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Have a Holly, Jolly Xmas Solstice!

Season’s Greetings from America’s nutty Northwest:

OLYMPIA, Wash. — An atheist group has unveiled an anti-religion placard in the state Capitol, joining a Christian Nativity scene and “holiday tree” on display during December.

The atheists’ sign was installed Monday by Washington members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group based in Madison, Wis.

With a nod to the winter solstice – the year’s shortest day, occurring in late December – the placard reads, in part, “There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

The foundation’s co-president, Dan Barker, said it was important for atheists to offer their viewpoint alongside the overtly religious Nativity scene and Christmas-style holiday tree.

“Our members want equal time,” Barker said. “Not to muscle, not to coerce, but just to have a place at the table.”

The amount of “FAIL!” contained in this mook and his organization’s reasoning is priceless. While, as atheists, the group is supposed to reject the very concept of any religion (as per the plaque’s inscription), they base their need for their display’s inclusion on the Winter Solstice; an astronomic event which has been treated as a day of mystical (ie: “religious”) significance across the globe for seemingly all of recorded history. Even the statement “There is only our natural world” is laughable… what are all those shiny things up in the sky, guys? They certainly are NOT of this world, but the biggest one is what gives the Winter (and Summer) solstices their significance.

These douchebags aren’t atheists; they belong to The Church of the Anti Other People’s Beliefs. Why else do they say they “want equal time” if they consider any religious or spiritual belief to be “myth and superstition” if not as an opportunity to denigrate peoples of faiths that disagree with their beliefs?

If they truly were atheists, they wouldn’t give a damn about whatever significance other people placed on this time of year. They certainly would not be demanding “a place at the table” of this seasonal celebration… unless they wanted their belief, the belief that the other beliefs are false, to be equally represented.

They’re a bunch of media-whoring douchbags, blind to the irony found in their determination to ram their belief down everybody else’s throat.

Pot? Meet Kettle.

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