Peeper Dee #157

by tina louise

Wow. Peeper Dee #157 is a little light on submissions.

Seriously?

What’s up, doc?

by J-dub
by sunny lee

Frankly, your belief doesn’t offend me. It offends me that it doesn’t offend you.

Pastor John Hagee wants to be clear. If you’re an atheist, and you’re offended by belief, you should MOVE.

Leave.

This.

Country.

Because this country was established for God-loving, less-than supernatural people with a hardon for heaven. Or something like that.

I’m not offended by belief at all. I get it. I get why you, and you, and you believe.

It’s hard not to believe something when your parents gave it to you at a young age.

I just don’t understand how you’re not offended by the lackluster performance the being you believe in gave when he had a chance to really wow the pants off of us.

I’m just not impressed.

How is it that you are?

Via JMG

nutty mcbuttnuts

Been a little nutty around here today. I have blogged a couple posts over at my other site. Check them here and here.

Above is some pottery that an artist friend of mine made me. Isn’t it lovely.

The little guy represents how I feel right now. 🙂

NASA SDO – Incandescent Sun

Published on May 23, 2012 by LittleSDOHMI

This video takes SDO images and applies additional processing to enhance the structures visible. While there is no scientific value to this processing, it does result in a beautiful, new way of looking at the sun.

The original frames are in the 171 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet. This wavelength shows plasma in the solar atmosphere, called the corona, that is around 600,000 Kelvin.

The loops represent plasma held in place by magnetic fields. They are concentrated in “active regions” where the magnetic fields are the strongest. These active regions usually appear in visible light as sunspots. The events in this video represent 24 hours of activity on September 25, 2011.

Credit: NASA SDO

Public Relations! It’s like an atheist answer to prayer

If prayer means outward or internal expression of hope for change, consider some of my prayers answered.

American Atheists is hiring a public relations director. From what I’ve noticed, we could have used one a long time ago. Not that this person is going to report to all of us, but simply to the Atheists.org site.

But maybe this will set the gold standard for other groups as we move forward.

American Atheists is excited to offer a full-time Director of Public Relations position to begin as soon as possible.

American Atheists is the leading atheist organization in the country on speaking out to the media and the public about coming out as atheists. We challenge Americans to keep religion and government separate and urge atheists who have not publicly declared their atheism to do so. We run large public ad campaigns, host some of the largest nontheistic conventions in the country, and publish a national magazine. As our membership explodes, we need a full-time Public Relations Director to help steer us into the future.

Good for them.