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lesbianese:

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.

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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).

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hatefulatheist:


Personally I can’t understand how a woman with any level of self respect could willingly submit to the major religions.


Don’t usually reblog stuff, but SO much wrong with this. Self respecting women can believe in religion. I don’t agree with their views on religion, and I do think most organized religions are by and large misogynistic too - but that doesn’t mean self respecting women CAN’T believe in religion. Big difference.
Helen Keller, Susan B Anthony et al. weren’t even atheists - they were Christians. If someones interested in knowing about atheist women we have many of them badass atheist women  who speak/spoke up against religious dogma in our collections.

hatefulatheist:

Personally I can’t understand how a woman with any level of self respect could willingly submit to the major religions.

Don’t usually reblog stuff, but SO much wrong with this. Self respecting women can believe in religion. I don’t agree with their views on religion, and I do think most organized religions are by and large misogynistic too - but that doesn’t mean self respecting women CAN’T believe in religion. Big difference.

Helen Keller, Susan B Anthony et al. weren’t even atheists - they were Christians. If someones interested in knowing about atheist women we have many of them badass atheist women  who speak/spoke up against religious dogma in our collections.

empathnegative:

rationalhub:

This, this, this.

If you’re genuinely, truly interested in reducing rape… why aren’t you working to prevent mothers from abusing their sons? Why all this talk of things that don’t really matter? I mean we get it… women with their boobs flopping about don’t deserve to be raped, nobody does..

But all this talk and *none* of it is actually about solutions to  reduce rape. One of the WILDLY best solutions is to not teach children that it’s okay to dehumanize someone because of your emotions… which is something that many abusive mothers do. And I’m pointing out mothers here because women are overwhelmingly more likely to be the abusers in a household when it comes to children.

Yet I never see anything saying “Mothers, stop beating the shit out of your little boys”.

Wow, I thought of ignoring this, but what the heck?!

a. No, you DON’T. Victim blaming is still prevalent and your asinine condescending and insensitive ’ "I mean we get it…women with their boobs flopping about don’t deserve to be raped" remark in itself shows why the post is absolutely necessary.

b. This post has nothing to do with child abuse - we have posted against child abuse (here, for instance).

c. I’m not sure what the heck victim blaming and rape culture has got to do with child abuse (as in directly). Or let me take a wild guess - you’re just one of those doodz who felt the need to post a totally random asinine response to a post that you found in ‘feminism’ tag. And judging from rest of your posts, you don’t give a rats arse about child abuse - you just wanted to take a cheap shot against women/feminists. So yeah you keep doing that. I won’t further dignify this sort of bullshit with a response.

captainpyjamas:

rationalhub:

captainpyjamas:

rationalhub:

Reasons to love Stephen fry #2328382…

That makes me uncomfortable. My depression and anxiety are “something extra” the way a tumour is. If I cut them out of me, believe me I would. No, we shouldn’t be ashamed, and no, people shouldn’t treat us differently, but we don’t have some sort of bonus yay fun crazy. 

To be fair, I don’t think he’s referring to mental illness as something extra in the sense it’s all bonus and fun (and he himself being mentally ill knows how much it sucks, and has explained several times). The point he makes is IMO mentally ill people aren’t to be alienated or shunned because they suffer from mental illness. At least that’s the impression I got, never sounded as if he’s saying it’s ‘yay fun crazy’ tbh.

My 2c, obviously.

I do agree with you, but the impression he’s giving to people who don’t have mental illness, and to a lot of people who, as HeavymetalHarlot said, see mental illness as a diversity issue rather than illness, is that it’s that… well, when was the last time you saw the phrase “with something extra” as a negative thing? He might not think it but people reading it might well do.

Fair enough. Although again, I’ve had people tell me how they are scared of ‘schizos’ - as if people with schizophrenia are some alien ‘monsters’ (thanks to rampant ignorance about mental illnesses among public).

Well as you’d implied earlier, we can’t just ‘cut it out’ like a tumor, that’s a part of who we are.

Matter of perspective I guess. Just adding as for why I found the quote relevant, and still do - that’s all.

captainpyjamas:

rationalhub:

Reasons to love Stephen fry #2328382…

That makes me uncomfortable. My depression and anxiety are “something extra” the way a tumour is. If I cut them out of me, believe me I would. No, we shouldn’t be ashamed, and no, people shouldn’t treat us differently, but we don’t have some sort of bonus yay fun crazy. 

To be fair, I don’t think he’s referring to mental illness as something extra in the sense it’s all bonus and fun (and he himself being mentally ill knows how much it sucks, and has explained several times). The point he makes is IMO mentally ill people aren’t to be alienated or shunned because they suffer from mental illness. At least that’s the impression I got, never sounded as if he’s saying it’s ‘yay fun crazy’ tbh.

My 2c, obviously.

wewanttobe:

Also… just one person?  You can’t even count all the Prophets of God throughout the ages on one hand.  God has never communicated with a ‘single person’ down the line.

'Every time god has revealed to prophets' - i.e. they are still single people, which is what she is referring to. She doesn’t claim that god merely revealed himself to one person in the entire history (based on the scripture i.e.)  I’m not sure if there are any exceptions when it comes to Christianity, but in Islam - I’m pretty sure that Allah revealed messages only to Muhammad and not anyone else.
By the way, re: the polytheistic religions and the others, she is obviously referring to Abrahamic faith alone for the record, it’s implausible to quote an entire body of text to give context each time.
Anyways, just clearing things up, that’s all.

wewanttobe:

Also… just one person?  You can’t even count all the Prophets of God throughout the ages on one hand.  God has never communicated with a ‘single person’ down the line.

'Every time god has revealed to prophets' - i.e. they are still single people, which is what she is referring to. She doesn’t claim that god merely revealed himself to one person in the entire history (based on the scripture i.e.)  I’m not sure if there are any exceptions when it comes to Christianity, but in Islam - I’m pretty sure that Allah revealed messages only to Muhammad and not anyone else.

By the way, re: the polytheistic religions and the others, she is obviously referring to Abrahamic faith alone for the record, it’s implausible to quote an entire body of text to give context each time.

Anyways, just clearing things up, that’s all.

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lasttheorem:

rationalhub:

Great quote by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who won Nobel prize for discovery of the first radio pulsars. I feel she doesn’t get the attention she deserves.

Unfortunately I don’t think she did win it. She discovered the pulsars first, but Hewish got the award or the ‘No-Bell’ prize. Just another example of the belittlement or denial of the achievements of female scientists throughout history.

You’re right, and thanks for pointing out.

lasttheorem:

rationalhub:

Great quote by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who won Nobel prize for discovery of the first radio pulsars. I feel she doesn’t get the attention she deserves.

Unfortunately I don’t think she did win it. She discovered the pulsars first, but Hewish got the award or the ‘No-Bell’ prize. Just another example of the belittlement or denial of the achievements of female scientists throughout history.

You’re right, and thanks for pointing out.

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religiousragings:

rationalhub:

Yep, that’s nearly accurate definition of “Christian love”.

Self-discipline = love?  I’m not sure that this is the first definition of love that I would go with.  O.o

I guess it’s referring to morality which is based on obedience and fear based self-discipline rather than passion or affection.

PS: Some context


Leaving aside the question whether there be such a thing as Holy Spirit intervention or not, or whether the subjective experiences attributed to that intervention are an illusion for which we can fully account or not, Christian love is biblically defined as Holy Spirit-aided self-discipline in internalizing Christian doctrine and performing the devotional program. As manifested in and by the believer, Christian love has hardly anything to do with passion or affection.

Notice how the the poetry of Paul’s rhapsodic description of Christian love’ collapses, even while the meaning of the words becomes clearer, if we substitute descriptive, neutral words for the toned code words: [Spirit-aided self-discipline] does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; ; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
[…]
We begin to suspect that this new kind of love, this exalted mystery, touted to be so much superior to our own decisions and tastes as to what we are to want or to care for, is nothing but a very strict and obsessive species of self-discipline.

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stickygay:

rationalhub:

stickygay:

rationalhub:

Seriously, what the fuck is this trans-ethnic crap? Do they seriously think that if they pretend to be oppressed, their privileges will go away? It’s just pure bullshit and blatant racism, end of.
Same with transabled/transfat etc.

I just want to mention that people should be careful with this transfat thing and don’t be quick to label because it could very easily be an eating disorder which is a genuine problem. 

I don’t think ‘transfat’ has anything to do with an eating disorder - they’re the bunch who are of average/slim build and still identifies as a fat person.

*nods* No I understand and I wasn’t really contradicting what you said, but just my 2 cents on how some people might be quick to jump the gun and comment something potentially harmful to someone like “OH GOD YOU’RE JUST ANOTHER PRIVILEGED IDIOT TRYING TO BE COOL AND “TRANS-FAT”” which could be harmful. *shrug*

Ah fair enough - although I don’t see how someone could even be wrongly identified in this case, I agree with your sentiments there.

stickygay:

rationalhub:

stickygay:

rationalhub:

Seriously, what the fuck is this trans-ethnic crap? Do they seriously think that if they pretend to be oppressed, their privileges will go away? It’s just pure bullshit and blatant racism, end of.

Same with transabled/transfat etc.

I just want to mention that people should be careful with this transfat thing and don’t be quick to label because it could very easily be an eating disorder which is a genuine problem. 

I don’t think ‘transfat’ has anything to do with an eating disorder - they’re the bunch who are of average/slim build and still identifies as a fat person.

*nods* No I understand and I wasn’t really contradicting what you said, but just my 2 cents on how some people might be quick to jump the gun and comment something potentially harmful to someone like “OH GOD YOU’RE JUST ANOTHER PRIVILEGED IDIOT TRYING TO BE COOL AND “TRANS-FAT”” which could be harmful. *shrug*

Ah fair enough - although I don’t see how someone could even be wrongly identified in this case, I agree with your sentiments there.