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ok religious discrimination rant time

coffeewithants:

illbeshooting4myownhand:

religiousragings:

goodreasonnews:

beautyragdoll:

It is never ok to say that God is santa clause for adults. Just do not even go there.

It is OK to say that. The only thing that’s not OK, is your support of censorship and oppression. You can’t tell me what to say and what I’m allowed to say. Santa Claus is a superstitious belief that issues rewards or denial of rewards in response to good behavior. It’s a superstition taught to children. How is that not exactly like God?

I completely understand and respect that not everyone has the same religious beliefs or any at all, but why would you phrase it in that way.

To show you that your belief system is based on a series of logical flaws and environmental conditioning.

That is what you call religious discrimination whether you think it or not.

No, discrimination prevents an individual from equality in either society or the law. If I said Christians couldn’t eat at my restaurant or black people can’t play on the playground or homosexuality should be a crime, that’s discrimination. Telling you your ideas are wrong isn’t discrimination. If it were, there would be no truth. I bet you call your math teacher discriminatory for disagreeing when your answers are wrong. There is an objective truth and I assert your belief about god isn’t part of it. That’s not about discrimination. That’s about challenging indoctrination.

If something similar was said about any other religion then there would be uproars, but because it’s about christianity it’s fine to say what you please.

Bullshit! I say the same thing about the phoney baloney religions of Islam, Scientology, Mormonism, New Age weirdos, people who believe in karma, ancient greek, ancient egyptian mythology, gozer worshipers, Orthodox Jews, Voodoo and other island religions, witch-burning snake-juggling faith healers, living gods, etc, etc, etc. What do you think makes your ancient, unjustified belief more accurate than any other religious belief? What makes it more real than Zeus or Allah or Santa Claus?

I’m proud to call myself a Catholic and a believer in God, so i don’t really value it when people are offensive towards my religion.

You don’t value it? Does this sentence have meaning?

But something about that comment really really annoyed me.

Maybe it’s how accurate it is?

I never use the Santa Claus comparison simply because I think it’s cliche, but I truly can’t say that it is not a just comparison.  The significant difference is the amount of ancient writings devoted to God, but all this really says is that the Christian God has had a Santa-Claus-like following for a lot longer.

Also, I would imagine that very, very few people have been killed in the name of Santa, and that Santa is thus represented unfairly in the comparison.

At worst, the Santa comparison might be described as rude, but there certainly is nothing discriminatory about it.  It may hurt your feelings, but as atheists were formerly murdered for their lack of belief and are still demonized daily, my worry for your coming across a comment comparing God to Santa does not rank high on my list of things that will cause me lack of sleep.

No one is being persecuted for being Catholic, OP. You can find a Catholic Church in every community (using the term loosely). No one is asking you to hide your Catholic beliefs because society deems them inappropriate or dangerous. No one is calling you a Satan worshiper. Most of all, no one and I mean no one is calling you a terrorist for daring to be Muslim and practice your faith openly. No one is attacking or murdering you for being your faith. No politician is going on a Catholic witch hunt to make sure you get out of the US. So please shut the fuck up, no one is oppressing you by challenging your faith. Jesus fucking Christ.

Oh my god everything illbeshooting4myownhand said (emphasis mine)

friendlyatheist:

WIN.
atheistcunt   446 07.25.12
135 07.13.12
friendlyatheist:

ungodlynews:

Bible “Nutritional” Facts, in case you were wondering what was being fed to you.

Pretty ingenious.
-FA

friendlyatheist:

ungodlynews:

Bible “Nutritional” Facts, in case you were wondering what was being fed to you.

Pretty ingenious.

-FA

Tagged: atheism, religion, .
ungodlynews   16147 07.01.12
youngbadmanbrown:

ceepolk:

blackraincloud:

girljanitor:

this made me smirk so hard for some reason….

I had a white English teacher who said something uninformed about Black churches so I corrected her saying, “Actually church attendance and being religious is associated with increased liberalism among African Americans.” And she scoffed at me and said some snarky shit about “Oh right. Southern baptists are so liberal!” And I was like, bitch who you think organized the Civil Rights Movement?

it’s interesting how many deeply religious white americans endorse a party that their Lord would have shouted down 
do white religious americans have a bible that doesn’t have Matthew 25 in it, or what

people only give a fuck about what the bible says when they think someone else isn’t following what they think is written in it

youngbadmanbrown:

ceepolk:

blackraincloud:

girljanitor:

this made me smirk so hard for some reason….

I had a white English teacher who said something uninformed about Black churches so I corrected her saying, “Actually church attendance and being religious is associated with increased liberalism among African Americans.” And she scoffed at me and said some snarky shit about “Oh right. Southern baptists are so liberal!” And I was like, bitch who you think organized the Civil Rights Movement?

it’s interesting how many deeply religious white americans endorse a party that their Lord would have shouted down 

do white religious americans have a bible that doesn’t have Matthew 25 in it, or what

people only give a fuck about what the bible says when they think someone else isn’t following what they think is written in it

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thesocietypages.org   254 06.10.12

babydyke212:

Unpopular opinion: Religion makes me uncomfortable.

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xiahjour:

stephnrice:

glassmountain:

stfuconservatives:

nextyearsgirl:

This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:

The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.

According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.

When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.

So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.

/An atheist who understands Christian theology better than Bible-thumpers do.

^

(mic drop)

boom

whoa.

favorite tumblr post ever.

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stfubelievers:

(Thanks http://infamousnfamous.tumblr.com/)
stfubelievers   42 06.03.12
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thedragoninmygarage   3132 06.03.12
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man-bro-bukkake-theater:

ivanoooze:

coagulates:

right now at this very moment i am in the lobby of my dorm witnessing two people fighting and using bible verses to back up their side.

they actually have their bibles open

o…….k….

IT’S TIME TO D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-DISCUSS OUR BELIEFS 

I ACTIVATE MY SPELL CARD, MONSTER REBORN

JESUS WILL BE REVIVED IN THREE TURNS

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mc-xc   160470 05.28.12
atheistme:

Faith is like a diamond.

atheistme:

Faith is like a diamond.

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Tagged: OMG, faith, religion, yes, yesyesyes, .
atheist-me   924 05.26.12

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Tagged: religion, bible, omg, .
ymcgay   6554 05.26.12
testosterone-saurus-rex:

danspeerin:

For all my atheist friends - American Thinking vs. Canadian Thinking.

Yyyyyep.

testosterone-saurus-rex:

danspeerin:

For all my atheist friends - American Thinking vs. Canadian Thinking.

Yyyyyep.

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danspeerin   124 05.24.12