atheist reading

Here’s the thing: I’m not religious myself, but I get Frankie Boyle’s point about disliking celebrity atheists like Ricky Gervais and finding them snooty and obnoxious. (Boyle is an atheist himself.)

I was reading Trevor Noah’s book and he brings up a great point: In Apartheid South Africa, Christian missionaries were the only ones willing to open up schools and give black people an education that consisted of things like art and history and politics. 

Basically, all the things the government didn’t want them learning. (They wanted them learning about farming) Then when they ordered them to stop; the missionary schools flat-out refused. 

“And your reward for all that? Ricky Gervais looks down his nose at you.”

anonymous asked:

✘ - ;;  People come in a group. If I were to look on your blog, who would I see you interacting with the most?

( well ,,  since i haven’t really been that active due to the lack of replies and such ,  i wouldn’t really know ?  if i had to make a hunch tho, it’d probably be cuck chaoticxevil, because we have lots of tiny interactions sometimes?  shrugs , )

Everyone mocks nihilism, but when you actually think about it, nihilists are the only people who are actually aware of the weakness of humanity’s “moral code”. Morals are fabricated and designed to suit individual people. Some think murder is wrong, others don’t. Ethical beliefs are just personal preferences, not rules set down by the King of the Universe – unless you’re religious, in which case I suppose this post is just for atheists. 

While you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking, “That’s ridiculous. Of course murder is wrong.” but who told you to believe that? Just the society you live in. Animals don’t generally murder others of their own species because it’s counterproductive, not because their “morals” tell them not to.

True, some “morals” help us to create a better world, but who are we to determine what is “right” and what is “wrong”?
Who are you to tell me what I believe is wrong when both your morals and mine are simply personal preferences? You think murder is wrong because society told you, I think the solution to Earth’s problems is the mass extinction of humanity because I can’t see any other way. What makes my views wrong and yours right? Nothing. 

Nihilism is above the petty squabbles of “who’s right and who’s wrong?” because nihilists have acknowledged the fact that morals are simply personal views, while the rest of society insists that their morals are the correct ones to have and that everyone else is wrong. 

For this reason, despite nihilism’s negative connotations, it is actually a more informed view on the world. Most people don’t know that “right” and “wrong” aren’t real things.

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.
—  Christopher Hitchens

Atheist: *exists* *doesn’t say anything*

People: Wow you’re so edgy how dare you question my faith I mean how could you not believe in God have you ever seen a mountain???? HUH? HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A MOUNTAIN? THEY’RE BEAUTIFUL, GODDAMNIT.

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are god.
—  Christopher Hitchens, Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

If someone says “God bless” or “praying for you” or “God is amazing” (in response to someone’s healing or something) and your reaction is to post some incredibly douchey, stuck-up, nasty comment about how “God doesn’t exist” or “actually MEDICAL SCIENCE is amazing, ur God is made-up bs”

Get out. Take your gross, toxic negativity elsewhere

A guide to Satanism and Luciferianism
  • LaVeyan Satanism: Treat yoself. You are the boss. Others better treat you like the boss. Hurting animals and kids is a big no-no, as is torture, being unfaithful, or being untruthful.
  • Secular Satanism: Treat yoself. Everything should be for your physical gratification and well-being.
  • Theistic Satanism: Sex is fun. Satan is your BFF. Christians suck balls. Do not mingle with Christians. Their Jesus will rub off on you.
  • Atheistic Luciferianism: Reading is fun. Books are good paths to Enlightenment.
  • Gnosticism: Lucifer and God are equally important and cool, but Lucifer is more important and cool.
  • Theistic Luciferianism: Lucifer is your mentor and friend. If you read and otherwise educate yourself, you will become BFFs with Lucifer, and He will Enlighten you. Lucky you! Chrstians are not uncool or cool, they are simply too sheepish and single-minded to realise how wrong they are. You should become friends with the Christians and "help them" convert.
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“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

Friendly reminder that Phil is smiling because Dan lost. Dan is smiling because of Phil.

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” - Carl Sagan

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.
—   Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever