Hemant is ‘Crucifying’ and ‘Persecuting’ Christians Again

Hemant Mehta calls himself the “friendly atheist,” but just how friendly is he? Not very, it seems. After all, he recently “persecuted” and even “crucified” the Christian mayor of a town in Alabama for doing nothing more than declaring that God was the owner of that city. So says legendary whackjob Jennifer LeClaire:

Atheists Crucify Mayor Who Gives God Official Ownership Over Town

At a time when some insist God is done with America, one Alabama town is renewing its commitment to Jehovah. Winfield’s government has officially proclaimed that “God is the owner” of the city.

“I feel like we need to stand up for what is right,” Mayor Randy Price told al.com. “Our forefathers said, ‘One nation under God,’ and we went so far away from that. There are not enough godly people involved in day-to-day decisions.”…

It’s no surprise that Hemant Mehta, the so-called friendly atheist, mocked Price for his bold stance for God. Mehta assured his readers that God “has better things to do” than take over our cities. Of course, Mehta doesn’t know God and cannot pretend to speak for Him—but he does seem to speak for millions of atheists. And Mehta has contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is known for launching virulent attacks on God. The atheist persecution that is already coming against Price for his bold stance for God is sickening.

Yes, persecution! Crucifixion! Because criticizing someone is just like nailing them to a cross, amirite? These people want to be martyrs so damn bad.

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  • John Pieret

    Well, this is simple to solve. Mayor Randy Price should invite Hemant to “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side.”

  • macallan

    You’re hurting their feelings, which is hurting them. Crucifixion is also a way of hurting them, therefore hurting their feelings is the same as crucifixion. Checkmate, athiests!

    Umm, wait, aren’t they supposed to turn the other cheek instead of screaming & whining?

  • John Pieret

    Mehta doesn’t know God and cannot pretend to speak for Him

    But Mayor Randy Price can pretend to speak for him …

  • macallan

    Wait a minute, since when does the mayor own the town? And since he doesn’t own it, how in Cthulhu’s name can he hand it over to his invisible friend?

  • dmcclean

    “Our forefathers said, ‘One nation under God,’

    Citation needed.

  • macallan

    I’m sure her father was alive in the 1950s.

  • caseloweraz

    At a time when some insist God is done with America, one Alabama town is renewing its commitment to Jehovah. Winfield’s government has officially proclaimed that “God is the owner” of the city.

    Of course the citizens are celebrating this change of ownership, because God — as the supreme power of the universe, has no need to collect taxes from the citizens of Winfield, amirite?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I assume they’re just trying to get out of the ACA’s contraception mandate.

  • raven

    Wait a minute, since when does the mayor own the town? And since he doesn’t own it, how in Cthulhu’s name can he hand it over to his invisible friend?

    It’s easy. You just say the words and it is done.

    It’s so easy anyone can do it. My cat just gave Randy Price’s town to Grendel, Tiamat, and Medusa. And no one could stop her. She has as much spiritual and supernatural power as all the priests, Popes, and xians put together.

    In other words.it’s all Make Believe and Let’s Pretend. Randy Price is simply playing a children’s game.

  • D. C. Sessions

    These people want to be given credit for being martyrs so damn bad.

    FTFY.

    At least as long as they don’t have to actually, you know, be martyrs. Not having to actually suffer or otherwise pay for the bennies they claim for being Christian is part of the whole “Saved by Jesus™” thing.

  • Michael Heath

    Jennifer LeClaire:

    . . . some insist God is done with America, one Alabama town is renewing its commitment to Jehovah.

    So not Jesus?

    Jennifer LeClaire:

    It’s no surprise that Hemant Mehta, the so-called friendly atheist, mocked Price for his bold stance for God. Mehta assured his readers that God “has better things to do” than take over our cities. Of course, Mehta doesn’t know God and cannot pretend to speak for Him[sic] . . .

    “Of course” Ms. LeClaire also doesn’t know God or speak for him. But that isn’t going to stop her from claiming otherwise whereas Mr. Mehta’s statement was obviously rhetorical given his always present conclusion that there are no gods.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    “I feel like we need to stand up for what is right,” Mayor Randy Price told al.com. “Our forefathers said, ‘One nation under God,’ and we went so far away from that…”…

    Yes, so far away from that. In the old days of Alabama, everyone was clear: God owned the town and the black people, while the white people were property managers with an excellent profit-sharing plan.

  • Mr Ed

    Hemant crucified me once, I got better

  • dingojack

    Once upon a time Peter, having escaped prison, was running away from Rome. On the Via Appia he saw an apparition of Christ, and he asked it the perfectly sensible question: ‘Quo vadis Domine?’* to which Jesus’ apparition answered, in a language that that wouldn’t exist for (at least) 900 years, ‘I’m going to Rome to be crucified again’, which miraculously Peter understood…

    Well — it makes as much sense as this nonsense!

    Dingo

    ———-

    * where are you going slaver?

  • wreck

    Another Constitution loving patriot who doesn’t have a whiff of a clue of what it says.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701394965 patrickashton

    Yes, persecution! Crucifixion! Because criticizing someone is just like nailing them to a cross, amirite?

    What if Christians have always confused these concepts? Maybe Pontius Pilate only criticized Jesus, and the next thing you know Matthew and the others are saying he was crucified.

  • hrafn

    Hmmm, if criticising equates to crucifying, then whackjob Jennifer is likewise guilty of crucifying Hermant, Ed is guilty of crucifying whackjob Jennifer, and so it goes on. It’s Crucifiapaloza!

  • dougindeap

    Either the Winfield city council is playing a joke or it is a joke. The city’s resolution so plainly violates both the U.S. and Alabama Constitutions that it hardly merits serious discussion.

  • richardt

    For a supreme being who is supposed to be omni everything, the god in question needs an awful lot of defending against the odd atheist who might challenge his believers’ world a little.