The rest of the world just rolls their eyes and shakes their head.
Then how is it possible to have a hair style 8000 years old? Checkmate.
This is such a fucking cool place to live, geographically. It sucks so much that greedy people and racists want to gut it, entirely--they want to mine the grand canyon and dump the waste in the Colorado river. Our education system is so fucked because of the Republican scumbags, here. Shortsighted motherfuckers, every single one. Vote them all out.
If we could harness this power we would have an infinite source of energy.
Killing civilians, the one true way of showing your spiritual superiority :)
Religion of peace... Religion of peace... Religion of peace...
Edit: Can't believe this is my most upvoted comment ever.
The intention behind this was not to say Islam is the only bad religion. My world view is that all religions are terrible and we would live in a better world without any of them. Nor does it in any way excuse those of other faiths that have killed millions and committed numerous attrocities over the millenia.
Islam is, however, the only one that refers to itself as the "Religion of peace". There are cleary many peaceful and decent people who are Muslims; what they don't understand is that it is not Islam that makes them so, but their humanity.
I saw this stuff since yesterday. But I haven't seen it the tv news once yet.
Manchester knocked everything else off the news.
It's more they were losing ground in the middle East not really disappearing. They got members around the world. Huge group in Africa, obviously got people in many western society. But in the middle East which is their main operations. They are being decimated from almost every side and by every group. I mean fuck. Al-Qaeda even killing them.
So these attacks are pretty small and minor. They are terrible still but in the scale of destruction and terror, really not that big. They just happen to be everywhere so they can attack everywhere.
Post on the Mormon sub really blowing my mind. 16 y/o boy asked for advice about coming out as pansexual. Many users told him he is "too young" to label himself. Joseph Smith married 14 year old girls and they revere him for it. But 16 year olds are too young to understand their own sexuality?
I'm referring to this post.
Joseph smith, the founder of their religion who they consider a prophet, married 14 year old girls. Link.
Mormons refuse to say anything negative about Joseph smith, and fully defend him regarding his teenage brides, but then will turn around and tell a 16 year old boy that he is too young to understand his own sexuality....when the founder of their religion fucked girls younger than that.
The cognitive dissonance blows my mind.
There you go again...trying to make sense of religion.
Most Mormons have no idea that Joseph Smith married young little girls. Most Mormons have no idea that he wrote in the rule that allowed women to also be polygamous which allowed him to marry (fuck) any married woman. Most Mormons have no idea that these are just some of the reasons why members of his own congregation killed him. Most Mormons are very easily blinded by members of their own church. Have you met any Mormons?
members of his own congregation killed him
I didn't know this! (Not mormon) But good to know.
PS. everytime i write mormon i feel like i'm writing moron
Welcome to what it's like being a non straight Teenager.
Native Americans call for blankets of smallpox and measles to be thrown on the children of Antivaxers. (Sarcasm)
About 525 years too late for that.
I know people are blinded by politics to the point of literal insanity, but pointing out how well Christian mass immigration worked out for Indians isn't exactly going to make people suddenly have a cheery disposition to Muslim mass immigration
Nah man, it's our turn to be displaced by genocidal, expansionist religious fanatics
They want to start a holy war with the Jihadists who want the exact same thing.
Religion... fun ain't it?
I was in the military.
These chucklefucks RARELY get promoted to the level of any decision making ability.
The ones that do, manage to keep a lid on it. Equal opportunity complaints are career enders, especially when substantiated.
Frankly, I never gave a fuck what some inbred E3 fucking his cousin thought about anything.
Republican Jesus requires the blood-sacrifice of a global apocalypse to deem the world worthy of his second coming.
I am an ex Marine and I fucking hated the hypocrisy from fundamentalist Christians in there. To me we have a fucked up set of recent generals like patreaus,Flynn,Mcaskill,mcmaster. Ect they all suck and hurt moral and cheapened serving it's just no credibility anymore. Our country just plain sucks. That's the hard truth. Our country just put in the most the most repugnant humans that dwell in America to run it. That level of a political bowel movement comes from a fucked up society of millions of dumbfounded dipshits.
Because, we can't have any glaring reminders that our Abstinence Only Education has failed. That would be embarrassing.
they're not pro-life, they're pro-birth. they don't give a shit about the girl or her child-to-be.
Yes! I'm glad I couldn't manage coping with Catholicism. It was and is just too hard to follow with its confusing, self-contradictory rules.
I was put off initially by the claim that a loving god raped a teen virgin and crucified his own son. The details add evidence to the absurdity of the whole business.
“Some pro-life people are against the killing of unborn babies, but they won’t speak out in support of the girl who chooses to keep her baby,” she said. “Honestly, that makes me feel like maybe the abortion would have been better. Then they would have just forgiven me, rather than deal with this visible consequence.”
That sounds about right. It is a deeply disturbing book because it advocates things that are not normal. I would not be surprised if the majority of the votes for it were from Christians, but they are disturbed for different reasons than non-Christians.
I'd love a reality show where teachers at Christian schools were required to randomly read passages of the Bible selected by the (atheist) producers.
"When skimming the opening chapter of the first book of the bible I became deeply disturbed by my lack of a personal relationship with jesus, prayed, and didn't need to read any more." - voters most likely
I didn't think christians read the bible.
Mike Pence tells Christian university graduates to follow their dreams despite roadblocks; dedicates career to building roadblocks against non-Christians
Mike Pence made a speech today at a Christian university to the least persecuted group in America, inspiring them to overcome any obstacle to achieve their goals despite any opposition. Yes, the group with the least opposition in this country. Not only this, but he spoke about his own life and his obstacles in getting into politics. Because we all know how difficult it is for Christian men to hold political office. It's almost like all 45 presidents were religious, and 40% of the country wouldn't vote for a non-Christian! Way to inspire people, Pence. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to naturally have every single marketable political attribute in your favor on your path to becoming a politician.
I'm deeply tired of this false religious persecution complex. These are the most fortunate group of people in the history of this Earth and all they do is fucking complain.
I spent years (2nd grade until I graduated high school) in the Christian school system. The victim complex has always existed, it has always been "them vs us" for Christians, even though they are the only ones who intend to make the entire nation conform to their rules and beliefs. It's quite inspiring, really; I've decided to dedicate all the time I can to further the causes Christians are against.
Wish me luck. That college is in my town, I'm a pizza guy and my shift starts in an hour. Conservative, older, rich people don't tip. Guess who the majority of the people there are.
Whatever Christians call other people, it's what they actually are. It's a good rule of thumb.
Conservatives are the worst tippers in the entire world. Its that trickle-down thinking.
Before I was born my parents were teachers in a religious school in Alaska designed to assimilate indigenous children. I don't think my mother is even aware that other people think what they did was wrong. After all, she was sharing the love of jesus with those poor and ignorant kids. The craziest thing is she isn't shy about stating that she felt like she was supposed to do important things for the lord by being a life long missionary but her family (i.e. my siblings & I) got in the way. However when she talks about her two years in Alaska all she ever talks about is how terrible the food was, how stupid the natives were and how wonderful the other missionaries were.
did they ever apologize for supporting hitler?
Even the Queen gave a formal apology for Canadian residential schools.
This is just one more reason to hate the Catholic Church.
Even today churches go on missions to poor parts of the world to bribe these destitute people with food and medicine in order to witness to them. I acknowledge any kind act to another human being should not be discouraged but the true purpose is to spread religion, not to help the unfortunate. It's also why the poor and uneducated are the easiest targets for religious exploitation.
Real talk - and I'm not talking about spiritualism here - you have to be either pretty fucking stupid or indoctrinated (and sadly, indoctrination stunts brain development) to believe wholesale in any (major) religion. It's just so nonsensical. I don't criticize seeing it as a bunch of allegories, a moral code, a way to form a community, but thinking someone will literally burn forever for not listening to a specific version of Magic-Man-In-The-Sky without evidence is nothing short of retarded. So I'm not exactly surprised.
Breaking News: the stupidest religions have the stupidest people in them.
I'd suggest that the effect is somewhat muted. See this 2013 meta-study of 63 other studies. There is a correlation, but we're talking about a fairly small average difference, depending on what kind of religion you're talking about. The more evangelical/fundamentalist, the greater the effect.
I think it's more like, "The people most beholden to a strict interpretation of religion are the people least capable of considering alternatives." As an atheist, I think all religions are equally stupid, but the smarter religious people I know tend to be open to opposing viewpoints, while the dumber religious people I know tend to be certain that their faith provides all the answers, and the only answers.