About Ryan Frias

A burn survivor from NC livin' in Colo. for the books and trees. Follow me for aunique trip through consciousness!

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  • Ryan shared from Diatribes: Volume One: 50 Essays From a Godless Misanthrope (The Scathing Atheist Presents) by Noah Lugeons, Heath Enwright
    So why are atheists smarter than religious people?  Because getting answers correct is the definition of intelligence.
  • Ryan shared from Diatribes: Volume One: 50 Essays From a Godless Misanthrope (The Scathing Atheist Presents) by Noah Lugeons, Heath Enwright
    So why are atheists smarter than religious people?  Because getting answers correct is the definition of intelligence.
  • Ryan shared from God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
    Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusions about its condition is the demand to give up a condition that needs illusions. The criticism of religion is therefore in embryo the criticism of the vale of woe, the halo of which is religion....
    Note: Marx, coming at your head new...
  • Ryan shared from Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer by David G McAfee
    I, for one, honestly care more about the love here on earth than the possibility of being “loved” by an unprovable and unknowable being. I’m more concerned with the love I share with my family and close friends... it is love that doesn’t come with the price of faith and rejection of their love doesn’t result in eternal damnation.
    Note: Saying "Jesus still loves you," doesn't mean as much to me as it would and does to the common Christian.
  • Ryan shared from Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer by David G McAfee
    What it Means to be an Atheist “Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men” — Francis Bacon
    Note: Agreed.