Atheists hate Christmas because they love sin

Per the previous post, William Lane Craig obviously isn't the only Christian out there who thinks that atheists don't really exist. We all secretly believe in God, and probably the Christian god at that, but we just love our hedonistic ways.

Enter the uber-conservative website Town Hall, and an op ed by stereotypical uber-Christian-neo-conservative Doug Giles entitled The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage. In case you don't watch Fox "News", you might be surprised to find out there's a "war on Christmas". That's right, even though you can't walk down the street without being inundated with Christmas cheer or throw a rock at your TV without hitting a Christmas special, Christians are apparently being, like, totally persecuted.

Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist has been doing a marvelous job covering all the supposedly anti-Christmas rage of the secular left, so I won't rehash that here. Suffice to say that for the most part, we atheists just don't want our tax dollars promoting the Christian religion, nor any other religion for that matter. That's because it's fucking unconstitutional to do so, which means you can't put a nativity scene at, say, a courthouse.

But I digress. What's Doug Giles think is the real problem here? It'll probably sound familiar:
Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass.
What a coincidence – those are exactly my Christmas plans! I'm going to go be a dick to all my religious friends, then pout on the couch while my family celebrates Jesus without me. I mean really, I love the irony of Giles painting atheists as rabid jackasses while saying that we spend our holidays pouting alone. Last I checked, I spend the holidays with friends and family. And while my family is at church, I am indeed on the couch – but I'm playing Far Cry 3 with my feet up after a nice sleeping-in. Maybe I'll find time to pout later, but I'm too busy enjoying life.

Anyway, now that Giles has established that we're pouty jackasses, what's the real reason we don't want unconstitutional promotion of religion?
I believe, however—and I could be wrong—that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus in December is not the way they wanted to finish off the year.
At least, unlike William Lane Craig and his "self-authenticating witness of the Holy Spirit" charade, Giles admits that he could be wrong. And what a coincidence, because of course he's wrong. How do you "hate" and "love" things you don't believe exist? I don't think there is a God to hate, and "sin" is nothing more than a narrow-minded trapping of Christian dogma – which, not coincidentally, I also do not believe in.

Or do I? The pattern with these Christians is one of utter incredulity at the notion that anyone could actually just not believe like they do. So, they tell themselves, we secretly do. We just love "sin". I'm not sure what exactly that is, but I'll think about it after I throw today's orgy and abortion party with all my Bible-hating friends. Giles continues:
This is not good news to some, though. Indeed, many atheists are up front about it and don’t want to leave their wantonness.
Really? Like who? He doesn't say, of course, because he's making it up.
A person who has no remorse and thus no desire to repent from their sins is probably not going to be a big advocate for the celebration of the person who reminds them they’re wrong and calls them to repent and believe.
Yeah, I don't feel any remorse for "sin", because sin does not exist. And I don't feel any debt to the Christian god, because he doesn't exist either. I'm really curious though what it is that Giles thinks we atheists actually do that's so sinful. Smoking "the pot"? Having sex with multiple anonymous partners in a consequence-free environment? Listening to that rock n' roll music?

Come. On. People like this Giles fellow live in such an insulated tunnel that they're unable to conceive of people being happy without the trappings of religion they so adore.
While most atheists this Christmas will be drinking to forget, I will, as Martin Luther said, drink to remember the One who was and is and is to come.
Ah, we're alcoholics! How could I forget? Maybe it was the 40 of Jim Beam I had to wash down my pouty tears after I took my girlfriend to the abortion clinic. By the way, you know what Martin Luther also said? He said that Jewish people are "base, whoring people, that is, no people of God, and their boast of lineage, circumcision, and law must be accounted as filth."[1] But I don't think any Christians will be quoting that little pearl of wisdom.


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