Atheists Sue to Impose Their Religion on Inauguration
Religions with limited appeal need to be spread by force. For example, atheism requires its adherents to believe there is no higher intelligence, and that all existence is a random, meaningless accident. This nihilistic view is both counterintuitive and unrewarding; consequently, its advocates prefer coercion to persuasion:
The head of an atheist group that has filed a lawsuit against prayer at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration says the government is picking a winner between “believers” and “those who don’t believe” and subjecting atheists and agnostics to someone else’s religious beliefs.
Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, has joined with Michael Newdow, who fought to have the words “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance, in a federal lawsuit seeking to enjoin the Presidential Inaugural Committee from sponsoring prayers at the official inauguration.
The 34-page legal complaint similarly seeks to enjoin Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., from adding the phrase “So help me God” to the presidential oath of office.
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from hearing any reference to religions other than atheism. But to moonbats, the Constitution is a “living document” that says whatever you want it to say.
On a tip from Matt L. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.