Wednesday, February 21, 2018


New J&M today, illustrating the pure misogyny present at the core of the Abrahamic religions. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Atheist dating?

We all know this would never happen of course, proper Science geeks would be far too insecure to speed-date :0

Monday, February 19, 2018

Psychopathic tendencies

Atheist pig has a thing or two to say about some people's assertions re. the characteristics of their God and the mass-shootings of innocent people by psychopaths (also presumably made in his image?)

Not my school

Following the school shooting in Florida last week there's been a lot of banter on the inter-webs between the usual polarised factions. On the (soft) right we have the "thoughts and prayers" brigade, some of whom are well meaning but as a group are totally impotent (because praying doesn't work). On the (soft) left we have the "whole world is going to hell in a hand-basket" brigade who are incandescent with rage but lack the political-clout and organisational competence to get anything done. Both sides have positions based on fallacies, prayer is demonstrably pointless and from the point of view of violence we live in the most peaceful times there have ever been. However, it should be trivial to make an argument that there shouldn't even be a single school shooting, let alone one a week. There is simply no need to exaggerate or make-up anything to make the case for gun controls.

Then we have the religious (hard) right who want to conflate all kinds of mindless God-bothering into the mix (see tee-shirt above), this is a political tactic and cynical exploitation of a tragedy but as we all know, these guys only seem to care about kids before they're born. I saw this slogan and it amused me to think that these people believe their God is so weak that he's constrained by the US constitution's separation of Church and State in the case of schools, and yet, is unable to prevent kids being molested in churches by priests where one assumes he most certainly IS allowed to operate? Make your mind up Christians, is your deity omnipotent or not? To the rest of us it seems like bad stuff happens to good people all the time, just like you'd expect it to if Yahweh didn't exist at all. So he is either impotent or capricious (take your pick) or, if you don't fancy either of those choices, non-existent (which is most probable).

In Britain we have a Government who seem hell-bent on reintroducing religious segregation into our schools (because that worked so well in places like Northern-Ireland) The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, is planning to scrap the 50% cap on faith-school admissions which has until now prevented such schools selecting their entire intake based on the religion of the parents of the children. This kind of tribal thinking will lead to disaster, it always has; we'll see how long it now takes before some moon-faced, smug, Conservative Christian appears on our screens telling us how good faith-schools are at drilling their constituents to pass exams and the lunacy-cycle will be complete.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Smirk

Not often you see a David Hume/Philosophy cartoon, happy Friday!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Slaughter-town USA

Another day, another slaughter of innocent school children in the richest country on the planet. A country that has the singular misfortune of being mostly full of people who care more about machismo than kid's lives, you couldn't make it up.

Conversion therapy

One of the country’s leading gay activists has called for an increase in the use of a controversial conversion therapy to try and ‘cure’ Christians of their gay obsessions.

“Christianity is a fundamental danger to the well-being of society,” said Simon Williams, a gay anti-Christian campaigner.

“To have a group of people so obsessed with what other people do with their genitals is, frankly, scary and just plain weird.

“Now, yes, I accept that their Bible actually has very little to say about sexual behaviour, but Christianity seems to have moved so far away from those teachings that now it’s primary reason to exist is to be angry about what other people do with their genitals.

“Can you imagine bringing up children in that sort of environment? It simply can’t be healthy.”

Mr Williams went on to describe the nature of the conversion therapy.

“Well, we start gently with just showing the Christian videos of people happily chatting normally and not being angry about the sex that other people are having. Then we say words like ‘homosexual,’ ‘oral,’ and ‘girl on girl cosplay,’ and the subject is taught ways to not spend the rest of the day unhealthily fixating on the topic."

“Finally, the subject goes out for a drink with a homosexual and if they make it through the evening without once thinking about that person engaging in acts with another gay person, then they’re cured.”

Although the majority of the population are skeptical about the morality of so-called conversion therapy, if it’ll stop Christians endlessly banging on about homosexuals, people seem perfectly happy for it to be used.

*Idea stolen from the wonderful "News Thump"..

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Unreliable meters

The real shocker is that most religious people can't even see the irony..

Consumer holiday

Happy Valentines day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Darwin day

Happy Darwin-day (for yesterday) - looks like I'm late to the party, hopefully I won't win the award..