My response to another anti-atheist bigot


Atheists' numbers doom them to irrelevance

Tom Sears
Daily Star

December 21, 2010

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Atheists are once again trying to bring attention to themselves by attempting
to denigrate, insult or demean religions and, in particular, Christianity and
therefore Christians.

 

>>We have every right to disrespect absurdity, superstition and what we believe is tyranny.  Without these freedoms the word
has no meaning.  But most of our
activities involve expressing reality and truth.  If religionists perceive realities and truths
to be insult or denigrations that is the peculiar sickness of religion, not of
our atheism.


This time it is a billboard advertising stunt in New Jersey; the billboard was
placed there by some atheist activist group that calls itself American
Atheists. Once again an attempt to put down Christianity will be doomed to
irrelevance.

Polls show atheists to be 3 percent or less of the total population of the
United States,
a number that has remained about the same over past years.
However, in a desperate attempt to make the number appear higher, the
president of this organization now claims that there are many more "closet

atheists." He goes so far as to say that there are many who attend
religious
services during the holidays but don't believe in them. Kind of pathetic if
you ask me.

 

>>The segment of society that has increased the fastest in the recent past is non-religion.  As many as 30% of our youth between 15-25 years of age no longer believe in god.

Fortunately, the country is headed back on the right track to sanity. A few
years ago only 20 percent of the nation's top companies dared to make any
mention of Christmas in their stores. A great many were simply intimidated by
the American Civil Liberties Union or similar organizations. The number
mentioning Christmas has reversed itself and is now up to 80 percent and
continuing to rise. It's also nice to see the Salvation Army bell ringers back
in places where they were previously banned.

 

>>So you religionists can pressure companies into mouthing your mantras? Bully for you.  Is that how you also pressure children into believing in fairy tales?

Why are atheists so afraid of Christianity that they feel they have to go out
and aggressively attack it every year around this time? Why don't you instead
proudly proclaim your "atheistic religion" and explain all the
reasons and
research that led you to your stance. Maybe you can't? Maybe your choice was
made out of laziness

 

>>Thinking requires effort which religionists do not expend on their beliefs.  Atheists do, however, which enables me to respond to your aggression.

 

and you didn't even give religion a chance?

 

>>Are you going to give atheism a chance?  How about teaching evolution in Sunday school along with genesis and then seeing how many
of the kids support it?

 

Are you going to give your children the right to choose?

 

>>Most of the energies of religionists go into indoctrinating their young in good part through fear and threats.  And you're
asking me if we give children the right to choose?


Tell you what; why don't you pick a day, any day, call it Atheist Day, and
spend the day celebrating your atheism. Get yourself an atheist tree, exchange
atheist gifts and have a great atheist meal. Call all the other atheists you
know (won't take long) or send them a card and exchange happy atheist wishes.

 

>>So you religionists have done a couple of nice things over the years.  However, you've forfeited all the good things you've done by slaughtering all those who you couldn't force to convert.  Christians have conveniently forgotten that
they mostly spread their religion with murder, threats and torture.


Since you believe that there is no being more supreme than yourself (a rather
egocentric viewpoint),

 

>>We got rid of one king (of England) in 1776 and have been doing fairly well without him since.  You guys just want to bring another one to
rule over us, right?  Aren't you proud of
your freedom?  What kind of an American
are you?

 

you can celebrate you by staring at yourself (or small
groups staring at each other) in the mirror all day. Isn't this a better idea
than going around and putting other religions down? At least you are doing
something more positive for yourself if you follow my strategy for you.



We Christians are on the Right Side of this issue. Atheists have no real
beliefs; they just want to tear down one more longstanding tradition and
belief.

 

>>You guys are doing your level best to tear down our secular democracy.  You've diverted billions of our tax dollars to fund your religions, you've infiltrated and are controlling our congress and
supreme court, you're in our bedrooms and on our reproductive organs.  You're blocking medical research, family
planning, population control and research on global warming.  This is leading to disaster for our country
and for the world.  And you want us to be
nice and friendly to you?

 

 How can they claim that a baby in a manger, a cross, a Christmas tree
or some innocent Christmas songs cause them untold suffering and still keep a
straight face? And then they tell the rest of us to be more sensitive to their
feelings. Wrong, atheists; you are the ones who need the sensitivity training
sessions. Your claims of hurt and pain are bordering on the side of
ridiculousness.

 

>>OK let's look at what you guys have done in the name of your so-called loving religion and god. You gave us anti-semitism and the greatest genocide in human history, the inquisition, the burning of
witches and torturing and burning at the stake of nonbelievers. You've
suppressed science, medical research, environmental research and the
elimination of poverty through your suppression of birth control and
anti-abortion.  Your god has commanded
you to kill people for looking at him, for not believing in him and will burn
you in hell not for a million years, not for a billion years, but forever and
all eternity just for not believing in him or for any "misbehavior."  Hey, at least hitler only tortured you while
you were alive - jesus burns you after you're dead forever and ever. Your god
recently permitted a Tsunami to kill over 200,000 men, women and children,
which you christians think was in some "mysterious" way good.  You have to be nuts or seriously deluded to
think that all this is good or innocent. 
Only crazed worshippers who have lost touch with their basic humanity as
a result of indoctrination and brain washing can think this way.

 

As has been shown over the past few years, Christians can make their feelings
known by voting with their feet and their wallets. As much as the atheists
hate to admit it, their impact is becoming smaller each year. Remember the
movie, "The Passion of The Christ"? It is now No. 15 of the top 1,000
grossing
films of all time in the United
States. On the other hand, Bill Maher and
his
classic film, "Religulous," is number ... well, I can't find it on
the list.
As a matter of fact, I wonder if it even covered its costs. I think it was
popular for about three weekends. Examples like this abound.

 

>>Is this your best all-loving sacrcasm?

The same thing holds true for retailers. Whose business do they want? Do they
want 3 percent of the population frequenting their stores or a much larger
percentage? I think the answer is obvious when you look at all the
establishments that realized they made a huge mistake a few years back and
have since rethought their positions.

Even though I do push back hard against you atheists, I still hope you will
rethink your position and change before it's too late. You are making the
biggest mistake of your lives by not at least giving religion a serious try.

 

>>We atheists are not only alive and kicking but getting stronger every day and there is every sign that countries where religion is less prevalent are more
civilized and economically and socially successful than countries where
religion is rampant, like our own.  By
supporting religion you're working to steadily defeat your country's economy, science,
intellectual, social, medical and general well being.  Who's making the biggest mistake?

 

 
In the meantime I wish you a Merry Christmas and

 

 

I will be praying for you.

 

>>And I will be hoping you'll give atheism another chance.

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Comment by Blade Of The Bunny on December 24, 2010 at 5:57am

He is typical with a lot of big goose stepping over the evils the christers are guilty of. He seemed only focused on playing "I have more friends than you."

 

I wish you had wrestled him down to directly answer any of your questions.

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