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Pastor Wants us Atheists all Listed in a Registry. “Oh, no reason,” he remarks casually, winking.

September 1, 2011
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This totalitarian "Christian" will soon want us wearing identifying marks too, no doubt

Because that’s always the purpose for gathering people’s names and photographs and listing them all in a great big registry — no purpose at all! Right?

Actually, Michael Stahl, who “pastors” an online church, wants to collect the names and photographs of all us atheists and put them in that big registry. In his explanation, says Matthew Hendley in his Broward Palm Beach New Times post, Atheist “National Registry” Proposed by Florida Pastor Discovered by the Internet a Year Later, Stahl reasons that if you can make a registry of all the other bad guys in society, why not atheists?

Gosh, no assumptions whatsoever there, huh?

And of course the fasci– I mean, Christians — would never turn around and use that registry to persecute us. This registry is being created for no purpose. Right?

They’ll be saying the same thing, I’m sure, when they refuse to let us buy or sell in the marketplace, or make us wear an identifying mark on our hands or foreheads. Oh wait — I thought that was the Antichrist who persecuted people that way. Hm…

And they feel wounded and “persecuted” themselves, when we warn that what they really want is a totalitarian state. All wide-eyed, innocent, and uncomprehending like. Uh huh.

Jesus — who Mr. Stahl might have heard of at some point, said this:

As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same…

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.

–Luke 6:31-33, 36&37

But, you know, I’m sure Mr. Stahl knows better than Jesus. And he sure knows better than to believe in democracy and liberty, by golly.

And! There’s more to Stahl’s “no reason whatsoever for the registry.” There’s a followup article you should read: Atheists “National Registry” Impetus Sending Atheists’ Email Address to “Christians Only”. Whenever any atheist has emailed Stahl, he’s collected their email addresses and is sending them as a package to “Christians only,” telling these people how they can use them:

These will be YOUR PROPERTY, as I am giving them to you, my brothers and sisters in Christ, to copy, distribute in your communities / churches, etc, and to do with them as you wish.

Oh, no vendetta there, right? He’s given Christians everywhere the license to harass and probably bully and torment any atheist they please, whose email address they’ve gotten.

And where are the charges that should be laid against a spammer? Hmm?

These are evil, evil people. And they get all wounded and wonder why we despise their religion and any deity who would sanction this sort of outright persecution. They’d be so insulted if they were compared to the Catholic Spanish Inquisition, but they are identical. Religious fanatics — Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Mormon, you name it — are identical. Same song, slightly different words. But identical.

Can you imagine Jesus doing this to people? Never.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. mark1147 permalink
    September 1, 2011 6:23 pm

    As Ko-Ko sang in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado:

    As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
    I’ve got a little list — I’ve got a little list
    Of society offenders who might well be underground,
    And who never would be missed — who never would be missed!
    There’s the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs —
    All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs —
    All children who are up in dates, and floor you with ’em flat —
    All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that —
    And all third persons who on spoiling tête-á-têtes insist —
    They’d none of ’em be missed — they’d none of ’em be missed!

    Don’t these so-called Christians ever read what the Bible actually says?! It’s only on Judgment Day that the sheep and the goats will be separated — and that’s in God’s purview, not men’s.

    • mark1147 permalink
      September 1, 2011 6:30 pm

      I should add that the other name for the role of Ko Ko in that delightful operetta is Lord High Executioner.

      Which is how all too many religious zealots strike me — they want to be judge, jury, and lord high executioner with regard to anyone who doesn’t agree with them 1,000 percent.

      And you’re right, Kashicat: the zealotry is in essence exactly the same, no matter the religious sect involved.

      • September 2, 2011 9:24 am

        Don’t you feel kind of stunned, sometimes, that you know the Bible so much better than these clowns who claim to “preach” it??

        Me too.

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