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

Saturday, March 12, 2011

In this post I correct a common misconception which is "atheist is just another word for looney liberal".

I don't much care for the word "atheist" which means "not a theist". There's no special word for "does not believe in a magical Easter Bunny" so there shouldn't have to be a word for "does not believe in a magical god fairy" because both ideas are equally childish and impossible. So I often call atheists "normal people" which means "not a god-soaked idiot".

There's at least 30 million normal people in Idiot America. Unfortunately many of these normal people are looney liberals. That doesn't mean all normal people don't understand capitalism because millions of normal people are most definitely not looney liberals.

I can almost forgive theists for incorrectly thinking all atheists are looney liberals because the liberals have big mouths. They're always complaining about something, for example when Republicans win elections and then try to save a state government from going bankrupt thanks to the tax-and-spend looney liberals the voters threw out.

If you want to see liberals (pro-science and pro-environment but still looney) and their constant crying go visit PZ's website because they infest that otherwise wonderful blog.

Unlike most Republicans I'm not in favor of wiping out endangered species when it's lucrative to do that, and I'm not in favor of making Idiot America a theocracy like Iran. Republicans have a lot of good ideas like lowering taxes and not wasting taxpayer money for the fun of it, but unfortunately the vast majority of Republicans are science-denying stick-god-in-government assholes.

So when I vote my choice is usually between voting for a theocratic asshole who understands how capitalism works or voting for a pro-reality loony-liberal-cry-baby. And that's one of many reasons why I call my country Idiot America.

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