Good news: I finally found a scholarship for atheists
Bad news: I have to explain how I am an activist for atheism
Sorry I was too busy being concerned with real issues like feminism and racism to care if we take “under God’ out of the Pledge of Allegiance????
Religion is a driver in oppressing women and minorities. Religion creates insular communities with arbitrary rules. Fighting for women and racial minorities is an effort to tear down the walls religion has built. You’re advocating for an open community that embraces diversity and equality and shuns segregation and traditional values.
I’d say that’s being active in atheism. There’s much more at stake than ‘under god’ in the pledge.
Religion and capitalism are certainly two of the biggest evils in our culture, but this article does a good job of showing why religion is really much worse. Business may be stubborn and greedy and manipulative, but at least when the culture changes, it eventually has to change with us. You can influence business with politics and protests and public shaming. Business is only successful because we participate in it an if you wanted to stop being a Penny’s family and start being a Sears family it wouldn’t really say much about who you are as a person.
Religion has no responsibility to you, filthy commoners. Religion is the master and it doesn’t change as society changes. It doesn’t grow or adapt, it plants it’s roots and calls itself a moral foundation. Everything about the language is sedentary. Religion seeks to change you and of religious fundamentalists don’t like the way culture is leaning, they dot adapt, they throw a tantrum as seen in Arizona. And if you want to go from being a Catholic to being a Mormon, that’s no easy transition. Your personal identity is wrapped up in being a Catholic. You’ll lose friends, people will think less of you, they’ll think something is wrong with you or that you’re setting yourself up for certain doom. They never say that about buying a pair of pants at the wrong store.
CPAC aren’t interested in a big tent after all.
Guys, if their religion is to discriminate against people of transgender experience, we have to just respect their beliefs and not hold them to any standard of evidence. That’s what’s offensive here, the idea that they don’t get to steamroll over the entirety of culture with their religious delusions.
Once upon a time, America’s religious communities were politically moderate. Then along came the evangelicals
Faith-healing couple in Philadelphia is facing 20 years for killing their second child because they refused to get medical help. Their defense? Why, it’s religion of course! They believed it was god’s will and two children are now dead. There’s your harm right there. You have access to a perfectly good medical system, but you ignore it becomes you’re convinced and magical sky ghost will wish your kids well and if he doesn’t, thems the breaks, right? Sorry, jerkbags, that’s not the society we live in and you’re not allowed to use your religion to bring children harm.
Should the parents get sentenced, of course. I think the church should be investigated too.
*TW: Rape, Evangelical Christianity*
"Women have a part in helping men to lust. I think of Jesus’ words, not to stumble. Our part is to watch what we look like and act like, if we are too flirtatious."
Do we even need to pick this apart? Here we have an example of heartless misogynists who justify their backward, anti-intellectual, anti-community, anti-woman culture with their ancient, anti-intellectual, anti-woman religion. Religion isn’t the reason these people are monsters, it’s why protects them from being treated like the monsters they are. Here, in reality, cruel and vicious people exist. If they can hide their cruelty behind the shroud of religion, what difference does it make if we just had no justice system at all?