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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Watch My Head Melt - CNN Is Dead To Me

Holy fucking jumping dead and rotting Jesus. Go to this site and watch the CNN video piece on, I shit you not, "Why Do Atheists Inspire Such Hatred". Go on, watch it then come back here.

Done? Are you insane with rage like me? Debbie Schlussel and Karen Hunter...what can a guy say? Well, here's the letter I sent to CNN:

I have rarely in my life seen such irresponsible "journalism" than the piece with Paula Zahn regarding Why Do Atheists Inspire Such Hatred. It was appaulling to see three people on a panel, none of whom were godless, piling hatred and uninformed criticism upon a minority that was not there to defend itself. I almost gagged on the irony when Stephen Smith said, "the reality is that you're entitled to believe what you want as long as you're not imposing your beliefs on other people." Yes, exactly, Mr. Smith, which is what you are doing with your beloved prayer in school, In God We Trust on your money, and "one nation under God" in your pledge.

CNN should be ashamed to have such bigots on their network. Debbie Schlussel and Karen Hunter were ignorant to a degree that I have only experienced in mentally ill populations. Schlussel's comment that "...this is a Christian nation..." directly contradicts no less an authority than George Washington who signed the Treaty of Tripoli, where specifically in article 11 it states: "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..."

Karen Hunter saying that atheists should "shut up" was disgusting. It was akin to a bully attempting to intimidate a smaller person on the playground, and it will not work. She should be ashamed, but her blatant arrogance with respect to the undeserved position Christianity occupies in your country illuminates her ignorance in matters constitutional.

While it is true that I am Canadian and as such have very little, if any, influence on matters involving the United States, our nations are across the hall in the apartment building that is North America.* As such it is our duty to tell you when some of your flatmates are acting like idiots. Sadly, on this occasion, the idiot answered the door.


*I was mad when I wrote the letter and had to correct that sentence in this letter. It was a fragment that made me look like a dumbass and I couldn't stand it.

You should send a letter too. Just use this link. CNN, Schlussel, Hunter, Smith & Zahn are, to quote Colbert, "on notice!"
On Notice Christians
(mad props to the King, PZ for the story.

6 Barbaric Yawps:

At 6/2/07 4:17 pm, Anonymous bet said...

Jesus is alive and well and sitting at the right hand of His father. A fool has said in his heart there is no God - that makes you a fool. Please think about this before its too late.

Check out

http://www.christiananswers.net/evangelism/beliefs/atheism.html

and

rapturealert.com

 
At 6/2/07 4:31 pm, Blogger Dave said...

That does it bet, you've convinced me. I guess I should start giving 10% of my money to the church. Regarding your links...yawn. Sheesh. The same old tired arguments (threats) and strawmen (you can't know everything, therefore god exists) make the entire process of arguing with you people so boring.

Nice catch Mike

 
At 6/2/07 4:51 pm, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

Thanks, Dave. I totally agree.

And "bet", when exactly is "too late"? Could you do what you can to speed up this "rapture" business so we can get rid of you weirdos and go on about our daily lives without this odd spiritual blackmail you folks seem so enamored with? Thanks.

 
At 7/2/07 7:51 pm, Blogger Swintah said...

Drive-by jerk.

 
At 8/2/07 11:30 am, Blogger salomedesade said...

"Spiritual blackmail" that's exactly what this religion crap is.
So CNN does a story on atheism but doesn't include one atheist interview? Is that CNN or Fox News?
"Bet," what sounds more foolish, knowing that the world is governed by testable random laws (how's that for an oxymoron?) or believing that there is an invisible being guiding it all and, with his omnipotence, still cares whether or not we worship him?

 
At 12/2/07 5:03 pm, Blogger King Aardvark said...

At my wife's church, the topic today was on giving to the church. The pastor pointed out that in the NT, 10% was just the minimum, as carried over from the OT, and that most of the new Christians were giving well in excess of 10%. He also said that you shouldn't give out of obligation, but out of love, so he didn't want a small sitting fee from each person. He really wanted the congregation to go home, think about it, then give over all their money.

 

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