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People don’t dislike him just because he is a Christian, people dislike him because he is an obnoxious ass who uses his position of fame to showcase frequent, mindless, displays of his religion, where none are needed or even really appropriate.

This is what Christians don’t seem to understand. Not everybody buys your particular flavor of nonsense, and not everybody wants it crammed down their throats. There is an appropriate time and a place for everything, and the list of appropriate times and places for religious displays are much smaller than you believe. Being notified of that fact, and having people who disapprove of obnoxious displays of your religion, is not persecution of Christianity. It is an entirely appropriate response to your wrongdoings.

I realize that they are trained to be oblivious to this fact. Back when I was a Christian, I was taught by the evangelical pastor at my Southern Baptist Church, to believe that everyone, everywhere, without exception and regardless of their stated desires and beliefs needs and wants Jesus. Thus, no matter what protests you hear, you should plug Jesus at every given opportunity to everyone everywhere. I was also taught that atheists really do believe in Yahweh,  but for whatever reason (pride, arrogance, or they were abused, etc) they will deny it, and that it was super-duper important to display your faith to them.

As an atheist, I can honestly say, I do not believe in any gods. Yes, that includes Yahweh and Jesus. I am not interested in solicitations for your religion, nor would I like you to make an effort to turn random, secular activities into commercials for your imaginary friends.


I didn’t want to make a Thanksgiving post, and it’s after Thanksgiving Day, but I keep seeing nonsense on the internet about how Thanksgiving is a day where we all sit around and thank our imaginary friend of choice for all of the very real things we have. Professional retard, Ben Shapiro tweeted “Unreal that Obama doesn’t mention God in Thanksgiving message. Militant atheist. To whom does he think we are giving thanks?”.

You know who I gave thanks to?

My wife.

Shes the one who cooked all of the food. Cooking an elaborate meal is not easy to do, but she did it. She also washed a bunch of dishes. There was no deity that came down to wash the dishes or prepare the meal. It was 100% natural and it was 100% her effort.

You know who she gave thanks to?


I bought all of the food. I paid for all of the dishes we ate it off of and I paid for the electricity that our oven uses. I paid the rent for the apartment we ate in. There was no sky magician who rained gold coins down on me, nor is there a sky magician running my business, paying my rent, or paying my taxes. It was 100% natural and it was 100% my effort.

If you want to take a step back, we could thank the grocery store for stocking the food and selling it to me. We could take another step back and thank the truckers who drove it there, the gas refineries that made the fuel and the machinery companies that built the trucks. If you want to take another step back, we could thank the oil companies that pumped up the oil that became gasoline for the trucks, the miners who mined the ore for the metal in the trucks and the processing plants that processed the food. Take it a step further back, and we’re thanking the farmers who grew the food.

What’s missing from all of this?


No deities had any hand in my minor Thanksgiving celebration. Why waste time thanking someone’s imaginary friend, when lots of real effort went into the creation of that meal?

Plus, the leap of logic in Shapiro’s tweet is mind boggling.  Not mentioning something is now somehow equivalent to hostility to it. Huzzah.

This entry is a reply to another entry at TheQuietPatriot, below is his entire post as it appears on his site:

Cross removed at base in Afghanistan – Tim Mak –

Wow, this is so wrong. Why can’t we have a cross on the chapel? The BS reason of “in accordance to Army regulations” two step is a crock. If you go to any military post you will see that there are crosses either on the building or on a sign in front of the building and inside. This suppression of the christian faith by left wing radical groups like the ACLU (socialist) and by atheist organizations needs to be stopped. Our constitution clearly states “Freedom of Religion” not the freedom to suppress the one you dont like or believe in. If you dont like looking at the cross in front of a church then exercise your fredom to take a different route.

“I really don’t understand why Christians are always attacked. If it was a crescent moon on top of a mosque, it would never be taken down,” said an Army serviceman.

This guy is totally correct, if we did this to another religion like islam, then it would cause a conflict. People need to wake up and protect their rights.”

This is not suppression of Christianity. Please put out your self-righteous persecution complex for a second to examine the facts of the situation. The regulation specifying that no “permanent” religious symbols be in army chapels was adopted in 1940. It was part of a compromise to even allow the army to have chapels. The reasoning behind it, was that it created a religious space which could be used by all servicemen for their preferred religion. In short, Christians can bring in whatever non-permanent symbols they want, hold a conference call with their imaginary friend Jesus, and then clean up and leave the space for the next group. Muslims can then come in, bring their symbols, have a conference call with their imaginary friend Allah, then clear up and leave the space for the next group. The cycle repeats for everyone who is comforted by a conference call with their imaginary friend.

The cross was not taken down because it was a cross, it was taken down, because it was “permanent” in nature. IE, not easy to cover up, or remove for other groups. Christians were not being persecuted because they were told to take it down, they were told that they aren’t exempt from a 71 year old army regulation. In effect, that they were equal to everyone else, and had to play by the same rules that everyone else did.

Here is a book of regulations for army chaplains. It is from 2009, and summarizes the regulations placed on chaplains in the military. On page 36, in section ‘K’, you can read the regulation for yourself. For those too lazy to read it, I’ll paste it below.

“k. Symbols. The chapel environment will be religiously neutral when the facility is not being used for scheduled worship. Portable religious symbols, icons, or statues may be used within a chapel during times of religious worship. Symbols are to be moved or covered when not in use during services. Distinctive religious symbols, such as crosses, crucifixes, the Star of David, Menorah, and other religious symbols will not be affixed or displayed permanently on the chapel interior, exterior, or grounds. Permanent or fixed chapel furnishings, such as the altar, pulpit, lectern, or communion rail will be devoid of distinctive religious symbols.”

There, I said it. Her blog is really, really boring.

Come at me bro.