Video recommendation: "Palestinians: What do you think of atheists?"

Video recommendation: "Palestinians: What do you think of atheists?"

For this brief article, I will just make a video recommendation and provide some commentarybasically just my thoughts after watching the video. The video in question is "Palestinians: What do you think of atheists?" Check it out below and read some of my thoughts.

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God gets the help he needs

God gets the help he needs

Atheists like myself so often like to criticize "God" and all of "God's" flaws. Meanwhile, theists follow God blindly. However, neither group (as if atheists are a group) seems to think that perhaps God needs professional help. This is what Zach's Mind and I discussed on Twitter: How do we make sure God gets the help he so sorely needs?

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The mental gymnastics of the Christian persecution complex

The mental gymnastics of the Christian persecution complex

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of America ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide; all states must uphold this decision. This was a major victory in the war against dogma, as I write about in my article "Love wins battle, war against dogma continues" (July 5, 2015). However, we all knew, I assume, that the battle was, indeed, far from over and that there still are right-wing theists who claim their religious freedom should allow them to oppress others. One such person is Kim Davis and another is an apologist I encountered.

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Signs of a right-winger

Signs of a right-winger

The hashtag #SignsYoureRightWing trended yesterday on Twitter, so as a quick and easy blog post, with lazyness factor one million, I thought I would just include my tweets, some of my favorite tweets, and perhaps some commentary regarding this hashtag. A preview: Conservatives are bigoted, ignorant hypocrites who drink the Kool-Aid and only care about that which affects themselves.

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The dehumanizing nature of holiness and purity

The dehumanizing nature of holiness and purity

Holiness and purity are arbitrary concepts, which were invented by humankind. There is nothing which actually is holy, or sacred, or pure. Rather, holiness and purity are two of the many falsehoods of religion meant to stop people from questioning. The dogmatic belief that holiness and purity exist and make something better, closer to God, than the unholy and impure is not part of some greater truth, but the indoctrination that allows religion to keep its thralls in check.

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Destructive dogma

Destructive dogma

Ray Comfort complained about what he perceives as immoral on Facebook. In a vein similar to Westboro Baptist Church's appreciation of dead soldiers, he claimed God is punishing us for what he arbitrarily sees as immoral, because of his faith. Denial of facts, blaming victims of "God's wrath" rather than God himself, and thus supporting the tyranny of God (even though it does not really exist, since God does not exist) are three major problems with conservative theism.

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