Not only are atheists in the Praetorian Guard of the mythical "war on Christmas," but they fight a constant battle against all that is good and holy in this Tim Tebow nation. Along with secularists and those religious "fringe groups" so feared by Gretchen Carlson, those evil atheists are plunging good Christian Merka into a maelstrom of satanic political correctness which is loathed by Gretchen Carlson. As such, the Fox News war machine never wastes an opportunity to turn its sights to those nasty atheists especially those who are ruining Christmas.
Tuesday, Megyn Kelly, at the Sioux CityConvention Center, reported that atheists were able to get 17 spaces, out of 21, for displays in a Santa Monica park as a result of a lottery for the spaces. Not surprisingly, Christians are pissed because, in the good old days, they had the majority of the display spaces and this year they only had two of the three that remained after the atheists got the luck of the draw. Trace Gallagher provided the backstory after Kelly quipped that folks in Santa Monica are wondering if the religious scenes are "becoming ghosts of Christmas past." Gallagher suggested that the atheists were ball busters because they have displays in only three of the spaces and potted plants in the others. Gallagher played video of those who expressed opposing views. So far, so good. As Kelly had her boy-am-I-so-pissed-about-those-f'ng-atheists look on her pretty face, Gallagher ran the stats about how the atheists have 90% of the park spaces but represent only 2.1% of the population of 80% Christian Merka. Kelly sarcastically quipped that the atheists are "on their way right here to the convention center because of...what's over my right shoulder, hmmhuh, you know what it is, they call it a Christmas tree." At that point, the camera zoomed out so you could see Meg's lovely "gams." She continued, "there it is...live on national television. Just busted the lid on that one."
WTF? First of all, I'm assuming that Megyn was engaging in a little snark and not trying to actually convince the viewers that the atheists were coming to Sioux City to try to take down the Christmas tree at the Convention Center. Second, the Christmas tree isn't, according to the Supreme Court, a Christian symbol. So even if the convention center was a public property, it wouldn't be an issue. And if it's not public property, why would the atheists be concerned about the tree? And why is Megyn seemingly so distressed by Gallagher's report. There was a lottery and the results favored the atheists. The Christians still got their Nativity. So no issue, right? Obviously not for Megyn who wanted to get in a little zinger on those nasty atheists who make life so difficult for Fox News and the Fox News church of the perpetually outraged Christian!
And as far as the “war on Christmas”, real or imagined, from what I’ve seen and experienced the only people who really take part in that are the self-righteous and insecure – on both the religious and anti-religious/anti-god sides.
I know plenty of atheists and religious non-christians who are happy to do the Christmas season thing in their own way, and plenty of Christians who are fine with “Happy Holidays” and avidly support separation of church and state. So there is no clearly defined “battle” except in the minds of a few, and it certainly is not as HUUUUUGE as Fox Noise makes it out to be.
As far as the science vs religion thing, there’s another phoney war for ya. They are only incompatible if you talk about fundamentalist religion vs dogmatic or “strong” scientism.
People on both sides of this phoney divide need to get a life.
Disclaimer: these opinions are my own. I speak for myself in this comment and not for NewsHounds.
Your description of the growing movement of “non-theists” is just atheism. Unless you’re trying to channel Hitchens’ (RIP) anti-theism, which is a more apt label for being not just a non-believer in any god, but being ANTI-god.
It’s the Fox News version of Karma.
Amen Patrick! We needs a like button.
Megyn, as are a lot of people, is a believer because believing is easier than thinking.