Now I’ve heard it all! Frustrated by the fact that religious leaders blessed a portion of highway in Florida, a group of atheists decided to “unbless” the road. Armed with scrubbers and a large container of “unholy” water, the group sought to wash away the work done by the Polk County organization known as Polk Under Prayer.
According to a story by Bay News 9, “Representatives from various atheist groups in the area scrubbed the road at the Pasco-Polk county line. They were figuratively removing holy oil that had been put on the road last year by a group of area religious leaders.”
And what is the beef the atheists have with the blessing? According to the news report, the blessing makes them feel “unwelcome:”
“It sends a very bad signal to everyone in Polk County, and (anyone) who travels through Polk county who doesn’t happen to be Christian,” Palmer said, “This event is not about atheist rights; this is about welcoming everybody into Polk county.”
Excuse me? I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a sign placed on the road that read, “Atheists stay out!”
Fox News quotes Glen Copple who is an “an associate pastor at Northside Christian Church in Lakeland” as saying the “cleanup” was “a ‘ludicrous’ event that solely sought publicity.”
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said the Humanists of Florida “acted in the grand tradition” of atheist groups by going negative.
“Having no positive statement to make, it wants to obliterate speech it disagrees with,” Donohue wrote in a statement to FoxNews.com. “While the atheists are within their legal rights to attack the Christian message, it shows once again their proclivity to intolerance. Bullying is what defines them.”
Here’s something to consider… If a group of devil worshipers decided to “unbless” a highway using a large container of “unholy” water, I can kind of see some logic in that. But atheists do not believe in God. Thus, it’s only reasonable to assume that they don’t believe in “blessings.” After all, how can a non-existant entity do ANYTHING? So, if the highway was not truly blessed, how can they “unbless” it? Doesn’t that imply that they have some supernatural power granted by some supreme being?
You can’t unbless something that was never blessed. Thus, they are just being ridiculous and disrespectful. If they don’t believe in God, so be it. But leave me alone and leave my highways alone as well!