"The Skeptic's Creed" - A Poem

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posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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Also called "Doubting Thomas," this poem holds a vast amount of meaning for a miniscule portion of the skeptic community. Created by Tom from the podcast "Cognitive Dissonance" several years before the podcast was started, it quickly became a symbol of the Skeptical (and Atheist) community. Recorded by fans and other prevalent voices within the Skeptical community and played during each episode, it has become a ritual for the active participants of the Atheist podcasting community. I thought it would be a shame if more people didn't have the chance to read it and/or listen to it.

"
Credulity is not a Virtue
It's:
Fortune-Cookie-Cutter
Mommy-Issue
Hypno-babylon
Bull$!@^

Couched in:
Scientician-
Double-Bubble-Toil-in-Trouble-
Pseudo-Quasi-Alternative-
Acupunctuating-Pressurized-Stereogram-
Pyramidal-FreeEnergyHealing-
Watered-Downward-Spiral-
BrainDeadPan-SalesPitch-LateNightInfoDocutainment

Leo-Pisces... Cancer-Cures
Detox-Reflex... Foot Massage
Death-in-Towers... Tarrot Cards
Psychic-Healing... Crystal Balls
Bigfoot - Yeti - Aliens
Churches - Mosques - and Synagogues
Temples - Dragons - Giant Worms!
Atlantis, Dolphins,
Truthers, Birthers,
Witches, Wizards,
Vaccine Nuts!
Shamans Healers
Evangelists
Conspiracy
Double-Speak
Stigmata
Nonsense

Expose Your Sides
Thrusts Your Hands
Bloody
Evidential
Conclusive

Doubt Even This
"

Audio:
Skeptic's Creed

Thanks Tom, for empowering a community which felt shunned and often times ashamed due to the pressures of mainstream society until very recent times.

edit on 7-7-2013 by HairlessApe because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 05:30 PM
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Just in case anyone is interested, I'll also go ahead and name my 5 favorite atheist/skeptical podcasts in order of favorite to least favorite. (Make no mistake - I still love them all!)

1. Cognitive Dissonance --- (USA)
2. Scathing Atheist --- (USA)
3. Skeptics With a K --- (UK)
4. Be Reasonable --- (UK)
5. The Imaginary Friends Show --- (AU)

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