Fantastic. When I heard about the atheist bus campaign back in January I jumped for joy.
Isn't it great? And isn't religion shit?
I wish I could have been a part of the 4,680 atheists that donated £5 to run the advert (see this article, and while you're there, read the comments: I found them delightfully intelligent and engaging). It was in response to a previous Christianity advert, leading the population to a website which tells them they will face torment in hell if they don't convert.
I am an atheist, and as much as I enjoy it I believe arguing the existence of God is pointless. It will get you nowhere. Because your opponents have 'faith,' and, well, 'faith' is above logic. It is IMMUNE to argument.
Thus, we must target the agnostics: these wondering, pondering, floating masses. Imagine it: the theists and the atheists in a furious race to recruit the 'neutrals.'
Richard Dawkins didn't consider this, and turned into a blithering angry man preaching atheism to bloody bishops. - Not gonna work. I love that he's trying, but with all due disrespect it's getting embarrassing. He's not exactly the image that I would like to represent atheists.
On a final note, I would like to express my hatred for the way that religion is forced upon children in schools practically before they're toilet trained. It's just bloody unfair. Everyone deserves a chance to make up their own mind before they're brainwashed one way or another.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
No. I'm not going to turn off the standby light on my television. No, I'm not sitting in a pitch black or freezing cold classroom at school. And no, I'm not going to purchase solar panels to put on the roof of my house.
I think it's about time someone told the blunt truth about climate change. And to help me are the good old BBC news website. Browsing the website today, I found the article: 'What happened to global warming?' and it proved to be an excellent starting point for this post. The article states 'The warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998. [...] For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.'
What's that? So - hold on: the earth ISN'T actually getting warmer right now? That surprised me. With all the fuss about global warming, no matter how pathetically trivial, I would of at least thought it was actually HAPPENING. What's important is that my surprise came with no hint of relief. To be relieved about something you need to have been worried first.
Fact: climates change. The earth's temperatures have been fluctuating for as long as it has existed - there was an ice age, for god's sake - and somehow I don't think that was caused by car exhausts.
Short of going back to living life like we did 300 years ago, there's nothing we can do that could remotely change the environment. And believe me, you're going to be hard pushed to find ANYONE that would give up so much, no matter how much they care about polar bears and shit.
Goverments' climate change policies don't DO anything; they weren't designed to DO anything. They were designed to make people feel like they're being beneficial, to keep people happy. Recycling? - On too small a scale to do anything, and always will be. A tiny, tiny percentage of what you recycle is really used for anything worth it.
Solar panels? - Utterly crap, terribly inefficent, end of.
Turning the lights off? - When public buildings such as schools and the like urge you to turn the lights off when you leave a room, the last thing they're concerned about is the environment.
Heating? - See above.
Standby lights? - Don't you DARE try and tell me that leaving that pathetic little orange light on my TV on is going to kill a polar bear. I WILL strangle you.
Do you want to hear about a real issue? We could feed the world on the food that is thrown away BEFORE it even reaches the supermarkets.
Debate THAT. Unless of course, you're still too busy raving about dying polar bears to focus on dying children.
'timeforchange.org' would, of course, disagree.
'The main cause of global warming is in mankind's attitude to Nature.'
Sure, sure. Oh and also, WTF? That's not even a proper cause. The second I see the word 'nature' written with a capital letter, the culprit loses all credibility it may once have had, and I run a mile whilst doing my sceptical eyebrow raised face that I practice viciously.
I'll leave you with this. Think of the sheer vastness and massiveness of the sun. The sun heats our planet, rememember? Now think of switching off a lightbulb in your home.
Trust me, although you might think that's helping at all, you cannot compete with the sun. And (excuse my nonscientificness) if the sun wants to intensify and make our planet hotter, there's nothing we can do to save ourselves. END OF.
Thankyou for listening. You may want to know my opinions on other ethical issues, and my attitude to animals *stifled laugh*. If so, then let me know you're interested and leave a comment, or follow me. Right now I'm thinking 'screw fashion for the time being.' But once I've had the chance to have a nice old topshop trolley dash (I wish), who knows what will happen.