“Atheists can’t be trusted to operate morally,” basically means “If I weren’t being threatened by eternal damnation I’d be a complete bag of dicks, and I can’t imagine anyone else doing better than me at self-control, either.”Continue reading “Painting the Door Hinge a Bright Shade of Orange”
Telling someone “Just because you can’t do things to other people in the name of your religion doesn’t mean that you are experiencing religious discrimination” rarely is the “QED” of the argument because it presupposes that practitioners of said religion will stop what they’re doing and conclude “Oh gosh, I didn’t want to do that!”Continue reading “Religious Discrimination”
The Secret Enemy
In a society where claiming one is an atheist results in one not being considered “trustworthy,” one cannot depend on claims of religious affiliation to indicate “trustworthiness.”
The most successful viruses out there succeed by pretending to be valuable to the cells they invade.
Loving the Sin
It is not shocking that those who allege to “hate the sin yet love the sinner” seem deeply incapable of manifesting this alleged love in any way that can be identified, measured, or noted. For all intents and purposes, “hate the sin, yet love the sinner” manifests as “hate the sinner and act accordingly.”Continue reading “Loving the Sin”
It Wasn’t a Real “Gold Membership” Card Anyway
There was a time when I was very young that someone explained to me that people often discriminated against others based on their religions.Continue reading “It Wasn’t a Real “Gold Membership” Card Anyway”
Rule 1: Don’t Hurt Your Own Species
The insignificance of humanity’s responsibility for global climate changes is stressed by people (and their fans) who stand a chance to lose hard cash in cleanup efforts vis-à-vis global climate change.Continue reading “Rule 1: Don’t Hurt Your Own Species”
We should all be supremely suspicious of things that are sacrosanct.Continue reading “Sacrosanct”
Atheist joke #1
Here’s a joke:
An atheist walks into a bar…
QUIT SHOVING YOUR FUCKING ATHEISM DOWN MY THROAT, FUCKER! OPPRESSION! OPPRESSION! HELP, HELP, MY RELIGION IS BEING OPPRESSED!
No, actually, it’s not a joke. That’s just what happens. Some people are so darn fragile when it comes to their imagination.
Is it love or hate or what?
I think if “Love the sinner, but hate the sin” is supposed to be treated with anything other than hilarious contempt, then it stands to reason that the same structure can apply back:
It’s okay to hate the religion, but love the people.Continue reading “Is it love or hate or what?”
“Hey guys, wait up, wait up!”
Retarding intellectual development and scientific progress until religion, ethics, and morality can “catch up” is a shell game.Continue reading ““Hey guys, wait up, wait up!””