Washington’s Governor Sanctions Atheist Plaque

Wow! The Northwest libs in Washington state are at it again. In the rotunda of the state capital in Olympia, Washington a navtivity scene has been erected. Probably doesn’t sound all that significant. I am sure many other states do the same thing. But because a fringe atheist group has asked for it, the governor Christine Gregoire has sanctioned the posting of a plaque by said atheist group….beside the nativity scene. The plaque states:

At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.

This is more than just an attempt to “please everyone.” This is more than just trying to represent all creeds and belief systems. Anyone who says it is is yanking your chain. The governor knew this would be offensive. She knew it would rub people of faith the wrong way. She was not trying to please everyone. In sanctioning this she was trying to push an agenda. She is trying to get away with an insult.

Bill O’Reilly made an excellent point concerning this offensive act. This group of left-wing, anti-traditionalist atheists would never ask for a plaque like this to be placed beside a publicly displayed portrait of, say, Martin Luther King, Jr. Even though Dr. King’s birthday is a federal holiday, as is Christmas. Even though Dr. King was a minister who taught religious principles in the public square. But as O’Reilly pointed out (which I have been saying forever) it is only okay to do such things to Christians. You wouldn’t see this plaque for a Ramadan exhibit. Only Christianity is attacked so vehemently. And only when it is anti-Christian is such an act considered kosher by the PC crowd.

But now where’s the ACLU?

The rights of Christians are being violated and my personal religion is being publicly slandered by a governor-sanctioned antagonistic plaque! Where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? They’ll take up for African-Americans who are discrminated against on the job (and rightly so). They’ll come to the aid of Muslims who are racially profiled. But Christians? Hands off! To the ACLU and other like groups Christians are the enemy. The public ridicule, derision, offense, or slander of Christians is a good day at the office for those people.

Bill O’Reilly is going to continue convering this issue and is encouraging people to contact Governor Gregoire and express their outrage over this. He is not doing it on religious grounds but on the grounds that this is an affront to millions who celebrate Christmas which is, I repeat, a government-sanctioned federal holiday. I think Islam is wrong in their doctrine and theology. So I don’t practice it. I don’t celebrate Ramadan. If Georgia’s governor Sonny Perdue wanted to have a Ramadan exhibit in the captial, I’d think it ridiculous, but I wouldn’t demand a Christmas one. I am a Christian and I will serve and honor Christ no matter what the government does. The reverse should be true for these atheists. But the truth is they simply want to be offensive and antagonistic.

Atheists, here’s a real brainwave for you. If you don’t like christmas, then don’t celebrate it! Go to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (hopefully you don’t rely too much on other people to get your job done). Don’t accept gifts from anyone. Don’t eat any special dinners. While the rest of the world is celebrating “peace on Earth and goodwill toward men” (which I would think you would be in favor of) you just go about your regular life and pay no mind to what the rest of us poor deluded nuts are doing.  Just keep your plaques to yourself.

Josh H.


4 Responses to “Washington’s Governor Sanctions Atheist Plaque”

  1. December 5, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I love my state….

  2. December 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Excellent post, Josh! (thank God for Sonny)

  3. 3 allee
    December 6, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Wonderful post, Josh! I have long said that if they do not believe in Christ, they have no reason to celebrate CHRISTmas. Therefore, they don’t need the day off work, and they certainly don’t need holiday pay compensation – straight pay for a straight day, federally recognized holiday or not; the root of their internal beliefs being that the premise for the holiday is false, it is no different than any other day. “Forcing” them to work for additional pay or “forcing” them to take the day off work with pay is violation of their civil rights and violation of “separation of the church and state.”

    I would be (and have been) so bold as to take it a step further: If there is no God, recognized universally as The Creator – “Nature’s God” and, therefore, the origin of “the Laws of Nature,” – He who has endowed us with inalienable rights including Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, then no rights can have been endowed and cannot be violated. Rights cannot come from a source that does not exist.

  4. December 6, 2008 at 9:14 am

    @allee: “Rights cannot come from a source that does not exist.” You are dead-on, my friend. The only way atheists can account for law, justice, and rights is by borrowing such ideas from religion.

    Gary Demar said “how can you account for morality in an atheistic, materialistic, chance universe?” They rely on borrowed capital that they have taken from Christianity. And the way they falsely misinterpret and misuse Jefferson’s “Separation of church and state” phrase is completely misguided (and misinformed). If that’s the case then even our founding documents violate the so-called “separation of church and state”. They are dated “in the year of our Lord” and the Declaration states that we are endowed by our “Creator” with certain inalienable rights.

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