July 6, 2008 2:44am
|Shelly, John Seward,
That's a groovy little assumption you're making. I'm sorry but the reason I'm attacking Christianity here is because it's the biggest threat to this country and our freedom. The Christian church has continually attempted to rewrite history and church leaders are trying to make this a Christian Theocracy by "reclaiming America for christ."
It has nothing to do with anything that ever happened in my past. I was an atheist for as long as I can remember, even though I was taken to church and such. At 5 years old I recognized how absurd it was to believe any of the fairy tales that are the basis of christianity.
For your information, if I was a European citizen, I would be spending my time speaking out against Islam, which is just as bent on world domination as christianity. The only difference between the two is that in modern times christianity as an organization is using political channels while Islam is still using violent methods to do so.
The problem with religion is that while some of the individuals in the congregation may be decent people, the majority are sheep that blindly follow the extremist leaders of the church.
Religion, namely the Monastic ones like christianity and islam have done nothing to make mankind loving, peaceful, or tolerant, but instead have brutalized mankind, and caused hatred, intolerance, and ignorance to fester throughout society.
Eliminating this problem, while it won't immediately make the world peaceful, is the first step in achieving true peace, justice, and tolerance for mankind. It will be one less thing for people to be killed over or because of.
The following are quotes by former U.S. Presidents, Revolutionaries, founding fathers, historical figures, and both U.S. and non-U.S. born authors and free thinkers.
"The bible is not my book, nor christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of christian dogma!"-Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
"One Nation Under God" wasn't in the Pledge of Allegiance until the first half of last century. "In god we trust" wasn't on the currency until the late 1800s. The founding fathers were not christian, nor was this founded as a christian nation.
"All national institutions of churches, whether christian, Jewish, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."-Thomas Paine, American Revolutionary Leader
"Religions are all alike-founded on fables and mythologies."
"I do not find in orthodox christianity one redeeming feature."
"Christianity is the most perverted system to have ever shone on man."
"The christian god can be viewed as virtually the same god as many ancient gods of past civilizations. The christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful, and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging three-headed, beast-like god, one needs to look at the caliber of the people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes:Fools and Hypocrites."-Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and President of the Us. The three preceding quotes were also of Thomas Jefferson.
"I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, a future life for individuals, or of a personal god."-Thomas Edison
"Religious bondage shackles the mind and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise"-James Madison, U.S. President
"I was born a Heretic. I always distrusted people who know so much about what god wants them to do to their fellows."-Susan B. Anthony
"All thinking men are Atheists"- Earnest Hemmingway
"Religion is comparable to a childhood Neurosis."-Sigmund Freud.
"Mankind will never be free until the last king is strangled to death with the entrails of the last priest.- Denis Diderot, French Philosopher.
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one."- George Bernard Shaw, Playwright