The Atheologist

Theology is the study of theism; Atheology is the study of atheism. I am The Atheologist. Why don’t Atheists embrace religion when the vast majority of humans do? Why are Atheists regarded by most of society as thugs, rabble, vermin and generally naughty people. The Atheologist will attempt to seek out the true answers to these and many more questions by using logical assumptions, interviews with people of all faiths and really, really good research. The Atheologist wants to know.

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  • Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    A Reader Named Jeremy

    A reader, named Jeremy Pierce, recently commented on the Atheologist’s Kathleen Harris post. Mr. Pierce had this to say about the Atheologist’s linking to the Landover Baptist Church", website:

    “You do realize that the Landover Baptist Church website is a parody, do you not?It's a little strange to accuse Christians of doing something evil to Jews that some fiction-writer invented and wrote into a satire of some… Google "Landover Baptist Church". It's a fiction. Wikipedia says this, and so does… Taking that site seriously is like reporting something from The Onion as if it's real news.”

    What you talkin'bout Jeremy? 'The Onion', bills itself as, 'America's Finest News Source', and I wonder if you have noticed how many of Wikipedia’s articles are in dispute? Is there also something wrong with the Atheologist using the “Weekly World News” as a source for news and information, as he frequently does, (here and here, for example). Tell me of another news outlet, (besides “Fox News”, of course), that pays such close attention to and reports so accurately and without bias on the truly important things that are going on in the world? How do you think the Atheologist keeps up with “Batboy”?

    Jeremy also insists that the Atheologist misquoted Kathleen Harris in the post, he commented:

    “…be elected, and it's actually pretty dishonest to put those words in quotes when it's not just not her direct words but a very different view entirely…I tried to find the quote ‘Only Christians should be elected to public office in the U.S.’ I couldn't, because it's not there, probably because she didn't say it. What she did say is that she thinks Christians ought to support Christian candidates, not that only Christians should be allowed to hold public office.”

    The key words in Jeremy’s comment above is that he, “…tried to find the quote…” to which the Atheologist must give Jeremy some credit for trying, but had he looked a little more carefully at the original Kathleen Harris Florida Baptist Witness interview he would have seen something that only trained journalists, international spies, Rhodes scholars and investigators such as the Atheologist have the ability to detect. If Jeremy had paid a little closer attention, he would have noticed something at the supposed ending of the interview. He would have noticed this: ‘…’, at the very end, which shows that something had been cut out of the interview and it just so happens that The Atheologist is in possession of the original complete transcript of the interview.
    What Ms. Harris said after the, ‘…’, is this:

    “average citizens who are not Christians and therefore not too bright, should not be allowed to vote, since they may not vote for candidates who are Christians and as all true Christians know, only Christians should be elected to public office in the U.S. In addition, all voting machines should be hacked, I mean manned and programmed by Republicans, just like the way they are in my home state and all freed slaves with gross incomes over $450,000.00 dollars should have no voting limitations.”

    The Atheologist really hopes that people like Jeremy will someday be able to tell the difference between facts and the truth and between a fairy tale and fiction. Only when they learn to look at the whole picture, instead of just the entire story, will the whole ball of wax begin to take shape and only then will their needle in the haystack be able to kill two birds with one stone.

    The Atheologist


    Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

    I did find these quotes concerning christianity and government.

    "I hope to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be." - Jerry Falwell

    "What Christians have got to do is to take back this country,one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time and onestate at a time ... I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians ... andChristian values." - Ralph Reed

    "America is now groaning! Atheistic secular humanist's should be removed from office and Christians should be elected. We can all then rejoice continually as our children and our nation will be more safe. Government and true Christianity are inseparable." - Robert Simonds

    "No, I don't know that Atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God." - Bush Snr

    The state constitutions of Arkansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas retain historic provisions that ban unbelievers-and in some cases, minority religionists as well,from holding public office, bearing witness in court, or both.

    "No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments shall hold any office in the civil department of this state." - Tennessee constitution

    "No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any court." - Arkansas constitution

    Etc Etc

    10:34:00 PM  
    Blogger The Atheologist said...

    Kathleen may not have said those exact words in this particular interview, but that is exactly what she means. The principle of the separation of church, (her church), and state, is something that she and her peers are looking to abolish. This should scare every American; religious or non religious.

    Thanks for the quotes beepbeep, there are many more like them out there.

    9:25:00 AM  
    Blogger bigdumbchimp said...

    Remember, she said God choses our leaders. The way things are looking God is not going to be chosing her.

    I wonder how she'll explain that.

    9:23:00 AM  
    Blogger The Atheologist said...

    Well, it all depends on how much God helps her with the voting machines, bdc.

    Don’t forget the saying, “God helps those who help themselves.”

    9:59:00 PM  
    Blogger nlocco said...

    price of dark ... you must be kidding ..

    12:30:00 AM  

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