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!!!!!
“In short, Humanism is being good without god. It is above all an affirmation of the greatest common values we human beings have: the desire to life with dignity, to be “good.” But humanism is also a warning that we cannot afford to wait until tomorrow of until the next life to be good, because today— the short journey we get from birth to death, womb to tomb— is all we have. Humanism rejects dependence on faith, the supernatural, divine texts, resurrection, reincarnation, or anything else which we have no evidence. To put it another way, Humanists believe in life before death.”
— Good without god- Greg M. Epstein (via fit-vegan-chick)