Actually, the geniuses who seem overeager for the world to end were wrong. The Mayans never predicted that the world would end yesterday. Like so many other things, some jerk made that up. And a bunch of you fell for it.
Not that it’ll make any difference. Cash money says someone will come up with an explanation for this failure of nonexistent prophecy by inventing some new date based on the Mayan calendar and claiming that was the real date all along. Millions eager to see the world end will believe them.
Why? Because people are smart. [Irony detected.]
I wonder how many went nuts last night and sold all their stuff or drank themselves into needing a new liver?
Don’t be that kind of smart, kids. Please.
You should have been getting laid. Amateurs. Learn from your mistakes!
VIDEO: Intelligent Design is Stupid: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson describes the absuridity of “intelligent design”. Sorry folks, the universe was not designed for us. Accept it, we’re nothing special.
A longer version of the video appears here.
VIDEO: Creationists End Civilization
It’s Tyson day on Atheist Geek News!
Introducing Islam’s 12th century Kent Hovind – Hamid Al-Ghazali . A warning from history by Neil deGrasse about what happens when a creationist is allowed to overule scientists.
VIDEO: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on UFOs – YouTube
This one’s hilarious AND informative!
10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Religion
While consciously pursuing your spiritual development is commendable, joining an established religion such as Christianity, Islam, or Hinduism is one of the worst ways to go about it. In this article I’ll share 10 reasons why you must eventually abandon the baggage of organized religion if you wish to pursue conscious living in earnest.
Since Christianity is currently the world’s most popular religion, I’ll slant this article towards Christianity’s ubiquitous failings. However, you’ll find that most of these points apply equally well to other major religions (yes, even Buddhism).
“Closed-minded”: the phrase that loses every argument
Here then, in a Cracked-y kind of list, is why you will always, immediately lose any argument you’re in, the instant the words “closed-minded” pass your lips (or your keypad).
Finally, news that’s too good to wait on. Truth Be Told (the documentary about ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses) is ready to roll! Now all they need is a distributor. Man, I can’t wait to see it!
VIDEO: A New Strategy.
VIDEO: In God We Trust
Student Faces Town’s Wrath in Protest Against a Prayer
For Jessica [Alquist], who was baptized in the Catholic Church but said she stopped believing in God at age 10, the prayer was an affront. “It seemed like it was saying, every time I saw it, ‘You don’t belong here,’ ” she said the other night during an interview at a Starbucks here.
Believers after the rapture
Often people join extreme cults not because they are convinced by them but because they need something that the cult provides. That something may be fellowship, self esteem or even physical necessities such as food and shelter. No amount of persuasion will get them to change their mind until that more basic need is met. Remember, as Ben Goldacre said in his excellent book, ‘Bad Science’:
“You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into.”
Once Again, Believers Have it Wrong: Atheists Don’t Just Want Sex, Drugs, and Lack of Morality
Religious apologists want to begin the debate with the presumption that their moral rules are divinely inspired, that their supernatural wisdom should be taken for granted, and that no human being could possibly be qualified to dispute them. Clearly, such a staggeringly enormous claim has to be proved, not just assumed. There are thousands of different religions in the world, each with their own, mutually incompatible moral codes, and each one claiming supernatural sanction. They can’t all be right, so even if you believe in a god who communicates with humans, there’s no reason to assume a priori that any one person or group claiming to have divine revelations is telling the truth. No matter what, the apologist who wants to claim supernatural warrant for his personally preferred morality can’t escape the need to give real evidence of a deity’s influence in its production. Mere appeals to faith are a poor and inadequate substitute.
A Facebook Page called Evolution vs. Creation – How did Life Get here?
Go there. It’s beyond awesome. Just not in a good way.
Juliane Collins: Atheism is Cult-Like
Many people think that Atheism is not a religion because it is defined as “Disbelief in the existence of God or gods”, but to me it seems to go far beyond that. I have yet to meet a single atheist who did not have a soul purpose it was to attack the fundamentals of established religion.
Why women convert to Islam
Writer carefully tackles question of sacred LDS undergarment