Checkmate climate scientists
They searched the library's catalog for words like "gay" and "transgender" to ban books.
Why the shift away from organized faith seems a little different for young adults.
If God can exist without a creator, why not everything else?
Lately I've heard people attacking the veracity of the fairy tale book with statements like "Jesus wasn't real" or it was a psy op operation by the Romans that got out of control. And I hate talking about reddit but it's basically the atheism mods policy over there that Jesus wasn't real.
I usually rely on the Wikipedia as my litmus test through life, which shouldn't work in theory but is great in practice:
Virtually all scholars agree that a Jewish man called Jesus of Nazareth did exist in Palestine in the 1st century CE. The contrary perspective, that Jesus was mythical, is regarded as a fringe theory.
Edit: My suggestion to any who would like to see my opinion changed (see above quote) is to get on the Wikipedia and work towards changing the page. My upvote goes to Flying Squid for reminding us "does not matter at all because that’s not who Christians worship"
Edit 2: practicality changed to practice
I've seen that one meme post previously and it pushed me to rethink a little about the topic of the apple and the snake.
It's obviously a story about becoming an adult. Just like Buddha escaped his temple to see the hungry, the sick and the dead, Adam and Eve exhausted their little isolated paradise and were curious enough to eat the apple (all blame is on woman, obviously).
And someone dropped a comparison to how it tracks with kids - the moment you say one thing on the table isn't for them, be sure they'd take it. Then was this omnipotent, omniparent stupid, or irresponsible? Or didn't they find a way to communicate complicated stuff to their children, like we don't always have power in us to talk to our kids about sex and drugs? It seems like the case here. In their mind they could do so forever. And we all know how it's bad.
For a long stretch of time god bought them all candies and toys, so their pockets seemed bottomless, but it's so happens they aren't. God produced this illusion around them, so they never knew what's catching a cold is, what feeling a need is. But why it's bad to know the truth? It sure hurts, but timely discovery makes one prepared. You know, prepared like an adult.
Let's look at how Harry Potter was cool before we started to see a certain pattern in it's awkward little details. Or how sunday school's or choir's kids looked so innocent and cute before we learnt more about religious indocrination and what track record pastors have with not abusing kids. How our one day delivery is possible due to drivers pissing in the bottles. Nestlé, Amazon, big oil, big pharma, cops, overseas operations, financial pyramids, influencers, tech visionaires, self-made billionaires, medievil knights.
It hurts to know the truth, but in the end it made us more conscious and prepared to reality. Like, we can avoid investing into dogecoin after the hype is long gone and we won't collect anything on currency speculation.
It takes an adult to survive here. Satan in a shape of a snake was this cool aunt who fed you apple, showed you how god cared about you to defend from reality, equiped you with some actusl knowledge. They could've got their internal fight, but in the end, you wasn't fit anymore to live in a lie.
Like you can't watch and support that streamer who also doubles as a child groomer.
And the question I struggle to answer, why is it bad? Was it inescapable or god thought it is while it isn't? Seeing it as a bad parenting issue adds some context. And I don't feel like Satan giving an apple could become that influential if god himself wasn't shy to share what he knows, it only became a problem because he didn't. He built the Gardens of Eden on lies and when it became obvious, he just dropped their children into adult life miserably unpepared.
God sucks at parenting.
While The Satanic Temple wasn’t allowed to have an after-school program, Northern York district officials did allow it to establish a daytime program similar to one afforded to a Christian group.
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