Dr. Alex McFarland Calls Atheists’ War on Christmas Misguided and Misleading


As atheists push to remove traditional Nativity scenes from public squares and advertise their own skeptic displays, one Christian apologist is pushing back, calling their efforts misguided and misleading.
A man jogs past a display showing the nativity scene along Ocean Avenue at Palisades Park in Santa Monica, California December 12, 2011. Due to a city lottery system to fairly allocate available spots in the park for displays, atheists have been able to claim display spaces usually used for the nativity scene to display different items, according to local media.

“The skeptic groups behind these annual ‘campaigns for unbelief’ either don’t know their history or are twisting the facts intentionally,” Christian apologist and author Dr. Alex McFarland said in a statement Monday.
“It’s wrong that many people are being misled by these campaigns, especially during a time when so many are spiritually seeking,” McFarland said. “Further, the atheist’s doubt-inducing disclaimers do not pass the muster of honest historical investigation.”
Towns across the country are fighting for the right to display traditional Nativity scenes in their town squares.
Ellwood City, Pa., has erected a Nativity scene in front of city hall but not without protest from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The humanist group, which is co-led by an evangelist-turned-atheist, is demanding that the city put up a banner stating, “At this season of the Winter Solstice, LET REASON PREVAIL,” alongside the Nativity.
FFRF is also demanding that a town in east Texas take down their Nativity scene displayed at the Henderson County Courthouse in Athens.
The group wrote a letter to the Henderson County Commissioners on behalf of an anonymous resident. It states: “We request that … you take immediate action to ensure that no religious displays are on city or county property. Please inform us in writing of the steps you are taking to remedy this First Amendment violation.”
Source: Christian Post | Brittany Smith