Recently got the kinks greatest hits, and loving this song :)
The whole point of being Sceptical is to consider the evidence for a belief or position and make a judgement on said position or belief. When you ask us to consider that your position or belief is correct we do. If we reject it we have based that on the evidence.
Your accusation of closed-minded-ness is merely an attempt to vindicate yourself and deflect the possibility that you may in fact be wrong. Nobody likes being wrong. But people have fierce problems with being corrected. I LOVE being corrected. My whole career is based on being accurate (my career being software development). So if I make the same mistake over and over again, I want to be correct. But if you point out that homeopathy/faith healing/acupuncture has failed medical studies and has no grounding in science, they get defensive! They don’t argue to points, they just attack you (closed-minded, phrma paid, etc) or attack “the establishment” (those studies were by evil evil scientist that don’t understand the “natural” world)
The painful pain is how ironic the accusation is: your closed-minded because you don’t take into account the evidence. What about this evidence? YOUR JUST A [phrase that still doesn’t address the point]
ugk the stupid, it hurts.
(Found via /r/atheism. It’s a good spot, you should check it out)
I’ve decided to update the about post. But it’s always good to keep versions
You know how it’s 12 at night, there’s no good videos to stream, you’ve read all the comics, and your still stuck on that level in that game you got 2 days ago.
Isn’t it always around that time that you start another blog?
Just me!? Okay….
Anyway, I’m Irish and Atheistic.
I don’t have a whole pile of love for religion since it’s ultimate goal -directly or indirectly- is to subvert people to one idea; rejecting all else other ideas, criticisms, and beliefs. Although this isn’t the case with all religions, but most of those are dead… so that’ll teach them!
There are a number of arguments against atheism, skepticism, and scientific method being applied to life; but I hope to address these issues and continue to point to example where this is wrong. And since I live by the scientific method I will try and highlight examples where the opposite is true. AND DO NOT TELL ME HITLER AND STALIN WERE ATHEISTS!! They were dicks who fancied themselves as GOD KINGS. Remember? Like the pharaohs.
Ahmm, moving on, I write about all this now because… well… first- I managed to get the name irishatheist. Second- I love studying religion, myths and beliefs from an academic point of view (fancy name for amateur historian. Also, no need to point out the contradiction), and to see these ridiculous teachings still holding sway in our society makes me so angry… I JUST WANT TO WRITE A BLOG… well, there you have it.
In summary your honour, I started this hedonistic blog to express my worry over the demonic regeme of religion, and I wish to add to the enlightenment of others… very pompous I know, but still I want to share what I think of as a magical (yes, I use that adjective on purpose) window to knowledge that is available to us in the present day.
Email: irishatheist with gmail ending
I actually didn’t realise how funny this was. VenomFangX’s parents have taken VenomFangX offline. All of it. Gone. All his videos are gone. There is one remaining video where he blames Muslim death threats causing his family to ask him to pull them down. The problem arises when you go to his website (screenshot below):
Now I suppose you could read it as being afraid of Muslims coming in the night are killing you, or whatever angry Muslims do. (Most of them just burn pictures of you) But it looks to me like PCS was using daddy’s credit card. So daddy rings up Joomla and goes take this site down and put up this message.
But daddy doesn’t have access to PCS’s youtube account. This give PCS the chance to put up his version.
Seriously, the danger of a member of the family is suppose to bring the family together. How cold do your parent have to be that in a time of crisis they try and distance themselves from you?
Anyway, he’s gone. But his misinformation is still here so there’s still work to be done.
Slavery, genocide. raping woman, stoning woman, stoning of people who work on the Sabbath, child abuse, killing gays, killing adulterers. killing farmers with failed crops (I feel like i’m slightly cheating with all these killing ones, since murder is generally just outlawed. Go Humanity!)
Humans have outlawed:
Slavery, genocide. raping woman, stoning woman, stoning of people who work on the Sabbath, child abuse, killing gays, killing adulterers, killing farmers with failed crops.
That’s only a small sample out of the bible. I completely encourage you to go to Skeptics Annotated Bible website to view a complete list of old and new testaments and the Koran.
Disclaimer: I’m a thunderf00t fanboy.
Howtheworldworks is a youtube user that has been put under the skeptical microscope. First by TheAmazingAtheist and then by thunderf00t. Here’s TJ’s first video:
And Here TF’s 2 videos:
The main points: Howtheworldworks is entitled to his opinions, but to lie to back them up is intellectual dishonesty and just fucking ballox (to put it frankly).
Watch this space, anyone who lies so much, and pisses off so many people in so many fields will get a lot of good videos on skeptical thinking.
Shameful i know, but come on!! Finding the four horsemen on youtube in HD!
Two hours of class discussion amount friends.
From the Richard Dawkins’s youtube channel.
The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
-George Bernard Shaw (Preface to Androcles and the Lion)