I ran across this article today.
The Whiny Democratic Atheist Brigade
With a title like that, how could any rational person take him seriously?
If you are a Democratic convention planner, you've got to be pulling your hair out trying to deal with something like this: the party's bend-over-backwards attempt to show that it's friendly to religious people is making left-out atheists boo-hoo-hoo.
Let me get this straight...we, as atheists, are not entitled to ask a potential president to elaborate on comments which effect us? And, while I've seen a few posts regarding Obama's comments, it's not as if this was the biggest issue in the atheist blogosphere. Don't we have an obligation to question the thoughts and words of our potential leaders? If Obama had said that religion should be checked at the door, then you can bet your ass the evangelical, fundamental Christians would be burning crosses on his lawn.
Never mind that the Democratic Party is already strongly secularist. This extremely petty complaint reminds me of the time seven-year-old Your Working Boy complained to his parents that there was a Mother's Day and a Father's Day, but not Children's Day. You know exactly what Mama said: "Every day is Children's Day."
If they are "strongly secularist", then why would they be pulling their hair out? His analogy sucks, too. How many theists have we read about, or seen, who believe that their religious beliefs justify the inclusion of religion in all aspects of life? How many have complained and whined when a secularist (or moderate Chritsian) suggested that they already have an entire day a week set aside to their bullshit in some states. What the hell are the Blue Laws if not a "Christian Day"? Every Sunday is "Christian Day" in those states!
Just so. In the Democratic Party, every day is secularist day! Cut Obama and the DNC some slack -- they're right to do this kind of outreach.
Thereby negating his original premise for the article.
This guy also proves his bigotry by assuming every atheist in the United States would be democrat. I'm sure that there's a higher number of democrats than republicans in secular America, but there's no atheist dogma that says you can't be politically conservative. This guy's just too stupid to realize that.
Yes. I know they deleted their blog. I received an e-mail that I would love to post, but I'm afraid the subject is getting old.