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September 25th, 2015 by Joel Watts

The real #atheist agenda 

  

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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9 Responses to “The real #atheist agenda ”
  1. Doesn’t that confuse atheism with Satan worship?

  2. Know More Than I Should says

    The history of Christianity reveals two intertwined and disturbing trends. One is a gnawing need to feel superior. The second is finding some enemy with whom to do battle. The result is often a rather childlike response to the perceived threat posed by nonbelievers or those merely believing differently.

    Thus, it matters little that atheism and Satanism are totally distinct belief systems. It only matters that “they” are the “enemy.”

  3. I too enjoy waking up at 8:80 am….. Wait a minute

  4. Ah ah! It is all irrelevant. About 10:30 ET tonight, we will see the fourth blood moon with an eclipse. I wonder if there are any seats at the Wiccan table. Or apocalypse fundamentalists Christians who will terminate their book sales tonight.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/24/us/supermoon-eclipse-blood-moon-sunday-feat/

    • Wait a minute. I thought the rapture was suppose to happen first. Goodbye Joel! You’ll be gone in about 8 hours. New blog title suggestion: “Unsettled 144,000.”

      BTW, probably more interesting. NASA is suppose to reveal new info on Mars tomorrow. I bet either water confirmed, or life confirmed (primitive). Anything less will be disappointing. Or maybe, just maybe, they discovered an old jar full of apocrypha on Mars. I hope it is the Gospel of Thomas, since Mars would have been a much better location than India.

    • Know More Than I Should says

      For some reason, the end of the world seems to fascinate people.

      Then, there are lunatics in every generation disposed to think it will occur in their lifetime. The really stupid ones go about telling everyone.

      Of course, the predicted time passes. Still, even when they’re proved wrong, they attract followers. Among the more notable in the United States have been Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

      In fact, given the historical record and global reach of end beliefs, it almost seems to be impossible to have a religion without also having some form of doomsday prediction to keep the gullible serving the priests in the interim.

      • Harold Camping comes to mind recently.

        • Know More Than I Should says

          When it came to finding just the right spot,
          Camping seemed have moved his tent a lot.

          • For Camping, it was the end of time. 2012, stroke, dead. In one way, he was right. He bit the dust. He missed his 1988 prediction. But now, dead is dead. Wait long enough, and we are all dead. Just not quite so universal. Just individually dead.

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