Fox hosts belittle atheists feeling 'left out' on Christmas
The American Humanist Association (AHA) has launched a holiday advertising campaign, with ads in major newspapers and posters on Washington, DC buses proclaiming, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake."
AHA spokesman Fred Edwords told the Associated Press, "Our reason for doing it during the holidays is there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of nontheists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion."
The hosts of Fox and Friends naturally saw this as something to snipe at. Brian Kilmeade found it particularly hilarious and offered a variety of possible slogans to promote sympathy for the feelings of lonely atheists.
He began with, "A lot of times during the holidays, we don't think enough about people who don't think enough about the holidays."
He then offered, "There's nobody's birth to celebrate, so give an atheist a hug."
His third suggestion was that "atheists should get together and not celebrate all at once."
But the accumulated paradoxes finally made Kilmeade's head explode. "I really don't understand this story," he expostulated. "I don't understand the campaign. They don't want -- leave them alone!"
This video is from Fox News' Fox & Friends, broadcast Nov. 12, 2008.
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