“When you watch Torchwood there is a warning at the very beginning that some scenes may offend or disturb people, so if you allow your children to sit and watch it with you that’s your responsibility, it’s not ours anymore. We kissed, we held each other, we lay on top of each other in bed… and there were lots of complaints about that. Nobody complained that I was shot in the head four times, there were burning people in ovens, that I was stabbed by a mob of 50 people hundreds of times, and I was hanging dripping my blood in a pit. So that’s what confuses me, because you’re not complaining about gay sex, you’re complaining about two men kissing. And it’s 2011. And people say, “Well why should we have that on television?” Because the BBC have to represent the greater public — and there are gay people out there who pay their television license. For people to complain, that’s your prerogative — but you know what, none of them turned it off! They were just embarrassed because it put them in a position where they had to explain things to their kids or their family which probably should have been explained a long time ago.”—John Barrowman (via childhoodgames)
“You’re allowed to believe in a god. You’re allowed to believe unicorns live in your shoes for all I care. But the day you start telling me how to wear my shoes so I don’t upset the unicorns, I have a problem with you. The day you start involving the unicorns in making decisions for this country… I have a BIG problem with you.”—
I was at the gym with a friend of mine, and a guy he knew came in and started talking to us about training and other random workout nonsense. Somehow, and I honestly don’t remember at all how it came up, they started to debate religion. My friend, like me, is an atheist. I got involved in the…
Many cultures have flood myths… so a group of cultural anthropologist (that’s a type of scientists for you conservatives) got together and started tracking the appearance of flood myths. What they found was a geographical dispersion consistant with; the closer you are to the Black Sea, the older your myth base was. They concluded that an event at or around the Black Sea spawned a myth which then spread outward. It just so happens that there is a theory around the formation of the Bosphorus called Black_Sea_deluge_theory… which guess what? might have caused a bit of a flood. Wha-la! But all that business about the ark was bullshit.