How Has Atheism Changed Your Life? [Monthly Contest]

My fellow atheists, secularists, and other non-theists; you must realize by now that you are viewed rather negatively by the religious community. Whether that matters to you or not, there is someone somewhere sitting on the fence of cognitive dissonance. The sit has been long and painful. They have been shifting for quite some time. They are no longer willing to sit on the fence and the time has come for them to make a decision. What will they decide?

Ultimately, that decision is up to us. I think that overall atheists do not spend enough time promoting positive atheism, but instead spend more time criticizing religion. We are guilty of this whether you want to admit it or not. We are also guilty of using science in an attempt to combat religious ideas and doctrine. Not everyone is going to be receptive to science or scientific knowledge. Some people are involved in religion for the emotional investment. There can be emotional investment without a god belief. I think that we need to spend time explaining how atheism, or losing religion, has positively impacted our lives.

With that being said, that is what this post is all about. I recently posted a video entitled, “How Has Atheism Changed Your Life?” In this short video I discuss how atheism has changed my life for the better. This is not enough to change things. For that reason, I have created a contest for anyone that is willing to enter. The prize is one atheist box. The rules are in the video description and below.

It is my hope that enough people will participate, so that we can dispel the notion that atheists are “militant” and that atheism, or losing religion, has had positive impacts on other people’s lives.

So what comes in an atheist box?

Want to win a free atheist box?

**Contest Rules**
1. Like and Share the video
2. Go like the Atheist Box Facebook page http://on.fb.me/1zvJKW4
3. Create a response video to my video describing how atheism has changed your life.
4. Email me the link to your video at AeolustheAtheist@gmail.com
5. A winner will be selected one month from the date the video is posted.

 

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Backpacks for the Homeless

When I was a Christian, I was inspired by Jesus’ interest in the outcasts of society. When I became an atheist that didn’t change, in fact I am very disgusted that a nation that boasts a majority of Christian adherents somehow forgets what it supposedly means to be “Christ like” (Christian).

The backpacks that I am creating are just one part in the whole project I am working on to help the homeless (watch the video or head over to patreon.com/REASON to check it out).

How do backpacks for the homeless help? Well besides giving them essential items they can utilize, I am breaking the stigma of atheism. The backpack is given in exchange for an interview, in which I invite you to get to know a homeless person in my community.

How does that help? Well, studies have shown that simply by knowing an atheist or a homosexual, your favorability of atheists and homosexuals rises higher than the average (which is pretty low). Homelessness is frowned upon and has been stigmatized as well. These interviews will help put a face on homelessness.

Some cities in the United States have actually made it illegal to be homeless. Here in my city, the mayor continues to bulldoze homeless encampments. This is truly sad because most homeless people prefer their communities over the shelters. 3.5 million people are at risk of being homeless every year and between 25-40% of this number are children under the age of 18. This is a serious problem and I believe that we can change it. 

Homeless Stats

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5 More Things That Christians Should Know

1) Christians Have the Wrong Name

In Hebrew, Jesus’ name is Yeshua. It means “Yahweh [the Lord] is Salvation.” The English spelling of Yeshua is “Joshua.” However, when translated from Hebrew into the Greek language, the name Yeshua becomes Iēsous. The English spelling for Iēsous is “Jesus.” The real problem is that Isaiah 7:14 says that the Messiah’s name would be Immanuel. Derp.

2) Atheism Doesn’t Kill Anyone

An atheist is simply a person who lacks a belief in a god. It doesn’t define who we are, what we value, or what we believe. It only defines what we don’t believe in a god a.k.a. bullshit.

3) Your God’s Own Actions Contradict His Nature

A God who knows the future is powerless to change it. An omniscient God who is all-powerful and free willed is impossible. A God who knows everything cannot have emotions. The Bible says that God experiences all of the emotions of humans, including anger, sadness, and happiness. We humans experience emotions as a result of new knowledge. A man who had formerly been ignorant of his wife’s infidelity will experience the emotions of anger and sadness only after he has learned what had previously been hidden. In contrast, the omniscient God is ignorant of nothing. Nothing is hidden from him, nothing new may be revealed to him, so there is no gained knowledge to which he may emotively react. We humans experience anger and frustration when something is wrong which we cannot fix. The perfect, omnipotent God, however, can fix anything. Humans experience longing for things we lack. The perfect God lacks nothing. An omniscient, omnipotent, and perfect God who experiences emotion is impossible. Finally, Christians say their god is omnibenevolent. If this God is also omniscient when he created the universe, he saw the sufferings which humans would endure as a result of the sin of those original humans. He heard the screams of the damned. Surely he would have known that it would have been better for those humans to never have been born (in fact, the Bible says this very thing), and surely this all-compassionate deity would have foregone the creation of a universe destined to imperfection in which many of the humans were doomed to eternal suffering. A perfectly compassionate being who creates beings which he knows are doomed to suffer is impossible.

For more on this check out http://www.evilbible.com/Impossible.htm

4) The Ten Commandments aren’t THE Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments that are celebrated and honored by Christians were actually broken and never instituted. God promised to give the same ten commandments to Moses. Are they?

  1. You shall not bow down to another god; for Yahweh is a jealous god!
  2. You shall not make molten gods for yourself.
  3. You shall observe the festival of Unleavened bread.
  4. You shall redeem every first born of your sons!
  5. You shall observe the Sabbath.
  6. You shall make a festival of Weeks.
  7. Three times a year every male shall appear before Yahweh, god of Israel.
  8. You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice on leavened bread.
  9. You shall bring the first fruits of your land to the house of Yahweh your god.
  10. You shall not cook a kid in its mother’s milk.

 5) The Resurrection is Not Unique

The Bible lists TEN separate occasions when God brought people back to life. Elijah raises the son of a widowed woman (1 Kings 17:20-22). Elisha raises the son of a Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4:16-20, 32-36). God uses the bones of Elisha to raise a man back to life (2 Kings 13:20-21). Jesus resurrects the only son of a woman from Nain (Luke 7:11-15). Jesus raises from the dead the daughter of Jarius, who is a ruler in the synagogue (Luke 8 49-55). Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (John 11). In Joppa, Peter resurrects a generous woman named Tabitha (Acts 9:36-41). Paul raises from the dead a young man named Eutychus who fell from a window (Acts 20:7-12). The last known person in the Bible raised from the dead was the apostle Paul himself after being stoned by an unruly mob. During Paul’s very first missionary journey, Jews from Pisidian Antioch and Iconium arrived in Lystra and succeeded in turning the people against Paul and Barnabas. Paul is soon STONED and has his dead body dragged out of the city. Some believers find Paul’s body and as they stand around it Paul comes back to life (Acts 14:20).

Side Note: Apparently, God resurrected saints back to a physical life immediately after Jesus was resurrected from the dead (Matthew 27: 52-53).

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Atheist Science is a Religion!

Creationist Juanita Berguson believes that science which happens to conflict with the Bible is “atheistic” in nature, and should not be taught in public schools, as this would constitute “teaching religion.”

Yeah, about that…

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