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Wake up by Starlow-FTW Wake up by Starlow-FTW
Josef Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Mao ZeDong, Kim Jong Il, enough said.

Wake up, people! Every group in existence has bloody history. Christians have the crusades, Muslims have today, Atheists have Asia, Jews have the time in the Roman Empire, and so on! Come on, people!

Do you know why these monsters use Christianity, or atheism, or what have you, to do what they do? Because that is their shield! Their cover. What authority would the pope in the middle ages have if he didn't brainwash the people under some fallacy that he was God's representative?

Atheists can be good people. Christians can be bad people. That's the reality. Can't we all just get along? Clowns like those examples come to power when people forget that I, a Christian, have blood just as red as an atheist's, or a Jew's, or a Muslim's.

You have been educated. Keep the applause to yourself. :lol: I'm terrible.

EDIT:  So a lot of people keep telling me that atheism is impossible to kill for... how many pictures of burnt churches and skeletons buried in mass graves need to exist out there before people admit atheists are human and are fallible, and some might even do bad things?  Hiding behind the semantics of "well, atheism isn't a belief" indicates to me that some people, with all due respect to them, are attempting to mask this fact, perhaps out of feelings of personal attack.  This stamp is not a personal attack on any atheists but meant to be one way to dispel the crazy idea that religion is the cause of humanity's woes.   Stalin murdered millions of Christians, Jews, and Muslims to perpetuate his power because tyrannies require absolute belief in an authority above God- that's why the Medieval Catholic church chained Bibles to the pews and why Stalin banned religion and killed its followers.  Now, let's put in some definitions so we can put an end to this nonsense.

Atheism: The belief that there is no god/no gods.

And apparently I need this for a lot of people on this stamp because I keep getting the exact same comments:

Denial: 
Denial consists of the refusal to accept a past or present reality and is most commonly employed to protect the host from their own negative traits.

Cognitive dissonance: the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.
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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Don't forget Mexico's La Reforma and Cristero Purge, brought about by an atheist president who was all too eager to purge his young country of religion. Needless to say, the atheist purge failed.
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TutanTurkeyTail Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
BRAVO!
Atheists never are special snowflakes,imo.
We're all equal.
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bun-niii Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, me being an agnostic I can defiantly agree with you. 

Anyone can do horrible things.
When other atheist act like we are the most intelligent and superior and can do no harm it pisses me off.
We are not special or better then anyone else. =_=
Other atheist need to realize that.
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Majesticanine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah except religious people do more ignorant and stupid crimes more so than we do.
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Unfortunately, what you said is so biased and managed to be incorrect.  See my essay on why tax exempt status on churches is a way to preserve freedom; I have a link to a study there about how communities with active church involvement have less crime.  If you want to see examples of atheists committing crimes in the world, open a history book.  The idea that atheists are somehow a master race that can do no wrong is preposterous.  Blaming crime and the woes of the world on religious people is the same typical scapegoating that the world's dictators of old employed, all of it being incorrect and outdated.  That's the point of this stamp, btw; you can't blame religion (Christianity in particular) for the world's woes... it would be far worse without it. 
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:iconmajesticanine:
Majesticanine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Communities with church involvement have less crime isn't a good thing or a bad thing. Sure, there's less crime, but there's more likely to be homophobes or all things bad that Christians are still doing (among other religions).

And wars? Current wars now are driven by religion. Open a history book? There'll be just as many if not more religious people committing hate crimes, causing wars and starting violence. 

And I'm not blaming Christians for anything. If anything, they're self centred about this. Go pet a dog and spread some love.
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SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
It depends on whether you believe protesting against gay marriage is worse than beating up someone to steal his wallet.
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:iconmajesticanine:
Majesticanine Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course physically beating someone up is worse than protesting. It's just the fact that someone would be against something so natural and normal is what ticks me off. It's literally getting in other people's business and telling them who and who not to marry. You don't see me going around telling who should like what.
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SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Actually, how do you know areas with active church involvement are more likely to hate homosexuals?
Just because religion is used as a synonym for bigotry doesn't mean it is true.
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Oh no.  Homophobia.  The horror.  Face the wrath of people with different opinions.

You think so?  So you don't think it was land or money or resources?  Tbh I'm skeptical that any wars started by anyone not Catholic or Muslim were ever started or driven by religion.  You can point to the crusades all you want (I've had this same debate a hundred times), but the list is exhaustive for ones that had nothing to do with religion and everything to do with land or economy, race, etc.  Current wars?  Not really- most are about the same things: land, resources, race.  I'll give you ISIS; that's a manifestation of evil if there ever was one, but my tl;dr is that I don't think as many wars were started because of religion as you lead on.

I am in fact sitting with a dog right now c:
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:iconmajesticanine:
Majesticanine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You literally give me a headache, I don't have time for this.
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
I'm sorry to hear that.  Hope your headache goes away. :3
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2015
You go do that then.  :D  Stay in school and have a nice day. :3 
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Undead-Purdy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an athiest myself, but at least I'm educated on both subjects, but rabid Christians and Rabid Athiests are just as immature as each other
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
I hear the word rabid all the time, so I would like to know how you define the word in context.  I just want to hear your thoughts. :3
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thee-real-doge Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! It's like they haven't heard 
of ISIS which is made up of atheists! 
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
ISIS made of atheists?  Do tell. 
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thee-real-doge Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I heard anyways. A lot
of American atheasts are joining
ISIS. I haven't heard that they had
a religion and they where just against
Christians.  
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onyxcarmine Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Being an atheist (a friendly one) I do know that atheists have done terrible things. Nobody's perfect and I'm not afraid to admit that I'm not. I don't understand why people commenting on here are making excuses :shrug:
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2015
A friendly atheist, eh?  Comments like yours and MiniDiren's over there tell me that such a thing exists and exists in abundance. :)  Thanks for the comment.  Sometimes people just don't want to admit that their exclusive club has a few loony members too, but it's okay that there are.  If you are going to subscribe to being human, you also acknowledge the fact that there will be error.
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onyxcarmine Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
That was probably the most rational answer I've gotten all day. You are correct that humans will always have flaws, nobody's perfect.

I think it's a shame that others on here keep making excuses :P

Some atheists can be as bad or worse than Christian extremists. I'm not ashamed to admit that :XD:
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MiniDiren Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm atheist myself and I agree with this.
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
I'm glad you do. :)  I'm sorry to tell you this, but I have some terrible news... you are human, just like I am.  It means you will have flaws. o.o 
That might seem like such a silly, common sense thing to tell you with so much emphasis, but by accepting that notion, you've already done more than most people commenting on this stamp, sadly. XD
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MiniDiren Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that too.

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KodaBerry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok..... whats the point of this stamp
everyone makes mistakes.....
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
You answered your own question :)
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KodaBerry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh
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WarriorsFourEver44 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm an atheist myself, and while I don't BELIEVE I've done anything tremendously wrong, I know some atheists in history or current events have. While I can honestly say that I have hurt people without meaning to (emotionally), I would never deliberately hurt anyone, physically or emotionally. Before anyone accuses me of anything, please know that it's easy for me to admit my atheism online, but not in real life, which is why I have no art representing religion; for or against(my real life friends and family can see it). It's hard for me to even think about hurting those I love, and why? Because almost every day, I hear about people attacking someone because they were an atheist, or someone completely ignoring someone else, because they're an atheist. I just feel it's sad, how society can't even get along with one another without creating conflict.

One little-ish backstory and comment before I go; if you don't want to read it, just scroll through.

A year ago, I heard one of my online friends tried killing themself. They survived, but we're hospitalized. My head became filled with thoughts I don't even remember anymore. I turned on two of the best friends I could ever have and told them I wished this one friend had died. I wasn't thinking straight. Surprisingly enough, those two friends forgave me quickly. It took a while before the others forgave me. Even now, one of them still hates me for that day, and I've regretted my choice ever since. However, I don't wish that moment hadn't happened, and here's why: because if I hadn't gotten mixed emotions and confused and all, these friends and we might not have as strong a bond as we do now. And these online friends listen to me, no matter how obnoxious or self-centered I sound, and I listen to them under the same circumstances.

One last thing, and I'll end this: I personally am a mild pacifist. If you don't know what a pacifist is, it's someone who doesn't like to use physical or emotional violence. I say I'm a mild pacifist because if I was in danger or felt threatened, I would defend myself. Not all atheists are violent, but not all atheists are peaceful. This goes for any religion too.

Sorry for taking up all that space, but I needed to talk, I guess.

Again, please don't comment hate on this.
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Atheists act selfishly, people who subscribe to any religion can act selfishly... Christianity is all about admitting that the flesh is a lost vessel and it's only out of the grace of God can we even have a chance to have redemption.  Do Christians still do bad things?  You had better believe it.  In fact, I would dare say there are Christians who behave worse than many atheists, but they are sincere in their faith.  How can this be?  Because sometimes we have to hit rock bottom before we're ready to listen to anyone, and God doesn't use mind control- it takes a lifetime for a character to be molded.  Christianity is the admission that no human being is good.  If you think about it, it makes sense.  If you ask anyone what they think about themselves, they will respond that they are a "generally good person" in that at least they don't do x like those bad people over there, while you ask someone who does x, they will respond that at least they don't do y, and in turn, at least the third person, they don't do Z.  Those people who do Z, they're the bad ones.  Most people the bar for what "good" is just a little lower than where they think they are. 

My intention isn't to attack you for being an atheist.  In fact, this stamp is not an attack towards any atheist.  It's an "attack" on people who set atheists as being godly beings who can do no wrong- just look at some of the comments on here. The point is that atheists have done some pretty bad stuff just like religious people have.  It's not some inherent evil about Christianity that causes people to do bad things, it's a human nature thing, something that God addresses... it's the whole point.

The truth is, though, people will attack you for being an atheist and plenty will attack me for being a Christian.  Plenty have and plenty will.   As for the pacifism thing, I do know what that is- I'd like to think myself as one to an extent.  You don't seem like someone who takes any pleasure out of hurting others. XD  I can say that's an objectively good thing.

You're more than free to talk here.  Also, I did read the story you wrote.  I'm very sorry that happened, I do understand that was a rather painful and even to some extent awkward experience.  No hate will be given from me.  Also, don't worry about your lengthy reply, I know I certainly can't judge you on that. XD
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WarriorsFourEver44 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't trying to accuse you of attacking me as an atheist, sorry if if came across that way.
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BenUnDrownd Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Yes but not in the name of atheism. You never heard of a guy killing an other guy becease they wern't following the rules of Darwin or something
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
No but I've heard of a lot of people killing others because of their lack of unbelief, or to put it simply, their belief.  Atheism=belief that there is no God.  If you kill someone simply because they believe in a deity, that fits by very definition. 
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BenUnDrownd Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Atheism isn't the belive there is no god but a lack of belive in god. And while that did happen poeple like Stalin did it becease of his own reasons and not for atheism
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Atheism is the belief that there are no gods.  It's a position, a statement.  A theist is one who believes in a God or gods.  Atheism is not a lack of a belief, it's a belief all its own.  Just because people feel like twisting the words around to absolve themselves of responsibility doesn't make it so.
Stalin did it because his brand of communism required a person's absolute obedience to him... Christians in particular are not to put any government above God, and that right there is the problem for any kind of totalitarian government.  Atheism is a requirement.  Just look at history.  I can easily say that the papacy in the Middle Ages never killed for religion, not once.  They did it for their own reasons. 
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HK-0391 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015   Digital Artist
Saying Atheism is the belief that there are no deities is like saying that math is the belief in numbers.
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Darkfall303 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Ahhh most Atheist are bunch of degrading assholes saying they are most smartest people in the world which is so fake.
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One-Swood-Grommet Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Most religious people are bigoted assholes.
And I'm not even athiest.
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Darkfall303 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
All religions are complete assholes expect Muslims.

You better be.
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One-Swood-Grommet Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Even muslims can be assholes.

And no I'm not because I don't like being a part of any group.
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Darkfall303 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Well 9/11 was created by George Bush and I heard rumours about ISIS was created by U.S. So I so don't think most Muslims are assholes.

Fair enough because most of the religion are pretty scary.
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One-Swood-Grommet Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Please take off your tin-foil hat. Also I'm not saying that the terrorists that caused 9/11 are how all muslims are. There is bad in every group.
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Darkfall303 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
I'm just being honest and I said Bush made 9/11 not Muslims or Terrorist. Also Europe is worse as ISIS. I don't see any bad things Muslims did or even long time ago.
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SnowyOtaku Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Well we don't have an ideology that tells us to do horrible things.
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
What ideology does?  I've made it clear time and time again that it's the people who do these things because they have ulterior motivations like greed and hatred. 
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One-Swood-Grommet Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
 ♂ + ♂ + God = ♥?
♀ + ♀ + God = ♥?

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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
That's what it says. :P
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One-Swood-Grommet Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No yours said 

"♂ +  + God = 
♀ + God = 
 + God = ♥"

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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
And?  I'm not sure I see the issue, if there is one. :3  If you're asking if you can use the signature, I didn't make it so of course you can.
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