Friday, September 30, 2011

Christian Lies About 'Violent' Atheists (UPDATE)

If you found yourself staring down the barrel of a criminal's gun, who is more likely to be wielding it? An Atheist or a Christian?

79.6% of the U.S. prison population is Christian. Only 0.209% is identified as atheist. That whole 'needing God for morals' canard is tired.

via Freethoughpedia

The Federal Bureau of Prisons does have statistics on religious affiliations of inmates. The following are total number of inmates per religion category: 
Catholic 29267 39.164%
Protestant 26162 35.008%
Muslim 5435 7.273%
American Indian 2408 3.222%
Nation 1734 2.320%
Rasta 1485 1.987%
Jewish 1325 1.773%
Church of Christ 1303 1.744%
Pentecostal 1093 1.463%
Moorish 1066 1.426%
Buddhist 882 1.180%
Jehovah Witness 665 0.890%
Adventist 621 0.831%
Orthodox 375 0.502%
Mormon 298 0.399%
Scientology 190 0.254%
Atheist 156 0.209%
Hindu 119 0.159%
Santeria 117 0.157%
Sikh 14 0.019%
Bahai 9 0.012%
Krishna 7 0.009%

Denise Golumbaski, Research Analyst, Federal Bureau of Prisons, compiled from up-to-the-day figures on March 5th, 1997


I knew I recently saw a repsonse to the above billboard somewhere on the Internet. Sure enough there is and it is awesome. EllenBeth Wachs created the following picture to counter the crazy. Enjoy.




krissthesexyatheist said...

Buddy, as you know, Gawd works in 'mysterious ways' and as I have writen b4 (on the six pack blog) Gawd is always found in....prison. Kinda funny that the JW's, Krishna and the elephant religion is there...and by funny I mean sad. Awesome buddy, C'ya in the twitterverse.


Troythulu said...

It's amazing the lengths to which believers will harbor the most bizarre beliefs about atheists to feel better about themselves, an act of belief I consider morally reprehensible...and ironic for those who claim the moral high-ground.


bin000 said...

It's simple why are more christians in jail ,because atheists are so pussy ,when go to jail became christias ..."just in case".

Steve said...

^ Christian logic invoking Pascal.

Even if that were true (it's not), what would it say about the honesty of people who call themselves Christian and their faith?

Philosopher's Haze said...

Wow! Another brazen example of how uneducated, ignorant and manipulated these people are.

Talk about being aggressive and in your face. Is this not hitting close to full-blown declaration of their opinion that atheists are dangerous, militant scum?

bin000 said...

"Even if that were true (it's not), what would it say about the honesty of people who call themselves Christian and their faith?

:) You judge de truth of christianity on (dis)honesty of people "who call themselves" christians? Ilogical!It's like judge the law is false seeing one corrupt judge.

Steve said...

The "truth" claim is regarding your assertion that atheists, upon entering prison, convert to Christianity. You simply made a self-serving claim, which has no basis in truth.

You are either consciously or unconsciously twisting words and outright lying in order to convince others, and yourself, that your beliefs are valid. Then you have the gall to claim logic?

bin000 said...

logic and reason are proves for God and are self-defeaters for atheism.Naturalism can't explain how logic and reason emerge from stupid minerals.First prove that and AFTER that you should tell me how smart are atheists.

Steve said...

Thank you, bin000 for the most inane, apologist comment ever left on the site.

bin000 said...

"the most inane, apologist comment ever left on the site.

This is not a logical demonstration it's just ad hominem "declaration".
If science don't prove your above thought true ,you should not believe in it.Go to a laboratory and prove your thought to be true and AFTER that you should believe in it and write down on this blog.

Steve said...

It's not an ad Hominem fallacy if: a) my assertion is true and b) I made no judgememt on your argument regarding atheist conversion to your inane comment on Naturalism.
The following comment is inane because you offer nothing of substance and show your ignorance of science in general with your statement "Naturalism can't explain how logic and reason emerge from stupid minerals." That is an inane comment.
In fact, if you want to point out logical fallacies, it is a clear straw man. You are attempting to refute Naturalism by trivializing the process from abiogenesis to evolution to human logic and reason. Regardless of the truth or untruth of the claim (Naturalism) you do nothing other than make the argument seem absurd by your phrasing. That is not a logical argument.

Adam said...

I have to disagree with you Steve. I think the Left Hemispheres Most Inane Apologist Comment Award goes to Val waaaaay back here.

Sorry bin000, thanks for playing.

Steve said...

I thought Val won the "convoluted" award.

bin000 said...

"It's not an ad Hominem fallacy if: a) my assertion is true"

:) This is a joke..This is not a logical fallacy because "my(sic!) assertion is true"

"You are attempting to refute Naturalism by trivializing... "

Atheists mix water and oil.
Science+ naturalism(philosophy) =scientism(philosophy)

First prove where is logic on assertion:" We don' t know how life appeared but we know for sure was not created." :)

Adam said...

@bin000 There are 555 posts on this blog to date. WE HAVE NEVER ONCE made the claim that we know for sure that life was not created. We assert that the existing evidence does not point to an intelligent and/or supernatural creator. We reject absolute claims about the nature of the Universe. If you are looking for the "angry atheists" making baseless assertions you are in the wrong place. As for your claim that logic and reason are proofs for God, I would argue that they are the greatest adversaries of that bronze age narrative.

bin000 said...

I would argue that they are the greatest adversaries of that bronze age narrative.

give me your best argument proving what you just said is true .

Steve said...

I'll let Adam address the Biblical comment if he wants. I dont even think it warrants a repsonse. Here is why.

At no point have you addressed your initial assertion/argument that the Christian population of prisons is due to "pussy atheists" converting (a weak line of logc invoking Pascal's Wager). You made it up. In fact, you have made no rational or logical arguments to support *any* of your statements. For you to continue making one baseless assertion after another, ignore them in the next comment, and then have the gall to request that we take the time to outline specific arguments for obvious truths (i.e. the Bible is flawed) is ridiculous.

I didn't think you were a troll at first. I may have been mistaken.

bin000 said...

you proved that atheists are "violent"so title"Christians lies about 'Violent' Atheists" is obviously false =>the most inane, apologist comment,have the gall to request,troll,ridiculous, etc.

if we make a statistics with you and me the results will be:
1.Atheists violence 100%
2.Theists violence 0%

so the statistics of The Federal Bureau of Prisons are contradicted by yourself.It's a big difference between real statistics made live by me :100% agressive atheist and very aproximative statistics presented by The Federal Bureau of Prisons 0,2% .

Steve said...

bin000 said...

Don't do too much because destroy brain cells. Logic and reason need brain cells.