Atheist Day goes to show our fellow heathens that they are not alone — if this initiative or this post helps even just one atheist anywhere in the world to feel more at ease or that not all is lost, that makes it worthwhile enough for me
I fail to see why people with religious deeply held beliefs would get a pass on behaviors that are definitely not allowed for people with non-religious deeply held beliefs.
If you no longer believe in imaginary friends, heavens dictators and the absurd fables created to milk the fear of death, this is as a perfectly good date to come out.
The lack of bio-diversity in skeptics’ conventions can be explained by the simple math of demographics; not a deliberate bias or prejudice — now, put down your pitchforks and torches.
Treating Islam as a race, instead of as a religion, hinders the efforts to treat all citizens equally under the law, by way of giving Islam a special treatment, that is religious privilege.
The ‘Science’ March is helping disguise as science the many very popular anti-scientific hypotheses that have hijacked the struggle for equality.
The “trapped in the wrong body” idea assumes that consciousness is an ethereal entity which can be scalded from the body without altering its essence.
I don’t think there’s anything remotely positive or ‘affirmative’ about racism, sexism or any other kind of discrimination, whether it is regular discrimination or ‘reverse’ discrimination.
Porn users have just been vindicated. We already knew the porn-sexist trope to be BS, but it’s always nice to have it backed up with peer reviewed evidence.
All marriages should be contracts between two or more consenting adults of any combination of sexes — now, *that* is equality!
There is still much room for improvement because this is still rather discriminatory: it *discriminates against non-Rastafarian consumers (religious privilege)*, it discriminates against those who consume more than the minimum dose and it discriminates against consumers of drugs other than marijuana.
I’m happy about Malala Yousafzai getting the Nobel Peace Prize because hers is a political agenda that might actually help improve the lives of everyone in Pakistan. Getting women to study is giving them the tools to free themselves from superstition, giving them opportunities to question the status quo and letting them think for themselves.