People treating the holidays like a sort of cultural pep rally, complete with pranks and shenanigans, seems to be a theme this year. I’ve previously posted about the bizarre horror experienced by folks in one town where the Christmas tree wasn’t exactly as impressive as a Hanukkah menorah.
Via Pharyngula comes another such story of folks who apparently feel that Christmas must dominate all other holidays… and on public land no less. It was so important to them that they smashed into a Wiccan pentacle with a pickup truck. Folks like Bill O’Reilly claim that they would be just as happy living in a country dominated by a different religion, but given their screeching shock at the existence of any other religion or non-religion, it’s very, very hard to take this assertion seriously.
They also never seem to understand that the only constitutionally legitimate way to have religious expression on the grounds of a government building is if this access is free and open to all points of view. But the very same people who whine about how “tolerance” demands that the government aid their religious practice don’t seem to like it when anyone but their favored sect gets into the act.
If you don’t want atheists getting into the game then there’s really no one to blame but yourself.