I decided a needed a new, more motivational wallpaper. So I took a picture of dear old Spider Jerusalem, cleaned it up, recoloured it and slapped it on my desktop. Thought I would share it with all you folks, too.
Spider is from Transmetropolitan; Written by Warren Ellis, Art by Darick Robertson, published by DC. All copyright belongs to the appropriate parties.
We had some problems in one of our local pubs with supporting a trans individual who was harassed in a bathroom. The other pub has agreed to put up some signs and posters up in support, and as they are a alternative music venue I decided to do something LGBTQ+ supportive that would fit the theme.
I know I haven’t got everyone’s identities on here, but I think I managed to get a good cross-sections of various gender and sexuality identities. Let me know if you think I missed anything really glaring out.
I am hearing so many people arguing on one side or the other of the “religion is bad” argument at the moment, whether directed towards solely Islam, or towards religion in general, after the Charlie Hebdo murders by fundamentalists. Specifically, I saw an enormous argument blow up over the image above. So I thought it best that I plant my flag.
It is my belief that the major reason why atheists and sceptics such as myself and others who consider religious people to tend more towards violence as a solution to disagreement is due to the inherently irrational nature of religious belief itself. The sceptic is unlikely to kill in the name of their beliefs regarding higher beings, or the lack thereof; because the sceptic generally understands them as merely ideas, rather than key elements of their self-identity.