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Go to: The Internet: Where religions come to die

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 107 by gyokusai

I'd also think that Thunderf00t's premise is overly optimistic, but it won't hurt to try and use this medium as an opportunity to achieve just that. And of course, the message that religion is child abuse should be spread in every possible way.

^_^J.

http://twitter.com/gyokusai/status/13059410942

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:33:00 UTC | #463870

Go to: The trouble with homeopathy

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 112 by gyokusai

It boggles the mind that such tests haven’t been done already.

°_°J.

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 20:10:00 UTC | #443904

Go to: A mid-ocean read

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I copied the Comments on this thread to Sarah (she can't get on the web at sea, only eMail) and she replied, "Please pass on my thanks/hellos to your blogerati".

Richard


Cool, thank you! And to Sarah all the best! :-)

^_^J.

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 21:31:00 UTC | #384743

Go to: A mid-ocean read

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by gyokusai

Speechless. So wonderful.

^_^J.

Sun, 26 Jul 2009 17:29:00 UTC | #382382

Go to: RDF TV - Nebraska Vignettes #3 - Comparing the Human and Chimpanzee Genomes

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I love this series. Its snack size comes in handy if you don't have much time, they're well thought-out, and beautifully executed by Josh. Richard's just lovely, and I'm not exactly missing any well-worn interview questions (not to speak of live callers).

^_^J.

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:14:00 UTC | #379856

Go to: [UPDATE 6-16] Support Simon Singh

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Let's go spread the news!

Laughing stock, indeed.
°_^J.


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Ain't faith just lovely?

Thu, 04 Jun 2009 14:51:00 UTC | #367722

Go to: Five minutes with: Richard Dawkins

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by gyokusai

Must... distribute... ;-)

"general anaesthetic," I like that.

^_^J.

Sat, 16 May 2009 01:41:00 UTC | #360616

Go to: Interview met Darwins Rottweiler

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by gyokusai

Cairnarvon sez:
Terzake uses that music and that cutting a lot. It's not intended to scare, it's just part of the general theme. [...] That's what you get for hiring arts students who think a regular interview is too plain to keep people's attention.


Okay, explains a lot.

^_^J.

Sat, 02 May 2009 17:35:00 UTC | #355640

Go to: Interview met Darwins Rottweiler

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by gyokusai

But it's not just the music, it's also the camera angles, the cuts, the black & white takes... makes me think they had in mind to make the clip as sinister as possible.

Doesn't work a bit of course, because there's nothing sinister whatsoever about Richard, telling them straightforwardly what's what!

^_^J.

Sat, 02 May 2009 15:30:00 UTC | #355613

Go to: Interview met Darwins Rottweiler

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Indeed, the music is puzzling...

^_^J.

Sat, 02 May 2009 15:16:00 UTC | #355606

Go to: Evolution cannot explain existence of creationists, concedes Dawkins

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by gyokusai

The NRA bit cracked me up. Hilarious!

^_^J.

Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:37:00 UTC | #347308

Go to: The meaning of freedom

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@Jeremy didn't the UK recently kick their blasphemy law? Wouldn't that be an even more rigorous "defamation of religion" law, and especially one that is now off the table?

^_^J.

Sat, 04 Apr 2009 08:21:00 UTC | #343801

Go to: The meaning of freedom

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The contrast between what the title of the body proclaims to be about, "human" rights, and what the resolution is about, defamation of "religions," should be immediate cause for alarm on the side of all Western democracies.

Somehow, I can't hear the outcry.

^_^J.

Sat, 04 Apr 2009 08:10:00 UTC | #343797

Go to: New Scientist flips the bird at scientists, again

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mordacious1 sez:
Let's not get "New Scientist" confused with "Scientific American".


Indeed, let's not.

I also think a boycott is in order. Plus, it found its place in my ongoing "Ain't faith just lovely?" series.

Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:20:00 UTC | #338029

Go to: Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 123 by gyokusai

Laurie Fraser sez:
"Science builds these buses. Religion blows them up."


Whoa, that's pretty badass.

Feels a bit close to the bone though; there was a time in my life when I was commuting pretty regularly on the Egged line #405 between TA and JER, and in '95/'96 that wasn't exactly fun.

^_^J.

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 14:29:00 UTC | #316422

Go to: Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 81 by gyokusai

Richard sez:
Well, I don't think it is destined to appear on a real bus, but I LOVE it. It is viral, which means it won't need to go an a bus.


Right! Let's get this viral! I already put it on Twitter about an hour ago.

Proliferaaate!!!

^_^J.

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 12:52:00 UTC | #316345

Go to: Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 78 by gyokusai

Allright, allright. All the arguments against this slogan do have a point, of course. So I wouldn't use it for public advertising and such.

But we could put it to good use by employing it in a good-atheist, bad-atheist routine!

Can't wait to get started :-) For the first case that comes up, I get to play the bad atheist, 'kay?

What? Oh come on! It's only fair! I was the one, after all, who came up with this idea! You get to do the bad atheist next time. No worry.

;-)

^_^J.

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 12:45:00 UTC | #316335

Go to: Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 52 by gyokusai

@Quine 331746

That's true, right.

Also, they might be already too close then to use projectile weapons, which might be a good thing.

^_^J.

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 12:03:00 UTC | #316283

Go to: Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 45 by gyokusai

@quine that's awesome. Let's hope the print quality's good enough so people will be able to read the slogan without having to bury their noses in your chest! :-)

^_^J.

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:48:00 UTC | #316270

Go to: Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by gyokusai

@Quine Yeah thanks but, y'know, that question's been meant to be on the rhetorical side quite a bit!

^_^J.

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:24:00 UTC | #316249

Go to: Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by gyokusai

Dang this is good.

http://twitter.com/gyokusai/status/1167421926

This has to be proliferated ASAP, whether it's a good idea for bus advertising or no.

^_^J. (awed)

EDIT: So what. Let's offend, for goodness' sake!

POSTEDIT: So where's the tee-shirt. Why does it take so long?!?

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:59:00 UTC | #316237

Go to: 'The Genius of Charles Darwin' wins 'Best Documentary Series' at the British Broadcast Awards 2009!

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by gyokusai

Whoa! Congratulations, Richard!

It's well deserverd.

And it's so cool!!!

^_^J.

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:46:00 UTC | #310489

Go to: The religious find a friend in the law

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by gyokusai

In what way, exactly, does Gareth Jones, "professor of Christian Theology at Canterbury Christ Church University," have any "claim of expertise in the area"?

I wonder.

^_^J.

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:59:00 UTC | #302369

Go to: Richard Dawkins on board with a pro-atheist message

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by gyokusai

Indeed!

Now, back on topic, I wouldn't call "enjoy your life" hedonistic, and even if it were, I don't think that would necessarily be a bad thing. Plus, "Spend your life doing good," in the context of religulous overkill, sounds a bit like what advertisers are fond of calling a "me too!" message---and some idiots might even swoop down on it as a "me too! but cheaper!" and foam about it.

I think some "cross-over" might have done nicely though. For example:

"There's probably no God. Now stop worrying, do good, and enjoy your life."


Or maybe:

"There's probably no God. Now stop worrying, enjoy your life, and help others enjoy their lives too."


Or something along these lines.

^_^J.

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 22:19:00 UTC | #302303

Go to: Richard Dawkins on board with a pro-atheist message

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by gyokusai

Yeah looking forward to that, too! But I'm also anxious to see that children's book Richard's been talking about for quite some time now...

I mean, look at the 1991 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures! Isn't it lovely how Richard talks with children? This book is going to be, like, totally marvelous.

^_^J.

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 21:36:00 UTC | #302284

Go to: Richard Dawkins on board with a pro-atheist message

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by gyokusai

Nice! And I liked the insertion of "probably" from the start, for the same reasons that Richard now cites.

I love this campaign.

^_^J.

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 21:25:00 UTC | #302277

Go to: Atheist bus adverts could lead to watchdog ruling on God's existence

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 37 by gyokusai

Richard sez:
I think it might be rather a good thing if the Advertising Standards Agency does indeed rule against us, on the grounds that we cannot substantiate the statement that there's probably no god. It would set a wonderful precedent. It should mean that just about every statement about God that is ever made by a clergymen would have to be banned on the same grounds.
Richard


That would be something indeed. Means, we can't lose. Barring, of course, the Advertising Standards Authority weaseling their way out of this and banning the ad over some surreal technicality or other.

^_^J.

Fri, 09 Jan 2009 10:39:00 UTC | #301118

Go to: Atheist bus ad campaign provokes bitterness in Barcelona

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 41 by gyokusai

Probablemente Dios no existe. Deja de preocuparte y goza de la vida.


How sweet that sounds! I love the Spanish language.

What we should set up, possibly, is a place where we can collect translations for this slogan in every language known to humankind, no?


@Rosbif Priceless! LOL!

^_^J.

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 03:22:00 UTC | #300104

Go to: Richard Dawkins explains his 'Scarlet A' lapel pin - The Out Campaign

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by gyokusai

That was totally cute. Thank you, Josh!

^_^J.

Mon, 22 Dec 2008 18:43:00 UTC | #290742

Go to: Is Yahweh a Moral Monster?

gyokusai's Avatar Jump to comment 50 by gyokusai

The new atheists are certainly rhetorically effective, but I would contend that they have not handled the biblical texts with proper care


Huh, must have slipped into the wrong article while I wasn't paying attention...

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/12/the_courtiers_reply.php

^_^J.

Edit: divalent Oh, so you did too? The strangest thing.

Sun, 21 Dec 2008 04:12:00 UTC | #290081