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Public Proclaimer Ministries

So a month ago (probably longer now) a hate preacher appeared on the campus of Morehead State University. 

I planned on writing the responses of the crowd, went around and talked to an upwards of 50 people- Including a LOT of Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and some undisclosed- professors, police officers, and of course students. However, after the event I made the decision not to make the post because I figured it did not need any more attention drawn to it. 

I now see my mistake. These kinds of events NEED attention drawn to them(especially after the fact, less so during). 

During this hate preachers spiel he covered everything from homosexuality being a sin, to slavery (and how white people were the reason it ended)- The most appalling thing he said was that its not rape if she doesn’t yell out or fight. That comment sent many people in to tears.
He made a blog post about his experience(the hate preacher) and explained how the crowd spent a large amount of the more than four hours he was there cussing at him, meanwhile he happened to neglect the fact that he spent the time calling the crowd “sluts” and “whores”. 

So here were the responses of the crowd: 
Only ONE person said they agreed with what he was preaching, but disagreed with how he was going about it.
Only one person opted to not share their opinion with me.
Some of the atheists I asked said that this is what made people anti-theist, others said that they were simply disgusted with the display. 
The majority of the responses I got said that it was wrong and shouldn’t be allowed on campus. 
Of every Christian I asked I got the same responses- “I believe in god, but not that god”- “He’s not reading my bible” – “God is all loving, this man is just hateful” – “That’s not Christianity as I know it” 

Regardless of belief everyone had two common statements that they all agreed upon- This is NOT the way to share your beliefs, and no one should be giving it attention. 

That second one really struck me… Nearly everyone agreed that no one should give him attention(including me) and yet we were all there standing, watching, interacting with him, talking about him. Why, if we all agreed that he shouldn’t be given attention were we all there? 

Some of us felt defensive and felt the need to stand up for their own beliefs, or for their rights as people. Some were there for entertainment- this was especially evident in those who were playing bingo with everything he said… 

In the beginning it was simply scary, the things he was willing to say and preach, the fact that he was belligerently ignoring counter points. 

Near the end it was just the crowd heckling him. 

But all the while he smiled. Whether we were fighting him or belittling him he continued to smile… 

And he’s coming back.  

I wish I could just ask people not to go and they would. But, seeing how it went last time I doubt that will happen. 

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I so want to tell a Christian/Muslim “Oh you still believe in fairy tales? That’s adorwable!” Just to tick them off.

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My opinion on the bible…

I just answered an anon question that told me(didnt really ask anything) that the bible doesnt promote violence against woman.

I explained why I disagreed.

HOWEVER-

I want to be clear and reiterate that I am not anti-theist nor am I anti-christian. I support a christians right to be a christian and would never look down on them for it.

Religion is a tool. There are many versions of the bible. Just because I see cruelty within a piece of a religion doesnt mean I find the religion itself cruel. It all depends on how people use it.

Freedom From Religion

A lot of people(both secular and theistic) are misunderstanding this phrase. They act like its the right to be sheltered from everyone else’s religions or an attempt to banish all religions. 

It is not, and theists need freedom from religion too. Its not solely for secular or irreligious individuals. 

Freedom from religion is like the other side of the coin freedom of religion. You simply cant have freedom OF religion without freedom FROM religion. 

A christian can’t be a christian if they aren’t free from being a pagan. 

A pagan can’t be a pagan with out being free from satanism. 

You can not be free to your specific beliefs if you aren’t free from other peoples specific beliefs. 

How can you be an atheist if your forced to be a christian?

How can you be Islamic if your forced to be Jewish?

So to the theists who claim its “freedom of religion not freedom from religion” its time for you to realize that they are one and the same. 

And to the atheists who parade “freedom from religion” like a strictly atheistic idea/right its time you realize that freedom from religion protects everyone. 

Freedom from and of religion is a right for all.

The Atheist Atrocities Fallacy – Hitler, Stalin & Pol Pot

The Atheist Atrocities Fallacy – Hitler, Stalin & Pol Pot:

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

Keep reading at the link.

Satanic Leader Calls Upon Christian America to Face Their Contribution to Racist Right

Satanic Leader Calls Upon Christian America to Face Their Contribution to Racist Right
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“…nothing could be more antithetical to Modern non-theistic Satanism than racist ideologies. We embrace a large diversity of individuals from a wide spectrum of political and cultural backgrounds, but we’re all unified by our respect for individual rights and pluralism. It is axiomatic within Satanism that individuals must be judged for their own actions and for their own merits. To unfavorably relegate individuals into arbitrary categories, or to take credit for the achievements of another based upon a shared classification, is to defy the very foundational principles of our ethics. We simply have no place for simple-minded Supremacist, Nationalist ideologues and, what’s more, it’s impossible to interpret our tenets otherwise. ”

Dear theists,

The assumptions are really bothering me. I get it, you believe in a god(or multiple) and that is fine, but please stop assuming everyone else does too. 

When you see a post about someone struggling and you don’t know their religion please try to refrain from religious comments. I get that you’re just trying to be kind, and I’m not trying to attack you for it, but its not helpful to someone who isn’t religious. 

Why do you say “God is on your side” instead of “you’ll get through this”
Why do you say “God will keep you strong” instead of “You are strong and you’ll be okay”

Even if you believe that a god is the one doing it for them its just respectful to leave your religion out of comfort that is for them (Unless you know that they too share similar beliefs, that is totally different).

This isn’t just for atheists, its for atheists, agnostics, deists, polytheists, and anyone else who doesn’t share similar beliefs.

It’s about respecting other people. 

Support doesn’t have to be theistic–

 Thanks, TOA

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NOT ALL ATHEISTS ARE ANTI THEISTS OR ANTI RELIGIOUS

On the same note, not all theists hate/actively fight atheists ✌

Question for Christians:

For those of you who believe that all sin is equal I wonder, if you were put into a position where you either had to harm another or lie, which do you do?
How do you know which is right?
Lying is a sin, but so is doing harm upon another human…
And if all sins are equal does it truly matter which you do?

*disclaimer: as always this is NOT an attempt to belittle or attack Christians it is pure curioisity*