New York wants to memorialize seven firefighters who died on 9/11 (a good thing) by renaming a street “Seven in Heaven Way”. Who could have a problem with that? Enter stage left, atheists trying to stamp out all religion based on their illogical and unprovable dogma. Where’s the tolerance?
“There should be no signage or displays of religious nature in the public domain,” said Ken Bronstein, president of New York City Atheists. “It’s really insulting to us.”
Mr. Bronstein’s view isn’t correct, the first amendment isn’t freedom from it’s freedom to, involving Congress and creating law. Could Mr. Bronstein cite which Federal law Congress created when New York named this street? Of course not — he’s factually wrong on the first amendment.
We’ve written on separation of church and state before; note Mr. Bronstein isn’t alone in his misunderstanding of the first amendment, as the atheist version reads:
No person shall have any expression of religion in public, and it’s acceptable to prohibit the free exercise thereof …
… which bears little resemblance to the actual First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …
How do atheists morph “Congress” into “any citizen or locality” and change “law” to “any expression”? Any casual reading of the actual text demonstrates the absurdities of the atheist position. Of course, since atheism is logically absurd (the moon landing hoax theories having more credibility than atheism), it shouldn’t surprise anyone atheists continually demonstrate a lack of critical thinking and logic, and defend a closed mind.
Ironically (and Mr. Bronstein and his fellow atheists miss it), his view of “no displays of religious nature” (if mandated by Federal courts) is a violation of the first amendment, as it prohibits the free exercise of religion.
Why do atheists insist on forcing their illogical faith on the rest of the country? A hope they can’t prove and take on faith, not logic, critical thinking, or facts. Why can’t they be freethinkers, remain open-minded, and be tolerant?
Questions the atheists themselves can’t answer; their continued attempts to force their faith onto everyone else demonstrates a case of cognitive dissonance (holding two conflicting ideas at the same time, what Orwell called “Doublethink”) — as they hope God doesn’t exist.
Why can’t atheists be tolerant?