10.22.2009

I Should be Flogged

Some people are claiming that there is a great schism underway in atheism - I don't believe it...

18 comments:

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

I can't help it.

A good friend of mine wants me to donate my brain to science - when I die..

he says that thru studing my brain and finding the most hypertrophied part - the smart ass center will be revealed.

Asylum Seeker said...

What a larf! There is no smart ass center of the brain, and the very idea is ridiculous! Smart-ass behavior correlates highly with brain mass and with the number of neurons at each synapse. With a high number of neural connections, wise cracking and smart alecking are a natural byproduct, even observable in nature given the often jocular nature of those rare few breeds of talking animals.

Any way, yes, very bitter rift. There is much room for disagreement about not believing in gods. How many gods aren't there? What kind of behavior do these no gods endorse? Should we still keep the Sabbath, just in case? Are we still allowed to believe in ghosts, ghoulies, aliens, or extradimensional entities that very much resemble gods in all but name? All of these are questions on which we are sharply divided, and we may never come to a satisfactory compromise.

GearHedEd said...

Arrrrgh!

Wear your pirate suit when you say that! The Flying Spaghetti Monster has multi-faceted eyes and can see everything!

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

WELL! we can see who amongst the few who visit this site were quickly enticed by the notion of old Pliny getting a beating ;)

GearHedEd said...

And may His noodley goodness have mercy upon you.

rAmen.

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Someone please walk me through the steps to posting on Oneblood's site. I keep getting this prompt to chose my way of posting but can't seem to get one to work

mac said...

I came for the flogging !

mac said...

As to posting on oneblood's page, I think I may have solved your problem(if only I could solve mine :-O ).... When prompted as to how you'll post, choose the google account. Do NOT put your blog name there. What is required is your email address and blogger password.... I know, screwey ain't it ;-)

mac said...

Or, you can post anonymously. Maybe you could just sign the post so he'll know it was you. That is, of course, assuming his blog accepts anonymous posters. I think mine does, but I can't seem to get my act together enough to post there. I'm still without internet, now the 'puter is in storage for what I imagine is a short while.

mac said...

I hope my feeble attempt at advice wasn't too simplistic or condescending. And I hope you figure out whatever the issue happens to be.

Richelle said...

lol schism in atheism, that's good stuff.

i wonder if that would end up anything like south park's "go god go" episodes...

if so, i want to side with the otters.

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

I liked the otters better than the guys with the reservoir hats better too. I have to say, that the Chef episodes (Chef as a pedophile)and Mr Garrison having, uh, relations with Richard Dawkins pretty much ended my relationship with South Park.

Stacy S. said...

" I came for the flogging ..."

Flog me! Flog me!! ;-)

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Stacy - you didn't get enough from that Glenn dou, I mean Beck posting ;)

Stacy S. said...

I guess I didn't sound as "Monty Pythonesque" as I wanted. ;-)

As far as my flogging goes ... "Flog her"! *sigh*

oneblood said...

It is pretty unbelievable Pliny, but you'll get through it. Just keep the faith.

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Rim shot machines for all!

I thought my original pun was pretty good

oneblood said...

Transplant from pboy's

"As usual Harvey is a voice of clarity."

I know he has years of practice, pun intended, for some reason I Kant articulate that well. Buddha'll keep trying. A decidedly Hume-an endeavour.

So you think you have things pretty Locke'd up, like a Mill for aphorisms.

Old Pliny's a proud Popper of some of our finest puns. Spinoza webs of punly wonder Pliny, throw your darts of wit and may they have many Marx.

It is your Nietzsche. A pun hustler, I'll wait while you Russell up some Moore.

How Augustine your milieu you appear, but we aren't fooled, no you don't Confucius.

So I challenge you sir Pliny you're under Strauss, perhaps now you don't even know where to Sartre.