Wow. One that openly as much as admits that compassion is anti-Christian. What a fundamentalist douche bag.
10/21/2008 8:18:01 PM
Anyone know any more details about that song? Is there anywhere one could hear it? I get interested in the things fundies don't like ;)
10/21/2008 8:25:23 PM
Wow, how awful that out of all the songs about dealing with death out there, there is *one* in the world that approaches it from an atheist standpoint!
10/21/2008 8:29:48 PM
a mind far far away
So instead, we should accept your lies about an afterlife in heaven as long as we accept that your god created everthing even when all reason, logic, and fact goes against that? No thanks. And all those 'humanist lies'? What, the lie what we should help our fellow man? How evil are we to think such a thing.
10/21/2008 8:34:23 PM
The death of a beloved pet is nothing to laugh at. Dogs really are man's best friend, as unlike people they are loyal and true to the end. I love my dogs, how dare you say that this man's tribute to his beloved pet is something to mock! I think it is a touching thing that this man did, even if I am a Christian I see no problem with a man consoling himself by singing about his dog.
I can't help but pity you, that you have so much hatred in your heart.
10/21/2008 8:34:48 PM
10/21/2008 8:45:51 PM
"an atheist musician who had written a song about his dog's death"
'They're coming to take me away' by Napoleon XIV?
Besides, atheism isn't wrong just because it's not comforting.
A religion where everybody goes to Heaven would be more comforting than Christianity, but that doesn't make it true or more believable.
Death IS hard to deal with. It's a known fact, and bullshitting around it is not a good idea, and it does not make the bullshit true.
10/21/2008 9:20:20 PM
Christians don't believe that animals have any sort of afterlife, so how could the song be any different?
10/21/2008 9:21:25 PM
It should be in one of the podcasts at The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
Also from Cornswalled:
"Even if you set aside the wholesale endorsement of vaccination, their wholesale rejection of homeopathy,"
So it looks like not only is compassion anti-Christian, seems like curing people of diseases is too.
10/21/2008 9:21:46 PM
The lost, hopeless, pathetic creatures I know think their lives have cosmic significance and will be extended forever so they can enjoy harp music.
10/21/2008 9:28:20 PM
Is this a parody site? The spelling and grammar seems too good.
10/21/2008 9:33:18 PM
I really think Cornswalled is a Poe.
10/21/2008 11:04:45 PM
Sounds good, totally going to give this a listen.
10/21/2008 11:14:07 PM
I think a song about a dead dog is more comforting than your "EVERYONE IS GOING TO HELL" propaganda.
10/21/2008 11:41:17 PM
What an un-compassionate Cretin.
10/21/2008 11:54:29 PM
Is this fake? The poster's last name seems suspicious.
10/22/2008 12:44:04 AM
I remember that podcast. The songwriter's point was that atheism can be a hard row to hoe when dealing with loss, that you would like to believe you will see the person or pet you loved again, and that coming to terms with the fact that they are forever gone from the world and your life is tremendously wrenching.
It was very moving, and as a hopeless lover of pets, I certainly understand his feelings of loss over his dog. I've said goodbye to several in my life, and it's always hard. Dogs are good folk.
10/22/2008 12:46:54 AM
anonymous_troy: Coulda sworn it was by Neuroticfish... is it his song or a cover?
But yeah, this guy's a doucheshit.
10/22/2008 2:56:49 AM
Yeah I posted this - he is talking about when the Skeptics were interviewing George Hrab who wrote the sonce and who is a cool dude.
I thought that he may be a Poe but he has went out of his way to say some truly horrible things here.....the jury is out?
10/22/2008 11:11:27 AM
Man Called True
GreenEyedLilo: I think "Road to Nowhere" by the Talking Heads is a pretty good affirmation of an atheist's view of death. It basically says, "When you die, you're gone forever... but who gives a crap? This is your life, just keep going!"
As for Cornswalled... Cripes, you could play Hateful Christian Bingo with his blog.
10/22/2008 11:17:31 AM
In fact this illustrates that GOD is really a backward canine.
10/22/2008 12:31:19 PM
Your hope does not alter reality.
10/22/2008 1:04:25 PM
Took a peek at his blog. What a pompous,arrogant, self-important pig he is! (No offence meant to any pigs that might be reading this.) What a perfect example of a fundie! What a great way to convince non-believers to not become xian!
10/22/2008 1:11:39 PM
Actually, this podcast is brilliant.
2/6/2009 12:17:29 AM
Sorry, just to clarify if this was not clear, The Sceptic's Podcast is brilliant! Um, not this blog.
2/6/2009 8:41:43 PM