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Why respect religion?It is often said that we must respect the religious beliefs of others. Simply put, I don't. That is not to say that I see religious people as less deserving of equal protection, but I do not see their beliefs as fundamentally reasonable and worthy of respect, and I think that this claim that we must respect the rights of others undermines our ability to have substantive debates on moral and political issues, by treating certain ideas as immune from debate and criticism. Why, as an atheist, should I respect those who believe, on religious conviction, that atheists should be put to death? Should I not show them the same amount of respect they show me?The evidence in favor of most religions is weak or nonexistent. I focus on the religions I am most familiar with, but I have reason to believe that other religions have the same general flaws, as these flaws appear to be intrinsic to religion and not simply features of a few specific religions. One key flaw in religion is reliance on faith.
Church of ChoiceA christian I was born and raisedbut life taught me to change.From the good and bad I facedA Buddhist I became.Telling good from evilain't the pattern of my life,now I have seen what we willaccomplish with white lies.A christian I was born and raisedbut life taught me to change.From the good and bad I facedA Buddhist I became.I now spend my whole life reachingfor what I will never be,but I live for learning & teaching,for the journey to a dream.And all their trying, all their preachingwill not stop me being me.
To All....To all the mothers who didn't protect their daughters... Fuck youTo all the fathers who didn't tell their daughters that they were loved and special just by being themselves... Fuck youTo all the teachers who think all children should be able to sit still instead of considering the fact the child may actually have a problem... Fuck youTo all the husbands who say all the right things before marriage but then fail to be the father they promised to be... Fuck youTo all those who think that mental illness is strictly something that comes from the enemy and just needs to be prayed out... Fuck youTo all the people who think that a single mother who is able to say the right words and keep a good looking house is "doing great" when really she's dying inside.... Fuck youTo all the parents who drop their problem child at a hospital in the middle of the night like some returnable item... Fuck youTo all those who think we're okay just because you don't see the tear stained eyes or hear the