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And today we learn that religious people aren’t the only ones who can unnecessarily complicate things.
Atheism means not believing in a god. You can make it more complicated if you like, and you can even pretend that it matters, but it’s not and it doesn’t.

Technically, of course, the chart is accurate, but it’s just so fucking boring. Like the sort of person whose entire contribution to a discussion you’re interested in is a spelling correction. Yes, you are “right”, but fuck off.

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And today we learn that religious people aren’t the only ones who can unnecessarily complicate things.

Atheism means not believing in a god. You can make it more complicated if you like, and you can even pretend that it matters, but it’s not and it doesn’t.

Technically, of course, the chart is accurate, but it’s just so fucking boring. Like the sort of person whose entire contribution to a discussion you’re interested in is a spelling correction. Yes, you are “right”, but fuck off.

Photo 12 Sep 21 notes Everything is doubtful. No one knows anything. However, educated guesswork is superior to conclusion-driven, emotion-based guesswork.
And “I don’t know” =/= “You’re right”.

Everything is doubtful. No one knows anything. However, educated guesswork is superior to conclusion-driven, emotion-based guesswork.

And “I don’t know” =/= “You’re right”.

Photo 4 Sep 4 notes This universe has been “finely-tuned for carbon-based life” in the same way that a hole in the road is “finely-tuned” for a puddle.

"Wow, look at that! It’s the exact size and shape necessary to hold the puddle. Look at it! It’s just right. What are the chances?”

The mere fact that it exists indicates that the chances are 100%.

This universe has been “finely-tuned for carbon-based life” in the same way that a hole in the road is “finely-tuned” for a puddle.

"Wow, look at that! It’s the exact size and shape necessary to hold the puddle. Look at it! It’s just right. What are the chances?”

The mere fact that it exists indicates that the chances are 100%.

Photo 1 Sep 37 notes No, smiley lady, not by chance. There are scientific processes we have recently managed to simulate, but understood for many years.

No, smiley lady, not by chance. There are scientific processes we have recently managed to simulate, but understood for many years.

(Source: literaryramblings.com)

Photo 27 Aug 7 notes Religious fundamentalism’s relationship with science seems to be
50% “Science is rubbish and can’t be trusted to come to any sensible conclusions”
50% “Science has recently confirmed that Old Testament writers were accurate in their assessment of how the universe works.”
You will notice that these two views are mutually exclusive.

Religious fundamentalism’s relationship with science seems to be

  • 50% “Science is rubbish and can’t be trusted to come to any sensible conclusions”
  • 50% “Science has recently confirmed that Old Testament writers were accurate in their assessment of how the universe works.”

You will notice that these two views are mutually exclusive.

Photo 19 Aug 1,758 notes The Old Testament god thinks that abortions are OK sometimes.
Are conservative Christians trying to be more moral than their own god?

The Old Testament god thinks that abortions are OK sometimes.

Are conservative Christians trying to be more moral than their own god?

Photo 14 Aug 6 notes If you’re going to keep re-defining “god” to mean something that is more and more vague (and hence less provable) with each iteration, that’s fine, but don’t mistake that for transcendence or immanence. It’s just a desperate attempt to keep one step ahead of the science.
Or as those of us living in the real world call it, “reality”.

If you’re going to keep re-defining “god” to mean something that is more and more vague (and hence less provable) with each iteration, that’s fine, but don’t mistake that for transcendence or immanence. It’s just a desperate attempt to keep one step ahead of the science.

Or as those of us living in the real world call it, “reality”.

Photo 13 Aug 27 notes A common criticism of atheism is that religious people don’t want it forced down their throats. Christians are very concerned about their laryngeal integrity.
They might not realise that when atheists (or others) are finally allowed to implement equality laws, it won’t affect the Christians at all. They should feel free to conduct whatever gibberish they like as long as they leave me out of it.

A common criticism of atheism is that religious people don’t want it forced down their throats. Christians are very concerned about their laryngeal integrity.

They might not realise that when atheists (or others) are finally allowed to implement equality laws, it won’t affect the Christians at all. They should feel free to conduct whatever gibberish they like as long as they leave me out of it.

Photo 9 Aug 3 notes You’d think Christians would be especially mindful of the problems associated with the death penalty.

You’d think Christians would be especially mindful of the problems associated with the death penalty.

Photo 5 Aug 5 notes Religious people tend to be interested only in educational systems that include provisions to inculcate children with their delusions.
Atheists don’t have that problem.

Religious people tend to be interested only in educational systems that include provisions to inculcate children with their delusions.

Atheists don’t have that problem.


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