Tuesday, April 20, 2010

THE ATHEIST'S CREED by English Journalist, SteveTurner.

We believe in Marx, Freud and Darwin. We believe everything is okay as long as you don’t hurt anyone, to the best of your definition of hurt and to the best of your definition of knowledge. We believe in sex before, during and after marriage. We believe in the therapy of sin, that adultery is fun and we believe that taboos are taboo. We believe that everything is getting better despite evidence to the contrary. Evidence must be investigated and you can prove anything with evidence. We believe there is something in horoscopes, UFOs and bent spoons. Jesus was a good man just like Buddha, Mohammed and ourselves. He was a good moral teacher although we believe that some of his good morals were really bad. We believe that all religions are basically the same. They all believe in love and goodness and only differ on matters of creation, sin, heaven, hell, God and salvation. We believe that after death comes the nothing because when you ask the dead what happens they say nothing! If death is not the end, and the dead have lied, then it’s compulsory heaven for all excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin and Genghis Khan. We believe in Masters and Johnson, what’s selected is average, what’s average is normal what’s normal is good. We believe in total disarmament because we believe there are direct links between warfare and bloodshed. Americans should beat their guns into tractors and the Russians would be sure to follow. We believe that man is essentially good, it’s only his behaviour that let’s him down. This is the fault of society, society is the fault of conditions and conditions are the fault of society. We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him and reality will adapt accordingly. The universe will re-adjust, history will alter. We believe that there is no absolute truth except in the truth that there is no absolute truth. We believe in the rejecting of truth and the flowering of individual thought.

Post Script
If chance be the father of all flesh, disaster is his rainbow in the sky, and when you hear: ‘state of emergency’, ‘sniper kills ten’, ‘troops on rampage’, ‘youths go looting’, ‘bomb-blast school’, it is but the sound of man worshiping his maker.


Julie Wangombe said...

Foolishness isn't it. Circumlocutory Foolishness.

Allan Muchiri said...

Pure utter foolishness.i wish they could see.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic - thanks for posting it. Heard it on a Ravi Zacharias talk this evening and really wanted to read through it again.

I think I prefer the Nicene, though! :)

RevOxley said...

As an atheist myself I find this to be ludicrous.

I wonder if the author has ever actually found himself in meaningful conversation with any of the atheists that he pigeonholes here? or if he merely lacks any sort of experience which might lend to some sort of rational understanding of the atheists he is so fond of discussing so vapidly.

Maybe, just maybe, you should ask one of us - and then ask another, and another - what creed we might live by, and recognize how different each of us are - recognize that you cannot assume that we all believe the same things or have the same goals and dreams for our short lives. Atheists are as varied as Christians, and the word atheist merely demonstrates a lack of belief in god - nothing more and nothing less.

If you need an atheist to talk to so that you might gain an improved understanding I'm quite readily available at RevOxley501 at Gmail dot com

Matt Oxley

Jim said...

Dear Mr. Oxley,

I do certainly respect your thoughts and I don't want to beat you over the head with my bible. Consider this. You say you are an atheist. The definition of an atheist is one who posits the non existence of God. "a" indicates "not", "theist" meaning "deity". To say that is to say you have infinite knowledge, correct? I sincerely believe you must have more faith than even the most ardent believer to make such a stand. Are you really an atheist? If you know that you are, how do you know that you know? It's much easier to be an agnostic, all you have to say is "I don't know", which I think is much more honest. Either way, I sincerely respect you and appreciate your comments.


Jim M.