Atheist billboard in Capitol stirs a storm
Posted by Liberty on December 4, 2008
“An atheist group has unveiled an anti-religion placard in the state Capitol, joining a Christian Nativity scene and “holiday tree” on display during December.
The atheists’ sign was installed Monday by Washington members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group based in Madison, Wis.
With a nod to the winter solstice – the year’s shortest day, occurring in late December – the placard reads, in part, ‘There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.'”
After this story was featured on The O’Reilly Factor last night, Queen Christine’s office has been deluged with calls for the atheist display to be removed. It helps that O’Reilly gave her phone number out on national TV–its 360-902-4111, just in case you’re wondering. Rumor on the street is she’s got that phone number going to voice mail at this time, so persistence is key. You can also call the general information number at the Capitol at 1-800-562-6000.
Kirby Wilbur, a local talk show host on AM 570 KVI [5:00 am to 9:00 am, also streaming live] has been making the point that the Christmas tree, Nativity scene and Jewish menorah are all symbols. Rather than promoting atheism, the atheists are simply making a statement against religion. What a petty gesture from people who are nothing more that self-absorbed activists. Their pathetic little sign certainly isn’t affirming the joys of atheism…because there aren’t any. While Christians and Jews use positive symbols like trees and menorahs in their celebrations, the atheists are relying upon and spreading negativity. Most of us celebrate this season as a time of hope for mankind, joy and gratitude for our many blessings. It almost makes me feel sorry for these silly atheists. Their lives must be so empty.