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Dec 03 2008

Fan Letters from Christians by Edwin Kagin

What Is An ATHEIST?

“ANOTHER THINKING HUMAN ENGAGED IN SEEKING TRUTH” (Edwin Kagin, 2008)

To Unidentified Recipients:

Here is the lawsuit filed by American Atheists and eleven named plaintiffs: http://www.edwinkagin.com/First_Amended_Complaint.pdf

In the past TWO DAYS, American Atheists, and my office, have been flooded with hate emails. To be sure there have been some nice emails, but they are far outnumbered by the hate filled ones.

They are not calculated to make Atheists feel comfortable in our free land.

I am not redacting the contact information of the senders. If they want to act like this, they should not expect privacy. You may want to write some of them.

The following speak, so to speak, for themselves.

What would Jesus do?

Edwin.

From: igotskillz.com [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 9:59 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject:

You have the right P.O box

I have personally seen God.

You are an arrogant piece of shit.

If it we legal, I would delight in ripping you to pieces.

Have a nice day, shitbag
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From: bobbie storrs [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 12:48 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Kentucky

No one really cares what such a small, insignificant group such as yours wants. Atheists are such a small minority, why should the rest of America be ruled by what you believe? Do you really have nothing better to do than to waste so much time and so many resources on fighting this? My goodness. Go volunteer for a local homeless shelter or something if you have this much time on your hands instead of letting your life be ruined by hate. On your death bed, do you really believe you’ll look back and think you made a difference by doing nothing more than fighting to have something, that so many people believe in, and find comfort in, removed from government? Find something to do so that will make you a productive member of society and not just a hemorrhoid.

From: Greg Deer [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 12:51 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Your jewish ancestors turn in the grave.

Because of the Jews like you who stink with an ego and mediocrity the world that searches for the Light on to the nations (People of the book) runs into
a dark tunnel of hate. You assult the ability to believe.

People who do not belive create death everywhere – Russia, Kombodia, China – name it.

Your spirital father Marx would be proud of you. But when the hell breaks loose for you
you will see that you squandered G-d given talent for the sake of your immorality that you seem to be justifing.

Study Greek philosophers, you will hopefully understand, that by attempting to redefine the essence you do not touch it but the one who is listening.

You do not believe that you were created and the infinite complexity of you DNA and RNA and protein folds are working correctly.

So let the Almighty show you that when one of the quadrillions of mechanisms in the body fails to do its job (atheists worship statistics )a person may regreat he was put on Earth – the act that he did not choose.

regards my philosopher

From: Jesse Barczynski [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 12:57 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject:

Hey Edwin:

This is very simple. If you do not like America, One Nation Under God, Go to a godless country. Any other country is fine. But rest assured, when you die, which from your website picture, isn’t to far off, you Will SEE Jesus Christ. I know you don’t believe me, you don’t have to. But you will see him. I will pray for your conversion before you die, but it still is very simple. Go to russia or any other place & they will tell you what to do, where to go, and how much you have. If you look for Jesus you will find him. Hey, even the devil believes in God. So you must not believe in him either. There is good & bad in the world. How you choose to accept these things will tell you where you will be when you die. Praying for your conversion, I am Jesse Barczynski

From the office of Jesse Barczynski. www.bsgband.com www.divinemercy.org

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From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 1:18 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject:

You don’t have the right to tell us what is legal or what is illegal. This country was founded on Christian values and morals. We the people, the vast majority of American people will not let you under mind the principles this country was founded on.
I don’t hate you, you are a very wise person, you know this is a Christian country, you live in it, accept it, your views are not shared by 80% – 90% of the people in America. Conform to that 10%, sorry, be quiet while you talk, sorry.
Jesus loves you and so do I
John Schille

‘Worry looks around,
Sorry looks back, Faith looks up.’

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From: larry & ganell [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 7:49 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: your stupidity

Quit infringing on our right to believe. Sit down & shut up!!!

From: Phillip Van Niekerk [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 3:49 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Need Help Urgent!

Hallo Satan,

Did you know that God already defeated you? So why are you trying to stop him? Shame, you poor old Bastard. Leave Edwin alone. He is an innocent child who doesnʼt need your hell.

—–Original Message—–
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 3:32 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Potential Client Inquiry for Edwin F. Kagin, Attorney at Law from Findlaw

I just read a article on WKYT web page regarding that a group of ATHEISTS filed a lawsuit in KY seeking to remove GOD for the state’s homeland security detail. I am very upset about this and the so called Atheistis. Tell me what you need me to do to help with this law suit. I can get petitions signed or do whatever needs to be done to stop this lawsuit. The United States was founded on Christianity and I am so fed up with this so call Atheists group.

Thanks

From: ~Crushed~ [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 5:43 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Your cause

Dear Mr Kagin,
Dear sir, I feel sorry for you and the way you spend your time pushing your self serving beliefs on the rest of the God believing world. I have to wonder what went so wrong in your life that you feel the need to try and erase those 3 letters that are a common binder for all walks of life, even people like yourself that wake up forcing themselves to believe theres no God in this entire picture of life and then go out of their way to do whatever is possible to make sure those letters are erased for all others to see.
I guess what makes me sad about people like yourself is the simple fact that in this day and age and of all the things going wrong in the world let alone just your place of living you feel the need to use your energy and mind to bring the end to the word God instead of trying to better the living conditions of the poor, the hungry and even the homeless. Things that I’m sure are more worthy of your time and talents.
I’m also sure that this isnt the first nor the last time your going to be chastised for your beliefs and I’m just as sure that this is only getting you abit hot about “your” rights not to believe, but tell me, who made you the watchdog of whats right or wrong with those 3 letters of our alphabet… G..O..D…

I’m going to go now but I want you to know this, before I close my eyes today to get some sleep I’m going to ask God to try and understand you so that you too can someday ask his forgivness as you get ready to depart this sad world we live in.

R.W.Assumpcao Jr

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From: Thomas Hart [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 6:06 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject:

Dear Edwin, I respect the face that you are an atheist but why must you degrade people who believe in god. Does the sign in Kentucky really piss you off that much? Say you do get it removed will the world be a better place? Why don’t you stop bitching and complaining and do something that is worth -while instead of leading a crusade against god. Yelling long enough and loud enough does not validate facts. Whether we consider the origin of the Solar System, man and animals, plants and rock formations, or read “Evolution,” F.H.T. Rhodes book of “proofs,” the theory of evolution never sprouted a leg to stand on.

Evolution is not fact! It is not even science!

It cannot stand up to the first two laws of Thermodynamics and the process has only been theorized, but never proved. As a propaganda device devised by those who rejected God while seeking human answers for man’s origin, it’s a classic. Humanistic evolution is a religion and I agree that it needs to be expelled from school.

In a society that trumpets diversity, open forums and free-thinking, why has creationism been disallowed in the unleveled arena of most public educational systems? Granted it takes faith to believe that, “In the beginning (time) God (intelligent designer) created the heaven (space) and the earth” (matter and activated these with light. But to believe that nothing packed itself into a compact ball of nothingness (why?) and exploded (how? by what?) thus producing hydrogen and helium (from where?) causing meteors (from what?) to fly into frictionless space spinning in different directions thus accidentally forming our perfectly balanced and ordered universe so that after billions of years man evolved from a rock or some primordial soup and somehow whole swimming in water (?) adapted a lung and limbs to crawl up on “land?” that takes faith, a whole lot of faith!

Sincerely,
Tom

From: Schane [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 8:46 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.

Edwin,

Do you have nothing better to do in life? I am just wondering as I read an article regarding your filing suit to remove part of a state anti-terrorism law requiring Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security to acknowledge that it can’t keep the state without God’s help. I mean really, why on Earth do these words really matter to you. Are there not better things in life to deal with, like loving your children, your grand-children, maybe your neighbor, than filing idiotic suits against the Kentucky State government?

I am not a practicing religious man. I have had my bouts with wondering if there is a God. To this day I wonder if there is a God and have always thought of the Big Bang as the true origin of life. This just makes since to me. To me that is my belief and others have theirs. Does it really kill you to let other people believe something different than you? Do you really think you are going to “teach somebody” something by filing this lawsuit? Is it really worth your time to work on this? I mean really, what are you going to get out of it?

I guess I am just writing because I am confused as to why someone would waste one minute of their life trying to do something like this when there is so much more out there to do. If you are bored, I have plenty of extra things that I can not get done because I am running around providing for a family of five. Please feel free to come visit me in Lexington and I will find something more meaningful for you to do with your time.

William S. Simpson

First Name: Steve
Last Name: Carey
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Benefits of memebership, Ha. Why don’t all
you non-believers move to your own Island or
state, and leave the rest of us alone. You
are nothing but a bunch of unhappy, faithless
people without purpose and need. Good luck,
but keep this rediclious argument out of the
court system.

First Name: Kevin
Last Name: Mckee
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Do you not understand that you are the same concept as any religion, creed,
or belief system? Without religion in society there never would have been a
basic moralistic structure…period. Godless soceties are thought of as evil
throughout history, and any evil empires such as Rome or Nazi Germany
were athiests like yourselves who used religeon to control the masses
because it was the fastest way to reach their goals of complete dominance.
You think your enlightened but truly enlightened people strive for higher
knowlege without petty persuits such as court battles over what a group of
people can display on a wall! It in no way encumbers your rights or has any
effect on your personal being. It’s a frivolous endevour and certainly not one
of higher thinking. All societies who were a god unto themselves quickly
digressed into anarchy and self destructed. If you are able to think moments
before you die you will come to the realization that all your efforts to dispell
so called “mythical creatures” has been in vain and you’ll close your eyes
then wake up with God on your mind and not the absence thereof…Deep
down your guilt will finally win out over your denial. Good day.

First Name: Mark
Last Name: Lutner
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I am a Christian and have been all my life
without question. I read a disturbing article
today about your organizations attempt to sue
the state of Kentucky for having God mentioned
as a part of their homeland security statement.

I would like to know why it is that you feel
you must force the ideas of few upon the
many. I respect your right to be atheist, as
you should respect my right to be Christian.
The vast majority of all people in this world
believe in some form of divine power. Why
does your organization treat all of these
people as ignorant? Are we all supposed
to “wake up” and see that 4 billion of us are
wrong and the members of your group are
correct?

I just wanted to let you know how I feel about
this topic and would like to hear your
response to the questions I asked.

My the Lord bless you and keep you safe.

Respectfully,

Mark Lutner

First Name: Mike
Last Name: Perez
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I read Mr. Kagan’s comments abotu suing
Kentucky Homeland Security. You all are
idiots.

The Constitution of the United States, in
spite of the activists on the Supreme Court,
provides for freedom OF religion, not freedom
FROM religion. The Constitution does not give
rights; it guarantees ones given by GOD to all
men which cannot be touched or taken away,
even by you. Your ignorance and arrogance is
astounding. You want people to accept your
beliefs, but you are intolerant of others’
beliefs, what is the majority of America and
is its very foundation – Christianity. There
were even aethiests among the Founding
Fathers, and Jews, and others. But BY GOD,
they didn’t demand God to be wiped from
society or public. In fact, they credited and
gave thanks to GOD for their freedom,
Christians and non-Christians alike. That
means you, too. Don’t like it, leave the
country. But I bet you’ll be the first ones
screaming for someone to protect you when
there’s another terrorist attack. Are you
going to demand they turn from God first
before they protect you? Or are you going to
let them turn to the One who can protect them
as they save your sorry asses?

I’m all for your freedom to do as you wish. I
am not for your demands that I cannot worship
in public as I wish and as is guaranteed under
the Constitution.

First Name: Cecil
Last Name: Wheeler
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I’m glad fox news did the report on your fight
in kentucky. Sense you felt to the need to get
organized and fight something you were better
off to leave alone, it brought to my attention
the fact that I need’d to do the same. So I
wanted to say thank you. Me and my church will
do our best to keep you out of kentucky. we
have to many idiots in america as it is, time
for fools like you to leave, or at least start
losing your fights. oh, and being christian
I’m not adverse to telling you where to go but
sense your trying your best to get there I
really dont have to.

First Name: kay
Last Name: m
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Wow- your eyes of understanding will be
opened. And when it is, tell everyone. God
bless. No need to write me back

First Name: Pat
Last Name: Taylor
Email: [email protected]

Comment: My precious friends – My God lives!!! Oh that
you will come to that realization before you
stand before our Almighty God in eternity!!!

First Name: Chris
Last Name: Johnson
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I just needed to write and tell you guys GET A
LIFE. Actually do something with your time
then to ruin everyone else’s lifer. Lawsuit
for god being in homeland secuirty well you
need god in your life.
CAUSE YOUR SO STUPID AND YOUR WASTING YOUR
TIME AND EVERYONE ELSES. This is AMERICA, we
have the right to be opinionated and freedom
of speech. People like you people want to
ruin everyone elses life by telling them what
they can and can not say. WELL GOD is REAL
and you are all a joke. I cant even believe a
organization like you evenn exit. Retards. I
hope you lose your law suits fags!

First Name: David
Last Name: Johnson
Email: [email protected]

Comment: What do you care if a majority of the US wants
God in their lives. Leave it alone and get on
with your own lives!

First Name: debi
Last Name: risinger
Email: [email protected]

Comment: as you well know, Christmas is a celebration of
the birth of Jesus Christ. No one is forcing
this celebration on anyone and you can choose
to continue to work or do whatever you want.
If it wasn’t for Jesus you would not even have
a holiday. This country was founded as a
result of a break from the English ruling
through the church. The pilgrims wanted
religious freedom. As a minoirity, you are
trying to dictate the will of at least 86% of
the population. Don’t believe, but leave our
God alone!

First Name: Bruce
Last Name: Hensley
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Dear American Idiots,

For a group that doesn’t believe in God
you sure do spend a lot of time acknowledging
Him and battling Him in court.
Another select group of people who don’t
believe in God (for if they truly did I don’t
believe they would do what they have done
and/or continue to do) are the “Islamic”
terrorists such as Osama Bin Laden.
Congratulations, you are in “good”
company.

American Defender

First Name: janet
Last Name: allan
Email: [email protected]

Comment: you are such a bunch of losers. why don’t you
do this, instead of making laws how about you
and everyone that follows your stupid thinking
board a plane,boat, anything, find your own
island or area where you can do what you want
when you want and how you want. do you not
think that there are much bigger problems in
this world than what you think? i am so sick
of your stupidity that is makes me wish all of
you would leave our country. we are much
better off with people to have faith, hope and
belief. your ways have been practiced for way
too long now, and obviously it does not work.
do us all a favor – go where you can make all
your own rules with everyone that wants to
believe that way – or keep your junk to
yourself. i have to put up with you not by
choice…..

First Name: CINDY
Last Name: RAMIREZ
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I WILL BE
PRAYING TO OUR GOD ALMIGHTY TO HAVE MERCY ON
YOU AND YOUR FOLLOWERS. ALSO FOR HIM TO HELP
YOU FIND OUT THE REAL TRUTH.
HAVE A GREAT AND BLESSED DAY!

First Name: yank
Last Name: yourself
Email: [email protected]

Comment: wow you are so freaking stupid. mytholigical
creatures? yes that is what you are. and your
all fat, and you eat cat turds. how are those
cat turds by the way? is this why you are so
stupid? doest the cat eat things they find in
the fields that when it craps it out and you
run over and eat it, it makes you stupid? you
could just stop eating those cat turds then
you wouldn’t have to be atheist anymore. you
could believe in something other than the
stupid rants of hollywood. stop eating those
cat turds my good friends. no need. waist not
your lives on the runny sloppy cat turds you
enjoy so much. they have brought you down low
low low my bro. maybe you’ll loose some fat as
well if you lay of those turds. maybe the
smell of you will go away. yes try the
spaggetti and be not a fat stinky stupid.

First Name: Darla
Last Name: Smith
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I was just reading about the Law suit filed
about Kentucky law referring to relying on
God……I must say I am sick to death of
these frivolous lawsuits! Our constitution
was based on the Christian belief that Our
trust as a nation is placed in God. It gives
citizens a choice as to what they wish to
believe but it does NOT give them the right to
change its foundation! I think if you don’t
like the fact that our country was formed
UNDER God then leave it and go somewhere
else. We are one Nation under God! That is
what our forefathers believed. They would be
rolling over in their graves to see what we
have done to this country. If we kept our
sights on what our foundation was, we would
not be in the state we are now. You do not
have to believe, but don’t try to change what
the rest of us do believe in and that is the
original trust in God. God has not destroyed
this country…we have. Seems no atheist has
any trouble spending the money we use with the
words IN God WE Trust. That is unless God is
money to you. It just makes me angry that in
a world in such despair people like you have
nothing better to do than file law suits for
such nonsense. Believe what you want, but
leave our foundation alone! In God we trust
and apart from him we can do nothing. Do you
believe in Satan? If you do then you have to
believe in God. Even Satan believes in God.
If you do not like the laws that reference God
then go somewhere else. We need to take our
country back to where it was originated.
Founded on the belief and trust in God.

First Name: Some
Last Name: One
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Well, I see that you are suing to have God
removed from Kentucky’s homeland security.
Since Homeland Security only came about due to
us being attacked by Islamic terrorists, a
group who do what they do for their God, I
think that you should sue them also to have
them remove their God from their manifest. I
mean it’s only fair if we can’t have our God
because of you, neither can they. :-)

First Name: mike
Last Name: anderson
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Two things. First, your page reads like a
teenaged heavy metal fan wrote it. Stating the
new President is a “hardcore” athiest is
pointless. It just sounds childish. Second,
this anti-symbolism campaign for Christmas.
This attitude is also held by the ACLU. Here
is why it is a danger to us as a nation. You
want to take all the Christian symbology away
from the season according to the article on
your site. I get it. You think there is no God
because you can’t prove it, and the Bible has
to many “false hoods”. Like I said, I get it.
Now, what if we completly abolished all things
christmas? Why even have the holiday since
none of its’ real anyway? I mean the date was
taken from the pagens right? Destroy the myth
of Christmas, according to you, then Santa
Clause, who is only a German interpretation
for children to acknowledge God. (everyone
gets a gift) Now after that, imagine how our
economy would stagnate even further? If any
atheist recieves or accepts a gift during the
season, you are a hypocrite. Shouldn’t you
just sit back and revel in the fact that you
know the right answer to life and everyone
else is lost? Isn’t that enough? However,
thank you for your efforts to abolish God. By
being visible in the media, you strengthen the
resolve of Christians in this trying time.
Keep up the good work!

First Name: David
Last Name: Wilson
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I read on Fox News where your organization has filed suit to remove
the reference to God from the Kentucky Department of Homeland
Security. I respect your right to practice your form of religion. I do
disagree with your organization pushing your beliefs on the majority
of Americans.

If you are a scholar at all, you will see that the United States of
America was founded upon Christianity. There are many references to
God in the Constitution and other founding documents.

If you feel strongly about removing God from the foundation of the
USA, I would suggest that you build your own form of government
outside of the USA.

Why is it that you expect the majority to accommodate the minority?
No one is telling you that you must believe in God. Why not allow
those of us who do to continue so without your interference.

God Bless!

David Wilson

First Name: M
Last Name: D
Email: [email protected]

Comment: how far can you go and hard do you need to
work to continue in your lie saying ‘God does
not exist’? Even in your statements and
mindsets you know there is a God. Without
the One who loves you and created you
standing by your side to guide you and
protect you it is a dangerous place to be!
God is real. Satan is real. Just look in
the mirror or look outside to what God has
created. Listen to the words that come out
of your mouth and you will hear the lies that
you have believed!
Merry Christmas and God Bless you!

First Name: Paul
Last Name: Pennington
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I just read an article that said you are suing
the State of Kentucky’s Department of Homeland
Security because they have used “God” in their
printed material. I think to call yourself an
American Atheist is ironic, given that America
was established for those seeking refuge from
Christian persecution. America was
established by Christians, for Christians. A
country seperated from God will fall. Look at
Rome, Russia and China for example. These
countries fought and persecuted to remove God
and they have suffered for it. People, like
your group, have fought to remove God from
America and then when situations occur like
Sept. 11th or Hurricane Katrina people
ask, “where is God?” and “why would he allow
this to happen?” I don’t understand why you
feel you have the right to complain that
Christians have pushed their beliefs on you,
but in turn, you are doing the same thing by
pushing your non-beliefs on people. I know my
email will not change your mind, but I do
believe it’s time for Christians to stand up
and say that “One nation under God” is our
right and our demand. And unless you fight to
have the two times God is mentioned in the
Declaration of Independence be removed, that
is the right set forth at the forming of our
nation.

Thank you for your time,
Paul

First Name: Paul
Last Name: Pennington
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I just read an article that said you are suing
the State of Kentucky’s Department of Homeland
Security because they have used “God” in their
printed material. I think to call yourself an
American Atheist is ironic, given that America
was established for those seeking refuge from
Christian persecution. America was
established by Christians, for Christians. A
country seperated from God will fall. Look at
Rome, Russia and China for example. These
countries fought and persecuted to remove God
and they have suffered for it. People, like
your group, have fought to remove God from
America and then when situations occur like
Sept. 11th or Hurricane Katrina people
ask, “where is God?” and “why would he allow
this to happen?” I don’t understand why you
feel you have the right to complain that
Christians have pushed their beliefs on you,
but in turn, you are doing the same thing by
pushing your non-beliefs on people. I know my
email will not change your mind, but I do
believe it’s time for Christians to stand up
and say that “One nation under God” is our
right and our demand. And unless you fight to
have the two times God is mentioned in the
Declaration of Independence be removed, that
is the right set forth at the forming of our
nation.

Thank you for your time,
Paul

First Name: Sheila
Last Name: Hanson
Email: [email protected]

Comment: F.Y.I.
1. atheists are in the minority in this country
2. there is NO separation of Church and State
in the Constitution, never has been.
3.your organization is founded on a myth
4. the MAJORITY rules in a republic style of
government
5.If there was NO GOD, how do you explain how
you were born?
6.You and your organization are proof positive
of what happens when uneducated and ill
informed people are given free speech rights.
You use them for evil instead of doing good.

First Name: Sherry
Last Name: Berry
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I am a Christian and a believer. I was just
reading the article on the controversy in KY>

I have just one question. What does it hurt
to ask God for help in protecting our nation?
The humans are not doing to good a job. Since
God was taken out of our schools, the country
as a whole has went to the pits. Check out
crime rates, and all kinds of lawlessness
since Madelyn O’Hare had her way.

The bottom line is, as Christians, we are
taught to love, not hate, to help, not destroy.
We do not infringe on your right to be a non
believer, why can’t you just turn you head
when you see any kind of Christian symbol or
scripture. It certainly would not hurt to ask
for devine help in these terrible times that
are facing our nation.

In Christian love.
Sherry Berry

First Name: Ronald
Last Name: Williams
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Separation of church and state is a primary
clause in the Constitution. That’s a given.
But, even if their is no God, Budda, Mohammed
etc. humans, by definition, must believe that
there is something beyond death, or what is
the point of life. To be an atheist makes
life, meaningless. Atheist are a small
minority. but have the power of the
Constitution behind them. But, this country
was founded on religious freedom and majority
rule. You can try to exclude a God from public
life but you can’t stamp it out. It’s to
pervasive. You atheist must be very unhappy
people having nothing to believe in.
Personaly, I don’t care one way of the other.

First Name: John
Last Name: Drezen
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Its amazing how an agency such as your still exists.
You want a divison between state and God but you
seem to forget that the tax dollars that purchase
the land, the buildings and all other physical
structures are paid for by CHRISTIANS, NOT ATHIESTS!

If I believe in a supreme being and I die to find
out none exists, well so be it, but if you go
through life not believing, then die and find out
there is a supreme being, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU
GOING TO DO?

First Name: daniel
Last Name: murphy
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Do you guys realize that you are as wacky as
the religious right?!

First Name: Jason
Last Name: F
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Atheism is the fear of allowing a supreme
being save your soul. God will pass judgement
and every atheist will burn in the lake of
fire with satan!!
Repent and be saved now, may God have mercy on
you.

First Name: TOM
Last Name: TOM
Email: [email protected]

Comment: IF YOU DON’T LIKE GOD IN OUR COUNTRY THEN
LEAVE AND FIND YOURSELF A GODLESS COUNTRY TO
LIVE IN. THERE ARE PLENTY OF THEM OUT THERE.
WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
REMOVE GOD FROM PUBLIC PLACES? YOU WANT A
FIGHT? WE WILL FIGHT YOU.

First Name: Brad
Last Name: Anderson
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Hello I was wondering what your beliefs are so
I decided to read a little on your website.I
am probably wasting my time but you should
really read this. You make logical points but
I am a Christian and there IS a GOD, as you
know he sent Jesus here to earth to pay for
what you and I do wrong. I see what you
believe but our belief is based on faith and
you have to have it. Please explain to me if
anyone even reads these messages, how a lady
in our church could be eaten up with cancer,
go through a few treatments and now be cancer
free. Yes the chemo took care of it, I know
that’s what you will say and it may have bit
also it may have been GOD. Another work of GOD
was a lady we knew was going to have to have
both legs removed because of plaque build up
in her arteries, both legs now. When the
doctor checked a couple of days later before
surgery, no plaque could be found in the lady
anywhere, it’s called faith and I will pray
you will find it and Jesus also. May GOD help
you.

Brad from Geogia

First Name: cheryl
Last Name: Plowden
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I understand you have your “non-beliefs”, and
I respect that. What I have a problem with is
the fact that you are trying to take away OUR
GOD just because you do not believe. If you
do not like seeing his name or believe in him,
then don’t read anything that contains his
information. By you filing lawsuits about
this that and the other, to have it removed
from this and that, you are violating MY
Constitutional Right as well as my children,
family and friends. Is it going to take
someone filing a suit against your group for
being Unconstitutional by preventing us from
practicing our beliefs and taking our GOD
away. We can all live here together, you
worship yours and we will worship ours.
Again, if you do not like God or believe in
his, just remove yourself from where he is and
do not read items that represent him.

First Name: Chris
Last Name: Kline
Email: [email protected]

Comment: If you athiests and non-believers always
insist on getting YOUR way, do we Christians
and believers not have ANY rights????? You
want God taken out of everything–what about
those of us who love and worship God. This is
a free country–worship what you want and we
will worship WHO we want. If you want to
totally obliterate every mention of God, go to
a country where it is punishable to mention
God!!

First Name: william
Last Name: douglas
Email: [email protected]

Comment: attn ed buckner,its a disgrace that you an
your cohorts want to bring this country down.
you have a right to practice your believe but
you have no right to shove it down someone
else throat.this GREAT COUNTRY WAS BUILT BY
GOD HIMSELF AN SOON YOU WILL FAIL IN ALL YOUR
ENDEAVORS AGAINST THE FATHER.THY WILL NOT LET
YOU DEFILE HIM.SO PRACTICE YOUR BELIEF AN
LEAVE THE COUNTRIES BELIEF IN GOD THE FATHER
ARE PROTECTOR ALONE.GOD the father will show
you within this year your mistakes in
defiling his graces an you will finally
believe. WATCH.AN I WISH YOU NO HARM JUST FOR
YOU TO HAVE THE PLANK TAKEN OUT OF YOUR
EYES,SO YOU CAN SEE CLEARLY. GOD BLESS YOU
ALL I PRAY

First Name: kelly
Last Name: cat
Email: [email protected]

Comment: We can all have our opinion on whether there
is a God or not. There is a God and His son
will be coming again. This country was
founded by our forefathers with God in mind.
That’s how God got on our money, in our Pledge
of Allegiance, and in many other things. The
pilgrims were from England and were
Christians. I will pray for you and all
around the world that God might have mercy on
your souls. He is a loving and forgiving God
that created all that is seen and unseen. God
bless!

First Name: Travis
Last Name: Beaman
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I am not trying to step on anyones toes I am
just tryin to understand your positions. You
are sueing the KY government to get rid of
the “God’s help” out of the Homeland Security
creed or whatever. I am just wondering Why?
What is it hurting? I take no position on the
issue because I could really care less one
way or the other.

I guess the irony is that in the constituion
there is a seperation between church and
state. But the underlying problem is that it
is the state who decides when that sepeation
applies. Sort of an oxymoron I guess.

So in all seriousness (without trying to
patronize or condescend) why do you care if
the word God is in something or not. Or in
the schools. It seems to me that people (who
are atheist) could just teach their children
their values and beliefs and have them ignore
it. At the same time faithful people could be
able to remove the word with no problem. From
what I understand faith is a feeling not a
visual thing.

Either way you look at it one side is forcing
their beliefs on the other. The pro-God side
by trying to keep it in the open therefor
making the atheist confront it. While the
other (atheist side) is forcing the pro-God
side to give up their right to see it. I mean
sometimes concessions need to be made. Who is
really hurt if God is removed from public
buildings? Also who is really hurt if it
stays?

As I said I don’t care either way but I would
like a response please because it intrigues
me to no end.

First Name: casey
Last Name: mincer
Email: [email protected]

Comment: i really dont know where to start.i must say
that Jesus is real and God is real.why is it
that we need some sort of proof?you will never
know how bold a thing that is to ask of our
lord.i am not a blind zombie for our father
and nor does he want me to be.i truly believe
with all my heart and in truth i dont even
live the way i should but i still
believe.their is no way you can tell me we
came from apes,their is no way i can believe
when we die thats it,their is no way you can
tell me that people who get away with all sort
of horrific crimes dont pay by going to hell.i
pray to God in the name of Jesus that he shows
you he is real so that you as a people will
change your ways b4 it is to late.no man is
worthy of a sign from God so i ask that he
gives you a light slap in the face so brace
yourself.is it so wrong to believe that their
is something out their bigger than you,are the
things God ask of us so awful to you.LEAN NOT
TO THY OWN UNDERSTANDING.i mean no harm i am
just talking.just think about it, man from ape
dont you here God laughing.evolution omg you
must escape your own wisdom if you want to
find God.man from ape wow!!YOU REALLY CANT
HERE gOD LAUGHING.

First Name: Brad
Last Name: Swidzinski
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Hilarious.

Have you guys ever bothered to even read your
Web site? The contradictions, leaps of logic
and out-right assumptions make this thing a
comedy and not much more.

Keep it up. This is a better defence of
religion than any priest could ever come up
with.

B

First Name: danny
Last Name: Woodruff
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Leave Ky alone this is a free country you
better read the Constitution take heed To
this warning we don’t fear you or you
legislation only God how can you stop God
you will die eventualy and face the fact God
wont wait, stop this before its to late

First Name: dave
Last Name: mccoy
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I would like to thank you for being another
dumb ass group to try and force your views on
everyone else.If you don`t belive in God,thats
fine,your opinion,but why not just keep YOUR
views to yourself.We never had the problems
with our children when religion was spoke of
in schools.How do you know God can`t help
protect this country,you have no proof,so how
can you waste the tax payers money on
something as stupid as this.It is groups like
yours that have,well since you don`t believe
in God,FUCKED MY COUNTRY UP.Why not just teach
your children what you believe in so they have
no spiritual guidance,and leave every other
God fairing family out of your stupid shit.

First Name: gary
Last Name: houston
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Do the words “BRAINLESS IDIOTS” strike a
chord with you fools? I find people of your
ilk to be so beneath contempt and bereft of
common sense to be laughable.

Why can’t you leave absolutely
inconsequential things alone? Such as the
Kentucky Homeland law?

I find it despicable that an organization
whose average member’s IQ can’t exceed 100
points finds it necessary to use the court
system to force it’s inane viewpoints on a
populace whose beliefs, for the most part,
stand in direct contravention of your own
pathetic worldview.

Please, why don’t you morons find a nice rock
to sequester yourselves beneath?

First Name: H
Last Name: Young
Email: [email protected]

Comment: I just finished reading the news article on
your recent objections in Kentucky for
referencing God as a source of keeping one of
their cities safe.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t our
ancestors take a stand and break free from
England’s monarchy for freedom of religion,
among other things? Doesn’t that make
freedom of religion part of the main basis for
the U.S.?

Your quest to erase the element of God from
all American society resembles the extreme
muslim terrorist groups who are traveling the
globe attempting to abliterate all are not
muslim from the earth. You are promoting your
work through the legal system but the goals
are not different than theirs.

You are living in a Christian based country. A
country that fought for rights of ALL
religious beliefs, or in your case none.
Wouldn’t the world actually be a better place
if everyone, including you, preached
TOLERANCE, tolerance for that which isn’t your
own?

I for one, do not share your beliefs BUT I do
not condemn you or make attempts to eliminate
you.

Please help promote peace and tolerance.

First Name: John
Last Name: Williams
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Which god are you trying to get out of
Kentucky? There is NO GOD at this time in
history, but the Creator of all things; the
first created of all things created. And he is
NO GOD at this time, just a creator. The day
has not come when he will be a God to the
earth peoples, and they will be a people to
him. That day has not come yet. So which god
are you trying to get out of Kentucky when
there is no god at this time. You will rot in
the earth as all peoples do, when you die.
What you are doing now is a waste of your
time, and energy. GET A LIFE.

First Name: Jerry
Last Name: Wright
Email: [email protected]

Comment: Folks, I will support to the death your right
to believe, or not to believe, in anything you
want. You can also speak out publicly in
support of your stance on any subject you
like. I’m pretty sick of ANY vocal minority
trying to impose its view of the world on the
rest of the world, though. America has long
considered itself to be a Christian nation;
our founding fathers often referred to God, as
do the documents that formed our very young
nation. We indeed have freedom of religion
here, and that includes the freedom from
religion, but nothing in the Constitution says
our government is forbidden from mentioning
any opinion about the existence of God, or any
gods, or asking for God’s help under the
presumption there may be a God. What we are
guaranteed is that our government will not
force a religion on us, or allow only one
favored religion to be practiced. That’s it.
Get used to it, and get over it. Specifically,
if the Commonwealth of Kentucky wants to ask
God to help its Homeland Security group do
their jobs, let them. It really doesn’t hurt
you at all if they do, and while logic is on
your side, they could still be right. I say
let’s accept help from whatever quarter and
pick nits later.

These are only a few.

There are more. There are a lot more.

Join American Atheists. For your own safety’s sake.

The people who wrote these emails can vote and they can sit on juries.

It is okay to be an Atheist.

It is okay not to believe in god.

Get real clear on that.

It is not okay for the government to try to establish a religion.

Be afraid; be very afraid.

What can you do? You can write letters to the paper. You can talk to people.

You can send us money to help protect your rights.

And after you have become very afraid you can refuse to be afraid.

Here is the simple truth: We are right and they are wrong.

Educate when you can and survive when you must.

And join American Atheists. www.atheists.org

You will feel better for it.

You are not alone.

Edwin.

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  1. 1
    nullifidian

    Blimey! It’s like a single page version of FSTDT!Good luck!

  2. 2
    Jen

    Ugh. I’m so sorry you have to put up with these hateful e-mails. Thank you so much for the difficult work that you do. I had the privilege of meeting you for the first time at the “Out” party in Columbus this past August, and I’m proud to be a new member of American Atheists.

  3. 3
    PhillyChief

    Sorry? They’re hilarious! I wish I got comedy like that appearing in my inbox everyday. Priceless! LOL

  4. 4
    llewelly

    This should clear up any questions about the anguish claim.

  5. 5
    RoYourBoat

    I’ve never heard of using Russia as an atheist country as an attack. Very lame indeed.

  6. 6
    Terri

    Hi Ed, These are hilarious. You should publish a book – call it – Meet the Christians, a look at what real Christians say when they forget that God is watching them.So now I understand what “loving the enemy” means. The problem is they aren’t really Christians at all. I doubt any of them could even say what the sermon on the mount was about. They certainly don’t demonstrate it if they do know. They live by the book, yet I bet not one of these commentators even knows Greek (NT) or Hebrew (OT), but if I was going to base my life decisions on a book, I probably want a better translation than one done by the British monarchy. I wonder if they even know about the missing gospels – the ones that the Catholic Church opted out of – like the gospel of Judas or Mary (now there’s an interesting read which clearly shows the Mary was the most loved disciple of Jesus and was the one intended to carry forth the teachings – not Paul). But then I guess my expectations are high. I doubt many of these folks made it far beyond high school. I don’t hate Christians or Atheists – I’ve been both in my life. What I hate is ignorance and violence – especially in the name of religious intolerance. Maybe one day the Muslims and Christians and Jews will see that the rest of us on this planet aren’t out “to get them” or “change them” and get over their paranoid tactics and rush to Armageddon.

  7. 7
    DoubleFelix

    I particularly liked the comment equating atheism with communism.

  8. 8
    Healyhatman

    That… that’s just a big ol’ fucking WALL of text right there.I love some of the things they say. Like America is based on Jesus, there’s no church/state separation in your constitution (isn’t it near the beginning or something?). I ESPECIALLY love “evolution isn’t even science!!!” and “evoltuion can’t even stand up to the first two laws of thermodynamics!”I also giggled at the guy complaining about creationism being censored… someone’s been watching Expelled it seems.Go-go fight that bullshit ridiculous law. What the fuck were they THINKING defying your constitution and making a law that basically promotes one religion as true to the exclusion of all others?Supporting you from back here in AustraliaP.S. Maybe some of those people telling you to go to a Godless country should be shown the statistics, so they know the majority of those countries are way beyond American in rankings of education, health care, murder/crime rates….

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