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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Atrocities of Atheism: Episode I -- The Atheist Menace

Some blame Religion for many of the Wars in the world. Ironically, in the 20th Century, Atheism (self-proclaimed absence of Religion) has committed most of the slaughter of innocent peoples. It has killed more than any religion has in the last Century.

Atheism is one of the world's least tolerant religions. It sees any other religion as a threat and when it takes over the Government (Communism) it systematically eliminates all other religions. Karl Marx himself wrote in the Communist manifesto that "communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion", thereby forcing the religion of Atheism upon those under communist/Atheist oppression. It propagandizes the masses into a mind-numbed state to coerce them into total submission to their new human god-tyrant (dictator), who then lords over their souls. Those who do not bow to the new religion of Atheism (the Communist State is now your god) will face their wrath, as mentioned in the Communist manifesto: "The Communists... ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions". This is where the mass murder of Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews is perfectly legitimized by their State-is-god religion of Atheism. They are heartlessly slaughtered in the name of "progress". "The classic writings of the mature Marx -- the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital -- reveal that violence is a fundamental and necessary feature in his system". Apparently slaughtering Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews is "progress" in the eyes of Atheists who control Governments.

Atheistic Governments (Communism) have been responsible for up to 259 Million murders accros the globe, from 1900 to the year 1987 alone. Up to 126 Million of those innocent victims were at the hands of the Russian Atheistic Government. Second largest Militant Atheistic state is Communist China, murdering up to 114 Million people (most from multiple religions & religious movements). The Atheists of Vietnam, North Korea and Cambodia (Pol Pot) all have murdered over 3 Million people each between 1900-1987. Atheistic Governments (Communism) have had the bloodiest government ideology responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths in the 20th Century. Atheistic Communism "was a nightmare which promised equality and justice, but which brought only bloodshed, death, torture and fear".

Zbigniew Brzezinski, however, author of "Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century", believes that only 175 Million people were killed by politically motivated carnage in the 20th Century. He has very conservative estimates. The distribution of deaths in Brzezinski's book is quite telling. In his list of Mass Deaths for the 20th Century, Atheistic Rule (Communism) beats out all military and all civilian deaths from all the wars in the past Century. Military War Deaths were listed at 33.5 Million worldwide, Civilian War casualties are listed at 54 Million worldwide compared to 60 Million deaths attributed solely to Communist/Atheist oppression (not including deaths of civilians or military personal during Communist/Atheist revolutions). According to him, 41%, almost half, of all the deaths in the 20th Century were committed by Atheist militant governments during peacetime, against their own people. The Historical evidence shows that Atheistic governments have been responsible for more deaths than organized religion in recent times.

"When searching for examples of state-sponsored barbarities, intellectuals are quick to point to the Spanish Inquisition or its Protestant imitation, the Witchhunt. How could anyone, modern academics wonder, persecute another for their beliefs? These same intellectuals, ironically, are often the very people who served as cheerleaders for political persecution and mass murder on a scale unmatched in human history. The Spanish Inquisition claimed slightly more than 2,000 lives during its 25-year apex between 1480 and 1505. One would be hard pressed to find any 25-day period in Russia under Stalin, China under Mao, or Cambodia under Pol Pot in which the killing was that slight. Yet it is a Torquemada or Salem that is equated with homicidal intolerance. The crimes of Communism are ignored. Being generous, one might suppose that intellectuals are simply blinded by the prejudices of our age and are unable to detach themselves and see the killing that has occurred right under their noses. A more cynical perspective might view their amnesia as a self-induced condition brought on as a method to absolve themselves of their own role in supporting murder... [A]cademics have been engaged in 'ideologically motivated self-deception' for more than 80 years, refusing to believe that their ideological cousins could be capable of such diabolical crimes." (from Ideas Have Consequences... Like Murder, Tyranny, and Repression). I will go into more detail of how the Atheistic ideology manifested in Communist governments has persecuted others with tenacity in the following posts:

Atrocities of Atheism: Episode II -- Attack of the Chinese .
Atrocities of Atheism: Episode III .
Atrocities of Atheism: Episode IV -- A New 'Killing-Field' .
Atrocities of Atheism: Episode V -- The Evil Empire Strikes Back .

And don't miss the exciting purposeful conclusion in:

Atrocities of Atheism: Episode VI -- Return of the Believers


At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downright foolish observation...these kindof stupid bloggers are making internet blogs worse...anyway, I have my right to voice my opinion on your publicly posted shit and you have yours too...afterall.

At 12:49 AM, Blogger FreedomDefender said...

Do you have anything of substance to back up your beliefs? Do you deny the attrocities committed by governments who proclaim themselves to be athiest governments, Mr Anonymous?

At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Christensen of Kansas said...

Of course he had nothing of substance. Atheisim itself has nothing of substance.

Thats the point: nothing. Everything from nothing by nothing for nothing.

However, although the atheist says there is no God, or at least claims lack of belief, this will NOT prevent him from telling YOU what to do if he gets the chance

At 11:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog entries! Interesting! I will be back!

At 8:43 AM, Blogger vfr44 said...

Thanks for your blog....well done.

People like to compare and contrast famous figures of history with practical application of wisdom and philosophy.

I had seen this done many times on the Buddhist forums where it was argued if Buddha did this or Buddha did that.

The atheists have a predisposition to look towards the failures of monotheists to document how the religions wisdom fails.

Then the theists like to point fingers at the atheist failures.

All this means nothing.

It is no different from finding bad parent and saying we should outlaw parents because one is bad.

Hitler in one such famous example.

The real answer to the question is not whether Hitler was a Christian, but whether Hitler practiced the philosophy of Christianity?

It is true that many Christians do not practice what they preach.

Same with Jews, Hindus, Muslims as well as Atheists.

Atheist don't preach do they?

Well, read on to find the answer.

This phenomena of 'talking the talk but not walking the walk' is not limited to any one set of beliefs. It just proves the point that 'knowledge without application is useless' and this applies to every religion known to mankind as well as the atheists. Each religion contains perfection's as well as imperfections. It is up to the practitioner or end user to use the tools in the right way. This also confirms the 'eightfold path of Buddhism' that reminds us of the right and wrong ways to peace.

1. Right View
2. Right Intention
3. Right Speech
4. Right Action
5. Right Livelihood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration

The problem is not the wisdom that is defective. The problem lies with religious practitioners who are defective in their practice of this wisdom. The wisdom works - we don't work the wisdom.

Many of us get blinded with labels and personal prejudices. Whenever we take it upon ourselves to beat down, we are headed in a direction of destroying peace. We destroy our own peace as well as others peace. As such, I practice from many religious and spiritual traditions without problems or prejudices and readily look for such gifts irrespective of what label they come under - on the contrary I am most grateful wherever I find them.

The Five precepts are the 'commandments' more or less for Buddhists. Although you are not commanded to do a thing. If you wish to live at peace, then proceed the best you can - but it is your choice.

"The Five Precepts"

1. Refrain from Killing
2. Refrain from Stealing
3. Refrain from Sexual Misconduct
4. Refrain from False Speech
5. Refrain from the Use of Intoxicants

The business of humanism is 'all our business' if we with to live life at peace. The atheists and secular humanists have their own set of prepackaged morals to preach:

The 'informal creed' of atheism.

An Atheist loves his fellow man instead of god. An Atheist believes that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth for all men together to enjoy.

An Atheist believes that he can get no help through prayer but that he must find in himself the inner conviction, and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and enjoy it.

An Atheist believes that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help to a life of fulfillment. He seeks to know himself and his fellow man rather than to know a god. An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church.

An Atheist believes that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said.

An Atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanquished, war eliminated. He wants man to understand and love man.

He wants an ethical way of life. He believes that we cannot rely on a god or channel action into prayer nor hope for an end of troubles in a hereafter.

He believes that we are our brother's keepers; and are keepers of our own lives; that we are responsible persons and the job is here and the time is now.”

"The Affirmations of Humanism: A Statement of Principles"

• We are committed to the application of reason and science to the understanding of the universe and to the solving of human problems.

• We deplore efforts to denigrate human intelligence, to seek to explain the world in supernatural terms, and to look outside nature for salvation.

• We believe that scientific discovery and technology can contribute to the betterment of human life.

• We believe in an open and pluralistic society and that democracy is the best guarantee of protecting human rights from authoritarian elites and repressive majorities.

• We are committed to the principle of the separation of church and state.

• We cultivate the arts of negotiation and compromise as a means of resolving differences and achieving mutual understanding.

• We are concerned with securing justice and fairness in society and with eliminating discrimination and intolerance.

• We believe in supporting the disadvantaged and the handicapped so that they will be able to help themselves.

• We attempt to transcend divisive parochial loyalties based on race, religion, gender, nationality, creed, class, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, and strive to work together for the common good of humanity.

• We want to protect and enhance the earth, to preserve it for future generations, and to avoid inflicting needless suffering on other species.

• We believe in enjoying life here and now and in developing our creative talents to their fullest.

• We believe in the cultivation of moral excellence.

• We respect the right to privacy. Mature adults should be allowed to fulfill their aspirations, to express their sexual preferences, to exercise reproductive freedom, to have access to comprehensive and informed health-care, and to die with dignity.

• We believe in the common moral decencies: altruism, integrity, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility. Humanist ethics is amenable to critical, rational guidance. There are normative standards that we discover together. Moral principles are tested by their consequences.

• We are deeply concerned with the moral education of our children. We want to nourish reason and compassion.

• We are engaged by the arts no less than by the sciences.

• We are citizens of the universe and are excited by discoveries still to be made in the cosmos.

• We are skeptical of untested claims to knowledge, and we are open to novel ideas and seek new departures in our thinking.

• We affirm humanism as a realistic alternative to theologies of despair and ideologies of violence and as a source of rich personal significance and genuine satisfaction in the service to others.

• We believe in optimism rather than pessimism, hope rather than despair, learning in the place of dogma, truth instead of ignorance, joy rather than guilt or sin, tolerance in the place of fear, love instead of hatred, compassion over selfishness, beauty instead of ugliness, and reason rather than blind faith or irrationality.

• We believe in the fullest realization of the best and noblest that we are capable of as human beings.

Council for Secular Humanism

Islam offers some very useful advice in the Qur'an.

1. Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion,
colour, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job
and so on [Qur'an17/70]

2. Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception

3. Choose best words to speak and say them in the best possible way
[Qur'an17/53, 2/83]

4. Do not shout. Speak politely keeping your voice low. [Qur'an31/19]

5. Always speak the truth. Shun words that are deceitful and
ostentatious [Qur'an22/30]

6. Do not confound truth with falsehood [Qur'an2/42]

7. Say with your mouth what is in your heart [Qur'an3/167]

8. Speak in a civilised manner in a language that is recognised by the
society and is commonly used [Qur'an4/5]

9. When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a
relative [Qur'an6/152]

10. Do not be a bragging boaster [Qur'an31/18]

11. Do not talk, listen or do anything vain [Qur'an23/3, 28/55]

12. Do not participate in any paltry. If you pass near a futile play,
then pass by with dignity [Qur'an25/72]

13. Do not verge upon any immodesty or lewdness whether surreptitious
or overt [Qur'an6/151]

14. If, unintentionally, any misconduct occurs by you, then correct
yourself expeditiously [Qur'an3/134]

15. Do not be contemptuous or arrogant with people [Qur'an31/18]

16. Do not walk haughtily or with conceit [Qur'an17/37, 31/18]

17. Be moderate in thy pace [Qur'an31/19]

18. Walk with humility and sedateness [Qur'an25/63]

19. Keep your gazes lowered devoid of any lecherous leers and
salacious stares [Qur'an24/30-31, 40/19]

20. If you do not have complete knowledge about anything, it is better
to keep silent. You might think that speaking about something without
full knowledge is a trivial matter. But it might have grave

21. When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favourable
view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter.
Consider others innocent until they are proven guilty with solid and
truthful evidence [Qur'an24/12-13]

22. Ascertain the truth of any news, lest you smite someone in
ignorance and afterwards repent of what you did [Qur'an49/6]

23. Do not follow blindly any information of which you have no direct
knowledge. (Using your faculties of perception and conception) you
must verify it for yourself. In the Court of your Lord, you will be
accountable for your hearing, sight, and the faculty of reasoning

24. Never think that you have reached the final stage of knowledge and
nobody knows more than yourself. Remember! Above everyone endowed with
knowledge is another endowed with more knowledge [Qur'an12/76]. Even
the Prophet [p.b.u.h] was asked to keep praying, "O My sustainer!
me in knowledge." [Qur'an20:114]

25. The believers are but a single Brotherhood. Live like members of
one family, brothers and sisters unto one another [Qur'an49/10]

26. Do not make mockery of others or ridicule others [Qur'an49/11]

27. Do not defame others [Qur'an49/11]

28. Do not insult others by nicknames [Qur'an49/11]

29. Avoid suspicion and guesswork. Suspicion and guesswork might
deplete your communal energy [Qur'an49/12]

30. Spy not upon one another [Qur'an49/12]

31. Do not backbite one another [Qur'an49/12]

32. When you meet each other, offer good wishes and blessings for
safety. One who conveys to you a message of safety and security and
also when a courteous greeting is offered to you, meet it with a
still more courteous or (at least) of equal courtesy [Qur'an4/86]

33. When you enter your own home or the home of somebody else,
compliment the inmates [Qur'an24/61]

34. Do not enter houses other than your own until you have sought
permission; and then greet the inmates and wish them a life of
blessing,purity and pleasure [Qur'an24/27]

35. Treat kindly: Your parents; Relatives; The orphans; And those who
have been left alone in the society [Qur'an4/36]

36. Take care of: The needy, The disabled, Those whose hard earned
income is insufficient to meet their needs; And those whose
businesses have stalled ; And those who have lost their jobs.

37. Treat kindly: Your related neighbours, and unrelated neighbours;
Companions by your side in public gatherings, or public

38. Be generous to the needy wayfarer, the homeless son of the
street,and the one who reaches you in a destitute condition

39. Be nice to people who work under your care. [Qur'an4/36]

40. Do not follow up what you have given to others to afflict them
with reminders of your generosity [Qur'an2/262]

41. Do not expect a return for your good behaviour, not even thanks

42. Cooperate with one another in good deeds and do not cooperate with
others in evil and bad matters [Qur'an5/2]

43. Do no try to impress people on account of self-proclaimed virtues

44. You should enjoin right conduct on others but mend your own ways
first. Actions speak louder than words. You must first practice good
deeds yourself, then preach [Qur'an2/44]

45. Correct yourself and your families first [before trying to correct
others] [Qur'an66/6]

46. Pardon gracefully if anyone among you who commits a bad deed out
of ignorance, and then repents and amends [Qur'an6/54, 3/134]

47. Divert and sublimate your anger and potentially virulent emotions
to creative energy, and become a source of tranquillity and comfort to
people [Qur'an3/134]

48. Call people to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful
exhortation. Reason with them most decently [Qur'an16/125]

49. Leave to themselves those who do not give any importance to the
Divine code and have adopted and consider it as mere play and
amusement [Qur'an6/70]

50. Sit not in the company of those who ridicule Divine Law unless
they engage in some other conversation [Qur'an4/140]

51. Do not be jealous of those who are blessed [Qur'an4/54]

52. In your collective life, make rooms for others [Qur'an58/11]

53. When invited to dine, Go at the appointed time. Do not arrive too
early to wait for the preparation of meal or linger after eating to
engage in bootless babble. Such things may cause inconvenience to the
host [Qur'an33/53]

54. Eat and drink [what is lawful] in moderation [Qur'an7/31]

55. Do not squander your wealth senselessly [Qur'an17/26]

56. Fulfil your promises and commitments [Qur'an17/34]

57. Keep yourself clean, pure [Qur'an9/108, 4/43, 5/6]

58. Dress-up in agreeable attire and adorn yourself with exquisite
character from inside out [Qur'an7/26]

59. Seek your provision only by fair endeavour [Qur'an29/17, 2/188]

60. Do not devour the wealth and property of others unjustly, nor
bribe the officials or the judges to deprive others of their

When I discussed Christian principles one time an atheist piped up to say "the Christians have no principles," and "Jesus was a fabled creation of the Christians." When we sperate the personalities from the principles it makes looking at things much easier. When I am referring to Christian principles I speak of such things as charity, works of mercy and the golden rule, where the emphasis is on principles and not on the personalities of the church. For even if Jesus was just created as a fable, these Christian principles are universal truths in their own right if one desires to live a life at peace and promote the inner peace of others in this world.

"The Corporal Works of Mercy"

To feed the hungry
To give drink to the thirsty
To clothe the naked
To harbour the harbourless
To visit the sick
To ransom the captive
To bury the dead

"The Spiritual Works of Mercy"

To instruct the ignorant
To counsel the doubtful
To admonish sinners
To bear wrongs patiently
To forgive offenses willingly
To comfort the afflicted
To pray for the living and the dead

You see, by applying the rule of reciprocity or rule of opposites we can see if we were in these positions of the needy mentioned above, we would like such charity bestowed on us for the most part. What about our children, parents and loved ones? Wouldn't we wish the same for them? We have no loved ones? What about our neighbors? The Christian ethic says to treat one another as we would wish to be treated. As we give ~ so we receive. Even if an atheist, as we give peace - we receive inner peace as many of the tools I mentioned above do not require belief in God, they only requirement is a desire to be at peace and to bring peace to others. This is the Christian doctrine in a nutshell, when we put principles before personalities.

As you instill seeds of peace within others you plant the same seeds and water these seeds within you as well. As James Allen wrote in "As a man Thinketh" ~ To think well of all, to be cheerful with all, to patiently learn to find the good in all - such unselfish thoughts are the very portals of heaven; and to dwell day by day in thoughts of peace toward every creature will bring abounding peace to their possessor." This is universal truth that transcends man made religions. Remember, we do not have to do it perfectly. Just look for direction and forget perfection - for perfection or range is of the ego and form is of the soul. There are many tools for peace within the worlds spiritual paths, no one said these paths are perfect, in fact, it was once said that walking the spiritual path is akin to walking on a razors edge. But if we bother to be honest, non prejudicial and to look, we can find tools that can help us be at peace whether atheist, agnostic or believer.

I was at a religious discussion where the group was composed of a wide spectrum of believers and non believers. One atheist said he ran his life by the golden rule. Another person piped up that the golden rule came from the bible, which made the atheist wince. The atheist seemed to take pride in his self sufficiency and did not like to run his life by anything that came out of the bible. When it came up that the concept of golden rule might be from an earlier source than the bible, the atheist was relieved.

This was a good reminder to me to examine where my guiding light resides?

Is it ego based or truth based?

When the guiding light of this atheist was not grounded in the bible he was happy. But when it came from an area that he did not like, he was upset. How can the same material be used to build a palace by one man, yet only build a hovel for another?

By one spiritual practitioner seeing truth and applying it to live a life at peace. And the other person only seeing prejudice and problems and doing nothing.

Every religion was made by man and as such every religion is imperfect as it is run by man. Despite these imperfections, each religion also has many "perfection's" within it as well. We can still be open to peace generating tools from any of the religions and spiritual traditions that are available to us if we are serious about being at peace. This requires us to run our life by truth and not by prejudice. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them” (Matthew 7:12). Nowadays this verse is commonly referred to as “The Golden Rule,” and is more commonly quoted as: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Here are some of the earliest sources for this concept of reciprocity

~1970-1640 BCE "Do for one who may do for you, / That you may cause him thus to do." - The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant 109-110, Ancient Egypt, tr. R.B. Parkinson.

* ~700 BCE "That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self." - Dadistan-i-Dinik 94:5, Zoroastrianism.

* ? BCE "Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others." - Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29, Zoroastrianism.

* ~550 BCE "You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen. Love your fellow as yourself: I am the LORD." - Tanakh, new JPS translation, Leviticus 19:18, Judaism.

* ~500 BCE "Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful." - Udana-Varga 5:18, Buddhism.

Now, whether you believe in God or believe in Jesus or are an atheist or Buddhist does this wisdom not apply to you? This truth is universal in nature as it is based not on being of a certain religion, other than that of the religion of humanity. In this case, you can adopt a peace generating tool and apply it to your life irrespective of your religious beliefs or lack thereof. I had to chuckle one time when an atheists argued that the golden rule is not perfect, so he said he does not follow it. When I questioned him about what he does follow as well as the state of perfection that applied to his life, all he could do was reply with ad hominem attacks.

If we are waiting for perfection when it comes to spiritual studies we will always be disappointed. Before applying perfection to anything outside of us, we should examine the perfection within us. The nature of humans is that of imperfection, so we must always look towards direction and forget perfection. I heard a story one time in a Yoga lecture that illustrates this point. "Range is of the ego - Form is of the soul." The only thing we need to be concerned with is how is our form when it comes to our spiritual practice and our life.

Regarding the golden rule? It is more perfect than imperfect, so it is a most useful tool to live a life at peace by. And when we combine it with other tools such as universality, natural law, contrast the greater good with the greater right, etc the synergistic effect is close to perfection as humans can get with this subject. But it takes some thinking and one will not see it without an open mind.

Wisdom for living a life at peace is all around us for the taking. But many of us get blinded with labels and personal prejudices. Whenever we take it upon ourselves to beat down, we are headed in a direction of destroying peace. We destroy our own peace as well as others peace. As such, I practice from many religious and spiritual traditions without problems or prejudices and readily look for such gifts irrespective of what label they come under - on the contrary I am most grateful wherever I find them. If I am not able to use a concept, I leave it alone, but do not spend my time or energies to beat others down. Do we like to be beaten down?

I saw some paintings in a Japanese museum that showed a cousin of the Buddha being of great power and to show his strength he went up to a baby elephant and pushed it down to the ground. A second painting showed the Buddha helping this baby elephant back up to his feet and the Buddha lifted the elephant high up over his head and said, "It is much better to uplift - than to tear down." Whether this is a true story or not I do not know. But we can all benefit from uplifting rather than destroying.

I see this predisposition to destruction many times in responses I receive from my posts. The critiques offer much in the line of 'no goods' but they seldom do they offer any substantive tools to finding peace. Maybe I do not have it '100% right' but I have it 'right enough' to be able to be at peace if I apply these principles. If I waited for perfection, I would never act. I use the tools at hand.

Aristotle ~ "It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible."

This being able to 'rest satisfied' is something the perfectionists lack and why they will never be at peace until they stop collecting concepts and start using the concepts of peace generations. The atheist I mentioned above demonstrated this with his blanket dismissal of the golden rule since it is not 100% perfect. He could offer no substitutes for the golden rule, all he could do was succumb to personal attacks on me.

We can examine our writing to see what useful tools for finding peace we offer to others it also says a lot about our own practice of generating inner peace. When you practice peace promotion with others you will reap inner peace promotion. When you practice destroying others peace, you will reap self destruction of inner peace.

Take care,

V (Male)

Agnostic Freethinker
Practical Philosopher

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Peace by Jesus said...

The blogger above, with peaceful intent, takes up a lot of space but relies much on the premise that men will agree on what constitutes "good" and "beneficial" for others. The problem with that is we have good assurance the Islam must forcibly all it perceives at it's oppressors, while atheism can offer no real assurance that it will not determine that what is best for society is to do the same. And in the latter, morality is not defined, but man does what seems "reasonable" to them. And like formal religions, the history of atheism demonstrates it can be murderous and cruelly oppressive. And as Communism has shown, even more so, as atheism operates out of an objectively baseless moral reasoning.

What religion can often assurance that it will not use physical religious violence, nor assume civil powers over others? New Testament Christianity, which disallows the former (Mt. 5:39; Rm. 12:1; 2Cor. 10:4; Eph. 6:12) and establishes the latter (Mt. 22:21; 1Cor. 5:12, 13; Rm. 13. 1Pt. 2:14). It is that faith which has not been tried and found wanting, but waiting to be tried.

But when men exalt mortal or another moral authority above the Bible, as applied under the New Covenant, then both the souls and bodies of men are in danger.

At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Rich said...

you are the kind of person that makes atheists look bad.

do not lump me in with other atheists.
i am a completely different person.

the only thing we agree on is that there is no god.

i am not a communist.
i don't want to control anyone.
i hate being in charge of anything.

stop looking at atheists as one big group.
we are not.
and we're definitely not out to get you.


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