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Darwin Bedford Proclaims To Be Atheist Messiah
BURNABY, CANADA - MAY 31, 1999 - Long-time atheist activist, Darwin
Bedford, foresees a need of an atheist messiah and claims he is the
likely candidate for the job. "The world needs a catalytic leader that will free
people from their need to believe." says Bedford.
Citing religion as the villain for many of the worlds
problems, Bedford is calling for the United Nations to establish a UN Initiative to
Denounce Religion whose mandate would be to eradicate the practice of religious
"Our prime objective will be to ensure that the planet
remains an everlasting paradise," says Bedford. "The world can no longer afford
to tolerate religious wars because they are largely responsible for the poverty within
many nations. Hunger is a function of poverty and wherever there is hunger there is
runaway population growth. And it appears that overpopulation is leading us into a
'Hell' on Earth." says Bedford.
"People feel that there isnt anything that anyone
can do that will be enough to stop us from self-destruction. Only a messiah can overpower
the wide-spread apathy," claims Bedford.
Bedford feels that individuals and the world in general are
oppressed and harmed by traditional religion, and an atheist messiah would not only put an
end to "the waste of human lives", but the resulting cultural upheaval
would lead the world into effective unified action.
Bedford ascertains that whenever a person believes in
something, he or she experiences loss of power and is no longer open to further discovery
regarding the subject. "Every religion places the utmost importance on telling the
truth, yet, every religion is founded on untruths. It is about time we started relying on
demonstrable evidence instead of religious hearsay." says Bedford.
When asked if he is concerned about people not appreciating
him for taking away their god, he responded: "Not at all, in fact people will
eventually thank me for ridding them of a nightmare of a ghost in their lives. When I
succeed, unimaginable global jubilation will come to pass, and people will gladly send me
money; invite me for dinner; compose and perform on my behalf; and women will howl my name
during intense orgasm."
Only time will tell whether Bedford is just a tad jealous of
Jesus Christ or whether he really can develop the wherewithal to come across with the
Bedford maintains a Web site at www.atheists.net and
is accepting donations toward his cause. He can be contacted by e-mail at
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