The holiday season is never quite holy enough since America has declared War on Christmas. A North Carolina man is particularly upset that atheists have the audacity to change the way we address the birth of the baby Jesus. It's not important that there are Jewish people who celebrate Hannukah or people who may be Buddhist, Hindu or Muslim. The only holiday that counts is Christmas, dammit!
The ideal forum for airing grievances of a religious nature is the channel of the chaste and pure, Fox News. Advocating for torture or cutting funds allocated to poor children is morally acceptable as long as you say MERRY CHRISTMAS!
David Johnson, owner of Johnson's Nursery in North Carolina erected the Merry Christmas billboard to balance out all those atheist billboards popping up in the south. He is offended by the pronouncement that Christmas and Christianity are fairy tales. He fears that the atheists are becoming too powerful. They may even transmit their logical thinking and disbelief (in tall tales in the bible) to others. Maybe Dave Johnson fears that atheism is contagious?
We've had only favorable response from the community and the people we do business with..we're just wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
Anna Kooiman claims that atheists are becoming too loud and they're trying to convert Christians. Johnson is just miffed that they even mention Christmas in their billboards and other Christians are being too politically correct by saying Happy Holidays. It's appalling to Johnson that atheists say Christmas more than Christians do.
North Carolina is a state in the ten scariest places to be an atheist, yet Mr. Johnson feels very threatened by them. Bible belt states are notoriously distrustful and discriminatory towards people who don't believe as they say they do.
It's ironic that these bible belt states are the poorest in the nation, you'd expect more love thy neighbor behavior in those areas. People like Johnson feel it's more important to spend money on promoting his version of the almighty birth (of his savior), than spending money on feeding the poor. Then again, Fox News viewership is pretty high with the Merry Christmas demographic, so we'll just label the poor as moochers and takers.