Saturday, May 30, 2015

God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales (Unabridged) Full Audiobook

Here is Penn Jillette's book God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales (Unabridged) full audiobook.

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Truth About Viral Charlie Charlie Challenge

"You - or your wayward demonic teens - might have summoned up a malignant Mexican spirit with a couple of pencils. But, thankfully, all is probably well — here's what's really going on in the Charlie Charlie Challenge.

What’s the Charlie Charlie Challenge and where did it come from?

The Charlie Charlie Challenge — or variants of it, known as the pencil game or Charlie pencil — has been around for some time. It’s claimed that the game is an old Mexican tradition, but there’s no trace of that on the internet, but it seems to have been around for years before it took off this week.

To play the game, grab a sheet of paper and draw two lines on it to make a cross. Put a “yes” in the top right and bottom left hand corner, and a “no” in the remaining two.”



Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) discuss on The Young Turks. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

*Read more here Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned — it's gravity

Does Finding a Fossil Change the Mind of a Creationist?

Edgar Nernberg found fish fossils at a construction site that date back 60 million years old. However, Nernberg is a creationist and believes the world is only 6000 years old. Does this change his mind? Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?), Karomo Brown, and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

"An Alberta man who discovered a school of rare fossilized fish while digging up a Calgary basement believes the world was created by God a few thousand years ago.

It's for that reason Edgar Nernberg doesn't think the fossils could possibly be as old as paleontologists are estimating.

"I subscribe to the creationist position, and I believe they were laid down in Noah's flood, about 4,500 years ago. But we agree to disagree."

He's referring to Darla Zelenitsky, the University of Calgary paleontologist who was brought in to examine the five ancient fish.

She says they likely swam in waters about 60 million years ago, which is the age of the Paskapoo Formation, a sheet of rock that lies under the city."

Read more here: Alberta creationist discovers rare fish fossils in basement dig cbc.ca

Philip Pullman on 'The Cuckoo's Nest'

In this talk from the World Humanist Congress in 2014, entitled ‘The Cuckoo’s Nest,’ humanist novelist Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy among other works, discusses imagination and the responsibility of the writer in the context of a weekend of ongoing discussions into freedom of thought and expression.



World Humanist Congress: Plenary Four - Philip Pullman on 'The Cuckoo's Nest'

The Contract: A Chick Tract

Hugo and Jake read about a deal with the Devil that isn't really bad at all. Actually, it's kind of awesome.

That Story Sounds Familiar...

I want to tell you about a myth.

It involves some Gods.

Who create a man.

Who lives in the wild.

Who's naked.

A woman tempts him. He falls for it.



Bad things happen, but he gains knowledge.

Later, the Gods decide to create a worldwide flood to drown everybody. Because they're all sinful.

But they decide to save one man who's righteous.

They order him to build an ark. He could bring on board some humans and a sampling of animals.

The flood comes and submerges everything.

All the other people are killed off.

The Ark lands on a mountain in the Middle East.

You get the idea.

All of that, by the way, is from the Epic of Gilgamesh, written in approximately 2100 BC.

Some people say it influenced the Hebrew Bible.

Some say the Bible influenced Gilgamesh... which makes no sense.

And others say they were both telling stories from a common source before their time.

Either way, the point is that these stories have been around for a long time.

Adam & Eve and Noah's Flood? They're not real. And they sure as hell aren't original.

So if Moses wrote the Book of Genesis, then he was just plagiarizing from cultures that were around long before him.

That applies to pretty much all the Bible stories -- virgin births, performing miracles, a human son of God, resurrecting from the dead -- you can find these stories being told long before Jesus came onto the scene.

The only surprising thing is that people still say the Bible is literally true. Even Christians who dismiss Creationists think the Jesus story is legit. It's not.

But, you know, it's not like pastors ever tell those other stories during church.

Or they just blame Satan for trying to confuse us, I guess.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Opie & Anthony: Creationism

The boys discuss Creationism and Evangelicals and take some calls.

Sharia Law Comes to Walmart, according to Allen West

"Fox News contributor Allen West went to Walmart and thought he was the victim of "Sharia law" because a checkout clerk under the age of 21 couldn't sell him alcohol.

West, a former congressman and head of the think tank National Center for Policy Analysis, wrote a May 11 post originally headlined, "Sharia law comes to Walmart?" He recounted a weekend trip to Walmart, where a "Muslim employee" manning the cash register was unable to sell him alcohol. (West knew he was Muslim because, "being the inquisitive fella I am, I used my additional set of eyes -- glasses -- to see the young checkout man's name. Let me just say it was NOT 'Steve.'")"*



Read more from MediaMatters.org here: Allen West Thought He Was The Victim Of "Sharia Law" At Walmart (He Wasn't)

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks discusses this story

Faith healer is suing a youtuber

A faith healer is suing a youtuber (ThinkingStephtically)for calling him out on his nonsense.



Faith Healer Adam Miller Sues Over Critical YouTube Video, Guaranteeing It Tons Of Attention: Faith Healer Adam Miller Sues Over Critical YouTube Video, Guaranteeing It Tons Of Attention

Atheist trans blogger exposes “snake-oil salesman” faith healer and gets slammed with lawsuit: Atheist trans blogger exposes “snake-oil salesman” faith healer and gets slammed with lawsuit
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...