Thursday, March 26, 2009
I'm watching the movie Jesus Camp, and it is just so incredibly painful. Don't get me wrong, its a great movie, one of the least biased I've seen, but its SO painful to see how insane a large majority of our country is. It makes you lose a little bit of hope, like, how do we fix such a HUGE problem? I just don't know.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
After my recent spat with a certain creationist I began thinking about why anyone would refuse to believe in something so obviously true as evolution. Now, on the surface it seems quite clear, it conflicts with their religion; however if you look a little deeper there are ulterior motives for this crime against reason. Although it is true that having a dogma will make you incredibly less likely to open your mind to opposing viewpoints, (duh) I theorize that it is the British that are pushing the 61% of Americans away from evolution. This may seem like a careless accusation, but look at this evidence: we all know that Christians believe evil exists and should (presumably) hate it.
Just listen to Richard Dawkins here:
"I think it's scandalous how little our children are taught about evolution at school."
It isn't just what he says though, it's how he says it;
"... are taught about EVILution..."
Do we honestly expect a bunch of god-fearing Americans to believe in something called evilution? Of course not.
Ironically, until Richard Dawkins stops talking (or loses the accent) we're never going to win over the majority of the country who are still in the dark ages. Quite the predicament we have; I see no reason why he can't continue writing about the subject though (spelling it evolution of course).
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I just made the greatest purchase since the Watchmen graphic novel.
The Watchmen Motion Comic!.. In Blu-ray! If you haven't read the comic yet I suggest you do; its pure poetry. Even though the motion comic is incredibly convenient, (just sit there and watch pretty pictures while somebody narrates) it does skip over a couple of lines, (three or four) which doesn't seem like a lot, but the story is just so multilayered that every little thing is meaningful. I can't complain though, nothing could be worse than that movie. I know I'm just being a nitpicking, philosophical fanboy, but oh well.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Due to a series of recent events I have come to a shocking conclusion.
In the shower I noticed that when my hair is wet it looks an awful lot like Rotini Noodles...
While looking through my toddler archives I found this picture that I drew when I was four...
Strikingly similar to this:
Don't you think?
I am a prophet of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I am come upon this Earth to spread the holy word of his noodliness, to save those who fall into the grips of false religions and prophets. I am Callif, bearer of the mark of the spaghetti, bringer of the divine word. rAmen.
Please donate to the new bringer of the noodly word! Checks can be made out to "The Callif"