(16532) Sat 15 Apr 95 7:53p By: Robin Murray-o'hair To: All Re: American Atheists On Easte

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(16532) Sat 15 Apr 95 7:53p By: Robin Murray-o'hair To: All Re: American Atheists On Easter St: ------------------------------------------------------------ @MSGID: 1:382/1006.0 87F21BE8 @TID: WILDMAIL!/WC v4.11 94-0279 American Atheists, Inc. P O Box 140195, Austin, TX 78714-0195 Voice: (512) 458-1244 FAX: (512) 467-9525 BBS: (512) 302-0223 E-mail: info@atheist.org Easter? It's Crazy, Say Atheists For Release on April 14, 1995 American Atheists today issued a position statement on celebration of Easter: EASTER: A HOLY DAY TO BE ABANDONED Colonel Ethan Allen (1738-89), the American Revolutionary hero who won the battle of Ticonderoga, without whom there would probably never have been a United States, put it correctly: no one can impute his "sins" to another. Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) saw it for what it was and labeled it "the Christian scheme of salvation." Adam and Eve are said to have "imputed" their original sin to you. Since you are born with that "sin," you can never get to heaven unless you ask J.C. to "impute" your sin to himself -- when he has been dead for 2,000 years, or, as Atheists hold, at most existed only as a mythological figure. Sound nuts? It is! "This is why the bloody, baleful, death-centered Christian tale of Easter must be abandoned," Jon G. Murray, president of American Atheists, said in an interview today. "It is neither rational nor acceptable. This is the season of Spring, when life and hope are in the air, everywhere blooming around us," Murray said. "It is the Vernal Equinox, a time to slough off the grim, the drama of death, and robe ourselves in the revelry of life aborning everywhere." No three-day-old rotting body ever descended to hell or rose to heaven with or without a bagful of sins. You're on your own, dummy. Pick up your life and enjoy it. American Atheists Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, is the nation's only organized membership group of Atheists dedicated to the "resurrection of reason" in our culture. * WCE 2.0/2394 * Jesus Christ: Imaginary Playmate to Millions of Adults! --- WILDMAIL!/WC v4.11 * Origin: American Atheists Online (512) 302-0223 (1:382/1006.0)


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