For people who say they don’t believe in God, atheists spend a lot of time talking about how they don’t believe in God.
Earlier this week, we blogged about the American Atheists’ billboard campaign to reach godless people who might feel “pressured” to observe religious aspects of the holidays. The same group recently announced a series of “War on Christmas” TV specials. (Did you know there was a channel called AtheistTV?) From the Washington Times:
“Christmas is hard for many atheists, so we will provide programming free from superstition and fairy tales that allows families to watch together and not worry about being preached at,” American Atheists President Dave Silverman said in a statement.
AtheistTV’s slate of “holiday-inspired specials” probably won’t make anyone forget “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” They include a speech by Council for Secular Humanism Executive Director Tom Flynn and an episode of the atheist viewpoint titled, ‘Is Christmas a Religious Holiday?”
Why all this effort for unbelief? So they don’t believe the God of the Bible exists. I don’t believe Allah exists, but I couldn’t imagine building an identity — and a movement — around the fact.