Dear Atheist: Weep for the Little Children

by CJFosdick on December 20, 2010

Conservative Issues: Attacks on Religion
Part 2.

Have you ever seen the face of a child who had never received a gift before? It brought tears to my eyes when I saw little children of Haiti receiving such gifts. The glow of disbelief, beautiful smiles lighting up their faces, many didn’t even understand what a present was before this. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. A couple years ago, Haiti was decimated by an earthquake and has never recovered, even though America, a Christian country, sent lots of aid money and two former presidents there to oversee the distribution of these funds. This effort and many more such efforts by private groups and individuals has not been enough.

These little children barely know what having any semblance of a normal life is; innocent little children whose plight is not of their making. Emaciated, they live with constant hunger. They mostly live in tents, not  houses. There are inadequate toilet facilities and disease runs rampant throughout the tent cities, because of having to live in filth. A cholera epidemic has spread throughout the countryside, killing thousands and leaving desolation and hopelessness behind. Many of these children have lost loved ones and the stability of their little lives has been swept aside. Too young to really understand the permanent nature of death, they must keep hoping their lost love ones come back, feeling that they have been deserted. Their lives have been torn to shreds. Even before the earthquake and cholera, the lives of these children of Haiti was unbelievably grim; after these disasters, the grimness has turned to chaotic horror. Weep for the little children of Haiti.

Then, Americans of deep Christian faith, Sarah Palin, Franklin Graham, and Greta Van Susterin of Fox News, came to Haiti with Christmas gifts for the little ones. You have never seen such rapt joyousness in the little faces of children as they received their gift, rapt smiles spread as they hugged their gifts.

As usual, snarky mainstream critics had to find something to criticize Sarah about. They reported that in the middle of this trip, Sarah’ hairdresser was there, interrupting the visit by fixing Sarah’s hair. Snark! Snark! Snark! Come to find out, it was one a Sarah’s daughters who reached up and smoothed her mother’s hair, an act of love. Why don’t you give it up, you self-righteous denizens of the press? Get off Sarah’s case with your endless blathering, idiotic attacks. It not only gets old, it is totally un-Christian, especially in the Christmas season. Surely you can find something with more substance and news-value to fill your airspaces and newspaper pages than with such trite tripe, especially as inaccurate as this gossipy “news” release was. Cannot you weep for the little children of Haiti? And find joy in their getting Christmas presents?

As far as you are concerned, Atheist, it seems to me that you could have found a lot better use of your money than to put up a billboard with the message that the story of Christ’s birth is a myth. I’m sure it wasn’t cheap. Like, maybe, you could have sent some presents to little kids anywhere in the world that won’t have a Christmas, pardon me, holiday gift otherwise? You don’t even have to go overseas. Here in America are needy children whose little faces would light up with a present in this joyful season of sharing. There are fifteen million Americans who have been out of work for two years or more.

Why not use future money like you spent on the billboard to give homeless children Christmas gifts? Have you heard of the Angel Tree where needy children can get a chance for a Christmas present and some much needed clothes and supplies? Often a winter coat is one of the items needed most. You don’t have to look overseas to find children to help. Try the Angel Tree Program. No, I guess not with Angel in the name. What about the Salvation Army. Oh, it is Christian-based. Maybe the Good Will. Nope. It was started by a Methodist minister in 1902. Or maybe the Red Cross. But they have a cross as part of their name and also as their logo. Perhaps the “Feed the Children Program.” You can get a wonderful Gospel CD by the Oak Ridge Boys. Nope! Very Christian. Did you know, the original Oak Ridge Boys started in the 1940s as Gospel singers? They are still a hot group today. It kind of seems that they have been triple blessed throughout the years. Don’t trust the United Nations. They are as corrupt as hell. Oops, slipped again. If you don’t believe in God, then you probably don’t believe in Hell either. If I could think of even one atheist-based program that helps people less fortunate than ourselves, I would. If I knew of any, I’d throw this name out to you. Interesting, isn’t it? The charities that help others all seem to be Christian!

Christmas is, after all, the Winter Holiday. (Your words not mine, but don’t forget the true meaning of the word, “Holiday” — “Holy Day”.) You could spread a little cheer around yourself instead of being so smug and arrogant with your atheist message of hate and divisionism against fellow Americans who believe differently from you. Just a suggestion.

But then who am I to be critical of you? Jesus taught us to love our enemies. And as I said, it is the Christmas season. So, Peace on Earth, man. Good Will to you and yours (Pass this on to the million closet atheists.) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and many more to come. Via Con Dios. And don’t forget to weep for the little children who won’t get a gift for Christmas.

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Gabe December 22, 2010 at 10:09 am

As you can read here, the Christians have put up a billboard intended to counter the atheist one, which was no doubt just as expensive as the atheistic one. Oddly enough, however, you fail to advertise that fact. Let’s face it, there are hundreds of Christian billboards lining roads throughout America, and so why are you complaining about the atheist one?

Your claim that “The charities that help others all seem to be Christian!” is also a blatant untruth. Try Doctors Without Borders or Heifer International, UNICEF or the World Health Organization. How about Mercy Corps or Oxfam International? Amnesty International? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?

The atheist message is not one of hate, unlike the Christian message. After all, doesn’t the Bible say that homosexuals should be killed? “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.” (Lev 20:13) Killing babies? God has no problem with that! “This is what the Lord says: Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass …. And Saul … utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.” (1 Samuel 15:3,7-8)

Since when is America a “Christian country?” I thought we were a free country? Freedom of religion, you know, separation of church and state? As I’m sure you know, the words “Under God” weren’t even added to the pledge of allegiance until 1954.

I also find it interesting how you save the “Love your enemies” thing until the end of the post, after you have finished lambasting atheists. Is this intended to stop a counter-attack? I also find it interesting that by saying “love your enemies” you imply that atheists are your enemies. I thought that “hate and divisionism” was bad?


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