Posts tagged reality
Posts tagged reality
Jean Staker Garton, co-founder and president of the national organization Lutherans for Life (via prolife4ever)
Yeah, fuck realism. Every child is a happy little Hitler-white chubby boy that frolics in fields with puppy dogs with a well-off career father and a happy housewife mother.
To say a child is unwanted before it’s even actualized and even pretending that it’s on the same level as saying a child that is already born and living is unwanted is a whole bunch of delusional fuckery. But “delusional fuckery” seems to be the anti-choice movement’s personal anthem, so.
Well shit, I wonder why.
I respect your religion
so please respect mine.
Hon, you belong to a religion which, 200 years ago, would have more or less unanimously agreed to burn me alive for being gay.
“Respect” is kind of a tall order, you know.
Respecting it is not “debating it” which is really you just shoving prove it in to my face.
Methinks thou dost protesteth too much.
My God created your science.
Oh. Well, since we obviously believe in god, that being our only defining factor, we’ll have to be quiet then.
The typical conversations go like this:
“If God is perfect, why did he create bad people?”
“No one is perfect, that is why the’re human.”
OH GOD STRAW PEOPLE ASK YOU STRAW QUESTIONS AND YOU ANSWER THEM
“Who created God?”
“No one, that is why He’s God.”
“How do you explain evolution?”
“My God created your science.”
What assholes, right?
Atheists are the most UNACCEPTING people I’ve ever met.
You obviously haven’t met fundamentalists, then.
They constantly say, “You only live life once so live it to the fullest and treat people with love and compassion.”
Seriously, they’re such dicks.
Is love and compassion trying to talk people out of faith,
a faith that originated with saying queers/women/disabled folks/non-Christians are evil
the belief that their is a life beyond this one and the passion to serve Him?
And if they’re wrong?
Even if you don’t believe in God, I respect your religion so please respect mine.
“MY GOD CREATED YOUR ‘SCIENCE’”
“Well religion starts wars!”
“Yeah, well so does the consequence of not believing in eternal life.
Who judges what is right and wrong?
Religious people, obviously
My God judges my choices that is why I do not sin, not because I will go to heaven but because my God TELLS ME SO.
Blind obedience. Awesome.
It is a choice to be a Christian, not because my parents want me to.
I follow my own rules
I thought you just said…
and in those rules is to look to the Bible for guidance.
No one judges what an Atheist does because when they die they believe that is it.
So that’swhy atheists never get arrested or put on trial.
Life is over for good. So why the hell do they not go on killing sprees and obey the laws? I obey the laws because my God says so. What about them?”
Lol @ morality and goodness and stuff
Usually I say I’m not bashing anyone, but today I am.
Congratulations! I’m sure the queers appreciate the day off.
Knock it off, people. I respect every religion and even the non-believers,
but you’ve got to stop saying “prove it”.
People demanding proof for violently held beliefs, how silly.
What, do you want me to bring God down from heaven to say, “I’m here!”
That would work.
No, that is impossible. Your evidence is science. My evidence is that my God CREATED your science.
And your evidence that your god created “our” science is…………………….
Let me guess: that your god created our science?
Seriously, OP? You don’t demand respect from anyone. You fucking well earn it.
Welp, welp, welp. Tumblr won’t take any more queued posts, so that’s that.
I frequently see some problematic attitudes towards abortion, misogyny, and cis-centrism on me dash.
Shit like this:
Now, before we get to the essence of this argument, yall need to get one thing straight:
1. Women are not necessarily affected by abortion. Some women are not uterus bearing people who would/could need abortions.
2. Women are not exclusively affected by abortion. Some uterus bearing people who would/could need abortions are not women; some are men, some aren’t in the gender binary.
However… The forces behind anti-abortion/contraceptive legislation do not see any difference. In their eyes, all women and all females are equally evil and should be equally discriminated against. Conventional religion- especially the kind relevant to this issue- does not recognize non-gender-binary and/or non-cisgender individuals, so non-woman people who could need abortions would still be women in their eyes. And since these religions also are so gender obsessed and hellbent on making women’s lives hell, they care not whether a woman can even get pregnant, or will.
To continue rambling with no clear structure
3. All women are affected by anti-abortion legislation, regardless of whether or not they can get pregnant. Religions hate women, period. The beliefs behind these anti-abortion attacks lie in issues that directly affect all women- women are lesser than men; men are the default, women are special cases; women need to be legislated more strictly, etc.
4. All individuals able to get pregnant are affected by anti-abortion legislation, regardless of whether or not they are women. The reason behind this is fairly obvious, and quite similar- religions hate people with uteruses, period. The beliefs behind these anti-abortion attacks this time can be said to target those with reproductive systems that produce eggs, as those religious beliefs place all able to get pregnant in the “women” category, which in this case is problematic because the “women” category also happens to be the “worth shit” category.
So, in answer to many folks’ whining complain of “do we NEEEED to be non-cis-centric or blah blah detracting from the issue,” shut the fuck up, firstly. Secondly, religions don’t care whether women can get pregnant or not, or whether non-women can get pregnant or not. They hate all of them.
Thirdly, by refusing to acknowledge REALITY, you are both being a massive douche and ignoring how ALL PEOPLE who are not socially-worshiped cisgender men are negatively impacted and actively oppressed by these types of religious beliefs.
IMHO, it’s cis-centric to say “women”, and it’s also completely off from reality (may be a Christian at this point). It’s also completely off from reality to say “females,” as you are ignoring how the religious right does not differentiate and also how women who are not females are being negatively impacted by people hating them for being women.
So include both. The end.
PS Not totally relevant but not totally irrelevant either, but have you noticed how, theoretically, the people who need affordable access to abortions the least (upper class privileged white cis-women) are also the ones that get impacted by anti-abortion legislation the least? To expand and explain somewhat, an upper-class privileged white cis-woman has the most resources for safe birth and discreet adoption in the first place, but she’s also the most able to bypass anti-abortion legislation.
The actual end.
ALL. OF. THIS.
Ok honestly… lay off Christians… lay off Christmas… I realize that in the past the christians came in, ran pagans out of their homes and slaughtered them, then rewrote histories and myths of the holiday. That was the past. Yes there are still bigoted, hating people, and you know what the people…
“You get mad, and frustrated when someone tells you that you are wrong, you heart when someone tells you that the things you grew up solidly believing in is wrong, So why would it ever occur to you to inflict that kind of torture and pain into someone else’s life?”
Yeah, it hurts loads to find out that all my life I’ve been spoon-fed racist lies that hurt people of color, but you want to know what hurts more? Being a person of color constantly surrounded by racists because “that’s just what we were taught”. And don’t say “But I wasn’t talking about race”: first of all, Christian supremacy is highly tied into racism. Second of all, your words apply to everything.
We are mislead. We are purposefully fed falsehoods about everything in our lives to make the people in power comfortable,. If you would rather sit there and be comfortable than acknowledge the damage that these falsehoods do- then you are putting your comfort above the safety of other people. Think about that. People aren’t denying the truth because they need to be safe, they do it to be comfortable at the expense of a great many people.
I have been hurt by these falsehoods. People have been killed, people have been left to bleed out in hospital parking lots, people have been fired, people have been raped and tortured and pushed to suicide- all because of these falsehoods that we were raised with. This is not the past. This is today. This is happening this very minute. People are being tormented for their religion, gender, sexuality, and race. At. This. Moment.
I don’t care if it makes you uncomfortable.
Choosing to stick to the falsehoods, condemning people for speaking out against them: You are purposefully adding to the suffering of these people. You are telling me that I don’t deserve to be safe with respect because it makes people “uncomfortable”.
Think about that.
I want you to really think about what kind of a person you are that you would choose to avoid a tiny, piddling bit of discomfort at the cost of people’s lives.
You really think that all Christians are so pathetic that they’d rather ignore the damage that erasing and demonizing other religions does just so that they don’t have to “feel bad”? Because I’d like to have a little bit more faith in humanity.
You aren’t preaching “religious tolerance”- religious tolerance requires people to be able to say “Happy Holidays” without the privileged class getting uncomfy- you’re preaching Supremacy, you’re preaching that people who practice the religions Christianity has mangled and hurt and continues to attack don’t deserve the same respect and dignity that Christians do.
I WANT TO KISS IT
…and then the woman gets blamed.
From the January 1928 version of the publication Evolution: A Journal of Nature.