Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Update On the American Atheists Lawsuit

Today on Fox News' O'Reilly Factor, guest host Laura Ingraham interviewed former Methodist pastor, now turned Atheist, Teresa McBain, who is now the Public Relations Director for American Atheists.

Ms. McBain was invited to speak about the recent lawsuit by American Atheists against the metal cross that has been placed in the World trade Center Memorial (see my blog post here on that).

It seems Ms. McBain was trying to "clear up" the reasons that AA filed the suit. It wasn't because their representatives find the cross a horrible symbol of death (I guess that was just baloney, right?), it's now because not all denominations and faiths are equally represented in the memorial.

Backpeddle, anyone?

Ms. McBain cited that one of the plaintiffs in the suit was upset to the point of severe mental trauma because a Lutheran Cross is not featured in the memorial. Severe mental trauma?

The cross that was chosen is PLAIN and non-denominational. That's just not good and general enough for American Atheists, who have already demonstrated their hatred for this symbol of Christianity, regardless.

Ms. McBain also cited a lack of Jewish symbols, which in fact, is wrong: there are Jewish artifacts from victims that will be displayed. Perhaps she didn't have time to properly prepare for her walk-back appearance on Fox.

This appearance by Teresa McBain is just more proof of the intellectual dishonesty that makes up the core of the American Atheists organization.

Next time, their people should do better show-prep before they make themselves and AA look silly on the news.

3 comments:

Sonya said...

"...Who have already demonstrated their hatred for this symbol of Christianity"? Perhaps you need to do some better blog-prep yourself sir, because that is one of the many general and biased comments you have made on this page. These radical atheists you seem to be so interested in are more interested in the truth and equality of our nation than any symbols or beliefs made up in ancient times completely outside of this country. If you want to describe us with these manners, than you are no better than your cousins from the Westboro Baptist Church. But thanks for the amusing attempt to criticize a belief outside of your own. There will never be unity until the truth is realized by all.

Stoogie said...

Sonya:

"Perhaps you need to do some better blog-prep yourself sir, because that is one of the many general and biased comments you have made on this page

I suggest you peruse the American Atheists website, Sonya, and then try to lecture me on "bias".

These radical atheists you seem to be so interested in are more interested in the truth and equality of our nation than any symbols or beliefs made up in ancient times completely outside of this country.

Really, Sonya? Equality for whom? Certainly not believers, when groups like AA file frivilous lawsuits in an attempt to enforce the Tyranny of the Minority.

"If you want to describe us with these manners, than you are no better than your cousins from the Westboro Baptist Church."

Ah, yes, Westboro Baptist, your favorite blanket statement against Christianity. Yet you atheists get all in a lather if we liken you to such stellar leaders as Josef Stalin and Pol Pot. Tu Quoque?

"But thanks for the amusing attempt to criticize a belief outside of your own."

I appreciate your honesty in admitting that Atheism is a belief. Few of you have ever done that in my presence.

"There will never be unity until the truth is realized by all."

And what truth is that? Your truth? Why is your truth THE truth while mone isn't? None of you have been able to logically support your absolutist statements.

All I'm asking for from folks like you is a little intellectual honesty, Sonya.

That seems to be a pretty tall order.

JBsptfn said...

What is Sonya talking about?

Atheists trying to find truth? Rrrigghtt.

Atheist organizations usually don't care about truth. They care about propaganda and trying to brainwash people into their way of thinking.

In addition, there are individual Atheists on message boards all over the internet that try to brainwash people into their way of thinking by ridicule. Metacrock of Atheist Watch deals with them on the CARM boards.

He says that they will ridicule someone who is a little weak in their beliefs until they crack.

Does that sound like trying to lead people to truth? Heck, no. It is propaganda, and when you get down to it, that is what Atheism is all about.