A Pastor's Journey to Atheism

Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
I recently happened across this 8 year old presentation to some Houston Freethinkers by former Lutheran pastor, Mike Aus. It discusses his path to leaving the church "tribe". It is very interesting and he also discusses his thoughts on how he perceives most Christians' real relationship with the religion, which fits in with this tribal psychology aspect. This such that many people quietly understand the nonsense of it all, but for several reasons find staying in the tribe, the culture, more palatable.

I see that he has other similar talks on YouTube.

 

Claude Badley

Registered Guest
Fascist
I remain completely unmoved by the claim...
I recently happened across this 8 year old presentation to some Houston Freethinkers by former Lutheran pastor, Mike Aus. It discusses his path to leaving the church "tribe". It is very interesting and he also discusses his thoughts on how he perceives most Christians' real relationship with the religion, which fits in with this tribal psychology aspect. This such that many people quietly understand the nonsense of it all, but for several reasons find staying in the tribe, the culture, more palatable.

I see that he has other similar talks on YouTube.

..."that many people quietly understand the nonsense of it all, but for several reasons find staying in the tribe, the culture, more palatable," as it describes ONLY a minority.

This is because modern physics, including quantum theory which is tainted by Einsteinian thinking, tries to reconcile religion with science. This is why religion resurged after WW2, especially with the collapse of the Soviet Union. See e.g.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Polkinghorne#:~:text=Polkinghorne is the author of five books on,and Religion (2007), and Questions of Truth (2009).

one John Polkinghorne whose Christianity was only strengthened by his participation in the modernist parody of physics. A physicist, he then became an Anglican minister, that willing blind tool of the Freemasons etc.

Why? Because once you believe in a FINITE universe, you search outside the universe for "ultimate reality" - the only options on offer being religion (particularly the perverted combination called Judaeo-Christianity) and mathematics. Furthermore, humanists in Australia actually believe in and preach the BS called the Big Bang. Humanism is an agnostic trap of misinformation, not a solution to the difficulties created by modernity and rampant Judaeo-Christian hypocrisy; rather, it backs it up backhandedly.

Yours faithfully
Claude
 

Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
Are you saying that if you buy the BB BS that you cannot question or leave Religion?

I'm pretty sure that a LOT of religious sheep are indeed still attendees either because they are afraid to leave their flock, and/or they find their church good for networking/profit.

BTW, the group of skeptical clergy that Aus joined is now up to ~1,000 over 400 in count.
 
Last edited:

Claude Badley

Registered Guest
Fascist
Good points Richard, but what we will find from these 1,000 or more sceptics...
Are you saying that if you buy the BB BS that you cannot question or leave Religion?

I'm pretty sure that a LOT of religious sheep are indeed still attendees either because they are afraid to leave their flock, and/or they find their church good for networking/profit.

BTW, the group of skeptical clergy that Aus joined is now up to ~1,000 over 400 in count.
...is that their beliefs will be all over the place, some agnostic, some watered-down Christianity, others 'interfaith' etc. You will no doubt remember the sceptical clergy in France, who left the Church in large numbers and fought for the Revolution. Even after the restoration, Catholicism in France was permanently weakened e.g. more French people believe in Satan than in God! :D

I.e. the skeptical clergy groups are stepping stones - but the stone trails lead in all directions, some, like Nietzsche portrays in "the Vision and Riddle", part of his Thus Spoke Zarathustra, leading back only to where they started from.

Yours faithfully
Claude
 

Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
The following is a presentation by Mike Aus on the 'real' Christmas story. Somewhere in the presentation he hilariously states that the culture war against Xmas begins in the Bible. It finishes by saying it's OK to celebrate Christmas.

Because it's really pagan Chrestmas? :rolleyes:

 

Seeker

Well-Known Member
it's OK to celebrate Christmas.

Because it's really pagan Chrestmas
Yup, subjects of the New World Order (at least 99% of us) should celebrate it, because according to the Gospel of St. Saussy, it commemorates (1) the conception of the "Son of God", Augustus, at about that time (he was born Sept. 23, 63 BC, so he must have been conceived about the time of the Winter Solstice, in 64 BC). His mother Atia was supposed to have been impregnated by the god "Apollo" (Julius Caesar was born on the feast of Apollo), not her husband. (2) As I have stated elsewhere, "Rulers of Evil" also claims that on December 25, 48 BC, Julius Caesar was declared to be Jupiter's incarnation in Alexandria (thus "Son of God" himself), officially beginning Caesarean Rome. HO! HO! HO!
 

Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
No, he gave us Chrestmas. Someone else, a Christian, stole Christmas, probably an ancestor of Newt GinGrinch.

And according to those Cilician Mithra boys and Cleo, Gaius was bi, not gai.
 

Seeker

Well-Known Member
Sorry, I meant that Gaius "stole" the "Chrestian" culture from Egypt, with its Macedonian influence at the time, and brought it to Rome (along with Cleopatra). Gaius was also the personal name of his "son", Octavian/Augustus, who later had his own way of appropriating from Egypt, and dealing with Cleopatra. Perhaps, as one of the "real players", Gaius was "all things to all men"(and women), as we have written in our "Christian" Bible of today, supposedly by Paul/Josephus.
 
Top