Georgia Governor Angers the One True God by Praying to Yahweh for Rain

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Staff Writer: Bizarro Kelly Sapient

Mon Nov 19, 1:04 PM ET
Atlanta, GA - It's completely obvious that the damage caused by rainstorms in drought-stricken Georgia was caused by their blatant blasphemous beseeching of Yahweh--another one of those false ancient deities--for rain. Witnesses at Governor Sonny Perdue's prayer service reported that he seemed completely unaware that if Yahweh did exist, his bible specifically calls those who pray in public hypocrites. (Mat 6:5-9).

"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him."

The Flying Spaghetti Monster was riled up by such blatant disregard for his supreme sovereignty sent rain to assert his power over all of creation. The wrath of FSM poured down upon Atlanta like Holy Marinara from the heavens. Damaging a Baptist church, an ambulance service, and even a city hall building, FSM is tearing down the temples in the high places--All praise His Noodly Appendages. He also completely demolished a home and injured three children.

An FSM spokesperson was quoted as saying... "When we allowed the whole Christianity thing to happen, we never thought it's followers would turn out to be so completely ignorant of their own religion. I mean... we wrote the book, it's all there. If they'd just shut their public prayer pie holes the FSM would not have been this mad."

Witnesses reported a Grand and Mighty Purple Snarfwidget angered by the public prayer demonstration, throwing glass shards at children.

"Why don't they pray to South Carolina and Florida for some water?", said Rook Hawkins of the Rational Response Squad. The rain has not helped the drought situation due to the excessively dry land. Rook Hawkins suggested that, "Instead of risking angering the FSM, they should stick to less perilous methods of fixing the situation--like rerouting water from nearby states. After all, isn't it better to play it safe and not risk angering the FSM by praying to some false god? This is proof right here of his existence and anger with those who refuse to accept the truth. All of creation points to His glorious noodliness and as long as this state remains proud and defiant, they will face his righteous judgment."

Delusional people were spotted on Faux news claiming this was Yahweh's work. The Grand and Mighty Purple Snarfwidget was disturbed by the Faux News report. We expect glass shards or a public statement from the Grand and Mighty Purple Snarfwidget within 48 hours.

I implore the citizens of Georgia to accept the FSM into their hearts to avoid any further catastrophes.

(Real news story here.)

 

Zombie's picture

I wonder if its possible to

I wonder if its possible to fire someone from the position of governer because of mental incompetence or defect? I think if that law is on the books a  lawsuit would be great publicity. Smiling

Morte alla tyrannus et dei

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You have to remember that

You have to remember that this is Georgia, not... um... smart places.

I find it damn interesting that what's his nuts didn't schedule the prayer meeting until the long term forecast called for rain.  Damn interesting.

There are times when I really hate this state, but damn, the high gravity beer is so easy to get...  they ply us with all the good things in life -- beer, football, and college girls who just don't know any better -- and then they stick us with Sonny and his Raindancing Rethuglicans.

 

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wow

yea, thats about it...wow. im never doing a show there...... jk but seriously, these people have no hope

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... and don't forget that

... and don't forget that this is the state that actually elected someone named Sonny Perdue into the position of Governor in the first place!

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The Grand and Mighty Purple

The Grand and Mighty Purple Snarfwidget has responded....

 

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G&MPS answers claims of calusion w/ FSM over Georgia rain !


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As reported here...Rumors have circulated heavily that the Grand and Mighty Purple Snarfwidget was found yesterday at the main warehouse where the AtheistNetwork.com server is set up in Georgia. When asked what he was doing there he responded " I'm just a bit pissed off actually. I mean, here I am, the Grand and Mighty Purple Snarfwidget, ready to help out the people in Georgia, and they go ahead and give the credit to that Yahweh ass. I mean, how could I not be offended ? Do you have any idea what it took the Flying Spaghetti Monster to help out ? "

Christians have responded by saying, they don't believe in a G&MPS. They say Yahweh sent the rain. Bizarro Jake in a fit of illogical rage was quoted as saying, "Christians can't prove God, and atheists can't disprove god. Christians can't disprove the G&MPS, I can't prove the G&MPS. But we can all see the evidence of the G&MPS in the children that were injured by flying glass when his noodly highness ( the FSM ) sent the rain."

Further details and comments by the G&MPS are expected later in the day.
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The sarcastic comments are

The sarcastic comments are definitely more entertaining than the reality of the situation. Laughing

 

A friend of a friend of my sister said she saw Yahweh and FSM sitting down drinking a cup of tea out of Russell's Teapot.

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Wow, Hambydammit

What fuels your anger?

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What fuels the anger? Is

What fuels the anger? Is that some sort of trick question? Let see…a powerful politician who runs a whole state decides that instead of better water resource management and rational, thinking-based policy for dealing with the problem…they are instead going to do the Christian equivalent of a rain dance.  This should be considered an intellectual emergency.

"Physical reality” isn’t some arbitrary demarcation. It is defined in terms of what we can systematically investigate, directly or not, by means of our senses. It is preposterous to assert that the process of systematic scientific reasoning arbitrarily excludes “non-physical explanations” because the very notion of “non-physical explanation” is contradictory.

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Nadja wrote: What fuels

Nadja wrote:
What fuels your anger?

Isn`t that kinda obvious from the story? How would you feel if a doctor prayed over you instead of operated?

I know its not the greatest analogy but you get my point i think. 

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Here's some fuel

Did anybody know that Cobb County Georgia approved the teaching of creation science alongside evolution in high school science classes??? Georgia is an intellectual armpit and this is a guy who lives in northern Mississippi where the lady from Pontotoc received death threats for petitioning to take prayer out of school. Yeah that school, I live twenty minutes from there. So apparently you're a Christian who feels your doing some sort of service by bringing your drugstore psychology to these forums. My advice to you is to A. stop spending enormous amounts of time on the internet where people don't agree with you and find something truly constructive to do (like picking up cans off the highway) or B. Take the time to truly examine what is being said here and let go of your pseudo rationalizations.

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I heard they wouldn't let

I heard they wouldn't let you guys within a block of the capitol steps. Is that true! I wanted to go, but I had to work! Frown

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Since the illegal prayer

Since the illegal prayer service, we've had 2 days where it rained.  Both obviously due to god and not warm moist air masses (mmm sexy meterology) colliding with cold fronts resulting in precipitation.  Nope all God there.

What's sad is that a number of people that I know that knew I spent my lunch break that day protesting act as though I did it because I don't want rain in Atlanta.  No, I am fully up for rain.  As an Atlanta citizen, I'd love to be able to turn on my tap each day and get water.  I just happen to think the solution is maybe better water management and larger resivoirs.

*Side note* I would have had an RRS sign if traffic hadn't prevented me from making to a store for supplies before work.  Luckily the FFRF guys had plenty of signs to go around. 

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heike6 wrote: I heard they

heike6 wrote:
I heard they wouldn't let you guys within a block of the capitol steps. Is that true! I wanted to go, but I had to work! Frown

Yeah, and we were pretty pissed about it.  We could barely even see the capitol from where we were, even though Buckner was conviced that our permit allowed for us to be right across the street from the rain dance, not out of sight and mind.  At least the traffic going by (and boy was it a large number of cars and busses) got to see the message that some Georgians aren't to happy about having superstion declared policy in our names. 

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Nadja wrote: What fuels

Nadja wrote:
What fuels your anger?

How incredibly ironic that you would specifically ask Hamby.

He recently wrote a piece... Why are Atheists So Angry?

 

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Zombie wrote: Nadja

Zombie wrote:

Nadja wrote:
What fuels your anger?

Isn`t that kinda obvious from the story? How would you feel if a doctor prayed over you instead of operated?

I know its not the greatest analogy but you get my point i think.

Why are you so angry? 

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Because I'm an atheist of

Because I'm an atheist of course, thats why I'm always angry. Smiling

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If Prayer is their Solution...

If Sonny Perdue chooses prayer as a viable solution to his State's desperate problem and sincerely feels that he has a conduit to god's ear, perhaps he does not need Federal Disaster Relief.

 I sent a quick note to the white house regarding this matter.  Why should I have to pick up the tab? I'm fine with helping if the goal is to find alternatives and conserve, both using science. However, if he thinks that relief comes from a deity then no money until he admits otherwise.

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Aeroslin wrote: The

Aeroslin wrote:


The sarcastic comments are definitely more entertaining than the reality of the situation.

A friend of a friend of my sister said she saw Yahweh and FSM sitting down drinking a cup of tea out of Russell's Teapot.

Great analogy; too bad he or she could not also see the Invisible Pink Unicorn - or is that a good thing? Wink

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Well, now those Cobb County

Well, now those Cobb County bible thumpers really have something to pray about. Glad to see the building finally going to good use. Better fix that roof though. Just in case the FSM heard 'ol Sunny's prayers.

 

http://www.ajc.com/living/content/living/stories/2008/02/15/atheists_0216.html

 

 

Atheist group calls former church home
Atlanta Freethought Society buys 142-year-old building


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

 

The atheists are going to church.

Sort of.

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Jack McKinney, left, and Steve Yothment, members of the Atlanta Freethought Society, an educational group geared toward atheists and agnostics, at the 142-year-old Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Church.

The Atlanta Freethought Society, an educational organization for atheists and agnostics, will begin meeting this spring at the former Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Smyrna.

The society bought the 142-year-old building and about a half acre of land from a developer this month.

Society leaders say they're not thumbing their noses at Christianity.

"We're not taking over a church," said longtime society leader Ed Buckner. "We bought a building that used to be a church."

In fact, Buckner said, he imagines fondly gatherings at the church for weddings, funerals and covered-dish dinners in earlier days. He said he hopes the freethinkers also will pull in neighbors and friends for special events.

In the meantime, there's lots of work to do in the old building, which has been empty for years. The roof leaks; the avocado green carpet is stained and moldy; and most of the ceiling tiles that covered the antique beadboard are piled in the oak pews.

The freethinkers won't have to tear out any stained-glass windows or remove any religious icons. The church had none. And there's no piano or organ.

The New Testament has no references to either religious images or instrumental accompaniment, said Elder Charles Westbrook, whose father was pastor of the church.

"We hold strictly to the King James Bible of 1611," he said. "If it's in the Bible, that's what we hold to. If it's not in there, we don't hold to it."

Although he ministered at a church in Powder Springs for 30 years, Westbrook kept his membership at Collins Springs until it disbanded.

A twisted path

The atheists came to own the church through a convoluted route that involves a developer and an alcohol license.

Records say the present church building opened in 1866, replacing an earlier one that was believed to have been burned down during the Civil War by Sherman's army marching toward Atlanta.

Two restrooms and a foyer were added later, and at some point the church was covered in red brick.

The church probably had several dozen worshippers in its heyday. But as older members died and younger ones moved away and the surrounding area became more industrial and commercial, the flock dwindled.

By the mid-1990s, fewer than a dozen members were meeting only once or twice a month for services.

Then came Kroger.

In 2001, a developer planned to build a gourmet Kroger on Atlanta Road across from the church. But county ordinances prohibited the sale of alcohol within 600 feet of a church. Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Church was too close.

So, the developer offered to buy the church property and the remaining members agreed.

"The building was in disrepair," said Westbrook, "and we didn't have the money to keep it up."

The Kroger was built — despite other attempts to avert it — and a beer and wine license was granted.

'Just a building'

For years, the church sat empty.

Freethinker Lew Southern decided to investigate.

Southern, 76, who retired from a career selling educational films and videos, is a former Baptist himself, but of the larger Southern Baptist variety.

Southern and the other members of the 200-strong Atlanta Freethought Society had held their talks and programs in a series of meeting sites, settling for the past several years into two office condominiums they owned.

But they wanted a proper meeting hall, one that would hold as many as 100 people.

They plan to be meeting in the former church by April when they have a speaker coming from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, based in Washington.

Westbrook, the Primitive Baptist pastor, said atheists' meetings might not be what he would have chosen for the historic building, but the church lives on.

"If they had wanted to turn it into a dance hall, it would be the same thing," he said. "But that's just a building. The church is the people. That's just a place where the church could meet."

 

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The only thing I can say, is that after prayer.. it rained... period.

If the conditions were about to happen.... where where the meteriologists with their predictions???

I can understand all of your frustrations... hey if things didn't go my way, I'd also through a temper tantrum, and blame God, or simply come up with the idea that God doesn't exist, becuase if he did, this wouldn't happen to me.

There are only 2 possibilities...

1.- God doesn't exist, and there is really no trascending reason for life, and there is not an after life, so live it up, for when your time is up... your gone for good.

or

2.- There is a God, and he runs things around here, and we better make sure we do what he says, because we might get in trouble for a very long time, like he says we will.

Either way... if what I believe turns out to be false... then maybe I will only be a better person because I keep my actions under control for fear of consecuences... but if I'm right... then I pitty those who decide to go against this belief, for they will have no excuse at the time of meeting their creator.

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It's funny, that most people that don't believe in God, start not believing or denying him before they actually give themselves the time to find out what he is all about. Most of them are just followers of someone with a grudge against life.

Where ther is life, there is still hope... once your dead... it's over for good.

Anyway... that's what I think! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Option 3:there is a god,but

Option 3:there is a god,but not the one you think.Allah isn't happy about your infidelness,and you burn for all eternity next to us.See you there!

How is it possible people still use Pascal's Wager?

Psalm 14:1 "the fool hath said in his heart there is a God"-From a 1763 misprinted edition of the bible

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[quote]Anyway... that's what

[quote]Anyway... that's what I think! [/quote]

Thanks for your opinion.  It's one of the cutest little things we've seen around here in a long time.  Now how about if you and I put on our thinking caps and see if we can't make some big boy thoughts.

[quote]I can understand all of your frustrations... hey if things didn't go my way, I'd also through a temper tantrum, and blame God, or simply come up with the idea that God doesn't exist, becuase if he did, this wouldn't happen to me.[/quote]

What, exactly, didn't go our way?  I live in Georgia, and my yard is quite happy that there's been a little rain the last few months.  How, precisely could I blame something I don't believe in for making me mad for something that I wanted to happen?

[quote]There are only 2 possibilities...[/quote]

In Big Boy School, we call this a false dichotomy.  That's an error in the thinking cap that happens when somebody says there are only two possibilities, and there are many more.  It's something people with imaginary friends do all the time.  They think that if imaginary friends exist, their imaginary friend is the only one possible.  In the Big Boy World, if you admit that one is possible, you also have to admit that all of these are possible:

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Ame-No-Mi-Kumari Japan Shinto water goddess.

 


 

Ame-No-Wakahiko Japan God sent to rule the earth. Killed by the sky god Takami-Musubi.

 


 

Ament Egypt Goddess who welcomed the spirits of the newly dead at the gates of the underworld with bread and water.

 


 

Amida Japan God of death, to whom the devout turned at the moment of their death. His realm was beautiful, full of ambrosia trees, gentle breezes and lovely birds.

 


 

Amimitl Aztec God of lakes and fish hunters.

 


 

Ammavaru Hindu Ancient goddess who existed from before the beginning of time. She laid an egg which hatched the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

 


 

Ammon Egypt See Amun.

 


 

Am-No-Tanabata-Hime Japan Goddess of weavers.

 


 

Amphitrite Greek Queen of the Sea and wife of Poseidon. Portrayed as a queen, often in a chariot pulled by sea creatures with her hair covered by a net. Roman equivalent: Salacia

 


 

Amun Egypt Originally a god of wind and ruler of the air, became the all-powerful sun deity of Thebes and then supreme ruler of the gods.

 


 

Amun-Re Egypt Combination of gods Amun and Re or Ra, used as the name of Amun when he became the national god of Thebes and Egypt.

 


 

Amurru Mesopotamian Akkadian god of mountains and nomads.

 


 

An Mesopotamian Summerian god of heaven.

 


 

Anala Hindu Attendant god. One of the eight Vasus who serve the god Indra.

 


 

Ananke Greek Mother of the Fates and the goddess of absolute necessity or destiny. She was rarely worshipped until the beginning of the Orphic cult. Roman equivalent: Necessitas.

 


 

Anansi Africa Trickster god of the Ashanti people. Created the sun and moon, and instituted the succession of night and day. One of the most popular gods of West African folktales.

 


 

Anantesa Hindu One of the eight Vasus who serve Indra.

 


 

Anatu Mesopotamian Goddess of the earth and sky.

 


 

Andhrimnir Norse The cook of the Aesir. He slaughters the cosmic boar every evening and cooks it. The boar is then returned to life that night to be cooked again the following day.

 


 

Andjety Egypt God of the underworld, responsible for the rebirth of souls in the afterlife.

 


 

Angerona Roman Goddess of secrecy and protector of Rome. She was shown with a bandaged mouth and a finger to her lips as if imploring silence.

 


 

Angita Roman Goddess of healing and witchcraft.

 


 

Angitia Roman Snake goddess, worshipped mostly by the Marsi of Central Italy.

 


 

Angrboda Norse Goddess and wife of Loki, She mothered three beings, the wolf Fenrir, the serpent Jormungand and Hel, the goddess of death.

 


 

Anhur Egypt Warrior and hunter god. Personified the royal warriors.

 


 

Ani Etruscan Sky God who lives in the highest Heaven. Similar to Roman Janus.

 


 

Anila Hindu One of the eight Vasus who serve the god Indra

 


 

Ankt Egypt Spear-carrying Goddess of war.

 


 

Anna Perenna Roman Goddess of the new year.

 


 

Annamurti Hindu See Vishnu.

 


 

Annapurna Hindu An avatar of the goddess Durgha who ruled over food production.

 


 

Anouke Egypt Elder Goddess of war. Pictured with bow and arrows.

 


 

Ansa Hindu One of the Adityas, minor sun gods who rule over the months.

 


 

Anteros Greek The god of mutual love. Said to punish those who did not return the love of others.

 


 

Antevorte Roman Goddess of the future.

 


 

Anti Egypt Guardian deity and god of ferrymen.

 


 

Antu Mesopotamian Summerian goddess of creation. Later replaced by Ishtar.

 


 

Anu Mesopotamian Summerian and Babylonian god of the sky, father of the gods and most powerful deity of the pantheon.

 


 

Anubis Egypt God of the dead and embalming, and protector of cemetaries and burial tombs. He holds the scales which weigh the hearts of the dead - if the heart is light, the soul will be taken to Osiris. If the heart is heavy, it will be destroyed. Pictured as a man with the head of a jackal or dog.

 


 

Anuket Egypt Goddess of the Nile river and nourisher of the fields. Pictured with a crown of reeds and ostrich feathers.

 


 

Anumati Hindu A moon gddess whose name means "divine favor". She is seen as a giver of wealth, prosperity, fertility and children.

 


 

Anunitu Mesopotamian Babylonian goddess of the moon. She was later merged with Ishtar.

 


 

Anuradha Hindu Goddess of fortune.

 


 

Apa Hindu One of the eight Vasus who serve the god Indra.

 


 

Apam Napat Hindu God of fresh water.

 


 

Apep Egypt God of chaos, darkness and evil. He battles with the sun god Re to keep the sun from returning to the world on it's nightly journey through the underworld.

 


 

Apet Egypt See Taurt.

 


 

Aphrodite Greek Goddess of love, beauty and sexual pleasure. She is the protector of lovers and those in love. Often accompanied by the Graces. She was married to Hephaestus, the god of Smithing and Fire, but found him dull and boring. She had many sexual encounters with a number of gods and mortals alike. Her festival was the Aphrodisiac, celebrated in many Greek centers, but especially Athens and Corinth. Roman equivalent: Venus.

 


 

Apis Egypt Bull god and sacred bull of Memphis.

 


 

Aplu Etruscan God of thunder and lightning. Pictured with a laurel wreath on his head and carrying a sprig of laurel.

 


 

Apo Inca Mountain God.

 


 

Apocatequil Inca Lightning god. Also the chief priest of the Incan Moon God.

 


 

Apollo Greek God of light, poetry, truth, the arts and music. He was an exceptional archer and the god of oracles. He drives a chariot bearing the sun across the sky each day. Twin brother of the goddess Artemis.

 


 

Apsaras Hindu Nature spirits, and the mates of the Gandharvas. They were all female, and all depicted as very beautiful. They were beings of dance, and often performed for the gods in their palaces. Seen as protectorers and inspirers of love.

 


 

Apsu Mesopotamian Summerian and Akkadian god of the primordial sweet waters - as opposed to the primordial bitter waters of Chaos.

 


 

Apu Illapu Inca God of thunder.

 


 

Apu Punchau Inca Another name for the Sun God, means "Head of the Day".

 


 

Aquilo Roman God of the north wind. Equivalent to the Greek Boreas.

 


 

Aradia Roman Goddess of witches in the Tuscany region of Italy. She is the daughter of Diana and her brother Lucifer (moon and sun).

 


 

Aranyani Hindu Woodland goddess.

 


 

Arazu Mesopotamian Babylonian god of completed construction.

 


 

Ardhanari Hindu Name for Shiva in his half-male, half-female aspect, signifying the his incarnation as both the male and female principles of the world.

 


 

Ardhanarisvara Hindu See Ardhanari.

 


 

Ardra Hindu Goddess of misfortune.

 


 

Arebati Africa Sky and moon god of the Pygmies of Zaire.

 


 

Arensnuphis Egypt Bening god of Egyptian Nubia. Seen as a lion or a man wearing a plumed crown.

 


 

Ares Greek God of war and bloodshed. He was handsome, cruel and vain, as well as cowardly. Often accompanied by Eris, the Goddess of Discord. Ares was not a god of honorable battle, but a bloodthirsty lover of violence and strife. Worshipped primarily in Thracia. His animals were the vulture and the dog. Roman equivalent: Mars.

 


 

Arianrhod Celtic Earth Goddess.

 


 

Artemis Greek Goddess of the wild and hunting, as well as chastity and the moon. Artemis is a huntress and dwells in the wild woods. She is a virgin, and protects her chastity with severe punishment to mortals who may catch a glimpse of her body. She is an exceptionally good archer, and is also the protector of childbirth and wild animals. Her twin brother is Apollo

 


 

Artume Etruscan Goddess of night and death, as well as growth in nature. Similar to Greek goddess Artemis.

 


 

Arundhati Hindu Astral goddess.

 


 

Aruru Mesopotamian Babylonian goddess of creation.

 


 

Aryman Hindu One of Adityas, the guardian deities of the months.

 


 

Asa Africa God of the Akamba people of Kenya. A strong yet merciful lord who offers help when human help is not available.

 


 

Asclepius Greek A god of healing, who perfected the art learned from Chiron. Son of Apollo. His symbol is the snake.

 


 

Ashnan Mesopotamian Summerian goddess of grain.

 


 

Aslesa Hindu Goddess of misfortune.

 


 

Astamatara Hindu A Puranic group of mother goddesses.

 


 

Astraea Greek Goddess of justice.

 


 

Astrild Norse Goddess of love.

 


 

Asuras Hindu Sometimes called demons, but they were, in fact, another group of powers or deities that often opposed the Devas. They may have been an earlier pantheon of gods which were supplanted by the Aryan peoples.

 


 

Asvayujau Hindu Epic and Puranic goddess of fortune.

 


 

Asvins Hindu Twin sons of Saranyu and Surya, and known as the "Divine Physicians". Represent the morning and evening stars.

 


 

Aten Egypt God of the sun and name of he visible solar disc. Aten was, for a time, the only god of Egypt during the reign of Akanaten, but the land returned to polytheism on the pharaoh's death. Pictured as a solar disc with rays that end in human hands, holding the ankh.

 


 

Athena Greek Goddess of wisdom, reason and protective force. A warrior goddess, Athena only fought to protect her charges. She sprang full-grown from the head of Zeus (although some myths credit Metis as her mother). She was the protector and patroness of the city of Athens, which bears her name, as well as agriculture, cities in general and the arts. A virgin goddess.

 


 

Aticandika Hindu See Durgha.

 


 

Atl Aztec God of water

 


 

Atla Norse Water goddess.

 


 

Atlas Greek Titan who led the battle against Zeus. For his part, he was sentenced by Zeus to carry the world upon his back. Atlaua Aztec God of fisherman and called 'lord of the waters'. Associated with the arrow.

 


 

Atri Hindu Bardic god, sage and son of Brahma.

 


 

Atum Egypt Primordial sun god and creator of the world. He is the evening or setting sun.

 


 

Audhumla Norse The primeval cow, formed from the melting ice. Her milk sustained the giant Ymir.

 


 

Aurora Roman Goddess of the dawn. Equivalent to the greek goddess Eos.

 


 

Auster Roman God of the south wind. Equivalent to the greek Notus.

 


 

Avatars of Vishnu Hindu Personifications of the god Vishnu who decended to Earth, usually to help mankind. There have been nine avatars of Vishnu so far, including Rama, Krishna, Buddha, and Narasinha. The tenth avatar will be called Kalki Avatara, and will help to end this age of existence and usher in the next.

 


 

Aya Mesopotamian Goddess of dawn.

 


 

Ayyappan Hindu God of growth, and the son of Shiva and Vishnu.

 


 

Azaca Vodou Loa of agriculture and protector of the crops. He is pictured as a peasant carrying a straw bag. His color is blue and cornmeal or corn cakes are sacrificed to him.

 


 

Ba China Daughter of Heaven. Symbol of drought.

 


 

Ba Egypt Ram god and a god of fertility. Invoked by women in the hopes that he would help them conceive.

 


 

Ba Xian China Eight Immortals" of Taoist mythology, and among the best known deities of China. The deities of the Ba Xian represent eight conditions of human existence: youth, old age, poverty, wealth, the populace, nobility, masculine and feminine.

 


 

Baal Mesopotamian God of the sun and crop fertility, widely venerated throughout the Fertile Crescent and the Middle East.

 



Baba Mesopotamian Tutelary goddess of the kings of Sumer, and a goddess of motherhood and healing.

 

That's just the As and Bs from THIS SITE that lists thousands and thousands of gods that man has believed in.  Anyway, there aren't just two choices.  Either there are no gods, or any one of thousands may be the only god, or there may be two gods, in which case, any two of thousands may be real, or maybe there are three.

If we do a little of what Big Boys call mathematics, we realize pretty quickly that there are an awful lot of possibilities.  To do this, we have to do the math something like this:

1x2x3x4x5x6x7x8x9x10x11x12x13... and so on, until we get to the total number of possible gods.  That's how many possibilities there are.  Only it's not as simple as that.  What if there's a god, but it hasn't let us know anything about it at all?  If that's true, then there are literally an infinite number of possible gods!  If that's true, then choosing one god is no different than choosing one, or ten, or even a thousand thousand gods to believe in.

So, you see, you're being very foolish.  Even out of the gods that people believe in today, you could be in big trouble.  What if Allah is the real god?  You're going to a very, very bad hell.

[quote]Either way... if what I believe turns out to be false... then maybe I will only be a better person because I keep my actions under control for fear of consecuences... but if I'm right... then I pitty those who decide to go against this belief, for they will have no excuse at the time of meeting their creator.[/quote]

This is another mistake that people who haven't made it to Big Boy Land make.  They think that just because they believe in a big mean spooky monster in the sky that they are better than other people.  It turns out that it just isn't true.  It's kind of funny that about 15 or maybe 18 percent of the population in America are atheists, but less than two percent of the jail population is atheists.  That means that atheists are nine times less likely to be in jail than people who believe in invisible friends.

But, there's more.  In countries where there are a lot of atheists, there's a lot less crime than in countries with lots of people who believe in invisible friends.

But, there's more.  For all the talking that Christians do about the sanctity of marriage, atheists are the ones who stay married the most.

But, there's more.  There are people in Big Boy Land called evolutionary psychologists.  These are people who study what makes us human.  It turns out that science can explain why people are good to each other.  It's something called Game Theory.  Game Theory teaches us that it's actually better for a species if all the members are nice to each other.  Without religion, people already know how to be nice.  The funny thing is, a lot of the things religious people tell us to do are not very nice.

Note: In the Bible, words having to do with killing significantly outnumber words having to do with love.

GE 3:1-7, 22-24 God allows Adam and Eve to be deceived by the Serpent (the craftiest of all of God's wild creatures). They eat of the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil," thereby incurring death for themselves and all of mankind for ever after. God prevents them from regaining eternal life, by placing a guard around the "Tree of Eternal Life." (Note: God could have done the same for the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil" in the first place and would thereby have prevented the Fall of man, the necessity for Salvation, the Crucifixion of Jesus, etc.)

GE 4:2-8 God's arbitrary preference of Abel's offering to that of Cain's provokes Cain to commit the first biblically recorded murder and kill his brother Abel.

GE 34:13-29 The Israelites kill Hamor, his son, and all the men of their village, taking as plunder their wealth, cattle, wives and children.

GE 6:11-17, 7:11-24 God is unhappy with the wickedness of man and decides to do something about it. He kills every living thing on the face of the earth other than Noah's family and thereby makes himself the greatest mass murderer in history.

GE 19:26 God personally sees to it that Lot's wife is turned to a pillar of salt (for having looked behind her while fleeing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah).

GE 38:9 "... whenever he lay with his brother's wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from producing offspring for his brother. What he did was wicked ..., so the Lord put him to death."

EX 2:12 Moses murders an Egyptian.

EX 7:1, 14, 9:14-16, 10:1-2, 11:7 The purpose of the devastation that God brings to the Egyptians is as follows:
to show that he is Lord;
to show that there is none like him in all the earth;
to show his great power;
to cause his name to be declared throughout the earth;
to give the Israelites something to talk about with their children;
to show that he makes a distinction between Israel and Egypt.

EX 9:22-25 A plague of hail from the Lord strikes down everything in the fields of Egypt both man and beast except in Goshen where the Israelites reside.

EX 12:29 The Lord kills all the first-born in the land of Egypt.

EX 17:13 With the Lord's approval, Joshua mows down Amalek and his people.

EX 21:20-21 With the Lord's approval, a slave may be beaten to death with no punishment for the perpetrator as long as the slave doesn't die too quickly.

EX 32:27 "Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.

EX 32:27-29 With the Lord's approval, the Israelites slay 3000 men.

LE 26:7-8 The Lord promises the Israelites that, if they are obedient, their enemies will "fall before your sword."

LE 26:22 "I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children."

LE 26:29, DT 28:53, JE 19:9, EZ 5:8-10 As a punishment, the Lord will cause people to eat the flesh of their own sons and daughters and fathers and friends.

LE 27:29 Human sacrifice is condoned. (Note: An example is given in JG 11:30-39)

NU 11:33 The Lord smites the people with a great plague.

NU 12:1-10 God makes Miriam a leper for seven days because she and Aaron had spoken against Moses.

NU 15:32-36 A Sabbath breaker (who had gathered sticks for a fire) is stoned to death at the Lord's command.

NU 16:27-33 The Lord causes the earth to open and swallow up the men and their households (including wives and children) because the men had been rebellious.

NU 16:35 A fire from the Lord consumes 250 men.

NU 16:49 A plague from the Lord kills 14,700 people.

NU 21:3 The Israelites utterly destroy the Canaanites.

NU 21:6 Fiery serpents, sent by the Lord, kill many Israelites.

NU 21:35 With the Lord's approval, the Israelites slay Og "... and his sons and all his people, until there was not one survivor left ...."

NU 25:4 (KJV) "And the Lord said unto Moses, take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun ...."

NU 25:8 "He went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly."

NU 25:9 24,000 people die in a plague from the Lord.

NU 31:9 The Israelites capture Midianite women and children.

NU 31:17-18 Moses, following the Lord's command, orders the Israelites to kill all the Midianite male children and "... every woman who has known man ...." (Note: How would it be determined which women had known men? One can only speculate.)

NU 31:31-40 32,000 virgins are taken by the Israelites as booty. Thirty-two are set aside (to be sacrificed?) as a tribute for the Lord.

DT 2:33-34 The Israelites utterly destroy the men, women, and children of Sihon.

DT 3:6 The Israelites utterly destroy the men, women, and children of Og.

DT 7:2 The Lord commands the Israelites to "utterly destroy" and shown "no mercy" to those whom he gives them for defeat.

DT 20:13-14 "When the Lord delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the males .... As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves."

DT 20:16 "In the cities of the nations the Lord is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes."

DT 21:10-13 With the Lord's approval, the Israelites are allowed to take "beautiful women" from the enemy camp to be their captive wives. If, after sexual relations, the husband has "no delight" in his wife, he can simply let her go.

DT 28:53 "You will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you."

JS 1:1-9, 18 Joshua receives the Lord's blessing for all the bloody endeavors to follow.

JS 6:21-27 With the Lord's approval, Joshua destroys the city of Jericho men, women, and children with the edge of the sword.

JS 7:19-26 Achan, his children and his cattle are stoned to death because Achan had taken a taboo thing.

JS 8:22-25 With the Lord's approval, Joshua utterly smites the people of Ai, killing 12,000 men and women, so that there were none who escaped.

JS 10:10-27 With the help of the Lord, Joshua utterly destroys the Gibeonites.

JS 10:28 With the Lord's approval, Joshua utterly destroys the people of Makkedah.

JS 10:30 With the Lord's approval, Joshua utterly destroys the Libnahites.

JS 10:32-33 With the Lord's approval, Joshua utterly destroys the people of Lachish.

JS 10:34-35 With the Lord's approval, Joshua utterly destroys the Eglonites.

JS 10:36-37 With the Lord's approval, Joshua utterly destroys the Hebronites.

JS 10:38-39 With the Lord's approval, Joshua utterly destroys the Debirites.

JS 10:40 (A summary statement.) "So Joshua defeated the whole land ...; he left none remaining, but destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord God of Israel commanded."

JS 11:6 The Lord orders horses to be hamstrung. (Exceedingly cruel.)

JS 11:8-15 "And the lord gave them into the hand of Israel, ...utterly destroying them; there was none left that breathed ...."

JS 11:20 "For it was the Lord's doing to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be utterly destroyed, and should receive no mercy but be exterminated, as the Lord commanded Moses."

JS 11:21-23 Joshua utterly destroys the Anakim.

JG 1:4 With the Lord's support, Judah defeats 10,000 Canaanites at Bezek.

JG 1:6 With the Lord's approval, Judah pursues Adoni-bezek, catches him, and cuts off his thumbs and big toes.

JG 1:8 With the Lord's approval, Judah smites Jerusalem.

JG 1:17 With the Lord's approval, Judah and Simeon utterly destroy the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath.

JG 3:29 The Israelites kill about 10,000 Moabites.

JG 3:31 (A restatement.) Shamgar killed 600 Philistines with an oxgoad.

JG 4:21 Jael takes a tent stake and hammers it through the head of Sisera, fastening it to the ground.

JG 7:19-25 The Gideons defeat the Midianites, slay their princes, cut off their heads, and bring the heads back to Gideon.

JG 8:15-21 The Gideons slaughter the men of Penuel.

JG 9:5 Abimalech murders his brothers.

JG 9:45 Abimalech and his men kill all the people in the city.

JG 9:53-54 "A woman dropped a stone on his head and cracked his skull. Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, 'Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can't say a woman killed me.' So his servant ran him through, and he died."

JG 11:29-39 Jepthah sacrifices his beloved daughter, his only child, according to a vow he has made with the Lord.

JG 14:19 The Spirit of the Lord comes upon a man and causes him to slay thirty men.

JG 15:15 Samson slays 1000 men with the jawbone of an ass.

JG 16:21 The Philistines gouge out Samson's eyes.

JG 16:27-30 Samson, with the help of the Lord, pulls down the pillars of the Philistine house and causes his own death and that of 3000 other men and women.

JG 18:27 The Danites slay the quiet and unsuspecting people of Laish.

JG 19:22-29 A group of sexual depraved men beat on the door of an old man's house demanding that he turn over to them a male house guest. Instead, the old man offers his virgin daughter and his guest's concubine (or wife): "Behold, here are my virgin daughter and his concubine; let me bring them out now. Ravish them and do with them what seems good to you; but against this man do not do so vile a thing." The man's concubine is ravished and dies. The man then cuts her body into twelve pieces and sends one piece to each of the twelve tribes of Israel.

JG 20:43-48 The Israelites smite 25,000+ "men of valor" from amongst the Benjamites, "men and beasts and all that they found," and set their towns on fire.

JG 21:10-12 "... Go and smite the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the edge of the sword and; also the women and little ones.... every male and every woman that has lain with a male you shall utterly destroy." They do so and find four hundred young virgins whom they bring back for their own use.

1SA 4:10 The Philistines slay 30,000 Israelite foot soldiers.

1SA 5:6-9 The Lord afflicts the Philistines with tumors in their "secret parts," presumably for having stolen the Ark.

1SA 6:19 God kills seventy men (or so) for looking into the Ark (at him?). (Note: The early Israelites apparently thought the Ark to be God's abode.)

1SA 7:7-11 Samuel and his men smite the Philistines.

1SA 11:11 With the Lord's blessing, Saul and his men cut down the Ammonites.

1SA 14:31 Jonathan and his men strike down the Philistines.

1SA 14:48 Saul smites the Amalekites.

1SA 15:3, 7-8 "This is what the Lord says: Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass ....' And Saul ... utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword."

1SA 15:33 "Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord ...."

1SA 18:7 The women sing as they make merry: "Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands."

1SA 18:27 David murders 200 Philistines, then cuts off their foreskins.

1SA 30:17 David smites the Amalekites.

2SA 2:23 Abner kills Asahel.

2SA 3:30 Joab and Abishai kill Abner.

2SA 4:7-8 Rechan and Baanah kill Ish-bosheth, behead him, and take his head to David.

2SA 4:12 David has Rechan and Baanah killed, their hands and feet cut off, and their bodies hanged by the pool at Hebron.

2SA 5:25 "And David did as the Lord commanded him, and smote the Philistines ...."

2SA 6:2-23 Because she rebuked him for having exposed himself, Michal (David's wife) was barren throughout her life.

2SA 8:1-18 (A listing of some of David's murderous conquests.)

2SA 8:4 David hamstrung all but a few of the horses.

2SA 8:5 David slew 22,000 Syrians.

2SA 8:6, 14 "The Lord gave victory to David wherever he went."

2SA 8:13 David slew 18,000 Edomites in the valley of salt and made the rest slaves.

2SA 10:18 David slew 47,000+ Syrians.

2SA 11:14-27 David has Uriah killed so that he can marry Uriah's wife, Bathsheba.

2SA 12:1, 19 The Lord strikes David's child dead for the sin that David has committed.

2SA 13:1-15 Amnon loves his sister Tamar, rapes her, then hates her.

2SA 13:28-29 Absalom has Amnon murdered.

2SA 18:6 -7 20,000 men are slaughtered at the battle in the forest of Ephraim.

2SA 18:15 Joab's men murder Absalom.

2SA 20:10-12 Joab's men murder Amasa and leave him "... wallowing in his own blood in the highway. And anyone who came by, seeing him, stopped."

2SA 24:15 The Lord sends a pestilence on Israel that kills 70,000 men.

1KI 2:24-25 Solomon has Adonijah murdered.

1KI 2:29-34 Solomon has Joab murdered.

1KI 2:46 Solomon has Shime-i murdered.

1KI 13:15-24 A man is killed by a lion for eating bread and drinking water in a place where the Lord had previously told him not to. This is in spite of the fact that the man had subsequently been lied to by a prophet who told the man that an angel of the Lord said that it would be alright to eat and drink there.

1KI 20:29-30 The Israelites smite 100,000 Syrian soldiers in one day. A wall falls on 27,000 remaining Syrians.

2KI 1:10-12 Fire from heaven comes down and consumes fifty men.

2KI 2:23-24 Forty-two children are mauled and killed, presumably according to the will of God, for having jeered at a man of God.

2KI 5:27 Elisha curses Gehazi and his descendants forever with leprosy.

2KI 6:18-19 The Lord answers Elisha's prayer and strikes the Syrians with blindness. Elisha tricks the blind Syrians and leads them to Samaria.

2KI 6:29 "So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, 'Give up your son so we may eat him,' but she had hidden him."

2KI 9:24 Jehu tricks and murders Joram.

2KI 9:27 Jehu has Ahaziah killed.

2KI 9:30-37 Jehu has Jezebel killed. Her body is trampled by horses. Dogs eat her flesh so that only her skull, feet, and the palms of her hands remain.

2KI 10:7 Jehu has Ahab's seventy sons beheaded, then sends the heads to their father.

2KI 10:14 Jehu has forty-two of Ahab's kin killed.

2KI 10:17 "And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained to Ahab in Samaria, till he had wiped them out, according to the word of the Lord ...."

2KI 10:19-27 Jehu uses trickery to massacre the Baal worshippers.

2KI 11:1 Athaliah destroys all the royal family.

2KI 14:5, 7 Amaziah kills his servants and then 10,000 Edomites.

2KI 15:3-5 Even though he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, the Lord smites Azariah with leprosy for not having removed the "high places."

2KI 15:16 Menahem ripped open all the women who were pregnant.

2KI 19:35 An angel of the Lord kills 185,000 men.

1CH 20:3 (KJV) "And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes."

2CH 13:17 500,000 Israelites are slaughtered.

2CH 21:4 Jehoram slays all his brothers.

PS 137:9 Happy will be the man who dashes your little ones against the stones.

PS 144:1 God is praised as the one who trains hands for war and fingers for battle.

IS 13:15 "Everyone who is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall by the sword. Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their ... wives will be ravished."

IS 13:18 "Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children."

IS 14:21-22 "Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers."

IS 49:26 The Lord will cause the oppressors of the Israelite's to eat their own flesh and to become drunk on their own blood as with wine.

JE 16:4 "They shall die grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcasses shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth."

LA 4:9-10 "Those slain by the sword are better off than those who die of famine; racked with hunger, they waste away for lack of food. ... pitiful women have cooked their own children, who became their food ..."

EZ 6:12-13 The Lord says: "... they will fall by the sword, famine and plague. He that is far away will die of the plague, and he that is near will fall by the sword, and he that survives and is spared will die of famine. So will I spend my wrath upon them. And they will know I am the Lord, when the people lie slain among their idols around their altars, on every high hill and on all the mountaintops, under every spreading tree and every leafy oak ...."

EZ 9:4-6 The Lord commands: "... slay old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women ...."

EZ 20:26 In order that he might horrify them, the Lord allowed the Israelites to defile themselves through, amongst other things, the sacrifice of their first-born children.

EZ 21:3-4 The Lord says that he will cut off both the righteous and the wicked that his sword shall go against all flesh.

EZ 23:25, 47 God is going to slay the sons and daughters of those who were whores.

EZ 23:34 "You shall ... pluck out your hair, and tear your breasts."

HO 13:16 "They shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up."

MI 3:2-3 "... who pluck off their skin ..., and their flesh from off their bones; Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron."

MT 3:12, 8:12, 10:21, 13:30, 42, 22:13, 24:51, 25:30, LK 13:28, JN 5:24 Some will spend eternity burning in Hell. There will be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.

MT 10:21 "... the brother shall deliver up his brother to death, and the father his child, ... children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death."

MT 10:35-36 "For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law a man's enemies will be the members of his own family."

MT 11:21-24 Jesus curses [the inhabitants of] three cities who were not sufficiently impressed with his great works.

AC 13:11 Paul purposefully blinds a man (though not permanently).

 

So, it's really kind of funny.  Atheists know how to behave on their own, but religious people invent new ways to be mean to each other.  In Big Boy Land, we say that religious people are irrational.  That's a big word that means they do things that don't make any sense.

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[quote]It's funny, that most people that don't believe in God, start not believing or denying him before they actually give themselves the time to find out what he is all about. Most of them are just followers of someone with a grudge against life.[/quote]

Horseshit.

You don't know jack shit about me or anyone else on this site, and you obviously don't know much about atheists in general.  I happen to know an awful lot about an awful lot of things.  Want to talk about philosophy?  Religion?  Logic?  Sociology?  Psychology?  Evolution?  Ethics?  I'll run you in circles and make you look like a grade school dropout.  I'll cite my sources, and I'll give you a reading list so long that you'll be dead of old age before you've even read enough to sound intelligent while you're talking to me.  Every one of the core members here used to be religious.  We do know what we're talking about.

You have no idea how much I enjoy my life.  Who the hell are you to tell me that I'm following someone when you get led around with your balls tied to an invisible friend who threatens to burn you forever if you don't love him?  That kind of talk reeks of ignorance and bigotry.  You are an ignorant bigot.

Welcome to the site.  There are lots of things that you can read to make yourself smart.  Check out our Author Section.  It's full of stuff about science and philosophy.  See how you do reading some of my articles.  If you get through those, try Deludedgod's stuff.  Todangst is also very smart.  Here are a couple of articles to get you going:

"God" is an incoherent term

'Supernatural' (and 'immaterial') are broken concepts

Gandhi VS God on Morality

Pascal's Wager

Loving Parents

Does Science Take Away Wonder and Awe?

For New Atheists: Is This Really All There Is?

Argument and Debate: Forms and Techniques, Part 1

On Myth, Sexuality, and Culture

 

Now, how about you just keep your typing fingers off the keyboard until you've educated yourself a little.  Thanks so much.

 

 

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Amazing..where do you find the patience?I have the time for a reply like that,but not the patience,especially since it won't get read by him. I feel like sending it to all my xtian friends.That'll shut them up for good.

Psalm 14:1 "the fool hath said in his heart there is a God"-From a 1763 misprinted edition of the bible

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This is getting redudnant. My patience with the unteachable[atheists] is limited.

Argument from Sadism: Theist presents argument in a wall of text with no punctuation and wrong spelling. Atheist cannot read and is forced to concede.