im Sorry but you two cant get the marriage. the bible said Adam and Eve not matthew and ashley. come back when youve legally changed your names
finally done the story of the “virgin” mary and her immaculate conception for my sequential art final. very happy with how this came out/that it’s finished.
it makes me really, really angry when people make jokes about christianity—i realize that a lot of people find the bible and what it says to be ridiculous and whatever else, but it’s not really fair to call yourself tolerant and stand for everyone to have the same rights and to be treated equally and be mad when people make jokes about other religions or cultures, but then to turn around and make fun of literally every aspect that the christian religion stands for. i understand there are people who are very extreme and definitely don’t represent the bible or god himself well, but that’s not fair to make jokes about “saving yourself till marriage” and being saved in itself and so on and so forth in an extremely condescending manner. it’s not so much that people make fun of christianity, even, it’s that these are people i follow and consider myself friends with who are extremely tolerant of pretty much everything else and who hate when people poke fun of said things they’re tolerant of. my faith is important to me even if there are things in the bible, etc., that i’m not 100% sure on and it really sucks to be surrounded by a massive group of “tolerant” people i’d like to call my friends who make fun of something that is really important and personal to me.
tl;dr stop making fun of christianity because it’s a really crappy thing to do
Ok, ok ok ok please do me the favour of hearing me out for a moment. It’s gonna sound like I’m pooping on Christianity for funsies. I’m not. This is an important thing I’m talking about. It might even sound like I’m pooping on you (Shawna) personally for funsies. I’m really really not. I love you. I’m very fond of you and I don’t like you to be upset. OP, I’d guess you’re probably swell also. I hope you have a great day and that bad things don’t happen to you. Anyway.
It’s ok to make fun of Christianity.
It’s ok to make fun of straight people for being straight, or white people for being white, because they’re not minorities. They’re in positions of privilege. A video of a big dog attacking a kitten is disturbing, a video of a kitten attacking a big dog is hilarious. Especially if the dog is leaping around and yelping like it’s actually being harmed.
If Christianity finds something offensive, it has enough power to effect legislation that outlaws it, or at least pushes it to the fringes. Let’s take a look at the saving oneself until marriage example:
Christianity (not all individual Christians, but Christianity as a whole) is certainly at least partly responsible for a culture of rampant sex-negativism. Saving oneself until marriage isn’t an individually harmful thing but having it present as a meme helps perpetuate the idea of sex-as-corruption. “But sex IS corruption”, you might say, and alright, we disagree. So what?
Here’s what: you’re the group in power, and because sex is corruption, workers in the sex industry have to fear the law rather than be protected by it. Kids in high schools don’t get taught how to have it safely. Kids in primary schools don’t get taught how to communicate about it, making them more vulnerable to predators.
The opponents to this idea aren’t the ones in power. They don’t have the means to change that legislation; all they have is words. And promoting the idea that sex-as-corruption is ridiculous and should be mocked is one of the very few weapons they have.
Example over. Now expand that thought out to everywhere. You’re in power. “Why is it ok to make fun of us and not them?” you cry - it’s because you’re in power. It is actually different. Using a racial slur against a POC is a really, really shitty thing to do, because it’s someone in a position of privilege lording that privilege over someone without it. On the other hand, a POC calling a white person a cracker is a 100% non-event. Nobody cares except jerks. It’s ok to do one thing and not the other, because the two things are different.
Christianity’s in power. “But it’s not in power, look at all the places that gay marriage just became legal,” you might say. Yeah, it’s in less power than it used to be, and thank God for that. I really hope that one day it isn’t ok to make fun of Christianity, and making fun of Christianity is one of the things that’ll help get us there.
Just because there is actually a little nuance to this argument: picking on Christianity is okay. Using Christianity as a vehicle for picking on an individual Christian is shitty. Calling out an individual Christian for promoting harmful ideas is not shitty. Calling out an individual Christian for promoting harmful ideas using mockery is a grey area and y’all can deal with that in your own time. I’m not your dad.
Okay, dad lesson over, dad out.
Christopher Hitchens (via halfprincesshalfgoddess)
While I can’t say that I have any sympathy for Young Earth Creationists, I can at least see why they are so desperate to hold on to their beliefs. Virtually every traditional concept behind Christianity falls apart when one considers evolution the true age of the universe.
I don’t want to be a total dick and send this to my Christian friends but I really honestly can’t grip how one could read this and not question their beliefs :/ I really just don’t get it. I’ve passed the phase where I wanted to deconvert my friends, but I see things like this and I want to tear my hair out.
I think Facebook may have an agenda going on here…
By Jack from Better Off Damned.
Suppose the god of the bible does in fact exist… are Christians cowards?
Let me briefly qualify the reasoning behind my question. I see whether god does or does not exist as a separate issue from whether he is or is not worthy of worship. Yet there are some things which are practically unheard of. Such as anti-theist Christians.
It just so happens that god and the believer always see eye-to-eye. Logically this cannot be possible. Christians who believe in free will should agree, no? When was the last time you heard someone say god is a capricious, immoral monster… yet believes he exists?
How many Christians think god hates gays, but they themself do not have a problem with homosexuality? It seems that the Christians who do not have a problem with homosexuality tend to believe neither does god. And they tend to go to different churches or belong to a different denomination of Christianity with very different preachments and interpretations.
I will state my opinion up front. I believe that once you come to the conclusion that your god is immoral, you are no longer hindered by the dogmas which indoctrinate you. Once you oppose god you no longer need to make apologetic excuses and illogical rationalizations for your beliefs. And it doesn’t take long for you to thereafter lose your faith and realize it’s all bullshit.
Some Christians will say there is no such thing as an atheist, and that we are just acting as though there is no god so that we may defy him. But why the pretense? Pretending there isn’t a god won’t help us if there really is one. An omnipotent being would see right through that.
So, why are there no one who both disagrees with god AND believes he exists? Is a believer who disagrees with god too cowardly to admit it, or too fearful to not worship a god they believe to exist?
If god actually existed, wouldn’t there be a larger percentage of ‘believing non-worshippers’? If his existence were so obvious, and so undeniable, then those of us who are anti-theists would not necessarily be unbelievers. The lack of these sort of people suggests that either believers are all too afraid to stand against god, or is one further implication that he likely does not exist. Or possibly… both.
Ask your Christian friends. I have never used this before, but I think it is a strong common sense agrument. Let me know if you’ve ever made a similar argument, or if you use this, let me know how it works out.
the bible says adam and eve so if ur name’s not one of those u can’t be in a relationship sorry it’s a sin
Reblog and Bold each one you have done to see how “Hardcore” of an atheist you are.
- Participated in the Blasphemy Challenge.
- Met at least one of the “Four Horsemen” (Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris) in person.
- Created an atheist blog.
- Used the Flying Spaghetti Monster in a religious debate with someone.
- Gotten offended when someone called you an agnostic.
- Been unable to watch Growing Pains reruns because of Kirk Cameron.
- Own more Bibles than most Christians you know.
- Have at least one Bible with your personal annotations regarding contradictions, disturbing parts, etc.
- Have come out as an atheist to your family.
- Attended a campus or off-campus atheist gathering.
- Are a member of an organized atheist/Humanist/etc. organization.
- Had a Humanist wedding ceremony.
- Donated money to an atheist organization.
- Have a bookshelf dedicated solely to Richard Dawkins.
- Lost the friendship of someone you know because of your non-theism.
- Tried to argue or have a discussion with someone who stopped you on the street to proselytize.
- Had to hide your atheist beliefs on a first date because you didn’t want to scare him/her away.
- Own a stockpile of atheist paraphernalia (bumper stickers, buttons, shirts, etc).
- Attended a protest that involved religion. (a religious group came to campus to give an anti-gay speech during pride week..)
- Attended an atheist conference.
- Subscribe to Pat Condell‘s YouTube channel.
- Started an atheist group in your area or school.
- Successfully “de-converted” someone to atheism. (I MAY have, not sure)
- Have already made plans to donate your body to science after you die.
- Told someone you’re an atheist only because you wanted to see the person’s reaction.
- Had to think twice before screaming “Oh God!” during sex. Or you said something else in its place.
- Lost a job because of your atheism.
- Formed a bond with someone specifically because of your mutual atheism (meeting this person at a local gathering or conference doesn’t count).
- Have crossed “In God We Trust” off of — or put a pro-church-state-separation stamp on — dollar bills.
- Refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Said “Gesundheit!” (or nothing at all) after someone sneezed because you didn’t want to say “Bless you!”
- Have ever chosen not to clasp your hands together out of fear someone might think you’re praying.
- Have turned on Christian TV because you needed something entertaining to watch.
- Are a 2nd or 3rd (or more) generation atheist.
- Have “atheism” listed on your Facebook or dating profile — and not a euphemistic variant.
- Attended an atheist’s funeral (i.e. a non-religious service).
- Subscribe to an freethought magazine (e.g. Free Inquiry, Skeptic)
- Have been interviewed by a reporter because of your atheism.
- Written a letter-to-the-editor about an issue related to your non-belief in God.
- Gave a friend or acquaintance a New Atheist book as a gift.
- Wear pro-atheist clothing in public.
- Have invited Mormons/Jehovah’s Witnesses into your house specifically because you wanted to argue with them.
- Have been physically threatened (or beaten up) because you didn’t believe in God.
- Receive Google Alerts on “atheism” (or variants).
- Received fewer Christmas presents than expected because people assumed you didn’t celebrate it.
- Visited The Creation Museum or saw Ben Stein’s Expelled just so you could keep tabs on the “enemy.”
- Refuse to tell anyone what your “sign” is… because it doesn’t matter at all.
- Are on a mailing list for a Christian organization just so you can see what they’re up to…
- Have kept your eyes open while you watched others around you pray.
- Avoid even Unitarian churches because they’re too close to religion for you.
Hypatia was the shit. :)