Touché... by [deleted] in funny

[–]complex_reduction -9 points-8 points  (0 children)

I am a man, of the male persuasion, with a penis.

Make a joke about men. Go on. Any joke you like.

I can't guarantee I will laugh, but I can guarantee I won't reply to your joke crying about sexism.

TIL Aboriginal custom throughout Australia bans a person from talking directly to their mother in law or even seeing her. "The relationship is one of respect, but avoidance." by misnamed in todayilearned

[–]complex_reduction -7 points-6 points  (0 children)

Don't get too pumped about Aboriginal customs. They also have common customs like "it's okay to brutally bash women", "it's okay to rape children", "it's okay to spend your welfare money on drugs instead of feeding your family", "it's okay to destroy public property", etc.

Source: I live in northern Australia. You'll find a lot of people defending Aboriginal custom. I guarantee you that none of these people have ever spent any amount of time personally interacting with Aboriginals who hold to "traditional customs".

It's also important to note that not all Aborigines adhere to this "traditional" tribal bullshit. Funnily enough, the person most hateful towards Aborigines I've ever met was an Aborigine. He always told me how it was so hard for him to get a job because (where we live) so many of his people are criminals/vagrants and many people distrust them.

"There are no Girls on the Internet" by Coolsam2000 in funny

[–]complex_reduction 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Why is it misogynistic? People around here misuse that term all the time. A man said something about a woman? MISOGYNY!

His entire point is that the internet should be genderless. That is exactly what he is saying. His point is that some women exploit their femininity for attention. I am certain men do the same thing, but I'm not as sensitive to it since I'm not attracted to men so I don't have any exact instances I can remember.

He is entirely correct in saying that bringing up your gender in a situation where gender is irrelevant is nothing but attention seeking behaviour.

Where he goes wrong is judging people who exhibit this behaviour by presuming they have a need to do so since they have no interesting characteristics aside from their body. In actual fact I'm sure most women (or men) who do this do not need to, but want to. They want the attention.

I really don't perceive what he is saying as hateful towards women. He doesn't try to apply his statement to all women, or even specific women in particular, just the ones he perceives as portraying the behaviour he abhors.

I'd say if anything what he is saying is hateful of attention whoring behaviour, not women as a gender.

What is/are your immediate physical turn-off(s)? by No_disintegrations in AskReddit

[–]complex_reduction 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This isn't just a physical deal breaker for me, it's also a mental one. I know that everybody has a drug of choice, I drink alcohol, I drink caffeine, etc, but at least my drugs taste good and lubricate social situations etc. Cigarettes serve no purpose besides feeding the addiction. You ask somebody why they smoke and it's always "Because I can fuck you!". There's just no reason for it.

They smell like shit, they make you smell like shit, they make everything around you smell like shit, the ash and butts etc are fucking everywhere, people smoke in cars and it fucks up the car (and stink), people smoke in their house (my mother smokes in her bedroom, her white walls are brown), smokers get inexplicable breaks from working (where's my beer break?) and SO many smokers have this ridiculously entitled attitude ("I will smoke where I want, fuck your baby!") ...

People downvote any opinion that is anti-smoking but fuck you it's what I think. If you have the right to smoke, I have the right to hate it.

EDIT: People are already getting shitty about this comment. I'm not a smoker, I've never smoked, I'm not a smoking expert, nor do I claim to be any of those things. If you think smoking is awesome, good for you, I can't stop you (though I wish you'd stop smoking out bus stops etc, fuck). The thread is about what turns us off.

EDIT 2: Pretty sure I'd catch less flak if I was marching in a Neo-Nazi parade. My experiences with cigarettes aren't going to magically change because Randomuser111 thinks they're awesome. When I start running for political office on a platform of subjecting all smokers to epic police brutality, then you can start up the pro-puff propaganda. Don't come to a thread about what turns people off if you're going to lose your shit when those turnoffs apply to you.

My friend is a street artist and this is one of my favourite pieces of his, his daughter likes it too by jimmykrankie in pics

[–]complex_reduction -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Right? Is there anything more pretentious than a "street artist"? They have all the overblown self-importance of regular artists with additional auto-masturbatory "fuck da po-lice, I'm a rebel" teenage horseshit.

If you describe yourself as "street" anything, you had better have a job literally constructing roads, or else fuck you.

Pretty accurate by [deleted] in gaming

[–]complex_reduction 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The anti-circlejerk is worse than the actual circlejerk.

Just downvote and move on. Don't argue and bitch about it. People will sell their fucking children for karma. It's Reddit. Accept it.

TIL In North Carolina, a 59-year-old man with a clean record held up a bank for $1 with the purpose of being sent to prison and receiving free healthcare by sure89 in todayilearned

[–]complex_reduction 212 points213 points  (0 children)

Meh, there's nothing I can say to this that won't be downvoted and hasn't been said before. Ultimately, America, there is something wrong with your medical system, your country, or somewhere inbetween. It's not okay that a fellow citizen is forced to this extreme to get the help he needs.

EDIT: Well fuck, you people are pretty fucking serious about me using the term "downvote" aren't you? "ERRMAGERRD HE IS TRYING TO WHORE SYMPATHY". Yep, it's true, I really need the comment karma, I will die without it, I need it IN MY BLOOD. Fuck. Most of Reddit is American, Americans tend to be sensitive as fuck about their healthcare system being "socialised" etc (/anything else to do with America), I didn't think that criticism would garner a positive reception. I was wrong. I will leave the original comment though so you can continue to yell about it.

Stoner Gamers, Stop It by 1ceyou in gaming

[–]complex_reduction -8 points-7 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure Reddit's userbase is 95% stoners. Not just normal people that smoke weed, I'm talking hippy dreadlock customised bong professional stoners. No showering allowed.

I am surprised this wasn't downvoted into oblivion as soon as it hit New. You are, however, absolutely correct. Nobody gives a shit about stoners except other stoners, then they jerk each other off while screaming how awesome marijuana is. Marijuana and semen.

Last year, spending by Apple and Google on patents exceeded spending on research and development of new products by TheVloginator in technology

[–]complex_reduction 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Apple doesn't have to spend money on research. They just keep releasing the exact same products and adding higher numbers. If you're lucky they might even throw in a new animal name.

A concise list of the all the problems with the Xbox One (Info directly from the Xbox Website) by KoopaTheCivilian in gaming

[–]complex_reduction 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The question is, what will hurt them more? Windows 8's absolute failure, or XBOX One's inevitable upcoming absolute failure?

Australia introduces controversial carbon tax. The law forces the country's 500 worst-polluting firms to pay a levy for every tonne of greenhouse gases they produce. by pool92 in worldnews

[–]complex_reduction 16 points17 points  (0 children)

For the sake of foreign Redditors, the crazy people you're likely going to see commenting on this story about how the "carbon tax" is evil are Australia's version of redneck Republicans. There are a lot of them, they're just not as loud as American rednecks.

You may pay them no heed in a similar fashion.

I am so proud of my daughters pre-school for posting this in the entrance hallway.... by tmonax in atheism

[–]complex_reduction -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

No one has a monopoly on what it means to be Christian

You seem to be arguing that you can just do whatever the fuck you want, call it Christianity, and be on your merry way.

When exactly does something cross the line from Christian to non-Christian? The Bibles says you must hate gays. The Bible says evolution is false. The Bible says the Earth is a few thousand years old. The Bible says that women are worthless trash.

Exactly how much of the Bible can you disregard before you're not longer "Christian"? Seriously?

Kate Upton on the Front Page of the 2014 SI Calendar by [deleted] in Celebs

[–]complex_reduction -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I honestly hate being "that guy", but am I the only one who finds Kate Upton to be very average looking (besides her outrageous boobs)?

She's not "ugly" by any means but her face is firmly straddling the border between "average" and "pretty", and her body is like a rectangle, she doesn't have "curves" (aside from aforementioned titanic rack).

I've Made A Huge Mistake by Lartencrepsly in fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

[–]complex_reduction 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I've never seen this movie nor do I intend to, but in absolute seriousness I don't think it would be physically possible to vaginally penetrate that woman. You'd end up fucking her knee fat.

Former atheists of reddit, that have become Christians, what made you change your mind? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]complex_reduction 243 points244 points  (0 children)

There are no "ex-atheists", only "temporary ex-theists". I'll try to explain my viewpoint without offending anybody.

Legitimate atheism requires a certain fundamental mindset that is utterly incompatible with being religious. One cannot simply swap between the two. Temporarily losing faith in your religion or periodically doubting the existence of God is not the same as becoming an atheist.

To illustrate the point, I'll use Santa Claus as an example. Please don't take this as disrespect for any particular faith, it's simply that it's an accessible comparison.

Many children grow up knowing that Santa Claus is real. You ask a child if Santa Claus is real and they absolutely believe it with their entire hearts and minds. Then, eventually, he/she learns that Santa Claus is not real and that there was a rational explanation all along.

Once you learn that Santa Claus is not real, you cannot simply decide to continue believing in him. You cannot simply disregard the reality of the situation, much like one cannot fly because one wishes to dismiss gravity.

Unlike Santa Claus, there is no way for us to definitively prove God's existence or non-existence. There is no absolute moment in anybody's life where you're sat down and shown the proof that God was just your mother and father all along. The entire notion of God is crafted explicitly to be outside human scrutiny.

An atheist is somebody who legitimately and absolutely believes "God" is as Santa Claus, something we're told is real but is ultimately imaginary. An atheist is somebody who has thought about God and has decided, for themselves, without being forced into a conclusion, "That cannot be true".

You cannot simply choose to believe in something that you have defined, for yourself, as irrational.

What I mean to say here is that the only way a person can believe in a God or Gods is if they had never come to the personal conclusion that the concept of a God or Gods is irrational. Therefore, you were never an atheist, just temporarily doubtful.

A Good Reminder. by thechapattack in atheism

[–]complex_reduction -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I don't want to go all negative on Carl Sagan here, but ...

Atheism is not a "message"; "skeptics" do have a monopoly on the truth. If theists were sensible, they would listen to logic and reason.

Seriously, atheism is not a belief system or a competing religion. There are facts and there are falsehoods. We abide by facts. Religions do not. It is literally that simple.

I'm not saying you necessarily need to berate or set on fire any theist that crosses your path, but atheists absolutely hold to the only actual truth available today. There are no personal facts. Reality = reality. I am seriously bored of this "We need to hug everybody's beliefs equally".

No, we seriously don't. Why are so many atheists primarily interesting in hugging and dancing with everybody in the world as opposed to standing up for the truth? Again you don't have to be a cunt about it but our primary goal should be to educate and enlighten, not pat theists on the head and tell them they're special.

EDIT: Normally I don't care about downvotes, but I would be sincerely interested in why people seem to think I am mistaken here. Are there angry theists downvoting me, are there atheists who think science does not have answers?

Today, I had a Make-A-Wish recipient on my airplane. by [deleted] in pics

[–]complex_reduction 82 points83 points  (0 children)

For everybody getting all pissy about this, there is no proof whatsoever this happened. There is no way to verify this guy is telling the truth. Even if he/she did hear this story, there is no way to verify that story was true either. Etc, etc.

So shut the fuck up.

If everyone's gender was switched, what do you think the opposite sex would be most surprised about? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]complex_reduction 44 points45 points  (0 children)

This would not surprise anybody. Men know that periods suck, even if they have not experienced them. The question is what would surprise the opposite sex, not "Which sex is the most hardcore strong free power spirit warriors who don't need nobody".

What do you find as a turn off that most people find to be attractive? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]complex_reduction -23 points-22 points  (0 children)

I too have a fetish for women who do not bathe, clean their teeth, wash and/or cut their hair and have never taken any form of modern medication. I like them hairy, diseased and reeking of human waste. Nautral all the way baby.

Someone got perma-banned for map breaking [Discussion] by SephardBlank in Guildwars2

[–]complex_reduction -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


My Minnesotan pastor posted this on facebook. Just a reminder that we aren't all bad. by meerkatmobster in atheism

[–]complex_reduction -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Something that really bothers me about this kind of thing.

If you support gay rights, you're a good person, but you're a bad Christian. The Bible explicitly states you should be murdering homosexuals. There is no middle ground.

It's depressing how often "bad Christian" translates to "good person".

[1630hrs AEDT] Official /r/australia Leadership Spill Fallout Thread - Post your comments in here. by [deleted] in australia

[–]complex_reduction -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's fucking weird how in a democracy sometimes people try and vote on things.