Awww. Mythicist Milwaukee got their Twitter account suspended, so they’re trying to take legal action to get reinstated. They’ve start a fundraiser that allows…well, I’ll let Thomas Smith explain it.
I like the
Pray Now button. If I were to visit that site (I won’t), I’d click the
Pray Now button for them.
By the way, as someone who has had to deal with lawyers before, a $2500 goal is paltry.
$2500 for a lawyer.
What is pissing on an erupting volcano, Alex?
Grand prize winner!
$2500 won’t even get a court filing.
Do they have a thoughts button. There are a few I’d like to share with them.
PZ Myers says
Plus, they’ve raised a grand total of $77. Probably everyone is clicking that prayers button in lieu of donating.
Can you even afford to self-represent for $2500?
John Morales says
I like the oblique reference to Pharyngulation.
(Those were the days!)
Autobot Silverwynde says
@2: Same here.
Raging Bee says
I’m sure there’s lawyers who might want to be paid in Bitcoin, but I’ve never heard of one who expected to be paid in thoughts and prayers.
I forgot Mythicist Milwaukee existed, despite being somewhat interested in mythicism vs. historicism. I guess they’re has-beens now?
I went to what I think was the first Mythicist Milwaukee conference, and it wasn’t bad; but it was nowhere near what the first Skepticon that I attended was (IIRC the second, but the first actually called Skepticon). This was before Richard Carrier showed us what he is, and he gave a pretty good talk that had some actual history in it. The rest was kind of boring. I’ve never been to another, and I gather that they’ve really gone downhill.
He never actually hid that he was (and is) a creepy, narcissistic crank – it’s just that because he presented himself as a “super-atheist” (“Don’t believe there’s a God? Huh – I don’t even believe there was a Jesus!”), a lot of people refused to see it.
I might be willing to donate natural fertilizers, if lord Sterculius permits it.
Raging Bee says
I’m not going to test this guess, but maybe they’re trying to have a “pay now” button disguised as a “pray now” button? I mean, that wouldn’t exactly be a new level of silliness…
Matt G says
Prayers have been wonderfully effective at stopping mass shootings, so I’m sure they’ll work miraculously here.
@ 11. birgerjohansson : Sterculius? Huh.
Huh and thats where the plant family (Sterculioideae that includes the Brachychiton “bottle trees”) comes from.. What a shit god.
@StevoR, well, I’ve been well endowed and blessed by the Lord Crepitus.
All hail and worship the mighty flatus, clearer of rooms! Hopefully, while holding one’s breath and nose…
Shouldn’t there be a “Thoughts” button as well as a Prayers one?