Bloody Christians. The Eternal Soft Target.A post over at AWH brought to my attention a mob calling themselves the Rational Response Squad, with the avowed aim of Fighting to free humanity from the mind disorder known as theism.
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but the communists did their damndest to remove religion from Russia, and how did that turn out? Not real flash. Orthodoxy was replaced by the worship of Lenin and Stalin.
So I don't think they'll have too much success overall in that department.
Currently, the Rational Responders are attempting to put the kybosh on Christmas, and are running a "blashphemy challenge."
One thing that did sort of jump out at me during my travels through their site is a remarkable lack of attention to any religion other than christianity.
To that end, I sent them an email:
Dear Rational Responders,
First allow me to congratulate you for your stance on the christian religion. It is always good to see someone with the courage of their convictions.
I did see Brian Flemming's interview on FOX about your blasphemy challenge, and I noted that while there is a bit of lip service paid to being anti-religion in theory, it appears per your website that the only religion you are anti is christianity. With a bit of judaism thrown in, of course.
While I may disagree with your blasphemy challenge - I find it considerably offensive - by all means, go for it. You may sucker all of those teenagers into making fools of themselves for a free dvd, but I do consider that you are missing the mark.
According to muslims, the world's fastest growing religion is islam, and they are much more vocal and active in support of their faith than a lot of christians.
To that end, I would suggest that perhaps you look towards Mecca for something to eradicate.
The christian doctrine has no problems with the concept of separation of church and state (render unto God that which is God's, render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's); it is only when some people have difficulty with that idea that it becomes an issue for the populace.
In islam, however, there is not and can never be the separation of church and state.
Is there a likelihood of you taking action about the proliferation of mosques in your country? Do you have objections to public schools teaching children about islam, including reciting the shahada and dressing up?
Do you plan to object to issues like muslim women wearing the niqab and thus being unidentifiable, and do you take exception to the provision of muslim prayer rooms?
I ask this because currently it appears that you are currently taking aim at the soft target of christianity.
I don't see that there needs to be any action taken against hindus or buddhists, for example, since they are such small and relatively peaceful religious minorities. They do not have the clout of the judeo-christian traditions in your (and my) country.
But the creeping islamisation of the USA is of concern for myself and I believe it should be for you, also.
As you are so determinedly atheist, and anti-religion, I would love to hear your plan of action with regards to combatting the rise of islam.
Thank you for your time, and God bless,
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Well, I did recieve a response, which was merely a link to a youtube:
It is a most entertaining vid, and I highly recommend you check it out.
There is a remarkable lack of insight into the islamist stance, as opposed to the christian way of life.
Apparently the islamists are so brainwashed that they won't listen to the Rational Responders. This is actually very true in one way, but in another, you will have your extremists who do scan the airwaves, and will use what they pick up off the net to prosecute your arse into jail.
Quite a few of those live in the USA.
Ever heard of CAIR?
There are some good points raised - stem cell research, for example, is another. Personally, I am offended by embryonic stem cell research, but not by adult stem cell research. So I'm against one but not the other. It's a fine dividing line, and one for another post.
Anyway, I found this vid a lot more reasonable than the websites, so recommend it for a watch.
Even if I don't agree with the sentiments.