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Oklahoma to pay over $300,000 in fees as 'anti-sharia' amendment found unconstitutional →

bwahahahaaha, looks like their needless exercise in scare mongering is gonna cost the nuttiest state in our union.

Feds reveal Boston bomb suspect's hide-out note →

Today in ‘The Ugly Things You Can Justify When You Believe in God’

The surviving Boston bomber coward hides under his god’s skirt.

'God has a plan for each person, mine was to hide in this boat and shed some light on our actions'

Oh, really, you little shit? This was all God’s plan? It wasn’t your big brother’s obvious sexual frustration and poorly executed mania? It was God’s plan to murder a little child, you were just the messenger of what god wanted? To punish the Boston marathon for not being Muslim enough?

Whatever, I hope you fucking suffer.

Ceremonial prayer is but a recognition that, since this nation was founded and until the present day, many Americans deem that their own existence must be understood by precepts far beyond the authority of government.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, in the court’s majority. The Supreme Court upholds legislative prayer at council meetings. (via washingtonpost)

This is fucking ridiculous, why can’t people in government just carry out the business of governing? You don’t see successful Wall Street firms spending time debating who the highest power is. You don’t see employees of major chains forced to talk about ‘spiritual’ issues before unlocking the loading bay. Why must these motherfuckers use out time that we’re paying for to hoist this upon us?

(via washingtonpost)

Source : Washington Post

Dad told police 'I'm at peace' after leaving tot to die →

I’m not saying this guy killed his daughter because of The Bible. Clearly, he’s not of sound mind, but I find it interesting that he was able to rationalize murdering his daughter by being “at peace with god.”

From USAToday:

Arthur Morgan III told his daughter, Tierra, that he loved her.
He gave her a kiss.

He placed the 21/2-year-old in a stream in Shark River Park in

And then he walked away.

Morgan, 29, who was homeless but whose last known address was in Eatontown, never denied placing his daughter in the stream, where her body was found the next day, strapped in a car seat that had been weighed down with a metal car jack attached to it.

But he claimed he blacked out and couldn’t remember whether he threw the child in the car seat off of a bridge and into the stream or if he walked down through some woods and placed her there.

He did explain how he attached the car jack to the baby’s car seat to weigh it down “like a ball and chain,” but he refused to acknowledge it was inevitable she would die as a result.

"When I left Tierra, Tierra was alive," Morgan told detectives.


“I’ve slept for about as long as I’ve been in that cell,” he said on the videotape. “Only because now I’m at peace. I’m a God-fearing man. I know my daughter is in heaven.”

Then, Morgan quoted a passage from the Bible.

"There’s a scripture, Matthew, 19:14. It says, ‘Let the little children come to me. Do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven is for thee,’" Morgan said.

Why do you identify as atheist, not agnostic?

sassy-spoon:

I’ve actually gone back and forth between the two a lot over the last few years. I’m probably more agnostic but leaning towards atheism than theism.

The misconception is the term ‘agnostic’ lives on. Folks, ‘agnostic’ is not some halfway point between belief and not belief. Heck, ‘belief’ and ‘not belief’ aren’t even polar opposites. I don’t have a belief in a god, therefore, I’m an atheist. That’s not to say I believe there is no god (although if I did, I’d still be an atheist).

Basically, if you’re anything other than convinced there is a god, you’re an atheist.

Source : sassy-spoon

My paternal grandmother has always disliked me purely because my mother isn’t a Muslim Arab

nabokovsshadows:

And that I was raised catholic. Yet people expect me to care about her and put up with her judgemental bullshit just because she’s old. I don’t think so.

Just another great example of religion destroying what should have been a meaningful family bond.

Source : nabokovsshadows

Basically the reason I believe in Bigfoot is because of science. We can never know one way it another, because Bigfoot may be able to be invisible and float. Since we don't know the nature of Bigfoot, anything is possible, even the unpossible. Even my friends who don't believe in Bigfoot can't prove there is no Bigfoot They Can't! Since we have no evidence invisible floating Bigfoot isn't real, we must conclude he is real, which we also have no evidence of. Right?

lo-yichbe-balaila-nera:

Not only is this incoherent as satire, but it’s also disrespectful and rude to theists.

I thought it worked pretty well. I got in my Ralph Wiggum terminology, you recognized it as satire, it hit all the same limp points your argument about god hit. How exactly does it fail? And what’s rude about it? Is that another thing you’re unable to prove? Or was it rude of me to make you think harder about what you said?

Source : lo-yichbe-balaila-nera

Fred Phelps is finally dead!

Rejoice, y’all! The fucker’s wormfood now.

NJ man out of priesthood after court order broken →

He violated a court order to stay away from minors. Note that it wasn’t the original court order that prompted the church to defrock him, but the second offense.

and-the-song-bird-sings:

So apparently, leaving the lds church is worse than being a drug dealer. Okay mom, If you say so.

Wonder what she will say when she finds out I’m atheist.

Another fine example of religion’s ability to manipulate families. I’m guessing if you were talking about playing softball instead of hockey, or something, your mom wouldn’t be quite so upset.

What makes religion different than an after school sport or club? We support each other in every other avenue of life, but religion convinces people it’s above common decency. Truly believing in religious claims justifies a mother twisting her child’s arm into embracing it because religious beliefs make the stakes so high. Participate or your eternal soul is damned! And if you question the existence of a soul or the meaning of damned, YOUR ETERNAL SOUL IS DAMNED! It’s like an endless feedback loop.

It’s not the mom, it’s the religion that convinces her that supporting her children is secondary to the safety of their eternal souls.

Source : and-the-song-bird-sings