We should be quaking in our jackboots: a media counterattack is being launched against us wicked atheists. They have a website!
American Vision is launching a relentless and systematic response to militant atheism. We’ve produced a brilliant 2-minute commercial that we plan to broadcast globally via the Internet and Television. Atheists present themselves as enlightened and civil. But this new commercial will reveal the shocking truth to viewers. The French Revolution, Communism, Nazism, etc. have taught us that the atheistic worldview will inevitably lead to the persecution of Christians and the killing of anyone who gets in the way. What’s worse is that atheism is paving a wide road for Islam to advance in our nation and around the world.
Inevitable killing? Wow. I had no idea. Personally, I was going to draw the line at inevitable hickies. (That’s a joke, son … there is no advocacy of literal violence of any kind by me and Dawkins, at least.) I’m not impressed that they couldn’t even get through the first paragraph of their website without lying.
The idea that we’re paving the road for Islam is a little strange, too. I don’t like Islam at all; the noisy atheists aren’t advocating for any religion. It’s as if the old accusation that atheists were all in league with Satan has now been replaced with the claim that we’re closet Muslims. It’s also odd because if any violence has been advocated by these atheists, it’s by Harris and Hitchens against Islam.
They’ve made a “brilliant” commercial! For those of you who dislike quicktime, here’s the synopsis. It’s all read by a cheerful, chirpy woman who sounds like she’s reciting from a children’s book.
“Sam Harris uses words like ‘rational,’ ‘reason,’ and ‘real,'” and thinks god isn’t real.”
“Richard Dawkins doesn’t believe in god either, and thinks that parents who raise their kids to believe in god should be arrested.” He has said,
“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is at the bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good. Nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”
“Robespierre used words like ‘reason’ and ‘rational.’ He also like to kill people who disagreed with him.” Then we get a series of pictures of people being guillotined.
“Maybe if more people listened to Sam and Richard, we could all be more reasonable and rational like Robespierre. Maybe we could have our own reign of terror for people who continue to be irrational and believe silly storybooks like the Bible.” Then another montage of Nazis and murdered Jews and aborted babies and black men being lynched.
“If God does not exist, then everything is permitted.”
“The fool hath said in his heart, ‘there is no God.'”
By golly, it sounds like rather than appropriating rationality, reason, and reality, these people are declaring war on them! Nice to know. Even using the words makes you a head-choppin’ amoral murderer, you see. This is a really fun game, though — let’s play!
“GW Bush uses words like ‘family,’ ‘church,’ and ‘god.’ So does Dick Cheney. So did Adolf Hitler. Therefore, the Bush administration is preparing to invade Poland.”
“Augustine of Hippo talked about “force” and “destruction”. So did the Prophet Mohammed. So did Zippy the Pinhead. Therefore, the principles of the Abrahamic religions are clownish non sequiturs.”
That website and commercial did make my day, though. It’s so reassuring to know that our opponents are hysterical idiots.