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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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A whole lot of asshats think it’s funny to talk shit on atheism every April 1st

Because in the Bible theres a passage “a fool hath said in his heart there is no god.” So, it’s “fools” day, get it?

I’ll accept their mockery when they acknowledge that a passage from a book insisting the book is true is circular logic and no more relevant than a whiney child yelling “IS SO IS SO IS SO!!” To win an argument.

That religious comic you were handed is called a Chick Tract. You should google up the associates website. It's full of insane scare tactic comic strips all with hamfisted lessons about why this or that person is going to hell. They're hilarious.

narutos-ass:

Chick Tract? Odd name. But wow. There’s a whole site full of these shit stains. Incredible. 

It’s named after the artist, or his pseudonym (I never bothered to find out if it’s a real name), Jack Chick.

Evangelicals leave these things on car windshields, in mailboxes, I’ve found them in aisles at the grocery store, in libraries, pretty much anywhere you might stumble across it and have your day fucked up by someone’s annoying religious baloney. Of course, as you can tell, they’re marketed at children.

The idea is that you’re a bad parents because you’re probably a heathen or a Jew or a catholic or a Mormon or just not fucking saintly enough, so when your kid finds this on the Little Debbie display case or in a toy store he can be afraid of hell an god without even having to have shitty parents putting it on him.

Source : narutos-ass

The scariest thing I see as a former Muslim is when I see other Muslims who cry when they recite the Quran, it is so frightening to see how easily they have been brainwashed and put into an absolute non stop state of fear.

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iranianatheist:

Yup, I also find it frightening when they tell their children that they will burn for eternity just for thinking that there is no god, when they self flagellate, take honour in having their sons become martyrs, and when they literally spend hours a day at Islamic shrines praying, thinking that somehow the laws of the universe are going to change because they keep repeating a bunch of nonsense written in a book 1400 years ago.

What makes the asker think it was easy, I wonder. It’s not that easy to manipulate people on this level. You have to get them when they’re either very young or in a very vulnerable emotional place. That’s why religious education is primarily for children and people looking to rehabilitate or people in times of crisis. That’s called a captive audience and Islam, Christianity, Scientology and others have perfected the art of marketing to them.

Source : iranianatheist
longlivespidey:

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There’s an independent thinker for ya. Independent of reason and intelligence that is!

longlivespidey:

😅 #atheism #atheist #logic #reasoning #atheists #spidy #spidey by scumphi http://ift.tt/1jtgTzB

There’s an independent thinker for ya. Independent of reason and intelligence that is!

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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