As political correctness continues to suffocate America in effort to be “tolerant,” another battle continues over the separation of church and state. Residents of a Florida town can expect to see an atheist celebrated “Festivus” pole made out of beer cans in the midst of a nativity scene.
As the fight continues to bear down on Christianity, the Christmas season proves to place an even bigger target on the religion in effort to prove a point to believers. What is that point? That they do not respect your freedom of religion, and will make all attempts to squander it in the name of equality.
Gretchen Carlson brought a few people onto her show on Fox News network in effort to try to sort the matter out. The panel consisted of a Rabbi, an atheist and a Catholic man—sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn’t it?
The conversation began but managed to make its way to the main point of; what is the point? Why are atheists so emphatically determined to hinder another religion from practicing how they see fit?
President of the American Atheists, David Silverman tried to rationalize the situation saying:
“The season doesn’t belong to Christianity. Christianity stole the season from the solstice. There is no wrong way to celebrate the season; it belongs to all of us. I say it’s much better without religion. Dump the church, you don’t like it anyway. Happy Festivus! For all of us!”
He attempts to convey that in America we have the freedom of religion, making any public demonstrations, no matter the religion, no more or less right than the other.
The Rabbi, Shmuley Boteach, has other beliefs saying that our forefathers drafted and finalized the constitution on the foundation of Christianity. He proves an excellent point being that if it weren’t for Christianity, and their belief in God, the county may not have turned out to be the way it is giving the rights it does to it’s citizens.
Carlson goes on to express that, “I am so outraged by this. Why do I have to drive around with my kids to look for a nativity scene and be, like, ‘Oh, yeah, kids, look, there’s baby Jesus behind the Festivus pole made out of beer cans!’ It’s nuts!”
Catholic League President Bill Donohue agreed saying:
“We don’t have to have the Klan out there on Martin Luther King Day with their monuments right next to a bust of Martin Luther King. We don’t want to have neo-Nazis out there to stick it to Jews on Yom Kippur. And we shouldn’t have people out there ready to trash Christianity given that proximity.”
Not comparing the atheists to the KKK or Neo-Nazis, Donohue infers that religions should not be condemned based on convictions or beliefs of other people. The freedom of religion was to go both ways—it was meant to allow people to practice whatever they like, but also protect them from persecuted from other’s beliefs.
The fact that atheists have made up a holiday and placed a beer statue in a nativity scene shows just how ignorant and spiteful they are. In order to make a point on principle, rather than allow other people to practice freely and ignore it, they would rather desecrate the Christmas scene.
The hypocrisy can’t be ignored that they invade the religion because they feel as though the Christian religion has invaded on them.