Jimmy Carter, relevant now more than ever. (via gaywrites)
Jimmy Carter is so BAMFY, it hurts. There’s also this.
Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement Sunday announcing he is severing all ties with the Southern Baptist Church due to their treatment of women. A devout Southern Baptist for more than sixty years, Carter left the church in 2000 because of ideologically differences where the religion justifies the subordination of women. His announcementcomes after the Elders, a group of world leaders with which Carter is affiliated, released a statement on the issue of discrimination against women and girls by religion. In his statement, Carter calls “on all leaders to challenge and change the harmful teachings and practices, no matter how ingrained, which justify discrimination against women.”
I’m not an atheist but this is probably the worst argument for religion I’ve ever heard. Who cares what someone believes in? Just be a good person.
Hahaha, I’m agnostic because I’ve got better things to waste my time doing than worrying about religion/atheism. BUT THIS. SO MUCH THIS.
“You may not realize this, but the Catholic Church actually offers health plans that cover Viagra — a.k.a. (the) ‘boner pill.’ …I’m guessing that that doesn’t ‘rape the soul.’ That some of your employees, I guess, are getting that subsidized Viagra. And I guess that some of them are single, unmarried men. What do you think they’re doing with their erections? Seriously, we’d love to know. Send your responses to Brian Williams, care of NBC Nightly News.”
— JON STEWART, responding to a Church spokesman’s charge that forcing religious institutions to provide contraceptive care is akin to “soul rape,” on The Daily Show
Benedict Cumberbatch speaking on Religion (Frankenstein Q&A)
I have taken extensive courses on Buddhist thought, tradition and philosophy, so I’ve had to deal with my fair share of trying to comprehend the incomprehensible….but I don’t fucking understand what the hell he’s trying to say here…
I just wish the phrase “religion can give you…a certain moral compass” hadn’t been used…..egh. Just eeeeeeehhhhhhhhgggggg.