Given that only 3% of the population consider themselves as atheist or non-religious – why the hell is this small minority allowed to dictate how the rest of the country celebrates the religious holidays? Thanksgiving is a religious-based holiday – it is a day when we give thanks to God for the bounties that He has given us. Christmas is a religious holiday in that this is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Sure, I get the fact that our religious holidays have been commercialized – however – the fact remains these are indeed religious holidays and many of us celebrate these holidays as such. What prompted this post? This idiotic article:
This is a VERY misleading headline. It is a story about how “secularists” are attempting to get in to the “Christmas spirit” by placing ads all over the place with the following slogan “No God?…No Problem!” While the article attempts to make this look like something good – again – this is a veiled threat and attempt to take God out of our religious holidays. Here is the ad:
Here’s what it says in the article:
The AHA is billing the ad campaign as “a new kind of holiday tradition” and says the ads will run on trains and buses in Washington, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The “Godless Holiday” pitch kicks off in Washington over the Thanksgiving weekend with banners inside 200 buses and on the outside of 20 more, and in 50 metro cars. It will then ramp up in early December, along with the rest of the holiday rush.
I highlighted that section up there. The idea is still to take God out of the holidays. It is not an attempt to try to get along as they seem to be trying to say. They think they’re being smart and that we won’t see what their real agenda is. The fact of the matter is this is still an attack against Christianity no matter how you put it. Don’t let them fool you – they still hate you for being a Christian and they think the Constitution says Freedom FROM religion.
Read the whole article yourselves and leave me your thoughts on this.
UPDATE – this is not related to the main topic – but – it is related to propaganda – check this out from Stunatra’s blog – talk about sinking to new lows in this healthcare debate.
h/t to Jan – This is a must see video. If you don’t pass on the video – please – at least pass on the story. The ACLU is currently in the process of trying to have this WWI Veteran Memorial torn down and removed from the Mojave Desert in California. Why would they do this? To appease one man who lives in Oregon that has never even driven by or seen the memorial. He wants it removed just because he “might” see it one day. This is atrocious and an egregious act not only against our military – but – it is also an attack against Christianity as well. Please take the time out to view this video and let others know. We can’t allow them to remove this memorial to our service members. Show your support, go to Don’t Tear Me Down and sign their petition. If you’re a blogger – add their widget – you can see mine on the side there. You can also follow them on Twitter, and Facebook.
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Mike Buffington – ACLU suing to remove WW1 Memorial
Well – with everyone else out there today commenting on this speech in Cairo today – I guess I need to put in my two cents. I was a little too busy today to wake my ass up at 6 am to listen to this nutjob – so – I read the official whitehouse transcript. Can you actually believe they titled this idiotic speech? “A New Beginning.” Bwahahahaha! The only new beginning for those islamofascist bastards is to just nuke the whole damned region and turn it in to one big sheet of glass.
After having read this piece of shit – all I can really say is BULLSHIT!!!!! Fucking asshole out blaming the previous administration and America for everything that is wrong in this world. This guy really hates our country. It is readily apparent now that he puts Muslims ahead of Americans the way he pretty much gave them all an oratory blow-job in praising those murderous bastards for shit they never did. The only “cultural” contributions that muslims have ever provided this world is death and slaughtering anybody that does not believe as they.
Everything that he attributed to muslim culture actually is credited to other ancient cultures – medicine and tracking the spread of disease – that is ancient Greece. Hippocrates was one of the first to document what we now know as bacterial spread of disease. Algebra is attributed to ancient Greeks – and lastly – Arches – really? This great architectural accomplishment is attributed to ancient Romans. I guess Obama has never seen the aquaducts.
He further goes on to throw our only true allies – Israel – under the bus. Those paleoswineans have no rights to the Israeli lands. Israel was the first true occupants of that land thousands of years before those nomadic camel humpers ever heard of it. Palestine did not become a “people” or nation until after the U.N. charter that gave the lands back to the Israelis. Furthermore, Teh One tried to compare the German slaughter of millions of Jews to the plight of the Palestineans. You got to be freakin’ kidding me!!!!
He says he “unequivocably prohibited the use of torture in the United States.” WTF? Torture has ALWAYS been prohibited in the U.S. You are such a dick! WATERBOARDING IS NOT TORTURE!!! Thousands of our owns soldiers have been waterboarded as part of our training. It was Clinton who defined torture in 1994 and codified in the U.C.R. Obama did not prohibit torture – freakin America prohibited torture years ago – well before Barack Hussein Obama was ever born. Asshole. He also stated that we over-reacted as a result of 9/11 and that we did not act appropriately! BULL SHIT! America has the right to defend itself and its people in any manner we see fit. Fuck you libtards if you think otherwise. Are we supposed to just sit around and wonder when the next attack will be and blame ourselves for the actions of pedophile ass fuckers that hate us? This is why Obama is dangerous for this country. He doesn’t believe America should ever defend itself. He believes we should look to the “international community” first for “diplomatic solutions.” Fuck you, Obama. These islamofascist bastards murdered thousands of innocent Americans for absolutely no reason. Obama needs to quit playing footsy with these people – oh wait – they’re HIS people. I can guarantee you that the next attack on American soil by these scumbags will go unanswered by Obama. He believes as they do. Just look at the latest example – he sends U.S. Marshalls to protect abortion clinics after a baby killer is killed – yet – he does absolutely nothing after a brave American soldier was shot in cold blood outside of a recruiting office by a Muslim terrorist. His priorities are all fucked up.
He mentioned that America and Islam are interdependent – well – guess what – we wouldn’t have to be if that asshole and those libtards in Congress would allow us to actually use our own natural resources and nuclear power to become completely and 100% energy independent. These slimebags that he spoke to are the same assholes that keep funding these terrorist organizations from the oil money that Americans pay them. We’re in essence funding our own death by not kicking these assholes to the curb. It’s libtards like Obama that are keeping us at their mercy.
And – my only other thought on this is – if his muslim heritage was so off limits during the campaign to the point that anybody who ever dared utter his middle name was crucified in public – why is it now okay for him to brag about his muslim past in front of these slime bags? What the hell was he trying to accomplish? It appears to me that he sees himself as Muslim before American. He quoted the Koran so many freakin’ times in his speech it was sickening. He may as well have gotten on his knees and either jerked or sucked them all off – cuz – that’s really what he did. This President is not an American. All he did in this speech is make Muslims look great and Americans and Israelis look like the purveyors of all the woes in the world. He kept referring to Islam as a religion of peace! Bull – fucking – shit!!!! Their bible – the Koran consistently urges Muslims to kill all non-believers of Muhammed and Islam – you know – we infidels.
A new beginning my ass! Looks like the same old libtard shit to me.
Welcome to the January 11, 2009 edition of the bobo carnival of politics.
Alli presents 1st Amendment Needs to be Strengthened to Preserve Original Intent | The Smoking Argus/ posted at The Smoking Argus, saying, “The impetus behind our founders warning government to keep its hands off the press comes not from a love of newspapers per se, but rather the necessity of free and uncensored mass communication. Newspapers just happened to be the only form of mass communication at the time.”
Very well spoken there Alli! I love your closing there. One of the main purposes of the media (therefore the reason for having freedom of the press) is to be the watchdog over government and to report back to the people. While I agree with the intent and reasoning behind your post I think you also need to take in to consideration that the regular media (print, TV, and radio) have not really been doing their part either. If they were we probably would not see the encroachment on the Internet as we do. I also thought you were going to speak a little about radio and the fairness doctrine. Perhaps you could include that at a later date!
Right on LSM! But, do you think that perhaps those that are not speaking up my actually be “turning the other cheek?” I do agree that more people need to be outspoken about their Christian beliefs (or any other religious belief for that matter) otherwise we might see the atheist minority get the First Amendment re-written to their advantage – Freedom FROM religion. Great observation, btw, regarding Columbine.
Praveen presents The Financial Crisis, Madoff Scandal, Bailout, and Black Boxes posted at My Simple Trading System.
I know what you speak of! It just goes to show how screwed up our government really is. The treasury is doing the exact same thing that helped cause this mess. I knew as soon as the bailouts were passed giving the treasury full unchecked authority to do as they wish – they would be neither transparent or truthful with the people and would use the “blackbox” excuse that it’s too complicated for we the average Joe to understand. Poppycock I say!
Dissident Dingo presents “The Communists’ Greatest Victory Has Been in Convincing People They Don’t Exist” posted at The Conservative Resistance Liberation Front, saying, “The return of “commie”"
This most definitely gets the “post of the day award!” Everyone should check this out. You are so right on target with this post. As long as there are bloggers out there like you, I, and several others I know – you just might see “commie” make a comeback. Myself along with other bloggers have been sounding the same whistles you brought up. I don’t think I have ever been politically correct (which posed a minor setback for me early on in my real life career) – but – if everyone rejects it then perhaps we could put this country back on the right track. For those not in the know – the term political correctness comes from communism doctrine. How the hell did we ever allow the commies to infiltrate our daily vocabulary? Excellent post – please do come back again!
Phil B. presents Filling Senate Seats « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “I have a great idea where to find qualified people to fill the Senate seats of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The unemployment office of course!”
Bwahahaha! You are right – there just might be some qualified average Joes and Janes that could fill those seats. Lord knows that Caroline Kennedy has absolutely no experience at all!
I would tend to agree with you wholeheartedly here. I think this past election cycle is a prime example of just what you were talking about. People voted for “change and hope” rather than on the actual issues and with no real knowledge of the people they were voting for.
Archvillain presents On Madness posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, ““He has shed no blood; robbed no one; and despoiled no country; which is more than can be said of his fellows in that line.“”
Hmmm…..in that case – The BoBo now declares himself The Emperor of the United States. You will all now bend to the will of The BoBo! All kidding aside – good post Archvillain.
vjack presents Christophobia! Could Warren be Obama’s Sarah Palin? posted at Atheist Revolution.
Well, considering 83% of this country identifies as being Christian – I really don’t see this hurting Obama at all. In fact, I think if anything he’s going to lose his hard-left supporters that he pandered to during the election. You guys wanted “hope and change.” What you should have been voting for was a President that actually stood for something other than a slogan. I think you state your case well – but – in the end – this is not going to be as big a deal as the atheists are making it.
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