- Because there is absolutely no proof of a creator.
- Because there is a reason there are 1000s of different and conflicting religions.
- Because human beings aren’t honest.
- Because human perception is flawed.
- Because life is far too erred and complex to have been created.
- Because the universe is far too vast and complex to have a creator.
- Because I don’t need an imaginary master to keep me in check.
- Because I don’t need heaven to be at peace with death.
- Because you can’t find or measure a soul.
- Because religion is big business in a terrible disguise.
oh geez. old reblogs are old. haha,
“We need to stop this culture before it kills the planet” - A conversation with Derrick Jensen
- Every square mile of ocean hosts 46,000 pieces of floating plastic
- Eighty-one tons of mercury is emitted into the atmosphere each year as a result of electric power generation
- Every second, 10,000 gallons of gasoline are burned in the US
- Each year, Americans use 2.2 billion pounds of pesticides
- Ninety percent of the large fish in the ocean and 80 percent of the world’s forests are gone
- Every two seconds, a human being starves to death
[Image: A poster with a black background. At the top on in large white font: “Let’s be honest!” Beneath that a list in slightly smaller white font:
“The Revolutionary War - 1775-1783
The War of 1812 - 1812-1814
The Mexican American War - 1836-1848
The Spanish American War - 1897-1898
The Indian American Wars - 1775 - 1918
World War I - 1914-1918
World War II - 1941-1945
Cold War - 1945-1992
The Vietnam War - 1962-1973
The Invasion of Grenada - 1983-1984
The Invasion of Panama - 1983-1984
Operation Desert Storm - 1991-1992
Operation United Shield - 1992-1995
Operation Determined Falcon - 1998-1999
Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2011
Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2011
Operation Freedom Falcon - 2011 -“
Beneath the list at the bottom in the same font: “We have been a country for 235 years.” The next line down in bolder white font: “& We have been at war for”
Underneath that in much larger red font: “209 Years”]
Seeing this list, as a citizen of the U.S. makes me both angry and deeply depressed. It seems like we haven’t really ever been at peace, and most of those wars weren’t about self defense at all, but our imperialism. In my own lifetime, my country has not seen a single year without at least one active conflict. I am twenty seven years old.
This list fails to mention US intervention in the Korean War, Bosnia & several other lesser known police actions. Granted so many things go on at the same time that the math might still be correct, but I think it’s probably a little on the low side.
This is a very good point! I didn’t think about that as I was making out the image description, but Karnythia has a great point. Also, other conflicts/military actions from the 18th and 19th century are left out.
I think it is definitely on the low side, because if we’re counting any military action the U.S. has taken, then this list would probably be about three times longer. I’ll have to crack open some history knowledge and try to see what I can find.
I think in another reblog of this no-one-important mentioned the Philippine War has been left out among other things.
This map represents the density of children in food crisis over the next 40 years should climate change continue on its present course.
The chief Raoni cries when he learns that brazilian president Dilma released the beginning of construction of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte, even after tens of thousands of letters and emails addressed to her and which were ignored as the more than 600 000 signatures. That is, the death sentence of the peoples of Great Bend of the Xingu river is enacted. Belo Monte will inundate at least 400,000 hectares of forest, an area bigger than the Panama Canal, thus expelling 40,000 indigenous and local populations and destroying habitat valuable for many species - all to produce electricity at a high social, economic and environmental cost, which could easily be generated with greater investments in energy efficiency.
It was brought to my attention that there is a petition we all can sign to help support these indigenous people and the Amazon. Please take a second to check it out below or comparable petitions that are available. Thank you.
goddamn. i hate humanity more and more with each passing day.