Admittedly the BBC don't actually lay the blame for the rampages (can killing 3 people and wounding 6 others in 2 separate incidents be called 'rampages'?) on atheists, nor do they suggest that atheists are wicked or evil, but I'm sure that it is only a matter of time before the religious right in Jesusland (the USA to the rest of us) do - if they haven't already. After all, they've effectively blamed the Columbine murders amongst other such incidents on atheism - see the moronic diatribe by the dysfunctional psychopath Ken Ham in the risibly-named site 'Answers in Genesis' where he claims:
"You see, when millions of students have been told in their classes that there is no God, that man is just an animal, and that death, bloodshed, and violence (similar to what we observe in today’s world) are a natural part of the evolutionary mechanisms that produced man, then let’s be honest about the logical consequences!"So, there you have it folks - fail to
But just a minute - isn't George Dubya Buffoon a devout Xtian? "Course he is", is the reply (and 'course' is the word, but that's another matter), "But he hasn't murdered anyone yet". True, but then all he did was to order the poor suckers in the forces he commands to do it for him - mass murder by proxy, as it were, but that doesn't count because the Iraqis aren't Xtians and so they don't matter anyway (Besides, George was on a holy crusade to steal their oil, until Tony 'God-Told-Me-To-Do-It-Too' B-liar muscled in on Georgie's little game - hardly surprising really, since it was the same 'God' who advised them both.)
Not that these niceties will stop the loonie Xtian right-wing from blaming atheists and atheism for these two terrible events in Colorado this weekend - even if the killers happen to have been inmates of the religious institutions where these atrocities took place - and using them as an excuse to issue more special pleading for the forced indoctrination of so-called 'Xtian values' and the introduction of even greater rights and privileges for Xtians.
After all, wasn't the Twin Towers incident ('9/11' to my American friends) perpetrated by atheists?
What d'you mean, NO!
But the guys that did it weren't Xtians, so they must have been atheists - and, besides, they were evil.