Ah! A meme from Homologous Legs!
Ok, ok, ok… I hate chain letter passionately. But… blogging memes are different. I’m not quite sure why, but they are a little less dumb so I’ll do it.
Q1. How would you define “atheism”?
The lack of belief in a god (meaning supernatural consciousness) or gods who interfere with the physical universe.
Q2. Was your upbringing religious? If so, what tradition?
No. Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster…
Q3. How would you describe “Intelligent Design”, using only one word?
Q4. What scientific endeavour really excites you?
Q5. If you could change one thing about the “atheist community”, what would it be and why?
I know there’s some trapdoor spider hiding in the shadows waiting to spring out, tackle me, and scream “appeaser!”, but I think we could be nicer to theistic evolutionists. They’re already compartmentalized, and they usually help us out.
Q6. If your child came up to you and said “I’m joining the clergy”, what would be your first response?
Well, if that’s what floats your boat, I can’t stop you. I would prefer if you did something productive with your life, though. I implore you to think about it some more, go to college first, and then when you’ve lived life a while and you’ve learned more and you’re sure it’s what you want to do, go ahead. Do remember that it’s probably going to suck… a lot.
Q7. What’s your favourite theistic argument, and how do you usually refute it?
They’re all poor and get used over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. Eventually the “arguments” refutations all sound the same.
Q8. What’s your most “controversial” (as far as general attitudes amongst other atheists goes) viewpoint?
Since controversy leads to traffic and I don’t get much traffic, I guess I don’t have one. I should get one. Maybe Thrawn has one?
Q9. Of the “Four Horsemen” (Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens and Harris) who is your favourite, and why?
Dawkins because he’s the only scientist and because science rules. Though, I do love how much science Dennett uses in his philosophy.
Q10. If you could convince just one theistic person to abandon their beliefs, who would it be?
Now name three other atheist blogs that you’d like to see take up the Atheist Thirteen gauntlet:
1. Chicken Girl
Oh, which reminds me… I haven’t linked to Russell Blackford on my “People I Appreciate” thingamabob. I need to do that.