Here’s a funny look at things ;)
Walking Upright Citizen has a couple of things to say about Islamophobia … and Islam too. I’m having real trouble finding any reason to disagree completely with her take on the situation.
Give her some love and go visit….
Originally posted on Walking Upright Citizen's Brigade:
Everywhere I turn there is someone defending Islam, claiming it’s being unfairly picked on, claiming people saying bad things about Islam is like [insert strawman/false equivalence argument] or could lead to [insert a slippery slope argument].
I am sick of people turning this whole criticism of Islam-as-a-garbage-religion into a cricitism about arabs and subsequently calling it racism. Opposing religion – any religion – is, first of all, not racism. Islam is not a freaking race. And secondly, well shit, Islam does deserve the criticism – as a religion.
What has come out of Islamic countries over the past 50 years beside oppression, terrorism and subjugation? These are realities we cannot deny for the sake of political correctness. That is not to say garbage hasn’t come out of Christian countires but this is not a zero sum game where criticising Islam means you condone Christian oppression and/or supremacy or are barred from criticizing…
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Well, it’s here. Some time back (see link above), I said that I’d like to celebrate 500 posts with an Ask Me Anything (AMA) of sorts. I Think that I’ll not put any limits on what kind of questions, but I will say that I might not choose to answer in a way that you like … don’t be sad, sometimes that happens.
You can see the topics I post on for inspiration or just pull a question out of your hat.
You can ask here in the comments or at the email address: myatheistlife at G mail dot com
Please, if asking in the comments, start a new paragraph with QUESTION: at the beginning of the line.
QUESTION: Please ask your questions like this.
There are a couple of topics which the men in black will not allow me to talk about:
Other than that, ask away.
There are those that think religion has good parts and those that think the bad parts really are just stories or don’t read those parts of their holy texts. The truth of he matter is that even the passive and meek support a group/religion that positively encourages bad moral decisions and magical thinking. Religion is dangerous and stupid and it ruins everything.
Essense Of Thought has put a video that highlights the problem:
These kids have been trained to run the simulation in their heads with rules that allow for magic. Their simulations actually have rules that tell them a god intervenes in this life, that prayer works, that all the contradictions in their holy texts are not really contradictions, that anything which contradicts their book is wrong. In short you could call them brain-washed. They believe what they are saying and the simulation in their heads allows them to do this and think they’re making a positive statement.
Here’s a bit of truth that’s hard to come to grips with. Remember, people that are making bad choices might just be fighting fires you can’t see.
Originally posted on Left and Center:
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant.
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