I experienced a brief moment of doubt about my atheism this morning as I was browsing the webcomics. Thanks, Zach Weinersmith!* I’ve seen this argument before — there are theodicies that claim that evil allows for “adversarial growth”, that the human moral senses are exercised and sharpened by confrontation with evil. But I don’t know…throwing …
Category Archive: Humor
Apr 09 2013
Apr 08 2013
Ladies, this is a delicate subject, and I’ll have to ask you to step out of the room for a bit while the men talk among themselves.
Apr 07 2013
Both Hank Fox and Token Skeptic are leaving for Patheos. I should warn you what happens to those who leave us.
Apr 04 2013
We’re really going to have to fire our tech guy — there has been another leak of sensitive information from the FtB backchannel. Don’t read it. We’re already beginning the process of sterilizing Vancouver to limit the flow of information, and if any of you try to scurry off with our secrets, well, you won’t …
Mar 31 2013
I’ve been fighting a lonely, valiant battle against the domination of cats on the internet, one where even my co-blogger betrays me, but at least Zach Weinersmith understands me. I hadn’t realized until now that cats on the internet also explains the Fermi paradox. Cats: not just annoying, but guilty of extraterrestrial genocide.
Mar 16 2013
Oh, look, I found the perfect cartoon to illustrate the day: the evolution of Irish heroes. Those Christians ruin everything, and I don’t know why we should celebrate Irish culture by honoring a horrible old saint and getting drunk. Why not name it after a hero worth remembering and reciting poetry, for instance…something Ireland is …
Mar 12 2013
Mmmm-mmmm. Catholic saint stew.
Mar 06 2013
Mar 02 2013
I was inspired by this cartoon: I have a better plan: appoint Scalia to the papacy. It’s win-win all around: you know it’s what Scalia really wants, it gets a fanatical kook out of the judiciary, and it gives the cardinals exactly the kind of regressive ideologue they really want. His only failing is that …