Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Atheism - The Energy-Efficient Worldview

Spotted on a bus in Boston yesterday:

I guess that makes atheism the energy-efficient worldview. Go green!


Takis Konstantopoulos said...

What is funny, besides the obvious idiocy of the message, is that god is referred to as being male. "He" and "Himself". Christians (and Jews and Muslims and Zoroastrians, etc.) say this has nothing to do with the fact that their religion was established in a male-dominated society by males.

Joshua said...

Takis, I'm not sure that's true. I've met Jews, Christians and Muslims who all acknowledge that fact. Moreover, If you look at the more liberal ends of both Christianity and Judaism, they sometimes deliberately modify prayers to make them more gender inclusive.

Anonymous said...

C.S. Lewis - gas bag!


Takis Konstantopoulos said...


Indeed, you are right: there are religious people who acknowledge the blunders of their sacred texts/traditions but they cannot change the fact that their religions were established in a male-dominated society. Little by little, some want to revise their texts, but they cannot achieve this easily. They have a lot of resistance by more conservative guys.

What would be nice is for their divine being(s) to make things clear once and for all. Unfortunately, deities remain silent and let people struggle with ambiguities. How selfish they are!

Unknown said...

I would agree with the title of this post except that "God fuel" contains absolutely no real energy and thus produces zero emissions. It is simply the imaginary fuel for the fevered imagination.

Miranda said...

"I guess that makes atheism the energy-efficient worldview"

Does "energy-efficient" equal "energy-independent"?