Writing in The Christian Post, guest columnist Chuck Colson whines that American Christians are being persecuted. His evidence is that Christians are called "theocrats" or "fascists" and are described as wanting to take over America. Of course, atheists are to blame. Evidently, Mr. Colson has never heard of Christian Nationalism, Reconstructionism, or Christianism.
By complaining about "anti-Christian literature," by which he means recent bestsellers by Dawkins, Harris, and others, Colson attempts to rally his Christian soldiers. However, it is his attempt to analyze our motivation which warrants discussion. According to Colson, our "witch hunt" (yep, a Christian is accusing atheists of hunting witches) is motivated by our desire to:
- "drive Christians out of public debates"
- "destroy belief in God"
I would have to say that Colson is partially right about one thing, however. He's at least partially right about our goal (at least my goal) of turning religion into "a cause for personal embarrassment." My goal isn't exactly to turn religion into this sort of thing because I am convinced that it already is such a thing. My goal is to assist others in discovering the irrationality and dysfunctional nature of religion so that it can increasingly be recognized as a source of embarrassment and eventually discarded.
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