"When you encounter anti-science climate denialists, say two words — “Ocean… acidification.” It is clearly and unambiguously happening. It is clearly dangerous and harmful. And it cannot possibly have any other cause than increased absorbed CO2 from human activity."
"ISIS is not Islamic."
President Barack Obama talking about terror organization Islamic State.
You can’t make this stuff up.
"The Westboro Baptist Church is not Christian."
Christians everywhere talking about the Westboro Baptist Church.
You can’t make this stuff up.
I can’t think of anything more important than protesting net neutrality. Not ISIS, not the war between Israel and Palestine, not what’s going on in the Ukraine, not even the direction of our country. Nope - let’s all drop everything to fight the possibility that our first world Internet might slow down a little.
This little sarcastic bit was brought to you by Sara.
This post is proof that when conservatives talk about capitalism they’re actually talking about crony capitalism. Who cares if giving into the ISPs’ demands stifles the ability to create small online businesses? The corporations that run our country will be fine!
If you bring “”“biology”“” into your argument, your argument is instantly invalid.
People on Tumblr actually think like this guys. They think SCIENCE makes an argument invalid. They walk among us, taking themselves seriously. Thinking they are intelligent. Scary, isn’t it?
This is probably the only time I will ever agree with you, but this is definitely pretty upsetting. I’m used to seeing anti-science rhetoric coming from the “global warming is a hoax”/”you can’t prove evolution”-types on the right but I guess it’s fair to assume that most extremists on either side are going to be uneducated.
I checked out idislikecispeople’s blog and they claimed that this was taken out of context and that they’re speaking specifically to people who refer to “biological gender”. Brushing aside the fact that such context is never actually specified in the post, this post still puts a negative light on trans* issues by shooting down all arguments based on science instead of explaining why the science behind that particular argument is wrong. I wholeheartedly acknowledge that a trans* individual’s gender is independent of the sexual organs that they are born with, but to deny biology’s role in the equation is to imply that gender dysphoria is a choice. If you don’t know enough about biology to refute their argument then research biology or ask for someone else to explain it, but don’t cover your ears and tell them that science is irrelevant.
llanolyn said: Is that a general and all inclusive “you all” or a general though not specific or universal “you all?” Because I don’t want to be included. I like to keep my debates secular.
General. I can’t read the “Judaism” tag on Tumblr without having the urge to become a Catholic.
Catholics as a whole are some of the most liberal Christians out there. Pope Francis thinks that unchecked capitalism is one of the greatest evils. I think you want a different branch of Christianity.
RAGECON vs FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation)
RAGECON: Hello? Yes, I have a couple questions. If I wanted to give a 10% ‘bring in a church bulletin’ discount, would that be legal?
FFRF: No sir that would be breaking the law.
RAGECON: You’re talking about religious discrimination under the Civil Rights Act?
FFRF: Yes sir.
RAGECON: My next question is do you believe atheism is a religion?
FFRF: No it’s not.
RAGECON: Then how would you qualify under religious discrimination under the Civil Rights Act?
FFRF: I’m sorry sir but this is a waste of my time. *click*
Would you consider yourself to be part of the same religion as a Muslim? I’m going to assume that your answer is “of course not” and then a string of unintelligible expletives, but you both share a belief in the same God. In order to be part of a religion you need more than one or two beliefs in common - you need a unified set of beliefs and that’s not a part of atheism. The only view shared among all atheists is the lack of belief in any god, and that isn’t enough to be considered a religion.
Think of it this way. You ask someone what their favorite baseball team is. They say that they don’t like any team because they don’t particularly like baseball. You wouldn’t consider them a fan of “no team”. You wouldn’t consider them a baseball fan at all. You would say that baseball doesn’t play any part in their life, except that they get annoyed when people are constantly pressuring them to watch a game. In the same way, not believing in any religion isn’t a religion in and of itself. Religion just doesn’t play a part in the lives of atheists, except when people shove religion in their faces.
Regardless, you don’t have to be part of a religion to be discriminated against for religious reasons.