real_jamescain, to philosophy
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Since I’m on an rant, what if a kid with a horrific congenital brain injury dies? He doesn’t have the mental capacity to accept Jesus, so I’m assuming someone baptizes the kid so he or she is “saved”? What happens? Is the brain damage healed in Heaven and the kid suddenly is normal, speaks and thinks just like the rest of us. What kind of implication does that mean? Is our ADHD taken from us, so we are normal? Is that facial birthmark which embarrassed and defined us for decades carelessly removed? Do castrated molesters get their penis back because they repented at the 11th hour? What’s that guy like in Heaven?

medigoth, to philosophy
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“How would the average react if his daughter got ? Will he pray to ?”

When my now 30-year-old son was a baby, his mother and I had reason to suspect he had a brain tumor. As it turned out, he didn’t: what he had was a benign fluid cyst that looked remarkably like a certain kind of tumor on x-rays and MRIs. It took the most specialized of specialists, the Air Force’s only pediatric neuro-radio-oncologist, to figure it out. That was a terrifying couple of weeks.

I did all kinds of stuff during that time. I studied the subject, taking advantage of the medical library at the base hospital where I worked. I talked with military and civilian specialists about treatment and prognosis. I discussed options and plans with his mother. I braced myself for the horrifying conversation I expected to have with my parents when I told them what was happening to their only grandchild.

You know what I didn’t do? Pray.

See, I worked in the ER. I saw a lot of prayer. Patients praying for relief of pain. Their families praying for their survival. And chaplains praying for the souls of the dead. Because the patients’ and families’ prayers never made any difference at all.

But most of our patients survived, and left the hospital reasonably healthy and whole. It wasn’t prayer that accomplished that outcome. It was our knowledge and skill. The hard work of the medics and nurses and physicians—not just taking care of patients, but for our whole careers. Late nights and early mornings, endless hours of study and practice.

Many of my colleagues prayed too. They wanted God to guide their hands, and they believed that praying would help make that happen. I’m fine with that: whatever works for you. Me, I’ll put my trust in what I can see and touch. A whole lot of people are walking around today because that trust was warranted. I have no idea if God was there when I was working on them … but I know I was.

So fuck you for turning other people’s very real pain and fear and death into an excuse to evangelize. If you ever need care, I’ll give it, because I’m a better person than you. God won’t save you, but I will. Chew on that for a while: I hope it tastes like ashes in your filthy mouth.

https://www.quora.com/How-would-the-average-atheist-react-if-his-daughter-got-cancer-Will-he-pray-to-science/answer/Daniel-Dvorkin-3

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TheMetalDog, to philosophy
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SLAYER's KERRY KING: 'I Don't Believe In God Or The Devil; I'm An Atheist'
In a new interview with Germany's Moshpit Passion, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King spoke about the increased prevalence of lyrics about religion and occult themes in heavy metal today compared to how it was when the band first started out more than 40 years ago. He said...

https://blabbermouth.net/news/slayers-kerry-king-i-dont-believe-in-god-or-the-devil-im-an-atheist

DrALJONES, to Israel
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Just a bunch of plutocrats utilising their free-speech rights..

Report

Pro-Israel billionaires pushed NYC Mayor to use police on pro-Palestinian student protesters at Columbia University.

They donated to him & offered to pay for private investigators to help break up the demonstrations.

The group included Howard Schultz, Michael Dell, Bill Ackman & Joshua Kushner, with Daniel Lubetzky, Daniel Loeb, Len Blavatnik & Joseph Sitt also associated.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/5/16/pro-israel-billionaires-urged-new-york-crackdown-on-gaza-protests-report

..

TopKnot,
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@DrALJONES

Well, billionaires bought and paid for the Supreme Court in the US. Buying a silly city mayor and their huge police FORCE was way less expensive. Billionaires were just searching for a good return on their money.
And god looked down on his corrupt flock and smiled as he killed more women and children in a far way land as punishment for having to pay bribes to get his way.

HistoPol, to random
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(1/n)

I recommend listening to the linked interview:

"By RedStateRachel — May 8, 2024

👉House Speaker Mike Johnson's Christian Nationalist views are alarming👈, and Americans need to understand more about the Republican leader who is second in the line of succession after Vice President Harris.
Speaker Johnson's beliefs are far outside the mainstream, and he believes that a "depraved"...

https://crooksandliars.com/2024/05/mike-johnsons-christian-nationalist-views

TopKnot,
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@HistoPol

Telepathically or verbally asking your deity to harm people you don't approve of is insane. But what is worse is the the is under the absolute control of Leader Donald J. . And Trump has become their "earthy" deity.
But don't tell the GOP one of their 10 guiding statement deals directly with that fucking fact. , really sad.

forever or until a deity speaks out loud to all "earthlings" and proves it's a deity worth listening to.

nando161, to religion
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dustcircle, to philosophy
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Latest News: Legal Update with , @hemantmehta ,and David Williamson [04.23.2024]
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https://www.thesatanictemple.tv/programs/tst-latest-news-legal-update-livestream-04-23-2024?category_id=195971

Lucien Greaves, Hemant Mehta (Friendly ), and David Williamson (Central Florida Community) discuss the bill proposed by in . The bill would allow for a widely unregulated presence in public . @thesatanictemple is preparing to offer , if the bill passes.

TheMetalDog, to philosophy
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morax, to Michigan
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The Satanic Temple West Michigan Invocation at the Ottawa County Commissionors Meeting, April 23, 2024

video/mp4

br00t4c, to philosophy
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Philosopher Daniel Dennett dead at 82

https://arstechnica.com/?p=2018719

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Mencjusz, to iran
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Without the world would be so much more place to live in.

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PeterLG, to religion
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It's That Simple.

My daughter, T, rang to vent the other day. Her 5-year-old, C, had come home from public school pre-Easter and proceeded to tell T all about Jesus being persecuted and crucified, dying, and then being alive again.
Now, T takes after us; thoroughly atheist; to say that she was taken aback would be an understatement. In essence, C now believed in the resurrection and thought that anybody who died could come back to life. It took a weekq to convince her of the truth (dead is dead and the bible is a storybook), but as we know, that shit sticks.

The same afternoon as the revelation, before the steam had dissipated, T rang the school to enquire, mostly politely, 𝙒𝙏𝘼𝙁?? C had not been to any religion-based classes and should not have been exposed to this rubbish/nonsense/garbage. The school apologised and said they would look into it. Apparently, other parents had complained, too...

Cont...

PeterLG,
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... cont.

The teacher, in all innocence (apparently) had been telling the story of Easter from the Christian point of view without realising (apparently) that children are sponges, especially at that age and in a situation where they have been told repeatedly that 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩.

Now, to my mind, any teacher who doesn't understand that shouldn't be a teacher. Or it was quite deliberate, in which case they shouldn't be a teacher in a government school.

The teacher apologised and the school closed the case but T is still dealing with the fallout, with C occasionally coming out with comments about people dying and coming back to life. Like I said, this shit sticks, often for life.

We're all born atheist; the real indoctrination is religion.

#Religion #School #Atheist #Rant

Radical_EgoCom, to atheism
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I can't think of many things more counterproductive than . It's even worse than people deciding to do nothing because at least the clear display of apathy towards an issue could influence people who do care to take action, but if everyone is convinced that prayer works (which it doesn't) then what motivation would they have to do anything themselves if they believe they can solve their problems through magical incantations?

AppleFanboy, to philosophy
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New instance new intro…

Hey there. Just your typical outdoorsy single dad living in deep red rural Georgia. Love , especially classic . I am owned by a rescue and do a lot of hiking so expect a lot of cat and nature pics. I am an and ally and vehemently anti-fascist. Figured I’d move to beige.party since that’s where all the cool folks seem to hang out. 😂

br00t4c, to philosophy
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▶ World's #1 Atheist Calls Himself 'Cultural Christian' | The Kyle Kulinski Show

#atheist #friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYMHMSPst6U

BlumeEvolution, to philosophy German
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Guten Morgen - Tässle Kaffee ☕️?

Nach dem 11. September 2001 stieg der Evolutionsbiologe & „neue “ Richard mit Büchern wie zu internationaler Prominenz auf. 🌍💡

In einem aktuellen Interview bezeichnete er sich als - und bestätigte damit 1 These zum aufkommenden .

Den m.E. wichtigen Begriff gibt es leider noch nicht mal in der deutschsprachigen - habe aber nach Fragen gerne dazu gebloggt. ✝️🇬🇧📚🤔

https://scilogs.spektrum.de/natur-des-glaubens/der-atheistische-evolutionsbiologe-richard-dawkins-und-das-kulturchristentum/

JohnnyThan, to money German
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An die Atheist*innen unter uns:

Geld ist eine Religion.

#Geld #money #religion #atheist

Radical_EgoCom, to atheism
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People who are a part of cults, like the Jehovah's Witnesses, are not necessarily stupid, they're just human, and as such are emotional creatures who are subject to emotional manipulation, like the kinds discussed in this video.

https://youtu.be/DBlXj72rREY?si=gXtLq-0Meu57SF-L

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