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Offline Hatter23

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Standing up to Atheists...on Fox!
« on: December 17, 2013, 06:59:23 PM »
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/16/fox-news-host-elisabeth-hasselbeck-thanks-creationist-for-standing-up-to-the-atheists/
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The president of a Kentucky creationist museum told Fox News on Monday that Christmas was a “time to take on the atheists” who used their free speech rights to doubt the existence of God.

“Well, it wouldn’t be Christmas without someone complaining about Christ,” Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck told Creation Museum President Ken Ham, noting that atheists had put up a billboard in Time Square which suggested that Christ was not needed during Christmas.

“You know, the atheist who are a very small minority in the population have been trying to impose their religion of atheism on the culture now for quite a while,” Ham explained. “You know, getting Bible, prayer out of schools. Christian symbols out of public places.”

“Because they’re becoming so aggressive, I just feel that it’s really time Christians really stood up in this culture to take on the atheists and to proclaim their message of hope,” he continued. “I mean, what’s the atheists’ message? There is no God? When you die that’s the end of you? So everything’s just meaningless and hopelessness?”

Ham said that his group, Answers in Genesis, had put up its own billboards in Time Square, including one that says, “To all our atheists friends: Thank God you’re wrong.”

“Our message to the atheists is, hey, we’re not attacking you personally but we want you to know the truth, that there is a God who created you and you are sinners as all of us are, but that God sent his son to become a babe in a manger,” he insisted.

Hasselbeck agreed that the American people “seemed to be with you” because a conservative polling organization had found that most people believed that Christmas should be more about Jesus Christ than Santa Claus.

“The atheists are only a small part of the population,” Hamm said. “And really, it’s that minority, less than 2 percent of the population, that seem to be having such say in our culture, in imposing their anti-God religion.”

“What they’re really doing, the atheists, they’re really wanting to impose their anti-God religion on us, on the culture. And so we need to stand up against that.”

Hasselbeck concluded by thanking Ham for “standing up for you faith.”


My favorite:

“Well, it wouldn’t be Christmas without someone complaining about Christ,”

And yet, I don't see that. I see people complaining about Christians wanting the law and the science curriculum to defer to their delusion. But nary a complaint about a character we don't think is real.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2013, 07:14:14 PM by Hatter23 »
An Omnipowerful God needed to sacrifice himself to himself (but only for a long weekend) in order to avert his own wrath against his own creations who he made in a manner knowing that they weren't going to live up to his standards.

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Re: Standing up to Atheists...on Fox!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 12:12:21 AM »
When I see people refusing to buy pagan trees to decorate and a giant Jesus balloon floating over a Christmas parade to the delight of the cheering crowd, I'll believe that Christmas is about Christ.  &)
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Standing up to Atheists...on Fox!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 01:20:48 AM »
Again, they go on about how "atheism is a religion".   &)

I wonder if they know what "not a religion-ism" looks like.  I don't think I've ever gotten an answer to that question...
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Re: Standing up to Atheists...on Fox!
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 07:34:35 AM »
Well as long as they give away all their presents and wealth afterwards like a good christian should  &)
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Re: Standing up to Atheists...on Fox!
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 04:43:43 PM »
They are making a big strategic mistake with their "atheist religion" rhetoric. Because religion in the US has special protections, tax breaks and a lot of leeway in how they run their organizations. And hardly any oversight or regulation, since religious institutions never break the law and do such a good job of policing themselves.But in reality, religions behave much like any other big corporation that skips out on taxes....they just do it legally.[1]

I can think of some pretty cool things that we could do in the US with an "atheist religion". Tax-free private "atheist" schools that teach real science and math. We could hire atheist "pastors" as teachers, paid in tax-free cash. Tax free "atheist" radio and tv broadcasting networks and "atheist" universities anyone?
 1. Churches are big meeting halls with enormous parking lots that clog up the streets with traffic on weekends, while paying no property taxes. Other people pick up the tab for the fire, police and maintenance of the street around church property. And the health care bill had to make allowances for religious organizations to not have insurance pay for stuff like abortion and contraception if they did not approve of it.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.