I just can’t understand why there are people who are so filled with hate for a religion that is not forced on anyone, teaches that each person can accept or reject it, requires no one to attend services or give money unless they feel compelled of their own conscience to do so, preaches against homosexuality/doesn’t stone homosexuals, exalts the Holy Mother of Christ instead of wrapping her in a burka, converts through changing the heart instead of running a sword through it and is based on unconditional love guided by ten tenets that are recognized as perhaps the most universal concepts of “goodness” in the history of mankind – but they just can’t help being evil:
Just as midtown Manhattan comes alive with Christmas cheer, festive window displays and Salvation Army bell ringers trying to channel holiday generosity to the needy, an atheist group has a message for the masses teeming into Times Square: Jesus is a myth.
With a picture of Santa Claus above another image of Jesus Christ, the sign, sponsored by New Jersey-based American Atheists, urges passersby to “Keep the Merry!” and “Dump the Myth!” Attacks on Christianity from the group have become routine, and in the bustling heart of America’s busiest city, most folks don’t even waste a shrug on the sign. But some took notice, and did not approve.
“It’s a damn shame. It’s an insult,” said Anthony White, 41, a of Jersey City, N.J. said. “Why did they have to put that up?”
David Silverman, president of American Atheists, had an answer, though not one likely to please the faithful.
“Most Christians are really atheists who feel trapped in their family’s religion,” Silverman told FoxNews.com. “They need not be Christian to enjoy the holiday season.”
Silverman said a private donor paid more than $25,000 to have the billboard posted above a nightclub in the crossroads of the world for one month, ending Jan. 10, 2013.
Unfortunately, there is more.
Seems to me that they could be atheists all they want without attacking Christianity where, unlike Islam, the greatest public risk is overhearing a street preacher or having a Mormon missionary or Jehovah’s Witness knock on your door.
I guess they were just fresh out of “Muhammad Was A Pedophile” billboards.