04 December 2008
. . . 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".
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.