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ranterist:

But how do we talk libertarians out of thinking and acting like four-year-olds…


This may be my favorite tumblr post of all!

ranterist:

But how do we talk libertarians out of thinking and acting like four-year-olds…

This may be my favorite tumblr post of all!

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Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement? →

abigailjarviscartoonist:

goodreasonnews:

politicaljourney:

Misogynistic atheists are the worst because they’re the fedora wearing, friendzoned bros who think that they’re always right because obvs they can reason errrrythaang. No one is logical and everyone needs to listen to their holier-than-thou asses.  

An excellent post in the comments by Tim Ridge: 

"Misogyny is everywhere in our society, not just in the atheist community. It’s practically endemic on the right side of the political spectrum.

I take issue with the subtitle of the article. The atheist community as a whole is clearly *not* progressive. Some elements of it, notably the humanists, are largely progressive, but the wider atheist community has large right wing elements (libertarians, objectivists) that share nothing with the other elements except for a lack of belief in gods. Their ethics have more in common with right wing religious extremists than they do with progressives.

The notion that the movement is cannabilizing itself over misogyny is wild hyperbole at best. Data shows that the number of self-identifying atheists continues to grow, and at a faster rate than the number of religious “nones.” All the major conferences have instituted policies to combat sexual harassment, and educational efforts aimed at getting men to understand feminism and its importance are underway at many online forums.

I am part of the leadership of the largest secular humanist group in New Jersey. Our membership is approximately 50% women. Our Board of Directors is 50% women, and the president is a woman. We don’t debate the merits of feminism. For us, feminism is the default position.”

Why is atheism tarred with causing the smarmy, aggressive nature of the fedora-wearing, /r/atheism, misogynist? Atheism is one stance on one issue, it’s not a set of ideals or an attitude or an approach. Here’s my suggestion: Ask these ‘debate me’ types their political ideology and I bet you’ll find the source of their disgusting attitude is, just as politicaljourney says quotes Tom Ridge, libertarianism. These people are the fucking worst and they stain anything they’re a part of.

Also, buzzfeed, no one puts much stock in what you say. Consider looking into something a little deeper before publishing anything at all. Or, stick to funny cat pictures, it’s all you do well.

Hasn’t buzzfeed posted a lot of offensive articles about atheists? Should it really come as a shock that they would be this presumptuous?

I have a sneaking suspicion Buzzfeed is has a gen-x style right wing bent to it, but that’s one I’m still developing.

Source : politicaljourney

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Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement? →

politicaljourney:

Misogynistic atheists are the worst because they’re the fedora wearing, friendzoned bros who think that they’re always right because obvs they can reason errrrythaang. No one is logical and everyone needs to listen to their holier-than-thou asses.  

An excellent post in the comments by Tim Ridge: 

"Misogyny is everywhere in our society, not just in the atheist community. It’s practically endemic on the right side of the political spectrum.

I take issue with the subtitle of the article. The atheist community as a whole is clearly *not* progressive. Some elements of it, notably the humanists, are largely progressive, but the wider atheist community has large right wing elements (libertarians, objectivists) that share nothing with the other elements except for a lack of belief in gods. Their ethics have more in common with right wing religious extremists than they do with progressives.

The notion that the movement is cannabilizing itself over misogyny is wild hyperbole at best. Data shows that the number of self-identifying atheists continues to grow, and at a faster rate than the number of religious “nones.” All the major conferences have instituted policies to combat sexual harassment, and educational efforts aimed at getting men to understand feminism and its importance are underway at many online forums.

I am part of the leadership of the largest secular humanist group in New Jersey. Our membership is approximately 50% women. Our Board of Directors is 50% women, and the president is a woman. We don’t debate the merits of feminism. For us, feminism is the default position.”

Why is atheism tarred with causing the smarmy, aggressive nature of the fedora-wearing, /r/atheism, misogynist? Atheism is one stance on one issue, it’s not a set of ideals or an attitude or an approach. Here’s my suggestion: Ask these ‘debate me’ types their political ideology and I bet you’ll find the source of their disgusting attitude is, just as politicaljourney says quotes Tom Ridge, libertarianism. These people are the fucking worst and they stain anything they’re a part of.

Also, buzzfeed, no one puts much stock in what you say. Consider looking into something a little deeper before publishing anything at all. Or, stick to funny cat pictures, it’s all you do well.

Source : politicaljourney
molassesinmyveins:

March to End Rape Culture
Philadelphia  | Saturday, September 27th, 11AM @ LOVE PARK (16TH AND JFK)
COME OUT
**SIGNAL BOOST**

Philly people: this has been moved to Thomas Paine Plaza at 15th & JFK.

molassesinmyveins:

March to End Rape Culture

Philadelphia  | Saturday, September 27th, 11AM @ LOVE PARK (16TH AND JFK)

COME OUT

**SIGNAL BOOST**

Philly people: this has been moved to Thomas Paine Plaza at 15th & JFK.

Source : molassesinmyveins
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Priest with HIV pleads guilty in sex solicitation case →

nocturneofblazes:

goodreasonnews:

McGonegal, a priest at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Cleveland, offered $50 to a park ranger to touch him and exposed himself at Edgewater Park in October.

What do we have here, folks? Someone who’s lived under the oppression of a culture that shames and scolds homosexuality (namely, Christianity). As a result the man probably tried to “overcome” his homosexual nature by becoming deeply involved with the very church that was oppressing him in the first place. Why? Because religion tells you you have a disease and sells you the cure. Homosexual thoughts? That’s a disease that will result in you burning for eternity and yada yada. The cure? More church! So, after being terrorized his whole life, he’s embraced a sort of Stockholm Syndrome and joined the church outright. However, the human sexuality was bubbling under the surface the whole time, as is normal because basically all humans have a sexuality (people identifying as asexual are an exclusion, I suppose). So, instead of exercising this sexuality in the typical fashion of trying to meet someone and see if they’re interested, he’s gone around participating in unsafe practices. How did this man wind up with AIDS and trying to pay a parker ranger to jerk him off in a park? Religion.

Nowhere in the article does it say the park ranger was a man… The priest could have been soliciting sex from a female ranger.

It really annoys me when people assume that priests are all repressed homosexuals, there are certainly a few, but that doesn’t mean they all are. Or maybe goodreasonnews thought the priest had to be a gay man because he had HIV, which might just be even worse. Haven’t we grown out of the bigoted homophobic idea that AIDS is “the gay disease”?

You are right to feel annoyed by that. The stigma against homosexuality, particularly in the area of STD’s is still strong and it’s something that is confronted less than other lgbtq issues, such as legal access to marriage.

In posting this story, I did what I sometimes forget to and read several articles to make sure I wasn’t being played. Many of the articles indicated the park ranger was a male. This particular link (to the USAToday) also seems to have left out the fact that the ranger was working undercover in what appears to have been a sting designed to capture people soliciting sex. I’m not sure how I feel about that, but the point remains that a religion that oppresses people’s natural and non-harmful desires at once draws them in and relegates them to desperate measures.

Here’s a Cleveland paper referring to the ranger as a “he”: http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2014/04/cleveland_priest_should_not_re.html

Source : goodreasonnews

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superanonthings:

superanonthings:

goodreasonnews:

superanonthings:

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Are you convinced a god exists?

Uh well, no? But at the same time yes?!? Like when i really think about it i really don’t think one exists because it just doesn’t make any sense but at the same time i just…….

That does help. But to be honest, i’m still not sure what i should refer to myself as. Or if i’m even comfortable referring to myself as anything when it comes to religion. 

That’s fine. You should be under no pressure from anybody to adapt a label. If someone demands to know, you have every right to demand they mind their own business. But if you want to talk about atheism and what it is, my askbox is open.

Source : superanonthings