In honor of Christopher Hitchens, I wish to share this classic moment where he compares heaven to North Korea:
Friday, October 21, 2011
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Ricky Gervais is making a show about an atheist in heaven:
Hoping to catch lightning in a bottle twice, British comedian Ricky Gervais – who brought The Office to the USA – is working on a new sitcom called Afterlife.
The show will follow an atheist who goes to heaven and is being developed in partnership with Dexter producer Clyde Phillips.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
A Jewish rabbinical court condemned to death by stoning a stray dog it feared was the reincarnation of a lawyer who insulted its judges, reports say.
The dog entered the Jerusalem financial court several weeks ago and would not leave, reports Israeli website Ynet.
It reminded a judge of a curse passed on a now deceased secular lawyer about 20 years ago, when judges bid his spirit to enter the body of a dog.
The animal is said to have escaped before the sentence was carried out.
One of the judges at the court in the city's ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighbourhood had reportedly asked local children to carry out the sentence...
Saturday, May 21, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Even though it is logically consistent with their beliefs, I still laugh my ass off when Christians attribute horrible disasters to God, and not Satan. And of course, being an event caused by God, they consider it a moral act. In this highly competitive ideological marketplace, the Christian sales pitch is sorely lacking.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Nevermind, this was busted by Snopes (see comments). I wouldn't be surprised though if congregations disavowing any responsibility for catastrophes they prayed for did exist.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Religion is an endangered species and may become extinct in nine nations. Sadly, the United States is not on the list. I hope the US (and every country) gets on the list soon. Atheism could become more popular in the developed world than theism within a generation.
The team took census data stretching back as far as a century from countries in which the census queried religious affiliation: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland.
"In a large number of modern secular democracies, there's been a trend that folk are identifying themselves as non-affiliated with religion; in the Netherlands the number was 40%, and the highest we saw was in the Czech Republic, where the number was 60%," Dr Wiener said.