It Burns! It burns!
It’s not even September yet, and already the moaning and gnashing of teeth over Christmas has begun.
For example, this fellow mixes whining about Christmas and arguing against atheism’s apparent lack of logic into a heady brew of illogical arguments.
It is not going to be long until we are going to be hearing the rants and whines of atheist over Christmas trees.
He says, while ranting and whining over Christmas trees.
Atheists seem to be the only people who work so hard to disprove what they do not believe exists. Most people really do not care if someone believes in something they do not exist.
That’s because they don’t make up about 80% of the population and they aren’t trying to legislate their beliefs. I know it’s hard having to listen to people argue, debate and talk about why or why not people should believe in your disembodied super mind, but you might as well get used to it. We’re not going away.
Why do atheists worry about Christmas if it was not because they cannot stand the word Christ?
Yes. That’s exactly why. This is what hearing the word ‘Christ’ does to me.
It Burns! It burns!
What a silly argument.
I don’t have a problem with Christmas. I always have a Christmas tree and I enjoy the tradition. I don’t celebrate it because I think a deity was born of a virgin that day. I celebrate it because it’s a fun family tradition. The name ‘Christ’ does no more to me than the name ‘John’ or ‘Allen’ or ‘Cherie’.
If the atheists want to drum out either because of Christ they need to do their research on the histories of these traditions.
Speaking of traditions…the Christmas tree tradition you’re complaining about has its roots in older religions and predates Christianity.
Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness.
There goes that theory. Christmas is a mishmash of traditions and religious symbolism that mostly predates Christianity.
So again this all leans to the concept that the atheist is having more of a personal problem with God than with the traditions of Christmas or the Christmas tree.
Wait for it…
But the actions of the atheist do not support the idea that their argument is with God but rather with Christianity.
WTF! Are we against Christianity or God?
I’m so confused.
It’s enough to drive a man to pray.
I do not hear them saying that allah does not exist.
I don’t think Allah exists.
I do not hear them saying that any other term of a deity does not exist.
I don’t think any deity exists. I think they’re all made up by humans. I don’t believe any of the thousands of Gods that have been worshiped throughout our history as a species are real. Odin is as believable to me as Yahweh.
Their only problem seems to be with Christianity.
No. I also have problems with any religion that I think teaches bad ideas. I’m entitled to that opinion and I’ll listen to opposing views about those same ideas. I also have problems with things like atheist bloggers being attacked and brutally murdered for simply voicing their views online.
Like this for example:
The knock on the door came as her husband tapped at his computer. She opened the door to a strange man who said the landlord had sent him to look at the apartment.
The man was perhaps 20 years old, thin and dressed in a black T-shirt and blue jeans. He walked around twice, then stood in front of the kitchen and began mashing buttons on his mobile phone.
Moments later, three people barged into the apartment, brandishing a gleaming chapati, a rectangular cleaver made to splinter bone. They said nothing, instead moving straight toward Mr. Chatterjee, who had come to the bedroom door.
With their first swing, they severed parts of one hand. Chunks of his fingers fell to the floor.
“Who are you guys?” was all Mr. Chatterjee could manage before an attacker brandishing a pistol pushed Ms. Asa Moni onto the apartment’s veranda. “Save us! Save us!” she screamed.
But the attack was viciously efficient. The men left within minutes, Mr. Chatterjee’s head almost completely severed from his body.
Believe me when I say I have a problem with that.
I can also voice my dissent whenever I hear an idea I don’t agree with, including God belief and all the rules that usually come with it. And I can also agree with religious sentiments I might agree with, even if I don’t agree with the actual belief in their deity of choice.
One question I like to ask those who think that everything is supposed to be held and measured is: where is the mind? I am not talking about the brain. I am talking about the mind.
Um, no. That’s the brain. Not sure what this ‘mind’ is that you’re talking about. Is it another magical part of our anatomy?
Also, if everything is as ancient as they claim why did Neil Armstrong step into a ¼ inch of lunar dust? Armstrong was supposed to have sunk in to the lunar dust. (I guess the maid came.)
I don’t even know what this means. Are you saying God came around with a broom and cleaned up the dust? Or that a Daredevil (I had to work the devil in somewhere!) came along and magically prevented the dust from arriving?
But seriously, why do you believe he should have sunk into dust?
If there is not God then what is the fuss about? If there is a God, and they know it, then that is a different matter.
Because beliefs affect actions and a crap load of people believe in the Christian dogma and the Christian God. Also, religion touches a lot of different facets of our society and it’s pretty fascinating as a topic.