HAPPY HITCH DAY! “The Hitch” / Documentary / Christopher Hitchens ☮

WHITE-WING CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN HYPOCRICY: “Why I Am Christian and Pro-Choice” / Charles Clymer ☮

Woman praying with rosary beadsI am pro-autonomy. I am pro-independence. I am pro-choice. I am also of the opinion that my religion — or anyone’s religion— has no place in the affairs of other people. I don’t like Christ being used as a political cudgel, but here we are, in 2016, talking about the very personal decisions women make, and so, I feel compelled to write this.

I realize some of you, my friends, have incredibly strong opinions on life beginning at conception. I respect that this, in part, comes from a place of empathy.

My disconnect with the “pro-life” message, aside from the obvious autonomy issue, is that very rarely have I seen my pro-life friends argue as passionately for children’s healthcare or universal healthcare or refugees or against the death penalty or poverty or for mental health advocacy or homeless advocacy or for VA reform, etc.

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POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS SATIRE: “If Muhammad Replaced Trump” / DarkMatter2525 ☮

If the ideals of Islamism came out of Trump’s mouth, how would the Left & Right react? If any Muslims do respond to this cartoon, I have a couple predictions:
1. Some will respond by saying that the verses are out of context (standard response), but notice that none of these verses are actually justified by their context.
2. Some other verse will be presented that contradicts one of the verses I used, which proves nothing other than the fact that the Islamic texts in question are contradictory.