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Pope George Ringo II

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When you get right down to it, "Atheist" is a stupid word.

We actually have a specific word for people who don't believe in sky wizards, and we really don't need it.

We don't have a specific word for people who don't believe in leprechauns. Or unicorns. Or bigfoot. Or the abominable snowman. Or vampires, werewolves, the Loch Ness Monster, chemtrails, lizard people, ghosts, jackalopes, faeries, elves, goblins, winged serpents, dragons, mermaids, giants, the Jersey Devil, or Trump's integrity. We also get by without specific words for people who don't believe the moon landings were faked. Or that water fluoridation is a government plot. Or that the government is putting mind control chips in us. Or that vaccines cause autism. Or that 9/11 was an inside job. Or any of the things which have just as much basis as mythology.

Actually, we do have a specific word describing people who don't believe in any of these things: "Rational." It works better than "atheist," I think.
Posted by Pope George Ringo II | Wed Nov 28, 2018, 10:13 PM (70 replies)

In one way, I'm glad we had the 2016 Netflix Chappaquiddick movie.

It cleared the decks so we can have a 2020 Watergate move. That's the logical thing to do next, right? I'd pay to see it, even if it was just a re-make of All The President's Men.

We really do need a 2020 Watergate movie. Bigly. People are saying.
Posted by Pope George Ringo II | Tue Nov 27, 2018, 06:53 PM (15 replies)

An oldie but a goodie on why militaries should or should not allow religious services

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/3948329.stm

The British Armed Forces has officially recognised its first registered Satanist, a newspaper reports.

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Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe said she was "utterly shocked" by the Royal Navy's decision.

"Satanism is wrong. Obviously the private beliefs of individuals anywhere, including the armed forces, are their own affair but I hope it doesn't spread."

She added: "The Navy should not permit Satanist practices on board its ships.


Just something to think about when pondering religious services for deployed personnel.



Posted by Pope George Ringo II | Sat Nov 3, 2018, 02:52 PM (20 replies)
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