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Taliban USA: American Atheists Suing Florida Town to Remove Christian Monument
21st Century Wire
The American Atheist movement’s crusade to erase God from public life in America reached a new level this week, but they may have exposed a deeper political agenda in the process.
New Jersey-based group, American Atheists, led by its chief cleric, David Silverman, appear to have headed south in search of a soft target – in this case, the small Florida town of Starke. Atheist activists took an aggressive litigation route by suing the municipality of Starke, FLA in an attempt to have the city remove a downtown monument depicting the Ten Commandments, which sits in front of Bradford County’s courthouse building.
This latest clash in Florida exposes the obvious hypocrisy present in radical Atheism pushing their own dogma on society – that of a godless religion worshiping ‘logic and science’, complete with its own set of commandments set in stone (image below) and brandishing the symbol of the atom as their sign – itself not much different from its religious counterparts. Unfortunately, that’s where the similarities end, as American Atheists have proved to be much more radical and aggressive than their religious counterparts in by crossing crucial line – in attempting to remove competing religious artifacts from public view.
CELEBRATING: Besides chasing photo-ops, atheist cleric Silverman is part of a much deeper agenda.
To think that a New Jersey-based political group would descend upon a small Florida town, and proceed to bully local Christians through the municipal courts system? Aside from the obvious political carpet-bagging by Silverman and his Atheists, their move exposes a much bigger agenda…
The radical and highly political aspects of organised Atheism come into view here, evidenced by the group’s crossing the red, white and blue line – from a mere coexistence with other religious groups – to forcing a city to completely remove a faith-based monument from public view. Moreover, the religious monument in question depicting the Ten Commandments has a wider appeal than most people realise, as its Biblical scribe, Moses, is regarded as a prophet not only within Christianity, but in Islam – and Judaism as well.
In the process of suing the city, Silverman has forced the town of Starke to allow the erection of his own “atheist monument” depicting an atomic symbol, and placed alongside the town’s Ten Commandments monument (see image below).
The Atheist Taliban
There is an inherent irony with Atheist activists, as they rail against religious dogma and the existence of God, while they themselves appear to dogmatically believe that God doesn’t exist.They are radical fundamentalists to be sure, who are becoming more and more bold in their approach.
One can’t help but see the striking parallels between the American Atheists clerics’ efforts to remove a spiritual public structure in Florida – and Afghanistan’s Taliban, who destroyed the 1,500 year old Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared them as “idols”.
AFGHAN BUDDHAS: Before and after photos of the Taliban’s destruction of the ancient monument.
Atheist leader David Silverman, who is a Jewish American hailing from Marblehead, Massachusetts, inadvertently exposed his own dogmatic status when he let a Freudian slip past saying:
“We’re not going to let them do it without a counterpoint,” Silverman said. “If we do . . . it’s going to appear very strongly that the government actually endorses one religion over another, or — I should say — religion in general over non-religion.”