Got to my mother's Methodist sunday school class when seven years old in Lacey,Iowa in 1949 and no mom I do not believe these stories about Jesus being able to heal people because the book says he was chasing demons from them. No I do not believe anyone can raise people from the dead or be resurrected. Later many questions about virgin birth, Judges 1:19 where this God could not defeat people in the valley because they had chariots of iron! Isaiah 45:7 God creates good and evil Numbers God's name is Jealous. What a mass killer! Luke 19:27 Jesus bring those who would not have me rule over them and bring them up here a slay them. Slavery ok. Women are dirt under men's feet. Sex is great for the men-many wives. Poverty built into system.Jonah lived in big big fish three days? Sure! This God keeps failing-Aii the planets animalson one big boat that would been impossible to biuld anyway. Such stoties. First three chapers of Genesis has much ridiculous cllaims. Gods!? How many sons and daughters can a real god have? as many as it wants. God,Jesus? all the same one god? Holy Ghosts. Just another pagan religion. Much more critiques
Why are you here?
Because my parents had sex together and here I am! Ha! Life long atheist and have always been out and open about it. I have that kind of personality. I took a course in the early 1970's on Robert W. Hinton's book: "Arnsal For Skeptics" from a philosophy college teacher at the theory section of the Foolkiller Theater Group in Kansas City. I had read and taken extensive notes on the bible several times by 1989 when we formed The Eupraxophy Group and now is the Community of Reason. Most people do not want to do much beyond having educational speakers which we are in our 8th year of having a speaker every SUNDAY AT 1PM TO 3PM. We have about a dozen different groups around the metropolitan area. I am looking for ways to connect with more atheists to see ways to spread our knowledge and share with each other. Change is a long and fairly slow process and it is always a small number of the whole community of like thinkers wh lead the way and carry any movement forward. am a history major and worked in an auto assembly plant for 44 years. Life long poitical and social activist at 69 last July.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
To me it was obviously made by humans and another pagan religion as are all religions pagan in my definition of people made religions. This "God" was one evil, mass killers that showed to me how vicous were the various writers thancrafted this "God". Women seemed be hatred and feared for their sexual influence upon men. Men wanted control over women to where most are not even named and even Ruth and Esther are actually flawed women as characters. I found hndreds of stories to be riddled with holes in their logic and obviously these people had a lot to learn about the natural world. Their medical knowledge was dismal with Jesus chasing demons out of people. Grass and tres formed before the sun. The moon having its own light. Stars were little lights in the shy that could fall to "earth" The lay of the land was flat. They knew little beyond a few hundred miles from where they lived. All kinds of superstitions. Much more. Look how backward people still are today after being indoctrinated all around the world in such nonsense. Little desire on the part of most people for in real factualknowledge. Even atheist largely are a disappointment in relations to what I wish people to be. Christians morality when I grew up in Fayete, Mo. where the schools were integreated finally in 1955 but the rest of the collge town was Jim Crowed well into the 1960's and 1970s. When I came down from Iowa 1956 "negroes" was the term and they were allowed to come into the Carneige Library but could sit down at the table. Just check out a book and leave! No colred water fountain but nodecent jobs and poor housing because no decent paying jobs. Racism and christianity fitlike a glove.Preachers did not preach against it.City park and swimming pool whites only. Taxation with representation was the American way and worst the far south you went with somewhat better in Atlanta, Chapel Hill, N.C.And the South had already "overthrown the govt" after Reconstruction. The southern "elected" officials with terrorist actions and undemocractic laws and practices including lynching against those who tried to change things towards a fairer system. Most Americans especially whites know little about what happen nors wil few make any effort to find out. Most can not handle negative information. It makes them feel bad! Now the rich and the corporations have taken the bulk of our earnings and hold on like it can go on forever. Will the people ever stand up and fight for what is right and fair and just in enough numbers?
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