Penn Jillette on Theism vs Atheism

This is an interesting take on what I’ve always considered to be an argument I didn’t want to be involved in even from a mile away, but I thought I’d share nonetheless.

Full disclosure, I consider myself a Buddhist/Quasi-Atheist in a way. I’m not wholeheartedly part of the Buddhist faith although I’ve retained a lot of the principles. If you need to what “religion” I belong to (if you must stereotype), take a gander at one of my earlier posts.

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Site of the Week: Pantheism.net

I’ve been fascinated with the Pantheism movement for a very long time and this is probably the closest modern, spiritually prefaced, interpretation of the age long idea of not [pooping] where you eat. I.E. Live and let live, responsibly. Pantheism.net is a good resource for people just starting to learning the details.

Are you searching for a path which focuses on Earth in the Cosmos, rather than some imaginary beyond? Are you more concerned with saving the planet than saving your eternal soul?
Do you hunger for a spirituality that respects individual choice rather than pushing prejudice down people's throats, and that values reason rather than fanaticism?
Do you find it impossible to believe in supernatural beings, and difficult to conceive of anything more worthy of the deepest respect than the beauty of Nature or the power and mystery of the Universe?
Do you feel a deep sense of peace and belonging and wonder in the midst of Nature?
If you answered yes to these questions, then you will feel at home in the World Pantheist Movement.

A Scientology Christmas Carol

It’s a day late, but after I read a conversation post by Brianna, this just popped into my head.

Says E-Meter and auditer
TC, came upon a midnight Clear

Observe, MEST, ye Thetan playdough
Will, did you know?

Engage R6 implant level III…
‘O Christmas Tree.

You shall reach OT level II
Pew! Pew!! Pew!

P.S.
Just a little joke, Scientologists. Don’t go all Operation Freakout on me.

Movie of the Week: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Whatever your opinions on the PTL network and evangelism in particular, there’s something oddly fascinating about the type of people who would dedicate a good chunk of their lives toward spreading their faith (with honest intentions or not).

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

I didn’t expect there to be real people behind the evanglism movement as I expected all of them to be money grubbing human sized cardboard cutouts. Well, what do you know… At least one of them turned out to be a real person. Narrated by Ru Paul of all people, this is as surreal and strange a documentary as it is moving.

The Price of Atheism

This is not how most Christians behave. This is an exceptionally bad case of segregation in a small town. Though we do see occasional cases of discrimination among the wider public.

I got an email today with this clip…

I’d like to invite people to see the comments for that video as well. It’s hipocritical psudo-Christians like this that give true believers such a bad name.