This is a Godless place.

atheism for the win.

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Teapublican State Senator: ‘Being Christians In USA Is Like Being Jewish In Nazi Germany’

According to Democratic Underground a Texas State Senator made the awful comparison that Christians in America are treated the same as Jews in Nazi Germany. Charles Perry is a newly elected State Senator from Lubbock, Texas. He made this remarkably ignorant statement shortly after being sworn-in…

This man is a first class idiot. No doubt about it. The constant complaint by members of the majority religion who hold the most power in the country that they are somehow being persecuted because they aren’t allowed to persecute others is just getting annoying…

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Teapublican State Senator: ‘Being Christians In USA Is Like Being Jewish In Nazi Germany’

According to Democratic Underground a Texas State Senator made the awful comparison that Christians in America are treated the same as Jews in Nazi Germany. Charles Perry is a newly elected State Senator from Lubbock, Texas. He made this remarkably ignorant statement shortly after being sworn-in…

This man is a first class idiot. No doubt about it. The constant complaint by members of the majority religion who hold the most power in the country that they are somehow being persecuted because they aren’t allowed to persecute others is just getting annoying…

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You do not instruct a child not to do something simply because it’s wrong, or bad, because either your perception may be biased, in conflict with reality, or you neglect their intellect.

Similarly, you do not advise a child to stay away from fire simply because it’s hot or will cause them pain.

Instead, you educate a child on the cause and effect of their decision. In regards to fire, it’s far more beneficial to that child’s life to explain what fire and pain are, and how they work. Physics. Neuroscience. Biology.

In this way, you instill in them an genuine respect for the complexity of the natural world, rather than belittle their capacity to learn, as well as yours.

Rich (Sagan Sense)

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Anonymous asked: You said you don't think a god would have all the suffering and shit in the world or whatever. My theory (I'm Christian agnostic) is when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit they taught in church that by eating the fruit that made everything bad and sinful known, that's why Jesus was crucified if they didn't eat that fruit he would of died for nothing or not die at all. And a book written 2000 years ago has no cred? What about history books and science. The bible is history and has proven facts

Oh man this is gonna be fun.

First off, the bible wasn’t written 2000 years ago, at least not the one you know of today. Its been altered, translated, edited, and misinterpreted for hundreds of years. So no, it doesn’t have credibility.

The bible has absolutely NO “proven facts”. In fact, real historians that were writing in the time of Jesus don’t even mention the savior, no one had even heard of him until like 100 years later. And even then it was just hearsay.

And what about history books and science? You mean the ones that actually provide evidence, data, and reliable sources? 

The bible is nothing more than a collection of stories that people made up to explain the world they saw around them.

Now as for the original sin topic, why would an all-knowing god take 6,000 years to decide that he fucked up and should give man a chance at salvation? Not only that, why did he have to “create” a son (who’s actually him), have him live a whole life, then sacrifice him??? Why didn’t God just make salvation so like he did the earth? Or like light? 

The entire story makes no damn sense.

God: Hey humans, you were born with the sin from some people who ate an apple because they were tempted by a talking snake. So i’m going to send you to hell because they fucked up. But don’t worry, i sacrificed my only son so you don’t have to suffer. All you have to do is accept that he was real and died for your sins. But if you don’t, i will send you to burn for eternity, because i love you unconditionally.

Oh and I need your money.

Also, you’re a christian agnostic? You believe in Christianity (so all that stuff the bible talks about) but are just on the fence about whether there’s a god?

Seems just a bit backwards to me.

-Victor

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dezenhaze asked: When people ask me what meaning I have if in life if there is no god, I get tempted to say "to piss you off." Ever feel like saying that?

LOL honestly no, but i just might now haha.

-Victor

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I maintain that thoughtful Atheism affords greater possibility for human happiness than any system yet based on, or possible to be founded on, Theism, and that the lives of true Atheists must be more virtuous—because more human—than those of the believers in Deity, …

Atheism, properly understood, is no mere disbelief; is in no wise a cold, barren negative; it is, on the contrary, a hearty, fruitful affirmation of all truth, and involves the positive assertion of action of highest humanity.
Charles Bradlaugh, Founder of the National Secular Society, “A Plea for Atheism” Humanity’s Gain from Unbelief (1929)

(Source: facebook.com, via academicatheism)

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Our lovely blue planet, the Earth, is the only home we know. Venus is too hot. Mars is too cold. But the Earth is just right, a heaven for humans. After all, we evolved here. But our congenial climate may be unstable. We are perturbing our poor planet in serious and contradictory ways. Is there any danger of driving the environment of the Earth toward the planetary Hell of Venus or the global ice age of Mars? The simple answer is that nobody knows. The study of the global climate, the comparison of the Earth with other worlds, are subjects in their earliest stages of development. They are fields that are poorly and grudgingly funded. In our ignorance, we continue to push and pull, to pollute the atmosphere and brighten the land, oblivious of the fact that the long-term consequences are largely unknown. A few million years ago, when human beings first evolved on Earth, it was already a middle-aged world, 4.6 billion years along from the catastrophes and impetuosities of its youth. But we humans now represent a new and perhaps decisive factor. Our intelligence and our technology have given us the power to affect the climate. How will we use this power? Are we willing to tolerate ignorance and complacency in matters that affect the entire human family? Do we value short-term advantages above the welfare of the Earth? Or will we think on longer time scales, with concern for our children and our grandchildren, to understand and protect the complex life-support systems of our planet? The Earth is a tiny and fragile world. It needs to be cherished.
— Carl Sagan, Cosmos (1980)

Read it all. And keep in mind, as we move forward with our lives beyond this important (and hopefully historic) moment in our developing history, that Carl would have not only been right alongside those protesting around the world for global climate action, he would have most certainly been one of the key featured speakers at the 2014 U.N. Climate Summit.