Thursday, December 04, 2008

"Getting their place at the table"

Atheist Sign Joins Nativity Scene at Wash. Capitol

OLYMPIA, Wash. — An atheist group has unveiled an anti-religion placard in the state Capitol, joining a Christian Nativity scene and "holiday tree" on display during December.

The atheists' sign was installed Monday by Washington members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group based in Madison, Wis.

With a nod to the winter solstice - the year's shortest day, occurring in late December - the placard reads, in part, "There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."

The foundation's co-president, Dan Barker, said it was important for atheists to offer their viewpoint alongside the overtly religious Nativity scene and Christmas-style holiday tree.
"Our members want equal time," Barker said. "Not to muscle, not to coerce, but just to have a place at the table."

Rest of the story can be found here

I guess atheism is a religion after all! The next thing you know atheism groups will be filing for the same tax exemption status that most religions in the U.S. enjoy today.


steve martin said...

There are lots of religions but only one true faith.

Atheists are fools... and what better place for them to advertise than at the place where fools make the rules...the seats of governments.

Get these people (not in shouting matches outside government buildings) but in the moments when they are really hurting, the moments in their lives when they are crushed...everyone has something eating them...find it out,with love, and then hand Christ over to them.

Atheists Schmaatheists...none can stand up to the Word of God proclaimed into their lostness and darkness.

Wayne Dawg said...

Amen brother Steve! Preach it!

".....than at the place where fools make the rules....the seats of governments."

I love that.

Joseph A. said...

Sigh... it remains a mystery as to why atheists who supposively believe we came from nothing, by nothing, and for nothing, care about anything.

"Not to muscle, not to coerce, but just to have a place at the table."

Dan's statement here contradicts the disrespect and hostility presented on the placard.

Wayne Dawg said...

Good point Joseph...

Why should they go through all the trouble if Christianity is senseless?