STOP USING IMAGES OF CHILDREN TO JUSTIFY YOU’RE ARGUMENT.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for emotion being used as a tool in an argument.
I am all for using examples of suffering children as real examples to why X thing is bad or why R thing doesn’t make sense(truth is somethings hurt kids, if it does, this can be a great point in an argument/discussion/debate).
This is especially common with anti-theists fighting religion.
Just stop using childrens faces to do it. Those are real children. Those pictures are real.
STOP EXPLOITING CHILDREN TO MAKE A POINT.
Especially if that point is that something is harmful to children.
You are no better than the thing you are fighting.
I didnt think it had to be said but EXPLOITING CHILDREN TO MAKE A POINT IS WRONG. DO. NOT. DO. IT!!!!!
The theory that religion is a force for peace, often heard among the religious right and its allies today, does not fit the facts of history.
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
As long as there are those who are willing to shed blood and take innocent life in the name of religion, the name of God, the world will never know a true and lasting peace.
I think religions are like monarchies. There might be a good king here and there but the system is problematic. Too easy to exploit.
If you pray for rain long enough, it eventually does fall. If you pray for floodwaters to abate, they eventually do. The same happens in the absence of prayers.
Christians often threaten atheists with eternal torture. But if we say that they’re delusional, they will tell us that we’re being rude.
There is no reason to follow Bronze Age ideology in the 21st Century.
I regard religion with fear and suspicion. It’s not enough to say that I don’t believe in God. I actually regard the system as distressing; I am offended by some of the things said in the bible and the quran, and I refute them.