Monday, August 31, 2015

Dangerous Atheist, Pagan, or Heretic?

When responding to an image on Facebook that included statements about Muslim and Christian terrorist, a supporter of Christianity wrote:

"You Atheist are a dangerous lot."

My response was, "How is an Atheist any more dangerous than a Christian?"

I'm proud to say, I am NOT a Christian, nor do a subscribe to any religion. I also do not refer to myself as Atheist (see the article, "Don't Call Me Atheist").

Is there a 'Divine Entity' that orchestrates this multidimensional universe?

As Jordan Maxwell states, "I don't know who or what God is, but I know what he isn't," referring to the biblical depiction of an omnipotent, omniscient deity. I wear no labels because it gives 'believers' something to criticize while affording them the opportunity to introduce red herrings and circular arguments to any religious debate.

Before getting started on the atrocities of Christianity, a definition of the words "pagan" and "heretic," is necessary, to eliminate any confusion.

Pagan is defined as, "a people or community observing a polytheistic religion, as the ancient Romans and Greeks," or "a member of a religions, spiritual, or cultural community based on the worship of nature or the earth; a neopagan." A heretic is "a person believing in or practicing religious heresy." Heresy is the belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (specifically Christianity) doctrine.

In other words, we (Christians) make the rules - or 'God' made the canonical, archaic laws - adhere and believe in our rules and regulations or you're a heretic, guilty of heresy, and we will kill you (or you're ostracized or excommunicated).

Polytheism is belief in many gods; the opposite of monotheism, which is belief in one god; either way, it's no reason to do what Christians did to those they deemed pagans or heretics, between the 1st and 20th centuries. Ironically, many Christian rituals, practices, and beliefs have their origins in Paganism.

Back to the Facebook post. Before you call an Atheist dangerous, here's a brief review of the hellacious and horrific history of Christianity:

  • As soon as Christianity was legal (315 CE), more and more pagan temples were destroyed by Christian mobs. Between 315 CE and the 6th century thousands of pagan believers and pagan priests were murdered in the most unimaginably abominable ways.
  • Christian Emperor Theodosius (408-450 CE) even had children executed, because they played with the remains of pagan statues.
  • In the early fourth century the philosopher Sopatros was executed on demand of Christian authorities.
  • In 6th century pagans were declared void of all rights.
  • The world famous female philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria was torn to pieces with glass fragments by a hysterical Christian mob led by a Christian minister referred to as "Peter the Reader," in a church, in 415.
  • Two centuries of war between Christians and Muslims in the Crusades (1095-1291).
  • Fast forward to the "conversion of Native Americans to Christianity." Beginning with Christopher Columbus (1492) - a former slave trader and 'Holy Crusader' - and his "conquest of the New World, which was a subterfuge and a clandestine way to propagate Christianity, while murdering and displacing hundreds of thousands of Native Americans."
  • African slaves converted to Christianity when taken from their homeland; forced to accept Jesus as their "savior" or die (he sure wasn't much of a savior for Jews or Africans, and that's putting in mildly).
  • One of the most horrific epochs in human history orchestrated by Christians against Jews included acts of violence and murder culminating in the Holocaust (1933-1945), over 6 million Jews murdered.
  • And don't forget, America, dubbed a "Christian Nation", the only country to ever use the Atom Bomb, not once, but twice - Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945).

All along, and even today, children molested and raped by priest, bishops, cardinals, popes, and various other 'dirty ol men' of the clergy.

Christianity is the most vile, the most despicable entity in human history, with no rivals. Anyone who subscribes to such a sordid, macabre religion suffers from "Stockholm Syndrome" and a serious, indiscernible mental deficiency.