I saw on the news a few days ago that the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group in Wisconsin, is demanding that a nativity scene be removed from an Indiana courthouse lawn in Franklin County.  The display has been there for over 50 years (according to one report), but now they’re being forced to get an attorney and fight to keep it up.  I don’t know all the details of this story, but my question is why do these Wisconsin atheists care about what’s going on in Franklin County, Indiana?  They cannot possibly claim that they’re offended by it because they don’t even have to see it (although I guess they’re now claiming that some members of the group supposedly live in Indiana).  Even so, it should be those residents dealing with it—not some group in Wisconsin.  Why don’t they worry about what goes on in Wisconsin and leave Indiana alone?  Now, you might be thinking I’m hypocritical because I recently criticized the atheist billboard between New Jersey and New York.  Here’s the difference:  I didn’t demand they take it down.  In fact, I didn’t even suggest they take it down—even though it was a blatant attack on Christ and the intelligence of anyone who believes in him.  As offended as I am—and as obvious as it is that this is a clear expression of their belief system— I never implied that it should not be allowed to remain up. I merely criticized their alleged reason for putting it up.  Atheist groups, however, jump at every chance they can get to slap a lawsuit on someone and suppress their beliefs in an attempt to force atheistic beliefs upon them. 

Why do atheists feel the need to eliminate anything Christian?  If you read the previous post about the atheist billboard, you’ll see that the American Atheists claim Christians are intolerant and that their fight is against that intolerance.  I beg to differ.  I think Christians have been far too tolerant of all this nonsense for far too long.    Who is the one really being intolerant?  Who’s the one being hypocritical?  Anyone who buys the story that these groups are offended should really rethink that conclusion.  These groups are not offended; they are on the warpath to secularize our country, and the attacks on Christmas are all a part of it. 

What’s interesting is that it sounds like the group might be willing to compromise if secular decorations—like Santa Claus and his reindeer—are added to the nativity scene.  That way it won’t look like the local government is promoting any certain religion.  Sure, let’s just put Jesus among fictional characters–that doesn’t belittle the meaning of the nativity scene at all.   Don’t fall for that trick!  If forced to do that, perhaps the courthouse should get a statue of Santa bowing down in reverence to the Lord Jesus.

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