portraits-of-america:

     “It’s not easy being an atheist in a theistic world. One time I went to an atheist meeting and there was a guy from Pakistan—big, jovial guy, might have had a Ph.D. in biochemistry—who was an atheist. And as he was talking, I asked him what is it like when he goes back to Pakistan—is he an atheist then? He said, ‘No, no! No, no! I’m a Muslim when I go back to Pakistan.’ I get it, even though I don’t think that America is particularly free. There are certain consequences for being an atheist here as well.     “I’m an African-American, and almost all African-Americans believe in some sort of God—women more so. So, trying to affiliate with an African-American woman and telling her that I’m an atheist is hard. She goes, ‘What is that?’—she doesn’t get it. It’s true even of well-educated women because they were raised in a church. These were people who were enslaved in Africa, brought to the shores of America as slaves, and indoctrinated into the church. So America is not that free, either.”   

portraits-of-america:

     “It’s not easy being an atheist in a theistic world. One time I went to an atheist meeting and there was a guy from Pakistan—big, jovial guy, might have had a Ph.D. in biochemistry—who was an atheist. And as he was talking, I asked him what is it like when he goes back to Pakistan—is he an atheist then? He said, ‘No, no! No, no! I’m a Muslim when I go back to Pakistan.’ I get it, even though I don’t think that America is particularly free. There are certain consequences for being an atheist here as well.
     “I’m an African-American, and almost all African-Americans believe in some sort of God—women more so. So, trying to affiliate with an African-American woman and telling her that I’m an atheist is hard. She goes, ‘What is that?’—she doesn’t get it. It’s true even of well-educated women because they were raised in a church. These were people who were enslaved in Africa, brought to the shores of America as slaves, and indoctrinated into the church. So America is not that free, either.”   

psyducked:


bout to take the ride of my life

psyducked:

bout to take the ride of my life

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unimpressedcats:

hmm i’m not sure just give me a second to think about thi….
NGHARRNGHARRNGHARR GIMME DE BROCCOLI 

unimpressedcats:

hmm i’m not sure just give me a second to think about thi….

NGHARRNGHARRNGHARR GIMME DE BROCCOLI 

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"Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again." - Zelda Williams

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