Some atheists do all they can to wreck whatever respect they might have garnered over the years.
I am not a Christian, I am not religious, I follow no organized faith. I think atheists have as much right to not believe in God as theists have to believe. Most atheists (and agnostics) live quiet, decent lives, work hard, pay taxes, send their kids to schools and are basically kind and good to others.
Then, there are the idiots who just have to show their posteriors.
This year, the American Atheists Group has paid $20,000 to erect a sign on the New Jersey Turnpike which states in large letters: “You KNOW it’s a myth; This season, celebrate REASON.” The sign also depicts the three wise men on camels as a silhouette arriving at the manger. Now, what is that supposed to accomplish?
The president of the group, David Silverman, stated that their purpose was to attract closet atheists to come out of the closet. He also made challenging remarks such as, “If the religious right wants a war on Christmas, this is what they’re going to get.” Huh?
Just what we need in America, when a stealth Jihad is in process around the world that intends on destroying our nation from within, and we have a group of American ninnies that want to draw a line in the sand against a religion that represents two billion people.
Does Mr. Silverman have any real expectations that this sign will influence so much as a single Christian from believing in Christ to believing in nothing? If he does, I have some chunks of the planet Uranus to sell him cheap, because that’s where those chunks came from. (Pronounce it).
If it will never influence a single Christian to convert, then what else will the group have achieved other than alienating thousands, or millions, of good Americans who love their families, who fight our wars, who serve our nation and provide relief to millions of hungry, diseased and oppressed people around the globe? All they are brewing is hatred, the very disease they claim they are fighting.
While there are always exceptions, Christians are peaceful and loving human beings. I frequently play music for the elderly at assisted living facilities at Christmas, and I happily play Christmas carols for sing-alongs, just to see the joy and happiness it brings to the faces of the aged.
Sure, Christmas is a commercial holiday as well. That’s life in a capitalistic society. But it also provides a catalyst for bringing families together at least one time a year so they can show they love each other. Tell me what is wrong with that.
So, atheist activists, I have a suggestion: Get over it. Learn to love religious people as much as you love non-religious people. It doesn’t hurt, I promise.
Maybe you could better have appropriated that $20,000 by providing a scholarship to some disadvantaged student. You’d score a lot more points that way.