(16531) Sat 15 Apr 95 7:52p By: Robin Murray-o'hair To: All Re: American Atheists On Passo

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(16531) Sat 15 Apr 95 7:52p By: Robin Murray-o'hair To: All Re: American Atheists On Passover St: ------------------------------------------------------------ @MSGID: 1:382/1006.0 87F21BE7 @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 Passover Nothing to Celebrate, Says American Atheists For Release: 14 April 1995 American Atheists today issued a position statement on the feast of the Seder and the Passover: THE PASSOVER: A HOLIDAY TO BE ABANDONED The single most heinous story in the Bible is that of the Jewish god, Jahweh, inflicting plagues, mass misery, torture, and death upon the ancient Egyptian nation. This serial genocide included Jahweh's slaughter of the firstborn of every family. Not even infants were spared. The Biblical tale celebrated by Jews as the "Passover" is simply a story of a religious holocaust slaughter of the inhabitants of Egypt by a sadistic and nefarious god. As the benighted pharaoh of the tale seeks to throw the Jews out of Egypt, Jahweh -- playing mind games -- deliberately hardens the heart of the pharaoh in order to lay -- again and again -- ruinous destructive acts on the land, its vegetation, its grain and fruit crops, its cattle, its rivers, and its people until the nation is completely destroyed. Even the skies above Egypt are not spared (Exodus 4 through 12). Jon Murray, president of American Atheists, points out that there is not one shred of actual history in Egypt that the Jews were ever enslaved in that nation. The barbaric actions of the Jewish god depicted in the tales simply, and happily, are not true. But the mythological story is itself so full of horror that it should be eradicated from folklore, not alone of the Jews but of all decent people. * WCE 2.0/2394 * Keep Church and State SEPARATE! --- WILDMAIL!/WC v4.11 * Origin: American Atheists Online (512) 302-0223 (1:382/1006.0)


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