Tag: Atheist

College Atheists place over 200 God Tombstones

This is fantastic.

So far in Georgia and Wisconsin we’ve now seen Graveyards of the Gods.

Think about this for a moment. There are hundreds of gods that have been relegated to history as mythos. So what’s so special about the current iteration or Abrahamic God?

I suspect that someday in the not too distant future we’ll see old Jehovah/Yahweh/God added to the mythos pile and we’ll move on from there. After all here in the U.S. at least 1/5th of us have moved on from the various Abrahamic sects. Although it is a bit tougher to get out if you practice Islam for the penalty for apostasy in regions under the thumb of Islam is death. And that death comes by stoning, hanging etc. But for Jews and Christians it’s a little bit easier. At least we escape with out lives.

But sure – it does cause some strife particularly if you have religious relatives or co-workers and even bosses. Thankfully the field I’m in has a much higher percentage of atheists than many other fields. It’s really odd when I think about it, why would I.T. people be more socially evolved?

But it isn’t just my chosen profession, but atheists are EVERYWHERE. So I am really happy to see college atheist groups doing things like the Graveyard of the Gods.

So even atheists can go to heaven according to Pope Francis?

When they elected him pope, I knew we were going to hear some interesting things. Pope Francis is a Jesuit after all.

What I know about Jesuits is that they tend more likely than not to be HIGHLY educated. To the point where they’ll even hedge on belief.


Yeah and here’s the thing. As an atheist mine includes no belief in a supreme being, and no belief in heaven or hell. So how is it that if I do good deeds, which I have, I get a free pass according to the Pope?

Something is seriously amiss here.

Post 2001: One Town’s War on Gay Teens

You may well have heard about the Anoka-Hennepin school district. It’s where Michele Bachmann went to school. It’s also where the school board is comprised of clods who have no business being on that board.

Nine suicides in two years. Of the nine, four were LGBT.

I’m sick and tired of the religious bigots out there. You have no right to impose your morality on the rest of a community. And be careful where you tread because I for one want to make sure you all lose your tax exempt status. As I said on a facebook post, tax the churches, if they want to play in the political sphere, it’s their price of admittance.

We’re being beset with religious bigotry lately. Don’t they realize that they are putting the lives of the children at risk with their idiocy? That’s right, at risk. Whether it be a student who is LGBT, or a student who is an atheist, neither group, neigh no student deserves the abuse of bullying and name calling.

But as recent events here in the blue state of RI demonstrate, even the adults are guilty. For example, we have Rep. Peter Palumbo (D) Cranston calling Jessica Ahlquist an “evil little thing”. He said this when she’d won the case to remove a prayer banner in Cranston West High School. I’d expect better from a state representative but then I know who they are and I can tell you, we could do a lot better.

So lets stop the bullying at all levels, including from our elected representatives. There are reps out there who get it. As much as I dislike my state rep, he’s been fairly polite with me so he gets some slack there.

And I too should tone it down a little. I mean after all, my open criticism of people and my occasional use of ad hominem could be construed as bullying. But then, if you deserve a ration of shit, you’re going to get a ratio of it.

In memorial of the students who have taken their own lives due to the stupity of their school board:

Rest in peace. All of you. And know that you have many of we adults out there fighting for you to enjoy an education free of bullying.