Search results for "silly"

My Happy Holiday post

With the holidays coming up, I'm going to be holed up in a cottage with my family far away from the civilized world. This of course means during the next week, there will be no posts while I enjoy the yuletide celebrations. If you're on the Internet looking for my words of wisdom, you're fresh out of luck. After the holidays, I'll be recording a special podcast. I ask all of you fans to write in and submit ...

Read more

The Santa experiment

I don't have any children, although like any young adult, I've often contemplated how I would raise my own. I never particularly liked Christmas, and I always felt it unwise and deceitful to teach my children the rather silly notion of Santa Claus. The big bearded guy stands for many of the values I do not believe in; mainly the capitalist, consumerist attitude I feel is quickly destroying our planet. Recen ...

Read more

The vampire next door

Vampires have been part of human folklore in almost every culture and civilization. Creatures who suck life blood, energy, or souls have a long history of being cautionary tales against trusting strangers, against eating the dead, or simply an excuse to fear the dark. Although some cultures have very different ideas about how vampires operate, the modern Nosferatu legend is almost exclusively based on 18th ...

Read more

Homeopathy; a story of dilution

I am often reminded one does not win popularity contests when attempting to shatter the delusions of others. I can certainly appreciate the fact no one wants to believe that they might be wrong, especially if this belief represents a form of comfort. It is then that I carefully remind people the truth is not a matter of popularity; we have plenty of examples in history of when popular beliefs have been held ...

Read more

Children in Nigeria victims of superstition

In a small village in Nigeria, a little boy of 5 years of age is frightened and confused. His mother and father have abandoned him; their normally loving embrace will never be felt again. The other villagers are angry, and some of them throw stones at him. He does not cry. Part of him has accepted his fate, and the rejection of his loved ones is enough to make the boy numb. The only question in his mind is ...

Read more

Christian apologists make me sick

Question: The Old Testament quite clearly states the Israelites were ordered by God to kill the Canaanites. Every man, woman, and child was to be slaughtered. If this story is historical truth, and God really did issue this command, is he not then admonishing genocide? This is the very same question asked of Dr. Willian Craig, a research professor of Philosophy and the proud owner of ReasonableFaith.org. If ...

Read more

Two-faced baby worshiped in India

I've written a few articles on many of the strange superstitions that run rampant in India. Luckily, this one is a much less harmful (especially compared to witch burnings), although still just as damn weird. It seems a baby was born near New Delhi that has two faces, and now the locals believe she is the reincarnation of a god. Since I don't like being a depressing atheist killjoy all the time, I'll tell y ...

Read more

The Good Atheist 006

Although I'm a little late posting up the podcast, it was definitely well worth it! This week, my guest is Tom, filling in after the mysterious disappearance of Ryan. We'll be talking about the 'lost' continent of Atlantis, as well as hear some great stories from my traveling friend, as he recounts his experiences around the world! For those of you wondering what website we were talking about during the pod ...

Read more

Atlantis contest

I'll be recording the podcast a little later in the week, but I thought I might ask my readers to participate in a little contest. It's very simple: in the upcoming show, I'll be talking a little bit about the legend of Atlantis. I recently watched this video, and was completely awestruck by just how ludicrous and ridiculous the claims are. In fact, they are so out there, my contest is to dare anyone to mak ...

Read more

How big is heaven anyway?

There are some people who behave in such a strange manner, and believe in such terrifyingly silly things, that you have to take a moment in your day to see for yourself the depth of man's delusions. This week, an interesting video was presented to me, where a supposed expert makes his predictions as to the relative size of heaven. His conclusion: heaven is about 7,000,000 times bigger than New York. At firs ...

Read more
Scroll to top