atheistjack
confrontingbabble-on:

Religion promotes sectarianism…a multitude of competing insular, self assured, self-righteous factions…versus all others. In other words…religion promotes chaos.
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace. I came to bring trouble.I have come to make this happen: A son will turn against his father. A daughter will turn against her mother. A daughter-in-law will turn against her mother-in-law. Even members of your own family will be your enemies." Jesus, Matt 10:34-36 

confrontingbabble-on:

Religion promotes sectarianism…a multitude of competing insular, self assured, self-righteous factions…versus all others. In other words…religion promotes chaos.

Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace. I came to bring trouble.I have come to make this happen: A son will turn against his father. A daughter will turn against her mother.
A daughter-in-law will turn against her mother-in-law. Even members of your own family will be your enemies." Jesus, Matt 10:34-36 

thedragoninmygarage

silvieja asked:

Hi what does the dragon in my garage mean?

thedragoninmygarage answered:

"A fire-breathing dragon lives in my garage."

Suppose I seriously make such an assertion to you. Surely you’d want to check it out, see for yourself. There have been innumerable stories of dragons over the centuries, but no real evidence. What an opportunity!

"Show me", you say, and I lead you to my garage. You look inside and see a ladder, empty paint cans, an old tricycle - but no dragon

"Where’s the dragon", you ask.

"Oh, she’s right here", I reply, waving vaguely. "I neglected to mention that she’s an invisible dragon".

You propose spreading flour on the floor of the garage to capture the dragon’s footprints. “Good idea”, I say, “but this dragon floats in the air”. Then you’ll use an infrared sensor to detect the invisible fire. “Good idea, but the invisible fire is also heatless”, I say. You’ll spray-paint the dragon and make her visible. “Good idea, except she’s an incorporeal (bodyless) dragon and the paint won’t stick!”

And so on. I counter every physical test you propose with a special explanation of why it won’t work.

Now what is the difference between an invisible, incorporeal, floating dragon who spits heatless fire and no dragon at all? If there’s no way to disprove my contention, no conceivable experiment that would count against it, what does it mean to say that my dragon exists? You’re inability to invalidate my hypothesis is not at all the same thing as proving it true. Claims that cannot be tested, assertions immune to disproof are veridically worthless, whatever value they may have in inspiring us or in exciting our sense of wonder. What I’m asking you to do comes down to believing, in the absence of evidence, on my say-so.

A story from “The Demon Haunted World”, by Carl Sagan

Thank you for the great question :)

liberalsarecool
rezondadawn:

Hey I’d like all my followers to check out this link an sign this petition.
If we can tweet an post about racism an police brutality then we sign an actually use our voices to usher in change an reform .
All my black brothers & sisters I urge you to share this !
It could be your brother , uncle , nephew , husband or friend .
https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct


Minimum mandatory sentences only apply if accused pleads guilty or if found guilty after trial. I don’t see how putting min/man sentences has anything to do with being found innocent. If a jury sets you free no sentencing will apply. Maybe I’m reading the suggestion wrong…

rezondadawn:

Hey I’d like all my followers to check out this link an sign this petition.

If we can tweet an post about racism an police brutality then we sign an actually use our voices to usher in change an reform .

All my black brothers & sisters I urge you to share this !

It could be your brother , uncle , nephew , husband or friend .

https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

Minimum mandatory sentences only apply if accused pleads guilty or if found guilty after trial. I don’t see how putting min/man sentences has anything to do with being found innocent. If a jury sets you free no sentencing will apply. Maybe I’m reading the suggestion wrong…