ashleelisbeth

public administration grad student. southern/floridian. i like animals, cuddles, books, baked goods, Mew and lots of other stuff.

#atheism

friendlyatheist:

theatlantic:

A Map of Muslim Protests Around the World

The uproar over a 14-minute anti-Islam YouTube video has sparked furious protests from Somalia to Egypt to Sudan to Tunisia to Libya to Bangladesh to Indonesia to Pakistan. With new reports of protests surfacing every minute, we’ve compiled the latest reported incidents into this interactive Google Map.

[Images: Reuters/Google Maps]

All those millions of Islamic “misunderstanders”. Anyone who points this out must be a Islamophobe i guess…
-FA

These are the times where I feel really bad for non-crazy, moderate Muslims. My ex-coworker didn’t even where a headscarf and she still didn’t tell me her religious affiliation until she knew me pretty well. I feel like this is why. She doesn’t want to be lumped into a group with violent and murderous assholes.

friendlyatheist:

theatlantic:

A Map of Muslim Protests Around the World

The uproar over a 14-minute anti-Islam YouTube video has sparked furious protests from Somalia to Egypt to Sudan to Tunisia to Libya to Bangladesh to Indonesia to Pakistan. With new reports of protests surfacing every minute, we’ve compiled the latest reported incidents into this interactive Google Map.

[Images: Reuters/Google Maps]

All those millions of Islamic “misunderstanders”. Anyone who points this out must be a Islamophobe i guess…

-FA

These are the times where I feel really bad for non-crazy, moderate Muslims. My ex-coworker didn’t even where a headscarf and she still didn’t tell me her religious affiliation until she knew me pretty well. I feel like this is why. She doesn’t want to be lumped into a group with violent and murderous assholes.

“The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand. And the fight we are in here, make no mistake about it, is a fight of individualism versus collectivism.”

– Rep. Paul Ryan • Speaking to The Atlas Society back in 2005 about Ayn Rand, the late novelist and philosopher. It’s important to remember that promoting Rand’s Objectivist philosophy is the primary mission of The Atlas Society, and politicians are occasionally known to tell a crowd what they want to hear. In Ryan’s case, though, his fondness for at least some of Rand’s views (she was an adamant atheist, as well as agressively and unapologetically pro-choice) is no secret — back in 2003 he told Reason magaine that he tried to get his staffers to read her work, and handed out copies of her laissez-faire free-market novel Atlas Shrugged as Christmas presents. In recent years, though, perhaps sensing the reputational trouble her views posed for him when taken in total, he’s qualified himself, distancing from her stridently anti-faith stance. Whatever you may think of her philosophical outlook, politically speaking, her views are intensely heterogeneous. In a political reality driven by polarization and fealty to party platform, that’s a quite dangerous thing. source (viafollow)

friendlyatheist:

Thomas Jefferson and his Bible. The one with no miracles or superstitious nonsense. The one he did by cutting out all the myth and superstition. Founding Father for the win.

-FA

PD:
Smithsonian is awesome. Love it. 

nonplussedbyreligion:

David Hayward aka the naked pastor,  made this for friendlyatheist.com, but it is the story of my life with the Bible.  The only difference is that I went through the cycle 2 times.  It’s unfortunate that so many never get past the second panel.  For years I just acknowledged the parts that worked for me, because the rest was too awful to consider.  Then out of frustration I tossed it, I mean I literally threw my Bible in the garbage one Sunday after church!  Now I can read it for what it is, a work of fiction that I no longer turn to for comfort and direction. ~ Kim

nonplussedbyreligion:

David Hayward aka the naked pastor,  made this for friendlyatheist.com, but it is the story of my life with the Bible.  The only difference is that I went through the cycle 2 times.  It’s unfortunate that so many never get past the second panel.  For years I just acknowledged the parts that worked for me, because the rest was too awful to consider.  Then out of frustration I tossed it, I mean I literally threw my Bible in the garbage one Sunday after church!  Now I can read it for what it is, a work of fiction that I no longer turn to for comfort and direction. ~ Kim

nonplussedbyreligion:

Unfortunately there are those who don’t believe women have the right to have an abortion.  There are also those who believe that homosexuals are bound for an afterlife of misery and suffering.  But what of their time on earth?  Why must so many fight to make the one life they will ever have, one of shame, secrecy, judgment, exclusion, and a fight to love the person of their choosing?  Not all theists are homphobes, but the loudest homophobes are all theists.  Yes I said all and you know how I feel about generalizations.  Every vocal and public organization fighting to prohibit equality that I’ve researched, has a religious base. 

nonplussedbyreligion:

Unfortunately there are those who don’t believe women have the right to have an abortion.  There are also those who believe that homosexuals are bound for an afterlife of misery and suffering.  But what of their time on earth?  Why must so many fight to make the one life they will ever have, one of shame, secrecy, judgment, exclusion, and a fight to love the person of their choosing?  Not all theists are homphobes, but the loudest homophobes are all theists.  Yes I said all and you know how I feel about generalizations.  Every vocal and public organization fighting to prohibit equality that I’ve researched, has a religious base. 

nonplussedbyreligion:

This video is 12 minutes of pure misogyny and ignorance.  It’s not satire.  He actually believes this load of bullshit.  Women are ruining the country and we should have never been allowed to vote.  It’s not easy to listen to without being moved to rage.  I know that he’s the exception, however he is a pastor, who leads a congregation, and runs a group for men that includes young men who are listening to him spew his hatred.  I’d not heard of him before, but he’s now been added to my radar.   

The American Jesus, where I found this video, had this to say:

Mark Driscoll has made his views on women in authority pretty clear.

But this guy makes Driscoll look like a feminist in comparison.

So who is this guy?

His name is Jesse Lee Peterson and according to this site he is the founder of a group called Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny.

Catchy name.

In an interesting side note, Fox News talking head Sean Hannity apparently sits on the advisory board of that organization.

Hannity actually does sit on the advisory board of this sexist group as he clearly owns to when Jesse Lee Peterson appeared on Fox New.  Kristen Powers from Fox actually confronts him on his video here.  He’s shamelessly apologetic for his misogynistic views.  This is America 2012 right?