Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Fake War On Christmas Begins...

Taking the tradition from Bill O The Clown...
Sack Of Lies

At least, this seems to be true for "700 Club" host, charlatan, homophobe, and head buffoon Pat Robertson, who recently warned his viewers that "the Grinch" is attempting to ruin the impending holiday. I thought the Grinch was a beloved fictional character written by Dr. Seuss, but who cares about pesky things like facts. He also turned his attitude around by the end of the story without religion being involved.
King of Drool

As Right Wing Watch notes, Robertson used the iconic Seussian anti-holiday deviant as a metaphor for those "miserable atheists" who “want to steal [Christmas] away from you.” Really? Atheists want to steal a commercialized retail holiday with roots in European paganism? Christians stole the holiday from pagans, it was a pagan festival to celebrate winter solstice, so what is he talking about? Even according to his own Bible, which it's debatable if this old slug is literate, Jesus was NOT born on December 25th.

“Atheists don’t like our happiness, they don’t want you to be happy, they want you to be miserable,” Robertson says in the video. “They’re miserable so they want you to be miserable.”
So Atheists want to steal a pagan holiday away from Christians? Oh, they must want to take it back then. Robertson goes on to spread his gospel of love and understanding about atheists by saying, "People who are atheists, they hate God, they hate the expression of God, and they are angry at the world, angry with themselves, angry with society and they take it out on innocent people who are worshipping God," he said at the time. That Mr. Robertson, is intellectual dishonesty. Atheists don't hate any deity, they just don't see any evidence that one exists. A far cry from getting signs and saying that "God's hates fags", "Thank God for AIDS", "9/11 is God's judgment on America for sin," and other such hallucinatory phuckery that should shame anyone that takes this man seriously.
Mistletoe: The Warlocks Plant, Pucker Up!

Religious people, stop being gullible and do some research about this stuff. Christmas is not Jesus' birthday, no matter how many times you say "Jesus is the reason for the season." Christmas was a celebration of the winter solstice long before Christianity co-opted it along with the tree thing which was originally a symbol of the season for pagans and other cultures. Jesus, if he existed at all, was known to have been born in the summer but the Romans moved the date to December so the pagans they were trying to convert would relate. Just because you stick the words Jesus in something doesn't make it Christian. This is a method of control and it's time to recognize it for what it is. I have never met a hateful, angry, atheist or agnostic, but Christians? Meaner and colder than anyone you want to meet. Atheists just know better than to put their happiness in the hands of something that may,or may not exist. Also,I have never known an atheist to ever want to take away other people's joy,or do away with the holidays. If an atheist has a problem with the religious holidays, they just don't celebrate. 

What Robertson is saying is that we must all beware of the atheists who are happy and joyful without God. Remind me again which side thinks people should be free to enjoy their sexuality, with whom and when they like (within the bounds of consent...), and which thinks you should live your life in guilt and shame because a Big Sky Fairy is obsessing about who sticks what where. Why is it such a leap to believe that Jesus is an allegorical character representing the sun in a big astrological drama? Is there any fossil or forensic evidence that Jesus existed? Be that as it may, whether or not he did, is not the point, what we are to learn from him is, and blatant bigotry of this magnitude is not it, especially coming from a person that supposedly represents the love of Jesus. 

Where's My Xanax?

I have the distinct impression that all the people that he perceives as being unhappy and isn't realizing that they are unhappy because they have run into him.

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