On Listening to Dawkins...You sleep.On Listening to Dawkins...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
(we call it a sickness
You fumble through life,
reaching out and touching familiarities.
Reaching out and grasping the expected smoothness of an egg
and cracking it into a bowl
a convenient meal
not a slow and delicate perfection of life held in your hands,
not a perfect mathematical curve evolved to protect its contents,
Uncertainty: To RichardScientist DawkinsUncertainty: To Richard2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
says God's not real.
That we're anomalous motes
in a blackened field.
and therefore was,
but how do we know
that Dawkins is?
Richard DawkinsRichard Dawkins came to seeRichard Dawkins3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Why we believe in a Deity
And went away to start the season
Of saying it was because of un-reason.
Well now, says I,
With an audible sigh,
Now we have evidence, now we can see
What happens when non-experts talk theology.
And so as a rule
I ask, "What fool,
What sorry sod
Made him go out and talk about God?
Why should he walk
To lecture hall and talk
Long and loud and on and out
About something he knows nothing about?"
DorkDorkDork3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Vexen first sees the kitten all he sees is a scrawny lump of thin fur and bones that is currently rubbing germs all over the clean surfaces in his laboratory. He twitches slightly as it rolls onto its back, leaving a small dusting of once white hairs on the polished metal. For several long moments he watches and silently agonises, the half of his brain not occupied with thoughts of bleach and contamination wonder how the feline got there in the first place. Cats weren't exactly commonplace in The World That Never Was. Nor was any other sort of animal, domesticated or otherwise. It was debatable whether such creatures could even sur
Made of NothingMade of Nothing2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Fast Foreword: A Brief Introduction
Why are people so eager to tell me when they find God, but they never mention where he was hiding? Sorry, that's just been bugging me. Now about my essay I made it educational and concise, but I also tried to include some humor so it wouldn't read like an obituary column for any beliefs you may have had. To put it bluntly, this article's as likely to erase your faith in God as the Tanya Harding sex tape.
Okay, maybe that's a bit ambitious. Some people couldn't be convinced that God doesn't exist if God himself descended from the heavens just to announce tha
Dawkins FanFic -LightheartedRichard watched the moon from the window of his office, and felt a wave wash over him. The late nights were always worth it, the mating calls of the crickets sounded behind him through their cages; they were such fascinating creatures that hardly one would notice in their daily lives, and he'd dedicated a whole study to them: some would question where he found meaning in his life.Dawkins FanFic -Lighthearted2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The clouds shifted and sun's reflection on the moon was temporarily faded; Richard moved his eyes towards the garden that was highlighted by the shining touches throughout the street. He sighed and smiled to himself, the school grounds were truly stunning, he was a
Boy who loves Richard DawkinsScientist who thinks with logicBoy who loves Richard Dawkins5 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
He speaks of religious homophobes, healing chakras, homeopathy.
I love Richard, I love Richard, I love Richard...
Planting logic in the minds of fools...
Do you think he'd have my babies?
(well) Why don't you take a good look at what you've got?
You think you've got it bad, imagine how I feel!
And it breaks my littl heart, he does, the defender of reason,
everytime you say...
I love Richard, I love Richard, I love Richard...
Folie a PlusieursFOLIE Á PLUSIEURS; OR, THE PARABLE OF THE MADMENFolie a Plusieurs4 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
The following is a manifesto of my memories, and relevant documents which demonstrate the plight of my city as it tore itself apart; not as a result of social or ethnic divisions, but because of its faith. Let this document be an example to those who read it; that God is dead in the hearts of those who fight for him. In Everingham - God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.
Mayor of Everingham, Sydney.
ACT I: THE LAND OF TWO MINDS
[ See accompanying graphic here: http://explodingdog.deviantart.com/art/Act-1-134922606 ]
In todays world,
Essay: Double StandardsEssay: Double Standards1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
Essay: Double Standards and "Shoving Them down My Throat"
This stamp can apply to anyone, but I am particularly addressing this to certain members of the atheistic community who make the rest of them look bad.
Some things that need to be said up front:
This is not meant to be a statement against atheism in general, nor is it intended to incite hatred against the atheist community. Many if not most atheists I've met are people for whom I have great respect.I am among the first to admit that the Christian community has many shortcomings of its own, and this stamp is not an attempt to deny that fact. The words and actions of fello
godto say I don't believe in yougod2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
would be too small a claim.
I abhor you, despise your sick
twisted in vile satisfaction,
your wrinkled palm raised to slaughter
millions, your raspish voice
commanding to pillage, plunder,
rape and kill.
you are a jealous god indeed,
a sickening monster feeding off the slime
of the world you created;
you've a hard-on for suffering
and you'll get your fix.
tell me, demon, cancer,
sore, anathema of the planet you
"protect:" how many people must be massacred
in your name before you find it wise
to lift a finger?
And If There Is a GodIf He is there,And If There Is a God2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The self-elected Savior with his fistful of broken puppet strings
His beautiful, ancient hate
And all-too-modern smile-
If He is there,
Curled, recovering, in the dark belly of the world,
Waiting and planning and growing in dead water and stewed ignorance-
If He is there,
Spewing self-righteous hatred from the mouths of children
And drain gates
And smiling politicians-
If He is there,
Then my pity is not for Him,
But for His.
5 reasons why Dawkins is silly1] His pursuit of Atheism is dogmatic. So much so that he could be considered religious in his atheism.5 reasons why Dawkins is silly6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
2] He is a hypocrite. saying all ideas should be taught in school when it comes to religion etc, then saying that creationism shoudnt is called hypocrisy.
3] Branding religion as something for weak people conviently forgets the amount of strong religious people.
4] Saying the religion is the cause of all wars and suffering is a very simplistic and naive idea that forgets the social conditions pf the time and place. It also foregets the wars and sufferings caused by non-religious ideals.
5] Just because evolution probably happened doe
Why I Am an AtheistWhy I Am an Atheist... and Related Other Stuff.Why I Am an Atheist6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Well first off, I used to be Agnostic. Having taken Philosophy in both Year 12 and 13 (which were University level) I learnt a great deal about the various Religions and their pros and cons, Humanist ideas, scientific theories, et cetera. I figured that humans couldnt possibly comprehend God, if God indeed existed... we just couldnt know. After reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, I came to realize that my reasoning behind believing in God, was not as logical as I thought and I could use better reasoning to not believe in God.
The bible and all other reli
The Infinite RegressTheist: God exists.The Infinite Regress2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Atheist: And how's that?
Theist: Because everything must have a cause, and universe must have been caused by God.
Atheist: Couldn't the universe just be eternal?
Theist: No, because the big bang theory proves that the universe had a beginning, and couldn't have been eternal.
Atheist: That's just speculation on your part. The big bang theory says nothing about the cause of the big bang, or the state of the universe prior to it. Science can't yet answer that.
Theist: Well even if the big bang wasn't the very beginning, that's just pushing it back one more stage, the universe had to be caused!
Atheist: The univers
TNA 3: Dawkins, The Origin of DeitiesFor me, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion is the most readable of the Four Horsemen. Then again, this isn’t his first book. Dawkins became known to the general public with that other bestseller The Selfish Gene, a book famous for popularizing the term “meme” — a unit that carries ideas which are transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech and even ritual. Memes are the cultural equivalent of genes, which are transmitted biologically.TNA 3: Dawkins, The Origin of Deities7 months ago in Philosophical More Like This
Memes, says Dawkins, evolve through natural selection pretty much like genes do. They spread through the behaviour they generate in their hosts and if they contribute to their hosts’ welfare, they proliferate and get more and more successful. Survival of the fittest all over again. But not always. Because some of these memes may “mutate” and keep on replicating profusely even when they become harmful to their carriers.
This happened to the meme(s) that form religio
Question Everything.Question Everything.Question Everything.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Have you always wondered why people look up at the sky?
Pray to it, and do not wonder why?
Though they say he/she or it is everywhere...
Religion is filled with contradictions
A drug, an addiction.
Have you ever read the newspaper or magazine about fashion?
And come across a page called the horoscope section
And wondered why millions believe in this collection.
Superstition is an addiction
Full of nonsense, full of imagination
Following a holy book or a scripture
That seems to shape a picture...
Of the origins of the world and of your future...
Which might make you not treasure your own
WE don't knowSome of you may have seen the discussion between Richard Dawkins and Bill O' Reilly (there's a link in the description bar). All of Bill's arguments were horrible, but one of the worst things about the discussion was that he claimed to have faith in Christianity because Atheists haven't come up with a way how everything began. I consider this argument to be both stupid, and arrogant.WE don't know10 months ago in Philosophical More Like This
Let's just say what I have to say about the origin of everything: I DON'T KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. I don't know how everything got here, and the same goes for most other Atheists. However, there's NOTHING wrong with saying ''I don't know'', because there are still
I Love MemesI Love Memes4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Newfags, I like memes. Tripfags, I love memes. Sagefags, I really love memes!
I love lolcats. I love sakurafish. I love Hampster Dances. I love Pedobear. I love the madness of Sparta. I love chocolate rain. I love the Star Wars Kid. I love Leeroy Jenkins. I love epic fail.
In YouTube, in 4chan, in discussion forums, in chain letters, in anti-Scientology protests, in anime club showings, on blogs, in spam, in alternate reality games, in news channel early-morning schedule-filling puff pieces. I love each and every meme conceived in this world.
I love the yell of Chuck Norris in battle, crushing heads between his thighs! Watching him not sle
Religion: An Atheist ScapegoatThe arrest of Phillip Garrido, the man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive in his backyard for 18 years while sexually abusing her, unveiled just how depraved mankind can be. It also unveils how insecure mankind can be, revealing its need to blame someone or something for its problems.Religion: An Atheist Scapegoat2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
A recent USA Today article reports how Garrido was a fervently religious man who often shared his faith with his victims and even defended his criminal acts with his religious beliefs:
Molesters commonly turn to religion to rationalize their behavior, said Ken Lanning, a former FBI profiler who specializes in kidnapping and child abuse
Theistic War - Ch. 1One: IntroductionTheistic War - Ch. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Atheism: the absence of belief in a deity or higher being. Primarily described as those without the state of mind to be arrogant, pessimistic, skeptical, narrow-minded, and not to mention, sinful. Truly what is the cause of these attributes, or what they have seemingly become, stereotypes? I am an atheist, an atheist who is indeed arrogant, skeptical, and narrow-minded however in a more ajar sense. When I say ajar, I mean that I am stubborn with my state of mind as an atheist, but take arguments regarding profound belief very seriously, and put genuine consideration into the view of my opposition. This is far more
What if I am Wrong?WHAT IF I AM WRONG, MR. DAWKINS?What if I am Wrong?1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
Richard Dawkins, the famous scientist, and one of the founders of the New Atheist movement has been asked numerous times, what if he was wrong about his views on religion and atheism. This is one of his quotes he's used, and close to another varient to a different person. "Well, what if I'm wrong, I mean... anybody could be wrong. We could all be wrong about the w:Flying Spaghetti Monster and the w:Pink Unicorn and the flying teapot. Uhm, you happen to have been brought up, I would presume, in the Christian faith. You know what it's like to not believe in a particular faith because you're not a Muslim.
Richard Dawkins, maybe Swift Richard Dawkins (and maybe Swift)Richard Dawkins, maybe Swift5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Try looking at the world sometime,
Sarcastic Jonathan Swift
Is this the way to teach the masses?
With a ripple and a rift?
Theres such a thing as tact, you see.
Consideration for the human being.
Humility that we are wrong.
That nothing matters all along.
But theres also the humility to see,
That everything matters,
You and me.
That there is right.
That there is wrong.
We dont have to couch ourselves in
To context, syntax and the said
He said she said,
That therefore we are all different.
Since she said he said
THE BOOK OF THE PINK UNICORNCLICK HERE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE VERSION!THE BOOK OF THE PINK UNICORN3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
THE BOOK OF THE PINK UNICORN
or why you should place your faith in the divine Pink Unicorn.
"In the beginning, there was nothing. And from nothing, spawned a pink unicorn named HEWJAH.
HEWJAH was all-knowing, almighty, and from his magical horn, he created the universe. From the universe, he created the Earth. But nothing was happening, so he created Evolution. And all of its inhabitants began to evolve into humans. And all was good and perfect.
Now HEWJAH decided to allow his creation to simmer, so he rested. But all of a sudden, the Mexicans revolted from the almighty Pink Unicorn and decided to wor
Satisfied Dark brown eyes gaze fervently from beyond square-rimmed glasses perched precariously on the bridge of her nose, and fingers lace together in a show of interest, pressure applied to the elbows as she leans in to the screen. Intelligence flows in through her ear buds and bounces off of her eyes, reflected not in the shallow lenses but in the core, in the tiny, dilated pupils now ragged with excitement.Satisfied1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
"Incredible," she breathes, her eyes scanning the face of the speaker. The voice is electronic and curious, but the words are the truest thing she has ever heard. She scrolls her index finger across the touchpad with an almost tentative sweep