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When feminism borders on religion

So, Richard Dawkins was disinvited from a speaking engagement for the Northeast Conference of Science and Skepticism because he shared a video by SyeTenAtheist lampooning radical feminism by comparing it to Islamism. Whether or not you agree with the decision, it’s theirs to make. They don’t owe Dawkins anything. That being said:

SyeTenAtheist lampoons a lot of people. Usually it is theists, be they famous creationists or apologists, or even YouTube evangelists who are well-known in atheist circles. Granted, this video is hyperbolic, but his videos are always over the top. That’s just his style. He uses heavy satire to make valid points.

I don’t see how mocking a radical feminist (keep in mind that many people who believe in and fight for equality amongst the sexes are “feminist” under that definition, but don’t identify as “feminist” because of the stigma that gets attached due to radical feminists) is promoting rape or misogyny. Ideas are not immune from criticism. As atheists, you should be well aware of this. Just because someone is a feminist, that doesn’t mean their arguments are unassailable or can’t be criticized. It’s dangerously close to religious dogma when others come to the defense of even extremist feminists simply because they share a label. That’s the point that’s being made in this video. That extreme feminism is reminiscent of extreme religion (in this case, Islam). Of course he’s not implying that feminists actually love Islamism or its misogynistic tenets.

Atheists often compare Christian fundies to Islamists in the US, saying things like “Christian Sharia” to refer to attempts to put Christian dogma into government. Again, this is hyperbolic, as Christianity is generally more benign, but it doesn’t change the fact that both Islamists and Christian fundies want theocracies. This is in a similar vain to this video.

The fact that people would call this video “misogynistic” proves the very point it is making. Anyone who criticizes Islam is called an Islamophobe by apologists for Islam, oftentimes because they mistake criticism of ideas as attack on those who hold them, or even the entire culture.

 

Here’s the video: Feminists Love Islamists

Godless Engineer confronts a Street Preacher at #AAcon15

AAcon15

So recently I went to #AAcon15 and I had an awesome time. There was of course prayer a Prayer Rally which had an awesome message blasting “Memphis Exalts Jesus” pointing right at the Peabody Hotel where the conference was being held. Another thing that was there was street preachers…. YAY STREET PREACHERS!!!!

Seriously… Street Preachers are like fucking candy to me and I’m a diabetic. As long as I take my meds and I don’t over do it, I’m fine.

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Minute in Atheism: Who’s the Dick?

Abortion Bill

Here is the article about this dumb ass that laughed while a woman was recounting her rape and abortion during a legislative session. She is a fucking representative of her constituents and should be shown more respect than this. It’s fucking deplorable even if he wasn’t laughing at her.

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Minute in Atheism: Free Will?

The Free Will Argument

The free will argument is regularly used to explain why horribly evil things like child rape happen. In this video, I explain my problems with using “free will” as a reason for bad things happening to good people or people that are simply following their faith and being on “god’s path for them.”

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Joshua Feuerstein ‘PROVES’ his god without using the bible

Hello everyone Deterlucem here (lol)

This my first post on this site outside of the REASON podcasts so I thought I’d start with a good one. If any of you all are familiar with my work you know that Joshua Feurstein was been a staple of my channel and for good reason. Not only is he thoroughly entertaining to debunk and to watch me debunk, he also serves as a lightning rod of sorts, drawing in all the most common bad arguments for god/against science etc to himself and then disperses them to his listeners. By debunking his videos I am able to cover much more ground than with others videos, this lets me save time and address the most number of arguments at once. No one can do it like you Joshua.

So sit back and enjoy yet another pile of bullshit 😀

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SPOILERS at the end of his video he uses the bible (but i skip it for something more important)

Once again Joshua tries to prove his god by using his misunderstanding of evolution, logic, and basic science.

I trail off at the end, so wanted to say, even if this was all 100% it still wouldn’t prove his god. We are still waiting for his evidence of THAT god or any god for that matter.

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Godless Engineer Interviews: Ryan Bell LIVE

For 19 years Ryan Bell was a pastor, most recently the senior pastor of the Hollywood Seventh-day Adventist Church. In March 2013 he resigned his position due to theological and practical differences. As an adjunct professor he has taught subjects ranging from intercultural communication to bioethics.

Currently he is an educator, writer and speaker on the topic of religion, irreligion and humanism in America. In January 2014, Ryan began a yearlong journey exploring the limits of theism and the atheist landscape in the United States and blogs about that experience here at Year Without God.

He received a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and a Doctor of Ministry in Missional Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

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