April 13, 2009

…a Catholic bishop, by the way, and I think it’s about time someone had the guts to defend the faith (hat tip: Hot Air):

A Catholic German bishop has come under fire for his remarks condemning atheists. In a sermon given on Easter Sunday, the bishop of Augsburg, Walter Mixa, warned of rising atheism in Germany. “Wherever God is denied or fought against, there people and their dignity will soon be denied and held in disregard,” he said in the sermon. He also said that “a society without God is hell on earth” and quoted the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky: “If God does not exist, everything is permitted.”

This is exactly right, and leave it to a Roman Catholic bishop to defend his faith. I guarantee you won’t see the Archbishop of Canterbury or any of his English, Canadian, or American counterparts defend the faith – why, that would offend people, and you know we can’t have that in a multicultural / inclusive society, right?

Personally, I’m far beyond the tiresome arguments of atheists and their efforts to push God out of anything and everything in our society. No one is forcing them to go to church. No one is forcing them to pray. Heck, as much as I pray for their souls and hope they would come to embrace Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior I’m not going to force them at gunpoint or punpoint to do so. Everybody has a choice to make.

The fact is, there is nothing atheists can’t do in this society that any God-fearing person can do, and vice-versa. If anything, atheists have never had more friends in power due to all the Democrats and liberals in Washington who are no friends to any initiative that even smacks of being faith-based.

So here’s my advice to all you atheists out there: enough about the separation between church and state; stop letting your noses get out of joint and running to an ACLU lawyer every time someone says something that makes you feel inadequate over your lack of religous belief. Get over it and just go about your business. Ain’t no one forcing you to do anything beyond perhaps occasionally having to sit through a 20-second prayer at some graduation or commencement ceremony (gasp!) or having to wait 24 hours before shopping at the local Kohls.

That’s far less than us religious folk have to deal with listening to the religion-haters on CNN or MSNBC on any given night.

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