The Atheist Empire

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The Error of Responsibility.

Posted by theatheistempire on February 13, 2007

I`ve just found this interesting paragraph in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche. A lesson for all moralizers and Christians:

 “So we make people responsible first for the impact of their actions, then for their actions, then for their motives, and finally for their nature. Ultimately, we learn that this nature is also not responsible, since it is an absolutely inevitable result and a concretion of the elements and influences of the past and present things: hence, people cannot be held responsible for anything, including their nature, their motives, their actions, and the impact of their actions.”

Nietzsche concludes:

 “We therefore realize that the history of moral feelings is the history of an error, the error of responsibility.”

I agree 100% percent with Nietzsche. And to use a Krishnamurti expression; “Human beings are not free from their past conditioning.”.  The reason that Christians and other moralizers [and so too those Karmajunkies] feel that every human being is accountable for their actions is because they believe in absolute free will. But the belief in absolute free will is just a belief, isn`t it?Absolutes are tricky. A man in chains is free to pick his nose, touch the ground, move about a little bit but he cannot break free of his shackles; he can`t go for a stroll or run around. The will might be like this example. I really don`t see any evidence anyway of free will or even that the will is totally restricted. The idea that the will is totally restricted and tragically bound to shackles is absurd but I think too that free will which is totally free of any constraints is also absurd since we cannot be free from our conditioning. And I don`t excuse or believe those numbskull religious nuts who say [dreaming of the 12 tribes of Israel] the reason that man is not free is because he has gone astray and lead by the devil. What rot! Why speak about the will in those terms if all you have is some excuse of ethical semi-religious nonsense?

No-one has yet proved what the will is really like. But it does seem the case that the will is free and it is not free and neither case to be taken in the absolute.

Is truth a good thing or is it something we must not find out what it is? Imagine a society that doesn`t punish people for commiting a crime?

Within the walls of society however the ‘truth’ of the philosophy I have given above is oppressed and even turned on its head. Human beings are moralizers. ‘Truth’ might not be something good or even proper. The false may indeed enable humans to live in a society that makes someone murder us pay for that murderous act. Justice might lend itself to the false and erroneous interpretations of actions and of cause and effect and keep us all sleeping well in our beds at night. If that is the case then we have to find or furnish some middle ground. If we can`t live with the ‘truth’ and humans must look for the ‘truth’ then we need to protect ourselves from this ‘truth’ so as to not “perish”.

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Faith makes stupid.

Posted by theatheistempire on February 13, 2007

I find the words ‘open’ ‘honest’ and ‘faith’ to be some kind of comedy that would make even Shakespeare die of laughter. The commandment ‘love thy neighbour’ is not exclusive to Christianity – it was not even Jesus`s teaching – it came from the teachings of Lao Tzu and Confucius which were brought to the libraries of Alexandria as Jewish pagan centre for learning. Subsequently the library was burnt down by Christians – thousands of books were burnt, teachings lost but those Christians knew what they were doing when they burnt that library -it was all part of the big plan.

Jesus was a mythical pagan figure brought to the Jews after Judaism failed. The Jews already had Joshua their messiah but Judaism was clearly dieing on its knees as Judea, Palestine and Jerusalem became more and more Hellenised. With the help of St. Paul [Christian scribes like Eusebius fabricate-identified Paul with Saul of Tarsus from the works of Jospehus] Paul brought the element of the Logos into Gnostic Christianity and as Paul tells the Brethren: “we have come with the mysteries of Sophia”. The Christ [Christos in Greek] was set up as a mythical figure encoded with secret messages just like those that can be found in the cult of Dionysus, Horus and Osiris who incidently in the case of Dionysus was born from Semele a virgin mother, in the case of Horus born from the virgin womb of Isis, Dionysus-Osiris was killed by authorities similar in status to Roman viceroy Pontius Pilate, and in the case of Dionysus-Osiris was crucified for the forgiveness of sins of the community, risen from the dead and performed miracles.

All this info is compelling to me to say the least but stupidity and arrogance is rife and many of the adherents of our precious religions continue to be unmoved by this info and simply refute it on the grounds that it is inconsistent with their accursed subjective viewpoint. Historical information means nothing to these parasites of humanity. Grow and learn and and “the truth will set you free” but if you don`t learn you won`t grow. Common sense if you ask me.

Freidrich Nietzsche once quoted “faith” means the will to avoid knowing what is true” and how right he is!

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Funky Christians.

Posted by theatheistempire on February 13, 2007

Didn` get round to doing the pasting table thing but I did manage to hand out a few leaflets. There were a Christian gospel group already there when I arrived – lucky me!

Now I know you shouldn`t judge people on their looks but often I have wondered why so many Christians are unhealthy. All of the Gospel Christians there today were the most odd looking people I have ever seen – black teeth, glazed-over eyes. Most of them had some kind of physical symptom. They had pot-bellies. One guy was so thin and pale; he was wasting away! They couldn`t even talk properly; couldn`t hold any kind of meaningful conversation. They stood on the spot drained of all vitality and life. They started dancing rather pathetically in the street to their gospel rap outpouring; it was bizaare!

 

Young people crowded around these Christians but they were obviously taking the mickie out of them. One of their leaders – pale, thin, gaunt and lacking in vitality approached a group of goths and pronounced he had seen heaven and Jesus. He was met with a barrage of laughter and insults. Then I shouted “No historical evidence for Jesus Christ….Jesus never existed….Christianity: a false piety!” and they came running to me saying “hey, that guy over there says he has seen heaven and we are all laughing at him”.

 This Gospel Christian group is probably my main opposition. They come out to the city centre almost every Saturday and they never fail to bring their speakers and microphones with them. You should hear some of the things they were singing: “Jesus wants your body….he is alive today…..blah blah blah” and  a few words about some “light”, a “sacrifice” and “the bible”.

 My leaflets consisted of 7 points showing historical information about the Christian religion – how they managed to pen their God from the remnants of other pagan cults. It mentioned the bible and how they were written in the Midrashic style and I mentioned all the inconsistencies, the fabrications, the lies and whatever else doesn`t match up. I mentioned the Essenes, the Nazaroi, and Yeishu ben Ha-Notzri and many others.  I gave a leaflet to one of the Christians there and five minutes later he came to me telling me I am going to hell and that this is the work of the devil. He proceeded further by screwing up the leaflet and giving it me back.

 The fun lasted for 20 minutes by then I had ran out of leaflets to give out. I just left and headed for home.

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Untitled

Posted by theatheistempire on February 13, 2007

You are probably wondering why I got arrested that day [see post below]. Apparently the word “immoral” used in reference to Christianity or any faith or religion for that matter is an incitement to hatred. This is madness!! I don`t hate Christianity. I just think it is false, a vestige of the past, a good story, a moral seduction, a myth, etc, etc.
I used an image of a face with a crucifix strapped over the eyes and mouth and this was to show the most peoples beliefs blind them and prevent them from seeing ‘the truth’ [‘the truth’: the historical facts, for example]. One woman who was a Catholic found this to be offensive and told me I will go to hell. I usually just laugh in my head when they say that. If they can`t or will not strike up an intelligent conversation with me about what I am doing and why I am doing it then whatever they say will no doubt be a mark of their own canker conscience.

I keep on telling everybody that in talking and listening to the adherents of our religions we atheists, agnostics, humanists and unbelievers know a lot more about their religion than they actually do. One old woman who had been a Christian all her life was flabbergasted and dumbstruck when I mentioned to her the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of Judas: “Oh I didn`t know there was a Gospel of Mary Magdalene…” and at that point she was actually ushered away by some nearby Christians from the Church of Jesus Christ.

The people from the Church of Jesus Christ know me; they know I am an atheist and they know I have a lot of knowledge and they don`t like me approaching their ‘faithful brethren’. They don`t attack me in anyway but they prefer to go up to the person I am talking with and slowly usher them away with their picturesque leaflet of Jesus holding a lamb..awwww!
They don`t know about my AtheistEmpire however but we shall wait and see. These Christians are called missionaries and from what I can gather they all seem lost; they cling to this Jesus guy who they hope will bring them some relief from their earthly existence and struggle. They also carry off physical stiffness and they lack a sense of humour and personal efficacy.

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Attacked by a Christian trumpet player

Posted by theatheistempire on February 13, 2007

So my day begins tomorrow with getting a few things printed and going out on the streets of Liverpool promoting my atheism….without permission, I should say. And if I see the old bill I will most likely make a run for it. Mind you there are plenty of stall holders without licences and there are plenty of vegetarian and “Stop the War Coalition” people here doing what they do without permission.
I have done this before though; I have deliberately gone out and used my pasting table, gathered some info and some pictures and see what happens. I got attacked by a trumpet player and I had been out there no less than 20 minutes! Liverpool is rife for dangerous Christians – poisonous to the core of their spirit. This trumpet player guy was scruffy, fat and totally lacking in dental hygiene, he was gruff and malignant right through. He shook his fists at me saying “You fucking queer! How dare you insult my religion. You don`t know anything about it. I`ll kill you…fff” He followed me for 10 minutes whilst I ran around with a pasting table.
I managed to get the attention of the police because I thought this trumpet player was intent on actually killing me. He disappeared when he caught site of the old Bill and after much explaining to PC Denton and WPC Harvey I got arrested for breach of the peace and a caution under the “Incitement to Religious Hatred” law/act. You think you Americans have problems with your laws! Ours are just as bad; they are subtle and arbitrary and that probably makes them worse. It is true that an honest man can easily be made into a criminal so I have accepted that at some point I will have to break the law and the best way is to just not get caught.

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Carrying out plans.

Posted by theatheistempire on February 13, 2007

Got off to a slow start this morning but eventually I managed to draw up my plans for the AtheistEmpire manifesto. I also managed at the last minute to type up a leaflet complete with picture to hand out onto the street. The AtheistEmpire doesn`t have a logo at the moment but I have found something in my photobucket account that may be of some use to me and here it is: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I was also thinking about using the Liverbird logo and instead using a different colour, maybe blue. As is most things in dear old Blighty there are these laws that dictate what I can and cannot do with regards to all this atheism stuff. The first thing I need to do is to get permission from the council to put up my pasting table and put on it a few visual images – the images must not be of a sexual nature nor must it offend anyone. (If I want to refute a certain religion how can I not avoid offending anyone? This is one example of how our laws make innocent people into criminals.) In this country you can say what you like as long as it doesn`t offend oh and it is okay for hell and damnation Christians to weild their bloodthirsty axes at us ‘sinners’ but won`t be tide some atheist with a will to refute the Christian religion! So I thought I will use the most inoffensive language I can think of to refute this religion. Considering that people usually take note of pictures as well as words I wanted to use images that would shock but not in an offensive way – this is the hardest part.

I needed permission to do all this but what I found was that the council of Liverpool is made up of Christians, Catholics and other people of differing faiths and what`s the bet that they will make an emphatic “No” to my atheist venture? – a 98% chance, I reckon. So I haven`t sent this application form into the council as yet.

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Welcome!

Posted by theatheistempire on February 9, 2007

Welcome to WordPress.com.

Welcome to The Atheist Empire of Liverpool Blog!

My name is Martyn Blackburn and I have been living in Liverpool for over two years now. In the past my atheism has taken a back seat and I have been pursuing a career in the fitness industry with poor results. Right now my career goals have changed slightly and I`m on the lookout for any type of work. In the meantime I am devoting all my time to promoting atheism in Liverpool.
Liverpool does not have any kind of atheist group or society – none that I know of anyway. I have noticed over the past year a furore of Christian groups popping up like mushrooms and coming out on the streets in a bid to win converts. These groups inlcude missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints and Gospel rock-groups and some megaphone blasting evangelists. English Christianity is quite subtle and seductive [masked by alcoholic excess and pangs of conscience] and for that reason all the more ‘poisonous’ than that of American Christianity [American Christianity is probably more ‘dangerous’].

Before I ‘became’ an atheist I flirted much with Christianity whilst I was in my early teens but I settled for Buddhism and Kashmir Shaivism in my late teens and twenties. Meditation practise was getting me no where and Buddhism made me fickle. I was weak, exhausted, and a total doormat to everyone – no self confidence whatsoever! Then I went to the gym, got fit, gained muscle and gained a more healthier outlook on life. I read the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and his Will To Power which inspired me to keep on being strong and keep on facing life; reality head on and not escape into fantasy and myth. I read Bertrand Russel who is most definately an agnostic/atheist and I liked Russell`s ideas. And that`s it really.

Right now I`m looking to organise some kind of atheist group in Liverpool. I have penned a manifesto which I will give the link to on this very blog. All will become clear there.
Right now I`m looking for people who are interested in supporting me in this role. I dare say it is a huge task and it might be somewhat dangerous but I like the danger element; I like the fife and drum!

Our group should consist of atheists, agnostics, humanists, etc, ect. We don`t accept Christians obviously. We will not be trying to ‘convert’ people – our aim would be to unite and enlighten.

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The Atheist Empire

Posted by theatheistempire on February 9, 2007

Welcome to The Atheist Empire

This blog functions as a record of the activities and plans of The Atheist Empire group based in Liverpool. The Group at the moment is not formed and is founded by myself. I am waiting for the new improvements that are being made to the meeting quarters in Bold St so that I can fully promote my ideas and establish a firm base. The meeting quarters is shared by other groups, rights activists, etc, etc. The Atheist Empire runs in association with The Friedrich Nietzsche Appreciation Society.

The Atheist Empire movement is set to begin in the summer months probably earlier if possible. This will be our most active time. Our aim is to provide fellowship to other atheists and non/un-believers living in a religiously dogmatic society.

 To see The Atheist Empire Manifesto and work-pack please visit here.

The site will updated whenever it needs to be. All activities will be announced on this blog as well as Feedback from members and the general public. We will keep you updated as much as possible as the empire takes on a more physical form.

 Thankyou,

Martyn Blackburn (Site Author)       

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