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Coming back from a slumber

Posted in News, Skepsos by skepsos on January 26, 2017

In these times, of ‘alternative facts’, we must stand up and spread the truth as much as possible. So I decided to revive this blog. This site used to be just a way for me to gather my own personal thoughts and pull out some atheist jokes, but the stakes are higher now. With a United States president that is prohibiting scientists from their work, my first action will be to inform:

Government accounts that are on gag order went rogue. They are now posting their factual, scientific tweets under new, non government controlled names, promising to tweet real facts and climate change news. Follow them on Twitter:

Alternative NIH – @Alt_NIH https://twitter.com/Alt_NIH
Alt HHS – @AltHHS https://twitter.com/AltHHS
Alternative CDC – @Alt_CDC https://twitter.com/Alt_CDC
AltUSForestService – @AltForestServ https://twitter.com/AltForestServ
AltFDA – @alt_fda https://twitter.com/alt_fda
altEPA – @altUSEPA https://twitter.com/altUSEPA
AltUSDA – @altusda https://twitter.com/AltUSDA
AltUSNatParkService – @AltNatParkSer https://twitter.com/AltUSNatParkService
Rogue NASA – @RogueNASA https://twitter.com/RogueNASA

The movement on Twitter first began when the National Park Service was forced to shut down its Twitter activity temporarily after retweeting two tweets — one about the attendance of Trump’s inauguration and the other about the disappearance of some pages on WhiteHouse.gov. This week, the Trump administration instituted a temporary media blackout at the EPA. Also, the Badlands National Park in South Dakota tweeted out multiple facts about climate change. These tweets were later deleted.

It’s hard to keep up with the pace of accounts sprouting up on Twitter, but as of writing there are now unofficial accounts for the Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Agriculture.

The importance of being effective

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on August 18, 2010

Who could ever believe in a deity who created all the huge things in the entire universe AND is also watching all the little things you’re doing in your bedroom?
Seems the deity doesn’t quite know how to set priorities here.

Such a waste

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on July 28, 2010

I’m sure the number of trees that were cut down to make those silly crucifixes, is enough to generate oxygen for our entire planet for at least a hundred years.

Shake yer Mohammed

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on May 21, 2010

I don’t like offending, but sometimes you just do things and at the same time cannot help offend someone… it happens every day.
This is my submission for Everybody Draw Mohammed Day http://twitpic.com/1ph8sq

The blog I was hoping to submit this to, seems to have mysteriously disappeared? What happened?

Come on you fuckers, I can take you.
Here is a great archive on all the depictions of Mohammed.

Unbelievable

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on April 30, 2010

The fact that Richard Dawkins gets so much attention in the media is actually worrying: it proves it is apparantly rare and noteworthy that one cannot believe in a god.

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The atheist evolution

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on April 23, 2010

Atheism should be the next step in human evolution.
We can’t judge cave men (and women) for having invented religion. Consider these poor big brained creatures: they were naturally inclined to have investigative minds. They couldn’t help but wonder about the cause of everything surrounding them. I think it’s a type of questioning that is inevitable once a living organism becomes superconscious.
When you become aware of yourself and your surroundings you cannot help to ask where sunshine, rain and death comes from. The explanation will at first be: someone did this, a god.
Only if you investigate further, one can find: sunshine comes from a star, rain comes from the clowds and death is corrosion.
Now, since we are not cave men (or cave women or cave transgenders) anymore: isn’t it time we set aside our first hypotheses completely?

Godconscious

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on April 16, 2010

This is a true personal confession: whenever I hear someone mention god, I feel embarressed on their behalf.
I’m not sure if there are other people who have this as well, or even understand what I’m talking about. I’ve never heard anyone else mention it, but I’ve had this deep feeling of silly shame whenever the word ‘god’ gets mentioned, ever since my childhood.

At the time I didn’t quite know what it was and I have to think really hard on where and how it started and I can’t remember.
Which is unfortunate: because if more people would feel a slight humilitation about religion, perhaps there would be less believers.
I grew up in a completely secular family and secular society. But in school it was compulsary to learn about religion – the christian one. I do remember we had our first lessons when I was about 7 or 8 and I actually started believing the stories, but a lot of it didn’t make sense. I sometimes could see the teachers struggle whenever I or other pupils asked questions like “but if god flooded the earth during Noahs time, all fish must have survived? Were fish considered to be without sin? Then… why were all the other animals killed?”

Seeing grownups struggle with bad explanations, such as the eternal killer “he works in mysterious ways” is quite painful. It gave me a feeling that was similar to selfconsciousness with the same awareness of not being allowed to say everything.
Fortunately my mother, who is a non-theist ex-protestant, put me right in my place the minute she started noticing I was about to believe in this god thing. But even today, after all those years, I still feel godconscious.

Less fun?

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 29, 2010

I just had a funny vision:
playing a ‘Ouija board’ with skeptics and being fucking bored, because ofcourse the glass never moves 🙂
But there’s plenty of fun in life without believing in ghosts!

The selfish gene

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 29, 2010

What’s up with sports folks praying for a win, while elsewhere people are starving or getting slaughtered?
I’d definately like to call that a selfish gene!

Some say god made them win a sports tournament – too bad it distracted him from healing children with cancer…

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I swear

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 24, 2010

It’s time to replace the expressions “bunch of faggots” and “that’s so gay”
into
“bunch of Christians” and “that’s so fucking theist!”

Really. It’s very odd to use the word ‘gay’ as a swearword. Gay is something that just simply exists, there’s nothing anyone could (or should) do about it.
Just replace it with “busstation” (another thing that just simply exists…). Try it.
For example “that movie was sóooo busstation!”