Friday, November 21, 2014


"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough,
it will be believed"

-Adolf Hitler

American Atheists, a non-profit that claims to protect the rights of atheists and to ensure the “absolute separation of government and religion,” has declared war on Christianity.

An explosive new blog post on the organization’s web site advocates for the “eradication” of fundamental Christians." 

In the post, Al Stefanelli, American Atheists’ Georgia State Director, makes a bizarre connection between radical Muslims and Christians. In speaking about “fundamentalist Christian and radical Islamic doctrines,” Stefanelli says that both are “dangerous, damaging and disingenuous.” 

Is it me, or does this guy sound reminiscent of a certain German official from the 1930's?

Throughout the blog post, Stefanelli continues to allude to similarities between Christians and radical Muslims, but declines to truly define them.

Aside from making this comparison, he goes on to write that “most of these people” (again referring to Christians) “lack the maturity and intelligence” to act in “a socially acceptable manner.” Many of these adherents, he believes, are “sociopaths,” “psychopaths” or simply “delusional.”

Certainly some fringe Christian believers qualify as extremists but Stefanelli’s comments are so vague it’s impossible to discern who the targets of his rage truly are. 

What is truly scary is that many Americans will see this bile in print on a web site and take it as fact, rather than for what it is, the ranting of an atheist extremist.

Who are these violent Christians that Stefanelli is so frightened by? 

The way he speaks about it one would assume there are militant Christians lurking at his front door. 

In one particularly erroneous portion of his text, Stefanelli writes:

The fact is that fundamentalist Christians and radical Muslims are not interested in coexisting or getting along.  They have no desire for peace. They do not want to sit down with us in diplomatic efforts to iron out our differences and come to an agreement on developing an integrated society.

They want us to die.

Stefanelli then claims that radical interpretations of the Bible require that believers “kill the infidel,” but he provides no evidence to support that statement.

Possibly because there is not any!

Stefanelli really gets his Nazi groove on in this statement:

But the underbelly of fundamentalist Christianity and radical Islam does not operate in the legal system. They don’t respond to lawsuits, letters, amicus briefs or other grass-roots campaigns and they must, must, must be eradicated.

Considering his group’s involvement in fighting Christians and conservatives on a variety of issues, one wonders what, exactly, he means by “eradicated.” 

Maybe he thinks some kind of a camp setting is a good idea? 

Here's the thing, Al.

Christianity is about love.

Even when we feel people are sinners (like those who advocate killing Christians), we are charged to love the sinner and pray for them. Or pray for you, in this scenario.

In short, Christianity is about open-mindedness and tolerance.

Two words that do not seem to be in the atheist lexicon.

Christians should be concerned. 

Assaults against our faith have become frequent occurrences.

The same people who demand tolerance for their life choices apparently have no tolerance for our beliefs.

And sadly, while Stefanelli is clearly the voice of a radical fringe element of atheists, many Americans will buy this shinola out of ignorance.

The enemies of Christianity will cite the First Amendment and use buzz words like "freedom of worship." 

And just like Barnum predicted, some of the people will be fooled all of the time.

There have been acts committed by people who identify as Christian that I do not condone, 

I'd like to know how the "eradication" proposed by Stefanelli is any less extreme than those fringe elements he claims to fear.

Make no mistake-there is an agenda at work here. 

That agenda has very little to do with the morality the atheist camp pretends to exhibit.

Because if an atheist were comfortable with their beliefs (or lack thereof), why would they care what we believe?

I posted this same clip on my last bit, and I am repeating it here because I believe it is relevant and powerful. 

Like the character in the film, Stefanelli abandoned reason a long time ago.

Christians need to be able to sniff out the BS and call the BS-ers on it. 

Just because we are charged to love the sinner does not mean we have to sit back and let ourselves be eradicated.


  1. >>... Stefanelli’s comments are so vague it’s impossible to discern who the targets of his rage truly are.

    I don't think they're vague at all, nor do I think it's impossible to discern who the targets of his rage are. I thought he was pretty clear. Christians are the target of his rage, and the reason he doesn't get more specific is because there's nothing else he wants to say. He said Christians and he means Christians. Pretty simple, if you ask me.

    >>... And sadly, while Stefanelli is clearly the voice of a radical fringe element of atheists,...

    Unfortunately, I have a different view on that, too.

    Stefanelli is not any kind of voice of any kind of atheism. Stefanelli is no more an atheist than is the professor in your video clip. The anger is what always gives them away and separates the pseudo-atheists from the genuine atheists. (I have covered this extensively in a couple of older blog bits.)

    Real atheists (and there aren't many of them) simply don't believe in God, so there's nothing to talk about and nothing to get upset about. You're quite likely to know a genuine atheist for a fairly long time without even knowing they're an atheist until it just happens to slip out someday.

    It's the one's who wear their atheism on their sleeves and constantly scream about God, Christ, and Christians, like screaming pigs being slaughtered who are in fact God-haters and NOT disbelievers in God.

    Al Stefanelli is NO atheist. His loud mouth and his anger at people who believe in a Being that (he claims) doesn't exist, gives him away.

    And, although I do not consider myself a "Christian", but just "a follower of Christ", Al ought to get on his knees and thank the big Black Hole in the sky that I DO believe I am accountable to Christ Yeshua, because if I didn't, there are plenty of jerks I would have taken out long ago. (And, for the record, Al is a jerk.)

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  2. Stephen- to your first point, that's kind of where I was going-if you were to give the benefit of the doubt, he's not being clear, so you really have to interpret his words as an attack against all Christians, not just a "fringe."

    To your second, I am not sure if I have ever met a "real" atheist (by your definition)-they all seem to be angry to me.

    To your final point...well, there probably wouldn't be enough bullets for all the jerks in the world anyway, so better to go with tolerance than leave a job half unfinished...


  3. I have met a few "real" atheists in my life, and one reason I knew they were real atheists is because I'd known them for quite some time before I ever discovered (and always just by mere happenstance) that they were atheists. They weren't shouting their disbelief from the rooftops simply because there was nothing really to shout about.

    You may very well have met a few atheists and just never knew it because they didn't find it important to let you know that they didn't share your belief. However, "real" atheists (and agnostics) truly are quite rare. All we ever hear about are the loudmouths who, by their very loud mouths, testify to their anger more than to a disbelief. But the noisy wheel gets the ink.

    If you believed in The Great Pumpkin, I would think you were foolish, but YOUR foolishness would be no cause for me to feel anger toward you. And if you felt The Great Pumpkin demanded that you do unto me as you would have others do unto you, I would be pleased that your belief in the mythical Great Pumpkin helped keep you in line.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  4. I am stunned....

    Are you claiming there is no such thing as The Great Pumpkin?

    There are three things I never discuss with people:

    Religion, politics and The Great Pumpkin...

    1. Yeah, let us not argue about The Great Pumpkin. You have your belief and I have mine and we can leave it at that while we sit down together and have a cool Mike's Hard Lemonade.

      (See, Atheists? THAT'S how it ought to work!)

      And incidentally, your remark about the lack of bullets and not leaving a job only half finished was excellent and right "on target".

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

    2. I see it as my mission to eradicate all non-believers in The Great Pumpkin.

      Every Halloween, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch....

  5. One other thing is, radical atheists seem to always attached to another cause (such as LGBT). The atheism is their means to justify the lifestyle they love and simple morality would condemn. They can lie, insult, do whatever, and blame it on Christians because there is no higher standard and no consequences.

    Hmm, sound like a POTUS you know?

    1. That's another area where I cannot fathom the animosity towards Christians.

      Most Christians would agree that that lifestyle is not in alignment with God's will, but would not advocate violence towards the sinner.

      Yet the LGBT lobby wants to see Chick-Fil-A pushed into bankruptcy because their CEO believes in marriage between a man and a woman.

      He has not other agenda-his stores do not discriminate...but the LGBT lobby cannot abide a view other than their own any more than the atheist lobby can.

      Who are the fringe radicals again?

  6. Any time someone tells me that Christianity is a poison used to violently control the masses through killing I just remind them that in their 60 years on this planet, neither of my hardcore Catholic parents have ever started a crusade, an inquisition, nor have they beaten up any gay people. And they never have any snarky follow ups to that.

    But really though, do atheists truly think that if everyone in the world was an atheist that wars would just magically disappear and people would stop committing hate crimes and everything would be peaceful because it was Christianity that was the problem all along?

    Yeah, and WE'RE the ones who are naive.

    1. My father started several inquisitions...usually when I arrived home drunk at 2am Sunday mornings in high school!

      I am sure that many (most?) atheists, like most Christians, have a live and let live attitude...sadly, the fringes get all the press.