Atheists need to get more involved in politics
I often write about the need for atheists to get more active and more involved in the political process. This is particularly true in America, as the religious right continues to galvanize its power and is poised to reclaim the House of Representatives. Especially worrisome are the candidates who threaten to take over. Although the media has primarily been obsessed with a woman who claims to have “dabbled” in witchcraft, there are plenty of other crackpots running for office. If you don’t regularly watch Rachel Maddow and missed her interview of Art Robinson, the video below will make you want to vomit in terror at the thought of this man becoming a politician.
As society changes and evolves, religionists continue to pretend “their America”, (the one before the civil rights movement) was a paradise for white Christians, and although this vision is about as historically accurate as a Norman Rockwell painting, it hasn’t stopped these crazy Conservative Christians from wanting to abolish all the progress that’s been made over the last 60 years.
Despite claiming a desire for small government, evangelicals would prefer to see a government body which enforces their particular brand of morality. That means no abortions, complete drug prohibitionism (remember these are the same nut bags who made alcohol illegal in the late 20’s and early 30’s) and mandatory Christian education. If you think I’m being overly dramatic, I humbly submit this public service announcement from none other than Chuck Norris (if you think he sounds retarded, it’s because he is):
Luckily I’m not the only one calling for atheists and secularists to get their shit together. Here’s a great article on God Hates You that echoes my sentiments. The message is pretty simple: stop sitting on your asses and don’t let your country get taken over by religious fanatics, people!