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********************************************************* A SPIRITUAL GUIDE TO GRACIOUS LIVING ********************************************************* ****CULINARY DEPARTMENT**** ". . . Hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?" -- Isaiah. 36:12; also in 2 Kings 18:27 The Lord commanded: "And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight." -- Ezekial 4:12 "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat." -- Leviticus 26:29 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee. . . ." -- Deuteronomy 28:53 "So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son." -- 2 Kings 6:29 ****JUSTICE**** "When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets [genitals]: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her." -- Deuteronomy 25:11-12 "He that is wounded in the stones [testicles], or hath his privy member [penis] cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD." -- Deuteronomy 23:1 ". . . the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods [hemorrhoids] in their secret parts." -- 1 Samuel 5:9. (However, the lord was appeased after the men had made golden images of their emerods to give to him. See 1 Samuel 6:4-5.) ****HYGIENE**** The Lord promised: "Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall. . . ." -- 1 Kings 14:10. (This unsanitary practice caused serious erosion of the mud walls.) ****SLAPSTICK COMEDY**** The Lord threatened his children: "Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces. . ." -- Malachi 2:3 ****SPORT**** "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones." -- Psalms 137:9 "And he [David] brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. . . ." -- 1 Chronicle 20:3 ****SUFFER THE CHILDREN**** "And he [Elisha] went up from thence into Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; Go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them." -- 2 Kings 2:23-24 ****GRAND OPERA**** "Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh." -- Isaiah 16:11 ****SELF-IMPROVEMENT**** ". . . which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. . . ." -- Matthew 19:12. (Origen, Paul, and other early Christians faithfully carried out this divine advice.) "Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee. . . ." -- Matthew 18:8 ****BURLESQUE**** God said to Moses: "And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen." -- Exodus 33:23 ****LOVE AND MARRIAGE**** And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the women was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; . . . and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house." -- 2 Samuel 11:2-4. (Once was not enough for this servant of the lord, so in order to possess Uriah's wife all to himself, the king arranged for the cuckold to be killed in combat. See 2 Samuel 11:14-17.) ". . . so the man [to avoid being harmed by a gang of rowdies] took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning . . . after which she died." -- Judges 19:25 "And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired. Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife." -- 1 Samuel 18:25-27 "And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it [his semen] on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother." -- Genesis 38:7-9 ****BEDTIME STORIES**** "And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his daughters. And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father." -- Genesis 19:30-36 ****KOSHER MY LAI**** Moses told his soldiers: "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." -- Numbers 31:17-18 ****FREEDOM FROM WITCHCRAFT**** "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." -- Exodus 22:18. Thanks to the vigilance of good Christians in obeying this divine command, most experts agree that the numbers of victims slaughtered in Europe by authority of this commandment must be measured by the hundreds of thousands! ****QUOTES ABOUT THE BIBLE***** "In this 'sacred' book of family scandals we find filth, sex orgies, cannibalism, atrocities, sex perversions, incest, and bloody violence unparalleled in any other chronicle in all the literature of the world. Fortunately, not one-third of the human family has ever heard of the Christian Bible; not one-tenth of the Christians have ever read it, and no two who have read it agree as to its meaning. Won't you help get this book out of the hands of our children, out of decent homes, and out of hotel and motel rooms?" -- Frank C. Hughes "The human race has suffered for centuries and is still suffering from the mental disorder known as religion, and Atheism is the only physician that will be able to effect a permanent cure." -- Joseph Lewis ****************** All verses are taken from the King James Version of the Bible (New York, NY: Abradale Press, 1965). ****************** We are told that the Bible is the most beautiful book in the world, containing the noblest ideas ever expressed by man. You are challenged to go to the works of the great Atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers and measure the nobility of their ideas against those of the Bible. You might start with Lucretius, the great materialist philosopher of Rome in the first century B.C. Or with Friedrich Nietzsche, the supreme Atheist philosopher of Germany in the nineteenth century. Or with Robert G. Ingersoll, the great Atheist orator of nineteenth-century America. Or with Bertrand Russell, the Noble laureate philosopher of England in this century. Once you read any of these magnificent authors in comparison with the Bible, you will realize that the nobility and beauty of Atheist ideas far surpass any contained in the Bible. It will become easy to understand how the Bible has been used successfully to justify so much persecution, bloodshed, atrocity, and misery. It will become obvious that a society based on Atheist ideas would be a more humane and just society. You can take an important -- a vital and essential -- part in purging society of the sickness and ugliness of religion by joining the only organization that is nurturing and developing Atheist ideas and ethics -- American Atheists! This organization is the only one fighting for Atheists against the malicious tyranny of the religious establishment that is dedicated to making sure Atheists shall not have the right to openly and proudly offer their ideas as a sane alternative to religion. If you are an Atheist, it is your duty, as well as your only hope, to join the fight by joining American Atheists. 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 #8250. 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