Saturday, July 28, 2007

Reporter Loses Faith Covering Religion

From NPR
Day to Day, July 25, 2007 · Los Angeles Times religion reporter William Lobdell was an evangelical Christian when he took the job, and during his time on the beat he almost converted to Catholicism.
But he says after covering religion for eight years, he has lost faith in Christianity and left the religion beat. Lobdell talks with Alex Cohen.
This story is really worth listening to. But the written article, which incidentally made the first page of the L.A. Times, is extraordinary and worth the read.
After covering scandals of the various factions of Christianity, Lobdell comes to the conclusion that religion does not represent anything supernatural. What makes the story so powerful is that Lobdell had a classic born again conversion experience into Christianity and took the job reporting on religion with hopes to proselytize his faith.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Time Left - Tammy Faye Bakker On Larry King Live 7-19-07

The White Father hath blessed once again. R.I.P. Tammy Faye-Cosmic Joke.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Teaching Children to die for Allah in Palestine and Lebanon

If you didn't already realize that Sam Harris is completely correct, these future suicide bombers may change your mind.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Man, the Idiot

The mandate of a human male can be summed up as follows:

1. Achieve orgasm inside a wet orifice

2. Be better than others around you at as many things as you possible can, and display this as discretely (to avoid conflict), yet openly (for the bliss of your self-aggrandizement) as possible.

3. Raise your children so that they can be better than other children in as many things as they possibly can, and so others can look and know that they are *your* children.

4. Strive to be worshipped, and ultimately, to be honored and revered by many people at your grave.

5. Try to coerce yourself into a feeling of forced humility when it serves the other four purposes, then forget your humility again when it is convenient for your self-aggrandizement
6. Ask forgiveness when convenient.
Wash, rinse, repeat.
P.S. The list for women is much more offensive, and I tastefully decline to post it.