Posts Tagged ‘Atheism’

“The way to deal with superstition is not to be polite to it, but to tackle it with all arms, and so rout it, cripple it, and make it forever infamous and ridiculous. Is it, perchance, cherished by persons who should know better? Then their folly should be brought out into the light of day, and exhibited there in all its hideousness until they flee from it, hiding their heads in shame.
True enough, even a superstitious man has certain inalienable rights. He has a right to harbor and indulge his imbecilities as long as he pleases, provided only he does not try to inflict them upon other men by force. He has a right to argue for them as eloquently as he can, in season and out of season. He has a right to teach them to his children. But certainly he has no right to be protected against the free criticism of those who do not hold them. He has no right to demand that they be treated as sacred. He has no right to preach them without challenge.”

-– H L Mencken, “Aftermath” (coverage of the Scopes Trial) The Baltimore Evening Sun, (September 14, 1925)


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I’m offended when threats of expulsion and accusations of taking hostages are what you get for pocketing a cracker, a fucking cracker.

I’m offended when a student gets sentenced to death (and on appeal it’s commuted to 20 years) for sharing a fucking article

I’m offended when proper and necessary science gets banned on the grounds of fucking fairy tales.
(luckily Obama has rescinded this one)

I’m offended when writing a book is enough to get you a death sentence. Over a fucking fairy tale.

I’m offended when fairy tales are justification for legislating hate

…and it fucking passes

I’m offended when I find out that fucking witch-hunts are still being carried out. Fucking witch-hunts

I’m offended when your private life is enough to get you killed if fairy tales say so.

I’m offended when necessary sex education elements get banned by religious nutjobs.

I’m offended when a 75 year old woman is going to get lashed 40 times for being in company of two men.

And I’m fucking offended when I’m told the whole fucking thing must be respected.

Fuck you.

Religions, you’ve got 3 options:
1) Make sense
2) Shut the fuck up
3) Get the FUCK out.


Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

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