Sunday, September 09, 2007

What We're Up Against

The WorldNetDaily (also known as "WorldNutDaily" because they're really freaking nuts) bemoans the fact that "almost half of voters polled say they'd support a God-denier for president:"
In earlier eras, atheists were on the fringes of society, mistrusted by the mainstream. Those few who dared to publicly push their beliefs on society, like Madalyn Murray O'Hair, were widely regarded as malevolent kooks...

"How can this be happening?," you might wonder. "Hasn't America always been a Christian nation?"

No question about it. America was founded by Christians. Its very purpose for being was the furtherance of biblical Christianity, according to the Pilgrims and succeeding generations. The nation's school system was created for the express purpose of propagating the Christian faith. Almost all of the Founding Fathers who drafted and signed the Constitution were Christian believers. Even U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Josiah Brewer, in the high court's 1892 "Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States" decision, proclaimed what was then considered obvious to just about everyone: "This is a Christian nation."

Today, however, many Americans are infatuated with outright, full-bore atheism. In fact, Dawkins, the Oxford scientist who wrote "The God Delusion," is even selling young people "Scarlet Letter" tee-shirts with a giant "A" – for "atheist" – on his website (and bumper stickers too). Somehow, atheism – just like homosexuality, which used to be considered shameful and something to hide – is now becoming hip, sophisticated, enlightened, even a badge of honor.

Via Ed Brayton.

5 comments:

Lubab No More said...

The founding fathers were diests. http://dim.com/~randl/founders.htm

The Christian fundies love to push the idea that they were "Jesus Freaks" but the statements and legislation put out by the Founders proves otherwise.

Stephen said...

I wasn't sure about the Scarlet Letter for a while, but now that I know they're noticing, I just may buy one...

BEAJ said...

I have the Scarlett A on my blog.

Anonymous said...

The author should get a scarlet A on his forehead for Asshole.

jewish philosopher said...

As porn expands, atheism will expand. Mark my words.