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Experience: (1) United States Marine Corps 1/1 - 0311 - NCO (2) 31-year retired veteran of the Houston Police Department (3) Education: Master's Degree/University of Houston at Clear Lake

Atheist: Atheists are Generally Smarter than Religious People. Are they?

Article posted in debate forum titled: “Why are Atheists Generally Smarter than Religious People?”

Question…Are Atheists generally smarter than religious people and is it not a rather hypocritical statement because Atheism is also a “religion;” therefore, the entire premise is a contradiction, yes?

A Christian response…

If by religious, you include Christians under that wide-banner then…Atheists are not smarter…they’re simply self-absorbed and know much about nothing important. Atheists are typically the first-born of Darwin’s idiocy; therefore, Atheists know much about men’s lies and deception involving historical science but they know little to nothing about that which under girds and supports a life that is worth living and a life that is honorable to God.

Knowledge is a deceptive thing when one possesses an abundance of knowledge that is eternally irrelevant/insignificant i.e. Atheism; knowledge that will die with the body and have zero-impact on their eternal destiny. True knowledge is honoring our Creator, His words, and pursuing a life seeking the glory that is to come in Jesus Christ, not the temporary narcissistic self-glory that fades with age and dies with the body of the one who serves Satan and their own self-interests in this temporary life constrained by Time.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Why Atheism is Killing America: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2019/02/21/why-atheism-is-killing-america/

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Atheist chastises Christian for refusing to vote for an Atheist as President. A discussion…

Atheist chastises a Christian for her adversity to Atheists serving as President of the United States. Let’s discuss that…

Atheist, Mark Dempsey, wrote: “A Christian poster told me yesterday that she would under no circumstances vote for an atheist for President of the USA. I asked her if the person had the best ideas for the country, would she reconsider? “No”, she said. This is a fine example of a Christian putting her religion over the interests of her country. Millions more embrace her misguided values at the voting booth. They believe that atheists can’t be moral people, so they shouldn’t hold high public office. Nonsense! What is so striking is that they never mention that the Presidents who have committed the worse deeds in the modern era identified as Christian. God only knows when narrow minded Christians like this will come to realize that God has no place in the White House. Thoughts?”

A Christian response…

Atheists are demonically influenced and don’t have America’s best interest at heart. Atheists are servants of Satan, either aware or unaware. Atheists typically represent behaviors that are the antithesis of mores, norms, values, foundational to a sustainable Constitutional Republic and behaviors that have brought God’s wrath upon America i.e. atheism = abortion, sodomy (LGBTQ), antisocial conduct, Socialism-Communism/deadly Marxism-Leninism, secularism, moral relativism, nihilism, hedonism, pedophilia. These behaviors and ideologies cannot, will not, do not, promote a healthy, sustainable, productive, happy, honorable, society.

God’s wrath and His anger are present in America and Progressive-Socialism, represented by Atheism, is the manifestation of that wrath and anger. We see the tenets of Atheism at work in the modern Progressive-Socialist-Democrat Party, the Party of Satan, that mutilates babies by the millions and froths over supporting unconscionable sexual perversion that is destroying America’s posterity as well as seeking to morph America into a Socialist-state; Socialism, a demonic ideology that is responsible for the death of 100-million people over the last 100-years.

No thanks, but at as a Christian who loves and honors the Word of God, Jesus Christ, I choose to NEVER support an Atheist from school board elections to the Presidency; the Atheist does not represent Christ, my family, my values or my Nation in any way. The Atheist represents evil in our society and without Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit reigning supreme in the hearts and minds of the majority, America’s Constitutional Republic cannot be sustained.

I fear that void another Civil War to once again force the demonic ideology of Progressive Socialism i.e. the demonic Democrat Party into the oceans, America will surely die in apostasy and it is the Progressive Socialist represented by the Atheist-Secularist-Naturalist that will lead the way to unconscionable suffering and death of America’s posterity. May God have mercy on my beautiful Grandson!

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is their duty – as well as privilege and interest – of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” – John Jay

-John Jay – First Supreme Court Justice of the United States

Letter 1 – The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, Henry Johnston, editor (New York: G. P. Punam’s Sons, 1893), Vol. IV, pp. 391-393, 403-419, letters to John Murray, October 12, 1816 and April 15, 1818.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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Atheists, PLEASE be Honest!

Circular reasoning, the Atheist, our Creator, the Christian? Why can’t Atheists simply be honest about their rejection of our Creator?

Atheist, Jim Mader, stated: “Circular reasoning doesn’t prove God exists.”

Response to Jim, (content added for OP publication)

I grow so weary of atheistic obfuscation and foolishness. God has proven His validity, initially, through what He has made in Nature and placed before our senses; therefore, in your atheism, you’re “without excuse.” I’m not your fool; you’re smarter than to truly believe there is no Creator (Romans 1:18-32).

Even an immature child can observe the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, life, and understand design and the necessity for a Designer. That child may not know God’s Name but they know the undeniable intricacy of our Creation mandates a Designer. Until and unless you can prove God a liar, why not be ashamed of the absurdity and embarrassment that is Atheism and stop advertising this ideological facade to the World?

You insult yourself in the futility of Atheism and, according to the Scriptures, you make yourself “the fool” of Time and Eternity (Psalm 14:1; Proverbs 1:7).

It is your decision via free will as an “atheist” to reject Jesus Christ as Lord, Creator, Messiah, Judge and as a result of said decision, it is your option to die in sin and die in Hell but please, be honest and admit that your rejection of God is motivated by narcissistic and aberrant sensuality purposes and NOT a lack of evidence?

I do wish that all Atheists would please stop with the charades and the deceit that defines Atheism; I’m not buying your nonsense, I know better…sorry. 😊 At least Huxley made an attempt to be honest and forthright.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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Atheist claims Satan is Creator; let’s discuss that and “why” God created…

Is Satan creator of the Universe? Why is there a Universe to begin with?

Atheist/Agnostic/Confused? Jim DeMaegt, stated: “Everything that Exists Had To Have Had a CREATOR! THEREFORE SATAN CREATED THE UNIVERSE!!”

Response to Jim,

Satan is created not Creator; Satan-Lucifer is an anointed cherub angel that coveted God’s creative ability. It is Lucifer’s-Satan’s introduction of destructive SIN into the Kingdom of God that is causation for our Creation in Time (Ezekiel 28:11-19). Please permit me to explain with as much brevity as possible…

How and why did God create the Universe?

God took elements of the Spiritual World (Hebrews 11:3) and formed them into matter that is visible within the constraints of Time and He then created the Universe, Earth, mankind, at which time our Creator (Jesus Christ-Yeshua) removed Lucifer-Satan from the Kingdom and placed him upon the Earth along with the rebellious angels that supported Lucifer in his coup de taut (Luke 10:18). Lucifer was provided access to mankind who relented to Lucifer’s enticement to rebel against God’s Covenant of Provision with Adam (Genesis 3).

The entire Biblical account stemming from The Genesis to the Revelation is God’s Plan for dealing with Lucifer apart from the Kingdom as he is constrained here in Time as the faithful angels in Heaven observe the horror and unconscionable destruction of SIN at the behest of Satan and his demons. We are in the midst of an unconscionable spiritual war (Ephesians 6:12).

This has been done because had our Creator simply destroyed Lucifer and the rebellious angels at the moment of their attempted coup, the faithful angels that remained loyal to God would no longer love God via free will/volition but out of fear. Pure and authentic love and relationship cannot exist in fear; therefore, our Creator is allowing SIN to play-out within the constraints of Time as the faithful angels look-on; at the summation of Messiah-Yeshua’s Millennial Reign, the faithful angels in the Kingdom, having observed thousands-of-years of carnage at the hands of Satan, they will agree with God that Satan does indeed deserve confinement in Hell forever (Revelation 20:10).

The primary purpose for Messiah’s incarnation (God becoming flesh) some 2019-yrs ago was to destroy the works of Satan which He has done successfully at the Crucifixion (1 John 3:8). Mankind is playing an intricate role in the cosmic struggle that is manifest before our eyes. We can witness elements of this cosmic struggle in the strife between Allah-Islam (Satan) v. Yeshua-Israel (God). It will be Allah-Satan/Islam that will be the aggressor which initiates the coming Tribulation/Apocalypse (nuclear war) that will manifest initially in Jerusalem, Israel (Zechariah 14:12). It will be Messiah-Yeshua’s victory over the armies that come against Jerusalem that will initiate His Millennial Reign over the Nations of the Earth.

All that we see before us has been created to deal with the destructiveness of SIN that was introduced by Lucifer-Satan into the Kingdom of God before the creation of Time. God the Father has given mankind the Son, Jesus Christ-Yeshua, for redemption, a pardon from death in sin and Hell. God the Father gave mankind Jesus Christ as payment for sin because our unrepentant sin will NOT be permitted to enter the Kingdom of God subsequent to death of the body; after all, it is SIN that has initiated the creation of mankind and God has endured with much heartache the wickedness of man and Satan; therefore, do not think our God in His perfect holiness and justice and righteousness will permit your unrepentant sin to enter His Kingdom void redemption, forgiveness, atonement, that is ONLY possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

Also see: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/27/in-the-beginning-god-why/

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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Atheist claims Religion is destructive in a Child’s life; is it? A Discussion…

Children and religion, good or bad?

Gary Labuscagne stated on a FB debate site: “Forcing any religious views into a child is child abuse and has very real negative consequences”

Gary’s OP statement was accompanied by an article-heading and a photo of a Catholic Nun and children under the Nun’s tutelage. Let’s discuss Gary’s premise relevant to training our children to be good, honorable, faithful, citizens.

Response to Gary…

Having policed the mentally and spiritually ill society in America for 31-years and having experienced America’s public education system up through a Graduate program and more importantly, as a Christian who loves and adores God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, I will concur with Gary relevant to his warning concerning “religion” and its potential detrimental effect on our children.

For clarification, when I speak of religion I point to Catholicism, Islam-the Quran, Buddhism, Hinduism- the Vedas, certain specific cults and sects such as Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, radical off-shoots of Christianity such as ultra-charismatic movements defined by Pentecostalism and Church of God charismata, those Churches teaching a “health-wealth-prosperity Gospel;” such beliefs and teaching are not of God as they’re a demonic confluence of Truth and Hersey = confusion.

Having walked with my Lord Jesus Christ for 27-years, I believe there is only one viable solution to America’s woes and that is the purity and simplicity and life-changing aspects of the Gospel of Jesus Christ taken literally and honestly from the Scriptures and applied to one’s personal life; anything other than the purity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will ultimately be self-defeating and Eternally futile. Please allow me explain…

My personal observations subsequent to 62-years of life…

In my life-span of 62-years thus far, I can testify that there are three-demonically-based entities that have destroyed the faith, the future, the lives, of millions of America’s children and this destruction is presently seen coming to fruition in the Millennial and Gen-Z generations. These three-demonically-based entities are Progressive Socialism, Roman Catholicism, Darwinian Evolutionary Theory.

1) PROGRESSIVE SOCIALISM: Progressive Socialism, as initiated by John Dewey in 1900, incrementally-systematically infused revisionist history into America’s public education system by subtly planting the seeds of Socialistic-Marxist Communist thought into the classroom while teaching falsity relevant to America’s founding, America’s Founders, America’s founding documents. The resultant of John Dewey’s strategy and the Progressive Socialist’s who have implemented said strategy is the present-day historical ignorance that is rampant in the Millennial and Gen-Z Progressive Socialist.

2) ROMAN CATHOLICISM: The second-entity that has destroyed the faith and future of millions of America’s youth is the pagan cult of Roman Catholicism. Catholicism has never been Christian. The abuse of children in the Catholic Church is demonic and is a natural manifestation of any pagan cult. Catholicism was founded by Constantine in 312-313 AD via the Edict of Milan by merging Babylonian Paganism/Roman Paganism with elements of Christian and non-Christian (Apocrypha) doctrine in order to make the pagan cult more palatable to the masses. Nothing has been more damaging to the Christian faith, grace, Truth, the purity and Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ than the pagan cult of Roman Catholicism.

The Mass; The Sacraments; Transubstantiation; Purgatory; The Rosary; Statues in Worship; The Perpetual Virginity of Mary as the Goddess of Heaven; The Idolatry of Mary Worship; calling Catholic Leadership as “Father”; Confessing sin to a Priest; The Magisterium; Indulgences, Infant baptism; these are NOT Scriptural and undermine the purity and simplicity of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord; thereby, leading the innocent millions/billions in the way of deception and hopelessness in both Time and in Eternity.

3) DARWINIAN EVOLUTIONARY THEORY: The third-entity culpable for the destruction of the faith and the Eternal future of millions of American youth who will ultimately lose their soul in Hell is the demonically-based Progressive Socialist strategy of infusing Darwinian Evolutionary Theory into America’s classrooms in the early 1960’s.

Darwin’s unsupported theory of historical science is a most efficient progenitor of radical Atheism, Secularism, Nihilism, Eugenics, Abortion, Moral Relativism, manifesting in mass hopelessness, destruction of the Biblical family unit, youth suicide, addiction, demonic persuasion, sexual immorality, Socialism, Communism, hatred for religious thought with an emphasis on hate for Jesus Christ and Christians. Darwin’s theory emanates directly from the mind and motives of Satan and is the greatest and most destructive deception since Satan’s deception of Eve in “The Garden.”

If my Lord tarries another Century…

If Jesus Christ tarries for another 100-years, honest historians will reflect back on the destruction of America’s Constitutional Republic and they will point to Progressive Socialism, Roman Catholicism (and related cults and sects), Darwin’s idiocy, as the three primary culprits that led to the destruction of the World’s greatest hope for peace and prosperity i.e. the United States of America.

As America has moved away from faith in the purity and simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; as America has “progressively” rejected the Bible as Truth while seeking an ideology of demonically-based secularism through radical atheism, naturalism, nihilism, moral relativism, America began systematically murdering millions-upon-millions of its posterity in the womb (61-million American babies slaughtered to date since 1973) while America’s youth have compromised with the most unconscionable forms of sexual immorality, self-degradation, self-mutilation, gender-confusion, Socialistic thought and Socialistic ideological implementation; Socialism, an ideology that has led to the death of 100-million people in the last 100-years; as a result, America and America’s Constitutional Republic is dying before our eyes.

Parents, the only solution…

Parents, use caution, wisdom, discernment, in choosing educational facilities for your children as an overwhelming number of America’s High Schools and Universities are nothing more than Progressive-Socialist Indoctrination Centers. Parents, the only answer/solution to raising productive, loving, patriotic, honorable, honest, moral, mentally and spiritually healthy children is to raise them by the precepts of the Holy Bible, involve them in a Bible believing and Christ honoring Church and train your children in the purity and simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; otherwise, your children will also become hopeless, directional-less, godless, fruitless, atheistic-socialists, who will not only ally with those seeking to destroy the greatest Nation ever known to mankind but they will destroy themselves and their soul and their Eternity in Hell through living a life of unbelief in and disobedience to Jesus Christ as Lord; Faith in, obedience to Jesus Christ is the ONLY Way to an honorable and sustainable life in Time and in Eternity.

America’s future…

America has gone too far for too long in its rebellion toward Jesus Christ; therefore, America will die in apostasy under God’s wrath, but there is hope for your children in Jesus Christ if you will raise them to know, to love, to honor, God the Father – God the Son – God the Holy Spirit through teaching your children the Scriptures, praying with them daily, modeling a Godly life for them and loving them with the love of God as they are His children and you are their caretakers but for a very short time. Though your children may suffer horrifically under the demonic tenets of Progressive Socialism, their faith and the faithfulness of the Holy Spirit will guide them through this life and into the glorious life that is to come in the presence of our Creator, Jesus Christ.

Fathers, be warned, you will be held personally accountable by Jesus Christ at the Judgment for your leadership in the home and the spiritual condition of your children as they progress through life. Parents, PLEASE…do everything in your power to prevent your children from becoming Atheistic-Socialists who exist without hope in Time and Eternity as Atheists are the children of wrath in subjection to Satan seeking a similar fate as he in Hell.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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Is Atheism a Philosophy of Truth? I don’t think so…

Is Atheism a philosophy of truth concerning the subjective mind of man? I don’t think so…

Atheist or Anti-theist, James Robinson, stated: “I do say that atheism is a philosophy that speaks about the truth of [the] subjective mind of man.”

Response to James,

Atheism is a scam, a sham, a facade, a lie, for men and women seeking to justify behavior they intuitively know runs afoul of the Natural Law, Divine Law, Moral Law, that has been written upon our heart by our Creator from The Beginning (Romans 2:15). The disobedience of the Atheist is not the resultant of subjectivity but of rebellion; in fact, there are no true Atheists…only those living in self-deception in a facade of unbelief.

Atheism is fertile ground for foolishness, obfuscation, sexual immorality, rebellion, antisocial conduct, naturalism (Darwin’s nonsense), moral relativism, all of which are demonically inspired and ultimately destroy the mind, body and soul of the participant (Ephesians 4:17-19).

Atheism is a practice in futility by those who reject what they intuitively know exists i.e. our Creator (Romans 1:18-32).

Atheism and its demonic tenets of secularism, nihilism, moral relativism, naturalism, infanticide, sexual perversion, socialism, communism, will be the downfall of America’s Constitutional Republic in Progressive Socialism and apostasy under God’s wrath and judgment.

Atheism and rampant sexual immorality, sexual confusion, destruction of the Biblical family unit, mass murder of the pre-born baby, are the tell-tale signs that a people, a society, a nation, are under God’s wrath and that a nation’s people have been given-over to internalize a debased mind to do those things which are not proper and are self-destructive (Romans 1:18-32; 2 Timothy 3:1-5).

The Truth remains, Atheism is a tool of Satan to deceive and seduce “many” to death in sin and death in Hell via the rejection of Jesus Christ as Lord (John 10:10; Matthew 7:13-14).

Atheist, Aldous Huxley, said…

“For myself, as, no doubt, for most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was simultaneously liberation from a certain political and economic system and liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.”

See: Atheism: A Wasted Life in Futility,

Atheist mocks Jesus’ Command to Love our Enemies; a response

An Atheist mocks Jesus’ command to love our enemies. Let’s discuss that.

Atheist, Mark Dempsey, stated: Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Mark continues: “In the history of bad advice this has to rank in the top ten! If you love your friends as well as your enemies, then you dilute the value of your love, because you have given a precious emotion to all. Moreover, it is unnatural to love your enemies, and it has the potential to make you a dupe, sucker, victim, and even dead. Jesus also advises praying for those who persecute you, and, once again, it is unnatural to do so. To remain mentally healthy, you must do what is natural or normal–not abnormal. I would venture to say that the vast majority of Christians don’t love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them. Hypocrites a plenty! What say you?”

Response to Mark’s comment…

Mark, you do not understand the relationship between God and His faithful children. As an atheist, this relationship is foreign and “abnormal” to you because you exist in a relationship with your spiritual father, Satan, who appeases your flesh and give you eyes, ears, a heart, that equate “normal” to the deceit of moral relativism defining this lost and dying World. You are a stranger to the ways of God the Father and you have positioned yourself as His enemy in Time and in Eternity via your alliance with Satan; therefore, God’s love, His wisdom, Plan and purposes for Time and Eternity are foreign to your naturalistic-atheistic worldview (1 Corinthians 2:14).

Mark, I invite you to read the entire 5th-Chapter of the Gospel of Matthew (The Sermon on the Mount; The Beatitudes) in order to understand the context of Jesus’ edict to love one’s enemy. Following is the partial text of Matthew 5 you mention in your OP.

Jesus said…

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”  Matthew 5:43-48 (NASB)

Mark, where you fail in your understanding of God’s relationship with His children is differentiating between Justification of the sinner by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and the process of Sanctification where the justified sinner is incrementally changed into the image of Jesus concerning a life of righteousness through obedience as the faithful in God prepare for servitude in the Kingdom subsequent to death of body constrained by Time.

Sanctification is an incremental life-long process manifesting by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ; this spiritually morphic change from a life of compromise with evil/disobedience to a life of obedience in the Spirit is at the center of Jesus’ command to love our enemies.

The supernatural life in the Spirit of God is wholly foreign to the natural man who seeks to live and die without knowledge of true life, life that is only possible by obedience to the Spirit of God. Jesus’ words are Spiritual and He is commanding His followers to live apart from this lost and dying World by pursing the things of God which bring true life and peace and fellowship, the origin of which are beyond the constraints of Time.

Jesus’ words to love our enemy is NOT for the benefit of our enemy but for the benefit of the faithful, for the benefit of our sanctification process as we are to become like our God in holiness and purity, in thought and in deed. Loving one’s enemy brings victory over evil through obedience and love. It is by one’s love for God and mankind, created in God’s spiritual image, that God is glorified in this World (John 13:35).

The Apostle Paul, in the Spirit, writes…

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:14-21 (NASB)

Mark, as one who loves Jesus Christ, I urge you to turn away from your servitude to Satan and repent of your sins, believe in your heart and confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and find forgiveness of sin, peace, joy, assurance in this life in Time and in the life to come in Eternity (Romans 10:9-10).

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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