Atheists cry foul over ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Atheists cry foul over ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Charlie Brown’s Christmas is on the outs at an elementary school in Little Rock, Ark. — at least among atheists who are calling foul over a planned student trip to see a stage production of the beloved Peanuts story.

The trouble began when students at Terry Elementary School brought home letters detailing the trip to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church, according to a report from Arkansas’ KARK. A parent who had a problem with the play’s content notified the local atheist group of the field trip.

“We’re not saying anything bad about Charlie Brown,” Anne Orsi, vice president of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, told KARK. “The problem is that it’s got religious content and it’s being performed in a religious venue and that doesn’t just blur the line between church and state, it oversteps it entirely.”

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is about the title character’s struggle to overcome the holiday’s commercialism and embrace the true meaning of Christmas. The holiday classic culminates with the character Linus quoting from the second chapter of Luke.

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Atheists cry foul over ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

I am NOT a *bible thumper*, I don’t preach the Gospel, I don’t push MY religious views off on ANYONE and I don’t allow ANYONE to push theirs off on me.

I am NOT an atheist. If you are, or are not, I don’t care one way or another, your beliefs are yours and between you and whatever you happen to believe in. I guess where the idea of *religion* is concerned is where my ideas differ with many Conservatives but I am not going to tell someone how they need to lead their life or what to believe in when it comes to God.

That said, I really would like to know where the line between church and state comes from for Anne Orsi. Just WHERE does Orsi find a decree of separation between Church and State?

There is NO law that mandates a separation between Church and State, there is no such thing as a Constitutional amendment, or any other part of the Constitution that gives any credence to the idea of a separation between Church and State.

I certainly think it’s hilarious that people like Orsi, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, the Freedom from Religion Foundation folks and various other ill-informed moonbats use that Church and State argument.

I don’t say *Happy Holidays*, I say Merry Christmas, it’s not a celebration of the winter festival, it’s CHRISTMAS.

And for crying out loud, it’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, it’s not like the kids are being force-fed the Bible. Get over yourselves Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, surely there are a lot more pressing issues than a children’s Christmas play you could concern yourselves with.

I seriously doubt that the tykes are going to come out shouting AMEN and laying hands on you…

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6 Responses to Atheists cry foul over ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

  1. Katie says:

    Expect more and more of this, Fred. These aren’t atheists but anti-Christians. They hate Christianity and Christians and will impose this “religion” upon us all.

    We have lost the nation and there is no way to get it back without bloodshed I fear.

  2. Robert says:

    I have no issue with anyones religion other than the islamic religion. And if you want to be muslim be muslim all you want just don’t let me see your muslim showing in my AO.

    You want to be catholic? Don’t let your catholic show in my AO either. I don’t take kindly to molestation.. just sayin.

    Seriously though, I have a real problem with some very small group of assholes that are suing to remove nativity scenes and crosses. My CRUSADE might show a bit if one of them ever gets close enough to me… I have a real problem with these stupid SOB’s. Tradition such as this never hurt anyone, the message of peace, and goodwill toward men is a good one and it will be missed on me if we occupied the same space… Warning.

  3. sdkar says:

    Not to nitpick too much, but the real culprits here should be labeled ANTI-theists, not athiests. I don’t think you can blame the athiests for idiocy like this. Typically, athiests feel strongly that religion is important in this world, it is just not for them. They have no problem at all with the ten commandments in public or with seeing a nativity scene or standing for a moment of silent prayer, or watching Charlie Brown for that matter. Heck, those things have a positive meaning and instill good morals…and that is to be respected. For the athiest, Christmas is a great time for celebration and a great time to reflect and appreciate what they have, a time for family, to observe the goodness and kindness of our fellow man and the desire for everyone to try and make our world better.

    The ten commandments are a great set of rules regardless of their origin and should be respected. Athiests do NOT mind seeing them on a public courthouse or anywhere for that matter. Athiests understand that this country is based on the Christian-Judeo values and regardless of their religious orientation or lack of it, these values are held dear and absolutely deserve to be upheld in this country.

    The people that we all need to despise are the ANTI-theists. It is these idiots that are constantly offended and want to do away with religion and the great message it conveys. It is these jerks that are giving athiests a bad name. Athiests typically live in a world where they respect religion just as they want their belief respected. None of them want to get rid of religion. Athiests want to live in harmony with everyone. It’s those self righteous anti-theists that want to ruin everything and make everyone behave as they do. Athiests typically have a live and let live attitude and are gracious enough to be respectful of everyone and all beliefs.

    In fact, the anti-theist is no better than the muslim extremists. Both groups want to FORCE a belief on everyone, even if it is a non-belief.

    So please, blame the anti-theists instead.

    Just my humble opinion…I may be wrong.

  4. “When the government puts its imprimatur on a particular religion it conveys a message of exclusion to all those who do not adhere to the favored beliefs. A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some.” Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.

    “You don’t believe in Separation of Church and State? Well, since you want your church to tell the government how to govern, does that mean the government can come into your church and tell you how to worship? Separation is for the protection of both.” Zoe Anadon

    As a matter of fact, Zoe, government IS coming into church and telling attendees how to worship. Via Mr Obama.

    People, just get out of my life. If kids want to go see a play, let them see a play. If parents don’t want their kids seeing a play, keep them home. But — again — don’t STOP EVERYONE from seeing the play because you may be “offended.”

    I swear, I become more Libertarian by the day.

    And secularists/Leftists/atheists won’t be happy until religion and Christmas and Thanksgiving and other events are wiped from the slate entirely.

    A teensy-weensy problem: go pull that crap with Muslims, my dearest little atheists.

    BZ

  5. BobF says:

    Hope nobody thinks I’m preaching.

    Our nation was founded upon Judo-Christian values. The First Amendment says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. Notice it says Congress; not local or state governments or school boards…the word used is CONGRESS. It also says “prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. That last portion that I quoted is a New Testament Christian principal. True Bible Christianity doesn’t force itself upon others. Jesus commanded his disciples to evangelize but if what they said wasn’t received, they were told to leave and to shake the dust off their feet. No one was commanded to “convert or die” or forced to attend church, or contribute money, or even listen to them. It’s because of that Christian principal that Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Sheiks, and other religions were able to worship here without fear of government oppression. Although many of our founding fathers weren’t Christian, they knew Christian values and wished them upon the people knowing it would make them good productive citizens. I can’t think of any other country in the world 200 years ago that allowed all religions to openly practice their faith without fear of the government.

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