It’s Sunday morning! It’s that time when we lounge about in robes and jammies and mock (or feel pity for) the faithful, trudging off to be lied to at church. Here are a few fun links for us atheists:
Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists of UMM has a preliminary web page, designed by Skatje, and also has a forum. Their first meeting is on Thursday at 7 (pizza party at the Pizza Hut in Morris!), but the big initial recruitment fair is tomorrow — so she is looking for suggestions. She needs stuff she can put together now, but she’s also thinking longer term — ideas for tabling at the student union, for instance.
Kirk Cameron is getting feisty again in his own ridiculous style — he’s asking if we’ve “patronized blasphemy lately”. The answer is yes: frequently and with vigor, especially since the religious insistence on trivia makes it absurdly easy to commit blasphemy. S.Z. takes poor Kirk down a few notches. My favorite part: Kirk pines for the good old days when the Hays Code forbade blasphemy in the movies. S.Z. points out that the Hays Code also forbade miscegeny. Wash and Zoe: abomination!
Awful as it must be to be Kirk Cameron, I feel more pity for Matt Nisbet. Revere calmly pulverizes his liver, rips out his lungs, and gives him a classic Stooges eye poke. Nyuk nyuck nyuck. I don’t get it — I’m not averse to the principles of framing, but why is it that its proponents suck so badly at implementing it?