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From: Simon Ewins To: Jesse C. Jones Dec-09-93 08:27:22 Subject: Scripture Quoth Jesse C. Jones thusly: JCJ> This cliched response masks the undeniable fact that evangelical JCJ> atheists have _no_ traditions to cite or to inform them on their walk JCJ> on this planet. I'm not sure what an evangelical atheist might be but at least, as you say, they are walking. Walking allows one the opportunity to view in some sensual detail all that is around them. Christians, and other religious mental defectives, just hop on a bus that will take them safely to the gates of their heaven. They miss the realities of this planet in their unbridled zeal to leave it. They spend their life preparing for their death. That is, at best, psychotic. They do good and moral things because they have been told to. Atheists do good and ethical things because they want to. Christians do good and moral things for the reward of eternal life at the end. Atheists do good and ethical things with no thought of a personal reward of eternal life. Christians do good and moral things because they are in fear of eternal damnation and torment. Atheists do good and ethical things because those things are good and ethical and because they choose to so do. Who, I ask you, is the more philanthropic and the less selfserving? Good works may, indeed, be done in either case. However, the christian motive is, at best, questionable and at its worst, shameful.

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