‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

Censored Atheist BookORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language.

As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials.

According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books and pamphlets, including a booklet entitled “What’s Wrong With The Ten Commandments?” and a brochure entitled “What Is An Atheist?” However, the board prohibited FFRF from giving students several other publications, citing the materials’ “disruptive” and inappropriate content.

FFRF promptly sued the school board for not allowing the distribution of the materials. Eventually, the school board complied with the organization’s demands, giving FFRF permission to distribute the previously-prohibited materials. Then, earlier this month, a district judge officially dismissed the FFRF lawsuit, thus giving the green light to the in-school distribution of atheistic materials.

In a statement released on Tuesday, FFRF praised the school board’s and district judge’s decisions to permit the anti-Christian materials.

“Satanists can distribute their literature, Muslims can distribute the Quran, and atheists can distribute books that criticize religion,” said FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel.

The atheists now promise to circulate “a lot more” secular materials in the future.

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“We intend to give out a lot more literature to educate students about atheism and the importance of keeping religion out of public schools,” FFRF member David Williamson proclaimed. “We are even designing new materials specifically for students and families in Orange County.”

The materials approved by the Orange County School Board include a variety of graphic and anti-Christian content, including references to oral and anal sex, a description of God as the “most prolific abortionist of all,” and a number of explicit sexual references and offensive expletives.

Furthermore, the materials repeatedly attack Christian beliefs and doctrines, including the life of Jesus Christ.

“On the whole, Jesus said little that was worthwhile,” alleges the FFRF booklet “Why Jesus?”

“He introduced nothing new to ethics (except hell),” the booklet states. “He instituted no social programs. Being ‘omniscient,’ he could have shared some useful science or medicine, but he appeared ignorant of such things.”

Similarly, the “Dear Believer” booklet attacks the Bible’s message and content in a demeaning first person tone.

“Christianity, besides being false, is also abhorrent,” it alleges. “It amazes me that you claim to love the god of the bible, a hateful, arrogant, sexist, cruel being who can’t tolerate criticism. I would not want to live in the same neighborhood with such a creature! The biblical god is a macho male warrior.”

“Do you see why I do not respect the biblical message?” the booklet adds. “It is an insulting bag of nonsense. You have every right to torment yourself with such insanity—but leave me out of it. I have better things to do with my life.”

Many people have expressed concern at FFRF’s literature, arguing that the graphic, insulting material is inappropriate in a public school setting.

“The Christians wanted to only distribute Bibles to those who wanted them—not force them on anyone, not bash other religions,” one commenter noted. “… Then the atheists got involved, and they wanted to distribute material, not to promote atheism, but to denigrate Christianity and religion in general. They are not content with presenting their belief system, they have to tear down others belief systems.”

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  • I don’t know if FFRF material used offensive expletives in a way that promoted offensive expletives (maybe the FFRF materials were merely quoting such usages in religious materials to show what the religious write), but it it did then I would disapprove of such usage. Of greater concern to me are the offensive teachings of the Bible itself. Note the following.

    The article quotes a person as saying “The Christians wanted to only distribute Bibles to those who wanted them—not force them on anyone, not bash other religions”, however the Christian Bible itself denigrates and bashes atheism and pagan (non-Judeo-Christian) religions. For example Psalms 14:1 (NRSV) says “Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is no one who does good.” That verse falsely says that all of the godless are evil. The Jewish Old Testament (a part of the Christian Bible) condemns those who worship anyone (such as Baal) other than Yahweh [Jehovah/the LORD]. It also condemns those who worship images (idols) of any of those other alleged gods. It even includes passages that says the Yahweh ordered the massive slaughter of entire peoples that worshiped gods (so-called) other than Yahweh (a so-called God). The Christian New Testament condemns those who worship such alleged gods also, except that it seems to condone the worship of Jesus (and most Christians believe it teaches that Jesus is God). In 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 the Christian New Testament preaches that Jesus (in coming with flaming fire) will inflict vengeance on those who do not know God and those who do not obey the gospel of Jesus.

    It is time for people to leave Christianity and all supernaturalism and superstitions behind and enter the modern day version of the Enlightenment Age of Reason. Praise science, reason, naturalism, and Humanism.

    • Sasha

      I can praise science, reason, naturalism, and Humanism. But I will not praise FFRF bigotry, nor the false choice they’re so desperate to establish… that you must choose reason or spirituality, either or, no alternatives.

  • FFR has a publication called “The X-Rated Book: Sex & Obscenity In The Bible”. That is probably the one the commenter (quoted in the article) was complaining about, but most likely the only obscenity in that publication are the accurate quotes of the obscenities stated in the Bible. Thus if Christians insight in distributing Bible (which in various Old Testament passages making obscene statements) at schools, then they should not be opposed to literature being distributed at schools which quotes those biblical passages and thereby inform students of the type of book the Bible is. For example http://ffrf.org/faq/feeds/item/16780-foundation-protests-bibles-on-alaska-ferries says regarding their publication that “You cannot censor this book, which simply excerpts passages from the bible, if you continue to distribute the bible in its entirety.”

  • Neo

    Why would any Christian parent in their right mind send their children to the public school system?

  • Arthur

    Christianity has changed the world for the better. Or perhaps all the Hospitals, schools, universities, orphanages built in the name of christianity are just so phony? You see, you know what is right and wrong, but wrong feels better if you dont have to be held accountable before a Holy and Just God. C.S Lewis once said, “An athiest can’t find God for the same reason a thief can’t find a policeman. I believe that to be true. But, even more so, I believe the Bible to be true. They take a verse out of context and use it inappropriatly. I wonder, is the plan of salvation so simple that man’s pride keeps him from it? For the cross is foolishness to those that are perishing. If God is real, and His Word is true, then His grace, mercy and longsuffering make sense to me in the days we live, justifiably we would deserve His wrath. We deny His existense, His word, His Son, His love, His Grace, His Mercy, we murder 4,000 unborn babies everyday in the US alone. Jesus said, “If any one causes one of these little ones to stumble, it would be better for him to tie a millstone around his neck and jump into the ocean.” You see, it is accounted for all men to die, then comes judgement. Much like violent drowning in this case. If a nation is ok with the murder of children, it makes sense that they will be ok with suppressing the truth of God’s Word…May God have mercy upon us.

    • Kuba

      What about the 4000 newly born babies that He murders every year in africa?
      If a religion is ok with the murder of children, it makes sense that they will be ok with spreading the truth of God’s Word…

      • Arthur

        And yet man stands to do nothing, except blame God. While, He has sent thousands of His own to there aide. I know of several Christians personally that lived in areas of Africa, India and China to help the poor, weak and hungry. Jesus commanded us to that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you don’t care, and maybe you have made donations or contributed personally, but to blame God only to stand and do nothing? Using evolution though, it’s just survival of the fittest, there is no God and he with the most toys wins right? No God, why should I care if people die, it’s just natural selection. Many bad things have been done in the name of Christianity but if you would only look to Gods word completely(not taking a verse completely out of context to support your own world view). Study what Christ taught, see the lives changed, see that God is good…John 3:16

        God Bless

  • Arthur

    Scot Chappel:

    Isiah wrote: “He sits above the circle of the earth”. That was well before man discovered that the earth was actually round. You see, the Bible isn’t a science book, it is several of books written over a span of 1,500 years by 40 different authors(Kings, sheperds, fishermen, physician, historians, etc. in 4 different continents. Using mathematical science, explain the accurancy of prophecy fulfillment in the bible. Explain the perfect unity of the 66 books in the bible. I’m not a scientist, and beyond my own personal experience, there is more than enough evidence to trust the God of the bible and His word. Is this not reason? I have studied the reason of man, it offers no purpose and/or REASON for life. The problem is most people make up there mind about the Bible with out actually reading it and trying to understand it. The Bible offers an extrordinary explaination. If you seek, you shall find…

  • Linde

    If you have faith no explanation is needed, if you don’t have faith, no explanation is enough.

    • Arthur

      The biblical definition of faith is to have reason to believe that which is true. God has given us facts, reasons to believe. John 3:19, 20 give a clear depiction as to why people chose to ignore these facts. We do have to walk by faith and trust in Him, but to except His existence, that is clearly seen, doesn’t take a leap of faith to believe He exsists.

  • Krauss Allie

    The atheist’s anti-religious information has no place in a public school, but gee, I can’t think of any way to keep it out. Since if we allow Christians to give out information in public schools we’re required to allow the atheists to give out their info, then how could we possibly prevent it? I don’t see a solution, do you??

    I hope my sarcasm in obvious. The answer here is clear, and I do hope you can all see that.

  • Sha-wei

    “A l’exemple de Saturne, la révolution dévore ses enfants.” (Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793) And it appears that runaway democracy does as much, even in the greatest democracy in history (itself birthed through revolution), which now seems willing to entertain any and all discourses on values as holding equal worth for the common good, at the expense of its founding ideals.

    “You know, once you loosen up or the laws become lax, everything comes in. The floodgates are opened.” (Davinder Singh, 1994) But America will evidently not cease its cannibalism of its own Biblical-based traditions and way of life until they are all consumed. Or until the establishment of the Kingdom (not a democracy) by the returning Messiah.

  • Jud Bennett

    It seems that the only time people agree to freedom of religion, which includes from religion, is when it’s their own. Sad.