I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.
Sister Joan Chittister, Catholic Nun (via timehasflewn)
holy shit i love this quote
I vote we stop using the term “pro-life” and change to “pro-birth”, and every time someone asks “What does that mean?”, you can explain this and the other racialized, classist, misogynist, body policing, rape culture reinforcing bullshit behind “pro-life” dogma.
This is why I also love the term “anti-choice” – you aren’t pro-life, you’re anti me having the choice of whether or not I will be pregnant. Much of today’s GOP is pro-life ‘til the birth canal ends.
They can’t stand when you point out this contradiction and I LOVE ruining their day by doing it.
Bill Maher - Religion (x).
A Bishop Describes How The Church Invented Hell To Control People
One thing that really bothers me is when religious people say to me, “I know you’re not spiritual, but…”
No you don’t. You don’t know I’m not spiritual. Just because my religion isn’t plastered all over my car or my life doesn’t mean I am not “spiritual.” Spirituality and religion are two vastly different things. Just because I don’t share my private mental journey with every other person doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s like me telling a religious person, “I know you don’t believe the world is round, but…”
If you’re going to make assumptions about my mind based on the tiny bit of info you know about me then it is inconceivable just how much you underestimate the human mind, and mine in particular.
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