Our New Home

We have a new home, come join us at WeAreSMRT (We Are Skeptical Minds & Rational Thinkers)

The Forum

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Name Changes

So far, the name changes have been trickling in via email and the original post and friends. So far, we have the following, I'm sorry if I missed anyone else's name, go ahead and submit it in the comments. On or by Friday I'll try to set up a survey (I didn't like the one Blogger offers). I personally happen to like acronym names, but I am open to anything. Some of the ones I received were potentially offensive (still funny though), but I have included all of the ones I got below, with some other requests and pieces. Think of anything else? Add it!

Names:
The Raytractors
Christian Central
The Rational Approach
The Scientific Method
The Rhythm Method
3 gods, 1 cup
Freed from Ignorance
F.I.S.T (Fighting Ignorance with Scientific Thinking)*
Don't Be Raytarded

Ummm, that might be pushing it:

Citizens United for Non-magical Thinking
Facing Up to Comfort & Cameron by Engaging in Rational Skepticism
Skeptics, Heathens, Idolaters (or Infidels), & Thinkers

General Words requested to work into the name:
rational
skeptic
scientific
thinking

Slogans:
Fighting Ignorance since July 2008
[insert a word like countering, fighting or the like]...bigots and fundamentalists, censors and closed-minded Napoleons.

* opens the possibility for ... suggestive slogans

68 comments:

  1. Right now I'm leaning toward, "Skeptics, Heathens, Idolaters, & Thinkers"

    ~Atomic Chimp

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well, I know this will be a surprise, but I like 'Citizens United for Non-magical Thinking'.

    It has a good acronym, plus I like the idea of citizens being united for me personally. :p

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great, the 1st 2 comments support the dirty acronyms. Why does that not surprise me...


    :)

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  4. Citizens United Negating Theism For Life And People's Safety.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Clever, yes... but I'm thinking it might be kinda awkward to link to a site with the name....



    ...yeah, you get the point.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Could go with a Simpson's reference and take "Hell's Satans"

    ReplyDelete
  7. How about L.O.S.T.

    Lunatics
    Objecting
    Supernatural
    Trinity

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think linking us to anything specifically might alienate some of our members, and cause others to avoid us like the plague. As a group, we're not 'anti-theist', 'pro-atheist' or even 'anti-christian'.

    We're simply anti-stupid.

    Hey: how about "The Antistupid"?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Skeptics, Heathens, Idolaters, & Thinkers"

    I like this one, too. Although maybe Infidels rather than Idolators?

    Or the 'Christ Punchers'

    ReplyDelete
  10. Dan, Thanks for the suggestion, however, that would be contrary to some of our members who are theists and we don't limit ourselves to countering one worldview

    ReplyDelete
  11. NaFa I like that change, I regret to say that that one along with FIST and Nonmagical thinking are mine. I Like Infidels better

    ReplyDelete
  12. Evangelicals:
    Vampiric
    Insane and
    Loving it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I liked the Rhythm Method... although looking through the comments I also liked Yaeger's idea for "Hell's Satans"...3Gods, 1 Cup hehehee, that ones good too!!:)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Well, I meant The Rhythm Method as a joke, after The Scientific Method. I really like Citizens United for Non-Magical Thinking, but I was born that way. And oh, the name is okay, too.

    ReplyDelete
  15. 'Fighting Fundamentalism Since July 2008' has alliteration on it's side so it gets my vote

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm all for the non-vile but quite catchy Rational Approach. In fact, if this group doesn't take it, I'm going to steal it for my own evil purposes.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I think I'm up for anything that isn't rude or directly associated with Ray, that way we can get a large audience.

    ReplyDelete
  18. How about "We members of the rational community"?

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm really liking the idea of something with the word 'skeptic' in it.

    Yeah, I know, I"m such a big help.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Dan,

    That's why we aren't paying you to think.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Dan, I really don't think you can claim the rational high ground with some of the statements you've made on your debunking blog.

    Does "I refuse to read anything from talk origins, ever. "[emphasis original] sound familiar?

    ReplyDelete
  22. "Facing Up to Comfort & Cameron by Engaging in Rational Skepticism"

    What, really? Seriously? You couldn't have thought "Facing Up to Comfort & Kirk by Engaging in Rational Skepticism" for the TRUE win?

    Anyhow, I've got an acronym for ya:

    Skeptical
    Minds and
    Rational
    Thinkers.

    If anyone points out "Y'know, if you make 'And' part of the acronym, it works better," we ban them.

    ReplyDelete
  23. [Insert Homer Simpson]
    "I am so smart,
    I am so smart,
    Ess, Em Ar-Tee,
    I mean, Ess, Em Ay-Ar Tee!"

    ReplyDelete
  24. SMRT for the win! Yeah, we likes!

    Great one, theShaggy! You rock.

    ReplyDelete
  25. @theShaggy My friend suggested that but I didn't like mixing the 1st and last names...it just looked wrong

    ReplyDelete
  26. I like the idea of it being called SPLAT! I'm just not sure what that could stand for.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Stubborn
    People
    Lacking
    All
    Thought

    ReplyDelete
  28. Dan, belief in magical invisible sky faeries is NOT rational. No matter how many mushrooms or how much cool aid you consume.

    ReplyDelete
  29. PS.

    Stubborn
    People
    Lacking
    All
    Thought


    Projection, much?!

    ReplyDelete
  30. OMG Kiwi that's awesome, I'm studying psychology right now and I was thinking the same thing haha!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Yeah, TSS, it's the sort of diagnosis that jumps out and smacks one in the face while shouting "look at me, look at me" rather loudly.

    ReplyDelete
  32. "Not the Atheist's Nightmares"

    "We Think Therefore We Mock"

    ---------------
    It's no good; I keep coming up with taglines rather than names.

    Off-topic: Didja see where YouTube pulled down all the eucharist desecration videos just because a few Catholics complained?

    It reminded me of something:

    The believers are genuinely scared. YouTube is a business and it may have a bottom-line reason for pandering to their hysteria - but you and I needn't do the same.

    ReplyDelete
  33. SMRT is my favorite so far. Seriously.

    ReplyDelete
  34. SMRT is quite neat and punchy.

    Has the same connotation as the Brights without being so up itself.

    I nominate nonmagic as Agent 99. Anybody else remember the "cones of silence"?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGwSgk5U0Zk
    here Max and 99 meet The Sacred Cows (which would be another fine name for the group)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I just threw out the "3 gods 1 cup" as a gag. I'm glad it got some giggles, but I withdraw that as a potential name.

    I like Skeptical Minds and Rational Thinkers, but you know, if you make 'And' part of the acronym, it works better.

    Go ahead & ban me - I've been thrown out of better places than this!

    Other real choices-


    Skeptics United (I checked and this appears to be an open domain name, as .com .net and .org

    Non-believers United

    Community Against Religious Extremism

    Rationalists Against Religious Extremism

    Community Against Religious Zealotry

    ReplyDelete
  36. Stew, I used to want to me Agent 99 soooo bad when I was a kid!!!!

    Thanks for that video!

    ReplyDelete
  37. As a side note,

    how about "Fighting Fundamentalism in the 21st Century"?

    "since July 2008" sounds too much like asking the sommelier if Tuesday was a good year.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Who is this Dan and why does he like to put his ignorance on display?

    ReplyDelete
  39. Tagline:
    "Because the Religious Right is Wrong."

    ReplyDelete
  40. Ah, Barbara Feldon. Now there was a woman to stir an adolescent boy's fantasies. Her and Bat Girl would have made a great threesome.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Yea SMRT works and SMART also.

    Some
    More
    Absurdly
    Ridiculous
    Thoughts

    ReplyDelete
  42. D.A.N.

    Debunking Atheists, Not!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Froggie,

    Now that is funny! Thanks for that chuckle.

    With love,
    D.a.n.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Practically, I'm a fan of SMRT.

    However, I'll confess both F.I.S.T and Don't Be Raytarded are close seconds.

    ReplyDelete
  45. If we're going to have a forum (why not a threesome?), I think we should move away from having "Ray" in the name. I still prefer something with "rational" and/or "skeptic" in it. Or maybe "Raw Baby Eating Atheists".

    ReplyDelete
  46. Well, since eating raw baby can be a health hazard and I don't think any of us wants to be sued, just to be safe I'd go for 'Barbecued Baby Eating Atheists', but only for legal reasons.

    ReplyDelete
  47. We can call at least as subsection of the forum "Shishkababy Cuisine" or "Join the Babyque!"

    ReplyDelete
  48. "Babies the other other white meat"?

    Or is that racist and we should not discriminate which babies we eat by color?

    ReplyDelete
  49. Dan wrote:
    "Well I guess atheists do have a sense of humor."

    Yes, but it's self-depricating. Which is why you got a very different reaction when you brought it up on your own over at D.A.

    Hey guys, is the new forum going to be B.Y.O.B?

    ReplyDelete
  50. B.Y.O.B.

    Babies, beer, balloons, bitches?

    ReplyDelete
  51. Yeah, me too. But some balloons would be nice as well.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Balloons and bitches sounds like a party to me hehe.

    ReplyDelete
  53. RAY COMFORT

    Rational Atheists Yelling Commonly Onto Mediocre, False Or Ruthless Testimonies.

    ReplyDelete
  54. R.A.Y. C.O.M.F.O.R.T.

    OK you are putting way too much thought into this, although comical.

    ReplyDelete
  55. "Too much thought". How fitting.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Yeah Dan, too much thought.

    We should just call us what most of us are, and what we do.

    Y'know, the Debunking Atheists or something.

    ReplyDelete
  57. How about D.A.N, since we poke fun at the Dumb Ass Nazarean

    ReplyDelete
  58. Clos,

    Touché, but I consider myself more of a 'Nazarene.' It would make it funner. It's good such a serious guy is attempting humor though. It gives me hope that some resemblance of a soul is still in that empty elitist cavity.

    Ohh Snap!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Dan,

    #1 Obviously Clos doesn't have a soul, because souls don't exist

    #2 How is he an elitist?

    #3 Clos has been hilarious many times before =D

    ReplyDelete

Unlike Ray we don't censor our comments, so as long as it's on topic and not spam, fire away.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.