"The Christian National Registry of Atheists."

Pastor Michael Stahl thinks that atheists should be registered in "The Christian National Registry of Atheists."  He wants your name and photo to be listed, so Christian folk like him can find out if they're living next to atheists. "I mean, think about it.  There are already National Registrys [sic] for convicted sex offenders, ex-convicts, terrorist cells, hate groups like the KKK, skinheads, radical Islamists, etc.."* Pastor Mike runs an internet church called the "Living Water Church," where he posted on his "I-Net" blog about his scheme to create a grassroots organization for compiling atheist stats. 

 

In the words of the I-Net visionary himself:

 

Now, many (especially the atheists), may ask "Why do this, what's the purpose?" Duhhh, Mr. Atheist for the same purpose many States put the names and photos of convicted sex offenders and other ex-felons on the I-Net - to INFORM the public! I mean, in the City of Miramar, Florida, where I live, the population is approx. 109,000. My family and I would sure like to know how many of those 109,000 are ADMITTED atheists! Perhaps we may actually know some. In which case we could begin to witness to them and warn them of the dangers of atheism. Or perhaps they are radical atheists, whose hearts are as hard as Pharaoh's, in that case, if they are business owners, we would encourage all our Christian friends, as well as the various churches and their congregations NOT to patronize them as we would only be "feeding" Satan.

Frankly, I don't see why anyone would oppose this idea - including the atheists themselves (unless of course, they're actually ashamed of their atheist religion, and would prefer to stay in the 'closet.').

 

Since the blow-back from the progressive and skeptic community has been a bit too intense for his liking, Pastor Mike closed the blog and his facebook page to the public.  Although claiming at the time of his retreat that it was all intended to be a joke, google cache and information released by a private member of his blog reveal that the good Pastor is in actuality already taking advantage of his recent surge in notoriety. 

 

...to all my brothers and sisters in Christ, I will give you - free of charge - those e-mails and related info, as well as the complete unedited full e-mail messages.

All you need to do is e-mail me with a physical address to 'snail mail' them to you, as I am in the process of printing them out and will mail them in a manilla envelope, and will also send more to you as I continue to receive them.

These will be YOUR PROPERTY, as I am giving them to you, my brothers and sisters in Christ, to copy, distribute in your communities / churches, etc, and to do with them as you wish.


Sounds like this is a man who really looked up to Senator McCarthy in his boyhood.  Now, I don't really think this Pastor Mike is much more than a blowhard with a desktop, but the fact that his attitude is probably shared by more people than I would like is disquieting.  Can you imagine what life would be like in Stahl's America?

 

 

Sources:

 

Alcoholics Conspicuous - Details and Mike Stahl's Email Addresses****

 

*New Times - Atheist "National Registry" Proposed by Florida Pastor...

 

New York Magazine - Florida Pastor Doesn’t Get Why Atheists Aren’t ...

 

New Times - Atheist "National Registry" Impetus Sending Atheists' E...

 

****Please don't threaten the man should you choose to contact him.  We've got more to stand on than intimidation and personal attacks.  Also note that your inbox may be soon filled with attempts at conversion.



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Tags: Christian National Registry of Atheists, Pastor Michael Stahl, discrimination, privacy, prosthelyzing, sex offender list

Comment by Kristen Kramer on September 12, 2011 at 6:17am
Crap... Sounds like I am about to get spam and death threats. So not fun.
Comment by Great Dane on September 12, 2011 at 6:41am

I would be proud to be included in such a register.

Comment by Arcus on September 12, 2011 at 1:26pm

Christians like to make lists of names. That way it is easier for them to order sufficient amounts of gas when they seize power...

Comment by matt.clerke on September 12, 2011 at 7:39pm

Great Dane, you may change your mind when people use that list to discriminate against you... less job opportunities, can't get ur kids into that nice school, boycotts against your business. In the US these things already happen to atheists (I believe, from what I have read on this site)... it is a different world outside the US :)

Comment by Wynprks on September 12, 2011 at 7:59pm
I think this is an excellent idea, except it should be a list of "BELIEVERS" and their businesses, and for all the same reasons. Am I buying products from someone who believes the safety of his product is in the hands of god? Am I eating from a restaurant that believes the quality of it's food is up to god and not to any regulations? It seems to make sense that they would be on a list with sex offenders and terrorist cells and hate groups like the KKK, skinheads, radical Islamists, etc., all who think that what they're doing is righteous and proper? Here we have the Christians and Muslims who think their gods are in charge, when in all reality they don't exist. They all fit together like peas in a pod, those who think they are right when it's all in their own crazy little minds. It seems to me that they are the radicals WE need to worry about. Now THAT is a list I would like to have, absolutely.
Comment by Meghan McWilliams on September 12, 2011 at 8:04pm

There already is a registry. It's called Mensa :) 

Comment by Grux on September 12, 2011 at 10:20pm

Would atheism really be considered a religion since we don't believe in a deity?  I'll take this a step further.  Sounds a bit more like Hitler rather than McCarthy.  Hitler is the one that singled out a group of individuals belonging to a belief system and look how that turned out.

Comment by Kendall on September 12, 2011 at 10:25pm

Meghan - ROFLMAO!!

Comment by Ron V on September 12, 2011 at 10:26pm

Let's start an Atheist list of Christians -

That way we could begin to witness to them and warn them of the dangers of Christianity. Or perhaps they are radical Christians, whose hearts are as hard as the God of the Old Testament, in that case, we shouldn't really do anything to piss them off - lest we be burned at the stake, hanged, stoned, or shot.

Comment by KT on September 12, 2011 at 10:40pm

Next thing you know, he'll be telling us that we 'eat da poopoo.'

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