Han Solo

Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. Han Solo

So, all the non-reasoning commentors will say: “but the force was real so Han was wrong”.  Han was right to be skeptical about the force and would have been wrong to have accepted its existence on Obi Wan’s argument from personal credulity.  Once it is shown to him he doesn’t have to believe it, he can simply accept the valid, verifiable evidence presented.

No, it’s not from The Onion. It’s from NOM.

ANTI-GAY ACTIVISTS LOOKING FOR GLAMOROUS, UNINTELLIGENT CELEBRITIES TO ADVANCE THEIR CAUSE
It sounds like a headline from the Onion, but strategy documents uncovered yesterday, from the nation’s most prominent anti-gay marriage group, the National Organization for Marriage

Seeking Glamorous, non-cognitive elites: are you an artist, athlete, writer, beauty queen or other non-intellectual glamorous celebrity. Help wanted ASAP! Contact: National Organization for Marriage.

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… [N]othing left but a dull, cold, scientific world.

Some believers accuse skeptics of having nothing left but a dull, cold, scientific world. I am left with only art, music, literature, theatre, the magnificence of nature, mathematics, the human spirit, sex, the cosmos, friendship, history, science, imagination, dreams, oceans, mountains, love and the wonder of birth. That’ll do for me. Lynne Kelly

This Modern World: Female Orgasm

A new culture-war controversy explodes!
A new culture-war controversy explodes!
The pursuit of the orgasm leads women to have sex – – which leads to abortions!
And that’s why the female orgasm is a violation of religious liberty!

Conservative pundits weigh in!
There’s nothing in the constitution that guarantees the right to a female orgasm!
If such a thing even exists!
I’ve certainly never seen one!

Worrisome hypothetical scenarios proliferate!
For instance – – if a female government employee spends part of her pay on a vibrator – – aren’t we being forced to subsidize her taxpayer-funded orgasms?
I demand an exemption of conscience!

Sensible moderates look for common ground.
Can’t we all agree that women should be allowed to have the occasional orgasm, in the context of a societally-sanctioned monogamous heterosexual relationship – – as long as it doesn’t take too long?

But state lgislators in Virginia have some ideas of their own.
We believe women suspected of orgasms should be forced to submit to an invasive gynecological exam1
No reason! We just want to show them who’s boss!
To bad our governor caved to the orgasm lobby!

Of course, it’s important to make certain distinctions in a debate like this.
Obviously the male orgasm is biologically necessary for reproduction.
Indeed! If god had intended women to have orgasms–
he would have given them penises.

From: http://thismodernworld.com/

Dumb atheist vs intelligent theist

Dumb Atheist
Intelligent theist
How did Joseph Smith fit all those animals on a boat?
Actually it was Hoah, not Joseph Smith, that built the arc and survived the flood. Maybe you should educate yourself on the bible before you try to argue against it.
If we are created in God’s image then how come Jesus is a velociraptor??
Seriously?
If Jesus turned water into wine, then why do we still have water?
How did Joseph Smith fit all those animals on a boat?

Theists: When you read this and think that the atheist sounds dumb, know that this is how you sound to me.