It always amazes me how many times this God orders the killing of innocent people even after the Ten Commandments said “Thou shall not kill”. For example, God kills 70,000 innocent people because David ordered a census of the people (1 Chronicles 21). God also orders the destruction of 60 cities so that the Israelites can live there. He orders the killing of all the men, women, and children of each city, and the looting of all of value (Deuteronomy 3).
He orders another attack and the killing of “all the living creatures of the city: men and women, young, and old, as well as oxen sheep, and asses” (Joshua 6). In Judges 21, He orders the murder of all the people of Jabesh-gilead, except for the virgin girls who were taken to be forcibly raped and married. When they wanted more virgins, God told them to hide alongside the road and when they saw a girl they liked, kidnap her and forcibly rape her and make her your wife! Just about every other page in the Old Testament has God killing somebody! In 2 Kings 10:18-27, God orders the murder of all the worshipers of a different god in their very own church! In total God kills 371,186 people directly and orders another 1,862,265 people murdered.
Tomorrow (Friday 24th, 2014) I shall be making another appearance on Radio. I shall be on Nation FM 96.3 at 7.30 AM to discuss the impact of religion on lifestyle. Let me say that this is really good for the #Atheist community, who are hardly given time in Kenyan media. I also think the topic is great! We all know what religion does to most Kenyans. It tries to define their lifestyle. In what ways? No sex before marriage, no drinking, dressing, marriage with people of a different faith; we all know how religion affects lifestyles. I will therefore put a case for #atheism as an alternative to religion, and urge Kenyans to join Atheists In Kenya. Stay tuned!
President, Atheists In Kenya
Lucifer started a war in Heaven as we were told in all the religious books and somehow that so called war persists even now. So tell me something, if this God/Allah/Yahweh/Jehovah cannot keep his angels under control and Lucifer took almost one third of them, what makes you believe that it can keep humanity under control?
Why do you think the so called omnipotent who could simply kill the devil and its wingy coup plotter with just one word like “die” can help humans? What was your god thinking before it created the devil when it knows already that this brother Lucifer will get tired of it sit tight head of heaven and plan a coup?
You remember “our lords” prayer?
You remember the part “As it is done on earth ,so also in heaven”?
I say to all of you religious people… you are all liars!!!
There is democracy on earth but a tyrant called god/allah/yahweh/jehovah in heavens according to you genocide manuals called holy books.
When is you god going to allow elections in heavens?
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE ATHEISTS IN KENYA ON THE ONGOING NATIONAL TETANUS VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN 60 DISTRICTS IN KENYA
Having read the statement by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) with regard to the National Tetanus Vaccination campaign (http://www.kccb.or.ke/home/com/statements-com/press-statement-by-the-catholic-health-commission-of-kenya-kenya-conference-of-catholic-bishops-on-the-ongoing-national-tetanus-vaccination-campaign-in-60-districts-in-kenya/), we would like to state that the Catholic Church in Kenya is not an authority on matters of health in Kenya. We find it strange that of all the issues that currently face the country, including corruption, poverty and joblessness, the Catholic Church would purport to raise its voice on the noble cause of the Tetanus Vaccination campaign being spearheaded by the government.
The statement by the Catholic Church is a mockery on the Ministry of Health and the entire medical fraternity in Kenya. We know that the Catholic Church in Kenya has been against the use of condoms and other family planning methods, abortion, and therefore it is the one institution that has limited the freedoms of Kenyan women in regard to reproductive health; to this extend, they have no moral authority to give direction on matters of health in Kenya.
The Catholic Church cannot purport to be a voice on matters of Vaccination Campaigns in Kenya.
We would therefore like to state the following:
- That the Catholic Church is not a key stakeholder in matters of health and other medical campaigns in Kenya. The ministry of Health should not feel compelled to include them in any campaign that touches on the health of the Kenyan people.
- Any public awareness campaign on matters of health must not include the Catholic Church. The government should conduct its own awareness campaign, and have qualified medical personnel assist in such campaigns.
- The allegations that the Catholic Church is making regarding Tetanus Toxoid vaccine (TT) being laced with Beta human chorionic gonadotropin (b-HCG) sub unit has to be verified by the relevant medical authorities. The Kenyan Government has the qualified personel to verify such information. The Catholic Church has no role in the matter at all.
Finally, the issue of Vaccination is not a moral issue. It is a medical issue. If the Catholic Church was so concerned with the sanctity of Life and the dignity of the human person, it would focus more on poverty and other social ills that bedevil the country, instead of hiding behind a Tetanus Vaccination Campaign to propagate its conservative worldview.
PRESIDENT, Atheist In Kenya
We humans are a small stage in a long process of evolution. We like to think we are the culmination of the process but we are not. We evolved, we thrived for a while and we will pass away to be superseded by something else.
If history tells us anything, it is that no species survives forever. We live on a changing planet which is subject to deadly threats from within and without. The deadliest threat will not extinguish a few thousand species–it will extinguish them all. That threat arises from the death throes of our sun.
It is vanishingly unlikely that we will be around to witness it but here, Christopher Hitchens describes what we think will happen.
Beautifully narrated with beautiful graphics.
I understand God created angels as his errand-boys and he gave them free-will. Unfortunately, one angel, despite inhabiting heaven with the living God, decided to rebel. His name was Satan and he has been causing problems ever since.
Should we blame God for Satan? Well, God is omniscient so he knew Satan would rebel and get up to his antics… and God could have decided to create all the other angels but not Satan. Consequently, we have to conclude that God WANTED Satan around doing his dirty tricks.
Satan’s dirtiest trick of all was to persuade Eve and her boyfriend to eat from the Tree of Knowledge. This one deed had us evicted from paradise, brought sin into the world and condemned us all to die. The suffering that flowed from this one dirty trick is immeasurable but it follows, as sure and night follows day, that God wanted all these bad things to happen. It was all part of God’s plan.
So you can believe in a God that positively wanted to see humans suffering by their billions or you can conclude the entire story is a badly conceived fairy tale.
I know which I find more credible.