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Being Atheist and Pro-life Are Two Different Things

First, let me just say, I’m pro-choice. Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way. Moving on…

For some reason, in the atheist community pro-life activists who are atheists have seem to have blurred lines. The ones that are blurring them are atheists who are pro-choice. I don’t think they understand the difference between the two. The uphold two different kinds of backgrounds.

Atheist is the disbelief in God. Nothing more. Atheist can be pro-life just as much as they can be for or against gay rights. -Ray P.

We have atheists bashing other atheists because their views aren’t like theirs. They’re calling them religious zealots not realizing that they’re starting to look like religious zealots.

The only thing interesting about this post is that it shows there are some atheists who aren’t very bright, and have less respect for the rights of the living and the breathing than those who aren’t. -Dave U

Yes, atheists who are pro-life seems like an oxymoron. Yes, they’re on a slippery slope. My question is, what does not believing in a deity have anything to do with being pro-life or pro-choice?

Source: prolifehumanists.org

Source: prolifehumanists.org

Confessions of a Pro-Life Atheist: Why I Fight Abortion

Pro-choice and pro-life isn’t a religious thing so why is it that atheists are calling pro-life atheists “lost and confused agnostics”? Why are they being treated like Christians? I can understand where they’re coming from to an extent, but I’m just not understanding the hatred and the bashing.

Atheists Against Abortion | Facebook

I was told today that because I am pro-life I do not support a woman’s right to choose and am therefore not an atheist. 

Apparently stupidity is not relegated to the religiosity alone. 

My belief in no God(s) makes me an atheist. My stance on abortion makes me a human with an opinion. I am against abortion for 2 simple reasons. 

1) I abhor waste. 
2) I abhor the abrogation of personal responsibility. -John F.

There are racist atheists, anti-gay atheists, republican atheists, conservative atheists, stupid atheists – and I’ve ran across them all. So you mean to tell me that pro-lifers can’t be atheists? Well I’m here to say that yes they can. Why? Because they have shit to do with each other! If atheists can be bigoted, anti-gay, and pro-choice, they can be pro-life too.
Being pro-life is not about being Christian, being pro-life is about being human. I agree with the British Medical Association, and many others, who consider implantation as the beginning of a pregnancy, and therefore of a human life. I’m a Humanist, and in my opinion the right to life is the most basic human right. It is a conclusion everybody should be able to reach, regardless of their religion or absence of it. -Frank L.
People from the Black Atheists facebook page is going to read this and may unlike the page. Oh well. More power to you. Bringing up this issue doesn’t make me any less of an atheist. I happen to be pro-choice. I just question things that doesn’t make sense to me. This blurring lines together just doesn’t compute in my head. Some would argue, “well, what does being pro-gay rights have anything to do with atheism?” My response would be absolutely nothing. It’s a human choice to be pro or anti. Not believing in a god doesn’t have anything to do with it. Otherwise there wouldn’t be pro-gay rights Christians and Muslims.
If I support gay rights and i’m pro-life, that would be my choice. That wouldn’t make me less of a believer in God. Maybe I believe that life is sacred and it is better to live than not to have lived at all. Maybe I don’t care who you are screwing in your bedroom while other atheist believe that same-sex relationships is ruining our society. That wouldn’t make me or them any less of an atheist. -Ray J. (From Black Atheists)
I’m not sure what kind of back-lash this kind of blog post is going to bring. I feel like me being atheist and pro-choice having these kinds of questions would leave me feeling like the only one; the lonely one. That’s fine. I’m okay with that. I just hope I get people from both sides of the fence and not people screaming at me in ALL CAPS that I’m no better than the pro-lifers. That argument in itself is no better than a christian with no facts screaming that god is good all the time, and all the time god is good.
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Questions Atheists Are Sick & Tired of Fucking Answering

  1. Where do you get your morals from?
    • I get my morals from common fucking sense. I don’t need a book to tell me to not kill, rape, or steal. Why do you?
  2. Why do atheists hate god?
    • Why don’t you understand the true definition of “atheist”? Go and look up misotheism and get back to me.
  3. What happened to you where you’re so mad at god?
    • I don’t know how anyone can be mad at something they don’t believe to exist.
  4. Why are you always bashing a god you don’t believe in?
    • Why can’t gays get married? Why are you trying to tell me what to do with my fetuses? Why can’t atheists take office in 7 States? Why are you convinced that this is a Christian nation?
  5. Why does god answer all of MY prayers if he isn’t real?
    • What makes you so special that your prayers are being answered in the first place? Those that REALLY need him don’t get their prayers answered.
  6. How are you black and not a Christian?
    • How are you a woman and a Christian? Blacks should be the last people who are religious. Just because the mass majority are religious, doesn’t mean I have to be. I’m awake, they aren’t.
  7. Do you have evidence of god‘s nonexistence?
    • Do you have evidence of god’s existence? I mean, telling me to look around and see for myself is an opinion, not a fact. Telling me that he woke me up this morning is fucked up. Handing me a bible isn’t evidence either.
  8. How can you raise your children to have morals if you don’t have any?
    • See question #1.
  9. Do you worship Satan?
    • You’re the one with the god hanging off your tit. Wouldn’t it be you that worships Satan? Seeing as when something awful happens, it’s the “Devils work?” Hmm?
  10. Do you think murder is wrong?
    • Why yes, yes the fuck I do. What in the hell does that have to do with atheism? Your god is totally okay with murder. Why not pray and ask him if he think murder is wrong.
  11. How do you explain near death experiences?
    • It could be the afterlife, as many people who have come close to dying have asserted. But a new study says it might well be a show created by the brain, which is still very much alive. When the heart stops, neurons in the brain appeared to communicate at an even higher level than normal, perhaps setting off the last picture show, packed with special effects.“A lot of people believed that what they saw was heaven,” said lead researcher and neurologist Jimo Borjigin. “Science hadn’t given them a convincing alternative.” Scientists from the University of Michigan recorded electroencephalogram (EEG) signals in nine anesthetized rats after inducing cardiac arrest. Within the first 30 seconds after the heart had stopped, all the mammals displayed a surge of highly synchronized brain activity that had features associated with consciousness and visual activation. The burst of electrical patterns even exceeded levels seen during a normal, awake state. In other words, they may have been having the rodent version of a near-death experience. [Source]Science. That’s how.
  12. Who named all the animals?
    • It is stated that Adam named all the animals in one fucking day; day 6. [See Genesis] God brought all the animals to Adam to name. That in itself is ridiculous. Where’s the record of all these animals that were named? How come there are thousands of species still being found out for the first time? Where’s Adam to name em’? What’s even more funny, if you read the bible – Genesis at least – there would be no need to ask us this question.
  13. Don’t you want to go to heaven?
    • No.
  14. Why do you eat babies?
    • Now, if we were really going around eating babies, wouldn’t there be a national investigation going on? Do you think before asking me these dumb ass questions?
  15. How did something come from nothing?
    • How did god come from nothing?
  16. Why can’t [you people] leave us religious people alone?
    • I’ll do that when religion stop trying to impose their bullshit on everyone. Starting with ‘The Pledge of Allegiance‘ and ‘In god we trust‘. Then after that, when idiots stop carving concrete slabs of the 10 Commandments and sticking them every fucking where. After that, when people stop having to ‘swear on the bible’.
  17. Why don’t you have faith?
    • b (1) : fidelity to one’s promises (2) : sincerity of intentions 2 a (1) : belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion b (1) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2) : complete trust 3 : something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially : a system of religious beliefs : without question [Source]
  18. What will you do when the rapture comes?
    • If that day come, I’ll have a lot of questions to ask your absent god.
  19. Why do atheists celebrate Christmas?
    • Who doesn’t like presents? Also, if your god was real, he would have been born in the spring, not December 25th. Your holiday is Pagan. Why do YOU celebrate Christmas?
  20. Do you even know our lord?
    • That’s the main reason I’m an atheist, so yes. I know him/it better than you do.
  21. How did you wake up this morning if god didn’t exist?
    1. My alarm clock/biological clock/son. If god is waking me up before I’m ready to wake up then your god’s a dick. If your god was real, he could allow me to stay asleep; with all the other atheists as well.
  22. Do you believe in sin?
    • Yep. The same way I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny.
  23. Did you know that Jesus died on the cross for you?
    • Yea, he didn’t stay dead though. Dude got up after 2 in a half days. How in the fuck is that a sacrifice?
  24. So who created the world then?
    • The bible dates are 2000 years tops. There are steadily finding proof that the world is much much older. If I had to make a gamble, I’d believe that it wasn’t your bastardized religions god didn’t create it. [Source]
  25. Who do you answer to you when you want something?
    • Um, what?!

 

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Thank You Atheist Family!

You'll know your true friends when you're in need. My friends...my atheist family came through for me.

You’ll know your true friends when you’re in need. My friends…my atheist family came through for me.

I needed 18 more dollars for my son. I asked my family and friends for this money and they pretty much told me no because of my lack of belief. In that split-second, I almost regretted telling my family and my “friends” I was an atheist. If they still believed I was Christian, I would have had the money and then some without question. I was to the point where I was going to tell them that I was no longer an atheist and have converted back over some time ago; just to get the money I needed for my son.

Again, I don’t know if it was because of it being Black Friday or it was because I was an atheist, maybe both, but I went on my Black Atheist’s page to rant and in under 10 minutes I had the money and then some to help my son.

I sat there and cried in anger…it was anger because my family couldn’t help me, but complete strangers did. I was almost disgusted. I wasn’t expecting people to help me, but they did and I will be forever grateful.

Thank you, guys. You are my family, I know that now. You’ve been with me since the beginning and I love you all.

Note: I know not all Christians are this way. I have an ex mother-in-law that proves that. She gave me so many things for my son before he was even born; even her home. This is just to shed light that people will turn away from you just because of something that really shouldn’t matter when the same blood is flowing through their veins as yours.

If I had to sell my belongings, I was going to get that money for my son. Even if it meant he couldn’t watch his favorite learning show or Yo Gabba Gabba! for a while because of it. His well-being is what matters most. I couldn’t call myself a mother otherwise.

Edit: The reason I couldn’t ask my mother-in-law for the money is because she’s no longer talking to me because I divorced her son; she believes I’m the reason he’s homeless and losing 15 lbs.

I’ll try my best to repay you guys back for what you have given my son. I have a sense of peace right now. I don’t have to worry about my son not having what he really needs.

Again, thank you! I cry tears of joy tonight.

Video: Why Do Black Christians Hate Atheists?

Simple: They hate things they don’t understand. That or they’re simply threatened by someone who can challenge their idiotic beliefs. They don’t exactly understand their own bible, so it wouldn’t be surprising that someone who’s an atheist comes by and rain on their parade.

Atheists know the bible better than Christians. That’s a fact.

These are suppose to be people who aren’t supposed to judge people because “only god can judge”, but they do a lot of judging and have a lot of hate in their hearts. If they were so secure in their beliefs, they wouldn’t care what someone else beliefs are.

It Has Finally Happened…

My deranged religious cousin came out the woodwork with his religious babble. He even had a chance to demean me and women in general, before he blocked me. Ah…Christian love, can’t you just FEEL it?

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Why We Matter

For centuries, African-American culture has been much influenced by the black church and the Christian faith. So being both black and atheist can be a lonely and isolating experience for most. I’m a witness to how people can be so unforgiving towards atheists. My family, has given me until December, 2013 to find my son and I a place to stay as I cannot stay with her under her roof because I am an atheist. Things haven’t changed, I’m still jobless and December is coming in fast.

Less than one-half of one percent of Blacks identify themselves as atheists.

80% of Black Americans say religion is VERY IMPORTANT in their lives, compared to only 50% of U.S. adults.  In fact 3/4ths of Black Americans who are unaffiliated with any particular faith say religion plays a somewhat important role in their lives. Over half report attending church service at least once a week, more than 75% report praying daily and almost all indicated that they are ABSOLUTELY certain that God exists.

Blacks are the most likely to interpret the Bible as the literal word of God; and 83% express a belief in angels and demons.

Blacks express a high degree of comfort with religion’s role in politics and half feel there have been too few expressions of faith by politicians. 

We are a minority with in a minority. I made the blog (blackatheists.wordpress.com) and then the Facebook page to get our voices heard, to help others who may feel that they’re alone. They’re not. We are here and we aren’t going anywhere. Seeing as I lost a cousin when she came out as an atheist. She resided in Georgia and was killed by her peers. The news articles and reports may have said it was because she was black, but I know better.

There has been a few mishaps with the Facebook page along the way, an admin was banned for 5 days due to an image he posted. I can’t remember exactly what the image was about and why it was banned by since then we have toned it down by an invisible standard based on what we feel is not going get us banned. I’m worried about the future of my page due to how easily it is for someone to report a page because there was something on that page that offended them and only them.

Black atheists have a hard time sharing their beliefs with family and friends because the struggle for civil rights was tied so close to Christianity. So blacks who reject god are accused of turning their backs on their history. Not believing in God is seen as a thing for white people. The idea that religious belief fueled the civil rights movement is not entirely true. It only true that churches were the only all-black refuge during Jim Crow. But the story that gets told is, Jesus delivered us. Frankly, it was humans who did all the work; against their will no less.

Let’s Get One Thing Clear: Atheists Do Not Believe Something Came From Nothing!

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This nonsense that [we] atheists believe something came from nothing is utter nonsense.

Your understanding of atheists is lacking. The only people that say we atheists believe we come from nothing is your pastors. Keep parroting their ignorance  You live for the god of the gaps, but those gaps are closing rapidly with new knowledge we gain everyday.

No. Most Atheists believe in the science of the Big Bang, as explained by Einstein. Just before the big bang, an immense amount of matter was contained in a tiny space. The Hadron Collider experiments are designed to learn more about this.

The Big Bang was the introduction of all the information that comprises our universe at once. Since there are no other places in the natural world that we know of where information can completely disappear or reappear, then the Big Bang is most certainly an anomaly.

Mathematics suggests that it was the ignition of one of many similar universes, and such creation of universes is routine under some other conditions.

Looking into a microscope, and looking into a telescope, we see that there is no end. Things keep unfolding into sub-levels, and sub-sub-levels. Physicists thought the atom was the end, but the deeper they looked, they find even more mysteries and incomprehensible quantum functions.

Where does it go and why? It is a great and fascinating mystery. Our humanity compels us to search for the meaning of existence. Atheists generally, through science, can show that life has no meaning and we are insignificant. This can be corroborated by the clear lifelessness of the cosmos and the remoteness, and infinitesimal measurements taken by science through the ages.

Others, including Christians have an instinct that it is not so meaningless and reducible. That despite the apparent nature of things, as shown by science, there is still some unseen or higher power.

You’d do good if you sat and read a book other than the bible. Educate yourselves, get to know your “enemy” inside and out. Then, build your argument on facts, not shit you heard someone else say. Now, if you did that, you wouldn’t be Christian, would you?

Hundred years ago, few people were educated. Women had a dozen children each and many died in childbirth. Now, we have health care and education. Now we have freedom of (depending), and freedom from, religion. Life is improving. My hope is that life, health care, education, freedom of expression, will all improve. The overall quality of life will improve and more people will live with love and compassion.

Another idiotic argument you guys love recycling: Man did not come from monkeys; humans and apes share an ancient ancestor.

Just because we do not believe in Christianity doesn’t mean we have all the answers about the universe. It means that, unlike you, we are trying to find out on our own and move society forward with progress, instead of going through another Dark Ages that your religion caused.

Since we’re on the topic of nothing coming from nothing: Where is mommy and daddy god? Did your god come from nothing? Looks like it to me. Do they realize that science has yet to give an answer to where the matter came from? So since you don’t know there must be a god. If I ask you what created god. You will say nothing, he is eternal. Thus invoking the special pleading fallacy.

Someone said Christians don’t understand basic science, but I’d say they don’t understand how quantum mechanics works; which is hardly basic science. But then people won’t believe things if they can’t understand it, and saying God did it is a lot easier for Christians as well as other religious people in other religions to understand.

1st Atheist Monument Allowed On Government Property Unveiled

“If you can’t beat em’ join em” is not something any atheist should say, but in this case this was a win.

The monument is the first atheist monument allowed on government property. Which is absolutely heart-breaking.

The founding fathers of this nation did not come here to start a country full of religious dogma. That was the whole purpose of them finding their own nation; to get away from religion. America has not quite gotten that separation of church and state thing down yet.

Anyway, the monument sits alongside ‘The Ten Commandments‘ monument in front of the Bradford County courthouse. Also, what in the world is so great about the Ten Commandments? At best they’re grossly deficient and putting them on government property is an insult to everything this nation stands for. The States were built on a foundation of liberty and freedom and the first four commandments are nothing more than the throat clearings of a self-aggrandizing tyrant.

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Finally this is the start of truth and reasoning which will eventually beat out superstition. I welcome the day in near future when there will be a marble monument with Christopher Hitchens‘ 10 commandments in front of every courthouse and then it will be clear what we stand for.

The only thing is, I wonder how long will this monument last? Atheists cars being vandalized, magnets being torn to shreds, notes being left of the intolerable Christians is proof of what they are capable of. An atheistic monument next to a religious one? Let the hatred ensue!

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It’s about time we start standing up to these so called Christians. There’s a major resurgence of trying to ram Christianity down everyone’s throats.

When fascism come to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a bible.

As far as the whole win/lose situation concerning the monument…

It’s funny that they say the American Atheists lost because from what I remember reading, they won, and the 10 commandments were supposed to be taken down, but the group that put them up refused the court order. So rather than suing a second time, they were given the choice: waste more taxpayer money to remove the 10 commandments, or erect your own monument with your own money. So…I wouldn’t call it losing, rather, it’s a creative solution to a problem that still stands, yet is addressed.

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“Atheists Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Marry”

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Why not? Same reason why gay people aren’t allowed to marry? To me, it seems one is more serious than the other. I don’t see rallies for people against atheists getting married. What’s the big deal? It’s not marriage is sacred or anything. Some believe that atheism contradicts marriage but I don’t see how that’s possible, either. I was married and those close to me knew I was an atheist so, either they didn’t care or they didn’t want to have their asses handed back to them if they mentioned the sanctity of marriage. The bible may this and you can say that – which is cute, by the way:

Y’all can believe anything you want, but marriage is a spiritual union which man has, over time caused to become a legal contract.
Genesis 2:24
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed.

That was the first marriage ceremony.

But, the bible also says this:

Colossians 3:18-19

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.  Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

-Scratches head- Now, I don’t see too many women submitting to their husbands; I mean only if they’re in to that kind of thing but the point is there’s a lot of shit in that damn book that most Christians do not follow. Why? Because they don’t know it’s there. Why? Because they don’t read the damned thing! Funny, that those who’s only rebuttal is citing Adam and Eve as the first wedding.That would mean that the first wedding was about 4,000 years after the Sumerians invented glue. Oh, here’s another one:

Hebrews 13:4-7

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”  Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

The excuse? “The government took away the sanctity of marriage!” To me, the moment that happened, marriage was no longer sacred or should have been for one group-set.

There are so many bible verses that aren’t followed and yet when someone steps outside of what they consider normal, THEN they want to thump their bibles. Why bother? When marriage, of any kind, causes physical harm to you or anyone else, then that’s when you should open your mouth and say something. Not a moment before.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Guess what? You’re going to Hell!

Ha.

This looks like a bunch of he-said, she-said and someone just so happened to be there to write it down. Maybe.

‘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.

Blame The Atheists for the Connecticut Massacre

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We all know how some religious people claim they are all for god, but they constantly create lies; and this massacre is no exception. Ignorance use the “No True Christian loophole. “No True Christian™ would have done that, so he must have been a Satan worshiping atheist.” If this isn’t a prime example of Christians pointing fingers for anything bad that happens, regardless of reality, then I don’t know what is.

Since Adam seems to have been a fairly regular churchgoer, Jesus’ hands were tied. Well, nailed down actually; that automatically makes him an atheist because god didn’t stop him.

Apparently, Jesus calls people home when it is their time – and, he doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process. To say, “this was all a part of god’s plan.” or, “it was their time to leave this planet” is a pile of bullshit! To say that taking god out of the schools is the reason a psycho killed his mother at home and then went to the school to kill innocent children is absurd! This is not the time to be keeping score, whether you’re theist or atheist. To say that atheists can kill whomever they want, whenever they want because they lack a moral compass is idiotic. It’s that we don’t need a moral compass from a book of fairy-tales to be good in this world.

Whether Adam Lanza was Christian or atheist is irrelevant. I don’t see how it matters unless he had a manifesto related to either Christianity or atheism. For example, Anders Brevic was a Christian killer. My hunch is this guy was just your run-of-the-mill psycho who went hard off the deep end. He killed 20 kids, his mom and then himself! I only see the guns blazing and I don’t think they’re either Christian or Atheist. It doesn’t matter what the man was, it happened. Why do people have to put denominations onto things that happen? Was Hurricane Katrina Christian or Atheist? It doesn’t matter, it happened!
We should be thinking of the kids, not the murderer. Their parents are going through hell now, and we hear nothing about them. Imagine, just for a minute, how you would feel if you lost a loved one, suddenly. Went off to school in the morning, dead by that night. Empty bedrooms, toys around the house, no laughter, no one chasing the dog around.

Nothing can really be said that we haven’t all said before.  It’s heart wrenching that we have to keep repeating these events; like a surreal bad nightmare. Whatever the cause, whether mental or ideological, it’s the human condition and it seems that we have no way to control it.  If it hadn’t happened with this person at this time, it would just happen with someone else on a different day.  I wish I had reasons to be more optimistic.

 

Undercover Atheist

Being a undercover atheist can sometimes be the most annoying thing ever, but it is a annoyance that I must deal with if I plan to have any piece of mind. Now when I say undercover atheist, I am not referring to a nonbeliever who pretends to be a christian just to see what goes on inside the church, I have more of a life than that (hopefully I didn’t offend anyone if that is something that you partake in). I am referring to the fact that I hide my true beliefs in order to keep drama down with friends and issues with my family at bay.

My family is very religious. I have always wanted to tell them of my disbelief in our supreme, righteous, all knowing daddy (AKA god) but I fear what the consequences of that might be. I NEED MY FAMILY! I need to be able to talk to them constantly. I need to be able to attend family dinners and not have everyone treat me as if I am a step child. So I hide how I truly feel about religion in order to protect myself from losing any love from my family. I go to church with them sometimes, listen to them pray, and I will even give them a dollar or two for the “building fund that never seems to add anything to building.” Thats about as far as I will go though.

Undercover Atheist

Now I know most of you are probably saying that, “I should not have to hide my true self from my family. They should love me know matter what I believe in.” Well that is true but you must also remember that this is religion that we are talking about. Religion has a way of making parents kill their children, preachers butt fucking little boys, countries going to war and killing millions, etc, etc!! My family might be understanding and love me anyway, but that is a risk that I am not willing to take. I would much rather sacrifice being a open atheist rather than be without my family. That might change one day in the future but at this current point in time, that is how I am.

When it comes to my friends, I tend to be a little more vocal about my beliefs but I hardly just tell people that I’m a atheist. Friends are easy to replace and I tend to surround myself with people who are not judgmental. I’m a geek and I love science so the people I hang with are usually the same way. I do have a few however, that are stupidly religious (Is stupidly a word? Like someone please tell me as I’m to lazy to google it). If you say one bad thing about the bible, they get all offended. Yesterday, I said “fuck you preacher, talking about come to church on time and your ass be late for every church event there is,”on twitter. My ex girlfriend (notice I said ex) got so offended, that she went on a big rant about how I was going to hell. My reply to her of course was that “I love the heat” LOL.

So that is my “Undercover Atheist” life in a nutshell. Now for all of you who are going to call me weak and a hypocrite, take this into consideration. Imagine you are a young man who just graduated from college. You are going to the Air Force in April but you have little money on hand and a ton of bills to pay. You are the victim of a crapy economy so finding steady work is hard to come by until you leave in April. The last thing you need is to be fighting with family and friends when you seriously need their help. Well if that alters your opinion of the situation, know that that is my current state. I really need all of my bridges intact.

If you are going through something similar, please share.

Rodney

 

Realizing I Don’t Believe In God (New Arthor: Rodney)

I’m not really big on introductions but let me give you a very brief summary of who I am. My name is Rodney and I’m a geek. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer information Systems. I’m currently 23 years old and will be joining the USAF in the upcoming months. I love technology, politics, and recently have grown to love blogging (Ironic seeing that I have always hated English). But that’s enough of that; lets get to the point of this rant.

I was born and raised in a Christian environment. When I was 8, I became a member of a church and attended worship services and bible class every week. I said my prayers at night, read my bible, and tried to follow the bible as closely as possible and without blemish. I was what they call “a good Christian child.” Now after reading that, you might wonder how is it that I stopped believing in god?

Retracing over my childhood, I was always the skeptical type. I loved math, science, and history. I wanted evidence for everything. If I were told something that did not make sense, I would question it and demand proof. This eventually started interfering with my teachings in church. There were far to many logical fallacies contained in the bible for my liking. That’s when I started questioning everything I was being told.

It first started with small questions like where did god come from and how did a virgin have a baby. Of course I would get the typical “he was always here” and “it was the power of god” answers. These answers were not satisfactory to me but they were the best answers I would receive. As I became older, I urged for more precise answers. How was it possible to flood the entire planet and where did all the water go? Why would the devil leave heaven if it were so great? What makes Christianity right and other religions wrong? Why does the bible contradict itself? As you can see, there were a lot questions that I needed answered.

I started praying and searching for answers to all of my questions. I had counseling sessions with preachers, went to every church event possible, and even took a course in religion (huge waste of time). I wanted to believe that god was real. I wanted to believe in heaven and the hope of eternal life. Heck, I wanted to believe that if I paid my tithe to the church, I would be financially blessed. After reasoning with myself, it became obvious. I did not believe in “god.”

I had allowed myself to follow a religion without making sanity of it first. All the wasted time spent in church when I could have been getting production out of my life. All the money I had given to the church when I could have put it to much better use. I had been hoodwinked! Oh how disappointed was I in my inability to match religion with fairy tales.

But yea, that’s my short story. Notice that I like to keep my rants short and simply worded. I have since become an undercover atheist, which I will tell you guys about at a later time. Please share your experiences, if any, with me in the comment section. Also feel free to criticize the living hell (if there is one) out of me if you want, doesn’t matter.

Rodney.

Bible Verses You Won’t Read in Church

Jesus kills children

“Behold,I will cast her into a bed,and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation,except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.” (Revelation 2:22-23)

Kill enemies while others watch

“But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.” (Luke 19:27)

Hate people

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26)

Divide and conquer

“I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! 50 I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished. 51 Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! 52 From now on families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against—or two in favor and three against.53‘Father will be divided against son and son against father; mother against daughter and daughter against mother; and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

Kill all who don’t believe/heaven for people who die for the sky god

“Then a third angel followed them, shouting, “Anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts his mark on the forehead or on the hand 10 must drink the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb. 11 The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshiped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name.” 12 This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying his commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus. 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!” (Revelation 14:9-13)

Die for him from war and not peace

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:34-39)

Mutilate yourself

“You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall not commit adultery’; 28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 “If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 “If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell. (Matthew 5:27-29)

Burn non-believers

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away an withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. (John 15:5-6)

Judgmentally bitch and moan at non believers

“Then Jesus began to denounce the towns where he had done so many of his miracles, because they hadn’t repented of their sins and turned to God. 21 “What sorrow awaits you, Korazin and Bethsaida! For if the miracles I did in you had been done in wicked Tyre and Sidon, their people would have repented of their sins long ago, clothing themselves in burlap and throwing ashes on their heads to show their remorse. 22 I tell you, Tyre and Sidon will be better off on judgment day than you. 23 “And you people of Capernaum, will you be honored in heaven? No, you will go down to the place of the dead. For if the miracles I did for you had been done in wicked Sodom, it would still be here today. 24 I tell you, even Sodom will be better off on judgment day than you.” ~jesus (Matthew 11:20-24)

If you’re a Christian, you can do no wrong-doing

Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. (Romans 8:33)

Leaders of god? Go ahead, judge away!

“The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment.”  (1 Corinthians 2:15)

Cry-baby jesus hates all green life

“Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, ’May no one ever eat fruit from you again.’ And his disciples heard him say it.” (Mark 11:13-14)

Racism is okay as long as it’s in the bible

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.’ (Matthew 10:5-6)

Jesus: “I didn’t come down here to free slaves, screw them!”

“That servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows.  But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”  (Luke 12:47-48)

Hate the world

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:15-17)

Irrational jesus is irrational

“If you do something wrong with your eye or hand, cut/pluck it off.” (Matthew 5:29-30).

“Marrying a divorced woman is adultery.” (Matthew 5:32)

“Don’t plan for the future.” (Matthew 6:34)

“Don’t save money.” (Matthew 6:19-20)

“Don’t become wealthy.” (Mark 10:21-25)

“Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.” (Luke 12:33)

“Don’t work to obtain food.” (John 6:27)

“Don’t have sexual urges.” (Matthew 5:28)

“Make people want to persecute you.” (Matthew 5:11)

“If someone steals from you, don’t try to get it back.” (Luke 6:30)

“If someone hits you, invite them to do it again.” (Matthew 5:39)

“If you lose a lawsuit, give more than the judgment.” (Matthew 5:40)

“If someone forces you to walk a mile, walk two miles.” (Matthew 5:41)

“If anyone asks you for anything, give it to them without question.” (Matthew 5:42)

You’re a fool regardless

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

“Whoever calls somebody a “fool” shall be in danger of hell fire.” (Matthew 5:22),

& Yet jesus called people fools himself

 “You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold?” (Matthew 23:17)

God is going to hell as well:

“But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee.” In other words, Jesus says that he who says “thou fool” shall be in danger of hell fire, and then God says “Thou fool”. So, God is in danger of hell fire!” (Luke 12:20)

Steal our free-will? What free-will? You’re considered a sinner for just about every. little. thing.

‘‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.” (Romans 14:11)

“By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.” (Isaiah 45:23)

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” (Philippians 2:10)