Monday, September 1, 2014

CHRISTMAS LIES: Santa vs. Jesus

Most of us grew up believing that there was this guy named santa who comes down the chimney once a year to leave us all presents. BUT only if you are good. Bad kids get coal and Santa keeps a list and knows who has been naughty or nice. I myself was never told this lie. I was told another lie about another Christmas myth...

The story of a magic man who lived over 2000 years ago. He did amazing things like walk on water and rise from the dead. Turns out he was the son of God. This magic man was crucified by the Romans and supposedly died for my sins. Then rose from the dead.

Fantasy is fantasy and lies are lies.It could be telling kids that a man in a big red suit will travel all over the world and deliver billions of presents in one night or telling people that a 2000 year old magic man died for my sins and when I die will decide if I was naughty or nice and if I will spend eternity in torture or peace.

An open Atheist for congress???

As a lifelong Atheist since age 13 it is nice to see an Atheist running for congress. In 2006 I made a run for state house but never made my religious views public. Some claim that at least 24 members of congress have privately admitted to being an atheist.  My only issue is that he is a democrat and I myself am a Libertarian/Republican. Nice to see anyway.

(CNN) -- This fall, for the first time in U.S. history, an openly atheist candidate is running for Congress. James Woods is fighting an uphill battle as a Democrat seeking to represent the very Republican 5th Congressional District in Arizona.
There are now no openly atheist members of Congress, even though nearly 20% of Americans report having no religious affiliation, according to the Pew Research Center, and between 5% and 10% of Americans do not believe in a supreme being.
So far, only one sitting congressman, Pete Stark of California, has ever admitted to being an atheist while in office. First elected in 1972, Stark came out of the atheist closet back in 2007, but he losthis re-election bid in 2012 after serving in the U.S. House for 40 years.