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THE ATHEIST ATROCITIES FALLACY – HITLER, STALIN & POL POT

Originally posted on Michael Sherlock Author:

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In Memory of Christopher Hitchens

Religious apologists, particularly those of the Christian variety, are big fans of what I have dubbed, the atheist atrocities fallacy. Christians commonly employ this fallacy to shield their egos from the harsh reality of the brutality of their own religion, by utilizing a most absurd form of the tu quoque (“you too”) fallacy, mingled with numerous other logical fallacies and historical inaccuracies.  Despite the fact that theatheist atrocities fallacy has already been thoroughly exposed by Hitchens and other great thinkers, it continues to circulate amongst the desperate believers of a religion in its death throes.  Should an atheist present a believer with the crimes committed by the Holy See of the Inquisition(s), the Crusaders and other faith-wielding misanthropes, they will often hear the reply; “Well, what about Stalin, Pol Pot and Hitler? They were atheists, and they killed millions!”

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My Response to Mommyish’s ’10 Things Not To Say To An Atheist Mom’

Lee:

Had to post this here as well so my other readers and followers could see it. They’ve actually been waiting on this post. Well wait no more.
[Source: Mommyish]

Originally posted on Black Secular Mama:

It’s long overdue and I’ve been holding back from doing this blog, but I’m bored so…

Here’s the link: Mommyish.

I was subscribed to this website’s blog for a while. I’ve always had this feeling that some of the writers post things out of their realm of comfort; especially about  atheism. A lot of their posts about atheism are labeled wrong. It’s like they have an agnostic write those posts, or someone that’s not an atheist at all. Anyway, moving on.

 10. “What if you’re wrong?”

That isn’t something you need to worry about. I’m not trying to force my lack of beliefs on you, and if I’m wrong, so be it. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. But I live a good life, and I would hope that a just and loving deity would be okay with that. -Mommyish

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I Didn’t Think I Would Need to Make a Blog Post About This…

When something bad happens to someone on Facebook I’m immediately blamed. Why? Because people think this group: facebook.com/groups/blackatheists belongs to me. It doesn’t. Instead of actually putting forth the five-seconds it would have taken to find out who the owner of the group was, people immediately come to me. I’ve gotten hate-mail and death threats due to what goes on over at that group. They complain to me about how the page is full of racists and kick anyone out that isn’t black or harass the people who aren’t black in to leaving. That’s tragic and I’m sorry that it happened, but it has NOTHING to do with me! I had JUST LEFT that page not too long ago because I disagreed with a lot of what was going on there. I barely posted or even participated in any of the posts in that group. Why would I?

If you haven’t noticed, the style of that group is totally different from my blog(s), page, and group. I use the same font in all of my cover page pictures and I introduce myself every 3-4 months on both the group and the page. I even have it in the description on both the group and the page that I’m not affiliated with that group. I’ve gone out of my way to make that known and yet…I’m doomed to having to make this:

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I shouldn’t have to do shit like this if people would just READ!

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10 Things People Need to Be Protesting Instead of Adult Swim’s Black Jesus

This blog post is mostly in response to this.

I’ve noticed something recently. What I noticed was the lack of boycotts and protests from people about important things. There’s this huge uproar about a new show on Adult Swim called Black Jesus. Everything was quiet – considering – in the world of religion until Black Jesus aired yesterday. What’s sad is people don’t need the government to distract us from important things, all it takes is a show on Adult Swim called Black Jesus to do that.

Well here’s a list of things people [especially black people] should be pissy about!

Number 1: Churches

Need I say more? They’re tax exempt. Why do you think you see so many of them on one street in your neighborhood? A hole in the wall can become a church and all you need to do is buy the building and call it one. Then you sit and ask yourself how the pastor coming to church with a new car to match his new suit every day.

Number 2: Eric Garner

A lot of you may not have even heard of the guy and you’re probably asking yourself who the hell that is. It’s the guy that was killed when he was put in a chokehold. They guy was asthmatic and he died because of the NYPD. What makes this more terrifying is that this isn’t the first occurrence.

Number 3: Hollywood

White actors acting in ‘based on actual events’ when they should have been black or another race. Prime example: Exodus. Why are all the Egyptians white? If you’re going to boycott something, boycott movies like that. Boycott Hollywood. Boycott how the way Hollywood think Black people are. Don’t stop there, write up a petition for BET. Blacks and other races have been mocked, ridiculed and slandered all for a buck but you’re okay with that. All I’m saying is, Christian Bale is playing Moses.

Number 4: Infestation of Illiteracy

Guess how many students are actually getting a top quality education in their schools? How many are graduating? How many are even making it to school without seeing a crack-pipe or a hooker on the corner? How many are getting shot and killed by stray bullets? Where is the guidance, the education? It’s supposed to start at home. Why aren’t you boycotting your goddamned selves?

Number 5: Gun Law Policies

I see a lof of you crying that things are never going to change and people are just going to do what they want. Well, no one ever said things will get accomplished or pushed in the right direction while sitting on your ass. Why, oh why isn’t all these people complaining about gun law policies aren’t coming together and doing something about the gun law policies? You want change? You have to be willing to make that change!

Number 6: Low-income Housing & Other Programs

I’m sure the mass majority of America is on some kind of low-income support; especially housing. I’m sure it’s been made aware that their funding has been cut back exponentially; making it harder for those who have it and those who are trying to get it. They’re cutting back on SSI, cutting back on SNAP benefits, cutting back on so many programs that people are using to survive. For what? For fucking what? I’ll let you figure that one out for yourself.

Number 7: Employment

Believe it or not, it’s still the recession; it never left. Employment rates are still on the decline. I would say it’s more on the decline in the black community but I’m living some place where there’s nothing but factories hiring and the majority in this community that’s looking for work are blacks. Guess what they do when they get hired? Work for only 2-hours and go home. It’s on the decline because black people don’t want to work. Again, you should be boycotting your goddamned selves.

Number 8: Fewer and Fewer Black Owned Businesses

This all again dwindles down to being your own worst enemy. Again, there needs to be a stern wake up call in the black community. A boycott needs to be had on the black community.

Number 9: Yourselves!

Guess I’ll just make it clear just in case this gets skimmed through. Boycott yourselves. Boycott your lack of drive, your laziness, your nitpicking, cherry-picking, judgmental ways. Boycott your excuses. Boycott how you blame the white man for everything. Boycott yourselves.

Number 10: The Government

This shouldn’t have to be said. It shouldn’t. I shouldn’t have to explain either. Just a quick Google search can give you a clear idea why there are more important things to petition and boycott than some silly ass show on Adult Swim!

So let’s review:

Where were these protests and petitions when the show was on Youtube?  It was a web show for years. Where is all this disdain coming from now? Four years and an announcement of the show coming to television and now you’re upset?

I also don’t recall anyone boycotting ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and Mel Gibson is white as they come. So, what’s the problem here? Where is the boycott for THAT SHIT? Seth McFarlane, Matt Stone and Trey Parker bash god, Jesus  hindu religions, and everyone else under the sun. but Aaron Mcgruder does the same thing. now you black christians and the like want to cry foul?!

How come no one is boycotting Preachers of LA? What about that?

There’s all these new movies – ‘Son of God’ for example portraying god as blonde-haired and blue-eyed and no one is up in arms about that. Not a single one of you in the religious black community is up in arms about any of that shit. Soon as a black man is portrayed as Jesus, you’re ready to call the dogs. What kind of shit is that?

Why didn’t anyone boycott ‘The Boondocks‘? You’re worried about the portrayal of Jesus, what about the portrayal of black people? Because everything Aaron McGruder wrote for that show was true and you could relate. What exactly – if you actually watch the show – is different than that and The Boondocks? Oh, the Jesus part. Well, why wasn’t Moral Orel boycotted then?

Christians, you sure do know when to hold em’ and when to fold em’.

Just a note: Jesus – according to the bible – walked among hookers, house wives, criminals, scandalous men, warriors, and people who loved and hated god.  Also, Jesus wasn’t white nor black. Where’s the petition for that?

Starting Over From Scratch

It sucks having to start over from scratch. Especially when it could have been totally avoided. My lovely “family” decided that instead of leaving my things alone and leaving them be; even telling them that I will eventually come and get my things. What do they do? They take, give away and trash my things.

I lost children clothes, essential items for raising a new child. A high-chair, baby blankets, cloth diapers, barely used walking shoes …sentimental value items; my sons’ baby book with his ultrasound photos. Pots, pans, utensils, plates, clothes of my own, toiletries, etc.

I lost a lot and it could have been avoided if my grandmother wouldn’t have taken the lock off the door allowing people to take my things and trash the rest. You can say that I’m pretty sick and tired of my “family”. They’re simply tired of my atheism. So they took out their frustrations on me and my child’s things.

My good friend Leila – as headstrong as she was forced my hand and started a fundraiser for me because she knew I needed help. I was just too prideful to accept the help. I was angry at her for a while because I was trying to find my own way and some times my own way requires a bit of help.

Especially since I’m aspiring to become an EMT and an RN. That is my goal; that is what I want to do with my life. Help people and save lives. I just hope I’m not way in over my head.

The issue with losing all of my things is because I’m pregnant, but have a place to call my own  there’s just nothing in it. I won’t have any furniture – just beds and clothes for me and my son – just no utensils, pots, pans, dressers, tables, etc.

The other issue is getting my things there…the things I do have. Which is another reason Leila started the fundraiser. To help with moving costs and to allow me to get essential things for my place.

It was also Leila’s grand idea to start and Online Baby Shower for me. People have given me things for the new baby off my baby registry and I will be forever grateful for them. Thanks, guys!

Here is the link to the fundraiser.

Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page.

Here is the link to the Amazon Registry for Maya.

Maya Rosalyn Williams is the name of my daughter.

via Starting Over From Scratch.

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Your God Hates Everyone So Stop With The Lies

Want to know how I know? I’ll tell you. It’s quite simple actually. Just talk to your neighborhood Christian and they’ll tell you as plain as day that ‘God loves everyone!’ That’s the biggest lie ever told. It’s to be expected seeing as Pew Research has stated that Christians know the least about their religion; their god; their bible.

Let’s list the things that your god see as abominations, or are detestable; things [he] hates and abhors and see if he’s truly all about love. This list is going to be long.

“Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” -Leviticus 18:22

“And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.” -Leviticus 20:23

 For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.” -Isaiah 61:8

You’d think this god would know what offerings were going to be presented to [him] before receiving them.

“And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.” -Leviticus 18:23

Which is funny because bestality is legal in these places:

Alabama; Arkansas; Washington, D.C.; Guam; Hawaii; Kentucky; Montana; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; Ohio; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; and Wyoming (source)

 “And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.” -Leviticus 26:30

This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You saw the great disaster I brought on Jerusalem and on all the towns of Judah. Today they lie deserted and in ruins because of the evil they have done. They aroused my anger by burning incense to and worshiping other gods that neither they nor you nor your ancestors ever knew. Again and again I sent my servants the prophets, who said, ‘Do not do this detestable thing that I hate!” -Jeremiah 44:2-4

Talk about having a tantrum. Is this a god or a toddler?

“…do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the Lord.” -Zechariah 8:17

Dude, you cursed a fig tree…then proceeded to have a table flipping contest with yourself, but not before driving everyone out of Jerusalem that were selling doves. You then left and your disciples saw that poor fig tree all withered up and what did you say? “Faith in god.” So, what did you mean, faith in yourself? You’re you! Of course you’d have faith in “god”. A fig tree lost its life because you was hungry and the tree was not in the season to grow fruit. Guess it wasn’t the season for reason, either.  -Mark 11:12-25

 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the Lord thy God.” -Deuteronomy 7:25

 “And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.” -Deuteronomy 32:19

“You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.15 Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.So be on your guard,and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,’ says the Lord Almighty.

So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.” -Malachi 2:14-16

“Do not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or a sheep that has any defect or flaw in it, for that would be detestable to him.” -Deuteronomy 17:1

“The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.” -Psalm 5:5

“…and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have forbidden, and it is told you and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently, and if it is true and certain that such an abomination has been done in Israel,” -Deuteronomy 17:3-4

“Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.” -Psalm 5:6

The deeds and doctrines of Nicolaitanes. -Revelations 2:6-15

“There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering,anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord.” -Deuteronomy 18:10-12

“For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.” -Psalm 10:3

“A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.” -Deuteronomy 22:5 

“You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the Lord your God to pay any vow, because the Lord your God detests them both.” -Deuteronomy 23:18

“There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.” -Psalm 53:5

 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the Lord: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.” -Deuteronomy 24:4

“As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.” -Psalm 73:20

Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light.14 Do not have two differing measures in your house—one large, one small.15 You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. 16 For the Lord your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly.” -Deuteronomy 25:13-16

Let me just chime in and say that your god is not only a liar, but petty as hell!

“When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:” -Psalm 78:59

“Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. He gave them into the hands of the nations, and their foes ruled over them.” -Psalm 106:40-41

The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.” -Psalm 11:5

What a hypocrite.

“For the perverse are an abomination [extremely disgusting and detestable] to the Lord; but His confidential communion and secret counsel are with the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him).” -Proverbs 3:32

“The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.” -Proverbs 22:14

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” -Proverbs 6:16-19

If this is really the word of god then [he's] not looking too stable right now. It’s almost outright frightening how hypocritical this god is. No wonder [his] sheep is such a splitting of [him]. It’s all making sense now. God apparently killed all those first-born babies of egypt with no hands. “Look ma, no hands!”

Then it continues:

“…a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. -Proverbs 6:18-19

“And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.” -Lamentations 2:6

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” -Proverbs 12:22

I don’t know about you, but this is getting repetitive…redundant even.

“All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.” -Hosea 9:15

“The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked but the prayer of the upright pleases him. The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.” -Proverbs 15:8-10

“Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.” -Zechariah 11:8

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasant.” -Proverbs 15:26

God sure had a thing with the “wicked”.

“And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.” -Malachi 1:3

“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” -Proverbs 16:5

 “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” -Romans 9:13

Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent—the Lord detests them both.” -Proverbs 17:15

There is no winning with this guy…

Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations—I cannot bear your worthless assemblies. Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals. I hate with all my being. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.” -Isaiah 1:13-14

Prima…donna.

Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole beside the altar you build to the Lord your God, 22 and do not erect a sacred stone, for these the Lord your God hates.” -Deuteronomy -16:21-22

I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to me. 22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them. 23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. 24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” -Amos 5:21-24

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send
peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his
father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” -Matthew 10:34-35

You can go here to have your fill.

From these scriptures alone, your god hates everyone. So stop passive aggressively telling me that your god loves me and loves “all god’s creatures” when that is clearly not the case. Your god doesn’t even like you. Your god doesn’t hate the sin but loves the sinner. Otherwise, there would’t be over 650 scriptures dedicated to getting rid of said sinners in a lake of fire. So stop it.

Thanks in advance.

Your neighborhood atheist.

-Lee

3 Inherent Human Traits that Religion Exploits

Originally posted on Sharath Komarraju:

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Whether religion is overrated or underrated is difficult to answer. But it’s intensely important to the personal lives of billions of people. I thought for a while about why this might be, and came up with three inherent weaknesses in human beings that religion exploits.

1. Fear

Probably the most basic emotion of all life on Earth. We’re no exceptions. If there is one thing that unites us all, it’s the fear of death – or more precisely, the state of ‘not living’. Religion gives us deliverance from that fear. Nothing to worry about, it says, your time here on Earth is nothing more than a prelude to eternal life in a different plane.

What evidence do we have of this? Absolutely none. But we believe, because for most of us, it’s unimaginable that our consciousness will one day cease to exist. Even though we only have to think of the…

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