Oy... I was just reading another whimperfest from my favorite little tear-soaked sack of crap, Dinesh D'Souza, about the "evil atheist conspiracy" and the War on Christmasâ¢.
Now, I'm not going to beat up on Christians here, save to say that "Christiansâ¢" such as D'Souza could stand to learn a thing or two about respect, and how squealing and stomping your little feet while demanding special rights isn't really going to earn you a heck of a lot of respect. In fact, it'll get you thoroughly laughed at in most circles.Somehow it's okay to give Christians the finger. Christians are expected to be tolerant of others but others are not expected to be tolerant of Christians. I grew up in India where Christians are in the minority. Hindus and Muslims greatly outnumber Christians, and the main holidays are the Hindu festival Divali and the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. As a Christian I wouldn't dream of demanding that stores in India remove their Divali lanterns because they don't reflect my religious customs. How ridiculous would that be? Yet precisely such narrow-minded, prejudicial sentiments are responsible for the movements to ban Christian symbols in America on the occasion of Christ's birthday.
Christians bear some responsibility of letting this nonsense get so out of hand. The solution: Christians need to stop believing the atheist con. There is nothing in the Constitution or in the founding that mandates a public square monopolized by atheists and secularists. It's time to tell the ACLU to go to hell. Stop patronizing stores that outlaw Christmas, and to make your purchases at stores that aren't afraid to say "Merry Christmas."
The thing is, this whole "War on Christmasâ¢" nonsense is actually a sham created to inspire the appropriate feelings of persecution so as to justify those calls which amount to nothing more than a child tugging on apron strings squeaking "pay attention to me" over and over again.In short, Christiansâ¢ want to feel persecuted, and they're good at it. Any attention, even scorn, is seen as a positive thing in the eyes of these potatoheads.
Unfortunately, the real reason why stores say "Happy Holidays" as opposed to "Merry Christmas" is simply to make their establishments friendly and appealing to those who don't share the Christian belief, yet want to take part in the holiday this time of year (Yes. Even those Muslims). To those shoppers, it's a commercial holiday no different from Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day, or even Secretaries' Day.
In other words, the stores want to encourage selling things to everyone, not just Christians, this time of year. That's it.
Aside from that, here's a little bit that really seems a little spooky:
The solution: Christians need to stop believing the atheist con. There is nothing in the Constitution or in the founding that mandates a public square monopolized by atheists and secularists. It's time to tell the ACLU to go to hell.Now, that's tolerance for you. D'Souza's pissing on the First Amendment while demanding that his perverted brand of Christianityâ¢ be endorsed and encouraged by the State while the beliefs of his fellow citizens are disrespected and ignored. He's essentially saying, "I'm Christianâ¢! I don't care about your beliefs. Mine are to be respected at all costs."
Anyway, you see, it's Christiansâ¢ such as this rattling, little whelp D'Souza that I could never respect. He wants his beliefs to supersede the beliefs of his fellow Americans. Yet, he fails to comprehend that by doing so, he's showing that doesn't care about your beliefs. He only cares about his. And, in the tattered little mind of Dinesh D'Souza, that's what he considers to be an example of tolerance. Respect his beliefs while he pisses on those of everyone else.
Next, Dinesh will be telling people that only Christiansâ¢ are allowed to exchange gifts this time of year, and if you're not a Christianâ¢, you can't celebrate this holiday.
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 11/28/2007 12:50:00 PM