Shocked to see people on a facebook account I follow still believe in hexes and curses. Grown adults! Nothing sadder than gullible adults who really oughta know better. If they replaced that gullibility with just an ounce of skepticism, they'd be all the better for it. Of course there is no shortage of charlatans out there ready to sell you potions and amulets to remove whatever spell you might be under. Too bad there is no antidote for stupidity.
People who abandon organized religion but still believe in a creator/god, are what I call "halfway there." At least they're not out to hurt anyone with their beliefs, or impose their doctrine on anyone else. You hear a lot of people say, "I'm not religious, but I'm spiritual." A lot of time, these "spiritual" people will spend countless hours and money going from one new age fad to the next, looking for enlightenment or a deeper connection to god. This makes me sad, because I was once the…Continue
Just had a flash of memory of being a kid and drawing peace symbols on everything and being scolded because it was a "broken cross" and therefore satanic. Now I see just how incongruous peace and christianity really truly are. Christians want war and always have, so its no wonder the peace sign would be an annoyance to them, even if subconsciously. I grew up in the days when satanic cults were all over the news and people thought you could hear messages from satan if you played certain rock…Continue
I spent much of the morning yesterday, debating christians about gay marriage, on facebook. Some of the arguments were 'god made marriage to be between a man and a woman,' 'men parts were made to fit into women parts,' and the age old favorite 'if we open the door to gay marriage, then we open the door to people who wanna marry children, animals, multiple partners, etc.' People truly are living in a religious bubble which cannot be penetrated by logic and reason. More than anything it made…Continue
Things are beyond ridiculous in this country. Even if someone believes in god and believes god hates gays--or he's at the very least opposed to gay marriage--why don't they just go live their own lives and praise jesus as they will and let god deal with the gays in his own way? Better yet, why not actually do something positive with that god loving energy, like feed the hungry and clothe the poor? Why are gays so high on the list of things god want's them to deal with? It's hypocritical to…Continue
Tonight, America takes another giant step back, thanks to North Carolina voters. Keep running the country into the ground, religious right--and may you all have a gay son or daughter that will never be afforded the same freedoms your straight kids are. That's fair.
Someone posted on Twitter this morning: God has many enemies--that he created himself! Was he just bored? --It made me laugh because its so true, if god is the creator of everything, then everything bad or evil comes directly from him--and yet people worship this dude! It reminds me of when I was a child and I asked my mother why god would have created lucifer knowing he would one day rebel against him. I think the answer went something like, "Oh honey you're just too young to understand."…Continue
These girls on the bus today, talking very loudly so the rest of the bus could hear them. One of them said, "It wasn't in god's plan for me to marry him, so I had to end it." She went on to talk and I learned she had 2 children out of wedlock with her drug dealing boyfriend and was now seeing another man who she vowed to date for 8 years before marrying him. It just made me wonder how it could be god's plan for her to have 2 children out of wedlock with a drug dealer but not marry the guy. I…Continue
I had this man approach me in the supermarket and ask if I was interested in hearing about his "awesome" church. When I told him I was an Atheist, he literally fled from the store as if I was the devil himself. Many people seem to equate Atheism with evil. I think they need to look a little closer to home. Evil has a way of justifying itself when it has a doctrine to back it up. Anyway, this article is interesting, because as an Atheist, you do have to walk that line between ridicule and…Continue