Re: Ch. 8 - Unholy Trinity: Atheists, Reds, Darwinists
With the Bolshevik Revolution...American antisecularist crusaders could point to a Moscow address as headquarters of the conspiracy against American religious values.
Of course. Quick to point the finger to draw false analogies. Yet, mention Timothy McVeigh and Xtianity in the same sentence and look at how Xtians are quick to disavow his actions as Xtian...how he is NOT representative of Xtianity's horseshit.
Most [freethinkers] were extremely suspicious of both doctrinaire socialism and communism - although atheists and agnostics were frequently called socialists, communists, or anarchists by conservatives who prefaced every group they disliked with the adjective 'atheist'.
We still see some of this...as GHWB said not so long ago..."No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God." And this divisiveness is even more potent under the current administration, what with Rove and his knack for character assassination (and not ONLY toward atheists).
Like father like son...and like the ignorance that pervades throughout the centuries...
The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.
The pain in hell has two sides. The kind you can touch with your hand; the kind you can feel in your heart...Scorsese's "Mean Streets"
I came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy Piper