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Hobby Lobby contraception case: Briefs reveal what the religious right really thinks of birth control. →

It’s hurting women, ‘spiritually’. Let the eye rolling commence

Female Pilot Has Perfect Response To Passenger's Sexist Note →

Female pilot gets a note from a misogynist passenger. Guess which book of ancient Hebrew fairy tales the passenger referenced?

Christians, authors debate role of submissive wife →

Apparently, humanity toward women is up for debate in certain Christian circles.

jewishatheist:

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Some apologists actually think the accurate translation isn’t ‘cut off her hand,’ because that kind of “punishment by mutilation is inconsistent with the Bible.” The accurate translation, they say, is ‘to shave off her pubic hair.’ Cause that’s not mutilation, right guys?Look, here’s an article about it: http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2011/07/underhanded-biblical-interpretation.html?m=1Great job, Bible!

jewishatheist:

ht: AH

Some apologists actually think the accurate translation isn’t ‘cut off her hand,’ because that kind of “punishment by mutilation is inconsistent with the Bible.” The accurate translation, they say, is ‘to shave off her pubic hair.’ Cause that’s not mutilation, right guys?

Look, here’s an article about it: http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2011/07/underhanded-biblical-interpretation.html?m=1

Great job, Bible!

Source : jewishatheist

How business went 'DEFCON 1' in Arizona - Alexander Burns and MJ Lee - POLITICO.com →

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.

Day 55

poeticles:

What is something that makes your heart break?

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I’m curious to understand why you rank atheism on a list of things that break your heart alongside child abuse, racism and being lied to. Those three break my heart too, but do you really view atheism in the same pantheon of horrors as child abuse, racism and sexism?

Not trying to instigate, just wanted to open a dialogue. I don’t want to change your mind about religion, but if you’re equating atheism with child abusers, that’s something I would like to change your mind about.

Source : poeticles
religionisbs:

proud-atheist:

Because this account seems to love to highlight only the bad side of religion, let’s take a second to remember that not all religious peoples are stupid.

Religion, you’re doing it right.

Jut because these religious people aren’t mean doesn’t mean they’re more intelligent than the mean religious people. They’re still basing their conclusions on bad evidence. If anything, the fact that two groups can draw two totally different conclusions about how to behave from the same source and that each if those conclusions just happens to reflect the morality those groups held anyway, shows the source is little more than a screen for people to project their ideals upon.

religionisbs:

proud-atheist:

Because this account seems to love to highlight only the bad side of religion, let’s take a second to remember that not all religious peoples are stupid.

Religion, you’re doing it right.

Jut because these religious people aren’t mean doesn’t mean they’re more intelligent than the mean religious people. They’re still basing their conclusions on bad evidence. If anything, the fact that two groups can draw two totally different conclusions about how to behave from the same source and that each if those conclusions just happens to reflect the morality those groups held anyway, shows the source is little more than a screen for people to project their ideals upon.

Source : proud-atheist

Does anyone get pissed when you tell them why Amway is a scam?

Religion is just a more effective con because it calls anyone who questions it ‘offensive.’