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“God gave my son autism because I once had an abortion”

Toni Braxton had an abortion. She was taking a drug called Accutane. It’s anti-acne drug. It was usually used as a chemotherapy drug for brain and pancreatic cancers. The goal for Accutane as an acne drug was to shrink and eliminate sebum-producing cells in the skin. The chemicals in Accutane attacks rapidly reproducing cells like those of a developing fetus. Embryos exposed to the drug can have severe birth defects.

Everyone who “makes it” isn’t all that bright. Toni Braxton is one of those dull crayons in a box of 64. “God gave my son autism because I once had an abortion” is the most insulting sentence I’ve read in all of 2 days. She insulted women who had abortions and women who gave birth to autistic kids – as well as the kids themselves.

Technically, in a morbid unrealistic sense, she’s absolutely right. Her god – if it was real – did punish her for having an abortion, or eating pork, or wearing clothes of two different fabrics. See where I’m getting at? It could have been a plethora of things. While staying within her realm of logic, god is a petty, vindictive, childish, prick. Now, if I was her – which I’m glad I’m not – I wouldn’t worship an ass-wipe who gave my son autism. So in order to punish HER for something, her imaginary friend in the sky, who loves her, mind you, put lifelong suffering on someone else. Her child didn’t make her have the abortion, she got the abortion, so why isn’t god punishing her directly? Simple. He/She/It doesn’t exist.

It’s a cop-out excuse. She can’t deal with the fact her son has autism. She’s giving credit for an invisible man in the sky because she had a baby with autism. She’s also making it about herself. It’s like she believes the sun rises and sets on her ass. It doesn’t. How moronic and self-absorbed do you have to be to believe that god is that involved in your life?

If she had learned when she was young to be extremely careful about drugs when pregnant or when possibly becoming pregnant, and about the power of chemistry instead of some irrelevant passage from an old book the abortion would not have been necessary.

I’m not even going to talk about how she’s anti-vaccine because her son was given the MMR vaccine and that’s when she noticed the signs that her son had autism.

To say your is son an object used to punish you is fucked up. When you start publicly calling it a punishment from god, what does that say about how you feel about your kid and their condition? Her god of choice didn’t punish her with an autistic son because having an autistic son isn’t a punishment.

That’s my take on it.

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The Anti-Vaccination Crowd Are Hopeless!

I didn’t know where to post this so I’ll post it here. There’s a reason why children and adults get vaccinated. It’s to keep old diseases – like Polio – from resurfacing.

Ohio Measles Outbreak is Biggest in U.S. Since 1996

It’s only getting worse as more parents send their non-vaccinated offspring to school. Children are being put at risk. Their parents aren’t getting the correct information because they already have it set in their mind that what they know is correct. They’ve convinced themselves that vaccinations causes autism, By their logic, a dead child is better off than one with autism.

If you still believe that vaccines causes autism, I have the perfect article for you. I hope you like it. People who listen to every word that Jenny McCarthy and people like her says, I have something to tell you: They don’t know what they’re talking about! Not vaccinating your child – to me – is child abuse. Aside from that, you’re also endangering the lives of other people’s children and you’re absolutely hopeless for getting your parenting advice from Jenny McCarthy.

Here’s proof that people don’t have the slightest clue to what they’re saying:

Exhibit A:

I will never vaccinate my children. that’s not natural and it means it’s not gods way. we can’t play god, people! if my children catch a deadly disease, it’s because god intended it, but if I vaccinate them and they become autistic, it’s all my fault. anyone who vaccinated their children will go to hell, end of discussion

I’m not sure where exactly in the bible where Jesus tells anyone not to vaccinate their kids. Since that person’s reasoning is that “it’s not natural” they should say goodbye to glasses, clothes, electricity, heating, refrigerators, medicine, stoves, washing machines, air conditioners, etc.

Vaccinate your kids!

Can you imagine telling the people of a third world country that you chose not to vaccinate you and your family while they’re fighting off their 3rd case of a diseases that you can easily be vaccinated against? If you’re anti-vaccination you are selfish, ignorant, naive, and should just go find a cave to live in.

 Just for shits and giggles:

Exhibit B:

Vaccinated kids still get chicken pox – yet parents like you are still putting their kids through painful vaccinations for NOTHING. You’re giving money to corporations who want to feed off your kids pain. Ridiculous. DO SOME RESEARCH.

There are a lot of reasons to why a child would still get chicken pox. To keep other children from getting it would be to vaccinate your child. Ever heard of herd immunity? If there’s a child that cannot be vaccinated because they could be immunocompromised, the other children who were vaccinated for chicken pox are protecting the immunocompromised. People who are vaccinated can in fact still get chicken pox and or other diseases that they were vaccinated for.

Anti-vaccine Body Count

Fortunately, the vaccination has taught your body how to fight and it’s not nearly as severe as it used to be or would be were you not vaccinated. The vaccine has made us go from 4 million cases a year to only 400,000 cases. Vaccines protect you, whether corporations make money from it or not. They also protect those who can’t even get them when those who can, do. If you seriously think that the your health, you children’s health, and the health of those around you are less important than giving the middle finger to a corporation, then there is nothing anyone can do. But try doing some research first, before you make such a rash, immature decision that will ultimately hurt those around you.

But of course, facts won’t change the minds of anti-vaxxers. Please realize that I am well aware that vaccines are not 100% effective. Modern medicine is unfortunately not infallible, as nice as that would be. Of course, some people suffer allergic reactions to vaccines. Of course, some people will end up with a weakened version of the disease. Guess what though? Without getting vaccinated, the chance of someone contracting a deadly disease is MUCH higher. A vaccinated person is much less likely to die from a reaction to a polio vaccine than a person who wasn’t vaccinated is. You have an estimated 1 in 100,000 chance to suffer an allergic reaction to a vaccine (0.001%), but adults who get polio have up to a 30% chance of dying (2-5% for children).

If this isn’t a prime example of evolution and natural selection, I don’t know what is.

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“My friend shared something from your page and I’m offended!”

So?

What exactly does that have to do with Black Atheists as a whole? Shouldn’t you be taking that up with the person that shared something from our page on THEIR wall? After I post something, I have no control who shares what, when or where. It’s obvious that a lot of people don’t understand how Facebook work.

Since that seems to be a growing case on BA, I’m going to show you guys how easy, fast and simple it is to build a bridge and get over it.

Exhibit A:

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Now get over it.

The time you spend sending me messages, trolling and spamming the Black Atheist Facebook page with your disapproval of our existence, you could have easily shrugged it off and hidden whatever it was that pissed you off. That or simply scroll past the highly offensive content. But of course, that’s too much like right.

If you’re coming to BA, hopefully it’s to have a debate and to not tell us you’re going to pray for us because you lack a better argument.

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Um, wut?: Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus [Video]

An atheist friend sent me this video to check out. She LOVED it. It’s a poem made by a guy who loves Jesus, but hates religion. A poem.

I don’t see what there was to love about it. She told me to spread it around so, here I am, doing just that.

The Milk of Jesus

At the last supper, Jesus takes the bread, blesses it, and says,

“Take this, all of you, and eat it, for this is my body.”

He then proceeds to bless the wine and says,

“Take this, all of you, and drink it, for this is my blood.”

Finally, he picks up the milk, but Peter looks at him and says,

“You can fuck off.”

Addressing The Butt-Hurt: “Your Page is Offensive!”

So?

This is for the atheists and theists. If you don’t like the content in which is on my blog/Facebook page, no one is forcing you to stick around.

Maybe I should have a disclaimer:
Warning: This page may cause butt-hurt, if you have the skin of unborn fetus, please exit stage left.

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Seriously, apply as much as needed and then get the fuck on.

I’m truly getting sick and tired of the butt-hurt atheists mostly. I post a picture about Jews they get offended. My co-owner posts an image about having sex with an inflatable Jesus and they get offended (you know who you are). All I’m saying is, everything isn’t going to be Gaussian blurred image in the background, with a quote in the foreground. It’s not going to be about Neil deGrasse Tyson, or Carl Sagan all of the time. I shouldn’t have to say this but, everything isn’t going to be unicorn farts of rainbows and skittles.

I’m definitely getting tired of THIS shit:

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I don’t need you to give me an ethics lesson, nor do I need you to give me posting etiquette lessons. I’ll post what the fuck I want! If it’s within the guidelines of Facebook, I don’t give a shit about how you feel.

Now, I bet next week, it’s going to be some more bullshit, and all I’m going to do is post this link under their comments and that’s it. Read it, don’t read it. I’m washing my hands of ya’.

What’s funny, it’s usually JUST ONE of you. Every now and again, one of you come out of the woodwork after you supposedly had enough. Well this my version of having enough. You butt-hurt cry-babies bitch and moan like I cross some invisible boundary that only you can see. It’s the internet, get the fuck over it. If you don’t like the content, oh the-fuck well.

Oh, I didn’t forget about you theist trolls, not much to say except that you need new material. Please don’t expect me to respect your religion any time soon. Thanks.

Not Much of A PSA: Atheist Page Hacks Are Rising

Recently, ‘The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (Official)‘, was hacked by obviously a  bunch of butt hurt religious Islamic fanatics. Sexy Atheists page was hacked just a month or so ago. Who knows how many other atheist Facebook pages have been hacked so far. Which is why I’m telling you to protect your page.

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Protect your page!

There are ways that you can keep your page from being hacked:

  1. Make sure your personal information is only seen by you only. (‘Only Me’).
  2. Have your phone set up to give you notifications (Login Approvals under Security) if someone attempts to hack your page. A security code will be sent to your phone and email will be sent to your inbox. The hacker will not be able to hack your page without that security code.
  3. Enable ‘Secure Browsing‘. Your browser will switch from http to https.
  4. Enable ‘Recognized Devices’. Just by a some stroke of luck or a lot of time on the hacker’s hands, you can get a notification when someone logs in on an unrecognized device.
  5. Make sure you check your ‘Active Sessions’ frequently. The hacker may be stupid enough to stay logged in and keep the same password. Giving you ample time to go in and end their session.
  6. If you have contributors and admins that you trust, tell them to make sure they ante up on the security and have an alternate screen name just in case; admins especially! If they can’t get through you, they can get through other administrators through their pages.
  7. Make sure that you’re the only one who can see your friends list.
  8. Never reveal your identity as the admin of your page.

Admins must protect their identities, and their profiles. This is crucial to keeping your page.

‘Black Atheists’ is Segregation!

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First, let me say black atheists are few and far in between. Being a black atheist can be lonely – it can become lonely as people you thought understood your point of view slowly but surely put an invisible barrier up and start pretending you don’t exist. Being Black and atheist is something only other being black  atheist would would understand – in certain aspects and situations of life.

I am the owner of this blog and the Facebook page and it’s been 3 years since I started the blog and I started the page 2 years after. When starting a blog like this, it brings along a lot of attention. It’s nothing that I cannot handle but there’s one thing that I must address. I am not segregating my race – or atheism. I’ve been asked: “Why are you segregating a race and atheism?” or “What is ‘Black Atheists’” or “Why you name it ‘Black Atheists’ OR! “Why you so racist?!” 50 or so times on the Facebook page and not even once on the blog itself. I have addressed this question before but it’s not doing any justice if it’s being drowned by the many posts on the Facebook page. First, let me say that if you haven’t been paying too much attention to African American history and slavery, then I can see why you’d ask such a question, but even STILL it shouldn’t take much to put together; unless you slept through all of your history classes. It’s because you’re either oblivious, ignorant, naive, or from a different country and even being from a different country isn’t much of an excuse. Whatever the case may be, anyone who asks any of those questions will be directed here. Get pissy if you want, but I’m tired of the large amounts of broken records I have to deal with on a weekly basis.

No way am I being racists or dividing atheism. I’m not segregating atheism. You saying “Haven’t we been through enough?” Is a fucking cop-out. Saying “We need to be color-blind to people’s skin color” is fucking idiotic. There’s absolutely nothing wrong acknowledging someone’s skin color; doing that doesn’t make you racist.

Those who’ve asked those tired ass questions should try to understand what I mean by Black Atheists. Black Atheists means that there are not that many of us; if it is, they’re not coming out about it. It’s so rare to find another Black atheist that some people feel alone; I know I did. Even though as a whole, atheists are minority, it’s even more so clear among the African American community.

Being a Christian in a Black family of Baptists may not be any more different from a white family but I believe that Blacks have more to lose. I’ve lost friends to coming out about their atheism. They came out to their family, their family went to church and told the congregation, the congregation then told everyone else, and then that person end up being killed, banished, or they could no longer associate themselves with me.

My brother came out to our family about his atheism and they gasped in terror and then told him that he needs to read the bible more. Told him, that if he doesn’t change his mind, that he’ll be doomed to a life of anguish and misfortunes. My brother has since then contemplated suicide, and alienated himself from the few friends he had. They didn’t understand, either. Black Atheists means that those who are able to, those who are strong enough to be, to accept themselves who they are, will know that they are not alone. There are more of us than first realized. Every so often I come across someone saying, “I thought I was the only one, I’ve felt so alone and none of my friends of family understand! They just tell me to go read the bible”. Black Atheists is around for that reason.

This page may say Black Atheists, but I’m not discriminatory towards anyone who wants to join or take part. Go on the page and ask! Hell, just go on there and LOOK! Don’t come at me with your half-ass arguments with no facts – just judgment and expect me to be nice to you. This blog, the Facebook page exists to help those who need empowerment. To see it as anything other than that just tells me how small-minded a person can be. If you see me segregating any goddamned thing, it’s the dark clothes from the white clothes. So instead of going solely off the name and “we are minority within a minority” why don’t you look at the dynamics on the page? Why not get to know the page; the blog before opening your closed-mind to say something stupid? Get some facts and proof to go on – screenshots at least – of me segregating atheism instead of just looking at the title of the page and losing your shit. When you have that, then you can address me, but only if. Otherwise, you can sit down and shut up. In the meantime you can go to the actual Black Atheist GROUPS that solely add black people only – go bitch at them. Just leave me alone!

We’ll never get past segregating one another if this continues!

All I have to say is it’s been here for a long time and as long as there are humans on this earth, history books in the schools, or someone who only see things in black and white, there will be segregation.

Let’s just put it this way, BET (Black Entertainment Television), NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), TheRoot.com, and the like; why do you think they exist? Just think about it and when you come up with an answer, leave a comment.

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Religion and Politics

Religion has been a huge annoyance for me, especially when it comes to how it shapes politics. In recent years, there have been struggles to gain grounds in civil issues such as gay marriage, abortion, porn, etc. Most of these issues are hindered because religion says that they are wrong but don’t we have something called the Separation of Church and State?

People usually shape their political views based off of many things, religion being one of them. This creates issues seeing that everyone does not have the same religious beliefs and if you are reading this; you probably are an atheist like me. According to the great book of fairytales (The Bible), gays are an abomination and are bound for hell. It also declares that marriage is between a man and a woman. This makes Christians biased towards allowing gay marriage. They believe that since the Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman, then two people of the same sex should not be allowed to marry.

Lets take a look at abortion. According to the bible, god knew us when we were still in the womb (laugh hysterically). This brought about the phrase “life begins at conception.” What wonderful crap is that to hear? I was alive when my dad (excuse the language) shot me into my mom’s vagina. I was a full-grown person then with all inalienable rights under the U.S. Constitution!……… That has to be one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Well due to the bible, we have all of these anti-abortion laws being created.

You would think that it is easy to come to a consensus with these issues but religion has completely screwed us here. We have Separations of Church and State for a reason! Government is made to be secular so that religion will not influence our politics/laws. If they ban abortions, it should not be because it was influenced by religion. I do not believe in the bible and I do not feel that I should have to follow laws that are created by it. Religion has to stay out of our politics. I don’t want to live by the fucking Bible and I’m sure most you don’t want to either.

You may ask why did I write this article? Well the answer is simple; I lost a friend (well it turns out that he wasn’t a friend) because of religion and politics. We were debating over abortions on Facebook and his stances were all based off of religion. I made a statement asking him how would he feel if his fiancée was raped and became pregnant; How would he feel about abortions then? He went ape shit (Although I made it clear that it was hypothetical question). I wanted him to see how forcing his religious beliefs can effect people. This eventually led to him ending our friendship. You can read part of the debate below.

Rodney Seay What about the liberties of gays? What about the liberties of women? What about the liberties of a lot of people. This is not the time to stay divided. Things like this are not

helping us as a country.
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Rodney Seay We are acting like liberals are the only problem. That is not true. Its BOTH parties. Actions like this are going to do nothing but start another Civil War
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Brennan M. White I’ll ignore the first one, because the basis of the political perception is in the origin of homosexuality.

What liberties are women having taken away?
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Rodney Seay Requiring women to get a ultra sound before an abortion with no medical reason to do it but because you want them to stop having abortions is one. And there is no way you can ignore the first one.
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Rodney Seay That is just one thing, I don’t want this to get out of control so you know.
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Brennan M. White Addressing the first one is going simply going to end in a stale mate, as will many of the others. I view homosexuality as a sexual perversion. Sure, they are happy.. So are pedophiles. So are polygamists. Both are against the law.

As far as abortion…See More
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Leah Lawless homosexuality is not a sexual perversion. or a medical condition. or a psychological problem.

im sad you lumped pedophilia in the same category. being molested and having consensual sex is not the same thing.

im also sad you cant think of a reason wh…See More
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Brennan M. White So since when does a bad situation for one person justify taking a human life?
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Rodney Seay A embryo is not a baby. We are extremely bad about forcing RELIGIOUS views on others. And and being gay is not a sexual perversion. Its the way people are. So lets say that your fiancee was raped and becomes pregnant (Which I hope NEVER HAPPENS, Just using it as a example). Do you want her to carry that baby? Do you think she wants to carry that baby?
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Brennan M. White My mom had my baby brother even though her life was in danger. Are you saying that he shouldn’t be here?
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Leah Lawless taking a woman’s right to chose is like saying she isnt competent enough to make a decision about her body.

and no one is going to tell me what to do with it.

have you never heard of a situation where it would kill BOTH the mother and baby for her to have it?
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Brennan M. White Rodney Seay that was a horribly inappropriate comment
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Rodney Seay That was her choice, not someone else’s
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Rodney Seay How, I put in quotations so that you know it was a example.
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Rodney Seay I really didn’t mean anything by that but I wanted to show you the point
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Brennan M. White Nah man.. that crossed the line. I would keep the baby, but you and I are no longer friends.
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Brennan M. White If you would have said that in person, this would have led to a fight.
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Rodney Seay Ok man. I see that when it comes to you and the people you love, it is completely different?
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Brennan M. White I have always been happy about the fact that you and I could disagree and still be cool
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Leah Lawless haha. wow. you let a comment interfere with friendship? wow
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Rodney Seay See that is what I mean, you had no problem if that was someone else, but when it is someone that you LOVE, it is a huge problem. Right.
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Brennan M. White No. We would DEFINITELY keep the baby. But you, as my “friend” should never even speak such a thing man.. thats my future wife
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Brennan M. White You expect me to consider that situation and not be upset?
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Jehovah’s be Rollin’

Yea, I said it. They be rollin’. They will ride up and down the street with their faces plastered to the windows looking for unsuspecting people.

I was one of those unsuspecting people when they rolled up. I was waiting on a bus when someone in a car pulled up in a drive next to the bus stop. Minding my own business, not paying attention because I assumed they pulled up to turn around and go about their business. Well that was not the case. A Jehovah witness came out of no where with an Awake! and Watchtower magazine and asked me could she leave them with me. I started to say “No, I’m an Atheist” but I decided not to. What was hilarious about the ordeal was, the woman was Korean or something. When she walked up, it was like I just walked in to a dollar store/hair store owned by someone Chinese.

I don’t know where my mind was between the time the car pulled up and the time I took to tell her no because I don’t even remember them pulling out the driveway and taking off.

This is all new to me because the Jehovah’s I knew walked up and down the street, not religiously drive-by your unsuspecting ass. I know now that catching a bus isn’t safe. I mean yea, an old woman tried to give me one when I was on a bus as well. She actually got upset that I wouldn’t take it. She must have thought all Black people are religious.

I should have took one, just for kicks.

Top Ten Signs You’re a Fundamentalist Christian

10 – You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 – You feel insulted and “dehumanized” when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 – You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 – Your face turns purple when you hear of the “atrocities” attributed to Allah, but you don’t even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in “Exodus” and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in “Joshua” including women, children, and trees!

6 – You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 – You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

4 – You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs — though excluding those in all rival sects – will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering.  And yet consider your religion the most “tolerant” and “loving.”
3 – While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in “tongues” may be all the evidence you need to “prove” Christianity.

2 – You define 0.01% as a “high success rate” when it comes to answered prayers.  You consider that to be evidence that prayer works.  And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 – You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history – but still call yourself a Christian.

Slavery in the Bible

This failed abortion‘s interpretation of slavery is pretty preposterous. To try to rationalize slavery is ABSURD! So, the holocaust was what…a day at the spa?

Slavery – 1. The condition of a slave; bondage. 2. The keeping of slaves as a practice or institution. 3. A state of subjection like that of a slave: He was kept in slavery by drugs. 4. Severe toil; drudgery.

She should have been a throat child. No one can be that stupid. She as smart as a bag of shit on fire.

It’s amazing how Christian’s main source is…GOOGLE. I seriously hope she don’t have kids. Religion does things to people. It’s quite scary if you think about it. She’s living proof that she’s brainwashed by idiocy and paranoia. She couldn’t Google slavery before 1600′s or is she just retarded?  Wowwellwouldya’lookitthat! I googled “slavery before the 1600′s” and I got this.

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5 )
When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property. (Exodus 21:20-21 )

If you’re a christian go and get you a boat load of slaves, the good book says you can.

I can’t believe this retard tried to sweeten up a plate of shit.

With just those parts in the bible can I become a Christian and go get me some slaves? Damn Christians get all the fun. Slaves, heaven, hell; and a guy in the clouds watching me take a shit. Dammit Craig! I want me some pigs feet and collard greens too!