Friday, April 27, 2007

Atheist of the Day: Nina Hartley

Image from here (probably stolen)

Enough of politics! It's time for another Atheist of the Day! Once again, it's a porn star Atheist of the Day, this time Nina Hartley! You'd be amazed how difficult it is to find a photo of a multi-award winning pornstar that is a) of decent quality, and b) not pornographic. She must have had her lawyers scour the Web and purge it of all unapproved images or something. But thanks to the dilligence of your author, I managed to scrounge up this one, which should serve. (Side note: Yahoo image search turns up a lot of stuff that Google image search doesn't.)

The documentation of her atheism, however, is quite straightforward. I'll just quote from the defunct Celebrity Atheist List, still with us thanks to the Google Cache version:
"...I would like to know about Jewish religion as history, but as an atheist, I see no reason to practice any religion... because it is organized superstition...the opiate of the masses."
"Opiate of the masses"? Can you tell she was raised in Berkeley in the 60's? More from Celebrity Atheist List:
From an interview found at her website:

Do you believe in god? Do you have a religion?

No, I don't believe in God. I was raised with no religion, but a lot of morals. I definitely think that sex is natural and healthy, and that people have the absolute right to pursue their sexual preferences with other consenting adults without government or church intervention. I can do what I do to share my enjoyment of sex with all my viewers out there. If I can help any person or persons have a great sex session, then I've done a good job! I believe that society changes and that we can take what is good from the world's religions and leave behind what isn't so good, and forge a new say. I'm one of the forgers, I like to think!


Anonymous When will people learn? said...

Athiest are going to burn in hell.

ok...there are some screwed up religions out there that are manufactured and made-up to control people...BUT..look at Christianity...just do some research into it...and when you think about it, it will all make sense. What the bible says is for our own good. Just do your research. Come on...if God does not exist, then why are why here? and if God does not exist, then life has no purpose, life is meaningless...but why do many athiests try to live a life with meaning if they believe we exist for no reason....Also, people who believe in evolution are forgetting one thing - evolution is a THEORY, it's not proven...and think about this: you can only pass on genes that you already have, just because 200,000 years goes past, and your surroundings change, the genetics one is born with and then passes on - don't change...

Orthodox - The original form of Christianity

When will people learn...

4:35 PM, January 30, 2008  
Blogger Zachary Drake said...

Um dude, go back to Christian Evangelism school. I'm not a Christian, but I'm embarrassed on their behalf by your ham-fisted attempt to convert me. If those who spread Christianity were as tone-deaf to their audience as you seem to be, there would be a lot less of it around.

I am quite familiar with the doctrines of Christianity, as any well-educated person in my culture should be. I do not find them plausible, don't agree with the implicit assumptions behind them, and find some of them to be morally repugnant, while some I find quite moving, wise, and admirable.

I could answer more of your points, but time is short and I doubt you will return, so if you wish further response you'll have to leave another comment.

7:58 AM, January 31, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if there is a god he or she is probably thinking they made a mistake with you!

6:17 AM, June 09, 2010  
Blogger Zachary Drake said...

I love the Internet. Brings out the best in everyone!

4:00 AM, June 10, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Zachery. It reminds me of what House said "Rational argument doesnt work on religious people: otherwise there would BE no religious people".

10:47 AM, September 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuce me, 'ZachAry'.

11:02 AM, September 28, 2010  

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