Angie the Anti-Theist

Who the hell am I & what the hell is an anti-theist? I’m Angie Jackson, former member of Home in Zion Ministries a Christian fertility & faith-healing cult started by my very own maternal grandmother, Carol Balizet. I’m an atheist nerd and one-time Bible Bowl silver medalist. I’m the proud mother of a beautiful, happy, funny little autistic boy.

An anti-theist is someone who views god-belief to be actively detrimental to human individuals, cultures and legal codes.

I used to blog at http://angietheantitheist.blogspot.com but I decided it was time to make the transfer to WordPress. I have over 100 videos up on YouTube, ranging in topics from the Bible to abortion to vaccines. I ramble a lot and don’t post on weekends or school holidays, when my son is home all day. Enjoy!

14 thoughts on “Angie the Anti-Theist

  1. You need to have your own show. You have the quickest wit and a very agile mind when it comes to disproving religion off the cuff. I whole heartedly enjoyed the PDL videos and was amazed at your Hitchensonian ability to skewer religion thru the heart. Write a book or explore other commercial outlets for your talent. You are a brilliant writer and gorgeous as well. I am venturing into Youtube as a way to vent and spread the ungospel myself and hope to post things of relevance in the ongoing fight against the fairy tales.

  2. You have truly made your mark on the blogosphere, when I google you, you are # 4! I blog under Hitchens67 about life and other shit! Congrats on your bloggo-fame!

  3. Hitchens67 of course takes it’s name from the late atheist icon and intellect Christopher Hitchens. By naming my blog in his honor, I try to assist in keeping his name out there in the blog space of science and reason(as if he would need my miniscule effort). My purpose, I feel, is to lend just a little more credence to the suppositions that religion has mega-fucking-boned man troughout the ages and needs to be eradicated.
    Your blogs and videos are some of the most well narrated, informative media on atheism produced by a single person. They flow well and never deviate from the absolute facts making it near impossible for the ‘faithful’ to dispute them. Keep them coming and keep fighting the fairy tales promoted by religion!

  4. Hello Angie – I am a YouTube subscriber of yours. I visited your old blog site and didn’t see anything more recent that 2011 and presumed you were dead! 8-(
    Very glad to see you still around – perhaps you could post a link on your old blog to this new one to let people know? (or update your YouTube page hint hint…)
    Hope to hear and see more content from you – although you probably have “real life” to deal with – I always appreciate your intelligent and compassionate take on things.
    I sometimes think of making YouTube videos myself but haven’t made the plunge yet (have to decide if I have something to say that isn’t already being said better by someone else!)
    Good wishes from Tasmania Australia!

  5. Angie,

    You have no idea who I am and you’ll probably think I’m an idiot for reaching out to you.

    I’ve read your blog, seen your online videos, and heard your testimony about how you lived in a religious cult.

    But, more on topic, I saw what you had said a few years ago about bullying on your blog. Your words were so beautiful, striking, and true. And definitely relatable.

    I admire your courage to stand up for what you believe is right. I have the same desire, which is why I am contacting you.

    Bullying was something I suffered with for more than eleven years. I was suicidal when I was thirteen because I felt so unwanted, so tortured. However, I was not tormented because of some physical ailment or misfortune (even though I could have been targeted for my Asperger’s or ADD).

    It was because I am a Christian.

    I became terrified of going to school when people spat in my face for wearing a cross around my neck, when they held me against my will and beat me because I was “the religious kid”, when they shoved my head in one of the toilets as a “baptism”, when they treated me like I was mentally ill for believing in “the magic man in the sky”, when they mocked my faith and beliefs ceaselessly, when they sexually harassed me in the locker room because I believed in abstinence, when they threw thumb tacks, nails, and pencils at me from the back of the classroom or stabbed my hands with them in an attempt to “crucify” me, and when they vandalized and desecrated my personal belongings and homework.

    I suffer from extreme paranoia and anxiety now and see a therapist because of the emotional and mental damage that resulted from intolerance.

    I was brutalized for years because of my passions–what all of you mock as being “fairy tails” or “delusions”.

    Is this really what anti-theism promotes? Cruelty and closed-mindedness? Isn’t that what you’re supposedly fighting against?

    Now, fundamentalist Christianity is no better. You see organizations like the Westboro Baptist Church preaching hatred against African Americans and gay people. Pat Robertson on the 700th Club says Haitians are evil because “they made a deal with Satan”. And one of my best friends, Ben, committed suicide because he was gay and he lived with terribly bigoted parents.

    From what I’ve seen of your posts, Angie, you speak of tolerance, you preach of achieving a world where people can be accepted for who they are and who they choose to be, which is beautiful.

    But you leave no room for people like me. (And I am not the homophobic, sexist, racist, creationist, so-called “Christian” who’s a pro-life extremist, interprets everything in Scripture literally, and brands every other faith as ungodly heresy.)

    Will I be accepted in your perfect world, or will you beat me, spit on me, stab me, and mock me like the rest of the anti-theists did to me?

    Anti-theists have a tendency to act like they’re so much better than people of faith and act like religion is a disease that spreads intolerance and hatred.

    From the torture I have endured, I am simply testifying that anti-theism can be just as much a pestilence and delusion.

    The best to all of you,

    Cole

  6. I used to think years ago that an anti-theist was a person that was using God’s name as a way of using religion for the purpose of evil and control of others. A sort of enemy within religion which was making religion false and corrupt and using the believe in hell as a way of forcing people to submit to their tyrannic rule. The cults are especially dictatorial and often used mind control techniques on their followers, the Moonies are an example. Isn’t fascism dress up in spiritually what we dealing with here though? One thing that I have seen in my life time how many religions seem to consider themselves the true religion. I seemed to become outside the box in terms of religion is concerned. What is happening in the Catholic Church with paedeophile priests is really bad. There are also these secret societies that are believed to have set up many of these cults in the world. I have read something on the Jehovah’s Witness have been created by a secret society like that of the free masons. One thing people in this world should do is stay way from all these cults if they want to keep their mind free and healthy.

  7. There seems to be a problem on all sides. We have Christians being bullied, atheists being bullied, Muslims being bullied, gays and races being bullied not to also mention witches being bullied. The people who do the bullying do it out of ignorance and prejudice and have no respect really for other people. These people are not intelligent or very bright because intelligent people understand others and help those that are being ill treated in the world.

  8. Good work, Angie. For every negative response, there’s someone who feels the opposite and relieved that they aren’t alone. And grateful that you have the courage to speak up. Thanks.
    Check your “Other” box on FB. Sent you a message.

  9. Hi Angie, would love to get in touch with you for a feature I’m working on for The Debrief, is there an email address I can reach you on to have a chat about what we’re after? Many thanks!

  10. Hi Angie! My name is Cameron Von St. James and I had a quick question for you! I was wondering if you could email me at your earliest convenience at cvonstjames AT gmail DOT com 🙂 I greatly appreciate your time!!

  11. Hi Angie,
    Our paths crossed about five years ago. Your name came up when emailing a friend, and I decided to look you up and see what you’ve been up to. I’m glad to see you’re still blogging. Just wanted to say that I hope you’re doing well. I’m not on Facebook, so I can’t contact you there, and I used a different name online years ago, so I don’t expect you’ll recognize me.
    Good-luck.

  12. I just wanted to say (and I don’t actually expect you to read this, but what the hey) that you are an incredible person whom I respect immensely. Your views on religion, along with a few other choice individuals (Hitchens, Randi, and interestingly enough, Jesus) formed my opinion on religion, as well as a part of my outlook on life in general. Thanks for the YouTube videos, thanks for the blog posts, and lots of luck!

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