Skip to comments.American Atheists President: Conservatives 'Pretend Christianity Still Holds Water' in USA
Posted on 03/02/2014 2:54:18 AM PST by markomalley
In an interview with Salon, the president of American Atheists reviewed the decision of the American Conservative Union (ACU) to rescind his organizations invitation to CPAC. David Silverman charges that the ACU is both pretending that atheists arent relevant and that Christianity still holds water in American society.
When asked about his reported pledge to attack the very idea that Christianity is an important element of conservatism, Silverman responded that while I did say that I was going to attack the idea that Christianity and conservatism were inseparable, he was not waging an attack on people of faith.
I wanted to raise the awareness that there were atheists in the ranks, and I wanted to raise the awareness that those atheists at least some of them think that Christianity can easily and should easily be divorced from conservatism, Silverman told Josh Eidelson of Slate.
Practically in the same breath that Silverman said Christianity no longer holds water in America, he also stated, There is nothing in my tone that sounded aggressive toward a person, or trashed Christianity in any way.
Eidelson reminded Silverman that American Atheists public relations director recently wrote:
Setting aside the fact that religions are dangerous and false, separation of religion and government is absolutely necessary because if any religion co-opts legislature, it means that no other religion is free to practice as that legislature pertains to their beliefs. The range of applications is nearly unlimited: Marriage equality, right-to-die, abortion, birth control, sex ed, science education, science funding, religious school funding, liquor sales, business hours, employment discrimination, the list goes on and on and on.
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Atheists were around when we became an independent nation. John Adams said it best (IIRC) “That’s their problem”.
At the very last minute of life I am willing to bet they have a change of heart or at least call out his name
I’m going to read this later but I assume these so-called conservative atheists are really men and women who don’t like paying taxes. Same with Log Cabin Repubs.
Who is paying him to get out there and act like an idiot every day?
Even Rush tends to go along with the notion that this is 100% ideologically driven. Not! Somebody's paying this piper.
English Standard Version (ESV)
24 Because I have called and you refused to listen,
have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
25 because you have ignored all my counsel
and would have none of my reproof,
26 I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when terror strikes you,
27 when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.
28 Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
they will seek me diligently but will not find me.
29 Because they hated knowledge
and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
30 would have none of my counsel
and despised all my reproof,
31 therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,
and have their fill of their own devices.
32 For the simple are killed by their turning away,
and the complacency of fools destroys them;
33 but whoever listens to me will dwell secure
and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”...
Some things are incompatible with conservatism.
It is preposterous that CPAC extends invitations to atheists and sodomites. What’s next? “Conservative” members of NARAL with a booth at CPAC?
Reminds me of the old silly joke about, “When atheists are making love, who do they call out to - ‘Oh non-existent supernatural being! Oh non-existent supernatural being’”?
Maybe NAMBLA will demand a seat at the CPAC table.
Anyway, since atheists regard themselves as walking piles of randomly assembled compost that haven’t croaked yet, why should I care what they think?
I am not trying to stop this by giving money to Jay Sekalow's group, ACLJ...anyone else willing to start fighting??
Emporer Soros is, of course.
Great verses from Proverbs! Thanks for posting!
Muslims should no longer be exempt from Husseincare?
The Faith still holds a lot of water, and not all of it in baptismal fonts. And since Atheism, a faith in a negative and a belief that what is tangible to human senses is real and all there is (well disproven by modern quantum physics), cannot by definition be either proven or true, fellows like this are just bags of ignorance and useless hot air. All that being said, they’re awfully lucky we’re not Muslims.
A libertarian is a liberal who hates paying taxes.
...and likes Colorado drug laws.
There is a certain amount of amusement in reading this guy’s ‘fears’ about Christians.
What is it about Christians, living a Biblical life, that just sets the non-believer on such a fearful tangent?
What does it matter to him, what working hours a Christian keeps? If I don’t want to work on Sunday in honor of the Lord, what is it truly to him?
What does it matter to him if I strive to keep the commandments of God? Does keeping those commandments harm or hurt the community as a whole? Or do they actually strengthen those bonds?
Yes, his lifestyle is not ‘approved’ by my faith in God, but that is between him and ?. It is as though they are jealous of the Grace we carry within our souls, the Grace they choose to deny the existence of...
God’s Word is the lamp unto my feet in this life. It is not up to you, mere man, to judge that Light. And yes, it is the Wisdom of God and the Wisdom of the Ages that informs my conservative nature. It is the natural Law that sets all men free.
Silverman - hmmmmmmm.
This guy is a real piece of ****
But he’s right. Christianity and conservatism are NOT inseparable. Many, many liberals are Christian. They think of Jesus as the man who said that we should feed the poor, not stone the prostitute, share the loaves and fishes, and let’s not forget that eye-of-the-needle remark and the story of the Good Samaritan. The Jesus of the Bible is ambiguous enough that he could be a spokesman for either side, depending on which quotes you use. And let’s face it: all black churches are liberal.