The Atheologist

Theology is the study of theism; Atheology is the study of atheism. I am The Atheologist. Why don’t Atheists embrace religion when the vast majority of humans do? Why are Atheists regarded by most of society as thugs, rabble, vermin and generally naughty people. The Atheologist will attempt to seek out the true answers to these and many more questions by using logical assumptions, interviews with people of all faiths and really, really good research. The Atheologist wants to know.

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  • Wednesday, December 21, 2005

    Is The New York Transit Strike Part Of The War On Christmas?

    The 2005 New York City transit strike is in its second day. Why did Local 100 of the TWU and the MTA choose to shut down the New York City transit system just 5 days before Christmas? Was it just a coincidence or is there more to it as the Atheologist is hearing? Bill O’Reilly, as usual had something to say about it:

    This is way more than a coincidence, it is just a continuation of the war on Christmas. Can't anyone else see that? Am I the only sane, honest and unbiased person on this planet? The secularists are taking over the country and everyone is just letting them do it. Did you see how the Fox news website page was hijacked from right under the nose of the most sane, most honest and most unbiased news organization in the world? If they could do that to us, of course they would easily be able to orchestrate the shutting down of New York City, in order to halt all Christmas celebrations. I said Christmas not holidays, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! There, I said Christmas at least 5 times and holidays only once, ok twice. I see another boycott coming. Do you hear that New York, you secular, liberal, most un-Christian like, ACLU harboring, most un-American of our large cities. You will be boycotted; I just have to work out the details.
    Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson, had this to say:

    Of course it's part of the war! I have personally seen our Lord’s list of things to do, and U.S. cities to destroy, in a holy vision I had while I was sleeping. New Orleans was at the top of the list, it had been crossed off already, (God bless Katrina), New York had been second but was bumped to third by that heathen town of Dover Pennsylvania, who replaced their school board, which simply wanted to teach the true sciences of Intelligent Design and Creationism in their public schools. New York will have to wait while the good Lord inflicts some mighty smiting on them. That reminds me of another Pennsylvania town, the town of Apollo, PA which our creator flooded twice, once in 1907 and again in 1936 for having the foolhardiness of naming their town after another god, I guess they never read the first commandment, (you know, about having no other gods before him), our Lord is a jealous god. But getting back to the transit strike, since New Yorkers are unable to finish their Christmas shopping, they can send their spare cash somewhere where it will do the most good - to the 700 Club , and I’ll see to it that our good Lord hears about it and maybe will show some mercy to those who donate generously to our side in this war.

    The Atheologist is reminded of a musical question that he often hears, " War! huh-yeah, What is it good for?" and the answer, " Absolutely nothing, Uh-huh", well I guess that's not true for some people.

    The Atheologist

    Wednesday, December 14, 2005

    Is There A War On Christmas?

    Is there a war on Christmas? The Atheologist has been hearing about it from a variety of news sources and Christian groups. Fox News, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, John Gibson, not to mention James Dobson, and Jerry Falwell all report Christmas is under assault by the Secularist Humanists, Atheists, homosexuals, liberals and anyone who even acknowledges that there are other holidays that share the month of December with Christmas. Bill O’reilly was recently quoted as saying:

    "You can be sure that I will be looking into the workings of Virgin Mobile and their agenda in creating the new holiday of Chrismahanukwanzakah, It was bad enough that they mock the first name of our lords mother by using it in their company name, but this Chrismahanukwanzakah crap is going too far. I believe a boycott may be in the works."

    And now the Atheologist has heard of some unusual Christmas displays that seem to support the allegations of this war on our country’s most sacred holiday.
    One such display in New York City depicts Santa Claus as a blood spattered slasher holding a knife in one hand and a severed doll’s head with blood gushing from its eyes, while another in Oklahoma City, features old Saint Nick, a reindeer, a sleigh and crime scene tape. Santa is face-down with an arrow in his back. The Atheologist is sorry to report that in neither of these displays was The Blood Count anywhere to be found.
    The Raving Atheist website quoted a concerned Christian:

    "Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of a sweet baby, sent to earth to be beaten, whipped, scourged and impaled on a cross with rough spikes splintering the bones of his hands and feet," said Donna Rossi, the mother of two. "Why are they trying to destroy the meaning of the holiday by exposing our kids to brutal executions involving mythical characters?"

    Will this war on Christmas escalate to other sacred Christian celebrations or will it end here when those who are waging the war see that they cannot win it because as Bob Dylan once said, “If God's on our side, He'll stop the next war”.

    The Atheologist