Guest Guest Posted January 7, 2009 Report Share Posted January 7, 2009 This week's Kearny Observer treats us to the following "brilliant" analysis from the publisher: "Once again, Michael A. Newdow (reportedly America's least favorite atheist) is proud to admit that he is an atheist . . ." Nothing like making your biases apparent at the beginning, Lisa. One might say that he proclaims he is an atheist. That would be more accurate. To her, it's an admission. And of course he is "America's least favorite atheist." He's challenging what the majority wants to do. She continues: " . . . and along with other so-called atheists . . ." So-called atheists? Maybe they're real atheists. If you actually read the complaint, some of them don't call themselves atheists. But hey, why interfere with rock-solid prejudices? “Aaaaaaatheist. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha! " " . . . atempted once again to create controversy and gain media coverage." Now wait a minute. Maybe they really believe that the inauguration of the President shouldn't be a church service. Maybe they really believe that "so help me God" isn't in the Constitution and therefore shouldn't be part of the oath. Maybe they're not interested in media coverage but in being treated equally in their own country. Maybe they really don't like having religion forced on them in public ceremonies like this one. Maybe they actually think they have a legal right not to have it forced on them. And so maybe they're not the ones creating the controversy. Maybe that is being done by the people who keep insisting on shoving their religion down our throats. "God is a universal preference of many denominations and creeds. . ." Lisa, "universal" and "many" don't go together, especially in this context. If you had actually studied journalism, you might have learned that. Of course, if you had actually studied journalism . . . well, those who read this can finish that thought on their own. "Not to believe is a choice you have, but where do we draw the line?" What line? What's so hard about rendering under Caesar what is Caesar's? Save your ideas about God for church because Americans don't agree on that subject. What's so hard? There wouldn't be a problem if people like Lisa didn't just have to have their religious beliefs pushed on everyone else. Don't blame the controversy on the few people who have the courage to push back. "The pledge of allegiance is out of schools." What? The pledge of allegiance is mandated by most if not all the states and is recited by students all over the country every day. Does she have any idea what she's writing about? "Prayer is a no-no and I guess we have to burn the bible and say there is no such thing as God, just to please a few atheists." No, you don't have to do that, but you do have to treat atheists, agnostics, secularists, freethinkers, humanists, etc., as equal to you in every way if you really believe in "liberty and justice for all." This isn't rocket science. So I ask: Is this woman ******** of just ******? Case your vote here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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