Oct. 21st, 2009

joreth: (Dobert Demons of Stupidity)
Today's Atheist Meme of the Day:

"People find religion comforting" is not a good argument for why religion is true. Wanting something to be so doesn't make it so. Plus, many believers don't find religion comforting -- they find it upsetting, confusing, guilt-tripping, and demoralizing. Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it may get across
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I really, really, REALLY want for stupidity like this to be fatal.  Clearly, wanting something to be true doesn't make it so.

"A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it.  The truth is the truth even if no one believes it."
joreth: (Dobert Demons of Stupidity)
Today's Atheist Meme of the Day:

There is real discrimination against atheists, in the U.S. and around the world. Atheists have been fired, denied custody of their kids, threatened and denied promotion in the military, vandalized by neighbors, expelled from school, and more... because of their atheism. And in some countries, atheism is against the law, punishable by death. Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it may get across.

I find it ironic (and infuriating) that American Christians are all up in arms over "The War On Christmas" and shout from the pulpits that they are being "discriminated against" when rationalists insist on the separation of church and state as our country's founders intended.  When they start having their children taken from them just for believing in god (and not for actually harming their children because their god said to), then I'll give weight to their complaints.

Until then, I cry "hypocrite".
joreth: (Default)
I've never felt more proud for our nation's servicemen as I did watching this single soldier fighting for the freedom of his fellow citizens:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrEbJBFWIPk&feature=player_embedded




"The woman at my polling place asked me do I believe in equality for gay and lesbian people. I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her: what do you think I fought for in Omaha Beach?  

I have seen so much blood and guts, so much suffering, so much sacrifice, for what?  For freedom and equality.  These are the values that make America a great nation, one worth dying for.

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I have seen with my own eyes the consequences of caste systems and it makes some people less than others or second class.  

Never again.  

We must have equal rights for everyone.  It's what this country was started for.  It takes all kinds of people to make a world war.  It doesn't make sense that some people who love each other can marry and others can't just because of who they are.  This is what we fought for in World War II, that idea that we can be different and still be equal."


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