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Speak out against PIPA

SOPA has been shelved (probably so they can try to pass something like SOPA in some other bill when nobody is looking).  Wikipedia has decided to participate in the blackout.  We will also take part in the blackout.  Now we must speak up against PIPA.  Spread the word, post about it everywhere, talk about it, get informed.

Here is an easy page to write and call your Senators about PIPA right now.

More information on PIPA

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

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Christian blogger gives nod to RRS “debate” victory.

After watching the debate a few times online, it’s clear that the Rational Response Squad claimed the victory. Way of the Master had promised before the debate that they could prove the existence of God in thirteen minutes, without using faith or the Bible. Sadly, within just a few minutes they had utterly broken their promise. Now, I don’t claim to be able to prove that God exists any better than Comfort and Cameron. I can’t even say that I would have done better in their places.

From the verge.

Here are two very relevant videos:
1. The highlights from the Cameron/Comfort/RRS “debate.” (it was more like a “response” not a “debate”)
2. Re-cap about WOTM after shit hit the fan.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 2, 2008 at 1:37 am

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Christ out of Christmas article: Philadelphia Weekly

Margaret Downey and The Rational Response Squad are featured in an article about the growth of atheism and The Tree of Knowledge. Philadelphia atheists are featured from Philly atheist meetup. Kelly O’Connor (Kellym78/my girlfriend) is mentioned as a stripper and I (Brian Sapient) described myself as OCD/ADHD.

The OCD would explain 90% of my compulsion to end religion and the 40 hour days I work. The other 10% of my drive would be a combination of Kent Hovind, Ray Comfort, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, my mother, George Bush, and every man who was ever a Pope.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - December 19, 2007 at 4:05 am

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Blaspemy Challenge in NY Times as 4th Tribe of Youtube

Source: NY Times

Curiously, the religious group that makes the most imaginative and despotic use of YouTube are atheists. The Rational Response Squad, a furtive organization devoted to curing theism, has challenged YouTubers to post videos of themselves denying the existence of the Holy Spirit and thereby — in the group’s reading of Mark 3:29 — damn themselves for eternity.

More than 1,200 people have posted blasphemy videos as of this writing. In each one, a single person speaks the line, “I deny the Holy Spirit.” Sometimes he or she adds more: a name, a speech, a further denial of Easter Bunny-like entities.

Some blasphemers are jaunty, some are insolent, some are scary, some are nervous. But all of them (young and old, mostly English-speakers, but with a range of accents and ethnicities) seem to believe they are making a statement of some gravitas — issuing a reproof to doctrine, possibly risking their salvation. On the face of each participant is both a wonderful purity of purpose — the mandate is so simple, the one-line script so unforgettable — and a clear vulnerability.

Will anyone regret taking the so-called Blasphemy Challenge? If so, can they retract their videos?

While we appreciate the most “imaginative” title, we would like the record to reflect that atheism is not a religion, nor are we a religious group. The fact that such a stupid remark could get past the editor of the NY Times is a reflection on just how far we have to go.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - December 4, 2007 at 1:18 am

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