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American embassy stormed, flags torn down by Muslims who suspect a movie might insult their prophet. →

Cairo (CNN) — Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and hauled down the American flag, replacing it with a black standard with Islamic emblems, apparently in protest of the production of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

This fucking religion, man.

Religious parents go crazy over teenage sexuality because of their stupid religion →

Q. Help My Parents Are Religious Nuts!: Please help me … my parents are super-conservative religious. They converted when I was 10. I’m 15 now. I never really felt the same, but I pretend to go along, or else I’d be in a lot of trouble. Their new religion is really conservative about anything to do with sex. Well, I totally messed up. I’m a guy, and well, my mom walked into my room one night when I was masturbating. OK, I wanted to die, but she screamed and went and got my father. They were really mad, lectured me about how wrong it is, and just won’t let it go. They told they pastor, and he has recommended that they send me to the country for a while. His brother has a farm, and I’d be expected to do a lot of manual labor in addition to going to school. I don’t want to leave my friends, and I don’t want to work on a farm, just for doing something that the health books I peeked a look at (at a friend’s house) says is normal behavior. How do I get out of this!

A: You’ve let it go, and now they won’t. You should not have to be sent away because you’re engaging in behavior that is totally normal. It is so normal that parents should be more concerned if their teenage son doesn’t start handling such urges himself. I hope you have some relatives who have not converted to this punitive religion who might be able to intervene on your behalf. If not, I think you should go to your guidance counselor at school and explain that you are in danger of being kicked out of your home and you want to be able to continue at the school. It could be that you might be able to live with a generous friend’s family until your parents develop more compassion for their own child.

This is what religious belief does to families. There’s an inverse relationship between devout religious conviction and shitty parenting. The stronger your belief in gods and churches, the worse a mother or father you’re going to be.


Several brave Democrats at this week’s convention stood up against Christian-, Israel-apologist bullies by loudly voting against putting unconstitutional, religiously-charged language into the platform.

I see this as a huge step. 20 years ago a reaction like this would have made the party look like the party of Satan. 12 years ago it would have been a scandal at least. 4 years ago it would have been discussed as a problem within the party and this year, the only ones who give a shit are Fox News. Who knows? Maybe in another 8 years, they really will stop talking about there sky daddy and start getting down to business.


A Washington Times dinner party is fun until Sun Myung Moon shows up and demands the abolition of sex. (1997)

Dead cult whack job talks about Satan, sex, being a conservative and other favorite topics of conversation for cult whack jobs.

Fears About Shariah Law Take Hold In Tennessee : NPR →

It’s getting tougher to be a Republican in some parts of the country while also fully accepting the practice of Islam.

In Tennessee, an incumbent in the U.S. House found herself on the defensive after being called soft on Shariah law, the code that guides Muslim beliefs and actions. And the state’s governor has been forced to explain why he hired a Muslim.

Lee Douglas, a dentist just south of Nashville and an anti-Shariah activist, points to the Muslim woman hired in Tennessee’s economic development office as evidence of an “infiltration” of Islam in government. Douglas helped draft a resolution criticizing the governor and Islam. A version of the document has been signed by a growing list of GOP executive committees, from rural counties to the state’s wealthiest.

Conservative bullies target individual Muslims. Apparently, having a Muslim on staff, even in the seemingly banal position of “economic development office,” is the new black baby. Keeping it classy, there, Republicans. Real classy.

Legend of King Arthur vs. The Bible

King Arthur: Because of supernatural elements and lack of historical evidence we accept the majority of this story to be myth, although there may have been a person Arthur’s character was based upon.

Bible: In sprite of supernatural elements and lack of historical evidence Christians accept the majority of this story to be historically accurate, even though there’s even less evidence for a person named Jesus or Moses upon which the stories were based.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes that “some” Americans have taken the separation of church and state too far, “well beyond its original meaning.”
In an interview released Tuesday with the Washington National Cathedral’s magazine, Cathedral Age, Romney said those who “seek to remove from the public domain any acknowledgment of God” aren’t acting in line with the Founders’ intent.
The separation of church and state is enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution, but Congress and the courts have debated the practical extent of that separation since its founding.
Romney said the Founders didn’t intend for “the elimination of religion from the public square. We are a nation ‘Under God, ‘and in God, we do indeed trust.”

In a masterful bit of deception here, Romney glosses over the fact that the founders never said anything along the lines of “one nation under god”

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes that “some” Americans have taken the separation of church and state too far, “well beyond its original meaning.”

In an interview released Tuesday with the Washington National Cathedral’s magazine, Cathedral Age, Romney said those who “seek to remove from the public domain any acknowledgment of God” aren’t acting in line with the Founders’ intent.

The separation of church and state is enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution, but Congress and the courts have debated the practical extent of that separation since its founding.

Romney said the Founders didn’t intend for “the elimination of religion from the public square. We are a nation ‘Under God, ‘and in God, we do indeed trust.”

In a masterful bit of deception here, Romney glosses over the fact that the founders never said anything along the lines of “one nation under god”

foreverliberal:

stfuhypocrisy:

theoppressedlittlefetus:

christiannightmares:

Mike Huckabee defends Todd Akin: Forcible rapes have created some extraordinary people (To read the story, click image or here; Found at Friendly Atheist)

Jesus, Huckabee is one vile mother fucker.

[TW FOR  RAPE, MIKE HUCKABEE ASSHOLERY]

Says the man who will never be pregnant, let alone be carrying his rapist’s baby. This is just unbelievable. 
— Brittany 

Evangelical Christianity.

foreverliberal:

stfuhypocrisy:

theoppressedlittlefetus:

christiannightmares:

Mike Huckabee defends Todd Akin: Forcible rapes have created some extraordinary people (To read the story, click image or here; Found at Friendly Atheist)

Jesus, Huckabee is one vile mother fucker.

[TW FOR  RAPE, MIKE HUCKABEE ASSHOLERY]

Says the man who will never be pregnant, let alone be carrying his rapist’s baby. This is just unbelievable. 

— Brittany 

Evangelical Christianity.

(via foreverliberal23-deactivated201)

Source : christiannightmares

In rural India, young girls of the Saraniya community are often forced to turn to prostitution to support their families—unless they’re married first. These photos document a mass wedding of child brides in the village of Vadia, organized by an NGO in order to save the girls from a life in the flesh trade. 

Sisters Await the Ceremony  
Hemi, a village girl (left) in her hut, just hours before she will marry. Her sister, who wedding organizers revealed was a sex worker, sits beside her.

Cultural and religious tradition.

In rural India, young girls of the Saraniya community are often forced to turn to prostitution to support their families—unless they’re married first. These photos document a mass wedding of child brides in the village of Vadia, organized by an NGO in order to save the girls from a life in the flesh trade. 


Sisters Await the Ceremony
 

Hemi, a village girl (left) in her hut, just hours before she will marry. Her sister, who wedding organizers revealed was a sex worker, sits beside her.

Cultural and religious tradition.

Conservative Perspective: Sooooooo fucking tired of killjoy atheist groups. →

onenationundergod:

During the 9/11 search and rescue and recovery, two beams that were found were connected in the form of a cross. It became a symbol of hope (just like the flag that stood in the rubble) for the rescuers.

It is now on display in the 9/11 memorial with other artifacts.

Buuuuut…….one of those…

FUck, I just hate all these atheists coming in with their Constitution and their ideals upon which the country was founded and their understanding of how secular principals in government is actually beneficial for all religions because they’re just really draggin me down. I can’t fucking believe they’re making me confront my illusions by forcing me to acknowledge that not every single person in America believes in the particularly narrow vision of God that I do. It’s so unfair! Why can’t I just go on marginalizing everyone who is not exactly like me and, at the same time, using their tax dollars to actively promote my religious superstitions!? WAH!

Source : onenationundergod