Nerd is my Gender

Homophobia Among Atheists

File this under “atheism does not equal skepticism”:

Homophobia is good for humans because it contributed to our existence and survival

If it weren’t for disgust, many straight men would hump anything….Being the fact that homophobia is rooted in disgust and disgust is an evolutionary survival instinct, the natural selection process caused homophobia to flourish…The men who weren’t disgusted by gay men had a better chance of sexually submitting to gay men in which increased their chances of contracting deadly std’s in which wiped them out…So homophobia contributed to the existence of the human species

Religious people don’t understand evolution so they turn to their religion and or use their religion to explain and justify disgust of gays. 

LOL WUT

LOL WUT Pear

(Source: atheistnexus.org)

Tim Minchin does not get a free pass just because he’s a famous skeptic!

Yes, he’s actually funny, and smart, and on our side.  How awesome to finally be understood and represented in popular culture!

That is, unless we’re fat or have fat children.

Then we get shit like this (anti-fat hate, click at your own risk): http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/01/20/do-not-feed-donuts-to-your-obese-children  Lindy West wrote a good rebuttal you can read here: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/02/11/hello-i-am-fat

Humanists, atheists, skeptics, freethinkers alike: if you are one of those people who claim to have a benevolent pro-human moral code, then act like it.  Fat people are people, and anti-fat hate is anti-people hate.  Just like we hate it when Christians “love the sinner but hate the sin”, we need to stop fooling ourselves when we “shame the fat but not the fat person”.  It doesn’t work that way.

We’re all familiar with Dan Savage’s It Gets Better campaign.  Well, for fat people, it does not get better, it gets worse, because we make it worse.  Every time we give people a free pass for being like us, instead of calling them out on their anti-fat bullshit, we’re making it worse.

The question is, are we going to own up to this responsibility?  Or are we going to give ourselves a free pass as well?

Note: you may join in the discussion here: http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/kyriarchy/forum/topics/tim-minchin-does-not-get-a