I offer this picture for the holiday cards section.
May it bring peace to the world this holiday season.
Amazing Work! Just Added to the Holiday Card Machine
I hope my FSMas lights are a sufficient praise enough.
I think you did an great job and passers-by and the FSM Himself will be happy with your works. Well done, sir.
Any other FSMas light displays out there? Please send me your photos, we would all love to see them.
There’s some drama over a Christian Nativity scene displayed on the lawn of a county courthouse in Indiana. The Freedom From Religion Foundation demanded the removal of the display on first amendment violation concerns and now locals are fighting. It’s the same fight every Christmas and I get tired of writing about it.
Now for the shock:
These Christmas fights bug me, honestly. I am a supporter of the FFRF and of some of these secular and atheist organizations, but sometimes I am shaking my head and wondering what they are thinking. You might get this scene removed but you do so much damage to our cause in the process. You don’t think these perceptions matter? Then what is this all about? These Christmas fights make us look like such assholes, that’s all I’m saying. They are not reciting prayers in a state building or anything on that level. A Nativity scene is barely religious, it’s like a cross necklace. End of rant.
What do you guys think?
This sounds like a great cause. Some of you may want to check this out:
The primary goal of Project Reason is to spread scientific thinking and secular values. We invite you to help us further our work by submitting a short video that conveys the message of the foundation.
The prize for the Winning Video of 2011 will be $10,000.
The prize for Second Place will be $4,000.
The prize for Third Place will be $1,000.
Voting on the finalists will begin on February 15, 2011 and will end on February 21, 2011.
I can’t take credit for this photo…but it’s a "must see!"
I am curious, who is the historian behind this scene? Shall we add this to the Holiday e-Card machine? I would like to get the permission of the artist of course, but I have always felt that blasphemy, like happiness, is enjoyed best when shared.
*Update* Word is that this is the work of Orngarth originally posted on reddit. I have added it to the to Holiday e-Card propaganda machine provisionally, so if you would like to send this to your friends/family/coworkers email in the form of a festive greeting there is a way to do it.
Open call for submissions!
How about it? Let’s brainstorm and see if we can’t come up with some fantastic attractions and artwork. I will be shocked if we can’t outdo the Ark Encounter. Here are some themes to work with but don’t let this limit you:
* Beer Volcano
* Midgets (I’m making that hand waving gesture because it’s a touchy subject (I think (or is that a touchy subject to mention it))
* The mystery of the Pirate Fish (specifically why has its origin never been explained?)
* The Creation Mountains
What am I missing?
How’s this? Created by my wife and my daughter.
I am sure everyone will agree you are a lucky man to have such a thoughtful and talented family.
Here’s the angel that rests atop my tree this holiday season, complete with bendable noodley appendages.
I love it. Amazing work. I have an overwhelming urge to squeeze Him.
Just a reminder, the Holiday e-card machine is working again. It takes very little time and zero money to send Holiday greetings to your family and friends. There are I think 5 designs up there now and space to write whatever message you like.
This one was always my favorite, but I admit some people found it obnoxious:
So, if you like, go Send some cards.
The New York Times reports:
the state of Kentucky The state has promised generous tax incentives to a group of entrepreneurs who plan to construct a full-size replica of Noah’s ark, load it with animals and actors, and make it the centerpiece of a Bible-based tourist attraction called Ark Encounter.
Since Gov. Steven L. Beshear announced the plan on Wednesday, some constitutional experts have raised alarms over whether government backing for an enterprise that promotes religion violates the First Amendment’s requirement of separation of church and state. But Mr. Beshear, a Democrat, said the arrangement posed no constitutional problem, and brushed off questions about his stand on creationism.
“The people of Kentucky didn’t elect me governor to debate religion,” he said at a news conference. “They elected me governor to create jobs.”
Gov Beshear, you can expect the Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster theme park submission soon.