Atheists Are No Different Than Religious People

At least once a week, I get an email or a comment that claims that there’s no difference between an outspoken atheist and an outspoken religious person.

Which is kind of like saying that there’s no difference between David Duke and Martin Luther King Jr. Just because people speak about their beliefs with the same amount of passion doesn’t mean that their beliefs are the same*. They’re confusing enthusiasm with substance in a tired argument made up entirely of rich creamy FAIL.

Now, if you want to amend the statement and say that atheists are as annoying as religious people with their constant rants and arguments then I’ll agree.

*Oh and how they’re different. If you don’t agree with a Christian they tell you that after you die you will burn for all eternity in a lake of fire. If you disagree with an atheist they’ll tell you, “Ok, sure. Care for some bacon?” (We can’t compete with eternal damnation when it comes to threats.)

The Alternative Medicine…. It Does Nothing!

From MSNBC:

BETHESDA, Md. – Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending $2.5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost none of them do.

Echinacea for colds. Ginkgo biloba for memory. Glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis. Black cohosh for menopausal hot flashes. Saw palmetto for prostate problems. Shark cartilage for cancer. All proved no better than dummy pills in big studies funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The lone exception: ginger capsules may help chemotherapy nausea.

(via Bad Astronomy)

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

Now, if we have sufficient courage, we will, by the same
course of reasoning, account for the story of creation found in the
Bible. We will say that it contains the belief of Moses, and that
he received his information from the Egyptians, and not from God.
If we take the account as the absolute truth and use it for the
purpose of determining the value of modern thought, scientific
advancement becomes impossible. And even if the account of the
creation as given by Moses should turn out to be true, and should
be so admitted by all the scientific world, the claim that he was
inspired would still be without the least particle of proof. We
would be forced to admit that he knew more than we had supposed. It
certainly is no proof that a man is inspired simply because he is
right.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Some Mistakes of Moses” (1879)