Posts Tagged ‘Atheism’

Craziest Photos from Tax Day Tea Parties

April 15, 2009

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Like the videos, I’ll keep adding more as I find them.  What the hell are they protesting?  It seems to be a smorgasbord of right wing ideas that have been rejected by the electorate.  Check out videos as well.

Special Thanks to HuffPo, Wonkette, PolioGazette, The Washington Independent, etc.

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Let the Tea Party Revolution begin…Thomas Paine vs. Fox News

April 15, 2009
Here we GO.

Here we GO.

To kick things off we’ve got a few early goodies.  An opener to Sean Hannity’s show last night featured a geriatric Thomas Paine lamenting the new direction our country is going (or not going, depending on your particular brand of radical political ideology).

Here is the video.

Once again, Tea Party “logic” fails.  The fraud Paine tells a story of “no taxation without representation,” a staple of the mock movement that makes absolutely no sense in modern context.  Every protester on the streets today has 3 representatives in Congress voted to that office by their given districts.   There is representation.  Your side lost.  Get on with it.

Paine was a populist, make no mistake about it.  He was a French Revolution fan and a proponent of social programs that would help commoners with their day to day lives.

Paine was a deist and did not believe that any organized religion offered a sound explanation of life.  In The Age of Reason, Paine wrote:

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of.  My own mind is my own church.

Later in life, he was given honorary French citizenship.

Not exactly the type of guy you would expect to see given a voice on Fox News, eh?

  1. Believer in social programs to help bridge the gap between rich and poor.
  2. Non-Christian.
  3. Fan of European culture and politics.

Fox has blasted Obama from all three of these positions.  You’d think they’d rather bury Thomas Paine then dig up that godless European socialist.

University of Maryland loves porn, hates God

April 8, 2009

In an effort to prove every conservative Christians fears, the University of Maryland allowed a screening of a pornographic film this weekend and forbid prayer at its commencement addresses.  After receiving loads of negative media attention about a porno being showed on the University campus, the school stood steadfast and allowed the students to show the film as a display of free speech.

Yarr.

Yarr.

The screening of “Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” didn’t go as well as some students had planned.  The theater was full, but the student organization only decided to show a half hour of the movie.  No one was found beating off in the stadium seats.

This sets an interesting precedent in our country.  I’m a fan of the Constitution and I am 100% behind the students that want to watch a porno, even though I think it’s a bit bizarre to watch any skin flick in a group.  But I’d like to hear about more about this prayer ban.  While I agree that it shouldn’t be allowed to be a tradition during the commencement, I would have no problem with a guest speaker saying a couple words about a deity.  That’s free speech too.

I don’t think the University should actively promote a certain religious affiliation, but it also shouldn’t stifle the voice of its students, even if some people disagree.

RWP Rating: Strange

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