One of their representatives has written a piece of commentary that really makes me wonder if it’s possible for a Christian to write anything about atheism without displaying a complete absence of common sense.
Her contention? Vandalism is wrong, but atheists brought it on themselves!
While vandalism should not be condoned, these recent events shed light on what some Americans will do when they feel that their freedom of speech is threatened. An atheist spokesman in North Carolina said their message is needed to “let people know we exist and that there’s a community here.”
Yet he failed to mention the concerted effort of atheist groups to stop religious Americans from freely exercising their religion. Not content with having the freedom themselves to worship or not as they see fit, militant atheists increasingly seek to shackle the beliefs of their fellow citizens through their own distorted interpretation of “separation of church and state.”
It is perhaps not surprising that some of those fellow citizens object.
Let’s clarify this little misconception right now, shall we?
The only groups that are making any effort to “stop religious Americans from freely exercising their religion,” are the religious groups like the Traditional Values Coalition, Focus on the Family or the American Family Association (pretty much any group with the word “family” in its name) that are thrusting their own unsubstantiated religious beliefs on everyone else by pushing for less separation between church and state, and would want nothing more than to turn this country into a straight-up theocracy.
I could give a shit if you like it or not… taxes are not meant to pay for religion. Of any kind. End of story.
What “fellow citizens” object to is that not everyone is okay with legislation and government funds being used to favor one particular group’s imaginary friends. It’s somehow not enough that they themselves believe a certain creed or follow a particular interpretation of a holy book (as they have every right to do, and no atheist organization has ever suggested otherwise). For some reason, their faith and their beliefs are only valid if the government is forcing those beliefs on everyone, whether they believe or not.
Maybe she means that our secular laws prohibit them from practicing the bible literally?
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13)
Yea, I can see what they’re talking about.
I withdraw my argument.