Religion is a figment of your imagination

I love reading stories like the following one. It is nice to know that humans have great imaginations…

[From Religion a figment of human imagination – being-human – 28 April 2008 – New Scientist]

On the same topic of imagination, look at the following picture and what do you see? I remember when I was a kid, a teacher had been to Africa, and told of a story of kids our age. He said that when kids got on a bus and it started moving down the road, the kids thought that the trees where moving, instead of the other way around. I didn’t believe him at the time, but over time I have realized that our brains do present us with the best way to observe things based on our life experiences. So, having said that, what do you see in the picture?

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Richard Dawkins was in my part of the world recently and did an interview on Shaw TV. Check it out!

[From ‘Shaw TV Interview with Richard Dawkins’ by Shaw TV, Richard Dawkins – RichardDawkins.net]

It looks like the Flying Spaghetti Monster has punished a church in Abbotsford,BC for not worshipping his Noodly Appendage…

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Cuba is a democracy and the US is not

It is really amazing after reading this article of the differences between the USA and Cuba, how much our media feeds us lies and is really a tool for “The Man”. Or so conspiracy theories tell me…I tend to believe the opposite to what Fox, CNN, etc…tell me, but that’s just me. This story just like everything else should be taken with a grain of salt, it seems a little biased, but it is refreshing to see.

Why Cuba is a democracy and the US is not by Tim Anderson 15 March 2007: “”

(Via Doublestandards.org.)
I got a laugh out of this article about the kinds of toys etc…that are marketed to children.tribal-tattoos Fake lower back tattoos for little girls. What a great idea!

The flying spaghetti monster has inspired many an artist in the USA. In the The Cumberland County Courthouse in Tennessee, there has been a sighting of His Noodleyness. Isn’t it nice to see some free speech going on down south.;)

Friendly Atheist » Statue of Liberty, Jesus, and Flying Spaghetti Monster: “The Cumberland County Courthouse in Tennessee”

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100% on tests if you believe in God

Holy Shit. When you read this article you may draw the same conclusion as me…The Flying Spaghetti Monster created the earth an hour ago, and gave us all false memories! Awesome.Or, maybe Oklahoma is fucked up, and is returning to the dark ages…You decide.

Bad Astronomy Blog » Oklahoma: One Step from Doom:

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

Russell’s Teapot & The Flying Spaghetti Monster

“If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.” Bertrand Russell (1872–1970)

flyingHave you been worshipping the Flying Spaghetti Monster lately? Better get on it sinner…
I recommend the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It is the word of God.

Here is a brief overview(copied from Wikipedia, of course…) of the main components of this growing religious group…

Beliefs

Henderson proposed many of the beliefs in reaction to common arguments by proponents of intelligent design.[20]
The canonical beliefs of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism are set forth by Henderson in the Open Letter,[5] the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and on Henderson’s web site,[21] where he is described as a prophet.
The central belief is that there is an invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster, which created the entire universe “after drinking heavily.”[15] All evidence for evolution was planted by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, in an effort to test Pastafarians’ faith—a form of the Omphalos hypothesis. When scientific measurements, such as radiocarbon dating, are made, the Flying Spaghetti Monster “is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage.”[5]
The Pastafarian belief of heaven stresses that it contains beer volcanoes and a stripper factory.[22] Hell is similar, except that the beer is stale, and the strippers have VD.[23]
The religious text of the Pastafarian religion is called the Loose Canon. In place of the Ten Commandments, it contains the Eight I’d Really Rather You Didn’ts.
The official conclusion to prayers is “RAmen”, contained in certain sections of The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and so on. It is a portmanteau of the Semitic term “Amen” (used in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and Ramen, a noodle. While it is typically spelled with both a capital “R” and “A”, it is also acceptable to spell it with only a capital R.

Pirates and global warming

According to the Pastafarian belief system, pirates are “absolute divine beings” and the original Pastafarians.[5] Their image as “thieves and outcasts” is misinformation spread by Christian theologians in the Middle Ages and Hare Krishnas. Pastafarianism says that they were in fact “peace-loving explorers and spreaders of good will” who distributed candy to small children, and adds that modern pirates are in no way similar to “the fun-loving buccaneers from history.” Pastafarians celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19.
The inclusion of pirates in Pastafarianism was part of Henderson’s original letter to the Kansas School Board. It illustrated that Correlation does not imply causation. Henderson put forth the argument that “global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of pirates since the 1800s.”[5] A chart accompanying the letter shows that as the number of pirates decreased, global temperatures increased; the absurdity of this demonstrates how statistically significant correlations do not imply a causal relationship.

South Park version of evolution…

Though it may be rated NC17, here is south park…

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This just in, The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, have been working hard in backwater Florida! Keep that crazy “Intelligent Design” out of the Science class…

You can’t create life from a jar of peanut butter!

This video shows the logic used to prove that god created everything. Now go look in that jar of Skippy… I guess that if you want to believe in something, don’t pick being a pirate, and worshiping the flying spaghetti monster, or you may get suspended for a day from school. I see a big lawsuit coming… It looks like the theme today is religion.

Wacko Jacko is trying a come back in Las Vegas. It is fricking scary…If only this story broke yesterday, my comment about the lasers would have been a perfect segue…