Christians are crybabies


I’m sure most of you have heard Christians trying in vain to defend themselves regarding the tenents of their faith, arguing just because they believe in the supernatural, doesn’t mean they are idiots. It’s true stupid beliefs don’t automatically make you dumb, but to be fair, they doesn’t exactly make you look like a genius, does it?

The “War on Christmas” as Christians like to call it, is starting to heat up. American Atheists put up this billboard in New Jersey, and already you can hear the whimpers of religious sheep who feel as though non-believers are unfairly attacking their faith.

Mary Elizabeth Willaims from Salon.com feels as though the big meany message of “you know it’s a myth” is unnecessarily targeting Christians and labeling them as idiots:

How about acknowledging that traditions and rituals can be a means of honoring ideologies that are far more subtle and complex than a chorus of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”?

Or to put it another way, how about considering that faith and reason are not always in direct opposition, or that anyone who believes in anything is not automatically a myth-embracing moron?

To be fair, I don’t see the billboard accusing anyone of actually being a moron; that’s just you projecting, Mary. And no, faith and reason aren’t compatible at all, since one is the rejection of evidence in favor of a pre-determined conviction while the other is fact-based.

Sorry we have to be the “bad guys” and point out Christianity didn’t invent the practice of celebrating the winter solstice. If believers feel being honest about what we believe is offensive, then perhaps they should subscribe to ideas which have at least some basis in objective reality. We’re sick and tired of their bullshit myths, and we’re not going to take it anymore!

Comments (4)

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    Reverned Clint

    jake we need you back in the FL forum. There is a thread about atheists in there.

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    Nathaniel

    That should be ‘Mary Elizabeth Willaims from Salon.com’ not Slate. You’re mistaking a thoughtful and reasonable online news magazine for a posturing, over-emotional rag.

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    Matt

    I prefer the sign that went up near the nativity scene in Washington a few years ago:

    “At this season of The Winter Solstice may 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.”

    But this one is pretty good too. While i’m still not convinced atheist advertising campaigns are the best way to spend money, i have to admit i like the campaigns that start up around Christmas. It’s hilarious watching christians cry about the “war on Christmas”.

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    Tim

    Its funny when christians complain about things like these. If they were true beleivers in their god, this would not be a problem. If their god is so powerful and right, then a simple billboard should not scare them. Its just a add. Geez christians, you are acting like a billboard can whoop your gods ass. Where is your faith now?

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