Posts Tagged ‘Atheism’


“Christopher Hitchens —the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died yesterday at the age of 62. Love him or hate him, if you were ever on a stage or a television across from him about to engage in a debate, you should have thought about putting on a propeller hat then shitting in your hand to save yourself from the real embarrassment.”

Hitchens on FOX “News” Hannity & Colmes absolutely annihilating everyone:

Hitchens shits on biblical miracle claims…by quoting the Bible:

Hitchens deconstructing Jesus:

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Why I’m a good Christian
By Ricky Gervais

The title of this one is a little misleading, or at least cryptic. I am of course not a good Christian in the sense that I believe that Jesus was half man, half God, but I do believe I am a good Christian compared to a lot of Christians.

It’s not that I don’t believe that the teachings of Jesus wouldn’t make this a better world if they were followed. It’s just that they are rarely followed.

Gandhi summed it up really. He said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

I have always felt this way, even when I believed in God, and in a weird way I feel I am still a pretty good “Christian” who doesn’t believe in God.

So many Christians think that because they believe in the right God, they are automatically good and have a one-way ticket to everlasting life. Dare I say it but I suspect this is their main reason for believing. I’ve heard so many “believers” say, “Well, since there is no way of being sure whether there is a God or not, it’s better to believe in God than not, because that way, if you’re wrong it doesn’t matter and if you’re right you get everlasting life.” Win:win.

This is of course Pascal’s Wager, which assumes that God if he exists would reward blind faith above logic and living a good life as an atheist.

To the Christians’ God by the way, it’s just as bad to believe in the wrong God as no God at all. The idea of other Gods is of course ridiculous to Christians. Supernatural poppycock. As if there was ever a Zeus; stupid, ancient, unenlightened superstition. And even if there are other Gods (which of course there aren’t) then the Christians’ God is the best. Hardest, smartest… just better. He would laugh at Zeus and call him a Greek bender. (I doubt that God is racist and homophobic but the Bible isn’t clear. Some bits go on about love and equality and others say you shouldn’t trust certain types and that laying down with a man as you would with a woman is punishable by death and is a bit sick and evil.)

So remember. If you are gay you are “Bumming for Satan” basically. (That would make quite a good T-shirt.)

Jesus was a man. (And if you forget all that rubbish about being half God, and believe the non-supernatural acts accredited to him, he was a man whose wise words many other men would still follow.) His message was usually one of forgiveness and kindness. These are wonderful virtues but I have seen them discarded by many so-called God-fearers when it suits them. They cherry pick from their “rulebook” basically. I have seen such cruelty and prejudice performed in the name of Christianity (and many other religions for that matter) that it makes me wonder if there has been a bit too much selective reading and reinterpretation of the doctrines.

God or not, if I could change one thing for a better world, it would be for all mankind to adhere to this little gem: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” I assure you, no more stones would ever be thrown.

So maybe we should go back to basics to find out where it all got confused.


1. Draw a big circle on a piece of paper. A visual representation can be useful in trying to emphasize a point.
2. Say patronizing things like “do you consider yourself open-minded? I have never heard of a closed-minded atheist.”
3. Ask the question: Is it possible God could live outside your circle of knowledge?
4. No. Just because our human knowledge is incomplete, it does not mean we should infer that there is a God. Logic, reason and science should come first.
5. Carry on then.

I recently read at CNN.com that liberalism, atheism and male sexual exclusivity is linked to IQ. In other words it is likely you possess a higher IQ if you are not religious and do not have conservative views.
“The reasoning is that sexual exclusivity in men, liberalism and atheism all go against what would be expected given humans’ evolutionary past. In other words, none of these traits would have benefited our early human ancestors, but higher intelligence may be associated with them…Participants who said they were atheists had an average IQ of 103 in adolescence, while adults who said they were religious averaged 97, the study found. Atheism allows someone to move forward and speculate on life without any concern for the dogmatic structure of a religion..Historically, anything that’s new and different can be seen as a threat in terms of the religious beliefs; almost all religious systems are about permanence…The study found that young adults who said they were “very conservative” had an average adolescent IQ of 95, whereas those who said they were “very liberal” averaged 106…None of this means that the human species is evolving toward a future where these traits are the default…More intelligent people don’t have more children, so moving away from the trajectory is not going to happen.”

Where does Sarah Palin’s political career fit into all of this? “Vote Palin 2012. The world is supposed to end anyway.”