Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This blog has moved

In my never-ending quest to provide world-class blogging to my millions of imaginary fans (and the handful of real ones) I've decided to move over to Wordpress. Since I'm in a low post-density mode anyway due to being on vacation I decided I might as well make the move now.

This blog's new address will be http://quarkscrew.wordpress.com at least for now. I'm giving serious consideration to going self-hosted with a proper domain, though; anybody out there made that leap and have advice/warnings/comments?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Taking off

Well, I'm off on me vacation for the next three weeks, so posting will be spotty at best. Here's a barn-burner from Pat Condell to keep you going - unusually good even for him!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"The sermon was based on what he claimed was a well-known fact, that there were no Atheists in foxholes. I asked Jack what he thought of the sermon afterwards, and he said, "There's a Chaplain who never visited the front."

Kurt Vonnegut

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Quote Of The Day

What...can we surmise about the likelihood of someone's being caring and generous, loving and helpful, just from knowing that they are a believer? Virtually nothing, say psychologists, sociologists, and others who have studied that question for decades.

Alfie Kohn, in "Psychology Today"

Monday, January 14, 2008

Quote Of The Day

Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be a true system.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Quote Of The Day

The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.

Stephen King

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Quote Of The Day

To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy.

David Brooks