Bill Donahue of the Catholic League is sponsoring an ‘Adopt an Atheist‘ program. The program is to be used to explain to atheists
“We want atheists to realize that there may be Christians in their community, even if those Christians don’t even know they are Christian.”
Here’s what our campaign entails. We are asking everyone to contact the American Atheist affiliate in his area [click here], letting them know of your interest in “adopting” one of them. All it takes is an e-mail. Let them know of your sincere interest in working with them to uncover their inner self. They may be resistant at first, but eventually they may come to understand that they were Christian all along.
If we hurry, these closeted Christians can celebrate Christmas like the rest of us. As an added bonus, they will no longer be looked upon as people who “believe in nothing, stand for nothing and are good for nothing.”
Then we too can celebrate Christmas like it was originally intended…
Until those upstart Christians got a hold of it.
So, I’m available. The only requirement is that everything is open discussion and anything said will be posted into this blog.
Please, yes, let’s start with how the Catholic church refused to allow me and my wife to marry since I was a Baptist at the time. (We’ll not go into the fact that of all the couples I know married in the Catholic tradition, less than 20% are still together.) Let’s ask why my wife is refused by her own family to be a Godparent of any of her many nieces and nephews… are you guys afraid that we’ll tell those kids the truth about the Bible?
How about this, I’ll adopt a Christian and explain to them that I am a normal human being. Just because I’m an atheist doesn’t mean I go around eating flesh (that’s left for the Christians). Just because I’m an atheist doesn’t mean I am a axe murderer just waiting for provocation.
Oh, I’d like to point this out.
Approximately 80 percent of Americans are Christian, and 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Of the 20 percent who are not Christian, non-believers make up the largest segment, though the number of self-identified atheists is tiny
You know why atheists are a self-identified minority? Because harassment of us is (while illegal and unethical) it is perfectly acceptable. Take a look… (from Greta Christina’s Blog)
Anti-atheist bigotry is no joke. Atheists get denied custody of their children explicitly on the basis of their atheism. Atheist kids in public high schools trying to organize clubs routinely get stonewalled. Atheist veterans got booed in a Memorial Day parade. Atheist teenagers get threats of brutal violence and death for asking their school to obey the law and not proselytize about religion to students. Polls consistently put atheists at the bottom of lists of who people would vote for or trust. Towns get hysterical about atheists playing “Jingle Bells” on vuvuzelas in a Christmas parade. It’s no joke. (Okay, the thing about the vuvuzelas is sort of funny…)
You remember all those years of Christian persecution? Oh wait, that’s right, Christians (according to you) are the majority, so how exactly can you be a persecuted minority? Yeah because being asked to follow the law and NOT handout Bibles at school is exactly like a family throwing a high school student out of his home because he’s atheist.
So please adopt me. Please explain to me why I’m wrong for wanting to live my own life and you are right for wanting to kill me.