Atheists Are Well-Organized Hate Group


I was in Washington, D.C. this past October for the annual Values Voter Summit. When I pulled up to the host hotel, I was dumbstruck to find a group of atheists staked out at the front entrance, mocking the summit’s preponderantly Christian attendees.

Such in-your-face confrontations by atheists are becoming increasingly common. In fact, atheist activists bear many of the characteristics generally associated with a “hate group,” as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the accepted authority on the subject.

The Center says a hate group is “an organized group or movement that advocates and practices hatred, hostitility or violence  towards members of a race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other designated sector of society.”

That pretty much includes the atheist movement.

And its hatred and hostility toward the faith community is front and center this weekend in the Nation’s Capital, where a coalition of atheist organizations is hosting the American Atheists National Convention.

This year’s cheeky convention theme is “Come out! Come out! Wherever you Are!” It’s a call upon atheists on the down low to come out as godless to their friends, family and co-workers.

The highlight of the convention is an all-day hatefest on the National Mall, which the atheist organizers are euphemistically calling “The Reason Rally.”But there will be no reason on display on the hallowed ground where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” sermon nearly a half-century ago. Instead, there will be one diatribe after another against religion in general, Christians – like King was – in particular.

Indeed, the atheists couldn’t have found a more hateful roster of speakers for today’s rally.

It includes Oxford University Prof. Richard Dawkins, author of the polemic, “The God Delusion,” who wrote that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a “vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser, a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

Then there’s Adam Savage, the proud third-generation atheist, the co-host of “Mythbusters” on the Discovery Channel. In a 2010 speech to the Harvard Humanism Society, Savage said “the need for God” by those who do not share his godlessness is similar to the “need for conspiracy theories.”

Religious rubes just can’t believe that the universe, that life as we know it,  just happened. But that’s reality, said Savage. “No one is in charge.”

Then there’s the band Bad Religion, which gets to blaspheme to a punk rock beat at today’s atheist rally. The band’s logo, a black cross with a red prohibition circle over it, is referred to by its fans as the “Crossbuster.”

The secularists,  humanists, agnostics, naturalists, atheists that have gathered in the Nation’s Capital this weekend are betting eternity that God does not exist. If they are wrong, they will have hell to pay.

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19 thoughts on “Atheists Are Well-Organized Hate Group

  1. The level of hatred spewed by the anti-theists is pretty amazing. The only response I ever hear to the clear evidence of the Founding Fathers’ repeated professions Christianity is, “Well, they were really deists. I think. I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure. They must have been, right?” If you choose to oppose God or ignore Him or pretend he doesn’t exist, and if you refuse to see his clear hand in American history, that’s your business, He will deal with you in his own time.

  2. No, the Founders promised “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…”

    What courts have decided going back to the early 19th Century is that the first clause means the government cannot do anything that gives preference to one religion over others.

    Try some honest history and looking at original documents instead of regurgitating Christian revisionist talking points.

    • Jake, the nation’s founders were men of faith. However, they did not want America to become a theocracy, thus the First Amendment’s dictate – with which I agree – that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,…”.

      In America, we have no official state religion, as opposed to what we see throughout the Muslim world. And Americans are free to exercise whatever religion they follow – Judaism, Islam, Christianity, atheism, whatever.

      But there is nothing in the First Amendment that says that any expression of religion in the public square – including prayer or even a moment of silence – is forbidden. That is a modern misinterpretation of the First Amendment by the courts nations and it is contrary to the original intent of this nation’s founders – including Fisher Ames, who provided the wording for the First Amendment.

      • Typical misrepresentation of the actual court decisions. Nothing prevents you from praying in the public square – the issue is that taxpayers should not have to fund it in any way.

        Again, instead of regurgitating the Christian revisionism about the Founders being “men of faith,” I’d encourage you to look up Deism and then examine their original writings.

        Fisher Ames???? More revisionist falsehoods. Madison wrote the First Amendment, virtually without any other input. (The historical documents are available.)

        Ames was a representative of a state that had an official state religion – and was a Federalist secessionist of the Essex Junto. His only influence on the First Amendment was, as a Representative of Mass., ultimately endorsing the First Amendment Establishment Clause, getting the state to vote to adopt the Bill of Rights.

        Most historians would argue that Ames accepted the Establishment Clause because he beleived it could not be applied to the states (which, in fact, it wasn’t until after the 14th Amendment).

  3. As for activist courts – I would argue that, based on the writings of Jefferson, Madison, even Adams before his late-in-life conversion, the courts have in the last 50 years or so finally returned to original intent instead of bowing to the tyranny of the majority Protestant culture.

    • The founders promised freedom of religion. Latter day activist courts – like the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco – have misinterpretged that to mean freedom from religion, much to the delight to the atheists.

  4. Absolutely – the majority of the Founding Fathers were NOT Christians, but, at most, Deists. And they founded the nation on the principles commonly referred to as the “Enlightenment” – not Judeo-Christian principles.

    Although they certainly adopted some J-C ideas, the Declaration is clearly much more strongly influenced by liberalism and republicanism, rejecting the authoritarianism of both monarchies and religious institutions in favor of a republicanism based on the rights of the individual.

    Efforts by revisionists like Barton et. al to claim otherwise are, simply, lies.

    • If the majority of the nation’s founders were nonbelievers, why would Congress proclaim the following, on November 1, 1777?: “Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to Him for benefits received and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of…to offer humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot out our sins out of remembrance…and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth “in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost”

      • Wow – you deleted my pointing out that the 1777 claim is false?
        Shows a definite lack of moral courage and intellectual integrity.
        So here’s the deal: Show that there is a PRIMARY SOURCE document demonstrating such a proclamation – or admit it never happened.
        Hint: The Library of Congress doesn’t have any such document or recrod that it ever existed.

      • Resend it. Happy to publish it.

      • Simple: There is no record of any such proclamation in 1777. In fact, the opening sentence is simply a rewrite of President George Washington’s first Thanksgiving declaration – which, since Washington was a Deist, contains no reference to Jesus or Christianity in any form.

        The 1777 claim is on of the many falsehoods spread by Christian revisionists to support their claim the US was founded as a “Christian Nation” – when the historical record is clear it was not.

  5. Reality isn’t a hate crime. And none of those you cite are attempting or even advocating the use of government power to impose their beliefs on others – in contrast to the hate-spewing Fundies of the Christian Right, Islamic Fundamentalism and Ultra-conservative Judaism.

    • Are not atheists using government power – in the form of the courts – to compel removal of the Mount Soledad Cross in La Jolla, Calif., a memorial to our war dead? Are they not using the courts to ban nativity scenes during Christmas? Are they not using the courts to stop kids from voluntarily praying before high school football games?

      • Are those not abuse of government power in support of a religious sect or belief. The cross on government property – and alternative religious symbols prohibited.

        Nativity scenes have been upheld by courts except when they are exclusionary of other beliefs.

        And where, pray tell, has any court stops a truly voluntary prayer by student athletes?

        Conversely, at EVERY formal military function I’ve attended in the last 40 years, I’ve been subjected to a benediction and closing prayer of the Christian variety.

        Refusal to add “so help me god” to the end of an enlistment oath has in at least two cases drawn claims by officers that the enlistment would be invalid – until I shoved the actual regulation at them stating that it is a voluntary addition. (Didn’t endear me to the fundy officers, of course.)

        Sorry, fundy – YOU are the hater, not us. Your fear of reason makes you hate.

      • Jake, do you deny that this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? And that this nation operated under those principles until recently, when activist courts decided that they would ignore the founders’ origibnal intent, reinterpreting the constitution to fit their revisionist views?

  6. Wow, that was totally biased and lacking in any facts or substance.

    • If you care to be more specific, I’d be happy to address your criticism.

      • David Thompson on said:

        What part of what Dawkins said was incorrect? Keeping in mind that your deity once destroyed a planet full of life simply because he failed to make them correctly in the first place.

      • Our planet full of unrighteous people – including myself – deserves destruction today, but we are living under God’s grace.

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