narnia4 wrote:On a more serious note, I'm so tired of this "New Atheist" movement. As Ravi Zacharias has often said, "What are you denying?" They spend so much time shaking their fists and hating (and it obviously is hate) this "imaginary" being. If He is on the same level as Santa Claus then that says a great deal about these atheists. I don't believe in Santa Claus, and I don't waste my time holding anti-Santa rallies or putting a fire under my chimney so that he gets burned when he comes down it.
The point is that there is no organization(s) sending people out to prosthelytize on behalf of "God". They protest the use of "God" in our founding documents, in our currency, in our government, ... churches on corners with bells ringing ( seriously...I've had that mentioned to me ) and all that is Christianity, Muslim, Catholic...whatever has to do with the ONE God.
They don't protest Santa, Zeus, Neptune...or any other gods because frankly no one takes these serious enough to push them on society as actually existing other than in myth.
I think it is quite easy to see why they shake their fists and hate. They are surrounded by "God" and cannot seem to exist without this "God" being shoved in their faces or laws made according to this non-existent ( or so they believe ) "God's" moral code(s).
What's not to understand? There is no legitimate reason to protest <insert god here>
as no one really believes <insert god here>