"In Christianity the instincts of the subjugated and the oppressed come into the foreground: it is the lowest classes which seek their salvation in it. Here the casuistic business of sin, self-criticism, conscience-inquisition is practised as a specific against boredom; here an emotional attitude towards a power called 'God' is kept constantly alive (through prayer); here the highest things are considered unachievable, gifts, 'grace'. Here also public openness is also lacking; the hole-and-corner, the dark chamber is Christianity. Here the body is despised, hygiene repudiated as sensuality; the Church even resists cleanliness (the first measure taken by the Christians after the expulsion of the Moors was the closure of the public baths of which Cordova alone possessed 270). A certain sense of cruelty towards oneself and others is Christian; hatred of those who think differently; the will to persecute. Mortal hostility against the masters of the earth, against the 'noble', that is also Christian. Hatred of mind, of pride, courage, freedom, libertinage of mind, is Christian; hatred of the sense, of the joy of the senses, of joy in general is Christian..." - Friedrich Nietzsche.
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The Judaeo-Christians' own Bible shows Jehovah, their god, to be a psychotic megalomaniac.
One of Jehovah's first actions towards mankind was to attempt to deny his new creation wisdom, lest his position as slavemaster be threatened. (Gen. 2:16-17, 3:1-7).
Jehovah is a god whose bloodlust against humanity can't be satisfied until the Apocalypse described by John in the Revelation destroys most of mankind and leaves Jehovah and Jesus enthroned as world tyrants above remnant.
From his rejection of the fruit offering of Cain in favour of the blood sacrifice of Abel (Gen. 4:3-5) until the final Apocalypse, when blood will flow from 'the winepress of the wrath of God' (Rev. 14:19-20) the hands of Jehovah are dripping with blood.
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The Old Testament makes it clear that the patriarchs and prophets chosen by Jehovah to be revered by mankind as 'holy' are nothing but the lowest scum.
ABRAHAM pimps his wife off as a whore onto Pharaoh and King Abimelech, by claiming she is his sister; a trick with Jehovah acting as a criminal accomplice, which gains him much loot. (Gen. 12, 20).
LOT, Abraham's nephew, offers his two daughters to a mob when they threaten to homosexually rape two angels. (Gen. 19:8).
DAVID commits adultery with Bathsheba then arranges for her husband to be killed in battle. (Sam. II-11).
ELISHA, successor to Elijah as Jehovah's great prophet. Whilst travelling to Bethel he is teased by a large group of little children about his baldness. The prophet curses them in the name of Jehovah, and two she-bears come out of the woods and tear 42 of them. (II Kings
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Jesus merciful and loving is the image portrayed of him by the Christian churches. The New Testament, however, shows him to be just as psychotic and megalomaniacal as his alleged father Jehovah. This is not surprising since, (according to Matt. 1:1) he comes from the tainted lineage of Abraham, David and other criminals.
While he demands of his followers that they remain totally submissive in relation to their own enemies (Sermon on the Mount, Matt. 5-7) Jesus commands that those who do not submit to his reign be brought before him and slain. (Luke 19:27).
Jesus declares that all those who refuse to accept his divinity shall be damned. (Mark 16:16). What this damnation shall be is made clear: 'everlasting fire.' (Matt. 25:41).
Jesus' megalomania gets out of hand when he describes the day when he will "come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory." (Matt. 25:31).
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It is appropriate that the Judaeo-Christian Bible should end with an orgy of bloodlust against Jehovah's long-suffering human creation.
In The Revelation we read of the torment of fire and brimstone upon most of mankind, in the presence of a sadistic Jesus and his angels. (Rev.14:10-11).
Jesus will then reign over the earth for 1000 years, after which he finds it inexplicably necessary to again slaughter much of humanity by a colossal war. (Rev. 20:6). He and Jehovah will then sit up thrones, attended by servants, within a city built of precious stones: an Oriental despot's fantasy! (Rev. 21-22).
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Wherever Judaeo-Christianity has exerted influence it has ravaged mankind morally, intellectually and physically.
Christianity has sought to impose limitations upon the mind. Ignorance is elevated to a holy state. Paul declares: "For wisdom of this world is foolishness to God." (I Cor. 3:19).
This is the mentality which gave history the Dark Ages, the Inquisition, book burning, a legacy of dark ignorance which continues to have its impact today.
It is the same mentality which even now motivates 'concerned Christian parents' to burn books containing material far less 'immoral' than the chronicle of rape, murder and pillage contained in their own Bible.
It is Christianity which has soured relations between the sexes with its commandments for the subjugation of women. "Wives must submit yourselves to your husbands"; "But I shall suffer not a woman to teach, not to usurp authority over man", writes the neurotic Paul. How different this is to the attitude of pre-Christian Europe, which regarded women as prophetesses.
The Judaeo-Christian dogma has been nothing but a curse upon mankind. Now, as we strive to free ourselves from this plague, may it be humanity's turn to curse the tyrant-god, the demented Nazarene, and their whole noxious creed.
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