Christians and Atheism: What do Christians really know about Atheism

The rise of Atheism and the loss of Christian believers is a new phenomena within the Christians’ belief system. What Christians believe is the problem has most often been attributed to the influence of “Satan,” a sign of the End Times, and the overall loss of America’s moral compass.

This blog, therefore, is focused on why Christians believe they are losing the power to control the national image and personality as being historically Christian and what they know about Atheism as being the cause of the loss of Christian hegemony and power in the United States. Conversely, Atheists are encouraged to respond to Christian dialogue in hopes that each side will come to understand the other sides’ issues and learn to respect each other. Other questions  and comments should be included, such as that posed by Christopher Hitchens, i.e. that “religion is dangerous” and poison to the human mind.

This year, it became known that 1200 churches were being foreclosed on each month in the United States. Christian attendance has been reduced by as much as 40 to 60 percent in some areas of the US. Much of Europe is now overwhelmingly Atheist or classify themselves as nonbelievers. However, Christianity has found a home, and a champion within the Republican party. Subsequently, the Republican party adopted and allowed Christian preachers and various Christian organizations to dominate its political agenda, and has been losing  a number of political races…meaning that the GOP no longer has as its platform, fiscal responsibility, individual freedom, and classical Thomas Jefferson “liberalism” but religious agendas such as demands for prayer and preaching in public schools, anti abortion, and even anti birth control amendments, and the Christian religion once again being the dominant cultural influence in the US and the US government.

In the past, Christianity was rather middle of the road, and somewhat passive with a few exceptions, especially in the South, of church organizations who saw it as the Great Commission to “win souls to Jesus” and do it loudly with no apology for being intrusive in public schools, the government, or people’s bedrooms. Christianity has always been anti gay, and has fought tooth and nail against “gay marriage,” and other such liberal ideas.

In reaction, and with the liberalization of knowledge and especially science that has gotten better at explaining natural phenomena, and removing superstition from various observations…less people have come to “believe” in religion as an explanation of all things. The bible its self has come under scrutiny, and the conclusion of many scholars who do not have a religious agenda to promote is that the bible is mostly composed of frauds and forgeries and appears to have been copied from previous religions. The Christian response to these claims is to state that belief in Jesus is a question of “faith”….faith meaning to accept some statement or claim as true without any proof and that god was unprovable.

Thus, there are thousands of questions and discussions of this important topic…

So let the discussion begin.

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2 thoughts on “Christians and Atheism: What do Christians really know about Atheism

  1. I find religion disgusting for these reasons:

    We are to worship a god who committed suicide by cop (Roman Soldier), and died for us. First of all I would NEVER ask anyone to kill themselves for me. The very idea of asking or worshiping someone who “died” for me, so I or anyone else could “escape” from Justice morally disgusting.

    We are told Jesus loves us. But, if we don’t love Jesus back, Jesus will send us to hell to suffer for all eternity. This is blackmail, extortion, and threats…worthy of the Mafia and a bunch of thugs.

    There is zero evidence that either Jesus or Christianity existed in the first or second century. This means that Jesus and Christianity is a fraud and a third and fourth century forgery, and a hoax.

    We are threatened with eternal hell if we don’t believe in their imaginary gods. The problem is Christians have no idea where hell is. If Christians are going to threaten us with “hell” shouldn’t they at least know where it is? What’s the address?

    It is bizarre and against all moral and ethical conduct to be told that human beings can be “forgiven in advance” for anything they do, simply by mouthing and mumbling a few words such as “I believe in Jesus.” Or “Jesus forgive me.” Its been stated that such serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer and Hitler are now in heaven, because both were avowed Christians.

    The forgers who wrote the bible, obviously did not know Jewish Law…which states that no good Jew would be running around rioting, attending court proceedings, and demanding another Jew be executed by the Romans….on Passover. Therefore, its obvious who ever wrote the cruci-fiction myth was a fourth century gentile and did not know Jewish Law. Its no wonder, then, that Jews laugh at the idea of crucified Jesus as the Jewish messiah.

    When some Christian says he/she believes in god….I say. Really? Which version of god do you believe in? So far, I’ve never gotten an answer. Because they don’t know. Recently, I asked this same question of a preacher…and he refused to discuss it. One’s version of god is a product of where one is born and brainwashing.

    I use to work in a hospital and saw entire church congregations come to the pediatric cancer ward and pray for children dying with brain cancer. They got on their knees, prayed to god and Jesus, waved their hands in air, cried and begged god and Jesus to save their child. Not once did their imaginary Jesus or god “cure” a single child. One would think that after prayer did not change the course of the disease, Christians would finally figure out that “Nothing fails like prayer.”

    In the hospital and clinics, I did see children cured of various diseases. due to medical interventions, often created by Atheist scientists. However, when the parents were informed of the child’s improvement….they did not thank the doctor, the nurses, or the medical researchers, all of whom spent thousands of hours learning how to cure disease…they thanked god and Jesus. I find Christians not just delusional, but ungrateful and scurilous as human beings.

    Christianity is not only a religion that worships and focuses on death, it is a religion for cowards and bullies….who need some imaginary super sky fairy to take care of them, and smite their enemies….or give them free stuff they neither earned or deserve.

    Belief in End Times, and the Rapture is rampant among believers….whereby Christians believe Jesus is coming back and all saved Christians will fly up into the air and be “saved” from the oncoming apocalypse. The problem with this is that Christians now believe that End Times is imminent, so they do not have to “take care of the business of living now.” Belief in End Times is a delusional, and out right mentally ill escape hatch for cowardly people.

    Christianity and other religious beliefs including Islam and some forms of Judaism….cause the individual’s mind to go into a trance state, whereby they believe in impossible, supernaturalism as being the frame of reference for their lives. The problem is that once a person believes in supernaturalism and religious magic, such as god and Jesus can solve problems, or give them stuff without any effort…then the individual “lateralizes” his or her magical thinking into many other areas….and becomes a failed personality, who does not live in the real world. It is not an accident that there are more churches per square mile in the ghettoes and the poor parts of town…because religion destroys the mind’s ability to solve problems.

    It is a flat lie that Christians are more moral and ethical than Atheists. Why? Because criminals and prison populations are “over represented” statistically by Christians. Atheists by percentage commit less crimes, less violent crimes, suffer less divorces, their children are less likely to be juvenile delinquents, or use drugs….their children more often graduate from high school and college and suffer less mental health issues. Why? Because Atheism is grounded in reality…whereby Atheists more often solve real problems, using real solutions….instead of wasting time begging and praying to an imaginary god for help.

    I’ve offered to debate five preachers in an open forum. I said they could sell tickets and offered to let them keep the proceeds. All five preachers at first thought it was a good idea….debating an Atheist and winning for Jesus…but on second thought, all five backed out. Christians cannot defend what they believe on any level, and are moral and intellectual cowards. They know, and I know they know that I would have wipe the floor with them.

    Lastly: Atheism is NOT a religion. Atheism is a CONCLUSION that god does not exist, because there is not one shred of proof that any such divine entity exists who can or did interrupt the laws of physics, or change the law of cause and effect and the resultant consequences. Ergo, if the religious can prove such a god exists who can do magic tricks…(interrupt the laws of physics, etc.) we would all believe in their gods.

    When a Christian or a Moslem claims there is a “god”…I always say: Prove it.

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  2. Jb says:

    My email is: shebe1337@gmail.com

    I have copied and saved a comment that you posted on a different thread. With your permission, I would like to keep it to utilize both in its entirety and in part, (depending on what I feel the conversation requires.)

    Please email me with your response at your earliest convenience and let me know how (by what name and/or contact information) you would prefer to be credited.

    Thank you for your meticulously researched, and referenced, refutation of the Christian fallacy.

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