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Atheism is a religionAtheism is a religion
Hello my beloved atheist flock,
Behold. Atheism is a religion.
Proof:A religion is a set of laws, like the bible has the 10 commandments, Islam and Judaism has its laws.
Laws of atheism:
1. There is no god.
2. Anyone who believes in a god is stupid/dumb.
3. Science is the answer
4. Mr. Dawkins, Ron Hubbard and Charles Darwin are the "three wise men" of the RELIGION of ATHEISM.
5. There is no bigotry of a persons sexual orientation.and lots more...
A religion requires faith.Atheism has an absolute faith that there is no god, heaven or hell.
A religion requires devoutness.A devout atheist believes in his/her religion of atheism and will therefore not mix with "UNBELIEVERS", such as religiots. Nor believe their drivel or be convinced by it.
Also the true "RELIGIOUS ATHEIST" has no fear of the fire of hell. What a relief. No braai when we die.
A "Religion" has either a god/diety or prophet or both that started it. And for the all mighty atheist faith it was Mr. Dawkins. The prophet. But no god (notice no capital "g") required in this religion.
And finally we don't have to blow ourselves up to get to a nonexistent paradise above. We don't have to whip ourselves and repent.
By the way, us atheists get baptized every day when we have a bath or a shower. So we don't need to be baptized, cause every day we do it. So our "nonexistent sins" are washed away.
BELIEVE IN THE "RELIGION OF ATHEISM".
Repent from "theism" and be baptized.
Written by Atheist pastor, Peter The Romanaka. PETRUS ROMANUS
Sunday Assembly: A Godless Service Coming to a 'Church' Near You
Sanderson Jones, who grew up in a religious British family, described the death of his mother when he was only 10 and his subsequent loss of faith as a "cataclysmic catastrophic event."
He loved the rituals of the Christian church in which he was raised, but could not get his head around why God would allow cancer to take his mother -- a Sunday school teacher with five children -- at the age of 42.
"Losing faith meant that she had to die twice," said Sanderson, now 32 and living in London. "Once when she went to heaven and then when I realized heaven didn't exist. It meant I had to work out a way to understand life and for me, it was realizing that instead of being angry that she was taken away so soon, I became overjoyed that I had ever been loved by her at all."
So today, Sanderson, an atheist and stand-up comedian known for selling his show tickets by hand, leads the Sunday Assembly, a community of godless congregants that began in London and is now being exported to the United States.
From Oct. 20, when its crowd-sourcing campaign begins, to Dec. 15, the assembly will launch 30 new groups in Britain, Canada, Australia and the United States.
Recently, at the first-ever service in the English seaside town of Brighton, 240 atheists turned up for sermon-like speakers, readings, singing -- and all the things you would expect in a religious setting.
"We talk about developing an attitude of gratitude," Sanderson told ABCNews.com. "It's catchy, isn't it?"
"It's like TED for the soul," he said referring to the nonprofit devoted to new ideas.
Sanderson said he was tired of the dour meetings held by the Humanists and the Unitarians.
"Why on earth aren't people clapping and dancing around and jumping up and down at those gatherings?" he asked.
Sanderson concedes that "church" in the U.S. has "certain bad associations" but, he says, the idea of organized atheism is catching on.
More than 400 atheists have recently signed up online to attend a Sunday Assembly in Los Angeles scheduled for Nov. 10.
In New York City in June, more than 130 met in an Irish pub and the numbers are growing. Sanderson admits that a bar is not the ideal meeting place, but a start.
Groups in Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta, Nashville, and Phoenix, among others, are also forming.
"We wanted to do something like a church for people who don't believe in God," said Sanderson. "Life is such a wonderful thing to have been given -- and frankly, it's as transcendent as any one god. We come from nothing and go to nothing and in between we have these short glazing moments of awareness and consciousness to love and sing and mess up and try again. We should celebrate it."
Sanderson leads many of the services with his friend and co-leader Pippa Evans, who is also a stand-up comedian.
"We call ourselves hosts," he said. "We think of it like a host at a party, serving them and making them feel welcome."
The assembly is also hoping to offer church-like rituals for life's big events -- marriage, birth and death. "It's a shame conventional funerals aren't celebratory enough," said Sanderson.
"People who go to church are healthier, wealthier, live longer and are happier," he said. "One of the best things about church is that it is a safe place for everyone and appeals to people with families as well."
The phenomenon could tap into a growing group of nonbelievers in the United States.
According to Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project, there has been an increase in the number of American adults who say they seldom attend religious services and those who do not identify with any religion at all.
About one-fifth of the public overall -- and a third of adults under age 30 -- is religiously unaffiliated as of 2012, according to Pew Research.
Fully a third of U.S. adults say they do not consider themselves a "religious person." And two-thirds of Americans -- affiliated and unaffiliated alike -- say religion is losing its influence in Americans' lives.
About 5 percent of all Americans say they do not believe in God or a universal spirit, but only about one quarter of these nonbelievers actually call themselves atheists.
One, Roy Speckhardt, who is executive director of the American Humanist Association, likes the idea of the Sunday Assembly, citing its "technology, entertainment and humor."
"It's not like what we have done before with weekly lectures and a gathering lunch afterwards," he told ABCNews.com.
"Our meetings are mostly academic and somewhat social. That's nice, but it's not quite the community atmosphere that you get in a modern church today. [The Sunday Assembly] has taken pages from of the book from the new churches in the Northwest top get their message across."
"The megachurch environment is the highest level of entertainment and not just a weekly moment with your pastor -- it's much more structured than that. It's working in a big way in the UK and could definitely work here, too," he said of the Sunday Assembly.
The American Humanists do "good without a god," he said, and are an advocacy organization in science, politics and legal work.
Speckhardt agrees that the Sunday Assembly could tap into the large group of nonbelievers in the United States. But, he warns, "Atheists are a tough group to get together for a lot of reasons. … [They] have been burned by the religious environment and don't want to do church-like things."
But many nonbelievers "could come out of the woodwork later if a certain critical mass is reached," he said.
Speckhardt points to other Pew studies that show one third of Americans "connected to their faith" do not believe in God.
"They are ripe for this," he said. "If 1.5 Catholics are not sure there is a god, that's over 500,000 people. There is a mind-boggling potential."
Stand-Up Comedians Launch International Tour in Effort to Establish Atheist ‘Churches’ Worldwide
Two stand-up comedians that lead an atheist ‘church’ in the UK will be embarking on an international tour this month in an effort to establish atheist fellowships worldwide.
The “40 Dates and 40 Nights” roadshow will hit 22 locations around the globe, including in the United States, where events will take place in Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Nashville, Atlanta and other major cities.
As previously reported, in January of this year, stand-up comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans organized a gathering, originally held at the Nave in Canonbury, called “Sunday Assembly.” As Jones is an atheist and Evans an agnostic, instead of having worship and prayer, the gathering features secular music performed by an in-house band and special speakers, such as authors and fellow comics.
“It’s part atheist church and part foot-stomping show,” Jones told reporters. “We just want people to feel encouraged and excited when they leave.”
Atheist Agenda Wants You to Turn Your Back on Christ
Anything the gay agenda can do, the atheists can do better. That seems to be the unbeliever’s mantra for 2013 as godless radicals rise up not only for recognition—and not only to tear down all things Christian in the public square—but to actually woo born-again Bible believers to the dark side.
Call it reverse evangelism. A growing number of atheist activists are no longer content with “freedom from religion” campaigns that seek to keep the local football stars from wearing John 3:16 on their helmets or to stop Christmas caroling on elementary school campuses. This new breed of atheist activism wants to inject doubt into your doctrine with its own brand of Christless charisma.
Consider Peter Boghossian, a philosophy instructor and author of a hot new book dubbed A Manual for Creating Atheists. Yes, it’s actually a book that aims to equip nonbelievers with the skills they need to talk believers into willfully turning their back on Christ. This atheist is hoping to drive Christians into full-blown apostasy.
“Faith is an unreliable reasoning process,” Boghossian told Religion News Service. “It will not take you to reality. So we need to help people value processes of reasoning that will lead them to the truth.”
Jesus is the truth. He’s also the way and the life. (See John 14:6.)
Nevertheless, Boghossian’s book offers specific reverse-evangelism techniques, such as avoiding facts and working instead to get someone to question what they believe, avoiding any show of frustration because so-called “de-conversion” takes longer than conversion, and avoiding politics because they sidetrack the discussion.
Meanwhile, there are bona fide atheist megachurches springing up across the U.S. These groups reportedly look like any other Sunday morning worship service—except that God is not in the mix. It’s a godless church. According to CBN, British comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans founded the movement and plan to kick-start more anti-God assemblies in the U.S.
"I think the image that we have put forward in a lot of ways has been a scary, mean, we want to tear down the walls, we want to do destructive things kind of image is what a lot of people have of us," atheist Elijah Senn told CBN. "I'm really excited to be able to come together and show that it's not about destruction. It's about making things and making things better."
Except that the radical atheist agenda is about destruction. It’s about destroying the faith of others. And it was Jesus who said, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad” (Matt. 12:30). Building atheist megachurches is drawing people—whether they are already atheists, agnostic or just don’t know what they believe—away from true worship. We’re now competing with aggressive atheists to win the hearts and minds of lost souls on Sunday mornings.
Some atheists are taking another approach: infiltrating the church to plant seeds of doubt. I wrote about that in a recent column, "Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing Actively Working in Pentecostal Church." An unbeliever I call “Wolf” because he won’t reveal his true identity details his plans to integrate with a friend into a “highly conservative religious community without informing the community that [they] are skeptics,” then look for opportunities to minister and serve before his planned apostasy takes place about a year later. Wolf’s self-proclaimed personal Lord and Savior is named “Doubt.”
All of this was in November alone, as was the revelation that atheists are using the YouVersion of the Bible to evangelize unbelief. Some atheists are trying to position themselves as “friendly,” like Hemant Mehta, author of the Friendly Atheist blog who offered to raise money to cover the medical bills of a pastor who was attacked by a militant atheist.
But some atheists are still angry, including long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad who got up in arms against Oprah because she wouldn’t acknowledge Nyad's atheism. Oprah's October Super Soul Sunday program sparked a firestorm in the atheist community, which refuses to be marginalized in its year of momentum.
It goes on and on and on. I’ve just offered a few examples from October and November. So here’s the question: Could an atheist talk you out of your faith? Don’t answer too quickly.
Gay activists have already succeeded in getting many Christians—even pastors and bishops—to compromise the Word of God for the sake of inclusion, unity and perhaps fear of persecution. If the gay agenda can convince Christian leaders to pervert the gospel, then is it so far-fetched to think the atheist agenda could cause believers to doubt what they believe?
I don’t think so. I believe all of these forces—the gay agenda, the atheist agenda and other humanist agendas—are converging on the church in this hour. Peter warned us that the "adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5:Cool. That devil doesn’t always look like a devil or sound like a roaring lion. More often he sounds like tolerance or doubt. Much of the battle still rests in the minds of the believer. What will we ultimately believe? Will we take the Word of God literally, or will we look at it through the eyes of the spirit of the world?
I urge you not to compromise the Word of God for any agenda. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The great falling away isn’t too far away (2 Thess. 2:1-4). Those who endure to the end shall be saved (Matt. 24:13). That said, don’t fear these devilish agendas. Remember, Jesus said, “I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:1.
Danger: Militant 'New Secularism' Rising
Christians need to recognize that a "new secularism" is trying to undermine and destroy their faith, a Free Church minister in Scotland has said.
David Robertson, who is also the director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, warns about the difference between secularists who are "simply about the separation of church and state" and a "new secularism which is much more militant and dangerous."
Writing for the website Christian Today, Robertson explains, "The vast majority of the posts on secular message boards are anti-religious.
"The main purpose is to attack religion in general, Christianity in particular and in very particular the Catholic Church and evangelicals."
He says this attitude "quickly degenerates into personal abuse" if the comments are challenged.
The new secularism appears to come with "values," Robertson argues, such as being pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia and pro-homosexuality.
"Dare anyone in public life suggest, for example, that marriage should be between a man and a woman and they are automatically decried as a homophobic bigot—even (or perhaps especially) if they are homosexual and atheist," he says.
Robertson comments, "The New Secularists want the complete neuterization and privatization of religion. They want only their views and values to be taught and allowed in public life.
"We need to recognize the new secularism for what it is—an attempt to undermine and destroy Christianity.
"We need to stand against its fundamentalism, and we need to stand up for the poor, the young, the disabled and the marginalized (who most need the Good News) by proclaiming the gospel of Christ against the elitism and intolerance of our new fundamentalist atheists."
The last census of 2011 found that less than 78,000 people in the U.K. (or 0.14 percent of the population) identified themselves as secularist, atheist, humanists, agnostics or free thinkers.
Colin Hart, director of the Christian Institute, says of atheists, "This tiny group of people lays great claims to have their beliefs at the front and center of our national life."
"What the atheists lack in numbers, they certainly make up for in terms of their influence and boldness. They understand that their beliefs are a worldview which they are determined to impose on everyone else," he adds.
Growing number of atheist churches in Bible Belt
'People hear about it and email saying, 'I've been waiting for this my entire life''
(National Post) Viewed from the outside, the pointy-roofed building in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee deep in the heart of America’s Bible Belt, looks very much like a church.
And stepping inside, where a congregation is swaying along to music, listening to sermons and discussing ways to help their local community, it sounds very much like a church too.
There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church without God.
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Once again - Scripture proves 100% correct!(Romans 1:18-32)
Dave Muscato of American Atheists Proclaims He Is a Girl
If they were not so willfully pernicious, you would have to feel sorry for moonbats. Many of them are seriously troubled. The more militant they are in their moonbattery, the more likely they are to suffer from severe psychiatric issues. For example, Dave Muscato, Public Relations Director for the obnoxiously anti-Christian outfit American Atheists, has decided to change his name to Danielle and pretend he is a girl. From his official announcement:
For all practical purposes, very little will change as far as my work. The only real difference for now is that, going forward, I prefer to be called Danielle instead of Dave, and I prefer the use of feminine personal pronouns (she/her rather than he/him).
His twitter page features this self-description:
If Muscato really were a woman, he would be the ugliest one alive. But he isn’t, so Rosie O’Donnell still holds the title.
Muscrato explains why he isn’t even trying to look like a girl for now:
Gender identity and gender presentation, also known as expression, don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. While I have identified internally as a woman for a long time, for now, I will be presenting more-or-less as a man; that is, I will continue to wear mostly traditional men’s clothing, speak in my natural lower voice, and so on. Transitioning is a slow, painful, and expensive process and can take many months to several years. As I begin to take bigger steps to change my appearance, I will also begin dressing differently and changing other aspects of my gender expression.
This may be confusing at first, since I will look (and sound) like a man in the beginning of the process, but I will also be using feminine pronouns and going by Danielle. I want everyone to know up front that I will not hold it against you nor be insulted or hurt if you slip and use the wrong pronouns, or call me Dave by mistake — it happens!
Muscrat will never be referred to by any feminine pronouns at Moonbattery.com, not even if he shaves, gets a wig, cuts off his weenie, and starts talking in falsetto. Good thing he won’t be insulted or hurt.
Have a last look at Muskrat in his male persona. Here he is attacking Christmas last December:
Why are we letting people like this take our culture away from us?
‘There Is No One Right Way to Live': Atheists Invent Their Own Ten Commandments
Two professing atheist authors recently held a contest in which they asked followers to “rethink the Ten Commandments” and come up with “an alternative secular version … for the modern age.”
Lex Bayer and John Figdor, authors of the book “Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart,” launched the contest last month to “open up for discussion what gives life meaning when secular culture is on the rise.”
The crowdsourcing competition invited atheists and humanists around their world to submit a commandment, which was then voted on by their peers, as well as a panel of 13 judges. The global contest resulted in over 2,800 submissions from 18 countries worldwide.
“Experience as wide a range of pleasures as possible, without excess or harm to others,” one submission read.
“The infinity after your death stretches out as the one before your life,” another said. “Enjoy your short window, lucky one.”
“Have a purpose in life,” stated a third.
Judges in the contest included Adam Savage from the Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters”; National Medal of Science recipient Gordon Bower; Harvard University’s Humanist Chaplain, Greg Epstein; Executive Director of the Richard Dawkins Foundation, Robyn Blumner; and Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association, Andrew Copson. Ten winners were chosen, and each received $1,000 for their entry.
On Friday, Bayer and Figdor announced the winning submissions:
I. Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.
II. Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you wish to be true.
III. The scientific method is the most reliable way of understanding the natural world.
IV. Every person has the right to control over their body.
V. God is not necessary to be a good person or to live a full and meaningful life.
VI. Be mindful of the consequences of all your actions and recognize that you must take responsibility for them.
VII. Treat others as you would want them to treat you, and can reasonably expect them to want to be treated. Think about their perspective.
VIII. We have the responsibility to consider others, including future generations.
IX. There is no one right way to live.
X. Leave the world a better place than you found it.
The men claim that the secular commandments demonstrate that one doesn’t have to be Christian to be moral.
“There is often a misconception that nonbelievers don’t share strong ethical values. In reading through the thousands of submissions in the contest it’s very clear that is not the case,” Figdor, who works as a humanist chaplain at Stanford University, said in a statement. “The overwhelming positivity and overlap with traditional moral values shows that no matter where you are from, or what your faith tradition has been—or hasn’t been—there are some things we can all agree on as being important and vital to a rich and fulfilling life.”
But as previously reported, Terre Ritchie of CBH Ministries said that it is futile for humankind to concoct its own definition of goodness.
“There has to be more to our faith than being a nice person,” she continued. “Knowledge of the Scriptures is going to tell us what good is. … When King Solomon wrote, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,’ [he was telling us that] if we’re going on an understanding without God, we’re not going to get far.”
Published on May 23, 2014
This Ad is pretty shocking at the message it sends. As Christians are under attack for their beliefs, Satanism is on the rise. Atheists will tell you they don't believe in God, Satan, Heaven or Hell. The world has become a place of Look at ME and look at what I have. All about material possessions, but what they are forgetting is that the Human Soul is the most valuable possession anyone has and I will not take that for granted.
Ron Reagan Jr's New Ad for Freedom From Religion Foundation
Atheist wants to say prayer to Satan at county meeting
TAVARES, Fla. — A South Florida man is threatening to sue Lake County if officials pray during a commission meeting but don’t allow him to give a satanic invocation.
Chaz Stevens, a self-described atheist, tells local news outlets his request this week is part of his “Satan or Silence Project.” His goal is to persuade elected officials to either drop prayers before meetings or allow him to lead a satanic prayer.
Commission Chairman Jimmy Conner says he won’t allow the request.
In the past, Stevens has helped sway several cities to have a moment of silence before meetings instead of a prayer. He says he will consider filing a lawsuit if Lake County denies his request.
Conner says he’ll rally churches to raise money for a defense, should he need to. He has no plans to forgo the invocation.
In God We Trust on U S Currency is Being Disputed in Court
The Atheism Delusion
Christian Worship Dropped From London State Schools In 'Ground Breaking' Decision
Compulsory Christian assemblies may soon be dropped from UK state schools and replaced with 'multi-faith' worship after a local council has become the first to make the move.
Brent Council in London made the 'ground breaking' decision to free its state schools from having to provide Christian worship in its assemblies, the Daily Mail reports.
Currently British state schools, funded by the government, are legally obligated to provide daily Christian worship of some kind. This normally takes the form of congregational singing in assemblies, though studies have shown that many schools ignore the rule.
In the new move, Brent Council's Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) will now support multi-faith assemblies, which will include those of any faith and none. The council have today received an award from the Accord Coalition, which lobbies for religious education and inclusivity in schools.