You know, this, this right here is why I have a problem with religion, look at these people, they sound an awful lot like terrorists don’t they?
These people hold no value on a fellow human’s life just because they don’t believe the same as they do, and people wonder why I’m angry, why I’m worried about what kind of world my children will be living in.
My two oldest sons are atheists, and came to the conclusion their selves while still living with their Catholic mother, these people don’t value my life, or my children’s life, these same people that probably call their self “pro-life” and think that they’re going to be rewarded in some kind of blissful afterlife.
Someone please explain to me how this is justified?
These are evil people.
What the fuck!? These are not appropriate or normal reactions! This is wrong - are we assuming most of these folks are Christian (American Christian)?
I may hate religions, but I would never wish any harm on those who practice their chosen faith. I want people to be educated and less ignorant - not dead.
I H8 RELIGION
Wow… just wow….
If I choose to make porn (which I am choosing to do, incidentally), or if I choose to be an escort (which I did, once upon a time), I am not ‘selling myself’. I am not for sale. My body, my mind, my personality… these things are not for sale. What is for sale, is the option to look at my body, or interact with it. If I fuck somebody, or somebody takes a naked picture of me, I’m not losing any part of myself. No part of me has been taken in exchange for cash, just an image. If you take a photo in an art gallery, nobody’s going to accuse you of stealing the art work. If you touch a statue, and walk away from it, you’re not taking part of it with you. It’s the same for my body. If you see it, or touch it, no part of me is lost, no part of what makes me who I am is changed.
And then we come to the assumption that I’m ‘degrading’ myself in some manner by banging people for cash. Well, I’m not. I felt more degraded working minimum wage in McDonalds than I ever do when I’m taking naked photos to put online, or when I fuck random people for free (yeah, I’m a big ol’ slut, your point?) or when I’m signing up to do a screen test with a porn company. No branch of sex work or or sex as a hobby seems to be capable of making me feel degraded. And if I don’t feel degraded, then you don’t get to tell me I feel degraded, because you are not in possession of a greater understanding of my emotions than I am.
Your judgments on sex workers are contributing to the lack of safety evident in the mainstream porn industry, they are contributing to a continued ban on prostitution, making the lives of sex workers really fucking unsafe in many circumstances. By judging sex workers, you are contributing to a system that means if a sex worker is raped, nobody cares. If a prostitute is murdered, it takes about 5 more killed before the police bother to investigate. Whether you judge sex workers as bad people or as objects of pity, you’re harming us.
Do not tell me what I am allowed to use my body for and how I am supposed to feel when I go outside of that.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) proposed a plan for $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years in return for raising the nation’s debt ceiling through the end of 2012, Reuters reports.
The Wall Street Journal notes the plan would have no increase in tax revenue but would cut both domestic and military spending, but they wouldn’t target entitlement programs such as Medicare.
The White House issued a statement backing Reid’s approach: “We hope the House Republicans will agree to this plan so that America can avoid defaulting on our obligations for the first time in our history. The ball is in their court.”
Reid’s plan meets every requirement that Boehner, Cantor and their pitchfork wielding caucus members have been calling for since spring — so of course they will reject it in favour of their own bizarre proposal to hold the economy hostage several more times before the election, demanding to amend the Constitution as the ransom for preserving the US government’s credit rating.
I don’t think their stand was ever about getting what they said they wanted. It was always about GOP social engineering. I hope they all get voted out in the next election because they don’t seem to want to do their jobs.
- Man: Hello, I'd like to report a mugging.
- Officer: A mugging, eh? Where did it take place?
- Man: I was walking by 21st and Dundritch Street and a man pulled out a gun and said, "Give me all your money."
- Officer: And did you?
- Man: Yes, I co-operated.
- Officer: So you willingly gave the man your money without fighting back, calling for help or trying to escape?
- Man: Well, yes, but I was terrified. I thought he was going to kill me!
- Officer: Mmm. But you did co-operate with him. And I've been informed that you're quite a philanthropist, too.
- Man: I give to charity, yes.
- Officer: So you like to give money away. You make a habit of giving money away.
- Man: What does that have to do with this situation?
- Officer: You knowingly walked down Dundritch Street in your suit when everyone knows you like to give away money, and then you didn't fight back. It sounds like you gave money to someone, but now you're having after-donation regret. Tell me, do you really want to ruin his life because of your mistake?
- Man: This is ridiculous!
- Officer: This is a rape analogy. This is what women face every single day when they try to bring their rapists to justice.
- Man: Fuck the patriarchy.
- Officer: Word.
It is estimated that more than 150,000 young women across Australia had their children taken away at birth without their consent, often never to be seen again.
Women subjected to forced adoptions in Catholic-run hospitals have described being shackled and drugged during labour and prevented from seeing their children being born or holding them afterwards.
Many said their children had been earmarked for forced adoption well before birth and they were told they could not oppose the decision.
Following an investigation into the practise by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Catholic Church issued a national apology, saying its history of forced adoptions was “deeply regrettable”.
“We acknowledge the pain of separation and loss felt then and felt now by the mothers, fathers, children, families and others involved in the practices of the time,” the apology said.
“For this pain we are genuinely sorry.”
A federal parliamentary inquiry is currently investigating the issue and has already received more than 300 submissions from across the country.
Can we please take religion out of medicine now? Oh and also turn it back into health care and not business?