National Atheist Day-2014

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I was at this time of living, like so many Atheists or Anti-theists, in a whirl of contradictions.  I maintained that God did not exist.  I was also very angry with God for not existing.  I was equally angry with Him for creating a world.

CS Lewis

I do hope that National Atheist Day today will be a happy time.  One of the more amusing aspects of the contemporary atheist scene is how many of them tend to be more dour and dogmatic than the most dour and dogmatic of the fundamentalists they conjure up in their fancies.  One might almost suspect that many atheists do not disbelieve so much in God as they hate Him.  Tis a puzzlement.  For example, I do not believe in Hinduism or Islam, but that does not make me hate either faith or their devotees.  Rather I find the study of both faiths intellectually intriguing.  The same might be said for Greek and Roman myths, the reality of which I no more believe in than an atheist does the Virgin Birth.

George Orwell, who spent most of his life veering between agnosticism and atheism was quite familiar with the type of dour atheist who is so  often found as the public face of atheism:

“He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him.”

So my advice to atheists on this day, their day, is for them to be happy.  Think happy thoughts and remember this mantra:  God’s not in His Heaven, all is right in my world!

Now, time for a rousing rendition of atheist camp songs!

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49 Responses to National Atheist Day-2014

  • The Supreme Sovereign Being is three PERSONS in one God. Our God is a Person, a perfect Person Who is perfect Love, perfect Justice and all virtues, all goodness.

    The atheists must be jealous
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    Perhaps this seems out of place but Robert Richards IV, a wealthy du Pont heir was denied Justice in Delaware court this week for sexually abusing his three year old daughter. Here is the fallout which places the blame for the corrupt culture that is ours on atheism and the blasphemers who call themselves atheists.
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    “Whaaa? The judge couldn’t put Du Pont heir, Robert Richards IV, in solitary confinement? Or pay another state to put Du Pont heir in solitary confinement? I hope and pray DuPont’s next victim sues the State of Delaware for $400,000,000.00. and wins because the State of Delaware enabled DuPont heir to commit another atrocity, another obscenity. The spiritually disabled have a host of blasphemers to emulate, from the atheist, Madalyn Murray O’Hair who removed prayer and the Ten Commandments from the public school, to the American Civil Liberties Union who uses our tax money to make sure that God’s law does not permeate the souls of the innocent minor children in the public school and the public square. Why did this Du Pont heir not know that God was watching him? Du Pont’s three year old daughter knows.
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    Peter Singer, Chairman of the DeCamp Chair of bioethics at Princeton University is upset because the miserable miscreant ought have murdered his three year old daughter with impunity and reduced the population and erased any evidence of his crime. How did Margaret Sanger predict that a three year old DuPont child was a “human weed” and a “useless eater”? Why did the atheist tell people that the child had no immortal human soul or human destiny?
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    “to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our (constitutional) posterity,” all future generations…from the Preamble , the purpose of our Constitution.
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    Oh, does Joe Biden’s state, The First State, still hold with their ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the Law of the Land?
    The Law of the Land.

  • Bl John Henry Newman has a memorable passage in the Apologia
    “Starting then with the being of a God, (which, as I have said, is as certain to me as the certainty of my own existence, though when I try to put the grounds of that certainty into logical shape I find a difficulty in doing so in mood and figure to my satisfaction,) I look out of myself into the world of men, and there I see a sight which fills me with unspeakable distress. The world seems simply to give the lie to that great truth, of which my whole being is so full; and the effect upon me is, in consequence, as a matter of necessity, as confusing as if it denied that I am in existence myself. If I looked into a mirror, and did not see my face, I should have the sort of feeling which actually comes upon me, when I look into this living busy world, and see no reflexion [sic] of its Creator. This is, to me, one of those great difficulties of this absolute primary truth, to which I referred just now. Were it not for this voice, speaking so clearly in my conscience and my heart, I should be an atheist, or a pantheist, or a polytheist when I looked into the world. I am speaking for myself only; and I am far from denying the real force of the arguments in proof of a God, drawn from the general facts of human society and the course of history, but these do not warm me or enlighten me; they do not take away the winter of my desolation, or make the buds unfold and the leaves grow within me, and my moral being rejoice. The sight of the world is nothing else than the prophet’s scroll, full of “lamentations, and mourning, and woe.””

  • April Fool’s day is Atheist Day?!?!?!

    How appropriate.

  • I’m pretty sure that the idea that April 1 is National Atheist Day is an urban legend.

  • How nice that Mr. McClarey takes time out from his busy day to insult atheists. That’s very Christian of him (and I really mean that).

  • Though appropriate nonetheless. :-)

  • It’s no longer an urban legend, but fact now. According to the Scientific Method.

  • I think the basis is Psalm 14:1.

  • At this time of year, when I am annoying atheists at various youtube videos, etc., I like to point out that more Catholic universities make the NCAA basketball tournament than there are atheist universities in the entire world.

  • Sadly, the worlds greatest universities today no longer make any pretense of religious affiliation, and most of these are probably de facto atheist. Catholic universities, including those who play in the NCAA tournament, are generally neither atheistic nor Catholic. When my son matriculated at DePaul, he was expressly told at orientation that they think of themselves as catholic, not Catholic.

  • “How nice that Mr. McClarey takes time out from his busy day to insult atheists. That’s very Christian of him (and I really mean that).”

    Thank you Brian for living up to the stereotype of the humorless atheist, and I really mean that.

  • Ummmmm, Mikey, my point is that the Catholic community came together and sacrificed to build a lasting testament to higher learning and the betterment of mankind. The contribution is tangible, it is undeniable, and it is timeless. So whether DePaul currently uses a capital C or not, the fact of the matter is that a bunch of our forebears were able to overcome nativist hostility and worse in order to leave something for their posterity.
    And frankly, your whining about DePaul reminds me that they have not actually made the NCAA tournament in several years. Possibly because their fan base is a bunch of mewling, spineless complainers who sit around bemoaning their lost glory rather than celebrating and trying to build on what they have.

  • I was not whining, I was lamenting, CR, and appropriately so. And yes, these contributions were magnificent, which is exactly why it is a tragic sin that they are being demolished and abused by pro-abort catholics.

    And several years is a rather silly understatement re DePaul basketball. The real reason for its demise is that one cannot recruit quality players to play in front of an decrepit empty stadium, and the reason it is empty is that there is no practical way for the core fan base — the students — to attend given that the home court is many miles away and not near a rail line.

    And if you don’t appreciate the difference between catholic and Catholic perhaps you are not as informed as you seem to think you are.

  • No wonder Orwell had such a pessimistic outlook on the world with his 1984 novel. His world was…well…Orwellian.

  • Very Orwellian.

  • After reading Father Barron a second time this came to my mind: If God were not a Person, then man could not have a personal relationship with our God. This is essential since religion is a personal relationship with our God in private and in public, as Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Church:
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    Th Jefferson
    Jan. 1. 1802.
    “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.”
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    Here we have a definition of freedom of religion, the First Amendment, after which Jefferson writes about a “wall of separation” . The “WALL” comes after all freedom of the First Amendment is fulfilled, especially the part: “or prohibit the free exercise thereof.” “or prohibit the free exercise thereof” “that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions,”
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    Obama’s opinion that citizens must pay for abortaficients, is Obama’s and Sebelius’ private opinion and these government offices do not authorize the authentic power to impose the private opinions of the officeholders on the citizens.
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    “Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.”
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    The citizen has “rights of conscience” as “the supreme will of the nation”. Jefferson sees “with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.”

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    Man’s “natural right” is not “in opposition to his social duties”. Man’s natural rights are not in conflict with social Justice.
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    This belongs over at the post on atheism. so with your permission, it is posted there.

  • CatholicsRock!: “Ummmmm, Mikey,…”
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    CatholicsRocKed!, your disdain for and disrespect for others borders on contempt. Don’t worry, you will not get to heaven with it.

  • “How nice that Mr. McClarey takes time out from his busy day to insult atheists. That’s very Christian of him (and I really mean that).”

    Thank you Brian for living up to the stereotype of the humorless atheist, and I really mean that.

    You just missed the humor.

  • There was no humor to miss, just a lame effort at being clever.

  • Claims that someone is humorless are often leveled after an attempt to be clever falls flat.

  • Mike and Mary – my point is that you should go to the games and support your team. It is a messy, sweaty, fast paced confusing game. Don’t boo them because you don’t like the coach. The team is out there working hard doing the best they know how. Cheer for them and elevate their game.

    Get it?

    Geez – you two are nearly as humorless as the atheists.

  • CR,
    We’d understand your point better if it was either articulate or germane. First, you point out, correctly, that Catholics, unlike atheists, have built great universities. Then, when I comment that tragically many of those great Catholic universities are now only nominally Catholic, using DePaul as an example you dismissively describe that complaint as whining and then oddly bring up their lack of success in basketball. Then when I charitably humor you by actually politely addressing that lack of success — quite accurately — you raise yet more irrelevancies like booing and coaching, which had nothing to do with my explanation at all. And somehow Mary and I missed the humor in this exchange. Odd.

  • Corrected post:
    CR,
    Perhaps Mary and I would understand your point better if it was either articulate or germane. First, you point out, correctly, that unlike atheists Catholics have built great universities. Then, when I comment that tragically many of those great Catholic universities are now only nominally Catholic, using DePaul as an example, you impertinently dismiss the comment as whining and then oddly bring up DePaul’s lack of success in basketball. Then, Mary quite appropriately calls you on your impertinence while I humor your peculiar train of thought by charitably providing a polite explanation for DePaul’s lack of basketball success. In response you raise yet more irrelevancies in the form of unfounded accusations regarding booing and some failure to support the coach, neither of which had anything whatsoever to do with either the point of my DePaul example or my charitable indulgence of your basketball comment; and you close by deeming Mary and I humorless to boot. How very odd.

  • Brian Westley: “How nice that Mr. McClarey takes time out from his busy day to insult atheists. That’s very Christian of him (and I really mean that).”
    Thank you Brian for living up to the stereotype of the humorless atheist, and I really mean that.
    You just missed the humor.”

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    What, may I ask is funny about hatred of God?

  • Mikey – The Catholic church is the TEAM, the coach is the POPE and your booing and complaining is the conservative Catholic’s treatment of the people working hard to convert the idiot abortionist Catholics and homo Catholics and maybe even a humorless atheist or two into seeing the light. You owe it to your ancestors who faced far larger challenges than a pack of stupid, loud mouthed abrasive liberals in order to build something that is precious and timeless.
    Yes the gym is dilapidated. That happened on YOUR watch. On MY watch. On OUR watch. Complaining about it is going to do no good. Giving the stink eye to any fans who happen to walk into the gym and telling them they really don’t understand basketball is certainly not going to do any good. (Sorry, I have slipped back into my basketball metaphor.)
    OMG – I actually got told I was going to hell for being disrespectful! Are you people kidding? And if YOU are so smart, why can’t you convert a few of these stupid lost souls? Why are you not working to get a few fans in the seats where they actually may stand a chance to SEE the joy of basketball(arggghhh slipping again.)

    Catholics ARE in fact about a million times more joyful than the dour, Scrooge-like, selfish, bellyaching, shrill atheists. Why in God’s name are you doing your best to imitate them?

    Talk about odd!

  • Mikey – The Catholic church is the TEAM, the coach is the POPE and your booing and complaining is the conservative Catholic’s treatment of the people working hard to convert the idiot abortionist Catholics and homo Catholics and maybe even a humorless atheist or two into seeing the light.

    No.

    Pointing out that our Catholic universities aren’t even pretending to be Catholic is not “booing” Team Catholic, although the attacks on “conservative Catholics” and talking about “idiot abortionists” and “homo Catholics” is not going to help matters.

  • CR, how old are you?

  • What, may I ask is funny about hatred of God?

    What are you talking about? I was referring to Mr. McClarey’s insulting attitude towards atheists.

  • Brian Westley: It is the insulting attitude atheists have toward God. God is a Person. Insulting God by denying God’s existence, the atheist insults all good people of Faith. Why does anyone expect to be received as a brother, when in denying the existence of God, that one denies the existence of all persons and their Creator endowed unalienable civil rights?…including his own.

  • Brian Westley: It is the insulting attitude atheists have toward God.

    I didn’t mention any gods. Apparently, I can only please you by not existing.

    Why does anyone expect to be received as a brother

    I don’t, but I will point out when so-called Christians insult atheists for no good reason.

  • If you can’t form an argument, throw a fit.
    Fitting.

  • Seeing as how stating the obvious is apparently needful:
    “You’re mean!” is not an argument.
    “You’re not REALLY Christian!” is not an argument.
    You could try making a case that it isn’t amusing– which would fail, because it is.
    You could do dozens of things other than live down to the original post.
    But will you?

  • Can an atheist legitimately be insulted for disbelieving in the very God Who created him and upon Whom he depends entirely for every breath of life he takes?

    Can an atheist be insulted who, in disbelieving he is created in God’s very image and likeness, prefers instead to believe that he is nothing but an amoral wild animal descended from a chimpanzee or gorilla-like ancestor?

    Can an atheist be insulted when for him in his hubris his own personal knowledge and inclination are the highest authority?

    Athe-ISM: I – S – M

    I – Self – Me

    Can such people really be insulted when it is they who are an insult and an affront to the very God Who created them, Who gave them free will, a mind to comprehend and a body in which to live and with which move?

  • Internet atheists are as much fun as an earache.

  • Brian Westley: “I can only please you by not existing.”
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    You can only please me by not existing as an atheist. God is existence. The fool says in his heart that God does not exist.

  • You can only please me by not existing as an atheist.

    That’s what I said.

    The fool says in his heart that God does not exist.

    And that’s when I point out so-called Christians insulting atheists for no good reason.

  • It is not an insult, Brian, to tell you the truth. If you are an atheist, then you are a fool.

  • And that’s when I point out so-called Christians insulting atheists for no good reason.

    By the way, you get to say what YOU find insulting; you do NOT get to say what I find insulting.

  • “And that’s when I point out so-called Christians insulting atheists for no good reason.”
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    “To secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity,” from our Constitutional Preamble, the purpose of our Constitution. Our constitutional posterity, all minor infants who have not yet achieved the age of majority and have not informed consent to give to being indoctrinated in atheism and who have a right to be free to have a relationship with ” our Creator” from The Declaration of Independence, in thought, word, press and peaceable assembly, our endowed civil rights and constitutional freedoms. That you choose, Brian Westley, to ignore our minor children, our constitutional posterity, is every good reason to drive you from any public square.

  • You seem to not understand that one can “feel” insulted by things that are not an insult; however, you are using the common abuse of language that conflates your belief that someone is being scornful and contemptuous with them actually insulting you.
    There is someone who is being insolent– which is a requirement for offering insult. Unfortunately for your case, it’s not the regulars.
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    You can find statements of facts insulting all you like, but that doesn’t make it so; you can proudly display your ignorance after the pre-Christian quote is twice mentioned, but it really doesn’t improve things.
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    Your emotions aren’t facts.
    Although it is kinda funny how often the root of the supposedly rational is feelings….

  • After using his God-given free will to choose to live and grow into the form of his soul, the atheist uses his God-given intellect to admit no other persons into the knowledge of God. Using his freedom, the atheist imposes his private opinion on the entire nation of people. Posing as a victim denied his freedom, the atheist denies to all people the knowledge of their own immortal soul.
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    The atheist accepts no responsibility for denying to other persons the freedom of their own private opinion, too, and conscience as the atheist chooses to believe that death ends all life, and therefore, we, too must believe that death ends all life, that there is no God, no heaven and no hell.
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    The sovereignty over oneself in determining one’s own way of life is denied by the atheist to every sovereign person because the atheist does not believe in the sovereign immortal human soul. Therefore, all people must believe what the atheist believes, and live according to the atheist’s beliefs.
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    The atheist has succumbed to the devil’s lies, that there is no devil, and seduces other innocent souls into the same hell. Well, there is a hell. I am as mad as hell.

  • Bill Bennett once said that the opposition loves to beat Christianity over the head with its own virtue.

    Atheist run governments have slaughtered over 100 million people since Lenin took power in 1917. Why in the world anyone would want to be associated with the central tenet of Communism – atheism – is beyond me.

    Internet atheists love to badger Christians and blame Christianity for all of the world’s wars and most of its persecutions, sufferings and deaths – another Lie of the Left. They conveniently ignore Clausewitz – wars are an extension of politics. That has always been the case.

    Little Havana exists because of atheistic Communism. Poland struggled for 44 years and threw off the yoke of atheistic Communism, which led the way for the rest of the Eastern Bloc.

    I invite Brian Westley to go to Krakow and tell anyone over 30 how wonderful they had it when atheists ran Poland.

  • I invite Brian Westley to go to Krakow and tell anyone over 30 how wonderful they had it when atheists ran Poland.

    And I invite you to go to Australia and tell everyone how awful it was when Julia Gillard was Prime Minister. Or Olof Palme when he was PM of Sweden. Or any number of other atheist leaders.

    Oh hey look — the Italian Bishops’ Conference says Bishops don’t have to report suspect child abuse to the police. I guess because coverups have worked so well.

  • PS: That new bulletin is from here.

  • Oh yes, when the truth gets too hot for atheists like Brian Wesley, they always trot out those who have spectacularly failed as Christian. But they refuse to look at the tens of millions that their godless atheist leaders – Stalin, Mao and others – have murdered, tortured and imprisoned. Because an atheist has no God, he has no moral standard, no moral compass other than his own ego. And whenever in history atheists have gotten power, they murder, and their murders dwarf all the killings of religious wars put together. They justify the most heinous of crimes – vivisection of babies in the womb. They sanctify the most filthy of sexual practices as normal and say that because animals do it, it’s ok. Thus do they become the very animals from which they say that are evolved.

    I do not excuse clerical child abuse or conservative political leaders who have failed. Nor do I ignore the end result of atheism – death everywhere it touches.

  • Leave it to an atheist to drag up the worst behavior of Christians, point it out, and say that they are all the same. guilt by association…..typical Leftist drivel. See how Brian reacted when it was done to him?

    Tell me….where are the great hospitals built by atheists? The great medical research done over the centuries…performed by atheists? Grand works of art? The great discoveries of explorers?

    None. Atheists, at least internet atheists, are shallow, self centered and hate Christianity. The sight of a Nativity scene drives them to insanity.

    I submit the greatest atheist….Karl Marx. Marx never held a real job. He abandoned his wife and kids, all who died before reaching adulthood. Marx sponged off of others his adult life. His books are total and utter crap and have damaged this world like nothing else.

    Christianity has had its terrible sinners. The ephephibilia scandal where priests preyed on young pubescent boys is dreadful and disgusting, but this activity is not limited to those men. Borgia was a dreadful Pope. Henry Tudor founded his own church and put himself in charge of it so he could divorce, remarry and execute his wives.

    Given the events of the 20th century…..atheists have no damned room to talk or point a finger at anyone else. I find atheism selfish, repugnant and disgusting. Go ahead and deny God. See where it gets you.

  • “Leave it to an atheist to drag up the worst behavior of Christians, point it out, and say that they are all the same. guilt by association…..typical Leftist drivel.”
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    Guilt by association is unconstitutional by Article 1, Section 10. the prohibition of Bills of Attainder.
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    “Oh hey look — the Italian Bishops’ Conference says Bishops don’t have to report suspect child abuse to the police. I guess because coverups have worked so well.”
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    One witness is no witness. One witness in a court of law is hearsay. A judicial fact is established on the testimony of two witnesses. A priest in his ministry with a penitent is one witness, uncorroborated testimony is no testimony. If the penitent had got himself wrong, the minister testifying to something he has not witnessed is hearsay. The Fifth Amendment allows a person to claim the Fifth Amendment and not testify against himself, again leaving the priest alone in his seal of confession. The Seal of Confession is real because the Seal of Confession cannot, cannot, be legally violated, except as the sin of detraction, calumny or slander and worse, perjury in a court of law.
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    Doctors, lawyers, and all professionals including those practicing the art of reporting are covered by professional confidence, the giving and taking of confidential information.
    Sexual assault of children is a crime and must be prosecuted as a crime in a criminal court, and not in a civil court as has been done.
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    Why is Brian Westley resorting to religious prejudice, bigotry and hypocrisy to slander and bear false witness against the Catholic Church except that he has not reason?

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