Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The God Deluded

The God Deluded

List of God-deluded idiots as they appear:
Sir Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, William Shakespeare, Rene Descartes, Sir Robert Boyle, Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Joseph Priestly, Thomas Jefferson, Noah Webster, William Wilberforce, Michael Faraday, George Washington Carver, Albert Einstein, Francis Collins.

Before anyone corrects me: yes, not all of these men were Bible-believing Christians (many were non-religious deists). And yes, simply because these intelligent men believed in God, doesn’t mean God does exist, or that people should believe in him.

However, these men do shatter the stereotype that people who acknowledge the existence of God are unintelligent, irrational, anti-science ignoramuses who are a threat to rational thought and free inquiry.

Here are some other God-believing simpletons you may know of:
Aristotle
Leonardo Da Vinci
Nicholas Copernicus
Michelangelo
Johannes Kepler
John Milton
Blaise Pascal
Baruch Spinoza
John Locke
Immanuel Kant
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
John Stuart Mill
Louis Pasteur
Gregor Mendel
William Thomson Kelvin
Jules Verne
Theodore Roosevelt
Max Planck
T.S. Eliot
J.R.R. Tolkien
William Golding
John F. Kennedy
Charles M. Schulz
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and thousands more...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Socialism

Socialsim

Definition from Merriam-Webster Online.

You can’t tell me that I don’t know what “socialism” means, or what a “socialist” is, or what I’m talking about when I call Obama a “socialist.” What else do you call a man who wants to redistribute wealth through the economic stimulus, or wants “governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods” in the banking and auto industries, or wants universal healthcare which is common in all socialist countries?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Voices Of Reason Video Postponed

Because of other circumstances within my life, my next installment in my “Voices Of Reason” video series (which would have been on Ron Paul) has been postponed until next week.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Atheist Holiday Billboard

Atheist Holiday Billboard

Well, it’s the holiday season, and once again the War on Christmas has begun!

As can be expected, an atheist organization (more specifically, the American Atheists) has erected a holiday billboard. And of course, the billboard has created controversy in the media and among the Christian community. And of course, many atheists are offended that their billboard is receiving so much hate! “Why is it,” they complain to themselves, “that Christians are free to put up their holiday displays and religious billboards without creating controversy, but atheists can’t put up one billboard without being hassled? This is proof that we're a poor, oppressed minority!”

Allow me to place this in perspective, atheists:

Imagine the response from the African-American community if, during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a white supremacist group put up a billboard saying “King is a dead n*****! This year, celebrate white power!”

Or the response from the Jewish Community if, during Chanukah (or any holiday), a Neo-Nazi group put up a billboard saying “The Jews deserved the Holocaust! This year, celebrate the fight against Zionism!”

So should atheists really be surprised about the response from Christians when, during their most cherished holiday marking the birth of their Lord and Savior, an atheist organization puts up a billboard that pretty much translates to “You believe in a fairy tale, and you know it! So this season, give up your stupid religion!”?

Am I saying the atheists have no right to put up their billboard, or any other atheist “holiday” display that spits in the face of religious people and their religion? Of course not! Freedom of speech applies to all speech, even the most hateful and disgusting. I may not agree with this billboard, but I support the right to have it. What I am saying is that atheists shouldn’t be surprised when they receive less than positive feedback about their un-holiday display.