Thursday, June 25, 2015
9) Atheists have no way to cope after losing loved ones without the belief in an afterlife. The belief that religion has sole ownership over death is so ingrained that it often causes believers to behave in inappropriate ways toward grieving atheists, using the occasion of a loved one’s death to try to coax us into taking up religion. Some believers who do this are openly predatory, but some mean well, and simply can’t imagine how atheists cope without telling ourselves pretty stories about an afterlife. Atheists have every right to be skeptical of the argument that belief in the afterlife quiets the pain of grief. After all, many religions teach that the dead person could be burning forever in hell, which can cause far more anxiety than relief.
It’s not just a white dude thing — and 9 other myths religious people have about atheists, debunkedAmanda Marcotte
SnoopSnitch — An App That Detects Govt’s Stingray Mobile Trackers
Now we present an Android app known as SnoopSnitch that can track Stingray, the favorite smartphone tracking gear of the FBI and NSA.
HBO’s Scientology Exposé Shows the Cult Is Much Crazier and More Ruthless Than You Might Imagine | Alternet
just watched this on vidbull.com and what a wild fuckerization of mind control and meek, tender folks. Google Going Clear and vidbull.com for those of us w/o corporate TV.
The Allen Ginsberg Project: Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Birthday
96 years young and indeed a national treasure.