Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's godless religion bashing day today.

First a quick look at christianity in a nutshell.

Secondly a serious look at what causes a belief in god and religious dogma.

And finally a religious wackaloon, Matt Slick.

Part 1.

Part 2.

If you don't find them educational, you should at least find them humorous.

Just a quick rant; when I type the words atheism and christianity in this post, the spell checker wants to capitalize the word chrisitianity and not the word atheism.
Why is that?
Could it be a bias?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Green Living Show.

Just a quick reminder about the Green Living Show this weekend.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009.

Here are a few things to consider this Earth Day.

A little history lesson about Earth Day.

A look at one of many issues to consider on Earth Day.

And a different view of Earth Day.

And finally a recent article I wrote for the April 2009 issue of the Aircrafter, a union news magazine.

So, what can you do to help protect our environment?

You may have asked yourself this question many times, or not. For those that have, there are many things you can do. Some are very easy, some are not, some are inexpensive and some are not.

No matter what your level of interest or concern is, there is something for you.

Although the list of things you can do is long, it is not daunting. Don’t worry; you don’t have to do them all to make a difference. If you chose just a few things from the list and practice them, you will make a positive contribution towards saving our planet.

Here are five things you can do right now that have a huge impact, with very little effort.

1. The three “R’s”. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. You can reduce waste by simply using cloth bags instead of accepting plastic bags when you shop. Also by using cloth bags while you shop, you have made a commitment to Reuse. Recycling is the last resort and should only be considered when Reducing and Reusing is not possible. Visit for more information.

2. Saving energy. Replacing energy inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR approved appliances and incandescent light bulbs with compact florescent bulbs can save a substantial amount of electricity and money. Visit for more information.

3. Buy local. Have you noticed that when you go to your local supermarket, almost all of the fruits and vegetables come from other countries? Canada has now become California’s largest fruit and vegetable importer. Things have gotten so bad that even our oranges come from California and not Florida. Of course some fruits and vegetables are seasonal but, before globalization we managed to make do. Canada is now importing canned fruits and vegetables from China, Fruits and vegetables shipped half-way around the world create huge amounts of pollution and global warming gases. Visit and for more information.

4. Drive smart. Instead of driving to the store, walk or ride your bike. Consider public transit or car pooling when ever possible. By leaving your car at home more often you will be helping the environment, saving money and improving your health.

5. Eat less meat. If you eat a meat free meal just once a week, overall you will be cutting meat out of your diet for over a month each year. It’s good for the environment, the animals and your health. Google, “factory farming and climate change”, for more information.

These are just a few of the many ways you can help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere everyday.

Further information can be found at and

May we all help to save the Earth, our home.

For those who still doubt the science of global warming I ask.

Would you pollute your home and then blame it on someone else?
Would you then wait for them to come and clean it up?
Would you stand by while someone entered your home, dumped garbage every where and then left without a word?
I doubt it.

Yet, you listen to the polluters who tell you that they aren't harming the environment.
When they tell you that dumping garbage in your home is actually good for you, you unquestioningly believe them.
They tell you that the people who tell you otherwise have a hidden agenda, with the sole purpose of controlling you.

The only people controlling you are the polluters.
Open your eyes.
Think for yourself.
You can do the research for yourself.
It's not difficult, start with Google and go from there.
Good luck.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Words of Wisdom.

Kalama Sutta
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all then accept it and live up to it.

Sounds like the Buddha was a skeptic.

This bit of wisdom from 2500 years ago, sounds like something a skeptic should take to heart.

For me, it agrees with reason and appears to be conducive to the good and benefit of one and all.

Therefore; I accept it and will live up to it.

Monday, April 20, 2009

A fine example of hatred.

The following video is a fine example of hatred against anyone who doesn't conform to the indoctrination of the Illinois Family Institute.

Not only do they hate gays and lesbians, they also hate secular humanists.

So I guess they hate me to, I'm a secular humanist with Zen tendencies, in case you where wondering.

In fact it sounds like they hate every one but themselves.

A fine example of what this hatred is capable of, is found in the story of Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover who took his own life at age 11,

Isn't it time that we, as members of the human race, grew up?

Stop hurting your fellow beings simply because your mythical god tells you to.

The real story behind the day of silience can be found at:

George Carlin on rights and privileges.

This video was sent to me by a good friend.

Once again George Carlin holds no punches when he talks about the myth of "god given" rights and privileges.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Out Campaign.

The "new atheist" is speaking out.
The "new atheist" is standing out.
The "new atheist" is coming out.

The Out Campaign is all about atheists standing up for what they believe in.

The "flock of god" is always quick to point out that atheists don't believe in anything. This shortsighted response assumes that if you don't believe in god, you must believe in nothing. There is no other choice.


Just because atheists don't believe in a mythical supernatural power that controls everything, doesn't mean they automatically don't believe in anything.

Atheists believe in reality.
Atheists believe in asking questions about the world around them.
Atheists believe in seeking the evidence necessary to answer the questions they ask.
Atheists believe in continuing to seek evidence even after the question has been answered.

Atheists do not accept the argument from authority as the answer to every question.
Atheists do not accept answers that are not supported by evidence.

Atheists are open to accepting evidence for an argument if the evidence is falsifiable.

For those who don't understand falsifiability.

a. 1. Capable of being falsified, counterfeited, or corrupted.
2. able to be proven false, and therefore testable; as, most religious beliefs are not falsifiable, and are therefor outside the scope of experimental science.

Taken from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.

As someone who grew up without any religious belief, I'm actually amazed that not believing in a supernatural control freak has to be defended. Until recently I was being respectful in my dealings with my religious friends by claiming to be a "soft" agnostic. But, I now see that position as nothing more than pandering to the flock. If I continue to allow the "flock of god" to push us back into the dark ages then I am no better than they are.

So here it is. I am an ATHEIST !!!!

I see absolutely no reason to believe in the hypothesis that god exists as it adds nothing to the world we live in.

For those who don't know what a hypothesis is:

Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural hy·poth·e·ses
Etymology: Greek, from hypotithenai to put under, suppose, from hypo- + tithenai to put — more at do
Date: circa 1656

1 a: an assumption or concession made for the sake of argument b: an interpretation of a practical situation or condition taken as the ground for action.
2: a tentative assumption made in order to draw out and test its logical or empirical consequences.
3: the antecedent clause of a conditional statement.

From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

Until real, falsifiable and verifiable evidence is revealed for the existence of god, I will live my life, happily I might add, without constantly bowing to a non-existent supernatural being.

So stop and think. Before you object because god is "real to you" and you simply can't come up with any explanation for the natural world so it must be god. Don't bother to post a comment. I don't care how real he is to you because that has no bearing on the question of his existence. If you've bothered to read the post this long, than you should already know what is required to prove the existence of god to me as well as every other atheist. If not, than I probably can't help you anyways.

And no I'm not lost or just looking for a way to come to god. Nor do I hate god, how can you hate something that doesn't exist. I'm also not waiting for an epiphany to happen to me that will "open" my eyes to god.

I'm happy just the way I am thank you.

The Out Campaign website:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can Morality Exist Without God? Another look.

Al Sharpton and Christopher Hitchens debate the origin of morality.

Hitchens dominates this video clip.

For the entire video visit:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Christianity in a nutshell.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Anthony Powell, fan of VenomFangX

Anthony Powell, fan of VenomFangX, has killed himself.

On Good Friday he took his life after he shot and killed a fellow classmate.

My deepest sympathies go out to the Powell and McGowan families.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Green Energy Act.

On April 23rd, my wife and I will be attending the "Why Green Energy? Renewable Solutions with Dr. David Suzuki & Dr. Hermann Scheer" talk at the UofT.

In advance of the talk I have been looking over the website of the Green Energy Act Alliance,

I'm looking forward to the discussion.

For more info, visit:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter!

Time for chocolate bunnies!
Oh, the 1lb solid bunny is the best!

Last night I watched most of, 3 hours, the Ten Commandments.
What can I say, it's a classic.
Yule Brynner, Charlton Heston and lots of Egyptians, cool.

During the commercial breaks I read some of Christopher Hitchens "God is not great."

When I'm watching TV, which is not very often, I like to read during commercial breaks.

So in celebration of Easter and bunnies I found this video.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hitchens delivers another ass kicking!

Christopher Hitchens frustrates Todd Friel on Wretched radio.

Friel decides to play a little game of "What if?" in the hopes of trapping Hitchens into accepting god.

Hitchens kicked this guys ass!

Todd, don't feel bad, you're among good company.
You're not the first religious wackaloon to be humiliated by Christopher and I'm sure you won't be the last.

Trying to explain why we should all believe in god.

This is an interesting look at the mind of a theist as he tries to convince us that we should all believe in mythical creatures.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Have a laugh. Courtesy of a creationist buffoon.

In case you hadn't noticed, today is pick on creationist day at the Closet Skeptic blog.

So here is another video.

Do they really not understand why they aren't taken seriously when they make these claims?

In search of the Crocoduck.

This interesting video was sent to me by a good friend.

It's brilliant, to the point and well said without smacking someone over the head.

Unfortunately those who live by religious dogma will simply dismiss it as "made-up" or even worse, "the work of the devil."

What a bunch of wackaloons.