Sunday, June 30, 2013
A Monument to a Belief
I read this morning how atheists have erected a monument next to one of the Ten Commandments. They had attempted through legal channels to have the monument removed, to no avail. Finally they petitioned to have their own monument displayed and won. So there it is.
It was in retrospect that I realized this is actually a good thing. Why? Because it shows that atheism is a form of religion. It shows that the demands of this group to remove God from society should not trump the norms of society regardless of “being offended.” A prayer at high school football games hurts no one. Yet, this practice has been effectively outlawed to favor one form of belief over another.
If you want to believe in nothing, that’s your business. Just don’t ask society to go along with it in order to favor you over everyone else.