It is already a top-40 bestseller on Amazon — and it won’t publish until later this week. But the PR machine has been working overtime as atheists have learned that attacking Christmas is both lucrative and great for publicity. This week they launch their “Atheist Guide to Christmas” with an included essay from the grand poobah of atheism himself, Richard Dawkins.
On the surface it sounds absurd: folks who disclaim God claim Christmas for themselves. But it is not the first time absurdity made for world-wide headlines and a little extra jingle in the pocket. And besides, this is the same movement espousing the thought that “everything came from nothing”. We’re not exactly talking about the brightest bulbs on the tree here.
Atheist activists spend countless resources in high-profile settings mocking and attacking those who claim religion. Christmas is a raw nerve that presents plenty of opportunities. Christmas 2008 saw atheists stake a claim in the State capitol building in Washington state to openly — and legally — mock those who celebrate with sacred intent. On busses in London and on billboards in Washington they launched an ad campaign encouraging merry making at Christmas but skipping the worship of God.
Yep, our atheist friends just love Christmas.
What happened to the good old days when they locked themselves away on Black Friday, refusing to engage with holiday shoppers? What happened to those principled souls who decried the commercialism of Christmas as hypocrisy?
If you can’t beat them, join them, I guess.
Like the Grinch, they want it all. The Christmas Tree, they will say, isn’t Christian. It belongs to the ungodly. The wreath, the bell, mistletoe, eggnog and even jolly old Santa himself are all secular symbols with nary a religious connection between them.
Look out Christmas lovers, Atheists are taking over Christmas. With them there are no wise men, there was no manger and no angels were heard on high.
Your Christmas is about to be hijacked. Look to CNN for more details soon — guaranteed.