Leave me something to breathe

"Atheists are routinely asked how people will know not to rape and murder without religion telling them not to do it, especially a religion that backs up the orders with threats of hell. Believers, listen to me carefully when I say this: When you use this argument, you terrify atheists. We hear you saying that the only thing standing between you and Ted Bundy is a flimsy belief in a supernatural being made up by pre-literate people trying to figure out where the rain came from. This is not very reassuring if you’re trying to argue from a position of moral superiority."

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10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists, Debunked  (via ultrapearl)

Another eternal bugbear: being asked how an atheist can possibly think that the world and universe came about by chance, and being told that it’s all so brilliant that there must be a creator behind all this science. That’s fine, you may believe this if you wish, atheists don’t (or shouldn’t, at least) have a problem with theistic beliefs as long as we’re not made to believe them too. But listen: why should I believe that there’s a god behind all this? What’s so wrong with reveling in the chance nature of existence? What is so scary about the idea that this is all one big accident?

(via zweckwidrig)

(Source: sourdoughislife, via saxifraga-x-urbium)

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