Posts tagged atheism
Posts tagged atheism
Listen in on AmbrosiaX, ReneeHendricks, Outwest, and Rocko2466 as they chat a bit about the atheist/skeptic divide and “donglegate”.
“Happy Holidays” is no more an attack on Christmas than saying “humankind” instead of “mankind” is an attack on men.
If one more THEIST presumes I’m a teenager just trying to be cool or that I hate something that isn’t there or assumes I have a hard-on for Dawkins, I swear I’ll locate the nearest, largest KJV Bible and shove it directly up their backside.
FTR: I was a theist (aka “believer”) for about 28 years. I stopped allowing myself to be spoon-fed, did my own research, looked around, critically assessed things and found my belief was equivalent to hoping for Santa to come down the chimney. I did not read any contemporary atheist authors to come to this conclusion and I sure as hell didn’t do it to gain popularity with the majority (that’s sarcasm, by the way).
At no point in the past 17 years has ANYONE proven to me there is a “God”. If I had testicles, I’d bet a left one no one ever will.
TIL jesus is more understanding of rape if a women is wearing anything but a bag.
I will agree that men sometimes cannot help how they respond physiologically to the sight of a beautiful woman, and that sometimes they can’t help but lust after her.
But there is a BIG fucking difference between lusting after a woman and physically getting up, chasing her, containing her terrified body, and sexually assaulting her.
I go to a food court and I see an irresistible piece of pizza behind a glass case. The courts will not take the pizza’s tempting value into account if I punch out the food vendors, break the glass, and steal the pizza.
This is criminally unjust and obviously stupid with the case with a simple piece of pizza. With an actual living, breathing human being it is almost infinitely worse.
How people can blame the woman in the case of rape is far, far beyond me.
*This*. Just because you wish to do something does not mean you can or should. And for the record and as a rape victim, what you are or are not wearing has little to do with it. I was wearing jeans and a baggy tee-shirt. I did nothing to entice the shitbags who attacked me. I merely chatted. Just like everyone else around me had done. People like “Yeshua is Lord” make me sick.
:D Love this.
It’s every Catholic parent’s worst nightmare. “What if he’s gay?”
I H8 RELIGION
Seriously? This is an actual ad??
I made this in representation of today’s Christians. They neither stand or speak out for God, some don’t even know how to defend their faith. It is time the true Christians STAND UP and start fighting for God. Tumblr is an awesome platform to defend the truth and what God stands for.
Do not SAY NOTHING.
Advocate. Stand. For God!
Televangelists, Bibles in every hotel room, churches on every other corner, two Republican Presidential candidates who mention God in practically every sentence of every speech, Mormons on the door step, religious advertisements all over the place, In God We Trust on EVERY dollar we spend, entire television stations devoted to religion, entire radio stations devoted to religion, entire primary schools devoted to religion…
takes a breath…
Christian bands, Christian holidays celebrated on a national basis, Catholic Credit Unions, God mention when we sneeze, God mentioned every Friday (TGIF), entire days off during the week for religious purposes, tee-shirts, posters, religious magazine, preachers making national news by claiming that every freakin’ natural disaster is God’s punishment for our wickedness…
takes another breath…
every other person on Facebook thanking God for this or for that, chaplains available for every soldier, religious festivals, religious marches on Washington DC, religious fliers in our mailboxes, national news talking about every time the Pope cracks his knuckles, religious colleges, every possible variation and word about religion available on the Internet with just a few clicks, religious dating sites, religious pop-up ads…
takes another breath…
Streets named after saints, religious tattoos, crosses worn around every other person’s neck, crosses on practically every headstone, Christian fiction, prayers credited every time something goes right, prayers offered every time something goes wrong, Fox news run by people with religious agendas, television series about the rapture, book series about the rapture, billboards about the rapture, religious salt and pepper shakers, religious book ends…
Gosh! You’re right! God and religion and Jesus are practically never seen AT ALL these days! I think there was a couple of seconds last week where I wasn’t surrounded by religion. That is CLEARLY unacceptable!
God Bless You on your quest to make sure that GOD is never ignored in this nation. Not for a single second. By anybody!
It can never be, they say
When you tell them you do not pray
How do you live, they inquire
When a god-free life is what you admire
But the design and intelligence, they shout
When you state creationism carries no clout
There was no Adam and Steve, they cry
When tolerance for all is what you stand by
May you burn in hell, they spew
When all you have done is shared your view
I don’t understand why she has to explain that she’s Christian twice.
ROFLMAO! This could be a personal ad for someone stalkery and harassy :D
I am atheist! Hear…er see me silently roar. Ok, it’s a yawn. That’s the equivalent of my “anger” as an atheist :)
(in reply to my initial email and inquiry)
First, please accept my condolences on the loss of your step-father. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the American Cancer Society. As an atheist who has been so personally touched by the disease, your feelings about what you read are certainly understandable. Thank you for the opportunity to address this matter concerning the offer from the Foundation Beyond Belief.
The American Cancer Society did not turn down very generous donation offer from Foundation Beyond Belief because they are a non-theist organization. We know well that people of every conceivable background, culture, belief and life experience are affected by cancer and are interested in fighting this disease. We believe diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.
Todd Stiefel, a humanist philanthropist and supporter of Foundation Beyond Belief, offered a $250,000 matching gift in 2012 if Foundation Beyond Belief teams could raise $250,000 at 2012 Relay events. The matching gift offer was dependent on his and the Foundation Beyond Belief’s request to become a Relay For Life National Team Partner as part of Relay’s National Team Partner program for clubs and organizations.
The American Cancer Society eliminated the National Team Partner program for clubs and organizations program at the end of our fiscal year (August 31, 2011) in order to put more resources into community-based efforts. The Society maintains a National Team Partner program for commercial entities.
We notified the former clubs and organizations which were National Team Partners of this decision and are working with each of them to ensure their continued participation in Relay For Life and the Society’s mission. For this reason, we respectfully but regretfully declined Todd Stiefel’s and the Foundation Beyond Belief’s request to become a National Team Partner.
Our representative offered them alternatives that are consistent with the way Relay For Life is working with other clubs and organizations across the country that do not meet the criteria of the National Team Program. Our representative also encouraged participation by Foundation Beyond Belief in Relay For Life at the community level and offered to make introductions to local Relay events in communities wherever the Foundation has affiliates across the country. The Society has similar working relationships with many clubs and organizations nationwide.
The American Cancer Society remains committed to discussing with Todd Stiefel and the Foundation Beyond Belief ways in which we can work together. We have and continue to encourage the group’s participation in Relay For Life. We are grateful for Mr. Stiefel’s and the Foundation’s interest in saving lives from cancer. In managing Relay For Life, with thousands of community events and millions of passionate participants nationwide, we strive to deal fairly and consistently with everyone.
Thank you for contacting your American Cancer Society.
Online Cancer Information Specialist
I am disappointed. My step-father died of cancer - squamous cell carcinoma, to be exact. My recent reading of the news has informed me that nearly a half a million dollars was turned down by your organization simply because the organization donating was of atheist origin. My understanding has always been that disease knows no religion. Disease doesn’t care if you are “god fearing”, pagan, wicca, or other.
Please tell me your organization really had other reasons behind a declination of funds that can go toward studies and funding to cure a horrific and death-dealing disease. Please tell me hundreds of thousands of women who face breast cancer on a daily basis aren’t going to be deprived simply because your organization has a religious problem with the receipt of funds. Please tell me you don’t readily accept funds from other organizations with overtly religious ties. Please restore my faith in a foundation that should be all about curing a disease with every bit of funding it receives. Please tell me the death of my step-father wasn’t in vain.