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Jesus was not a pacifist. The idea that the gun is evil – that’s a myth that’s been perpetrated by the left. It’s sad to me as a pastor to see that…Political correctness is the bonfire of the sanities (sic).

White Smoke Rises; New Dope Is Chosen →

With a puff of white smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel and to the cheers of thousands of rain-soaked faithful, a gathering of Catholic cardinals picked a new pope from among their midst on Wednesday.

Source : The New York Times

I know there’s a strong argument for ignoring the Westboro Baptists altogether, but I think there’s a good argument for why we should pay really close attention to them, especially now. They’re a kind of above ground cult. They really offer a great insight into what all cults are like and, I think, they’re foundation in basic Biblical principles shows just how similar so-called mainstream religious practices are to cult tactics. Now, as a bunch of members of the church are escaping, a lot of light is being shed on them. Here’s a video of one of the escapees discussing her religious abuse.

skepticalavenger:

thegodlessatheist:

This is from a child’s christian coloring book. Christianity does not teach you to accept and respect all other religions and belief systems. It tells you to question them and look down on those that do not share your beliefs. Everyone is a joke and less of a human being if you are not a christian in their opinion. They might be nice to your face but down deep inside they think you are a heathen that needs Jesus Christ to be saved.

And of course, by there reasoning, Gandhi is burning in hell.

This is a great example of how Christianity really does teach children segregation. There’s a strong sentiment of otherism and how to fix others so they’re more like you running throughout Christian education.

skepticalavenger:

thegodlessatheist:

This is from a child’s christian coloring book. Christianity does not teach you to accept and respect all other religions and belief systems. It tells you to question them and look down on those that do not share your beliefs. Everyone is a joke and less of a human being if you are not a christian in their opinion. They might be nice to your face but down deep inside they think you are a heathen that needs Jesus Christ to be saved.

And of course, by there reasoning, Gandhi is burning in hell.

This is a great example of how Christianity really does teach children segregation. There’s a strong sentiment of otherism and how to fix others so they’re more like you running throughout Christian education.

I find it really ironic how people are really panicked about how to explain gay marriage to their children… and these are typically religious people. They don’t seem to have a problem explaining hell or Jesus’ horrific death on a cross. So if you can explain crucifixion to a small child, I think you can probably explain two people loving each other.
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The Atheist Experience #584 (via photomgraphy)
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Disgusting mother

seythani:

On the store this morning I heard a woman reprimanding her child. ” If you don’t stop complaining God will punish you. You are acting like a devil. God punishes little devils.”
I am disgusted by the indoctrination of religion in children. How sad they believe in hell and the devil. How sad the parents use hell as a parenting tool. Your children listen to you, and follow your rules because they are afraid. They are afraid of “hell”, the eternal fire your beloved “god” will send them to if they “sin”. They do not respect you,or your disgusting religion.
Free thinking for them is doom. How disgusting you are. You sick, twisted poor excuse for a mother.

Religion makes you a bad parent. Here’s a prime example.

(via seythani-deactivated20140320)

Crybabies get all upset over accidental toilet paper Bible quote →

OSLO (Reuters) - A Finnish toilet paper maker has removed quotes from the Bible, including the words of Jesus, that it inadvertently placed on its rolls after protests from some Norwegian church leaders.

Metsa Tissue was trying to convey messages about love but accidentally included lines from the Gospel of Matthew and First Corinthians on toilet paper sold in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

The term butthurt comes to mind.

(I know there’s some dispute over that term, but the pun is too hard to resist here, c’mon.)

Atheism

tacoblanco:

You know what sucks the most about being an Atheist with a Catholic family? You can’t turn to anybody for anything because if anything goes wrong they say ,”That’s what happens when you don’t believe in the Lord.” And they turn their backs on you.

There’s a big harm of religion, right there. Religions impose themselves upon families and insist that they are, in fact, more important than your family. They ask followers to exchange real love for an imaginary love and understanding for obedience.

Source : i-hate-pete-wentz

Three Nations on the U.N. Human Rights Council Can Put a Person To Death for Being an Atheist →

Late last year, the International Humanist and Ethical Union released a report on atheist discrimination that, among other things, named the the seven countries where you can be put to death for being an atheist. On Monday, the organization spoke about anti-atheist discrimination around the globe to the U.N. Human Rights Council, a panel that includes three member states—Pakistan, Mauritania, and Maldives—that were on that not-so-illustrious list. Awkward.

The IHEU’s findings aren’t new to the U.N.; they presented their full report to them at its December release. But there’s some context here that has apparently prompted the group to resubmit their findings to the council, as reported by Reuters: a competing effort by a body of Muslim majority countries (the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation to be exact) to secure international condemnation and restrictions on “defamtion of religion,” something the IHEU opposes. That’s because, as detailed in their 2012 report, laws that criminalize atheism and non-belief are often framed as blasphemy laws. Muslim majority countries account for the bulk of the more brutal laws against atheists on the books worldwide, but United States and some European countries were also singled out in the full IHEU report. You can read the full report here.


Published on Feb 25, 2013

The Westboro Baptist Church decided to protest at Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California. We protested right back at them.