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I live in a constant state of early 90s.
When college rock was good, and black people were still on TV.



SLTA___
     Ten Commandments monument ordered off City Hall property.

Do we all have our popcorn ready to watch the ensuing comedy once the Right catches wind of this ruling and collectively loses their shit?  I might actually turn on Fox News for an entire viewing cycle just to watch heads explode.

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a New Mexico city must remove a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lawn in front of Bloomfield City Hall.

Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker said in his ruling in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that the monument amounts to government speech and has the “principal effect of endorsing religion.”

(source)

Red America has been waiting on tidbits like this ever since they started promoting that fake War on Christmas they made up.

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5:34 pm  •  8 August 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Watch this video.

Bill Maher getting his ass handed to him on Islam is making the rounds again today. (x)

The whole exchange is part of a larger segment about Benghazi from May of last year, but The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald really lays it out in black and white.  Given the situation in Gaza, I can see why this clip has had a boost in popularity.

Glenn:  Lots of religions — not just Islam — produce violence.

Bill: That’s a silly, liberal view that all religions are alike because it makes you feel good.

Glenn:  No it makes you feel good to say our side is better because those people over there are —

Bill:  No it makes you feel good to put a crown on your head and say, “I’m a good person.  How do I prove that — “

Glenn:  You get to ignore the responsibility that your own government has for the violence and instability in the world by saying, “Look.  It’s that primitive religion over there that’s to blame.”

This tea is just so flavorful and full of truth.

12:12 pm  •  31 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Creationist Ken Ham says aliens will go to Hell.

Aliens.  Will go to Hell.  That’s just rude really.  It’s not their fault they haven’t had the good fortune to be colonized or proselytized to, but the poor aliens have to go to Hell anyway?  Even though aliens would make the very idea of Hell null and void, Ken HamBill Nye's sparring partner and Logical Thinking's arch-nemesis — says aliens will still go to Hell and  I just….

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I don’t know what to say after that.

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5:51 pm  •  22 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Fact & fiction may be harder to distinguish for religious kids.

Let’s see.  You’re taught from birth that two people populated the whole planet, a talking snake and an apple made women second-class citizens for the rest of eternity, burning bushes can talk, invisible cloud people can get virgins pregnant, and one guy hanging from a plus sign suddenly absolves YOU from all your shady dealings, but we’re surprised that some kids can’t tell fact from fiction? 

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11:03 am  •  22 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Look at this photo. Because transporting millions of people to take them to “religion” is way easier than transporting a religion to millions of people….
Ugh.  Well I just feel guilty and disrespectful for being an atheist after all this Truth & Enlightenment has been thrust uponst me this mornin.  My ancestors died so I could be washed in the blood of European crimes against humanity for profit Our Lord Jesus, and here I go ignoring the Bible and denying the existence of a belief system solidified and bastardized by White people to conform to Western ideals and traditions.  How dare I. 
No but really.  I’ll never understand why Black people have clung so fervently to a faith that was forced upon us and used to justify our enslavement.  They broke us with chains and chained us to the Bible.  Four hundred years later and we still can’t find the damned key.

Because transporting millions of people to take them to “religion” is way easier than transporting a religion to millions of people….

Ugh.  Well I just feel guilty and disrespectful for being an atheist after all this Truth & Enlightenment has been thrust uponst me this mornin.  My ancestors died so I could be washed in the blood of European crimes against humanity for profit Our Lord Jesus, and here I go ignoring the Bible and denying the existence of a belief system solidified and bastardized by White people to conform to Western ideals and traditions.  How dare I. 

No but really.  I’ll never understand why Black people have clung so fervently to a faith that was forced upon us and used to justify our enslavement.  They broke us with chains and chained us to the Bible.  Four hundred years later and we still can’t find the damned key.

9:59 am  •  2 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Hobby Lobby got the ruling they wanted. Because corporations can have religious beliefs now.

In light of the recent Hobby Lobby ruling by the Supreme Corporate-Ass-Kissing Court of the United States, I thought it prudent to remind y’all what I had to say about this back in December 2012 when their case was proceeding through the lower courts.

Why is one company’s interpretation of the Bible more important than another?  If I wanted to use the Bible to fire all the Black people in my company, can I do so under the Supreme Court’s new ruling?  This is a hot ass mess.

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11:20 am  •  30 June 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     No matter what time I leave for work…

…I still end up on the same train in the same subway car with this African lady who thinks the best way to convert people to Jesus is to preach to them in broken English in an enclosed metal tube about the goodness of God.

Can God please give that woman a real job so she can get out of my face?  Can he give her some cocoa butter so her feet won’t look like she’s been shuttling slaves to freedom all morning?  Can he get her a hot oil treatment because just looking at her fried-up, thirsty ends dries my throat out?

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10:35 am  •  25 June 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     GA Republican Jody Hice: “Most people think Islam is a religion, it’s not. “

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It’s a totalitarian way of life with a religious component. But it’s much larger. It’s a geo-political system that has governmental, financial, military, legal and religious components. And it’s a totalitarian system that encompasses every aspect of life and it should not be protected (under U.S. law).”

(source)

Alright, let’s travel down this road of bigotry with him (because that’s what it is).  Let’s assume that he’s correct in his thinking, and because Islam encompasses so much more than picking a god and going to worship him once a week, it should not be protected under US law.

Fine.  We’ll need to get rid of Catholics as well.

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11:59 am  •  24 June 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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