Christmas Kooks

December 11, 2008
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First, the full disclosure: I am a Christian fully baptised and Sunday attendant when can. And I LOVE Christmas. I also find no offense with Hannekuh, Ramadan, or paying homage to the Sacred Saint of Scrooge. But what I DO find offensive is what the wimp Governor of the state of Washington has allowed to stand right next to a nativity scene at the state capitol. A blatant example of just how rude and intolerant the left has become.

In this current climate of political correctness and rush to accomodate everyone and every degree of weirdness EXCEPT christianity I expect a smattering of stories from around the country this time of year regarding atheists and their drive to rid this country of all celebrations of Christmas. But what I don’t expect is in your face attack and provocation, all in the name of a wildly exagerrated “establishment of religion” view of the First Ammendment.
Here is the sign:

The above abomination is thanks to an outfit that calls itself the “Freedom from Religion Foundation”. And according to it’s co-president Dan Barker, it was important for atheists to offer their viewpoint alongside the overtly religious Nativity scene and Christmas-style holiday tree. “Our members want equal time,” Barker said. “Not to muscle, not to coerce, but just to have a place at the table.”

Well Mr. Barker, I hate to ruin your “solstice party” but I’m pretty sure you will have a place at at least one table. And you won’t have to worry about that silly winter solstice and all the cold this time of year. For the table you’ll be seated at already has it’s own built in eternal heating system.

What ticks me off though is that we’ve let this country become so complacent to you and your ilk that I notice the IRS has even given your little “foundation” tax exempt status. Wonderful, simply wonderful. Our own government allows people to “re-distribute” tax payments to an organization that is diametrically opposed to the very principles that founded this great nation in the first place. The “no establishment of” does NOT mean “remove any reference to” religion Mr. Barker. Your antics, lawsuits, and divisive rhetoric would not stand if it were targeting blacks, women or homo-sexuals, but because “religion” is your target you are a media darling and “freedom fighter”. A beacon to all who see morality and civility as but speed bumps on the road to their get out of my way, anything goes society.

Here is the stated purpose of Barker’s foundation straight from their website:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., is an educational group working for the separation of state and church. Its purposes, as stated in its bylaws, are to promote the constitutional principle of separation of state and church, and to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism.

Nontheism? I didn’t even know it was a word. (Actually it appears it’s not according to Merrriam-Webster, but what do they know anyway) BUT, it does have a website and it’s even wackier then the Freedom From Religion nutballs.

For that day when you’re feeling really, really stupid go check out one of the sites. I promise you’ll feel like friggin Einstein by the time you get done looking over their “logic”.

http://www.nontheism.com/

http://www.ffrf.org/index.php

UPDATE:

Looks like I have to lay off the Washington state Governor. I’ve now discovered that ffrf also put their sign in the Illinois state capital this past Monday and have been displaying it for years in their proud home state of Wisconsin!

I must go now, as my Howard Beale inner-self is starting to get really, really pissed.

To read the Seattle Post Intelligencer article:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420ap_wa_atheist_display.html

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