This time, every year, we get to make fun of belligerent conservative talk show hosts claiming Christmas is under attack. It’s the highlight of this Web site’s holiday season.
Unfortunately, atheists have posted ads by nativity scenes and in public spaces decrying religion as “a myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.” Other ads include patronizing slogans like, “Why believe in God? Just be good for goodness’ sake.”
(You have to hand it to atheists: they know proper apostrophe use.)
So what kind of moron proves Bill O’Reilly, Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter right correct? Meet Dan Barker:
“a former evangelical preacher who now heads up the atheist and agnostic Freedom From Religion Foundation, said it was important for atheists to see their viewpoints validated alongside everyone else’s.”
So, he was an annoying Christian and now he’s pissing off the other side. Here’s a textbook case of validation issues: making personal belief choices, revising them and still forcing them on other people for attention.
Did we mention that Barker sounds like every idiot you went to college with who wouldn’t shut up about socialism or why he doesn’t own a television?
“‘If there can be a Nativity scene saying that we are all going to hell if we don’t bow down to Jesus, we should be at the table to share our views.'”
Also leading the stupid-counterswing is Fred Edwords, spokesman of the American Humanist Association, which was responsible for the “goodness’ sake” ads in DC metros. He claims that they weren’t meant to attack Christianity, but to “reach new audiences.”
“‘There are a lot of people out there who don’t know there are organizations like ours to serve their needs,’ Edwords said. ‘The thing is, to reach a minority group, in order to be heard, everyone in the room has to hear you, even when they don’t want to.'”
What do atheists need? Are there starving atheists being turned away from Salvation Army soup kitchens? Are elderly atheists unable to pick up their own groceries? Do they need more DVDs for their Sunday morning “Movie Time?”
Well, they’ve reached that new audience: stupid Christians who can’t ignore other stupid people. Newspapers and political offices are now being flooded with letters of complaint by Christ-heads who are “offended.” Way to go, guys: public offices can’t do anything about your religion.
So, if you’re trying your damndest not to commit mass vehicular slaughter in the mall parking lot, you can thank the organized atheists, agnostics and humanists who don’t know when to shut up.