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    Atheist Bendy-Bus.



    Hello, heathens.

    This appeared in my RSS reader this afternoon, a new bus campaign in London about how great Islam is!



    I'm not sure anyone bothered to vet it with an irony-meter. There are already plenty of "I believe in sex with children" parodies floating around.

    Also, a pompous belch of cockgobblery from (where else?) CiF about 4's new religious strand, and gosh, I do love to be patronised by people who believe in fucking cosmic fairies.

    Anyway, it's good to reflect diversity of opinion and belief in an increasingly heterogeneous society. But will the atheists, who've lobbied for inclusion for so long, have anything interesting to say beyond, "God is dead, long live Richard Dawkins?"
    Thanks for that.

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    "God is dead, long live Richard Dawkins?"
    So Richard Dawkins is the God of aetheism? They are confused! Or I am.


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    Boo Hoo!

    William J. Kelly, a Chicago Republican, is suing the Illinois Secretary of State for allowing an atheist sign to be placed next to a nativity scene in the state capitol.

    The sign read: "At the time of the winter solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is just a myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds," according to the federal complaint filed last Thursday.

    Kelly, who is running for the Republican nomination for state comptroller, tried to turn the sign face-down when he saw it during a visit to the Capitol on December 23, 2009, but Capitol police escorted him from the building, banned him for the day and filed an incident report, according to a CBS 2 report.

    The suit claims that the Secretary of State knowingly allowed the sign to be posted, which is a violation of the Illinois Administrative Code. Kelly also contends that the sign was a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

    The complaint reads, "The United States Supreme Court has specifically held, for instance, that the Constitution 'affirmatively mandates accommodation, not merely tolerance, of all religions, and forbids hostility toward any ...' "

    Kelly argues that the atheist manifesto, placed by a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation, constitutes hate speech in its hostility toward and mockery of religion.

    "He's kind of right," foundation co-president Dan Barker told CBS, "because the last couple of sentences do criticize religion, and of course, the beginning is a celebration of the winter solstice. But that kind of speech is protected as well - speech that is critical and speech that is supportive."

    Kelly is seeking an injunction to prevent similar signs from being placed inside the Capitol.

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    At first I thought "Hello, heathens" said "Hello, heather." And then I realized it didn't. And then I realized it really did.

    Those posters are amazing. Islam is so progressive! I'm sure these girls agree.

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    I wake up every morning and think, 'Fuck, people STILL believe in all this shit??'

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    Julia Gillard

    Australia can haz atheist "not religious" Prime Minister http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...c/10393918.stm

    Also welsh, ginger, female, unmarried, sounds like Kath off Kath & Kim doing her serious voice - all of these Good Things for a Prime Minister to be able to be.

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    I believe in marrying nine year-olds. So did Mohammed!

    I believe in assaulting and sometimes murdering people for committing adultery. So did Mohammed!

    I believe in converting people to my religion at the point of a sword. So did Mohammed!

    This is fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by devnull View Post
    At first I thought "Hello, heathens" said "Hello, heather." And then I realized it didn't. And then I realized it really did.
    There's probably no Heather. Mmm hmmm.

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    A great excuse to post a picture of Ariane Sherine I feel.



    *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by gog View Post
    I believe in marrying nine year-olds. So did Mohammed!

    I believe in assaulting and sometimes murdering people for committing adultery. So did Mohammed!

    I believe in converting people to my religion at the point of a sword. So did Mohammed!
    I believe in killing people for drawing Mohammed! So did Mohammed! Because idk, he was sick of people drawing him and getting his ears wrong or something.

    I mean really, what is up with that silly shit?

    Atheists are also great comedians. Allow me to submit my evidence:


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    Tim Minchin is basically the greatest thing ever.


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    Just give me five more minutes...


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    I've never heard of him before but I'm really enjoying him.

    It's always good to see an Eddie Izzard nod, too.

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    While we're on the subject of Tim, this is genuinely one of the loveliest songs I've ever heard:




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    Oh yes:




    Amazing.

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