Someone at the Economist has a problem with atheists. According to the anonymous author of this piece we pick the wrong fights and keep using that “A-Word” which frightens the poor little Christians.
How do we know when we’ve picked the wrong fight? A wrong fight is anything the liberal Christians don’t agree with us on. Of course, the conservative Christians accuse us of the same thing. And why do they accuse of us picking the “wrong” fight? Because they’re completely happy with whatever we’re fighting them on. Same coin, different side, same story. Imagine that, eh?
Our anonymous author also has a problem with us using the term atheist. The author also has a problem with godless, humanist, bright and secular. I suppose we should just call ourselves space monkeys but I’m willing to wager that that would upset the Christians too once they learn that “space monkeys” means “people who do not think there’s an invisible magic man in the sky”.
What really ticks me off is the author’s inherent message that we should shut up about anything that we consider important because there are things taking place that are effecting the lives of Christians. This is obvious when one considers that the author thinks removing references to the Christian god from both the currency and the federal pledge is “wrong”.
Why is it wrong? Because it doesn’t bother the majority of Christians. And since it doesn’t bother them, it’s not important. On the other hand, the prospect of being hit up for Jesus by their own kind does bother them. Since what bothers Christians is important by default, the rest of us need to shut up about all other issues until the Christians are safe again.
But don’t worry, once they’re safe again they’ll go right back to insisting that anyone who supports arming the wall between their religion and our state is smoking something that isn’t legal in all fifty states.
In conclusion, I honestly swear I’m starting to hate liberal Christians more and more each day. At least with conservative Christians, a bullet is not only expected – but promised.