Disillusioned with Christianity and the church

My readers know that I do not believe in gods and think religion is caustic to society on the whole. Here is a believer saying almost the same things… perhaps they deserve a listen. What do you think?

Obamacare Is Here

myatheistlife:

Hey republicans. I want to see you look these people in the eyes and sell them on your rethoric about Obamacare. I hope that you have enjoyed your political career. I don’t think yours will last much longer.

Originally posted on Walking Upright Citizen's Brigade:

These images and write ups really bring tears to my eyes and make me so happy. I am so glad to see people are being helped and I am baffled beyond belief that anyone, politician or just ordinary citizen, would oppose the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and think it is ok to let people get or remain sick and then die because they cannot afford paying for health care –  to the point of threatening economic and social harm to extract concessions from the President without needing to make any policy concessions in return. It is absolutely unfathomable to me how someone can call themselves a human being and hold such a sentiment. 

I understand that the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, that it is not what a lot of us progressives wanted, namely a single-payer system whereby the government pays for all health care costs or even…

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Sunday Thoughts: Prayer Versus Mindfulness and Meditation

WrongSide is on the right side as far as I can tell. Here is a post about prayer and why it’s not as good as other activities which are secular – so to speak. Why not give her blog a bit of a read while you’re at it.

Because He Never Gets Old

Start at the 13:37 mark if you like to see the inspiration for this post

Carlin calls it like it is.

I don’t see any apologists or theists that have answers. It tires me. I’ll listen if they have them… but they don’t. Carlin seems to sum it up pretty reasonably. It wouldn’t be funny if it was not true.

The Difference Between Male and Female Circumcision

myatheistlife:

I’m reblogging this because I think this argument is completely sexist in every place I’ve seen it but a few. This video represents an even handed look at genital mutilation, and correctly states that none of it should be allowed on minors without urgent medical need. I’m not trying to start a flame war, only to show that there is an even handed way to view and think about child genital mutilation.

Originally posted on Francis Roy's Blog:

The truth about male circumcision and female circumcision, from the point of view of surgical procedures. Many people try to argue that male genital mutilation is less of an affront to human dignity and respect because it is more common, or because “women have it worse” without understanding what circumcision is.

Chances are good that investing 5 minutes of your time will change the way you think of circumcision for life.

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Intolerance

myatheistlife:

Sometimes, jokes hurt!

Originally posted on Little Things That Amuse Me:

Intolerant

The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. ~ Princess Diana

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In The Beginning….

Lately I’ve had a few believers tell me that Genesis is allegory, not to be taken literally. This of course leads to problems with the doctrine of the fall of man and original sin. At the age of six I was able to pick holes in the story of Genesis. It clearly does not make sense. It really is a problem and until now I’ve never heard a story that sounds convincing as to what Genesis is all about. The story of the garden is just wrong and cannot be literal.

I stumbled upon a BBC documentary with Dr Francesca Stavrokopoulou (love those Greek names) exploring her take on the story of the garden of Eden. This video is 53 minutes long, but I think it is worth watching. It is an interesting explanation. It doesn’t do anything for proving a god exists or showing religion in a good light, but it does give an explanation of the story which, to me, makes sense. I’m no expert but the human motives and interactions laid out in the video seem all to common in human life. It makes sense.

 

What do  you think?

 

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