Me and Ray Comfort

*Ray Comfort is a New Zealand-born christian creationist and evangelist.

I have been asked, did Ray Comfort see the sign before the photo was taken? No, he didn’t at first as I grabbed it off the ground from a pile, you can see the pile in the pic, the pile is at the bottom. He saw it as I brought it up and was not happy but then the pic happened and too bad. But he doesn’t likely care that much, as he is a liar for Jesus, I think he believes most of Christian bullshit but thinks you have to bamboozle people into god belief, or something. lol

Before the pic I had already been answering his questions and challenging him back (we were both where doing activism) as I heard he liked to come to a place near where I was living so I was counter-protesting him and promoting reason and wanted to punk him by getting a pic with him that made fun of faith.

I am an Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secularist, Humanist, Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Poet, Philosopher, Advocate, Activist, with a BA in Psychology.

Here I am bothering a street preacher.

Me harassing the Westboro Baptist church. Counter-protesting is so much fun. lol

And another street preacher. I was counter-protesting the creation conference. lol

Here I am counter-protesting at a Muslim protest. lol

Here I am counter-protesting at an anti-abortion activist. lol

Me explaining to a street preacher that he is quite wrong. lol

Harassing jehovah’s witnesses. lol

Me challenging a visiting paster doing a creationism anti-evilution presentation in a small church. 

Me again harassing a street preacher. So fun. lol

Axiological-Atheist and Methodological-Rationalist demonstrating “Truth Navigation”, my style, and its effectiveness with a Platonic Theistic-Stoic with a spark of Rationalistic-Nihilism, fundamental differences.

Axiological-Atheist Methodological-Rationalist vs. Platonic-Theistic-Stoic Rationalistic-Nihilist

I was heading back to my car from an atheist rally and saw this street preacher and thought I would challenge him. My speech at the Bring Back our Motto Atheist rally:

I think it’s odd, annoying, and funny how some people usually religious believers or accommodationist unbelievers, get upset at me, or want to take issue with me, for “bothering” street preachers. Even, when they are out bothering everyone else, to begin with. What they don’t remember or choose to forget is when you bring your views to the public as is your free speech right, so do others have a free speech right to challenge your offered beliefs. How can one not assume the Street Preachers who are out there willing to be bothered since they are so openly willing to bother other people themselves?

American Atheist Challenges Calgary Street Church

Damien Marie AtHope vs. Artur Pawlowski

This was the first formal debate for both of us. I think I did good, I hammered him right away on him seeming lack of morality in that he started a lie that he knew that atheists fear and hate god and just want to sin. I think it was fun and I think it went well but as all debates that are a crashing of strong opinions ideas were expressed more than real movement but I think I added thoughts to ponder. Not to me, more like a preacher using the bible and a blend of a few cherries that were picked in the resources presented so it was just like propaganda.

You know I like this piece of science but totally respect another because I don’t like it, believe it, or don’t understand it. Many of the questions offered were not always clear and of course on there was a lot of rambling it seems to, in both questions and answers or the answers came with lots of religious assertions, and the statement was offered I believe in science, Well Only if I like the answer, if not I act if it’s wrong with no coherent rationale. I stayed mostly calm until the end when I told them I had to go to the bathroom bad as I drank like 8 bottles of water during the debate. I drank so much, one, from being tired, as I had less than 5 hours sleep, making me hot and thus, thirstier. And second, I am from sea level, and second, from Calgary Alberta is 1,045 m (3,428 ft). So, I have a harder time breathing and feel constantly thirsty.

American Atheist (Damien Marie AtHope): why there is no gods and why gods are not needed for morality.

Calgary Street Church (Artur Pawlowski): why the Bible God exists and why the Bible God is needed for morality.

So, I decide to “Crash a Theist Party” by attending and challenging a christian apologist at his event: “Depraved New World: Social Implications of Darwins Evolution” by Dr Phil Fernandes

Dr. Phil Fernandes has a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion, a Master of Arts in Religion, and a Bachelor of Theology. He is the president of the Institute of Biblical Defense as well as the pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship in Silverdale, WA, & teaches for CrossPoint Academy & the Imago Dei Institute.

In this talk, Dr. Fernandes quotes many evolutionists, past and present, to show the devastating moral impact Darwinian evolution has had on Western Civilization. Dr. Fernandes shows the link between evolutionary thought & the horrors of abortion & euthanasia. He also shows what the future depraved new world will bring if America does not turn back to the God of the Bible.

Well, I offered a challenge or two at him when he took questions, like the good atheist activist I am. 🙂

I did Atheist Outreach on Veteran’s Day. Boldly, standing up for service people in the military who are nonbelievers. I was thanked by one serving military Atheist, attacked by one ex-military person, and challenged by a member of the crowd.

This is my response from Ray Comfort’s Movie Noah—And the Last Days:

Ray Comfort (aka. the banana man) is a New Zealand-born Christian evangelical minister, author, liar for Jesus, and video producer. He is perhaps best known for the so-called banana fallacy, in which he claimed that the perfection of the design of the banana is an example of God’s hand in creation. Comfort operates his Way of the Master ministry out of Bellflower, Los Angeles, California. He has written dozens of books on the subjects of atheism, creationism, evangelism, and salvation.

Quick video of me answering Eric Hovind’s questions

“Eric Hovind, an uneducated huckster, has followed in the footsteps of his father Kent Hovind, a convicted felon and creationist wingnut. After his father’s ten-year prison sentence in 2007, Eric took over Creation Science Evangelism and renamed it Creation Today in 2012. Hovind uses YouTube to sell nuggets of wisdom, like his home-produced DVD “Creation Today” series, and is now asking for a million dollars so he can make Genesis 3D and then sell it. He thrives on pulling his knowledge of science from out of his ass, as in God taught him to pull a rabbit out of it.” ref

My Quick response from the lecture September 11, 2014 by CalSouthern Silence in the Space Between:

Deepening Connections through Silent Moments

It was stated that we all are spiritual, of course, I disagreed. Mindfulness to me is intentionality that even in silence is thoughtfully applied. Intentionality of quiet contemplation is to guide the process in a mindful way. Otherwise, to me all you have if there is no intentionality is mindlessness, and not mindfulness. Knowledge can lead us to a feeling of superiority or selfness. Wisdom reminds me of the superiority of kindness leading us back to a feeling of others thus togetherness.

“The Buddhist term translated into English as “mindfulness” originates in the Pali term sati and in its Sanskrit counterpart smṛti. The translation of sati and smṛti as mindfulness is confusing. The terms sati/smriti have also been translated as: Attention, Awareness, Concentrated attention, Inspection, Mindful attention, Self-recollection, Recollecting mindfulness, Recollection, Secondary consciousness, Retention, and Presence

Let me explain why as an axiological atheist (value theory atheist) even the belief in the concept of god is ethically vile to me. God belief is inherently immoral to me it is the belief that supports an all-powerful being who willfully allows suffering, something that no ethical person would tolerate if they had the ability to do otherwise. Moreover, a common attribute of god belief is support of this claimed greater being of high intelligence and self will forcing its will and standards on other beings of high intelligence and self-will. This force is unethical and abusive to the rights of humanity. Furthermore, many who subscribe to this force abusive relationship god claim an even more revolting ethical atrocity called hell where eternal horror and suffering is dished out by direct will of the claimed stronger immoral god being against the defenseless undeserving subjugated humanity. Thus, being one who values rights and ethics, it sickens me to even speak of such willful misconduct of justice.

My thoughts on Religion Evolution with external links for more info:

“Religion is an Evolved Product” and Yes, Religion is Like Fear Given Wings…

Atheists talk about gods and religions for the same reason doctors talk about cancer, they are looking for a cure, or a firefighter talks about fires because they burn people and they care to stop them. We atheists too often feel a need to help the victims of mental slavery, held in the bondage that is the false beliefs of gods and the conspiracy theories of reality found in religions.

“Understanding Religion Evolution: Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, Paganism & Progressed organized religion”

Understanding Religion Evolution:

“An Archaeological/Anthropological Understanding of Religion Evolution”

It seems ancient peoples had to survived amazing threats in a “dangerous universe (by superstition perceived as good and evil),” and human “immorality or imperfection of the soul” which was thought to affect the still living, leading to ancestor worship. This ancestor worship presumably led to the belief in supernatural beings, and then some of these were turned into the belief in gods. This feeble myth called gods were just a human conceived “made from nothing into something over and over, changing, again and again, taking on more as they evolve, all the while they are thought to be special,” but it is just supernatural animistic spirit-belief perceived as sacred.

Quick Evolution of Religion?

Pre-Animism (at least 300,000 years ago). So, it all starts in a general way with Animism (such as that seen in Africa: 100,000 years ago) (theoretical belief in supernatural powers/spirits), then this is physically expressed in or with Totemism (Europe: 50,000 years ago) (theoretical belief in mythical relationship with powers/spirits through a totem item), which then enlists a full-time specific person to do this worship and believed interacting Shamanism (beginning around 30,000 years ago in Siberia) (theoretical belief in access and influence with spirits through ritual), and then there is the further employment of myths and gods added to all the above giving you Paganism (beginning around 12,000 years ago in Turkey) (often a lot more nature-based than most current top world religions, thus hinting to their close link to more ancient religious thinking it stems from). My hypothesis is expressed with an explanation of the building of a theatrical house (modern religions development). Progressed organized religion (around 5,000 years ago as sen in Egypt) with CURRENT “World” RELIGIONS (after 4,000 years ago).

Historically, in large city-state societies (such as Egypt or Iraq) starting around 5,000 years ago culminated to make religion something kind of new, a sociocultural-governmental-religious monarchy, where all or at least many of the people of such large city-state societies seem familiar with and committed to the existence of “religion” as the integrated life identity package of control dynamics with a fixed closed magical doctrine, but this juggernaut integrated religion identity package of Dogmatic-Propaganda certainly did not exist or if developed to an extent it was highly limited in most smaller prehistoric societies as they seem to lack most of the strong control dynamics with a fixed closed magical doctrine (magical beliefs could be at times be added or removed). Many people just want to see developed religious dynamics everywhere even if it is not. Instead, all that is found is largely fragments until the domestication of religion.

Religions, as we think of them today, are a new fad, even if they go back to around 6,000 years in the timeline of human existence, this amounts to almost nothing when seen in the long slow evolution of religion at least around 70,000 years ago with one of the oldest ritual worship. Stone Snake of South Africa: “first human worship” 70,000 years ago. This message of how religion and gods among them are clearly a man-made thing that was developed slowly as it was invented and then implemented peace by peace discrediting them all. Which seems to be a simple point some are just not grasping how devastating to any claims of truth when we can see the lie clearly in the archeological sites.

I wish people fought as hard for the actual values as they fight for the group/clan names political or otherwise they think support values. Every amount spent on war is theft to children in need of food or the homeless kept from shelter.

Here are several of my blog posts on history:

I am not an academic. I am a revolutionary that teaches in public, in places like social media, and in the streets. I am not a leader by some title given but from my commanding leadership style of simply to start teaching everywhere to everyone, all manner of positive education.

Art by Damien Marie AtHope

While hallucinogens are associated with shamanism, it is alcohol that is associated with paganism.

The Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries Shows in the prehistory series:

Show one: Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses.

Show two: Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show tree: Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show four: Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show five: Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show six: Emergence of hierarchy, sexism, slavery, and the new male god dominance: Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves!

Show seven: Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State)

Show eight: Paganism 4,000 years old: Moralistic gods after the rise of Statism and often support Statism/Kings: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism)

Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses: VIDEO

Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Pre-Capitalism): VIDEO

Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves: VIEDO

Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State): VIEDO

Paganism 4,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism): VIEDO

I do not hate simply because I challenge and expose myths or lies any more than others being thought of as loving simply because of the protection and hiding from challenge their favored myths or lies.

The truth is best championed in the sunlight of challenge.

An archaeologist once said to me “Damien religion and culture are very different”

My response, So are you saying that was always that way, such as would you say Native Americans’ cultures are separate from their religions? And do you think it always was the way you believe?

I had said that religion was a cultural product. That is still how I see it and there are other archaeologists that think close to me as well. Gods too are the myths of cultures that did not understand science or the world around them, seeing magic/supernatural everywhere.

I personally think there is a goddess and not enough evidence to support a male god at Çatalhöyük but if there was both a male and female god and goddess then I know the kind of gods they were like Proto-Indo-European mythology.

*Next is our series idea that was addressed in, Anarchist Teaching as Free Public Education or Free Education in the Public: VIDEO

Our future video series: Organized Oppression: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of power (9,000-4,000 years ago) adapted from: The Complete and Concise History of the Sumerians and Early Bronze Age Mesopotamia (7000-2000 BC):

Show #1: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Samarra, Halaf, Ubaid)

Show #2: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Eridu “Tell Abu Shahrain”)

Show #3: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Uruk and the First Cities)

Show #4: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (First Kings)

Show #5: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Early Dynastic Period)

Show #6: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (King/Ruler Lugalzagesi)

Show #7: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Sargon and Akkadian Rule)

Show #8: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Naram-Sin, Post-Akkadian Rule, and the Gutians)

Show #9: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Gudea of Lagash and Utu-hegal)

Show #10: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Third Dynasty of Ur / Neo-Sumerian Empire)

Show #11: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Amorites, Elamites, and the End of an Era)

Show #12: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Aftermath and Legacy of Sumer)

Art by Damien Marie AtHope

The “Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries”

Cory Johnston ☭ Ⓐ Atheist Leftist @Skepticallefty & I (Damien Marie AtHope) @AthopeMarie (my YouTube & related blog) are working jointly in atheist, antitheist, antireligionist, antifascist, anarchist, socialist, and humanist endeavors in our videos together, generally, every other Saturday.

Why Does Power Bring Responsibility?

Think, how often is it the powerless that start wars, oppress others, or commit genocide? So, I guess the question is to us all, to ask, how can power not carry responsibility in a humanity concept? I know I see the deep ethical responsibility that if there is power their must be a humanistic responsibility of ethical and empathic stewardship of that power. Will I be brave enough to be kind? Will I possess enough courage to be compassionate? Will my valor reached its height of empathy? I as everyone earns our justified respect by our actions, that are good, ethical, just, protecting, and kind. Do I have enough self-respect to put my love for humanity’s flushing, over being brought down by some of its bad actors? May we all be the ones doing good actions in the world, to help human flourishing.

I create the world I want to live in, striving for flourishing. Which is not a place but a positive potential involvement and promotion; a life of humanist goal precision. To master oneself, also means mastering positive prosocial behaviors needed for human flourishing. I may have lost a god myth as an atheist but I am happy to tell you my friend, it is exactly because of that, leaving the mental terrorizer, god belief that I truly regained my connected ethical as well as kind humanity.

Cory and I will talk about prehistory and theism, addressing the relevance to atheism, anarchism, and socialism.

At the same time of the rise of the male god 7,000 years ago was also the very time there was the rise of violence war, and clans to kingdoms, then empires, then states. It is all connected back to 7,000 years ago and it mover across the world.

Cory Johnston:  

The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist (YouTube)

Cory Johnston: Mind of a Skeptical Leftist

The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist By Cory Johnston:   “Promoting critical thinking, social justice, and left-wing politics by covering current events and talking to a variety of people. Cory Johnston has been thoughtfully talking to people and attempting to promote critical thinking, social justice, and left-wing politics.”

Cory Johnston ☭ Ⓐ @Skepticallefty Evidence-based atheist leftist (he/him) Producer, host, and co-host of 4 podcasts @skeptarchy @skpoliticspod and @AthopeMarie

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Damien Marie AtHope (“At Hope”) Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist. Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Poet, Philosopher, Advocate, Activist, Psychology, and Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Historian.

Damien is interested in: Freedom, Liberty, Justice, Equality, Ethics, Humanism, Science, Atheism, Antiteism, Antireligionism, Ignosticism, Left-Libertarianism, Anarchism, Socialism, Mutualism, Axiology, Metaphysics, LGBTQI, Philosophy, Advocacy, Activism, Mental Health, Psychology, Archaeology, Social Work, Sexual Rights, Marriage Rights, Woman’s Rights, Gender Rights, Child Rights, Secular Rights, Race Equality, Ageism/Disability Equality, Etc. And a far-leftist, “Anarcho-Humanist.”

With religion, it is like your brain is in a noose, squeezing out any hope of critical thinking about the religious beliefs. Leaving the victim faith-drunk as if all the oxygen of their mental freedom is cut off and hope for self-mastery is but some far away fantasy out of reach.

Art by Damien Marie AtHope

Damien Marie AtHope (Said as “At” “Hope”)/(Autodidact Polymath but not good at math):

Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist, Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Jeweler, Poet, “autodidact” Philosopher, schooled in Psychology, and “autodidact” Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Pre-Historian (Knowledgeable in the range of: 1 million to 5,000/4,000 years ago). I am an anarchist socialist politically. Reasons for or Types of Atheism

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