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[Update: Catholic League takes down their contact link] “Adopt an atheist” campaign begins

I guess they just got too many offers
[Update 10-Dec] Catholic League Took Down Their Contact Page JT @ wwjtd (What Would JT Do)

The Catholic League said they wanted to adopt all us sad, miserable, good-for-nothing atheists.  It turns out we wanted to be adopted!  We came to them, eager to participate…and they closed the doors when they saw us approaching.

The Catholic League has taken down their Contact Us page. Click yon link – it’s gone.


Be careful what you ask for – you might just get a shitload of it. Ah well, as one commenter on my facebook pointed out, their donation page still has a working link to a working contact form attached to the top of it. Keep on asking for adoption, even though it might be harder to get them to take down their donation page. They do like money more than listening, it seems.
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Thanks to Miranda Celeste Hale for the link.


[Update: a former Catholic volunteers]


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Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Catholic League is starting a new initiative aimed at atheists:

Approximately 80 percent of Americans are Christian, and 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Of the 20 percent who are not Christian, non-believers make up the largest segment, though the number of self-identified atheists is tiny. David Silverman, president of American Atheists, knows this to be true, which is why he is frantically trying to inflate his base. “We want people to realize that there may be atheists in their family,” he told the New York Times, “even if those atheists don’t even know they are atheists.”

We think there is some merit in David’s idea, even if he has things backwards, as usual. Today we are launching our “Adopt An Atheist” campaign, the predicate of which is, “We want atheists to realize that there may be Christians in their community, even if those Christians don’t even know they are Christian.”

Here’s what our campaign entails. We are asking everyone to contact the American Atheist affiliate in his area [click here], letting them know of your interest in “adopting” one of them. All it takes is an e-mail. Let them know of your sincere interest in working with them to uncover their inner self. They may be resistant at first, but eventually they may come to understand that they were Christian all along.

If we hurry, these closeted Christians can celebrate Christmas like the rest of us. As an added bonus, they will no longer be looked upon as people who “believe in nothing, stand for nothing and are good for nothing.”

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TAGGED: RELIGION, VATICAN/ROMAN CATHOLICISM


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