Ugh this crap is on my dash again. Look it’s very simple:
The person in need has THEIR needs attended to. Their religious beliefs trump your own. If a patient is admitted to ICU with religious practices you disagree with, you don’t get to whine and cry about how “offended” you are that they didn’t want YOUR religious practices to override their grief process. How is this so hard to comprehend?
It shouldn’t matter if they are Atheist or Jewish, if the person doesn’t want your prayers, back the hell off and keep your mouth shut.
Science has been severely misrepresented by authors. If you want to write about scientific worldviews accurately, here are some tips.
- If a scientist saw something supernatural and could be assured it existed, they wouldn’t scream “that’s impossible!” or try to destroy it because it doesn’t fit their worldview. They would be more likely to say “How interesting. I wonder how this will change my theories. I’d better incorporate it into my worldview.”
- Scientists have morals just like the rest of us. In fact, many people become scientists because they want to help humanity. How is that so hard to understand?
- A whole lot of scientists love nature and want to preserve it.
- Scientists who have helped to create deadly weapons almost always regret it. Politicians who order those weapons to be used don’t.
- Science in general would be attracted to magic, not repulsed by it. A new thing to study with possible new applications to help mankind? How wonderful!
- How well a scientist understands people and gets along socially is up to the individual. They’re not an entire profession of evil, cold robots.
BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead!
the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.
Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.
^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?
Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons.
"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.
I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.
"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
^ THE LAST COMMENT THOUGH FUCKIN AMEN
Louis CK nailing it every time.
i love this man.
i wish more people said that being single is normal
and you’re not going to meet and marry someone
and that’s fine
and if marriage happens, it happens. and it’s not the next big ticket to check off in life’s checklist
because not everyone meets someone they want to marry. and that’s normal
you’re not broken or unfulfilled if you are single
and you’re not broken if you are HAPPY being single. aromatics and asexuals exist.
Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone
Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.
In 2012, young adults have set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in America history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone could start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
Actually Jesus was gay and saw some cute guys and was like ‘nail me ;)’ but the Romans misinterpreted his flirtatious nature
abitnotgood said: everyone is born atheist. religion, like language, is culturally learned. most people just stick with what they were raised in, some people change all together and some people go multilingual or study all languages. No reason to judge anyone. <3
As someone who speaks four languages I feel like that comparison rubbed me on the inside of my thigh and called me a whore
NO idea why you took it that way. Apologies if it came off rude or gross for some odd reason but the fact remains. No one is “born” religious. Religion is taught, in the same exact way language is. I am not judging people for how they were raised, but to say religion “isn’t a choice” is odd. I was raised in a fairly strict Catholic household. My father later became hardline Evangelical and I later became Atheist. Both through choices we made to learn a “new language”.
I think it’s wonderful when people explore new cultures and languages and religions. I honestly mean it when I say I have no problem with theists so long as their faith is not being used as an excuse to perpetrate crimes. I too often see cruelty hiding behind the shield of religion. But I still believe the vast majority of humanity is kind hearted and means well.
It’s only a problem when cruel men manipulate good people to do bad things by convincing them that “god” commanded it. That’s when I have to speak up. Against sexism, homophobia, genocide etc.