Most atheists are as irrational as those who believe in religion. And perhaps even more hypocritical.
There’s no greater example of this than those vocal opponents of religion who criticize Christmas but in just a few months time celebrate St.Patrick’s Day and other religious holidays with unrivaled enthusiasm.
St.Patrick’s Day is of course associated with celebrating the Irish, but it was created and is still renowned as a day to remember Saint Patrick and the introduction of Christianity to Ireland.
The very same snarky atheists who attack Christmas but partake in St.Paddy’s Day, could argue that
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Here’s an interview to explain what this flash mobbing was all about.
More women joined the mob after my video recording stopped…
There’s an encore at a mall tonight at 7:30; watch the videos for details.
When it’s too cold to explain, photos will have to do.
I don’t go to church anymore, and didn’t want to long before I stopped going. This year I was invited to two different Christmas church services, and ended up going to neither. When I do go, it’s out of respect for my family’s traditions, and end up socializing with people I would otherwise not see day-to-day. Most of the time I cannot bring myself to support what I feel is such a waste of time, money, and effort to support religious institutions that do far less good than they
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The U.S. National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its updated Arctic Report card earlier this week. Like many other recent reports about the condition of the north, the canary in climate change coal mine, the news is sobering; new records have been set for snow extent, sea ice extent and ice sheet surface melting. [...]
@saskboy I think the news story is the PERFECT example of why helping the homeless is generally a waste of good will and effort.— Adrian MacNair (@unambig) December 03, 2012
Using Adrian’s generalization logic, since he’s a climate change denier every time people try to help him learn with evidence, what can we pretend all climate change deniers are like?
– Background story.
I’ve witnessed two big American 4th of July fireworks shows, in New York ’02 and San Diego ’10. The San Diego show two years ago lasted at least 20 minutes, and we watched it from a hill near PB. While there we also heard people talk about ice blocking down the hill, one story resulted in someone bailing out and the ice block hitting a car. Charges ensued for that failed sledder. – It should look like this
Last night’s show in San Diego was a spectacular failure, with a computer program accidentally setting off every firework at once, instead
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It’s been a year of marriage, and I don’t want the honeymoon to end.
It’s that time of year when the weather gets hot, and the blogging gets slow. Where is everyone? Where’ve I gone? I hope someone is looking after the ‘shop.
Last week there was an impressive tornado south west of Moose Jaw. Here’s one of the more popular videos of it, brought to you by Saskatoon Scanner who I know going back to the early YouTube days.
– A little bolt lightning, but mostly sheet lightning illuminating the clouds sweeping eastward. Here are some less exciting videos of some lightning I shot on Canada Day.
Here’s Saskatchewan’s most famous tornado chaser, Greg.
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The “Fight for Canada”, did not happen in 1812, since Canada did not exist as a nation for decades later in 1867. The Department of “Canadian Heritage” ought to be ashamed of its atrocious rewriting and dumbing down of Canadian history by calling the War of 1812 a fight for Canada. Who wants to bet that the winning Canada Day “1812: Fight for Canada” entry will have a Canadian flag on it, even though that flag didn’t come into being until 1965? Where historical accuracy loses to artistic license, that art becomes propaganda.
The not-so Honourable Minister
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“Good Luck Chuck” [3/10] was on Netflix, and it’s every bit as uncomfortable as the critics said it was. It’s a mean spirited Hollywood vehicle to show a lot of topless women to actor and comedian Dane Cook. If you like a movie with a lot of boobs, and tortured reasons to show them off, watch this movie.
“The Hangover II” [4/10] uses the same gags as the first. It’s Home Alone II basically, but with adults encountering an unlikely situation, again. Watch this movie if you’ve seen The Hangover and want to see it again.
And the blog
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“Mixed Nuts” [6/10] was on after Scrooged, so I tried watching it. I also finished watching “Taken for a Ride” [9/10] which is a documentary explaining how GM destroyed public transportation systems.
Our clever Grinch of a Prime Minister gets a lyrical beating here.
(If Harper is the Grinch, who is the little dog?)
The last week has been super-interesting politically speaking in Regina. Not only is there an election campaign underway, but Occupy Regina challenged bylaws and to this point has won us back our Charter rights to assemble peacefully in dissent of the government. While people in the “first world” work out how best to peacefully gain [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Embedded Slavery
What Canadians Need to Know About Canada Canada is a country the world can be proud of. This is despite our numerous shortcomings and mistakes over our 144 years of history as a nation of many co-operative nations. Not everyone in the world is impressed with Canada, some because they don’t know the first thing [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Canada Again
Good morning faithful readers! It must be a good morning, because I’m back from holidays! After spending a week on the east coast of our beautiful country (no I didn’t see the Prime Minister on his east coast tour), it’s good to be back! Alas, as exci… . . . → Read More: Real Canadian Politics: I’m back!