----- Forwarded Message ----- From: "Michael Sherrard, Faithful America" <[address removed]> To: Norma J. Young <[address removed]> Sent: Monday, September 30,[masked]:36 PM Subject: Since when is hate a Christian value?
Dear Faithful America member:
Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes is very proud of his Christian faith. He even founded the Congressional Prayer Caucus.
But there's nothing prayerful about the event Rep. Forbes is scheduled to appear at next month. He's going to be the guest of honor at a luncheon organized by the American Family Association.
The American Family Association's spokesman has blamed gays for the holocaust, claimed that black people "rut like rabbits," and said that "the jihadists on 9/11 were the agents of God's wrath in order to get our attention." The Southern Poverty Law Center has officially recognized the AFA a hate group.
Rep. Randy Forbes needs to hear immediately that appearing at the American Family Association's hatefest is no way to demonstrate his Christian faith.
Atheism is a vigorous and a courageous philosophy.
It is not afraid to face the problems of life, and it is not afraid to confess that there are problems yet to be solved.
It does not claim that it has solved all the questions of the universe, but it does claim that it has discovered the approach and learned the method of solving them.
It has dedicated itself to the passionate quest for the truth.
It believes that truth for truth’s sake is the highest ideal and that virtue is its own reward.
It believes that love of humanity is a higher ideal than a love of God. We cannot help God, but we can help mankind. “Hands that help are better far than lips that play.” Praying to God is humiliating; worshiping God degrading.
It believes in Ingersoll, when he said: “Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.”
Atheism is a self-reliant philosophy.
It makes a man intellectual free. He is thrilled to enthusiasm by his mental emancipation and he faces the universe without fear of ghosts or gods.
It teaches man that unless he devotes his energies and applies himself whole-heartedly to the task he wishes to achieve, the accomplishment will not be made.
Is it not better to place a question mark upon a problem while seeking an answer than to put the label “God” there and consider the matter solved?
Joseph Lewis Author, ‘Atheism and Other Addresses’ 1941