Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pity The Atheists

Atheist Messages Displace California Park Nativity Scenes

Read the article.

I don't think about atheists much because they are not really worth thinking about. Quite frankly, I have always taken the "each to his own" approach. I think they are wrong but have the right to be so.

Read the above article though. There are times when they show themselves to be a miserable and pathetic lot.

The man sponsoring this attack on Christianity, and one cannot call it anything but that, went to a of trouble to do so.

This begs the question - why?

Why does he care what Christians think?

I have always wondered if they are truly secure in their beliefs. If they were, they would care less what Christians think. Or Buddhists, Jewish, Hindu, etc.

Why are they so bent on pissing on everyone else's beliefs? What are your thoughts?


sue hanes said...

Chuck - To tell the Truth - I don't believe in Athiests.

I don't believe that there is anyone existing on this Planet that does not believe in a Higher

Z said...

Funny enough, my church was one bumped out; and my church was in on the founding of that Nativity Area many years ago...
this isn't going down well in Los Angeles, believe me. EVen the LA Times covered it with a slant to "Why DO that, atheists?"

We thought it was stop some day soon because Santa Monica's SO liberal most call it 'The People's Republic of Santa Monica' but they do a lot of things right and I believe even their leftwing CIty Counsel isn't happy about this.

The Atheists just were quicker on the trigger and there's even a sign now saying HAPPY SOLSTICE.


Sue, I imagine that's a very lonely life, not believing in something else...hopeless. I have heard SO many stories of people who had no faith but who started wanting God when they were very ill and dying.

Chuck said...

Sue, so your like an atheist agnostic ;)

Z, I thought of you when I was posting this. I am willing to bet even a lot of leftists know this is over the line.

Alligator said...

I've known a couple of atheists who were kind of libertarian in their outlook - live and let live and all that. We could find common ground in other areas and get along. The majority though, seem to be as militant about their "non-faith" as any religious zealot.

I once heard someone say atheism was the epitome of human arrogance. Since God is an omnipotent being, when you say "There is no God" you are declaring that you are omnipotent. You are in fact declaring that you know and understand the depths of space, time and other dimensions. An agnostic on the other hand is more truthful in saying they "don't know."

Have you noticed that atheist never target any Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist concept of deity etc., it is only Christianity they go after. Shouldn't they be equal opportunity unbelievers?

Always On Watch said...

Why does he care what Christians think?

Because, in his heart he knows that he is a fool: "The fool hath said in his heart, 'There is no God.'"

sue hanes said...

No Chuck - I'm a f*ing Christian.

Ticker said...

The out of town athiest tried this BS in Texas, small town just out side of Dallas and the folks there told them to stick it where the sun don't shine. There will be no soltice signs in this little town and the Nativity remains. Don't mess with Texas.

The Supreme Court also ruled that Nativity's may be displayed on the "Public Square" since they are temporary and not permanent expressions of a religious nature. As long as those Nativities are sponsored by a Private Group, not the city or government entity so were do the atheist get off trying to overrule the Supreme Court?

LASunsett said...

Ever notice how the militant atheists proselytize more than most Christian organizations? I call it atheistic evangelism. They might as well stand on the corner and preach their non-belief.

One prominent atheist is Dan Barker, who is head of some militant group in Wisconsin. He used to be a Christian minister and even created two Christian children's musicals (which he still gets royalties for). How's that for hypocrisy?

Chuck said...

Alligator, they are anti-Christian. I agree, I think a lot of them live their lives and are content. There are some bitter ones though

AOW, agreed

Sue, I was merely making fun of you not believing in atheists - you are agnostic about atheists, poor joke

Ticker, they probably have the usual "Constitutional scholars" helping them

LA, I have always argued atheism is an oxymoron. They believe in non-belief.

sue hanes said...

Sorry Chuck - I do tend to get a little intense. : )

Z said...

Chuck, you're right; most people thought this was way over the line, and not just CHristians....it's a neighborhood tradition and people liked it.

Brooke said...

Atheists have a religion: Atheism, and they preach it louder than many Christians preach theirs.

They are such a hateful lot that during the Christmas season they go out of their way to poke at people's beliefs and traditions.

If they really don't believe in anything, why not just ignore the whole season and go on about their business?

Ticker said...

Let us band together and eliminate April Fools Day, the high holy day of Atheist. Would they scream and cry about that?

The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. Psalms 14:1

Alligator said...

"If they really don't believe in anything, why not just ignore the whole season and go on about their business?"

That's a good question Brooke. It amazes me when people get angry and attack something that by their own words, is a "fantasy" or "fairy tale" etc. I've tried to talk to a couple about why they feel the way they do and it sent them into a frenzy. I couldn't hold a rational discussion with them without being personally attacked and insulted for being a Christian. They even go after the secular elements of Christmas such as Santa, candy canes, the trees, etc. I suppose it is simply because by digging around in the origin of the word "Christmas" you'll uncover the traditions which will point you to the baby Jesus in the manger. This is what they really hate. And because they do not react to Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Animism etc. in the same way I conclude they are really not atheists, they are just anti-Christian as Chuck said.

Ticker - that was a good one!

sue hanes said...

Brooke - 'athiests...and they preach it louder that many Christians preach theirs.'

I'd have to disagree with that, Brooke.

I think that Christians are more in-your-face about their Religion that anyone else.

Z said...

Alligator is brilliant in reminding us Atheists never go after Buddhists or Hindus (or Muslims)

this isn't about religion....only ONE religion that threatens them.....probably because their families were of 'that religion' and they can't just ignore it they now have to destroy it for everyone else.

I wonder if there are atheists in India who eat cows in public or something? :-)

sue hanes said...

'Sue, I imagine that's a lonely life'


My God is an Awesome God - and He lives in the Heart of Everyone.

Whether everyone knows that or not.

Chuck said...

Sorry all, out of town to see family for (gasp) Christmas.

Z, I wonder if there are atheists in India who eat cows in public or something? :-)


Or, atheists in Saudi Arabia eating pig. (Think they would live for the second course?)

No, they are anti-Christian. At least some of them. As I said, they are some that simply want to be left alone with their beliefs and let others live as they wish.