Brute Reason

A collection of thoughts about psychology, social justice, and anything else I give a shit about. freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason

Topics: feminism / psychology / lgbtq / sex / politics / abortion / health / mental illness / language / depression / sexism / sexual assault / fashion / racism / education / social justice

my actual writing, if you're curious

I feel like our suffering is just a tool for you to pull out of the antitheist toolbox when you need it. “Look how stupid religion is! It’s just like a mental illness!” you say. My depression is not at all like a religion. Unlike a religion, I didn’t choose it. Unlike a religion, it has never provided me with rituals and communities. Unlike a religion, it was not something taught to me by people, not something I could’ve avoided. Unlike a religion, it can’t go away no matter how many times you tell me I’m wrong. Unlike a religion, it has no positive effects, ever. Unlike a religion, my depression didn’t just make me empirically wrong about certain things; it broke my entire life into pieces and took away my ability to enjoy anything. Please stop using that awful legacy to score cheap points against religious believers.

  1. dialectix reblogged this from yourfriendlycomrade
  2. yourfriendlycomrade reblogged this from wechoosewhatweloosefor
  3. wechoosewhatweloosefor reblogged this from brutereason
  4. thecalamityvillehorror reblogged this from kikisdeliveryfanservice
  5. ofthemultimetaverse reblogged this from lollygaggingandlassitude
  6. jasonalanjr reblogged this from aseofspades
  7. aseofspades reblogged this from athousandchurches
  8. lollygaggingandlassitude reblogged this from athousandchurches
  9. equalseleventhirds reblogged this from athousandchurches
  10. athousandchurches reblogged this from kikisdeliveryfanservice
  11. frissonbodhisatta reblogged this from brutereason
  12. myboatisthebest reblogged this from heybitchdontquit
  13. heybitchdontquit reblogged this from wonder-fullmusings
  14. wonder-fullmusings reblogged this from brutereason
  15. hbeing reblogged this from brutereason
  16. curvedroygbiv reblogged this from brutereason
  17. wildsultrys0ul reblogged this from brutereason
  18. mad-inconsistency reblogged this from brutereason
  19. thesemiheather reblogged this from highanxietiessupport
  20. lilwitch reblogged this from brutereason
  21. humblebibliophile reblogged this from brutereason
  22. arealoutlaw reblogged this from mypasswordismonkeyslut
  23. captainthundercunt reblogged this from brutereason
  24. auduntc reblogged this from mypasswordismonkeyslut
  25. lucylovesmuchly reblogged this from mypasswordismonkeyslut

blog comments powered by Disqus
Ultralite Powered by Tumblr | Designed by:Doinwork