My Take on the Atheist Sign in Olympia
This post is probably going to cause me some grief but I need to say it. That damn sign in Washington state’s capitol building needs to go. Now, while you’re tossing that shit off government property, also remove the nativity scene and every other religiously motivated symbol inside it. It’s a government building and required to be secular, all of those thinsg are a violation of the Constitution. The only way that can happen is to keep it empty of religious iconography. There are 100,000 gods being worshipped on this planet and there is no way they can all be equally represented in every city hall and capitol building in our nation. You don’t keep the government secular by drowning it in every religion; you do so by keeping a wall of separation between faith and state.
In my opinion, the FFRF really dropped the ball here. I support the majority of law suits they file every year, and if they had sued to have the nativity scene removed I would have supported them there too. Instead they let the faithful bring them down to their level. And in the event that the scene couldn’t be removed then the FFRF had a real opportunity to put something up there that was really positive and put atheism in a good light. Instead, they were petty and made us all appear to be spiteful children. I’m really ashamed of them for that.
In my opinion, they put that divisive of a sign up because they knew it would get vandalized in some way, and that pisses me off. If they had put up a sign that was respectful but represented our views or something of the sort and then that sign was stolen, we would have the high ground. Now they’re all nothing more than petty fools running around squabbling with each other. I just hope no atheists decide to be disrespectful and mess with the nativity scene or the other signs/symbols present.
All of that being said, I’m under the impression the person who stole the sign has been arrested, and I hope they enjoy their Christmas behind bars. Breaking the law is still breaking the law, whether they were provoked or not.
So what’s your take on the matter? Should they all be removed or just one?