Monday 15th August 2011

Anyone know what I’m on about or where I can find it?

Wednesday 13th July 2011


More tax-exempt love from Jesus’s gentle people.

Wednesday 13th July 2011


Last night I sent my mother a text explaining how I feel being forced to a religion. I’ve been it my whole life but there’s no belief anymore. Her reaction. ” you need to learn you don’t have the right to leave.You don’t understand anything about life. If you leave, you won’t have a place to live…

I feel so sorry for you.

(Source: lildevereaux)

Wednesday 13th July 2011

"Niko Alm first applied for the licence three years ago after reading that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for confessional reasons.

Mr Alm said the sieve was a requirement of his religion, pastafarianism.

The Austrian authorities required him to obtain a doctor’s certificate that he was “psychologically fit” to drive.

The idea came into Mr Alm’s noodle three years ago as a way of making a serious, if ironic, point.

A self-confessed atheist, Mr Alm says he belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a light-hearted faith whose members call themselves pastafarians.

In the same spirit, Mr Alm’s pastafarian-style application for a driving licence was a response to the Austrian recognition of confessional headgear in official photographs.

The licence took three years to come through and, according to Mr Alm, he was asked to submit to a medical interview to check on his mental fitness to drive but - straining credulity - his efforts have finally paid off.

It is the police who issue driving licences in Austria, and they have duly issued a laminated card showing Mr Alm in his unorthodox item of religious headgear.

The next step, Mr Alm told the Austrian news agency APA, is to apply to the Austrian authorities for pastafarianism to become an officially recognised faith.”

(Source: girlagainstreligion)

krystlem3th-deactivated20120426 asks:

Hey! I messaged you a few months ago about my family situation where I was basically facing "excommunication" so to speak. I'd like to say that since then, although things haven't improved much, my family has temporary accepted my lack of belief. I finally got my hands on "The God Virus" and a few other recommended readings, and I've shared your blog with some good friends and they've enjoyed it a lot. Since then we've become less publicly shy about our atheism, which has gotten us some backlash, but we are standing strong. I still have a long ways to go until religion no longer plays a negative role in my life, but it's getting better. Thanks for everything.

GAR answers:

That is absolutely brilliant news, I’m beyond happy for you! As I always say, atheism doesn’t define you, it’s just a part of you, so if the people who claim to love you really do value your feelings, it won’t be an issue. Good for you for standing strong! I wish you all the luck in the world.

illusionoverdespair asks:

Do you believe we will ever see a peaceful revolt against the church that actually leads to some sort of world wide reform? I doubt we will ever see the church dissolve, but just to have them doing the good that they have the potential to do would be nice.

GAR answers:

Unfortunately no, and if it does ever happen, it certainly wouldn’t be peaceful, judging by the amount of war (even in the sense of street abuse) I don’t think any kind of conflict on that scale regarding religion could possibly be ‘peaceful’.