Friday, June 13, 2008

or not......

FUCKING QANTAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess who's flight got cancelled?

Guess who got to stand in a long sweaty slow moving (1 metre per 20 minutes) que for 3 hours to check in a single piece of luggage ?

Guess who's flight won't leave until 8:30pm (another 5 hours from right this minute)???

Damn you're good!!!!!!!

So... in the mean time.... what to do, what to do??? Think... think... think...Well, I could always blog! :) I know you are shocked at that decision. ;)

So I'm over at Reed's blog and whaddya know but he tagged me for a meme. HOW BLOODY COOL IS THAT? And nice timing Reed! :)

The Atheist Thirteen

[In order that we might find out at least a little bit more about each other in the atheist blogging community, I've come up with a little meme. That, and I'm away this weekend at my sister's wedding and won't be blogging.] ~Thus spake Nullifidian.

If you’d like to take part, copy these questions, and answer them in your own words on your own blog.

Q1. How would you define “atheism”?

Ain't no fucking gods, no way, no how.

Q2. Was your upbringing religious? If so, what tradition?

Born and bred a Lutheran in the midwest of the U.S. of A.

Q3. How would you describe “Intelligent Design”, using only one word?

More words- The biggest load of FUCKING BULLSHIT to fall from the mouths of fundies.

Q4. What scientific endeavour really excites you?

Stem cell research. This is a huge step forward for medicine, blocked by fundies who quiver in awe at a booger sized clump of cells but don't give a wet rat's arse about starving children, abused housewives, or any other post partum human being.

Q5. If you could change one thing about the “atheist community”, what would it be and why?

Pride. That atheism would be something to state boldly and proudly, "I AM AN ATHEIST!" and not something that is hidden or shameful.

Q6. If your child came up to you and said “I’m joining the clergy”, what would be your first response?

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Good one!!!! HAHAHAHA!! Oh stop.... I can't breathe.... Oh... you're serious? *snerk* Why would you want to do that?

Q7. What’s your favourite theistic argument, and how do you usually refute it?

Pascal's Wager. Refutation- Don't you think god would know I was faking it?

Q8. What’s your most “controversial” (as far as general attitudes amongst other atheists goes) viewpoint?

I'd rather not say, it shits people when I do. But I wish more than anything that I was wrong about it.

Q9. Of the “Four Horsemen” (Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens and Harris) who is your favourite, and why?

Meh. I'm not overly partial to any of them, I've read some of what they wrote and that has been enough for now.

Q10. If you could convince just one theistic person to abandon their beliefs, who would it be?

My parents. I think there lives would be better if they stopped believing and started living!

Now name three other atheist blogs that you’d like to see take up the Atheist Thirteen gauntlet:

Sean the Blogonaut


Oz Atheist said...

So does this mean you'll be in Melbourne for the next two weeks? If Qantas gets you there!

Any plans?

Protium said...

ha ha... your still here... I arranged Qantas to do this so I get to keep you :)

Now... tell me about question 8... I need an answer or I won't be able to sleep ;-)

T&A said...

Sorry to hear about your flight being cancelled. I get to work on the meme straight away!

Poodles said...

Ah Shit. I will get to it... maybe later tonight. Or Monday. :) I promise I will.

Thump Thump Eyes said...

Hoping you got there safely in the end?? It was definitely a comedy of errors all round :)

Miss you :(

Thump Thump Eyes said...

Cant wait for the next instalment :)

Anonymous said...

ah, was that the Melbourne - Perth flight, supposed to leave about 830 am or something and eventually didn't go at all?

Yeah, it is a bummer when that happens.

Protium said...

Hello.... hello... Is there anyone here?...5 days and nothing.

Is the earth indeed flat and you slipped off the side?

Happy Birthday Fiery

Thump Thump Eyes said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY with love from the Wild West :)

Hope you have a great day xxx

Godless Sunday said...


Just found your site.
made my day

Fiery said...

Godless! :) Welcome, welcome. Glad to see another Godless one here. :D My apologies for not acknowledging you sooner, I'm still in shock at being back home again. Hope to see you again, and I'm thrilled that finding my site added a bit of spice to your day.