Retard- verb- to slow down, delay, or hold back progress, development, or accomplishment. -noun- a mentally handicapped person.

One need only look at the current state of stem cell research to know that religious zealotry has hindered progress. I could go on with more anecdotal evidence but I don’t want to write a novel.

As for their supposed mental handicap... well I knew that jesus and his priests were con men and charlatans when I was nine years old. Nine. Which makes me question the mental abilities of anyone who still claims supernatural beliefs.

And yes, describing the religious as retards is purposely derogatory, and incendiary. I don't care. They deserve it.

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Comment by R. Ryan Nelson on July 13, 2010 at 5:04pm
@Johannes- all are good, but 'Retard' works so well... retard was first used to deride the mentally handicapped because they were considered "slow" while the actual meaning is to "slow down" and like I said, stem cell research and scientific progress have definitely been held back by those fucking nutcase retards, and their insistence that their religious opinions are facts.
Comment by Johannes S. on July 13, 2010 at 4:48pm
I think the phrase "fucking nutter/nutcase" does the trick here better than "retard" does.
Comment by R. Ryan Nelson on July 13, 2010 at 4:32pm
@Roy, My desire is to change the vernacular of the word away from the mentally and physically disabled, and force it onto the 'Retarded' adults who embrace superstition, ignorance, and intellectual stagnation in the face of contrary evidence.

I'm well aware of my own hubris and pride, I'm an asshole and thats never gonna change.

Oh, and by the way, I am crazy, I shower everyday though, my life is awesome, and yes I do consider myself a lowlife, fun people low-lifers.

Sorry about the raping and pillaging though... that sucked for your ancestors. Get over it though it didn't happen to you. And if you want to know why read 'Gun, Germs and Steel' Good read, very informative.
Comment by Roy The Infidel on July 13, 2010 at 2:30am
White men came to our shores 333 years ago. Raped our women, murdered our men, and pillage our land. They gave us Jesus for comfort.

I am a product of generations of catholics in my family. Generations of brainwashing. So was I, schooled from catholic schools from kinder to university. Yet no amount of brainwashing can shackle my mind and see the magnificent grandeur of this world for what it is. I also see the sheer stupidity of one proud atheist thumping his chest as if he is uniquely special and intelligent at 9.

You're bat shit. You stink. Get a life, lowlifer.
Comment by Sicile on July 13, 2010 at 1:27am
We must remember that religious people are usually a product of how they were raised. There is an element of brainwashing that they have been exposed to. Is that their fault? Isn't that putting blame on the victim? Most people would not blame a child in the inner city school system who fell through the cracks for being genetically less intelligent (I'll refrain from reusing your noun) but would see them as a victim of that system. Most intelligent people understand that circumstances put many where they are. Having said that, some young people from bad situations, even though those cracks existed for them too, managed to avoid the pitfalls, educate themselves and get out of that situation. As do many religious people - me being one.

As intelligent Atheists (some who were religiously brainwashed, but managed to crawl out of ignorance - and some who never had to) we need to be understanding of the journey that each person is on and accept where they are at this moment in time. It is through that understanding that we will have the ability to gradually lift the window shades for them as well, and guide them out of the darkness.
Comment by R. Ryan Nelson on July 12, 2010 at 10:28am
I'm just taking it back, I have no disrespect in me for people born with a disability. But as the saying goes, "If the shoe fits, wear it" and 'Retard' fits as a description for those retards.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on July 12, 2010 at 10:03am
I'll bet you could come up with a better word to describe them than "retards". Don't insult people who can't help how they were born.


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