Ok, if any of you actually believe this, you’re an idiot. A complete and total idiot.
Now that I got my ad hominems out of the way, let me speak to the intelligent people.
Racism is the belief that differences in races justify discrimination.
“Wait up, but only white people can be racist!”
No, they fucking can’t. Anyone on Earth can be racist. If you are a fucking Pakistani, homosexual woman, YOU CAN STILL BE RACIST.
Shocker, am I right? I can’t believe that not only white people can discriminate.
And before any of you fuckers start bitching that I am white and I better “check my privilege”, you better check your god damned self. Do you realize that as an Atheistic Buddhist, I also am discriminated against? I bet you didn’t realize that. Never mind the fact that 48% of Americans said that they wouldn’t vote for a well-qualified president if they were Atheist.
Never mind the fact that most people wouldn’t allow their children to date an atheist.
And never mind the fact that Atheists are seen as second-rate citizens by our previous president (and some of our new candidates).
Oh, and I forgot to mention. Convicted rapists are considered more trustworthy than Atheists.
Yeah, you better check your Christian privilege.
here is a good example of a white person who needs to shut the fuck up
I’m not even going to address everything that is wrong with this post, but I’m reblogging because, ughhhh, atheists like this make me so sad. Totally makes it hard for me to identify with the atheist community.
I have no clue how being an atheist is supposed to negate white privilege (is there an algebra of privilege, and the OP is invoking a privilege inverse?), but this is the kind of thing that makes our whole community look petulant and insufferable.
When the Scofields and Karen Armstrongs of the world talk about how the new atheists just aren’t aware of the liberal, tolerant, sativa smoking, feminist, genderqueer god concept, my response is “I don’t believe in that motherfucker, either.” She’s just as poorly evidenced as the old fashioned patriarchal god. She’s also not the predominant god concept impacting the African American community.
I don’t see an either or proposition between advocating for rational thought, where beliefs are based on evidence, and confronting issues of social justice. The idea that black people should be left alone in their clinging to Jesus due to their history of oppression smacks of just as much paternalism as what Scofield accuses the white new atheists of here.