Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Atheists hope to dishonor veterans

High Court Takes Up Case of Cross on Public Land

Kowtowing to every whining atheist, as the government has become all too prone to do, is government establishment of a religion -- atheism.

The atheists need to just get a grip, shut up, and accept the fact that not everybody is godless.

Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses just pester you one on one, and you can develop relationships with them even if you disagree. But disagree with an atheist and he wants all evidence of your existence to be blotted out.

I'm very quickly losing my live-and-let-live attitude toward atheists. Their insistence on pushing their own godlessness down everybody else's throat is an assault on every believer of every faith.

And I suggest that they haul their sorry asses to South Korea and see what REAL religious tolerance looks like. There are an abundance of Buddhist temples in National Parks, and nobody gets their knickers in a twist about it. Nobody gets their knickers in a twist about the seas of crosses atop churches. Nobody gets their knickers in a twist over both Christmas and Buddha's Birthday being official holidays. The Christians, the Buddhists, and the minority practitioners of other faiths truly respect each other.

Atheists respect nobody.

7 comments:

OperationCounterstrike said...

What about Jewish veterans? For them, Christianity equals blasphemy. Putting a cross up in "honor" of them would be like "honoring" Christian veterans with a Muslim crescent-and-star, or with an upside-down crucifix.

It's not that we want everyone to be godless. If you want to believe in your imaginary friend, go right ahead, that's fine with me. What we object to is your efforts to one-size-fits-all your god onto everyone else. What we want it not godlessness, but pluralism, as befits a multi-religious country.

SegaMon said...

Is your suggestion to put a crescent and star, Star of David, and any other religious symbol next to the Christian cross? That'd be interesting...

Zoe said...

Plant some trees? Put up a statue of a few soldiers mourning a fallen comrade? A wall engraved with names? An obelisk?

GrannyGrump said...

If the Buddhist comrades of Buddhist soldiers want to memorialize them with a Buddhist memorial, that's their prerogative. And if atheists want to put up, I dunno, a huge empty thing to commemorate the fact that as far as they're concerned, their buddies are now nothing, have at it. It's the attempts to erase every evidence of anybody who doesn't share their point of view that's problematic. It's an attempt to impose a state religion of atheism.

Jonathan said...

This is bull. You're just mad cause the government won't let you shove your religion down everyone's throat. And what's with that "I'm losing my live-and-let-live attitude" rant? Are you advocating violence against atheists? Because that's a pretty typical religious attitude: If someone doesn't believe, kill them! Go to war! Don't let the idea spread!

Jonathan said...

Oh, btw, atheism is a religion as a vacuum is a form of matter. I'll let you figure that one out.

GrannyGrump said...

Atheism is a religion -- a belief about the nature of the universe and humanity's part in it. Just because it takes the form of a vaccum (it's all meaningless and then you die) doesn't make it a non-religion. It's just a religion with no belief in a deity.

And I made it plain what I advocated, which is openly allowing all believers and unbelievers to produce whatever memorials they believe are appropriate for the like-minded servicemembers they want to honor.