It's almost as if atheists are more inclined towards positions and policies based on scientific evidence, observable facts, and well defined plans.
And have a general aversion to people that are clearly fucking idiots.
The majority of the all voters in the country did not vote for him...
Read up on the electoral college. You don't need a plurality of the vote to win the US presidency.
Both my Scottish grandparents were atheists same with my father and me. Not sure how far back it goes I think Scots just know a con when they see it.
Maybe you guys should teach the Irish some common sense, Atheism is painfully rare over here.
Huh? Was William Wallace known to be irreligious?
It might surprise you to learn that Ireland is actually an entire, real country full of many different kinds of people with differing behaviors, lifestyles, and personalities. It isn't a fairy tale land populated by a race of jolly alcoholics.
Recently googled "How old is the Earth?" for a science project and I was shocked to see that the top 3 answers were Christian, young-earth 'sources'.
I'm really amazed how these fraudulent websites could get such a high ranking from Google? Especially since google will provide scientific data in big text at the top of the screen like so. I think this is pretty dangerous for people who might be questioning their faith, but if the first internet result confirms 'young earth' then they're more likely to believe it.
Google said it was going to tackle fake news. If only we had a bully pulpit to bully them into tackling the original, most damaging fake news. What can I say, creationists must be good at search engine optimization, that plus the fact that a creationist needing to cite something will probably link back to one of a handful of websites, but a scientist discussing age will link to any one of hundreds of websites and thousands of studies.
What can I say, creationists must be good at search engine optimization ...
They have thousands of years of experience in spamming people.
Sent feedback. There's a lot of misinformation and even Google needs assistance in spotting so-called fake news. "Extreme religious interpretation placed ahead of factual answer". Enough people do that and maybe the algorithm gets tweaked to only include results with religious keywords after being unable to crawl factual ones.... Maybe.
I just googled "how old is earth" (without quotation marks). First one is Space.com, second one is Answers is Genesis, third one is Wikipedia. I guess that's slightly better than your results. Google's results vary depending on location and possibly your Internet activities.
Fuck the christian ministries in Texas.
Texan, and I totally agree, but let's not pretend this shit isn't everywhere.
Alabamian here. Youre dead fucking wrong and you know it. There are even entire other countries with religious majorities like this and way worse.
And we're supposed to be the ones with compassion and moral compass!!!!
Isn't it against the rules to purposefully sew discord among the troops? Isn't this guy effectively telling service-members to defy their orders and the law in order to be intolerant to soldiers of other religious preference?
This twit needs to be dishonerably discharged. And if the adminisation of his alma mater has an iota of intelligence they'll strip him of his divinity degree.
Service men of any / all religions, do not serve satan, and they do not serve any god. They serve the US military. Period.
That includes the chaplins.
I was told that a chaplain visit was anonymous and private, but a psychological counseling session was a black mark on your record and could cost your security clearance.
As a Naval nuclear electronics engineer, I couldn't afford to lose my clearance, so I made the chaplain appointment.
He told me to rub some jesus on it and call him in the morning. I told him that wasn't useful advice. He wrote me up for insubordination, and I ended up with the black mark on my record anyway.
Chaplains can suck an entire box of spent fuel rods.
Funny how the ones who claim to have rock-solid morality are the ones whose moral code slips the most easily when it's convenient.
No doubt. That is one of my top pet peeves about religion. Hypocrisy.
People who support Republicans typically tolerate a lot more from them than they ever would a democrat. Remember when Obama was a disgrace for inviting Common to the whitehouse? But Ted Nugent is perfectly fine. Remember when Obama was trying to "rule by executive fiat" because he had so many executive orders? Trump tried to beat him in the first couple of months and he's a "man of action, getting things done". Obama was disgusting for reading some foul language from a book to a crowd of people before he was president. Trump brags about grabbing women by the pussy, and that's just locker room talk.
Can you imagine for a second if a democrat's son had emails that proved he was trying to collude with the Russian government, and posted them online to "be transparent" after a news outlet threatened to publish them? Then just said nothing came out of it and it was a waste of time? Would they say that was good enough for them? Or would they be convinced there was collusion? By the way, that's not being transparent. That's trying to get in front of something. It's like a soldier telling his commander he has a drug problem and needs help after he already failed a urinalysis. That's not how shit works.
People care more about their identity politics than they do the truth. And so no matter what a democrat does, they are evil. Trump could shoot a random stranger on the street and they would still defend him. Meanwhile, Obama is a traitor to the nation because he forgot to salute someone.
Barber and Pope found that people who identified themselves as strong Republicans were among the most malleable voters. When told Trump had adopted a liberal stance, these voters moved decisively to the left; when told Trump had taken a conservative position, they moved sharply to the right, as the accompanying chart shows.
Well, this is very interesting. I'd be fascinated to see what would happen if Trump came out in favor of Single-Payer Health care, for example. He basically endorsed such a plan in his Wash Post interview in January, then of course backed away in practice.
The president-elect says: “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”
God parents for Atheists should be called Spare-ents
Wife and I were doing the paperwork in case something happens and after much debate this is what we settled on. Calling them god parents did not feel right since god is not part of our household.
In the USA, those are called "guardians". "Godparents" is a religious term with no legal standing.
That makes them sound like extra potheads. :)
How about "unpaid babysitters".
Okay, your just trolling. What is the point of your post then?
How about they pay taxes and still have no say in politics.
If, as these people suggest, it is reasonable that business owners should have the right to refuse service to gay people, should business owners not also have the right to refuse service to religious people? Why might it work in one direction but not the other?
Religion is a protected class defined in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual orientation and sexual identity are not.
These assholes only want it one way: Their way.
Quite stupid as religion is a choice you make and you can change whereas sexual orientation is deterermined before your birth and you can't do anything about it...
This should immediately disqualify anyone looking for a gov't post.
There is another analysis on DK saying this is fake and that what the nominee actually wrote is judges should recuse themselves if the law requires them to violate their religious beliefs.
Because when there's a conflict between the informed opinion of legal experts and the beliefs of iron-age goat herders, the herders are obviously right.
Ex-Muslim messages about Australian Plebicite on Gay marriage
So I recently left Islam and support gay marriage , I've been receiving tonnes of messages from family to vote 'NO' . Here's one :
Same-Sex Marriage Postal Survey
From Tuesday 12th of September 2017 you will receive a letter in the mail asking you whether you support same sex marriage in Australia with only 2 boxes "Yes" or "No".
Allah says what means:
“You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma‘roof (good) and forbid Al‑Munkar (evil). " [Aal ‘Imraan 3:110]
The prophet sallallahualayhiwasalam said, “Whoever among you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand [by taking action]; if he cannot, then with his tongue [by speaking out]; and if he cannot, then with his heart [by at least hating it and believing that it is wrong], and that is the weakest of faith.” [Muslim]
ALL of you that are eligible to vote that will receive this letter are able to change this great evil with your hand.
If the YES vote wins then this will go to parliament and a bunch of men will decide whether this will be permissible in Australian law although Allah Aza Wa Jal has already made it haram. So this will be 2 evils you are forbidding because if the NO vote wins then the matter is decided and it won't even make it to parliament.
Think of the consequences if this is made allowed. Imagine how many children's lives will be messed up and made depressed when adopted by these freak couples. The curriculum in schools will be changed in order to teach our children that there's nothing wrong with being gay and getting married.
Don't take this lightly!
Voting NO is an obligation upon every eligible Muslim living in Australia and the proof is above.
If you are an Islamic lecturer or khateeb then please don't forget to make awareness to take part and vote NO.
They will send you the survey letter with a reply-paid envelope to return in, just drop it off in your nearest Australia Post box no later than the 27th of October 2017.
Enjoin what is good by sharing this with all your friends and groups.
Yeah fuck these religious bigoted fucks with their horrid reasoning ,I'm voting yes ! Gonna have to be discreet though don't wanna get thrown outta the house..
Yay thanks! I hope that it goes to parliament and passes, it's long overdue. I live in the USA and I remember when gay marriage being debated in the Supreme Court, there were so many bigots and homophobes debating against it, but in the end, reason won out.
Good on you friend for being willing to do such a thing, obviously the environment you're choosing to make this choice in his as hostile as can be outside of a warzone. Thanks for sharing this, it's great perspective on how religion can warp people into believing things that are totally abhorrent, and to the extent that they will go to spread their anti-human ideologies. Let this serve as a lesson, reasonable people need to be on top of voting issues because these pricks damn sure will take whatever chance they can get to jam these terrible ideals into government. I'm upvoting this, so hopefully that helps get this out to our Aussie friends who can squash this nonsense. Best of luck from the US
Yeah fuck these religious bigoted fucks with their horrid reasoning ,
I am sure many folk are attracted to religion because they can be vocal about their appalling bigotry and be respected for it by their peers, rather then ostracised as they should be.
Damn it always pisses me off when people say that kids don't want to be adopted by gay couples. The only kids who would even care about this are the ones who have been indoctrinated.