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September 19, 2018

Do you …

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 15:51

 

September 18, 2018

Please do, I dare ya

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:44

All it would take.

• https://www.livescience.com/7564-early-whales-legs.html
• http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/when-whales-walked-on-four-legs.html
• http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/09/12/researchers-determine-when-whales-legs-turned-into-a-tail/

 

Witchcraft and magic

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:23

 

September 17, 2018

Do as I say not as I do

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:55

The sanctity of traditional marriage.

A friend of a friend of a friend.

 

September 16, 2018

The universe is bigger than your superstitions.

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 08:35

The universe is bigger than your superstitions.

Nothing but excuses.

 

September 15, 2018

And people wonder why I am Anti-theist

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Earth News, Memes, Nature, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:25

Christian conservatives win; children lose. More reasons why we need separation of church and state. 

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Education, History, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 12:23

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/09/texas-education-board-includes-moses-with-founding-fathers-in-social-studies-curriculum/

Bottom line: In a disappointing defeat for historical accuracy and the education of innocent children, the GOP controlled Texas State Board of Education just voted to promote conservative Christian propaganda in statewide social studies curriculum.

Children in Texas deserve better; children deserve the truth.

In a disappointing development for historical accuracy and the education of children, dishonest Christian conservatives on the GOP controlled Texas State Board of Education have successfully forced a false historical narrative into public schools; a narrative that portray Moses as an influence on the founding fathers and the U.S. Constitution; a narrative that portrays the Old Testament as the root of democracy.

In essence, Texas public school students will be taught that the Founding Fathers based the Constitution on the Bible, and that the American system of democracy was inspired by Moses.

In effect, Texas teachers will be forced to promote a false historical narrative in service to the conservative Christian agenda.

Because of ….

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 12:15

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Sometimes attributed to Lucretius:
“All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.
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or Seneca:
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers...

factori0:
“ religion-is-a-mental-illness:
“God: World #1 abortion practitioner, performing abortions without the parents’ consent.
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as a test, why else would you think? do you think men do not have freewill under God?
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If a “god” is all-knowing, as...

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As evidenced by the fact most humans won’t do what these scriptures explicitly tell them to do. And the ones who do are handwaved as extremist outliers.

“God” is just your flawed mental processes.

Irrational, dictatorial, jealous, vengeful, genocidal megalomania can be a lonely business.

Religion of Peace.

 

September 14, 2018

Arizona Asked a Young Earth Creationist to Review Evolution Teaching Standards

Filed under: Children, Education, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:38

http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/09/14/arizona-asked-a-young-earth-creationist-to-review-evolution-teaching-standards/

A Young Earth Creationist who says he was called by God to “teach from the Biblical creation perspective” is part of a team in charge of reviewing Arizona’s science standards for teaching evolution. To the surprise of absolutely no one, it’s not going well.

Joseph Kezele, the president of the Arizona Origin Science Association, was appointed by State Superintendent Diane Douglass to serve on the committee last month. They are working to revise curriculum for science — and things were already dire when we first reported on the science standards back in May.

Now it has been confirmed by the Phoenix New Times that Kezele, who makes Creationist videos and teaches biology at a Christian school in Phoenix, is part of a small group who review and amends the new standards.

Evolution, he said, is a false explanation for life and should be taught so that students “can defend against it, if they want to.”

You can’t teach “established, real science” in classrooms while pretending evolution doesn’t fall under that umbrella. The evidence supporting evolution is substantial. Scientists may debate some of the details, but there’s no serious controversy involving the broad strokes of natural selection. The question is why someone who denies science should be able to have a say in what public school students are taught in science classes.

“I’m not saying to put the Bible into the classroom, although the real science will confirm the Bible,” Kezele told Phoenix New Times in an interview on Wednesday. “Students can draw their own conclusions when they see what the real science actually shows.”

He argued that scientific evidence supports his creationist ideas, including the claims that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs were on board Noah’s Ark.

If this is Kezele’s version of “real science,” educators should want no part of it.

Here is a good reason why we need to enforce the separation of church and state in this country

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:24

http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/09/13/gop-house-candidate-rejected-medicaid-expansion-so-people-would-find-god/

… every person who came to Christ came to Christ with a physical need… People go to God because of a physical need and they walk away with a spiritual need met. That’s the story of the Gospels. And so government has stepped in, at least in this country, and done all the work for the church. And so the person who’s in need — they look to the government for the answer. Not God. And I think, in that way, government has done an injustice that’s even bigger than just the entitlement — creation of an entitlement welfare state. I think it’s even bigger. And in this setting, I’ll share the story… I think it interrupts the opportunity for people to come to a saving knowledge of who God is.

church and state in the tRump admin

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:51

(story here) .. (cartoon by Ed Hall)

September 11, 2018

Tragically true

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Dealing With Abuse, Harm, Memes, News, Prayers, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sad, Sex — Scottie @ 07:45

September 10, 2018

Atheist Comedy: Why Did JESUS Wear a LOINCLOTH?

Filed under: Atheism, Funny videos, Gender, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 18:59

September 9, 2018

The Meaning… ????

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:54

Thoughts and Prayers.

syphillismonkeys-tm:
“ religion-is-a-mental-illness:
“ syphillismonkeys-tm:
“@honeystarsyt actually no. In 3rd grade science I’m pretty sure they still teach that hypotheses are educated guesses. For something to be a hypothesis there has to be...

R’amen (SBUH).

September 7, 2018

legal con artist & primate change deniers

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 08:45

 

September 6, 2018

Scientific Ignorance

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:29

Fear

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 09:25

September 3, 2018

Seems legit

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 09:16

Prayer is a brief moment in time when you agree with atheists that your god is a gaping dickhole.

7. Strangle logic to death with any apologetic described as a “slam dunk for Jesus.” Don’t read the replies.
8. Threaten them with hell.
9. Tell them you’ll pray for them.

 

Looks safer

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Harm, Memes, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:34

 

September 2, 2018

Claiming the bible…

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:47

Fiction is more compelling when you set it in a world that’s sort of like our own.
(Except for the dragons and satyrs and giants and leviathans and talking snakes…)

Star Trek does reasonably well.

Bible-god is basically Emperor Palpatine with less technology and no subtlety.

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