How To Not Live In Fear

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Fear is a question. What are you afraid of, and why are you afraid of it? For centuries religion has placed a boundary on fear. Fear has become a way of life, for many people, who are scared of what each moment will bring. How can anyone be successful at anything, always being scared of what could be. Wouldn’t it be a lot less stressful answering the questions you fear. That way an indiviydual could live their life to its fullest potential. Most people accept their fears as a way of life. This acceptance of fear may be caused from a traumatic situation, or just being taught to be scared.
In the holy bible fear is defined numerous times. First believers are instructed to fear “god”.
Mathew 10:28
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Then believers are instructed to love “god”.
Mathew 22:37-38
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
Then love is defined to not contain fear.well which is write?
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Reading the King James Version holy bible to define any of life questions, would have anyone confused. The bible contains so many contradictions, it creates an atmosphere of fear for life. How can anyone have courage following words that tell you to love, but fear, yet there is no fear in love. Hunh?
Wikipedia defines fear as an emotion, induced by a perceived threat. Fear causes entities to pull away or hide from it. Fear is a survival mechanism which occurs in response to a specific pain, or threat of danger. People usually flee from fear, in a “fight or flight” response. In extreme horrific, or terrifying situations people even sometimes freeze(paralysis).
Fear can be manipulating, or controlling in an individual’s life if allowed. The main way to control ones fears is to learn about them. Once an individual knows why they are scared, and what is scaring them, their fears disintegrate. People who fear “god” have no true concept of reality, because they must imagine he exists everywhere, through faith. According to the scriptures of Mathew, would that not make you fear doing everything, going everywhere, because of an supposed omnipresent dirty. Religion creates an environment in the human mind, making people more scared of things that are not real. These believers are to scared, to even answer the question of why they are scared. Most believers of religion also live in fear of eternal death, if they question their faith. How can anyone overcome fears, if they think they can be punished for doing so. During the time period the bible was written in there were a lot of life’s questions that couldn’t be answered. That is why the bible taught people to reject the unknown. Now thanks to science, and history, there are answers for almost all life’s questions. People should have an understanding that it is ok not to know. Making imaginary answers to life’s questions, only makes more fear of what doesn’t make sense. There is no fear a person can not overcome, unless an individual does not want to overcome it. If people learned more about what they are scared of, their lives would be much better. Fear can cause people to hate, destroy, kill, or be violent, rather than just run away.
So maybe the next time your scared of something, ask yourself why. You my find that your only scared of the unknown. By learning the truth to accept the unknown for what it logically is, your life will be free. The bibles contradictions create fear to make people submit to believe, or oppress people into believing in the faith( imagination). Most believers only believe so they won’t die or go to hell. However, science proves every living thing dies. Science and history both prove how incorrect the bible is as well. Reality can be scary, until you know why it is the way it is. Do not be afraid to conquer your fears.

Sources: holy bible, Wikipedia

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Is Heaven Designed for Bishop Eddie Long?

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Americans all over the United States have turned their televisions to BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) cable station and seen Bishop Eddie Long of Atlanta’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, preaching or doing a commercial, at one point in time. Leading a mega church with over 25,000 members the prominent Bishop Long is hard to miss. In 2004, one month after voters approved an amendment in the state of Georgia’s constitution that banned gay marriage; Bishop Long led his congregation in a march of over 25,000 people against gay rights. Long is one of the most vocal activists against gay rights, and gay marriage in the Black Church.
For attempting to set such a strong example of heterosexual role modeling for Black Christians in Church today Bishop Long failed. In September of 2010 multiple allegations of four young men in their twenties, accused Long of sexual misconduct. The young men had evidence of how Long abused his spiritual guidance for youth. The evidence Bishop Long faced was in the cell phone messages, texts, and portraits, he exchanged with the four young men. Maurice Robinson, Jamal Parris, Anthony Flagg, Spencer LeGrande, and one anonymous young man, accused Long of seducing them as teenagers, and using church funds to do it. Long gave the four teenagers cash, cars, trips across the world, and gifts in exchange for sexual favors. It all began when Bishop Long befriended the teenagers between the ages 14-16 years old.
When Bishop Long spoke to his congregation of New Birth, for the first time after these allegations, Bishop Long vowed to fight the charges, and his day in court would come. While outside the church Long’s spokesperson refused any comment, and his legal team began instantly negotiating with plaintiffs.
In May of 2011 Bishop Long settled out on this same case he claimed he would fight. It was reported that Long settled the payout with an amount between 15-25 million dollars. Importantly the settlement was with a gag order.
This case is one of many that happen regularly in Black Churches across the U.S.A. Even though this case could have opened a much needed dialogue in the Black Church and Community on such topics as AIDS, homosexuality, and molestation, it could not because of the gag order. Yes the victims were compensated, but the Black Church was not. By silencing problems of importance, the stigmas in the Black Church have gotten worst. In late September, in Atlanta when Long was accused, 20 ministers gathered to pray especially for Bishop Long, and not one of them prayed for the four young men. These men were turned away by the Black Church, when they should have been loved. Bishop Long was even crowned like a king by Jewish leaders, while one of the young men attempted to committed suicide.
Religious leaders are treated as “gods” in more cases than one. But even “gods” make mistakes. But how they are even crowned gods when they prey, molest, and rape, young children. Where is the justice for our children? By leaving Bishop Long in the pulpit it says religious leaders can do whatever they want even if it’s wrong, and get away unscathed. However, humans are all equal. Religion is a choice for adults; however, it is forced on our children to believe. Yet, no one protects our children when they are violated, by the “gods”, preachers, priests, prophets, evangelists, bishops, apostles, and popes, we tell them to trust. Due to forgiveness, if violators, rapists, and murderers, or Bishop Long repents they can go to heaven. Where is the validation for the victims. So religion teaches as long as you apologize, you can do anything and still be rewarded. Victims are forced in a hell with the pain of seeing their rapist, molester,or murderer, rejoicing in heaven. It’s time for equality in our world today. The truth of religions lies needs to be recognized, in the Black Church, and Community, in order for them to move forward. It will come as evidence continues to wake humans from their willful ignorance, into learning truth.

Adam and Eve

                         

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The King James Version of the Christian bible has some people believing evolution is not true. However, news for creationists in the world has changed with tecnology and the internet, evolution is in fact true. Sciencetist have proven with evidence that the contradictions of the bible are put to rest by today’s research, and history. Religions of the world are dying out at astonishing rates. 
For an omnipotent, omnipresent, and  omniscient, “god”, no part of the bible, or any other religions doctrines should not contradict itself. Every word should be written correctly and perfect just as it is stated in John 1:1 “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with god and the word was god.” If the word lies that means god is untrue too.
In the begining of the bible we find men and women created before Adam and Eve.   “So god created man in his own image;in the image of god created he him; male and female created he them” Genesis 1:27  This verse in the Jewish Midrashic texts say the first woman was named Lilith and Eve was second.   Lilith left  Adam because she refused to be inferior, and lay beneath him. We then find a lonely Adam  in Genisis chapter 2, so “god” makes Adam a companione Eve, who is  created from Adam’s rib.            
Genesis 2:22 ” Then the lord god made a woman from the rib, he had taken out of the man…. ” Here chapter 2 contradicts chapter one. If “god” made man and woman in Genesis chapter 1, then why was Adam’s rib needed to make Eve in Genesis chapter 2.
So who are humanity’s first humans Adam, Lilith, or Eve? Eve appears to have been used to symbolize womanhood, but what about Lilith?What role would Lilith play? Having more than on first female in the world sounds like hogwash to me. Someone’s lying, yet only science can prove with natural evidence. This being because most religions are based on belief through faith in the supernatural.
Once humanity was created life reproduced itself and populated the earth. Adam and Scrap story leave speculation of incest to populate the earth. As the first humans Eve was the only female. Scientifically, only 4% of birth defects are caused by reproduction thru incest. So it is possible that Eve slept with her children, and  grandchildren , nephews, and cousins, to populate the earth. I almost belived this was what the bible was stating, until I remembered how Genesis 1:27 says humans were created together, equally. Which verse is right? These are not reasonable questions for a omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, “god”. Too much confusion already in the book Genesis is in the beginning of the book. These verses were used by its writer to instill inferiority in women, and ignorance for humans to not learn the truth.  Evolution vs creationism, becomes a fight only for ignorant humans that don’t want to learn. Intelligence in life is necessary for longevity survival.  Ignorance even through religion, is an excuse to be lazy.
So the questions remains the same. If man tampered with the bible, why believe anything it says. It’s origin only reaches so far. Blood shed for money, poverty for intelligence, race for time, superiority for gender, become life. Just think of the symbols, and words, on our American dollar bill that say,  “in god we trust”.  Money, power, and respect, go along way. People have been tricked out of their money, power, and respect, by a omni-perfect “god” through the lies of his doctrine in life, for nothing we know later. Science proves intelligence can surpass any prayer. Action causes change, whether we know why or not.
In the world today there are at least 38,000 denominations of Christianity. There are also 42 different translations of the bible.  The bible contradicts its own Christian community.  Why so many denominations, and translations for one omni-perfect “god”?
                         

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PRAYER IS NOT NEEDED FOR ACTION

            

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     Religion plays tricks on the human mind, by making imagination reality. The subconscious mind translates it’s thought’s into reality, no matter if it is driven by fear, courage, anger, or faith.  The subconscious mind transforms life into its physical equivalents. This is driven by the most direct practical way it can be carried out, at any order given to it, in faith, or belief.  In other words people become what they think.
        Faith is defined in Webster’s Dictionary, as complete trust or confidence, in someone or something.  Faith is also defined as a strong belief in “god” or the doctrines of religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. Belief is defined as an acceptance that a statement is true, or that something exists. Belief is also something once accepted as true or real; is based on a firmly held opinion or conviction. Whether you trust to have faith, or believe on opinion, in someone, thing, or religion, without proof your faith or belief is false. Some people believe in Santa Clause,  or the Easter Bunny, but they are not real. 
     So people can have faith or belief that a “god/gods” will make a donkey speak, as “god” did for Balaam in Numbers 22:28-30 of the christian bible.  The difference lies in what one believes as truth. Evolution has not yet made donkeys capable of speaking human being’s languages.
     Prayer is believed by religious followers to fix anything. I don’t see how when there are starving children all over the world, who have been praying to eat, and still starving.  Prayer relys on faith in imaginary “god/gods” and doctrines of lies.  Religion being a prime example of lies is unecessary for survival according to science’s M Theory.  Knowledge, and thought, are in logical, real, proven facts, and theories: that are necessary to live in the physical or natural world. To be true in action in one or more of the humans 5 senses, are necessary to be present in life.  Science says donkeys do not talk, but people believe Balaam’s donkey did.   Unless it is proven true in religions faith to believe it, is false.
      Science and religion have been battling for front stage, for years, but today in society science wins.  Religion looses everytime because it lacks proof. Hebrews 11:1, states faith is the evidence of things hoped for and not seen.  Followimg this definition would make someone believe Balaam’s donkey spoke .
     The question lies with each individual as to believing in truth or untruth. Trusting evidence of things hoped for and unseen, verses facts proven by evidence touched and seen recorded through history. Science makes reality, driven by action in truth, at times course. Prayer gives hope that imagination even when not seen can be true. So why pray? Why not skip believing in imagination of “god” fixing it and fix it yourself?
    Religions followers often accept poverty for imagination that their “god/gods” exist.  Giving their lives away in exchange for riches later in death that no man has come from death to tell about. Prayer has become an excuse to fail, and give up. Statistics show religion gives up life, knowledge, and sucess, in exchange for streets of diamond and gold after death. The choice is yours to solve life’s problems. One can pray now to imagine a problem is solved, or do something and fix it now.  You can believe and have faith, or take your power and make a change. Science prooves to us that action makes change occur not prayer.
    

History Made As CERN Scientists Proove god Is A Myth By Creating Higgs Boson a.k.a. “The god Particle”

          

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So the news is in CERN science center in Switzerland found Higgs Boson a.k.a. “the god particle” that started creation.  One step closer to showing how religion is a myth.  As Stephen Hawking says with the M Theory, “god is not necsssary for human existence,” is now prooven.
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/04/scientists-say-existence-of-higgs-boson-near-certain/

I Am Atheist

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    Today I can say I am an atheist.
Religions doctrines are records from a game of telephone played by it’s leaders.  Science shows through history religion is a lie, there is no god.  Just like Santa, and the Easter Bunny, science and history can prove why god is a myth.  I am the way I was at birth. I exist as a human, and have morals because I am life. As an infant I was taught religion by the culture I was born into.  I did not choose religion it was forced on me.
    I wasted years praying and learning how to look for strength in an imaginary god.  Not knowing that I had all power without god.  It is god who relys on humanity’s beliefs to be alive. Being scared to acquire knoledge, because I was told that is trying to be greater than god.  In actuallity all gods need human energy to attempt to dominate, the world.  Like voodoo or any other cult it has no power, unless an individual believes.
  Now that I accept who I am I can stand for people who have no clue of where to began.  My journey was not a struggle. Life made sense once I started learning the truth about how it started.  The bible says the earth is flat.  Science has prooven we live in a universe with billions of other galaxies.  Being a true seeker for truth the universe pulled me in. History even informed me of how christianity began.  I have learned all the things that the bible does not tell you, and the lies it tells that are not true.  How can gods word not contain the truth if he knows all things. The bible does not even properly tell the creation story. The bible is a good myth told by many people. If you believe any religion your selling your life. Religion keeps people dumb, enough by fear, so it’s leaders can  take all their money, and control them.  There is even a website to proove it. There are groups of ministers who know god is a myth.  These ministers still take peoples money, knowing its all a trick. If you do not know the truth about god, it must be because your scared to study life’s truths.  Life does not need a god to exist, Stephen Hawking’s M theory shows us this.  The universe has been around for years, before people created god. God’s existence is for humans to get rich. Ever wonder why money has in god we trust written on it.  Funny how god can do anything, but he needs people to do it.
     People say god is the cause of anything good, and all evil is the devil’s fault. Many people forget god created the devil according to the bible.  However, no one can state cause of good people starving, beaten, or raped. Why do so many children go hungry daily? I will tell you why, because there is no human action. People of the world pary for help, instead of taking action for change. People feel the.should not interfere with god’s plan.  I believe that is why most American’s waiting for help instead of helping eachother out of trouble. People get things done faster than prayer. Look at hurricane Katrina, for instance. Its survivors made it out alive by not giving up, and physically getting themselves to safety. The government would not help them at all. In the begining after the storm hit people were left for dead. Moreover, a god believing government did not help for days after the storm. The people of Louisiana had a choice.  They could die where they were, or swim, or walk, to saftey, food, water, and shelter. 
   I say get rid of the governments connections to religion. America can be a great country without any gods.  All religion does is give an excuse to harm others, and appear a perfectly made immortal. People kill, rape, fight, abuse, and destroy, in god’s name. However, people don’t realize humans do a lot of good without using god as a reason. The human heart knows good from birth before god is even introduced. Kids love just because, not cause god.says to.

Homosexuality and Gay Marriage in the Bible

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The United States of America is supposed to be home of the free. However, everyone in America is not free to live. Today there are couples with and without children in the U.S.A. that are not allowed to express their love for each other in matrimony, because of religion. The last portion of church connected to state is seen through today’s views on gay marriage. President Barak Obama fully supports gay marriage, and publicly states this. While religious leaders like Pastor Curtis Knapp at New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas are totally against gay marriage. Pastor Knapp even went as far as to file a work order for the U.S. Government to kill all homosexuals (LGBT). You can hear Pastor Knapp state his views in his sermon at http://www.sermonaudio.com/playopup.asp?SID=527121350272 . This hot topic of legalizing gay marriage or not, is a decision that will pull apart or bind church and state,
Moreover, since most Christians claim the bible says no to homosexuality, let’s check out the truth of their statement. We will see if their religious word states gay marriage is wrong. Here’s what I learned on homosexuality in the bible:

Leviticus 20:13 KJV
If a man also lies with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely to be put to death: their blood shall be upon them.

An abomination in Hebrew is tow’ebah. According to Strong’s Greek/Hebrew Dictionary tow’ebah means something morally disgusting, but also has a strong implication of idolatry. Condemnations in Leviticus are more a condemnation of idolatry rather than homosexual acts themselves.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanders nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Here in this text when Paul writes about Men having sex with men it is in reference to male prostitutes not homosexuality. According to Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, the Greek word for male prostitute is malakos which means soft to the touch. However, in the bible malakos is used metaphorically in a negative way to refer to catamite. A catamite is defined as a boy kept for sexual relations with men, or as a male prostitute. Catamite is translated to English as a homosexual offender, which in Greek means the word arsenokoites which means sodomite. A sodomite is a person who engages in any kind of unnatural sex, but especially homosexual intercourse. The word arsenokoites refers to the men who kept catamites. No where in the bible does it say that it is not ok for adults to have sex with or marry adults of the same-sex, The bible was telling men to stop having sex with, and prostituting children.

Mark 7:20-23 KJV
And he said, that which cometh out of man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

As we read Mark &:20-23 we find that there are more sins punishable by no entrance into heaven listed in the bible. According to Wikipedia only 31-33% of the world’s population is Christian, but the number declines daily. More people are learning the truth about how religions started, and seeing the evidence that they are man-made. So what happens to the other 22% Islam, 22% non believers (atheist, agnostic, freethinkers, secular, and humanists), 14% Hinduism, and 5.9% Buddhism, that are not Christian, and do not practice Christian beliefs. You see the bible has been translated 42 different times from its original state. There are also 38,000 types of Christianity practiced worldwide today. So how can a religion that is so confusing, because it has an imaginary origin be an answer for everyone? Christianity should have no more control over U.S. Government. The bible states no proof of homosexuality amongst adults wanting to marry. The freedom of gay marriage in America will begin to show people who Christians don’t control the world or think for everyone.

Notes: KJV Holy Bible, http://en.m.wikepedia.org/wiki/list_of_religous_populations, http://www.twopaths.com/faqhomosexuality.htm