WHAT ON EARTH IS AN ATHEIST by D. A. Rickards What On Earth Is An Atheist Take t

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************************************************************ WHAT ON EARTH IS AN ATHEIST? by D. A. Rickards ************************************************************ What On Earth Is An Atheist? Take this test and find out in twenty questions. Mark ONLY those with which you agree. **Do You Think This Is True?** 1. God is a myth. Humanity's future is in its own hands. True [ ] 2. Prayers are what you say to yourself. Success in life depends on human effort and human help. True [ ] 3. Humans are a part of Nature and have developed in it. If life has a purpose, it is human made. True [ ] 4. When a person dies, his/her life is over forever. Only ideas can survive. True [ ] 5. The church and the clergy are in business for them selves. They have no more special knowledge about life than the average person. True [ ] 6. The churches and clergy beg for a living and grow fat. They should be made to account for every penny they receive and pay taxes like everybody else. True [ ] 7. Birth control information should be available to all who seek it. True [ ] 8. Blessings and medals are useless to protect against trouble of any kind. True [ ] 9. Humans are responsible for what they do. Crimes (sins) cannot be forgiven by religious rites, holy water, or doing penance. True [ ] 10. The time to live is now, the place to live is here, and the way to be happy is to make others happy. True [ ] ***Do You Think This Is False?*** 1. In god we trust. Humanity's future is in god's hands. False [ ] 2. Prayers are heard by god. Success in life depends on divine help. False [ ] 3. Humans were created by a creator. Their main purpose is to please god. False [ ] 4. When a person dies, his/her soul goes to heaven or hell and stays there forever. False [ ] 5. The church and the clergy represent god on earth. They know what is best for you and have special powers. False [ ] 6. The money collected by churches and clergy belongs to god. It is tax free and should not have to be accounted for. False [ ] 7. Birth is an act of god. The bigger the family, the better. False [ ] 8. Blessings and medals are most helpful to avoid trouble and prevent accidents. False [ ] 9. All crimes (sins) can be forgiven by god or one of his earthly representatives. False [ ] 10. Things may be bad in this world, but the next will be better. False [ ] Check number TRUE ........ Check number FALSE ........ Add totals together -- GRAND TOTAL ........ OUT OF POSSIBLE 20 Here's how you rate: 0 -- True believer 1-5 -- Early doubter 6-10 -- Sanctimonious skeptic 11-15 -- Hypocritical churchgoer 16-20 --Typical twentieth century individual, one of the 114 million people in America who do not go to church. If you scored above zero, you are to some extent an Atheist, whether you admit it or not -- why not find out more? For information, write to: American Atheist General Headquarters, P.O. Box 140195, Austin, Texas 78714-0195. Copyright American Atheist Press. All rights reserved. Printed copies of this pamphlet can be obtained from: American Atheist Press P. O. Box 140195, Austin, Texas 78714-0195. Stock #8280. Please refer to current catalog and price list for pricing and availability. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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