You couldn't be here if stars hadn't exploded.
To the question, “Why me?” the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, “Why not?”
Atheist: Natural Morals, Real Meaning, Credible Truth

24 December, 2007

Dispatches from the Culture Wars: More Huckabee Absurdity

Dispatches from the Culture Wars: More Huckabee Absurdity: "'The Ten Commandments form the basis of most of our laws and therefore, you know if you look through them does anybody find anything there that would be all that objectionable? I don't think most people would if they actually read them,' he said.
Utter nonsense. I can't see how anyone who has actually read them could possibly think that they are the basis of 'most of our laws. Of the ten commandments, only two would even be constitutional in the United States, with a third being constitutional in limited circumstances. The other 7 could not possibly be the basis for any law because they would be clearly unconstitutional. Let's take a look at them one by one:"

Good one! 7 of the 10 commandments are unconstitutional! I hadn't even thought of it!

Thanks Ed!

16 December, 2007

Pharyngula: Have a jolly godless Christmas, all!

Pharyngula: Have a jolly godless Christmas, all!: "Richard Dawkins celebrates Christmas. Greg Laden celebrates Christmas. PZ Myers celebrates Christmas. We aren't celebrating the Christian faith (we actually deplore that), but we do like parties and music and good food and a seasonal tradition and having fun with our kids.
I have no problem saying 'Merry Christmas!' to people, or putting on a red santa hat, or seeing houses draped with Christmas lights. I'm joining in. It's my way of subverting the tradition — it's also a secular holiday, you know, and I aim to appropriate it. I'm following another tradition there, since Christians initially stole the pagan midwinter festival for themselves, so I'm planning to take over Christmas as an atheist celebration."

Great idea, I guess I've been doing that all along! Merry Christmas Everyone! And Happy Newton's Birthday!

09 December, 2007

Nice day towing yesterday, cold and breezy but an easy 10 tows and no problems.
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