by TL Mertz
To be more accurate, this column should be titled “The War on Christianity”, because you seldom see any protests against the expression of any religion other than the one by which most Americans’ understanding of an acceptable value system and moral code are based upon. In other words, the morals and values in which our country relies upon are being slowly but forcibly eroded by people who have no tolerance any ideas different from their own.
So why do atheists care so much about the beliefs of others? That’s the question that no one seems to be asking. What’s their motivation? Most religious Americans don’t deny atheists’ right to their beliefs (or lack thereof), so why should they care so much about someone elses faith? Are they that easily offended?
Why is it wrong to call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree? Why should Charlie Brown take a bullet for someone else’s lack of religion? Why must an American town remove a cross from their official logo, even though it is the silhouette one of the most recognized entities in the city? Apparently that doesn’t matter.
Why do atheists protest Christmas displays? I would think atheists, while witnessing what they must consider nothing more than barbaric superstition, would just shake their heads with superiority and move on wondering when the rest of the world would evolve to catch up to their level of understanding. Instead, they insist that all visible evidence of religion offends them and demand it be removed. They claim that it is their right, but it is not.
The US Constitution gives Americans the right to freedom of religion, not from it.
People of faith don’t protest atheists and insist they go to Sunday School for re-education, so why aren’t they giving the same courtesy of tolerance in return? I can only come up with one answer:
They’re afraid they might be wrong.
If you’re an atheist don’t worry, there’s good news; your souls are being prayed for by the very people you detest.
I would like to share a previously stated piece of advice for this holiday season: If I happen to say “Merry Christmas” as we pass on the street, don’t get upset. Take it in the spirit in which it was given; a gesture of good tidings. Let it warm your heart and move on. If you’re not capable of doing that, keep it to yourself.