Newsflash: the religious are easily offended idiots
Some atheists posted a sign with an image of the Twin Towers and the words, "Imagine No Religion" in a park in a Vermont town. The subsequent hullabaloo was entirely predictable:
This Christmas, Martha Chennelle and Amy Houser say Vernon could use a few prayers, considering the sign standing in front of town hall.
"We believe that Christ is the reason for Christmas," said Chennelle.
"I feel like this is an attack on my beliefs as a religious person," said Houser.
Well, your belief is wrong. Christmas comes from Yule/Saturnalia, both pagan holidays that were co-opted to convert pagans. Further showing that the religious utterly lack knowledge of their own damn history. Nonetheless, this is essentially a bunch of idiots standing around belly-aching that someone doesn't like them. Religion really does turn the believer into a kindergartener, at least mentally.
The best part is this:
"We ultimately believe that Christians have been persecuted throughout history," said Houser, "so this is nothing new."
Yeah, but in the past thousand years or so the people doing the persecuting were other Christians. It's laughably absurd that people who make up a vast majority and control nearly everything are so terrified of atheists. Literally, their idiocy makes me laugh.
I really want to know why it's so hard for the religious to coexist with others who don't agree. You'd be hard-pressed to find an atheist who objects to all the religious symbols we see (except when they're on government ground and endorsed over other symbolism), but the religious just can't tolerate expressions of atheism. It's just ridiculous. And I know, not all believers are like these people, but those people aren't vocal, and don't distance themselves from the lunies. Maybe if all the sane people in the world, no matter what their religion, united against the nutjobs, all would be fine. But as long as the so-called "moderates" stay lined up with the whack-jobs situations like this will keep occurring.
And that's why we need to shame these people. Once acting like a moron is embarrassing and people aren't doing it, things will be much better for everyone.