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Using the English language as an Atheist

I have been an atheist for almost 6 years now. Like all kids, well most of them at least, I was brought up with the belief that there exists a man in the sky instilled in me. An all powerful being, pulling our string in our day to day life. But unlike most of them(atleast in my country), I denounced them as soon as my brain was fed an ounce of common sense. Apart from the usual, existential problems one causes others by believing in something they actually believe in rather than in what they expect me to believe, I had a very unique problem. The problem was the english language. That language is littered with the casual usage of words like ‘god’, ‘heaven’, ‘hell’ etc. It has become rather cumbersome for me to avoid using these terms simply because I have been using them for 20 years now. It infuriates me that I regularly employ phrases like ‘oh my god!’ and ‘before hell freezes over’ in my day to day life, but at the same time I am hard pressed to find suitable replacements, I mean the dramatic weight that something like ‘It will be a cold day in hell before I go out with you’ carries cannot be outdone, to be fair that phrase was used on me rather than by me but it gets the point across in the form of a biblical apocalypse and we all know biblical apocalypses always get everyone down. So I shall strive to find replacements for the same but one thing is sure that god and religion has permeated our language to such an extent that even an atheist like me will atleast remember god 3 times a day. Damn you god! Oh wait, it helps that you don’t exist.










Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.

Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.

Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.

When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.” 

- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof

REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.

This is perfect



Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY  WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*

That bold bit~

tumblr, everyone.

do your worst

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    Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?

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    Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused?

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    What if I told you that you were pretty?

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    Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?

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    Are you interested in anyone right now?

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    What are you looking forward to in the next week?

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    Do you want to be single?

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    Did you go out or stay in last night?

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    How late did you stay up last night?

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    Can you recall the last time you realized you liked someone a lot?

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    Last three things you had to drink?

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    Have you pretended to like someone?

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    Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?

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    Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?

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    Is it hard for you to get over someone?

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    Think back five months ago, were you single?

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    What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?

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    Hold hands with anyone this week?

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    Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?

  • 20:

    What would you name your future daughter?

  • 21:

    Do you miss anyone?

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    Have you kissed three or more people in one night?

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    Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?

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    Are you good at hiding your feelings?

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    Have you ever cried from being so mad?

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    Who did you last see in person?

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    Are you listening to music right now?

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    What is something you currently want right now?

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    What is the last thing you said out lot?

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    How is your heart lately?

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    Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?

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    Are you wearing socks?

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    What do people call you?

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    Will you talk to the person you like tonight?

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    Are there any stressful situations in your life?

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    Who did you last share a bed with?

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    Did you do something bad today?

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    When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?

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    Do you get stressed out easily?

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    Will you sing today?

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    Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?

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    Who do you go to when you need to talk to someone?

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    Have you ever been taken to the emergency room in an ambulance?

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    What are you listening to right now?

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    What is wrong with you right now?

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    What is on your wrists right now?

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    Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wea

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    What do you like better: hot chocolate or hot apple cider?

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    Do you make wishes at 11:11?

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    Are you a good artist?

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    Love really is a beautiful thing huh?

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    Do you miss the way things were six months ago?

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    Ever been on a golf cart?

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    Do you have trust issues?

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    Ever stayed up all night on the phone, with who?

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    Do you own something from Hot Topic?

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    Do you use chap stick?

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    Have you ever slapped someone in the face?

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    Do you have a little sister?

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    Have you ever been to New York?

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    Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?

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    Have you hugged someone within the last week?

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    What were you doing at midnight last night?

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    Have you ever regretted kissing someone?

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    Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?

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    Were your last three kisses from the same person?

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    Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?

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    Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?

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    Will next Friday be a good one?

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