Conservative Christians squared off in a pre-Christmas contest of ideas with an atheist group after the Christians unfurled a banner heralding the existence of angels to cover up an atheist group’s neon “A” in Chicago’s Daly Plaza.
As part of its annual – and annually more tiresome — efforts to make a grab headlines and generally make a nuisance of itself under the guise of intellectual freedom, the Freedom From Religion Foundation lit up a giant cursive letter “A” in the heart of Chicago.
The Christian group Remember America Foundation has another idea, and placed a banner in front of the atheists’ “A,” declaring “A is for angels”
A confrontation ensued, of course, which is exactly what the Freedom From Religion posers were pushing for. (Check out the video below.)
Every year, an atheist group does this, and every year they’re about as clever as your basic high-school sophomore who thinks he’s the first person to realize there are actually two creation stories in Genesis, that the Gospels are not in complete agreement with each other on every detail, that God doesn’t seem entirely fair to everyone all the time in the Bible.
In the Chicago case, the atheists were trying to upstage a Nativity scene at the annual German-American Christkindlmarket holiday market – you don’t have to speak German to figure out there’s something vaguely religious about it.
Too much religion for the Freedom From Religion folks, who’ve now staged their foot-stamping crying tantrums around the country again, in Florida’s Capitol, in Madison, Wis., Chicago and elsewhere..
Remember this next Ramadan, when the atheists again fail to treat the religion of Islam with the same mocking denigration they use so bravely against Christianity in this country.
But they’re not suicidal.