17 December 2008

Here We Go Again

Once again, an atheist holiday display has been stolen. No wonder people are so desperate to post the Ten Commandments in public places: they can't remember that one of them is "thou shalt not steal." However, the sign will be replaced and have a "thou shalt not steal" reminder with it. Let us once again peruse the sign:

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.

And the winner for most idiotic comment on the story is: "This sign is Anti-Christian. If it were Anti-Jewish or anti-Muslim it would never have been allowed in the firs[sic] place." Ummm... it's anti-religion. Last time I checked, Judaism and Islam were both religions. It's anti-Buddhist, anti-Wiccan, anti-Zorastrian, etc. It's an equal opportunity "anti". And let's not forget that the primary reason for all this was a lawsuit to allow nativities on public property...and the only way to do that constitutionally was to allow any viewpoint to be represented on the same property. So if you want to ban signs like this, you also must ban nativities. It's called equal treatment.

(HT: Pharyngula)

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