A Favorite Quote:

"We are made of 'Star-Stuff.' We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." --Carl Sagan

25 December 2008

Happy Yule

Merry Christmas, Happy Festivus, Happy Winter Solstice, etc...

22 December 2008

And I Thought It Was Cold Here in Arkansas

This morning it was 10°F here in NE Arkansas but get a load of this!

Yipes! That's just nuts!

12 December 2008

This is Perfect for Festivus

For several years I've considered celebrating Festivus instead of Christmas at this time of year. You know, the holiday that was made popular on Seinfeld. Anyway, I ran across this video on a great Festivus Website. It's perfect for Festivus:

------------------Happy Festivus!------------------

09 December 2008

A Moving Story on NPR

I heard this commentary by Benjamin Tupper, a captain in the Army Nation Guard (who also just happens to be an atheist), on NPR's Morning Edition this morning and just had to share it. The link will take you to a transcript of the story and also allow you to play it. His story is very moving. It is also refreshing to hear an atheist speak out and be heard by the nation. And, have us portrayed in a positive light.

03 December 2008

Repelled by Expelled

Well Roger Ebert has finally reviewed Ben Stein's horrible, piece of crap, pro-ID film Expelled. To say he didn't like it is an understatement. I always knew that Ebert was a good movie reviewer but now I find out he's also a rational, thinking person! Here's a quote from the review:
This film is cheerfully ignorant, manipulative, slanted, cherry-picks quotations, draws unwarranted conclusions, makes outrageous juxtapositions (Soviet marching troops representing opponents of ID), pussy-foots around religion (not a single identified believer among the ID people), segues between quotes that are not about the same thing, tells bald-faced lies, and makes a completely baseless association between freedom of speech and freedom to teach religion in a university class that is not about religion.