04 December 2008

THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS NEVER STOPS . . .

. . . there's just a ten month pause every year. The latest is really something. The FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION obtained a permit to place a "display" in the Washington State capitol building for Christmas. Here is a photo of the so-called "display".
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This was placed next to the Nativity also on display. Permits can be obtained to place displays in the capitol building in Washington state. In 2006, a Jewish group applied for a permit to place a Menorah and the application was granted. The problem with this "display" is that it's not a display at all. It's just a sign that is an open, brazen attack on Chrisitianity. I know, the sign doesn't specifically single out any religion. But it actually does, since it states there is "no heaven or hell," and the existence of both is one of the main teachings of Christianity, and the sign was placed right next to the Nativity. This sign is inconsistent with the idea of displays. The other displays, the Menorah and the Nativity are SYMBOLS. There is no attack on ANY other faith or religion whatsoever. Why the Freedom From Religion Foundation wasn't held to the same standard, I don't know. Actually, I think I do. The governor of Washington State, CHRIS GREGOIRE, is a liberal Democrat.
While I was watching this on TV and reading about it, I thought about how much we hear from the liberal left how "tolerant" and "open-minded" they are, while accusing conservatives of being "intolerant", "judgemental", "close-minded", and engaging in "hate speech." If that assertion is correct, then the FFRF's sign should be an example of "tolerance" and "open-mindedness", right? WRONG! This just shows the true colors of liberalism. I'm not saying all liberals are hateful people. I have several liberal readers of my journal that are nice people, and disagree with my viewpoints respectfully with no personal attacks. I do the same. I'm talking about the DOCTRINE of liberalism, and the FFRF's sign represents it well.

10 comments:

Gerry said...

This sign does seem hateful. Here in the Westward Ho we have had some glorious Xmas displays that I helped with, and last year a Jewish resident claimed that his religion was not represented because the Menorah that was displayed was stolen. So rather than get another Menorah which she must have thought would only be stolen again, the management decided to stop all but the smallest of Christmas shows, no trees. Wrapping paper on the bulletin board, a garland and lights wrapped around two pillars is about it. But I think this display you have shown here is an egregious display of intolerance.

Georgia Mountain Man said...

Dirk, There is something called the First Amendment. If someone applies for a permit to put up a display, the government doesn't control what they put up. Politics don't enter into the question. I have been involved in this issue from the government side. According to the Constitution, they have the right to do it. It's called freedom of speech, whether we like those expressions or not. It's a part of what this country was founded upon. We either have it or we don't. If we don't, then you and I couldn't express our opinions through blogs like this.

Amanda said...

I watched this on The Oreily Factor and found it fascinating. Did you see it there too? This governor didnt have to put that sign right next to the Navitiy scene...

Gross and disgusting words by that organization.

God bless-
Amanda

MISSY said...

Every religion is accepted except Christianity. If anyone wants an explanation as to why that may be, check out the book of Revelations. *M*

Dawgman said...

The loudest voices for tolerance, the liberals, all too often turn out to be the most intolerant of people. They are tolerant only when you agree with them. Disagree, and they want to silence you.

The problem with non-believer displays like that are that they are specifically designed to offend Christians. Manger scenes, etc., put up by Christians are, as you said, symbols of our holiday season, but when we display them, it is with no intent to offend anyone at all. We do it to signify our beliefs. If it does offend someone, then so be it, but that is not the deliberate intent of our displays.

When I see displays like that sign, I don't allow myself to be offended by it. I just tend to sigh and mentally repeat the words of Jesus, as He was dying on the cross: "Father, forgive them. They don't know what they're doing."

Larry

Dawgman said...

Well, please approve my comments, already!!!

Larry

Heli gunner Tom said...

I was just looking up the term, "Blue dog Democrat" and in the old days, a liberal Democrat held to the good old conservative values and more of a middle ground with roots in the Old South. But, IMHO, that group has been hijacked and turned into an unclean, immoral, extreme monster stirring up the crowds of special interest groups, abortion and the Gay agenda and God-haters. It's just another 'sign of the times' as world conditions get worse before the coming of the Lord, Jesus. You all may fight it if you want-- but the Bible predicts that this BS will get much worse.

Tom Schuckman
tschuckman@aol.com

Lisa said...

As appalling as this may be to you & I and others who DO believe in God let them say what they will for in the end it they who will be suffering.

It infuriates me too but I pause and look at the big picture and it doesn't seem so bad.

That Baptist Ain't Right said...

If gov't gives one group the right to set up a display, then all others must be given the same right. The freedom of speech means we allow even those things we find abhorrent. The display is saying something ... the sign is saying something ... that is how these things work.

Water Runs Through My Soul said...

Better late then never that I found your blog! I'm so happy that election is over :)