Some good questions about our financial system

February 28, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/business/economy/27norris.html?_r=2&ref=business

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Yet more funny atheist satire

February 28, 2009


Yet more

February 28, 2009


More parodies

February 28, 2009


Great satire of creationism

February 28, 2009


Great comment by Andrew Sullivan

February 28, 2009

27 Feb 2009 05:58 pm Christianists And Porn Surprise! There’s a significant correlation between consumption of online porn and Christianism: Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year’s presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the lowest 10 favoured Barack Obama. Residents of 27 states that passed laws banning gay marriages boasted 11% more porn subscribers than states that don’t explicitly restrict gay marriage… States where a majority of residents agreed with the statement “I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage,” bought 3.6 more subscriptions per thousand people than states where a majority disagreed. A similar difference emerged for the statement “AIDS might be God’s punishment for immoral sexual behaviour.” Utah is the country’s single biggest consumer of online porn. You’ve got to love those Mormons.

I wonder what it is like in the Muslim world?  Must be out of sight.  Just goes to show that the more we repress sex the more it come out indirectly.


Interesting debate on Aethism

February 25, 2009

An interesting debate on atheism is found here.

Some interesting comments were raised.  There was a general consensus that altho they did not believe in religion they still enjoy and appreciate religious art and have no desire to destroy it.  They leave that task to religious groups.  They can enjoy and even get lost in the beauty of religious art without believing in it.

One comment I did not agree with among the comentators was that all religions are equally bad.  I think that there is a spectrum from very dangerous (radical Islam) to fairly benign (mainline Protestant or Buddhism) with a lot in between (Christianity in general), and that for our safety and that of our civilization it is important to make distinctions.