I opened up my web browser this afternoon to find a very interesting story posted on the Fox News website. Apparently, the story originated from the television show “Nightline”, where the guest, atheist Edwin Kagin, lined up other nonbelievers and sprayed hot air on them with a hair dryer. The reason: To symbolically dry up baptismal water that any of his fellow atheists may have been assaulted by when they were too young to make a decision to follow a God that they now believe doesn’t exist.
Now I really have to ask the question, exactly why is this news worthy? If my mother told me fairy tales about unicorns when I was a child and I grew up to believe that unicorns were mythical creatures, why would my disdain for false unicorn stories become my obsession? And if I did have a beef with the purveyors of make-believe one-horned horses, is that something a major news network is going to be interested in airing? I don’t think so. In examining the details of this episode of “Nightline”, I cannot fathom being obsessed with something I think is a farce.
It is hard for me to comprehend why atheist are so spiteful toward believers in the Holy Bible. In my 44 years of living on this planet, I have met thousands of amazing people who follow the Christian faith. Not a one of them has tried to drag me kicking and screaming to believe what they believe. Also, Christian educators are always willing to explain how everything they teach can help in real life situations. Atheist Kagin believes that it is child abuse to educate children with religious beliefs. One of his fellow atheists, Cambridge Boxterman, made the comment, “I was born an atheist, and they were forcing me to be a Catholic.” Yes, Cambridge, you were also born a bed-wetter and illiterate until your parents potty trained you and taught you to read.
Parents have the right to raise their children up practicing any faith they choose, and “Nightline” has the right to air bad television any time they like. I think that’s why I haven’t watched this show in many years – political correctness on the TV is making reading a lot more enjoyable these days. Now where did I put that book about debunking unicorns?