name is Jeremy and I live in central Pennsylvania. I love the great
artwork and your genius mind amazes me. You have one of the best
sites on the Web and i admire how you spend so much time helping
people in a religious dilemma. I'm 19 now and have been an atheist
since i was 9 or 10. Well at 10 i wasn't quite sure what i was,
but now i do.
grew up in a mostly christian neighborhood, which wasn't easy because
i kept my atheism to myself for a few years because of fear. My
Parents knew that i was pretty much smarter, or a better thinker
at that, than the average kid. So they didnt force their christianity
or anything on me, because they knew they couldn't. After awhile
this fear started to turn into anger and one day, a relative and
i were watching tv. I forget what was on, but this relative (who
thought i was christian) remarked "All these atheists are so damn
stupid, i hope they burn in hell". It took me about 1.3 seconds
to flip out "Atheists are stupid? So basically you think you are
that much smarter than Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison,
Darwin, or Sigmund Freud? Name me one, just one really smart Christian.
*5 second pause* Thats what i thought. Tell me, who looks like the
fuckin' moron now?"
my story, but there are some things that trouble me that maybe you
can help me out on. Do you know why christians think that just because
we feel there are no consequences for are actions, we can and do
whatever we want and commit crimes just because we can? This has
troubled me and i cant seem to figure out why. I know that I along
with the few athiest friends of mine, that we have better morals
than most any of the christians in our area. Christians that steal,
have sex with anyone willing, lie, drink, smoke, do drugs, hunt
for fun, litter. Correct me if i'm wrong but I thought i heard that
christians aren't supposed to put toxins in thier body. And some
of that stuff i feel there is nothing wrong with, but i wasnt the
one that agreed to not do it.
And do you know why my christian friends are obsessed with lying?
It could be a personality problem, but i feel that if you tell 1
lie, you have ruined your credibility. If i ask someone a question,
they look for the answer that they think I want to hear, when all
i really want to hear is the truth. And they dont understand that.
I dont have this problem with my Atheist friends. This sometimes
gets me into trouble with most of my christian friends because they
expect the opposite, if they ask for the truth, they actually want
you to say what they want to hear. They usually get mad when i give
them the truth, even though it is what they asked for.
I have one good friend not talking to me because i put a link to
your awesome Jesus Dressup page on my web site. I put it up, not
to revolt against christianity or mock it, but because i as a computer
programmer thought that it was really cool and took a bit of skill
and ingenuity in creating. Nice work.
Yes Jeremy, it's
true. We atheists live a pretty consequence-free lifestyle.
Crime, sin, drugs, lying are all at our disposal without any
punishments to speak of. It makes for a fun existence, except
for the jealous Christians giving us a hard time about it...
Hold on a second. What are you talking about?! Who put you
up to this?
Of course there
are consequences for our actions! There's a little thing called
the law! If you steal something, you're going to pay.
If you're not caught, it'll catch up to you. It always does.
We humans also
have an ability to know the difference between right and wrong.
A conscience is a very real thing. Whatever
you do will come back, sometimes to reward, sometimes to punish.
You'll find that
people who lie, cheat, steal, hunt for fun and litter, will
pay for their evil sins here on Earth where it counts. Where
lessons can be learned and people still have the opportunity
to improve... unlike Hell.
friends however, can do anything they please and their god
will forgive them. Now that's a free-for-all waiting to happen
if you ask me.
I am still not
totally sure if your letter is legit or not, but either way,
I think that this answers your question.
feel sorry for you though because i'm sure you'll be laughing
at your twisted self when you spending eternity in hell!"
kind of sick and deluted freak are you? A man sheds his life
for you and this is how you repay him by making a mockery
of his name. I feel sorry for you though because i'm sure
you'll be laughing at your twisted self when you spending
eternity in hell! May God have mercy on you sick soul...
You feel sorry
for me because you know that I'll be laughing at myself in
Hell? What does that mean?
Bonnie, it's not
like Jesus pushed me out of the path of a runaway steamroller.
He died more than 2000 years ago for EVERY living being
that there'll ever be. It couldn't get any more impersonal.
Now let's say that
I was one of only a half a dozen folks that He died for. Then
you might have an argument on your hands. But everyone?!?
Wow, I feel so special... like when my name got printed in
the phone book.
do you have to put it like that..."
do you have to put it like that Jesus died for everyone there
was no person more important. Now you can take however you
want but the fact remain they he did for you. Would you rather
he pick favorites it like you parents they love everyone one
of their children the same and i see that as a good thing
do you do when your lost in this world or hurt who do
you turn to? I turn to Jesus..."
in the world could you reject something that represents all
the goodness in life. You say that you don't feel special
because he died for everyone and not just you but how selfish
is that. I would hate to think that who made me and created
everything I love in this world. Can only love certain people.
Its like saying to someone there's a place called heaven that's
so grand, so wonderful, so much like everything you dream
of but oh I'm sorry you can't go. It doesn't matter how much
you love me or how good you are I only died for a certain
number of people and your not one of them so you can't go.
Gods not like that, God says that everyone has sinned but
if you believe not only will he wipe away all your sins but
he'll also give you everlasting life. What do you do when
your lost in this world or hurt who do you turn to? I turn
to Jesus but you have the love and strength I get through
Jesus. How can you look at all the remarkable things in your
life or in this world and not say thank you God? You say that
he's to impersonal but when I got saved and felt Jesus in
MY heart how can you get much more personal than that. I hope
that you can see what I see someday because there's nothing
that will change and complete your life more than Jeus.
You see Bonnie,
when I look at all of the remarkable things in my life and
in this world, like my wonderful friends/acquaintances that
range from unconventional artists, crossdressers, homosexuals,
goths, punks and a variety of other sexploitive personalities,
my talent to write opposing viewpoints to God's Word, my gift
to draw sexy outrageous chicks, naked freaks and female bodybuilders
of stunning proportions, AND my option to never marry and
never have children... it seems wrong to thank God for it
I think that God
should be sacrificing someone every couple of generations
so that His plan for us doesn't get filtered through so many
centuries. Doesn't He see all of the confusion that His 2
millennium old "heroic deed" is causing?
For you see Bonnie,
when I am lost in a world of hurt, I do not hand it over to
"God" to figure out. I have constantly learned valuable lessons
dealing with problems on my own. I believe that those who
pray for help are NOT benefiting from life's low points. They
are ignoring the issue (leaving it up to God) and blindly
moving forward (leaving it up to God).
life by handing it over to someone else is not a challenge
at all. It is laziness and a pathetic acceptance of incompetence.
is a great idea and fun for kids"
do you have any other dress ups? besides Jesus? it is a great
idea and fun for kids on the net buti cant really enjoy doing
it with Jesus Do you have like George W. Bush dress up?
gosh you are so talented. Question Do you hate God?
josh's mom Crystal
proof do you have that he does not exist ? i am curious. I
have found proof he does but none that he does not, i would
like to see that. is there a web site i can go to for this
For me, the initial
proof that changed my mind from Christian to atheist was the
fact that there was no proof that He did exist. Everything
could be easily explained as a normal part of life; these
things would happen without any god at all. As I pursued this
notion I started to find proof everywhere that He did not
exist. Here are ten off the top of my head.
#1) If there is
a God, why does He let bad things happen to good people?...
Ha ha, I'm just jokin' around. I love that one! Sorry. Here's
the real list.
#1) People love
telling stories of good vs. evil (The Lion King, What's Love
got to do with it- the Tina Turner Story", Robo Cop II, etc...),
however none of it pertains to real life. As I got older and
more experienced, I began to realize that generally people
are neither good nor bad. We can't be divided up so easily,
thus eternal rewards and punishments in Heaven and Hell are
clearly stories as well.
#2) Life makes
no sense if our main purpose is to worship God. A supreme
being wouldn't even vouch for such a plan.
#3) Today if somebody
runs back into the village with outlandish tales of a burning
bush that spoke aloud in the name of God, the story is not
unanimously believed by a bunch of slope-headed glorified
cavemen. Through education, science, life experience and evolution
we are able to decipher more probable explanations for such
occurrences. This explains the complete lack of God-miracles
in our time.
#4) Remind me why
it is again that He damns primitive natives on little underdeveloped
islands that don't know what a Bible is? I forgot the answer
to this one.
#5) There can be
no Heaven if everyone can't go. If a mother goes to Heaven
and her child goes to Hell, can paradise truly be enjoyed?
#6) Adam & Eve,
I mean come on! Are you serious? How do the dinosaurs fit
into this again?
#7) We all agree
that gorillas don't have souls. Mankind "developed a soul"
at the same time that our brains were capable of foreseeing
our own death. Coincidence? I think not.
#8) With our precious
souls at stake, a supreme being would not have made the only
key to our salvation so devoid of proof... unless He's an
evil god? Wait a second, scratch #8.
#9) Faith is not
a virtue in life. Anyone who has ever allowed faith to carry
much weight has seen it fail more than it succeeds. Common
sense however is a virtue in life. Common sense succeeds
more than it fails. The Bible and God do not fit into common
#10) Any supreme
being could care less if He were loved by mortals. Unless
He's a lonely supreme being : (
There you go Crystal.
I've got ten more if you want 'em.
Now it shouldn't surprise you that I am on the edge of my
seat, anxious for this proof you have that God DOES exist.
Are they photos? Certified documents? And you'd better not
say "the Bible" or "rainbows".... because no one can explain
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