Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Voted, did you???



You can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Sickness of Religious Hypocrisy

How many sick people could be helped with $130,000?

Or how many starving people could be fed?

Or maybe we should just throw a birthday party for one person...

But, if I'm going to bitch about wasting money, do we really need to spend thousands of dollars on atheist bus advertisements?

Couldn't that money be put to something else?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Religulous versus Expelled

Well, after 13 days Religulous is about ready to overtake Expelled in total US box office gross, according to

Religulous: $7,049,342 in 13 days
Expelled: $7,598,071 in 39 days.

It took 21 days to get to where Religulous is now.

What does this say about all the Doubting Thomases out there versus the Young Earth and I.D. supporters?

Update: it has now surpassed Expelled in gross at $7,622,104 in 16 days.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Movie Review: Religulous

We saw Religulous tonight...I thought it was damn good!

Of course, Maher was preaching to the choir. We had to drive over an hour to Gainesville to see it so we decided to make a day of it and check out the Florida Museum of Natural History. Nothing like checking out fossils and proof of evolution before you see a movie that pokes fun at the world's religions!

It was pretty funny for the first 2/3's of the movie, then it got very serious toward the end when discussing the threats of fundamentalist Islam and Christianity.

I doubt any fundamentalist will even want to see the movie. Or if they do I'm sure they will be offended. But I imagine religious moderates might be shaken just a bit.

I look forward to a DVD with some extra long interviews and maybe some outtakes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sarah Palin and the Hunting Hypocrisy

First, my disclaimers:
*I'm not a hunter but I don't have much of a problem with other people hunting.
*I'm going to vote for Obama, so yes, I'm "in the tank" for him.

I see a certain hypocrisy in Palin's support of Alaska's predator-control program. You can read about it here as it relates to a political ad which decries the use of aerial hunting techniques.

Palin is a republican who thinks free market economies work best. Government, in her opinion, should not meddle in the affairs of business in order to create a magical community where money falls down from the pockets of rich people into the mouths of the poor. OK, my cynicism was laid on a bit thick there, sorry.

But when it comes to wildlife, she supports a government program that is designed solely for the benefit of the hunter in order to bring the number of fun-to-shoot animal populations up.

Lets call this Hunter Socialism.

But there is something sick about killing animals to allow other people to kill even more animals. I understand that Alaska is like a whole different country. I understand that living there might require survival instincts that a city boy like me doesn't have. So by all means, if a wolf is threatening you or your family (which I'm not sure they actually do) then do what you have to.

So, she is totally against the government trying to use its power and influence to pull people up by their bootstraps, but she's all for the government helping hunters have a better selection of animals to killing wolves.

I don't know if anyone else sees the hypocrisy in this, or even cares, but I thought I would at least bring it up for discussion.

<-- Gratuitous image of dead wolf.