Here’s another shot I’ve been working on.
I seriously can’t wait to show you guys this damn music video I’m editing.
Apparently, there’s a way to know if you’re an atheist or not.
And Dan Dennett knows how to tell.
He talks about studies on people who are atheist, but remain in the church.
He also talks about mental illnesses that convince the mind that a person’s not blind. Or something.
I’m listening to this in the background. Which isn’t easy.
There’s a line about how atheists believe in wrongs and rights and feel guilty for wrongs, but don’t feel the same level of agony that believers do from “sinning.” I can completely attest to this.
I know many believers who hold onto sins long past. Hell, it’s what I did as a believer.
About the video:
Philosopher Daniel Dennett was one of the stars of the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne and gave a brilliant and whimsical talk on defining the atheist. He is the uber-philospher of the mind and a great provocateur, though he was speaking to 4000 non believers at this convention.
He talks specifically about The Clergy Project in the middle of his talk at 19 min 15 sec.
For more info: see http://clergyproject.org/
“I know in my heart” Sounds better than “I instinctively believe it and refuse to analytically think about it because I am emotionally attached to the concept and don’t care if it is actually true as long as I get to believe that it’s true.”
I’m sure you’re sitting there tapping your finger on your cheek with your arm crossing your chest thinking, “What is Jeremy doing?”
Today, I’m video editing.
Yesterday, we were all over the board. We had a shoot, and I edited some photos, like the one above.
Last night, we had dinner with a professional connection and her husband. It was a lot of fun.
I’m waiting to hear back from Bob Enyart about his show. I will set my alarm and listen in today if I can. His show is at 3 p.m. in Colorado, so 4 p.m. here. I figure I should listen to an episode to see what kind of calls he gets and what kind of messaging he does before calling in.
For the record, I have only come up with positive notes to hit if I call. Positive in that, I think Enyart should keep doing what he’s doing. He should be buying coffee and dumping it down the sewer. He should be anti-gay, bull horn vocally hateful toward homosexuals.
You know, free speech rules!
He should be anti-woman. Anti sex. Anti-porn. Anti-muslim. Anti Jewish and all that stuff.
You know, Christian.
If he needs someone to encourage him to keep it up, I’ll be that guy.
Ra ra ree … goooooooooooo Enyart!
Why? Because he’s doing a great job contributing to the stereotype that will drive young people from the church. He’ll please his listenership, who are AM listeners. Great. For the win! Somebody pass the prune juice!
But the FM listeners, the secular kids who have their fingers in church affairs, will hear that stuff and larger percentages will drive away — like they’re already doing.
I want more people like Bob Enyart. He’s the radio equivalent to Westboro Baptist.
Like Mister John Bon Jovi says, “You — Bob Enyart — give love, a bad name”.
World Net Daily reports that 74 percent of Americans agree that their religious feelings ideas should supersede the laws.
So if your bible says, “Execute homosexuals,” you should have that right without punitive measure by the law.
If your bible says you’ve won the cosmic battle for eternal salvation, you should make people who don’t agree with your views a living hell.
In other words, anarchy takes the form of religious “freedom.”
Check out this vernacular-laden, profane report on the futility of drinking Pomegranate juice from Lindy West, titled “Pomegranate Juice Found Guilty of Being a Huge Liar”:
Pomegranate juice is fucking dumb. It costs a million dollars, it’s hella bitter and gross, and all it’s got going for it are “antioxidants,” which is the scientific term for “advertising gimmick.” Which is why it’s so satisfying to hear that a federal judge has ruled that Pom Wonderful juice “used deceptive advertising when it implied its products could treat or prevent serious diseases and other medical conditions.” Vindication! Gimme all the oxidants!!!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a pomegranate, because a pomegranate is like part food and part game. Plus, you really feel like you’re a part of an ecosystem—like a pomegranate tree might grow out of your toilet at any time. Also, you have to work for it. Strawberries and apples? Those dudes are total sluts. Not pomegranates. Pomegranates are like, “Fuck you. Eat me if you want to work for two hours, still be hungry, and end up looking like this guy.”
You can read more here.
Now wasn’t that refreshing?
A Maryland-based scientist has developed an incredibly accurate mechanism for detecting pancreatic cancer, which is faster than current methods, as well as 100 times more sensitive and 28 times cheaper. Oh, and the scientist is 15 years old.
For his discovery, high school freshman Jack Andraka just won the Gordon E. Moore Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which comes with a $75,000 prize.