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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Answering to "Atheism Sucks" / I'm an asshole, so take this survey

Time for the grab-bag again. Well, it looks like the college frat boys at Atheism Sucks have finally deigned to notice my existence. How nice of them to do so, even though it is a bit late - after all, I have been co-hosting an online show against Christianity, written a handbook of atheism, maintaining this blog, as well as an atheist ministry, so I would have hoped for more attention. But I have to be generous, as I'm sure it took a lot to get them off their beer and cocaine binges to actually type something coherent. Goooo Christians ! Paaa-rty !

I like their web site. They manage to show that they don't understand dictionary definitions, they sanction a Creationist deception, they defend a complete subjectivist and then have the gall to attack atheists for not having absolutes, and then give us a wonderful article like "Atheism Makes Life Sucky" (sic), where we learn that "[i]f there is no God, then our life is not qualitatively different from that of a dog". Some college kids slept through their biology classes...

I love these guys. I really do. They do their best to address real issues and answer to the people that matter. It's really too bad that they're Christian idiots.

Talking about assholes, I have to confess that I am also an asshole. Apparently, the best way to get a presence on the blogsphere is to have a presence on other people's blogs, and I just cannot do that. I just manage to offend everyone.

I've tried hard to get some interaction going on this blog, but if there's no interest, I'm going to stop it entirely and concentrate on my content posts. So for this time only, I want to hear from people who read this blog regularly. Put a comment on this post, just say "hello", and make your blog known at the same time if you have one.

And of course, check out my latest entry, on the concept of free will and the arguments used to deny it, right below. Thank you !


PS please do not use this forum to associate atheist evangelism with the KKK, or any such offensive comparisons. If you don't like atheist evangelism, this blog is not for you. There are plenty of other blogs on the right for you to check out, so don't waste our time.

PPS no, I am not "threatening to stop blogging" or somesuch nonsense.

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21 Comments:

At 10/29/2005 1:42 AM, Blogger Deb declaimed...

Helo! You're most assuredly not an asshole; just opinionated, which often translates into one and the same. I am called an ass all the time, and don't feel that I am one in the last bit!

 
At 10/29/2005 8:38 AM, Blogger vjack declaimed...

You are threatening to stop blogging if people don't comment? I am not sure I understand this strategy. This will give the Christians exactly what they want. If you are going to maintain a blog, especially one dealing with unpopular opinions, you have to do it for yourself. So what if people aren't commenting. I would have abandoned Atheist Revolution (http://atheistrevolution.blogspot.com/) a long time ago if I was doing it to try to attract an audience. Post for yourself, and the readers will come.

 
At 10/29/2005 8:57 AM, Blogger Mr. Neil declaimed...

"You're most assuredly not an asshole;"

Oh, sure he is. He can be a bit overbearing, but the one thing I like about Franc is that you can call him an asshole, and he doesn't take it personally.

 
At 10/29/2005 9:29 AM, Blogger mathyoo declaimed...

I don't care whether you're an asshole or not-your blog is good reading-well thoughtout, well-written, and often thought provoking. I've RSS'd it and check it (along with my other favorite atheist blogs) daily for updates.

 
At 10/29/2005 10:13 AM, Blogger Mr. Neil declaimed...

I read as often as I can, but I really have very little to add. I take more of an observational role.

Although, I did spot something just now that I wanted to comment on all the way down at "Question of the Day #5".

 
At 10/29/2005 10:26 AM, Blogger Bahnsen Burner declaimed...

The statement "atheism sucks" is, in my mind, no different from the statement "honesty sucks." And looking at that website, I can see I'm right on this.

 
At 10/29/2005 11:16 AM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

Hi Franc.

I read your blog regularly. I am almost always impressed by your ability to make a point and defend your point of view. I have never been off-put by the fact that you are a passionate defender of that point of view.

If someone were to attempt to pigeon-hole me, they might come up with the label "Existentialist Humorist", since most of my comments deal in sarcasm, and are an attempt at levity. Since you are so very serious, I find myself respecting the gravity with which you address your topics. I have rarely felt that my type of humor was an appropriate response to your posts.

So for this time only:

"The Goose is dying boys and girls, but if you show that you believe in Atheists by clapping your hands, I think we can save her!"

Write on Franc!

 
At 10/29/2005 1:20 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

I am not "threatening" to do anything. I want to know if there's enough interest in interacting on this blog or not. I'm not interested in working for nothing.

 
At 10/29/2005 2:14 PM, Blogger argotnaut declaimed...

I'm a lurker. argotnaut

 
At 10/29/2005 3:01 PM, Blogger Frank Walton declaimed...

Thanks for the entry, dude.

Frank Walton
Editor of "Atheism Sucks"

 
At 10/29/2005 9:54 PM, Blogger Boelf declaimed...

I first noticed your blog from the last round of "Carnival of the Godless". I liked what I read having gone over a number of your post.

So I have you booked marked to review regularly but there is one problem. The work fire wall blocks blogger. So that does limit me a bit.

I am pretty oppinionated and hope I won't be too much of a pest going forward.

 
At 10/29/2005 9:56 PM, Blogger Hellbound Alleee declaimed...

Dude!

I suppose one could take the same tactic and make a blog called "Christianity Sucks!" It's begging for attention in the same way. Your title doesn't have "Atheism" or "Sucks" in the title, so it's not going for the 14-25 year-old males.And that's an important market.

So what can you do to reach the market? I say, post more nudity. Or you can go ahead and use the title "Christianity Sucks," like I saud, or better yet, "Jesus Sucks."

What does Jesus suck, by the way?

Donkeys--the bible talks about donkeys a lot. And issue..."her lovers genitals were like that of donkeys..." You get the picture.

 
At 10/29/2005 10:00 PM, Blogger Hellbound Alleee declaimed...

Oh Sexy Christ

 
At 10/29/2005 11:15 PM, Blogger thinkanythingonce declaimed...

I read your blog every day, but rarely have time to comment. Keep up the good work.

 
At 10/29/2005 11:41 PM, Blogger Bahnsen Burner declaimed...

Thanks for the imagery, Ali... On a more positive note, I'm reminded of the commandment "Thou shalt not dive into thy wife's burning bush." With commanmdents like that, I am happy to be a sinner.

 
At 10/30/2005 12:04 AM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

That's an interesting thought, although I doubt just changing the title of the blog would change much.

So does anyone have any ideas how to help along the interaction on this blog ? Or should I just give it up ? Maybe I need better questions ? Maybe another blog member could pick the column up ?

 
At 12/14/2007 10:02 PM, Blogger John G. Deering declaimed...

Here's a big "Hello" from a pro-humanity, and therefore, anti-Christian blogger.

The Romans had the right idea. So many Christians and so few lions...

http://spankinggod.blogspot.com/
http://foolsslavesandchildren.blogspot.com/

 
At 3/10/2008 5:06 PM, Blogger Christianity Sucks declaimed...

Christianity sucks!

What is the chief end of man?

A. The chief end of man is himself and his own faults.

What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?

A. He has given us none, and as one who does not exist does, that which does not exist cannot give.

What is God?

A. God is an outdated and incorrect ideology surrounding mythology designed only to enstill false hope and understanding in humanity.

What does "Apologetics" mean?

Apologetics is the desperate search for truth among irrelevance.

- Christianity Sucks

 
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