Mel Gibson’s Anti-Semitic TroubleAugust 18, 2006 at 10:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
You have probably heard by now that Mel Gibson was pulled over for DUI. While he was drunk and disorderly he made some anti-semitic statements. I think that it is silly that this incident made big headlines. This is a problem with our society. I am not saying that I agree with what he thinks of Jews. If someone speaks out against chrisianity or judaism they are frowned upon by our society. So, why is it common practice in this country to speak badly of atheists and often muslims? If Mel had said, "There are no atheists in foxholes," he would have been praised by the religious right all over the country. Or if he would have said something about all muslims being terrorists, nobody would have cared. Now, I know that there are atheists in foxholes and that all muslims are not terrorists, but it seems that it’s okay to say stupid stuff like that. The point I am trying to make is that it seems okay for people to talk bad about atheists in the media. I subscribe to Google Alerts. This is a great tool from Google. I get three alerts everyday. The three I subscribe to are: atheist, atheists, and atheism. The alert is an email message with links to articles that have the alert word in it. When I hear someone say something stupid about atheists, because they don’t know what they are talking about, I correct them. It’s really hard to lump atheists in a group. We all have different ideas. The only thing that atheists have in common is not believing in gods.