Monday, September 17, 2007

Militant Atheism

Classically Liberal has an interesting post about the motives behind the seemingly recent atheist upheaval.

I would tend to agree that atheists don't normally have anything to bring them together, a lack of belief isn't something that binds people together. But then, just because a group of people were born Christian or Jewish, does that give them any more of a reason to band together? Perhaps just cuz they hold meetings once a week?

I think that atheists actually tend to be of a mindset that we aren't as socially needy. To be an atheist most often requires a bit of independent thought to begin with, and there seems to be a genetic predisposition to a belief in a deity, so perhaps those things go together. Group-think & atheism do not mesh.

But, given a common enemy, atheists are joining together, and raising their voices louder, and hopefully we can continue to speak for everyone's rights to be free from religious oppression.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I <3 Violent Acres

I love V of Today her post of crazy holy-rollers had me in stitches.

If you haven't seen her site, it's often a delightful read, and always captivating. Aside from her professions of being an atheist herself, she has a point of view on the world that I often agree with, or woefully sympathize with. I often wish I knew her, that we could go get lunch together and bitch about the world together. Though I'm sure she'd tire of my bitching quick enough. It's just that the few female friends I have are often too caught up in themselves, or how the world perceives them, to be their own woman, and I imagine V to be someone more inspiring to hang out with.

Did she just say that‽

"Can you believe this shit? Hell has frozen over. Suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now."

I normally find Kathy Griffin quite annoying, but hooray for her to stand up & say this. I really didn't think there was much that would shock the American public these days, but apparently, I was wrong. The broadcast will be censored.

Edited for my bad links!