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

21 December, 2008

Not Another Word on Gay Marriage Until They Execute an Adulterer

"Here is a question no one can answer -- and lucky for the right wing, the media never bothers to ask -- why do you only focus on the part of the Bible against homosexuality but not on the part against adultery? It's one thing to say you're against adultery; it's another to take away their rights. How come no religious figure in this country has mounted a campaign to take away the rights of adulterers? Let alone execute them.

I'll tell you why. Because there are too many of them. Their followers are adulterers. They don't make for good scapegoats. They are not an easy target to ostracize and focus your hatred on. Gays are perfect. They are a small enough percentage of the population and different enough from the rest of us to be able to get people to focus their negative, barbaric instincts on them. The Bible is only a tool for this tribal, ugly tactic."

07 December, 2008

Just One Fart In The Breeze of Reason

"I’m just one of many farts in the breeze of reason"

A great line from Brian Dunning.

06 December, 2008

Byron Dec 08

Foggy day at Byron. Two trips around the pattern with one tow.

This was my last scheduled day to tow gliders for NCSA. I asked to be placed on the Alternate Tow Pilot list. I intend to tow when I can and someone needs a break. We'll see how my intentions turn out. But I want to keep current. JR wants to go out and visit Byron and that would be a good time to get a ride in for myself too.
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03 December, 2008

Anti-religious sign at state Capitol raises eyebrows | Top Stories | | News for Seattle, Washington

"At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."

Old Bill-O had a fit about this... but I won't put his ugly mug on my blog.

Happy Winter Solstice!