Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pope sticks foot in mouth again! Is anyone surprised?


I don't know if it's even possible for Pope Benedict to make himself sound like even more of an asshat than he already is, but he sure is trying! Here's the latest gem:
"This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself,"
By "policies which undermine the family" he is referring, of course, to allowing same sex couples to get married. Yes, that's right, gay marriage undermines families and is a threat to humanity, because as we all know every time a gay couple marries a happily married heterosexual couple with children spontaneously combusts... Hey Pope Benedict, you know what else harms families? Demonizing a 9 year old rape victim, her family, and the doctors who performed an abortion to save her life, that really devastates families when it happens to them. Oh, and you know what else is a threat to humanity? Telling people in an area where AIDS is spreading like wildfire not to wear condoms to prevent the spread of the virus. That really fucking threatens humanity. You want to protect families, human dignity, and humanity itself, Pope Benedict? Then do us all a huge favor and shut the fuck up!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

I was never good at writing a self intro, but here goes nothing....

So, here's a few things about me: I'm an aspie, and therefore a natural skeptic. No surprise I couldn't be pulled by anyone into the mind-destroying mess that is religion. So of course, autism and the asinine conspiracy about vaccines are topics that are pretty damn important to me. I thought the aggressive atheist in me was going to calm down after my graduation. Fat chance! A few years later I've got the same drive to tear up a few crazies again. I guess it's a part of me that just won't change. Well, that and it can't change thanks to the fact that I've still got crazies trying to pull me into the void! I'm also a liberal thanks to the fact that they're the only rational people on the political spectrum. I'd rather NOT see my country turn into the theocracy that the conservatives would turn it into or go back to the days of the robber-barons like it would be if libertarians had their way.

I've been lurking on a few skeptic blogs for a few years (mainly Pharyngula and Skepchic), but it's time for me to stop lurking and get involved. It's damn good fun to skewer crazy ideas and the people who try to push them, but that's not the only reason to come out of the shadows. I'm not going to read about another elevatorgate or redditgate and then sit quietly while several skeptics who should fucking know better try to make excuses for the asshats that were responsible for it. The community needs more people who will pounce on these asshat enablers, and I'm stepping up to the plate!

So yeah, that's me, and I'm speaking up now even if you don't want me to. Actually, especially when you don't want me to!