Kurt Schlichter, whose very first credit on his bio is that he was “personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart” (not terribly impressive, I’m afraid) writes at Townhall.com that by 2024, the Democratic Party will be officially atheist. The column is pretty much the God’s Not Dead movie, or a Chick tract, turned into a bit of hackneyed political commentary.
Democrats are waging war on the faithful and are even comfortable booing God on national TV. Give it three more presidential election cycles and the Democrat Party’s platform will be expressly antireligious.
Today, they still pretend not to hate the concept of faith or hold those who have it in contempt. You’ll see Hillary hitting plenty of black churches in 2016 – after all, that condescending empty suit is in no ways tired. But otherwise, Democrats are delighting in their opportunity to burden, harass and humiliate the believing. They use Obamacare to try to force the faithful to breach their consciences. They demand that believers be silent or lose their livelihoods. Their liberal academic flunkies do everything possible to marginalize those of us who feel that life must mean more than dreary obedience to liberal orthodoxy.
They are getting closer to outright admitting what we all know they really think. Part of it is fashion – boutique atheism is trendy. Part of it is snobbery – the same people who think socialism is a viable system like to look down on others for believing in “fantasies.” But mostly, liberals worship Government and don’t like the competition.It’s important to distinguish between regular atheists and the militant liberal atheists. There are plenty of conservative atheists who don’t feel a connection to God but share conservative values. The Democrats are militant atheists. They are atheists because they imagine they are smarter and wiser than people like Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King, and about 85% of the rest of America.
They are proud believers in “Science.” That’s different from science. Science is the one where you take evidence and draw conclusions from it. “Science” is the one where you figure out what gives liberals the most power and shriek at anyone who dissents. This explains how the “Science” is settled that cold weather proves global warming.
Let us count the tired cliches that substitute for actual thought for people like Schlichter:
1. They’re persecuting Christians!
2. They hate all religious people!
3. They think they’re sooooo smart.
4. Really smart people have believed in God too!
5. They’re all commies!
6. Science sucks whenever it contradicts what we’d like to believe.
Wow Kurt, you make such a compelling argument. He goes on to add:
7. They don’t believe in God so they can go on sinning. And,
8. They go to alla them eeelite universities and get their fancy shmancy degrees.
This is a game of paint-by-numbers rhetoric, how to appeal to the dumbest things your readers think about your enemies in five easy steps.