Not to speak is wrong? I must hug the party line!


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Reason #3,476 why I keep a vocal atheist blog


See the letter above from a father disowning his son that was published on reddit (here).

It reads:

“James: This is a difficult but necessary letter to write. I hope your telephone call was not to receive my blessing for the degrading of your lifestyle. I have fond memories of our times together, but that is all in the past. Don’t expect any further conversations With me. No communications at all. I will not come to visit, nor do I want you in my house. You’ve made your choice though Wrong it may be. God did not intend for this unnatural lifestyle. If you choose not to attend my funeral, my friends and family will understand. Have a good birthday and good life. No present exchanges will be accepted. Goodbye, Dad.”

Unfounded, absurd ignorance inspires fathers to disown sons. Over what?

Why?

Because religious “faith” teaches ignorance and relishing in it.

This is “love.”

And this is why I am vocal.

Dear reader, the same thing that happens in your brain when you see an attractive person happens in the brains of people with same-sex attraction. If you are hetero male, the same erection you get when you look at a naked woman happens in the pants of a man who likes men if they see a naked man.

If you can’t see that that’s not a choice, you need to pick up a fucking biology book.

One oh one.

Remedial, fucking 10th grade science.

 

Hey Rush, your pants are a-blaze


Remember 2010? Neither does Rush Limbaugh.

CALLER: If the health care bill passes, where would you go for health care yourself? And the second part of that is, what would happen to the doctors, do they have to participate in the federal program, or could they opt out of it? […]

LIMBAUGH: My guess in even in Canada and even in the UK, doctors have opted out. And once they’ve opted, they can’t see anybody Medicare, Medicaid, or what will become the exchanges. They have to have a clientele of private patients that will pay them a retainer and it’ll be a very small practice. I don’t know if that’s been outlawed in the Senate bill. I don’t know. I’ll just tell you this, if this passes and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented — I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.

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Ah snap, there’s proof I was at Lollapalooza!


There’s little old me at Lollapalooza.

Yay!

I think I was waiting for Gary Clark, Jr. at that point. Look at me looking fresh and smily.

That’s Dietrich taking the picture with a GoPro. He was another photographer shooting for WGN. Thanks to him, I have proof that it was me taking the photos I claimed as my own.

Isn’t that neat!

When you’re behind the camera, you’re like the concept of god. You see lots of things like the glorious hedonism of a music festival. But like God, you are never seen. You view all the girls wearing mom jeans and you weep for humanity.

It’s nice to know there’s proof of my existence.

I’d like someone to turn the camera around on Yeshua.

 

Loving your neighbors all the way to Mars … just like a Jesus commanded


This morning I saw this update at Facebook.

It’s a Rotten ecard that reads, “Congratulations on wasting $100 billion dollars landing a remote controlled buggy on Mars. Not sure how this is supposed to help us poor people here on Earth, but great job.”

Seeing something like that yanks at my cognitive dissonance. I love science and I love humanism. And I don’t want anyone misunderstanding the importance of space travel, but I don’t want them to feel left out either.

And part of me wants to post something like this:

To which, Glenn Beck’s the Blaze responded that there are multitudes of Christians who are helping the poor. It’s the dumbass, liberal media’s fault for not covering the topic.

See the masses posted at The Blaze here. Here’s one example:

Isn’t it weird that the photos were ignored by the right-wing media as well? It has to be covered by poor, little Glenn Beck’s blog in a last-ditch effort to show how awesome Christians are.

Oddly enough, they can’t produce the same captivating images that poured onto the Internet after August 1.

Why?

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