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‘Atheism Has Never Healed a Disease’

Posted by on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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Pastor John Hagee has a habit of railing against things he really doesn’t understand. Like the Harry Potter series and Ouija boards and rock music.

In a sermon delivered last weekend, Hagee explained how atheism is intellectually and morally bankrupt… and that it has never cured a disease (implying, strangely, that “Christianity” can):






The Bible says: “The fool hath said in his heart ‘There is no God’.” Atheists say there is no God. Let me tell you that atheism has never painted a masterpiece. Atheism has never dispelled fear. Atheism has never healed a disease; faith in God has, but not atheism. Atheism has never given anyone piece of mind. Atheism has never dried a tear. Atheism has never given an intellectual answer to the creation. Atheism is bankrupt and empty; it’s brain dead.

Actually, atheists don’t all say “There is no God”… but nuance is lost on this man. Atheism may not have painted a masterpiece, but atheists have.

Atheism may not have healed a disease, but there’s no shortage of brilliant atheist scientists and researchers.

Atheists everywhere can tell you how much peace of mind they have knowing there’s no hell awaiting them or vengeance-seeking God watching them at all times.

Atheism — or rather, a naturalistic worldview — is the only philosophy that has given us an intellectual answer for how we got here.

As usual, Hagee is wrong.

But he wasn’t done yet:

It is believed that when people stop believing in God, they believe nothing. That’s wrong. When people no longer believe in God, they will believe in anythingThat’s why they start hugging trees. That’s why they start staring into crystals, joining cults, running into the woods, ripping off their shirts, baying at the moon, because it’s something intellectual people do when they get frustrated.

We do what now?!

Since when it there something wrong with caring about the environment? (Then again, I guess you can stop caring about it if you think it’s all gonna burn, anyway, when Jesus returns.)

Staring into crystals? Most atheists eschew and call out all forms of supernatural bullshit, not just the kind pastors talk about.

Joining cults? That’s pretty much the exact opposite of what we do.

Running into the woods, ripping off our shirts, and baying at the moon? Does Hagee think all atheists are half-human, half-stripper, half-wolf?

After hearing that last bit, you have to believe, as Kyle Mantyla of Right Wing Watch does, that “Hagee has probably never actually met an atheist.”

Not that that will stop him from pretending to be an expert on us. Lying to people about subjects he knows next to nothing about is pretty much what he does for a living.

by on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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Blarg.
paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I don't know, it's given me peace of mind :-)

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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Dammit, I really need to rip off my clothes and bay at the moon more.
I'm not even a real atheist but even I can see the fun in that.

What the hell was that all about anyway?
Do you think he was talking about primal scream therapy or something? Someone's stuck in the seventies.
DaBuzz
by Member on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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My brain is dead. Dead. Dead. Yet I'm an intelligent, articulate woman. Hmmmm...

Also, I LEFT a cult, which incidentally was a Baptist church. My "friends" all disowned me. No skin off my teeth. I'm now on the Dean's list at a local university with my professors telling me they'll be there for me when I'm ready for graduate school. Yep, dead.

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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I do believe he may be having lucid flashbacks to his VW van and the orgies he participated it.

Quoting AdrianneHill:

Dammit, I really need to rip off my clothes and bay at the moon more.
I'm not even a real atheist but even I can see the fun in that.

What the hell was that all about anyway?
Do you think he was talking about primal scream therapy or something? Someone's stuck in the seventies.


mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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I'm not watching this shit. These people really are ignorant.

katzmeow726
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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True, but Neither has christianity.  Now, scientific research as well as prayer?  Those help cure illness.  

And, if i'm not mistaken, quite a large number of scientists that have helped create cures and treatments are atheists.  Again, atheism didn't cure disease, but the actions of atheists did. 



 

Looking4Truth
by on Nov. 15, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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 I wouldn't go so far as to call Pastor Hagee wrong.  He has his own beliefs, and for him they are true.  Perception is reality for people, therefore nobody is "wrong" at all.  We are all entitled to believe as we choose to, and since none of us can honestly claim to know ALL the truth, we have no right to tell someone else they are wrong in how they choose to believe.  Atheists are correct in their perception of reality, and Pastor Hagee is correct in his perception of reality.  To each his own.  We all need to stop criticizing each other just because we believe differently, and that includes Pastor Hagee.  He also shouldn't criticize others for what they believe and don't believe, and atheists also shouldn't criticize Christians for what they believe and don't believe.  Good Grief people, live and let live!!

lga1965
by on Nov. 15, 2013 at 10:35 PM

 He's a joke. Always has been.  

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