Monday, December 31, 2012

An Atheist Tries To Think

Here's what you get when you let people spout off in a free unmoderated website:

Religion is all made up

Most people know down deep that this is true,  (ad populum fallacy) which is why they only revere people who heard God’s voice in ancient times, while admitting that modern-day people who hear God are insane.

This is truly a boring generality. Why do atheists like this illogically post opinions as facts?

Without God, there would be no holy wars; no genital mutilations; no prosperity gospel; no anti-science bias in education; no tax-exempt churches; no denial of global warming; no blaming sin for hurricanes and school shootings; and no soccer stadiums filled with 10,000 men who have come to watch another man decapitate a woman.

There are some facts this atheist, as well as other atheists, gleefully ignore:

1. Wars are mainly territorial conflicts. The most costly wars in history didn't happen over religion.

2. The "proseprity gospel" is a product of man, not God.

3. Where is the "anti-science bias" in education? All public educational institutions feature science classes.

4. Not all global warming skeptics are religious believers.

5. School shootings ARE a sin.

6. If God is responsible for public decapitations, it should be more than just a localized phenomenon.

 Liberal believers aren’t as bad as other believers because their God only exists as a mile-high stack of harmless metaphors. Unfortunately, their rejection of evidence and reason in “matters of faith” still puts them on the side of ignorance and superstition.

This is pure arrogance, and silly besides. Placing "liberal" believers above fundamentalists simply because they treat God as mere brain candy is just ridiculous. Even more ridiculous is this atheist's claim that religious believers are superstitious and ignorant. Some very brilliant minds believe in God. This poor atheist needs to get out from behind his (I assume it's a "he", anyway) PC and get some fresh air. 

When the religious right persecutes atheists for trying to keep America from becoming a theocracy, religious liberals support the persecuters by remaining silent. Fortunately, 20% of Americans no longer have any religious affiliation, and their number is growing rapidly. Most of these people still believe in what they call something, but at least they’re not trying to make their beliefs into laws.

Oh, puleeze, show us where the poor atheists are being "persecuted". As far as I've seen, it's the atheists who raise a stink and run to the ACLU or the Freedom From Religion Foundation at the slightest mention of God in a public school or on the wall of a courtroom. The whole claim of a "theocracy" is overblown paranoia on the part of atheists, who demand a tolerance they are seldom willing to show.

By the way, it's 15% of the people surveyed who have no religious affiliation, and the number hasn't grown much in the last few years. Village Atheists love to spout phrases like "growing raidly" without bothing to show any statistics to back up their bantering.

More's the pity.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Out Of Christian Charity To All The Atheists...

Happy generic non-specific-familiy-oriented-celebration-of-the-Winter-Season-as-formerly-observed-by-ancient-pagans-but-is-now-just-a-traditional-secular-holiday!

Ok, you godless folks get this one from me, just once.

'Nuff said.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Tale Of Two Trees

Behold! Pictured here are two trees. What are the differences between them?

I'll give you some hints.

One tree celebrates a modern religious tradition, the other tree comes from a  forgotten religious tradition.

One is on private property, one is on public property.

The one on private property could never be put up on public property. The other is perfectly fine.

One tree is offensive to some people, the other is more fair to everyone.

One tree can be considered a violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution, the other would not cross the boundary between the Church and the State.

So now do you know?

The tree on the left is a CHRISTmas tree, the one on the right is a "Holiday Tree".

The tree on the left is a deliberate attempt to force religion down people's throats.

The tree on the right is a wonderful tradition that commemorates the winter holiday season.

Any questions? Just ask an atheist. They're the ones trying to redefine the Holiday Season to suit their tender sensibilities.

'Nuff said.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Arkansas Freethinkers Think They're Con Law Experts

Naw, there's no war on Christmas.

The school district of Little Rock, Arkansas thought it would be nice to bus their kids to a church to see a Christmas play based on "A Charlie Brown Christmas".

However, ONE mother was so shocked and horrified by this that she was compelled to complain to the school district, and then contact the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers (the title of 'freethinker' always gets a chuckle out of me), who wrote a nasty little letter to the school district which suggested there could be legal action.

Attendance of the play was optional. The Mom was going to let her attend out of "fear" of harassment of her daughter by the kids who got to go (how dramatic).

The school's knee-jerk reaction was to cancel the trip, and the church considered canceling the matinee performance.

Some parents contacted the Liberty Counsel, which specializes in defending 1st Amendment rights. They informed the school that attendance at this play does not violate the 1st Amendment due to the historical significance of Christianity's influence on the holidays.

The school made a compromise deal which allows kids to attend the show without making it an official school function, but understands now that there is a legal right to discuss Christianity in a public classroom without proselytizing.

Leewood Thomas, the spokesman for ASF commented:

"Everybody's labeling us angry atheists, and we're not. We're not angry...Charlie Brown in and of itself is not a bad thing, but it does promote the Christian worldview, and that's not something you need to single out in the public sphere or in public classrooms," said Thomas.

We're not calling you "angry", Mr. Thomas. We're calling you intolerant.

The play doesn't mention Christianity until the very end, when Charlie Brown asks what Christmas is all about, and Linus quotes the Book of Luke. Luke described the history behind the holiday.

That's it.

Would the ASF had gotten involved if the play was "A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa?"

I doubt it.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

This Season I'm Celebrating CHRISTmas

I don't care if Jesus was born sometime in the Spring.

I don't care if the early Church appropriated the Roman festival of Saturnalia. The Romans had it coming.

I'm celebrating CHRISTmas, not Soltice.

I will greet people with a Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah. "Happy Solstice" is not part of my vocabulary.

The fact is, we celebrate the Holidays thanks to the Christian and Jewish tradition. If the end-of-years' celebrations were left as pagan winter festivals, the season would have died out with the Romans and the pagans.

If certain intolerant atheists don't like the Christmas or Hanukkah traditions, they are free not to celebrate them.

'Nuff said.