Friday, January 29, 2010

Athiests. What Can You Say?

Atheist Group Blasts Postal Service for Mother Teresa Stamp

An atheist organization is blasting the U.S. Postal Service for its plan to honor Mother Teresa with a commemorative stamp, saying it violates postal regulations against honoring "individuals whose principal achievements are associated with religious undertakings."

The Freedom from Religion Foundation is urging its supporters to boycott the stamp — and also to engage in a letter-writing campaign to spread the word about what it calls the "darker side" of Mother Teresa.

The stamp — set to be released on Aug. 26, which would have been Mother Teresa's 100th birthday — will recognize the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner for her humanitarian work, the Postal Service announced last month.

"Noted for her compassion toward the poor and suffering, Mother Teresa, a diminutive Roman Catholic nun and honorary U.S. citizen, served the sick and destitute of India and the world for nearly 50 years," the Postal Service said in a press release. "Her humility and compassion, as well as her respect for the innate worth and dignity of humankind, inspired people of all ages and backgrounds to work on behalf of the world’s poorest populations."

But Freedom from Religion Foundation spokeswoman Annie Laurie Gaylor says issuing the stamp runs against Postal Service regulations.

"Mother Teresa is principally known as a religious figure who ran a religious institution. You can't really separate her being a nun and being a Roman Catholic from everything she did," Gaylor told FoxNews.com.

Postal Service spokesman Roy Betts expressed surprise at the protest, given the long list of previous honorees with strong religious backgrounds, including Malcolm X, the former chief spokesman for the Nation of Islam, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

"In fact we honored Father Flanagan in 1986 for his humanitarian work. This has nothing to do with religion or faith," Betts told FoxNews.com.


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As far as I am concerned these bastards can piss off.

Or, maybe we can honor an atheist who has spent their entire adult life in a ghetto feeding people living in abject poverty. Anyone know of who we can nominate?

10 comments:

Z said...

ruh roh...has this atheist group seen the new muslim stamp (yes, a new one, not the one we've all had emails on for 3 years or so)? I wonder if they'll be that upset about that, right? (as if)

Chuck said...

Z, I suspect not

LomaAlta said...

Good point Chuck.
I can't think of one positive contribution any atheist has made. Trouble, yes; accomplishment, no.

Gramma 2 Many said...

Gosh I am glad you said it because my mom taught me that a lady never talks that way. She did not say we can't think that way, we just can't talk that way. Actually I was thinking something a little stronger than P@#! off.
You are always on the ball with these articles. I have linked you a couple of times to my face book page.

MK said...

"Her humility and compassion, as well as her respect for the innate worth and dignity of humankind, inspired people of all ages and backgrounds to work on behalf of the world’s poorest populations."

Unfortunately it didn't inspire these vermin to lay off good folks and their deeds.

"Postal Service spokesman Roy Betts expressed surprise at the protest, given the long list of previous honorees with strong religious backgrounds..."

Interesting that, leads me to believe this atheist group is of the leftist persuasion, the better the person and the more good they do, the more cockroaches hate them.

"As far as I am concerned these bastards can piss off."

Amen to that, if they don't like the stamp, then don't buy them assholes, besides who the heck would want to hear from such atheist pieces of shit.

Chuck said...

LomaAlta, all they can do is tear down

Gramma, thanks and thanks for the links

MK, I am always amazed as to why the left hates anyone that spends their life helping others. I saw the Duck at one of the sites over this Haiti bit. I didn't catch the whole thread but I got the impression he was belittling the contribution Christians are making in Haiti.

Katie said...

Atheists never cease to amaze me with their hatred and their pettiness.

Chuck said...

Katie, agreed. I think they undercut their message when they fight religion. If they truly believed in their cause they would view religion as irrelevant, not worthy of even acknowledging.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't they protest the EID stamp? Or are they only atheists when it comes to Christianity ...

Mustang out

cube said...

This atheist group is one of the most extreme of them all. They have no grounds to stop this stamp because they didn't complain about the MLK stamp.

And I agree. They would never rail against a moslem stamp. Nevah! I guess even atheists want to keep their pea-brain filled heads on their shoulders.