Friday, December 19, 2008

FOX Host Carlson Afraid Christianity In Mortal Danger.

So an Atheist sign in the state capital of Illinois was stolen and now the Atheist group behind the sign wants to replace it with a new one saying, "Thou Shalt Not Steal." Yet Gretchen Carlson apparently doesn't get the point of the replacement sign.

It seems apparent to me that those who would be the most upset by the sign would be rabid Christians. Therefore reminding them that they [most likely Christian] broke a commandment of the very religion they are claiming to defend by stealing that sign is on point and brilliant. It's called using your critics words and beliefs against them. It's a great debate tactic and Carlson's only comeback to it is to claim that Atheists have no right to use the ten commandments because Atheists don't believe in them? That's a nice dodge from the point of Christians stealing despite being commanded NOT too.

So in other words Christians can break the commandments when dealing with Atheists because Atheists shouldn't have the same rights to freedom of expression as Christians enjoy. In part too because Atheists are seen by extreme Christians as evil to be defeated by any means necessary and therefore (to these type of Christians) the end justifies the means (i.e. stealing). It's not too unlike radical Muslims who think "God" will bless them in heaven for killing the nonbeliever because belief in "God" is more important than free will and the commandment against killing. Thus we see that many radical Christians don't actually believe following every commandment by the letter as they often say they do.

Michelle Maulkin actually takes the high road for once in basically saying "Just ignore them." But Carlson is completely freaked out to the point of saying that if they treat them as equals then Christianity might disappear??? Come on. Honestly. It might disappear from the public square (as it should according to the Constitution) but Christianity is not going to disappear from a country [America] that is beyond any measure predominately Christian. Besides, where is their faith that "God" won't let Christianity die out in America?

And should it be about control? Shouldn't your belief in Christianity be personal? Isn't it more about your own salvation than about being the dominate belief system to maintain your feeling of superiority as being "number 1?" I'm a Buddhist and we are no where near the dominate religion in America and I don't care. For one Buddhism is barely a religion but number two, I don't practice Buddhism so that maybe one day Buddhism can dominate America. I practice it because I find meditation to be helpful in my daily, personal life.

I am a weak Atheist/strong Agnostic, I know many other Atheists and for most it's not about abolishing Christianity but rather about equal representation in the public square. Either everyone gets to have a display or no one should as the public square belongs to everyone and public/government buildings/locations are paid for by everyone--not just Christians. It seems really simple and basic to me.

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4 comments:

Riverwolf, said...

I don't get it either when Christians make panic claims about their religion "disappearing." To me, it shows how weak their faith in God is. If God is real and Christianity is true, then it will never die out, right? Isn't God omnipotent, after all and much more powerful than some puny sign somewhere? If Christianity has survived 2,000 years, I think it'll be around a little while longer.

Get a life, people!

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

Riverwolf:

Get a life indeed and get a grip on reality. America is always going to be a diverse country (thankfully).

JollyRoger said...

"The ends justify the means" is the First Commandment of Jesusistan. They've certainly been willing to spill a lot of (someone else's) blood and (someone else's) treasure in order to pursue their ends.

The hell with all forms of organized religion. As my good friend ascap_scab says, organized religion is the weak led by the evil.

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

Jolly Roger:

Well said.