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nicdwarazy:

dorothyinwonderland:

mean-dauphin:

This is exactly new atheism.
Holy heck, well put, like beautifully put.

I think you mean new religions like the Peoples Temple or Heaven’s Gate? I’m pretty sure that “new atheists” Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, or Daniel Dennett could never convince a bunch of atheists to do something as monstrous as commit mass suicide… Besides challenging the religious status quo by writing some books and giving some lectures, what monstrous thing has new atheism done?

Actually, you’re incorrect about the People’s Temple.  It’s usually viewed in strictly religious terms in spite of the fact that it wasn’t really that.  If you look into Jim Jones and the ideals he tried to force onto his followers you’ll see that he based his cult around socialism and only used the church as a tool.  It was a disguise used to initially get people to side with his political beliefs even though he spoke out against the Bible, Christianity, and religion as a whole.  He actually said that he “took the church and used the church to bring people to atheism.”  Ultimately his followers committed mass suicide after he convinced them that there was no place left for them, that they were discarded by society (he used existing racism to his advantage as well), and that because of the murder of a congressman and several other people committed by some of his followers, there was nothing else left for them but death.  There was no promise of God, the afterlife, or anything more than simply an end.
I think people don’t realize that new atheism isn’t some grand, progressive, enlightened idea.  And calling it “the cult of the self” is probably one of the best descriptions I’ve seen. 

nicdwarazy:

dorothyinwonderland:

mean-dauphin:

This is exactly new atheism.

Holy heck, well put, like beautifully put.

I think you mean new religions like the Peoples Temple or Heaven’s Gate? I’m pretty sure that “new atheists” Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, or Daniel Dennett could never convince a bunch of atheists to do something as monstrous as commit mass suicide… Besides challenging the religious status quo by writing some books and giving some lectures, what monstrous thing has new atheism done?

Actually, you’re incorrect about the People’s Temple.  It’s usually viewed in strictly religious terms in spite of the fact that it wasn’t really that.  If you look into Jim Jones and the ideals he tried to force onto his followers you’ll see that he based his cult around socialism and only used the church as a tool.  It was a disguise used to initially get people to side with his political beliefs even though he spoke out against the Bible, Christianity, and religion as a whole.  He actually said that he “took the church and used the church to bring people to atheism.”  Ultimately his followers committed mass suicide after he convinced them that there was no place left for them, that they were discarded by society (he used existing racism to his advantage as well), and that because of the murder of a congressman and several other people committed by some of his followers, there was nothing else left for them but death.  There was no promise of God, the afterlife, or anything more than simply an end.

I think people don’t realize that new atheism isn’t some grand, progressive, enlightened idea.  And calling it “the cult of the self” is probably one of the best descriptions I’ve seen. 

joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

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relush:

headphones, everywhere I go, I have headphones. Because I need to block out the annoying people there are in my life.

departured:

kostyantyn:

why would you bake a guinea pig into a muffin you monster?!?

departured:

kostyantyn:

why would you bake a guinea pig into a muffin you monster?!?

australiansanta:

a fun and interesting fact about me is that im a fucking idiot

buttercakesandteacafe:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

buttercakesandteacafe:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

gatewayslugs:

woof woof wats for lunch lol

gatewayslugs:

woof woof wats for lunch lol

mysoulisinorbit:

jemmasimmns:

please don’t make people with depression feel guilty for their lack of interest in things or their inability to motivate themselves please and thank you goodbye 

on that note, please don’t make people with anxiety feel guilty about their inability to do tasks you deem simple and literally call them children and tell them to grow up because of it