Thursday, January 20, 2011

A great reason for being an atheist

This comes from the english critic Edmund Gosse writing in 1907 (as quoted in the January/February 2010 issue of "The National Interest"):
It [religion] divides heart from heart. It sets up a vain, chimerical ideal, in the barren pursuit of which all the tender, indulgent affections, all the genial play of life, all the exquisite pleasures and soft resignations of the body, all that enlarges and calms the soul, are exchanged for what is harsh and void and negative. It encourages a stern and ignorant spirit of condemnation. . . . There is something horrible, if we will bring ourselves to face it, in the fanatacism that can do nothing with this pathetic and fugitive existence of ours but treat it as if it were the uncomfortable antechamber to a palace which no one has explored and of the plan of which we know absolutely nothing.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The mainstream media in America is a total joke.

Here's the old coventional wisdom (circa last Sunday) from ABC News about the Giffords shooting:
In the stunned aftermath of the Tucson massacre, Sarah Palin has found herself in the crosshairs of the ensuing political debate with opponents suggesting she may have fueled the gunman's rage and her supporters saying it is "grotesque" to blame her and to politicize the tragedy.
Apparently spontaneous mass hysteria broke out on Facebook:
Facebook executive Randi Zuckerberg said many people on the social networking site are asking whether Sarah Palin is to blame.

According to Zuckerberg that is the #1 question on the social network behemoth following the Tucson shooting.
Today is Wednesday and the conventional wisdom has shifted. Now, the story is "That zany Sarah Palin has to make everything about her her her":
BOTTOM LINE: Sarah Palin, once again, has found a way to become part of the story.
The mainstream media in America is a total joke.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The Obama Presidency began today.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Sore-Loser Democrats are plotting a Senate coup.