I happened upon a fundie blog today. He (or she) was bemoaning the vandalism of their sacred Christian fish symbol. Somebody broke a fin off his little plastic symbol of oppression. I almost passed on reading this entry. It seemed so trivial.
We have had this Christian fish symbol on the back of our car for a couple of years. Recently, when our car was in a shopping center parking lot, someone broke off a part of the symbol. You might think that this small act of vandalism is meaningless; I don’t.
Of course, the obvious answer is that no crime was committed. It seems reasonable that the fin could have broken off for natural reasons. In fact, it seemed like a metaphor for belief in god. Some unseen hand had touched the ichthus symbol, breaking off a fin. The driver "knew" it was the hand of a Atheist, or maybe it was a noodly appendage?
The author plunges on with a bizarre justification for the decline of America. His lack of critical thinking should have warned me off. I read on on. I'm a sucker for nutballs. I loved this gem:
Additional dozens of lawsuits have removed any symbols of the Christian faith from the public square. Revisionist history in every school textbook in America disguises the fact that nearly all the framers of the Constitution were evangelical Christians.
Yep - good old Tomas Jefferson was an evangelical. You heard it hear first. If any of you feel inclined, please pay our poor fundie a visit. He needs so help with his history.