Bustin’ out all over

It must be the season. The godless are popping up all over.


  1. bernard quatermass says

    … very happy you alluded to [the Dread] Dormammu. What a guy! If I could have one superpower, it’d definitely be the Dreaded D’s ability to banish folks to Limbo.

    I mean, just to be able to say something like “Silence! I banish you all to Limbo!”

    What a beautiful thing.

  2. says

    … the rituals of Dormammu.

    I first read that as Dormouseu and thought “cool, a Dormice cult in Tibet!”

    My delusions are easily shattered… sniff

  3. says

    I submit the following words from John Prine:

    I heard Allah and Buddah
    singing at the Savior’s feast.
    And up in the sky an Arabian Rabbi
    fed Quaker Oats to a Priest.
    Pretty Good, Not Bad, they can’t complain
    Cause actually all them God’s are about the same.


  4. BobbyEarle says

    You can turn your godless musical talents into fame and glory…

    Unfortunately, my “godless musical talents” are more akin to talentless musical talents.

    However, like PZ, my interpretive dance skillz are legion.

  5. says

    It’s somehow fittingly ironic that I’d catch your post just after exiting my regular church gig. (It’s a don’t ask, don’t tell thing.)

    Anyway, much obliged for the linkage, PZ.

  6. Hank Fox says

    I chuckled at the Strange-Dormammu comment. Good to know I’m not the only one on here with history as a comic-reading geek.

  7. Benjamin Geiger says

    Oh, the scansion. The poor, poor scansion.

    It seems to me that, at least in the first couple of verses, the lines are a syllable short. (I didn’t check any further.)

    I am the ve-ry mod-el of a mod-ern Ma-jor-Gen-er-al
    I’ve in-for-ma-tion ve-ge-ta-ble, an-i-mal, and min-er-al

    I don’t be-lieve in Jah-weh, Budd-ha, Gan-esh, Zeus or Al-lah, and
    I don’t be-lieve in Lim-bo, Ha-des, Hea-ven or Val-hal-la (beat)

    The second verse (the one starting “I’ve got no time for Odin…”) is probably the worst. Could someone point out how the scansion is supposed to work on that one?

  8. Samantha Vimes says

    Ah, Dr. Strange. My favorite comic book character– but my fave villain from that was Nightmare, if only b ecause the artists gave us such wonderful backgrounds.

  9. Patrick says

    You don’t know if we should encourage atheists breaking out into song? I disagree … let’s show the religious that we’re NOT a bunch of sad neurotics!
    Now that infectious meme is going to be running through my head: “I’m an atheist, and I’m okay …” (LOL)