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Go to: All aboard the atheist bus campaign

Russell's Teapot's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by Russell's Teapot

I'm not British, so I'm technically not allowed to say this, but that's bloody brilliant.

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:35:00 UTC | #254477

Go to: Bulldozers tear down giant religious teapot

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Anti-teapot bigotry! These curs need to be stopped!

Tue, 04 Mar 2008 12:23:00 UTC | #131375

Go to: Hitchens and Boteach Debate on God

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It was interesting to see Hitchens debate a Jew, as opposed to the only other of his debates I've seen, which was with D'Souza. The simple reason being that Schmuley made the requisite 'no morality without religion argument' and of course justified it with the 10 Commandments. I felt it would have been appropriate here for Hitchens to say something like "Really? In the last debate I was in, I was told that morality came from Jesus! Whom am I to believe?!"

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 00:32:00 UTC | #120411

Go to: 10 cc of atheism

Russell's Teapot's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by Russell's Teapot

Was that Sarah Silverman's sister?

Sat, 09 Feb 2008 19:59:00 UTC | #118401

Go to: Sharia law in UK is 'unavoidable'

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He stresses that "nobody in their right mind would want to see in this country the kind of inhumanity that's sometimes been associated with the practice of the law in some Islamic states; the extreme punishments, the attitudes to women as well".
Sometimes? What Sharia-ruled countries is he looking at?

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 12:37:00 UTC | #117591

Go to: God vs. Gridiron

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I'm just curious- how much studying does the average rugby player have to do for a given game?

Sun, 03 Feb 2008 00:00:00 UTC | #115142

Go to: There Are No Ghosts in Your Brain

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"But I expect there are just a few little men in there, aren't there?" -Douglas Adams

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 22:20:00 UTC | #114645

Go to: MySpace: No place for Atheists?

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Do we really want atheism associated with MySpace? It's owned by Rupert Mur-dick and the whole point seems to be to have a website that will let you relive the days of crappy HTML websites and garish web styling.

By the way, anyone that has an account on Digg- digg this article!

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:15:00 UTC | #112781

Go to: Dawkins is third most prolific internet Briton

Russell's Teapot's Avatar Jump to comment 32 by Russell's Teapot

Well, this list was a strong reminder that I almost never listen to British musical artists :)

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 13:47:00 UTC | #112162

Go to: 'Irrational Atheist' trounces God-deniers

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I came across this on my atheism Google News feed and just stopped when I got to the word "shrill". Fleeeeeeeea...

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:23:00 UTC | #111893

Go to: A Letter From Hell

Russell's Teapot's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by Russell's Teapot

(Unless I'm missing it) this needs the little "The site this came from allows commenting! You should tell them what you think!" blurb. Funny comments and/or clever usernames encouraged :)

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 23:34:00 UTC | #110383

Go to: A Letter From Hell

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The scariest thing about that was the text scrolling too fast in the beginning.

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 23:11:00 UTC | #110373

Go to: Ask Mitt what he thinks

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That's what the big feet were intelligently designed for, obviously.

Mon, 21 Jan 2008 16:27:00 UTC | #108832

Go to: The OUT Campaign has its own Flea!

Russell's Teapot's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by Russell's Teapot

Is it even possible for 80+% of the US population to be 'in the closet'? That's a huge-ass closet, right there.

Next up: campaigns for right-handed people to show their natural dexterity.

Wed, 02 Jan 2008 21:05:00 UTC | #101398

Go to: Carl Sagan's COSMOS begins airing on Jan 8th

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The Discovery Science channel (usually just the 'Science Channel' on TV guides) is much different from the Discovery Channel.

Discovery Channel has sadly shifted to lowest common denominator programming and the only thing usually worthwhile to watch there is Mythbusters. The Science Channel actually has interesting and informative programming. They had a mini Cosmos marathon on Christmas day and have an interesting show about renewable energy late at night.

Over winter break all I've been watching on TV is the Science Channel with a bit of Futurama and Military Channel sprinkled in :)

Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:40:00 UTC | #99864

Go to: New journal to target education in evolution

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I wonder if he understands, for instance, why vaccines need to keep up with evolving microorganisms, or why it's important to complete a course of antibiotics.
I'm fairly certain that Ron Paul believes some sort of garbage about government vaccine conspiracies, or at least thinks it's a major affront to American liberty to *gasp* have mandatory vaccinations. So it wouldn't be at all surprising if his ignorant views on evolution at least partially contributed to some of the bullshit he pushes.

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 06:58:00 UTC | #99018

Go to: How to refute Creationist with only a bucket of feces

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Reminds me of a Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic:
http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=934#comic

And another good one on creationism:
http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1019#comic

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 22:20:00 UTC | #98944

Go to: Priest who committed suicide for rebirth cremated

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CNN is cremating people now?

;)

Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:33:00 UTC | #98260

Go to: Survey finds most Americans believe Jesus born of virgin

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Anyone else notice that the percentage of people who believed in each little Bible story decreased seemingly as a function of how famous the story is? You get huge amounts of people believing in Jesus' virgin birth, then 69% for water into wine, and down to 49% for Samson and Delilah.

Edit: Well now that I think of it, according to my hypothesis Adam and Eve should be higher than that, though they did throw in the bit about the literal devil...Maybe just a function of how the polling questions were asked. How else do you explain 15% virgin birth belief in atheists and agnostics?

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 11:08:00 UTC | #97581

Go to: The Four Horsemen: on Christmas

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Blu-ray? Are those the odd discs that only people with PS3s buy? ;)

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 20:10:00 UTC | #95325

Go to: Except for Dr. Richards cat...

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Next they'll be crossbreeding PYGMIES + DWARFS!

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 21:33:00 UTC | #94632

Go to: THE FOUR HORSEMEN - Available Now on DVD!

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I was going to ask if Hitch ever combs his hair, but decided to do a Google images search first and I've decided that he can keep it uncombed :)

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 20:03:00 UTC | #94326

Go to: Voyager 2 probe reaches solar system boundary

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But scientists missed observing the crucial moment because the sensitive radio dishes on Earth needed to hear the spacecraft's transmissions did not happen to be listening at the time.

That's because the dishes are in high demand for other missions, such as Cassini, and therefore cannot listen to the Voyagers around the clock. The Voyagers cannot store their observations onboard, so they are lost forever if they are not relayed to Earth as they are made.

Next step: develop faster than light travel so that we can catch up with those signals ;)

Wed, 12 Dec 2007 22:05:00 UTC | #93448

Go to: The art of the soluble

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It's like they all just pick their arguments out of a hat full of little paper slips; I must have read a thousand of these and not a single one of them seems to have an original thought.

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 22:51:00 UTC | #91248

Go to: Mitt Romney's Faith In America address (as prepared for delivery)

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Ol' Mitt is certainly no JFK.

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:04:00 UTC | #90657

Go to: Fox: 'Atheist Outrage' over holiday 'Tree of Knowledge'

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"Meeranmar"? No, I don't know about that place, Mr. Catholic. It sounds like it's in the same situation as Myanmar, though.

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 11:26:00 UTC | #90387

Go to: Sherri Shepherd needs to go away now

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I feel confident that however this woman dies, she will be a Darwin Award candidate.

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 00:02:00 UTC | #90197

Go to: Bah, Hanukkah

Russell's Teapot's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by Russell's Teapot

Umm, Mr Monkey, have you not read the old testament ?

Took the words right out of my mouth!

And if I recall correctly, the modern Jewish state has an extensive record of conquering and abusing its neighbors.

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 18:39:00 UTC | #90149

Go to: Why Science Can't Save the Republican Party

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This article should be "Why [any noun] Can't Save the Republican Party". They've been beyond hope since Reconstruction.

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 18:16:00 UTC | #89035

Go to: Double-checking Dawkins

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I'm pleasantly surprised that this wasn't from some creationut who checked it and decided Dawkins was wrong about the entire book based on finding that he typed the wrong bits :)

Sat, 01 Dec 2007 20:03:00 UTC | #88661