If you’re rational
Is it bad that I zeroed in on the icon here and just immediately blurted “VINCENT VAN GOGH IS RIGHT!”
Allow me to politely tell you that you’re a fucking moron.
The statement, “only those who believe in the Christian god can logically ground morality” is absolute nonsense.
You’re leaving out Jews, Muslims, Atheists, Buddhists, Hindus, etc etc.
Guess what? That’s MOST OF THE WORLD.
Just because you’re stuck in your little delusion of “Jesus loves me” doesn’t make you any better than the rest of us. Actually, I’d like to point out that there are probably a lot of people - even ATHEISTS - who are better people than you.
Go thump your Bible somewhere else, because morality has nothing to do with religion.
Sure, the Bible and the Quoran and the Torah and various other religious texts preach morality and good works toward men etc etc, but just because your sacred Jesus-book mentions being a good person, doesn’t mean they are the sole source of it.
Christ on a cracker, could that statement be any more arrogant?
No, the answer is no.
I once had someone ask me, “So, Christians have the Bible and the ten commandments to keep us from killing people… what keeps an Atheist from simply going around and killing people?”
The answer? Uh, science.
Humans have reached homeostasis (or, a general state of equilibrium, for those of you who didn’t pay attention in biology). What this means, is that we don’t NEED to kill people to survive. It’d be a different story if every food source we have today was somehow toxic. If we had to kill people for food, then there would be no moral argument about it - you eat people or you starve. That being said, Atheists tend to live a pretty normal, average life. Just like everybody else. Because we are like everybody else. We just don’t believe in an imaginary god.
Now, on the rape thing: how DARE YOU accuse Atheists of having no morals against rape. What the actual fuck is wrong with you? My personal stance against rape?
It fucking degrades the victim and infringes upon the rights of another.
“Consent” isn’t a term that’s foreign to godless individuals.
Get off your fucking high horse and go read a science book. Seriously.
How do Christians justify war? Oh yeah, “their god’s name isn’t spelled the same as ours.”
THIS PISSES ME OFF SO MUCH
Christians like this seriously need to take a long walk off a short pier.
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First off, the answer is, most likely, most definitely, most certainly, yes. What I love most about this (http://lifeteen.com/can-women-trust-planned-parenthood/) article is that it has absolutely no concept of citing its sources that apparently provide such overwhelming, ghastly, and indisputable information, which we in academia (actually just me) like to call…horse shit writing.
Bitch, we all know you just made that shit up, so either find some real evidence or gtfo. I understand this may be difficult considering the religious right have, for centuries, taught it’s followers to base knowledge off of made up shit instead of real scientific evidence, but if it proves to be too difficult I will gladly edit the piece myself by pressing the delete key.
How can any person take this seriously?
I reblog this in support of my fellow academics. Thank you.
This is in NO way a personal attack on my dear dear friend who said this. I love her very much, but I feel like this should be addressed. Let’s take a look at what she said about abortion:
Yes, but the thing about choice is that people who aren’t christian or religiously motivated can choose whether they want to or not, while people who are pro-life/religious/anti-abortion can simply choose not to.
This is not that simple of an issue. Hear me out:
“I’m not religiously motivated and I think eating meat on Friday during Lent is okay. I can choose whether I want to eat meat or not, while people who are religious can simply choose not to.”
Okay! I’ll give you that one. I’m not going to force my religious beliefs on you. Let’s look at some other examples.
“I’m not religiously motivated and I think stealing is okay. I can choose whether I want to steal or not, while people who are religious can simply choose not to.”
“I’m not religiously motivated and I think raping people is okay. I can choose whether I want to rape people or not, while people who are religious can simply choose not to.”
“I’m not religiously motivated and I think murdering people is okay. I can choose whether I want to murder people or not, while people who are religious can simply choose not to.”
“I’m not religiously motivated and I think abusing children is okay. I can choose whether I want to abuse children or not, while people who are religious can simply choose not to.”
There are actions in this world that are intrinsically wrong!! These things are NEVER okay. Being pro-life is not all about religious beliefs. When will people realize this?? They tell us not to shove religion down their throats. Yes, our religion doesn’t condone it. Yes, there is a religious angle that says God created all human life and all human life is sacred. (Yes, I personally agree with that religious angle.) NO, we are not fighting for the abolition of abortion just because our religion says so! We are pro-life because it is wrong. It is murder. It is degrading and dangerous to women. We fight for the rights of the unborn because they, as humans, deserve to live. It is not a matter of religion, it is a matter of human rights. There are PLENTY of non-religious pro-life people that (thank goodness) understand this and I have so much respect for them. Actually, I’d like to end this mini rant with an amazing link that I really really encourage you all to visit:
Much love to all!
As someone who is pro-choice, let me say that I recognize and agree that the comparisons they make are enormous fallacies, but I have also seen pro-life people use similar arguments about rape and stealing to try to make a point about a person’s right to bodily autonomy somehow being the same thing. It’s simply not.
This friend of yours is suggesting that in the case of acts such as rape and murder and stealing, a religious person’s decision not to would be an act of religious ritual rather than living by a standard to which MANY societies dictate, with or without religion. It’s not a good argument when employed by either side.
Could it be more clear?
Pro-Choice means pro-choice. It means if you choose to remain pregnant, you do. If not, you don’t. Either way, it’s your decision.
As an atheist, you gotta love this: 10 questions atheists can’t answer.
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I’m not an atheist, but I think most of these questions can be answered with “Does your handler/caretaker/guardian/mother know you’re using the internet?”
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