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June 17, 2020

Atheism Kills—Sometimes a Blurb Is Enough

Once again I encounter a book that needs no reading. This book addresses the question “Why are you Atheists so militant/unhappy/angry?”

Here’s the blurb:
In Atheism Kills, Barak Lurie exposes the horrors of a world without God. Contrary to the mantra we’ve heard time and time again that religion is responsible for more deaths than anything else, it is in fact the absence of God which has killed–in obscene numbers. Ever since atheism first assumed government control in the French Revolution, it has done nothing but kill.

Atheism has killed through its many deputies: progressivism, eugenics, fascism, and communism. Lurie shows that it was the godlessness in each of these ideologies that killed hundreds of millions.

But atheism doesn’t just kill lives. It kills purpose, free will, beauty, compassion, a sense of the past and future, creativity, and freedom itself. Atheism offers only the horrors of chaos and totalitarianism.

The world misplaces its focus on Radical Islam as the greatest threat to civilization. As horrible as it is, it is doing nothing and having no sense of self which are the true enemies. It was our will to fight and sense of mission that overcame fascism and communism. We must have these to keep Radical Islam at bay, too.

This is why we must resist the growth of atheism. It was God that gave us our freedom. It was God who gave our sense of purpose that created civilization. Take those away, and there is nothing to fight for. In this way, Lurie shows that the lack of belief in God is our greatest danger. How does he know? Because like a hurricane, godlessness has only known how to destroy everything in its path. It has never created.

Like there will always be fires, there will always be enemies that seek to destroy our civilization. But if we don’t have fire stations with crew, and protocol in each city to deal with fires, those fires will consume us. Likewise, how we prepare ourselves to deal with horrific ideologies will be what saves us.

That preparation can only come with our embrace of the centrality of God.

Foreword written by Dennis Prager.

So, how does that make you feel, you filthy atheists?

And, to be complete I include two Amazon Reviews; one a ♦♦♦♦♦ review and the other a ♦ review.

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent review of the case for Christianity

Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2018

Verified Purchase

This Stanford University trained lawyer tells why he left atheism and became a Christian. He realizes that evolutionism is the doorway to atheism, and gives many reasons why Darwinism is not, and can not, be true. He also shows the harm of the former consensus science of eugenics and the harm this worldview has done. He gives many examples where Christians at great personal risk did what was moral even if it would have been to their benefit to do the opposite. He also covers Progressivism and how its goal was not to look in the past for wisdom, nor to the heavens, but rather to the self only. Then Lurie documents the harm that this idea, which sounds good and true, has done. He covers a lot of ground but covers the high points to make his case. I read the negative reviews before writing my review, and can conclude that their main goal is to convince readers not to buy this book. Read it for yourself and then judge. This is one of the best books I have read in a while. It is a breezy read, full of good illustrations to make his points.

1.0 out of 5 stars A boat load of nonsense

Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2018

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I got halfway through this disaster of a book before giving up finding anything reasonable. He lumps radical Muslims in with atheists–ridiculous. Radical Islam is the true form of Islam, same “God” and characters as Old Testament, just a different false messiah. The author thinks that only Christians and Jews (small part of world population) have morality. He thinks Christianity stopped slavery in 19th century—laughable. If Lincoln hadn’t gotten back into politics, slavery would have continued in this country into the 20th century, just like it did in some backward Muslim countries. The southern slave owners in this country were Christian and churches enabled the disgusting dehumanizing practice, for God’s sake!!!

Chapter 2 has a section “Argument For Atheism” which is brilliant (the only intelligent part of book). Then a section “Argument Against Atheism” that is idiotic, claiming that free will means doing whatever you want, you can ignore consequences, morality is absent if you’re a rational person. Is this a grade-school essay with no knowledge of retaliation by peers or civil authority? Besides basic human morality that is inborn, adults know that there are consequences like beatings, shooting, stabbing, civil penalties and jail time–THAT is the deterrent to indiscriminate violence, not fear of divine retribution or morality learned from some religious scam. As Marina Diamandis lyrics say in “Savages”– “I’m not afraid of God, I am afraid of Man”.

But, the book is supposed to prove that atheism kills. His proof apparently is the same old junk science–dictators and blood thirsty monsters like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Ho, Castro, Che, etc. They were born without morals (even if raised Catholic–Hitler, Castro, Che), but they had armies of men and citizens protecting them that were not atheists, I guarantee most were Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, etc. The problem is that belief in some ancient book like the Torah/Bible/Koran that portrays scenarios that nobody can defend and passages so ambiguous as to be interpreted a thousand different ways doesn’t make you moral any more than not believing makes you immoral, or turn you into a Hitler.

What the author is trying to say, and takes forever making his point is: morality is impossible without Christianity or Judaism. That is just so juvenile and shallow and wrong that it doesn’t deserve commenting on. Then, he blames atheism for everything the immoral power mad leaders do–juvenile, shallow, idiotic.

Christians destroyed unknown millions of natives in the Western hemisphere from 15th century on.
Christians enslaved millions of Africans and clergy supported them both in the North and South USA.
Spanish and American Christians killed unknown thousands of Filipinos in order to “civilize” them.
Did they do those atrocities because God told them to or allowed them to? Some may have, but most practiced slavery (or killed and robbed natives) for earthy pleasure and treasure, apparently morality is subjective.
Did “God” punish the Europeans or the slave owners? I see no evidence of divine intervention in all of human history, unless you count “acts of God” as divine intervention. An ‘act of God’ (hurricane, tornado, flood, fire, etc.) destroys lives and churches in the path no matter their belief system; atheist, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, whatever.
Did Hitler destroy only religious people? He destroyed ANYBODY who got in his way, but he singled out complete Jewish civilian families for gas chambers because he was raised Catholic and Catholics blamed Jews for the worlds ills. Plus, Christians and Muslims assisted (or at least stood aside, mostly) the German SS in their genocide.

The author glosses over the hundreds of thousands lives lost over seven centuries of Inquisitions over the world. He ignores untold hundreds of thousands of lives destroyed in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Europe over centuries of feuds between Catholics and Protestants.

This author tries to argue that the Bible shouldn’t have been intimidating to the populace since there are no intimidating characters in it–so completely ridiculous. A ‘God’ that punishes “sins”, a made-up scenario of an abusive afterlife, and church leaders that will burn to death infidels and heretics—THAT was intimidation. Until the printing press and general education of the masses, Christians and Jews ruled the Western world. Were the Middle Ages theocracies Utopian? NOT!! Ask Joan of Arc, or Mary Queen of Scots, or King Henry VIII’s 2nd wife Anne Boleyn, or….

As Richard Dawkins says “with or without religion, good people will do good, bad people will do bad, it takes religion to make good people do bad”. THAT is pure genius. Read more Dawkins, people. Not mish-mash nonsense like this book.

Atheism doesn’t kill, people kill for many reasons, some kill because their ‘God’ insists (Islam), or allows (Judaism) it.

And for a complete takedown of this book (a very long takedown) see http://trollingwithlogic.com/godless-wolf/2017/12/21/critical-analysis-of-atheism-kills-by-barak-lurie/

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  1. Foreword written by Dennis Prager.

    B’WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHHAHAAH!

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    Comment by john zande — June 17, 2020 @ 1:16 pm | Reply

    • I included that sentence just for you! :oP

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 17, 2020 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  2. It kills purpose, free will, beauty, compassion, a sense of the past and future, creativity, and freedom itself.

    I read this and for some reason the first thing that popped into my head was the name of David Attenborough.

    It amazes me that people like the author can actually find a publisher who is willing to take on such atrocious garbage.

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    Comment by Arkenaten — June 17, 2020 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

    • There are very well financed networks created to amplify messages (propaganda) that feed the conservative religio-political narrative. Just in lobbying efforts they spend well over 350 million US$ per year. The “Faith” economy in America is estimated at 1.2 trillion per year which was more than the combined revenues of the 10 biggest tech firms in America in 2016.

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      Comment by The Pink Agendist — June 18, 2020 @ 3:37 am | Reply

    • Maybe that is why it was self-published. But I wouldn’t be shocked if some Christian publisher would publish it.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 18, 2020 @ 8:37 am | Reply

  3. I was happy—til I read your post. I didn’t realize how unhappy I was, I guess.

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    Comment by jim- — June 17, 2020 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

    • Sorry, I didn’t mean to be a downer. It just resonated with the “Why are you atheists so …” claims.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 18, 2020 @ 8:38 am | Reply

      • Haha. I know. How to address such a level of frustrating ignorance?

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        Comment by jim- — June 18, 2020 @ 8:53 am | Reply

        • They are “ignorant and proud of it.” Actually I am more in the cynicism camp, namely that these people know they are lying for Jesus but they think it is okay because it is “for Jesus” and, I guess, Jesus would understand (???).

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  4. Slavery never ended. We still have plenty of slaves. It’s called the prison population.

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    Comment by silverapplequeen — June 18, 2020 @ 5:35 am | Reply

    • These people actually recommend that being a slave to Jesus would be a good thing.

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  6. Recently, we’ve been reading some blogs about faith, and some blogs about atheism. As I have both family and friends that believe the latter, and listened to their reasoning, we have pondered upon the reasons. I’m going to share some thoughts on why many believe in faith and hope in a better life, both here on Earth and afterwards. As well as those who believe this life is all there is.
    For this article, we’ll take a look at the Ten Commandments. I want to reiterate for the benefit of readers, both those who have read my articles and those who are new. I did not grow up in the church. I knew very little about the gospels save what I may have heard from time to time. And as most young people, I was busy with just being a kid, then a teen, trying to make friends, wanting to play outdoors, and all the rest of growing up. Except when thoughts occurred to me what life was all about, why am I here, and how could I know, I was concerned with what was on television, going outdoors, reading comic books, making crafts, chasing the ice cream truck, playing and arguing with my sibling, and all the rest. It wasn’t until later, much later, when I made a more earnest search.
    I want to share that the commandments are not a list to make your life difficult. They were not written, as many would opine, to place a straight-jacket on your life. They are in fact, reality, an explanation to happiness. They are who you were meant to be. They are, in fact, supporting freedom. Let’s share here:

    You should not covet anything of your neighbors. Okay, you don’t have a lot of money. You’re working, doing your best, and you see the neighbor has a nicer house, a nice truck, and a beautiful boat, things you would like. I see a nice truck. I think, I would like to have a nice truck. So, if I would like a nice truck, with the extended cab and 4-wheel drive, to use for camping and driving in a bigger vehicle, then I will do first what is right, and with time, save enough money to buy a nice truck. All good. See a nice leather jacket. If you have the money, and have taken care of bills and the family, then you buy the leather jacket. The problem becomes when you “resent” or “hate” that others have something nice and you wish to take it from them. Or you wish something would happen so they lose their nice things. Or you think life isn’t fair or they must have acquired such nice things through dishonest means. “I work so hard and they have nice things. This isn’t fair,” some have said. This commandment was for your happiness. Don’t resent others. Don’t think bad thoughts about others who have nicer things, or more. Be honest in your own life. And whatever station in life you currently live, be at peace. Do the best with what you have. And with time, living an honest life, appreciate what you do have. And if opportunity and honesty leads to having more, appreciate. Then you won’t be as some wealthier people who can never be happy because they‘ve placed happiness in having things rather than being compassionate, working hard, being responsible, and encouraging others by example and helping. You see, this commandment was for everyone, in whatever station of life they find themselves. If one has a lot, they’ll do well by providing jobs in their companies, and where they can, using some in charity, helping others to help themselves.
    You should not kill. Actually, the real translation is thou shall not murder. In life, it might be necessary to kill, though we would rather help all. Someone breaks into your home, threatening the family, you have to protect, and that might result in the criminal’s death. In war, to protect your country, perhaps another country being killed, you may have to kill the enemy. But that’s not murder. That’s doing what’s right. Murder is when hate and resentment is in your heart. And yes, there may be a soldier, a police person, a neighbor, or another that kills out of hate, and we believe this is what leads to years of trauma for some of these people, the guilt catching up. Murder is when hate and resentment is in the heart, when a person goes after another with a desire to kill/murder, but not because it’s necessary and right. You see, this commandment is right. By not resenting, not hating, you won’t be impelled to feel feelings of the desire to murder. You’ll be at peace within yourself. You see, the commandment was written to give you peace of mind. Then, you won’t have guilt. You won’t have to make excuses. You won’t be living years and years of mental anguish. You won’t be in prison for doing wrong. If you have to protect or defend, even if it’s only yourself, you won’t be living years of anguish.
    You should love your neighbors as yourself. I know. We don’t see this as much as earlier in our country’s history. This supports the above. Actually, all the commandments are explaining how to be happy: to be at peace with yourself and others. You see, we’re all humans. We have all been created by God, our Father. Each one of us is a child of God, our Father. We all have a soul. We all have self- awareness. We all want to be happy. When we hurt another person, in a sense, we’re hurting ourselves. For in hurting another, we’re hurting another person who has self-awareness like we do, who has a soul like we do, and who wants to be happy like we do. It’s like looking at a mirror and hurting the one in the mirror. It’s the moving away from the love and understanding we have inside and turning to resentment. **I don’t know how many people will understand this, but we’ll try. When you hate, it’s not that you “hate” the other person, though that’s what it turns into, but you’ve turned to hate (whether consciously or unconsciously), and the uncomfortable feelings inside, which has guilt attached, looks for release. You feel uncomfortable and hateful inside, which has terrible consequences, so you turn it on others, and they in turn, feel terrible, so turn it on others: a domino effect. So we attack others, say bad things about others, because we haven’t remained with honesty and love inside. That’s the terrible feeling. By having resentment inside, we feel a terrible feeling, but it’s because we’ve turned away from love. From honesty. From bearing the pain of others and realizing they’re acting unconsciously, making the same mistakes we also make. You see, by not resenting others, by looking to do better, we will be happier inside: at peace. And there are people who live this way. And some people, when they see truly peaceful people, who can be strong and fight when necessary, speak up strongly for their rights, it reminds us of what we are not ourselves. But we can learn from them.
    Love God with all of your heart and soul. He is truth. He is love. He made us. The life we have is from Him. The awareness, self-awareness, that we have is from Him. I think it is His awareness that gives us awareness. It is His awareness inside us. It is His life inside us. When we love Him, we are also loving ourselves and others. When you love your parents and your siblings, you’re loving Him. When you help an elderly neighbor carry his/her groceries, you’re loving Him. When, as in the bible explains, you help an orphan or widow, you’re loving Him. He loves us first, and it’s the love He loves us with that we can love others. For He is Love. He is truth. For remember, before all creation began, there was only Him. Nothing exists except that He created everything. And the rest of the commandments are all guiding us to the same truths. But many have decided not to follow. And many have been taught not to believe in him by others who’ve lost the way, or never knew. And that’s why there’s so much suffering.
    One more. Honor you’re mother and father. This is so important. Every single child born wants to have a loving father and mother. When a child is born into a family with a loving mother and father, they are happy. Everything seems as it should be. It’s not that they’re thinking, ahh… this is great and as it should be. It’s that they are living life as it was meant to be. Family. Of course, there will be arguments among siblings. There will be problems with neighborhood and school kids, for this world isn’t perfect. But the kids will have the family to turn to and discuss. And the parents, if they follow what is right in their hearts will guide the children by example and direction. Timely.
    But when children grow up outside this loving framework, as when a parent is troubled, or when both parents are not in the home, or there are other problems, that’s when the children have more difficulties. And not having the love and example of both parents, they don’t have the template to guide them as they grow up. Statistics have shown the greater difficulties young people grow up when this loving framework is not a part of their lives. And of course, there is a domino effect. Kids grow up without both parents loving and guiding them, they have difficulties in their adult lives and relationships. Then we have all the difficulties we see today. .
    In going back to the observations on atheism, I’ve had this talk with friends. One said something very interesting. He explained in his talks with some atheists, he discovered things in their past that led them to disbelieve. For instance, a friend of his grew up without parents, and that led him to atheism. Another had some tragedies, and that led her to disbelief. We know of some people that were abused early in life, and perhaps they thought why such things happened to them, and that led them to atheism. But I am also reminded of a friend of a friend who was a very enthusiastic believer. He went to church. He read and researched. He encouraged others to believe and turn to faith, also encouraging others of faith. Some might have thought He was a very faithful person, that he would become a priest one day, and he may have helped others in their lives. One day, I discovered from my friend that this fellow became an atheist. So we attempted to encourage him not to turn away from his faith. But we couldn’t. I guess that will be his road to discover. Perhaps he needs to go through whatever he needs to go through for we’ve all heard of people who have stopped believing, but later in life, believing.
    But here’s what I learned, attempting to understand. He is a very intelligent person. Several degrees. Can do anything. Very talented. He would try this career and that. From what I learned, and part through possible observation, he never found what he really wanted to do. I don’t think he found a calling to serve the church on a bigger scale, such as becoming a pastor or starting a religious charity. But he also was injured, and I believe had to have hip replacements due to accidents. I pondered upon this. Sometimes, when people see the future so bright but things turn the other way, rather than appreciating what they have, and what they had, thinking the future will always be bright. Sometimes, some people, we’ve pondered, think they’re meant for something greater, and when it doesn’t come about. Sometimes, when people endure great difficulties.
    As I said to my friend, even with his not yet having found what he wants to do, and perhaps he hadn’t found a wife that is his best friend, and having had the physical difficulties, he has a great family, he has a great education, and his talents are incredible. And even with his difficulties, he can do anything. And he’s continued to work in various fields. But we’ve wondered if because life didn’t turn out as he had hoped, what might have gone on in his mind.
    For with another, I’ve met a lady who is married, has children, but in her 30’s, she had a virus attack her heart. This led to many health issues, to comas, and years in the hospital, eventually having her heart replaced. But she said something to us that was very eye opening and refreshing. She said, when her husband was concerned that she might not be around very long, for he loves her, she said to him that she didn’t think God, her Father, was done with her. That God, her Father, has a purpose for her. She explained that, all during her time in the hospital, through all the comas, through all the procedures, through all the changing medicines, through the operation and recovery, she never once doubted. She always trusted in her Father. And when she was well enough, she got work helping others recovering from heart problems. But, from time to time, she has some difficulties, but also, there are times of excellent health. And through it all, she believes. And she remains following what she knows is right in her heart. When I first saw her, and all her energy and joy, I never thought she had had heart problems, so energetic she is.
    There’s something else. All along the way of life, little things creep in, if we’re not watchful. I am becoming mindful of this. I didn’t quite get it before. But I am more so now. For those of you who have read Genesis, the first book of the bible, the first few chapters, Adam and Eve didn’t sin out of great pressures, at least as far as we could tell, though some others have indicated other possibilities. But I’m going with what was written in the bible as we have it (There are books that were not included in the bible, and these you can research.). It was the serpent hanging around the tree. He placed a doubt in Eve’s mind. And that doubt led her, without pain, without suffering, to eat the apple our Father told Adam and Eve not to touch. It was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Knowledge. So you could know things without having to rely on Him Who made us. ((By the way, when I say learn to think for yourself, I’m encouraging you to trust in understanding and where the understanding is coming from.)) The suggestion, by the serpent, was that if they ate the fruit, they would be like gods, and I suppose the inference would be they could then do whatever they wanted, know everything, and live their own lives without needing to rely on their father. You see where family comes into this?
    Think of Pinocchio. Two talking from his shoulders. One encourages him to do what’s right. The other to do what’s wrong. Like whispers. Little things.
    And I think, it happens that way, which is why we pray and remain thoughtful. Some people, without realizing it, over many years, become disgruntful, soured, and bitter, which is not good. They could be happy, but they let the news, difficulties, and the whispers from bitter “friends” get to them, when all the time they could have encouraged and become a good example to others.
    Think of growing up and the friends we have kept. There’s that friend that pretends to be our friend, encouraging us to do something we know we ought not to. Little by little. If you remain firm, not doubting yourself, staying true to yourself, eventually that friend leaves you alone, looking for others to turn (That’s because they’ve been infected with the virus of lies and doubt, even bitterness.). Of course, they were turned by someone else. But if that “friend” notices a chink in your armor, notices you need their friendship too much, or that you can be teased out of doing what’s right, they don’t quit. And of course, if you remain true to your parents, to yourself, you might also have to endure being teased, like being a good-two-shoes. But those who remain true to themselves endure this, growing stronger over the years. And when they reach adulthood, continuing to remain true, as that lady with the heart transplant, they cannot be turned away to eat the apple from that tree. They won’t listen to liars. And they shine, examples to others. That’s what I thought when I saw her, then heard her story. She was like a light wherever she went. She probably wouldn’t say that. She may not even know. She probably doesn’t even think about it. She just is. Trusting.
    But to those who have gone by the wayside, who have followed those “friends,” who have taken the drugs, who have done some unspeakable things, who have strayed farther and farther away from who they were when then were young. I suppose, some of them, seeing they’ve strayed, start working their way back to faith. However, others don’t want to give up the life they’ve become. They want the drugs. They want those unspeakable relationships. They want to have their cake and eat it too. And they want the “friends” that keep them asleep, keep them away from faith, because it feels like love, but isn’t. But they have gone that way for so long they can’t or won’t give it up. So, they don’t want to read the bible. They don’t want to believe there’s a life after death, for if there is, and if the Creator exists, and if the only way they can be truly happy is by turning to Him. You see? They don’t want to give up the life they’ve become accustomed to, with those friends and beliefs. For if they turn to real faith, they’ll lose their “friends,” their unspeakable relationships, and all that goes with it. They’ll be alone. And in their aloneness, they’ll feel the guilt of all the wrongs in their lives. And they don’t want to believe their might be a hell. For if life ends at the grave, they can do whatever in this one. And they’ll never have to answer for not seeking something true and real.
    But, I think, they have to feel those feelings. They have to realize how far they’ve strayed. For then, maybe, they’ll realize and turn to God, their Father. The One Who made them and knows what’s best for them.
    So, someone says, I have tried to turn back to faith, but it doesn’t work. Perhaps because real intent isn’t’ there. It’s like saying, okay, I’ll read the bible, and I’ll do the right thing, but then I want a guarantee that I’ll go to heaven and everything will be better from here on out. No. It’s doing the right thing, turning away from wrong things, because you really want to. Or, you’ve lived the wrong life for so long and have reached the bottom, realizing that you can no longer live that way, and perhaps cry out. And start praying. And without immediate returns. Because you don’t want to live that life anymore. You want something better: truly better. You really want to find the One Who created you. You really want to be a better person, no matter how long it takes, even if it’s the rest of your life. One day at a time. The people who do what’s right each and every day do so because they really want to do what’s right. They want to be responsible. They want the next generation to have freedom and peace. They care. And yes, many hope for an afterlife, but they also pray for today.

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    Comment by dolphinwrite — June 29, 2020 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

    • You are exceptionally LONG-WINDED!!! I would hate to sit in actual conversation with you. Not to mention you didn’t say/write anything that Steve and the rest of us don’t already know and/or haven’t already heard and/or read.

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      Comment by Nan — June 29, 2020 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

    • Wow, cut and paste are alive and well. Rather than dismiss your … offering, allow me to ask a few questions. Can I assume you are a Christian? I ask because the Ten Commandments were commands from the god Yahweh to the Hebrews. They were intended for the Hebrews and applied only to the Hebrews. We know this as Yahweh commanded the Hebrews to, for example, murder hundreds of thousands of non-Hebrews (Philistines, etc.). So, why do you assume those commandments were written for you and apply to both you and to me? And, if you “keep” the Ten Commandments, do you also keep the other 595 commandments of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament? If not, why?

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  7. I read people’s blogs. Take what you like and leave the rest. For those who like it, take what makes sense to you. To those who don’t, go on with your life. The beauty of discussion is the sharing of ideas. For many in America, this is a lost art. Most people, when they hear opposing views, get angry, point fingers, and comment on other people’s personalities and problems, because counter ideas, more so if they’re real, hit home and creates fear in them. Which then begs the question: What are they afraid of? A person not honest, is the one afraid of their ideas being exposed. If that’s the case. If not….

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    Comment by dolphinwrite — June 29, 2020 @ 10:42 pm | Reply

  8. What kind of unlearned sophistic rubbish is this?
    1. period after the French Revolution is the tail-end of human history (maybe THE end, lol). Ever since the bloodthirsty specter of Yahweh roamed the deserts people died for visions, for insanity and power!
    2. Modern States, Empires and the ruling courts are nearly exclusively built on state religion. Not to mention every single conflict involving Islam or disputes involving Israel.
    And if the author hasn’t known: Fascism and Communism are a religion.
    Whether there is a Christ, Yahweh, Mohamed, Stalin, Hitler or Mao – it is BELIEF, not reason that is the destroyer.
    Amen

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