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Christianity Johnson on 26 Mar 2009

Why are Christians afraid of heaven?

This comic alludes to a very simple question that every Christian avoids:


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The cornerstone of Christian mythology is the idea that a Christian who dies gets to go to an eternal paradise in heaven. Everyone else burns in the eternal torture of hell.

Therefore, shouldn’t a Christian parent, like this robot, kill his or her children? By killing them, the parent eliminates any possibility of the children wandering off the straight and narrow path. The children go to heaven immediately and are there eternally.

How does the parent make sure he or she goes to heaven? Simply by asking Jesus for forgiveness and believing in Jesus. Then the parent should do everything in his or her power to hasten his or her own demise. Why would a parent see a doctor or go to an emergency room? For that matter, why would a Christian doctor treat a Christian patient? The doctor should simply let the patient die as nature intended so that the patient can go to heaven.

Christianity &Rationals Johnson on 24 Mar 2009

A 40-year, born again, professional Christian talks about his atheism

The video opens with:

Hello and Welcome to my new YouTube channel, “Finally Free From Faith”. Now, before I get into my topic for the day, I want to tell you just a little bit about myself. For 40 years I was a Christian, a Southern Baptist to be exact. I was raised in a Christian environment and saved at the age of nine. In my professional career, I spent most of my time working at the second-largest Christian television network in the country as a director, senior director actually, and lighting director. After that I started my own production company where I worked almost exclusively with ministries.

Today, I am an atheist…

Christianity Johnson on 12 Mar 2009

How we should treat all Christians

The Christian idea that we should kill homosexuals comes from the Bible, and it is ridiculous. The idea is absurd on its surface because it is so obviously, violently unethical. And it is absurd because it comes from a book that is itself ridiculous and repulsive.

Thus, when speaking to Christians who believe in the Bible, there is no reason to pull punches. Their beliefs represent what is surely a form of insanity. This is a model for appropriate treatment:

Christianity &Politics Johnson on 11 Mar 2009

The best article ever

Here is the best article ever, at least the first four paragraphs:

The coming evangelical collapse

We are on the verge – within 10 years – of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity. This breakdown will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and it will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West.

Within two generations, evangelicalism will be a house deserted of half its occupants. (Between 25 and 35 percent of Americans today are Evangelicals.) In the “Protestant” 20th century, Evangelicals flourished. But they will soon be living in a very secular and religiously antagonistic 21st century.

This collapse will herald the arrival of an anti-Christian chapter of the post-Christian West. Intolerance of Christianity will rise to levels many of us have not believed possible in our lifetimes, and public policy will become hostile toward evangelical Christianity, seeing it as the opponent of the common good.

Millions of Evangelicals will quit. Thousands of ministries will end. Christian media will be reduced, if not eliminated. Many Christian schools will go into rapid decline. I’m convinced the grace and mission of God will reach to the ends of the earth. But the end of evangelicalism as we know it is close.

But then the author, who is apparently an Evangelical, gets completely derailed. Reasons for the collapse stated in the article:

1) Bad politics
2) Bad education of youth
3) Demographics
4) Education again
5) Social backlash
6) Inability to “pass on to our children a vital evangelical confidence in the Bible”.
7) Lack of money due to declining enrollment

These are not the reasons why we will soon see a evangelical collapse. There are only two reasons for the collapse, and they are soooo simple:

1) GOD IS IMAGINARY

And

2) CHRISTIANS ARE DELUSIONAL

More and more people are realizing this. The scales are falling from their eyes as we speak. And Christianity is dying. All religion will die. It is all nonsense, and any intelligent, thoughtful person sees that.

There will come a tipping point where Christianity is seen as insanity, as it should be. Once we reach that tipping point, all sane people will abandon it in droves. All that will be left are the insane, and they will hopefully receive treatment for their condition.

Christianity Johnson on 09 Mar 2009

The delusion of Christians never ceases to amaze…

Here is the latest example of deep Christian delusion:

Famed pastor predicts imminent catastrophe

The article puts it this way:

A respected pastor, best-selling author and founder of a major ministry to teens predicts an imminent “an earth-shattering calamity” centered in New York City that will spread to major urban areas across the country and around the world – part of what he sees as a judgment from God.

David Wilkerson, author of “The Cross and the Switchblade,” a book about his ministry to troubled New York street kids that was later made into a movie starring Pat Boone, tells readers of his blog this weekend that he is “compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message” about his prediction.

“An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen,” he writes. “It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble – even the godliest among us.”

Wilkerson’s vision is of fires raging through New York City.

“It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires – such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago,” he explains. “There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting – including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

You read that, and, if you were to believe it, it is AMAZING. The all-knowing Holy Spirit Exists! The Holy Spirit is talking to people on earth today, foretelling the future! That means that it does not take away free will for the Holy Spirit to expose itself to people! Meaning that the Holy Spirit can openly expose itself to all! Wow!

And then, what would be your VERY NEXT QUESTION? The burning question that you HAVE TO ASK immediately upon hearing of this revelation? It would, of course, be WHEN??? On what day will this raging fire engulf “the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut”, so that we may take action to avert the disaster and save untold thousands of lives?

Oh, sorry, the Holy Spirit won’t say:

“I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off,” Wilkerson concluded in his message. “I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you choose.”

Christianity Johnson on 05 Mar 2009

God won’t heal amputees, but science will

Science marches on, getting better and better every year. God marches on, doing absolutely nothing year after year. The latest in prosthetic technologies:

Christianity &Politics Johnson on 04 Mar 2009

The link between Republicans and contradiction

The Republican Party is home to the religious right. The religious right, being religious, is the home of contraction. Only a religious person could follow someone like Jesus who, on the one hand, tells us to love one another unconditionally, but then also dictates that anyone who does not follow him will be tortured in hell for eternity.

Since the Republican Party is full of the religious, we would therefore expect the Republican Party to be full of contradiction. And surely it is, as Jon Stewart points out in these two videos:

The obvious question: why can’t these people see their own contradiction and hypocrisy when it is so obvious?

Christianity Johnson on 03 Mar 2009

Religion is ridiculous

Christianity &Islam &Rationals Johnson on 02 Mar 2009

One day the United States will be like Scandinavia

It might seem impossible today, but one day the United States will be like Scandinavia when it comes to religion. How will that be?

Scandanavian Nonbelievers, Which Is Not to Say Atheists

Anyone who has paid attention knows that Denmark and Sweden are among the least religious nations in the world. Polls asking about belief in God, the importance of religion in people’s lives, belief in life after death or church attendance consistently bear this out.

It is also well known that in various rankings of nations by life expectancy, child welfare, literacy, schooling, economic equality, standard of living and competitiveness, Denmark and Sweden stand in the first tier.

What will this society be like?

“a society — a markedly irreligious society — that was, above all, moral, stable, humane and deeply good.”

Also:

This indifference or obliviousness to religious matters was sometimes subtly enforced. “In Denmark,” a pastor told Mr. Zuckerman, “the word ‘God’ is one of the most embarrassing words you can say. You would rather go naked through the city than talk about God.”…

Social conformity or not, Mr. Zuckerman was deeply impressed with the matter-of-fact way in which many of his interviewees spoke of death, without fear or anxiety, and their notable lack of existential searching for any ultimate meaning of life.

Yes, it is hard to believe that this will happen. But it will happen, and in fact is in the process of happening now. Why?

One reason: God is imaginary. That is the truth, and the truth eventually wins. It is becoming obvious to more and more people.

Another reason: Countries without religion win. As mentioned above: “It is also well known that in various rankings of nations by life expectancy, child welfare, literacy, schooling, economic equality, standard of living and competitiveness, Denmark and Sweden stand in the first tier.”

The United States can no longer afford religion. It is dragging our society down. Economic forces will become too strong, and the economic elite will begin to dismantle religion. It is the only way that the United States can prosper.

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