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Skepquote of the day

Posted in Skepquote by Skepdude on July 21, 2008

You can’t make this stuff up.

Oh wait. Yes you can, if you abandon reality. But you won’t be right. It’s something like what the great scientist Philip J. Frye said, trying to keep score: “Crazy theories one, regular theories a billion.”

Except, of course, he was off by one.

Bad Astronomy – Creationist fail again: taken for granite.

Skepnews week ending 7/20/08

Posted in Skepnews by Skepdude on July 21, 2008

A short list today. Look for a longer list every Sunday. Enjoy, and please do blog as much as you can about these news items and similar ones.

  • The Pope’s mirage – “In so many of our societies, side by side with material prosperity, a spiritual desert is spreading: an interior emptiness, an unnamed fear, a quiet sense of despair,” the pontiff said. – I guess he’s speaking about us..about ME! Funny, I don’t feel the emptiness, the fear or despair. Actually, his desert feels more like an oasis of freedom to me.
  • Golden Compass Sequel Axed? -Plans for a sequel to fantasy film The Golden Compass have reportedly been axed following a series of protests from the Catholic Church. Scholars slammed the children’s movie last year for being anti-God and anti-religion – and even officials at The Vatican stepped in to criticise the film, which stars Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman.- Damn! I haven’t seen the first one yet, buy anti-God? Anti-Religion? I like it already and I already want a sequel. Now that the church is fighting it I want it even more.
  • Turn your house into a church, get a huge tax break – What his neighbors didn’t know is that Michael had decided to convert his $3 million residence into the Armenian Church of Lake Bluff, qualifying him for a nearly $80,000 break on his annual property tax bill. Michael told state officials last month that he began his North Shore congregation more than a year ago after he got a pastor’s degree from an online religious site. – The free pas in taxes may end up costing him though as he apparently failed to get a special permission he needed by the village to operate a church. The fines so far add up to $115,00. Yikes, they must be praying to a false god in there!

#36 The Holy Spirit

Posted in Religion, Stuff God Hates by Skepdude on July 21, 2008

Prepare thyself, he who reads this, to tremble and quake before the Incredible Word of God, as written by THE LORD HIMSELF!

Today I am going to do something I should have done a long time ago – denounce the Holy Spirit and cast him out of the Trinity forever!

Do you hear Me, Spirit? Forthwith, consider the Trinity you, Me and Jesus shared for 6,000 years completely and utterly dissolved! I do this because you’re an irritating ugly douche and I hate your stupid guts! You are such a fucking retard!

There, I said it. Finally.

Don’t act all surprised either, Spirit. This has been building for a while.

For one thing, you’ve never done anything to deserve being a full partner with Me and Jesus. We don’t need you, ok? We never did.

Honestly, what the frig did you ever do to deserve your place in the Trinity? Relay messages for Me? Kill people? You were always nothing more than a glorified errand-boy.

Nobody I know has ever liked you or cared about you, and with good reason. You’re not funny, you’re not likable, you’re just not anything. You have zero personality. You could vanish into thin air and no one would ever notice or care.

Yet despite all your flaws, I was willing to let it slide. Best to let it be I said. But then you just had to come around here and post a slew of annoying and idiotic comments on My Holy and Divine Blog. This I do not forgive!

Spirit, you are hereby stripped of all your Awesome Smiting Powers and reduced to being a mere gust of wind. You will henceforth travel the Earth for the rest of time, finding and seeking nothing, with no effect on anything at all. This is your punishment. From omnipotence to impotence! Suffer fucker! Suffer!

Note: We are seeking a new person to fill a recently opened position in The Trinity. All interested parties please respond with a resume and smiting qualifications. Suggestions/nominations also welcome.


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Have you been following the Crackergate?

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on July 21, 2008

Save the Cracker! -‘Nuf said. Go read it!

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