My girlfriend and I have been dating since June of 2018. We are pretty close and her family is on good terms with mine. We do have our fights like every other couple, I find my girlfriend to be pretty ‘reactive’ and it has been a problem before in our relationship but we can generally sort things out.
Also, I want to add too, that I don’t live with my parents I normally have my own space but I moved in because of the lockdown and I didn’t want my parents out shopping. My parents are in decent shape, but we have a family history of diabetes my dad has Diabetes (Type 1) and my mom is prediabetic.
My girlfriend has been understanding in fact she took this lockdown super seriously and was frustrated that people weren’t taking it seriously enough.
She started to go to the protests in our city, she asked me to go, I told her no that it would be irresponsible since I am with my parents. She was upset but understood.
We were going to have a pizza night at my house, and my mom invited my... keep reading on reddit ➡
Discrimination is not okay, and using your religion as a way to defend your discrimination and claiming the 1st amendment when your discrimination isn't accepted by the public because, you know, you're discriminating, is such a despicable way to shed the blame from yourself. You are hating others for no reason, and if youre religion says thats okay, then your religion is barbaric and anachronistic, and really has no place in modern times.
In regards to not wearing masks, that is not discrimination whatsoever, its to prevent the spread of disease. If you interpret that as discrimination then one can only assume you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, and obviously don't know what discrimination is.
>Under his character name, he wrote, “Thankful for the POTUS (Trump) we have ! God bless America. Built of freedom. Forgotten No More."
>The last line was part of the team’s catch phrase, although both Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler, the other members of the team, responded negatively to the tweet.
>According to one person high up in the company, the belief is that Lail can’t be fired for expressing freedom of speech, but that the locker room is fuming at him.
>One person suggested that after what happened this week, the actual gimmick they were portraying even had Ryker not said it, would be tough to continue.
Earlier today a prominent local vegan activist put up a (now-deleted) call on Facebook for protests against COVID-19 lockdowns, and the comments were immediately filled with vegan antivaxxers raving about 5G, chemtrails, and the NWO.
This nonsense cannot be allowed to take hold in the vegan community. We already struggle against the perception that vegans are crystal-waving hippy idiots. Having a bunch of people running around blending veganism with outlandish conspiracy theories would be a disaster.
Call this stuff out wherever it pops up. We need to make clear that vegan conspiracy theorists are a fringe of the movement just as they're a fringe of mainstream society.
Where's the STORY if everyone is getting along? Conflict draws attention, ratings: News, social media, all of it thrives on DRAMA; it's basically the only offered entertainment for the majority of the world. As we become desensitized, it needs to intensify to hold and gain attention. The media/news is bullshit noise with a commercialized, consumer based agenda.
Not the entirety of ANY race/religion/nationality can or should be categorized with the same label, logically.
There is trash and there are assholes in every color, shape, and size. Don't allow those few to break your spirits or your stride.
EDITED TO ADD STATISTICS TO A MAJOR ISSUE SOME PEOPLE SEEM TO BE HAVING:
It seems to be an issue with ALL races. Perhaps Police Officers need to change training techniques. Just a suggestion - we seem to be able to bitch but nobody has put forth any real ideas for SOLUTIONS.
>Published by [Statista Research Department](https://www.statista.com/aboutus/our-research-commit... keep reading on reddit ➡
The next time a Christian says "But many great scientists believed in god!" just remind him that there were laws on the books against atheism. In continental Europe, atheism was punishable by death. The death penalty for atheism was only abolished in the United Kingdom in 1677. Virtually all institutions of higher learning prior to the late 1800s were religious. In the United Kingdom, you could not attend Cambridge and Oxford unless you subscribed to the 39 Articles of the Church of England, a practice that was only abolished in 1871. Clearly, these men weren't Christians because of choice, but because there was no other altern... keep reading on reddit ➡
While I don't think it is logical to believe in a religion or a god, there are a lot of intelligent and interesting people who are religious. Arguing with them about their religion or trying to change their mind often leads to nowhere and the person just feels offended that you are critizing a main part of their identity. Those people are more likely to close up and then you don't get to talk about other important opinions or beliefs they have. Instead I find it best to just ignore it and assume most people's intentions are good. In almost all cases it doesn't hurt you if someone believes in something you don't. I don't really give a shit that people think the earth is flat, I might ask them about why they believe that but in the end their mind is set and it's just wasted energy trying to argue about it. At the end of the day they are still going to be religious and you risk losing an interesting friend.The only exception I can think of is when religion is used to trick or hurt other p... keep reading on reddit ➡
In most medieval and ancient societies there is an abundance of literary and archaeological evidence that people at all levels of society had little daily religious rituals, major festivals, and transformative ceremonies to mark important life events. We can assume with reasonable accuracy that people genuinely believed in these things as they formed part of the shared story of their communities.
When I read fantasy, I tend to see religion as rather a technocratic force with belief only in the priesthood or nameless masses and rarely a simple part of daily life for main characters. Most fantasy is set in worlds similar to what we see as the medieval and ancient world. An example would be in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archives, where none of the main characters, as far as I remember, pray or involve the gods in the fabric of their daily lives, but some minor characters are notable for their beliefs. In historic fantastical literature, such as the Odyssey, Shahnameh, Beowulf, or The... keep reading on reddit ➡
It's the posts that say 'if you don't repost a black square, you don't care about blm'.
It's the posts that say 'if you care about animals, why do you eat them?'
It's the way that JK Rowling, trying (albeit clumsily) to advocate for a distinction between sex (chromosomes) and gender (identification) is being harassed and 'cancelled' instead of educated about whatever mistake she made.
It's the way that your words can be twisted online. You laughed at a 'blonde' joke? You're a misogynist.
(I am open to discussion and education about any topics! If I can learn, I'd like to.)
*'Social media' replaces 'internet' in title, to be more specific
I’ve been talking with a few people about this, particularly Americans, and whilst they’ve been more than in agreement with me that LGBT rights should be protected, several people have also tried to defend the religious side in all of this, saying things like ‘well there’s a lot of religious people who would support you’ or ‘not all religions hate trans people’ or something along those lines.
As far as I’m concerned, defending religion full stop has led to all of this. Most religious dogma is so vague that you can essentially make any argument you want and ‘justify’ it, even if it means playing all sorts of mind games and making words jump through hoops. Any religion’s support for the LGBT community has been a recent innovation, following centuries of persecution, denial of recognition and even having people killed, and usually consists of vague ‘well that doesn’t count because reasons’ bullcrap when uncomfortable verses like in Leviticus come up, or even outright cherry-picking or i... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am not a keyboard warrior, if I see injustice happening I’ll step in. But it is not my job to police injustice around the world or halfway across the country. I don’t need to “prove” my character on social media to be a good person.
In addition to that I’m also dealing with my own mental health stresses and given that the state I’m in has deemed me a non-essential worker and I haven’t had a steady income in months. I’m trying to be positive and get myself back to a better place, and it feels like my “friends” don’t actually care about others.
They just want to virtue signal about the new hot topic. Which I don’t think injustice should be a popular fad but an actual movement. I’m constantly trying to change the way my elders talk about race in my own family, so I really don’t appreciate someone ignorant of my character judging me over social media credit points.
UPDATE She made a video calling me ignorant trash, and still refuse to say what I had done to be “problematic”
The... keep reading on reddit ➡
Throughout the show, Iroh has shown his actions that seem silly or weird have a double, deeper meaning when we know more about Iroh and I think his love of Tea is a perfect example of that.
It clicked with me when we see Iroh explain to Zuko how that learning from all 4 elements helps to create a more rounded view of the world and be a better person.
To make Tea, you need all 4 elements to work together to it succeed, you need the clay for the teapots and cups, the water for the substance of the tea, Fire to heat up the Tea and the air blown on the hot tea to cool it so you can drink it (even if you leave it out to cool naturally, it would get cold and taste worse to drink). If you take one element out, tea is either impossible or worse without it.
It's just fascinating thought and the depth of Iroh that people may dismiss if anybody looked at him on a surface level.
First of, I’m a scientist. I tend to believe in scientific things. If it cannot be proven by the scientific method, then I simply don’t believe in it.
Apparently, my fiancée really got into astrology a couple months ago, after we got locked in. Okay, that’s fair, it’s a tough time. The thing is, she’s pretty much a hypocrite. She’s an antitheist, and regularly goes into online discussions and with my parents and points out how ridiculous religion is. I tried to point out the irony here, but she doesn’t see it.
I just told her it’s a bit hypocritical of her to make fun of organized religion while she believe that objects light years away have any significant effect on our personality. She just called me an asshole for not being a supporting fiancée.
I am a bit socially “slow”, but I’m not on the spectrum. Am I missing something? AITA?
Virtually every study that I have come across on the relationship between IQ and religiosity show the two are negatively correlated, such as this study from 2013 and this other one from 2019. The findings suggest that if you believe in God, you are more likely to be stupid and/or stupider than someone who rejects religious belief altogether, at least on average. Whatever the reason for the negative correlation between religious belief and intelligence, the fact remains that it is empirically well-validated. If people are predisposed to believe in religion for cognitive or biological reasons, as the research suggests, the possibility exists we might have to treat religion as a public health issue.
On a day to day basis, I (23f) am very independant and self motivated. I get shit done and I kick ass at work, and I am 100% financially independant. I know I'm mature and can handle myself, and that I dont need anyone (especially not a man/partner) to help me.
When men look at me, catcall or just generally give me any sort of attention/interes in public, my default thoughts go towards "just another horny guy" or "ugh, of course" and I brush it off. I dont like to give the impression that I have any sort of desire or interest in associating with them at all...and I really truly do not have any interest (95% of the time).
However...in a sexual setting, I am the exact opposite. I want to be on my knees for a man, I want to be forced to do whatever he tells me and i want him to inflict pain on me (in a consensual bdsm way). I love being completely used and abused during sex/playtime - being forcefully fucked while enduring some type of pain will bring me to the most exquisite orgasms,... keep reading on reddit ➡
I see this a lot. Parents from highly cultural and traditional background moving to a more western society with their young kids, who get surprised and pissed later in the future when their kids turn out to share less things in common with their cultural and traditional backgrounds and more with the society they grew up in.
I grew up in Canada, my parents on the other hand are from a highly traditional and cultural background. I believe things like I don’t have to have a relationship with all of my family members (extended family include) just because they’re my family if they’re absolute jerks (which some of them are). I’ve told this to my mom once and she was very “disappointed “ in me and that I was very bad because I couldn’t just accept their shitty behaviour and let it go and just be super close to them while they’re mentally bringing me down, ofc never mentioned it again to her. There have been many other things like this.
All I’m saying is, if you move with your kids to a com... keep reading on reddit ➡
Inspired by a r/trollingforababy post. I feel like overall the TTC community on Reddit does a good job of dispelling myths and acknowledging when something isn't based in science (even if sometimes we like to do it anyway...looking at you, pomegranate juice).
That being said, there are a few things that I see on here all the time that I don't think have any actual scientific backing. Implantation bleeding/implantation cramps, Preseed acting as EWCW, and more sex during FW resulting in a steady increase in chances. Are there others?
I know this has been a topic of discussion before however, I feel it is important that this gets talked about as we have been on a downward spiral since this game went 'Free to Play' as well as moved to Steam. There was a post detailing how player sentiment was doing since Forsaken to now and it is very evident that since Shadowkeep launched Bungie has been the catalyst to their shortcomings and don't seem to play Chess when it comes to putting out content they only see the short-term effects of an idea and never the effects of the idea thereafter [E.g. Trials of Osiris, Vex Invasion, Guardian Games].
I want to start by talking about my experience with bringing New Light players into the game; I have only brought in a handful of new players since the release of Shadowkeep which I feel Bungie had thought/hoped for players like me that have been in the game since launch to blow smoke up some new players' ass and tell them about all the amazing world-building, unique weapon quests, and... keep reading on reddit ➡
I wrote that because there is a guy that i work with wrote post all lives matter in his Facebook, so one of protesters that he knows, Take pic of his post and send it to the manager. The Manger fire him for saying because it racist thing to say ( according to him).
The Parable of the Good Samaritan was told by Jesus in Luke 10:25-37 to explain the commandment "Love your neighbour as yourself". It's a great exposition of morals and ethics for the following reasons.
(i)Love your neighbour transcends tribe and race
(ii)Love your neighbour transcends religion
Ex. You're a fully rational adult but you believe in the Loch Ness Monster/ancient aliens/horoscopes/that misfortune will befall you if you walk under a ladder
Belief creates your reality.
Components of the law of attraction will state that it’s your thoughts that create your reality.
But this is incorrect. You think many thoughts all day long which don’t come to fruition. Thoughts by themselves don’t have much power, it’s not until thoughts are repeated and seep into your subconscious mind that they hold power by becoming beliefs.
This is why you do not manifest what you want, you manifest what you ARE. The beliefs you hold within are what you are. They tell the story of who you believe yourself to be and what you believe the world to be. Every single condition in your life is there because of the beliefs that you hold.
Let’s take for example poverty or lack of money. If you are currently dealing with a low bank account, than there is a belief or many beliefs within you that is causing this to be your reality currently. A few of these beliefs could be: -Money is hard to attain -I am not worthy of being rich -Rich people are mean an... keep reading on reddit ➡
One of the most frequent talking points of apologists is the claim that the existence of God provides them with a basis for objective morality.
They argue that not believing in God provides no basis for objective morality, and as a result of that non-believers cannot make any moral or truth claims, because there is no objective ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. This is generally referred to as moral nihilism.
A point that is often overlooked, is that epistemologically the believer and non-believer occupy the same space. No one knows for sure. The claim to objective morality only exists 'argumentatively', it simply provides the believer with the potential of objective morality. Whether or not it exists, is a claim to knowledge and depends completely on the existence of God, which hasn’t been successfully demonstrated by anyone ever.
In reality, it is impossible to make truth claims about what is objectively right or wrong for both parties. We can only judge moral actions through human experienc... keep reading on reddit ➡
I find that often online athiests are far more intolerant and forceful about their beliefs than religious people.
There is a huge amount of arrogance amongst the majority of online athiests(that I have met, I'm sure there are some tolerant atheists online somewhere). You'll see many absolutely refusing to compromise on even the simplest of things such as "religious people arnt illogical"
I've even seen some go as far as to say certain people have no right to be scientists because of their religious beliefs, or that parents shouldn't be able to teach their children their religious views/raise them religiously.
Basically what in trying to say is atheism is just another religion and shouldn't have precedence over others, we all just take what we have and look at it through a different lense.
Edit: one last thing. I find that often online athiests confuse having a argument to support their side with "this proves that no god exists and any attempt to question it even slightly makes you... keep reading on reddit ➡
When I (f28) met my boyfriend (m29) we had talked about our stances on all sorts of controversial issues and while we didn’t see eye to eye we respected each other’s views. I am incredibly pro-choice and while I don’t think I’ll use the full range of those rights I believe that it’s incredibly essential to have the options open. My boyfriend felt that contraceptives should be more easily assessable and abortion should be a last choice option. Today though he brought up that Planned Parenthood were baby murderers. And when I tried to discuss why planned parenthood was important he would only talk to me in right wing talking points. It sounded like women’s rights weren’t important to him at all and it’s basically making me question if he thinks my rights as a person matter. I don’t know what to do.
I think so the title pretty much expresses my opinion
#RELIGIOUS BOOK OF EVERY RELIGION WERE WRITTEN, TRANSLATED AND INTERPRETED BY PEOPLE (NOT GOD)
People who believe in hateful/discriminatory beliefs of some religious book (with no evidence other than its mention in the book) are harmful to humanity. So yeah don't support every religion in the name of equality people should study about them all. Blind support (without any knowledge) is insanity. Belief in God isn't really wrong but blind belief in religious book is stupidity.
#THERE ARE SO MANY RELIGION WITH DIFFERENT BELIEFS ON OUR PLANET ALL CLAIMING THEY ARE THE ULTIMATE TRUTH BUT THEY CAN'T ALL BE TRUE AT THE SAME TIME. WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE EVERY RELIGION IS JUST A BELIEF NOT TRUTH.
Let me add something more :
If u believe in a belief/idea/religion/religious book that results in hatred/discrimination of any form with no evidence to support it (that is blind belief) then its a cult which is harmful to humanity.
By this I mean, have any xeno races ever given a hint of recognizing of the Omnissiah's existence? Could be as simple as an alien observing legitimate cases of machine spirits. There's a lot of ambiguity about the Machine God as an entity, whether it be a pseudo (anti) Chaos God or a shard of the Void Dragon, so some form of external acknowledgement would be interesting to see.
But as I watch the news every night I just know that this is all my fault and I can't live with the blood on my hands.
I just wanna say, I used to be an atheist and didn't believe religion in the slightest, but hearing Kendrick's songs and sometimes he writes about God and the devil, it helps me a lot to become more faithful toward my religion, I just wanna say that, thank you for reading.
Is there anyone you would recommend I explore... be it authors, journalists, podcasters, philosophers or anyone reputable whose idea's directly vary from Sam Harris's?
Sam has been one of the biggest influences in my life through his writing, conversations and meditation teachings. I am very grateful to have stumbled across him some years ago. That being said I would like to explore some other ideas specifically those that challenge Sam's (as those have become largely my beliefs).
I would like to broaden my worldview and become a better critical thinker.
We have been married for 5 1/2 years and together for 7 1/2 years. I wasn't raised by my parents to have any religion, maybe this is considered agnostic? So I am not religious. My husband was raised in the church of scientology but left in his late teens. In 2017 my daughter wanted to go to a non denominational christian church that her friend went to, so we starting taking her. We would always say that we felt like frauds, but it seem good for my daughter and there was free coffee. The question- "do you believe in this?" never came up. I want to clarify that I am only specifying these beliefs and political views to give context of the personality change, not to pass judgement on them(as best as I can).
While my husband was always interested in conspiracy theories - it seemed more for entertainment, you know, alien abductions, ghosts...etc. Maybe you know where this is going....
Anyway we RARELY fought for 6 years straight. He became an amazing parent to my daughter from a previous... keep reading on reddit ➡
What is something that you wish people who are not pagan would understand about your beliefs? I’m thinking about presenting some information I’ve learned to my study group since most enjoy learning these types of things as well and likely have as many misconceptions as I did, and would like your pagan opinion on some other things to include. Thanks for your input
So I'm female and I am in love with being my male fiance's sub. It makes me feel really fulfilled, I have a lot of fun and I prefer things this way. But what's bothering me is that outside of the bedroom I'm quite the feminist and believe that no woman has to submit to her husband. It's causing cognitive dissonance and I feel guilty for enjoying this lifestyle. Anyone else have this issue? How do you reconcile the two ideas in your head?
Edit: thank you to all who have commented. I suppose as long as it's my free choice, then technically that is feminist. And since there are also male subs and female Dommes and gay couples involved in BDSM, it's not my gender that means I submit. I think that's a better way to view this.
There are many threads about cultural appropriation (CA) on Reddit. Most answers have not been satisfactory to me, and I am still not convinced about the validity of the concept of CA as applied by many people. Currently, I believe that the concept ultimately will do more harm than good, even though I agree with parts of it. At the same time, I see many discussion of CA where both the proponents and opponents are talking past each other, so I tried to address some of the points here.
One sentiment I see is that a minority person practicing their culture would be seen badly, while a person from the majority group would be praised for it example. They say that, for dreadlocks, a black person having it will be seen as unprofessional and dirty, whereas a white person with it will be seen as cool. Is that really true? Can we be sure that the it is the same exact people who would... keep reading on reddit ➡
Before I begin, I must make a distinction between ontology and epistemology. The fundamental difference between ontology and epistemology is that ontology is the study of being, and epistemology is the study of knowledge. Ontology is about Being that exists as self-contained or independent of human. Epistemology, on the other hand, is simply about human cognition. Ontology (obviously) goes further than epistemology and that's why we (usually) focus more so on the former than the latter when discussing arguments for God's existence. Despite this, there are still good epistemological reasons why one's belief in God can still be rational, even in the absence of arguments for Him.
In epistemology, knowledge has traditionally been analyzed as beliefs that are justified and true. Beliefs are typically justified by other beliefs. Think of a simple statement that you believe, and you'll probably find that it's supported or justified by another belief.
This raises a question: are there any... keep reading on reddit ➡