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When is Humanity Going to Get That We’re All in This Together?

Introducing Majutsu, My Husband

Posted by honestpoet on March 6, 2007

He posted this in a comment to my last post, but I thought this deserved to be read on its own:

You know what’s really funny? That this show [“The Lost Tomb of Jesus”] was widely watched and has generated a lot of curiosity and interest in jesus and his teachings. This interest has been generated in precisely those far removed from christ, such as atheists, the very nihilistic, those least reached in the last twenty or so years. If a christian cared about lost souls, they would approach this like follows, “It’s good to see you so excited about jesus the man. Don’t you wonder now what he taught and why so many base their life on his teachings? Why don’t you come to our church and talk about jesus and his life?” Oddly enough though, at a time when a couple hundred thousand to a million people, formerly very closed to god and christ, were opened up all at once and thirsting for knowledge about the teachings of jesus, how were they rewarded? By being reminded in the press and blogs that christians could give two shits about saving people. They want to condemn, to damn to eternal fire, the producer, the archaeologist, the network. . . They were reminded that christians want only to micro-control thought and other people’s lives. The proof is the opportunity for dialog that was lost — ignored. We may conclude from this that there is apparently no christian joy or close relationship with the divine to share. There really is only perpetual hatred and a false sense of self built on enjoying, with fantastic embellished imagery, the control and torment of others. Christianity is after the religion of the Roman Empire, the worship of jesus and the holy roman emperor in rome as divine. And the Romans were the Nazis of the ancient world. True to their heritage as cruel tyrants, the faithful christians walled themselves up, covering their eyes and ears, shrieking that their sole possession, their tattered rags of borrowed thoughts, was being dragged into the street, leaking out of the control of their balled little fists. Unfortunately for the christian, if there is a god, she sends rain down to the good and the evil. To wish your neighbor to be parched and dying of thirst every time it rains means that with every single drop that falls you again fail the ultimate test of faith, to be willing to be part of this one life, this being. This is the sort of sin that really matters, not violating undecipherable precepts of rotting books.

Ain’t that the truth.

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New Violent Xtian Video Game — Hey Kids, Kill the Nonbelievers!

Posted by honestpoet on December 29, 2006

Just what we need: a video game to train xtian terrorists.

Here’s a press release from American Atheists:

Violent Christian Video Game Promotes Religious Bigotry, Intolerance

A new video game targeting conservative Christians promotes intolerance and demonizes Atheists and other nonbelievers, gays, and even members of minority religious groups an Atheist civil rights organization warned today.

Based on the “Left Behind” series of apocalyptic novels, the game has been distributed to over 10,000 retail locations including Wal-Mart, just in time for the holiday season. Dubbed “Left Behind: Eternal Forces,” the action is set in New York City where a Christian militia is engaged in bloody combat with “bad guys” who refuse to accept Jesus. Despite earlier protests from civic and even religious groups, the company behind this intolerant video fare defends the game as “inspirational entertainment.”

Ellen Johnson, President of American Atheists, said that everything from the content to the marketing of “Left Behind” takes the game to a new and possibly dangerous level.

“There are plenty of violent and racy video games out there in the market, but ‘Left Behind’ conveys a message of intolerance.” Johnson added that players score points for “blowing away” their heretical opponents, and that points scored for “unnecessary killing” can be redeemed by prayer.

“In a time when our nation and the rest of the world desperately need to stress tolerance, this game – targeted at a vulnerable segment of our community, namely, young people – preaches that violence is acceptable as long as Jesus or some religious figure demands its use.”

Dave Silverman, Communications Director for the group said that American Atheists was NOT advocating censorship of “Left Behind” or any other controversial video game. “We’re not asking the government or retailers to ban this game. Parents, though, should use the church-centered marketing of this as an opportunity to talk to young people about good judgement, acceptance of others, and the need for tolerance – not violence.”

American Atheists is a nationwide movement which defends the civil rights of nonbelievers, works for the separation of church and state, and addresses issues of First Amendment public policy.

http://www.atheists.org/

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