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where-my-sidewalk-ends:

When I was little and being bashed about the head with the Bible…I never could understand the reasoning behind Satan punishing the wicked when he obviously loved mischief and evil.   When I mentioned this to the cult leaders…the punishment lasted…week of hard labour, 2 days no food and lots of other little annoying fucking things.  I guess adults don’t like a child poking holes in their logic…lol :)

There’s you’re Christianity for ya there. Punish children for using their brains.

ok here is the logic behind the whole hell thing satan and lucifer are the same being lucifer was cast from heaven because god told the angels to worship and love humans as they loved god himself and lucifer refused because he could never love someone as much as his father when god threw him out lucifer decided to prove his point by creating a place to torture those who refused god 
It’s not a matter of how much lucifer loves mischief its a matter of how much he hates the human race

Kid, that logic is ridiculous because of the nature of the character God in the Bible. (Not to even mention that your failure to use the text to illustrate your point makes it seem like you pulled this out of your ass. Gimme a chapter and verse, man!) But even if you didn’t jus make this up, how could it make sense for God to permit the destination of souls to be beyond his grasp, it simply doesn’t follow. If God ordered this system in which humans live, then die, then continue on into some afterlife, how are the rules of transportation to that afterlife not something he has control over? Why couldn’t he do a better job explaining his command about loving humans to lucifer? Shouldn’t a god who is all-knowing know how to frame the argument to best appeal to this guy? Finally, the point of my comment was that religious instructors rarely engage in these kinds of apologetic shenanigans (frankly, because they might sound as idiotic as you do). Instead they tell children to shut up and obey because that’s truly what’s at the heart of every religion: wielding undue power over others. By the way, I poked around your blog a bunch and noticed you’re one of those fucking “where’s my white pride day” racists. So, fuck you for that too. I betting my Christian friends are eager to tell you off too, you sick fucker.

goodreasonnews:

seaturtle-suitcase:

goodreasonnews:

where-my-sidewalk-ends:

When I was little and being bashed about the head with the Bible…I never could understand the reasoning behind Satan punishing the wicked when he obviously loved mischief and evil.   When I mentioned this to the cult leaders…the punishment lasted…week of hard labour, 2 days no food and lots of other little annoying fucking things.  I guess adults don’t like a child poking holes in their logic…lol :)

There’s you’re Christianity for ya there. Punish children for using their brains.

ok here is the logic behind the whole hell thing satan and lucifer are the same being lucifer was cast from heaven because god told the angels to worship and love humans as they loved god himself and lucifer refused because he could never love someone as much as his father when god threw him out lucifer decided to prove his point by creating a place to torture those who refused god 

It’s not a matter of how much lucifer loves mischief its a matter of how much he hates the human race

Kid, that logic is ridiculous because of the nature of the character God in the Bible. (Not to even mention that your failure to use the text to illustrate your point makes it seem like you pulled this out of your ass. Gimme a chapter and verse, man!) But even if you didn’t jus make this up, how could it make sense for God to permit the destination of souls to be beyond his grasp, it simply doesn’t follow. If God ordered this system in which humans live, then die, then continue on into some afterlife, how are the rules of transportation to that afterlife not something he has control over? Why couldn’t he do a better job explaining his command about loving humans to lucifer? Shouldn’t a god who is all-knowing know how to frame the argument to best appeal to this guy?

Finally, the point of my comment was that religious instructors rarely engage in these kinds of apologetic shenanigans (frankly, because they might sound as idiotic as you do). Instead they tell children to shut up and obey because that’s truly what’s at the heart of every religion: wielding undue power over others.

By the way, I poked around your blog a bunch and noticed you’re one of those fucking “where’s my white pride day” racists. So, fuck you for that too. I betting my Christian friends are eager to tell you off too, you sick fucker.

What makes us see Jesus in a taco, or a human face on Mars?


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Your heartwarming video of the day; Westboro Baptist Church run out of Moore, Oklahoma, after 8 minutes by crowd fed up with their bullshit.

I feel so fucking sorry and scared for the children in the Westboro Church

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

Alan Wilson Watts (via fuckyesoldhollywood)

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“Cosmic” meltdown! Neil deGrasse Tyson under siege from Christian right


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*dumbfounded*

Religious people can’t engineer or solve complex problems?

People think this is a smart thing to say?

He’s not saying “religious people”, not at all. Nye isn’t the anti-religious Richard Dawkins type. He’s specifically talking about young earth creationism, the anti-science idea that the planet and universe are 6000 years old and the line is regarding his recent debate with Ken Ham, head of the incredibly racist Creation Museum.

Here’s the thing, the religious people who built the above structures weren’t anti-science, anti-knowledge, anti-learing, these cultures valued these things. When you’re training your child that evolution is an evil lie, that the planet is 6000 years old, that all the natural formations on earth were formed by some physically impossible massive flood, that the craters on the moon were formed by geysers errupting from earth and hitting it during said flood, that dinosaurs were on the ark, that all of humanity came from one dudes family after that flood around 4k years ago, that the son of Noah who was cursed that his descendents would be servants were the ones who went to Africa (a view which has been used to justify slavery extensively, EVEN TO THIS DAY), that the Loch Ness Monster is actually a dinosaur and proof of God’s creation, that ‘secularism’ has corrputed science and turned it against god, etc. etc. etc. then you are seriously disadvantaging that child when it comes to learning anything in the sciences.

Nye isn’t condemning religion, he’s condemning right wing extremist evangelical young earth creationism, and in a wold where a lack in scientific literacy is currently harming our ecosystem and reducing our species odds of survival, and as someone who was raised in this fucked up mindset (the reason I know so much about what they teach is because I was taught it as a child), I think his point holds absolutely true when taken in context.

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Victory for atheist denied parole for not attending religious substance abuse program | The Raw Story


A Missouri atheist who was denied probation because he refused to participate in a religious-based substance abuse program has won a legal victory against Western Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center (WRDCC) in St. Joseph.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that the district court that dismissed Randall Jackson’s lawsuit with prejudice erred in doing so. Jackson had sued the WRDCC because he claimed that, as an atheist, its Offenders Under Treatment Program (OUTP) violated his rights under the First Amendment.

According to Jackson, he was required to attend the OUTP in order to be eligible for early release on parole. Once there, he discovered that the program “had required meetings [and] invoked religious tenets by using the serenity prayer and religious meditations.” When he objected to this, OUTP staff suggested he “act as if,” a term of art in the program that means to “assume a role or attitude even if you don’t feel like it,” which is “[a] tool used to assist one in ‘trying on’ new patterns of thought and behavior.”

Staff further suggested that he “use ‘God’ as an acronym for ‘good orderly direction.’”

In his initial complaint, Jackson stated that he “was being coerced by and through an atmosphere designed and intended to change or alter my thinking and behavior. That it would induce conformity by adding pressure and leverage through the hope and desire of achieving a ‘Placement on Parole.’

Mississippi passes Arizona-style religious freedom bill


Vatican misled UN committee on compensation to Magdalene women


Of course it did. 

Saudi Arabia Doubles Down on Atheism; New Laws Declares It Equivalent to Terrorism


We’ve seen before how Saudi pundits find it easy to conflate atheism and terrorism, but now it’s official: Saudi Arabia’s new terrorism laws say outright that nonbelievers and others who commit thought crime are the same as violent terrorists.

Scientology: how L Ron Hubbard's heir became his fiercest critic - Telegraph


“I wish more people cared about the earth as much as they cared about who they believed created it.”

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“The idea that community leaders can represent all UK Muslims belongs in the past. We already have a system for representation, parliament and local councils.”

Maajid Nawaz, executive director of anti-extremist think tank Quilliam on Newsnight