No other time of year bring out the atheists more than Christmas does. With the first mention of the word ‘Christmas’ or ‘Jesus’ they attack like a swarm of killer bees whose loud buzzing is often enough to scare away many from even trying to stand up for the true meaning of Christmas.
Even the US House of Representatives have felt the sting as they have been told that they are not allowed to wish their constituents “Merry Christmas” if they are using their congressional mailing privileges.
But more often than naught, atheists focus much of the holiday humbug towards any public displays of Christmas and nativity scenes. Town after town look up to see the deadly swarm heading their way soon after they put up their traditional nativity scene in the city square like they’ve done for the past fifty plus years.
One such case that caught my attention this year is the town of Warren, Michigan. Every year at Christmas, the city displays a nativity scene in the lobby of city hall and this year was no different. Soon after the display went up, the city received notice from an attorney representing Douglas Marshall, a local atheist and the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Marshall told the local media,
“If a person wants to express their beliefs in their homes, in their church, they are more than welcome to, but in the public square, which I’m paying for with my taxes, there shouldn’t be belief systems.”
Marshall and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have demanded that if the city insists on keeping the nativity display, that they post an anti-religion sign in the lobby with the traditional Christmas scene. The front of the sign reads,
“At this season of the Winter Solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”
The back of the sign reads,
“STATE/CHURCH: Keep Them Separate.”
Organizations like the Freedom From Religion Foundation are so blinded by their hatred of God that they fail to see the hypocrisy of the very name of the organization. There is NO freedom from religion. Atheism is a religion because it is a belief system. Everyone has some form of religion whether they realize it or not. A belief that there is no God is still a belief which is defined as a religion.
Whenever they use a term like anti-religion, it has to be one of the most illogical oxymorons in the English language as anti-religion is in reality a religion. And if you really want to get an atheist’s dander in an uproar, try to tell them that they actually do have a religion. I’ve done this on several occasions and let me tell you, they got madder than a swarm of killer bees, and it’s all because they can’t stand to hear the truth about themselves because to admit they have kind of religion completely undermines their foundational beliefs that they don’t have a religion.