Welcome to this biweek's Carnival of the Godless. I forget what number it is, it's late, I'm too tired to look it up, but cheer up: as a result of my staying up so late tonight, those of you who want your carnival at 5 a.m. will find it. Enjoy.
First, the Common Man rants about the less-than-intelligent design of humans and the world.
Seth at Spoiled Honey has a post titled Submitted for Your Approval. Great post Seth, flattered that you'd want my approval for it. What's that? You meant for the approval of your readers in general? Oh well.
At Shades of Grey, Charlie Killian reflects on religious interpretations of Hurricane Katrina.
Next up, a limerick. Hmmm..., Seth was being kind of artsy, I wonder if I'll see more of this as submissions roll in.
The story of His Noodly Appendage, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, has taken on a life of its own. At The Squib, the saga continues.
Last week ago, I made a post publicizing a new carnival calledGod or Not, designed to bring theistic and atheistic bloggers together. Also working to this goal is a debate I got from a Christian blogger and an agnostic. To Donald: please consider hosting God or Not, last I checked there's three atheists signed up and only one theist.
This next one is a little disturbing: Red State Rabble talks about Hurricane Katrina and documents Dembski's interest in shooting its victims. In the same vein, Goddamnliberal notes how some Christian leaders only think of their agendas in this time of disaster.
Pooflingers Anonymous has a post on one of the dumbest creationist arguments around. No, worse than the entropy one. It's "were you there?" I've seen a variant of this that gets to the heart of the stupidity: "you need a time machine to know, and the Bible's a time machine." No, the Bible is a collection of pieces of paper with marks on them, no matter how infallible you claim the Marker to be.
Finally, from the Evangelical Atheist, a brilliant piece comparing religions to protection rackets. Of course, religion has softened over the years, now, according to one poll, the believe-or-burn folks are in a minority even among evangelicals. In any case, it's impossible to see such folks as having any moral decency without telling yourself "they can't really believe that, can they?"
That's all for this week. Next week's carnival is hosted by The Pinoy Atheist, so... *mumbles something motivational and goes to sleep, feeling like a bad host*
UPDATE: mmm... beautiful morning. Sorry for last night's crankiness, happy 23rd carnival, love to see what you'll all have for next time. - hallq, 11:15 a.m.