I’m always tempted to think that I’ve come across all the variations of idiot, but every now and then somebody attempts to push their boat further out into the unexplored territory of crass-stupidity, and thus proves me quite wrong. Here now is the latest example of this that has just come to light. It comes from a blog run by Pastor Michael Stahl in Florida (Warning, prepare to be offended). He actually wrote this on his blog in Sept last year, but nobody noticed until he recently published a link to it on his Facebook page. Right now, it looks like he has locked folks out of his blog, but here is what he wrote:
Brothers and Sisters , I have been seriously considering forming a ( Christian ) grassroots type of organization to be named “The Christian National Registry of Atheists” or something similar . I mean , think about it . There are already National Registrys for convicted sex offenders , ex-convicts , terrorist cells , hate groups like the KKK , skinheads , radical Islamists , etc..
This type of “National Registry” would merely be for information purposes . To inform the public of KNOWN ( i.e., self-admitted) atheists . For example , let’s say you live in Colorado Springs , Colorado , you could simply scroll down ( from the I-Net site /Blog ) I would have , to the State of Colorado , and then when you see “Colorado Springs” , you will see the names of all the self-admitted atheist(s) who live there ( e.g., if an atheist’s name happened to be “Phil Small” ) . The individual’s physical address , and other known personal information would NOT be disclosed ( though , perhaps a photo could be ) .
Now , many (especially the atheists ) , may ask “Why do this , what’s the purpose ?” Duhhh , Mr. Atheist , for the same purpose many States put the names and photos of convicted sex offenders and other ex-felons on the I-Net – to INFORM the public ! I mean , in the City of Miramar , Florida , where I live , the population is approx. 109,000 . My family and I would sure like to know how many of those 109,000 are ADMITTED atheists ! Perhaps we may actually know some . In which case we could begin to witness to them and warn them of the dangers of atheism . Or perhaps they are radical atheists , whose hearts are as hard as Pharaoh’s , in that case , if they are business owners , we would encourage all our Christian friends , as well as the various churches and their congregations NOT to patronize them as we would only be “feeding” Satan .
Yes indeed, apparently…
- He declares that being an Atheist is equivalent to being a sex offender , ex-convict , or terrorist.
- He wants a register so that he and his cronies (if he had any) could actively harass and discriminate
OK, its old, so does he still endorse this? You bet he does (if truly curious you can click here to see his latest rants assuming of course he has opened up his blog again). When I last checked and got in he was moaning about being flooded with abusive emails from folks who are more than a tad ticked off about being labeled as the equivalent of a “sex-offender” simply because they do not embrace the superstitious nonsense he offers.
Now let’s get one thing clear, do believers really think like this? No, most don’t and I suspect the majority would indeed be offended by this. What we have here is one lone kooky batshit crazy Paster out on the fringe all by himself (with no actual church) spouting utterly offensive bullshit. You know he is totally crazy, so if he actually did something like this, he would not stop with just atheists, but would also target anybody who does not conform to his delusional beliefs … Muslims, Hindus, Catholics, and of course also Jews. Think about it now, picking out one group and mandating that they must be identified so that they can be routed out and harassed, perhaps even insisting that they wear a Red A or a yellow Star … does this remind you of anything historical? I’m sure I need not point out what is ethically and morally wrong with the road he is walking down here.
So pastor Mike does indeed truly earn the title “Clueless Gobshite”.
Now for a quick reality check here: does he actually want to do this? I suspect not, I smell the distinct aroma of “publicity Stunt“. You see Pastor Mike has no actual physical church, it is just an Internet only website (with a prominent donation button of course), so one can indeed suspect that he simply wants a bit of attention to drum up business and get folks to check out his site. Yes OK, I’m not exactly helping in that respect, so why highlight it? Well basically because I feel it is far more appropriate to throw a spotlight on nonsense such as this so that we can laugh at it and mock it.
One final Note: He is just a lone nut, so please, don’t troll and harass him by email, that is really not cool, but please do continue to mock and ridicule.