A monumental tribute to unbelief

From here:

On June 29, the group American Atheists will unveil a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with secular-themed quotations from Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and its founder, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, among others, in front of the Bradford County Courthouse in Starke, Fla.

One of the risibly fatuous inscriptions in this slab of nihilism is by Madalyn Murray O’Hair:

An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty banished, war eliminated.

Atheists rarely tire of telling us that they don’t need to believe in anything since reason has supplanted belief. And since, as Dawkins tells us, our genes are selfish, as long as Ms O’Hair lived close to a hospital she would have had little reason for building any more. And why does an atheist believe poverty should be banished so long as he is rich; or wars eliminated so long as they are elsewhere?

It would appear that Ms. O’Hair adhered – rather dishonestly, since it borrows so many of its ethical presuppositions from Christianity – to the religion of Humanism.

4 thoughts on “A monumental tribute to unbelief

  1. Interesting to note that Madalyn Murray O’Hair was murdered in 1995 by David Roland Waters, who had worked as a typesetter for American Atheists. He managed to steal a large amount of money from the American Atheists as well and then murdered off Madalyn, her son and granddaughter. Well, if you’re an atheist then there’s really nothing wrong with that, is there? I mean, the guy was only doing what his evolved DNA was telling him to do. It was right for him wasn’t it? If there is no absolute morality anything goes, doesn’t it? 😉

  2. most of Ms ( Murray) O’Hare’s “beliefs” as per the quote, could just as easily apply to some “Christians” who lack understanding of the doctrine of “Justification by Faith”.

  3. Funny how the simple act (or maybe not so simple) of not believing in God makes all these atheists such wonderful human beings. They couldn’t dis-believe in God and just be average folks, or even low-lifes?

    The dis-believing seems to make then go out and build hospitals, stop wars, conquer diseases, and so on, Imagine that! Just by the act of dis-believing in God, we get super-powers!

  4. You need to talk to a better class of atheists. I’ve never met one who says he or she doesn’t need to believe in anything. And the concepts of kindness and compassion do not hinge on a belief in God. Does it?

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