Why do Athletes Look to the Heavens when they Score?

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Tonight I was half watching the Super Bowl. I really don’t know why because I can comfortably say that I hate American football. Let’s just say it’s slow as molasses, and the game seems to be played in between commercials. My 8 year old son and I haven’t ever watched football together, so we laughed as players spanked each other(really, this in necessary?). My boy thought it was downright hilarious that they get a 2 minute warning, and time outs. haha.

But one thing that I noticed today, was how much players pointed and looked to the heavens everytime something went their way. Why? I won’t go into a rant as much as I used to, but it was fucking funny! If there is a god, um, I’m pretty sure he didn’t just help you catch the stupid football and get a touchdown. I am also pretty sure that the quarterback didn’t pray before the game to let god move his arm and throw that perfect pass…If there was a god, and he answers prayers, why is your selfish ass getting yours answered?

If this god was all good and shit, which prayer would you think he would answer? God, help me catch this football on national TV so I can be a star. Or, god, help end poverty and violence.

It is ultra silly. One moment I recall, a Pittsburgh Steelers player gets a touchdown and looks to heaven. But not more than 15 minutes later, they lost the fucking game! What kind of stupid prayer did this player do? Please god, let me get a touchdown, but let the other team win? Get real…

I have friends that hack me for watching real football(soccer), but after today I realize that American football is not a sport at all, so why bother getting into an argument about it? We are not even talking apples and oranges here. American football is a caricature of sport. It is becoming more and more like professional wrestling.

The Super Bowl is stupid. Ok fanboys, flame away…

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10 Greatest Major-Impact Craters on Earth

The major theory prevalent today of the cause for extinction of the dinosaurs is a big ass meteor strike. The impact crater of that event is supposedly at the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. That hit made the #1 spot in the top 10 greatest major-impact craters on earth. I am a little concerned however 3 of the 10 are in Canada, and 5 of the 10 are in North America! What crappy odds… Isn’t Russia bigger than us? Shouldn’t they be the top dog?

[From 10 Greatest Major-Impact Craters on Earth : Environmental News Blog | Environmental Graffiti

If a meteor was coming this way, some people would start praying no doubt… I have posted in the past that there is no evidence that prayer works. I guess if a meteor was going to wipe out life on the planet, religious groups would have a hard time explaining why God was wiping us all out. Or now that I think of it, they would probably think it was in the bible somewhere that this was a sign of the apocolypse! The greatest power of the bible is the vague nature of it’s answers. Generalize as much as possible to suit your needs…Kind of like astrology!

Well, one of the world leaders thinks highly of prayer, and thinks that God talks to him. Not good!

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The latest from cectic.com seems to fit the topic of the day! Cheers.

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George Bush is a war criminal and he knows it

Prayer rooms look to be popular perks of the job! I want a gaming and beer drinking room…I hope I never see this in Canada! Why the hell do people feel the need to pray at work?

[From National Secular Society – Suddenly, prayer rooms are “essential” at work]

It looks like President Bush is trying to save his ass for being tried for war crimes! Here is a CNN report. WTF? Is the report more shocking, or that I am quoting CNN????Don’t you find it ironic that though he denies any war crimes, he is trying to pass a bill in Congress to protect himself from being tried for war crimes? Me too…He knows that he is in shit.

You know about my feelings towards Scientology. I think it is quite a crazy cult with lots of celebs in it. Well, it turns out that Tom Cruise’s ex-wife, Nicole Kidman hates scientology too! Here is a story on why she named her baby Sunday Rose

Google buys the Roman Catholic Church

Good to see that The Onion is not the only source of religious humour! Over at badoozie.com, comes the news that Google has bought the Catholic Church! Oh, if it were only true…

[From GOOGLE Acquires Roman Catholic Church for $1.8bn | Badoozie

In a similar vien, back in February I posted a small video on why prayer is a hoax.(Check it out!). I linked to the site godisimaginary.com. I thought I would bring up the fact that the site itself is an excellent resource for easily rebuking God. They have 50 simple proofs that God is imaginary, i.e.- a fake and religion a fraud.

[From God is Imaginary – 50 simple proofs]

George Carlin said it the best…

Religion convinced the world that there’s an invisible man in the sky who watches everything you do. And there’s 10 things he doesn’t want you to do or else you’ll go to a burning place with a lake of fire until the end of eternity. But he loves you! …And he needs money! He’s all powerful, but he can’t handle money!

From cectic.com, comes an appearance of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!!!

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Could Aliens Irradicate Religion?

The search for extraterrestrial life has brought about the debate on what would happen to our earthly religions once meeting the little green men? Find below a good article on the topic at hand. I think that if ET came down to earth, it would fuck up a lot of what people believe in…I would welcome the event!!

[From Christian Theologians Prepare for Extraterrestrial Life ]

An “interesting” study is showing that the more intelligent a person is, the less likely they are to believe in God. Though the study is being branded as too simplistic, I will take this moment to feel smart. OK, glad that passed…;)

[From Intelligent people ‘less likely to believe in God’ – Telegraph]

On to a more serious topic. Homosexuality brings up a lot of feelings in people. Some people hate gay people, some feel threatened by their lifestyle, others feel that it is just a mental illness. Genetic scientists have been trying to find a “gay gene”. I think that it would be great if they found one, so that religious groups won’t try to change people and make them straight through prayer and confession…And maybe they will just be left alone to live a normal life. If you like people of the same sex, go have fun, find someone compatible, and enjoy the one life you have.

I in fact had 2 ex-girlfriends that decided that they liked women more than men(who can blame them really…). They seemed to be far happier once they were able to find someone like them.

[From Psychology Today: Finding the Switch]

And in another “spooky” coincidence, Cectic.com graces us with a spot on comic…

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What Would Happen if You Bought 25 Bottles of Nyquil?

I have recently been reading quite a few stories over at Violet Acres(check them out!). This article was particularly good. It was all about the question, “What if?”

What Would Happen if You Bought 25 Bottles of Nyquil? – Violent Acres:

Though I never took Philosophy in University as I thought it too flaky(I don’t feel that way now), this article on Mathematics is great!! Apparently this fellow named Plato 😉 seemed to think that we didn’t invent math, but discover it. I tend to believe that argument. But read on to make up your own mind.

The following comic came from dvorak.org/blog, but the origin seems to be from cectic.com, one of my fellow Canadians…It is a toungue in cheek look into some people’s belief that prayer works!!!Idiots…

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Top 5 Glasses of Water on the Planet

I am fortunate to live in a place where the water is clean, and tastes great. Most of the world is not so lucky. And a small group of people are very lucky, and drink the best water on the planet.

Linkinn – Top 5 Glasses of Water on the Planet:

You could always get people to ban di-hydrogen monoxide(H2O). A lesson learned to not sign petitions until you are educated on the real intent, and to not follow the crowd “just because”.

Penn and Teller are also talking about how crappy bottled water can be. Here they are on Youtube…again.

A couple has IMHO killed their daughter, and should be charged with manslaughter. Their daughter got ill a month ago, and instead of going to a doctor to receive help for a preventable form of diabetes, they prayed…WTF! THey also have a couple of other children, and the story states that the police are NOT taking them away. What is wrong with these people?

‘Police: Girl Dies After Parents Pray for Healing Instead of Seeking Medical Help’ by Fox News – RichardDawkins.net: