Merry "religion is dumb"-mas here in Washington
...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 3:40 PM [+]
I guess I've long since gotten over obsessing about the sinking ship of the ECUSA, but I was a bitter and a rabid atheist for longer and so I am still intrigued by the workings of what has become an organized religion.
Inflaming the culture wars and specifically the "Battle for Christmas" the Freedom from Religion Foundation has gotten into the fray by having our state capital building decorated with a sign. A sing that no doubt inspires someone to truly consider atheism as a way of life full of love and joy. It certainly carries with it the same spirit of a Nativity Set, A Menorah, or a "holiday" tree. The sign reads:
Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds
From that font of wisdom, the Church Lady, I'd offer: "Well, isn't that special." What a joyful message! Can you imagine if the Christian display said something (anything at all really) akin to this? Your beliefs are dumb and cause you to be mean and stupid. Nice.
It's all so stupid too, because all they really have to do is go to court and have everything removed from the state capitol and voila, you have your sterile, secular, government holiday. But, instead, our stupid state government puts this sign up for them and in so doing offends so many of their potential converts. Talk about lame atheistic evangelism...I'll bet the Nativity scene is far more effective for the Christians.