Mr. Deity: Creationism Is So Appropriate For Children

You have to watch Bill Nye in this video before going on to the Mr. Deity video or you’ll miss the whole point.


Now you can watch the Mr. Deity version:


Heaven’s Here on Earth – Tracy Chapman

Rediscovering a love for the music of Tracy Chapman. Beautiful …

Heaven’s Here on Earth

You can look to the stars in search of the answers
Look for God and life on distant planets
Have your faith in the ever after
While each of us holds inside the map to the labyrinth
And heaven’s here on earth

We are the spirit the collective conscience
We create the pain and the suffering and the beauty in this world

Heaven’s here on earth
In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise
Of ordinary people leading ordinary lives
Filled with love, compassion, forgiveness and sacrifice

Heaven’s in our hearts
In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

Look around
Believe in what you see
The kingdom is at hand
The promised land is at your feet
We can and will become what we aspire to be

If Heaven’s here on earth
If we have faith in humankind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief that truth is divinity
And heaven’s here on earth

I’ve seen spirits
I’ve met angels
Touched creations beautiful and wondrous
I’ve been places where I question all I think I know
But I believe, I believe, I believe this could be heaven
We are born inside the gates with the power to create life
And to take it away
The world is our temple
The world is our church
Heaven’s here on earth

If we have faith in human kind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief
In peace and love and understanding
This could be heaven here on earth

Quote #29

The Bible: “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.” – 1 Timothy 2:11-15

via Atheist Republic on Facebook

The Heathen’s Guide to World Religions

You have to read this book:

The Heathen’s Guide to World Religions:  A secular history of the One True Faiths by William Hopper

[I think the newest version is called the New World Order version which is the one I have.]

Seriously hilarious throughout and yet really, really informative at the same time.  My family kept wondering what I was laughing out loud about!  I learned a lot about the major world religions and had a blast doing it.

The only unfortunate thing is that there are quite a few typos and editing issues.  It’s too bad because the book is amazing and deserves better.  But don’t let that deter you from reading it!

After you read a book like this it’s easy to see why us atheists just laugh and toss all the religions out the window.  It really shines a light on the absurdity of it all.

These aren’t quotes from the book, but are some that came to my mind regarding studying world religions:

“Study one religion and you’ll be hooked for life.  Study two religions, and you’re done in an hour.”  (from here)

“Each of those churches show certain books, which they call revelation, or the word of God. The Jews say, that their word of God was given by God to Moses, face to face; the Christians say, that their word of God came by divine inspiration: and the Turks say, that their word of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from Heaven. Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my own part, I disbelieve them all.” – Thomas Paine, Age of Reason, Part 1

“We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” Richard Dawkins

[FYI:  Here’s the book’s website:]

The Brain and the Law

How will we handle criminals as we learn more about the brain?  I was discussing this issue with my husband the other day so I was thrilled to come across this video.  It’s 34 minutes long but well worth watching if this topic interests you (and it should!)


via Philosophy Monkey

Dan Savage Discusses the Bible and Homosexuality

Meant to post this the other day when it first came out, but here it is for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet.



Here is the Friendly Atheist post that discusses the background and context of the video.