Jumping in Pieces
fatandnerdy:

Plant mama 🌵

fatandnerdy:

Plant mama 🌵

If there is one thing that an atheist movement should stand against (or at least be reflexively suspicious of), it is the erection of cults of personality around individual voices. Most movement atheists will be able to, without breaking stride, list a number of specific examples of religious movements that have gone terribly awry when a single person is placed at their zenith. Atheistic communities are no exception, or at least should not be. If Richard Dawkins is ‘a liability’, it is because we atheists have failed to resist the urge toward celebrity worship. In a perfect world, Dr. Dawkins‘ opinions on evolution would be evaluated and lauded when accurate, and his opinions on other matters would be seen as irrelevant when they are false. The fact that he regularly repeats fairly common bromides about rape culture and xenophobia would be seen, in this better world, as reflective of an incurious mind that speaks more than it thinks. To the extent that this is not the case (many atheists I know have no interest in Dr. Dawkins‘ opinions), it should be seen as a failing of the community to live up to its principles. When people continue to write articles as though it was still 2007 and The God Delusion was still one of the only popular sources for atheist advocacy, it cements the perception that Richard Dawkins is reflective of the atheist movement rather than being simply one voice among many.

Ian Cromwell (@Crommunist(via feminace)

Quote is from Is Richard Dawkins An Asset Or A Liability To Atheism? No. Must…read. Love how he questions the question itself (problem with liability/asset binary), questions the idea that there is “one” atheist movement (nope) and illustrates how similar personality cult in secular space is to it some theist ones. Oh and I’m one of the atheists that has "no interest in Dr. Dawkins‘ opinions." Must read full essay!

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m00ncrisisp0wer:

literally always reblog

drakontomalloi:

Fra Angelico - The Dispute of St. Dominic and the Miracle of the Book. Coronation of the Virgin, predella painting, detail. 1434-35

drakontomalloi:

Fra Angelico - The Dispute of St. Dominic and the Miracle of the Book. Coronation of the Virgin, predella painting, detail. 1434-35

uterusfactory:

advil:

THE BABY RUNS INTO A TREE I’M DEAD

GPOY

uterusfactory:

advil:

THE BABY RUNS INTO A TREE I’M DEAD

GPOY

concretefemme:

look at this cop-hating suffragette kitty 

concretefemme:

look at this cop-hating suffragette kitty 

Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living
In better conditions.
Hafiz (via theilluminatedminds)
One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.
Gabourey Sidibe   (via crystawl)
killthecurator:

Jeff Perrott

killthecurator:

Jeff Perrott