When an angry atheist group like the Freedom From Religion Foundation goes after something like the , they do it because they hate anything to do with our Judeo-Christian heritage and to get in the public spotlight.
When groups like the American Atheists pile on with an anti-Semitic diatribe, for example, telling Fox News,
they do it for the same reason – to grab a piece of the spotlight.
But as soon as they have that spotlight, they rush to the absurd (as if that’s not absurd enough). Their answer to everything they don’t like or that “offends” one of their members is to make it as if it never existed. If two intersecting steel beams were discovered in the midst of a national tragedy and really brought solace to real people, they say you have to hide it from the public; pretend like it didn’t happen – didn’t exist. See the . If a memorial was raised by World War II veterans six decades ago to resemble statues that actually meant something to these war heroes as they fought for freedom across Europe, they say tear it down; the fact that it happened hurts their feelings. See the .
The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s newest target (using their renewed infamy to delve deeper into the bizarre) are quotes from famous people. That’s right. Abraham Lincoln shouldn’t have mentioned God in his speeches. Thomas Jefferson’s lauded quotations need to be whitewashed of their religious references. And Martin Luther King, Jr., well you had better cross out the reference to God. The logic is unfathomable.
"That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom." Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time." Jefferson Memorial, Thomas Jefferson
"We have a great dream. It started way back in 1776, and God grant that America will be true to her dream." Martin Luther King, Jr.
You can’t make this stuff up. FFRF is demanding that the U.S. State Department remove these quotes – which were actually said, by real national heroes, at historically significant moments, about pivotal events in our nation’s history.
This is the apex of absurdity. If they mention God, we have to remove them from history?
These angry atheists’ attempt to whitewash history belies logic; it teeters on insanity. Yet their attempts cannot be ignored. As said, “Who controls the past … controls the future.”
Sadly enough we predicted that these groups would go after each of these things. When we compiled the “” two years ago, we listed nearly 40 iconic, historically significant memorials, inscriptions, and references to our religious history as a nation. In fact, we listed quotes from the Gettysburg Address, the Jefferson Memorial, and the MLK memorial now under attack. These angry atheist groups are as predictable as they are wrong.
The First Amendment is not a mandate to whitewash history. The Constitution is not a manual for the cleansing and expulsion of religious references from public life.
FFRF’s co-president , “The United States is governed under a secular and godless constitution,” as if the Constitution itself were an atheist manifesto. The Supreme Court has long debunked this premise, specifically that to follow that legal argument “would be to find in the Constitution a requirement that the government show a callous indifference to religious groups. The Constitution requires no such thing.