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Romney Suggests Obama Has Plans To Remove God From Currency →

Mitt Romney put God at center stage of his stump speech during a campaign stop in Virginia Beach Saturday. Alongside televangelist Pat Robertson, Romney made it clear, in case you were wondering, that he has no intention of taking the word “God” out of his party’s platform or off the country’s currency, reports Politico. It was a not-so-thinly-veiled attack against Obama and the Democrats, who took heat from conservatives for not mentioning God in their platform. They later reinserted it.

After leading a reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in the middle of his remarks, Romney began talking about God. “That pledge says ‘under God.’ I will not take God out of our platform. I will not take God off our coins. And I will not take God out of my heart,” Romney said to roaring applause from the audience. Romney also pledged to “rebuild America’s military might” to an audience that was heavy on military families, reports CNN.


A Washington Times dinner party is fun until Sun Myung Moon shows up and demands the abolition of sex. (1997)

Dead cult whack job talks about Satan, sex, being a conservative and other favorite topics of conversation for cult whack jobs.

Fears About Shariah Law Take Hold In Tennessee : NPR →

It’s getting tougher to be a Republican in some parts of the country while also fully accepting the practice of Islam.

In Tennessee, an incumbent in the U.S. House found herself on the defensive after being called soft on Shariah law, the code that guides Muslim beliefs and actions. And the state’s governor has been forced to explain why he hired a Muslim.

Lee Douglas, a dentist just south of Nashville and an anti-Shariah activist, points to the Muslim woman hired in Tennessee’s economic development office as evidence of an “infiltration” of Islam in government. Douglas helped draft a resolution criticizing the governor and Islam. A version of the document has been signed by a growing list of GOP executive committees, from rural counties to the state’s wealthiest.

Conservative bullies target individual Muslims. Apparently, having a Muslim on staff, even in the seemingly banal position of “economic development office,” is the new black baby. Keeping it classy, there, Republicans. Real classy.

I reject [Ayn Rand’s] philosophy. It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview.

— Paul Ryan

I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot lately. It’s not just that it’s wildly deceptive for a previously admitted Rand nut like Ryan to throw her under the bus the moment the executive branch comes into view. It may be true that Rand’s particular philosophy “reduces” humans, but that’s not even the part I’m concerned with right now.

Look at how he begins this discussion, I reject it…it’s atheist. He says it like the evil is inherent. Atheism is bad and atheists are bad, cruel, heartless people whose view deserve no acknowledgment just by virtue of their atheism. This isn’t a defense of Rand, I could really give a shit about her cockameme opinions, but Ryan’s treatment of ‘atheism’ as a synonym for ‘bad’ is just hateful.

There are more self-declared atheists in America than there are people of Jewish heritage. Imagine, instead, that Ryan had attacked a philosophy saying, “I reject it, it’s a Jew philosophy.”

That repulsion you feel is how I feel reading this.

foreverliberal:

stfuhypocrisy:

theoppressedlittlefetus:

christiannightmares:

Mike Huckabee defends Todd Akin: Forcible rapes have created some extraordinary people (To read the story, click image or here; Found at Friendly Atheist)

Jesus, Huckabee is one vile mother fucker.

[TW FOR  RAPE, MIKE HUCKABEE ASSHOLERY]

Says the man who will never be pregnant, let alone be carrying his rapist’s baby. This is just unbelievable. 
— Brittany 

Evangelical Christianity.

foreverliberal:

stfuhypocrisy:

theoppressedlittlefetus:

christiannightmares:

Mike Huckabee defends Todd Akin: Forcible rapes have created some extraordinary people (To read the story, click image or here; Found at Friendly Atheist)

Jesus, Huckabee is one vile mother fucker.

[TW FOR  RAPE, MIKE HUCKABEE ASSHOLERY]

Says the man who will never be pregnant, let alone be carrying his rapist’s baby. This is just unbelievable. 

— Brittany 

Evangelical Christianity.

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Source : christiannightmares

In rural India, young girls of the Saraniya community are often forced to turn to prostitution to support their families—unless they’re married first. These photos document a mass wedding of child brides in the village of Vadia, organized by an NGO in order to save the girls from a life in the flesh trade. 

Sisters Await the Ceremony  
Hemi, a village girl (left) in her hut, just hours before she will marry. Her sister, who wedding organizers revealed was a sex worker, sits beside her.

Cultural and religious tradition.

In rural India, young girls of the Saraniya community are often forced to turn to prostitution to support their families—unless they’re married first. These photos document a mass wedding of child brides in the village of Vadia, organized by an NGO in order to save the girls from a life in the flesh trade. 


Sisters Await the Ceremony
 

Hemi, a village girl (left) in her hut, just hours before she will marry. Her sister, who wedding organizers revealed was a sex worker, sits beside her.

Cultural and religious tradition.

Conservative Perspective: Sooooooo fucking tired of killjoy atheist groups. →

onenationundergod:

During the 9/11 search and rescue and recovery, two beams that were found were connected in the form of a cross. It became a symbol of hope (just like the flag that stood in the rubble) for the rescuers.

It is now on display in the 9/11 memorial with other artifacts.

Buuuuut…….one of those…

FUck, I just hate all these atheists coming in with their Constitution and their ideals upon which the country was founded and their understanding of how secular principals in government is actually beneficial for all religions because they’re just really draggin me down. I can’t fucking believe they’re making me confront my illusions by forcing me to acknowledge that not every single person in America believes in the particularly narrow vision of God that I do. It’s so unfair! Why can’t I just go on marginalizing everyone who is not exactly like me and, at the same time, using their tax dollars to actively promote my religious superstitions!? WAH!

Source : onenationundergod

nonplussedbyreligion:

Robertson: Gay Rights Advocates Should “Shut Their Mouth”

Pat Robertson says he won’t back gay rights as homosexuality is one of “the reasons why land will vomit out its inhabitants”


I’m not even going to address his ludicrous gays can’t have babies rant.  I’m going to talk about his use, or rather mis-use of Scripture to support his bullshit.  

I’ve absolutely had it with people who tell me that the Bible does not support homophobia… or that people are misinterpreting it… or that the original texts did not recognize homosexuality as a thing… or any of the other mumbo-jumbo like that I’ve had thrown at me.

The Bible is used as a weapon by those who are spreading hate and intolerance in the name of their god.  Every single time I hear one of these asshats quote the book of Leviticus I want to scream!

Here are some vital statistics for Leviticus:

PURPOSE: A handbook for the priests and Levites outlining their duties in worship, and a guidebook of holy living for the Hebrews.  

Not a guidebook for the nations or the world, but specifically for the Hebrews.

AUTHOR: Moses

ORIGINAL AUDIENCE: The people of Israel

Get that, the people of Israel.

SETTING: At the foot of Mount Sinai.  God is teaching the Israelites how to live as holy people.

Again, teaching the Israelites.

Rules for daily living, family responsibility, sexual conduct, relationships, and dealing with the world are covered in Leviticus chapters 18-20.  God does an effective job of making no mistakes who his audience was for these laws:

Leviticus 18:1-2  1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 19:1-2 1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

Leviticus 20:12 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Say to the Israelites

Am I the only one missing where God instructed Moses to speak to all nations and let them know about the never ending universal applications of these laws?  I’ve also searched the New Testament line by line, and I have not found the verse that specifies which of these sins were nullified with the new covenant and which were not.  There is no clear “Thou shalt hate the gays but eat shellfish” verse; believe me, I’ve looked.  Newsflash Pat Robertson and company, Leviticus is not the law of THIS land, unless I missed a major part of world history and geography.

It infuriates me that “liberal” or “inclusive” Christians pretend that just because people use the Bible out of context, the hurt they cause is invalidated.  I know Robertson is full of shit.  Lots of Christians know so as well, but what he and many of our politicians and lawmakers are doing, are referencing the Bible in support of their actions.  The fact that they’re using it out of context or misinterpreting it doesn’t make their words and actions any less harmful.  The fact that they use it as a weapon to promote intolerance does not make me want to say, “Oh shucks, their just ignorant of theology, I’ll forgive them.”  Robertson has a large audience;  one that funds him and his station.  Regardless of his misrepresentation of scripture, people out there are soaking it up.  

I’ve had about as much as I can take of those who attack me for talking against the Bible.  The Bible is a book, and like all books it is open for interpretation.  However, unlike other books, people are willing to mold it into whatever they see fit and use it to govern and rule; even if it causes harm to others.  

One of the major issues I have with Christianity, and had even when I was a Christian, is that if you think your church is too conservative, you can just go down the road to the local inclusive church and they’ll give you their explanation to why people like Robertson are wrong about the laws in Leviticus,  and why homosexuality is not a sin.  Same book, different spin.  Yet for some reason I’m the one in the wrong.  Interesting. 

Evangelical Christianity.

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Like many religious cults, this secretive Muslim sect think they’re so much fucking better than the rest of society that they decided to dig themselves into a hole where they can properly abuse their children the way god would have wanted without the prying eyes of societal forces stepping in and telling you how to raise your kids!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/9463203/70-sect-members-found-living-underground-in-Russia.html

JERUSALEM — It’s the latest prescription for extreme ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who shun contact with the opposite sex: Glasses that blur their vision, so they don’t have to see women they consider to be immodestly dressed. (via Ultra-Orthodox Jews Blur Women With Modesty Glasses)
It’s the perfect metaphor for religion. Put it on your face to obscure the beauty of the real world.

JERUSALEM — It’s the latest prescription for extreme ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who shun contact with the opposite sex: Glasses that blur their vision, so they don’t have to see women they consider to be immodestly dressed. (via Ultra-Orthodox Jews Blur Women With Modesty Glasses)

It’s the perfect metaphor for religion. Put it on your face to obscure the beauty of the real world.

Source : The Huffington Post