It actually breaks my heart to read about this story of extreme radical Atheism and is even more painful to try to write about it and analyze why people think the way they do.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation decided to not only express their own religious views of Atheism but felt compelled to insult Christianity. Found via the David Boze Show blog, the Atheist cult put up a sign next to the Nativity scene at the Washington state capitol that said, "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."
Talk about intolerance. I heard part of an interview of a person from the FFRF on the Michael Medved show where the person said that he finds the Nativity scene just as offensive as we find the sign. He said that the scene represents negativity, condemnation, damnation and hell. His reasoning was that he finds it offensive that Jesus is our Savior and that He is the only way to Heaven. Actually, Christianity is a loving religion with a loving God. God and Jesus want to save people from hell and damnation not send them there. Besides, I'd rather be a slave to Jesus than to Government.
The person interviewed on the David Boze Show apparently said that since Hitler was a Christian, all Christians are like him and hate everyone different from them.
Does Spike Lee represent all black people?
Does Roseanne Barr represent all the women?
Does Jerry Seinfeld represent the Jewish?
Does Tom Hanks represent all white men?
For that matter, does Osama Bin Laden represent all Muslims?
And so on ad nauseam.
Hitler was not, indeed, a Christian but rather a Pagan. Paganism, from my understanding, is represented by those who do not necessarily believe in God, Jesus Christ or religion in general but celebrate the Santa Clause and Easter Bunny part of the religious holidays. True followers of Christ spread the Word, love and joy of God.
I am disgusted by those in our state who allow such things to be posted next to a Nativity scene. The scene is a tradition. Leave it be. Don't like it? Put a representation of your religion by it, not an insult. The insult is so childlike.
This is frightening. With a commie like Obama in office, is Christianity at risk? He certainly wont stop the radical extremists-- he is one. I'm very concerned.
If it comes down to it, I'd rather die than give up my faith in God.
5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
6 So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.