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Thursday, December 21, 2006

we're atheists, god willing

10 zen monkeys reports on the blasphemy challenge, where a group of "activist atheist" film makers are calling for people to post their best blasphemy on youtube:

the war on christmas” is an absurd fantasy concocted by the religious right. but it doesn’t have to be. if brian flemming has his way, we’ll get a real war on christmas, complete with atheistic shock troops (called “rational responders”) confronting believers with the non-logic of their dearest religious beliefs. his “rational response squad” is encouraging young people to take the blasphemy challenge — to commit blasphemy and post the results on youtube.

it’s all part of the continuing promotion for flemming’s worthy documentary film, the god who wasn’t there . the film, in the words of newsweek, “irreverently lays out the case that jesus christ never existed.” uber-athiests sam harris and richard dawkins appear, helping flemming make his sacreligious point.
posted by skippy at 9:47 AM |


Oh, this is a really bad idea. The phony "war on Christmas" has barely reached a simmer this year, and these guys want to throw gas on the flame?
While I'm amused by the "actual war on Christmas" idea, I don't think I could come up with anything better than the Jesus vs. Santa fight scene in the orignal "South Park" short.
tami nails it again.
commented by Blogger skippy, 12:04 PM PST  
People should say what they think. They shouldn't be silenced by "Christians" or anyone else. Don't worry about "throwing flames on the fire." If you stay silent, the idiots get a free ride.

When the "Christian" extremists continue to say things like this— http://thinkprogress.org/2006/12/21/rep-robin-hayes-r-nc/ ——those who disagree need to speak up.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 12:51 PM PST  
No, I agree with that; but there are smart ways to speak up, and playing right into right-wing stereotypes does not seem to me to be one of them.
commented by Blogger EvilGenius, 9:46 PM PST  

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