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Pastor Compares Atheists To “Terrorists, Sex Offenders,” Suggests National Registry

Pastor Compares Atheists To “Terrorists, Sex Offenders,” Suggests National Registry

 

Ed Brayton notes over at Dispatches from the Culture War that internet pastor Mike Stahl has come up with an interesting idea to assist Christians in day-to-day life.  According to Stahl, the nation should set up an “Atheist Registry” in order to provide an updated list of anyone who is a “self-proclaimed atheist,” just as you would do for people convicted of sex crimes or associated with terrorist groups.

Yes, atheists are apparently just that dangerous.  Stahl wrote his original proposal last year, where he explained his reasoning behind the registry.

“Now , many (especially the atheists ) , may ask “Why do this, what’s the purpose ?” Duhhh , Mr. Atheist , for the same purpose many States put the names and photos of convicted sex offenders and other ex-felons on the I-Net – to INFORM the public !

Although Stahl’s registry would only have a name and perhaps picture of the avowed, publicly declared atheist, and no physical address, he also believes that knowing who are the atheists in your neighborhood could lead to a wonderful opportunity to try and convert, too!

“Perhaps we may actually know some . In which case we could begin to witness to them and warn them of the dangers of atheism . Or perhaps they are radical atheists , whose hearts are as hard as Pharaoh’s , in that case , if they are business owners , we would encourage all our Christian friends , as well as the various churches and their congregations NOT to patronize them as we would only be ‘feeding’ Satan .”

Although Stahl came up with his grand plan nearly a year ago, he reposted it recently to his facebook page in order to get some fresh thoughts on his God-fearing brainstorm, causing a storm of activity that forced him both to delete the link and put his blog on private.

It’s probably a bad sign when an internet pastor has to hide himself on the internet.

 

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9:05PM PDT on Sep 6, 2013

sad, that some people hate me because I do not believe in their god...so sad

8:01AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

To say that it is impossible to be moral without God is wrong and is profoundly insulting to humans! Does anyone truly believe that our ancestors lacked fairness or empathy before religion appeared? Did the Jews trek all the way from Egypt to the foot of Mount Sinai under the impression, until they got there, that murder, theft, rape and pillaging were okay? Was it as total surprise when they were told by Moses that God had just announced, via his stone tablets, that none of these things were acceptable after all. Of course this wouldn’t have been the case! People would have been just as aware of what was unacceptable before the Ten Commandments as after their introduction.

Did tour ancestors of long ago never assist others in need, or complain about an unfair deal or work together as a group successfully and unselfishly? Humans must have worried about the fairness of their communities well before current religions arose, which is only a few thousand years ago. Religion is an ‘add-on’ rather than the reason morality began. To say that we don’t butcher each other or rape, maim and steal only because we want to receive a divine reward is also an insulting and base thing to say to people. Almost all of us have the ability to put ourselves in the position of others and imagine what it would feel like to be attacked and injured or to have a prized possession stolen from us. This ability is at the root of all morality. Psychological research sh

9:09AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

The priest should have said "Clergy are pedophiles and terrorists. There should be a national registry for them. Clergy sexually assault and terrorize little boys and girls.
They are criminals and should be in prison. Also, the pope should be in prison for protecting them.

12:33PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

"God" as "he" is conceived, is a LOGICAL IMPOSSIBILITY.
God is said to be Omniscient, all-knowing, knows everything that's going on;
Omnipotent, all-powerful, controls everything that's going on;
and all-Good.
Now, he can be any TWO of those things -- take your pick; but god CAN'T be all three, if words are to have any meaning at all.
He can be unknowing of all the evil and suffering going on in the world {especially that done in his name!};
He can know all of what's going on, but be unable to stop it;

but he CAN'T be BOTH the first two things, and be GOOD; in the same sense that we commonly use the words "good" or "kind" or "loving" to describe ourselves or our neighbors! To say that "we just can't understand god" or "god has different standards than we do", is nothing but a {traditional} cop-out that completely perverts the meaning of "good" to mean, as a word, one thing when it comes to our ordinary standards of behavior, and a TOTALLY DIFFERENT MEANING *ONLY* when applied to "god".
We can't call the SAME behavior "good", when we would call any HUMAN that behaved that way, an INSANE, JEALOUS, REVENGEFUL PSYCHOPATH!!!

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/1-in-5-americans-admit-to-choosing-no-religion.html#ixzz23SLlFBaP

4:05PM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

@ Veronica F

Your post was good until you mentioned the recently invented, nonsensical word 'islamophobes'.

11:54PM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

I said it before, and I'll say it again, just like Stahl's "employer" said it about two millenia before me:


Many shall say to me then: "O L₫, Our L₫, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and in Your Name cast out dæmons, and in Your Name done many wondrous works?"| Then shall I assert to them: "I HAVE NEVER KNOWN YOU—HENCE WITH YOU, WORKERS OF INJUSTICE." —XT: St Matthew 7.22-23


To CARE2 Mgmt: Sorry for staying incommunicado for so long. Hopefully your post turnover has improved.

11:52PM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

I said it before, and I'll say it again, just like Stahl's "employer" said it about two millenia before me:


Many shall say to me then: "O L₫, Our L₫, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and in Your Name cast out dæmons, and in Your Name done many wondrous works?"| Then shall I assert to them: "I HAVE NEVER KNOWN YOU—HENCE WITH YOU, WORKERS OF INJUSTICE." —XT: St Matthew 7.22-23


To CARE2 Mgmt: Sorry for staying incommunicado for so long. Hopefully your post turnover has improved.

8:52AM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

It would seem to me that organized religion has provided more terrorists, sex offenders and hate groups and wars than individual believers or non-believers in a deity. Crusades, the Inquisition, the massacre of natives of the New World, the War of the Roses, the Murder of the "Salem Witches", the KKK, the Radical Islamist movements, the extreme Right of Israel's Orthodox community, et al. It is not religion which is the culprit. It is highly organized religion which has as its goals, Power, Control, and elimination of "the other". Therein lies the threat to all civilization. This person who calls himself a Pastor is a perfect example of a hater and part of a dangerous lunatic fringe.

5:35PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

This is funny. I'm an atheist myself, but this kind of thing just shows how scared the religious are of truth. They wouldn't DARE have that register, because they know that once it was made public, and people realised how many atheists there were, and where to find them, so many more people would leave religion and join the rest of us who have figured out that there are no gods.

This guy is a perfect example of why we would be better off without religion.

5:12PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

I'm and atheist.
Sign me up!
Doug Harris
2/26 Mission View Drive (I kid you not!)
Northpark
Auckland 2103
New Zealand.

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