“I think the Pope should just shut the fuck up.” - Sean Lock.
"On the subject of biblical texts and examples to why you can’t do certain things with your body that you wish to, I find that absolutely absurd. I’ve always been extremely uncomfortable with the idea in any society that the belief is based on revealed truth, that’s to say on a text like a Bible or a Qur’an, or whatever it is. It seems to me that the greatness of our culture, for all its incredible faults, is that we have grown up on the Greek ideal of discovering the truth, discovering by looking around us, by empirical experiment, by the combination of the experience of generations of ancestors who have contributed to our sum knowledge of the way the world works, and so on. And to have that snatched away and to be told what to think by a book, however great it may be in places, this is a book that says you can sell your daughter into slavery, it’s a book that bans menstruating women from within miles of temples. The fact that it also says that for one man to lie with another man is an abomination, is no more made relevant or important than the fact that you can’t eat shellfish."
« Stephen Fry (via cocknbull)
"‘That’s life!’ Fuck life. Cancer is life! That’s life, too. You don’t give a fuck about “life” when you use your bacterial scrub and genocide fuckin’ single-celled organisms. You don’t give a fuck about “life” when you’re shoving steak into your mouth. You don’t give a fuck about “life” when you’re going through chemotherapy for your fuckin’ cancer. But all of a sudden, when the life has the potential—the potential—to become a human being ONE DAY, then it’s special. Even though it’s a parasitic organism living off of someone else. If that person doesn’t want to support that life, what business is it of ours to come and say, “No, you have to [give birth]”? Especially given the fact that if that person does have that unwanted child because of state mandate, you think they’re gonna raise that child well, give that child a good life? Then people start talking, “Ooh, adoption! What about adoption?” Our orphanages are fuckin’ filled to the brim! You know how many kids there are in the fuckin’ system? Adoption is not a viable option at this point."