by Bob Hall
I briefly fanned through the articles on your site (and found some very good ones BTW) however, I didn’t see any on the Israeli genocide in Palestine.
This was in one way surprising, but in another way predictable. Predictable in the context of the taboos in place to firewall such criticism, but surprising, alarming, and disappointing from the rational foundations of atheism. I am an atheist and I live in Vancouver. To keep this as short as I can, I won’t elaborate on these points.
The argument of Jewish legality to indigenous rights in Palestine is predicated on the false historicizing of events in the bible. As atheists, we understand that the bible is a complete and total fabrication from the first word of Genisis to the last of Revelations.
We know as logical. civilized members of the human community that everything in those 2 volumes is fabricated and must be totally disregarded as a source of historical information. I’ll make the point that the ‘historical’ significance of the bible is not in its actual context, or the characters talked about within, but in the fact that our history has been forged around its concepts and tenants. In other words … the bible itself is fake but the ‘belief’ in the bible is very real indeed. With that in mind … I ask: “Why hasn’t the atheist community stepped forward as the only voice of reason in terms of the issue of the ‘State of Israel?” – because let’s be honest … it’s in a hell of a state!
The only reason those people who call themselves ‘jews’ are in Palestine at all is because they believe that land was awarded/promised to them by god! Otherwise, they would not even be there. They don’t call it the ‘Holy Land’ for nothing! And seeing as there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY they could possibly have made such a covenant with something that doesn’t even exist, all their claims to the land etc. are null and void and totally ridiculous.
This also makes their actions incomprehensible, barbaric, and against everything an atheist would condone. So … why have you not condemned the illegal occupation and this religious based slaughter? Please do the right thing and use every available measure at your disposal to bring this to public awareness – for the sake of us all. If we reject everything in the bible, we must also reject all the claims of humans interacting with these fictional characters – and that includes anyone’s claims to have the ‘legal right’ to kill other humans in the way and reason it’s being done in Palestine. As a thinking and logical human being/atheist, there is no other position that can be defended. Good day.