Washington State has become a center of controversy after Democrat governor Christine Gregoire allowed an atheist placard to be placed into the public space of the statehouse in Tacoma during the Christmas and Hanukkah season.
The 30 X 30 inch placard placed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Coalition, an atheist group, says:
“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.”
The placard was allowed after a Jewish menorah, a “holiday” tree, and a Christian crèche were placed in the statehouse. The crèche, depicting the birth of Jesus, was placed in the statehouse this year after a suit was filed following Gregoire’s lighting of a Jewish menorah in the statehouse on December 18, 2007.
This year’s atheist action only adds to the anti-Christian trend embodied in the substitution of the word “holiday” for “Christmas” during the Christmas season, part of a movement in America toward secular materialism and atheism and away from the Christian ideals on which our nation – and on which all the world’s freedom – is based.
Gregoire is described as a “Catholic” as are Democrat House speaker Nancy Pelosi, US senator Ted Kennedy, and thousands of other elected officials across the nation. Yet many of the political positions of these so-called “Catholics” – particularly their embrace of unfettered access to abortion – ally these figures with secularism and atheism.
The media promote the views of the Catholic Church only when bishops or clergy take liberal position like advocacy of pacifism or of government programs. But this is media cherry-picking of positions it finds useful to promote its own agenda. Meanwhile the genuine agenda of Christianity is challenged by the media in every way, including on the grounds of ‘separation of church and state’.
Consider the religion of environmentalism, which is nothing more than the worship of nature as pagans have worshiped nature throughout history. Environmental paganism is entrenched in every single government institution from lawmaking legislatures to public schools and is never questioned.
What are the ties between environmental paganism and atheism?
They both put people last, that is what. Abortion is supported wholeheartedly by most environmentalists and most pagans. Abortion puts human life last. Yet if a citizen suggests we do a mass killing of deer or porcupines to control their populations, there is an outcry. And in environmentalism, human needs are always subservient to that of pristine nature.
Now consider the handiwork of 20th century atheism. The three most notorious mass murderers of the last 100 years were Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, Adolph Hitler in Europe and Mao Tse-Tung in China. Combined they murdered more than 100 million people, destroyed the lives of hundreds of millions more, and started wars that led to the deaths of at least 50 million more.
All were committed atheists for whom human life and thus their own human existence itself was meaningless. Hitler even was an occultist who embraced the equivalent of ‘new age’ religions like those finding power in pyramids or crystals, palm reading, fortune telling, astrology, tarot cards etc. And nazi ideology included the love of nature, vegetarianism, love of animals, health fanaticism and hatred of cigarette smoking.
Now look at the message from the Wisconsin atheist group: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.
Notice it does not say “there is no God” which is a good sign, because atheists are afraid even to use the word “God”. But in private atheists actually spend more time thinking about God than Christians do, which shows the power of God. Just look at atheist writings… God does not exist, God is not who people say He is, God is a figment of the imagination. A recent best-selling atheist book was entitled The God Delusion. For people who do not believe in God, atheists spend an awful lot of time thinking about and talking about God.
So what is their message? It seems confusing. But atheists are confused people. Because if you have no beliefs, you do not even know who you are. If Christians believe in the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and Jews celebrate at Hanukkah the dedication of the new altar in the Temple of Jerusalem, what is the symbol of atheism? Is there any?
How often have we heard the phrase “living for something bigger than ourselves.” This always is what great people and great cultures do. Yet to live for nothing and to believe in nothing but yourself and your own pleasure and convenience, as atheists do, represents selfishness and narcissism. In other words, nothing.
“There is only our natural world” says the atheist placard.
This phrase shows that atheism actually is an offshoot of modern-day environmentalism, which believes that man should live subjugated to the natural world.
And why are the words “Winter Solstice” capitalized on the Washington state placard?
Because atheists have so much respect for a date on the calendar that they must emphasize its importance. In other words, they are worshipful of… nothing at all… of a natural phenomenon that happens every year.
Do not be fooled. Underneath their blasé or happy exterior, atheists are angry people. That is why Mao Tse Tung and Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin executed tens of millions of people. And why Christian-based America has been the force that in the 20th century has spread the concept of freedom around the globe, a concept on which no nation ever had been built until the 18th century when men like Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison, relying on Biblical principles, created a state in which people did not have to fear their fellow man and their own government.
“Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds,” says the atheist placard.
This is nothing more than hate speech, revealing the genuine anger behind these people. Yet since liberals are perpetrating the hate speech, it is not challenged. And it is the opposite of the truth. Look at the hardening of hearts and enslavement of minds in Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union and Mao Tse Tung’s communist China and you get the picture.
Republican US senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina offered the following comment on the secular nature of the new US Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC. It speaks for itself:
The Capitol Visitor Center is designed to tell the history and purpose of our nation’s Capitol, but it fails to appropriately honor our religious heritage that has been critical to America’s success. While the Architect of the Capitol has pledged to include some references to faith, more needs to be done. You cannot accurately tell the history of America or its Capitol by ignoring the religious heritage of our Founders and the generations since who relied on their faith for strength and guidance. The millions of visitors that will visit the CVC each year should get a true portrayal of the motivations and inspirations of those who have served in Congress since its establishment.
“The current CVC displays are left-leaning and in some cases distort our true history. Exhibits portray the federal government as the fulfillment of human ambition and the answer to all of society’s problems. This is a clear departure from acknowledging that Americans’ rights ‘are endowed by their Creator’ and stem from ‘a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.’ Instead, the CVC’s most prominent display proclaims faith not in God, but in government. Visitors will enter reading a large engraving that states, ‘We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution.’ This is an intentional misrepresentation of our nation’s real history, and an offensive refusal to honor America‘s God-given blessings. As George Washington stated clearly in his first inaugural address:
‘…[I]t would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge.’
“The fundamental principles of the freedom we enjoy in this country stem from our Founding Fathers’ beliefs in a higher power, beliefs put forth in the Declaration of Independence and manifest throughout our Constitution,” said Senator DeMint. “If we cease to acknowledge this fact, we may cease to enjoy some of the freedoms we take for granted. We must not censor historical references to God for the sake of political correctness. And we must truthfully represent the limited form of government the Constitution lays out so that our ‘government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.’ So help us God.”
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