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The money man behind atheism’s activism
Todd Stiefel, a wealthy businessman, is responsible for bank rolling many atheism activism projects.
March 23rd, 2013
10:00 PM ET

The money man behind atheism’s activism

By Dan Merica, CNN

(CNN) - Todd Stiefel is far from a household name, and the odds he gets recognized on a street corner, even in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, are small.

For Stiefel, a slim, scruffy ex-Catholic, his public persona is his wallet and activism. Through the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, the 38-year-old has made an indelible impact on the nation’s fastest-growing “religious” group: the nonbelievers. Most of the highest-profile atheists campaigns –- flashy billboards in high-traffic areas, news-making efforts to get atheists to come out of the closet, and boisterous rallies - are funded by his fortune.

Stiefel isn’t shy about his far-reaching goals.

“What I am trying to accomplish is multifold, he told CNN. “I consider myself working on the next civil equality movement, just like women’s rights, LGBT rights and African-American Civil Rights. We are still in the early stages of eliminating discrimination against atheists and humanists. That is something I really want to accomplish.”

So far, Stiefel has pumped $3.5 million into those aspirations, and his money benefits a number of atheist organizations, from the Clergy Project, a group that helps atheist and doubting clergy out of the closet, to American Atheists, arguably the most in-your-face atheist group in the country.

Stiefel sees his work as far more than just money. For him, this is just the beginning.

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From Catholic school to atheist millionaire

Stiefel was born in Albany, New York, in 1974 to Catholic parents. He was raised in a Catholic household, confirmed in the church, attended Sunday school, went to a Catholic high school.

“I was a cross-wearing, praying, religious-retreat Catholic,” Stiefel said. “You could say there were points that I felt the spirit.”

But his faith, he said, fluctuated during high school. “I was always a skeptic,” he said, “and I always asked a lot of questions.”

At 18, Stiefel attended Duke University to pursue a degree in psychology. To fill an elective, he took an Old Testament history class at the Duke University Divinity School. It was there, he said, that his final “ebb” away from belief took hold.

In the class, Stiefel said he saw a flawed logic in the Old Testament. In particular, he said, he began to see much of the Old Testament as unoriginal stories that had been told in many pagan traditions.

“'Wait a second, is what I believe in really the truth or is it really the accumulation of myths bundled in a package?’” Stiefel remembers asking himself. “That was the end of my faith right there.”

After graduating from Duke, Stiefel went into the family business: Stiefel Laboratories, a company that develops products to combat skin diseases. For 12 years, Stiefel worked with his family and turned the business into a major player in their specialized market.

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In 2009, with Stiefel in an executive position, the Stiefel family opted to sell the company to GlaxoSmithKline. The price tag: $2.9 billion, according to media reports at the time.

“I only got a very small piece of that, for the record,” Stiefel said with a laugh. “I did, however, find myself in a unique and fortunate position where I was able to do whatever I wanted to do.”

And like many who have the luxury of doing exactly what they want, Stiefel began thinking about what he was truly passionate about. After kicking around the idea of starting another business, the answer became clear to the young millionaire: advocating for atheism.

“I wanted to try to help the world,” he said. “I wanted to give back and this seemed like the most productive way to help humanity.”

‘Just doing my part’

Stiefel put $2 million in to begin his foundation. In his first year, according to tax documents, the nonprofit disbursed $700,000 to groups like the Secular Coalition for America, the American Humanist Association and Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

In 2010 and 2011, the giving continued with the foundation distributing around $750,000 to different atheist and humanist causes. In 2011, he also pumped another $500,000 into his foundation.

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“I am just doing my part within my means,” he said. “Different people have different means. I am doing what I can do, just like the rest of the people in the movement are.”

But recipients of the money, such as David Silverman, president of the American Atheists, see his impact as much greater than just a one-off activist.

“Todd is an example of what major contributions can accomplish for atheism,” he said. “From a donation stand point, he is really leading the movement to a different level.”

Walking the line

One of Stiefel’s major concerted contributions in the last three years was the Reason Rally, an event held on the National Mall in Washington, which was billed as a watershed moment in the atheism movement. The goal of the event was to show to religious Americans that atheism was a powerful minority in American life.

Stiefel speaks onstage at the Reason Rally.

The rally drew a number of high-profile speakers, including Richard Dawkins, the author of “The God Delusion,” and thousands of attendees, despite rainy weather.

In his speech to the crowd, Stiefel talked about what he sees as the most important problem facing atheism: “Discrimination comes from ignorance, and in this case it is ignorance about our beliefs,” he said. “We are told freethinkers believe in nothing, but that’s a misunderstanding. We believe in a lot of things; we don’t all believe the same things.”

Stiefel put $250,000 toward the rally, a contribution that Silverman, the organizer, said was critical.

“He brought the Reason Rally to a brand new level,” Silverman said. Without that money, “we would have had far fewer people and a far smaller event.”

Silverman and the Reason Rally advocated for a specific brand of atheism. Silverman, who regularly calls his group the “Marines of the Freethought Movement,” is not shy in making it clear that he views his goal in calling out religion and elevating atheism.

Stiefel says he doesn't necessarily endorse those tactics wholly, but he does see their validity.

“I try to walk a line,” he said. “I see religious criticism as valuable, and groups like American Atheists are good at that. I do think we have to have a dialogue about who has the right ideas and part of that is pointing out the flaws in religious ideas.”

Stiefel continued: “I also see inter-belief work, though. I do find a lot of value in inter-belief work and I do see a lot of value in general charity work.”

Evidence of that is his work on cancer fundraising.

In 2012, Stiefel approached the Foundation Beyond Belief with an idea of creating networks of nonbelievers around the country to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Stiefel tapped into his atheist network and began organizing different event.

In total, the atheist groups raised $430,000 in 2012, including a $215,000 donation from Stiefel and his wife, Diana.

“Across the country there are 150 local groups of atheists and freethinkers raising money for charity,” Stiefel said proudly.

The key, however, was bridging the gap between atheist and religious communities in the name of charity.

“We welcomed Christians, as well,” he said. “Some of our biggest fundraisers were Christians.”

For 2013, the goal is to raise $500,000.

Expanding the community

With money and resolve comes great influence for Stiefel. He has the ear of many atheist leaders, meaning he can dictate the movement’s focus.

Stiefel said he wants to see the atheism movement expand its footprint.

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“What I would really like to see is expanding out communities to people who may not just be atheists or agnostics and into people who are religiously skeptical and may still have some religious beliefs,” he said. “Nobody is a perfect skeptic and I would like to see more people like that in our community.”

For Stiefel, this is a personal priority. He says his wife, whom he describes as a skeptical Christian, is someone who would fall within an expanded atheist movement.

“My message is not only of anti-theism,” Stiefel said. “I don’t choose to attack religion itself. I see religion as something that provides both good and ill to the world.”

- Dan Merica

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soundoff (7,617 Responses)
  1. Mrs. Tarver

    Johnny P Tarver!! Get away from that computer! You haven't done your homework, dinner is ready .... and for heaven's sake, take your hand out of your pants!!!

    March 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
  2. LAST DAY

    Stiefel, please, look and see

    GOD has thus sent a "Magnificent Answer" for you:

    http://www.holy-19-harvest.com

    UNIVERSAL MAGNIFICENT MIRACLES!

    March 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
    • Answer

      "Only $9.99!" "Come before it runs out!"

      "Buy two get one free, and we'll give you an instant ticket to heaven. Guaranteed!"

      March 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
    • Lilith

      "GOD has thus sent a "Magnificent Answer" for you" Who talks like that?
      Stop regurgitating and think for yourself. When you talk like that it shows you're not sincere and you're just reciting. You sound zombified!

      March 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm |
    • Jason

      Garbage link.
      Self-fulfilling prophecies.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm |
  3. Reason Rules

    Note to all religious people who post threatening comments about "meeting god" and burning in "hell". You see, we do not believe in such nonsense. If your whole argument for the existence of a god and the truth of your religion is hinged on threats of torture, you don't have much of an argument. The fact that you rely on threats and bullying to try and prove your point reveals how absurd your dogma really is. I hope someday you can see the world how it truly is instead of livin in delusion.

    March 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
    • Answer

      The words they usher gives them comfort.

      They can't understand that their words are just meaningless drivel. It's such a small comfort that they need it.

      They want to imagine those fires being hotter than the sun. "Fry them. Oh let them fry." They get off on it.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      christards use that holy-roller stuff to get by with tons of stuff and you atheists believe 'em. perfect!

      March 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm |
    • Chad

      Christians dont threaten anyone with hell anymore than informing someone that they are driving the wrong way threatens them with a car accident.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
    • Answer

      Yea, that's why you have to say "you believe it".

      March 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm |
    • Answer

      Sure thing Chard.

      Your advice is shiat, but you don't even recognize it as shiat.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:12 pm |
    • End Religion

      Chad: Making Atheists With His Lies and Hypocrisy Every Day. Thanks!

      March 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm |
  4. chanel # 5

    todd is cool.

    March 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  5. Answer

    Hey christards show us how much better your life is by continuing your trolling attempts. It gets better and better with each posting.

    March 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      i no. i no. those christards think they are atheists sometimes, i swear

      March 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
    • Answer

      Sure thing christard.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm |
  6. Dave

    Sounds to me like there are a bunch of people here that are not happy about the fact that we live in 'murica and this guy can spend his money to support whatever he dang well pleases. Go ahead and be uncomfortable; in 20 years, people are going to perceive your intolerance of atheism in the same light that discrimination against black is today.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
  7. tony

    Just who or what is the "jealous God" jealous or afraid of?

    March 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
  8. chanel # 5

    besides, we just hire a new guy in detroit for our midwest operations. was a former nazi.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
  9. God Illusion

    Atheism is a religion in the same way that the OFF switch on the TV is just another channel.

    There is no "belief" structure, just the absence of belief in myths, fairy tales and wish thinking.

    That is healthy, honest, scientific and enlightened.

    Thanks.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      nah. atheism used to be militant. now they got all them softies in there. xtianity is much more evil

      March 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
  10. N Martinez

    What I find amazing is this poor man is spending his entire life trying to disprove God. What a waste. So much of that money could be spent for good. When he faces God, as we all will, I wonder what he will say. Hummmmmm???

    March 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
    • Apple Bush

      He will be able to talk while his body is decomposing? How?

      March 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
    • Reason Rules

      What I find amazing is this poor man is spending his entire life trying to disprove The Flying Spaghetti Monster. What a waste. So much of that money could be spent for good. When he faces The Flying Spaghetti Monster, as we all will, I wonder what he will say. Hummmmmm???

      March 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
    • qazoo

      Interesting point you make. And when one spends that much energy trying to disprove something it's because they need to rationalize there own selfish behaviors.
      For every dollar he throws towards atheism you can bet he write off two on his tax's.

      It's his money and conscious. He can still hold on to his belief system and be charitable, but then that would scare him.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
    • God Illusion

      Trust me, his money IS being spent for good. Ridding the world of the poison of religion is the only way we can move forward as a species and away from intolerance, ignorance, greed, wish thinking and this destructive sanctimonious, arrogant mindset.

      If you approve of planes flying into buildings, dressing women in cloth bags, denying stem cell research, discrimination against women, gays and anyone with alternate beliefs, denying contraception to people who can't afford families, picketing soldiers funerals, etc, etc, then keep your fuzzy mindset about good and evil.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
    • Jason

      He's not trying to disprove god, you believers still haven't proven your god exists.
      Besides, when did you sell off all your possessions and give the proceeds to the poor? Your zombie jewish carpenter commanded you to do so...
      Physician, heal thyself.
      Those without sin, cast the first stone.
      See... all those are commandments from your sun god, yet you can't even follow the simple ones. Looks like you don't really believe in your god, otherwise why disobey it?

      March 24, 2013 at 5:14 pm |
    • End Religion

      Martinez, religion stifles the growth of science. There is no greater good one can do than rid the world of religion. Once we suppress that fantasy, imagine the good we can do focusing our energy and money on reality.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm |
    • Zyggy 2003

      You notice how these god-haters pop out of the woodwork whenever they smell an article such as this one. These fools deserve the bed they made in hell when they die. They believe in mathematics invented in the ancient world trigonometry, invented in the ancient world algebra invented in the ancient world Bioligy invented in the middle ages. The believe in Radio Waves that we can't see. In Electricity that we can't see(except maybe with an elecron microscope) or hear. They believe in that but religion to them is not to be believed. They write off all the saints, the bible and all the churches and cathedrals that were ever built because they are much smarter than that and believe that science holds all the answers. They write off their neighbors often mocking them. The door to China and Russia is open but they refuse to take it. Instead they would rather stay here to become Devils advocates and to turn people off from religion. Their perception is dull and their conscience is weakened by all these senseless arguments. They cringe when they pass by a church on a Sunday morning and see that it is a packed house. Religious holidays become torture to them, they just can bear it and often pretend they are enjoying themselves. They lead empty, fruitless lives, one step above the animals then they die.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm |
    • End Religion

      @Zyggy: "These fools deserve the bed they made in hell when they die."

      There is only a hell for you, none for us. We don't believe in it and fantasyland is the only place it exists.

      ***
      "The believe in Radio Waves that we can't see. In Electricity that we can't see(except maybe with an elecron microscope) or hear."

      These things are measurable and observable. Of course we believe in them. Don't you believe in Gravity?

      ***
      "They write off all the saints, the bible and all the churches and cathedrals that were ever built because they are much smarter than that and believe that science holds all the answers"

      Saints are just people given funny tîtles by a fraudulent authority; nothing special about them. The bible is a known fraud. Churches and cathedrals are simply beautiful buildings.

      ***
      "The door to China and Russia is open but they refuse to take it."

      We know we can drive religion out of this country. We're taking it from you. What do you think about that?

      ***
      "They cringe when they pass by a church on a Sunday morning and see that it is a packed house."

      Small churches nationwide are suffering and closing their doors. They are consolidating into larger churches, religion in the U.S. is faltering.

      ***
      "They lead empty, fruitless lives, one step above the animals then they die."

      Our lives are as full as anyone else. And we're all animals, pal.

      March 24, 2013 at 6:12 pm |
  11. Answer

    How much do you hate atheism?

    Go tell us about it.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      atheism is soft. reborn christianity got all them fine babes and booze

      March 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      see, atheism is just a branch of chtistianity. all them zealots marchin everywhere.

      the action is with little boys. atheists go for them, too. ain't just priests

      March 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
    • Answer

      So you imagine that you will be rewarded with s-e-x?

      Look at the need and want of what you're not getting. Promises. Those sweet promises of p-u-s-s-y.

      The muslims get 72. Remember that.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
    • Answer

      What is the obsession with s-e-x and of gold and riches?

      Look at the messed psychology of these religious folks. Not getting it in reality. Make do with the pleasant afterlife.

      Sweet words.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
  12. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    I dream about you Aisha, you know? You're on a bed and there's a glaze over you with pine-apple rings. And you have my ni apple in your mouth. Then, somehow you're in a pen and hundreds of little Mohammad's piglets are sucking at your teats. But after that you seem quite normal my love Aisha, eating a crapy really big pulled pork sandwich in front of a window. Outside of the window are dozens of starving Arabs, converted muslims. Then you're laughing as hundreds of young w'hore Aisha s run through the streets of Mecca starting fires while singing Mohammad is Dead. You sing with them and command the muslims to call out the azan backward because you yourself have just told my dogh that it must be so from this day on.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm |
    • Yakobi

      use your real name Mohammad A. Dar, you shameless muslim bhung

      March 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
    • Yakobi

      Get your own handle. Stop using mine.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
    • STFU

      Yakobi =ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION = Mohammad A. Dar = BHUNG OF PAKISTAN, get yourself a new ID MF

      March 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
  13. you guys are idiots

    my 2 cents...just scrolled through a few of these comments and it is all incredibly petty... do none of you realize that you will never succeed in changing the other side's opinion or belief? you all are just bickering. how the h*ll do you guys have the time to sit on here and argue with no end in sight all day long?

    March 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
    • Answer

      Seems like you want to be the hall monitor. You get them boy.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm |
    • Reason Rules

      Um, YOU are on here commenting on all us losers. Kind of makes you a bit of a hypocrite, doesn't it?

      March 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      i know. used to be a devote atheist. not much fun.

      this reborn christian stuff is out of sight. my first week as a member we knocked off 4 banks

      March 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm |
    • John P. Tarver, MS/PE

      I have been very affective in destroying faith in obsolete science and now perhaps we can get that atheist nonsense out of the public schools. The atheist religion of obsolete science has no place in public education.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm |
    • Answer

      Sure thing christard.

      Lying for the lord is ever so getting you into heaven.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      knocked off three more while we diverted you boys squawking away right here!

      March 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
    • Answer

      Oh where do you find the time?

      March 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
    • tony

      John Tarver's incredulous nonsense has destroyed my remaining faith in Christianity as a having some goodness, and quite likely that of a few thousand others by now.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm |
    • John P. Tarver, MS/PE

      Channel- I worked at a department store where the Catholic girls would wear up to 5 outfits out of the store every shift, then get forgiven by a Priest; only to do the same the next week.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm |
    • Yakobi

      See? It's people like Tarver that attack science and want to instill their religious beliefs upon impressionable schoolchildren. That's why Stiefel's work is desperately needed to counter destructive people like Tarver.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      preach it bro. them atheists really believe christards care.

      March 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm |
    • Yakobi

      @John P, my sisters did the same in Madinah

      March 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
  14. Ravi in Nebraska

    CNN's religion blog always frames atheism as a phase or a reaction to advertising like this. Why not respect them as individuals? You never see articles questioning the choice of being Christian or Muslim. These people choose not to believe that there's an invisible man in the sky playing The Sims with our lives, even though 80% of society simply accepts that "Truth."

    Is it really fair to smear them as gullible or easily-influenced individuals? Seems like they're making a more logical decision

    March 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
  15. Answer

    One article on atheism trumps all the posts of the whole pope fest.

    See how riled these christards get when they're challenged.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      we christians are paying that todd fella big bucks to divert attention away from our operations

      March 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm |
    • Answer

      Do tell idiot.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm |
  16. Phazon

    This is for those that perhaps have just started studying the bible. Please don't listen to these people on here they have so many different views and ideas of their own but don't listen to them they have closed their heart to God and are doing Satans work of misleading people away from the Almighty they look for men who like to have their ears tickled so don't take mine our anyone else's word for it look it up for your self history attests to the bible as true and The writings of Moses is far older than anything they have ever found thats right Moses wrote the first parts in the bible 3,500 years ago The scriptures weren't inspired by Pagan stories Pagan stories was inspired by actual events just like those in the bible because if you notice that a lot of the stories found in the bible have a lot to do about people worshipping false Gods.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      Stop lying to people.
      I am not part of satans plans as satan is just a character from a book that is riddled with inconsistancies and mythical legends, superst!tions, etc.

      There are many forms of writing that far precedes your bible, and many of these show us exactly where the bible got many of its stories.

      The sumerians were using a primitive form of writing 10,000 years ago, which is several thousand years older than many who follow the BS of the bible say the earths age is.

      The bible was created by men, and is nothing more than the works of men.

      Join us in reality.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
    • Dippy

      Holy shit, Phazon. Have you ever heard of a punctuation mark? You write like a 10-year-old kid.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm |
    • Bob

      Phazon, seems like an utterly pathetic god there that you've made for yourself, that can't do a better job against your similarly fictional "Satan". It's a darn good thing, too, that people don't follow the instructions in the bible, since it includes horrid demands purportedly from the nasty Christian sky fairy such as these:

      Numbers 31:17-18
      17 Now kiII all the boys. And kiII every woman who has slept with a man,
      18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

      Deuteronomy 13:6 – “If your brother, your mother’s son or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul entice you secretly, saying, let us go and serve other gods … you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death”

      Revelations 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

      Leviticus 25
      44 “‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.
      45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.
      46 You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

      Note that the bible is also very clear that you should sacrifice and burn an animal today because the smell makes sicko Christian sky fairy happy. No, you don't get to use the parts for food. You burn them, a complete waste of the poor animal.

      Yes, the bible really says that, everyone. Yes, it's in Leviticus, look it up. Yes, Jesus purportedly said that the OT commands still apply. No exceptions. But even if you think the OT was god's mistaken first go around, you have to ask why a perfect, loving enti-ty would ever put such horrid instructions in there. If you think rationally at all, that is.

      And then, if you disagree with my interpretation, ask yourself how it is that your "god" couldn't come up with a better way to communicate than a book that is so readily subject to so many interpretations and to being taken "out of context", and has so many mistakes in it. Pretty pathetic god that you've made for yourself.

      So get out your sacrificial knife or your nasty sky creature will torture you eternally. Or just take a closer look at your foolish supersti-tions, understand that they are just silly, and toss them into the dustbin with all the rest of the gods that man has created.

      Ask the questions. Break the chains. Join the movement.
      Be free of Christianity and other superstitions.
      http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

      March 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
  17. Reason Rules

    The religious complain about this man spending money to promote his beliefs while the religious sit in pews week after week and donate money to promote their beliefs, dwarfing any amount he has given. It just proves that the religious are capable of absurd hypocrisy and are blind to it.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
  18. Klaus

    StinkStiefel.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:46 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      these atheists is lightweights. they don't know what evil is.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
    • Answer

      Please enlighten everyone on your evil.

      The religious s-c-u-m sure can paint evil up.

      March 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm |
  19. chanel # 5

    in fact, ain't nobody can compete with us christians when it comes to evil. we just love it

    March 24, 2013 at 4:45 pm |
    • chanel # 5

      how come them dumb atheists took so long to figure it out? they is responsible for not turning us in, sooner

      March 24, 2013 at 4:46 pm |
  20. chanel # 5

    yes sir ree bob. we invented evil and we is good at it

    March 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm |
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