Re: [atheists-36] Jesus isnt a dick, so keep him out of my vagina: Hear! Hear! Adam --

From: Norma Jeane Y.
Sent on: Monday, July 29, 2013 4:56 AM


From: Norma Young <[address removed]>
To:
Sent: Monday, July 29,[masked]:23 AM
Subject: Fw: [atheists-36] Jesus isnt a dick, so keep him out of my vagina: Hear! Hear! Adam --

 
Hear!  Hear!  Adam --
 
I heartily Concur with everything you've said--& Thank You for the Unapologetic, Eloquently-Precise WAY you SAID it! 
 
Respect has to be Earned.  I cannot respect a religion that abuses human rights. 
 
I Know from personal experience as well, because I was raised & schooled in a religion that was abominably sexist--& it has greatly affected my personal life, necessitating years of de-programming & therapy to recover.  NO person should have to be subjected to such unchosen brainwashing & spend valuable years of their life Sorting Out Garbage, Disposing OF it & Recovering FROM it! 
 
Life is meant to be lived from Choice -- Not from Force.  Innocent children don't have a Choice.  People who are being abused by religions from infancy on are deprived of their right of Choice.  The Free Choice of half the population of the world -- Women -- is absent or made extremely difficult by the major religions of the world. 
 
Like you; I cannot Respect a religion if it does not Respect ME -- as a FEMALE Human Being!
 
--Norma
 

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From: Adam
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Sent: Sunday, July 28,[masked]:58 PM
Subject: Re: [atheists-36] Jesus isnt a dick, so keep him out of my vagina

I used to espouse tolerance and respect as well and found that it was mearly seen as not being secure in my position.

I no longer tolerate the religious by respecting their position since they do not respect mine. They are the ones making the absurd claims and thus the burden of proof is on them and I point that out.

My position is not that god does not exist (no need to prove a negative) it is that there is no proof or even credible evidence that he does and therefore the concept at its core is flawed. To not point this out is to legitimize an illegitimate concept and thus admit doubt as to the atheists position of skeptisism.
 
I used to make this mistake out of the desire to not embarass the religious by bludgeoning them with rationality but after seeing the evil religion has done in the last decade, the wars, the humiliation and attempted subjugation of women, and the attempts to control our public discourse from the pulpit I realize that silence or concilliation equals consent to continue the pattern. I do not consent and therefore I speak up without apology or any form of respect for the absurdity of religious feilty!


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--------- Original Message --------
From: [address removed]
To: "[address removed]" <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [atheists-36] Jesus isnt a dick, so keep him out of my vagina
Date: 07/28/13 13:15

While I understand the thinking behind the sign, I think that being disrespectful of religion will do the movement more harm than good.  It gives them an excuse to sway the majority of the population that are more moderate and tolerant.


-----Original Message-----
From: joseph
To: atheists-36 <[address removed]>
Sent: Sat, Jul 27,[masked]:58 pm
Subject: [atheists-36] “Jesus isn’t a dick, so keep him out of my vagina

A 14-year-old Texan stirred a considerable amount of controversy last week with a quippy sign protesting the state’s sweeping new abortion restrictions. Tuesday Cain’s message, written on brilliant pink poster board, read: “Jesus isn’t a dick, so keep him out of my vagina.”
Large_sign-620x412 Billy and Tuesday Cain outside the Texas Capitol (Credit: Billy Cain)
Soon after, an image of Tuesday and her advice to Texas lawmakers started making the rounds on Twitter, and reproductive rights opponents (and jerks on social media) wasted no time in losing their damn minds over it.
On Monday, Tuesday’s father, Billy, came to his daughter’s defense, writing for the Guardian that he was proud of Tuesday’s willingness to stand up for her convictions — and her basic human rights — by coming out to protest the law (with some serious flair):
As parents, we believe that children should be taught continually, instead of just at school. My daughter and I have been to city council meetings to watch and discuss how politics gets done in the city. We have taken our children to the Capitol repeatedly because it is important for them to understand how politics affects them personally. When Sen. Wendy Davis was stopped from filibustering, I woke my daughter up so that she could watch the proceedings on the internet. We stayed up until 3.30am watching more coverage and researched the issues together. I explained as best I could what the bill itself would mean to women in the state of Texas, as well as how it would influence politics throughout the United States if it were passed. When my wife and I decided to go to the Capitol, we welcomed her to come along




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