Thursday, November 11, 2010

I just don't get it

But really I do, it's about being part of a group, then, needing to build that group to be the biggest and the best. Human nature, a religion you could say.

It seems that atheists are gearing up for the Christmas season, they just can't seem to understand why religious folk celebrate things. The whole article I link is chock full of low hanging fruit for those of us who argue that atheism is a religion, and one that is becoming more militant (atheist extremists?) each year. For instance:
"The godless groups say they are mounting this surge because they are aware that they have a large, untapped army of potential troops"
They need to grow that army too, they are losing ground, or, well, maybe not. It seems that atheism is a growing trend...but people who choose to leave an organized religion might not want to join your organized anti-religion either, did these people ever think of that? My favorite is the 'free-thinkers' to think the same things we do, and don't tell us how to think, we all think your religion sucks, we all think...oh, the burns. Now, I am going to try again to add a quote and I hope that this insane formatting allows me to continue to type.

That is one reason for the multiple campaigns: the groups are competing with one another to gain market share, said Mark Silk, founding director of the Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, which is also at Trinity College.

“There’s a competitive environment for ‘no religion,’ and they’re grabbing for all the constituents they can get,” Mr. Silk said.

There, that must go past where one wants the quote if one is to ever type in normal mode again. Of course I am in compose mode, maybe if I was in Edit HTML it would...oh, sorry, back to the issue at hand.

They are spending gobs of money to attract people to their cause, using cherry picked quotes from the Bible and Koran to show how horrible religion is...hmm, what would one say if I picked a few quotes from avowed atheists...let's try:

Joey Stalin, that fun loving Atheist..."One death is a shame, a million deaths is a statistic." "Death solves all problems, no man, no problem."
There are more out there, we all know there are. Atheists are just as nutty as religious people, admit it and move on. Mocking the beliefs of one's fellow man is just freaking wrong on so many levels, and the worst part of it all is that most of the militant atheists think of themselves as 'inclusive' or 'progressive'. Listen to them, read what they write, and understand that they are tying to save your soul just as much as that nutty preacher on the street corner, they are just selling a different form of paradise, one that has an ending.

No comments: