Marcia Segelstein knows that atheists are trying to ruin Christmas for everybody.
Her proof? The billboards!
Atheists are at it again this year, plastering billboards and the sides of buses in cities across the country with their very own sayings of the season. “No god? . . . No problem!” “Be good for goodness’ sake.” “Millions are good without God.” And, “Yes, Virginia . . . there is no God.”
The first three are hardly offensive. The last one is pointed, yes, but hardly attacking anybody.
Thankfully, Segelstein quotes a voice of reaso–no, wait. I take that back. She quotes Dinesh D’Souza:
A horrible argument from an ignorant man.
“I don’t believe in unicorns, so I just go about my life as if there are no unicorns. You’ll notice that I haven’t written any books called The End of the Unicorn, Unicorns Are Not Great, or The Unicorn Delusion, and I don’t spend my time obsessing about unicorns. What I’m getting at is that you have these people out there who don’t believe that God exists, but who are actively attempting to eliminate religion from society, setting up atheist video shows, and having atheist conferences. There has to be more going on here than mere unbelief.”
God and unicorns have the same likelihood of existence. Why do we focus on God but not unicorns?
Because so much of the world believes in a god.
Because people are killed because of their belief in God.
Because people kill others because of their belief in God.
Because rational people can hardly get elected to public office in my country unless they admit to a belief in God.
Because bad public policy decisions are mad because people want to follow God’s will instead of relying on common sense and decency.
Because you’re threatened to spend eternity in Hell if you don’t believe in certain gods.
A unicorn never caused damage like that.
Why is that so hard to understand?
(Thanks to Martin for the link!)