Something has to give.
Do you mean to say that it’s decaying simply because it’s becoming more accepting of those that aren’t traditional?
Well, for starters, political correctness,…
I love that the post is its own punchline. Holy shit.
It really creeps me out that I have not read a single recap of “The Crash” that has called what the prostitute did to an underage Dick Whitman “rape”. One article called it a “sexual awakening”! Wtf?!
Delusions of Gender
That book is most excellent.
Oh my god this dude is such a fucking tool. Lol, telling me that I don’t know what I’m talking about. Okay, white cis*man who thinks sexism and racism ended in the 50s and that equality has been achieved. Run along and go be mediocre somewhere else.
Ooh, watch out, this guy apparently has a GIRLFRIEND! That totally negates facts about misogyny.
This is what Tumblr’s New Atheists look like when you say good things about Catholics who are good people and mention that it’s kind of a big deal that the new pope was born in Latin America, independent from whatever his beliefs may be.
Look at ‘em.
okay lol look i normally agree with you and i’m not a ~new atheist~ whatever that is supposed to be
but no, no one is obliged to be happy about this guy, he’s a dick, he’s awful is every sense of the word, the deflating xenophobic biases represented by him coming to power are significant in the same vein as the combat ban being lifted - they would be good things if the former didn’t inevitably lead to homophobia and misogyny and if that latter wasn’t pro-war and deploying racism and imperialism. no one obliged to remember the good catholics of the world when this religious community is responsible for so much hatred and violence either, good catholics can instead work on actually attacking the prejudice in their culture
it is impossible to separate this guy from his beliefs, i seriously doubt latina women and gsm ppl are thrilled about him either
and it’s impossible (and unnecessary) for any of us to separate this guy from his strong, pervasive bigotry
I didn’t say you had to be happy about the guy as an individual. New Atheists are the mini Sam Harrises who run around saying they don’t have to tolerate anyone’s religion, even if someone practicing their religion has no effect on anyone else whatsoever, simply because they find religion stupid or nonsensical. Militant atheism is just as bad as any other harmful extremist religion.
Also, I think you can acknowledge that there are good religious people in the world who use their beliefs to do some pretty amazing things. Many civil rights movements actually have very religious aspects to them or their base is supported by religious groups. Martin Luther King Jr. is a good recognizable example. You can’t just denounce an entire religion or an entire group of people as a whole because parts are harmful. Doing so would take away something fundamental to people’s lives and you’d be removing a base of support for revolutionary movements and social justice work.
I was almost sort of maybe thinking you had a point until the “militant atheists are just as bad as religious extremists” part.
Should Interracial Marriage Be Legal? Poll results from likely Republican voters in Alabama & Mississippi
Remember when these polls came out shortly before the election and almost no one cared aside from those of us who are mixed and come from blended families? There will always be some people whose racism is so pronounced that they’re willing to openly admit to being against things like interracial marriage but these are pretty significant numbers. Roughly a quarter of heavily Republican states openly admit to thinking interracial marriage should be illegal. That’s a problem.
My dad is one of these people. And, like most racists, he doesn’t think he’s racist. Like most racists, he claims to know black people who agree with him, and thinks this confirms his position further.