Newsflash: Amethysts Are Uncertain of God’s Existence

November 18, 2007 by · 1 Comment · Filed under: Bizarre, Iowa, just life, Rants, Television 


Some days it is a severe undertatement to say that I am just astounded by the sheer quantity and quality of stupidity that surrounds me.

 First of all, an assistant professor named Lydia Hartunian said that a misconception about atheists is that people think they don’t believe in God.  She said that, actually, atheists are uncertain about whether or not there is a God.

 Woah.  Ms. Hartunian, people who are not certain of the existence of God are called agnostics.  And, in fact, people who do not believe there is a God are called atheists.  It is you who are confused.  Astoundingly so, for an academic person.

 Second, in the news story below which reports this fact, the news writer uses the wrong word and instead of saying “atheists” says “amethysts.”  Really, really, really unbelievable.

I guess my third problem with this atheist “movement” is the fact that she seems to be trying to make a religion out of not believing in God.  I myself am not a religious person, but I’m not about to join a movement of people who feel the same way about it.  That would kind of defeat the point.

Here is the news story, as posted on the KCCI news site:
Amethysts Uncertain of God’s Existence Look for the wrong word within the body of the story (it’s not long).

UPDATE:  The news site has now corrected its error.


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One Response to “Newsflash: Amethysts Are Uncertain of God’s Existence”
  1. Deborah says:

    Amazing, isn’t it? About those who make being an “athiest” into a religion – apparently many people feel as though those who are “athiests” are demon worshippers or satanists, which is not the case. After all, I’d have to accept the fact that a God exists in order to accept Satan, but I digress.

    It’s a lack of education (and research, especially on the part of those who should know better) that leads to this sort of confusion…

    =/

    Deborah
    http://www.therhythmofwrite.com