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A black couple in Crystal Springs, Mississippi says that a predominantly white Baptist church refused to let them get married because of their race.

Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson told WLBT that the day before they were to be married, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs informed them the ceremony would have to be moved due to the reaction of some white church members — even though the couple had attended the church regularly.

"The church congregation had decided no black could be married at that church, and that if [the pastor] went on to marry her, then they would vote him out the church," Charles Wilson explained.

When the pastor was asked why he didn’t perform the wedding, the typical Christian cleric coward said:

"I didn’t want to have a controversy within the church, and I didn’t want a controversy to affect the wedding of Charles and Te’ Andrea. I wanted to make sure their wedding day was a special day."

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Oh hey, non-Jews everywhere! Please do me a favor: if you are adamantly opposed to circumcision, please do not comment on how “barbaric” or whatever it is that Jewish law dictates that…

goodreasonnews:

What? What did I say? I simply pointed out the history of Jewish and Christian practices of circumcision is rooted in a story where a man loads a zoo onto a boat. If there’s anything that’s nonsense or crap, it’s the Bible.

Well, I don’t know why I bother, but… even if you really, truly believe that that’s the literal origin of circumcision,

Oh, I’m so sorry, Liberal Christian, I forgot that in your view, you get to be the arbiter of what parts of the Bible are literal and what parts are not.

THAT’S NOT A LOGICAL REASON TO BE OPPOSED TO IT.

Who said anything about opposition? Not supporting a thing isn’t opposing it. Just like not having a belief in a thing isn’t asserting it isn’t real.

It’s an ad-hominem fallacy.

Actually, it’s not. But in a stunning Shyamalanian twist, you’re going to commit this very fallacy at the end of this post.

If someone told me that we brush our teeth because a magical fairy will pull them out if they’re not clean enough, that does indeed qualify as ‘silly’, but it doesn’t imply that brushing my teeth is a bad decision.

A…..HA! So, you admit that the ends justify the means? Your implication is that people are stupid and incapable of rational behavior and need a myth to guide them. You’re also implying that it’s OK to teach proper social, moral, hygienic, or any other behavior through fear, even if the manifestation of that fear isn’t really there to begin with. This comment really exposes a fundamental flaw with the way you’ve been taught to think, LC.

What you’re really saying is, ‘I think Christianity/Judaism is stupid and therefore circumcision is bad.’ That’s. called. illogical.

And there’s your ad hom.

There are actual issues and questions about circumcision that could be addressed.

The conversation started out with some insolent ninny insisting that any of your “actual questions about circumcision that could be addressed” were to be precluded by a discussion of the claimant being an anti-Semite for even broaching the subject.

If you can’t address them, then you’re every bit as ignorant and irrational as people who claim it must be done because the bible says so. (I.E. It must NOT be done because the bible says so)

Uh, why should I have to defend why manipulating an infant’s genitalia is stupid? Shouldn’t the people who do it (and sometimes suck the blood out with their filthy, bacteria trap mouths (that’s not anti-Semitic, by the way, every living creatures mouth is a filthy, bacteria trap I wouldn’t put on an open wound).

And then there’s the fact that you’re misrepresenting the story of the ark, and the covenant with God, etc etc… but that’s really too obvious to even debate.

I’m sorry, it’s true that Noah promised the all powerful creator of all things that he would chop off part of his wingdangdoodle before the all powerful creator of all things found no other way to correct what he perceived as naughty behavior by the people he created besides drowning most of them.

I guess he had a moral beef with a bunch of other animals too, because most of them got wiped out, not that there’s even a shred of evidence for a flood that matches that description or any logical way a 600-year-old man (pfft) living in his region of the world could possibly amass every other living animal on a ship, but it’s all vital we just accept the wonder and the magic of it because if we don’t we might get cavities. Right?

Source : mantidprincess
Tony Robbins event leaves 21 burned after they walk on hot coals


 San Jose firefighters treated 21 people for burns when they walked across hot coals at an event by motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
The incident occurred Thursday, with some of those suffering second- and third-degree burns.
Robbins’ organization released a statement saying it will look into ways to make the coal-walking event safer if possible.
The Associated Press reported that the coals had temperatures of between 1,200 to 2,000 degrees.

Tony Robbins event leaves 21 burned after they walk on hot coals

 San Jose firefighters treated 21 people for burns when they walked across hot coals at an event by motivational speaker Tony Robbins.

The incident occurred Thursday, with some of those suffering second- and third-degree burns.

Robbins’ organization released a statement saying it will look into ways to make the coal-walking event safer if possible.

The Associated Press reported that the coals had temperatures of between 1,200 to 2,000 degrees.

(via Blaming Evolution for Tragedy)
Yesterday I was under the impression of sociopathic loner took a collection of heavy artillery no American civilian would ever need ever to a crowded movie theater and went on a shooting rampage.That’s what I thought the story was.
Now I’m seeing that, apparently, because he had been convinced by liberal evolutionist socialized education indoctrinators that he is nothing more than a soulless animal with no more special access to a magical post-mortem care-a-lot than a termite, he simply acted much in the way any other animal obviously does.
See, in the jungle a zebra or a bear or a parakeet, will frequently go on a rampage and just kill a dozen other parakeets or zebras or bears for no real reason. The only thing that keeps us from behaving this way is our covenant with a giant ghost who lives in outer space. To express this covenant, obviously, we mutilate our penises.

(via Blaming Evolution for Tragedy)

Yesterday I was under the impression of sociopathic loner took a collection of heavy artillery no American civilian would ever need ever to a crowded movie theater and went on a shooting rampage.

That’s what I thought the story was.

Now I’m seeing that, apparently, because he had been convinced by liberal evolutionist socialized education indoctrinators that he is nothing more than a soulless animal with no more special access to a magical post-mortem care-a-lot than a termite, he simply acted much in the way any other animal obviously does.

See, in the jungle a zebra or a bear or a parakeet, will frequently go on a rampage and just kill a dozen other parakeets or zebras or bears for no real reason. The only thing that keeps us from behaving this way is our covenant with a giant ghost who lives in outer space. To express this covenant, obviously, we mutilate our penises.

Source : patheos.com
itsjustsummer:

More dispatches from my uber-christian mother. 
By the by what the hell does this even mean?  According to my christian up bringing, we can’t know what god’s plan is for us; you just have to live according to the bible and god will revile your path to you as you get to where you’re supposed to be.  So with that logic, this makes no sense.  Since once again, according to christians- You DO NOT have any control over your own life or actions. Magic Sky Daddy does all of that for you.

So, there’s a god and he has a plan and Joyce Meyer knows the plan, but I don’t and so there’s no way for me to be in on the plan unless I listen to Joyce Meyer, who seems to be some kind of a conduit. I don’t know, folks, do I risk not listening to her and going to hell? I better just give her all my money, you know, just in case I CAN’T PROVE SHE DOESN’T KNOW GOD’S PLAN!

itsjustsummer:

More dispatches from my uber-christian mother. 

By the by what the hell does this even mean?  According to my christian up bringing, we can’t know what god’s plan is for us; you just have to live according to the bible and god will revile your path to you as you get to where you’re supposed to be.  So with that logic, this makes no sense.  Since once again, according to christians- You DO NOT have any control over your own life or actions. Magic Sky Daddy does all of that for you.

So, there’s a god and he has a plan and Joyce Meyer knows the plan, but I don’t and so there’s no way for me to be in on the plan unless I listen to Joyce Meyer, who seems to be some kind of a conduit. I don’t know, folks, do I risk not listening to her and going to hell? I better just give her all my money, you know, just in case I CAN’T PROVE SHE DOESN’T KNOW GOD’S PLAN!

Source : summerslens

Proud parenting moment number 2,791 this morning.

teachthemhowtothink:

Fundamentalist Christian sister-in-law and her family are coming here tomorrow for the 4th of July.  She’s… angry… with me and thinks I’m possessed by the devil or some such nonsense, so I felt the need to prepare my son this morning for any potential issues. 

Me:  Hey Alex?  Pretend I’m someone else for a minute, k?  I’m going to ask you some questions.

My son:  Okay!

Me:  Do you pray?

My son:  Do I play what?

Me:  No, do you pray?  Do you talk to god?

My son:  No… do you talk to god?

Me:  Of course I talk to god!  I talk to god every day.

My son: What do you talk about?

Me:  HA!  That was awesome.  Okay, do you believe in Jesus?

My son:  Mmmm… not really.

Me:  Why don’t you believe in Jesus?  Didn’t your mom tell you about Jesus?

My son:  Oh!  Sure, she told me about him.  He’s a character in the Bible.

Me:  He is in the Bible!  And you know you have to believe in him to go to heaven, right?

My son: How do you know heaven is real?

Me:  Because it’s in the Bible, of course.

My son:  How do you know the Bible is true?

Me:  Because it is God’s word.  

My son:  How do you know it’s God’s word?

Me (grinning):  Okay, I’m me again.  You know what kid?  You deserve a massive high five.

My son:  I know.  

Questions, people.  We don’t need to know or have all the answers… we just need to be able to ask questions.  ~JJ

In which a 7-year-old schools the majority of Americans on simple logical fallacies.

Source : teachthemhowtothink

pridenotprejudice:

Focus on the Family claims Colorado fires are just like premarital sex

not only is this grossly slut-shame-y and heteronormative, but it’s so insulting to the people who have lost their homes and the lives that were taken. Focus on the Family can’t get much lower in my book. This is so disgusting. Though it is interesting that CitizenLink deleted the original article… 

And I wish that this article had actually done more to counter the ridiculous statements made, with more sources and facts, instead of gifs and jokes.

That’s what happens to a perfectly good human brain when it’s taught from childhood that the Bible is actually real.

Source : pridenotprejudice

Katie Holmes -- Scientology is Watching Me | TMZ.com →

Katie Holmes believes Scientology now views her as a threat to the organization and has put a team on her tail … sources close to the actress tell TMZ.

We’re told Katie believes in recent weeks — as the discord between her and Tom Cruise grew — Scientology has been following her moves, especially in New York City.

This does not appear to be the mind of a paranoid person. People who have photographed Katie multiple times tell TMZ there have been several “mysterious” men and vehicles around Katie’s apartment and following her when she’s out.

Scientology

failues:

Our latest billboard, HATRED, featuring Dr. James Dobson of the Focus On the Family hate group.






[The gay] agenda includes
… redefining the family to represent “any circle of people who love each other.”
- James Dobson






James Dobson has made a successful career from his hatred of gays and independent women. He rubs shoulders with the most prominent US politicians and is a wealthy best-selling author.
Serving as head of the hate group Focus on the Family, Dr. Dobson has even written a book for new parents with such gems as how to keep your child from turning out gay.
We got a copy as a gift, and threw it out.

failues:

Our latest billboard, HATRED, featuring Dr. James Dobson of the Focus On the Family hate group.

[The gay] agenda includes

… redefining the family to represent “any circle of people who love each other.”

- James Dobson

James Dobson has made a successful career from his hatred of gays and independent women. He rubs shoulders with the most prominent US politicians and is a wealthy best-selling author.

Serving as head of the hate group Focus on the Family, Dr. Dobson has even written a book for new parents with such gems as how to keep your child from turning out gay.

We got a copy as a gift, and threw it out.

Source : lessermores