Monday, October 6, 2014

No Carrie Underwood. We don't care what you sing.

Wow. blowing off the dust and spiderwebs in here.

A couple of articles have been appearing on various conservative websites around the net this past weekend.  Now I know what they are trying to do here and it is certainly not what their readership thinks, but more on that later.

The headlines are typically of the sort "Atheists Bash Christian Singer For Her Faith" or "Atheists Protest Carrie Underwood's New Song" or "Carrie Underwood’s Brand New Song Is Making Atheists MAD AS HELL!"

http://americanoverlook.com/video-when-atheist-bash-christian-singer-for-her-faith-they-never-expected-her-to-respond-this-way or
http://jarridwilson.com/atheists-carrie-song/ or
http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/carrie-underwoods-brand-new-song-making-atheists-mad-hell/ or
http://americannews.com/atheists-viciously-attack-carrie-underwoods-new-song-want-it-banned/

I call bullshit.

Carrie Underwood can sing whatever she likes and wants. It’s a free country. In fact the song can make her millions and win a Grammy and I'll be ok with that.

For the record out of the couple hundred Atheism blogs and websites I follow I have not seen a single atheist say they have an issue with her or her song.  I have seen a lot say they have issue with how this is all being reported though.

As expected there is not a single atheist quoted, no sites listed or linked.

This is a manufactured "controversy" used to drum up sales of an album.

I couldn't care less about Carrie Underwood's album, what she sings or doesn't sing about.
Really.

I DO care about my group of people being falsely represented in the press*.

*I say "press" here but it appears these are nothing more than internet tabloids. Slightly more readership than a blog, but less than say "Cracked", a site that actually performs research.

Reading through the various comments on these sites and her FB page you would think it was some sort of alternate reality. They praise her for singing about her faith (fine, she can do that all week long and twice on Sunday if she wants) and being "brave".  Brave? Last time I checked 83-85% of this country identifies as Christian.  She is sing too, about and for the Majority of people in this country.
That isn't brave.  That's like singing a song about the health benefits of orange juice.
Want to be brave? Sing a song about atheism like Steve Martin did. We are only 6% of the population.

So no, atheists don't care what Carrie Underwood sings about. None are offended.
We don't care about  any of the other Christian or Gospel songs released every year.

We do care about how we viewed in the media.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Noah's Ark

So according some reports as many 60% of Americans believe that the Noah Flood story is true.






I remember being in Sunday school and knowing this was bullshit.  But people still believe it.

What I have learned in these two videos? That God is a genocidal dick and most certainly not gay. No really.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Need to update this...

I have been taking most of my discussions of Atheism off-line and to Google+.

But I today I want to share this.

Here is TJ the Amazing Atheist on The Nine Most Annoying Things About Atheists.



Thursday, December 19, 2013

Long time..

Wow. I know. I didn't forget this blog, I just haven't had anything to say.
That is till today.

Let me just say this.
I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THE FAKE CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION MYTHS!

Christians: You are NOT persecuted! You are the fucking majority in this country and members of your belief system are doing the best they can to cram their

You are confusing persecution with not always getting what you want.

Monday, September 23, 2013

More Video Fun

Seriously.  Do these videos come from some other parallel world? Do Christians honestly think these are conversations people have?

Watch Every Young Man's Battle



Of course the best thing for this is merciless mocking.  And special buzz juice.

Cult of Dusty:


And Jaclyn Glenn


I could not have done a better job myself.