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A Letter to the Christian Hypocrites

A Letter to the Christian Hypocrites

By David G. McAfee

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                For all of the “Christians” who don’t abide by the dietary laws of Leviticus[1], didn’t save their virginity for marriage, work on the Sabbath[2], and have accumulated worldly wealth[3]– I ask why you would label yourself as a follower of an outdated tradition that you do not understand. All that I ask is that you question the beliefs that were (most likely) implanted in your mind as a young child and hopefully research your holy texts. If you read the bible from a modern and intellectual perspective, I doubt that you will have the spiritual experience that is to be expected. Instead, you will be disgusted with your “god” and most likely find the archaic principles the book teaches lacking modern relevance and scientific evidence. Continue reading

Why Atheists Need to Understand the Bible- A Response to My Critics

Why Atheists Need to Understand the Bible

By David G. McAfee

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            Religionists have two primary ways of spreading doctrine: heredity (the passing of religious customs from generation to generation) and formal outward conversion (door-to-door and conversational peddling of religion). Regardless of which religion is being practiced, there are various cited cases of conversion and indoctrination of children- it is clear, however, that the latter is a more effective tactic in the expansion of a belief system. Each religion (at least all successful ones) has a built-in form of reward and punishment system that ensures- to a high probability- that the beliefs and practices are passed successfully from parent to child. Continue reading

A Secular Scavenger Hunt

Secular Scavenger Hunt

By David G. McAfee

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                 The more I learn about various religious beliefs, the more I discover the little-known absurdities of each of these archaic traditions. I decided to put together a small list of biblical examples of absurd beliefs/statements in the Christian canon specifically, but I’d like everyone to input their favorite ridiculous beliefs from any mainstream religion. Please post a comment on this post with any quote, teaching, or religious belief that you have a tough time understanding how anyone could believe it. In most cases these will be relatively unheard of (or ignored) teachings or religious precepts that are no longer practiced in modern society- but are an important part of the religious tradition. Some people may want to start with the FIVE LARGEST RELIGIONS (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism) but some easy targets also include Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons. Please support all statements with links or scriptural evidence (bible, LDS Handbook, Qur’an, Torah, Bhagavad-Gita, etc…) Continue reading

Minor Inaccuracies and Contradictions within the Holy Bible

Minor Contradictions within the Holy Bible

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Here I will simply create a list of contradictions within the text of the Holy Bible- though I will be quoting exclusively from the Authorized King James Version- feel free to follow along in any bible because, though wording usually varies among translations, the overall meanings are similar. Some of these are well-known, some are largely ignored, but all show that the bible is false, in one way or another. Continue reading

Morality Vs. Worship

Morality versus Worship

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            “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”[1] Continue reading

The Christian Majority

The Christian Majority

By David McAfee

 

Aside from Christianity, there are thirteen other major religions in the world, and at least ten denominations of each of them. Right now, there are more than 6,500,000,000 people in the world and more than 4,000,000,000 of them are not followers of any denomination of the Christian church. There are over one hundred and thirty belief systems in the world with over a million followers; each of these systems has values, morals, beliefs, and ideas unique to them. The fact that this large number of religious structures exist makes it difficult to imagine that the United States of America, the most diverse nation, is so overwhelmingly Christian in its governing. Continue reading

America- One Nation Under God

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AMERICA

ONE NATION, UNDER GOD

 

 Introduction

             “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.” These great words, written by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to a group of Danbury Baptists, originated the belief that the doctrine of separation of church and state was the original intent of the first amendment saying “…no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof…” Though we have this strong sense of separation between religion and politics, this boundary is sometimes overlooked because of the overwhelming dominance of Christianity in America. Though separation of church and state has often served as a pillar of support for our flourishing government, the Christian majority seems to override our secular-based government in many ways beginning in the days of the puritan colonists in the early 1800’s. Continue reading

American Atheist- Inaugural Speech

George Washington was the first President inaugurated in the United States of America, John F. Kennedy was the first Catholic ever elected President, and Barack Obama was the first African American to be sworn in. And now, for the first time in American history, the citizens of this amazing country will have the opportunity to take part in an event that will turn the page on our archaic belief structure by electing the first ATHEIST President of the United States of America. Continue reading

The Converted- By David McAfee

The Converted

By David McAfee 

            “AMEN!” The preacher shouted. The men and women of the church clapped and shouted back. Jake sat still… his eyes focused on the blood red robes of the choir. Jake sat as if he were above his family and the other churchgoers, staring forward in silence during song and prayer alike. “I didn’t bring you to church to sit and sulk.” His mother said in a venomous tone. For the first time in the hour since they arrived in the old church, Jake spoke: Continue reading