Of all the inane things said by the demagogues who claim that there’s a “war on Christmas,” this may be the dumbest of all. Bodie Hodge, who works for Answers in Genesis, went on an American Family Association radio show and said that if atheists don’t work on Christmas day that “implies there is some God out there that’s holy that makes a day special.” Right. Or that nothing is open.
“If you thought about it, a secular, atheistic worldview, you know they don’t want Christmas,” Hodge said. “Well, why don’t they go up and say, ‘I want to work on Christmas and I don’t want time-and-a-half and I don’t want any of those holidays because that implies there is some God out there that’s holy that makes a day special. Consider a weekend. A weekend is a Christian thing, God created in the six days, he rested on the seventh, the Lord resurrected on the first day, that’s a Christian thing. These guys should say, ‘No, we should work all the time’ and work like the bees till you die.”
“They should have no days off, the whole concept of work and rest is a Christian thing,” he added. “Within their own worldview they have no basis for it, they have to borrow that from a Christian worldview, so they borrow it and they try to corrupt it.”
This ranks up there with “atheists shouldn’t use money because it says ‘in God we trust’ on it.” Just moronic.
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