30th January 2013
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Remember that many Christians only turn to the bible as justification for something when it fails to be justifiable through any normal, rational, or intellectual means.
9th January 2013
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Quite the church - it’s the moral thing to do.
9th January 2013
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Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has wrestled with lots of devilish political issues during his 28-year political career, but after suffering a stroke one year ago, he claims he had a very different experience: an encounter with angels.
The Republican senator was recovering from a massive stroke in the right side of his brain at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit in Chicago when Kirk said three angels visited him, the Chicago area’s Daily Herald reported.
Standing at the foot of his hospital bed, the angels, Kirk said, asked him, “You want to come with us?”
“No,” Kirk said he told them matter-of-factly. “I’ll hold off.”
I would say that once an elected official is showing clear signs of mental health issues or delusions that they should be removed from office. Of course he likely won’t but I don’t want someone like this as an elected official. If he honestly believes it, he is honestly a nut job.
2nd January 2013
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Sometimes I fucking hate creationists so much….
21st December 2012
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Discrimination against nonbelievers in America is so overt and widespread that most of us are completely desensitized to it.
If you’re a rational American – religious or nonreligious – you probably roll your eyes when you hear fundamentalist preachers and right-wing politicians rant in the name of God whenever a major tragedy occurs. But do you stop to consider that their comments directly disparage nonbelievers? If these preachers and politicians directly attacked Hindus, Jews, or Muslims the way they attack atheists-humanists, they would be quickly called out for their hateful prejudice. So why should their anti-secular venom be tolerated?
These statements outrage most rational Americans, both religious and nonreligious, but many still overlook the blatant prejudice.
Atheists and humanists find it frustrating that statements such as those of Huckabee, Dobson, and Gingrich are almost never criticized by religious liberals for promoting a hateful prejudice against nonbelievers (who are already the most disliked and distrusted minority in the country).
Let’s be clear about something: Huckabee and company, with very little ambiguity, are claiming that those who live without God-belief are directly or indirectly responsible for violence and moral decline. This is discriminatory, contrary to the pluralistic values of modern society, and provably false.
It’s great that many Americans, even those who are religious, find the statements of Huckabee and company objectionable, but it’s unfortunate that the objections focus on the wrong issue. Rather than argue about whether God is jealous and vindictive or loving and compassionate (or at least in addition to that argument), Americans should be calling out fundamentalists for depicting nonbelievers as agents of evil.
20th December 2012
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The way that this country reacts in a time of tragedy is often horrible and shows our complete lack of sincere compassion. Instead of worrying about how to avoid another tragedy everyone is looking to point a finger and find someone to blame. Instead of looking to de-escalate violence and make everyone safer many people are yelling for “More guns! Bigger guns!” Teachers with guns!” Our country has been slowly but surely slipping father and farther away from progress. Everyone is afraid of being a victim but by arming teachers and everyone looking to carry their own gun, we’re going to be creating new victims.
19th December 2012
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If you ever needed more proof that the Christian religious extremist idiots in the USA are just as bad as the Muslim extremist idiots in other parts of the world here is your proof. Two complete assholes echoing each other, maybe Mike Huckabee belongs in a country where they take their religion more seriously, like Iran. I’d be happy to contribute on a plane ticket to get him out of this country.
(From the article…)
The struggle to understand a tragedy, such as the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, can make for strange bedfellows. In an odd moment, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei seem to have (unintentionally) converged on similar conclusions about the event’s cause: lack of religion.
It’s not clear how direct of a line Huckabee wants to draw between Friday’s shooting and an absence of religion in schools. But he drew wide criticism for possibly suggesting as much on Fox News recently. The full interview transcript can be found here, with the key quote below (emphasis added):
Well, you know it’s an interesting thing. We ask why there’s violence in our schools but we’ve systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage because we’ve made it a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability. That we’re not just going to have to be accountable to the police if they catch us but one day we stand before a holy God in judgment. If we don’t believe that, then we don’t fear that.
(Click the link above for the complete article.)