Category: secular humanist

The bible is full of stories like Jack and the…

The bible is full of stories like Jack and the Beanstalk…The religious claim that reading these types of stories make them more moral…but the history of religious behavior disproves this propaganda…

Religious literalists go to crazy lengths, trying to defy all reason and scientific understanding, and pretend that the stories are actual events that really happened…

Religious fantasists are addicted to childish wishful thinking…and don’t want anyone to burst their fantasy bubble…(similar to whether the fantasy is Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, Wishing on a Star, Positive Thinking (not to be confused with Positive Psychology https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/positive-thinking/ and https://www.lifehack.org/602099/time-to-stop-those-positive-mantras-studies-show-they-only-make-you-more-negative))

Religious fundamentalists use the stories as a smoke-screen…to force their control on society at large…

Religious leaders use the stories to fleece their members…which ill-gotten gains they use for self-aggrandizement…

Dishonest, manipulative, greedy, morally defic…

Dishonest, manipulative, greedy, morally deficient, self-aggrandizing people…are pulling the strings of religion…

They cynically manipulate people more honest, compassionate, generous, moral,
self-effacing

than themselves…whose only flaws are that they are naive, gullible, have a propensity for wishful thinking, struggle with independent thinking…and lack disciplined
rational

thinking skills…

Watch…(not even the)
Top 10 Most Shocking Religious Scandals…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZGtr8EN2dE

And…
(not even the) Top 10 Infamous Religious Controversies…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkoQkGWh8oI

How religion turned American politics against …

How religion turned American politics against science…:

“In the last 30 years religion has radicalized American politics and
seriously harmed the perception of science, says journalist and author
Kurt Andersen. This can be directly tied to the rise of the Christian
Right in the 20th century. To see this, you only have to look at the
response to the same question posed to Republican presidential
candidates over three election cycles, from 2008 to 2016: “Do you
believe in Darwinian biological evolution?”

In 2008, the majority
answered yes. In 2012, there were notably less. In 2016? There was only
one of 17 candidates who said he did—Jeb Bush, and even he began to
backpedal as he answered.

“I don’t believe all those people believed
what they said,” says Andersen, “I don’t think all of them disbelieve in
evolution, just some of them—but they were all obliged to say ‘yes’ to
falsehood and magical thinking of this religious kind, and that’s where
it becomes problematic.”

From climate change to Creationism and outright
conspiracy theories, Andersen points to how the Republican party has
come to increasingly incorporate fantasy and wishful untruths into its
approach to social, economic, and foreign policy—and it’s turning
America into an anti-science spectacle.”

Kurt Andersen is the author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire.

http://bigthink.com/videos/kurt-andersen-how-religion-turned-american-politics-against-science

Religious pseudo-science…and real, veri…

Religious pseudo-science…and real, verifiable science…are as different…as night and day…!

There is an image…of Southern Baptist men……

There is an image…of Southern Baptist men…denying access to a Southern Baptist pastor…because of her female skin…:

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In many aspects…the religious are, once again, dragging the chain…in moral social development…

“The Tennessee Baptist Convention

(TBC) Registration Secretary…speaks with Ellen Di
Giosia (right), pastor of First Baptist Church Jefferson City, and
church members…Messengers to the annual meeting later upheld a decision
by the Committee on Credentials to not seat messengers from FBC. (Photo
by Lonnie Wilkey/B&R)

The Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC) exercised this religious
“right”
last fall…when they refused to seat messengers from Jefferson
City’s First Baptist Church—a church with a 140-year relationship with
the TBC—because they hired a woman pastor…”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionnow/2018/06/could-this-woman-bring-down-the-southern-baptist-convention/

One possible solution…
“a Lutheran congregation in New Jersey recently marked a milestone in the
life of its pastor with a renaming ceremony. On Sunday, parishioners
watched their transgender pastor take on his new chosen name ― Peter…” 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/transgender-pastor-peter-beeson_us_5a833097e4b02b66c5129ebf

Ireland to vote on removing blasphemy as an of…

Ireland to vote on removing blasphemy as an offense…:

Wow!  It’s like watching a caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly…! Ireland is shaking off years of religious oppression and bigotry…with a vengeance…

I wonder what sparked this revulsion of religious immorality, hypocrisy and societal subjugation*…?…

“Government ministers see last month’s abortion referendum
as a milestone on a path to change for a country that was one of
Europe’s most socially conservative a few decades ago, and are keen to
push forward with other constitutional reforms.

After the blasphemy referendum, a vote on a controversial reference in the constitution to a “woman’s life within the home” is likely…”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/12/ireland-blasphemy-referendum

* “Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse…religious congregations who managed
institutions where abuse of children occurred over a long period were
failing to pay adequate amounts to survivors and investigation costs…
This is compared to €1.5 billion having been spent by Government so far
on all elements of residential abuse – including an inquiry, a
survivor redress scheme and related survivor supports…Investigations at the beginning of the 2000s into historical child abuse
by religious organizations revealed large-scale, horrific abuse which
occurred in institutions, the vast number of which were run by the
Catholic Church…”

 

http://www.thejournal.ie/religious-abuse-compensation-3278789-Mar2017/

Believers act as if they think they have outs…

Believers act as if they think they have outsmarted their own god…with just lip-service…!

The problem with religion…is that the people with no evidence…in support of the most ridiculous ideas…are the most certain of them…and think they are better people…because they claim to support religious instructions…but don’t necessarily follow them all…which they don’t feel bad about…because they think they will receive forgiveness…from the one who told them to do what they don’t bother to do…(thinking they are OK because they sing songs…and listen to stories…and go to church…and give a little money to their religious group…”for god”)…!

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I will  spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing’ (prosperity gospel…!)  But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked…(stupid…!)” bible god to believers!…Rev 3:15-17

Register to vote…then vote…!

Register to vote…then vote…!:

Refer to http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/electronic-or-online-voter-registration.aspx

State attorney general to release 884-page rep…

State attorney general to release 884-page report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by the church:

Systemic abuse always involves many people, who were profiting from the culture…so did nothing to rock the boat…

“Rozzi, who was 13 at the time, had just been raped by his priest…
Rozzi did not, in the end, take his secret to his grave, and nor did hundreds of other victims…
Rozzi…is now a state legislator and has been a staunch advocate for the rights of sexual abuse survivors…

Rozzi said he expected that the report would also disclose new details
of efforts by elected officials and community leaders to try to block
legislation that would support abuse victims…

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/11/pennsylvania-catholic-church-abuse-allegations-report

Religious belief does just not add up…!…

Religious belief does just not add up…!

Fiction+wishful thinking+hypocrisy+fleecing+fundamentally held primitive bigotries ÷ conflicting sectarian beliefs ≠ peaceful coexistence…!