Category: humanist

Pray away the gay is still a thing…

Not only is this conversion camp a real thing in Michigan, but parents are expected to PAY 200 dollars in order to send their kids somewhere to be told theyre not acceptable unless they are straight, cis, and faithful. Parents pay for their children to be told that they are broken and in need of healing. Simply because of who they are attracted to and they question their gender.
Metro City Church is unbelievable. I can’t believe Conversion Therapy still exists.

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Dear theist,

You offered a book for me to read. It wasnt scripture, but rather a “non-fiction” written by someone you believe could convince me your god is real. When I told you that I “appreciate the offer, but I probably wont ever get around to reading it” you claimed I was scared. You claimed I was afraid of being proven wrong, or of experiencing god, or that I simply knew I was wrong and was afraid this book would concur. However, the reason I refused to read your book is not that I believe it would prove your god. In fact, the reason I wont read it is because I believe it wont. It’s because you aren’t the first. It’s because if I read every book that a stranger who finds my blog, or that a family member, or a family friend, or just a friend offers to me with the idea that it will “prove me wrong” or “change my ways” I would never have time to do anything but read.

Dont get me wrong, I have read some of these. I read the ones that are less preachy and more conversational. I read the ones that are less bitter and accusing and appear more even headed. I read the ones that make me wonder “what perspective do they truly hold, can it alter what I believe?”

The truth is I like challenging my beliefs. It just so happens I don’t believe your suggested book will do that. Instead it will just waste my time. I’m sorry if that’s brash or something, but its where I am right now.

I simply cant read every piece of literature that crosses my path. I do appreciate the offer, it gave me another book to consider persuing. I did consider it, but it’s simply not for me.

To criticize a person for their race is manife…

To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas – even if they are sincerely held beliefs – is one of the fundamental freedoms of society.

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If you believe in god, that is amazing for you.

If you believe your god gives you the ability to “see through people” or to “see what people need” than that is your business.

If you believe no one can be content or truly happy without your god, again your business, your beliefs.

Please feel free to believe as you wish or as you see fit. I support your right to your freedom of thought and beliefs.

But please, do not, ever, tell other people what THEY feel, or claim to know what THEY go through.

That is beyond disrespectful. You are not them, you dont get to decide who they are or what they have experienced or what their perspective was when they experienced them.

Keep those kind of comments to yourself.

Freedom From Religion

A lot of people(both secular and theistic) are misunderstanding this phrase. They act like its the right to be sheltered from everyone else’s religions or an attempt to banish all religions. 

It is not, and theists need freedom from religion too. Its not solely for secular or irreligious individuals. 

Freedom from religion is like the other side of the coin freedom of religion. You simply cant have freedom OF religion without freedom FROM religion. 

A christian can’t be a christian if they aren’t free from being a pagan. 

A pagan can’t be a pagan with out being free from satanism. 

You can not be free to your specific beliefs if you aren’t free from other peoples specific beliefs. 

How can you be an atheist if your forced to be a christian?

How can you be Islamic if your forced to be Jewish?

So to the theists who claim its “freedom of religion not freedom from religion” its time for you to realize that they are one and the same. 

And to the atheists who parade “freedom from religion” like a strictly atheistic idea/right its time you realize that freedom from religion protects everyone. 

Freedom from and of religion is a right for all.

I ache for Arkansas public school students…

Posters have been put up, framed signs, “In God we trust”

Now public school students who are atheists, agnostics, humanists, Buddhists, freethinkers, irreligious, pagans, wicca, and so many others are told they are not apart of the “we” of their school.

Students are being told that they are not welcome in their public school. 

Even if you ignore the blatant attack on the freedom of thought and freedom of religion,

how can you ignore the exclusion of students? The state wide marginalization of children. 

School is about preparing our children for their futures, how can we expect them to learn and develop in a setting that we are telling them they aren’t welcome in? 

This is simply sad.

All the biblical miracles will at last disappe…

All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science.

The word God is for me nothing more than the e…

The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.

I continue to be amazed when I see Christian w…

I continue to be amazed when I see Christian women defending a Bible that denigrates women.

The Christian god is no more real than the Hin…

The Christian god is no more real than the Hindu gods, Greek gods or Muslim’s Allah. They are all mythological man made characters.