It's some dumb shit. Which is why it still surprises me that so many skeptics and critical thinkers cling to it so desperately and react so vehemently to criticism of it.

Now, it could be that I think it is some dumb shit because the only proponents of it I've argued with have been clueless half wits acting under the guise of intelligent critical thinkers and skeptics, after all my main exposure to it and its disciples was the idiots commenting and blogging on Goosing the Antithesis a couple of years ago (Francois Tremblay is an unbelievably arrogant first class arsehole, just in case you were wondering). But hanging around the skeptical blogosphere I regularly come across libertarians and they are almost without fail patronising arrogant wankers convinced of the absolute superiority of their own beliefs who utterly fail to convince me or any other nonbelievers that what they cling to is worth more than a leaky bucket of sheeps' piss.

Jimmy Blue gets email too, believe it or not

I know I know, how could I possibly compete with PZ on this one? Well I don't hope to, but this email did tickle me.

One word before I continue - if you email my gmail account I may take a while to reply because I keep forgetting to check it - it isn't because I don't like you, it's because I have a memory like a sieve and the attention span of a 2 year old at times. So bear with me and I will one day discover I've been an ignorant arse and I'll get around to responding to you. Unless I don't like you.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Believers - Why so threatened?

After a conversation with a colleague at work I've been asking myself this question - why are believers so threatened by atheist non-belief? I think I know many of the possible answers anyway, so this is more rhetorical than anything else, but just exactly why do theists or believers of so many different stripes immediately begin the "Convert the non-believer" sub routine upon finding out that we don't hold to the same superstitions that they do?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blogging downtime

Yes I know, haven't written for a while, but no I am not going away. Visit from my folks, started a second job, busy time at the first job and the World Cup is just around the corner - don't expect anything for a little while longer.

Although the recent shootings in Cumbria did get me back on to gun control, so hopefully I'll summon the fortitude to finish replying to old posts from last year on that subject.

So back to the internet equivalent of a deserted town and blowing tumbleweed.