THE PARISH – CHAPTER NINE

January 8, 0100

The Parish

HISTORY 14
THE AMERICAS
CHAPTER 9: RELIGIOUS COLONIES
SUBCHAPTER 26, THE ATHIESTS
PAGE 209

THE WORD ATHIESM IS OF GREEK (FOR INFORMATION ON GREECE LOOK ON PAGE 780) DESCENT – “ATHEOS”, MEANING WITHOUT GODS.

ATHEISM, IN BROAD TERMS, IS THE REJECTION OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF. SPECIFICALLY, ATHIESM IS THE ABSENCE OF BELIEF THAT DEITIES EXIST.
IN ANCIENT GREECE THE TERM IS APPLIED TO THOSE THOUGHT TO REJECT THE GODS WORSHIPPED BY THE MAJORITY OF SOCIETY.

WHEN SKEPTICAL INQUIRY AND FREE THOUGHT SPREAD IN THE 18TH CENTURY THERE WAS A FLARE OF RELIGIOUS CRITICISM, ATHEISM WAS BORN.
WE KNOW THIS ONLY BECAUSE THE GLORIOUS PARISH CHURCH PRESERVED THE ANCIENT DOCUMENTS BEFORE THE REBELS OF 2130’S WAR COULD DESTROY THEM (FOR MORE ON THE 2130’S WAR LOOK ON PAGE 1090).

ARGUMENTS FOR ATHEISM RANGE FROM PHILOSOPHICAL TO SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL. RELIGIOUS RATIONALITIES SAY THAT THE REASONS FOR NOT BELIEVING IN ANY DIETY INCLUDE LACK OF EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE (AN ARGUMENT FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD – PAGE 201), THE ARGUMENT OF INCONSISTANT REVELATIONS (AN ARGUMENT FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GODS – ALSO KNOWN AS AVIODING THE WRONG HELL PROBLEM – PAGE 40), THE PROBLEM OF EVIL (HOW TO RECONCILE WITH THE EXSISTENCE OF EVIL – 901), REJECTION OF CONCEPTS WHICH CANNONT BE FALSIFIED, AND THE ARGUMENT FOR NON-BELIEF.

IN 2190, THE NUMBER OF ATHIESTS SWELLED BECAUSE THE PARISH WANTED TO SAVE THOSE WHO HAD CROSSED GOD AND LOST THEIR SOULS TO FALSE BELIEFS. A LAW WAS PASSED SAYING THOSE WHO WOULD NOT SWEAR THEIR ETERNAL LIVES TO THE PARISH CHURCH WOULD BE EXECUTED TO THE IUSTORUM (ALSO COMMONLY KNOWN AS SKIN EATER, THE RISEN OR UNCONSECRATED) FOR BEING CORRUPTED AND A POSSIBLE THREAT TO THE PARISH LIFE STYLE.

AN OUTRAGE BROKE OUT AS THE PARISH, IN 2185, STARTED TAKING MEMBERS OF OTHER RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS INTO THEIR CUSTODY AND CONVERTING THEM.
AS A RESULT, A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF PEOPLE FROM VARIOUS RELIGIOUS BACK GROUNDS BROKE OFF TO REVIVE THE ATHEIST CULTURE. THEY ENFORCED BELIEF IN FATE, PHILOSOPHY, AND THE INDEPENDCE OF MAN AS A GODLESS RACE.

THE ATHIESTS, AFTER 4 YEARS OF ACCUMULATING FOLLOWERS, WANTED TO IRRADIATE THE OPPRESSIVE FORCE OF THE PARISH CHURCH COLONIES WHICH WERE SURPASSING THE OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS (MORMON, ATHIEST, BUDDHIST, CELTIC PAGAN, AND WICCA) VYING FOR POWER AT THIS TIME.
AFTER 7 YEARS OF WAR BETWEEN THE ATHIESTS AND THE PARISH CHURCH, THE ATHEISTS’ NUMBERS HAD BEEN DECIMATED. THEY WERE NO MATCH FOR THE PARISH CHURCH’S LARGE MILITARY AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS. IN ONE LAST DESPERATE ATTEMPT THEY WENT TO THE MORMON REPUBLIC AND BEGGED FOR AID IN THE WAR.

WHEN THEY WERE REFUSED THE ATHIESTS SURRENDERED AND ACQUIESCED TO PROPOSE A PEACE CHARTER, WHICH WAS DENIED. THE PARISH CHURCH HELD PUBLIC EXECUTIONS AGAINST THE LINGERING ATHIEST REBELS.
IT IS SAID THAT SMALL GROUPS OF ATHIEST INSURGENTS CAN BE FOUND SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE CONTINENT.

EMMA IRVINE

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