I read about an article by S.E. Cupp titled ‘The arrogance of the atheist: They batter believers in religion with smug certainty’.. I haven’t read it, but I’ve read a review of it. I’m not going to go into what the article says. Instead, I want to talk briefly about the premise of the title of that article.
There certainly are arrogant atheists who are smug in the certainty of they beliefs, but there are far, far more arrogant religious believers who are smug in the certainty of their own. They insist on prayer in public places and at public events. They insist that the U.S. was founded as a Christan nation, when the truth is practically the opposite. The insist on thanking their imaginary god on every occasion and take offense if others don’t follow suit. They demand nativity scenes and the Ten Commandments on public property and, when denied as is proper under the law, they cried foul and claim persecution. They get angry when a non-believer refuses to say “under God” when they recite the Pledge of Allegiance calling that person un-American for not allowing someone else’s beliefs to be rammed down their throats.
It always amazes me when the privileged majority have the arrogance and audacity to color those who disagree with them with the same brush that they themselves are painted with. It is arrogant, smug, hypocritical and shows complete and utter contempt for the rights of others.
So next time you hear someone putting down non-believesr as smug and arrogant, listen carefully to their words and you are sure to hear nothing but arrogance and smugness from their hypocritical lips.