Posted 12-20-2004 at 18:45:16
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What makes an athiest think their beliefs override a Christian, Hebrew, Muslim, Buddist, or whatever?
Are people so sensitive that they feel they can demand others behave according to their own set of standards/beliefs?
Does an athiest demand the TV networks stop broadcasting Christmas shows. Yes, even Jim Carry's The Grinch That Stole Christmas has a religeous undertone ... the word "Christmas" is in the title.
Does an athiest demand their neighbors remove Christmas lights and decorations from their neighbor's property?
Does an athiest demand shopping malls and retailers in general remove all Christmas merchandise?
This type of anti-holiday behavior is just plain silly. It is not limited to Christianity ... or is it?
Does an athiest demand Hanukah celebrations and all Stars of David be removed from public display?
Does an athiest feel a Hebrew menorah never be seen in public. (You know how disturbing eight candles can be.)
Seven words for the political correct police for the holidays:
"Don't go away mad, just go away."
Oh yeah - Three more words:
"And shut up."
I gotta tell you I am not a religeous person, so tear me apart as you see fit. On the other hand I do not try to impose my beliefs on others. Generally speaking we humans are a smart bunch. We can usually make up our minds with right and wrong in the forefront. If religeon is what drives a person to make a sensible decision, then so be it. Good for the religeous beliefs. If your religeon drives you to systematically destroy others than the rest of us may very well have issues with you. If your lack of a Higher Power gives you the right to shove your beliefs down my throat then I think I have the exact same right to shove back.
PS - I am really in the Christmas spirit. This stuff just hacks me off.
Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukah to all.