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‘Tis The Season For Militant Atheists To Whine
Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter

Posted on 12/09/2013 3:45:14 AM PST by Kaslin

There’s nothing like the holidays for laughing at anti-religious malcontents being driven to madness by the thought of Christians and Jews celebrating their faiths. Crosses, menorahs, happy people with satisfying personal lives – these things drive the militant atheists into a sputtering rage.

Watching them fume is the gift that keeps on giving.

Normal atheists just don’t believe in God, and those of us who do, figure that’s between them. They respect our religion and we respect their right to have no part of it. Sure, some religious folks talk to people about their faith, but it’s not clear why someone advocating his beliefs to another is committing a terrible faux pas. After all, the believer believes he’s trying to do the recipient a favor. The proper response if one is uninterested isn’t exaggerated indignation but a polite, “No thanks.”

That’s how things should work in a pluralistic society where people believe different things. Sometimes you come into contact with people who don’t share your ideas. We call that “diversity” – not the bogus “crush all opposition to progressivism” diversity of the left but real American diversity. The key is not to be a jerk – that goes for both the person sharing his views and the person hearing them.

But jerkiness is the difference between the decent guy who’s just not feeling the connection with the Lord and the smug militant atheist who thinks that putting a fish sticker with legs that says “Darwin” on his Prius is biting social commentary.

Last year, I took my hideous terrier out after opening presents and my orthodox Jewish neighbor saw me and immediately wished me a “Merry Christmas.” And when he saw I was alone on Easter, he invited me to join his family for Passover. See folks, that’s how you do it in America.

So, spiteful little digs like the Darwin fish show us “theists” … well, I’m not actually sure what they’re supposed to show us. That militant atheists are too smart to believe in God? Sorry, my mind is not blown. What else ya got?

Do they think that their militant atheism is some sort of powerful statement of nonconformity? If so, it’s right up there with other emblems of no-cost rebellion, like facial pieced and stupid tribal tatts.

Being a militant atheist in America is about as rebellious and nonconformist as being a virgin at a Brony convention. You really to want live on the edge? Go be an atheist in Iran. See how that works out for you.

These atheist evangelicals aren’t satisfied not to believe. They think we need to not believe too. They seem to live under the bizarre misapprehension that if they are just rude enough to us believers, we’ll somehow unsee the light, put the scales back on our eyes and cast off our faith to embrace a life of spiritual emptiness.

To fill that vast void, militant atheists have taken to forming atheist churches, with sitting in pews, group singing long and sermons. Congratulations – you picked all the worst parts of religion.

What do their sermons cover? “Good morning. There is no God. See you next week?” Maybe they talk about the intolerable cruelty of having to experience people wishing them “Merry Christmas.” Or how their kid heard “Joy to the World” at school and started asking uncomfortable questions when he figured out that who has come wasn’t Santa.

Militant atheists are not all the same. The third most annoying kind likes to shout about how believers hate “science.” I sure hate science. And that’s not an iPhone in my pocket. It’s a magic talking-box that I power with prayers.

The ones shouting about “science” at us superstitious knuckle-draggers are inevitably the ones most breathlessly pushing the global warming scam. Just don’t point out that their claim that all weather phenomena support their climate change hypothesis makes it not really scientific at all. They’ll call you a “denier,” and in militant atheist-speak, “denier” means “heretic.”

Militant atheists are irony-free.

The second most annoying militant atheists are the ones who think they’ve mastered Christian dogma. They’ll quote some obscure passage from the Book of Habakkuk (2:15) and start quizzing you on how you can consider yourself a good Christian after you gave drink to your neighbor. Of course, I have an edge on them. I was raised a California Methodist, and we don’t actually have any dogma.

The most annoying ones file lawsuits. Somebody wants to say a prayer before a Friday night high school football game in East Tumbleweed, Texas, and you can be sure some litigious twerp will allege that he is being subjected to the worst religious oppression since the Christians played the lions in the Colosseum.

And what Christmas and Hanukkah season would be complete without some friendless killjoy suing because a town decided to stick a cross and a menorah out in front of city hall? The sight of so many happy, content people seems painful to them. But then, have you even met a happy, content militant atheist? If so, what was the name of his unicorn?

This is not to say that some holidays don’t deserve mockery. Take Kwanzaa, which is a religious holiday in the sense that progressivism is, itself, a pagan religion. Some communist professor/convicted felon named Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga (née Ronald McKinley Everett) invented it in 1966. He hung bits of Marxy foolishness off it like ornaments on a Christmas tree. My favorite is the principle of Ujama, or “cooperative economics.” Gee, how could a concept called “cooperative economics” possibly go wrong?

So, to all the believers and nonbelievers out there who live in harmony with their neighbors of all faiths or none, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! And to you militant atheists, have a socially just and redistributive Kwanzaa, comrades!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: atheists; chanukah; christmas; religion

1 posted on 12/09/2013 3:45:14 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

oh yeah i forgot about that annoyance during christmas, liberal crybaby atheists whining uggh.


2 posted on 12/09/2013 3:52:20 AM PST by The Right wing Infidel
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To: The Right wing Infidel

Christians out number the atheists by the millions. The U.S. is a Christian country despite what odumbo thinks or tries to portray. Its time Christians start “pushing back” against the rhetoric and take this nation back.


3 posted on 12/09/2013 3:57:36 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: The Right wing Infidel

“There’s nothing like the holidays for laughing at anti-religious malcontents...”

I don’t think that’s what Jesus would do.


4 posted on 12/09/2013 3:58:33 AM PST by llmc1
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To: llmc1

And what did Jesus do to the atheists who did everything they could to destroy what Jesus and his ministry?


5 posted on 12/09/2013 4:05:08 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

Bump


6 posted on 12/09/2013 4:10:25 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: llmc1
“There’s nothing like the holidays for laughing at anti-religious malcontents...” I don’t think that’s what Jesus would do.

Matthew 23: But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

25“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

27“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

29“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!

7 posted on 12/09/2013 4:19:19 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: llmc1

You’re correct!
Jesus fashioned a whip at the Temple,
cursed an olive tree,
den of Vipers comes to mind,,,etc,etc,etc


8 posted on 12/09/2013 4:30:48 AM PST by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Did he laugh at them? I’m asking sincerely.


9 posted on 12/09/2013 4:35:34 AM PST by llmc1
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To: xzins

Are you agreeing with me or disagreeing? Forgive my ignorance.


10 posted on 12/09/2013 4:38:51 AM PST by llmc1
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To: llmc1

I don’t know but He did say “Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one”.

Why would they need swords unless to defend themselves?


11 posted on 12/09/2013 4:41:43 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: llmc1

Swallow a camel....now that’s funny!


12 posted on 12/09/2013 4:43:42 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I meant “He”, not he. This is too early for me. ; )
I was writing to the laughing/mocking aspect of the article. I just can’t imagine spending this special season laughing at those who are lost.


13 posted on 12/09/2013 4:48:05 AM PST by llmc1
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To: xzins

Merry Christmas! : )


14 posted on 12/09/2013 4:48:40 AM PST by llmc1
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To: llmc1

They are lost because that is their choice. Jesus never forces Himself on anyone.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.


15 posted on 12/09/2013 4:54:52 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Thanks. And thank you for your dedication to God and His Word.


16 posted on 12/09/2013 5:02:56 AM PST by llmc1
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To: llmc1

I just can’t imagine spending this special season laughing at those who are lost.

...since ‘those who are lost’ appear to wield a disproportionate amount of political and legal power in our debased culture, I wouldn’t think it too unseemly for us to have a little bit of fun at their expense...

...after all, we’ve lost our prayers and symbols in the daily world...and they do say laughter is good for the inner soul...


17 posted on 12/09/2013 5:19:33 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: llmc1

And Merry Christmas also to you and yours.

You’re a good sport, 11mc1


18 posted on 12/09/2013 5:32:09 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: llmc1

What,???
like I’m chopped liver??!?
I’m all for the Lamb but Do Not Forget;

The Lion of Judah!


19 posted on 12/09/2013 5:38:57 AM PST by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: Kaslin

Bottom line: the holiday season is a time for people of faith to experience togetherness, love, peace, sharing, and joy of all sorts. Atheists get none of that, so they use that time to throw a tantrum.

What makes things even more amusing is that the end of the year is the strongest time of the year for depression caused by lack of sunlight. Celebrations and joyfulness helps to alleviate some of this. But atheists get nothing, so get to enjoy depression at its finest.


20 posted on 12/09/2013 5:47:56 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

His “way” was to present the law to those who considered themselves righteous, to show them that they aren’t,

and to give grace to those who are humble and repentant and know they’re sinners.

That’s it in a nutshell. That’s the “Way of the Master”.


21 posted on 12/09/2013 5:50:42 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Big Red Badger

The Lion comes next.


22 posted on 12/09/2013 5:51:30 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/christmas.html

http://www.aynrand.org/site/News2?id=7770&s_oo=gE5o29o7XkZ7PXpG20qcnw

Some atheists, myself included, do get such things out of Christmas.


23 posted on 12/09/2013 6:02:24 AM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Big Red Badger

Thank you for your dedication, as well, Big Red Badger! : )
Merry Christmas!!


24 posted on 12/09/2013 6:03:02 AM PST by llmc1
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
togetherness, love, peace, sharing, and joy of all sorts. Atheists get none of that, so they use that time to throw a tantrum.

Atheists have no love, no peace, don't share things, and have no joy?

The article did a good job of separating the militant, tantrum throwing atheists from the regular ones.

You, on the other hand, do not.

25 posted on 12/09/2013 6:08:04 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: llmc1

And to You!
Rejoicing in the Season!


26 posted on 12/09/2013 6:15:43 AM PST by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: Kaslin
Merry Christmas from the arch-atheist Richard Dawkins himself.
27 posted on 12/09/2013 6:26:35 AM PST by MirrorField (Just an opinion from atheist, minarchist and small-l libertarian.)
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To: Kaslin

I love messing with atheists. They think they know everything, and they certainly have to, because if they ever were forced to admit they don’t know if there is a God or not that would mean they also cannot confirm whether or not they will be subjected to eternal damnation.

Whenever they say “There is no God” I commend them on their confidence.


28 posted on 12/09/2013 6:45:46 AM PST by struggle
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To: Kaslin

And then there are the religious purists who would attack Christmas from the right as well...the ones who say we’re heretics and all that for celebrating during the season of pagan rituals and that the entire season borders on blasphemy.

Tell you all what...go sulk in your own little corners or whatever and just leave me the hell alone. I know that Christ wasn’t born on 25 December, but you know what? So what.

I LIKE Christmas...I LIKE ALL that it represents, ALL that it is, I LIKE the Christmas tree, the wreath on our door, the smell of the food, the Christmas music, etc. In all, I LIKE the whole Season...

Just shut up already you miserable, loathsome beings.


29 posted on 12/09/2013 6:56:03 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: llmc1
RE: Laughing at atheists

I think the point of the article is that there is a difference between being an atheist and being an active opponent of Christianity.

Why would an atheist care about Christian or Jewish holiday displays?

The writer doesn't want you to laugh at atheists. He wants you to laugh at people who fight against Christianity under the guise of atheism.

or, at least I think that's what he meant.

30 posted on 12/09/2013 7:08:44 AM PST by j. earl carter
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To: struggle
*I love messing with atheists. They think they know everything, and they certainly have to, because if they ever were forced to admit they don’t know if there is a God or not that would mean they also cannot confirm whether or not they will be subjected to eternal damnation.

Whenever they say “There is no God” I commend them on their confidence.*

They're confident that they know more than God. So they have to pretend that He doesn't exist.

The infamous Madalyn Murray O’Hair made a lot of money and undeserved fame for being the number one atheist in the country. However, her son revealed that she would go out of the house during storms and yell at God and shake her fist at Him.

I think that most atheists know that God exists, but they don't like the idea that they are not their own god.

31 posted on 12/09/2013 10:25:10 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Kaslin

One of my friends got a Facebook message from an atheist telling him to go to hell.


32 posted on 12/09/2013 10:26:29 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Kaslin

Not atheists. Anti-theists. Every atheist I know celebrates Christmas.


33 posted on 12/09/2013 10:28:52 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: NRA1995

A: What Hell?


34 posted on 12/09/2013 10:30:05 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Progov

oh i know we Christians outnumber the atheists but the atheists sure are louder even for there low numbers


35 posted on 12/09/2013 12:53:22 PM PST by The Right wing Infidel
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