DictatorCourtney

Religion can close your world as it already has all the answers set in place. It can shut you from discoveries, ideas or theories that don't accord with your belief system. It can mentally enslave you to disregard different viewpoints. It can limit you to the wonderful knowledge, that's nor vague or incoherent, and that is able to present tangible evidence. amirite?
Religion can close your world as it already has all the answers set in place. It can shut you from discoveries, ideas or theories that don't accord with your belief system. It can mentally enslave you to disregard different viewpoints. It can limit you to the wonderful knowledge, that's nor vague or incoherent, and that is able to present tangible evidence. amirite?
@DanielJames It is much more the way of the theist than it is the way of the atheist. The majority of atheists are former...

Nearly half of Americans change their religious beliefs. They did the exact same thing the atheist did, but it didn't take them to atheism, it took them to a different religion. Even then I would be doubtful in saying that atheists or theists who change/have changed their beliefs came to that all on their own: I would not say they "gleaned all of their beliefs by themselves".

It's human nature to believe what you are told, but just because you believe in what your parents raised you to believe, or that you have never changed religions, doesn't mean you are thinking for yourself. You could have just come to the same conclusion.

Religion can close your world as it already has all the answers set in place. It can shut you from discoveries, ideas or theories that don't accord with your belief system. It can mentally enslave you to disregard different viewpoints. It can limit you to the wonderful knowledge, that's nor vague or incoherent, and that is able to present tangible evidence. amirite?

No, that's the way most people are. They accept what they are told, and they follow it. Their beliefs are not their own, they are what they have been told from other people. Both theists AND atheists are equally as capable of doing this.

It is an extremely RARE person who is completely open to all evidence, who does not let bias stand in the way of truth. It is an extremely RARE person who gleans all of their beliefs by themselves.

No, this is not the way of the theist, this is the way of humans.

Girls:When a guy whistles at you, don't respond. You're a lady, not a fucking dog, amirite?

A lady with coarse language, apparently.

The way Americans raise their kids is weird, amirite?
@ProudMary Most kids around here start walking home from school around elementary. If someone were to constantly supervise...

I've been walking home regularly since I was 12. And I walked home sometimes in elementary when my parents were going to be home early. But that's because I lived close to both schools. I think it depends on where the kids live and how paranoid their parents are. If I lived and a bad part of town, I know they wouldn't have let me walk.

Executing murderers doesn't "defy the point", it makes perfect sense. It not only punishes the killer, but ensures they'll never do it again. Plus, the murderer deserves to die, their victim didn't, amirite?

Why is murder wrong? What is murder? When someone else decides they have the right to say who deserves to die, and kills someone. Murder is wrong because human life is sacred. Murder is wrong because we do not have say over the value of other people's lives. Life is important, life is not the property of humans to give and take.

That's the problem I have with the death penalty. I don't feel that human beings ever have the right to say someone deserves to die; now if killing someone is the only way to keep innocent people safe, like with certain terrorists and mass murderers, the life of the innocent is more important. But otherwise, killing murders and criminals back in the old days was mainly to keep people safe (not that punishment wasn't a big reason).

In many cases, there is also no undeniable evidence that someone was guilty. For all I know, they were set up. I don't want innocent people to die.

When did we start calling techno music 'dubstep', amirite?
When did we start calling techno music 'dubstep', amirite?

Electronic music =/= techno. Techno is a subgenre. Dubstep is a subgenre. Breakbeat is a subgenre. Drum and bass is a subgenre.

"Christians are so discriminated". Right, that probably explains why almost every elected politician in the US is Christian and not one is Atheist. Yes, you truly are the discriminated ones.. Amirite?
@OnePenguin And yet people say that whites are most discriminated because they can't get most college scholarships, have white...

Everyone is discriminated against to a degree. Some people more so than others (women>men, black people>white people, non-christians>christians) but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen and that we should stop having empathy for people.

If it is socially acceptable for a girl to have a short haircut like a boy, then it should be socially acceptable for a boy to have long hair, amirite?
@Thrashtilldeath666 If its so socially acceptable for a guy to have long hair, then why i cant i walk down the street without people...

I had a pixie cut and everyone thought I was a lesbian, even though I showed no interest in girls whatsoever. It's just people being rude and believing in stereotypes. How long is your hair?

The first time you saw the symbol <3, you had no idea what it was. amirite?
@Ridge Yeah, same. Although that would make no sense at all.

I'm pretty sure I saw it first next to a picture of a duck or some kind of animal. But I could definitely be misremembering.

The first time you saw the symbol <3, you had no idea what it was. amirite?

On a related note, when I saw FTW, I thought it meant f*** the what.

Religion causes greatly more problems than it solves, amirite?

Differences create a lot more problems than they solve. Let's get rid of all of them instead of trying to be better people.

Does news have to be new? If its not new news it would just be "s", amirite?

Doesn't news just stand for North, East, West, South?

The men who fought in the crusades were not fighting in the name of God. They were fighting for a self-righteous pope, who claimed he represented God (when in fact he didn't). amirite?
@SemiColin But wouldn't you agree any church or religious group that takes someone in as a member, as one of their own, should...

No, not if that person was acting contrary to their beliefs, and without any remorse. It's one thing if I slap someone and I feel bad about it, it's another thing if I slap someone and I don't think I did anything wrong, which my religion clearly says is wrong (and if that's a major thing).