The atheist minority in this country is challenging everything the majority holds dear in their traditions, faith, and beliefs in order to satisfy their agenda of fundamentally changing America in their view of “social justice” promised by the hollow “hope and change.”
Merchants have caved in afraid to say Merry Christmas anymore. We now have Happy Holidays. Nativity scenes, Christmas trees, and decorations seem to offend liberal atheists more and more each year. Frivolous and vindictive lawsuits are filed to remove crosses that have been in place for decades, honoring those who served in the military and gave their lives to our country.
Christmas parties are now holiday parties and start without a prayer – they don’t want to offend anybody. If liberal atheists are so offended, why not leave your secularism at the door or come to work on Christmas Day and Easter? They are federal holidays designated to celebrate our Christian traditions, the birth of Christ and the resurrection of Christ.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation challenged the two nativities scenes in the public dining rooms of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and caused their swift and immediate removal. If the plastic crèche was so offensive, why isn’t anybody among the 18 soldiers who complained, coming out to tell us why they must be removed?
Bill O’Reilly, in an interview with the Religious Freedom Foundation president debated that “The crèche and the nativity scene just basically portrays what happened on Christmas Day and because it is a federal holiday it seems to be in context, it’s not like you’re making anybody at Guantanamo Bay pray or go to church or say, ‘Hallelujah! I love Jesus.’ It’s a depiction of the federal holiday.”
Weinstein argued that “Christian privilege previously unchallenged
O’Reilly insisted that Weinstein did not make any sense and called the complaints cowardly. “It was cowardly because this is a depiction of a secular holiday that was signed into law… and if someone’s offended about it, I want to know why and your guys don’t have the courage to stand up and tell me.”
Weinstein contended that “… your Christian personal rights will always be trumped by the civil rights of your fellow American citizens.” As I said earlier, these employees who are offended by our Christian traditions and holidays and demand their civil rights can go to work on Christmas and Easter.
Liberals argue all the time when it is convenient to their agenda and want to stifle their opponents’ freedom of speech that “we cannot mix church and state.” I never read that exact statement in our Constitution yet they conveniently use and hide behind the deliberate misinterpretation of the First Amendment to the Constitution that says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; …”
Phil Robertson was released by A & E from the successful Duck Dynasty show because his honest opinion based on Biblical beliefs outraged the small minority who abusively and vitriolically silence anyone who disagrees with them. The majority must now give in to the minority in order to keep their jobs. The PC police have become the official “controller” and “stifler” of free speech, followed by universities with their “free speech” corners.
Yet the government runs outrageous ads, urging people to enroll in ObamaCare, one with semi-nude men prancing around and dancing in pairs dressed in speedos that leave nothing to the imagination. And this is not offensive to the majority of Americans?
We cannot walk through life with such a degree of sensitivity that we are offended by others with a different point of view, opinion, or belief system. Liberals do not have carte blanche to pick and choose what they deem bigoted and hate speech, especially when they are the biggest offenders at times.
As a wise person said, “If you want ‘change’ in this country, it won’t be achieved by censoring those that don’t want change, it happens from just living your life as you see fit.” You should not impose your value system on others by hiding behind government fiat or the judicial system.
Respectfully, check your premises. Not all atheists are liberals. Not all athiests want “social justice” ( just P.C. for, “revenge.) and “hope and change.” Some of us just want to be left alone to live our lives by reason. Yes, that means rejecting faith and tradition in as much as that faith and tradition interfere with my liberty. I really don’t mind if youi keep Christ in your Christmas or “In God We Trust” on the fiat currency. I do mind when you try to tell gays how to live and to deny their committed relationships official legal status. I do mind when you try to teach creationism in schools with no evidence at all to back it up. I am opposed to *your* faith and *your* Greater Goods interfering in people’s lives and making them miserable, the same way I am opposed to any other collectivist-altruist faiths — and “Greater Goods” doing the same. (Even, for the record, collectives of less-than-reasonable atheists.). I live my life by my mind, in service of my own life and at the expense of no other. That is why I am an athiest, and why I am also a far cry from the liberal socialists with whom you are trying to group me. I don’t appreciate it, and I wish you would stop over-generalising and stereotyping. Thank you.
Respectfully, I am entitled to my opinion, I am entitled to be right or wrong, and you are entitled to your opinion, and to be right or wrong.
Since there is no way to measure the difference between generalization and over-generalization, it is a matter of opinion, and I reserve the right to express my perceptions.
As far as teaching creationism in public schools – it does not happen – we are taught plenty of evolution, with no opportunity to hear the other side.