fuckyeahreligionpigeon

fuckyeahreligionpigeon:

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT!  From the Onion.

WASHINGTON—Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened, sources reported Thursday.

The image of the Hebrew prophet Moses high-fiving Jesus Christ as both are having their erect penises vigorously masturbated by Ganesha, all while the Hindu deity anally penetrates Buddha with his fist, reportedly went online at 6:45 p.m. EDT, after which not a single bomb threat was made against the organization responsible, nor did the person who created the cartoon go home fearing for his life in any way. Though some members of the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist faiths were reportedly offended by the image, sources confirmed that upon seeing it, they simply shook their heads, rolled their eyes, and continued on with their day.

funny-laughters-deactivated2012 asked:

Hello. How are you? I don't want to sound rude or anything but have you read the Bible, the Qur'an, or the Torah? There are two kinds of Muslim- Shia and Sunni. Sunni believe that Aisha was 9 years old when the prophet married her while Shia believe that she was 28 years old. Instead of listening to what you hear out on the streets about Islam, how about doing some research before you give out wrong information. You do know that you are offending a lot of people on here, right?

Hi. Hope you are well. I don’t want to sound rude either. But consider this:

If one goes with the 9 year old hypothesis for Aisha the Shia get offended. If one goes with the 28 years old hypothesis the Sunni get offended (and one can get accused of heresy either way). And still the fact remains that the writers of the materials explicitly state 9 years old, and these individuals were closer to the purported events than any modern “scholar”.

Has it ever occurred to you that no one has the right to NOT be offended and that truth, facts and verifiable evidence are preferable than myth and superstition?

What research is there to be done? That religions are nothing more than a pick and choose exercise on things that lack any evidence of being true in the first place? Who decides who is right between Sunni and Shia? Who decides if it was 9 or 28 years old? Can’t you see that such religiously based nonsense is the cause of so much bloodshed in the Middle East? The reason and license to have child brides in many of these countries? Did the “prophet” did not have multiple wives? Is that not a clear reason why women are treated so poorly in Islamic societies?

I am not the one taking child brides, I am not engaging in polygamy, nor am I the one presenting overtly complex and implausible arguments in order to have Islamic materials say something different to what they actually say. If someone is offended by me then these people need to sit down and realize that the problem is not in those who point out the obvious. The problem is in the fact-less religion itself and how the true believers act upon it.

In reason:
-FA

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nonplussedbyreligion:


4:34 Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.

Some things don’t require commentary.  ~ Kim

nonplussedbyreligion:

4:34 Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.

Some things don’t require commentary.  ~ Kim

After midnight, mobs roamed downtown streets, attacking cars they suspected had Christian passengers. In many areas, there was no visible police or army presence to confront or stop them. Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s 80 million people, blame the country’s ruling military council for being too lenient on those behind a spate of anti-Christian attacks since Mubarak’s ouster. As Egypt undergoes a chaotic power transition and security vacuum in the wake of the uprising, the Coptic Christian minority is particularly worried about the show of force by ultraconservative Islamists.

Riots over church attack in Egypt kill 24 - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - msnbc.com

I would like to know what other factors, other than religious differences, would be at play here.

-FA

These attacks are meant to protest Israeli government policies seen as sympathetic to the Palestinians, who hope to make the West Bank part of an independent state. Nationalist settlers oppose a Palestinian state on what they say is land promised to the Jews in the Bible.

Religion: a big part of the problem while having little to no part of the solution.

If religious nonsense (god gave us this land and the $$$ from USA Christians funds us) was taken out of the equation humanity would be one step closer to solving this problem. No doubt about it.

-FA

versace-slut
wrenthekwack:

friendlyatheist:

Yeah because the 9-11 hijackers wanted oil. Or oil made them do it. I guess the terrorists, instead of shouting Allah Akbar as their last words, actually said Oil Akbar!!!
Or maybe the cartoon is saying that the US government attacked New York in a grand conspiracy to attempt taking over middle east oil. Not only is such an idea preposterous but utterly stupid when you look at gas prices at the pump today. So much for US control of oil. A government that is so utterly efficient to hatch such a conspiracy in order to attack the middle east ends up wasting trillions of dollars in not achieving anything. <sarcasm> It makes total sense. </sarcasm>
Last option would be to say that somehow the need for oil by the US made it worthy of attacking by these “atheistic” terrorists (since religion has nothing to do with it per the cartoon). Sure, whatever. Like the US is the only country that uses middle east oil.
What can drive a millionaire like Bin Laden to kill thousands? What can motivate highly educated engineers to fly planes into buildings? *
“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things  and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil  things, that takes religion.”      ―       Steven Weinberg
* The evidence we have assembled and reviewed suggests there is little direct connection between poverty, education and participation in terrorism. Indeed, the available evidence suggests that, compared with the relevant population, terrorists and those who support terrorism are at least as likely to come from economically advantaged families and have a relatively high level of education as they are to come from impoverished families without educational opportunities.-http://www.nber.org/papers/w9074 

Actually, for all those who have reblogged this picture and have added their own political arguments against my non-existent political messages, I would just like to say that I wasn’t trying to make a political statement. If thought about simply, how would the plane be able to fly without oil/fuel?

Nobody cares what where you thinking or why you posted the picture. Much less if you personally were making, or not making, a political statement. A comment on the cartoon is not synonymous with a comment on you or your opinions. Read my comments above to see how they were not directed at you at all.
And yes, a world without oil is a world without planes, but also without skyscrapers. Just an FYI.
-FA

wrenthekwack:

friendlyatheist:

Yeah because the 9-11 hijackers wanted oil. Or oil made them do it. I guess the terrorists, instead of shouting Allah Akbar as their last words, actually said Oil Akbar!!!

Or maybe the cartoon is saying that the US government attacked New York in a grand conspiracy to attempt taking over middle east oil. Not only is such an idea preposterous but utterly stupid when you look at gas prices at the pump today. So much for US control of oil. A government that is so utterly efficient to hatch such a conspiracy in order to attack the middle east ends up wasting trillions of dollars in not achieving anything. <sarcasm> It makes total sense. </sarcasm>

Last option would be to say that somehow the need for oil by the US made it worthy of attacking by these “atheistic” terrorists (since religion has nothing to do with it per the cartoon). Sure, whatever. Like the US is the only country that uses middle east oil.

What can drive a millionaire like Bin Laden to kill thousands? What can motivate highly educated engineers to fly planes into buildings? *

“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”
Steven Weinberg

* The evidence we have assembled and reviewed suggests there is little direct connection between poverty, education and participation in terrorism. Indeed, the available evidence suggests that, compared with the relevant population, terrorists and those who support terrorism are at least as likely to come from economically advantaged families and have a relatively high level of education as they are to come from impoverished families without educational opportunities.
-http://www.nber.org/papers/w9074 

Actually, for all those who have reblogged this picture and have added their own political arguments against my non-existent political messages, I would just like to say that I wasn’t trying to make a political statement. If thought about simply, how would the plane be able to fly without oil/fuel?

Nobody cares what where you thinking or why you posted the picture. Much less if you personally were making, or not making, a political statement. A comment on the cartoon is not synonymous with a comment on you or your opinions. Read my comments above to see how they were not directed at you at all.

And yes, a world without oil is a world without planes, but also without skyscrapers. Just an FYI.

-FA

versace-slut
Yeah because the 9-11 hijackers wanted oil. Or oil made them do it. I guess the terrorists, instead of shouting Allah Akbar as their last words, actually said Oil Akbar!!!
Or maybe the cartoon is saying that the US government attacked New York in a grand conspiracy to attempt taking over middle east oil. Not only is such an idea preposterous but utterly stupid when you look at gas prices at the pump today. So much for US control of oil. A government that is so utterly efficient to hatch such a conspiracy in order to attack the middle east ends up wasting trillions of dollars in not achieving anything. &lt;sarcasm&gt; It makes total sense. &lt;/sarcasm&gt;
Last option would be to say that somehow the need for oil by the US made it worthy of attacking by these &#8220;atheistic&#8221; terrorists (since religion has nothing to do with it per the cartoon). Sure, whatever. Like the US is the only country that uses middle east oil.
What can drive a millionaire like Bin Laden to kill thousands? What can motivate highly educated engineers to fly planes into buildings? *
“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things  and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil  things, that takes religion.”      ―       Steven Weinberg
* The evidence we have assembled and reviewed suggests there is little direct connection between poverty, education and participation in terrorism. Indeed, the available evidence suggests that, compared with the relevant population, terrorists and those who support terrorism are at least as likely to come from economically advantaged families and have a relatively high level of education as they are to come from impoverished families without educational opportunities.-http://www.nber.org/papers/w9074&#160;

Yeah because the 9-11 hijackers wanted oil. Or oil made them do it. I guess the terrorists, instead of shouting Allah Akbar as their last words, actually said Oil Akbar!!!

Or maybe the cartoon is saying that the US government attacked New York in a grand conspiracy to attempt taking over middle east oil. Not only is such an idea preposterous but utterly stupid when you look at gas prices at the pump today. So much for US control of oil. A government that is so utterly efficient to hatch such a conspiracy in order to attack the middle east ends up wasting trillions of dollars in not achieving anything. <sarcasm> It makes total sense. </sarcasm>

Last option would be to say that somehow the need for oil by the US made it worthy of attacking by these “atheistic” terrorists (since religion has nothing to do with it per the cartoon). Sure, whatever. Like the US is the only country that uses middle east oil.

What can drive a millionaire like Bin Laden to kill thousands? What can motivate highly educated engineers to fly planes into buildings? *

“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”
Steven Weinberg

* The evidence we have assembled and reviewed suggests there is little direct connection between poverty, education and participation in terrorism. Indeed, the available evidence suggests that, compared with the relevant population, terrorists and those who support terrorism are at least as likely to come from economically advantaged families and have a relatively high level of education as they are to come from impoverished families without educational opportunities.
-http://www.nber.org/papers/w9074 

Nadarkhani, in his early 30s, converted from Islam to Christianity at 19 and then became a pastor of a small evangelical congregation called the Church of Iran, AFP reported. He was arrested in 2009 and condemned to death for apostasy under strict Islamic Sharia laws, which do allow for such verdicts to be overturned if the convicted person “repents” and renounces his conversion.

So I guess the whole “there is no compulsion in Islam” is something optional in Sharia Law. Optional as in non-existent.

In a conversation with a federal informant, Ferdaus allegedly explained how in ancient times, God uses natural disasters to punish evil civilizations, and he would use them today. “For us, we’ve gotta do that,” he said, according to the affidavit. “Allah has given us the privilege … he punishes them by our hand. We’re the ones.” Ferdaus is a U.S. citizen who graduated from Northeastern University graduate with a degree in physics, according to the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts.

The previous reminds me of the following quote:

"Given the degree to which religious ideas are still sheltered from criticism in every society, it is actually possible for a person to have the economic and intellectual resources to build a nuclear bomb — and to believe that he will get 72 virgins in paradise. And yet, despite abundant evidence to the contrary, liberals continue to imagine that Muslim terrorism springs from economic despair, lack of education and American militarism.

I don’t know how many more engineers and architects need to blow themselves up, fly planes into buildings or saw the heads off of journalists before this fantasy will dissipate. The truth is that there is every reason to believe that a terrifying number of the world’s Muslims now view all political and moral questions in terms of their affiliation with Islam. This leads them to rally to the cause of other Muslims no matter how sociopathic their behavior. This benighted religious solidarity may be the greatest problem facing civilization and yet it is regularly misconstrued, ignored or obfuscated by liberals.”

-Sam Harris

yes-butno
Why does this have to be pointed out? Where are the &#8220;yes I am a Quaker. no, I am not a terrorist&#8221; images?
Although it is true that only the extreme minority of Muslims are terrorists it seems no one is asking why such a development occurs within the Islamic religion. Although it is a minority who are terrorists, it happens so often that apparently moderate Muslims feel the need to distance themselves from fundamentalist Muslims.
Where are the jain suicide bombers? Where are the buddhist terrorists? If religious beliefs have nothing to do with it, why islam and not some other religions?
-FA

Why does this have to be pointed out? Where are the “yes I am a Quaker. no, I am not a terrorist” images?

Although it is true that only the extreme minority of Muslims are terrorists it seems no one is asking why such a development occurs within the Islamic religion. Although it is a minority who are terrorists, it happens so often that apparently moderate Muslims feel the need to distance themselves from fundamentalist Muslims.

Where are the jain suicide bombers? Where are the buddhist terrorists? If religious beliefs have nothing to do with it, why islam and not some other religions?

-FA