I concur wholeheartedly, I watch Bill and could not believe how ridiculous his behavior was. Pointing his finger in the face of his guest was over the top.
November 28, 2012 at 11:10pm
Any American citizen who happens to be an atheist has a voice, just like any other citizen. They should be heard. They may be a minority, but in this country they have a right to voice their opinion. I can assure you that they are more numerous than you can imagine, yet they all do not want to dispel with Christmas traditions. Lighten up, America. There are more important issues at hand.
I'm not sure who you are telling to "lighten up". I hope it's the atheist since they are the ones using every opportunity to take Christians to court whether it be over nativity scenes, Christmas trees, Charlie Brown Christmas movies, crosses, etc., etc., etc. I think it's the atheist who needs to lighten up! If they don't believe in Christ then that's their business but I don't see how their "non beliefs" trumps my "beliefs". I would also like to know how many of these "non believers" accept a paid holiday for Christmas. How many accept a Christmas bonus. If they make demands that anything associated with Christ or Christmas be removed because it "offends" them then they had better demand "NOT" to get a paid holiday off and refuse a Christmas bonus if one is given to them by their employer. After all, shouldn't that also offend them or are only the "benefits" of Christmas acceptable to them.
TO TH77 When compared to most American Atheists, I have a unique history. I am a forth generation Atheist My father [b.1905], his father [b.1872] and his father [b.1848, Sweden] were all "Freethinkers" a philosophical movement in Germany and Scandinavia in the 19th Century. Google it, there were protests and arrests for blasphemy and many German and Swedish Immigrants to America of that period were Freethinkers. German towns in the Texas Hill Country of that era banned churches from within their city limits. I've known some very strident anti-Xmas folks in my life. My father liked mostly to ignore it and we traveled a lot on holidays. His business gave out year end bonuses and we always called it Winter Holiday. We had a tree a few times, my mother was a social Episcopalian as some participation in the church was part of Virginia Country life, my father rode in an event call the Blessing of the Hounds for years, a fox hunt that starts at a church with a blessing of the dogs & horses. Point is that becasue your reason for seasonal celebration is rooted in your supernatural deity does not equate to non-believers having to forgo the time off or bonuses that are part of the holiday becasue we reject the myth. And that is all the more reason to secularize the event and make it more friendly to all citizens, the Christ in Christmas is not accepted universally and should be kept to private property and the public square's commemoration be devoid of religious reference or contex
November 28, 2012 at 10:57pm
Know your history. Muslims want to kill every non-believer. It is mandatory in the Koran. Are they more of a threat than atheists? How can atheists be evil? They have no religious thought whatsoever. At worst, an atheist could be called ignorant, and that would be a stretch.