Catholic church, you so wackyWacky in the sense of closeted bigotry, that is.Catholic church, you so wacky3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I watched an episode of the Australian TV Show Q&A yesterday on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD1QHO_AVZA It was Richard Dawkins discussing- what else?- religion with Cardinal Pell, a senior catholic leader in Australia. While Professor Dawkins was jetlagged, he did pretty okay.
The cardinal, though...
Let's just get to the juicy bits right away: Pell comments, when asked why god would reveal himself only to a small nation of illiterate shepherds, that "they were morally an intellectually inferior" to the Egypians and Babylonians, and that "...they still are."
Up until that moment, Pell had seemed halfway sympathetic: accepting of other viewpoints, insisting that atheists too can go to heaven (a direct contradiction of biblical dogma, but the catholics aren't really big on staying consistent). Liberal, accepting, though terribly ignorant.
But it gets better.
On the question of Jews, holocaust etc, Pell manages to say that ".
Remove 'In God We Trust' from our currency!Sign this Petition!Remove 'In God We Trust' from our currency!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The United States was founded in 1776, and for 180 years our country's motto was "E Pluribus Unum," which is Latin for "Out of Many, One."
In 1956, our national motto was changed to "In God We Trust," in a knee-jerk reaction against 'godless communism.' That, and the addition of "under God" in the Pledge of allegiance a few years earlier, were moves made in an attempt to link patriotism with religious piety, to distinguish us from the Soviets.
But here's the problem - The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment clearly states:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
By changing our motto and pledge to include the Judeo-Christian concept of God, we blatantly 'respected' the Jewish and Christian establishments - a clear violation.
By signing this petition on the official White House website, you can help let our politicians know that being patriotic and being religious are two separate things entirely. Our f
Angry Christians vs PlantuYes. They did it again. Some very angry people are pressing charges against famous French cartoonist Jean Plantureux a.k.a. Plantu. Plantu has always been very satirical and created caustic sketches concerning the Catholic pedophilia scandals and that Pope and the Catholic church tried to "bury" them by just re-locating priests and bribing victims with money. Now, the people that are after him are the AGRIF, which is supposed to be an institution against racism and retaining the French and Christian cultural identity...They say that he is provoking hate and violence towards Christians. Um....no he isn't.Angry Christians vs Plantu3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What Plantu is doing is more or less the same as everybody else that is doing satirical criticism on religions and religious leaders such as the Pope. These people are so afraid that their beloved Pope is a common criminal that they are unwilling to look at the facts and they concentrate on what they think is "hate" towards their religion. How blind are these people? I don't dare to sa
Penis(EDIT: Thank you so much for all this wonderful feedback and support! It proves me that I have the best watchers one can have.Penis3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also - check out this journal every now and then since more pictures of this kind are being created at the moment and I am gonna feature them all within this entry.)
You know what makes me sick and tired?
Why is it ok to depict nude women, sometimes quite blatantly (those make it on the front page…), but if you show MALE nudity… some people get their panties in a twist.
I get a lot of positive feedback, don't get me wrong. My watchers are cool and overall very nice and they watch me for a reason... I mean, look at my gallery... men, men and even more men, dressed and (half) naked men.
BUT then there is those people that have never even talked to me before... they send me notes, try to tell me how to do MY art, telling me I create porn and that naked men are ugly... I instantly delete shit like that, otherwise I would have a few quotes
Everything about LAZES!!!A journal for those ones who watch me for Lazes... Or for those who just like Lazes.Everything about LAZES!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A little anouncement. Laze icons are moved from my front page to this journal. I will update this journal when new Lazes will appear on DeviantArt.
F.A.Q. What's "Laze"?
Lazes are cute cat icons. Many people say that they're taken from a character called Chiyo's Dad from anime "Azumanga Diaoh". Personally, I'm indifferrent to this anime at all and I'm just in love with those cats on icons. And I like to collect them.
How you can help to improve Laze icon movement on DeviantArt
Way First If you know some Lazy Cats which I don't know, please, tell me about them and I'll be very glad. (: Thanks.
Way Second See those Laze emotes, choose the one you like best (+ which doesn't exist on DA yet) and create a PLZ account w
Devouring Bunnies, head firstOr do you eat YOUR bunny head last?Devouring Bunnies, head first3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nom nom nom nom nom.
I hope you you have a joyful celebration of the torture, murder, and subsequent zombification of some person from the past.
Small Government IN YOUR VAGINABy now you have probably heard the quote from Representative Todd Akin, candidate for Senate in Missouri, but just in case you haven't, here is what the man who many are calling Mister 'LEGITIMATE RAPE' said:Small Government IN YOUR VAGINA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
This piece of unscientific NON-medical disinformation was put forth as a justification to refuse abortions for rape victims and victims of incest.
If your pregnancy test is positive, you MUST have WANTED it, so you should be punished by having to carry your attacker's child to term, is basically what this Blame-the-Woman crowd are saying.
If you are gang-raped and you become pregnant, you obviously ASKED for it, according to these "magical" thinkers.
Rape victims should be HAPPY to carry the result of their violation to term.
After all...it's the will of "god".
Nobody will say what would happen to a female who dared BR
Romney and Ryan are MISSINGHAVE YOU SEEN THESE MEN?Romney and Ryan are MISSING3 years ago in Personal More Like This
According to a report on Faux News, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and his running-mate Paul Ryan have vanished.
In the last place either of them were seen, the only clue that was left behind is a strange combination of the letters 'US' and a dollar sign, scribbled on the front door in red crayon.
The public has decided to not waste tax money on searching for the missing pair, in respect for the Randian views the two hold.
Instead, many are wishing the couple a long and happy marriage.
Atheist DriversI often wonder what the religious drivers behind my "Atheism Cures Religious Terrorism" bumper sticker think when the only person driving at the speed limit - following the rules - is an atheist.Atheist Drivers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Those snobbish atheists, always following their RU-WULLS!!"
--Wait a minute ... aren't they the ones always accusing us of wanting to dodge the rules?
I know i can't speak for all atheists being good drivers because i have not yet driven next to a single driver who does the speed limit. And i know at least 2-15% of these drivers must be atheists, so it's not that.
But still, you'd think the Yahweh/Christ-followers would try to drive better, since they always claim to BE better people... (until you point it out to them, then their story changes to "we're just weak humans, too! ...... but we're still better than you!")
But we don't ever seem to get any measurable or consistent evidence or messages from any of their arguments, now do we?
A song that Bob Dylan should writeDid you know that the father of George Zimmerman was a JUDGE?A song that Bob Dylan should write3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It goes a long way to explaining why a murderer hasn't even been charged for his crime, doesn't it?
The name of this former judge is Robert Zimmerman.
Somewhere, Bob Dylan is saying "Oh, GREAT! Way to fucking drag my name through the mud".
I think the story of Trayvon Martin is worthy of a ballad, written by the musical spokesman for the peace & love generation, don't you?
Medgar Evers got a song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYz50kGf-WQ
So did Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMcrci6KomU
Then, of course, there are these lyrics from 'Gotta Serve Somebody':
"You may call me Terry
you may call me Jimmy
You may call me Bobby
you may call me Zimmy
You may call me R.J.
you may call me Ray
You may call me anything
but no matter what you say
you're gonna have to serve somebody
Yes indeed, you're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the lord
but you're gonna have to serve somebo
LEAVE ZOE TRENT ALONEJust because she looks like Twilight Sparkle and sounds like Rarity, doesn't mean you bronies have to say that Zoe is a copycat.LEAVE ZOE TRENT ALONE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LEAVE HER ALONE!
I SUPPORT THIS PICTURE!
LEAVE HER ALONE OR I'LL BLOCK YOU!
Fighting the 'evil penis' - Male NudesFor some reason, there still seems to be an idea of the 'evil penis' in art. We live in such an open minded time, but some reason reason the idea that it is acceptable to photograph the female form nude, yet it is crude or disgusting to photograph the naked male body. Every body is beautiful in its own way, so here are a selection of some of the incredible male nudes I have found on deviantart.Fighting the 'evil penis' - Male Nudes8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb42385867: Nude no.1 by henriklj
336 by Imagoo :thumb35481724: :thumb27451149:
Hard Candy by BaddogLtd Water and Light 1 by darkelf63 Sinusitis Ballet. by saturninus
:thumb27439252: :thumb49840661: He again by mateuszwitkowski
:thumb39933865: :thumb31054743: Gemini by ericjean
The most disgusting thing ive ever heard!I was on YouTube watching CultOfDusty's videos.The most disgusting thing ive ever heard!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was reading the comments on his "I Do Not Support The Troops" video, and this is what I came across...
A user named AM3RCE made a sick comment basicly saying: (this is summarized) "If you think everyone should live long happy lives, then you are an idiot! People need to die old or young, you are lucky if you live long! People living longer will cause overpopulation and global warming! Animals kill eatchother all the time! War and murder is good!"
Okay, I feel dirty just for typing that.
HOW FUCKING SICK IS THIS PERSON!?!
Of course people deserve to live long happy lives! In fact, no one should deserve to die!
I can knock this guy's arguments down!
Global warming is not caused by humans. Long term warming trends are caused by VOLCANOES. Short term warming trends (like the one we are experiancing) is caused increased solar output!
Animals DONT kill other members of thier own species unless they absolutley HAVE to.
And dont give me that "o
Requirements to be an American ConservativeRequirements for becoming a Conservative. 1. Must be a bigot. God only likes rich, straight, white, Christian Men. 2. Must love and own one or more guns. You may have to take back "your" country from anyone who is not a rich, straight, white, Christian man implementing your 2nd Amendement rights. 3. Must believe all conspiracies put forth by Glenn Beck and Michele Bachmann about communists, muslims, socialists and other evil entities invading our government to overthrow it. 4. Must believe that God speaks directly through Rush Limbaugh like a burning bush. 5. Must believe God sent Sarah Palin to save the United states because she's the only person smart enough. 6. Must have intelligence equal to or lower than dried wallpaper paste.Requirements to be an American Conservative3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Calling all Questioning and Ex-Christians!Were you once a Christian?Calling all Questioning and Ex-Christians!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you now Deist, a Pantheist, a Pagan, a Satanist, an Agnostic/Atheist, or something else?
Or are you currently questioning your faith in God and Jesus? Confused about the many contradictions within the bible?
Are you looking for someone to lean on? Or possibly looking to hear some personal stories from fellow questioning or ex-Christians?
If this is you, or even if you are just curious, drop by Ex-Christians.
There, you will find a growing community of supportive ex-Christians who can help you through this difficult time.
You will also find a safe space for you to explore your options, where proselytizing of religious beliefs, attempts of conversion, preaching, promotion of religious beliefs, harassment, belittling comments, threats (both real and of God's wrath) are NOT permitted.
You will also fi
CATS! CATS! CATS! --- FEATURE 2CATS! CATS! CATS! --- FEATURE 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Speaking with my Eyes by TeaPhotographyHaircut for the school by ZoranPhoto
meow IV by blueunicornfarmShine by TeaPhotography:thumb331363148::thumb281934071:
My Sally by Rearviewmirro-rV.I.C. by BlueAnomiSFeeding 2 by MoncheriNeko23Cat6 by NRichey
Cat sleeps by ArthurHazewatch out by rilibkoStardust by Original-Aftermathunder by dechobek
Kiitten by MonicaFlower:thumb278028622:Wishful Thinking by Paranoid-DuckkieRusty by sara-satellite
IMG 7449 by SealyanphoenixMaine-Coon-Mix by vadaleinFreya in the Treehouse by dj-broStray Cat by DianaLobriglio
All girls love flowers by Enallai love cats No.22 by Factory1670:thumb307999577:Cleaning time by Enalla
yes,i'm very cute! by iytjThe Yin Yang by darkcalypsoHaunted .. PJ.. by wingsofdragonsmy little ones by Zlata-Petal
don't look back. .. by light-from-EmiratesI would Never catnap Fella! by kurios-katblack and blue by LamuAh!.. by ketti-bri
Friday the 13th, Bad Luck. That's Bullcrap!Today is Friday the 13th. They said it's a day of bad luck happening. That's complete nonsense. It's nothing but a load of bullcrap. There's no such thing as bad or good luck. Friday the 13th is a just a day. I'm not superstitious, I'm not even religious. I'm a atheist. I'm more of a man of science myself. I believe more of the scientific ways of life. So, don't be afraid of Friday the 13th because it's just an ordinary day like other day.Friday the 13th, Bad Luck. That's Bullcrap!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Atheists with Christian Friends?There's a very nice christian woman in the facebook group "Atheism" who is asking just general curiosity questions, and i like to give answers, and she's being very decent and not accusing or condescending, and it's refreshing, i tell yah. Still confuses me why these nice people support a god who at any point encouraged his men to rape and pillage... but that's beside the point.Atheists with Christian Friends?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She asked this time is it possible for most atheists to be even friends with christians, or is it like a no-cross zone?
I agree with you, that the personality makes a person relateable. (her message was quite long, and she mentioned the personality thing in part of it).
The beautiful thing about friendship is that you can have different friends to suit our different social needs, or shared preferences, but not all friends need to be involved with all of it. Just by the random chance of people being people, you'll have someone you love doing one thing with, but hate do