Does it make me heartless to disagree with the idea that it’s ‘sad when anyone dies’
If you were legitimately sad when anyone died then you’d be sad all the fucking time because THAT IS HOW OFTEN PEOPLE DIE
Please don’t guilt trip me for not weeping when evil dictators/assholes/anyone ever dies because I have other things to devote my tears to, like television shows and being separated from my cat for lengthy periods of time
I hate being one of those people who posts their uni acceptances online because I don’t want to upset anyone who’s unhappy right now, but I’ve been pining after that course for about 2 years and I’m just relieved/happy/excited
I’m kind of really excited for uni? Uhhhh Offers haven’t come out yet so I’m somewhat counting my chickens but ah it just seems exciting - so many areas of study to choose from, so many fascinating subjects and I just want to start the process now!
I think travelling alone for 6 weeks (/alone in large groups of people as well) has actually changed me as a person, and to be able to notice the changes within myself as they’re happening is kind of freaking me out. Almost like I’m watching them occur in someone else? I sound completely out of it but I am not on anything just fyi
Some atheists are so arrogant and really quite ignorant that I’m embarrassed to be lumped in with them
I hate this idea that any religious person is a moron or is hateful… Some of the most intelligent and generous people I know are religious… The kindest person I know is religious. She’d be kind with or without her beliefs, they’re just another aspect of her. They aren’t her entire being.
They complain that religious people are narrow-minded while showing how narrow-minded they themselves are?
4th and 5th centuries - Jewish synagogues burned, death toll unknown 316 - Pagan priests killed and temples destroyed Between 3rd and 6th century - Thousands of Pagans killed 356 - Pagan services declared punishable by death 372-444 - Thousands killed for practising birth control 386 - Priscillianus and six followers beheaded for heresy 4th century - Philosopher Sopatros executed by Christian authorities 408-450 - Theodosius has children killed for playing with Pagan symbols 694 - Jews enslaved and children forcibly baptized 6th century - Pagans declared void of all rights 782 - 4500 beheaded as they were unwilling to convert to Christianity 10th to 12th century - Jewish communities destroyed and hundreds killed 1095 - First crusade 1096 - Thousands killed in Hungary and Turkey 1098 - Over 100,000 Turks killed 1098 - Thousands killed in Syria and bodies eaten by Christians 1099 - Jerusalem conquered with 60,000 victims 1099 - Thousands of ‘heathens’ slaughtered in Israel 1147 - Several hundred Jews killed in France during second crusade Total victims of crusades - Estimated to be between 1 and 5 million 1209 - Beziérs destroyed with between 20,000 to 70,000 victims 1209 - Multiple other French cities destroyed, thousands killed 1232-1324 - Estimated 1 million Cathar heretics killed Other heresies globally, killing over 100,000 people 1234 - Between 5,000 and 11,000 Germans killed for not paying suffocating church taxes 1290 - 10,000 Jews killed in Bohemia 1389 - 3,000 Jews killed 1391 - Seville’s Jews killed (4,000) or sold as slaves (25,000) 15th century - 1,019 churches and 17,987 villiages plundered by Knights of the Order 15th century - Crusades against Hussites, with thousands killed 1415 - John Huss burned at the stake 1484-1750 - Several hundred thousand witches hung or burned with several thousand extimated to have been killed between the start of Christianity and 1484 1492 - 150,000 Jews expelled from Spain, many dying along the way Late 15th century - 10,220 burnings 1527 - Michael Sattler, family, and followers executed 1538 - Professor B.Hubmaier burned at the stake 1568 - 3 million ‘rebels’ ordered to be killed with between 5,000 and 6,000 protestants drowned by Spanish troops 1572 - 20,000 Huguenots killed by command of pope Pius V 16th and 17th centuries - Tens of thousands of Gaelic Irish ‘pacified and civilised’ by English troops 17th century - Magdeburg sacked, 30,000 protestants killed 1600 - Giordano Bruno burned at the stake 1648 - 200,000 Jews massacred in Poland 1697 - Thomas Aikenhead hung for blasphemy
Not only is Christianity responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people, but it is also responsible for the mistreatment and abuse of billions worldwide. People who claim religions to be harmless are terribly misinformed and ignorant.
This incomplete list does not include Christianity’s impact on natives, which can be found on the source page.
So often, I’m torn between strongly disliking Christianity and acknowledging the positive affect it has on the lives of many people I hold dear. I think one needs to differentiate between Christianity as a faith, a belief in God and Jesus and the like, and Christianity as an institution. It is the institution I have the issue with - ignoring the abuse of children, sanctioning countless murders in the name of Christ, interfering in politics, etc. The institution of Christianity, and the idea that Christianity is the ‘norm’ and anything or anyone that deviates from this norm is wrong/s fool/to be ignored, are what I dislike. The people who use their beliefs as a way of helping them cope are not people I take issue with.
Much the same as I dislike the laws in various Middle Eastern countries that prohibit women from doing various things (amongst other laws), those laws don’t make me despise Islam. They make me despise the narrow-minded ‘followers’ of it who use it for their own gains.
Religion in the hands of those in power can be a dangerous tool, as their actions affect entire societies - religion in the hands of the everyday follower can be a very positive thing.
Is that what you call a getaway? Tell me what you got away with.
Cause I’ve seen more spine in jellyfish. I’ve seen more guts in 11 year old kids.
Have another drink and drive yourself home - I hope there’s ice on all the roads, and you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt… And again when your head goes through the windshield.
Is that what you call tact? You’re as subtle as a brick in the small of my back.
So let’s end this call, and end this conversation.
Is that what you call a getaway?
Well, tell me what you got away with.
Cause you left the frays from the ties you severed when you say, “Best friends means friends forever.”
Sometimes I am honestly blown away by how nice people are, though that doesn’t make sense since they’ve been consistently fantastic for years. So grateful to have the friends I do, I hope they know that