HolyCoast: Atheist Cowards To Tear Up Bible in Huntington Beach

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Atheist Cowards To Tear Up Bible in Huntington Beach

I call them cowards because they're doing this to a Bible, but not a Koran:
Members of a grassroots atheist group say they will tear out pages of the Bible at the Huntington Beach pier Saturday to point out what they say is immorality in the book many Christians base their faith on.

Backyard Skeptics members plan to rip out pages with specific passages of the Bible that they say portray immoral biblical law, organizers say.

“We’re not there to burn the Bible or desecrate,” Bruce Gleason, director of Backyard Skeptics, said. “There are plenty verses in the Bible that if you did any of those things today, you’d be thrown in jail immediately.”
Not for burning a Bible.  You can do that all day and lots of people will defend your actions under the First Amendment.

If these guys want to show true atheism they'd take on the Muslims too, but they're cowards. They know Christians will not cut their heads off.  They know tearing up a Koran would immediately put their lives in danger.

It doesn't take courage to believe in nothing.

UPDATE:  These guys were even more cowardly than I thought:
The group’s leader, Bruce Gleason, along with a fellow member, tore up sheets of paper printed with verses from the Bible to make their point.

One paper that was torn to pieces was printed with the verse, Matthew 5:29, which states: “So if your eye – even your good eye – causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away.” Another, which was torn, Corinthians 14:34, states “The women are to keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak.”

“We condemn all religious superstations, no matter what religion,” Gleason said. “I just want to tear out pages of the Bible that are illegal.”
Except that they didn't tear out the pages of any Bible. They tore up pages with printed verses on them. What a bunch of losers.


Wingman said...

I understand the point the author is trying to make, however when it comes to political policy we are told "this is a Christian nation". As of right now we don't have politicians telling us we need to base our laws on the Qur'an, but politicians like Governor Perry are constantly toting their "Christian values". The Backyard Atheists are merely trying to point out the hypocrisy of claiming that your values can come from a text that not only advocates immoral behavior but demands it. The majority will always be an easier target however. I will say I do agree though that immoral behavior is present in almost all holy books and perhaps they should have torn those as well.

Rick Moore said...

Number one, if you haven't noticed how Sharia law is being pushed on societies all over the world (see Britain, for instance), you're not paying attention. Secondly, tearing up anyone's holy book is just another immature reaction from a bunch of people who can't seem to get over the fact that nobody cares about their issue.

And, they're cowards.

Anonymous said...

You are wrong Rick, they plan to do the Quran next. People always make this accusation, and when they actually criticise Islam the Christians go quiet. See Sam Harris.
And Christianity is far more pushed in America than Sharia law, America is almost a Christian theocracy.

And people do care about their issue - I'm proof of that.

Rick Moore said...

So, we're almost a Christian theocracy. I guess that's why abortion and gay marriage are illegal now and all the stores are closed on Sunday. Oh wait, they're not.

Look, if you want to have an anti-Christian bias, go ahead and exult in your ignorance, but don't make stuff up and declare it to be fact. Just because you care about something does not make it true that anyone else does.

And the guys at the beach didn't even tear pages out of a Bible as advertised, they only torn up pages on which they'd printed Bible verses. They were even more cowardly than I thought.

If this is the best atheism has to offer, it's in a pretty sorry state.