Can this be right?
James anticipates an unreasonable reaction from atheists, then is amazed and irritated by how unreasonable that anticipated reaction will be?
From conservative James Wigderson:
Get the smelling salts and the fainting couch. The atheists in Madison are having a case of the vapors. They don’t know whether to be angry or extremely angry, but they know they do not like state Rep. Scott Allen of Waukesha. They haven’t been this upset since Gov. Scott Walker dedicated a “Christmas tree” instead of a “holiday” tree.
Allen, like a number of other Republican legislators, recorded a Christmas message to his constituents in the state Capitol. Allen, a Christian, actually reminded the audience that Christmas is about the birth of Christ. Allen also suggested for those who are not Christian, “I invite you to consider the hope offered by the Prince of Peace.”
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As for the vitriolic and threatening messages that he received, one has to remember that this is the internet. In my experience, Christians--especially conservative Christians--are no better toward atheists or other groups online. It seems to me that the ones who need to hear the message most are not atheists, but those who disregard it even as they claim to believe it.
It's also amusing to hear about love and peace from Republicans, but since I don't know Rep. Allen, I have to give him the benefit of the doubt here.
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