Atheists Strike Back

Atheist grmaoups are attempting to put pressure to stop all references to God in Barack Obama’s inauguration.  You can read the story here.  As I have said previously, I just do not get this.  When I was an atheist, it never bothered me when God was mentioned in public settings.  I disagreed with the people but I was not offended.  These atheists feel that mention of God violates their freedom of religion.  But again, it does not bother me when other religions are mention, even if I disagree with them.  When they had the American memorial service after the September 11 attack, Jewish and Muslim clergy were involved.  I was not offended, in fact I thought it was a powerful statement of how people can unite in the face of terror.  I think certain atheists need to stop taking themselves so seriously.

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2 thoughts on “Atheists Strike Back”

  1. If Atheists don’t believe in a supernatural being/force, then why do many zealously engage in trying to suppress any expression of the spiritual or divine that others may desire.
    As Bertrand Russell says, “Zeal is a bad mark for a cause. Nobody has any zeal about arithmetic. It is not the vaccinationists but the antivaccinationists who generate zeal. People are zealous for a cause when they are not quite positive that it is true.”
    Atheism is not freedom from religion, it is yet another manifestation of religion—one that often is more intolerant and proselytizing than your average faith. The belief that mankind should not believe anything that cannot be proved through intellect alone is pure idolatrous vanity. In my humble opinion. 🙂

  2. I completely agree. I have become completely baffled by the new breed of atheist. Perhaps I was not a “devout” enough atheist as I did not really care what people believed. The new atheism is much more zealous of a religion than that of many traditional religious movements.

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