14 March 2010

Cool people on the net

I'm always on the look-out for interesting bloggers, and I've found some especially good ones recently. Some of the latest additions to my must-read list:

Four Dinners is a writer, radio DJ, driving instructor (in training), and dyed-in-the-wool Englishman of the slightly-curmudgeonly variety. In his hands, something as ordinary as grocery shopping or visiting a job center (sorry, "centre") can become sheer theater (theatre?). And anybody who has a Siouxsie and the Banshees pic on his sidebar gets instant brownie points with me. Mr. Dinners recently started a separate blog for his fiction writing (something I've been thinking of doing myself) and posts regularly at Mad Mike's America. Even his cat, Maximus Spittimus, has a blog.

John W. Loftus is a former preacher and minister now dedicated to the struggle against religion, who has written two books about the issue. Unlike those of us who long ago got burned out on arguing, he actually seeks out debate, and his comment threads reflect that -- though the defenses of religion are just as feeble as they always are. If you think you can do better, take the challenge!

God Lizard blogs about atheism after having toyed with with the idea of starting her own religion, "a lizard-based religion which would involve achieving spiritual epiphanies whilst basking on sunny rocks and teaching conflict resolution through head-bobbing". Her objections to religion are rooted in straightforward common sense, and the occasional Christian who appears in the comment threads needs to work very hard to avoid getting the point. Ms. Lizard (or can I be familiar and call you God?) also has separate blogs for photos, oddities, poetry, and life in general.

ZJ mostly makes YouTube videos on atheism (here's his channel). I admire his ferocious rationality (especially at just 20 years old) and his uncompromising personal style. Notable videos (among the ones that I've watched) include threats of Hell, Ted Haggard, Giordano Bruno, and this one of ZJ reading, completely deadpan, some of the comments on his videos left by religious nutters (he responds to some more of them here).


Blogger godlizard (aka dotlizard) said...

Why thank you :) I am honored, sir.

15 March, 2010 20:36  

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