Find it in the dictionary under ‘epic fail’…
There’s been a curious trend growing among athiests.
They want the familiar trappings of faith — customs, rituals, community — without actually building them around a unifying belief.
We’ve reported in the past about ‘atheist churches’.
Here are a few of the highlights that were rolled into a single column– ATHEISTS: Why They Amuse Me
What amuses me about atheists? Lots of things:
– When atheists get together to celebrate their atheism, develop a liturgy, and proselytize to others to share in their atheism? That amuses me. (Especially when there are entire formerly-Christian denominations that have long since beat them to it.)
– The fact that other atheists have expressed concern about the implications of that trend amuses me more.
– When (we’re-not-a-religion) atheist groups have a (not-a) church splits over issues of orthodoxy, (!) that’s even funnier. [I suppose your religious split now disproves your unbelief? Or will your side be retreating from that line of attack?]
– And when one of the biggest “Grand Poobahs” of the militant “New Atheist” movement tells the world he is (would you believe?!) a “secular Christian“?? Isn’t that “Rich”?
But having their own (ir)religious services and sectarian divisions were not enough to give them the experience. Nor were having their own (ir)religious gurus.
Not even having their own lame religious television programming was enough to slake their thirst.
They wanted more.
They wanted the Big Events. Call it what you will — conference, revival meeting, ‘crusade’ — they wanted a ‘big show’ where people of like mind show up from all over the place to share in the big event.
So they created one. Called it ‘A reason to hope’.
How they square that theme with quotes like Dawkins’ well-known one is difficult to imagine.
“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, … design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
And the Nihilism somehow didn’t whip up excitement?
Would they be reading selections of Neitzche, as well?
The third annual Global Atheist Convention, ironically dubbed “Reason to Hope,” has been cancelled due to dismal ticket sales, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Turns out, offering nihilism packaged as “hope” doesn’t sell too well to the masses.
The conference, which was scheduled for February of this year, was set to be headlined by atheist novelist Sir Salman Rushdie, who was a huge get for the convention organizers. Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Rushdie in 1989 in light of his published work, “The Satanic Verses.” The book targeted the prophet Mohammad, Sikhs, and religion in general.
Source — Daily Wire
They were bringing in ‘big guns’ — Dawkins, and Salman Rushdie.
And some atheist comics who would stand up and, presumably, mock religious people in a way that hasn’t already been done three thousand times before.
What possible reason could account for poor ticket sales?
And have you noticed, that their aim was to come together to mock everyone ELSE who disagreed with them… they actually produced the opposite result?
We sure did. The irony was delicious.
Does your grandpa go off on paltry politicians, whether they be Democrats or Republicans? Does he get misty eyed when he talks about God and Country and America’s future? And have you ever heard him scream, ‘Awww … Hell no!’ when Rosie O’Donnell starts yapping on television? If you answered yes to one, or all of the above, then your gramps will love Doug Giles’ latest book, My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass.
Don’t be fooled by the title — this ain’t just for Grandpa.
The Snowflake Generation — and the rest of America — needs a good ol’ dose of ‘Grandpa wisdom’.
Especially if that Grandpa is Doug Giles.
You’ll love My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass just as much as Grandpa will.
One thing that increasingly unites men and women? We can both agree that Liberals are losing their ever-loving minds. Now there’s a shirt that says just that.
Conveniently available in Both Ladies…
AND Men’s versions.
Either Liberals just don’t get it, or they are sick in the head. Probably both. Think about it: They want to have all of the blessings that come with living in a capitalist society such as modern medicine and technology. But they believe in socialism, which stifles innovation and progress.
They want to be protected by the police and the military, but they attack and criticize the men and women who protect us. They call conservatives “racists,” but it’s their own identity politics that have created race problems in the first place. After all, Democrats were the party of slavery!
They attack hunters, but have no problem wearing leather shoes or owning cars with leather upholstery! And of course, they believe guns kill people. Not the people that pull the trigger.
Well, here’s a shirt that sums it perfectly. Liberalism is a… MENTAL DISORDER.
And the best part? This shirt is made in the USA, printed in the USA, on an American-Made t-shirt press!
Ladies, get yours here.
Bros, click here, instead.