Unlike religion, science cannot offer the bereaved a glorious reunion with their loved ones in the hereafter. Those wronged on this earth cannot, on a scientific view, anticipate a sweet comeuppance for their tormentors in a life to come. It could be argued that, if the idea of an afterlife is an illusion (as I believe it is), the consolation it offers is hollow. But that’s not necessarily so; a false belief can be just as comforting as a true one, provided the believer never discovers its falsity.
Richard Dawkins, excerpt from Is Science a Religion?
If someone needs your help, don’t just ‘pray for him/her.’
Donate your time. Donate your money. Do SOMETHING. Putting positive energy out into the universe is a good start (regardless of your religion), but it’s nowhere near enough. Prayer is not going to pay his medical bills. Prayer is not going to make her stop drinking. If you want to help someone, don’t just pray- HELP THEM.
USA August 2012 - The Democratic Party will add support for marriage equality to their official party platform. October 2012 - The Supreme court will likely hear cases to strike down DOMA (a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman). DOMA has already been struck…
Agreed, but people GOTTA start using New Testament quotes (most of these are from the Old Testament). A lot of Christians don’t think the Old Testament applies to them (which, again, is just picking and choosing what to believe but yeah). Still, New Testament ridiculous quotes are the way to go if you’re gonna argue with someone about this.
Then I was inspired, now I’m sad and tired. After all, I’ve tried for three years- and it seems like ninety… so why then am I scared to finish what I started? What YOU started. I didn’t start it! God, thy will is hard, but you hold every card. I will drink your cup of poison- nail me to your cross and break me. Bleed me, beat me, KILL me! Take me now before I change my mind.
Jesus Christ Superstar