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Fox News Contributor Opines on Atheism and Christianity


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Atheist Republic (News)

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Fox News reporter, Anthony DeStefano, argues that the atheists of today are bullies working to silence the religious with intimidation.

In “Atheists are bullies — and they are doing their best to intimidate the rest of us into silence” (2018), DeStefano calls the atheists of the modern culture arrogant, dangerous, and ignorant.

Not only this, they are the most of each of those traits on Earth. He points to examples of atheists protesting against religious imagery in public and the mentions of “Merry Christmas.” He points to an example from American Atheists.

American Atheists had a campaign in December, 2017, with the annual billboard campaign wit this one saying, “Stay Away from Church—it’s All Fake News.” He took aim at the American Humanist Association with the mention of Christianity and Jesus Christ by President Donald Trump without mention of non-believers too.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation became another target with the late Rev. Bill Graham being laid to rest in the Capitol Rotunda prior to the burial. DeStefano says, “Yes, these atheists are loud, nasty, unapologetic and in-your-face.”

He considers atheists dismissing the vast majority of human beings as being in ignorance for most of human history. He pivots to stating that the greatest contributions to civilization have been on behalf of believers including “Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Isaac Newton all believed in God” as well as Antoine Lavoisier, Werner von Braun, Wilhelm Rontgen, William Whewell, and others.

He points to the proposal by Fr. George Lemaitre as for the big bang in Big Bang Theory, and to the case of Gregor Mendel, a monk, as the father of modern genetics. DeStefano continues, “Yes, the new atheists have an ignorance of history bordering on madness.”

He asserts atheism can only support an ethic of “ruthless social Darwinism.” Then he moves on to the assertion of religion always being about “economic gain, territorial gain, civil and revolutionary conflicts,” and not religion in general and Christianity in particular, where known wars back to 8,000 BC have been mostly not religious in nature.

He uses Philip Axelrod from Encyclopedia of Wars as the main point of reference. He asserts 360 million people were “killed by atheist governments.” That there is “a profound and frightening connection between atheism and death.

DeStefano says, “The facts are incontrovertible. Between the years 1900 and 2017, approximately 150 million people were killed by atheistic political regimes. 150 million! And it makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Atheists don’t believe in God, so they don’t believe in any transcendent, objective moral law.”

“Nor do they believe that human beings are made in the image of God, and so they don’t believe humans possess infinite value and dignity,” DeStefano continues, “When you put these two beliefs together, you have a deadly recipe that makes killing ‘problematic’ human beings quite easy and defensible.”

Near the end of the opinion piece, DeStefano says to look the increased numbers or access to abortions, euthanasia, homicide, infanticide, and suicides in “a thoroughly secular and functionally atheistic culture.”

He concludes that the modern atheists are bullies and that believers need to fight back based on the arguments presented by him.


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