Some quotable phrases:
So what credentials does a man like [Richard] Dawkins have to discuss the presence or absence of God? Answer: He’s “a scientist.”
He actually has multiple PhDs and argues in The God Delusion that the question of God’s existence is a scientific one. So the fact that he’s a scientist helps.
While you think your kids are innocently surfing the Web, secular progressives are intentionally preying on their innocence and naïveté.
What’s preposterous is that atheists are now advertising and soliciting on websites particularly created for teens.
Well, Camp Quest is targeted to children of non-religious parents… but I suppose Norris has a point. It’s not like there are Jesus Camps anywhere. Or churches that target services at children who are too young to be able to make their own decisions about anything.
And what’s with the idea that atheists are preying on the innocence of the youth? Ideas like the Blasphemy Challenge tell people to put to video what they’ve already been feeling for so long but been afraid to say out loud. What innocence are we taking from them?
Atheism requires thought. No one forces you to be an atheist. That’s something you see only in religion. The idea that all it takes to make someone an atheist is some savvy Internet advertising says more about the person who falls for it than it does about atheism. Hopefully, the internet articles get people to think. Which Norris seems to be afraid of… because thinking rationally goes against everything he stands for.
Zachary Moore at Goosing the Antithesis has a terrific summary of Norris’ views of the evil atheists’ plans:
- by causing a goof-up at the mint, resulting in “In God We Trust” being accidentally left off some new dollar coins.
- by joining the Freedom From Religion Foundation and ensuring that the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution is correctly applied.
- by discovering the existence of a nonbelieving Congressman.
- by forcing Congress to pass a hate-crime bill.
- by daring to raise them without religion.
- by offering a non-religious summer camp for freethinking kids.
- by providing an online forum to allow teenagers to question faith.
- by offering unholy Richard Dawkins link buttons for MySpace pages.
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