In the course of my job, I often come across some bizarre things on the internet. The other day, I pointed out one of these sites to a co-worker. It was one of those crazy Google Groups that tried to draw parallels from the Books of Daniel and Revelation to the European Union. You know, because Gog and Magog will totally be the UN and EU troops when they invade America. Stock up on your Militia Money!
Anyway, my co-worker humored me, and then mentioned that she had seen a show featuring devil worshippers on the local public access channel. I thought this was unlikely but I said I’d definitely try to TiVo that. I asked her what time it was on and after a couple minutes of Googling she said, “Oh, I guess it was this,” and showed me the Atheist Viewpoint website.
Now, they’re not exactly winning me over with the cheesy atom logo (it looks like it belongs to the Springfield Isotopes), and I don’t think I should have to pay $35 a year to believe in nothing, but still it would be nice to have a viable Presidential candidate that declared an absence of faith. Are Atheists really that easily conflated with Satanists in the popular imagination?
For starters, I think we need a new logo.
(Technical note: I have turned off the comment moderation; I don’t know how I didn’t notice that was on. Sorry!)