While talking to myself, as I so often do, I came up with something I just had to share with you all. You know, sometimes I can’t stand this time of the year. It’s not just the rampant commercialism and foaming-at-the-mouth need to buy the coolest and latest gadgets and gifts, and pepper-spraying one another on Black Friday… no, it’s also the fictional War on Christmas™ that the right wing loves to try to convince us is going on all around us.
What if I told you that I could prove that 2 = 1, rendering all of algebra false and meaningless? Check out the work below:
Isn’t that undeniable? Clearly, you can see that by using algebra against itself, I have just proven algebra to be unreliable, because it can give us nonsensical results!
One trend of which I’m seeing more and more lately is the desperate attempt by some fundamentalists out there to redefine the word “bigotry”. Quite a few times lately I’ve seen fundamentalists try to claim that because one is intolerant of bigotry, that means one is a bigot oneself … which is preposterous for many reasons.
Maybe it’s just because I have never had this explained to me properly, but where is the line drawn between what can and what cannot be eaten by vegans, and what is the reasoning behind the placement of said line?
This time, he’s got an interesting article proposing a “rational” argument for the existence of God. Of course, he fails to mention whether it’s his Jewish God, the Christian God, Muslim God, or maybe some amalgamation of the three, often referred to as the “Abrahamic” God.
However, as usual, Rabbi Jacobs’ writing is filled with arguments from ignorance, straw-men arguments, fallacious arguments from authority, and many other logical fallacies. Let’s begin, shall we?
I came across this clip of February 13th’s episode of The Atheist Experience and decided to share it with you.
Not only that, but I decided to transcribe it. One of the commenters on the video page wanted a transcription of Matt’s response, to be translated by himself and shared with others. Since I am in full support of this cause, I decided to take it upon myself to transcribe certain parts by hand.
If you got philosophical problems, I feel bad for ya, son. I got 99 problems, but evil ain’t one!
It all began when a fellow atheist, nicknamed The Thinking Atheist (a redundancy if I ever heard one) released a revamped version of his video, The Story of Suzie, a tale of a Christian woman who prays to God, hasn’t yet realized it’s all futile, thanks God that natural disasters didn’t claim more victims than they already had, and thinks that everything that happens is according to God’s plan. Of course, The Christian Post took offense to TTA’s portrayal of Suzie and people like her.
I absolutely hate it when people tell me that I should be respectful of other people’s beliefs.
Let me get one thing straight: I respect people, on a case-by-case basis, after getting to know them — and there’s no guarantee that I’ll respect everybody. I refuse to respect beliefs because of the harm they have been known to cause.
I shouldn’t have bothered. I really shouldn’t have.
You know the quote that goes, “Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon — it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory”? Well, the same goes for the more dogmatic of global warming deniers. There’s a huge difference between being a skeptic, and being an outright ignorant moron.