Newt Gingrich on the terrible, terrible future of America…
"I have two grandchildren… I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they're my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American."
First of all, great point! If America doesn't win in this battle against what America is all about, America will never be what makes America America. I've never heard this put quite so succinctly.
However, I remain unconvinced that America will become "a secular atheist country… dominated by radical Islamists." I think it's entirely possible that it could become a reform Jewish country dominated Zen Buddhists. Or possibly even a fundamentalist Zoroastrian country dominated by apathetic Hindus. Or we might just get eaten whole by John Travolta.
Anything can happen. It's a very scary future.
Tags: Atheists, Bill of Rights, Christianity, Constitution, Islam, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Quote Unquote, Religion, Republicans
People are always wondering why the Founding Fathers were so opposed to science being taught in schools. This clip goes a long way toward explaining it. You see, if your brain is all busy a'thinkin' and a'wondrin' about ties and moons and oceans and stuff, it's probably not busy silently reciting the Pledge of Allegiance over and over again. And that breeds liberalism…
"There must be a god, because I don't know how things work." – The Philosophical Teachings of St. Bill O'Reilly
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Tags: Atheists, Bill O'Reilly, Christianity, Fox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Religion, Science & Technology
Oh… My… Creator! Have you seen what Barack Obama just did? He just admitted to the entire world that he is an atheist who hates God and is therefore unfit to lead our nation and almost certainly probably worships the Devil!
It's true! I mean, what other way can you interpret the fact that, while quoting the Declaration of Independence, he left the words "by their Creator"?
On Friday evening, when President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, he quoted that passage as follows (on the clip at 22:30): "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal [pause], endowed with certain unalienable rights: life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
In Obama's version, there is no "Creator."
Only two plausible explanations spring to mind. One is that President Obama isn’t very familiar with the most famous passage in the document that founded this nation; that even when plainly reading from a teleprompter,* he wasn’t able to quote it correctly. The other is that President Obama doesn’t subscribe to the Declaration’s rather central claim that our rights come from our "Creator" (also referred to in the Declaration as "Nature's God" and "the Supreme Judge of the World").
Well, that's it. What further proof do we need? The guy is obviously an America-hating atheist jihadist. I mean, can you even imagine what it would mean for the nation if our basic civil rights as citizens were a mutually-agreed-upon moral code devised by by rational people for the good of the whole and not laws thrust upon us by a man who lives up in the sky and hides from us whenever we try to look for him?
That was a rhetorical question! Don't imagine that! Don't imagine it! Simply allowing that thought to cross the threshold of your consciousness means the terrorists have won.
* Little Green Footballs is claiming that the DoI quote wasn't part of the speech as written and was simply ad-libbed. Little Green Footballs? More like Little Red Bookballs, eh? Eh? Eh?
Tags: Atheists, Barack Obama, Declaration of Independence, Religion, Thomas Jefferson
Good one, Ann Coulter?
"The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop. I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist."
(via Brooklyn Mutt)
Tags: Ann Coulter, Atheists, Barack Obama, Islam, Religion
"If this means Argentinians are damned, that's just more good news: there will be Carnival in hell."
I was gonna make a joke here about being excited to get down there and see demon boobs, but then I remembered that I've already seen Jenny McCarthy's boobs a bunch of times. Yawn!
Tags: Argentina, Atheists, LGBT, Marriage Equality, PZ Myers, Religion