Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Stupid! It Burns! (moral edition)

the stupid! it burns! The stupidity is flowing thick and fast this weekend!

Stop It, You're Giving Us a Bad Name:
The normal shorthand way that Americans proclaim that they adhere to a standardized moral code regarding their treatment of other people is to acknowlege membership in a religion. If you don't have such a membership, sensible people will rightly wonder whether you have ANY moral code. Until you convice them that you do, folks have a right to be a little leery of dealing with you.

In my America, the normal shorthand way we proclaim we adhere to a standardized moral code is to call ourselves law-abiding taxpayers.

The author is himself an atheist, proudly in the closet. (He calls anyone out of the closet an "asshole".) It really is true: sometimes an atheist is someone with just one fewer stupid idea than a theist.

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