Give Thou Me a Break

Give Thou Me a Break July 9, 2014


When the American Atheists first filed their lawsuit in state court seeking to have the [Ground Zero] cross torn down and removed from the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, they actually asserted in their complaint that their members were experiencing “dyspepsia [upset stomach], symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish” as a “direct and proximate result of the unconstitutional existence of the cross.”

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  • Hermann o

    Must be the diet – eating babies can´t be healthy! 😉

  • wlinden

    They are vampires?

    • Robert R Chase


    • Alma Peregrina

      Oh darn… I wanted to make that comment… 🙁

  • MarylandBill

    One thing a number of atheists I have encountered has insisted upon is that atheism is not a belief system, it is simply a lack of belief in God… Yet they then go on to make all sorts of claims that make it abundantly clear that they do have a belief system by making claims like the above.

    • Tom

      And then they wonder why atheism isn’t covered as a religion under the 1st Amendment. If it’s not a religion, then guess what?

      • MarylandBill

        Atheism is covered in the sense that one is free to not belong to any religion if they so choose. Freedom of belief and to put those beliefs in practice is a natural right; freedom from any encounter with religion is not a natural right.

  • Marthe Lépine

    Maybe they get these symptoms because of hate… But if they hate God, it means that they believe in Him. And if they hate people who believe in God, that is their own problem if they let themselves be consumed by hate, and they should work on it – maybe through counseling – in order to feel comfortable with people who hold opinions that they do not share. On the other hand, such hate of believers can still mean that they believe that God exists but are rejecting Him, which seems to me to be a different thing than being convinced there is no God. And, we would need to pray for them even more, since that fear and hate of God might be a sign that they are uncomfortable with their own set of beliefs and that discomfort might be a very first small step towards conversion, a bit like some converts, or some people who were afraid of having a religious vocation, recognize having run away from God for a number of years – before He caught them!

    • Rebecca Fuentes

      Most of the atheists I met in college were actually God-haters, not God-disbelievers. I had no idea how to engage them in any sort of useful, meaningful conversation, though.

  • bob

    Wlinden has it. Now you know how to really bug an atheist. Wear a cross. Amazing what effect something as simple as that has on the right digestive tract. They might qualify for some sort of disability given the frequent presence of visible lines intersecting at right angles in the environment. Poor dears.

  • The Deuce

    It’s the only real play in the lefty playbook. You can’t attack society’s norms and standards and institutions head on, so instead you need to find sympathetic “victims” to claim that the existence of those norms is unfairly causing them intense suffering. Unfortunately, that sort of emotional blackmail is pretty effective most of the time, but occasionally they misstep to hilarious effect, particularly when the group of lefties in question are as socially inept as the gnus.

  • Mark S. (not for Shea)

    You know, if you start feeling seriously ill and experiencing pain and anguish every time you go near a cross, may I suggest you call an exorcist? 🙂

  • Barbara

    I said it on Facebook and I’ll say it here. If they are possessed, it has to be by the whiniest, most pathetic demons that ever fell from Heaven. These are demon vaginas, truly a disgrace to the forces of evil.