September 11, 2012

Atheists Attack 9/11 Cross

September 11, 2001 propelled vitriolic militant atheism into high gear. Anti-God books became best sellers and the so-called "new" atheism became profitable. People who already hated God pretended that he was not there (even though they know he exists, Romans 1.20-22) and used it as an excuse to attack "religion".

In addition, this kind of atheism lead to the destruction of the faith of others who were not grounded in the Word, not knowing what or why they believed — an indictment on lethargic Christians who were not doing their jobs in proclaiming and presenting Christ (2 Peter 3.18, 1 Peter 3.15, 2 Cor. 10.5, Jude 1.3). Angry atheopaths seem unconcerned that they are the least-trusted group. Even though this version of atheism is on the slide (and accelerating), their protesting and interfering in the free expression of religion for other people continue to become a stench.

Case in point: Misotheists are protesting the "Ground Zero Cross". Brilliant self-serving public relations move, innit? There is a petition to resist their efforts.

These atheists want to eradicate "religion" (and some express a desire to kill Christians outright). This sentiment is from people who call themselves "tolerant", but is the opposite of the truth. In fact, it smacks of totalitarianism.

They claim to be bastions of "reason", yet show horrendous lack of logic — such as when they paint "religious" people with the same broad brush. The actions of Mohammedan extremists on September 11, 2001 who were working for political ends under religious trappings are not a good enough reason to condemn all "believers". There were "religious" people helping to alleviate suffering in the wake of the terrorist attacks, but atheists seem to conveniently forget that fact.

The following article has an excellent perspective on religion, atheism and September 11:
As much as we talk about the political and military effects of 9/11, there is another change that has taken place.  If you look at the new atheism and the harsh attacks on religion, most of it has taken place in the years following 9/11.  Sure atheism has been around for a long time, but atheism took on a new form after 9/11.  Not only have atheists become more active, people are more open to their message.  When atheists say that religion creates violence, it is no longer about ancient history and distant memories of inquisitions and crusades.  We all watched as a group of religious people killed thousands of people in the name of God.  Religious violence has a ring of truth that it has not had, at least for people in North America, for a long time.
You can read the rest of "9/11 and the Loss of Faith in Religion" in context, here. As for attacking the 9/11 cross — grow up already.

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