Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Link Dump 01/11/13

Our Stuff
Religion Doesn't Kill People. Religious People Kill People Steve talks about honor among thieves, and how the thieves' guild, and their particular creed, can't be blamed for it's members' actions.
Boxed In  Adam sings "Don't Fence Me In."

4 Kinds of Movement Atheist  A good read.  We had a satirical version of this by Andy from Laughing in Purgatory last August.  He predicted A+.  Just sayin'.
None Means None (Not Atheist, Agnostic, Unbeliever...)  Because that's just the way it is.

Jesus Was A Dirty, Dirty God  Saying your god-man-thing had dysentery isn't making the story any more believable.  Sorry.  Try again.
Religious trends increase need for tolerance for all  A good letter from the editors on the recent FFRF complaint in Chambersburg, PA.  The complaint was due to religious songs and a live nativity performed by the school Glee Club.  For credit.
Washington National Cathedral Announces It Will Hold Same-Sex Weddings meh.
Pope says Catholic Church must stand firm against “intolerant agnosticism”
A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty-first Century
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) Sends Another Letter to the Mayor of Taunton, MA
$29 for the Body Gospel Complete Workout Program with Shipping Included ($94.85 Total Value). Free Returns Is "faith based fitness" like "praying away the gay"? ACTUAL SENTENCE: “ Each workout begins with a prayer before transitioning into cross-training and muscle-toning workouts that exponentially increase one's ability to punch through the Earth's crust.”
Muslims engage in quest to understand evolution I wasn't sure which section to put this in at first, but then I re-read the article.
Pope worries about gap between the rich and poor Bahahaha! <wipesawaytearsoflaughter> I'm sure it's keeping him up at night. aheh.

Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths, Japan scientists report  Release the...just kidding.
Future Mars Astronauts May Be Sleepy, Bored and Crabby
New Technique Can Sequence Entire Genome From Single Cell
Billions of Earthlike Planets Crowd Milky Way?
Scientists Create Temperatures Colder Than Absolute Zero  This may be colder than the evidence trail for the resurrection of Jesus.
Doctors Turn to Genetics to Search for Cancer’s Achilles’ Heel
Rogue Planet Confirmed Orbiting Around ‘Eye of Sauron’
2,000-Year-Old Eye Treatment Recovered From Tuscan Shipwreck For when the Eye of Sauron gets all goopy.
Flu Season Worse This Year...  Of course, me being me, I couldn't not post this.  Get your shots, motherfuckers.

The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History
AHA Sends 535 Jefferson Bibles To Congress  I have mixed feelings about this.
"Atheist" Isn't A Dirty Word, Congresswoman  Hey, I agree with Chris Stedman.  I guess anything is possible!
Marijuana Legalization Legislation Pre-Filed In Pennsylvania  I don't see this coming anywhere close to passing.  Then again, I did just agree with Chris Stedman.
Fox’s ‘The Five’: Algebra Is Liberal Terrorism
Anti-Gay Pastor Withdraws From Inaugural Program What the fuck is Obama thinking!?  First Rick Warren, then this guy!?
House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Die  Along with the women who will die, physically and emotionally, due to weaker prosecution of assholes.
Chuck Hagel's Evolution on Gay Rights Is Tearing the Log Cabin Republicans Apart  Can someone please explain the existence of the Log Cabin Republicans?  Seriously, they’re like some paradoxical mythological creature, kind of like three persons in one god.
Anti-Jewish, Anti-Gay Comic Distributed at Military Bases Worldwide From US to Iraq and Afghanistan