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posted on 1.16.11
“And thank you to God for making me an atheist.”
From: Ricky Gervais. (via thedailywhat)

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posted on 1.8.11

thedailywhat:

In Case You Missed It of the Day: World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse “Pluto Killer” Tyson explains to Stephen Colbert and viewers named Bill O’Reilly what really makes sea levels rise and fall.

(Spoiler Alert: It’s not God.)

[colbert.]

Once again, silly religious arguments are defeated by SCIENCE!

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posted on 12.23.10
I don’t like to do this anymore, but…
THIS. SO MUCH THIS.

I don’t like to do this anymore, but…

THIS. SO MUCH THIS.

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posted on 12.20.10 Today’s Big Read of the Day: A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais

thedailywhat:

Why I’m an atheist:

But anyway, there I was happily drawing [Jesus] when my big brother Bob asked, “Why do you believe in God?” Just a simple question. But my mum panicked. “Bob” she said in a tone that I knew meant, “Shut up.” Why was that a bad thing to ask? If there was a God and my faith was strong it didn’t matter what people said.

Oh … hang on. There is no God. He knows it, and she knows it deep down. It was as simple as that. I started thinking about it and asking more questions, and within an hour, I was an atheist.

[speakeasy.]

Since the beginning of recorded history, which is defined by the invention of writing by the Sumerians around 6000 years ago, historians have cataloged over 3700 supernatural beings, of which 2870 can be considered deities.

So next time someone tells me they believe in God, I’ll say “Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra?…” If they say “Just God. I only believe in the one God”, I’ll point out that they are nearly as atheistic as me. I don’t believe in 2,870 gods, and they don’t believe in 2,869.

I always thought Ricky Gervais was awesome, but this further cements that belief.

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posted on 12.3.10 it’s ok to wish me a merry christmas

inthefade:

If the War on Christmas actually exists, I’ve been sitting it out. Please, feel free to wish me a Merry Christmas even though I’m not religious. I don’t expect you to replace it with a generic Happy Holidays. I don’t care if there’s a nativity in front of your store.  I don’t mind if children sing Silent Night. I know there are anti-Christmas grinches around. Just because I’m not a participant in your religion doesn’t mean I expect you to stop celebrating it in front of me. I want to embrace your joy and your season. 

To quote Bill Murray in Scrooged:

“It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”

So go ahead, wish me a Merry Christmas.

[there’s more; click through to read it all]

Same here. I was raised Hindu, but I’m completely agnostic — and yet I love this time of year.

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posted on 11.9.10
captainwaycool:

Ramayana: Divine Loophole, a gorgeous retelling of a Hindu epic by Pixar animator Sanjay Patel. Purchased immediately after a mere glance at the front cover. Considering cancelling my order from Amazon and picking it up from a brick-and-mortar bookseller this afternoon. Love at first sight is real! (For books!)

As someone who’s not religious but was raised Hindu, this looks bad-ass.

captainwaycool:

Ramayana: Divine Loophole, a gorgeous retelling of a Hindu epic by Pixar animator Sanjay Patel. Purchased immediately after a mere glance at the front cover. Considering cancelling my order from Amazon and picking it up from a brick-and-mortar bookseller this afternoon. Love at first sight is real! (For books!)

As someone who’s not religious but was raised Hindu, this looks bad-ass.

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posted on 9.15.10
“What did I think about the decision to construct a “mosque” this close to ground zero? I thought it was a no-brainer. Of course it should be built there. I sometimes wonder if those people fighting so passionately against Park51 can fathom the diversity of those who died at ground zero. Do we think no Muslims died in the towers? My husband, Eddie Torres, killed on his second day of work at Cantor Fitzgerald while I was pregnant with our first child, was a dark-skinned Latino, often mistaken for Pakistani, who came here illegally from Colombia. How did “9/11 victim” become sloppy shorthand for “white Christian”?”
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posted on 9.10.10
The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh?

The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh?

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