Tilling the fields of the enlightenment

While I was preoccupied with promoting women’s rights in Ireland, Time magazine apparently decided that atheists were miserly skinflints who lacked a social conscience. Ed is encouraging a letter writing campaign — send your disagreement to letters@time.com — but maybe we should think about sending a mission of atheist care workers to New York to enter their editorial offices and labor to bring them out of their wretched ignorance. It seems a shame that supposedly literate, intelligent workers are doomed to be doing their job so poorly.


  1. says

    We probably won’t get past security into their editorial offices, but we could moon them from the street. I’m prepared to get a temporary A+ tattoo on my butt.

  2. imthegenieicandoanything says

    “Time”? Are they really a magazine or something? I’m pretty old myself, so my memory’s getting bad, but aren’t they the ones who put Bin Laden or Khomenei or Hilton as the “Man of the Year” about a thousand years ago, when I still had enough hair?

    Are they now as heavy, in journalism terms, as People or Sports Illustrated, dull wastes of space and natural resources that no one would use as toilet paper even in an emergency, if they were printed on soft, double-ply?

    And is it true the Washington Post now IS Time?

    You might as well tell me Pat Roberts or Mitch McConnell doesn’t think much of me, due to my atheism. It’s barely worth the ridicule I’m expending here, just to kill time.

  3. davidjanes says

    To be fair, Hilton did build a chain of really, really good hotels. Too bad his heirs are so damn screwed up.

    (Yes, I know it was autocorrect. Couldn’t resist.)

  4. Pteryxx says

    Temporary tattoo? …Oh, hm, good idea. *sidles away slowly, backside to the wall*

  5. brucemartin says

    The lack of credibility of Time magazine has already been fully assessed by the international journalist, Julian Assange. Here’s what he recently said:

    ASSANGE: Yes. Well, I mean, “Time” magazine.

  6. Acolyte of Sagan says

    #4, Pteryxx. Now there’s a rather stinging way to learn that hindsight is 20/20!

  7. unclefrogy says

    I tried reading Time back in the early ’70sI gave up and found I got more out of News Week and was sad to see it fold. Time was not then nor it seems now selling real news the whole news but just selling Time and just staying as close to what ever is conventional wisdom, thought at the time as they can. They just keep the form of a news magazine.

    uncle frogy

  8. timanthony says

    Is that ‘doomed’ in the last sentence supposed to be ‘deemed’? The sentence makes more sense with ‘deemed’.