If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Can a normal person (AKA atheist) be elected President of the United States of Jeebus? Yes, but only if he or she pretended to be a god-soaked idiot.

I already wrote about a more civilized country, Australia, who has an atheist prime minister.

Unfortunately here in Idiot America a normal person has no chance of being elected president even though there's one normal person in Congress.

However it is possible for an atheist (also known as a person who isn't insane) to be elected president of Idiot America if he or she is willing to pretend to be a gullible moron.

In my opinion President Obama is an expert at being dishonest if that's what it takes to be the leader of hick-infested America. Perhaps this is just wishful thinking but I think President Obama is normal -- he doesn't believe in god fairies.

To my surprise the brilliant author of Why Evolution is True has the same idea here and here.

2 comments:

  1. Hi from Australia. Our very atheist Prime Minister as starting to pander to the gawd botherer's to try obtain a portion of the conservative vote. She, her party and her government refuse to consider gay marriage, they have expanded the High Schools Chaplaincy Program, which is a cheap and nasty way of getting un-trained councilors into schools in the hope of averting youth suicide and will not consider reconsidering the tax exempt status of just about anything that calls itself 'religious'. I'm very disappointed with the PM.

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  2. Perhaps she's not perfect but America would be lucky to have her run our country. I love her accent by the way. I love Australia.

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