Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Link Dump ~ 11/4/11

Guestpost: Losing My (Liberal) Religion The return of Nick!!  Welcome back brother.

Monday Morning Quotes: Bill Hicks

Christoph Adami: Finding life we can't imagine (TED)

The Sagan Series (UPDATED Pt. 8)

Mid Week Rant ~ Henry Rollins

FRC: Pray Against Same-Sex Parents Adopting Children Thank goodness they're praying about it. I was afraid that they were going to take some action to actually stop it.

"In God We Trust" Motto To Be Reauthorized: Take Action Now! These are public employees wasting a ridiculous amount of time and money on this.  What tangible benefit could possibly come from diverting national attention from the pressing issues to this drivel?

The Great Archaeopteryx Debates Continue Relax people.  This is not a debate over whether or not Archaeopteryx existed.  Just the usual nerd banter around the labeling of any transitional form.

Gay Marriage & Church/State Separation: Civil Marriage Must Be Secular “It isn’t good enough for people to argue that same-sex marriage is against God’s will — it’s fine if churches teach this, but no government is under any obligation to legislate in a manner that is consistent with what what any church interprets God’s will to be. Marriage within a religion might be conceived as having been authored by God, but that is not and cannot be the starting basis for civil society. That would be the very essence of what it means to live in a theocracy.”  
~We have said it a thousand times on this blog: Every argument against Same-Sex Marriage is rooted in religion.  That simply cannot be the basis of a civil law in a secular society.

Adam's First Wife: The Story of Lilith Everyone should know this story.

How To Keep Your Child From Becoming An Atheist Try not to answer any questions directly. And for Baal’s sake keep the  Bible away from them if they learn to read before they are sufficiently indoctrinated.  Otherwise their natural curiosity will uncover the truth. If you must give them a bible make sure to keep it interesting. It will keep them off balance for a while.

Asteroid Lutetia is the first pristine relic of a failed planet

Fire Members Of The Congressional Prayer Caucus

China Makes Giant Leap With Space Docking

New Study Touts Success of “Praying Away the Gay” "These results do not prove that categorical change in sexual orientation is possible for everyone or anyone, but rather that meaningful shifts along a continuum that constitute real changes appear possible for some. The results do not prove that no one is harmed by the attempt to change, but rather that the attempt does not appear to be harmful on average or inherently harmful."
~Let’s translate: Not everyone was irrevocably damaged by being told that they are going to burn in Hell for all eternity.  Some were even able to report that on a sliding scale they are now more Seacrest than Simmons.

Making Sense of 7 Billion People

No one expects the Atheist Inquisition!

Something Just Exploded All Over Uranus Hee Hee.

Just a little Hitchslap to start off your weekend.