Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Another example how atheists should not go on Fox Newz

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If you’ve ever wondered why atheists generally seem so reticent to debate religion and/or atheism with religionists, here’s a prime example. Watch as Laura Ingraham from Faux Newz “interviews” Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, over their wintertime atheist billboards in Las Vegas. The whole video is an aggravating collection of arrogance, rudeness and ignorance on Ingraham’s part as she constantly bullies Annie Laurie, who takes it all as though too meek to defend herself. It’s painful to watch as it leaves you feeling like yelling at that classless moron through your monitor.

Let’s see: she claims that atheists with their oh-so-mean billboards are waging that “War on Christmas”; that Christianity is somehow responsible for popularizing the winter solstice (WTF?); that Christmas (and the winter solstice) is all about Jesus; that all atheists wanna do is attack Christmas and Christians; that atheists follow a religious orthodoxy and dogma; that atheists don’t participate in charities as much as Christians and other religious people do; that there are “only” 14,000 FFRF members as opposed to the totality of the 300+ million Americans (which equates to “majority rules!”), and so on …

Anyone else get the feeling Ingraham consulted some sort of “Anti-Atheism Talking Points for Fox Newz-Caliber Dummies” or something? No wonder she works on the O’Reilly show; birds of a feather flock together, after all, even when it comes to brainless boors.

Cookie to anyone who can explain to me what the hell a “devout atheist” is, as the title idiotically states. Being staunch in one’s beliefs is not being devout as though religious.

(via Friendly Atheist)