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.”
This bothers me not at all. Seriously. As a libertarian, I respect the right to free speech and this is definitely free speech.
As a Christian, I can honestly say that nothing a nonbeliever has to say about my faith bothers me in the least. Seriously. What can an atheist say that undercuts personal experience with faith?
As a Revoista, I challenge the brave, truth seeking atheists to make a similar statement during Ramadan using the image of Mohammad or, better yet, Allah. After all, atheists believe Islam is as much hokum as is Christianity, right?
Somehow, I think they will stick to hacking on Christianity and give the Muslims a pass.