|Posted on July 8, 2010 at 10:58 AM|
Atheism is a religion, they believe there is no God / gods. The Greek word αθεοι (atheoi), as it appears in the Epistle to the Ephesians (2:12) on the early 3rd-century Papyrus 46. It is usually translated into English as "[those who are] without God" They believes what they see and with reasoning.
In English, the term atheism was derived from the French athéisme in about 1587. The term atheist (from Fr. athée), in the sense of "one who denies or disbelieves the existence of God", predates atheism in English, being first attested in about 1571. Atheist as a label of practical godlessness was used at least as early as 1577. Related words emerged later: deist in 1621, theist in 1662; theism in 1678; and deism in 1682. Deism and theism changed meanings slightly around 1700, due to the influence of atheism; deism was originally used as a synonym for today's theism, but came to denote a separate philosophical doctrine
Hindu Mithology believes that Brihaspati is the presiding deity of atheist. His philosophy is known as the Charvaka (or Lokayata) school of thought, which rejects vedic doctrines and ridicules as self surving procedures of no real benefits to anyone.
Europe is the greatest continent of Atheists, this would make Albania the most atheist country in Europe With 54.96% declared next to Czech Republic in Europe 30%. The Czech Republic in Europe may be a great place to live for atheists - even those Czechs who aren't atheist are, by and large, disdainful of organized religion. A recent poll and found that only 33.6% of Czechs belong to a religion and only 11.7% attend services once a month or more. That's the lowest rate for any country in Europe aside from Estonia. More importantly, perhaps, is the fact that Czechs are quite proud of this. A couple of years ago, the quoted Lawrence Cada:
There’s a hostility toward what religion did to them in the past. The Czechs say they’re the most atheist country in Europe, and they say it with some pride This is how Western civilization may look in 50 years, because people here believe they live a full life without any religion.
Roman Catholicism is the traditional religion of this region, but people aren’t giving it much attention. They see it as a religion of oppression and there aren’t enough priests to meet what little demand there is for them — it isn’t uncommon or one priest to have to travel to nine parishes to celebrate Mass. According to psychiatrist Libor Growsky: I’m a nonbeliever. It’s connected to our history. Religion limited the freedom of the people. I don’t see a difference between the Communists and the Catholics. They each want people to comply with their ideals. My sense of morality comes from literature and my family.
Perhaps the most telling symbol of this is St. Vitus Cathedral, the Gothic centerpiece of Hradcany Castle. The Roman Catholic Church wants to regain control of it. The government, however, views it as a museum for the past and wants to keep it that way. A fitting state of affairs, it seems to me. Now the number is increasing day by day, because people want to enjoy life with out God. With out god people can lead a good life or one person can be good with out god. Now a days too much acceptance they are getting because of failure of the religion. They find there is no difference between communism and Roman Catholics. All the religious groups have there own complains and ritchuls have to be complied irrespective of all the groups. People want freedom and want to enjoy life without any bondage. The best example we have seen in the history was the bus campaign of atheists.
Any of the atheist who want to live in any of the country, must obey all the rules and regulation of that country. Atheist who are living in the home must observe some of the discipline at home, in society he must observe that societies rules. But only the problem coming is in connection with religion. Athiest who do not have any burden to obey any rules and regulations and customes of the prevailing state, but to obeseve any of the religious discipline is a problem. But the question that arise all the religious (especially christian) are as per Bible? Fot that we must be a ‘Beroean’. Two options are for every body. Either to select devilish religion or to accept heveanly religion. Either of the thing must have their on disciplinery systems. Even the ethistical religion must have their on disciplinery systems and the same is not a burden for any of the atheist. !
The Atheist Bus Campaign aims to place "peaceful and upbeat" messages about atheism on transport media in the UK, in response to evangelical Christian advertising. It was created by comedy writer Ariane Sherine and launched on 21 October 2008, with official support from the British Humanist Association and Richard Dawkins.The campaign's original goal was to raise £5,500 to run 30 buses across London for four weeks early in 2009 with the slogan: "There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." And “you can be good with out God.” Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, agreed to match all donations up to a maximum of £5,500, providing a total of £11,000 if the full amount were to be raised. The campaign reached that target by 10.06am on 21 October and had raised £100,000 by the evening of 24 October. The campaign closed on 11 April 2009, having raised a total of £153,516.51. The first buses started running on 6 January 2009 - 800 are running around the whole of the UK and it is also planned to place 1,000 adverts on the London Underground featuring quotations from famous atheists. Subsequently, two large LCD screens have been placed on Oxford Street, central London. Today 97.5% of the world population believes that there is God / gods. Now the 2.5% is increasing, that means 97.5% is decreasing. People who believe in God / gods believe there is a life after this life. If there is no life after this ‘we are the most pitiful men in this world’. For if only in this life we have hope in Christ, we should be pitied more than anyone. (I cor. 15:19).
Any way ultimate object of any religion is that ‘people to be good.’ If people can be good with out god, why we should obey such richuals and customs? There are variations too. Two dozen bussess in Manhattam, New York loudly proclaimed ‘You don’t have to believe in God to be a moral or ethical person’. And in an acerbic twist to the Bible’s opening sentence, the slogan used on 25 buses in Chicago was “In the biggining, Man created God”. The greatest irony is that this all happened under the mustasch of the great Christian country U S.
Probably U S is the only country they declare their faith in God in their currency ‘In God we trust’
We have to understand certain aspect from the above advertiastment.
1. Everybody want to attack against christanity and Bible.
2. Atheist are nutral form of devilish thought.
3. They want to prove their existence by any means.
4. Wide public acceptance they received.
5. They raised fund is 2791% more than their expectation.
6. People want to enjoy life with out God is increased to very good margin.
7. When the churches will sleep devil will work.
Atheists are religion believing in ‘No god’ theory or the religion of reasoning but Christians are believing in God but living like there is ‘No God’. The third commandment in the bible ex. 20: 7. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain’. We usually interpret the commandment in a narrow sense of prohibiting swearing. Mr. Robert Webbert expand its meaning to ‘never live as though God does not exist’.
What is the difference between the two. Atheists are believing they are born to earth because of human inclination, but Christians are believing they are born by the will of God, but live like there is no god. Atheist are living and want to enjoy life as if god is not living, but Christians are believing in God and living like as though God does not exist. St. Paul in his epistal to Ephesians (2:12) you were at that time without the Messiah, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. What we manifest to day is we believe we are with God and hope and we behave and live like though God does not exixt.
Directly or indirectly what we are saying is we are Christian Athests. God don’t want double minded persons. Either hot or cold. Davil and this soldiers wake up and do their duties, but we are sleeping. We are sleeping in the war field!!!!. So pathetic.!!! We wore all the armor of God. But in the war field we are sleeping.
Eventhough we are claiming that, we are worshiping in truth and sprit, god is not in the church and He is outside and knocking at the door, and seeking that anybody who is hearing the sound to have supper with Him. From the first century onwards this phinoninen exists.
In the Old testament, when we break any of the commandment we are fall short of all, but by the grace of Jesus Christ, He was aware about the limitation of the Law, he became in flesh because His children are in flesh, He was fully tested except by sin. So we will get the grace through Jesus. But that is not a licence to us to sleep in all day long. Even the atheist can go to the lonely island when he is in despire but a Christian can not!. He has chosen us to live in the midst of this world. Even though we are obeying the nine commandments and not obeying by our life ‘the third’ commandment we will ger the grace through Jesus Christ, not all through the life. If we are living like ‘god is not living’, He can not do anything. Once we will stand before the throne of judgement, whose hand will be strong!. The most famous mountain cerimon of Jesus Christ is narrated in the book of Matthew chapter 5 33-37 ‘Again, you have heard that it was said to an older generation, ‘Do not break an oath, but fulfill your vows to the Lord.’ But I say to you, do not take oaths at all – not by heaven, because it is the throne of God, not by earth, because it is his footstool, and not by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King. Do not take an oath by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black. Let your word be ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no.’ More than this is from the evil one’.
We are swering un to heaven because we have to go to his mercy seat every day and but we are living in his footstool and saying He is not living!. Atheists are aware about the purpose they are living in the earth, devils are aware about the purpose they are doing in the earth, but the Church of God is living in the earth with out any purpose (object of church is talking by Jesus is that ‘I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it’. Matt: 16:18)and by our life we are saying ‘we are athests’ ie, we are living as if Christ is not Living.
Wake up… Wake up He is coming in the cloud !!!!
1. Article in Sunday Times August 09, 2009 Page 21)
2. The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancy
3. collected data from various web publications
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