This is a Godless place.

atheism for the win.

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raintulgey:

Just a quick little note to all the anti-vaccine folks, creationists and climate-change deniers out there…

RIGOROUSLY RESEARCHED, PEER REVIEWED AND REPEATEDLY TEST-CONFIRMED FACTS DO NOT CEASE TO BECOME FACTS BECAUSE THEY CONFLICT WITH YOUR BELIEF/RELIGION/WORLD VIEW.

The end.

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Anonymous asked: Anyone who thinks Christianity degrades women isn't a Christian. I'm a woman and in my religion a woman gave birth to a god. In the bible there are repeated examples of the reverence of women. Even at Easter. In the bible they write that it was two women who found the tomb was empty, but in those days women weren't respected as they are now. Yet it was still recorded that WOMEN made the discovery that Jesus had risen from the dead. Not enough space to say more, but I don't feel degraded.

iranianatheist:

oh isn’t that cute! repeating the same lines and same fairy tales that people have used for years to try and somehow exonerate the Bible from its harsh realities!

Most Christian women are extremely unaware about how much the god they worship hates them. Since they’re too lazy to actually open the bible. In almost every portion of the book God is speaking to MEN on how to deal with WOMEN. You ever wonder why all these prophets were men? Do you ever even take time to read about the actual history of Christianity or do you just spew out the nonsense that a Christian preacher tells you?

Bible Commands: Rape a virgin, then just pay the father off and she is your wife

Reference in the bible: Deuteronomy 22: 28-29 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives

Bible Commands: Sell your daughter, and she becomes a slave to her master

Reference in the bible: Exodus 21: 7-8 “If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do. 8 If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her.

Bible Commands: Women are not allowed to speak in Church

Biblical Reference: 1 Corinthians 14:34 The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.

Bible Commands: Kill Women Who Are Not Virgins On Their Wedding Night

Reference in the bible: Deuteronomy 22:20-21 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.

Bible Commands: Women are not allowed to teach

Reference in the bible: 1 Timothy 2:12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet

The list goes on and one, and actually 2 of those passages are in the New Testament, your supposedly better half of the Bible where God magically changed his mind about all the stuff he had said before.

The part that really cracks me up is when people try to somehow reconcile these passages by using the “context” excuse, as if it is every acceptable under any context. I am sure all you Christian women have a bible at home and you don’t just blindly go to church and believe everything they tell you. Well now you know how much your god loves you. 

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skepticalavenger:

Exodus 12:29-30; Exodus 21:2-7; Leviticus 25:44-46
Note that the killing of the first born did not involve just the killing of the children.  It seems to apply to ALL first born, adult or child.  Very strange that the Egyptians failed to note this anywhere in their history.
Also, I call BS on the argument that slavery in Biblical days was different than more modern slavery.  It may have been different for select groups of individuals, but mostly it was the same old shit.
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skepticalavenger:

Exodus 12:29-30Exodus 21:2-7Leviticus 25:44-46

Note that the killing of the first born did not involve just the killing of the children.  It seems to apply to ALL first born, adult or child.  Very strange that the Egyptians failed to note this anywhere in their history.

Also, I call BS on the argument that slavery in Biblical days was different than more modern slavery.  It may have been different for select groups of individuals, but mostly it was the same old shit.

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Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes...

confrontingbabble-on:

They own mansions, jets, airstrips, sponsor NASCAR drivers…

They follow the biblical “Jesus Principle”, to celebrity and prosperity…in that they commandeer each little boy’s few fish and bread rolls…to glorify their own names…!

BTW…Are you ready to call O’Reilly…Reverend…?

Read http://www.npr.org/2014/04/01/282496855/can-a-television-network-be-a-church-the-irs-says-yes

See also… http://www.npr.org/2014/04/01/297331252/thirty-leading-religious-broadcasters

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confrontingbabble-on:

Givers and Takers: America’s 50 worst charities… See List at http://www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities/
And… http://cironline.org/reports/part-1-dirty-secrets-worst-charities-4603
Also… "Watt suggested the following tips and guidelines for donors when considering making a contribution:
Take your time in making giving decisions and resist high-pressure appeals. The faster the sales pitch, the more you should just say no.
Don’t be fooled by charities with worthy-sounding names, or names that might sound similar to other organizations.  Some questionable charities create names that are intended to sound like other well-known charities and mislead potential donors. 
Know the charity you are considering supporting. Ask the charity to send you a brochure or other published information. If the response is slow, reluctant or not forthcoming at all, consider a different charity.
Before making a gift, offer to volunteer your time to learn more about the organization and how it is run. If the response is less than enthusiastic, or you don’t like what you find, consider looking elsewhere to donate your time and money.
If you’re contacted by a telemarketer, ask if he or she is working for a percentage of the funds raised, is paid a set salary or fee or is a volunteer. If the telemarketer is taking a percentage of funds raised, hang up the phone. Percentage-based compensation is considered unethical.
“There are more than one and a half million charities across North America addressing almost every conceivable issue,” says Watt. “If donors have concerns about a charity, there are countless others that they can choose from and learn about, and I encourage them to do so.”
http://www.afpnet.org/ResourceCenter/ArticleDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=3958

confrontingbabble-on:

Givers and Takers: America’s 50 worst charities… See List at http://www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities/

And… http://cironline.org/reports/part-1-dirty-secrets-worst-charities-4603

Also… "Watt suggested the following tips and guidelines for donors when considering making a contribution:

  • Take your time in making giving decisions and resist high-pressure appeals. The faster the sales pitch, the more you should just say no.
  • Don’t be fooled by charities with worthy-sounding names, or names that might sound similar to other organizations.  Some questionable charities create names that are intended to sound like other well-known charities and mislead potential donors. 
  • Know the charity you are considering supporting. Ask the charity to send you a brochure or other published information. If the response is slow, reluctant or not forthcoming at all, consider a different charity.
  • Before making a gift, offer to volunteer your time to learn more about the organization and how it is run. If the response is less than enthusiastic, or you don’t like what you find, consider looking elsewhere to donate your time and money.
  • If you’re contacted by a telemarketer, ask if he or she is working for a percentage of the funds raised, is paid a set salary or fee or is a volunteer. If the telemarketer is taking a percentage of funds raised, hang up the phone. Percentage-based compensation is considered unethical.

“There are more than one and a half million charities across North America addressing almost every conceivable issue,” says Watt. “If donors have concerns about a charity, there are countless others that they can choose from and learn about, and I encourage them to do so.”

http://www.afpnet.org/ResourceCenter/ArticleDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=3958