This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding "a rally to restore sanity" on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck's religion-infused "Restoring Honor" rally. Beck said he was called by God to hold the rally. Now atheist groups are planning to use Stewart's event to promote "reason." Are "reason" and "sanity" the opposite of religious belief? Is taking religion out of the political debate the answer for restoring reason? Or do we need more faith?
Religion is the "reason" our country is sane. The atheists using the "Rally to Restore Sanity" are providing mainstream Americans another opportunity to laugh at them. They will be an insignificant part of one big joke.
Spend some time on Freedom From Religion Foundation's website (Richard Dawkins and Susan Jacoby - an "On Faith" blogger - were appointed to its honorary board) and you'll find that their hatred of religion, specifically the Christian faith, is far from "sane." FFRF sells a "Bible Warning Label" and a bumper sticker that says "The Bible: A Grim Fairy Tale." The Foundation must not have the guts to attack the Qur'an or Muslims.
If you look at atheists commenting here, you'll see that they have a much greater obsession with religion than evangelicals. Atheists know religion academically, but they just can't wrap their heads around faith. It is all too clear that their mental tussle over whether to believe weighs on their mind. It was no surprise that the first comment on this week's topic included these two sentences: "I'm not a fan of religion. I think it does more harm than good."
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