Atheists: FYI

by CJFosdick on December 13, 2010

Part 1:
It’s that time of year again. The Christmas season is here and the atheists are crawling out of the woodwork trying to take Christ out of Christmas and religion out of any vestiges of public life. More importantly, they are trying to make the rest of us atheists like them. Why? Well, as a Monday morning psychologist (as opposed to being a Monday morning coach) I believe atheists are afraid of the power of religion over the lives of believers. I think it is fear that is driving them, fear of something they are unable to understand.  Another Monday Morning Coach thinks atheists are afraid of being alone.  Possibly both of us are right.
To the atheists  of the world: FYI, (for your information) religion is so intertwined in the lives of people, that it would be impossible to cut all traces of it out of public life. So why bother? What is it to you if I believe and you say religion is all hooey? I don’t give a rat’s derriere what you believe. Why should you care what I think? Or what other believers think? I have no desire to try and change your mind. I mean, you can deny the existence of God until your face turns blue and you are interned in whatever grave you end up in with the worms to keep you company and the frozen, hard earth as your eternal blanket. It is a very bleak and cold future you are looking at.
What brought on this tirade of mine? The Atheists have put up a billboard on the New Jersey Turnpike showing the Three Wise Men headed towards Bethlehem and Baby Jesus with the star overhead. The words on the sign, “It is all a myth.”
A personable young man, interviewed by Megyn Kelly on Fox News, 11/29/2010, had put up the billboard. As he talked he showed an exceeding amount of ignorance on the subject of religious history. First, he stated over and over that he could prove religion was a myth. I apparently thought this man was so insignificant that I neglected to even get his name in the notes I took on the program. So, Atheist, simply saying it’s all a myth is not proof that it is. The proof you offered? You said that six or more religions have picked the winter solstice as a significant date in their religion. Christians believe this time is the time of the birth of the Christ Child. So? Does this prove the Christian religion is a myth? Or all religion is a myth? No. The truth of the matter is that the Christian religion was one of the later religions to start as far as the history of humankind is concerned, and people being the way they are, kept vestiges of their old religions and adopted the more personal, sustaining teachings of Christ to what they already believed. This is the way the civilization of humankind happened. Each generation does not need to reinvent the wheel; they build on past knowledge. If I could tweet, I would tweet God and ask for a sign that He actually exists. But then, I expect God has already given me many signs, because I have personally talked to Him without the tweet machine, and He has answered. You will say, “Or so I believe.” Yes, I believe. So do 85% or more Americans today.   This, my man, is faith and there is no need for proof. I wonder if Atheist has tweeted his rock or whatever in his life he has substituted for guidance and comfort, and asked for proof there is no God. Or maybe he pictures himself so perfect, he needs no inspiration or faith of anything in his life. Whatever!
I am, of course, being facetious about a very serious subject. Atheist spent a great deal of time trying to convince us who believe in God that there is no God. He talked endlessly about “closet atheists”, atheists that hide the fact they are non- believers. Atheist says there are a million such people and his goal is to get them to come out of the closet and declare their true beliefs. What is stopping them? Maybe a hundred years ago the way society was then, to tell the world you are an atheist might not have been wise, but in today’s world of many secularists, there is nothing stopping them. There is strength in numbers and I also suspect that Atheist wants to hide behind the faces of the million he claims are closet atheists. He would probably feel better standing with a million rather than by himself. Pretty pathetic existence he has, don’t you think?
Atheist says it’s okay to say “Happy Holidays”, to put up a Christmas tree, and to have Santa come to his house. Does Atheist not know that the very words, “Happy Holidays” are not as irreligious as he thinks? The word, “holiday” comes from a combination of the words, “holy and day”, “Holy Day”.
Does he not know that Santa Claus has a Christian origin, coming from Saint Nicholas who lived back in the early centuries AD and gave out gifts to kiddies? And, of course, there are roots for Santa Claus in ancient religions. Is Atheist not aware that the Christmas tree also has a Christian background, as well as roots going back to the ancient druids. Wake up buddy! You need to learn your history.

So, “MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON. Go light your Christmas tree and let Santa Claus come in the middle of the night and leave gifts for the little ones and believe you are having a Pagan Holiday.
“AND CHRISTMAS AND/OR HOLIDAY CHEER TO YOU AND YOURS.” From a died-in-the-wool, 100% deep-down firm believer in God. “AND MANY MORE TO COME.”

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bulshoy December 14, 2010 at 7:17 am

You mean it’s the time of year when Christians insist that their solstice holiday is more important than everyone else’s, and demand that they be catered to at the expense of everyone’s else’s beliefs.

If you don’t like it, you could have celebrated Jesus’ birthday around the time when he was actually born (late spring/early summer). They you wouldn’t have as much competition.

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Gabe December 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

Actually, I think that if you actually bothered to do some research, you’d realize that the billboard says “You know it’s a myth” Do you realize that he never actually in the billboard, deny that Christianity is true? Is he not referring to the story of the Birth of Jesus? You know, the virgin birth? Virgin births actually don’t happen, so it must be a myth. Sounds to me like Mary was fooling around with Joseph, and she needed an excuse.

You can watch the video here. http://video.foxnews.com/v/4436002/atheists-billboard-causes-controversy-/?playlist_id=87937

“More importantly, they are trying to make the rest of us atheists like them. Why?” Well, that’s interesting. Perhaps they are worried about how dangerous religion is. You know how the Bible preaches the killing of homosexuals, and that women should be subservient to their husbands? The fact that religion teaches ignorance? I wonder why God didn’t want Adam and Eve eating of the apple, the apple of “Knowledge of Good and Evil.” Why did he want to keep them in the dark? What does a Christian say when there’s a natural disaster, one like the one in Haiti you reference in the sequel to this post? One that seems to be totally unfair, making all those children homeless? “Well, the Lord works in mysterious ways.” That’s all? You don’t care what these ways are? You are happy to obey the will of a God who kills children? One who offers no evidence for himself? One for which the only evidence for is in a book that also contains a story about a 600 year old man building an ark and traversing the globe to find all the species of animal that exist? Even the ones that live in only one jungle, or one lake? Including things like whales and giant squid, of course, because the fresh water that rained from the sky would kill all sea life? And then a flood that covers all the Earth’s mountains, presumably including Everest, and leaves no geological evidence?

“More importantly, they are trying to make the rest of us atheists like them. Why?”
You act like this is a bad thing. Why? Ever heard of missionaries? Isn’t their purpose to convert people to Christianism? How about all those people that come around and knock on your door, and want to “Talk to you about God.”? Same thing with them, right?

“Pretty pathetic existence he has, don’t you think?”

Why would I think that? He’s not the one who goes around talking to an invisible deity that exists only in his head.

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