PZ Myers is a Christian!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. Conservapedia…middle school level insults from middle school dropout minds. I really, really wish Andrew Schlafly was not from New Jersey *shakes head in shame*

  2. Is that 30%ish a conservapaedia figure or do you actually have 70% of americans attending faith services at least semi regularly? There’s no way even 30% of Australians attend church more than a couple of times a year. I know weekly church attendance is around 8% and dropping.

  3. I see the link to that article is part of their “humorous question of the day” which was “How does the American Atheist organization arrange a meeting with their Board of Directors? They yell out ‘sooie!'”…yeah, I didn’t get it either, but apparently “sooie” is the official chant of the University of Arkansas baseball team and their mascots are hogs, so…yeah, they called atheists fat. All the humor I need for the day, but can’t wait for tomorrow’s question!

  4. There’s Rush Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan, and as others have pointed out, Rick Warren and John Hagee. Stupid Conservapedia! I’m pretty scrawny so I suppose I must be secretly Christian too. Better eat more of those cookies. Great video as always Rebecca!

  5. Damn! I had to wait until I got home to watch the video! I so could have used the chortle while working away in my veal fattening pen. Rebecca – that was hysterical! Thank you!

    BTW – aren’t we all fat because of our penchant for pasta? Mmmmm…. FSM with marinara…

  6. @Luthien:

    “Sooie” is a standard pig call.

    I’m a city boy, but I know this because of an episode of “Quantum Leap” when Sam ran into a young Buddy Holly, who was writing a song calle “Piggy Sooie.” True story.

  7. @DiscordianStooge: Oh, I guess I’m too much of a city girl to get it, haha. Piggy Sooie, huh? Well, I guess it’s not quite as terrible as I thought. Still funny that they have a “humorous question of the day” that basically involves calling atheists fat, though.

  8. oh, i just say PZ’s post on this, saying that he may have to become lesbian; an alternate suggestion: see George Hrab’s tweet today about his preferred “last words”.

  9. Eggnog, can’t forget the eggnog. With dark rum.

    I work with a couple of lesbians. They are quite slender. Closet xians I suppose. Glenn Beck ain’t no scrawny kid so he must be lesbian.

  10. OMFSM! I’ve lost some 15 Lbs myself since last year. Quick, someone get me a double chesseburger with jumbo fries and a mega chocolate milkshake.

  11. Hey, RW, I’ve got that t-shirt! A shout-out to PZ Myers if I’ve ever seen one. :-)

    Wasn’t Mike Huckabee a big-boned preacher-fella until a couple of years ago? What about Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi? His ample jowls suggest an atheism as deep and wide as the river his state is named after.

  12. @should be working: This inspired me to kill off the last of the eggnog from the back of the fridge. I hope it’s still okay. On the other hand, there was only a quarter of a glass, so it’s about 75% dark rum, which should sterilize it. On the other other hand it’s Trader Joe’s Light, so it might not count anyway. On the other other other hand, I’m lactose intolerant, so we’ll see what happens. I love scientific experiments, where all the variables are properly controlled. Urrpp!

  13. @gwenwifar: Congrats! I’ve lost about 10 lbs myself, on my SGU podcast diet. (I go for a walk and listen to one of the old podcasts. If I time it right, I get back home just as the podcast ends. I’ve done about 100 of them since last summer. I’m afraid to think what happens when I catch up, though.

  14. @Buzz Parsec I wish I had time for healthy habits like that. Grad school pretty much has sucked what little life I had right up. However, I did discover a soda I like that has caffeine in it (I hate coffee and I have way too many early mornings) but no calories, so my teeth are probably going to hell, as I’m drinking more soda than I used to, but my weight has taken a nose dive.
    I guess I need to have at least one unhealthy habit.

  15. @Cygore: No, Sarah has figured out that anti-obesity programs are a Big Government entitlement program designed to allow atheists to become thin and infiltrate Christian circles. Then we can push our secret agenda of criminalizing Christmas, forcing churches to preach evilution, and replacing patriotic songs with “This Land is Your Land” and “The Internationale” at baseball games.

    We would have gotten away with it if it hadn’t been for those meddling kids.

  16. PZ is a covert Christian, fer sure… he’s going to lose weight to try to fool dumb atheists but I won’t fall for that skinny Jesus stuff… yer pretty skinny too, skep, ever noticed? I was looking at one of the demonstrations by the Westboro Baptist pickets and I’m sure you were carrying a picket with them… you are skinny, yes? You and PZ get together, right? Gawd damn! Yer a skinny Christian, skep! Dammit, it’s true… the end is near!

  17. @laarree “Wasn’t Mike Huckabee a big-boned preacher-fella until a couple of years ago? ”
    His last appearance on the Daily Show just before Christmas, revealed that he may be having a…ummm…crisis of faith?

  18. I may be alone in this but personally I find PZ Myers one of the most handsome and sexy men alive on this planet. If he feels the need to lose weight for health then good on him, I just hope he doesn’t go too far and we end up losing another bear of the skeptical community!

    Also, Rebecca, I feel terrible for having to point this out, but that’s the saddest looking Christmas tree I have ever seen. It’s like Santa died and a lone bauble was left in remembrance of him.

  19. Actually, the Bible PROVES that PZ’s weightloss means he is loosing faith, not gaining it:

    “he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.” — Proverbs 28:25

  20. 1) Invent podcast weight loss scheme
    2) Inform world on Skepchick
    3) ????
    4) profit

    Can anyone help me with #3?

    On another topic, @mrmisconception, I always thought Fortunate Son was about him, and proof of John Fogerty’s precognition, just like Rocky Raccoon was proof of John Lennon’s.

    @erlendaakre: Now I’m all confused…

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