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You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Humans have always ascribed random, seasonal, natural or inexplicable actions to human shaped entities.
Hex, explaining the theory of “Implied Creation” in Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett
By tigtog on June 6, 2006
There is so much ink and electrons spent on the question: who is the AntiChrist revealed by the Number of the Beast? Type “antichrist” or “666″ into a search engine and watch the sponsored links to any number of sites theorising the matter appear. So who can the AntiChrist be? He snorted cocaine … He [...]
By tigtog on April 19, 2006
Look at the man with his young daughter at the Father-Daughter ball. And all the other dads dancing there with their daughters. They look kinda sweet, don’t they? I would have thought that these two girls were a bit young for a ball, although they do look very excited. This dad made a special effort [...]
By tigtog on April 10, 2006
Am I saving myself as much time and possible grief as I think I am when I refuse to read their blog if I click on a commenter’s profile and find that they’ve listed The Da Vinci Code as a favorite book? Maybe there are some perfectly perspicacious people who nonetheless love this book that [...]
By tigtog on March 31, 2006
Pick either word: theory or evolution – creationists don’t have a clue what they mean. A theory in science is not a guess or speculation, despite how the word has been bastardised in sloppy general usage – a theory in science is a rigorous testable model of an observed phenomenon. And the creationist misconceptions of [...]
By tigtog on February 12, 2006
I’d hate for a new reader to think that this blog was all-abortion all the time (that’s just a current Parliamentary issue of the moment). I do actually have other political and personal concerns. I had difficulty writing about the whole cartoon riots situation, because I’ve been too appalled at my children’s fear that someone [...]
By tigtog on November 27, 2005
Designing men and women by Adam Ferber at Fanatical Apathy. I think I’m one of many natural skeptics who came up with the idea of our universe as a long-forgotten school science experiment long before the Simpsons episode or reading Golden Age SF that informed me many others had thought the same decades earlier. Natural [...]
By tigtog on November 10, 2005
In Dover, Pennsylvania, the school board elections ousted the Republican fundevangelicals who want intelligent design taught in high school science class. In Kansas, a different lot of fundevangelicals voted to change school science standards to include be more critical of evolutionary biology theory. I feel very sad for the people of faith who accept science [...]