Passover Nothing to Celebrate, Says American Atheists For Release: 14 April 1995 Contacts:

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Passover Nothing to Celebrate, Says American Atheists For Release: 14 April 1995 Contacts: AMERICAN ATHEISTS, INC. Jon Murray or Robin Murray-O'Hair Telephone: (512) 458-1244 or (512) 458-1271 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. *********************************************************************** * * * 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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