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Ted Cruz’s Father Suggests Placing Atheists in ‘Camps’

EARLSBORO, Okla. – Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Senator and Tea-Party favorite Ted Cruz, spoke recently against atheism and secular humanism at a gathering of an Oklahoma Second Amendment advocacy group. He claimed that the belief systems are two of the main ills facing our society, that they lead to sexual perversion, sexual abuse, and the complete loss of hope, and that people following these two views should be rounded up and placed in special ‘camps’ to keep them separated from the rest of America.

“If there is no God, then we are ruled by our instincts,” he said. “Of course, this leads us, when there are no moral absolutes, leads us to sexual immorality, leads us to sexual abuse, leads us to perversion and, of course, no hope. No hope!”

In the past, Cruz, an evangelical preacher and avowed creationist, has claimed that God endorses the Death Penalty, that evolution is a communist trick aimed at converting people to atheism, that legalizing gay marriage will lead to preachers being arrested for hate speech just for reading the Bible, and that President Obama is a tyrant who needs to go back to Kenya. This is, however, the first time he’s laid out his plan on how to save mankind from secular humanism.

See Also: Ted Cruz: “I Gave Up My Canadian Citizenship; Unlike Obama, I’m Christian On Both Sides”

He warned that atheists are in danger of corrupting the youth of America and called for action before America was overrun. His solution to what he termed ‘the problem of the Godless’ is the creation of a series of ‘Heathen Zones’- fenced-in camps located mostly in Northern California and Vermont.

“It’s a free country,” he said. “If these people need to practice their holy rites of atheism, they can do so, as long as they are in clearly-marked encampments far away from the rest of us.”

“While they’re in their Heathen Zones, they’re free to dance naked around the fire, brand the mark of the Devil on their flesh or whatever else they want to do,” he added. “Of course, if they step one foot outside the electrified fence we shoot them between the eyes. Two or three times, just to be sure.”

He also argued that any children spawned in these camps would be removed at birth so they would not be drawn into secular humanism via their birth-mother’s tainted breast milk.

692 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s see here… Having no “god” leads to sexual abuse huh? Well, is it not many major religious organizations that are under scrutiny for sexual child abuse (insert Catholic touching child joke here)? Is 98% of the prison population not religious? Therefore, it would seem to me, and I am just using my brain here, that it is the religious that have no morals, not the atheists. Atheists actually know how to be humane and compassionate and we know how to treat people as equals. We are good people just because we are good, not because some invisible man in the sky tells us to.

    As for having no hope, that is bull. I have plenty of hope… Hope that dumbasses like this ignorant waste of space will fall of the face of the planet (though I know that is not a real possibility because of this awesome thing called gravity.)

  2. While I am not normally an advocate for abuse… O personally can’t wait until these two asshats are sexually abused… The scariest thing is the moment you realize the only thing, according to these two, that is keeping them from sexually abusing people is their fear of their imaginary friend…

  3. So, um, can someone in America sue him for hate speech now? He actually is breaching free speech here, if you promote violence you’re not covered under the first amendment.

    Pretty sure “Round them all into camps and shoot them if they leave” falls under that category.

  4. Humanism
    1. Any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values, and dignity predominate.
    Sounds like the Message of Jesus Christ and the Will of God to me! You know “Love thy neighbor as you would love yourself”!

    Excerpt form the article
    “In the past, Cruz, an evangelical preacher and avowed creationist, has claimed that God endorses the Death Penalty, that evolution is a communist trick aimed at converting people to atheism, that legalizing gay marriage will lead to preachers being arrested for hate speech just for reading the Bible, and that President Obama is a tyrant who needs to go back to Kenya. – See more at: https://politicot.com/ted-cruzs-father-suggests-placing-atheists-in-camps/#sthash.gyYc3tsW.dpuf

    Do you see anything resembling Christ Like/God Like in the statement?

    Atheism

    1. The doctrine or belief that there is no God.
    2. Disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.

    God truly moves in mysterious ways. When it comes to the Simple Truth of “Love One Another”!

  5. Children are born atheists, so he should shut the hell up about indoctrination.

    Here’s this same interview with me in charge…”She warned that Christianists are in danger of corrupting the youth of America and called for action before America was overrun. Her solution to what she termed ‘the problem of the Godbotherers’’ is the creation of a series of ‘Bother Zones’- fenced-in camps located mostly in Northern California and Vermont.
    “It’s a free country,”she said. “If these people need to practice their holy rites of god bothering, they can do so, as long as they are in clearly-marked encampments far away from the rest of us.”

    Works for me!

  6. Funny how Papa Cruz said that this was a free country, but said later in that sentence that the Establishment Clause and the Free-Exercises Clause of the First Amendment should be violated to separate nonbelievers from Christians, and advocated murder if a nonbeliever crossed the border.

    And yet somehow, I’m the heathen.

  7. Ted’s mindset father best depicts what the Biblical God would be if it was real and among Earth’s Human Beings. Just like the Westborough Baptist Church clergy, this clergy is nuts. If Ted shares his insane nonsense, what does that say about the insane, religious sheep who politically support him?

  8. I always find it fascinating that the vast majority of the inmates, in American prisons, identify themselves as Christian, with the least number identifying themselves as atheist. Remember when the atheists started the Crusades? The Inquisition? The Auto da Fe? The Witch Trials? Of course you don’t — THAT was all on the Christians. Also, when was the last time there was a worldwide scandal involving atheists diddling little boys? Rafael Cruz, much like his son, should just shut up before he says something REALLY foolish.

  9. Ted Cruz is too stupid to realize that about 95% of the worlds leading scientists, the greatest minds in the world, are Atheists and Agnostics. The people who lead the frontier in science and technology which fuels the engine for economic growth and medicine. The people who make amazing new discoveries. The people who base their life’s decisions on reason and only accept facts supported by empirical evidence. The people who base their moral values on compassion, dignity, and reason.

  10. Wow! For being a preacher, a teacher/leader of sorts, you sure do have a lot to learn. You my man are the reason their is so much hate bred in this world. Maybe you should go to a little corner of the world so that the rest of us “good-hearted people” can continue to love one another without prejudice and hate. (after all the bible does tell you not to judge or hate correct?)

  11. if there is god we are ruled by our emotions, if there is no god then we are ruled by our intellect. unfortunately insticts play very little in our society with or without religion. animal instinct is to take care of the pack and their young none of which the tea party wishes to do. therefore, if mr cruz were right and without religion we rule by instinct then we are far better off in my opinion than his version of an opressed fearing society.

  12. Dafaq is wrong with this guy? This is insane. Why hasn’t he been locked up yet? He is clearly delusional!

    Also, Atheists do not believe in the devil, nor do they dance around fires naked. They do not believe in God or the devil, they are just people who live their lives like anyone else except they do not feel they need the threat of hell or reward of heaven after death to be decent human beings. Another thing RELIGION IS NOT TRANSFERRED VIA BREAST MILK!

  13. How is this guy not in a psychiatric hospital? He obviously has delusions and poses a threat to himself or others. The poor man needs antipsychotic medication and a therapist. I hear more reality based statements from my schizophrenic patients and a lot less hate from them also, yet they are deemed unfit to live in society. It must be hard having fixed false beliefs there’s an entire group of people corrupting the world with evil science and humanistic compassion.

  14. with every word of this idiocy that i read my eyes got wider, my mouth dropped lower, and the bile in my throat raised higher. where to even START to vilify this idiot? 1. Hhhmmm, lets lock away all people who think differently from me and you into electrified enclosures, and take away their children…now i’m no history buff, but this sounds VERY HITLERESQUE to me. what will he have them do next, when the “camps” get too full, gas the prisoners and then burn them to ash? 2. Atheists are prone to sexual perversions. yes, because you so often hear of atheist preachers and priests raping and molesting little kids, never Catholics or Christians. (moron) 3. if G-d is what makes you a moral and decent human being, because you do not have the inner morals or teachings of your own right, then there is DEFINITELY something wrong with YOU, and not with those that KNOW the difference between right and wrong, that believe in a higher power or not. in conclusion, how is it at all possible that in the 21st century, there are still so many ignorant backwoods hicks, with no more the insight of a Spanish Inquisitor still running around? now i’m not for violence or guns, but how about we shoot HIM between the eyes, “two or three times just to make sure.”

  15. “It’s a free country” but were gonna put those that think other than what we believe into camps. Atheists like myself are just people that deny the existence of a supreme being such as god. I believe in evolution because there is scientific proof. I don’t go bashing other religions in fact I take classes about them to learn more. The last time people were pit in camps was the fucking holocaust but he seems to have forgotten that.

  16. Geez. You folks, taking this article at face, do realize that Newslo is a satirical news site…right? Read their “About Us” at bottom of page. By clicking the “Show facts” button at bottom of article, you will see highlighted the serious content. Everything else is tongue-in-cheek.

  17. These Dominionists are serious in their rhetoric. They hate people not like them, including we seculars and atheists. We need to take them very seriously. Dominionists want to kill us. Get that fact ingrained into your heads, They also want power and control. Look at how many of them are in our government and military. You better get prepared and help organize for armed resistance. The next American Civil War is coming.

  18. This place is satire! I HATE SATIRE——–PEOPLE GET SO UPSET OVER CRAP NOT REAL!

    “JUST ENOUGH NEWS…Newslo is the first hybrid News/Satire platform on the web. Readers come to us for a unique brand of entertainment and information that is enhanced by features like our fact-button, which allows readers to find what is fact and what is satire.

    Newslo’s “No Need to Satirize” brings you completely factual stories that are so ridiculous, they don’t need our trademark touch. Whenever you see #NNTS, you’re reading COMPLETELY real news that only seems too absurd to be true”.

    Click on “show facts” above………

  19. Satire is such a subtle art. Given the party of people that it speaks of and the real life instances of such attitudes towards non-believers, if one was not aware of the site’s profession it could easily be construed as a credible report of actual events. Given the fact that on many occasions these same groups of people have denounced perceived infringements on their religious liberties while simultaneously advocating for the suppression and repression of others. When people generally believe you could say things like this, it is probably time to reconsider your position.

  20. this clown’s goal is to convert, as mandated by the Abrahamic religions Christianity and Islam. Attempts to convert bring hatred, wars and killing, which can described as works of a devil. Logically these religions are works of the devil, as are these two clowns.

  21. Did anyone brother to do any fact checking on this or do you just believe everything you read anywhere? Jeez! I guess if it fits your opinion, there is no need to find out it’s truthfulness. Only a fraction of what this article says is actually true. Wake the fuck up you bunch of lemmings!!

  22. ese viejio esta malo del cabeza con sus converscionde mandar los que no crellen en el christian dominionism pero el demonio oues que los manden ha campos de fema ? este senior prese que esta debajo de dominio de el diablo como habla con su mierda de religion. no es buen ejemplo par andar jusgando otras personas. this is not who were are in america we live ,and let live, si no estas agusto en america .may i suggest a one way ticket to sur america or cuba i imagine has your old cell waiting and castro hs a firing squad ready for your dinky rascist cuban ass if your christian you sure dont act like it cause your even hate mr obama whose black. but then white cubns are very arrogant and bourguoise in cuba and rascist agianst your own afro cuban people

  23. Nazi much there Cruz? WHY the Fu** are these Dominionist Nazi Brownshirt traitors not already arrested for Treason and awaiting trial in a deep dark hole?????Screw them,this IS a free country,and these Puritan wannbe genocidal sickos are free as hell to GTFO ASAP! Reichwingers aren’t the only ones who exercise their 2nd amendment rights!

  24. so, what to do with all the Christians whom commit adultry, watch pornography, have children out of wedlock, have substance abuse problems, etc. I’m wondering how many churches will close their doors after all the ” undesirables” are removed? I find this disturbing, and, I AM a Christian. probably not one he would like, though. Move over, y’all, I’m coming in.

  25. Can we just send these two back to Canada? In camps? Have no morals? Last time I checked, animals with a small brain are lead by instincts, humans have a large advanced brain and use common fucking sense when making any decisions(usually) and don’t need any fucking skydaddy to do it either. Someone just kill those Cruz fuckers…

  26. SMDH Fucking creationists, especially the Muslims and Christians I swear. Why do people with fairy tale delusions persist in continuing to walk this Earth? Hopefully it’ll get to a point where even implying a religious belief leads to a loss of respect or credibility. These two should be castrated or lobotomized.

  27. And you americans have actually elected Ted Cruz to congress, and there’s talk about him running for president.
    The sane people of america, if there are any left, need to start an all out campaign to bring sanity back to your country.
    The onion recently did a piece about how the latest jihadist tactic is to sit back and watch america destroy itself. It’s not really satire when you people are electing people like Cruz.

  28. these people are no different than the German Nazi w/their way of thinking. live and let live people or die trying to make everything go YOUR WAY…..never never never heard anything more absurd; hateful; unenlightened and I say “you people who think this way are in cahoots with the devil himself” mind your own fucking business & bugger off

  29. If all religious teachings are means for realizing the truth, and if phenomenal lives are conditioned, there must be some differences among people themselves. Some conditions are common to all, some belonging only to certain people. For this reason people have various reactions, and should be offered different or even contradictory solutions to their problems. Each of these reactions or solutions is partially true and capable of leading some people toward spiritual advancement. From this standpoint, all doctrines, practices and accomplishments are different gates leading to the same destination. You don’t need a god to tell you what is right or wrong. Instincts he says, well damn, my instincts says this man needs to brush up on his Anthropology before spewing about moral absolutes and the “ills of society”, one being a religious fanatic bent on the massacre of human rights. Take one step into that hell hole and next you will advocate to ban all religions but the one he claims to be the true path to whatever salvation his crooked rational would cook up.

  30. Is this fucktard trolling? I’m speechless. His pea brain hasn’t moved past the mentality of the Dark Ages, and we call them that for a reason. IF he really believes all that, then it should be very easy to scare him into a heart attack. Have a group of people surround him, spray him with fake blood while chanting “YOU’VE BEEN TOUCHED BY SATAN NOW! YOU’RE UNDER HIS SPELL!” or something like that. Make sure everyone is wearing inverted crosses, pentagrams, paints their face in black and white, etc. Again, IF he truly believes that all that crap is real, then he should go into shock, and hopefully die. Then we’ll have one less moronic douchebag spewing ignorant hate, holding humanity back.

  31. you all know this is an Onion-like article where they take something real that someone said and the embelish it to be funny or shocking… that’s why there’s button for “show facts” and “hide facts” And just for the record Atheism is lack of belief. Its not a religion. I don’t believe in Fairies or Angels, or leprechauns but there’s no name for that is there? Also, I bet you don’t believe in Zeus or Thor, so that means you are an Atheist too because you don’t believe in the thousands of gods that were created before and after Abraham’s god, just Abrahams sky god. So, we’re all Atheists, I just have one more god on my not believing list than you do.

  32. I’ve thought for years that if the Antichrist ever came to power in our lifetimes, he wouldn’t be a Russian or a Middle Easterner. He would be a Republican President who talked constantly about how it was his belief in Jesus that was why he supported death camps and that most U.S. Christians would happily vote for him.

  33. This guy shouldn’t get air time! The church is full of sinners. Sexual perverts, and hypocritical people. Like all groups, it also has good people trying to live up to their moral standards. I know good people who are gay and I prefer their company to this idiot!!

  34. The part about atheist and sexual perversion… Makes me think about priests and all the sexual abuse scandals … I am led to believe this guy has some skeletons in his closet, is religion saving him from his pedophile instincts ?? Is church his counseling for his sexual perversions like aa is for drunks ??

  35. This site is complete BS. It’s some kind of Inion wannabe without any talented writers. We have enough bullshit in the world without it being deliberately manufactured. If you had any integrity at all, you’d put the “Show Facts” and “Hide Facts” buttons at the top, not the bottom.

  36. Mary Elizabeth take off the ‘ism’ from the word atheist. It has no place there. The ‘ism’ implies action and there is NO action to being an atheist. We don’t have to get up every morning and remind ourselves that we don’t believe in gods…but YOU DO. Especially whe shit goes bad in life 😉

  37. I have yet to find an athiest church, holy book, holiday, clergy, doctrine or rites. I have also found it gratifying that I don’t have to have a battle of knowledge or witts with unarmed people. The people who think it is a religion probably think Christ was born on December 25th.

  38. Tel Ted Cruz to never return to Canada. Canadian Atheist have no respect for that yo-yo ass clown. He and his screwed up family should be locked away in the mental hospital until they learn to be more civilized get professional help. hopefully someday they will learn what reality is.

  39. The fact that someone could THINK something
    like this, let alone say it out loud? One would think
    he has expressed these thoughts & ideas to young
    Raphael. Why don’t we hear Jr. expressing his shock
    at the elder Cruz’s remarks? Could it be he actually
    AGREES?
    If, as Rand Paul believes, Bill Clinton’s actions make
    Hillary unfit to serve as POTUS, couldn’t the same be
    said about Raphael Cruz jr?

  40. First of all, this is a violation of human rights, it is exclusion based on religion/beliefs. Additionally you religious assholes use our tax money for you to exclude and belittle homosexuals, promiscuous, and enlightened people from your churches, again violating human rights. Obviously this idea that people are inherently sexual deviants is from your perspective. Its sad that your penis is so out of control that you need the threat of eternal damnation to keep it in your pants.

  41. I am a Christian, just to be clear, and this is the most rediculious thing I’ve heard this year. I’ve seen a lot of hateful posts going both ways on this sort of issue, but this is the most ignorant, hateful of them all. I DO NOT support hateful viewpoints like this and he makes people like me look terrible and hateful. What a disgrace. He does not speak for me or anything I believe.

  42. I can’t even… wow. Has he not gotten the news that pretty much ALL the successful countries, the ones beating the U.S. economically, scholastically, and in many other ways are almost ALL secular? Sweden, anyone?

    This is aside from the fact that he sounds like something left over from a medieval crusade.

  43. @ Mary Elizabeth Powell Stone

    No Mary quite contrary. A theist. A meaning without “you know as in the word asymmetrical for example.(A) in Latin means without.Theist meaning from root word Theo & theology (the practice of believing in a deity). So, therefore an atheist in meaning means one who is without a belief in a deity. Your ignorance would loose big time in a court of law unless of course the Judge is like you and or jury were as ignorant as you are on this subject.

    Since you have taken this ill informed stance that you have about the word atheist because you are obviously led around by the nose of your daddy man preachers & politicians who lie their do nothing asses off, I will then educate you further. Mary quite contrary how your weedy garden grows…

    Preachers are nothing more than self aggrandized motor mouths that spew lies of infantile stupidity!

    ***Below is the segregate daddy myth man jesus quotes that contradict his love one another quote & his spittle healing crap…..

    Matthew 10:34. “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.

    “And that servant [slave], which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.” (Luke 12:47)

    Comment (But not mine it is someone else’s) :
    He never denounced servitude, incorporating the master-slave relationship into many of his parables.

    My comment:
    By the way the word Lord comes from Europe. A Lord was a land owner. You could not leave the Lord (land owner) without his permission. If you did you would be captured/ punished or killed by the Lord…….It was the fudal system in Europe.

    “If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.” (John 15:6)

    My Comment:

    Can you say the directives & inspiration that led to the wicked actions of Bloody Mary & her followers and the mandating of the Hammer of the Witches in order to burn them to their death & was sanctioned by the not so innocent Pope Innocent because they believed they could create hail stroms? A rhetorical question of course.
    The burning of unbelievers were based on the words of the myth Jesus.

    Does Bloody Mary come to mine? Well it should since the bitch murdered over 30,000 protestants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26

    My comment:
    What a nice guy. Not!!! He teaches his followers to hate their family. I would say not a nice guy. What a self absorbed ego this guy has…
    Does Islam- Islime come to mind?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since they believe in the myth jesus as well. You know honor killing & all!!!!!!!!!!!

    And do not give me that lying nonsense that it is out of context or a parable! It is not either!
    It is a directive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Matthew 18:9 And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out

    My comment:
    Wow! What great advice. I never thought about doing that before. OUCH!!!
    What idiotic advice & do not even try to spin it with” it is out of context or a parable”. It is not!!!
    It is a directive….

    When one of his disciples requested time off for his father’s funeral, the jesus rebuked him: “Let the dead bury their dead.” (Matthew 8:22)

    My comment:
    Again, Wow! What a humdinger of a nice guy. Just how in the heck is a dead person going to bury themselves? Since the myth jesus had great powers like walking on water & rising from the dead, why couldn’t he do it? I guess jesus is just found himself to be too darn important for that.

    Oh Marry quite contrary how about this new testament quote by Paul the misogynist!!

    “Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” Timothy 2:11-14
    What profanity and arrogance, with all subjection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mary you do not know what is in the bible. Only the spin that your daddy man on the pulpit spins as in his spinney little web!!!!

    Your missionary brain has never left from underneath your daddy man. Grow up Mary!!!

    Start learning things besides being in your little girl comfort zone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It is time to grow up Mary…………………

    The following is what took place before our great constitution that provided the 1st amendment clause & Bill of rights in order to keep this country from being a theocratic governance run by a bunch of brain dead people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The most stringent controls on speech in the colonial period were controls that outlawed or otherwise censored speech that was considered blasphemous in a religious sense. A 1646 Massachusetts law, for example, punished persons who denied the immortality of the soul. In 1612, a Virginia governor declared the death penalty for a person that denied the Trinity under Virginia’s Laws Divine, Moral and Martial, which also outlawed blasphemy, speaking badly of ministers and royalty, and “disgraceful word.

    Just in case you think I am a communist or socialist because you have been convinced by your daddy men politicians that all atheist are. I am not!!!! I am a United States Constitutionalist and a believer in free enterprise with self responsibility but with some social programs that can help those not hinder them that are in need & not the health care bill by Obamanation either. I never voted for him!!!

    I voted Republican Mary. The lessor than of 2 stupid polarities for now.

    Go to this website & learn about the true history of religion & the mythology that it is and you will see how the jesus story fits in to the parallel myth stories & the lack of real evidence to his existence. The oldest bible Mary is not in the lying Vatican but in England & it is not that old…..

    Truth be Known http://www.truthbeknown.com/
    http://www.truthbeknown.com/christ.htm

    The Founding Fathers were not all Christian & they said so in their writings to one another. http://freethought.mbdojo.com/foundingfathers.html

    Read Thomas Payne who is one of the founders of the United States “Age of REASON”

    Nuns raped by priest.
    http://atheism.about.com/b/2011/03/23/vatican-admits-priests-are-raping-nuns-around-the-world.htm

    Dark secrets of the Catholic Church; Ex nun Confesses
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WkKmU_W8NU

  44. Riiiight, because Christians have no history of sexual abuses (i’m looking at you vatican), or abuses against humanity (too many to list). If you don’t like the Freedom of Religion that our founding fathers thought so important, get out of America. This country was founded on secular gov’t with a freedom of religion, in no way, shape or form was USA founded on religion especially one specific religion(see treaty of tripoli). It was founded on the principles that everyone is born free and unfortunately Christians feel enslaved to their faith. Thats ok for them, they have every right to feel that way, but it will not work in a country founded on our Constitution.

    BTW When he says “perversion” we all know he means gay people. Homophobia has no place in the USA either.

  45. I agree with Mr. Rafael Cruz on everything but the encampment, electric fences, and shooting them. Yes America is the land of free but they deserve to be free too. I’d just pay them to move to the west, give them Hawaii, California, Washington, Nevada and Oregon and tell them “This is your land… here is your freedom…. Don’t come anywhere else. Please and Thank you.”

  46. Jerry I see that ignorant was the word of the day for you. Congratulations on your ability to grasp the consept – just don’t overuse it.

    I completely understand what atheism is, I even understand the six (or seven, depending on whos research) categories of atheist. I don’t think you grasp what religion is really about though. Judging from your entries, it seems you side more with the atheism than faith based religion, so this idea should make sense: Contrary to what the dictionaries tend to define it as (since they tend to have a Christian faith based religious definition) religion is merely the explanation for those things that during the beginning of “civilized” civilization we were unable to comprehend. All faith based religions have stories and ideas that are closely related to stories and myths from the first intellectual mankind to walk the earth. This concept is explained in great detail by Joseph Campbell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Campbell)

    I’m not sure where in my writings you feel that I am in anyway associated with religion – I am more interested in intelligence, and learning, than “faith” in some supposed supreme being. I won’t argue the fact that the bible has passages that are incorrect and contradict each other, and missing chapters that contradict the intent of the bible, written by an organization whose intent is control. I also know that science still hasn’t found the complete lineage from amoeba to present day man. so there is no argument there that our history hasn’t been completely defined, one way or another.

    In regards to your questions: I would also have you ponder this – is no answer or a failure to answer, still an answer? in other words – a negative response is still a response, is it not? If I knew you had heard or acknowledged the question I posed and you did not respond, I would take that as an answer of “I don’t have an answer for you”. You may have had the answer, but then you would be holding back, and if I found out, I would take that as an answer of “I cannot be trusted, do not ask me”. Both of which are answers.

    Your comparison of bald to a hair color is true and false at the same time – the answer is relative to the question being asked and by who. If I am asked to describe “Mr. Clean” and it asks for hair color – I would put bald, indicating he had no hair. His true hair color is known only to him, unless he were to grow his hair out or tell us.

    Open your mind Jerry – there is much for you to learn as no one knows everything. Think about your answers before you write – a much often missed concept is “relativity” – not as in Einstein, more as in Sherlock Holmes. Put yourself in others shoes – how could this be interpreted differently.

    I would like to commend you on your excellent data on the failings of the bible and on landmarks of science. Well researched for such quick responses. (I saw your responses come in, but my internet wouldn’t allow me to respond adequately – the words I typed wouldn’t display so I could not verify what I wrote)

  47. ““If there is no God, then we are ruled by our instincts,” he said. “Of course, this leads us, when there are no moral absolutes, leads us to sexual immorality, leads us to sexual abuse, leads us to perversion and, of course, no hope. No hope!”

    Oh Really? Then Please Explain The Actions Of The CATHOLIC CHURCH And It’s RAMPANT Physical AND SEXUAL Abuse? How About The Way It Was Handled By The EVER So Devout “Servants Of God” – You Know; LYING That It Ever Happened, The Silencing Of The Victims, The Moving Around Of Predator Priests From Parish To Parish So They Could Victimize Even MORE CHILDREN And The Despicable Way They Tried To Get Out Of Paying Restitution By Saying THE CHURCH COULDN’T AFFORD IT?? Yes I Can See How Being RELIGIOUS Has PREVENTED The Afore Mentioned Perversions From Taking Place And Just How Much RESPONSIBILITY Is Exercised When Something DOES Happen! Looks Like The APPLE Really Doesn’t Fall Far From The Self-Deluded, Holier-Than-Thou JACKASS Tree After All!!

  48. I agree! Atheist have told me for years they are non religious but now y’all want to claim it as a religion to use the constitution to umbrella your sick views. Religion is a belief in a higher power, in a God, atheist don’t believe in anything it’s a cult or organization. When there are sick people we must and have quarentined them to protect the population. Take those FEMA camps and load the atheist, Muslims, obamnites, and wacky liberals, socialist, and anyone else that isn’t for the greater good of America. There is not more than one Right, and you can’t have two or three different groups that think they are right. When America was founded it was established on Christian conservative values not liberal atheist values. Again only one right, the Right is Right!

  49. Sounds like old Ted’s daddy would fit right in with the National Socialist Party of Germany… NAZI! How could he even be taken as a “man of God”. he is a man of himself. Jesus has a warning for his ilk “And He said ‘That which you did not do for the least of men, you did not do for Me.’ And He cast the goats into the fires of hell…” Ever try reading that Bible you thump, there Mr. Cruz? You might learn a thing or two…

  50. It’s amazing how people like this guy fail to see the logic in their position. “Land of the free” stands for all people and not just the ones that agree with you and yet another reason why ‘free speech’ was put into our laws. If you want to take that away from others, then you take it away from yourself. You don’t get to pick groupings of people based on a disagreement or in this case, a failed understanding and hatred for people who aren’t stuck in the year 1 AD.

  51. according to the book of Revelation it is the Christians who will be placed in camps and persecuted because they will not accept the mark of the beast I think that they’re just jealous that we’re all going to be able to eat drink and be merry well they are persecuted and then to top it off it’ll be even more specialafter they die and find out there is no Jesus to begin withjerks

  52. Don’t get me wrong, this guy is a nutbag, but how many people commenting realize that Newslo is a combination real news/satire site and that you have to hit the “show facts” button at the top of the story to know what parts are true and what’s made up ?

  53. Suuuure… Because Atheists are the ones who throughout history killed, burned, raped, destroyed in the name of a holy God. I am not saying that Atheists cannot be bad people but if an Atheist did commit a crime. He/she cannot say (well ddaarrnn it’s written in my holly book therefore it must be the right thing to do killing those infidels) there is no dogmatic/systematic abusive mindset from Atheists towards believers.

    Now sir, before you start preaching morality to Atheists, please check your own ! if you need a religion to withhold you from being a bad person or sexually abusing someone then you sir need some serious therapy because you are just an animal on a leash! oh wait….. some priests do rape children….but that’s none of my business..

  54. lol the cruz family must be filled with lowly educated idiots , did anyone else see ” cruz:” im alright with gay marrige as long as its between a gay and a lesbian “and acting like the lack of belief is a satanic belief ….. you shoot a person in the head, their dead already how the fuck would you need to shoot more bullets into them , and besides ….. look whats happening when idiot conservatives run this country ……. their gonna turn america into a completely creationist & nearly retarded country … we might as well just hand isis our nukes and tell them to go ahead and nuke us all in our asses and put us out of our misery already

  55. Crazy apple Ted Cruz fell very close indeed to the tree. Rafael Cruz is certifiably insane but gets away with it by posing as a phony “man of God”.

    We pray, oh Lord, that this affliction of political and religious sociopathy be lifted from society, for the good of all loving, caring people, in name of all that is right and just, we beg you Lord, please indulge our prayer, amen.

  56. People! This is a ‘satire’ news site. This same ‘news’ posted ‘Monical Lewinsky will join GOP nominee as she already knows how to blow away Clinton’. Newslo’s Facebook page says they are “Just Enough News! The First Hybrid News/Satire Platform!” This is a ‘satire site’ and this article is a ‘satire news piece’.

  57. Just like the Nazis rounded up all the Jews? Way to go Rafael. You’re just a Nazi of a different color. Next you’ll be proposing that we gas them all to death. Certainly you’ll be able to plenty of Bible verses to back up that view as well. Idiot!

  58. I find it fairly offensive that he basically states that when you do not practise a certain religion you are automatically void of morals, decency and respectable behaviour. It’s even more hysterical when you realize that by making these statements he’s judging, condemning and basically crucifying others. Hypocrite much?!

  59. I’ve heard it all. Does anyone else see the irony hear. LMAO. The sad truth about his view is that he himself is spewing words that when imagined would be the words coming out of the Anti Christ or Satsn himself. Round them up and cage them. Steal their children at birth. Shoot them in the head I they try to escape. I hope he doesn’t have as large of a following as ISOL has. Oh wait, maybe he’s their inside man. What an IDIOT. The problem with this world is that everyone’s running around trying to control someone or something else instead of themselves. Control yourself preacher man and people won’t want to DUCT TAPE your mouth.

  60. I’ve heard it all. Does anyone else see the irony hear. LMAO. The sad truth about his view is that he himself is spewing words that when imagined would be the words coming out of the Anti Christ or Satsn himself. Round them up and cage them. Steal their children at birth. Shoot them in the head If they try to escape. I hope he doesn’t have as large of a following as ISOL has. Oh wait, maybeeir inside man. What an IDIOT. The problem with this world is that everyone’s running around trying to control someone or something else instead of themselves. Control yourself preacher man and people won’t want to DUCT TAPE your mouth.

  61. JUST ENOUGH NEWS…Newslo is the first hybrid News/Satire platform on the web. Readers come to us for a unique brand of entertainment and information that is enhanced by features like our fact-button, which allows readers to find what is fact and what is satire.

    Newslo’s “No Need to Satirize” brings you completely factual stories that are so ridiculous, they don’t need our trademark touch. Whenever you see #NNTS, you’re reading COMPLETELY real news that only seems too absurd to be true.
    hhmmmmm, no thanks.

  62. JUST ENOUGH NEWS…Newslo is the first hybrid News/Satire platform on the web. Readers come to us for a unique brand of entertainment and information that is enhanced by features like our fact-button, which allows readers to find what is fact and what is satire.

    Newslo’s “No Need to Satirize” brings you completely factual stories that are so ridiculous, they don’t need our trademark touch. Whenever you see #NNTS, you’re reading COMPLETELY real news that only seems too absurd to be true.
    hhmmmmm, no thanks.

  63. So the same thing these clowns have been trying to do for years legislate morality I am a Christan I am also an American I believe the Bible I also live by Rule of Law and that law is the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I think Mr Cruz should study more American History

  64. So the same thing these clowns have been trying to do for years legislate morality I am a Christan I am also an American I believe the Bible I also live by Rule of Law and that law is the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I think Mr Cruz should study more American History

  65. We have the freedom to believe in whatever religion we like or not at all in the US. Everything he stated is totally un-American as well as crazy. I hope no one listens to him. No wonder his son is wacky. I wouldn’t vote for Cruz if you tried to bribe me and I’m a registered Republican. I am also hearing the word “God” far too much like that is the name of any creator. It is a generic word and they need to say who they mean because some religions have different gods than Christianity. No one owns that word and should think when they say God it is understood just because it is capitalized like I just did.

  66. We have the freedom to believe in whatever religion we like or not at all in the US. Everything he stated is totally un-American as well as crazy. I hope no one listens to him. No wonder his son is wacky. I wouldn’t vote for Cruz if you tried to bribe me and I’m a registered Republican. I am also hearing the word “God” far too much like that is the name of any creator. It is a generic word and they need to say who they mean because some religions have different gods than Christianity. No one owns that word and should think when they say God it is understood just because it is capitalized like I just did.

  67. If you want to lose all faith in humanity, read the comments below. If you are catching your news from NEWSLO rather than reading it for funny satire, then you probably also think Osama Bin Laden was just “misunderstood!” This is why we have Democrats in office. This is why Obama got a second term. HEY EVERYONE!!! 🙂 THIS IS A SATIRE!

  68. Où la religiosité devient déviance morale et fanatisme.
    Bien faibles sont ces piliers de Tea Parties qui ne se sentent pas capables de droiture morale sans la présence imaginaire d’un père fouettard qui voit tout. L’immoralité sexuelle qu’ils redoutent chez les athées est en réalité la leur, tristement refoulée, enkystée dans leur triste scrotum.
    Pour ces gens, il faut croire en quelque chose, que ce soit en Pinocchio ou en Zorro, pourvu que l’on croie. Ceux qui doutent et refusent de croire aux fables et à l’invérifié, aux mythes colportés, pourraient se targuer d’une plus grande force morale, d’un plus grand respect de la vérité. Mais voilà, c’est toujours les culs-bénits que l’on entend.

  69. apparently he does not listen to the news. In most religions there is more sexual perversion and repression and heathenism than nonreligious people. Get your information correct and if you don’t like gays or lesbians don’t be one. Also about abortion? You are a man so you get no say unless your grow a womb. Also do you believe in the death penalty? Than you have no right to tell women not to kill embroy’s. Killing is killing even in a war. And further more if you don’t believe in big government get out of my womb. Non of your business ever! Also keep in mind just because you are Religious does not mean you are spiritual. What if God is a Woman? Your in trouble!

  70. ‘“While they’re in their Heathen Zones, they’re free to dance naked around the fire, brand the mark of the Devil on their flesh or whatever else they want to do,” he added. “Of course, if they step one foot outside the electrified fence we shoot them between the eyes. Two or three times, just to be sure.”

    He also argued that any children spawned in these camps would be removed at birth so they would not be drawn into secular humanism via their birth-mother’s tainted breast milk.’

    ….

  71. It’s pretty funny that most of the people who believe in God are the most judgemental people out there, a d threaten you that you will burn in hell unless you join there religion to be saved. Last time I checked. Only a sick sadiatic bastard would only say that. That’s like saying, “worship me or else I will burn your entire family or join me and you will be saved. This is exactly why I don’t believe in GOD.

  72. It’s pretty funny that most of the people who believe in God are the most judgemental people out there, a d threaten you that you will burn in hell unless you join there religion to be saved. Last time I checked. Only a sick sadiatic bastard would only say that. That’s like saying, “worship me or else I will burn your entire family or join me and you will be saved. This is exactly why I don’t believe in GOD.

  73. Wikipedia defines Atheism as the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheism is contrasted with theism, which, in its most general form, is the belief that at least one deity exists.
    Wikipedia also defines Theistic Satanism (also known as traditional Satanism or spiritual Satanism) is the belief that Satan is a supernatural being or force that individuals may contact and supplicate to.
    Therefore Atheism is not Devil worshiping.
    Moron.

  74. These “satire” “articles” have officially jumped the shark. We are not better off with all the “information” accessible via the interwebs. We are worse off. This stuff – this site included – is nutritional/informative in the way Twinkies are nutritional. Its just stupid. On that note, Cruz and his dad are certifiable. There is no need to make stuff up in order to ridicule them.

  75. I disagree with the Right Reverend Raphael that babies born in the Heathen Camps should be removed immediately, lest they be tainted by their mother’s breast- milk. That is dangerous as there are sometimes devil children born. Instead the baby should be placed on the surface of a pond and tested. The babies that float are the devil’ s spawn Damian babies. But the babies who sink were innocent, and if they drown they safely go to Limbo .( unless the rev thinks the water test counts as their baptism.) :-@@@

  76. I disagree with the Right Reverend Raphael that babies born in the Heathen Camps should be removed immediately, lest they be tainted by their mother’s breast- milk. That is dangerous as there are sometimes devil children born. Instead the baby should be placed on the surface of a pond and tested. The babies that float are the devil’ s spawn Damian babies. But the babies who sink were innocent, and if they drown they safely go to Limbo .( unless the rev thinks the water test counts as their baptism.) :-@@@

  77. My 16 yr old daughter is an atheist but she is one of the kindest people I know. I was educated at a Catholic school and some of the nuns and students were very cruel. If only the belief in God made someone a good person… I guess I’ll be going to camp with the atheist even though I believe in God.;-)

  78. So it’s a free country, yet he wants to send atheists away where they’ll end up dying and not having freedom? Lmao what?

    And I hope he knows athiest is the participation of not practicing a religion or having a religious practice. I swear people mix up atheism and satanism and Wickenism way too much. Fuck this post was retarded as fuck lmao

  79. funny, because its sickening views and attitudes like his that actually lead to things such as murder, hate, rape, and its usually the quiet believable religious ones that end up being serial killers, but we dont say “round up all religious nuts and throw them in camps” do we?

  80. funny, because its sickening views and attitudes like his that actually lead to things such as murder, hate, rape, and its usually the quiet believable religious ones that end up being serial killers, but we dont say “round up all religious nuts and throw them in camps” do we?

  81. funny, because its sickening views and attitudes like his that actually lead to things such as murder, hate, rape, and its usually the quiet believable religious ones that end up being serial killers, but we dont say “round up all religious nuts and throw them in camps” do we?

  82. Actually, recent research in America compares different religions in terms of the behavior of young people raised in them. This research now includes ‘no religion as a category. The young people who come out significantly ahead interms of less crime, less drug taking, and stronger ethics are…. those with no religion – including humanists and atheists. Well who knew? Also, your man needs to educate himself about the nature of humanism, he seems to have confused it with some kind of Hollywood version of Satanic rites – puh-lease!!!

  83. Sounds like a fascist idea that was tried in Germany. Has he forgot. He should be sent back to Cuba and his son back to Canada. They have not earned the right to live in America or be a citizen of this country. These are the people and their hate mongering that is currently tearing at the fabric of America. Let them go back to their natural countries. We don’t need their sick ideologies here.

  84. If atheism is to blame for sexual perversion and sexual a use then how does this idiot explain why most sexual deviants and sexual predators identify themselves with being Christian? Maybe we should ban Christians into internment camps to protect our children.

  85. If atheism is to blame for sexual perversion and sexual a use then how does this idiot explain why most sexual deviants and sexual predators identify themselves with being Christian? Maybe we should ban Christians into internment camps to protect our children.

  86. I think this is like the funniest thing ever. Could you dunk your campaign on the first day out or what?!?! LMAO! Last election only 43% of the population came out and voted and Obama is still the pres. The only reason these oil maggots are able to declare running at all is they are FILTHY with Earth destroying oil money.
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    Imagine your Dad just ups and says like the stupidest thing ever on the first day of your campaign. HA HA HA HA! at this rate he won’t make it to 2017. LOL
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    Did you see the “RAND PAUL FOR PRESIDENT” t shirts in the front row of the audience at his announcement at JERRY FALWELL U!?!?! Hilarious.
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    Stupid old white male christian oil maggots are running their last race. The people are waking up and we know that it is all religious wars and profit all the time. The over lords push religious men out there to do their bidding against each other. The armies will soon lay down their arms and stop buying the “destroy, profit and conquer” scum on this planet and say NO MORE WAR!!!
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    PEACE is the only answer. Considering the way they treat the folks who have gone to “defend” the US I can’t imaging being in the military much of a prideful thing anymore and that was the only reason to go fight for your country in the first place.

  87. I agree, there are so many “so-called” religious hypocrites in the world who play the “religious card” to get what they want & impress those who really are. The sad part is it works with so many Republicans. There’s an abundance of them people in politics & also in large company’s using religion to climb there way to the top. Sad part is it works! Religion is wonderful if it’s real, not used to better yourself & for all the wrong reasons.

  88. He raised Ted telling him he was an anointed king and would be president someday and bring all wealth back to the church to distribute as is written in revelations . These people are sick . This is quite a feat however for him to come this far , alltho we all know its nothing more than a part of the dumb down scripted from above and he’s a jester .

  89. He raised Ted telling him he was an anointed king and would be president someday and bring all wealth back to the church to distribute as is written in revelations . These people are sick . This is quite a feat however for him to come this far , alltho we all know its nothing more than a part of the dumb down scripted from above and he’s a jester .

  90. Rafael Cruz and Phil Robertson are 2 reasons i am glad I am an atheist. I sure wouldn’t want to be involved in a group that advocates putting people into internment camps based on their beliefs (Rafael Cruz) or someone that conjured up a lurid fantasy about the rape and murder of an atheist family to illustrate a point about following God’s law (Phil Robertson). These are 2 messed up people and any “christians” who support them are equally screwed up.