Thursday, February 12, 2009

Christianist thanks God for atheists

It's sort of like how cops would be out of business without crooks. And God would be out of business without sinners.

Or, God-believers would be out of business without atheists.

Charisma magazine tells how the Rev. George Hargreaves, who heads up the United Kingdom's (Scottish) Christian Party, noted on his website that "he's almost grateful for the opportunity atheists have presented him with since they launched bus ads in January targeting people's beliefs in the Almighty."

Before we go further, you should know that Hargreaves is considered a "bible-thumping moralist," and his "party" is based primarily on an anti-homosexual platform.

Hargreaves is quoted as saying how "[Over] the past month I have had to be at my most tolerant." He was patting himself on the back because he didn't go publicly ballistic at those bus ads that said "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

Hargreaves' tolerance only went so far, though. He promptly launched his own bus ads: "There definitely is a God. So join the Christian Party and enjoy your life."

Heh. Heh.

Well, hell, at least it gave Hargreaves something to do, and the opportunity to publicize his little political party.

Thank God for atheists. She must be rolling on the golden streets laughing.

There's more here. Charisma magazine is a right-wingnut, fundamental Christian, Pentecostal operation - here.


Bob Poris said...

I guess he doesn’t believe in freedom of expression by those that do not agree with him.He could move to a land with a single religious view that agrees with his.

gbm3 said...

"I guess he doesn’t believe in freedom of expression by those that do not agree with him."

Talking about that:
Many liberals (I don't assume that you and Jacob are included) don't believe in freedom of expression. They would rather tear town displays and shout over other points of views (or delete videos like You--tube does).

A sampling (can you see what news I read?):

Abortion Supporters Pelt Pro-Lifers with Stones in France
Pro-Life Speaker Shouted Down by Mob Last Week Speaks at Another Catholic University Tonight
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Wisconsin U Student Senator Vandalizing Pro-Life Display of Crosses: A UWSP student has a conflict with a University approved demonstration.
Lesbian Break-in and Riot During College Speech on "Born-Gay Hoax" Forces Cancellation
Example of homosexual movement forcing "their social and sexual agenda on others," say observers
Calgary Pro-Life Club Stripped of Club Status after Pro-Life Students Charged with "Trespassing"

About Mr. Hargreaves, I don't think he's for limiting "freedom of expression by those that do not agree with him."

He's probably just glad he has a free expression to which he can respond. It's better than talking in a "cold call" manner; someone called upon him first to make a response (perhaps not intentionally).

Bob Poris said...

Many liberals, conservatives, fascists, socialists, libertarians, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Scientologists, etc do not believe in freedom of expression either. Why use such an imprecise label, without some definition of the word? Many people would love to shut the opposition up but we do try to enforce freedom of speech here in the USA. I think it is the right thing to do, with the caveat that it must not be used to cause violence.

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