Showing posts from July, 2012

Hooray for Muppets! Down with Chick-A-Hole

Chick-Fil-A is proving itself to be one of the most corrupted and immoral food franchises out there. Their business practices are two-faced, self serving, and just plain fucked up (and that's putting it mildly). So earlier this month the president of Chick Fil A, Dan Cathy, decided to make a not-too-thoughtful statement regarding the gay rights debate. Cathy went on the radio asserting: "[W]e’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. And I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude that thinks we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is all about." Never mind that Cathy doesn't understand the first thing about the history of 'traditional' marriage, he merely represents the populist Christian view that, since the Bible says homosexuality is bad, like most Christians raised on this stunted mentality he simply finds

Over 200,000 Page Views!

H o t - d i g g i t y - d a n g !   The Advocatus Atheist has now received over 200,000 page views!  That's a lot. My first reaction was, literally, "Are you kidding me?" Especially considering that I'm nobody all that special. Who cares what I have to say? I'm just some guy who blogs about religion, philosophy, science and stuff. But hey, I'll take it as a compliment. Heck, I'll even take all the trivial views I get for posting hot lesbians kissing. Why not?  After all, all is fair in love and blogging. Or is that the love of blogging?   Anyway, I truly appreciate the interest in this blog and the continued readership--even as my blogging has fallen off as of late. I have novels to write and deadlines to meet, but I haven't thrown in the towel. Not by a long shot. As long as their are religious wackos, crazies, and brain-dead morons out there... this blog will have a voice. So thank you for your support and here's to the ne

Pic of the Day: Marriage Equality

I just love this picture. I love the message. I love the sentiment. I love the aesthetic beauty of two beautiful people kissing--let alone two attractive women. But it could be two attractive men too, I wouldn't care. It's just a beautiful picture. I love the muted background and the vibrant focus on the central colors, and themes. Just thought I'd share it with you all. I just found it lovely, that is all.

Thought of the Day: On Giving Thanks to God

Like most religious experience, which is largely emotion based, it seems that many religious adherents equate grand uplifting emotional responses, such as that of being healed by a medical professional, as a religious experience. At least, it would appear that their response to the emotions they experience is what triggers them to equate those emotional experiences as spiritual--or as related to God. Thus they thank God for healing them instead of their doctor--just to cite one example of this. It's what little children do. For example, when my daughter gets help from somebody, but she's only 2 and 1/2 and doesn't know the person's name or who they are who has helped her, and when I ask her who helped her... she makes up an answer and says something like, "It was grandma." She's not intentionally lying--she merely equates the emotional response of being helped by an older person to the same thing she recognizes as the feeling she had when her grandma helpe

Pity the Atheist? Why not Pity the Christian Instead?

Why should we pity atheists again? According to the Covenant United Methodist Church it is because they [atheists] are unburdened by the unlawful demand to give mandatory homage and venerate a megalomaniacal deity who doomed his own son to death and forced everyone to be grateful for his doing so. How is not having to submit to such a ridiculous, unfair, and immoral proposition a pity? I pity the Christian who thinks that their God is "love" and that Jesus' sacrifice meant anything let alone was actually a good thing. Twisting evil things to mean good things, and sanguinary acts to be righteous is merely a distortion of terminology--it's a type of semantic trickery meant to dupe the weak minded. John 3:16 is a perfect example of this backwards, irrational, type of thought. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." What word play! In actuality (according to t

The Simple Answer to Why so Many Christians Sin

This explains why so many Christians are habitual sinners, wrong doers, busybodies, and just generally  self-righteous holier than thou types--if they weren't doing their best to be bad then their loving vicarious redeemer Jesus would have died  been murdered by his own father for no good reason. 

My Bucket List

It's a dark and morbid idiom--the bucket list. To "kick-the-bucket" literally means to die, so the infamous "bucket-list" is a list of things one wants to see, do, or accomplish before they "kick-the-bucket" and are gone for good. In other words, it's a colloquial way of saying I have certain *goals I want to accomplish before I go. Here are mine, in no particular order. 1. Write 50 novels and/or nonfiction books. 2. Sell the movie rights to at least one of my novels. 3. Pay for my daughter's education up through college (no exceptions) 4. Build the Battlestar Galactica out of Legos. 5. Write an episode of Dr. Who which actually gets made (even though I am an American) 6. Do a Halo jump (because bungee jumping is for kidz). 7. Kiss or get kissed by Karen Gillan (Amy Pond from Dr. Who) 8. Help my wife kiss or get kissed by Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester from Supernatural) 9. Write a teleplay for an ongoing hit TV series. 10. Take a