I have no problem with atheism, having been an atheist for large chunks of my life. I do, however, have a problem with atheists’ concerted attacks on religion, which I think bespeaks precisely the type of intolerance atheists swear they oppose. That’s why I found so amusing Catholic Vote’s list of “top ten awkward facts about the new atheist monument.” I can just imagine some hyper-politicized atheist coming across the list and crying out in anguish, “Stop confusing me with the facts.”
Hat tip: A friend who prefers to remain nameless
Atheists aren’t limiting their attacks in religion in the military to demonizing Christians. It turns out they’re also agitating for their own chaplains. I find this amusing. I can just imagine the atheist chaplain in different military scenarios.
Atheist military chaplain on the eve of battle:
“You’re going into battle tomorrow. No one is watching over you; no one is at your side; and you’re not cradled in anyone’s divine love. Have fun and be careful.”
Atheist military chaplain in a fox hole:
“We’re going to die! We’re going to die! And after that . . . nothing!!!”
Atheist military chaplain at a dying soldier’s side:
“Please, my son, ignore the fact that your life had no meaning, your death will have been equally meaningless and, when you die, you’ll rot and turn to dust. Don’t worry. Be happy.”
Atheist military chaplain when soldier confesses that he has the urge to rape the enemy’s women:
“Well, I think that’s a very bad idea.”
My parodies are stupid, right? It’s not just that I’m a bad parodist (which I am). It’s that life in Obama’s America has moved beyond parody.
UPDATE: There’s a meme going on here. Check it out.