Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy CHRISTmas
or
How I Pissed Off the Atheists - Tia

So it's that time of year again. No, not the time for giving gifts or spending time with your loved ones. I'm talking about the time of year when the Atheists get all pissy about being wished a Merry Christmas.

"I don't believe in Christ," they say. That's fine. You're free to believe what you wish. But don't throw a hissy fit because I not only believe in Christ but wish to celebrate His birth. I shouldn't have to sensor my holiday greetings because I don't believe the way you believe. I don't DEMAND that you stop saying you're an atheist so you can't DEMAND that I wish you a "Happy Holidays." I don't celebrate Ramadan, Hanukkah, or Winter Solstice. I celebrate Christmas. So that's what you're going to get from me.

And on another note, if you're going to be an atheist be a strong atheist. Don't half-ass it by taking/receiving gifts. Go all out. Don't give one gift or accept one gift on December 25. Don't join family and friends for the holiday feast. If you're going to do it, do it BIG. Don't be lukewarm in your beliefs. Believe what you believe with gusto. People can respect you more if you're committed to what you believe.

Although if I'm being honest, I can't respect the atheist belief. Notice I didn't say I can't respect the Atheist, just the atheist belief. I can respect an Agnostic. They have not been convinced of the existence of a higher power. But the Atheist is convinced that there is no God and there's no convincing them otherwise. I can't respect that belief because it's arrogant and flawed. I say that because the atheist theory proposes to have knowledge of all things knowable. To be convinced that there is no God is to say that you have explored every known aspect of life, the universe and everything else and can emphatically say that there is no God. Now if you have indeed personally explored and/or seen every known aspect of life, the universe and everything and have found NO evidence of God, then yes, I will respect your beliefs as an Atheist. Otherwise, you're an agnostic at best. Hate me if you want. I'm just saying...

Anyway, Merry Christmas

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