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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

An unintelligent atheist.

An Open Letter To: ‘Stoptryna Stylesbymia Lookmeup’

A redundant and ridiculous name, right? Don’t feel too flattered sweetie…Lee considers you a non factor… which is why I’m doing this blog post.

First off…how dare you? How dare you sit on your pedestal off in a corner some where and judge someone? Who are you? Where did you come from? Out of all the posts Lee has made, this is THE ONLY ONE you’ve posted on. What provoked such hatred for someone who is getting shit accomplished? What did Lee do to your coupon clipping ass? What gives you so much space and opportunity to talk about someone else?

An unintelligent atheist.

An unintelligent atheist.

Let me just say…for the record…that your comment holds no merit. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Leila… a long time friend of Lee’s. I was there for her when she was struggling with her atheism and her abusive family all throughout grade school. She’s a very strong person and your comment holds no merit. Especially since you post things like this.

Your ignorance speaks volumes. You have some personal issues you need to take care of. Take a step back and look at yourself. Moving to Texas isn’t going to solve your dilemma. There’s black people there and I’m sure they’re not going to like you…and vise versa…either. You weren’t put on this earth to be liked, but you sure as hell isn’t helping yourself.

Secondly, for the record, atheism shouldn’t be the basis that one would …or should be used to measure ones intelligence. Intelligence and atheism doesn’t always compute. Atheism is the lack in a deity…no where in there does it states that atheists are immediately smart. You don’t immediately inherit a high-level IQ because you don’t have a deity to talk to.

The presumption that Lee …my good friend…is lacking in the intelligence department because her lifestyle and goals doesn’t make sense to you dumbfounds me still and it’s been a couple of days.

Yes, Lee is an atheist, she’s VERY smart…a whole lot smarter than you. Want to know why? She wouldn’t ask or even think of the questions you asked her. She would have used her brain. The one you seem to take for granted. Lee is very well informed and I assure you…. she outweighed her options.

Seeing as she A. Had a job and saved up her money till it ran out …recently… still has a roof over her head though. B. Fixed her living situation and is currently moving in to her new apartment. C. Is getting married in November and then having said child in December and D. Has a caring and supportive fiancé that loves her dearly …will rather he be without than her…and have jobs lined up as soon as they’re settled.

Yes, Lee is pregnant and very much loved by everyone around her. She doesn’t need your approval or your hatred towards her life decisions. You took the little information you did have and added your twist on her life situation without even asking her. She was homeless for a short while but that got fixed way before she got pregnant. Yes she’s starting over from scratch. Did it ever occur to you that she has her shit together? That she has resources? That she knows where to go and what to do to get things for her new apartment? No? I didn’t think so.

I’m  glad she removed you from her friend’s list, but she should have waited. So many people had so much to say to you:

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Notice how YOU’RE the only one who felt that way? Even if others did have  a problem with her life choices, guess what? They would have sent her message.

Lee’s atheism has nothing to do with her intelligence. To start off a conversation that way and then continue to belittle her because you’re unhappy just makes you unhappy.

A #1 problem in the black community is too many people like you kicking people while they’re getting up, which is worse than when they’re down. Get your shit together, Mia.

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Women In The Bible

This is just a brief list of how women are treated in the bible. Of course there are scriptures that contradict a lot of them. I’m not going to list them all, I’d be here all day.

A woman is responsible for the origin of sin. -Genesis 3:6

This one is – of course – contradictory, because in Romans 5:12-19 it states that Adam caused original sin to enter the world.

A woman is the reason for Samson loss of power. -Judges 16:4-17

A woman can be hated upon by the very men they are forced to marry – after sex. The man can lie and claim she’s not a virgin and can have her killed [stoned to death at the father's doorstep] if the father of the wife cannot prove she’s a virgin. -Deuteronomy 22:13

Men come to another man’s house looking for a man. What does the man of the house do? No, he doesn’t turn over the man in question. He offers them their virgin daughter and wife. -Judges 19:24

A woman is supposed to just go with their captive and then be discarded as trash if the captive doesn’t like her. Oh, if you do like her, she must shave her head, mourn her father and mother for an entire month after living with said captive, then get married. -Deuteronomy 21:11-13

A woman can be sold into slavery and become a servant; so can a man. The only difference is a man can eventually go free. -Exodus 21:7

A virgin woman has to cry out loud enough while being raped, otherwise she’s a stoned dead woman. -Deuteronomy 22:23

Now, a lot of people will argue this as rape. Let me explain further before another troglodyte come along and insult me.

Let me repeat myself:

Deuteronomy 22: 28-29 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives

This may classify as rape, I would say so if you read the context but some people say no. Deuteronomy 22: 23-24 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among you

Deuteronomy 20:10-14 As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the lord your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the lord your God has given you.

  • Let me continue by listing other rapes in the bible.

2 Samuel 12:11-18 is CRAZY. God himself brings the completely innocent rape victims to the rapist. And then he kills an innocent child! I wonder where the idea of a god that loves peace comes from when referring to the bible

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring evil on you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight. 12 You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’ 13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” Nathan replied, “The LORD has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. 14 But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die.” 15 After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. 16 David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground. 17 The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them. 18 On the seventh day the child died.

Genesis 19: In Sodom and Gomorrah men were having relations with other men, Lot orders them to rape his daughters instead of having homosexual relations. God tells Lot to leave the city so he can destroy Sodom and Gomorrah and does so burning everything in it including women and children.

If a woman gives birth to a son, she is impure for 6 days. While  if she were to give birth to a daughter. It’s an entire two weeks. Leviticus 12: 2-5

Virgin women are used as toys for a king. The one who pleases the king the most through sexual acts, will replace the other. -Esther 2:2-4

Women are naturally supposed to provide men with sex. That is their natural use. -Romans 1

Women and children fleeing and hiding from an invasion. Nothing wrong with that, right? A woman drops a ‘milestone’ on a soldiers head, but it doesn’t kill him. What does he say to his compatriots? Kill me with your sword so you can say a woman did it. -Judges 9:50-54

Heaven needs virgin men who haven’t been defiled by women. A whole shit-ton of em'; 144,000 to be exact. -Revelations 14:1-4

This contradicts Genesis 1:28 as well as other scriptures.

A woman is not allowed to speak in church. Why is it that they reject this part of the bible and become pastors anyway? -1 Corinthians 14:34-35

A woman cannot teach a goddamned thing; nor to have authority. They are told to be quiet. -1 Timothy 3:2

A Jewish prayer:

Blessed be the God who has not created me a heathen, a slave or a woman.

 

 

“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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Free Will is A Cheat

Free Will is a cheat. It excuses God on pretty much everything, and it plays into the “battered partner” syndrome that the church so often falls into. (“It’s our fault. He only harms us because he loves us. We get our worth from him. We just can’t leave him.”)
If I invite a child to my front porch and say, “OK. You’ve got two choices. You can pledge your entire life to my service, or I’ll throw you into my fireplace,” you haven’t given much of a choice at all. Free Will is about as valid as asking a hostage whether he’d like to be shot in the kneecap or the head.And, of course, we must examine the architect of Hell, as Yahweh created a chamber of horrors far beyond anything constructed by earthly tyrants. In fact, God makes Hitler look like Mickey Mouse, as Hitler’s torments eventually ended. God’s torments do not. And even though some bark about Free Will, if you hold to the Christian deity, it is God who constructed the mechanism for eternal agony, and it is God who hand-places his children there.Hell makes no sense, anyway. An omniscient god would have seen his failed plan (and the damnation of billions) in advance and constructed a better plan. An omnipotent god wouldn’t have required that he have his own son ripped to shreds and executed, when omnipotence would have allowed him to simply manifest redemption outright.

Fortunately, hell is presented in the same book that posits as fact stories of talking donkeys, magic, curses, enchanted shrubbery, flying chariots of fire, 900-year-old humans, and supermen who gain power based on the length of their hair. It’s the Harry Potter of our ancestors.

There may or may not have been a man named Jesus, but Jesus as a deity has been long debunked and is anything but original. History is filled with gods that feature elements of the Jesus story, from Osiris’ death, resurrection and promise of salvation, to Romulus’ and Perseus’ virgin birth, to Zalmoxis’ promise of eternal life, to Inanna’s crucifixion in the underworld, ascension and reign from Heaven. There is nothing new under the sun.

Yes, when I was a Christian, I claimed that it was perfectly rational that an all-powerful wizard conjured up a universe with 100 billion galaxies so that he could put his children on a tiny rock and then send most of them to Hell. His method of avoiding damnation would be to take human form in a highly superstitious and illiterate time period and then have anonymous authors subjectively pass the story down 1400 years before the invention of the printing press.

What I see from the apologists is a shifting of the burden of proof. There are no proofs here. Just wispy claims about the most powerful force on earth, etc. And for every claim apologists make, there are thousands of other faiths making differing claims with just as much verve and enthusiasm. If we must accept one’s sincere word, then we must also accept all others, and they devolve into a noise of contradicting claims that ultimately help no one. (Is this really how a benevolent Father would communicate to his child? The universe’s biggest game of telephone?)

In the meantime, be wary of those who won’t buy a car until they’ve visited a dozen car lots, test driven 20 vehicles, checked the accident history, insurance, payments, safety record, gas mileage and resale value, but they’ll accept the bible as Absolute Truth without even knowing who wrote the book of Genesis.”

-Seth Andrews

The Difference Between Atheism & Spirituality [My Take]

First let me say, atheists can be spiritual, too – I’ve seen then and met them. It’s called  ‘Atheism Spirituality’. They also use ‘Pagan Atheism’ as well. Sounds oxy-moronic if you ask me.They are trying to unite people and get them in a closer relationship with reality.They talk in a vague way, but vague because most atheists couldn’t comprehend why they would need spirituality in their lives; which is understandable.

We often get Christians calling us spiritual because “you still have a belief in something – you believe in the big bang”. They’re looking at our non-belief as a belief in a non-belief – if that makes sense. That is their definition of our spirituality. Which couldn’t be more wrong – for a good amount of us.

Spirituality acknowledges something that is to some degree, mystical. As an atheist I comprehend the unknown, but refuse to attribute any sense of mysticism to it. There is no need for anything but logic. An Atheist is one who disbelieves the existence of any form of deity and thus doesn’t have faith on any form of gods or deities. A person who is spiritual, believes in the existence of a spirit in every life forms of nature who also believes that all our spirits are interlinked with the spirit of god.

The definition of spirituality definitely depends on the person using the term; let’s not forget that. One would ask, how could you know one has a spirit to begin with? Where’s your proof of that? That leaves it open for a much different discussion.

Feeling the awe and wonder of our planet, nature, the stars does not make an atheist spiritual. Maybe we need something different or longer to describe it; sure. At the end of the day we are just playing word games. Plus, it’s a mouthful. The point here is that atheists can have these experience and you can call it whatever you like. The experiences are similar to what religious people often call “spiritual.” I don’t think we have to deny the experiences because we deny the term used to define those experiences. Totally not saying that.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode. So forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today.” -Lawrence Krauss

Atheism is a term so narrow-minded believers can understand where we come from. It doesn’t have an alternate meaning.

A: a derivative of “anno,” meaning without. Theism: a derivative of the Greek word “theo” meaning god/gods deity/deities.Ism: deriving from the Greek and Latin form of ismo(s) meaning the idea of or ideology. So the lack of ideology in pertinence to a god or gods. Meaning the lack of belief or theory of a god(s). 

Spirituality is purely subjective.

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