I run an atheist blog and my new co-RA for next year is someone who posts every status about how much she loves god and is a “prayer warrior”. I have no problem with other peoples faith, but I will if she tries to push it in my face or even talks about it at all. It shouldn’t be appropriate to talk about how much you love god out loud if i can’t talk about how much i hate god…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A couple serving probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor could face new charges now that another son has died.
WHEN WILL PEOPLE WAKE UP. These poor children. so fucking fucked up. I hate religion. Look, scientific proof that prayer does shit.
I read this on Facebook today:
“Westboro Baptist Church is to Christianity as Al Qaeda is to Islam”
I feel like this is so true. As much as I don’t like all religions I am really sick of America and it’s Islam-phobia and serious Muslim hating. I know a lot of Muslim people closely (my husband is Iranian) and they are amazingly kind people. And that’s just it. We are all PEOPLE. Just because there are some extremists, it shouldn’t ruin it for the rest of the group, but it does. We, as Americans, are more forgiving of Christian people who commit evil acts, but this country has a serious lack of understanding and an abundance of hate for Muslims.
Asked by Anonymous
I am going to disagree with you. Prayer is indeed very religious, and I do not think that Atheists pray. I think what you may be saying is something like sending out good vibes or in many yoga practices they will devote their session to a person/s and send out positive energy. This may be similar to prayer but the actual word/act “to pray” is Christian based, to god (went so far as looking it up too). So, if you are an “Atheist” praying then you would be “praying” to nobody, or you aren’t an atheist. Prayer is asking god with a capital G to help you out. Keeping victims in your thoughts is not praying, it’s keeping them in your thoughts.
In your reference to marriage, it’s not really a christian sacrament, in the way our ceremonies are set up here it is. But, the idea of marriage goes back before christianity. Think of the ancient Egyptians, those pharaohs had wives, Cleopatra for instance!
Lastly, I didn’t tell people who wanted to keep them in their thoughts to GTFO, I was telling all of those who thought that prayer, yes religious prayer, was the answer (if you read it correctly you may have seen that) to do so. And if you are so inclined to feel that my thinking is radical and immature…well that’s the great thing about internet. I can have my freedom of speech and if you are upset about it, then I kindly ask you to not look at my blog. It’s an Atheist blog and can be offensive to some.
I hate that people keep saying “Pray for Boston”. I totally get that it’s meant from a good place (mostly) but it bothers me for a few reasons.
1.) Religion is most likely what got us in this mess in the first place. The person/group that did it is probably some sort of extremist terrorist group. It’s kinda like cleaning blood with ketchup on your towel.
2.) Let’s be honest…prayer doesn’t do shit. What the people need, and not just Boston, all over the world are REAL, CONCRETE things. For instance donations, especially blood, they need medical attention, a place to stay for those who are displaced, they need their city cleaned up, patched up, put back together.
3.) Religion is contradictory. If EVERYTHING is god’s plan than that means that your so-called god indeed planned this massacre. Why? Did people need to die so brutally? Are we still paying for our sins? And if so, then “praying” for the people of Boston means that you are going against god’s wishes and acknowledging that his plan was wrong. See what I mean?
The people of Boston (and I include myself in this, my home is about an hour away and my dad’s offices are located there) don’t need your prayers. We need your help. We need to combat religion and hate crimes. And for the people who just want to sit back and “pray”, GTFO.