Category: Christian

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I do not hate your “god”.

Chances are, I am not even aware of your specific god.

Even if you’re a ‘Christian’ chances are the “god” you believe in and the god your ‘Christian’ neighbor believes in is not the same.

Yes, I know about a lot of different religions and a lot of different gods(goddesses as well), but with so many different religions, sects, interpretations, and individualized understandings~ its just not possible for me to be aware of every god that every theist believes in.

So no, I don’t hate your god. I’m not angry at your god.

I might be angry at the way some people use the concept of theism in order to do/justify harm.

I might be upset at the way certain churches systematically oppress large groups of people(from gender to race to beliefs).

But no, I have never hated your god.

I have never had A N Y feelings about any god, and I never will.

I simply don’t think they exists (no, not even yours).

Its hard to have emotions towards something you think is nonexistant…

This is so important for both minority religio…

This is so important for both minority religions and secular/irreligious idividuals.

Can you imagine how hard it is to explain a holiday when you dont have a holy book to back it?

Why should my celebration of earth day be less important than a Christians celebration of Easter?

(and before anyone says it, I would happily go in on easter and other christian holidays that I dont celebrate if I got the same time off for the holidays I do celebrate~ so please dont use the “why dont you go in then”- I would.)

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Dear certain anti-theists and christians

Just because other religions, say muslims(because this is ALWAYS the one I see) oppress women, doesnt mean that christians or other religions arent oppressive.

If someone is talking about a religion being oppressive you dont hit with that “oh I think you mean Muslims”. No, they were talking about the bible. Literal quotes from the bible. Argue those if youre gonna argue dont tattle on someone else.

What is this third grade???? “Susie hits people” “oh I think you mean micheal, he hit someone last week” “no actually susie hit me—” “nope. Definitely micheal. Talk about how micheal hits people”.

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What a great start to the morning!

According to my inbox this morning, I am a communist and atheism is the cause of bullying, fighting, and school shooters, due to separation of church and schools.

So here it is:

Atheism defines one belief/one stance on a belief. An atheist doesnt believe or lacks belief in deitys. All deitys…

That is the only belief it defines.

If other atheists(say Karl Marx) hold other beliefs then those are one atheists ideals, not atheistic ideals.

Now onto school violence-

I began this argument with pointing out that a majority of violent offenders and school shooters were raised christian.

The person in my inbox then said that that means nothing, you can be raised christiand and never believe in the ideals/be truly spiritual(I agree, I also agree that christianity is not connected to violence in schools~ I was making a point)

So I said, youre right, being around christianity isnt enough, so how would forcing schools to be christian be enough to stop the violence?

How would discriminating and oppressing irreligious, secular, and minority religious individuals STOP bullying and violence?

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yourdailyinspiration:

“I am as sure as I am of the fact of Christ’s reign, that a comprehensive and centralised system of national education, separated from religion, as is now commonly proposed, will prove the most appalling enginery for the propagation of anti-Christian and atheistic unbelief and of anti-social nihilistic ethics, social and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen.”

Archibald Alexander Hodge

This is the kind of thinking that leads to discrimination.

That “secular” is immediate associated with “anti-social”, “anti-christian”, “nihilistic”, and “atheistic” … (none of which are equivalents)

The fact that the existance of a government not governed by your personal beliefs is taken as an attack upon you.

Or anything not controlled by your own personal beliefs is an attack upon you and those beliefs.

This insecurity.

This is what causes discrimination and a LACK of freedom.

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.