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Strong Atheists

A group for those who actively rebel against religious bullshit. Religions harm our society, poison our mind and threaten our mental health. This is an Anti-Religions-Group! No discrimination against a certain group of imbeciles, but all of them

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What makes someone become a "Strong Atheist"?

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Comment by Tommy on December 16, 2011 at 8:44am

I ordered a kids book off Ebay and they did almost the same thing. Sent a book to my little grandson and they put a religious book in with it. Since I am very protective of anyone attempting to brainwash my family I flipped out. I was so mad. They sent me a refund but never did apologize. 

Comment by Charles Cusumano on December 16, 2011 at 2:39am

Found a Gideon bible in my motel bedside stand. I opened up the cover and penned a comment to the next reader. Hope he or she doesn’t mind being told to fuck off.

Comment by TNT666 on December 15, 2011 at 11:51pm

And I bet a percentage of the S&H costs were due to the weight of that bloody bound paper.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2011 at 11:49pm

About a year ago, I ordered some ham base and other cooking ingredients from an outfit in Flaw-ri-DUH!, and when the package arrived, the first thing I saw when I opened it was a Gideon buybull on top of the merchandise. 

I went ballistic. I sent them an e-mail pointing out to them that not everybody would be happy with such a "freebie," and the least they could do would be to put a check box on their order form so their customers could choose whether or not they wanted badly written fantasy fiction with their cooking ingredients.

I also told them exactly what I was going to do with the copy they sent me...toss it in the recycling bin so that somebody could make something useful out of the pulp.

I got a weasel-worded e-mail back from them, explaining that their father had been a Gideon, and they did this as a memorial to him.  I wrote back that sending buybulls to people who might not want them was too tacky for words.

I found a different (and better) soup base, etc. vendor, and I never heard from the Gidiots again.

Comment by Sansdeity on December 15, 2011 at 9:01pm

I'm with Gary. Waste not want not!

Comment by Gary F. Lord on December 15, 2011 at 9:00pm

Why throw it away it makes good toilet paper;)

Comment by Steph S. on December 15, 2011 at 7:15pm
I would of been tempted to throw the bible in the trash.
Comment by David W on December 15, 2011 at 6:44pm

I read Revelation today while waiting for my kid at a doctor appointment. Yes, the gideons so kindly left a bible there. My face cramped because I had this scowl the whole time I read it.

Comment by Steph S. on December 15, 2011 at 4:57pm

I love the graphic you posted sk8eycat!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2011 at 4:24pm

There are several versions of the "Axial Tilt" graphic; I like the red and green one because it's easy for people who don't "get" actual solar system images to understand.  I just did an Image Search... that's all.

If anyone else is thinking of posting a reply to that letter, there are also the close similarities to Mithraism, some 600 years older than the Jesus myth.  A sun god "born" on Dec. 25th, 12 "apostles" (representing the signs of the Zodiac), a "last supper" with cannibalistic overtones, execution and resurrection, etc. and so forth.

IMO there's nothing original in xianity (or Judaism, or Islam...except that they get progressively more militant/violent from Abraham to Jesus to Mohammed).  Saul/Paul was an incredibly successful plagiarist. Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John (whoever they really were) were batsh*t crazy fantasists. And once Constantine made xianity the official state religion, other writers edited, amended, rewrote to suit the "party" line of the time.  (I've thought for almost 50 years that the writer of Revelation was an acid-head.  The people of the Eastern Med, Romans, Egyptians, were very savvy about the different uses of ergotamine.)

 

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