This Week in History

Holy smokes yall.

SCOTUS has changed our country in an unprecedented leap forward this week…

Marriage is legal.  The Affordable Healthcare Act (“Obamacare”) was upheld.  The ban on most abortion clinics in Texas was struck down.

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Is our nation actually doing something right for a change?  If this trend continues, next thing you know, Marijuana will be legalized in all 50 states, money will get out of politics, and corporations will cease to be categorized as “people.”

One can wish, right?

FYI, I believe in the right to do whatever you want to do, as long as you’re not hurting anyone else.

However, many many people do not.  They do not utilize their critical thinking skills to figure out that they have been brainwashed into a system of belief that was designed specifically for the purpose of controlling people.

They do not consider the fact that they believe that of the 2000+ gods in all of history, the one that they just happened to be taught to believe in is the real thing.

They do not look at their “holy” book and see that the deity they choose to worship is a sick, sadistic, racist, misogynistic piece of shit that has no business being in charge of any living thing.

A “friend” of mine posted this meme after the SCOTUS decision on marriage:

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What strikes me as odd about this meme is that the “friend” in question is vehemently against homosexuality.  She voted FOR NC’s Amendment One a few years ago (the constitutional amendment that outlawed gay marriage in NC).

She has shared passages and memes that imply her support of measures that would infringe on the rights of other people.

She specifically started going to Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-a more after they started making noise.

And she was incredibly butthurt over the SCOTUS decision, saying that this country is being led “astray” and only [her] god would be able to bring us back to the path of the “righteous.”

However, when I engaged her in conversation about her hypocrisy (specifically about how she had premarital sex, has tattoos, married a man who cuts his hair, and has parents that are divorced), she told me that she follows the New Testament, not the old.

I’m sorry, what?

Isn’t the New Testament the one that specifically says to “love thy neighbor?”

I’m pretty sure that loving your neighbors means not stripping them of their rights and happiness.

I’m pretty sure that loving your neighbors means not spewing hate and hate-motivated propaganda.

I’m pretty sure that loving your neighbors means not treating them like second class citizens because they don’t live by the same rules your brainwashed parents brainwashed you with.

Stop being shitty.  We don’t need 10 commandments.  We need 1.  “Don’t be a dick.”

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So stop it.

Let’s love each other.

Let’s celebrate diversity.

Let’s come together as human beings that share the same slice of the universe, and just be happy.

Why is that so hard?

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Another Atheist Blogger

Does the world really need another atheist blogger?

What with Richard Dawkins, Hemant Mehta, Greta Christina, etc., is there still room in this technoworld for me?

There must be, because when stories like this and this and this and this and this keep popping up in the news, it becomes abundantly clear that the theocrats have lost their shit.

No, we need more outspoken voices. We need to come out of our closets and stop letting religion control our lives in a country that is supposed to be built on a foundation of religious freedom. (See the Constitution)

More about this in a later post.

So, who am I?

My name is Sara. I’m a mom, and atheist, an activist, a friend, a neighbor, a lover, a feminist, a movie buff, an anarchist with liberal leanings, and an all around well rounded person.

Or at least that’s what my mom says.

I’m active in the atheist/skeptic community. I help run a small, non-religious alternative for church. More on this in a later post too.

I look forward to getting to know you better.

-Sara