I am arguing with someone on xanga who is basically claiming that atheists are all sub-human assholes who care not for things like human rights and that basically every civil rights movement was championed by christians and christians alone – almost like they’re some kind of oh I dunno… master race or something.
In order to justify this argument he ignores the countless atheists and non-christians who have led and contributed to civil rights movements across the world and re-writes history so that slavery was abolished because of the bible and it was only because of the bible that women got the right to vote. Funny how christians apparently only started following the bible’s standards of gender fairness nineteen centuries after jesus’ death and immediately after the establishment of separation of church and state…
But anyway, he claims that all “atheist states” are fascist, and when I point out that of the top ten most atheistic states in the world none are dictatorships, he basically says that they don’t count… because they’re not fascist. Only states which forbid religion reflect atheism. In the same way that only afros reflect barbers and only pedophilia reflects catholic priests.
So anyway, in his blog the only three countries he counts as atheistic are russia, china and north korea. When I and others point out that north korea is not atheistic and that kim jong il and his father are worshiped as deities, his dead father is the head of state etc, he claims that worshiping dead people as gods doesn’t mean someone isn’t an atheist.
To which I reply:
“So christians are atheists then? Because jesus died and was then worshiped as a deity, so since worshiping a dead person as a deity in your view is atheism then all christians are atheists and therefore have never contributed to the spread of human rights. I guess no one has human rights then, since only christians could possibly promote them and christians are all atheists.”
To which he responded, in a classic show of logic and just awesomeness:
“Why would you say Christians are atheists????”
Bravo sir. Bravo.