Atheists do not hate God, we just don’t believe in God. In fact, most atheists do not even hate religion, they are rather indifferent towards it. Actually, I have come across more people who do believe in God that hate other religions. My atheism is very strong, yet I have no malice towards religion, I just don’t want it to shape the policies in my life or the life of anyone who does not want it. Atheism allows us to believe in ourselves, which is an empowering concept that makes our lives meaningful and allows us to enjoy this one guaranteed life to the fullest.

1. Myth: Without God, life has no meaning.

There are 1.2 billion Chinese who have no predominant religion, and 1 billion people in India who are predominantly Hindu. And 65% of Japan’s 127 million people claim to be non-believers. It is laughable to suggest that none of these billions of people are leading meaningful lives.

2. Myth: Prayer works.

Studies have now shown that inter-cessionary prayer has no effect whatsoever of the health or well-being of the subject.

3. Myth: Atheists are immoral.

There are hundreds of millions of non-believers on the planet living normal, decent, moral lives. They love their children, care about others, obey laws, and try to keep from doing harm to others just like everyone else. In fact, in predominantly non-believing countries such as in northern Europe, measures of societal health such as life expectancy at birth, adult literacy, per capita income, education, homicide, suicide, gender equality, and political coercion are better than they are in believing societies.

4. Myth: Belief in God is compatible with science.

In the past, every supernatural or paranormal explanation of phenomena that humans believed turned out to be mistaken; science has always found a physical explanation that revealed that the supernatural view was a myth. Modern organisms evolved from lower life forms, they weren’t created 6,000 years ago in the finished state. Fever is not caused by demon possession. Bad weather is not the wrath of angry gods. Miracle claims have turned out to be mistakes, frauds, or deceptions. We have every reason to conclude that science will continue to undermine the superstitious worldview of religion.

5. Myth: We have immortal souls that survive death.

We have mountains of evidence that makes it clear that our consciousness, our beliefs, our desires, our thoughts all depend upon the proper functioning of our brains our nervous systems to exist. So when the brain dies, all of these things that we identify with the soul also cease to exist. Despite the fact that billions of people have lived and died on this planet, we do not have a single credible case of someone’s soul, or consciousness, or personality continuing to exist despite the demise of their bodies.

6. Myth: If there is no God, everything is permitted.

Consider the billions of people in China, India, and Japan above. If this claim was true, none of them would be decent moral people. So Ghandi, the Buddha, and Confucius, to name only a few were not moral people on this view.

7. Myth: Believing in God is not a cause of evil.

The examples of cases where it was someone’s belief in God that was the justification for their evils on humankind are too numerous to mention.

8. Myth: God explains the origins of the universe.

All of the questions that allegedly plague non-God attempts to explain our origins still apply to the faux explanation of God. The suggestion that God created everything does not make it any clearer to us where it all came from, how he created it, why he created it, where it is all going. In fact, it raises even more difficult mysteries: how did God, operating outside the confines of space, time, and natural law ‘create’ or 'build’ a universe that has physical laws? We have no precedent and maybe no hope of answering or understanding such a possibility. What does it mean to say that some disembodied, spiritual being who knows everything and has all power, 'loves’ us, or has thoughts, or goals, or plans?

9. Myth: There’s no harm in believing in God.

Religious views inform voting, how they raise their children, what they think is moral and immoral, what laws and legislation they pass, who they are friends and enemies with, what companies they invest in, where they donate to charities, who they approve and disapprove of, who they are willing to kill or tolerate, what crimes they are willing to commit, and which wars they are willing to fight.”

― Matt McCormick

Long ago I made the unbreakable promise to myself that I was never giving up on meaningful people or things in my life.

By the way, do you have any plans for today?

—  Gabriel.
So clear.

(based on this / for trxgichxro)

and this was terrible, this was aria’s worst nightmare and it came to get her. she couldn’t even look him in the eyes as she heard him, she didn’t want any of that, she was far from being ready to settle down and she always thought that he would be like that too. but no, aria forgot about how some people really have goals and want to do something meaningful with their lives while she just wanted to be free. “you know that i don’t want any of that, right?” she muttered, tears already on her eyes.

Decide what life is about

Some lines of thinking after a heart-aching breakup:

1) I don’t need your love! There are plenty of people who love me. My friends my family other lovers!
2) I don’t need anyone’s love, I’m a lone warrior making it through. I’m hella independent.
3) shit what will I do without your love?! I poured out all my heart for you; you’re my everything, and everything is you!

this line of turbulent thinking is grounded on the premise that I believe life is about love. So maybe life shouldn’t be about love.

Hold up, before chasing me down to burn my blasphemy with your torches of vigilant love, I don’t mean to rule out the place for love in life. In fact, I embrace it. It will be the main motivator for me to share my energy, time, wealth, and wisdom and knowledge.

it’s just that I think making life about growth and curiosity is more meaningful and powerful than love. Reimagine what the flow of internal mental rollercoaster would be, after a heart-aching breakup if life isn’t about love:

1) I still care about this person and I’m still very curious about the world. I’ll keep living so I can continue living life. It sucks to lose someone I love so much, and it still hurts, but it’ll pass.
2) I still think of her, but I’ve got this other really interesting thing to figure out.
3) wait this means I’m More free than before to explore? Cool!

See how something fundamental like what you think life is about changes the internal dialogue, which research [1] has proven is a major contributor to success?

Live a meaningful life. Love fully, because you truly care. You will still hurt after a heart-aching breakup, but at least you know you’ll continue living a meaningful life. And all of that starts with a simple, powerful decision.

Love life. Love humanity. Love growth.

Footnote 1: see The Growth Mindset

Have a meaningful Monday!

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In the beginning, everything was created. Since then, things have moved around, clumped together, and in the case of Man, we’ve started to think. We’ve realized that the two proceeding sentences are legitimate truths. Scientific facts.

But wait. Everything was created at once? What does that mean for the word creative? Creativity, the act of creating something new. Well, what it means is, that you’re not really creating anything. Art is not the act of creating something new. Art is re-arranging matter according to your own imagination.

The meaning of life then, from an artists perspective, is to mold and arrange the universe into something more beautiful. The brush filling an empty canvas with colour. A string of words combined beautifully in order to assert something meaningful. This is what we live for. This is our calling.
- Kabel, S.

anonymous asked:

How do I go about finding a transgender to have a "experience" with I'm a married male but separated at the moment and have always wanted to have some fun with a Trans gurl. Any help would be great. I have tried craigslist with no luck

I’m just gonna be very blunt with you. Don’t take offense. I’m like this with everyone.:

So you say you want an “experience” with a trans woman? First of all, we aren’t rides. You just don’t get thru the gate (door), have a quick ride (sex), and exit the way you came with no hopes of it ever being anything more then just a ride. MOST of us have feelings, and are searching for something meaningful in our lives, and not just have a quick fling, or casual sex. Then again, there are those types of trans women that fund value in the number of guys she can sleep with – and therefore she is just a ride. I don’t know where I am going with this… “Insensitive”.

Anyway, I used to use before I met my boyfriend, and since deactivated my account. The site itself is a piece of shit, and there isn’t a billion of users on it, but, its a good place to start.

Secondly, sorry about the “separation”?, maybe?

Lastly, DON’T use craigslist for ANYTHING except for job openings and sales of merchandise. Craigslist is flooded with crossdressers (men in wigs), desperate trashy hussies, thieves, criminals, liars, and STDs.

If you want and STD or AIDS, Craigslist is the place to be. That or LGBT focused bars and clubs. It’s like Craigslist in the flesh. Not saying all LGBT bars and clubs are infested with STDs, but, more often then not, a ‘character’; male, female, or trans, will appear in one of these establishments carrying one of those traits I listed earlier, if not all, just 'looking’ for an “experience”.

Good luck.

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Cosmic Love

I believe we are put on this earth with a purpose. We are to lead meaningful lives and fill them with memories so that when we do leave this world, we can say that it was fruitful. We are put on this earth to meet people that show a great significance. You come across people every day, but then there are the handful of people that turn your life upside down. Then there’s that one person, whose existence questions everything you are about and you decide to throw away all you are about. I think that if you find someone who is wiling to bypass and accept all that you are (including the bad), then keep them.