Doug Giles posts an interesting theory on why some Atheists go so over board in their quest to make sure we are all safe from offense at Christmas
Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass.
I believe, however, and I could be wrong, that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus in December is not the way they wanted to finish off the year. Indeed, Christ really rains on their parade—and they love their parade.
I have pondered the question why when it comes to the fanaticism over destroying Christmas, and other facets of Christianity. I believe Mr. Giles is correct, at least in part. The societal hemorrhoids, as Giles describes them, and boy does that title fit like a glove, do loath religion, and I think they loath Christianity far more than any other religion, because deep down, they know that God IS real. That is possibly the biggest factor, but there are more.
The radical Atheist is always a Leftist, Leftists hate EVERYTHING that is traditional in America, and they seek to destroy American traditions as part of destroying America as a Constitutional Republic. As Christmas is, perhaps the biggest tradition in America….
The Leftist, also seeks to implement fairness and equality as the chief goals of government, at least their twisted definitions of fairness and equality. Christianity is not “fair” to a Leftist, nor is it equal in their minds. Christianity sets guidelines for behavior, and Christianity is based on the idea that you must be reborn, through acceptance of Jesus as your savior. What could be more offensive to a radical Leftist obsessed with “equality”?
Then there is the bully factor. The Radical Atheist, and all radical Leftists for that matter seek to control all people, to make us all conform to their utopia ideals. So, anyone who dares go against what the radical demands of them turns to bullying in one form or the other. In the case of radical Atheists, that bullying is usually through the courts. Although the radical Atheist is also quick to paint themselves as mentally superior to believers, which is certainly a form of bullying.
Lastly, we have to see America as a Radical Atheist does. America is based on certain principles, the most important of those principles is that our rights come not from government, not from man, but from God. One of the most basic of all those rights is the right to freedom of religion. And yes, freedom of religion includes an individual’s right NOT to believe, NOT to attend church, and to be open about their non-belief. So, what could possibly chap a radical Atheist more than knowing that they are free not to believe because God gave them that right. Think about that. The right these radical Atheists holds most dear comes from the very God they deny with every breath.