According to American Atheists,
“The very fact that we stand up to defend the constitutional separation of church and state, fight for the civil rights of all non-theists, and work to ensure true freedom of religion is one of the most patriotic things anyone can do! By defending against theocracy, we are acting patriotic and defending the founding document of this country. What better day to emphasize this than on the birthday of our great country?The problem is that most Atheists tend to the Left far enough that religious freedom means freedom from religion, meaning in every public venue there will be no absolutes. As for patriotism, it is easier to find one-worlders than border defenders amongst the Atheist community. The definition of patriotism given by the American Atheists, above, is a niche too narrow to measure when taken in the overall scheme of requirements for patriotism. It is a definition of defining and expanding a cult, using an imagined interpretation of the Constitution.
“This campaign is not about pushing the “atheist agenda” or shoving our views down people’s throats. This is about advertising and raising the tide for all atheists across the United States. This is about getting Americans to recognize the role atheists play in this country and our dedication to its constitution. This is about generating public discussion about atheism, religion and the role of religion in politics and our national identity. This is an opportunity for public discourse about the very issues that are important not only to us, but to every American (whether they realize it or not)…
Atheists seem to think that the rest of the world doesn’t actually know what freedom from absolutes means when it is taken into the warp and woof of society. Atheism comes without principles attached to it, and is therefore unprincipled. Certainly some Atheists co-op the Judeo-Christian principles that permeated the first two centuries of American history. But under their own system of absence of moral principles, they are free to deviate in whichever direction they choose, whenever they choose to do so. And they have been busily deviating from moral principles for the last half century as they change laws to allow perversions to become mainstreamed, under the rubric of “civil rights” and “equality”, as if every actor is to be guaranteed those things regardless of his actions, no matter how odious. Extending protection to bad actors is not patriotic, it is odious itself.
What simplistic Atheist thinking misses here is that a God-LESS America is a fearsome concept if one takes it seriously. Being free of absolutes is not a comforting thought for those who can and have seen the absolutes-free reign of Atheist governments in the 20th Century. There is nothing new in history, only new players giving new names to the same old stuff. With the Republic on its last legs and staggering toward the abyss, all we need is principle-free Atheists taking charge, if they haven’t already. And I think maybe they have.
In terms of muddled thinking, what would the Atheist reaction have been if planes flying over public gatherings proclaimed "Jesus Saves", or "Allahu Akbar"? By violating the very premise of their argument, they demonstrate their non-linear, floating-base thinking.