I wish this was a parody. I really do. I wish I could tell you that I am just pulling this out of my ass and I hope you all have a good laugh with me. Sadly, that isn’t the case. I am being dead serious. Bryan Fischer, a radio host who is a prominent member of The American Family Association, said on his radio show on Thursday some interesting tidbits about atheism. Look, here’s a link, I want to get to attack this. I’ve already gone after this dumbass once. I am proud to do so again.
Now here is a great comment from a listener, and you can access this during the program – firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com.
Yes, because so many people want to read this guy’s comments while he’s getting them.
There’s also a way to contribute.
Oh, now it makes more sense. He’s whoring himself out for money. Okay. Continue.
Or participate in the discussion. And this writer didn’t include their name, but this was a great point!
Oh boy, I can’t wait! What great point did this commenter make?
This is a great point.
Thanks for repeating that. I had forgotten from two second ago. Though, given the intelligence level of your audience, I’m not surprised.
You know, we talk frequently on this program about people who have an active, vibrant spiritual life are healthier.
They live longer. They’re healthier and they are happier.
Of course they are…
Their physical health is better.
Keep saying it more. Maybe it’ll come true.
We have read numerous stories
Which he doesn’t cite.
or even medical professionals attest to the power of prayer in quickening healing for people.
Which he gives no specific examples of.
So this listener says, “hey! What we ought-ta do is have an individual mandate, from the government, that everybody has to go to church.” Because after all, Obamacare is about trying to improve the health of the American people.
Um, no, no it’s not. Granted, I have a lot of problems with Health Care Reform, since there is no public option, which makes the insurance mandate totally useless, but it is about trying to get people health insurance and medical care.
We know that going to church is good for you. It’s good for your health, so we’re gonna mandate that you go to church for your own health.
I would LOVE to know just how they are going to enforce that. Plan to have cops watching all the churches and scouting for people not going? Wow, I thought being against Nazism and totalitarian dictatorships was a big schtick for you guys.
And, we’re gonna tax the atheists who don’t go to church!
Okay, first, I just adore how the hypocrisy of that statement doesn’t just kill you. Religion in this country gets a 100% free pass on taxes. You pay nothing. You literally have no obligation. The reason behind this was that it would keep religion from having a stake in politics. But anybody even slightly informed knows that that is a joke. Religion has a stranglehold on this country’s politics. If you aren’t Christian, you can’t get elected. So, you want to tax the atheists for not going to church, while you yourselves have no tax obligations. Damn, that’s good stupid. You don’t see stupid like that much.
Now we can’t make you go to church.
Which contradicts your earlier point which I asked how you would enforce a mandate to get people there.
But we are gonna penalize you if you don’t!
Again, how are you going to enforce this? Are you going to have all people sign in when they get to church? You want to have the government have an active registry of who is and isn’t in church? I thought you all wanted government to stay out of your private lives. This seems to totally contradict that. And what about people who aren’t Christian? Does this mandate for church include Muslim mosques? What about Hindu temples? Or Buddhist temples? Are you going to allow them an exempt from this tax too? Given what a hateful and spiteful people you are, Fischer, I don’t think you could handle that.
We’re gonna assess a tax on every atheist who doesn’t go to church, because those atheists are endangering their physical health. That is actually a brilliant, brilliant suggestion.
No, that’s a fucking retarded suggestion, and I feel ashamed that people in this country are actually stupid enough to take it seriously.
Christians – this is why we mock you. If more of you would come out and say that you are against morons like this, we would shut up. The atheist community isn’t against your religion. We are against the imbeciles in your religion who are using their faith as a weapon against the rest of us.
Until next time, a quote,
“Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.” -Sammy Davis, Jr.