Sunday, July 19, 2009

At the Zoo

Okay so I love the zoo. And here is why. The animals! No, seriously, it is the animals. Evolutionarily speaking, I don't see how people can go to the zoo, see all of the animals and deny that evolution takes place. I mean some of them are so prehistoric looking and so strange. And every strange appendage has a purpose to further the population of the species. It amazes me. I know all the creationists will say that god made them creatively. Whatever dude, nature made them ingeniously! I mean just look at the anteater! So weird with its tiny head and long narrow snout, thin tongue. And to see some animals are so closely related to one another. Like the capybara and guinea pig. And all of the monkeys! So human, I just love it. That is where I find the most "meaning" in the actual purpose of life. I feel so close to every creature there, and that is what it is all about for me. Animals rock!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ghosts in an Atheist World

Okay, so recently I found out that the building that I used to work in has paranormal activity. I find myself at a cross roads. Of course, as this blog suggests, I am an atheist and do not believe in god, therefore no afterlife, and thus-ly no ghosts. But...I still think it is super fun to "believe" in them. Sure there is something going on in there that we can not explain but that doesn't mean that it is unexplainable by logical means. I watch Ghost Hunters and Paranormal State as often as I can because they are really cool shows with interesting ongoings. But I think that "ghost" are more for the people seeing them. Is it power of suggestion? Do we get chills in a particular room because there is something chilling or is it because someone told us they had gotten chills there before. Or does it happen because we want it to (in my case.) I am the queen at giving myself the heebiejeebies because I think it is fun. So I guess my question is is it okay to "believe" in something?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's been a while.

So it has been a while since I last blogged. I've been kind of out of the blog-o-sphere over the last few months, and after helping to start a blog at work I began to really miss it. Even after "what's his name" was name calling on my last post, I didn't really feel compelled to rebut in a new post. The purpose of this blog when I began it was to let people in on an atheist life. My life does not revolve around my lack of belief, even though sometimes I get caught up in feeling victimized by people who are ignorant. No, life is not about feeling bad or victimized by your differences, it's not about embracing your difference until they define you either. I am just a regular person trying to function in a regular world. I just happen to not share a common interest with the majority of the country (my atheism.) And to me, people worth knowing don't care. However, I would like to show those religious extemists that life doesn't have a because god said so, it has a "purpose" because we make it have one. I put quotations around purpose because as in my other posts I have admited that I think that in the grand scheme of things, life is generally pointless but a hell of a lot of fun. So, here I am, back to blogging an hopefully back to my original point of sharing my godless life with the interweb.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Repo! The Genetoc Opera: Film Review

Okay okay, I know it is strange to write a film review on my atheist blog, but it is mine and I shall do as I please. I just had the pleasure of seeing the film Repo! The Genetic Opera. It is set in the future when organ failure plagues humanity. GeneCo has created an organ transplant program that comes at a price. If you are unable to make your payments they send the repo man (played by Anthony Stewart Head) to collect GeneCo's property. His daughter Shilo (Alexa Vega) has a rare blood disease and Nathan a.k.a. the repo man keeps her under constant lock and key for fear of losing her from the same disease that took her mother. Keeping in the tradition of operas, this movie is filled with twists and secrets, and they were fantastic. The characters were so memorable from Rotti Largo, the founder of GeneCo, to his 3 children Luigi, Pavi, and Amber (Paris Hilton) who fight over GeneCo. Also we have Blind Mag (Sarah Brightman) the voice of GeneCo who can only see because of GeneCo's digital retinas, she is set to sing her final opera. My favorite was Grave Robber (Terrance Zdunich writer and creator of Repo!). He is a dealer of street Zydrate, an illegal pain killer made from the dead. He acts as the story teller and oddly enough the voice of reason. The soundtrack is amazing. I mean how can a modern rock opera not be? Head sings his character to perfection having 2 distinct voices one for Nathan and one for the repo man. Vega is endearing and tough and has a realistic voice that makes her songs seem like a slice of real life. Brightman is absolutely gorgeous, I cannot say a bad thing about this movie. The back story of each character is skillfully animated with graphic novel pages done by Zdunich. Only being shown in 8 theaters across the country Repo! is not getting the exposure it should. Sure I don't think the film will appeal to everyone, but I think people are getting sick and tired of the cookie cutter movies out there and Repo! surely is cut from a different mold. If you live in one of the lucky areas where Repo! is playing go see it. Buy the soundtrack, support the movie. If you cannot, atleast visit and play around. It's a rock opera! How great is that!?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


With the holidays coming up I began thinking about certain family traditions, such as turkey dinner, opening presents on Christmas morning, you know, those things that made the holidays memorable to us as children. As I grow older and my family grows larger, and apart, I wonder where the traditions go. Do they go away? Do they change? What is the actual importance of them? I guess for me holidays have no real meaning since I don't believe in religious parts of many of the holidays that are out there. All I have are the traditions that go with them, that's where the meaning is for me. But what do traditions mean? They are just sentimentalized actions we place on a certain day. But as you get older and they change, new people come into them, old people leave, and they bring with them compromise and change. Not getting to spend these upcoming holidays with all the people that I love has made me think about when I will again have the same warm fuzzies that I used to get around the holidays. Will it not be until I have a family of my own? How do you get the ones you love to compromise their traditions to join in with yours? How can I give meaning to these holidays if all I have are empty traditions and no one willing to join in on some new ones?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's That About?

I just watched an episode of Law and Order: SVU. And in this episode there was a doctor who thought that HIV didn't cause AIDS. There are a lot of people that believe crazy things like that with out looking at the scientific proof. Sure you can't believe everything you read, but I can't
understand why people would choose to ignore scientific proof when it comes to medical and other scientifically based areas of study. It is as if people are looking for an conspiracy. I enjoy a good conspiracy as much as the next person, and sure drug companies could be manufacturing the most expensive placebos I have ever heard of, but why? I take an expensive drug that is not generic in the USA yet, it is $284 (without insurance) for a 30 day supply. It is expensive, but I know that it doesn't cause my problem, it doesn't exacerbate it. It fixes it. It just annoys me that people choose to ignore information to fit into their happy little bubble. I guess that is why I don't believe in gods either. You cannot ignore science, it is the only truth we have in this world...or is that a conspiracy too?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween Horror Movies

I love Halloween! Can anyone recommend to me a good scary movie? I've seen a lot of them over the years. Most I don't find too scary. Gross yes, scary no. Do your best! What can I watch that will scare the shit out of me? Or something really cheezy, I like those too.

Ghost and demon type movies don't really scare me for the reason that I don't believe in them, but I love them anyway, and what is there besides those and murderous slasher flicks anyhow. Please post your suggestions.