It’s a day that ends with ‘day’, so that means it’s time for a new
scrap of brainless propaganda movie about how the evil atheists are forcing the U.S. government to strip Christians of their inalienable rights to religious freedom and happiness and bringing their Bibles to school. Just watch this trailer and try to keep track of the well-known canards as they’re rattled off like so many feverishly clutched pearls:
You can just smell the lies right through your screen. I especially liked the one about the Bible being banned in public schools. As if students couldn’t bring whatever reading material they like to class, including religious texts. And as if there hadn’t been enough bloody court cases establishing this over the years. These people are simply and truly unable to adhere to the truth – presumably because they know that doing so will annihilate their argument right from the start.
You also have to love the very first line: “Four hundred years ago, our forefathers left the religious oppression of another land to build this one.” Which is immediately followed by: “And the first thing they did was to put a cross on the shores of the Atlantic.” There’s shooting yourself in the foot, and then there’s just blasting the limb right off with a shotgun.
Why is it that the same people who spend all this time, energy and money on decrying the supposedly crumbling state of religious liberty are always the same who do their damnedest to undermine everyone else’s religious liberty in the first place? And why are they always so obvious about it to everyone but themselves?
(via Friendly Atheist)