Atheism and a lack of appreciation for the beauty of the human body

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Kim Il Sung was a communist dictator and an obese atheist who died of a heart attack.[1] See also: Atheism and obesity

Christians and other theists have produced great works of art such as statues and paintings that depicted the beauty of the human body. See: Christian art and Christian paintings

The Bible teaches that God formed the first man and woman and that his original creation was "very good".[2] Furthermore, the Bible teaches that God made the first man and woman "in His own image".[3]

The psalmist David wrote: "One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple."(Psalm 27:4). The fall of man caused death, disease and suffering to enter into the world. The Bible also declares that Sarah, Abraham's wife, had both inner and outer beauty.[4] The Song of Solomon features two lovers who tell each other how beautiful they are.

In addition, theologically conservative Christians and other theologically conservative members of the Abrahamic faiths believe in the existence of objective beauty. See: Argument from beauty

On the other hand, a significant number of atheists lack an appreciation for the importance of maintaining good health and for keeping up a presentable appearance unencumbered by excess weight. In addition, atheists commonly reject the existence of objective beauty and insist that beauty is merely subjective.[5]

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Very religious are more likely to practice healthy behaviors

According to the Gallup Inc., "Very religious Americans are more likely to practice healthy behaviors than those who are moderately religious or nonreligious."[6] Also, numerous studies indicate that those who engage in regular spiritual practices have lower mortality rates.[7][8]

Atheism has a poor track record in terms of creating art/music

Michelangelo's Creation of Adam
See also: Atheism and art/music

As noted above, theists have created many great works of art dealing with the human physique such as Michelangelo's Creation of Adam.

Despite atheism being around since at least ancient Greece, there has not been a strong tradition of creating musical and artistic works related to atheism. Musical/artistic talent can be enhanced through practice and the atheist creed of "there is no God" is not an inspiring creed that produces a significant amount of music/art. For example, despite Wikipedia being founded by an atheist and an agnostic, there are no articles specifically devoted to the topics of atheist music or atheist art at Wikipedia, but Wikipedia does have articles devoted specifically to Christian art and Christian music.

For more information please see: Atheism and art/music

Atheism and sexuality

See also: Atheism and sexuality

Research shows that among women, religious women (especially evangelical/low church Protestant women) are more sexually satisfied than irreligious women.[9][10][11]

Social science data also reports that Hispanic men are more sexually satisfied than other ethnic groups in the United States.[12] Hispanics are known for their religiosity. For example, in 2015, BloombergView reported concerning the United States: , "According to a much-discussed 2012 report from the Pew Research Center on Religion and Public Life, only 3 percent of U.S. atheists and agnostics are black, 6 percent are Hispanic, and 4 percent are Asian. Some 82 percent are white. (The relevant figures for the population at large at the time of the survey were 66 percent white, 11 percent black, 15 percent Hispanic, 5 percent Asian.)"[13] See also: Western atheism and race

In 2011, The Daily Beast conceded in an article entitled Why Are Christians Having Better Sex Than the Rest of Us?, "The devout are actually having better sex than the rest of us."[14]

In addition, atheist/agnostic populations have sub-replacement levels of fertility (see: Atheism and sexuality).

Atheism and cannibalism

The serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer engaged in cannibalism. He was an atheist while he committed these acts.[15] See: Atheism and cannibalism

See: Atheism and cannibalism

Cannibalism and communist regimes

During the Cultural Revolution, there were incidences of the Chinese Red Guards engaging in cannibalism.[16] The renowned author Lu Xun, a sympathizer of Communism, at a moment when he no longer concurred with nationalism and anti-Westernism, wrote: "The Chinese are cannibals..."[17]

Pol Pot's regime also engaged in acts of vindictive cannibalism.[18]

Kerry Kubulius in his article entitled Cannibalism in the Soviet Union wrote:

In the years 1920-21, the Soviet Union was hit hard by famine. Civil war had wiped out grain stores, and drought affected harvests...

It goes without saying that cannibalism in the Soviet Union was outlawed. Those who were caught cannibalizing their fellow citizens were sent to prisons, even though cannibalism was practiced in the Gulag, as well...

While some individuals ate the bodies of the already dead, others murdered for the purpose of providing themselves with food. Gangs of children would kill adults, while adults would find children to murder and eat. Escaped prisoners might take along fellow inmates to serve as future meals – unbeknownst to the escapees' companions themselves.

Cannibalism in the Soviet Union was sometimes a result of an individual or individuals seeking revenge.[19]

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and cannibalism

The infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer engaged in cannibalism. He was an atheist when he committed these acts.[20]

Popular YouTube atheist TheAmazingAtheist on cannibalism

The YouTube channel TheAmazingAtheist is the most popular atheist YouTube channel with over 685,972 subscribers as of June of 2015.[21] The AmazingAtheist produced a video entitled Atheist Libertarian Defends Incest, Polygamy and Cannibalism!.[22]

Marque de Sade's writings and cannibalism

John Attarian wrote concering the atheist Marquis de Sade: "For the Sadean egotist, then, everything is permitted. Sade incessantly rationalized the most depraved and libertine sexuality, and every crime including cannibalism and murder.[23]

For more information, please see: Atheism and cannibalism

Atheism and other misuses of the body

The perverse and cruel atheist Marquis de Sade in prison, 18th century line engraving. See: Atheism and sadism Marquis de Sade experienced grotesque obesity during his life.[24]

The Barna Group found that atheists and agnostics in America were more likely, than theists in America, to look upon the following behaviors as morally acceptable: illegal drug use; excessive drinking; sexual relationships outside of marriage; abortion; cohabitating with someone of opposite sex outside of marriage; obscene language; gambling; pornography and obscene sexual behavior; and engaging in homosexuality/bisexuality.[25] Given the many diseases associated with homosexuality, the biblical prohibition against homosexuality is quite arguably one of the many examples where the Bible exhibited knowledge that was ahead of its time.

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  1. http://www.moreorless.au.com/killers/kim-il-sung.html
  2. Made in the image of God by Russell M. Grigg
  3. Made in the image of God by Russell M. Grigg
  4. Yes, My Lord— The Story of Abraham and Sarah
  5. Is Beauty Objective? by Keith E. Buhler, posted October 24, 2007
  6. http://www.gallup.com/poll/145379/Religious-Americans-Lead-Healthier-Lives.aspx
  7. Religious involvement and mortality: a meta-analytic review. McCullough ME, Hoyt WT, Larson DB, Koenig HG, Thoresen C., Health Psychol. 2000 May;19(3):211-22.
  8. The role of spirituality in health care, roc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2001 October; 14(4): 352–357.
  9. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States By Edward O. Laumann, John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, Stuart Michaels, page 115
  10. Why Are Christians Having Better Sex Than the Rest of Us? by Tucker Carlson, The Daily Beast, November 11, 25, 2008
  11. Christian Women Have More Sexual Fun, Relationship Center in Springfield Missouri
  12. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States By Edward O. Laumann, John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, Stuart Michaels, page 114
  13. The Atheism Gap By Stephen L. Carter, BloombergView, Mar 27, 2015 4:26 PM EDT
  14. Why Are Christians Having Better Sex Than the Rest of Us? by Tucker Carlson, The Daily Beast, November 11, 25, 2008
  15. Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer blames Atheism and Evolution belief for Murders
  16. Atheistic cannibalism. How atheism can turn Man into a beast, Source: "The Black Bible of Communism" (Greek edition), Athens 2006. Excerpt taken from pages 504, 505. of the 4th edition
  17. Atheistic cannibalism: How atheism can turn Man into a beast, Source: "The Black Bible of Communism" (Greek edition), Athens 2006. Excerpt taken from pages 504, 505. of the 4th edition
  18. Atheistic cannibalism: How atheism can turn Man into a beast, Source: "The Black Bible of Communism" (Greek edition), Athens 2006. Excerpt taken from pages 504, 505. of the 4th edition
  19. Cannibalism in the Soviet Union' by Kerry Kubulius
  20. 10 People Who Give Atheism a Bad Name
  21. About TheAmazingAtheist YouTube channel
  22. Atheist Libertarian Defends Incest, Polygamy and Cannibalism!
  23. Dostoevsky vs. Marquis de Sade by John Attarian (MA 46:4, Fall 2004) - 08/01/08
  24. http://www.neilschaeffer.com/sade/bibliography/quills.htm
  25. http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/5-barna-update/58-practical-outcomes-replace-biblical-principles-as-the-moral-standard