Atheism and moral depravity

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The history of the atheist community and various studies concerning the atheist community point to moral depravity being a causal factor for atheism.[1][2][3][4][5] In addition, there is the historical matter of deceit being used in a major way to propagate atheism from the time of Charles Darwin onward. Francis Thompson wrote: "Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman."(see also: Atheism and morality ). The Bible asserts that "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good." (Psalms 14:1 (KJV)). The biblical fool is said to be lacking in sound judgment and the biblical fool is also associated with moral depravity. For example, the biblical book of Proverbs states: "A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless. A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of evil devices is hated. The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge."(Proverbs 14:16-18 (NASB)). The book of Proverbs also has strong words regarding the depravity of biblical fools: "The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but [it is] abomination to fools to depart from evil." (Proverbs 13:9 (KJV)). Regarding the deceitfulness of fools Proverbs states: "The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit." (Proverbs 14:8 (KJV)). Noted Bible commentator and clergyman Matthew Henry wrote regarding atheism: "A man that is endued with the powers of reason, by which he is capable of knowing, serving, glorifying, and enjoying his Maker, and yet lives without God in the world, is certainly the most despicable and the most miserable animal under the sun."[6]

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Atheism and mass murder

See also: Atheism and mass murder

Joseph Stalin's atheistic regime killed tens of millions of people.

Concerning atheism and mass murder, Christian apologist Gregory Koukl wrote that "the assertion is that religion has caused most of the killing and bloodshed in the world. There are people who make accusations and assertions that are empirically false. This is one of them."[7] Koukl details the number of people killed in various events involving theism and compares them to the much higher tens of millions of people killed under communist atheistic regimes.[7] It has been estimated that in less than the past 100 years, governments under the banner of communism have caused the death of somewhere between 40,472,000 to 259,432,000 human lives.[8][9][10][11][12][13] Dr. R. J. Rummel, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii, is the scholar who first coined the term democide (death by government). Dr. R. J. Rummel's mid estimate regarding the loss of life due to communism is that communism caused the death of approximately 110,286,000 people between 1917 and 1987.[14] Richard Dawkins has attempted to engage in historical revisionism concerning atheist atrocities and Dawkins was shown to be in gross error.

Atheism, pederasty and NAMBLA

Many consider Harry Hay to be the founder of the American homosexual movement.

see also: Atheism, pederasty and NAMBLA

Some of the well known atheist advocates of the North American Man-Boy Love Association are:

1. The atheist and homosexual David Thorstad was a founding member of the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).[15]

2. Harry Hay (1912 - 2002) was an liberal advocate of statutory rape and the widely acknowledged founder and progenitor of the activist homosexual agenda in the United States. Hay joined the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) in 1934. [16] Harry Hay was an atheist.[17] He was a vociferous advocate of man/boy love. [18][19] In 1986, Hay marched in a gay parade wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words "NAMBLA walks with me."[20]

3. The writer Samuel R. Delaney is an atheist and a homosexual.[21][22] Delaney said he was a supporter of NAMBLA.[23]

Atheist John Maynard Keynes and pederasty

John Maynard Keynes was the founder of Keynesian economics. Lytton Strachey, his male bed partner, wrote that Keynes was a “A liberal and a sodomite, An atheist and a statistician.”[24] Keynes and his friends made numerous trips to the resorts surrounding the Mediterranean. At the resorts, little boys were sold by their families to bordellos which catered to homosexuals.[25]

Atheism and Uncharitableness

See also: Atheism and uncharitableness

Per capita atheists and agnostics in the United States give significantly less to charity than theists even when church giving is not counted for theists.[26][27][28]

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Notes

  1. http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5527
  2. http://www.apologetics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=469:the-causes-of-atheism&catid=96:bonus-content&Itemid=80 The causes of atheism
  3. http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/5-barna-update/58-practical-outcomes-replace-biblical-principles-as-the-moral-standard
  4. http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Story?id=2682730&page=2
  5. http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/12-faithspirituality/102-atheists-and-agnostics-take-aim-at-christians
  6. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/henry/mhc1.ii.html
  7. 7.0 7.1 Koukl, Gregory, The Real Murderers: Atheism or Christianity?, 1994
  8. The Black Book of Communism
  9. The Black Book of Communism
  10. http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/COM.ART.HTM
  11. Source List and Detailed Death Tolls for the Twentieth Century Hemoclysm
  12. Memory and Ideology
  13. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression
  14. http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/COM.ART.HTM
  15. http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/abbott/100822
  16. The Boston Phoenix, The real Harry Hay, Michael Bronski, October 31 - November 7, 2002.
  17. http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2010/ss_politics0010_01_07.asp
  18. The American Spectator Special Report, When Nancy Met Harry, Jeffrey Lord, 10/5/2006.
  19. http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2010/ss_politics0010_01_07.asp
  20. http://www.mega.nu/ampp/baldwin_pedophilia_homosexuality.pdf
  21. Samuel R. Delaney, About writing: seven essays, four letters, and five interviews, page 36
  22. http://www.enotes.com/contemporary-literary-criticism/delany-samuel-r
  23. Delany, Samuel R.; Freedman, Carl (2009). Conversations with Samuel R. Delany. Univ. Press of Mississippi, page 143
  24. http://www.keynesatharvard.org/book/KeynesatHarvard-ch09.html
  25. http://www.keynesatharvard.org/book/KeynesatHarvard-ch09.html
  26. Atheists and Agnostics Take Aim at Christians The Barna Update, 2007.
  27. Brooks, Arthur C., faith and charitable giving Policy Review, Oct-Dec 2003, p.2.
  28. Stossel, John and Kendall, Kristina Who Gives and Who Doesn't? ABC News, November 28, 2006
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