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Introducing SchrodingersFinch

SchrodingersFinch
SchrodingersFinch
Wed May 20, 2009 3:37 pm by SchrodingersFinch

Greetings members of The League,

I’m SchrodingersFinch, but you can just call me Finch.

I come from a world you may not understand, or more specifically, Finland. Finland is the second greatest place on Earth. In Finland women are beautiful, men alcoholics and evolution a fact. Ironically, Finland is one of the most secular countries in the world but we also have a state church. Everyone who reads the Bible, as I’m sure you all do, should know that 21st century Finnish Evangelical Lutheranism is the one true Christian faith (don’t listen to the Swedish spawn of Satan!).

We Finns are a peculiar lot. We’re shy and don’t talk much, but when we do it’s usually something important. I hope this is also the case with blogging (or at least the latter part), but I can’t promise you anything. Writing a blog is something completely new to me, so please bear with me until I get the hang of it.

I feel honoured to be a part of this blog. As you can see, there are some big names and lots of talent involved. I only hope I can match up. When it comes to writing skills I’m definitely not the best since English isn’t even my first language. But I guarantee I will never confuse the word “their” with “they’re” or “your” with “you’re”.

Here are some relevant facts about me. I’m an atheist (gasp!), but more of the moderate kind. I am, however, strongly against creationism and other such nonsense, although I rarely encounter them in real life. I am also a science geek and proud of it! My main interests are physics and biology, but I also enjoy mathematics, chemistry and all the innumerable varieties that exist. As most of you probably know, I’m a moderator on the League of Reason forums and you can also find me on Youtube. Feel free to PM me if you have anything to say or ask. I usually have time to respond to all of them.

Hopefully I’ll have something more interesting to write about soon. If I had a cool catch phrase like all the big Youtubers this would perhaps be a good place to put it.

SchrodingersFinch

This is JRChadwick.

JRChadwick
JRChadwick
Mon May 18, 2009 7:07 am by JRChadwick

When I first came to YouTube, the activities reached no further than that medium.  I have been thoroughly impressed by the thousands of us from all over the planet who have come together with purposes reaching farther than I could have ever expected.

I never expected to become a blogger.  Especially not one associated with musicians, a lawyer, an Astrophysicist, a Biologist, and a teacher.  I do not have any such title.  I am a computer major and a math tutor.  My educational goals have been delayed by several events I won’t get into, but I still plan to transfer to the University of California Davis under their B.S. degree program of Computer Science and Engineering.

I am not sure exactly what I will blog on.  I do have a varied set of interests.  I can probably whip out something interesting on health and fitness, cooking, or PC repair.  I’ll see what inspires me!

I have given some thought as to the purpose of people like me in this venue.  What I mean by people like me, are individuals who lack the education of AronRa, AndromedasWake, Thunder00t, etc. however we still accept real science and work to both promote and defend it from those who wish to undermine it for their own religious and political agenda and send us back into the dark ages.  And I really mean that.  If the Creationists ever were to win, that is exactly what we would have; another dark age.

Anyway, the point of the “everyman’s” anti-Creationism videos that I think is under valued is that they help refute the “Evil Evolutionist Conspiracy” card.  You do not need to be a trained scientist to either debunk Creationism or have a modest understanding of science.  I am here to prove that we are not simply putting blind faith in “Evolutionism” because we just hate God… or what ever psychological projection Kirk Cameron, NephilimFree, or theanswersofnwo3 are trying to plug.

Well, that’s it for my first post.  I look forward to what this newest venue.  I would like to thank AndromedasWake and CosmicSpork for their hard work in making this website a fast success.  And I would also like to thank the hundreds of people out there who have put their trust in me.  Thank you for reading, once again, my name is JRChadwick.

P.S. Don’t worry, I won’t end every post with that line, I just thought it was a nice reference to my channel!

Introducing djarm67

djarm67
djarm67
Fri May 15, 2009 12:58 am by djarm67

A quick scan at the overall membership of the “LOR” (which in my opinion should replace the common usage of “LOL” and would be a worthy activity for us all to work covertly across the internets to accomplish) and it is apparent that I am in the minority to a dramatic degree. That’s correct! I am an Australian.

Us Australians understand all too well how misguided those northern hemisphere folks are with their map making activities. They have even managed to infiltrate the ultimate education system with their unholy doctrine of Northpoleisupism. Yes you read it here first. I can boldly declare that the organisations who have traditionally targeted nautical navigation establishments and small travel book stores in Notting Hill have managed to reach their Holy Grail. Google Earth.

On a less serious note, I am actually quite honoured to be invited to contribute to this blog. It is a bold step by the organisers to invite someone to contribute to their blog where upon reading only a handful of my emails it is apparent that my writing skills are crap. I am encouraged however by the inclusion of someone with even less ability in this area, Theo Warner. If not for the inclusion of him, I might feel somewhat intimidated (lor). Much thankness must go to the “sporks” (cosmic or otherwise) for the amazing work accomplished on the technicalities of this site, e.g. should the light bulb be a bayonet or screw in fitting (P.S. I’m glad he went with the screw in. A wise choice in my opinion). We should also thank our resident Astrologer, Andromeda’s Wake for selecting the correct date to launch the updated version with optimal planetary alignments. I was puzzled for sometime over the constant emails with something about a Venus entering Uranus, but I finally worked it out.

So what role will I play as a blog contributor here at LOR? For those of you that are aware of my YouTube channel “djarm67″, you would no doubt be aware that I am a theist. Shock! So I guess my role here would be primarily to make fun of religions from the inside (lor) Alternatively, I could simply extend my attacks on creationism and its attempts to subvert the educational systems of the world. Who knows, we may even have a few interesting discussions.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy what I contribute. You may not always agree with what I contribute, but that’s OK. Just understand that you have been indoctrinated from a young age into the cult of Northpoleisupism.

DJ

Introducing Theo Warner

Thu May 14, 2009 3:49 pm by TheYoungAndRestless

First off, I want to take this opportunity to say how deeply inconvenienced I am to be blogging here on the website of the League of Reason, a league which, as many of you know, is surpassed in importance only by the Canadian military. I came to this website in the late twelfth century. It’s a funny story: a Papal schism was underway, a civil war in England, Lincoln had just been assassinated, hip hop culture was on the rise, and I was working in Texarkana with Sitting Bull as an itinerate holy man. I specialized in throwing feathers at sick people, speaking to the spirits of woodland animals, and combinatorial number theory. We would sit outside liquor stores, casting spells on people, and about one in twenty would gives some money — some pretty dark magic! After a few hours, we would have enough money to buy some food, which we would sell for money to buy alcohol. The alcohol, of course, was for medicinal purposes and before long, we would be cured of lucidity. It was somewhere precisely between early March, 1154 and June, 1159 that I found God. He touched me deeply and drove a used Jetta that he stole from an orphanage. And sometimes God would touch me deeply on a credenza that he built out of a door and some cinder blocks. And that’s when I found the League of Reason.

At the time, the League of Reason was living in Port Author. We dated for a few months. The League of Reason was kinky, to say the least, but it makes for good stories while sipping Chablis on a hot Louisiana morning with the guys. In the end, we broke up. I got the house in Marblehead and the League of Reason got this website, which is why it’s so surprising to be so graciously invited back. The League of Reason and I had dinner a few nights ago. We split a Caesar salad and talked about the old times. The League of Reason still looks young and I was tempted to make a move, but I’ve decided to keep it professional… for now.

For the record, my name is Theo Warner — that is actually my name and it wasn’t until someone pointed out that it almost sounds like an admonition against God that I’ve felt the need to say: “that is actually my name.” But, it is. I am professionally employed as a Special Education teacher and my degree and certification qualifies me to speak competently as an expert in a variety of fields, none of which are of any interest to anyone who isn’t the parent of a child with a disability. Prior to this and after college, I worked in advertising and publishing while I worked out my life and my career ambitions. And now, for the most part, my free time in consumed with creative writing (poetry, short stories, and novels… which I should take more seriously, I feel) and general thinking about the world (philosophy, religion, theology, literature, linguistics, cultural studies, modern cultural theory, gender theory, education theory, psychology, and so on.) I like books, too. I want to sleep in a bookstore, just to see if it feels good.

Most of you are probably aware of my YouTube channel. It’s pretty big stuff and I’m kind of a big deal. I mean, basically, people cower of the mere mention of my name. I routinely point out how deplorable some of the more legendary YouTubers are… JezuzFreek777 comes to mind. VenomFangX is another. There are others. In the war between us and our worser demons, YouTube is just another battle ground. We didn’t seek it out, but it comes under threat and I’m glad to be there on the front lines. I look about this blog as an extension of that effort. I hope that I can use these posts as a way to solidify my thoughts and have a little fun.

Your servant,

Theo

Introducing My Face

Th1sWasATriumph
Th1sWasATriumph
Wed May 13, 2009 10:55 pm by Th1sWasATriumph

Some of you may know me. I imagine that significantly larger numbers do not, so:

 

I’m Th1sWasATriumph. I’m an atheist, scientific pantheist and secular humanist, and my videos and musings tend to be on religion – specifically, how ridiculous it is, and how its exalted position in society can and should be challenged. I view religion, along with various related and unrelated pseudosciences and supernatural\paranormal beliefs, as at best misleading and at worst openly destructive and divisive.

I’m a moderator on this very forum, which is all very shiny – sort of like a tarnished sheriff’s badge I can flash at people whose seats I want to occupy. I have no real problem using my powers for evil. As for Youtube, well, TAKE THIS www.youtube.com/Th1sWasATriumph

My other passion is space, although I got into it pretty recently so my knowledge on the subject is bleak. I’m fascinated by the nebulous reality of very very big things a very very long way off, though I sometimes think that if I ever truly comprehended the scale of the universe my mind would simply implode, Lovecraft-style.

I’m also a musician\composer, primarily guitar-based. My music tends to be about the 80s and is completely unrelated to science, atheism or religion. It does, however, rock your face.

Common initial responses to me in conversation:

OMG you haf quote portal/I’m making a note here: huge success/Can I call you by your acronym?

Believe me, you can say nothing to me that hasn’t been said by wiser people in bigger fonts. Stop it.

I can name-drop the mighty AndromedasWake with legitimacy, as I appeared in his music video and he lent his voice to a couple of mine. Such company to keep. We’ll be blitzing TAM later on this year in League shirts and supercilious smiles.

Finally, give some kind of virtual handshake to CosmicSpork, whose digital mastery is the sticky web holding this whole shebang together. I find that looking directly at my monitor is impossible; the awesome can only be ingested in small portions. Any more than that and the world would crack in half like a clump of soil, spilling us all screaming into the core of space.

Stay tuned for musings of greater or lesser worth.

Welcome to the new League of Reason!

AndromedasWake
AndromedasWake
Wed May 13, 2009 9:16 pm by AndromedasWake

Hello, and welcome to the new and highly improved League of Reason!

If you’ve been a regular visitor, you might just notice a few changes around here. Actually, it’s rather a lot of changes, that have been planned for some time to be implemented together. You are now viewing the blog, but don’t fret, the forums are still here!

Firstly, before I get started explaining all of this, I would like you all to raise your glasses in a toast to our highly committed and brilliant webhamster, CosmicSpork. He has given many hours of his free time to designing everything you see here. He has also provided resources for you to promote the site, available to download from the Vault of Awesomeness! Without his help, this site would not be what it is today. He deserves all our internets. Thank you very much CosmicSpork for your hard work and dedication!

So, a blog eh? Just what the hell is this all about? We’re calling it phase 2. From now on, when visiting the site, you will be greeted with this page. You’ll notice a link to the forums (and chat) at the top left, as well a list of latest forum posts on the right. You’ll also notice that the forums look very similar to the blog, even though the two are running on different software. Again, we must stop to thank CosmicSpork for his wizardry.

Luckily, you won’t have to read this message every time you visit the site, as we have a crack team of bloggers who will be providing your daily reading material. I really am thrilled with all the people we’ve got onboard, but rather than go on about it, I’ll let them introduce themselves as they see fit. I’m sure you’ll all be pleased to see them here as well!

If you’re new to the site, head on over and sign up to the forums. You’ll not only be joining our community of Leaguers, but you’ll also be able to post comments on the blog and use the chat room. If you were a member of the old forum (still accessible in read only form at this link), you’ll need to reset your password. Simply fill out the ‘Send password’ form to do this, then log in with the password sent to you and change it back.

Don’t forget to point your readers to either the RSS or Atom feed. On behalf of all of us here at the LoR team, I hope you enjoy the new site and look forward to seeing you in the forums!

Clear skies,

TK/AndromedasWake

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