There was a news story on Camp Quest a few days ago.
The secular sleepaway camp rents the area from a Christian camp, so camp officials cover any signs saying “Lord” or “God” with masking tape, and replace those words with fantasy-like words, such as “Flying Spaghetti Monster,” which they use to emphasize the imaginary nature of God.
This is odd. Do the camp officials think those words have magic ooga-booga power to cause secular youth to become religious? Or is this is example of what atheists would do to the general pubic square if they had the power? Either way, it’s kind of hypocritical for the Gnus to claim religious parents ought not teach their children their religion when atheists are teaching their children God is the same as the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Here’s another excerpt:
“It’s amazing. I love it here,” said a 9-year-old camper named Elle……Despite her young age, Elle arguably knows as much about the Bible as many of her peers but said God is something she would have to see to believe. “Personally, I don’t believe in him, but if he were to come down and do something really amazing, I would be able to accept that he exists,” she said.
Whoa! I recognize this argument. It is essentially the same argument that Dawkins and Coyne make. Dawkins and Coyne add some bells and whistles to make it sound more “enlightened,” but it’s really the same. So this demonstrates one of the core arguments that is advanced by Gnu leaders amounts to little more than the thinking of a 9-year-old.