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“They should be good servants and intelligent, for I observed that they quickly took in what was said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, as it appeared to me that they had no religion. I, our Lord being pleased, will take hence, at the time of my departure, six natives for your Highnesses, that they may learn to speak.” - Christopher Columbus, “Journal of the First Voyage of Columbus,” October 12, 1492.

Happy Columbus Day, everyone.

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rationalhub:

And I know it’s kinda late, but she turned 50 on 25th August. So happy 50th birthday, Taslima!

Shit like this makes me feel so grody, because yes, objectively her statement makes sense and is right, but this is linked to the “rational hub” and is tagged atheism, and I would be surprised if it WASNT used to denounce Islam and call it an oppressive misogynist religion because Western atheists love to hate on islam without being equally critical of any other religion. It’s not the religions themselves—it’s the society of people that created them—that are oppressive and sexist.

Okay I’ve been busy for a while, but thought I had to clear a few things up here.

Out of interest, have you even checked our other posts at all before bothering to post this? Because most of it is about religion in general or Christianity. If anything we get a lot of questions as for why we don’t post many quotes re:Islam. And heck, this quote is not even about Islam in specific, so not sure what the point of your rant is. And we condemn racism against Muslims, but criticism of Islam isn’t racism. Hatemongering/bigotry against Muslims is, criticism of Islam as a religion, just like any other, isn’t.

We’ve done posts by various atheists, atheist women etc. And ex Muslims too. Don’t see what’s your beef with that.

I see you mean well and all that, but seriously though.

(via popularslutclub)

"I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path.

I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. My lifetime’s memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.” - Roger Ebert
 
Miss you lots Roger <3 :(
Too good.

Too good.

politicsofmylund:

WHO THE FUCK TAUGHT EUROPEANS HOW TO DO MATH AND ASTRONOMY AND TAUGHT THEM TO FUCKING BATHE CAUSE EUROPEANS STILL DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO WIPE POOP FROM THEIR ASSES WITHOUT CATCHING THE BLACK PLAGUE

WHAT IS THE GOLDEN AGE

MUSLIMS THEORIZED THAT SCIENCE AND MATH YOU CHERISH OH SO MUCH YOU MOTHERFUCKING TWIT

Dunno what RD said, and neither do I care much about him saying anything re: Islamic history, but:

Odd that no one shows any outrage about any such religious propaganda.

PS: If anyone’s interested in good constructive, and often informed and rational criticism of Islam - check out CEMB forums.

PPS: Klingschor/stopspamming1 makes some quality videos too. Also the CEMB youtube channel (I love videos by Hassan, he isn’t active anymore though).

(via autoproblematic-deactivated2013)

"I don’t believe in a moral command economy where you are told everything to do and everything is centred around the Church.

It’s not healthy for ju-ju men to hop around the altar and tell you what’s bad or good.” - Dermot Morgan

"It’s frightening that skepticism has to be a movement, because you’re just arguing that reality is reality. What a waste of energy, in a way." - Graham Linehan

"The atheist is free to concentrate on the fate of this world — whether that means visiting a friend in a hospital or advocating for tougher gun control laws — without trying to square things with an unseen overlord in the next.

Atheists do not want to deny religious believers the comfort of their faith. We do want our fellow citizens to respect our deeply held conviction that the absence of an afterlife lends a greater, not a lesser, moral importance to our actions on earth.” - Susan Jacoby

"The greatest gift revelatory religions have to offer is the promise of heaven. Were they to practice the brotherhood that they preach this would be offered to all, irrespective of belief. The fact that it isn’t underlines the essentially coercive nature of the appeal of religion: join our group or we deny you the possibility of eternal life!

The shame that this deal is offered to children too young to reason through its premises is another piece of evidence of the essential bad faith of the arguments for revelatory religion. ” - Lee Smolin