Army wife. Atheist - Born OK the first time. Psychologist. Liberal. Pro-choice. Southern.

My husband, M, just returned from yet another deployment.

For some reason, the public thinks that the military is full of uber religious super right-winged people. Here are my honest thoughts about being married to a Soldier while being an independent liberal educated female Atheist.

You can follow me on Twitter if you want to @ArmywifeSara

25th April 2011

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coronarycorsair:

peteshotfourguysincalifornia:

If god isn’t real, then why are bananas so perfectly made for consumption by humans?Not only is it easily gripped by our hands, it even has a tab on one end to ensure easy opening. It also curves towards your mouth as you hold it in your hand, and is soft and very nutritious. To add frosting to the cake, it’s easy to tell if a banana is ripe simply by observing its color.In other words, god designed the banana for human consumption. I think it’s quite reasonable to conclude that those who seriously think that bananas “evolved” by random accident are a bit mentally challenged. It’s like saying that a perfect working jumbo jet is likely to be assembled simply by throwing all components into a box and randomly mixing it around.

Citing Poe’s Law, I can’t tell if you’re being serious or not.
Except that this is what bananas looked like before humans got their hands on them a few thousand years ago:


 HAHAHAHA!!! I saw this on tv once with the growning pains uber religious fella. If you actually think the banana evolved by random accident, you have no concept of genetically engineered foods. It has NOTHING to do with “god”. Educate yourself, then we’ll chat! HA! And if you’re using a BANANA for the existance of “god” you might be a little mentally challenged. :)

coronarycorsair:

peteshotfourguysincalifornia:

If god isn’t real, then why are bananas so perfectly made for consumption by humans?

Not only is it easily gripped by our hands, it even has a tab on one end to ensure easy opening. It also curves towards your mouth as you hold it in your hand, and is soft and very nutritious. To add frosting to the cake, it’s easy to tell if a banana is ripe simply by observing its color.

In other words, god designed the banana for human consumption. I think it’s quite reasonable to conclude that those who seriously think that bananas “evolved” by random accident are a bit mentally challenged. It’s like saying that a perfect working jumbo jet is likely to be assembled simply by throwing all components into a box and randomly mixing it around.

Citing Poe’s Law, I can’t tell if you’re being serious or not.

Except that this is what bananas looked like before humans got their hands on them a few thousand years ago:

 HAHAHAHA!!! I saw this on tv once with the growning pains uber religious fella. If you actually think the banana evolved by random accident, you have no concept of genetically engineered foods. It has NOTHING to do with “god”. Educate yourself, then we’ll chat! HA! And if you’re using a BANANA for the existance of “god” you might be a little mentally challenged. :)

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24th May 2011

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Do you not hear how CRAZY you sound??

I spent all day listening to my co-workers justify why the rapture didnt happen. Even the religious people that didnt believe it initially got personally involved with this debate. And I just sit back and laugh to myself. They all sound mentally ill. “I have a personal relationship with god and jesus.” No, you dont. You talk to a fictional character and believes that he loves you. We call that mentally ill in my line of work.

We had a guy come in last month that thought he had a personal relationship with the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. All these same co-workers were quick to decide that he obviously had an issue, which of course he did. You cant have a personal relationship with a fictional character (or at least not a healthy one, ha, as my husband pointed out).

So how is jesus ANY different than the Mad Hatter?

Any perceived relationship with a fictional character is a mental illness in my book. That book would be the DSM-IV-TR, by the way. Jesus and god fit nicely into that category. So before you get online and proclaim you have a personal relationship with god and have everyone laugh at you, think about what you are saying, and why we are all laughing at you. Because we are… all.. laughing at you. And I know a hospital with a patted room with your name on it.

Tagged: mentally illjesusgodatheistatheismstupid people

28th May 2011

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Rick Scott, Florida's "pro-life" governor, vetoes funds for life-saving test for newborns →

an-ominous-atheist:

boehnertroll:

“Pro-life,” my ass. 

Don’t they get it? If they were pro-life, they would be for the lives of the already living. Instead, they’re just anti-abortion and anti-child. Why can’t they see that in themselves? 

Disgusting. Fuck off, Scott. 

Disgusting. 

These pro-life people piss me off. Hypocrites. Stop it, Just stop it. Go mind your own damn business and stop trying to tell other people what to do and how to live. Who the fuck do you think you are??

Tagged: pro-lifepro-choiceanti-choicehypocritesstupid people

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30th May 2011

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Age of Reason: US High School Student Threatened With Death For Opposing School Prayer →

fuckyeahatheism-:

ageofreason:

NORTH LOUISIANA has been described as “the buckle on the Bible Belt” – and not without good reason, as high school student Damon Fowler at Bastrop High School has discovered to his cost.

On the eve of his graduation, the atheist student contacted the school superintendent to let him know that he opposed the inclusion of a prayer at the graduation ceremony. He pointed out that government-sponsored prayer in the public schools was unconstitutional and legally forbidden – and that he would be contacting the ACLU if it went ahead. The school agreed to substitute it with a moment of silent reflection, which was subsequently scuppered by a Christian student.

Then Fowler’s name, and his role in this incident, was leaked. As a direct result:

1) Fowler has been hounded, pilloried, and ostracized by his community.

2) One of Fowler’s teachers has publicly demeaned him.

3) Fowler has been physically threatened. Students have threatened to “jump him” at graduation practice, and he has received multiple threats of bodily harm, and even death threats.

4) Fowler’s parents cut off his financial support, kicked him out of the house, and threw his belongings onto the front porch.

Oh, and the school went ahead and had the graduation prayer anyway.

According to this report, Fowler has become the center of what he terms a “shitstorm”: he has been harassed, vilified, targeted with insults and name-calling and hateful remarks. He’s been told t he’s the devil. He’s been told, “Go cry to your mommy… oh, wait. You can’t”. (A reference to him being disowned by his parents.) He’s been told that he’s only doing this to get attention. A student’s public prayer at a pre-graduation “Class Night” event was turned into an opportunity for the school and community to gang up on Fowler and publicly close ranks against him – teachers as well as students. (Here’svideo). And people seen defending him have been targeted as well.

Here are a few comments on the Bastrop Enterprise news story about the controversy:

I personally see him as a coward.

I hope they [Christians] put enough pressure on this kid to convert him and save his soul from the fire of hell.

If he don’t want prayer at graduation he can stay at home and not come to graduation.

I hope that the little athiest (sic) is offended.

What he is really doing is trying to shove his views down people’s throats.

Satan continues to prowl and is deceiving many in this world.

piece published yesterday by PoliticusUSA points out that Christian fundamentalists have persecuted atheists and agnostics for the past 30 years with accusations that non-believers are aggressive and are “throwing atheism in our faces,” when the opposite is true.

There is a dangerous trend of Christian fundamentalists taking over the government to change the nature of America. It may be in part because in America, like the rest of the world, Christianity is on the decline and the number of Americans claiming to be Atheists, Agnostic, or non-religious has increased by 15 percent leading to an alarming trend of fundamentalists making a last-ditch effort to force Christianity on the country.

The young man who protested prayers at school events is not an isolated case, and around the country young people are standing up to school officials and fundamentalists who “force their religion down the throats” of non-believers regardless of age or station in life. The Constitution does not forbid religious fundamentalists from praying whenever and wherever they please, but it does maintain the separation of the government and religion and it means no public school prayer.

The article concluded:

Evangelical Christian leaders recently conceded in an interview that there were Christians around the country who were prepared for armed conflict to enforce Christianity if necessary, and they claimed the military and Congress had been infiltrated by fundamentalists; it is a foreboding that should frighten every person in America. If any American thinks they are safe from fundamentalist Christians whose intent is replacing the Constitution with the Ten Commandments and its Stone Age punishment (stoning), they are deluded and do not comprehend the level of violence extremists are capable of inflicting in god’s name.

If in America in 2011, one student faces public threats without a theocratic government or the Ten Commandments as the law of the land, imagine the violent Crusade and Inquisition a group of well-armed, angry fundamentalists will unleash if given authority and power.

Last month, an interviewer asked four evangelical church leaders if their intent of using violence to force Christianity on Americans was tantamount to the Taliban in Afghanistan. They replied that, ‘yes, they were the same as the Taliban except they were better armed, better organized, and had the full support of conservatives in positions of power’.

Still think fundamentalist Christians are harmless? You should be mortified.

Sickening.

Absolutely sickening.

Oh wow. Mighty xian of them, right?? And xians wonder why we hate them. Make sure you watch the video.

Why cant we rapture them all again?? The world would be SO much better without the FUCKING RELIGIOUS NUTJOBS.

Tagged: atheismatheiststupid peoplechristiansbigots

Source: freethinker.co.uk

3rd June 2011

Video reblogged from Keep your Bullshit out of my Uterus! with 204 notes

sanityscraps:

feministblackboard:

 Here’s an ad for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Can you count all the crazy things said? My favourite is when the guy says that PP preys on college kids and gets them hooked on contraceptives. What’s yours?

This anti-choice activist group is pretty much famous for doctoring footage of a Planned Parenthood and giving out false information. Here’s a few things they have wrong.

- They make it sound like the government hands out abortion money. Wrong. PP doesn’t use government funding for any abortions. (abortions count for only 3% of PP’s services)
- They make it sounds as if contraceptives are addictive. Who in the world could get addicted to estradiol and progesterones?
- They make it sounds like a money grubbing mill. PP gives health care to the people who need it most - those who can’t afford it

 

But really, the fact that they claim contraceptives are addictive should make them a non credible source. Done.

“Hooked on contraceptives”

“Hooked on contraceptives”

Hooked on contraceptives

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhttt.

Did he actually just say that PP is aiding and abetting illegal sex trafficking?? WTF guy??? Stop huffing the magic markers man. Holy cow.

Tagged: stupid peoplerantplanned parenthoodpro-choiceanti-choicepro-life

Source: feminist-blackboard

3rd June 2011

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an-ominous-atheist:

IF YOU WASH YOUR HANDS, YOU ALSO BELONG IN JAIL. LIFE SENTENCE. BACTERIA IS LIFE, FIGHT AGAINST ANTIBIOTICS!!!!!!!
I fucking hate people. I really do.

 There is a reason the average IQ is pretty low. TOOOOOO many stupid people!!

an-ominous-atheist:

IF YOU WASH YOUR HANDS, YOU ALSO BELONG IN JAIL. LIFE SENTENCE. BACTERIA IS LIFE, FIGHT AGAINST ANTIBIOTICS!!!!!!!

I fucking hate people. I really do.

 There is a reason the average IQ is pretty low. TOOOOOO many stupid people!!

Tagged: stupid peoplepro-lifepro-choiceanti-choice

9th June 2011

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Perspective

Currently listening to a Soldier tell a co-worker how evil and angry and extreme all Muslims are. He’s going on and on. Little does he know, my co-worker used to be Muslim until she married her husband. Wanna talk about extremists? How about Timothy McVeigh?

This guy says the Quran is harsh and hateful? Have you ever read the Old Testament?

It’s all about perspective. People dont like to look at their religion and their extremists. Dont be so short sighted. Thoughts?

Tagged: atheismatheistReligionreligiousrantstupid people

22nd June 2011

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Grow Up!!

I’m listening to a co-worker talking about how her mother still pays for her cell phone. This woman is 24. She’s married. Lives hours away from her mother. She has her own job. And she’s bragging that she doesnt pay for her own cell phone. Then she had the nerve to say we were all jealous. HA! I’ve paid for my own cell phone since I was 16 years old. I’m quite proud that my mommy doesnt help me out. My family can stand on its own. At 24 I was in grad school, paying my way, with my husband, deployed. I’m only 28, and we run our own home and family. At what point does your mother stop paying your cell phone bill?

When did people stop growing up?

Tagged: rantventstupid people

31st July 2011

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"If you ever want a good quote to put on Facebook, just go look in the bible."

"If you ever want a good quote to put on Facebook, just go look in the bible."

Tagged: bibleatheistatheismstupid people

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11th August 2011

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godlessgirl:

think4yourself:

Blair Scott, a spokesman for the American Atheists, Inc., was subjected to over 8,000 death threats and other violent rhetoric after appearing on Fox News. Some examples:
(via An Atheist In A Fox Hole - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast)

Atheists are hated. I’m still happy to be one.

I’d much rather be an Atheist than be one of those ignorant hateful ppl.

godlessgirl:

think4yourself:

Blair Scott, a spokesman for the American Atheists, Inc., was subjected to over 8,000 death threats and other violent rhetoric after appearing on Fox News. Some examples:

(via An Atheist In A Fox Hole - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast)

Atheists are hated. I’m still happy to be one.

I’d much rather be an Atheist than be one of those ignorant hateful ppl.

Tagged: atheistatheismstupid people

Source: andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com