Does Transubstantiation Work?

Apparently not

Tip number 7 (at the link above) for gluten free communion wafers:

7. Once more: contamination is the number one concern. For me, ingesting a product with gluten in it is the same a ingesting something with poison in it. Many others suffer similarly.

So, there it is. It’s bread before it gets to the church. It’s bread when they hand it to you. It’s still bread when you eat it. Not even the glory of god almighty can neutralize the dangers of gluten.

 

Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, must be criticized. Don’t let Muslims stop that with their scare tactics.

myatheistlife:

Staying silent is a form of agreement!

Originally posted on The Iranian Atheist:

Wouldn’t it be nice if the punishment for apostasy and denying Islam was just that, Nothing!? But of course that is not the case, as the Quran in numerous occasions calls for the death of non-believers. If you need passages, I will gladly share them.

I criticize Islam and Muhammad, because they deserve no respect. I criticize all religions, because I care about humanity, because I care about women, because I care about homosexuals, minorities, other atheists, people Muslims refer to as infidels, people who suffer under the hands of Islam. More importantly the ones that suffer the most are the Muslims themselves. So many people who finally come to the realization that they have been brainwashed their whole lives to believe in a religion, come to me and ask me for advice, and I am helping them all, see how beautiful the world is without the superstitions and fearful…

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Islamic Fallacies

myatheistlife:

The truth can sting … a lot!

Originally posted on The Iranian Atheist:

For those of us who have lived and grown up in Muslim countries, we are told over and over again that Islam is great in every way. They claim just because there were certain scientists many centuries ago who made contributions to the advancement of science by translating the works of other people to Arabic, this is somehow an indication that Islam is great, even though their works had nothing to do with Islamic scripture. Even if they can be credited with the greatest inventions of all time, all that means is they were regular people who lived under Muslim rule, at a time when being an atheist was unthinkable! It’s not like the Quran made these contributions. However, when millions, literally millions of people, are killed, abused, and tortured in the name of Islam precisely because of passages in the Quran and the Hadith, this is somehow not representative…

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I Don’t Know What Love Is …

In the last few days I’ve found myself thinking about or talking about love several times. One comment made should be a post.

For all I’ve done and seen and experienced, I do not know how to reconcile my thoughts against what the world professes as the meaning of love. If you asked 100 people you will probably get 114 answers. To me, love is the stuff that happens when you’re keeping a commitment to another person.

 

 

The commitment does not have to be marriage and the other person does not have to be your lover or spouse. Certainly you can make such commitments without love so it is not the commitment that is love, but I think it might be described as the ransom and tribute given to the other party as promissory note or collateral. It is not this act or that act as many people describe ‘true love’ is to me the act of giving deeply personal collateral for the loan of honesty from another being. In this way, I think the description also applies to dogs. How the repayment is arranged depends on the other particulars of the relationship… it’s not something that a person can only do with one other being. I don’t know what love is but I understand the collateral and commitment to repayment involved to create it.

Gods that do not reveal themselves cannot make a commitment and they cannot love us.

The supposed ‘almighty creator god’ cannot even do what a dog can do.

 

Does this make sense? What does love mean to you?

Want to boycott companies that support marriage equality?

myatheistlife:

If you need a laugh today, this just might be it.

Originally posted on What comes to my mind...:

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Indulging superstitions comes at a real cost

myatheistlife:

And whooop, there it is. Follow the money. If your special idea would actually work there are many groups that would be exploiting it. The fact that governments are not exploiting your special power or thing is proof enough that it does not work.

Originally posted on Evidence & Reason:

Often we think of people’s superstitions as harmless quirks that have are easily tolerated. No one gets hurt if someone says a prayer before eating, refuses to walk under a ladder or doesn’t go out on Friday the 13th. Those are all superstitions, ie irrational beliefs in the supernatural, but ones that are so common or harmless that we give them a free pass. When some people take their superstitions to even greater extremes, like claiming lego will destroy children’s souls or that Dungeons and Dragons is evil , we find it ridiculous but don’t pay it much attention other than as a curiosity.

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I am a recovering Creationist. I need help.

myatheistlife:

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you my 500th follower. They are asking for a bit of information. Feel free to visit their blog and let the floodgates open with your favorite links!

Thank you

Originally posted on Willow Blackbird:

Growing up in a conservative christian home, I was taught to ignore science – specifically evolution - at school. I was told to learn enough to pass the test, but ignore what they teach because it isn’t “The Truth”. I was taught the anti-evolution rhetoric and how to argue against it. We comforted ourselves with Creationism and the fact that our souls were intact and on their way to pearly gates. To believe otherwise was damning your soul. As my father puts it, to believe that all this wonder came to be by accident is an insult. Only God could create something so amazing. I believed it hook, line, and sinker just like every good  christian child does. This is what I believed and subsequently taught my children in homeschool. Something I deeply regret and can only hope college, and public school will help correct in my kids.

This belief and…

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