Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death




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For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.

The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected to see his 25th birthday, after being diagnosed with the incurable neurodegenerative condition ALS at age 21. Though Hawking beat the odds for more than five decades, the scientist told theGuardian in 2011 that death was never far from his mind.

“I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years,” Hawking said. “I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.”

Here are some of Hawking’s most interesting thoughts about death, the afterlife and God.

Hawking didn’t believe in heaven

The scientist took a pragmatic view of what happens to the brain and body after death.

“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail,” he told the Guardian. “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”

He believed in an ‘impersonal God,’ but not a creator

Hawking invoked the name of God in his seminal book A Brief History of Time, writing that if physicists could find a “theory of everything” — that is, a cohesive explanation for how the universe works — they would glimpse “the mind of God.”

But in later interviews and writings, such as 2010’s The Grand Design, which he co-wrote with Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking clarified that he wasn’t referring to a creator in the traditional sense.

“Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist,” he wrote in The Grand Design. “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”

Using language about God, Hawking told TIME after the book’s release, is more figurative than literal.

“God is the name people give to the reason we are here,” he said. “But I think that reason is the laws of physics rather than someone with whom one can have a personal relationship. An impersonal God.”

Hawking considered himself an atheist

Hawking spoke more plainly about his thoughts on God in an interview with Spanish publication El Mundo.

“Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation,” he said“What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”

But still thought the universe had meaning

Though Hawking rejected the conventional notion of God or a creator, he fundamentally believed that the universe and life have meaning, according to the New York Times.

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist,” Hawking said of the meaning of life. “Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

Response To An Atheist Followers Response To A Christian Post Article


A couple of days ago I reblogged a post from ‘The Christian Post’ with the title of ‘Teenagers today are the least Christian generation ever’. One of my followers, a man named Jim whom you can find here on WordPress at ( ) left me a comment that many Christians may find a bit offensive, I don’t. I believe that all of my Christian readers, no matter how devout, or not, should really think about what Jim had to say. I asked Jim if he cared if I used his comments in an article this evening, this article, he gave me his blessings to do so. I am going to copy paste our conversation so that I make no errors in it.

(Jim’s comment about the Christian Post article)

Hoping this trend grows. Don’t forget the core! They are waiting and praying for God to come back and slaughter all the rest of us. That little tidbit says a lot about how they really feel. It’s a religion that is divisive and racist to its core, and piety sets dividing lines for them to fight every step of social equality or scientific advance.


In reply to jim-.

Hi Jim, thank you for the comment. I do see why you and millions of other people feel this way about Christianity. I would like to ask your permission to write an article where I incorporate the title about the ‘Teenagers in America’ then copy paste your response to their article. If you wish I will put a link to your blog site or if you wish, I won’t. I will not blast you at all in the article, if anything I am going to be hard on Christians. I think that I can write a pretty good article and in no way will I try to be hard on you or your line of thought, may I write this article Jim? Please let me know, I appreciate you Sir.—ted


In reply to oldpoet56.

Permission granted. Lol. Yes no problem. I think it’s important to see all the views. Believe no one and find your own conclusions without pressure of all wise pastoral leader to influence and rationalize sense into the senseless. Thanks. I appreciate your openness.


In reply to jim-.

Thank you Jim, I always try my best to always be honest with everyone. I know that I am wrong sometimes as I have no illusions of being a ‘know it all’ but I refuse to lie to people. Thank you for your permission, I will try my best to get the article written and posted before I go to bed this evening, I appreciate you Sir.—ted


Now that the conversation is posted for you to read I would like to break down the concerns and thoughts that Jim spoke of about Christians. To start off I am going to copy paste most of an article that I wrote this past November 16th of 2017 about the common threads between Science and Divine Creation. This is something that is laid out in Scripture that simply isn’t being taught in the Churches. There are things that theologians are getting wrong because they have always been led down a ‘one sighted’ path so most have never thought to look differently at what the Bible is actually telling us. Next is almost all of the article I spoke of just a moment ago.


I am a person that believes that we are all children of the Divine power of God. Yet I know very well from a little over 50 years of studying Scripture that all of the Christian Churches (that I know of), as well as our Jewish friends, have many things wrong right from the beginning of the first Book of the Bible. I totally believe that the Scriptures and Science actually agree on many, many things, in fact, they agree on the vast majority of issues. There is no reason for people who believe that God created all things to be so uptight about things like the big bang theory. I also believe that human beings have evolved greatly from the first Gentiles who have probably been here on this planet for at least a million years. Did we evolve from at least as far back as the Neanderthals, yes, without a doubt? Did we evolve from monkeys or gorillas, no! Did our ancestors crawl up out of the Oceans, no! Is there really such a thing as ‘the missing link’, no! Science has never been able to find the so-called ‘missing link’ because it as never existed, there is a gap between monkeys and mankind, we were never one and the same. If people who believe in a Divine Creator would quit blindly following ‘Church Doctrine’ their eyes might be opened to the truth of what Scripture is really telling all of us.


I have written articles here on this blog before about these issues of creation by God and creation by accident. To me, it is ridiculous for Christians to insist that the Earth is about 5,500 to 5,600 years old. To believe that one must not believe the Apostle Peter, the Prophets, or God Himself when we are told that the human day is not God’s day. We are told that a human lifetime, the example of 80 of our years are literally equivalent a blink of an eye compared in God’s time. So, why do we Christians and Jewish believers insist on degrading God down to our level? My Jewish friends please correct me on this next sentence if you believe that I am wrong on what I am about to say.  To me, what I have garnered about the Jewish calendar is that it begins with the time they believe that Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden Of Eden. (You can find this information in the following Los Angles Times Article:

Jewish Calendar Starts With Adam Symbolism

September 23, 1989 |ALLEN S. MALLER | Special to Religious News Service)
I believe that this year would be about year #5578 on the Jewish calendar, I believe that the Jewish New Year begins right after the 10 day Holiday of Yom Kipper. Many Christians consider the birth of Jesus (Yeshiva) to be the beginning of the ‘Christian Calendar’ yet if we really dig into History we will find that the lifespan of Jesus was from 4 B.C. to 29 A.D. The Arabic Calendar begins in the Christian Calendar when Mohammad fled from Medina to Mecca in about year 630 A.D. I do ask my readers who are of the Islamic Faith to drop me a comment if this date is a little bit off and let me know the true date please.
I do say that it seems a bit odd to me though that so many people believe what is being taught from the Pulpits without questioning what they are being taught. Why do people have a Bible in their home or bother taking one to Church if they are never going to study the Scriptures on their own? Even in the times of Jesus and His Apostles when He/they would go into the Synagogue’s to teach, the people there would search the Scriptures daily to see if what they were being taught was correct or not. Why is it that Christians today do not open their Bibles to see if what they are being taught is correct, or not?
Now, I would like to get back to the time of Adam and Eve for a moment. Many people who are looking into the window’s of Christianity dismiss Christianity as idiotic because of the belief that the world began 5-6,000 years ago, and honestly, I can’t blame them. Please, get your hands on a Bible and actually look at the first two chapters of the first Book of the Old Testament, the Book of Genesis. Now please read where it is speaking of the six days of Creation. On the sixth day, God created Men and women and told them to go out into the world and multiply. Then Scripture speaks of how on the seventh day God rested. Then, in the next chapter we are told the story of the creation of Adam, then Eve. This is after the sixth and the seventh day, not during the sixth day at all.
Now, if you think I am crazy, or not, please keep reading. After Adam and Eve were cast out of God’s Garden you will see the story of Adam and Eve’s first two children, the story of Cain and Able. After Cain killed Able God cast him out of this area just outside of the Garden. Now, please think about a few things that we are being told here. When God told Cain that he was being cast out he said that “all those who find me will kill me.” Excuse me, all WHO? Aren’t there only three people on the whole Earth at this time? Aren’t Adam, Eve, and Cain the only people? So all of Who? What did God say and do to Cain at that moment? God put a mark upon the forehead of Cain and said He put it there so that “all of those who find you will not kill you.” Again folks, all of WHO? Then we are told that Cain traveled to the East into the land of Nod and there he took a wife! Wait a moment, where the heck did she come from?
There are many issues that Christianity and the other Faiths in the world have wrong and that is because the base of what they are teaching is corrupted. If your teachings are built on a sandbar there is no way it can stand in the storm of reality. Folks the truth is so plain, it is given to us, but we refuse to see it. God created humankind many thousands, hundreds of thousands or possibly even a million years or so before God created Adam and Eve. Yet, not until God created Adam did He “breathe into him the breath of life and he became a living Soul.” This is not said during the creation of mankind in day six. God created us Gentiles first but He did not create this Royal Bloodline until He created Adam and Eve. Folks, even Jesus Himself referred to us Gentiles as “dogs” because until after His Resurrection was complete we were not counted into the salvation that up until that time was reserved only for the Hebrew Bloodline. I could go on much further in this conversation as there are great errors in the Church’s teachings that are running millions of people far away from Christianity causing their Souls to be given over to Satan for damnation. Folks, we will all answer for our laziness of not caring enough to learn what the Truth is so that we could actually save a lot of these people who are going to be cast into Hell. If we are egotistical enough to believe that their blood will not be upon our own hands, we are not only lazy, we are delusional.
Okay folks, that is the end of that article from last November, I hope that it opened some pathways deep within your mind.
From the early 4th century up until the mid 15th century with the advent of the actions of Martin Luther the Catholic Church was two things to Christianity, an incubator and a destroyer. During the times that humans tend to consider as the ‘dark ages’ the Catholic Church very much helped keep the name of Christ alive yet through their piety they became the ‘Great Whore’ of the Book of Revelation. They stole the Scriptures away from all but the Priests as they felt that the common man was unworthy to be allowed to read the ‘Word of God’. Then of course there is the ignorance of speaking in Latin during Church services to ‘the faithful’. Folks, Scripture is very plain about not speaking in tongues unless you have an interpreter standing beside you letting the people know what it is you are saying. Friends up until the year 1611 when King James of England had his assembled Bible scholars publish the Bible in English for the masses to be able to have and read, you would get hanged or burned at the stake by the Catholic Church for having a Bible. There are many sick hate filled things that the Catholic is guilty of during the past two thousand years and these things mentioned as well as the stigma they have glued to Christianity as a ‘hate filled’ religion is certainly one of them.
Friends, I am going to shut down for the night as it is almost midnight here. Lord willing I will take up on Jim’s comments tomorrow, for now, Shalom.



Teenagers In America Today Are The Least Christian Generation Ever



Gen Z Is the Least Christian Generation in American History, Barna Finds

(PHOTO: THE CHRISTIAN POST)Youths gather at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge, Va. for day two of “Reverse,” an event organized by Dare 2 Share Ministries.

Teenagers today are the most non-Christian generation in American history as only four out of 100 teens hold a true biblical worldview and one out of every eight teens identify as non-heterosexual, a new survey released by one of the nation’s leading evangelical polling firms has found.

The Barna Group announced Tuesday the findings from its new research project, “Gen Z: The Culture, Beliefs and Motivations Shaping the Next Generation,” sponsored by the Georgia-based Impact 360 Institute.

Barna’s research discovered that more teens today who are part of Generation Z (born from 1999 to 2015) identify themselves as agnostic, atheist or not religiously affiliated.

The study indicates that 35 percent of Generation Z teens considered themselves to be atheist, agnostic or not affiliated with any religion. By comparison, only 30 percent of millenials, 30 percent of Generation X and 26 percent of Baby Boomers said the same.

The study shows that almost twice as many teens in Generation Z (13 percent) claimed to be atheist than millenials (7 percent).

“Gen Z is different because they have grown up in a post-Christian, post-modern environment where many of them have not even been exposed to Christianity or to church. So that is a really unique shift,” Brooke Hempell, Barna’s senior vice president of research, said during the survey’s rollout event at Grace Midtown Church in Atlanta.

“There are a lot of churches that are empty in this country. Gen Z is the one who is really showing the fruit of that. There are many of them [who] are a spiritual blank slate. For the first time in our nation’s history, that is more and more common.”

For the project, Barna conducted a total of four focus groups with U.S. teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 and also conducted two nationally representative surveys that included responses from a total of 1,997 teens throughout the United States.

The first survey, conducted between Nov. 4- 16, 2016, interviewed 1,490 teens ages 13 to 18. The second survey was conducted on July 7-18, 2017, and interviewed 507 teens between the ages of 13 to 18. The data from both surveys were minimally weighted to U.S. Census data in order to be representative of ethnicity, gender, age and region.

The research also found that just 59 percent Generation Z teens considered themselves Christian or Catholic. By comparison, 65 percent of millennials and Generation X and 75 percent of Baby Boomers identified as some form of Christian.

Although nearly six in 10 Generation Z teens identified as Christians, Barna’s research shows that only four percent of Generation Z held a “biblical worldview.”

Using “a classification of faith based on widely accepted, orthodox Christian beliefs,” Barna developed a set of theological criteria that each respondent had to meet in order to be classified as having a biblical worldview.

“The percentage of people whose beliefs qualify them for a biblical worldview declines in each successively younger generation: 10 percent of Boomers, 7 percent of Gen X and 6 percent of Millennials have a biblical worldview, compared to only 4 percent of Gen Z,” the study explains.

The study also found that just four out of 10 Generation Z teens agreed that the Bible is “totally accurate in all of the principles it teaches.” Meanwhile, just 61 percent of “churched teens” agreed that the Bible is totally accurate in all the principles it teaches.

Just 85 percent of churchgoing Generation Z teens believed that Jesus Christ was “a real person who was crucified by Rome and was actually physically raised from the dead.”

“Where is that latent unbelief happening? We see a lot of it in science,” Hempell explained. “Teens are beginning to feel like they have to choose between science and the Bible, where as the Baby Boomer generation or Gen X said that they can see the Bible and science as being complementary … When we get to millenials and Gen Z, they see them in conflict.”

According to the data, 28 percent of Generation Z teens believed that “science and the Bible are complementary.” By comparison, nearly half of Boomers (45 percent) and more than one-third of Generation X respondents (36 percent) said the same.

“For [many], they are going to fall on the side of science,” Hempell continued. “A quarter of Gen Z would say, ‘I don’t see the Bible and science getting along so I am just going to go with what science says because to me that is the truth.'”

Other findings show that 12 percent of Generation Z identified sexually as something other than “hetrosexual,” with seven percent saying they are “bisexual.”

“This is the highest percentage of self-identified non-hetrosexual experience that we are seeing now of any generation,” Barna President David Kinnaman said during his remarks during the rollout event. “This is much larger than millenials.”

Additionally, seven out of 10 Generation Z teens said that they think it is acceptable to be born one gender and “feel like another.” Three out of 10 teens reported knowing someone who had changed their gender identity.

“[Y]oung Christians are struggling as much as we have seen it in the 20-plus years I have been at Barna and in the 35-plus years of our company to understand how to live out their faith in an increasingly skeptical culture,” Kinnaman said. “They are having to represent what the Bible says, what it means to be Christian, in a culture that doesn’t understand it or who believes that the Bible is simply a book that is religious dogma that has been used to oppress people, that being Christian is extremist or irrelevant in our society.”

“I think about what we might do to use discernment and I am asking you how it is in your church and your context, in your ministry could help kids [today] have a more robust experience of what it means to be Christian,” he added. “We need to be thinking theologically. We need to challenge them. They are ready to be challenged more than the church is willing to challenge them.”

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India: PM Modi, Sir India Is Not A Democracy If You Do Not Have Religious Freedom

To India’s Prime Minister Modi:

This article is in regard to a story I read earlier today from the Christian Post. In several regards this article if it is true shows that India is not yet a true democracy. For any country to actually be a democracy there are many issues that must be addressed, in this article I am only going to try to address a few of these ideals. In a true democracy there has to be equality in areas of their caste system where anyone can move up, or down in the financial arenas depending on their own abilities. All adults must be allowed to vote for whomever they chose at least as long as they are not convicted felons who are in jail at the time of the elections. This last issue I have with your government is in regard to India not having true honest religious freedom.


I do believe that India is a great country right now yet it could be so much more if the political will is there. The article today in the Christian Post said that six Christian adults were arrested last month for taking 72 Christian children of Christian parents to a ‘vacation Bible school’. A State can not prosper for all of its citizens if they cannot worship their God as they see fit. The only exception to this rule should be if the religion is telling people to go into the population and attack and or kill people who don’t agree with them and their ‘God’s’ teachings. If a person actually knows anything about the New Testament Scriptures of the Bible then they know that the Scriptures do not teach violence toward anyone. As you well know Mr. Modi there are some ‘Religions’ that do teach such violence and not even as arbitrarily, but as a requirement. Mr. Modi, is the Hindu Religion really one of these Demonic Cults? I believe that the Nation of India can be the greatest Democracy size wise on this planet in about 20 or 30 years and you may think it is now but with these glaring flaws that is not so, not yet. If the politicians in your country do not fix these serious issues I believe your future will look like a mixture of Iran and China except not Islamic or Atheist but a horrible debased Hindu State that will end up having no semblance of Democracy or freedom.

Why do Christians keep inviting you to church?


Why do Christians keep inviting you to church?

As Easter approaches, many churches are stepping up their outreach.

Story highlights

  • Christians who share their faith aren’t intolerant, Ed Stetzer says
  • It shows they believe what Jesus said and care about those around them, he says

Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and is the executive director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. The views expressed in this column belong to him.

(CNN)“Hey, do you want to come to church with us on Easter?”

You may have heard this or something similar from a friend, co-worker or family member. Depending on where you live, perhaps you’ve already received a mailer or two about a local church service.
Maybe you’ve wondered why Christians like me won’t just leave you alone. I assure you, it’s not because we like imposing ourselves on others. In fact, for many of us, it’s just the opposite.
On a recent Sunday, I stood up at Moody Church, an evangelical church in Chicago where I am interim pastor, and encouraged people to invite their friends to our Easter services. I reminded the congregation that Christians should be committed to the task of evangelism, that Jesus commanded it.
But I also know that, to atheists or adherents of other faiths, it can be confusing to know how to respond to such outreach. Understanding our motivation may help.

The great commission

The fact is churches are gearing up for Easter like pizza places are for the Super Bowl. They know this will be the biggest Sunday attendance of the year, Christmas included. Many members will have brought guests, and pastors want to be sure to preach a compelling sermon.
For many churches, including mine, we actually prayed over cards with names on them — the names of people to whom our church members were reaching out — so they might have open hearts.
I imagine some react in horror to that statement thinking: How dare anyone try to convert someone to another religion?
That makes sense in a world where spirituality has been Oprah-fied, and in a culture that says it’s fine to believe what you want as long as you don’t try to convince anyone else to believe differently.
It works great, if not for one reality: the words of Jesus.
You see, Christianity is a missionary faith because of the life and teachings of Jesus. Sure, you probably know the teachings of Jesus that fit in our culture: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” for example. And the world would be a better place if we all did those things.
But Jesus had many other teachings as well — and they’re just as important. After his resurrection, but before his ascension to heaven Jesus said some things that explain why Christians are still evangelizing.
Christians call these commands commissions, and they include: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19); “You will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8); and “As the father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21).
These are the last earthly words of Jesus before his ascension. That gives them an even greater weight to many who believe his last words should be our first priority.

The ‘P’ word

Some people may think “proselytize” is a dirty word, but that depends on how you define and practice it. Proselytize means to convert someone to another belief or opinion. And the truth is, we all do it — or at least try to. We try to convince our buddies that our sports team is better, our wives that this restaurant serves tastier food, our children that smartphones aren’t actually as interesting as adults make them seem.
We proselytize because we deeply believe what we are sharing is important enough to expend our energy and enthusiasm. For Christians, they share because they truly believe the founder of the faith told them to, and that his message changes people.
And some people — even atheists — appreciate our efforts.
Comedian Penn Jillette, a well-known nonbeliever, explained how he responded to someone sharing a Bible with him:
“I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. If you believe that there’s a heaven and hell … and you think, ‘Well, it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward’… how much do you have to hate somebody not to proselytize?”
I get that Christians who are proselytizing seem out of step in modern, live-and-let-live America, but when you are a Christian, you don’t get to pick and choose which of his commandments to obey.
I understand that some non-Christians think Christians who share the good news are being intolerant.
Admittedly, some Christians have been intolerant at times throughout history, seeking conversions through unethical means. However, sharing our faith itself is not intolerant, but in fact is something that shows we really believe what Jesus said and we care about those around us.
Tolerance means more than acceptance of different people’s beliefs, sometimes it also means listening to them. And when a whole lot of people believe there was a guy who was dead on Friday, and alive on Sunday, that’s something worth explaining, particularly at Easter time.
So, please don’t be offended.
Your Christian friends, neighbors, family members or co-workers are mustering up some courage because they care enough to reach out to you. They believe they’ve seen lives changed and are following a person whom they believe guides them toward faith and good works.
Don’t be shocked that your friends think Jesus’ last words should be their first priority — particularly around Easter, the day when they believe he came back from the dead. Their sharing with you means they care enough to get uncomfortable.
Trust that it comes from a good place and take a moment to hear them out.

Will ISIS Be Setting At Your Dinner Table Soon?


These things I am about to say are simply things that I totally believe to be true. There are things that I wish were not the truth but wishing alone isn’t going to accomplish much. I do believe in prayer, knowledge, and action. Sometimes our actions come to late to be successful and I think that this is the situation that America and the non-Islamic nations are now facing, I believe that the dam has broken. I will try to explain myself now because I know that everyone who reads this will have different levels of knowledge and interest in these current events that is mostly considered to be events that happen in other places that are far away. I totally believe that this evil will soon be inside our living rooms in every nation, yes, even to us fickle Americans. I say fickle because that is what our media moguls, and, the which way is the wind blowing poll sniffing politicians show everyone that they are, are telling us how we should react. Do we not see this in all the nation’s stock markets, especially here in the States, one hint of a problem anywhere in the world and the market hounds change government policies like a breeze in a Big Blow. I think, I believe, that the (Gen. C. Powell’s quote), “sensible center” of Americans, the class of people who are used to working with their head and hands will be the glue that pulls our Nation back to center where we must also not become as the Devil to beat the Devil, we do that and the Devil is the only winner.


As most folks know these days there are two main divisions within Islam, the Sunni and the Shiite and they have fought many bloody battles against each other since the creation of Islam a little bit more that 1400 yrs ago. We here the world media all the time classify the horrible bloodletting by so many Arab/Muslim/Islamic groups and people all over the globe as being done by “Islamic Extremest”, but this is just a Holly Wood politics terminology used to pacify . The truth is these people are not extremest, they are fundamentalists of what their scriptures say. In other words, they believe in doing exactly what their told to do in their scriptures. Now think about it folks, almost all if not all people who were brought up in these beliefs know what it says but choose not to get directly involved, so they just donate for the causes. My simple question is how can anyone possibly still commit themselves to a faith that commands worldwide mass slaughter of billions of people as being the will of their God? How does a person when they see this being taught to them not see so plainly how evil this is and if it is evil, simply who is the facilitator of Evil?


Lots of people seem to think that just because they personally do not want to get involved that these events won’t get personal and up close with them. There are a lot of people who totally do not believe that there is a Supreme Being so then none of the events going on in the world where these “religious kooks” are killing themselves won’t affect them personally, after all, how could it, they don’t believe in it? This isn’t a Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Wicca, or Atheist issue, it is and Islamic issue and that “issue” is soon going to be bloodletting in a neighborhood near each of us. It is how we decide to live in this “new world” whether we stay free and strong and hopefully more religion knowledgeable as a nation, or we as individuals can just cower down and die. We will each choose for ourselves which way we wish to live or die when that black flag of hate is knocking down your front door. Do not be naive folks, burying our head in the proverbial sand will never ever make this cold hard reality disappear. The war is here people, the war is now and it will not end until either Islamic believers turn in on itself and shuts itself down (which is not ever going to happen) or the complete remainder of the world shuts Islam completely out of their own borders. I am not for killing anyone but I will not allow the ones I love to be butchered like sheep either. You personally are going to have to make your own decision as this pure hate that is Islam is coming to your neighborhood very soon.