Blasphemy Challenge

Damn yourself to hell. Get a free DVD.

The linked website is the Blasphemy Challenge, sponsored by the Rational Response Squad. I learned about this challenge through Skepticality, a skeptics podcast I listen to as time presents. Skepticality is also the official podcast of Skeptic Magazine, so you can hear interviews with Michael Shermer, Richard Dawkins, and others on a regular basis.

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One Response to Blasphemy Challenge

  1. Ken says:

    I’m not sure what the intent is here. Sometimes I’m left to wonder if fanatical atheists are no better than evangelical Christians or radical Islam. You can make videos of “I forsake God and Christ and the Holy Spirit” and post them to YouTube, and I’m pretty sure there won’t be lightning or any other form of smiting caught on video. Is the intent to rile up the devout or the religious? “To shake their cage”? …To what ends?

    I was raised Lutheran, my wife is Roman Catholic, and I go to her services even though I can’t participate in Communion. That in itself frustrates me under the idea that our faiths are fundamentally the same and only semantics divide the two (much has changed since Martin Luther went nailing Theses to doors). Just the same, I’m asked by some of her friends, “when are you going to convert?” leaving me to wonder “oh, is there something wrong with my current faith that I need convert? I didn’t realize I was flawed.”

    So I ignore the whole religion thing. Tolerance goes a long way. You can’t prove them wrong since they’re not open to argument, they can’t prove you wrong since you’re versed in the scientific method, logic, and skepticism. As long as I’m left alone (by both sides), I’m content.

    I thought Richard Dawkin’s “The Selfish Gene” was a great book and concept, I just don’t agree with his methods in “The God Delusion.” Unless they want to teach Creationism in school…

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