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alltheusernamesilikedweregone:

“Take the risk of thinking for yourself. Much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.”

-Christopher Hitchens

What do you think it would mean for us if the …

What do you think it would mean for us if the God of the Bible/Quran did exist

I’m assuming by “us” you mean atheists.

I have never read the Quran, but I have heard different interpretations.

This question can’t truly be answered without being clear which version of which religion existed.

Some believe you go to hell if you dont accept “God”, some believe you’re judged by the person you are, some believe its something in the middle of the two. The bible itself contradicts the “way things work” over and over again. There is even discourse on what “hell” is. Some say its a firey pit. Some say its a place of torture. Some say its just “away from gods grace”.

For me personally, it wouldn’t “mean” anything(accept that my personal theory was wrong) – I made a conscious decision to live the best way I can, to do the most good I can, and to leave behind the least harm. If a god does exist, either they are a benevolent and understanding god who sees my intent and accepts it or they are a cruel and selfish god, in which case I will be proud in my decision not to believe in them.

I would rather be punished being the best I can be than waste my time worshiping something that (in my opinion) most likely doesnt exist.

Any god that fails to be understanding or that requires worship is not a god I can accept.

I am living my life in a way that I can be content with what I’ve done whether I am wrong or right. I suggest everyone do the same.

Hope I answered your question, thanks for the ask!

GOP lawmaker claims women are inferior: ‘a les…

GOP lawmaker claims women are inferior: ‘a lesser cut of meat’:

The bible teaches that women were an afterthought of god.  He created everything, but when it came to man, he only created some guy with a penis, and no where to put it.  Adam was wandering the garden of eden watching all  the animals procreate, would wake up with an erection in the morning but had no partner like all the animals had.  God in his infinite wisdom forgot to give Adam a partner, slap his forehead and exclaimed “Oy Vey I forgot to give you a partner.” So god created Eve from Adam’s rib, and the patriarchal religions that sprung up, have never let women forget that they were an Afterthought of god.  Know your places ladies

No wonder god approves of human slavery. #ath…

No wonder god approves of human slavery.

#atheist #atheism #religion

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

“Fuck you, I like guns.”:

ravenfirethief:

academicatheism:

ravenfirethief:

academicatheism:

Stop what you’re doing and read this!

I read it. The first commenter nailed it. The author of the article lost me as soon as he called it exceptionally deadly. There are two primary reasons that the Pentagon switched to the M16 from the M14::

1. More ammunition, because

2. It’s less deadly. 

For some reason, despite everything intelligence was telling the Pentagon about the enemies the US was facing during the 60s, some bean-counters in the Pentagon refused to believe that Viet Cong wouldn’t abandon their men to be cared for by the Americans when they were wounded, and would instead send more men out to be shot just like the first. And this despite what the troops in the field were telling them. That’s one of the reasons American soldiers got AK47s as fast as they could capture them. Unlike an M16, you didn’t need a full magazine to kill someone, since it was a more powerful weapon (not as powerful as an M14, but still better than an M16), and it didn’t break down every fifth shot the way an M16 did.

That’s right. The M16 was designed to be LESS DEADLY than the standard military rifle of the time, because REMFs in Washington DC were under delusions that no soldier who had ever been in the field could understand.

Beyond that, the article just repeatedly spews the usual anti-gun bile, from someone who, if he actually WAS in the military, clearly hadn’t ever faced actual combat, because if he had he’d have known that what he was spewing was bullshit.

So what you’re saying is that your toys matter more than the lives of grade school children? Because of this ad hominem, “he wasn’t in the military” or “he wasn’t active in combat” (aside from strong suggestions that the author is actually a woman, so how can we be sure you read anything?), you now conclude that an AR-15 is safe for public use. Any 18 year old should own one without a permit that’s renewed and regulated like permits and licenses to drive, sell and distribute liquor, and so on. Your toys matter more than lives. The Second Amendment is fixed and not open to interpretation. The Constitution isn’t a living document, so I guess we should organize into militias while we are at it.

But yes, please do tell where we draw the line? If an AR-15, why not a rocket launcher? Why not an Apache or a tank or a fighter jet? What is meant by the right to bear arms and what about an AR-15 makes me more capable to hunt or stop would-be burglars? Why can’t I do that with guns that aren’t also used to rip through public places like theaters, schools, churches, and so on? Do tell! Your response is laced with a lot of empty, emotional, politically biased rhetoric. Answer my questions. Give me good arguments as to why people should be able to own an AR-15. 

Congratulations. You have just leaped to conclusions, and made unwarranted attacks, that are not based on anything I wrote.

Aww, what’s the matter? My questions are too adult for you? I’m not against gun ownership, full stop. I wouldn’t oppose gun ownership if not for the ubiquity of mass shootings in this country. Please understand that. So of course I’m going to “jump to conclusions” when it sounds like you’re defending gun ownership despite the recent shootings, 18 school shootings this year alone. It’s only February 17th by the way. So answer my questions or admit that you really can’t defend your point of view. That’s what I suspect and you’re proving me right. 

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

“Fuck you, I like guns.”:

ravenfirethief:

academicatheism:

Stop what you’re doing and read this!

I read it. The first commenter nailed it. The author of the article lost me as soon as he called it exceptionally deadly. There are two primary reasons that the Pentagon switched to the M16 from the M14::

1. More ammunition, because

2. It’s less deadly. 

For some reason, despite everything intelligence was telling the Pentagon about the enemies the US was facing during the 60s, some bean-counters in the Pentagon refused to believe that Viet Cong wouldn’t abandon their men to be cared for by the Americans when they were wounded, and would instead send more men out to be shot just like the first. And this despite what the troops in the field were telling them. That’s one of the reasons American soldiers got AK47s as fast as they could capture them. Unlike an M16, you didn’t need a full magazine to kill someone, since it was a more powerful weapon (not as powerful as an M14, but still better than an M16), and it didn’t break down every fifth shot the way an M16 did.

That’s right. The M16 was designed to be LESS DEADLY than the standard military rifle of the time, because REMFs in Washington DC were under delusions that no soldier who had ever been in the field could understand.

Beyond that, the article just repeatedly spews the usual anti-gun bile, from someone who, if he actually WAS in the military, clearly hadn’t ever faced actual combat, because if he had he’d have known that what he was spewing was bullshit.

So what you’re saying is that your toys matter more than the lives of grade school children? Because of this ad hominem, “he wasn’t in the military” or “he wasn’t active in combat” (aside from strong suggestions that the author is actually a woman, so how can we be sure you read anything?), you now conclude that an AR-15 is safe for public use. Any 18 year old should own one without a permit that’s renewed and regulated like permits and licenses to drive, sell and distribute liquor, and so on. Your toys matter more than lives. The Second Amendment is fixed and not open to interpretation. The Constitution isn’t a living document, so I guess we should organize into militias while we are at it.

But yes, please do tell where we draw the line? If an AR-15, why not a rocket launcher? Why not an Apache or a tank or a fighter jet? What is meant by the right to bear arms and what about an AR-15 makes me more capable to hunt or stop would-be burglars? Why can’t I do that with guns that aren’t also used to rip through public places like theaters, schools, churches, and so on? Do tell! Your response is laced with a lot of empty, emotional, politically biased rhetoric. Answer my questions. Give me good arguments as to why people should be able to own an AR-15. 

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ifyougotasoul:

On Friday, I got an abortion. This is my story.

Driving into the Planned Parenthood parking lot, there were at least a dozen protesters screaming at me. Middle finger went up on my window so they knew exactly how I felt about them harassing me at 7:30 in the morning. A tall woman in a pink Planned Parenthood vest & pink pussy hat asked if she could walk me inside and I said yes. She took my arm and led me towards the entrance, trying to speak over the protesters yelling at me. She made me feel warm and welcomed, and most importantly supported. When I walked into the clinic, I was taken aback at how many women were there that morning with me. I wasn’t alone. The nurse who checked me in was very sweet, and set me up with papers I had to fill out about my medical history.

After a little, I got called into the back. The nurse asked me more questions about my medical history, and if I planned to get on birth control. I said I was interested in the Mirena IUD, and she told me they can insert it as soon as the procedure is done! I was pretty happy about that.

I was then brought into a room to get an ultrasound to see how far along I was. She asked me if I wanted to see anything because if not, she would move the screen. I asked to see the ultrasound because I wanted to see if I still felt the same way about my decision. When I saw what was pictured on the screen, I felt nothing. I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t sad. It was just there, and I knew I was doing what was best for me. When the ultrasound was done, they pricked my finger to see if I was anemic and RH positive or negative. Then, I was given a pill to help prevent infection, and an Ativan. You could choose between 3 forms of sedation: light, medium, or heavy- at first I chose heavy. I wanted to be put under. Then I decided I wanted to be awake and aware, so I chose light and hence the 1mg of Ativan I was given.

I was brought down the the OR waiting room. There were 3 women wrapped in blankets. I had assumed they had already gotten their procedures, but turns out they were waiting just like me. The mood was somber, and I felt very uncomfortable. About 5-10 women came in and out while I was waiting, but it made me feel like I was not alone. Most of them were asked to put on hospital gowns, except for me and 2 others. I found out this was because we chose light sedation and only needed to undress from the waist down.

My name was called, it was my turn to get my abortion. As I went into the room, I was greeted by another nurse who asked me some questions about myself to calm my nerves. I can’t thank that woman enough, she let me hold her hand during the whole procedure. I got undressed, and my legs put in the stirrups. The doctor came in and introduced himself, and then sat down in front of my vagina. He told me he would be letting me know what he was doing, and when he was doing it. That made me feel so much more comfortable.

The first thing they did was open my cervix to get to my uterus. I felt a couple sharp pains, but nothing too intense. They inserted the suction device after that, and it was such a strange feeling. It didn’t hurt at all, maybe a mild cramp- lighter than a bad period one. It almost felt like a whirlpool in my stomach. My abortion was done, just like that. They inserted my IUD, and they told me I could put my underwear and pants back on.

After I put my clothes on, they sat me down on a wheeling chair (it was so comfortable), and I was brought to the recovery area. They checked my blood pressure, and gave me crackers and ginger ale. I was feeling some slight cramping, so I was also given a heating pad. After about a half hour of sitting there, they asked me to go to the bathroom to check my pad to see how I was bleeding. When I told them there was barely a drop of blood, they said they would check my vitals a final time and if everything looked good, I was okay to leave. I was in the recovery area for about an hour all together.

It’s been 3 days. I’ve had mild cramps, and spotting. Nothing heavier than a period. Obviously, everyone has a different experience and I was only 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. But I was expecting the worst, and nothing came close to it. People shouldn’t fear getting an abortion, especially from Planned Parenthood. Every nurse and doctor made me feel so safe and comfortable.

Planned Parenthood is a life saver.

I’ve never seen such a clear walk through- reblogging for how well written it is.

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

“Fuck you, I like guns.”:

Stop what you’re doing and read this!

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phroyd: The Same People Who Kill In Christ’s …

phroyd:

The Same People Who Kill In Christ’s Name, Are Similar To Those Who Are Just Plain Ole Psychotic In Christ’s Name!

Phroyd