Friday, March 22, 2013

Wine and Chinese ambition

Looking forward to watching this..

A load of betty swallocks...

Superb work as ever from Crispian Jago, click on the image to see a larger version.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Can't beat a bit of bull y..

Well, come on, it does look like him!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

You might be a hypocrite if...

I like this line of thinking from soggymog.

It never ceases to amaze me how fragmented and splintered most religious thinking is; for me it simply seems so much more likely and logical that there isn't enough evidence to sufficiently show any of it is true. Anyway, regardless of your view take a look at the following list of potentially hypocritical statements that are frequently made by religious apologists and see if you agree that they are (the ones in italics at the bottom are some extra ones I thought of after reading soggymogs' list).
  • You don't accept evolution but you take antibiotics.
  • You believe in the Young-Earth creation story but use petrol.
  • You credit an omnipotent, omniscient being with all the good stuff, but blame him for none of the bad stuff.
  • You believe in your god on the grounds that it can't be disproved, but think invisible unicorns, the Flying Spaghetti Monster and other deities are silly.
  • You've had life-saving medical treatment and then thanked God for your recovery.
  • You think you're exercising your right to free speech when you tell us we're going to hell and then scream persecution when we tell you your religion's a crock.
  • You believe your magic book is the work of an infallible god, but think you're allowed to overlook the bits on slavery and genocide.
  • You call yourself "pro-life" while supporting war and the death penalty, and opposing gun control, state-funded healthcare and stem-cell research.
  • You claim to believe that God looks after you but you still lock your doors, use seatbelts and take medicines.
  • You tell your congregation homosexuality is an abomination and then turn out to be gay.
  • You think the idea of a loving God who'll torture you for eternity makes sense. (Actually, that one makes you not so much a hypocrite as a moron.)
  • You categorically disavow evolution despite not understanding its most basic principles, like why its not a random process.
  • You say the Old Testament is not to be taken literally... apart from the bits that are.
  • You use Leviticus to argue against marriage equality, while ignoring all the bits about tattoos and trimming your beard.
  • You believe in heaven, but oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide.
  • You believe you'll go to heaven when you die, but you'll fight tooth and nail for that heart surgery.
  • You tell us science is a hoax or doesn't work ON F***ING TWITTER!!!
  • You think God's rules are set in stone and must be obeyed on pain of being sent to hell, but you drive on Sundays and have kids out of wedlock.
  • You think a human foetus has more rights than a human adult.
  • You think other people need God's rules to be moral, but you ignore them yourself.
  • You thank God for saving one life in a disaster that kills dozens or hundreds or thousands of others.
  • You think people need the threat of hell to be moral, and think that makes YOU more moral than us.
  • You accept evolution but still believe in the original sin of two people who can never have existed.
  • You accept all the benefits and perks handed to you on a plate by modern science, but cry like a little child when it shows up the ridiculousness of your religious beliefs.
  • You tell us that God is beyond human comprehension, then give us a list of his pet hates and tell us in detail what'll happen to us if we disobey the rules.

  • You claim that nothing is knowable in order to discount science as a way of knowing things and yet claim to "know" that (insert deity of choice) is the personal saviour of mankind.
  • You claim that science and religion are both equal as ways of knowing the truth and yet for 99% of your life decisions you use the methods of science (i.e. evidence) to make them.
  • You agree that a lot of the stories in your holy book are allegorical and yet selective ones are not, however you provide no reasoning for why some are and some aren't other than blatant alignment to narrow self interest.
  • You claim that your God is eternal and yet you can't possibly get something from nothing.

I'm sure there are some secular/atheistic equivalents out there too, I'll try and construct a list and publish later.

Yay 1000 posts!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Friday, March 01, 2013

History of me

Here's a fun site for a boring Friday afternoon, Yearbook Yourself is where you can upload a photo and then have the software transform your image back over the decades to the 50s, 60s, 70s etc. replete with appropriate hair-do and accessories, see below...

I think I prefer the 50s..