Atheism Christian Style

Holy Ghost
So many American and European intellectuals claim to be atheists.

Yet, when, as a Jew, I ask them about holidays .. they all celebrate Easter with its ham and Christmas with its wonderful music evoking the birth of (their?) god.

Of course, this is “just” cultural.  But many of these atheists, especially the most militant like Richard Dawkins, are positively evangelical; as devoted to their Gospel as any bible thumper.  One friend, insistent on blaming Jews for claiming to be the chosen people, became very angry at me when I told him that he was being very christian.

Jewish atheism is a lot easier.   We celebrate such things as the New Year, the victories of the Maccabees and Queen Esther, and our escape from slavery.

No need to evangelize.  

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  1. Cecil #

    I have long maintained that I have never met a true Atheist.

  2. theaveeditor #


    Then you have met too few people or you entertian very vague ideas about what your deity is.

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