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Poll
Atheists should
Unite! And fight the horrible prejudice against them in society 23%
Lack a belief in uniting (not enough evidence!!!) 15%
Worship the almighty Invisible Pink Unicorn 7%
Strip down naked and run around the house yelling, "yahoo!" 15%
Attempt to advertise Rusty's Golden Ant Farm at every opportunity 38%

Votes: 13

 Atheists Unite!

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Jul 14, 2002
 Comments:
Comrades, let us unite. Viva la revolution!

[editor's note, by RobotSlave]Advertisement link for Rusty's Golden Ant Farm removed

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Note (none / 0) (#2)
by RobotSlave on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 06:36:36 PM PST
A comment spam-advertising Rusty's Golden Ant Farm has been removed.


© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

You are a precious and unique snowflake (5.00 / 2) (#4)
by cheetah on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 08:34:03 PM PST
Really, you are man. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Mother was right: "One day 'Slave, you'll be a very special boy, you'll edit diaries on a weblog to further your own agendas and reach an unprecendented level of anal retentiveness."

If only she could see you now. She'd be so proud.

Your work today, sir, was, quite frankly, stellar. The removal of the K5 link which provides the context of this diary. Ingenious --not to mention that witty and original comment about Rusty's Ant Farm ... ha, ha, de, hardy, ha.

Secondly, an inane poll option, just to show that your sarcasm detector is quite seriously broken. A coup de maitre.

Bravo Mr snowflake. Bravo.

I eagerly await your follow up response. Rumour has it, you're quite the flamer ...


Thank you. (none / 0) (#11)
by RobotSlave on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 03:34:03 AM PST



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uh duh (none / 0) (#3)
by detikon on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 08:23:36 PM PST
Humans are becoming more intelligent and reasonable?

I beg to differ. Have you ever spent anytime in a gas station or convenience/grocery store? Have you at least seen the movie CLERKS? People are fucking morons.

My cousin is a franchisee for 7-11. He owns a couple of stores and makes fairly decent money. He only has to visit each store once or twice a week. Waiting for him to get off so I could help him and his wife move I witnessed some of the most laughable events that day.

Example of frequent question:
Q: Are these things any good?
A1: I dunno. Why don't you buy me one and I'll tell ya.
A2: I'm sorry I didn't know it was my job to go around tasting shit. I'll get right on that.




Go away or I will replace you with a very small shell script.

Your family's stupidity does not represent... (none / 0) (#6)
by MessiahWWKD on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 09:14:26 PM PST
all of humanity. At least now everybody knows your lack of intelligence is hereditary, and not learned.
Guardian angel, heavenly friend, walk with me 'til the journey's end.

your intelligence (none / 0) (#18)
by detikon on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 10:54:59 PM PST
The fact that you were unable to figure it out, leads me to believe you shouldn't be talking about lack of intelligence.

My cousin is the one ANSWERING the stupid questions not asking them.

2nd Example:
Q: How much are packs of [some cigarette brand]?
A: $3.97 plus tax
Q: So how many can I get for $5?




Go away or I will replace you with a very small shell script.

 
Atheism reasoning is stupid. (none / 0) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 08:40:05 PM PST
Atheist's reason that their is no god is simply "nothing proves he exsits." Yet there are a ton of things that happen that science as yet to fully or even start to explain and people can still point to god and have a reason. Atheism is for people who minds are so simple they can't accept that they can't explain everything. Just wondering as a atheist every prove there is no after life? No.


I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT (3.00 / 2) (#10)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 02:16:11 AM PST
Your eloquent argument has convinced me of the folly of atheism. I can't I ever subscribed to such a small-minded dogma. HELLO THEISM!!1!


 
Not all Athiests are ignorant in the same way ... (none / 0) (#15)
by Slubgob on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 12:20:49 PM PST
I for one refuse to believe in God for the same reason you put forth as yours.

Yet there are a ton of things that happen that science as yet to fully or even start to explain and people can still point to god and have a reason.

... yes, but. People can point to god and have a reason for anything. I've heard arguments claiming god cares for your pet. I've even heard god responds to your prayers for your pet. Why the hell would god care about Fluffy? A so-called eternal being, thats life spans infinity could not possibly care about a cat. The cat's lifespan compared to infinity is inconcevably small. Inconsequential even. Same goes for humans.

Just wondering as a atheist every prove there is no after life? No.

Prove it to me that there is. Some say its ignorant to believe everything you hear without question.

-Slubgob-


And yet... (1.00 / 1) (#19)
by SpaceGhoti on Wed Jul 17th, 2002 at 05:00:50 AM PST
While I agree with your sentiments, I'm having some difficulty with your reasoning.
Why the hell would god care about Fluffy? A so-called eternal being, thats life spans infinity could not possibly care about a cat.


Actually, a so-called eternal being such as you describe might care about a cat. Said being might care about elephants, red giant stars and paramecium. On the other hand, this hypothetical individual might not. Once you concede the possibility that the so-called eternal being exists, you have to concede that this person is capable of a lot of things we might not understand, including caring about somebody's mangy cat. I understand what you're saying, but you're making value judgments that are just as bad as the one you're attempting to refute.

Why do people think God (use your imagination here) cares about your stupid, smelly pet? Because the Bible (unquestionable evidence of Divine Power, according to those who believe) says that God provides for the little sparrows, suggesting that He cares about all sorts of little details. It's the big stuff like genocide and Britney Spears He doesn't get involved with. We're on our own with those problems.
Prove it to me that there is [an afterlife].


Therein lies the rub. You can't prove something that requires faith to believe in. If you could quantifiably prove something like an afterlife, it wouldn't require faith anymore. People would start sticking to formula (like exercising more and eating better) and religion would lose a lot of its bite. Theists object to a lot of quantifiable data because it distract them from their faith. Why bother praying to a Higher Power to make sure the sun will rise every morning if you already know that the laws of physics demand that it will whether or not you pray?

Do you think I'm being silly? They used to pray for the return of spring every year, and believed that long winters were a sign that the gods were angry. Now that belief isn't quite so pervasive, largely due to the discoveries of empirical science.

Theists hate it when you demand they prove something. Their very beliefs are based on emotional faith rather than critical thinking. Tradition sticks with what works, not with what works better.


A troll's true colors.

yikes (3.00 / 2) (#20)
by Slubgob on Thu Jul 18th, 2002 at 01:50:40 PM PST
you're making value judgments that are just as bad as the one you're attempting to refute.

You're right :-P

Anyway. Peace.


 
This is ridiculous (5.00 / 1) (#7)
by MessiahWWKD on Sun Jul 14th, 2002 at 09:17:09 PM PST
Although I am an atheist, I refuse to admit it in the presence of respectable people because as anybody knows, atheism is a shameful lifestyle. Let us look at the facts. Atheistic women are not nearly as attractive and clean as their Christian counterparts. Atheists also tend to be very lazy, as the length and clear haste of your journal entry proves. Let's not also forget that atheists are judgmental pricks, as shown by your refusal to cite any credible sources.
Guardian angel, heavenly friend, walk with me 'til the journey's end.

Hmm, Pot meet kettle..(n/t) (none / 0) (#17)
by DG on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 03:07:21 PM PST

2002, DG. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

 
Hooray! (0.00 / 1) (#9)
by nx01 on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 12:47:29 AM PST
Okay, I admit that this is "offtopic", but I just wanted to say hooray! Adequacy is back!

In the downtime, I ended up perusing corro5ion and other shitholes. I have come back with a renewed appreciation for the highly intellectual articles, devoted editors, and intelligent responses that so define the Adequacy experience.

Thank you Adequacy! Welcome back!


"Every time I look at the X window system, it's so fucking stupid; and part of me feels responsible for the worst parts of it."
-- James Gosling

 
You know... (3.00 / 1) (#14)
by Fon2d2 on Mon Jul 15th, 2002 at 07:14:44 AM PST
I've often wondered how I could get my own minority status without having to pretend to be gay, but now I see the light. I shall pretend to be an atheist. Oh woe is us atheists who have been oppressed at the hands of the fundamentalist Christian right. No longer shall we lie down and accept references to divinity on our federally issued bank notes. No longer shall we be a nation "under God" but seperate entirely. That is my vision, that some day we should all be able to join hands and cry for our newfound freedom: "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"


 

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