I’ve been an atheist since I was about 14. By my senior year in high school, I really, truly disliked religious people. I was dating a girl whose mother was an insufferable religious fanatic. I even made a Sunday School teacher tear up. But unlike the idiots who posted the sign at the Capital, I eventually grew up. That sign was unnecessarily mean-spirited. You don’t have to tear others down to find validation, but sadly, too many atheists still see their religion as antagonism rather than an intellectual pursuit.
And I know Goldy made this point on Tuesday night, but it really needs to be made again. In a week where Congress is debating whether to invest massive amounts of our tax dollars into a dying industry, where unemployment levels are the highest point in my lifetime, and where India and Pakistan are sitting on a very steep precipice, we actually had Bill O’Reilly talking to Goldy at the top of the hour on Tuesday night, railing against “political correctness” because he’s offended by a sign. And of course, the end result for the atheists is that being idiots got their sign on millions of TV sets across the country. Bill O’Reilly, making America dumber and more obnoxious every day.