The Arm Chair Pontificator is a person who loves talking about himself in the third person. This makes him feel as if he is actually important to more people in the world than just himself. He’s had many jobs over the years. He’s been head of the CIA, the FBI, and the NAACP. Additionally, in the early 70’s, he lived in Moscow and ran the KGB. Though he’s an atheist, The Arm Chair Pontificator was Pope for ten years from 1984 to 1994. He gave it up, however, because of a severe allergy to Italian food and moved, from the Vatican, to New York City where he instantly became Mayor, a job he holds to this day. He thanks you for reading this blog, and wishes to remind you to be careful when speaking about yourself in the third person. It can make you sound quite silly if you don’t do it right.
P.S. The Arm Chair Pontificator is certain this blog will get the Nobel Prize Committee to award him the first ever Nobel Prize for being brilliant in everything he says, does, and thinks. Barring that, he at least wants a Nobel Prize for helping with the advanced mathematics involved with the discovery of the Higgs boson. His faith in invisible deities tells him he earned it.
Quotes The Arm Chair Pontificator likes:
“I am not what I am.” Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello
“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.” Bertrand Russell
“Precisely because of human fallibility, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Carl Sagan
“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherein we fly to heaven” William Shakespeare, Henry VI, part 2, act 4, scene 7, 1. 73-74
“To follow by faith alone, is to follow blindly.”
“Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn’t there and finding it.”Oscar Wilde
“A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”
“An athiest is a person who has no invisible means of support.”
“I can say with absolute certainty that I’m absolutely certain of nothing.” Goofy to Mickey Mouse, circa 1957
“Science = Questions that may never be answered. Religion = Answers that may never be questioned.” Author Not Known