faqueers:

Out of one closet, into another …

I came out to my parents when I was 16 years old, but it wasn’t until 10 years later that I worked up enough courage to come out as an atheist.  I knew that their god would be more forgiving of my homosexuality than my complete belief in ‘Him’ or ‘His’ son, Jesus.

Tyler, @FAQueers

I came out of both around the same time. I think that I came out as atheist first though.

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motherjones:

cognitivedissonance:

From Jezebel:

Back in August, during a Springfield City Council public hearing on amending the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity protections, Rev. Phil Snider of the Brentwood Christian Church lashed out at the council for “inviting the judgement of God upon our land” by making “special rights for gays and lesbians.”

He goes on to invoke the bible and morality and the end of days a few more times before suddenly appearing to lose his train of thought.

And then something pretty amazing happens.

You HAVE to watch until about the two-minute mark. Let me put this in picture form for you:

Seriously, watch the whole thing. Good payoff.

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religiousragings:

atheistme:

And people wonder why us atheists seem to have such a chip on our shoulder.
THIS IS WHY.
Some religious people treat us like we aren’t even human. 
“Fundamental atheists are JUST AS BAD as the fundamentally religious” MY ASS. Tell me that next time someone wants to put a thumbs down on your gravestone. 

Fuck this guy just about says it all, really.  :/

religiousragings:

atheistme:

And people wonder why us atheists seem to have such a chip on our shoulder.

THIS IS WHY.

Some religious people treat us like we aren’t even human

“Fundamental atheists are JUST AS BAD as the fundamentally religious” MY ASS. Tell me that next time someone wants to put a thumbs down on your gravestone. 

Fuck this guy just about says it all, really.  :/

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religiousragings:

Sigh.

Was this poster made to look moronically vile on purpose, or is this just the characteristics of its creator?

Let’s look at some of the “hipster faggot” agnostics who should “just fucking die”:

Mark Twain?  Bill Gates?  Arron Copland?  Stan Lee?  Bill Maher? the Buddha? Epicurus?  Sir David Attenborough?  Charles Darwin?  Marie Curie?  Albert Einstein?  Bill Nye?  Carl Sagan?  Neil deGrasse Tyson?  This is just from a quick skim of Wikipedia.  All clearly “edgy weed smokers with no opinion of their own.”

If you include those who are “agnostic atheists”, you can throw in Betrand Russel, Richard Dawkins, debatably Christopher Hitchens, myself, a large percentage of my followers, as well as the majority of other self-proclaimed atheists on the planet.

Elevating all atheists to the top tier is also incredibly ignorant, as it puts Stalan and, of couse, the fool who made this poster, over Sir Issac Newton, Martin Luther King Jr, and Gandhi.

This poster looks like it was made by someone with the emotional maturity of a twelve-year old.  Using the word “faggot” in any context is ugly, itself a sign of vulgar ignorance, and is certainly not something worthy of one of the “Top Tier open minded promoters of individualism and free thought.”

Until you, the creator of this poster, learn what atheism and agnosticsm actually mean, I would strongly advise you to shut the fuck up.

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C'est la vie.: What the Bible says about...
What the Bible says about…

christiantheatheist:

Medical Science

First of all, if you get sick, its your own damn fault.

If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee. —Exodus 15:26

When you are sick, rely on faith-based medicine. Prayer and faith alone will cure you.

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. —James 5:14-15

For as it says in the Psalms,

The Lord … healeth all thy diseases. — Psalm 103:2-3

And as Jesus said to the woman who touched his garment,

Thy faith hath made thee whole. — Matthew 9:22Mark 5:34Luke 8:48

Or just touch your religious leader’s handkerchief or something.

So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. — Acts 19:12

But whatever you do, don’t go to a doctor. God is insulted if you trust science more than faith.

And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians. — 2 Chronicles 16:12

Source

I remember being so in love with the story of the woman who was sick until she touched Jesus’s cloak from behind. I used to think it was so beautiful and awe-inspiring what believing can do. Key word: Used.

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