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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

UMMMM....THERE'S A WAR ON WHAT NOW?

I'm getting more than a little tired of these PR antics.

First, we had this ridiculous 'War on Xmas', which I think was started by Fox-Hole news, and the trumpeting spread, like a bad cold or a vicious meme spiraling. Beyond Belief and a few others began taking up the battle-cry. Here's a pretty decent article, from the WA Post of all places.

THEN we have the 'War on Easter', which, well, to be honest, will look like a War On Thumper to the Disney kids and their parents.

Hell, some atheists have declared war on Moral Relativism. [NOTE: judging from the month on the time-date stamp, this is a future post being put together - right now it doesn't exist].

We really need to start organizing our priorities, people. Some of this is just plain foolishness. I mean, we're America's least trusted minority, fer cryin' out loud. We're already seen as some of the most unflattering of lights in most cases anywhoways. So let's add more fuel to the fire? Use oil to put the blaze out? C'mon.

We're outnumbered, people. That's not bad enough, folks see us as bitter, bad-mouthing miscreants bent on a total overthrow of societal mores.

So here's my one-and-only rule-of-thumb: if it is likely to make a small child cry, DON'T FUCKING DO IT! So let's just allow Xmas to continously become more and more diluted (which it already has), and stop waging war on Thumper (or Peter Cottontail, or whatever saccharine-wrapped diabetes-causing archetype you want to call it). As to the war on Moral Relativism? Well, that'd have to be one WEIRD little kid to start weeping over that one, so let that go.

Unless you don't mind being compared to some obnoxious ogre who goes around popping kids' balloons, that is.

In short: it's the old carpenter's adage. Measure twice, cut once.

Otherwise, we're going to have a lot of ruined lumber.

And that's my nickel's worth, dear reader. Spend it wisely, and well.

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9 comments:

udonman said...

Ive said the same thing many times ra weve got a major pr image even worse than that of Xtians who try and tell us to live by the rules in there book but will not live by there own rules well i guess not all of then forgot about the likes of spanders

Anonymous said...

It's not -not making the little ones cry that we have to worry about. Little ones don't care if we take christ out of Christmas-they want Santa. They don't care about go-on-a-stick---they want the bunny. I'm not sure about the war on moral relativism, as the link didn't work.

It's the big kids, the neocon xians who get their undies in a wad who are the problem. Everytime something doesn't go their way, they holler "Persecution!"

And as far as not making little kids cry...well, I wouldn't do it on purpose. But the little buggers have a talent for turning on the tearducts and if you give 'em an inch, they'll run ya a mile!
k.

Krystalline Apostate said...

karen:
Everytime something doesn't go their way, they holler "Persecution!"
Yeah, I was readin' on the God4suckers site, where a columnist said (para), that, "If you want to see real persecution, go out 1 day w/a placard that says 'proud straight xtian', & go out the next day w/a placard saying 'proud gay atheist', & then you'll see real persecution."
I'm not sure about the war on moral relativism, as the link didn't work.
No, it doesn't, it's a post in the making for May, is what I surmise.
The actual war on MR is targeting xtianity. I'm rethinking my stand on this 1, truth be told.
And as far as not making little kids cry...well, I wouldn't do it on purpose.
Well, last xmas, someone made the crack that there wasn't any Santa, & my autistic nephew became VERY upset about the whole thing.
I say let the little ones have their fantasies.
It's the adults that have 'em that worry me to no end.

PastaLaVista said...

Holidays that have religious connections such as Xmas and Easter really don't even bother me. For me they don't have any religious meaning whatsoever. They're pretty much just bookmarks for different points during the year. I see nothing wrong with the kids having fun with Santa Claus or the Easter bunny or any other make believe character. It's the people who insist we know what the "real reason" is for these holidays that I have a problem with. They might not know it but they too are dealing with a "make believe character".

Krystalline Apostate said...

PLV:
I see nothing wrong with the kids having fun with Santa Claus or the Easter bunny or any other make believe character. It's the people who insist we know what the "real reason" is for these holidays that I have a problem with. They might not know it but they too are dealing with a "make believe character".
Ramen, brutha!
Said it before, say it again:
Religion is like sex: best kept in the home, unless the offer to share is made.

HairlessMonkeyDK said...

Well, once again I'm glad to be somewhat safely alive and somewhat well in defamed Denmark.
A recent poll here showed
that only a fifth of the population cared about Jesus in any way in their life.
The rest of us answered: "Blehh",
"Who?",
"Mohammad had more bling-bling",
and/or "Who really cares?".

Krystalline Apostate said...

HMDK:
Well, once again I'm glad to be somewhat safely alive and somewhat well in defamed Denmark.
Only 'somewhat'?
A recent poll here showed
that only a fifth of the population cared about Jesus in any way in their life.

Man, Denmark just sounds better & better.
Hey, any cute Inuit women over there? ;)

HairlessMonkeyDK said...

Reluctant's meatmember asked:

"Hey, any cute Inuit women over there? ;)".

Ahemm... well, yes...
We still, technically, "own"
Greenland.
*LMAO*.


Sorry.

Krystalline Apostate said...

HMDK:
Ahemm... well, yes...
Tak!
Sorry.
De nada, mi amigo.