Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I Don't Care About the Skeptical "Movement"

My blood boils when assholes try to tell me what to do. Over at Tom's place, he's got another douchebag basically saying that "we're doing it wrong".

Sometimes when I write or speak, I do so for entertainment. So if I feel like saying "people who believe in ghosts are tards" or "Jenny McCarthy is a magnanimous twat who knows nothing about medicine", I'm doing it because I feel like saying it, not because I'm trying to convince anyone that I'm right.

Barack Obama is a moron for running his mouth about the AZ immigration bill before reading it.

No, I don't feel like repeating what he said. Yes, I've read the bill. The whole little tiny thing. And yes, he said some asinine, non-factual things about it.

I'm not trying to prove anything; just make a statement. Something that the "skeptics" out there sometimes forget that other people do sometimes.

Nickelback sucks.

No, I'm not going to write a dissertation on why they suck; they just do. Agree with me or flame me.

There is no Bigfeet. Get over it morons.

No, I don't care if I'm hindering your skeptical "movement" by being mean. What's more, I don't give a rat's ass if it helps your movement either.

This is exactly why I had such a long hiatus from blogging the last year or two. This blog is for me to say what's on my mind, not support this new "movement" created by a bunch of pussy-footing pastoral wannabe tyrants.  Maybe I feel like telling the world that Glen Beck is a tool, or that Rebecca Rosen's "powers" are useless even if they are real.  Which, for the record, they are not.

Sylvia Browne is a fat bitch.

I don't think I'll have much trouble getting resounding agreement to that statement.

In the end, I consider myself a skeptic for the simple reason that I do not accept any claim or belief as true without some sort of empirical proof.  Am I wrong for posting my opinion?  I'd like the skeptics and Tru Bleevers out there both to understand one thing:

If someone makes a claim and has no evidence to back it up, I am free to make fun of them until they do so.

Believe that.


  1. Agreed totally.

    Although "magnanimous" is generally a compliment, suggesting that a person is very forgiving.

    But other than that pedantry, right on!

  2. Although "magnanimous" is generally a compliment, suggesting that a person is very forgiving.

    I use it as a synonym for "great/powerful mind/spirit/soul".

    Feel free to be pedantic here; sometimes my snarkiness doesn't express itself properly over teh nternetz.

  3. Definitely with you there, even though I do tend to like feeling like I'm a part of some vague sort of "movement."

    I'm just sick of the concern trolls who think there is a One True Expression of Skepticism. We need the guys who place "nice," but I'm living proof that "mean" is equally valid: It was the "mean" skeptics and atheists who wouldn't back down to spare my feelings who swayed me. I didn't want to be treated like a delicate flower, I wanted bluntly honest discussion.

  4. Anecdote! Anecdote! You're not allowed to do what you want! Be nice!

    /DBAD crowd

  5. Preach it brother.

    And Nickelback do suck.