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My mom told me not to let anyone else know I’m Athiest because she says there’s really strict Christians here who might want to idk burn down our yard or some shit

Wow. That’s some internalized oppression right there.

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Im an athiest and I have a gay sister who is in a relationship. The attitude and actions of my sis, her gf and their friends is what changed my vote to "no" on gay marriage. They dont want equality.



I really thought this was going in a whole different direction until I saw no. I change my decision before I was a (practicing, active) Christian because I hung out with the lgbt club in high school and they really just sat around saying they hate straight people.


and the straight people were like yea, str8 is h8 man. And I never went back.

You and your anon are both the dumbest fucking idiots I ever heard in my life. What the fuck are you even talking about?

A group of teenagers of lgbtq experience gathered and complained about their oppression you felt compelled to fucking crash and then take offense? Fuck you shit-for-brains.

And who is this inhuman monster anon whose brain is so weak he or she can’t come up with a better argument other than his gay sister (which I’m sure is waayy real) “doesn’t want equality.”

You’re liars and you should delete your blog before I embarrass the shit out of you.

Well done, whoever did this.

Well done, whoever did this.

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Source : class-struggle-anarchism

Radio jockey: At the end of the day, all racists are atheists →

Ugh. We know how often people who make absolute claims are right, don’t we?

Boko Haram growing militancy: The Nigerian group’s crimes will not remain in Nigeria. →

It’s been two weeks since the Islamist group, whose name means “Western education forbidden”, kidnapped nearly 200 young girls.

In North Carolina, churches are legally bound from performing marriages for same sex couples. →

and one church is suing. If only there were a really obvious precedent about what to do in cases where the state makes a law respecting a religious establishment like this. Conservatives seem to quote it all the time and yet, they reject it when it’s time to adhere to it.

Virginia Christians prepare for 40-day hunger strike against same-sex marriage →

They should keep it up until they get their way. I’d be for marriage equality even more!

Blind atheist running for Congress against right-wing bigot →

Palin Tells NRA Members: ‘Waterboarding Is How We Baptize Terrorists’ →


The Quitta’ from Wasilla with some “tough talk” for the wingnuts at the NRA annual convention this weekend. Maybe we can get her to team up with her buddy Hannity to get waterboarded and then we’ll see how many jokes she wants to make about it later.

Here’s more from The Hill, who decided to dance around the notion that waterboarding is torture as well.

Palin at NRA meeting: ‘Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists’:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) defended the controversial enhanced interrogation technique of waterboarding this weekend, and implied that the practice would still be commonplace “if I were in charge.”

“They obviously have information on plots to carry out Jihad,” she said at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting on Saturday evening, referring to prisoners. “Oh, but you can’t offend them, can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

The remark stands in stark contrast to the opinion of her former running mate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

The former Republican presidential nominee, who spent more than five years in a prison camp during the Vietnam War, has repeatedly denounced the practice, which he says is torture.

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Source : crooksandliars

Believing in heaven is exactly the same as making friendzoning claims



In each insistence you behave only because of the expectation of a reward. That’s not to say you wouldn’t behave otherwise, but you’re expecting something in return for your behavior is suspect. It suggests you wouldn’t be friendly if you didn’t think your get laid and it suggests you wouldn’t be moral if you didn’t expect heaven. But friendliness and morality are their own rewards. You don’t need sex to validate your friendliness and you don’t need heaven to validate your morality ad if you do, we’re you really at all friendly or moral to begin with?

Let’s play a game. It’s called “address fundamental misunderstandings of Christian teaching.” This post is a perfect place to start.

This oughta be good.

Any Christian who expects to go to heaven is not practicing Christianity correctly.

No true scotsman fallacy

The theological virtue “hope” is important to think about here. Hope (along with all virtues) is a balance. It is the center of a continuum between “despair”, and “assurance.”


Where does “knowledge” or “evidence” fall in this scale?

Despair is the conviction that you are a hopeless, worthless sinner and that you can never, under any circumstances, go to heaven. It is a sin, because it denies God’s power to save anyone, even the most evil among us. It is a lack of faith.

So, not only are sins sins, but feeling bad about your sins is also a sin? By the way, what exactly is God saving me from and why would he not save me just because I didn’t think he would?

Assurance is the conviction that you are locked and loaded to go into heaven, and that nothing can take that away from you. It is a sin, because it denies that you are a sinner. It is an overabundance of pride.

So, sinning is a sin, feeling despair about sinning is another sin and getting over that despair is also a sin. Is this really a guy you WANT to worship?

Hope, though, is the idea that you, despite your sinfulness, and your unworthiness, can be saved by God’s power, forgiveness, and love, and that through his grace, and no power of your own, you might one day enter heaven. It is a virtue.

So hope is a porridge neither too hot nor too cold. As long as you’re kept in this one mindset where you’re begging, your safe.

Now, “grace”. That word gets thrown around a lot without definitions. Let’s define it. Grace is

"…the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life.”

"Undeserved?" OOOO, that sounds despondent. I think you sinned.

Hm. That doesn’t sound like we’re asking God for anything. It sounds like, of his own free will (if we’re using the friendzone metaphor here), God is giving us not only permission, but an invitation to enter into eternal life with him.

I don’t know if the metaphor makes sense when you assert there really is a god. I said believing in heaven, not expecting heaven from a particular god.


"[Grace] depends entirely on God’s gratuitous initiative, for he alone can reveal and give himself."

Yikes, uh, that sounds startlingly like sexual consent #thefriendzonemetaphor

So, you believe if you’re hopeful then God will honor your invitation to heaven? You can’t see how that’s behaving in a particular manner in order to receive a reward?

And to top it all off:

 God’s free initiative demands man’s free response, for God has created man in his image by conferring on him, along with freedom, the power to know him and love him. The soul only enters freely into the communion of love.

Yeah, I get it. Man is free to obey god or burn in hell. That’s some ultimatum love he’s granted us.

Damn. So it looks like here, that God is 1. Giving man consent to enter heaven

Yeah, I’m starting to wonder if you understand that friendzoning isn’t the removal of consent. You’re thinking of rape.

and 2. Won’t let him/her enter there until man also gives that consent back.

Yeah, and someone pressured and manipulated into a relationship because of a preceding “friendship” is still giving consent, in that they weren’t physically forced, but the one doing the pressuring ain’t no prize pig.

So, hope and grace. We hope for heaven, but do not expect it, and receive utterly undeserved yet freely given grace from God that allows us to enter into his kingdom.

Besides the obvious question (according to what?!) you’re once again violating your despair rule by referring to good people as “utterly undeserving.” Plus, you’re revealing that you believe God is the one deciding who gets into heaven by saying he “allows” us to enter when earlier you said we’re all invited, as long as we meet some “just-right porridge” reuirements

It sure doesn’t sound like the friendzone to me.

You’re right, it’s way worse.

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