This isn’t said enough

Well it’s true, so I thought I’d come out of the closet and said it…. Christian Fundamentalists, Young Earth Creationists and all you other fuckers out there who believe a sky daddy that you check your brains out before reading ANYTHING … well…

 I FUCKING LOVE YOU PEOPLE!

Without your wilful ignorance of biology, physics, chemistry, history, archaeology, and well, everything basically, I would be sat at home like a fucking zombie smacked up to my tits on Venlafaxine.

So thank you from the bottom of my little black atheist heathen liberal black heart. Remember, no matter how wrong you are, no matter how stupid you look I really appreciate your retardation efforts!

Why I’m an atheist

Maybe the title of this post should be “How come I’m not a Christian?”  It’s pretty much the same thing to me.

Well let’s travel back to my childhood home, a very happy one at that. Yep, I buck the trend in not being from a dysfunctional family home.

My mother and father seem to have approached our upbringing as far as religion is concerned with the idea that we’ll find out for ourselves what we are, no need to ram it down their throats. Not that they’re particularly religious anyway, although my Mum does tend not to like it when we take the Lord’s name in vain in her house.

I read the Bible as a kid, we had a lot of books and the Bible was just something else to read to pass the long, cold winter nights.

That was as close as I got to it. I never went to a Sunday school, never paid attention to any religious education classes, or any classes for that matter, so I pretty much grew up not know who the fuck this Christian God was.

But thanks to the internet and the likes of Eric Hovind, Joe Cienkowski, Ray Comfort and other pillocks geniuses, I now know why I’m not a Christian. It’s because I’m either :

  • Angry at God. Hmmm, how can I be angry at something I don’t think exists?
  • Rejecting orRebelling against God. I don’t know or have any concept of what “God” is, so how can I do either?

Well no actually. I know why I’m an atheist. I am an atheist because I’ve read the Bible. I read it several times as a kid and I have the app on my phone and try to get a couple verses in a day.

I am an atheist because there’s not one shred of contemporary evidence. I know fundies have problems with the word “contemporary”, so here’s a clue what it means.

I am an atheist for the same reason I continue to smoke. Ex-smokers are self-righteous fucks, and the fear I’d become one of them keeps me smoking. I truly do not want to be become like you people.

Scientific Process Rage

I came across a student online who was wondering: What do scientists do? What is being a scientist like?

In pondering possible responses I started to think about what science and research is actually like, versus what it is portrayed as in popular culture. I actually find myself thinking about this topic quite a bit. I realize I am a scientist, but even when I am just trying to enjoy some TV shows or movies and I see a scene that involves a bit of science or technology needed to figure something out, my brain chimes in” “There’s no way that would work the first time, you’d have to go through all sorts of calibrations, find a standard sample… and then they would realize that they are using the wrong type of detector so they’d have to go build a new one… but first they’d have to figure out how to build a new one so that would take time… and in the end this whole research segment that takes about 30 seconds on the show should take about 10 weeks in real life”

Anyways, here’s my handy flowchart of the perception of science in popular culture versus actual science:

Shameless lifted from http://electroncafe.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/scientific-process-rage/

RaptureNYE… the aftermath

Well it’s New Year’s Day and in the absence of any Christians floating skywards, it’s probably safe to say that Rapture New Year’s Eve didn’t happen. Sadly.

Now of course @GodsWordIsLaw needs to save face and claiming all sorts of weird shit. So let’s use Keith’s own words to follow this to see if he was hacked.

His first tweets about the Rapture on December 26th 2011.

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Now remember, this is the point where “vile atheists” hacked his Twitter AND Blogger accounts. Gee, what are the odds of that happening at the same time! Unusually for hackers, they seem to have copied his previous tweets to keep up the ruse as 27 minutes later there’s more of the usual homophobia and barely disguised racism.

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Wow. Who’d have thought atheist hackers would hack a fundies web site and continue posting the very thing they’re allegedly angry about? The next day, it’s his Islamaphobia:

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We’re still very much in the domain of Keith’s lunacy, same repetitive crap from his foul mouth.

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But there’s still time for the hackers to post #RaptureNYE inbetween

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Even in the last hours of 2011, he’s hopeful!

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15 minutes later, he twigs that it’s not going to happen

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Nine hours later, his dreams of being raptured in tatters, the backpedalling starts, as predicted by @theealex.

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You can view his “hacked” Blogger account post here, thanks to Google Cache.

According to his blog, RaptureNYE was now an

elaborate prank devised by a group of vile Atheists intent on harming the reputation of CFAMA and its founder Keith

Sorry Keith, you don’t have a reputation to harm. You’re an idiot.

Perhaps you can give us the crime number your case has been given, I like to follow these things up.

I’ll tell you what you did with Atheists for about 1500 years….

I’ll tell you what you did with Atheists for about 1500 years. You outlawed them from the universities or any teaching careers, besmirched their reputations, banned or burned their books or their writings of any kind, drove them into exile, humiliated them, seized their properties, arrested them for blasphemy. You dehumanised them with beatings and exquisite torture, gouged out their eyes, slit their tongues, stretched, crushed, or broke their limbs, tore off their breasts if they were women, crushed their scrotums if they were men, imprisoned them, stabbed them, disembowelled them, hanged them, burnt them alive.

And you have nerve enough to complain to me that I laugh at you.

Dr Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Founder of American Atheists