“My point is this – you can view the gospels as factual, but even then, there is a leap of faith required (or belief) that Jesus was not simply a man, but the actual son of God, who preformed miracles and saved man from sin. Factually, in my opinion, that is impossible to discern. The fact that you believe it is unarguable. I may disagree with your belief, but your faith in your belief is such a sacrosanct human right, it’s untouchable :)”
Facebook Friend: “I am sure that in 30 years Democrats will still be calling people Sexist, Intolerant, Xenophobic, Homophobic, Islamophobic, Racist, and Bigoted just like now, when they can’t come up with a decent argument or face the facts.”
Me: “I was referring to how time changes attitudes. 33 years ago mixed-race marriages were still illegal in Virginia. 63 years ago the military was segregated. And sometimes you have to call it as it’s seen – Are you suggesting that by …labeling Jim Crow racist is somehow a Democrat “invention of terminology?”
Facebook Friend: “As for homophobia, that is a creation of the left. Conservatives are not afraid of homosexuals, they just don’t want to be force fed homosexual ideas and propaganda. The homosexual agenda is to make how they have sex and with whom not only accepted but preferred. No tolerance of differing viewpoints is tolerated by the left. Because someone thinks that marriage should remain only between a man and a woman, or if someone believes that having homosexuals openly serve in the armed forces is a bad idea the left says that they are homophobic. It does not matter to the left that, for all of recorded history, the definition of marriage has been man and woman or that marriage is first and foremost a religious institution.”
Me: “My feeling is that conservatives are genuinely divided on the Gay Marriage issue. On one hand, Libertarian conservatives see government intervention on defining marriage as an intrusion of the state on Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. On the other hand, is the Religious Right side of the party that wants government intervention on every potential moral issue. This to me is more scary than any “liberal conspiracy” issue raised as it is the equivalent of a Taliban in America and completely against the principles this country was founded on. Frankly, I see the issue as untenable, eventually, the issue will cease being an emotional wedge issue for the Right as they abandon it altogether.”
Facebook Friend: “To compare the Religious Right to the Taliban is beyond the pale. The Taliban kill anyone who disagrees with them and consider women to be the property of their husbands or fathers. In no way are the Christians of America doing anything remotely comparable.”
Try hard, if you will, to perceive the worth of atheism and if you make a proper assessment of its worth to any portion of mankind, it will be revealed to you that atheism is a demonic ideology or religion that is utterly worthless, to say the least. It darkens the minds of its subjects and bring curses upon every facet of human life.
The two basic responsibilities every person of mankind have are to love God more than all else and to love mankind. Atheism accomplishes neither one of these responsibilities. It blasphemes against God and brings harm and death upon mankind.
Atheists are not fit to be parents; they are not fit to be employed in any portion of any society; they are not fit to be any kind of leaders in any society, nor are they fit to serve in any area of public trust. Atheism makes every person who embraces it unfit for any good work.
Atheists are not even fit to live. They have forfeited the right to life by virtue of being unfit for any good thing.
The decline or absence of morals in any society can be traced to atheism or the like. All the problems in every facet of society the world over can be traced to atheism, or denial of God and disobedience to him. The rapid increase in crime the world over can be traced to the same. Atheism has nothing good to offer any society.
Atheism is so heinous and does so much harm that there is desperate need for legislation against it. It is not an ideology, philosophy or demonic religion which should be allowed to exist and flourish in any society. Every atheist should be regarded as high criminals by all governments who have no right to live on the earth.
-by Robert T. Lee
“Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it…Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory.” – Jimmy Swaggart
“Civilized people – Muslims, Christians, and Jews – all understand that the source of freedom and human dignity is the Creator.” – John Ashcroft
“As the church watches from the sidelines, the ungodly elect atheists and homosexuals to school boards and legislatures to enact policies and laws that destroy our Christian children and discriminate against Christian families. Atheistic secular humanists should be removed from office and Christians should be elected…Government and true Christianity are inseparable.” – Robert Simonds (Citizens for Excellence in Education)
“I don’t know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.” – President George H.W. Bush*
So, while I can’t quite commit myself to the Hitchens’ doctrine of pointing out flaws and fallacies in Christian doctrine, I do feel it necessary to stand up and be heard. I also don’t want to be the guy at the end of the Martin Niemoller story:
First They came…
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
* It should be noted that Bush was not recorded having said these words and the White House refused to clarify, one way or the other, if Bush ever said such a thing. The quote came from reporter Robert Sherman while Bush was campaigning in 1987.