Thursday, May 11, 2006


IRRELIGION, n. The principle one of the great faiths of the world.

2006 Update: Either the national church established in the United States constitution or the form of government enshrined in The Bible, or the faith of scientists, or the currency of international commerce or the instrument of multinational conspiracy. An ideal the adherents to which await the one with authority to explain.


Anonymous said...

Artefacted Irreligion

Contained in blood scrawl, compiled evil artifacts.
Insane instigators of ritualistic pacts.
Necronomicon, bestial methods, age old torrid acts.
If darker side thus beckon, in limbo boundaries must be smashed!

Delving demonic entrance, connecting incantations.
(you're the) Doorway for unbeings past.

Induce, recite, summon reprise.
Bid welcome to Candarian 'Guise.

Possession escalates, your confused eyes revert.
Senses nulled, inert.

Induce, recite, summon reprise.
Bid welcome to Candarian 'Guise.

Your soul now quoshed, with blinded eyes.
Your grasp impaired enlightenment.

Demonicus mortal.

TLP said...

Irreligion: I got nuttin' to say. You know how religious I am. We need Soapy on this one.

Irreligion, n., The faith that asks, Who Would Jesus Torture?

Tom & Icy said...

You got quite a little cult going here, dog face!

Doug The Una said...

Shayna, Spinal Tap?

TLP, isn't irreligion your religion? Testify!

I can't hear you, Lammy. Try burning a candle.

Ariel the Thief said...

many scientists end up being believers after scienting around long enough. there are no answers in the Universe.

Ariel the Thief said...

Doug, you should make your template look more like a bank's site geez...

Sar said...

As I count it, you offered 6 variations in your multi-definition update there Doug. Personally I liked the first one best, but irregardless (*wince*) you get a *pat pat* for effort in offering not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, but 6 variations. :P

(TLP - great definition!)

Sar said...

Oh and btw everyone, Logo's my featured guest today so please be sure to come weigh in or just say hello!

(Thanks for the promo slot, Doug. I'll await your blog invoice.)

CozyMama said...

you lost me on that one.

Kyahgirl said...

IRRELIGION: the adherents to which await the one with authority to explain

ok, the one with authority is here....the explanation is...oh wait, is that my phone ringing? gotta go!


A Little Bar of Soap said...

irreligion, n. New Age.

Anonymous said...

Oh, no! Soapy has escaped from Hell!

Tom & Icy said...

What's going on here? Indie wrote a comment and it came up on my blog! He wrote:

Irreligion: That which is easy to believe in.

I'm not Doug. I am the Walrus!

Doug The Una said...

Ariel, religion is a trap for science and visa-versa, probably. Why a bank's site? Did you have a deposit to make?

Cowgirl, a lot of rules get relaxed for choir members.

Sar, I like to think of this site as the Ginsu knife set of satire.

Jodes, you mean apostasy lost you?

Kyahgirl, Jesus is on the mainline, tell him what you want.

Let 'em have it, Soapy. She is risen indeed! (Aral I love what you did the avatar! Too funny!)

Haha, Devil. Pthbt!

Koo Koo k-choo, Icy!

O Ceallaigh, then what do you call government grants and peer review?

The Village Idiot said...

Irreligion: well, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition..

I really shouldn't do this first thing in the morning

The Village Idiot said...

Irreligion: well, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition..

I really shouldn't do this first thing in the morning

Logophile said...

Dang it Doug, you took all the good ones!
The idiot is repeating himself and Soapy is risen, she is risen indeed.

That is enough to make anyone start with the irreligion.

Indeterminacy said...

What is going on with my comments!?!? It must be a miracle! Little Bar of Soap is alive again, too! Thanks Icy for fetching my comment over here.

LeMas. said...


Kyahgirl said...

alright, I'm back, IRRELIGON explained according to a spectroscopist (me):


Infrared is the region of the electromagnetic spectrum where the energy associated with molecular vibrations and rotations lies.
Every configuration of atoms bonded together has a unique energy level for different types of vibrations.
By studying the interaction of molecules with IR light, the spectroscopist can determine what kinds of bonds are present, and, figure out what molecules are present.

You can't see the molecules, the bonds, the atoms, or the energy but you can believe they are there.

I believe.

The religion of IR.


Anonymous said...

I think it is what lost the democrats the election last time around.

Love tlp's definition.

Anonymous said...

Nobody could top your definition Doug--seriously thinking of putting it on a sidebar--it's that great

Should be spread around. A lot of people will believe the first part, or do already

Of course would ask permission--and give credit

Jamie Dawn said...

Doug, I got dizzy reading your definition(s).

LBOS is BAaaaaaaaCK??!!?? Praise Jesus!

Irreligion: This really is all there is. "Let's break out the booze and have a ball!"

The amoeba said...

what do you call government grants and peer review?

The American Inquisition. At least in the years BB (Before Bush); in TBE (The Bush Era), it moved to Guantanamo.

Kyah, I didn't know Doug allowed physicists on this site. Does your IRreligion have an NMR Dogma? At least mine doesn't have pointy ears.

Doug The Una said...

Village Idiot, you can say that again, nyuck nyuck, nyuck.

Amen, Reverend Logo

Indie, I'm sure it's blogger's fault, speaking of irreligion.

Ecstacy, Masil.

Kyahgirl, I'm more of a c13-NMR guy.

Alice, that's fantastic.

Pia, thanks. No rights reserved.

Jamie Dawn, that sounds like Oktoberfest at a Lutheran church.

O Ceallaigh, you stole my line. And I think she's a chemist. I like chemists.

The Village Idiot said...

Came back, still completely un-inspired ..I need my muse to hit me in the back of the head with a 2x4 and if that doesn't work, up it to a 2x8

Anonymous said...

Lets just start with the 2x8, shall we?

The Village Idiot said...

Doug, I am sorry. I will not be able to participate today, I have a headache!

Mutha said...

Irreligion...does it have something to do with irrigation?

Doug The Una said...

Please, I'm not sure an inspired is a good thing. Stick around. I like to think of this site as analgesic.

Logo, I kind of had you figured as a big-board gal.

More than a few things, Mutha.

Lila said...

I believe there's been a mistake; I'M the Walrus...

Sar, great minds... "irregardless" (sic!!!) popped into my head right away, too.

Jamie Dawn said...

Mutha asked, "Irreligion...does it have something to do with irrigation?"

Only if it is not holy ground.

Anonymous said...

Everyone's way to clever for me today cuz I got nothin'. Nothin'! Just my trollopy avatar. I know O needs to see it a lot so...

Doug The Una said...

Aral, you were the walrus.

Jamie Dawn, I'm really glad you made that clear. No more pissing in the graveyard!

Jenna, you have a plan. You've got me licked right there.

Minka said...

hey...I am number 37

Minka said...

now that that is out of the way:

The amoeba said...

Gee, Jenna, you don't look like the type to go bass fishin'. Avatars only go so far, y'know, sooner or later folks come lookin' to see what you're hidin' under that skin.


bmhxhjz - my typical holding in Scrabble.

Anonymous said...

I completely winced at "Either the national church established in the United States constitution."

So my pet peeve that we have a secretly national church but never received a memo.

Minka said...

irreligion: my weekly oatmeal!

Minka said...

sorry, but the club that was supposed to hit the idiot´s head, hit me instead and now I have a shattered faith, ah...brain!

Anonymous said...

Plan? (looks around nervously) What plan? I don't have no stinkin' plan. Nope.

And Doug no one mentioned anything about licking. This is a family blog as you keep telling me. My licking takes place elsewhere.

O: it's all about the bait, baby.;)

Doug The Una said...

Minka, there's no-one I'd rather see with the honor of being number 37. Please, continue at your leisure.

O Ceallaigh, keep drawing until you get arbamep

Exhale, Whinger, the word was Irreligion. Or the dollar.

Give us this week our weekly oatmeal, Minka?

Yeah, Jenna, remember the condo and the job, the foreign shore and the Spanish men? It's on your blog, I'm not telling secrets out of class am I?

Anonymous said...

Oh. That plan. I thought you meant the other plan. That one's still a secret huh? Phew.

Kyahgirl said...

C13 NMR? gosh Doug, you are a dawg that gets around. :-)
NMR's ok, but I'm still enamored of the vibratin', rotatin', rockin' bonds in IR.

BTW, I'm glad you like chemists, I'll keep hanging around here, spouting my religion!!

O'Ceallaigh-no NMR dogma in my religion but maybe a bit of UV and NIR. Either end of the spectrum so to speak.

Miz BoheMia said...

irreligion... is being tardy a part of that? So late to the party and off I jet to bed...

Hola y buenas noches!

I CANNOT not check in, sabes?

Hey Jenna... did you hear me in the previous post? When are YOU going to be the next Wednesday guest? HINT, HINT and come on people, there is much coaxing to be done as I catch my zzzzzz's!

The Village Idiot said...

Oh Minka...Et Tu?

Now I will be pursued by muses..with large boards...

Minka said...

VI, didn´t I just mention that my brain is mashed brain cells in portwine sauce. believe you mean the frontal right lobe for languages has been entirely erased. gwumpahulaboo?

Anonymous said...

Huh? Wha-? *poof*

Doug The Una said...

No, Jenna, we know about the pail of jello on top of the door, too.

Kyahgirl, this Dawg did a lot of typing of grad school Chem papers. I may not know how to characterize a hydrocarbon moiety to save my live but I can draw it. It's good to hear you're so multicultural.

¡Claro que no, Miz B!

Idiot, my advice is run slow.

Minka, shuuddalopowow

Anonymous said...

The jello isn't on top of my door, Doug. ;) oops. I just gave away a clue! Gasp.

The amoeba said...

Last time. Will not add links for the page to screw up this time. Note to Blogger - put an edit function on this *&%#*^ comment tool!!

kyah - I don't know about all this ecumenicalism in scientific irreligion. Next thing I know, you'll be running an open and affirming facility. You might get your funding redirected to a more narrowly focused faith-based spectrum, if you're not careful.

That's NIR, not MIR, right? As in the old Russian spacecraft that couldn't quite get its docking procedures right?

To steer a MIR you really need a beer. Objects in MIR are closer than they appear!

(respectfully stolen from the 1998 Capitol Steps collection - sung to The Rain in Spain -

Jenna. Jello? Don't make me go over there. Is it spring yet?

Anonymous said...

LOL! Nope... Benediction ...

BTW... I just want it known that I worked really hard at being #1 commenter today... I had to re-enter my test over and over because BLOGGER is a pain in the HOLY CRACKER!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

DARN-IT... I meant re-enter my text!!!! So frustrating!!!


The Reverent Eater said...

irrelevant irreverance?
Yo no se.

mireille said...

You know how devoutly I disavow ... oh hell, the alliteration breaks down there. What does T mean by cult, D? xoxo

Jamie Dawn said...

Good golly! I'm back for thirds.
I usually don't get back here more than once or twice a day, and now that I'm here, I don't have a thing to say.
Oh! I know!

I shall pen a haiku:

Irreligious man
Walks in a bar without guilt
Lightning strikes him dead


Mutha said...

Dang Jamie Dawn. That is good stuff.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Tis what they call my following, of course.

Doug The Una said...

I'm an acolyte, Actonbell, but no truster of Priests. I'll use irregardless regardless of Merriam-Webster's advice.

Jenna, are you being a trollop again?

O Ceallaigh, maybe you and Kyahgirl could collaborate on a faith-based Algae spectroscopy grant.

Shayna, you should know you're never #2. There is no test.

Manchego, welcome back. Did you post? Irreverent irrelevance is far likelier, I think.

OK, but you got Actonbell's approval so I'll defer.

Mireille, when the guy with the paint and stencil shows up, just let him in. Itl'l go easier on us all.

Jamie Dawn, that's terrific. So glad you came back. Selah and Amen.

Wasn't it, Mutha?

Perfect sect, Poobah,

Anonymous said...

Me? Never.

Doug The Una said...

My mistake, Jenna.

CozyMama said...

i was being silly, it was early and I meant lost me on the whole post - but really it was just me being silly and not awake. :) speaking of silly i got some funnies today.

Doug The Una said...

Jodes, I'll look forward to your funnies. Silliness is welcome.

Jamie Dawn said...

Thank You.

Jamie Dawn said...

Thank You very much.

Now, if you write, You're Welcome, you will have 70 frickin' comments!

Kyahgirl said...

Yay! I'm 70th :-)

Thanks for the suggestion about the grant. You're not trying to get rid of your two nerds are you? We could be gone for a long time working on a grant like that.

(Sorry O'Ceillaigh, I call em like I see em!)

Doug The Una said...

Jamie Dawn, you are very welcome. Wow, 71 frickin' comments! Thank YOU!!!

Kyahgirl, I hope you're adding a sustainability line item for the grantsuggester. This would be a sorry space with no nerds.