This is huge.
Bigger than that he's better on healthcare, jobs, or security
The most intelligent and honest candidate won.
A man who's first impulse is to bring us all together to solve our problems
We finally have a leader who speaks to the better angels of our nature
This is history.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Posted by Atheos at 10:05 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Prof. Daniel Dennett is a noted atheist and author. Someone forwarded me this link, which is Dennett's reflection after having major surgery. He spends some time talking about the people who helped him get through an often fatal emergency. He does a lot of thanking, but he only thanks people who really exist.
Posted by Atheos at 5:36 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I love Penn and Teller
Posted by Atheos at 8:55 PM
Friday, September 26, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Hi there folks,
I'm just peaking my head in to drop off a survey. It concerns a topic that I wonder about when considering my Coptic brethren.
What do you think about evolution? What do you think it means and why do you feel the way you do?
Head over to http://www.evolutionsurvey.com/ and let them know what's on your mind
I signed up to receive the results of the survey and I'll discuss them here when they come out.
Have at it!
Posted by Atheos at 9:34 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I received a question via email, and I don't have a good answer. So I'll post it here, maybe one of you will be able to add something.
The sender wants to know if there is a group, in whatever form, of Copts turned atheist.
My gut feeling is "no" because the title of this blog came from me googling "coptic atheist" to try and find someone like me. After dealing with that for a while, I started blogging. Anyway, if you have any other ideas, post in the comments.
Posted by Atheos at 9:05 PM
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Well I haven't been posting because I've been insanely busy. I do occasionally get to read other blogs. My admiration for The Friendly Atheist is no secret. He posted a great video, it shows the parallels between the origin of Christianity and earlier pagan faiths. It all rolls back to one of my central thesis: that the concept of religion is laughable when we look at it through the lens of human history.
So if you think that you are so very clever for worshiping the son of a virgin, born in winter, who died, was buried, and arose from the dead, there's some bad news. You are quite unoriginal.
Posted by Atheos at 5:59 PM
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Hey there, sorry about the dearth of posting lately, I've been crazy busy. That's why they invented blackberrys. And coffee breaks. Don't tell anyone... Enjoy!
A new study demonstrated a negative correlation between spirituality and performance in law school.
Which means that people who identified as religious tended to do worse than those who didn't. And it was more predictive of a bad law student than either low LSATS or low undergrad GPA.
Not having read the actual thing I couldn't comment as to validity. That aside, it's an interesting topic. I've always wondered what kind of people (personality types, etc) "make it" in different fields. I'd like to see some studies on med students.
Another study has found that frankincense smoke " activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression".
Wow, another whole reason religious people are so happy. It also explains the pleasant smile on that incense dude at the mall. Ok, maybe he's just stoned.
So basically all you copts inhaling the shoria (censer) every week are getting a free dose of prosac, sweet! (OK, in reality they did the study with an isolate of a chemical in the resin. And they did it on mice. Must I always let science stand in the way of a good joke?)
So in short, if you're really religious you will flunk out of law school. But at least you'll be happy
Posted by Atheos at 8:05 AM