Nice!  Especially for those of you in the western Colorado area. 

This is sponsored by “Humanists Doing Good” and is occurring in Grand Junction on July 21st.  It is an all day affair, but the best part….wait….IT”S FREE!!!!

Hopefully see you there!

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PZ Myers put this video up today, which appears to be a compilation put together by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

I cannot believe how proud they are to announce that they proselytize all over the world, on the U.S. Government dime. Unreal.

Video  —  Posted: June 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I live roughly 15 miles, as the crow flies, from the Little Sand fire, here in Colorado.  The situation is pretty dismal: temperatures are the hottest of the year and rising; humidity is negligible; the winds continue to pick up speed; and there is no relief in the foreseeable future.  I must say…things are getting a bit hairy around here. 

These types of situations predictably breed the vocalizations of the local religiously insane.  “Pray for rain!”  “Pray for the wind to stop!”  “Pray for the fire to die out!”  ….and I can hear it already: “Thank you Jesus for stopping this fire!”

Uggghhh.  This crap really gets under my skin.  Allow me to remind everyone that praying has never resulted in a single instance of divine assistance, or any measureable change in circumstances whatsoever.  Just ask the States of Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Arizona, and the other whackadoo executive and legislative bodies of government that recently felt the need to waste their time partaking in such nonsense.  Instead of pretending like you are doing something by praying, I suggest that you really do something, like filming the contents of your house and preparing your family for the unfortunate possibility of evacuation. 

Allow me to further remind you that when this fire is put out, it certainly won’t be due to some imaginary skydaddy.  Credit should be given where credit is due….to the 175 plus firefighters currently on the ground, the air support, the red cross assistance, the emergency responders, and all who actually put the damned thing out.

I don’t know how many more times I can listen to this mumbo jumbo.  I am certainly open to suggestions on how to respond to people telling me to pray.  The first numbskull that thanks Jesus when it is all over just might get a piece of my mind.

Knuckle-dragging, mouth breathing, science-hating, zombie-loving republicans just cannot resist the urge to force their religious mumbo jumbo on the rest of society, via the law.

Not to be outdone by quack Senator Vitter’s senate version, 39 of the quacks in the House have introduced a resolution to allow school boards to pray, while in session.  Brilliant!

Here are some snippets:

Whereas the United States was founded on the principle of freedom of religion and not freedom from religion;

Resolved, That the House of Representatives… expresses support for the voluntary practice of prayer at the beginning of meetings of legislative bodies and other deliberative public bodies, including school board meetings.

…the practice of opening sessions of legislative bodies and other deliberative public bodies with prayer is so deeply embedded in the history and tradition of the United States that it has become part of the fabric of society

Brought to you by the same jackasses who brought you freedom fries…Whoopee!

…if you could live in a world of metaphors and flexible interpretations?  A place where you could metaphorically explain away anything in your life instruction manual that does not suit your needs?

Too bad there is no such thing.  Instruction manuals for your meaning are bullshit.

Doubly for anyone who claims they know how to interpret them…

This is a wonderful video featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson. This is the stuff that atheists and skeptics deal in.

Pretending that your life is prepared, watched over, and cherished by some supernatural creature is also called ‘escaping reality.’

Video  —  Posted: June 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
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If her pastor said that she could stand in front of a bus…she would do it.

Video  —  Posted: May 31, 2012 in Uncategorized