I just finished reading Gary Stern’s blog post from yesterday. His blog is called “Blogging Religiously” and the post is titled: “Trying to get the atheists out of the closet.” Gary talks about his meeting a few years ago with David Silverman who is now President of American Atheists. The American Atheists are the group who paid good money to let everyone on the Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel know that: You KNOW it’s a Myth. Which got me thinking a bit. Since they hung the billboard up in Jersey were they trying to let the folks over there know that it was a myth that New York is better than New Jersey? If that were the case I might agree with them. There are actually some very nice parts of NJ. NO, we all know by now that the ALLEGED myth is The Nativity or the birth of Jesus. Under the you know it’s a myth section it reads: This Season Celebrate REASON. BTW I love the subtle use of all caps in the words MYTH and REASON. So given the fact I was online I went right to dictionary.com (a little product placement for them) and looked up the word REASON but in all small letters. Interesting…! Reason—sound judgment; good sense. So now this is a good time to let you know three things. First I am a student of Christian Science. Second I am a bit confused. Because as a student of Christian Science I thought I was using sound judgment and good sense relying on God for healing, answers, strength and what I consider my witty sense of humor amongst many other things. Number three and what I consider most important is that there is good news here. The good news is both the Atheists and myself are after the same thing. Huh? Yup. We are both after sound judgment and good reason. This is what I call COMMON GROUND! And I’m all for that, finding COMMON GROUND with people of ALL FAITHS. And if we practice the GOLDEN RULE or your version of being a MENSH we should all pretty much just get along this holiday season or this month of December for those that don’t believe there is a holiday this season. In closing if they were to hang a sign on the New York side of the Lincoln Tunnel they might want to choose some more urban and hip signage. It might read:
Don’t BELIEVE the HYPE…There Is A GOD!