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Why do bibles have empty pages in the back, if not to add extra gospels in the form of Tim Minchin lyrics?

Why do bibles have empty pages in the back, if not to add extra gospels in the form of Tim Minchin lyrics?

"This survey of American beliefs showed that Americans, at a rate of between 48 and 51% don’t believe in evolution. Which is, like, half. And on top of that 51%, a further 38 to 40% of Americans believe that biological evolution has occurred, but believe that it was initiated by - and has since been kind of administered by - um, god. Leaving a very small percentage of Americans who are right."
Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin on fallacy of causation and correlation.

"We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. ‘Thou shalt not’ is soon forgotten, but ‘Once upon a time’ lasts forever."
— Philp Pullman, His Dark Materials (via mikimikuz)

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beautifulfetish:

Oh yes!

Too true, but I wouldn’t want to ban religion. If people want to believe what they believe, then that’s fine. So long as it doesn’t have negative influences on others.

beautifulfetish:

Oh yes!

Too true, but I wouldn’t want to ban religion. If people want to believe what they believe, then that’s fine. So long as it doesn’t have negative influences on others.

(Source: dontpressthatbutton, via beautifulfetish)

Posted 1 year ago
(at 09:00 on 24/02/2013)
(originally dontpressthatbutton)

farahhhh:

imperfectwriting:

I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 

My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 

My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 

And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 

All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 

This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 

People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

this is so perfect in absolutely every single way.

(Source: olentaalla, via thehiddenn3ko)

Posted 1 year ago
(at 06:00 on 21/11/2012)
(originally olentaalla)
ianspookysharman:

Found on Facebook, sadly I can’t properly link to the source as I’m on my phone, but I wanted to share this here anyway.

ianspookysharman:

Found on Facebook, sadly I can’t properly link to the source as I’m on my phone, but I wanted to share this here anyway.

(Source: iandsharman, via mr-mighty)

Posted 2 years ago
(at 17:13 on 15/10/2012)
(originally iandsharman)

oswinclara:

trenchcoatsandtimemachines:

I just read Sam instead of Samson. SO HERE’S THE REASON WHY HIS HAIR AND SIDEBURNS KEEP GROWING.

reblogging myself because i thought that was excellent

(via pedestrianverse)

Le Girlfriend tells me she’s got a bad stomach from eating pork.

My response?

Linked her to this video.