Atheists Put Up Crucified Santa Skeleton, Wonder Why People Are Annoyed

You want to be an Atheist? Fine. That’s your choice. You want to put up some sort of seasonal display? OK, Free Speech and all. But, is there any reason for you to be abusive?

(MSNBC) The skeleton in a Santa suit didn’t survive for long outside the Loudoun County courthouse lawn, but it generated plenty of controversy in Leesburg, Va.

The skeleton was nailed to a cross on Monday by a mother and son associated with an atheist group, one of the nine approved displays for the Christmas season. But the macabre Kris Kringle was not standing for long. Someone tore the skeleton down, sparking a debate about free speech.

“The message to me at least,” said Jonathan Weintraub, of the group NOVA Atheists, “is that the meaning of Christmas, which is about faith and family, is dead and has been replaced by commercialism.”

Faith? What does an Atheist know about faith? Let’s face it, this display was put up simply to piss people off. Then Atheists wonder why so many people are pissed at them.

She told the Loudon Times that Heflin described the display in his application as an “art work of Santa on a cross to depict society’s materialistic obsessions and addictions and how it is killing the peace, love, joy and kindness that is supposed to be prevalent during the holiday season.” Heflin was not part of any organization and sponsored the display himself, the newspaper reported.

And one lady went ballistic and tore the thing apart, leaving it lying on the ground. Which is probably what Heflin was aiming at. There was no other reason for the display, except to piss people off. I’m sure the kids that saw it were very upset.

Photo via the Washington Post article, taken by Ken Reid.

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One Response to “Atheists Put Up Crucified Santa Skeleton, Wonder Why People Are Annoyed”

  1. Adobe Walls says:

    Yeah, some institutionalization, gonna need that.

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