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There are no atheists, just idolaters. Humans will worship something; the imprint for worship is stamped on every heart. For atheists, they have no one to worship but themselves, excessively admiring and adoring themselves. This is not a new idea. Paul talked about it in the book of Acts, chapter 17.

Joey Nelson, Spiritual Questions Blog 77 Comments [2/3/2011 6:37:54 AM]
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Says the guy who believes that the entire world was created specifically for the enjoyment of his species, and that of the six billion members of said species only he and his church are the 'chosen ones'

If anything, part of accepting atheism is the recognition that you are but a tiny insignificant part of a stupendous and colossal universe, not the culmination o some divine plan.

2/3/2011 6:57:49 AM

Pule Thamex

Gosh! Sometimes I despair. I can only look on in awe at such geniuses of modern philosophical thinking like Joey Nelson. With the ultra efficiency of the practiced sharp shooter, he holes the bull every time. Listening to great maestros like Joey, I learn something new about myself, something that might otherwise have eluded me. I almost wish I could meet him one day, face to face. But, damn, if it wasn't for my queasy constitution and my aversion to being covered in flecks of spittle and also the dispiriting sight of dangling drool, it might have been arranged.

2/3/2011 7:03:08 AM

Well, if there are no atheists, stop fucking whining about them, then.

2/3/2011 7:10:12 AM

Doctor Whom

Hey, no fair. When I was a Christian, no one ever taught me that Christian mind-reading trick.

2/3/2011 7:11:40 AM

Doubting Thomas

Again with the "atheists really worship _____." No, I don't worship anything. But even if I really did worship myself, at least I know for a fact that I exist. But I'm a pretty humble person and realize my own limitations, so I don't constantly "admire and adore" myself.

But again this just shows how fundies are so narrow-minded they can't understand that some people can get through life without worshiping anything.

2/3/2011 7:13:06 AM

So sad to see people who don't comprehend the concept of not "worshiping" something.

2/3/2011 7:17:06 AM


I'm an atheist and I hate myself. So, you know, you're wrong on the "excessively admiring and adoring themselves" bit. And everything else, too.

2/3/2011 7:17:46 AM


So religious people don't excessively admire and and adore themselves? Quit kidding!

2/3/2011 7:17:59 AM

Gimpo Pop Eyes

Just remember there are some things which are irrefutable and also eternal. For instance, we know that God will be mocked. Good luck in refuting that. Also, gullible fundies are drooling morons, impossible to deny. Good luck in attempting to appear as though you aren't. LOL

2/3/2011 7:21:53 AM

Dr. Shrinker

Acts also says that, after his vision, Paul went to Jerusalem to confer with the apostles and confirm that his vision was genuine. However, in Galatians, Paul specifically says he did NOT go to Jerusalem because he did not need anyone else's input to assure him that his vision was genuine. Clearly, you bible is in conflict between what Paul himself said and what Paul's groupies said he said.

So why is Joey unable to see this conflict? Because he, like so many fundamentalists, has made the bible into an idol. He cannot see its obvious flaws due to his excessively admiring and adoring it.

If he didn't worship the bible blindly, he might come to see that it doesn't actually contain any new ideas at all.

2/3/2011 7:27:05 AM

Zeus Almighty

"they have no one to worship but themselves, excessively admiring and adoring themselves."

Yeah, it's almost as if we had the gall to believe that we were made in the image of some all-powerful, awesome deity and that that made us super special and awesome also. Oh, wait ...

2/3/2011 7:31:18 AM


Self-Worship? Let me return this 'honor' by quoting:

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

— Sir Richard Francis Burton, British explorer & orientalist (1821 - 1890)

2/3/2011 7:45:03 AM


"the imprint for worship is stamped on every heart"

The heart is a blood pump. Nothing more. Ergo...:

QED, bitch.

"For atheists, they have no one to worship but themselves, excessively admiring and adoring themselves"

Even if 'twere the case (which it isn't; why would I want to worship me, who isn't exactly Michelangelo's 'David', and am almost as hairy as Robin Williams?), at least I have one up over your so-called 'God':

I exist.

Now prove the existence of your so-called 'God', Joey. To my satisfaction. But you can't. And never will. Ergo, your 'God' doesn't exist:

Q.E.D., bitch.

'Joey... have you ever seen a grown man naked?'

-Capt. Clarence Oveur, "Airplane"

X3 >:D

2/3/2011 7:58:49 AM

Argle Bargle

I'll take a stab and say you never met an open atheist in your life. I'd also say that you've never ventured outside of your religion's echo chamber, but that's obvious.

2/3/2011 8:06:43 AM


"The imprint for worship is stamped on every heart". I think that is false. It is entirely possible to not worship anything. To like or desire things is different from worshipping them. There are other traditions (Buddhism for instance) which try to get rid of all desire, and therefore not "worship" anything. To worship something is to be enslaved to it, to enslave oneself.

2/3/2011 8:19:54 AM


Translation: Whaaa! Our cult can't co-opt your herd instinct!

Cue the, "Word of Christ" poster.

Paul talked a lot of shit. I really love it when he got going on the Greek philosophers. Reminds me of the Brave Sir Robin song, and his ineffectual curses are hands-down proof that he could not hold his own in rational discourse.

2/3/2011 8:34:16 AM


Atheism: The arrogant belief that the entire universe was not, in fact, made just for humans.

2/3/2011 8:56:59 AM


The imprint for worship is stamped on every heart

Hm. I would actually state that every human has a Spirituality need. Some choose to fill it with religion, as do you. Some choose to fill it with awe and wonder about the universe and the science that underlies it, as I do.

You need to broaden your thinking, Joey.

2/3/2011 9:35:36 AM


Mirror, mirror on the wall...

2/3/2011 10:26:22 AM


I don't think you have met an atheist in your entire life. I don't worship myself in any way and i find narcissism rather disgusting.

2/3/2011 10:59:38 AM


"...the imprint for worship is stamped on every heart"

I've seen many humans hearts but I have never seen any imprints on them. You DO know the heart is just a pump, right?

2/3/2011 11:08:15 AM


You're right, it's not a new idea, but it's an idea that's always been incredibly wrongheaded, and an idea often 'thought up' by imbeciles.

2/3/2011 11:30:21 AM

Brendan Rizzo

So you have the arrogance and audacity to claim to know what atheists believe better than atheists themselves? How... fundamentalist of you. Christians claim the ability to read minds. Why have the parapsychologists not seized on this yet? Let me tell you, however, that I sure as hell am not an idolater. I have never worshipped any "idols" before in my life. Thus, you are wrong.

2/3/2011 11:39:01 AM


Atheists aren't real, but that won't stop us from whining about them all the time.

2/3/2011 11:53:41 AM


You guys think the world was made for you and we think we're not better than anything else in nature.

Tell me which one of us is self-centered again?

2/3/2011 12:01:03 PM

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