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.
COMPLETELY CASUAL REMINDER
Werewolf mating is actually a thing that exists in Teen Wolf! Derek confirms that werewolves mate for life when he fantasizes as a 16-year-old about mating with Kate and being a power couple in the pack. He also has fantasies of making love to her as a wolf after they “make love” as humans. He makes that distinction pretty clearly, which leads me to believe that one cannot be mated with another for life unless their wolf is involved in the intercourse. — (x)
And now TW has actually made me want to harm myself.
Let me tell you what is happening in this picture, because you’d think the pope is just blessing a random believer. But no.
This picture was actually taken the day before yesterday and the Pope is blessing Rebecca Kadaga.
Rebecca Kadaga is a politician from Uganda. She promised to pass a anti-gay bill, also known and internationally condamned as ‘Kill The Gays’, which would punish homosexuality with death penalty. She’d like it to be a ‘Christmas present’ to her country. You can sign the petitions against the bill here and here.
But things got loud today, after the pope said that gay marriage “consists in an offense against human nature, a deep wound inflicted to justice and peace.”
This resulted in the very first collective reaction from Italians against the homophobia and pure, blinded hate spread by the church.
At the moment we’re trending #vergognasulpapa (shame on the pope) on Twitter and it is already the 4th top trend of the country.
They tell us Italy is a secular state, but it never acts like one.
Many people are really sick and tired, but just as many follow the church’s ‘example’.
Last month, Andrea, a 15 year old from Rome killed himself because bullies at school were making his life a living hell because they thought he was gay.
The Vatican website ‘pontifex’ (same name the pope uses for his Twitter account) wrote an article and suggested that Andrea ‘should have been cured’.
We still don’t even have a law against homophobia.
Please, join us! Use your own voice, spread the news, make a post, tweet #vergognasulpapa or write it in your own language…whatever you do, just don’t let this go unnoticed.
Religious survey finds 9 percent of Americans believe in Lil B
An annual poll determining religious affiliation in the U.S. found that more than 9 percent of Americans strongly believe in Lil B “The Based God.” Of the 68,000 people surveyed this year by the Pew Research Center, more than 6,200 people hand-wrote in Lil B’s name,
Lil B shared a tweet this morning, just a few hours after Pew published the report:
"THANK U FOR BELIEVING IN ME!!! I BELIEVE IN ME TOO!! LIL B LOVES U!! - Lil B”
Christianity in the U.S. dropped almost 3 percent since last year’s survey, but atheism was hit the hardest, losing a staggering 6 percent of religious affiliation. It’s speculated that the majority of that 6 percent were the ones who wrote in Lil B’s name this year.
David Silverman, American Atheists communications director, expressed dismay at the recent downturn.
"It’s a sad day when people go from not believing in something that isn’t real to believing in something that is real," Silverman said. "I don’t believe it."
As the previous voices of God in cinemas had been larger than life and very dramatic, Lon Bender and the film team decided to use Val Kilmer, who was also voicing Moses, to voice god to suggest that the voice of God instead sounds like the voice you’d hear everyday in your head. This then leaves the suggestion in the film that God’s voice we’re hearing is how Moses hears God and that to someone else, God would sound like themselves.