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An Atheist's Prayer

The world is your playground
Just watch your health bar
Get your money up!
No one is watching

Think those mean thoughts
Your mind is your castle
A safe no one can crack

You only live once
Then you die, they say
Everything you see is yours
No one will ever see it again
as you saw, through your eyes
Or live your experience, as you lived

You're the King
Master of creation
The Alpha and Omega
The height of power
Nothing is greater

Everything before you
And after you is Nothing
Nothing is out of reach
If you master yourself

*

What makes you happy?
What gives you pleasure?
What makes you delight in your power?
What is you heart's desire?

Raise it up
Make it your idol
Chase it, hunt it
Run before it
Kneel before it
Make it your God

**

People are things
Tools for your work
Pawns on your chessboard
Love them or hate them
But make them move
Make them dance!

A thousand Gods beckon to you
They want your vote
Pick your God

O Holy Status!
Fall before it
Be better than your neighbor
You can, if you're able
You're Cain, if you're Abel
The fruit of one seed

Hold up your Pride!
Let the sun hit it at the perfect angle
sending forth a thousand streaks of dazzling perfection

Let all men be your stepping stone
You're the apex of the pyramid, the keystone
If things fit, they fit for you alone
To uphold your greatness

Nurture your hatreds
They are your joys
Any reason is good
They are your toys
Play with them, cherish them

O, Holy Ideology
Make the world in your image
Humanity is clay
Stone for your chisel
To be shaped by your will
Let the hammer fall

It's a race to leave the greatest mark
The deepest fissure
The heaviest blow
The widest gash in Man
So you'll be forgotten last

Raise up the hammer!
little God
All Gods have been pulled down
So you're God, now

***

Or else, shrink back
Stay warm, stay hidden
Comfortable in God's shadow
Believing not
But being good, and safe

Don't offend
Move aside for evil and good alike
It matters not which
Don't discriminate
Don't love, Don't hate

But watch your health bar
And your money

No one is watching
And it will be over soon, little lamb
It is a playground
of little gods and little lambs



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It was reason took me away

It was reason took me away from organized religion to atheism then further reason took me to the spiritual path I am now on.

We are facing a great convergence in the human psyche in which the schism between science and religion is closing. Revelations in science is now aligning with ancient texts and spiritual writings.

With the advent of quantum physics and the revelation that all matter is just energy frequencies, we come to realize that our intention can shape the reality around us. This was proven when they found that by observation alone, particles acted in a different manner than when they ran the experiment when nobody was around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q4_nl0ICao

Perhaps there is an intelligence that has created our reality for our souls to live in and learn to better grow spiritually, kind of like a video game. This architect plays a beautiful melody that vibrates energy into all we perceive. We are too given this gift of making our own melodies by or own intention and creation. If the creation is pure it is harmonic with the vibration of this reality and we grow spiritually, if what we do is evil or negative the vibration is out of sink with the harmonics of life which creates bad situations. This is actually describes rather interestingly in Tolkein’s books. Satan or Lucifer is trying to create his own vibration separate from the architect and to pull us into that world. This entity works through the world elite and their goal is utter domination so Satan’s melody is the only thing we perceive and not that of the architect or God. Monsanto is a perfect example of this- growing food organically in harmony with the natural world vs genetic engineering that spreads like a disease.

In any case, we need to stay away from divisive Atheist vs Religious conversations and find some common ground we share as part of humanity. It will probably not change anyone’s opinion but we need that perspective and understanding of each other to move the Liberty torch forward.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Gee, if I were feeling a lil

Gee, if I were feeling a lil more poetic today I could post a poem that poked at the lunatic theists as well. Where would it get is? How would that further the liberty conversation.

I was raised up in the house of a Nazerene minister. Plenty of time in the pews has left me with a with a low reguard of the masses that filled them because it was a cultural thing. It was a good place for the kids, etc. I do infact have a lower reguard for those intellectually bankrupt or lazy authoritarians than I do of the sociopaths with the lead in their hands. The sociopaths would be the emporer with no clothes if the people revoked their consent. Unfortunately the slaves consent is embedded in most religions. I have witnessed deeper and more civil discussions on issues of morality and ethics by atheists than by theists. That is my perception as a 40 year old white male from the Bible Belt.

Oh Bearer of Light

Cast your lamps into the stygian depths of the garden of ignorance and guide us out to knowledge. Spread your brilliance across stochastic existence and we shall wrest meaning from meaninglessness.
Guide us, Lucifer, as you have guided the first man and the first woman.

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jk

jk

One of the biggest pitfalls in a "movment" is the temptation to get cultish about it and refuse to realize that it is only part of the picture. -Joel Salatin ; You Can Farm pg 202

O.K. I am backing off, because once again...

A "So called" Christian has started a divide in the community and refuses to debate the questions. Typical. "Supreme and Divine", "Righteousness and Judgmental","Dominating". "Just follow and don't ask questions". Sounds like McCain,lol.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Being a bitch, like always

You don't think I or anyone else in this thread has been down-voted before?

Stop acting like such a victim and man up.

Here's something funny for you.

I know where the downvotes came from. Yet I have never downvoted anyone on the DP board ever. I vote up good stuff but I have always had the integrity to not down vote anyone including this post. You cannot claim that can you? See, this is the Hypocrisy of good Christians, In the end they have no true integrity or honesty. They fail their own gospels. They interpret their own book falsely to advance their own personal interests. This is one soul that you will not "Harvest" and control. Good try though. Your choice to call me names changes the facts not, Go for it man! Be an example of your faith!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

If you truly had integrity

You'd not feel obligated to inform myself or anyone else that you don't down vote - as if that's some sort of noble cause, anyways.

Jesus did not feel the need to boast of his sacrifice for humanity, did he?

A vote on this board is a show of opinion. It doesn't mean you're right or that I'm wrong. It's merely a graphical representation of opinions.

This is why I'm astonished by your response. "O.K. I am backing off, because once again..." Merely because of some down votes. Who gives a flying fuck?

It is noble

And I have taken personal pride in this ever since the Voting feature was added to the site. I protested very hard to get it removed for quite awhile. It only causes more animosity, lack of love and division. But so you know I never noticed my downvotes at all until you brought it up. I truly don't care or pay attention to them. Never did.

I am merely pointing out that Your book does not justify condemning other faiths or lack there of. If you think so you have read it wrong. Please stay on topic if you are going to support your argument. The insults are truly not going to bother me and are getting a little petty at this point. I stand behind my claims.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Good on you.

I don't think I could feel prideful for merely ignoring a minor feature on a website, but that's me.

And whose faith was I condemning (or lack there of)?

If my reply about your complaint is off topic, then so is your complaint.

It's all good man

But you were backing up the prejudice of the OP against Atheists. The Bible does not teach this. There are just too many that take it out of context to support justification in condemning other faiths or lack of faith. It was not meant to be so. I read it too.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

PLEASE Read again

PLEASE read Galatians 1:8,9 again, and then tell us that the Bible does not teach against speaking out against false teachings!

There is ONLY ONE GOSPEL unto whereby man may be saved!

To hell go all the feel good, do not offend anyone teachers!

Peace

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

In turn.

James 2:9
"But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors".

Romans 13:7
"Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor".

Romans 12:10
"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor".

Philippians 2:3
"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself".

Matthew 7:12
"Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets".

1 Peter 5: 5
"Young men, follow the lead of those who are older. All of you, put on a spirit that is free of pride toward each other as if it were your clothes".

Matthew 7:1-5
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye".

1 John 4:20
"If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen".

Leviticus 19:18
"You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord".

1 Peter 3:9
"Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing".

I can find many more if you like?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Who is saying anything about hating anyone?

Speaking the Truth is NOT hating anyone but hating that which is evil.

To knowingly not speak the whole Truth, is deceiving and unloving, and evil!

You quoted many verses here that are good and what we should follow, but even if we DO ALL these things and follow another Gopspel, we will be damned at the coming of Christ.

This is directly from God's Holy Word.

PLEASE, again, read Galatians 1:8,9 and pray for understanding.

Peace

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Please in no way...

Please in no way follow another Gospel unless you choose to. Yours should be as respected as any other. But I think everyone of us should be examples of our own faith. Only by example can hearts and souls be gathered into your faith.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I don't feel I was doing that.

As I said earlier, I'm agnostic. I disagree with both religion and non-religion because there's no proof of either, so I opt to sit on the sidelines until that proof becomes available.

curious, did this poem write itself?

I prefer poems that flow out of the subconscious without tampering.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

All three of us wrote it.

All three of us wrote it.

No...

That doesn't make sense because the 4th voice in your head told me it was truly him who wrote it.

WAS HE LYING?!

BILL3 is large.

He contains multitudes.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

...I am legion?

...I am legion? Sh1t...
Someone drag this thread out back and shoot it.

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This title of the poem

is contradictory but the poem is somewhat accurate. Pretty logical for an unguided, randomly mutated, piece of star dust. We shall see if this is moral depending on what the community of people say about it.

One of the biggest pitfalls in a "movment" is the temptation to get cultish about it and refuse to realize that it is only part of the picture. -Joel Salatin ; You Can Farm pg 202

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wiki

Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication

One of the biggest pitfalls in a "movment" is the temptation to get cultish about it and refuse to realize that it is only part of the picture. -Joel Salatin ; You Can Farm pg 202

Atheists don't pray.

Really, think about it, wrong from the start. lol.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

atheists pray to their subconscious

Do you talk to yourself in your head? That's you answering your own prayer.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

You have a point

O.K. "What in the hell did you do to yourself here?" lol.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

More.

Rod Dreher: Progressive churches fuel apathy

I respect honest atheists more than I do many on my own side, for the same reason Jesus of Nazareth said to the tepid Laodicean church: "because you are lukewarm - neither hot nor cold - I am about to spit you out of my mouth".

Americas postmodern religious future, then, would appear to belong to theological slackers who believe in a vague deity who makes no demands, and only provides psychological comfort. Who needs that mush? At least atheists have the courage of their lack of religious convictions.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

And that's just it

The fact that many theists choose to invoke God to justify anything and everything is seen as being intellectually lazy by many atheists, anti-theists, and skeptics in general.

Seriously, I hear "it's all part of God's plan" so often that I've come to automatically write off anyone who says it, because I see it as someone basically throwing their arms in the air and saying "I give up."

Basically, my problem is with people who coast through life with such an attitude, not religious folks in general. There are plenty of apathetic, intellectually lazy, arrogant atheists as well. Most of them post on Reddit. ;)

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I agree

I see this too. Unfortunately it is so often used to remove blame from ones self for wrong actions done in the name of justification.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

J.R.'s going after this one

Look, I don't know where you studied, but Christianity does not teach "intolerance" of other faiths, or lack there of. Only someone that is ignorant would decipher it as such.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.