By Mike Thayer
If you don't believe in God, fine. I don't have a problem with that, to each his own. But for wacko organizations like the Freedom From Religion Foundation who likes to push their agenda on others, their liberal-minded stance is one of intellectual cowardice and hypocrisy.
There's no such thing as a "right not to be offended." That's what their motivation is in whatever they pretend to object to. When you challenge them on it, they instantly default to: "Civil Rights Act of 1964." They hide behind a piece of paper about race, gender, religion and claim, "It's about the law" (a manipulation of it) rather than engage you with intellectual honesty about how their stance has merit. They don't want to discuss how their *belief* is ironically based in something that doesn't exist - that there's no such thing as a 'right not to be offended.' They object to a business giving patrons a 10% discount for bringing in a church bulletin. They object to a visible cross on a hill. Really? Such things are truly offensive? No, they're not. I'm not a big fan of tattoo parlors or body piercings but such things don't *offend* me, I recognize the right of such businesses to exist and peoples' right to freely express themselves. I'm not about to threaten a tattoo parlor with a lawsuit under the false premise of being *offended* by piercings and body art. That would be a self-serving and petty thing to do and that's what the Freedom From Religion Foundation amounts to.... Pathetic, self-serving objections that do not benefit society.... No reasonable person objects to senior citizen discounts, exclusive club memberships based on employment or gender, vegan restaurants not serving beef, or a small town parade that doesn't want political entries in their event. How is a church bulletin promo or a cross on a hill any different?
The people that support the Freedom From Religion Foundation can't/won't be honest with themselves. And that translates into personal attacks against you if you challenge them on their stance. Instead of engaging you in honest debate, they default to hiding behind a piece of paper and when you challenge that, when you toss their true motivation back in their face, they can't handle the reality, they pathetically resort to personal attack, character assassination, attempts to belittle you. Such behavior exposes the flaws in their premise.
The people behind the Freedom From Religion Foundation lie to themselves. How's that for irony?
UPDATE - 9:08pm: In writing this piece, I engaged supporters of this organization on their Facebook page, I tried to debate, I wasn't profaine, I challenged them on their logic and their liberal-minded stance, and they predictably did as I wrote, resorting to personal attack instead of actually addressing the topic, they failed in the exchange of ideas. They've since pulled that entire thread and their default responses of personal attack and insult, which further indicate just how flawed their objections and *beliefs* are.
Below are a few of the cleaner examples of how they responded, but the comments have since been taken down because they don't want negative publicity. To late. To be fair, one person did raise an objection to the repeated use of the term, 'kkkristian.' Their responses lacked substance. Period.