From the New York Post
Take that, atheists.
The billboard erected by the Catholic League went up near the New York side of the Lincoln Tunnel, at Dyer Avenue and 31st Street, in a bid to offset the anti-Christmas billboard at the tunnel’s New Jersey entrance.
"We decided to counterpunch after a donor came forward seeking to challenge the anti-Christmas statement by American Atheists," said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League.
The new billboard, measuring 26-feet by 24-feet, carries an image of Joseph and Mary looking down on baby Jesus in his manger. "You know it’s real: This Season, Celebrate Jesus," the sign proclaims. "Merry Christmas from the Catholic League."
"So after Christian motorists have had their sensibilities assaulted as they exit New Jersey, they will experience a sense of joy, and satisfaction, as they enter New York City," said Donohue.
The league’s billboard was prompted by a 14-foot by 48-foot sign that was posted above the New Jersey entrance to the tunnel on Nov. 22 by the organization, American Atheists, which plans to keep it there for a month. [Here is the rubbish.]
Atheists also included a depiction of a baby in a manger with its parents looking on and the slogan, "You know it’s a myth. This season, celebrate reason!" [Myth? Really? Where's your proof? Countless of evidence from Christian and non-Christian sources are produced about the historical Jesus. And just because you hate celebrating the season because of His Birth, you call it a myth? Now that's the myth. Since atheists want to celebrate Reason, then go ahead and give us your evidence! Reason it out folks.]
The Catholic League’s sign was a welcome sight for two New Jersey women driving out of the tunnel with the new billboard in full view.
"We agree, Jesus is the reason for the season," said Antonique Smith, who was driving into Manhattan with her sister Yolanda Smith. [The Knights launched a similar campaign years ago to counter the commercialization of the season. The billboard below is an example.]
But Michael Gerber, 27, a Catholic from Hoboken, said he doesn’t see the need to one-up the atheists. [Lukewarm. Doesn't care.]
"It doesn’t need to be plastered on a billboard," Gerber said of the pro-Christmas message. "I should be able to celebrate in my own way. And if it’s tit for tat, it defeats the spirit of Christmas." [I wish I had a dollar every time I hear and read that.]
Donohue said the billboard bolstering Christmas as a celebration of Jesus’s birth would will be in place for a month. The $18,500 cost was paid for by an anonymous donor who was upset about the athiest message in New Jersey.
"He called me and said I want you to do something about it," Donohue said of the donor, who he would only describe as an 80-year-old New Yorker.
"I have nothing against athiests," said Donohue. "I have something against militiant, in-your-face atehiests that use our season to make their statements." [TAKE THAT! AND THAT! AND THAT!]
Three things I want to highlight in this article.
1. Atheists believe in a religion, here defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural agency or human beings’ relation to that which they regard as holy, sacred, spiritual, or divine. Atheists believe that the universe came from a bang and hold anything that the human intellect can comprehend as the ultimate arbiter. Ain't their brains their gods? And they would STOP at nothing to offend the sensibilities of those who believe at a Supreme Being. But notice that they direct much of their effort towards Christianity and Catholicism, with all Her doctrines and morals. Atheists are nothing but Anarchists who follow only one rule: their own. Now that is ironic isn't it? Now where is being politically correct and respective of other people's rights come in now? It is just a matter of time for the Rabid Harlots to do the same here in the country...just to get attention.
Can we expect these people to say the same to Islamic feasts?
I don't think so.
They do not have it between their legs, like You-Know-Who, to do that to other religions.
2. The Catholic man who couldn't care less if his belief is attacked shows how much apathy has grown among Catholics, in America and even here in the Philippines. It is pretty evident while the RH Bill is being debated upon. We cannot take these attacks SITTING DOWN folks! Stand up, take the Banner of Christ and DEFEND YOUR FAITH! And the 80 year old New Yorker who did just that proves that there are Catholics who had enough of this BS. On a side note, The Church of Manalo, aka INC, DOES NOT celebrate Christmas. Then they should not receive a Christmas bonus! Why receive something that you do not believe in? Logical, right?
3. Notice how lay Catholics are the ones in the forefront of the battle against secularism, atheism and anti-Catholicism? The netizens are filled by Catholic bloggers, like yours truly, who do not take these mud slinging sitting down. When do we see our...you now the rest.
Imagine if atheists, the Rabid Harlots, who are masking themselves as Catholics and as "right" activists were in THIS foodcourt, wearing Damaso...