I face two questions: firstly, is religion true? Second, is it necessary for...– Richard Dawkins, The Intelligence Squared Debate: Would We be Better off Without Religion? (via cocknbull)
A New Argument for God?
doubtingmarcus: I would like to hear a new argument for god from a theist. I shamelessly stole this idea/challenge from Martin Wagner of The Atheist Experience because I so wholeheartedly agree who said: What I would like to hear, it doesn’t even have to be today but at some future show, an argument that doesn’t fall under the category P.R.A.T.T. …P.R.A.T.T. is an acronym that means...
kurremkarmerruk asked: I remember this exchange between Frodo and Sam so vividly. From the extended edition. Devastating. It is pain. Possibly as formative as the shot in ET of ET in the river when he's all white and dying. The moment endures. It is the exact coordinates of my agony and nausea. I think it's because by that point in the story I wasn't prepared for that kind of sensitivity in Sam,...
It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in...– Carl Sagan (via scarytaleprincess)
The Passing of the Elves - The Lord of the Rings:...
I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of...– Newt Gingrich Ummm…
Wikipedia's List of Common Misconceptions →
This will probably always be my favorite wikipedia article.
The queer spectrum is so beautiful.
That thing where the words of the original poster...
As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism...– bell hooks (via feminismmm)
In my heart, I think a woman has two choices: either she’s a feminist or a...– Gloria Steinem (via feminismmm)
The Telegraph: Is stoning ever justified?
Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari, Leader of the Muslim Council of Britain: It depends what sort of stoning and what circumstances.
I come from an aspect of Muslim culture in which every single woman in my family...– Salman Rushdie (via cocknbull)
Simon Amstell: So, Stephen, is there a God?
Stephen Fry: No, darling, don't be so ridiculous!
You have no right in this society not to be offended. You have no right to say...– Douglas Murray, Intelligence Squared Debate: Is Europe Failing its Muslims? (via cocknbull)
tUnE-yArDs - Bizness
For if he is not competent to stop an earthquake or save its victims, he is...– A. C. Grayling, God and Disaster (click to read the entire article)
The Cult of Masculinity.
homotronic: At its inception, the bear community was formed around a simple ideal: to be a community for men who didn’t fit in with the rest of ‘mainstream queerdom’. As our society has moved into an age of further acceptance for queer folks, it’s served an important role in giving men who have no connection to the “mainstream queer community” and still don’t fit in to the skinny-pretty-twink...
Isobel Coleman: I don't know where in the Qu'ran it says that women have to cover their face. It doesn't!
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Chapter 24, verse 34.
Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to...– Robert Green Ingersoll (via afineparody)
"I'm gonna tell EVERYONE that I'm GODFREE because...
cocknbull: bryansworld: …the inner thoughts of all these Tumblr-Famous faggots that think being an ATHEIST makes them better. I DO NOT PRACTICE ORGANIZED RELIGION. I AM COMPLETELY OPPOSED TO IT. BUT I DO NOT GO AROUND DENOUNCING PEOPLE’S BELIEFS FOR THE FUN OF IT. I AM NOT BETTER THAN ANYONE SIMPLY BECAUSE I DO NOT PRACTICE A RELIGION. SO SAYING “GOD FREE” OR “ATHEIST” ON YOUR PROFILE DOES...
The sound of a cough drop clicking against your...
People blame me for not drawing a distinction between religion and culture....– Ayaan Hirsi Ali, succinctly presenting how religion and culture are not mutually exclusive. (via brad-t)
People accuse me of having interiorized a feeling of racial inferiority, so that...– Ayaan Hirsi Ali, upperclasshole (via cocknbull)(via divineirony)
Genital mutilation of girls is sometimes referred to as “circumcision.”...– Ayaan Hirsi Ali, The Caged Virgin, Chapter 12, first paragraph. (via islamicfeminist)
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I want to record a drunk video and post it on...