The Catholic League/Bill Donohue hasn’t been getting enough attention lately, so he issued a press release full of lies so he could get back into the spotlight.
The miraculous rescue of all 33 Chilean miners is difficult to understand from a purely secular perspective. In this day and age of militant atheism, coupled with relentless assaults on Roman Catholicism, it is refreshing to read about the central role that Catholicism played in helping these courageous men survive, and of their enormous gratitude to God.
To those who cling to the superstition that there is no meaning to life beyond sheer material existence, we ask them to reflect on the following testimonials. Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no atheists in trapped mines.
There are plenty of atheists in foxholes. Talk to Pat Tillman‘s family. Visit the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. That canard is so easy to refute, it’s amazing people can still get away with saying it.There may not have been any atheists in the Chilean mine, but Donohue just makes up the notion that there aren’t any atheists in any trapped mine, anywhere. He has absolutely no evidence of that. A trapped miner could say, “I don’t believe in god and I never have,” and Donohue would just repeat the misstatement. He doesn’t care about the truth even when it’s staring him in the face.
He generates fake controversies for a living and he’s crazy enough that news stations love putting him on the air.
Are there any Catholics who take him seriously?
I doubt it.
What I’d really like to know is whether Donohue believes what he says or if it’s all just an act…
(via Justin Vacula’s Blog)