Christian Extremist: Atheist Books Should Be Burned Because “They’re Absolutely Dangerous”

Theodore Shoebat, a Christian extremist last seen on this site explaining how dissenters in his future theocracy would be put to death, now wants to put an end to that whole religious freedom idea.

And that means burning all the atheist books.


Atheism should not be allowed. Richard Dawkins’ books? Burn ’em all. Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, all these books? Burn ’em. They shouldn’t be allowed. They’re absolutely dangerous.

Atheism, Islam, Mormonism, Scientology, Occultism, basically anything anti-Christian, should not be allowed in society. It’s dangerous. It’s demonic. And look what it leads to! Guy wants to shoot up a church in Detroit. That’s what freedom of religion leads to.

… Atheism, social darwinism, abortion. It influenced Hitler. It influenced the Commies.

That’s what atheism leads to. A giant mountain of skulls and dead people.

If this guy were brown, he’d be in *so* much trouble right now…

It’s ironic that he says atheism leads to dead people when his own fantasy involves killing dissenters.

As for the book-burning, I think I can speak for atheists everywhere.


Burn them. I don’t care. It’s called the Internet. We’ll be just fine.

(via Right Wing Watch)

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