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Boko Haram growing militancy: The Nigerian group’s crimes will not remain in Nigeria. →

It’s been two weeks since the Islamist group, whose name means “Western education forbidden”, kidnapped nearly 200 young girls.

Blind atheist running for Congress against right-wing bigot →

Believing in heaven is exactly the same as making friendzoning claims

In each insistence you behave only because of the expectation of a reward. That’s not to say you wouldn’t behave otherwise, but you’re expecting something in return for your behavior is suspect. It suggests you wouldn’t be friendly if you didn’t think your get laid and it suggests you wouldn’t be moral if you didn’t expect heaven. But friendliness and morality are their own rewards. You don’t need sex to validate your friendliness and you don’t need heaven to validate your morality ad if you do, we’re you really at all friendly or moral to begin with?

godlessmen:

This is how some religious people travel. They want to avoid seeing women. WTH! Source: Source and comments

This is just a physical manifestation of how all religious people choose to live their lives.

godlessmen:

This is how some religious people travel. They want to avoid seeing women. WTH!

Source: Source and comments

This is just a physical manifestation of how all religious people choose to live their lives.

Source : godlessmen

Why atheism doesn't have the upper hand over religion →

stellerby:

"One day in September 2008, Vander Woude’s 20-year-old son Josie, who has Down syndrome, fell through a broken septic tank cover in their yard. The tank was eight feet deep and filled with sewage. After trying and failing to rescue his son by pulling on his arm from above, Vander Woude jumped into the tank, held his breath, dove under the surface of the waste, and hoisted his son onto his shoulders. Josie was rescued a few minutes later. By then his 66-year-old father was dead.

This is something that any father, atheist or believer, might do for his son. But only the believer can make sense of the deed.

I’m sorry, what? Because I’m not religious I don’t have the ability to understand why I would want to sacrifice MY life for my own son? Absolutely ludicrous. 

Yeah, that’s a totally despicable framing. It suggests that atheists are heartless, nihilistic solipsists. (They must have been thinking of libertarians!) And couched within that framing is an argument from ignorance fallacy, but whose counting?

Source : stellerby

Nigerian Extremist Group Abducts 100 Schoolgirls, Says Report - TIME →

Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected of kidnapping about 100 schoolgirls in Nigeria

academicatheism:

If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?
When Bart Ehrman was a young Evangelical Christian, he wanted to know how God became a man, but now, as an agnostic and historian of early Christianity, he wants to know how a man became God.
When and why did Jesus’ followers start saying “Jesus as God” and what did they mean by that? His new book is called How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.
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Scene from Monty Python’s Life Of Brian:BRIAN: I’m not the messiah!GIRL: only the true messiah would deny his divinity!BRIAN: Well, what sort of chance does that give me? Alright, I am the messiah!FOLLOWERS: He is the messiah! He admitted it!BRIAN: Oh, fuck off.

academicatheism:

If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?

When Bart Ehrman was a young Evangelical Christian, he wanted to know how God became a man, but now, as an agnostic and historian of early Christianity, he wants to know how a man became God.

When and why did Jesus’ followers start saying “Jesus as God” and what did they mean by that? His new book is called How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.

Continue Reading

Scene from Monty Python’s Life Of Brian:

BRIAN: I’m not the messiah!
GIRL: only the true messiah would deny his divinity!
BRIAN: Well, what sort of chance does that give me? Alright, I am the messiah!
FOLLOWERS: He is the messiah! He admitted it!
BRIAN: Oh, fuck off.

Source : NPR

“Cosmic” meltdown! Neil deGrasse Tyson under siege from Christian right - Salon.com →

More delicious creationist tears over a science documentary. You know their continued boo-hooing about it only means the show’s popularity is having an impact.

http://beefpattyconqueso.tumblr.com/post/81527184973 →

beefpattyconqueso:

I hate that passive-aggressive shit my family likes to do when my atheism is the topic of discussion. For example: my aunt and I were heading to the supermarket and my cousin was asking questions. My aunt just says how she believes I’ll believe again because you can never stop believing. Then a…

Just remember that’s your family attempting to shield their beliefs from your logic. It’s not about aggression toward you, there being defensive because encased within any religious belief, is the compulsion to defend it against any challengers without actually having to hear out the challenge.

You can always just roll your eyes and check in with atheism blogs.

Source : beefpattyconqueso