Saturday, January 30, 2010

Atheists Protest Mother Teresa Stamp.


First, I want to thank Al at Is Anybody There? for the heads-up regarding this story from Fox News.[ Atheist Group Blasts Postal Service for Mother Teresa Stamp]

Earlier this month, Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation issued an "Action Alert" asking that the Foundation's supporters boycott the upcoming commemorative stamp honoring Mother Teresa.

Gaylor writes;
"Of course, you can vote with your pocketbook, and boycott these stamps by selecting other 2010 releases for purchase (such as Katharine Hepburn, whose views are publicized in the Foundation's freethought bus campaign. Hepburn said: 'I'm an atheist and that's it. I believe that there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people.' )"

That's an odd quote to put into the alert. As I mentioned in an earlier post, [Atheists Aren't Asshole.] if you take the atheist's philosophy to it's logical conclusion, we human are merely the random collection of chemicals that happened to join together, so treating people differently than any other creature is a logical absurdity. In the atheist's philosophy, there is no reason why we "should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people".


Gaylor's action alert is simply an excuse for her to trash the Roman Catholic Church. Her paranoia extends to what she sees as "America's disproportionately powerful Roman Catholic influence".
Gaylor claims "Mother Teresa is on the fast-track to sainthood and the Catholic Church is pulling out all the stops to beatify one of their own." And the atheists believe we live in a fantasy world.

Gaylor has absolutely no idea how canonization works and what it means to be a saint. Why would the Church need to have Mother Teresa on a stamp to put her on the "fast-track to sainthood"? The Church can canonize anyone she sees fit to canonize. There is no need for public approval. It's not a popularity contest. To comment on something she knows nothing about shows us how ignorant Ms. Gaylor is.

Then again, what can you expect from the winner of the American Moron of the Day Award for April 07, 2004?

5 comments:

Amanda West said...

So they don't wanna put Mother T on a stamp?

What's the point in arguing over this? It's just a freaking stamp!

Crazy, crazy People.

Al said...

Freedom from religion, except theirs. They may not like to admit it, but atheism is a belief system like any other religion.

As for Kate Hepburn, as I have pointed out more than once she was a big fan of Planned Parenthood & wrote many a fundraising letter to support them. her credentials were the fact her mother was a co-funder of PP. So in their mind it is wrong to honor someone who made the world better, but it is OK to honor someone who condoned the daily murder of 3200 people. This just gave me an idea for a post. Grazie!

paarsurrey said...

Hi friends

I agree with an Atheist friend on another site who said that there are extremists in Atheism also; who would like to oppose Mother Teresa who served humanity.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

paarsurrey said...

Hi friend Al

You rightly wrote :

"They may not like to admit it, but atheism is a belief system like any other religion."

Atheism Agnosticism is just like another faith , rather a blind faith; it is the most un-natural faith I thin.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

Robert said...

@ paarsurrey,
Thank you for stopping by.