Atheists eat babies meme

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The atheists eat babies meme is a dark humor meme used to illustrate the fact that many people distrust atheists and equate atheism with immorality (see: Distrust of atheists and Atheism and morality). There have been several studies indicating that many people have low opinions of atheists (see: Views on atheists).

However, as can be seen below, China which has a large atheist population, does have some individuals who are eating powdered human baby flesh because they believe it increases a person's stamina, increases sexual health and is also seen as a medicinal 'cure-all'. (see:Atheistic China and baby eating).[1][2]

See also: Atheism and cannibalism

Atheistic China and baby eating

See also; Atheistic China and baby eating and China and atheism and Asian atheism

China has the largest atheist population in the world.[3]

China has the world's largest atheist population.[4][5] In addition, China practices state atheism in that it requires members of the Communist Party of China to be atheists and the Chinese government does engage in some degree of religious persecution (See also: China and atheism).

In 2014, The Washington Times reported:

China’s one child policy, baby trafficking, and sex trafficking of North Korean women aren’t the worst human rights violation happening in the country. Aborting innocent and healthy unborn children and eating them to boost one’s stamina and sexual health is.

South Korean customs officials recently seized thousands of pills filled with powdered human baby flesh arriving from China. Since August 2011, South Korean officials have intercepted more than 17000 pills smuggled from China.

South Korean officials became aware of a horrific practice of eating aborted fetuses after Seoul Broadcasting System showed a documentary on Chinese doctors who performed abortions and then ate the fetuses. One Chinese doctor on the documentary took out fetuses from his refrigerator.[6]

For additional information, please see: Thousands of pills filled with powdered human baby flesh discovered by customs officials in South Korea, The Daily Mail, 2012

Soviet Union, famine and individuals eating children

See also: Atheism and cannibalism and Atheism and children and Soviet Union and morality

Joseph Stalin, the Premier of the Soviet Union from 6 May 1941 to 5 March 1953, patronised the League of Militant Atheists, whose chief aim, under the leadership of Yemelyan Yaroslavsky, was to propagate militant atheism and eradicate religion.[7][8]

According to the University of Cambridge, historically, the "most notable spread of atheism was achieved through the success of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which brought the Marxist-Leninists to power."[9]

Atheism was an integral component of Marxist-Leninist/Maoist communist ideology (see: Atheism and communism).

Although the atheists is a dark humor meme, in the atheistic Soviet Union during a famine there were cases of adults preying on children for purposes of cannibalism (see: Soviet Union and cannibalism and Soviet Union and morality).[10]

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. Struggling peasants and Gulag prisoners alike fell victim to starvation. Hungry individuals ate what they could find – the last of their livestock, cats and dogs, and then finally, fellow human beings. Cannibalism in Soviet Russia and elsewhere in the Soviet Union manifested itself in prisons camps, in urban settings, and in the countryside. The practice of cannibalism was seen as a survival measure rather than a true crime by those who had nothing else to eat....

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.[11]

Soviet Union, Lysenkoism and famine

Trofim Denisovich Lysenko was the father of Lysenkoism.

See also: Lysenkoism

Lamarckian evolution was an early theory of evolution developed by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck .

Lysenkoism was an extension of Lamarckian evolution which was espoused by the Soviet geneticist Trofim Lysenko in the early 20th century, and an excellent example of politically-motivated pressure used to advance an ideologically-based theory. Geneticists and biologists in general who disagreed with Lysenkoism lost their positions

In addition, many geneticists were imprisoned and executed for their bourgeois science, and agricultural policies based on Lysenkoism that were adopted under the Communist leaders Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong caused famines and the death of millions.[12]

Lysenkoism adopted Lamarck's idea of "acquired characteristics," which states that the traits an organism develops during its life are passed on to their descendants.

The theory was given enormous political support in the Soviet Union from the late 1930s until the 1950s.

North Korea, famine and a father eating his children

Flag of North Korea

North Korea practices state atheism and belief in God is actively discouraged.[13] Open Doors, an organization based in the United States, has put North Korea at the very top of its list of countries where Christians face significant persecution - for 12 years in a row.[14]

The Express reports:

A North Korean man living in Australia has claimed that human flesh is served up to eat in the country’s third largest city.

Sung Min Jeong, 44, claims that in Chongjin – a city at the tip of the North Korean coast – a shopkeeper serves up human meat.

Fears that famine-stricken North Koreans are being forced to eat human flesh heightened earlier this year following claims a man was executed for murdering his two children for food.

Fears of cannibalism in the country surfaced in 2003 too, amid testimony from refugees who claimed poor harvests and food aid sanctions had resulted in children being killed and corpses cut up for food.

According to reports, requests by the United Nations World Food Programme to access "farmers' markets" where human meat was said to be traded, were turned down by Pyongyang, citing "security reasons".

Those caught selling human meat face execution, but one source told the North Korean Refugees Assistance Fund: "Pieces of 'special' meat are displayed on straw mats for sale.

"People know where they come from, but they don't talk about it."[15]

Atheist Revolution on atheists eat babies meme

See also: Atheism and humor and Atheism and mockery

The website Atheist Revolution says about the atheists eat babies meme:

I've always liked this particular meme. It manages to be silly while simultaneously poking fun at Christians for some of the absurd things they believe about atheists. And yes, that is my take on the primary meaning of this meme: it serves to highlight the absurd lengths to which some Christians will go to demonize atheists.

"But do any Christians really believe that atheists eat babies?" Although this isn't the point of the meme, I suppose it is a fair question. I suspect that if you take a moment to consider some of the things many Christians at least claim to believe, this one will strike you as at least somewhat plausible. If not believing in their preferred god(s) makes us immoral, evil, and almost certainly Satan worshipers, is it really that much of a stretch to assume that we probably eat babies too?[16]

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Atheists eat babies meme and people mistakenly associating atheism with Satanism

See also: Atheism and satanic deception

As far as dark humor, another reason why the meme may have developed is that many people mistakenly associate atheism with Satanism and satanists have been involved in the ritualistic infant sacrifices. Although LaVeyan Satanism is a form of atheism, it does not hold that Satan is real being. Specifically, LaVeyan Satanism is a form of atheism which extolls the values of Satan which are described in the Bible. It is a very prideful and hedonistic worldview. Some specific characteristics of Leveyan Satanism is that it incorporates egoism, self-deification, the occult/magic, Social Darwinism and naturalism. It was found by Anton LeVey in 1966.

Atheism and infanticide

See also: Atheism and infanticide and Abortion and atheism

Infanticide is the practice of killing very young children. An infant has been medically defined as a child too young to speak.[17]

Below is an article on atheism and infanticide:

Atheism and cannibalism

See: Atheism and cannibalism

Book: The Atheists Guide To Eating Babies

  • The Atheists Guide To Eating Babies by Dick Grimmaldi, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 9, 2012), ISBN-10: 1470045826, ISBN-13: 978-1470045821

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External links


  1. Chinese cannibalism of infant flesh outrages the world, Washington Times, 2014
  2. Thousands of pills filled with powdered human baby flesh discovered by customs officials in South Korea, The Daily Mail, 2012
  3. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics (Zuckerman, 2005)
  4. A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live, Washington Post By Max Fisher and Caitlin Dewey May 23, 2013
  5. Chinese cannibalism of infant flesh outrages the world, Washington Times, 2014
  6. Michael Hesemann, Whitley Strieber (2000). The Fatima Secret. Random House Digital, Inc.. Retrieved on 09 October 2011. “Lenin's death in 1924 was followed by the rise of Joseph Stalin, "the man of steel," who founded the "Union of Militant Atheists," whose chief aim was to spread atheism and eradicate religion. In the following years it devastated hundreds of churches, destroyed old icons and relics, and persecuted the clergy with unimaginable brutality.” 
  7. Paul D. Steeves (1989). Keeping the faiths: religion and ideology in the Soviet Union. Holmes & Meier. Retrieved on 04 July 2013. “The League of Militant Atheists was formed in 1926 and by 1930 had recruited three million members. Five years later there were 50,000 local groups affiliated to the League and the nominal membership had risen to five million. Children from 8-14 years of age were enrolled in Groups of Godless Youth, and the League of Communist Youth (Komsomol) took a vigorous anti- religious line. Several antireligious museums were opened in former churches and a number of Chairs of Atheism were established in Soviet universities. Prizes were offered for the best 'Godless hymns' and for alternative versions of the Bible from which ... the leader of the League of Militant Atheists, Yemelian Yaroslavsky, said: "When a priest is deprived of his congregation, that does not mean that he stops being a priest. He changes into an itinerant priest. He travels around with his primitive tools in the villages, performs religious rites, reads prayers, baptizes children. Such wandering priests are at times more dangerous than those who carry on their work at a designated place of residence." The intensified persecution, which was a part of the general terror inflicted upon Soviet society by Stalin's policy, ...” 
  8. Investigating atheism: Marxism. University of Cambridge (2008). Retrieved on July 17, 2014. “The most notable spread of atheism was achieved through the success of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which brought the Marxist-Leninists to power. For the first time in history, atheism thus became the official ideology of a state.”
  9. Cannibalism in the Soviet Union' by Kerry Kubulius
  10. Cannibalism in the Soviet Union' by Kerry Kubulius
  12. Elizabeth Raum. North Korea. Series: Countries Around the World. Heinemann, 2012. ISBN 1432961330. p. 28: «North Korea is an atheist state. This means that people do not pray in public or attend places of worship. Buddhist temples exist from earlier times. They are now preserved as historic buildings, but they are not used for worship. A few Christian churches exist, but few people attend services. North Koreans do not celebrate religious holidays.»
  13. Repressive, atheist North Korea has a surprising relationship with Christian missionaries
  14. North Korean reveals cannibalism is common after escaping starving state, Express
  15. Why Do Atheists Eat Babies?