Saturday, December 6, 2008

A War on Christmas, 2008

Washington State's nativity display has an addition this year, a placard placed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group of atheists and agnostics. The sign is brief, “There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

As you might expect, the charitable, love-thy-neighbor Christians became righteously offended at the state's permission for a contradictory point of view.
It's funny that atheists typically try to put forth their idea mostly by putting down religion. Much like an insecure bully that puts down someone else to make themselves look better.

The best is yet to come. When the state facility hosting the nativity and atheist display opened Friday morning, the atheist sign was gone, stolen. Later Friday morning, the sign was dropped off at a country music radio station, whose DJ recipient observed the hypocrisy of Christian theft as a form of protest.
Of the sign turning up at the station, [DJ Ichabod] Caine said: "First you think: No way this happened. ... That's sort of funny on one level."

But what happened was stealing, Caine said, and "certainly, because we know 'thou shalt not .steal,' don't steal a sign."
What's next? Why, a circus, of course.
There are requests for other displays as well. Someone applied to put up a "Festivus" pole in honor of the invented holiday featured in the 1990s sitcom "Seinfeld." Another person wants to create a religious-themed "balloon display.
A demonstration will be held this weekend, presumably to further defend the vast Christian majority from the awful harm and threat posed by the less-than-10% of Americans who admit to being atheist or agnostic.

The entertainment potential looks to be reliable. Too bad we only have a couple of weeks of these antics ahead. I can't wait for the Flying Spaghetti Monster's contribution.

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