Sarah Palin: Angry Atheists Want to ‘Abort Christ from Christmas’

Palin-FaceWell, the Queen of the Buffoons has struck again, this time chiming in on the right-wing made up “war on Christmas.”  While speaking at the conservative Liberty University, Palin decided to blame atheists for making an issue of separating church and state.

Palin said:

“Thomas Jefferson today, he would recognize those who would want to try to ignore that Jesus is the reason for the season, those who would want to try to abort Christ from Christmas.  He would recognize, for the most part, these are angry atheists armed with an attorney.  They are not the majority of Americans.”

Well, since Palin has a proven history of not knowing a damn thing about history (or much of anything for that matter) let’s just see what Thomas Jefferson actually wrote about the separation of church and state:

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”

It seems pretty clear to me what Thomas Jefferson meant.  Then again, I like to deal in reality, whereas people like Sarah Palin often operate in some delusional realm where what they want to be real is real, and reality is nothing more than some liberally biased fairy tale they refuse to believe.

But what this “war on Christmas” really breaks down to is an excuse for them to turn their attempts at theocracy into a front-page headline for a few weeks out of the year.

The reality is the vast majority of Americans — including liberals — couldn’t care less about people saying “Merry Christmas.”  What we don’t want is the same thing Thomas Jefferson didn’t want, and that’s religion being forcibly injected into our government.

And yes, there are circumstances that happen in this country every year during this time of year where someone makes a big deal about a Christmas celebration or some company letting their employees say, “Merry Christmas.”  Those stories, however, are the handpicked exceptions to the rule, brought to light specifically so idiots like Sarah Palin and the rest of the Fox News lineup have something to point and scream at for cheap outrage.

And with her comments at Liberty University, Palin proved what the vast majority of Americans already knew — that she knows absolutely nothing.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • MiMg

    Palin is crazy, and Martin Bashir was right (equating what comes out of her mouth to a bowel movement)

  • MiMg

    Palin is crazy, and Martin Bashir was right (equating what comes out of her mouth to a bowel movement)

  • Linda Hildenbrand

    Thomas Jefferson would roll over in his grave !!! Seriously, he was the author of “Separation of church and state”. I believe Ms. Palin is the angry one here because she lost!!

  • Linda Hildenbrand

    Thomas Jefferson would roll over in his grave !!! Seriously, he was the author of “Separation of church and state”. I believe Ms. Palin is the angry one here because she lost!!

  • Darkstar89

    I’d like to remind people that our second president, the great patriot absolutely integral to the liberation and formation of our nation, one of the five principal authors of the Constitution, Mr. John Adams, unequivocally declared in writing in the Treaty at Tripoli in 1797 (not long after signing the Declaration of Independence), said,

    “The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the principles of the Christian religion.”

    The Treaty was ratified *unanimously* by the then US Senate. Yes, unanimously.

    I am all for anyone’s freedom to worship a brick or a cross, but stop trying to shove your ideology onto my FREE nation!

    Sarah Palin is worse than an idiot because she bears false witness to history for personal political gain.

    • Pipercat

      Actually, personal financial gain!

    • Jan M.

      I agree. Anyone who believes this crap of hers will buy her books and that is the real reason behind her faux outrage. Does she really believe that she won’t have to pay a price for deliberately deceiving people for money? If so she worships a different lord and savior than I do.

      • Phil the observer

        Well, the same people who buy one copy will buy multiple copies to give to the rest of us “unwashed”

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        On the plus side, it makes a great fire starter in the fireplace….

      • Timaloha

        So shit burns? Hmmm, learn something new everyday!

    • steve1466

      Well put.

    • Gregory Vivaldi

      The problem is she has the right to say anything she wants to say. We have the right to agree to it, debate it or ignore it. That is what makes us a FREE nation. It is the reason you have a channel changer and can stop watching FOX news. Not everything should be so polarizing, it seems that we want to pick every fight even if is shouldn’t be a fight.
      This is a non issue Merry Christmas and goodwill to all. Now enjoy your day.

  • Dear Sarah,

    Speaking of Thomas Jefferson, do you know what he “aborted” from HIS bible? Every passage about Jesus alluding to his divinity, supernatural acts performed by him, or his alleged resurrection. He thus retained the philosophy of Christ, which clearly you know nothing about, but seems to have been at least skeptical about his divinity.

    Jefferson, whatever his flaws were, was a statesman, an intellectual, a scientist and a historian all rolled into one. You are none of these things and never will be. You’d be wise to avoid talking about Jefferson, as you haven’t a clue what Jefferson was all about.

    • Auryette Mattison

      Nor what Jesus was all about. She’s just stupid from beginning to end.

    • Phil the observer

      As was siad in a recent run for PRES. “You are no Jack Kennedy”

      • That comment, though applicable, was not all that recent. 1988, to be precise.

      • Barbara Holtzman

        Actually, we could say, “You are no ______________,” and just fill in the blank with pretty much any sentient person.

    • Larry

      I’ve always thought most, including Jefferson, of the Founding Fathers were Deists.

      • Jefferson pretty much was, as were some of the others.

        “My long-time view about Christianity is that
        it represents an amalgam of two seemingly immiscible
        parts–the religion of Jesus and the religion of
        Paul. Thomas Jefferson attempted to excise the
        Pauline parts of the New Testament. There wasn’t much
        left when he was done, but it was an inspiring
        document.” Carl Sagan

      • Skip Patterson

        I have always had qualms with Paul and how he just appears on the scene out of nowhere.. He has always impressed me as a hustler and a user of others. Read the book of Philemon which he wrote and what you see there is someone who is seriously passive aggressive.

      • Barbara Holtzman

        THANK YOU. I have been saying this for years, to blank stares and head shaking over how crazy I must be. Hustler is a great word for Paul – guy who fell off a horse and had to find something to do!

  • James Worcester

    First, Jefferson was a Deist, not a Christian. Second, the only anti-Christian or anti-Christmas stuff I’ve ever heard is in these John Birch style, radical right rants.

  • Mark Thomas

    She needs to try living with the Taliban, to understand the reason for the separation of church and State. She then can return and call herself a patriot.

  • FD Brian

    Nothing sells books and tickets like fake outrage and outright lies. If there was a war on Christmas wouldn’t atheists be suing the government to make us all work on Christmas.

  • hermanprovi

    By her commentary, Sarah proves she knows less about Jesus than any atheist!

    • Bonta-kun

      She must be able to see him from her window.

      • hermanprovi

        Yes, according to her, He was wearing a red cap with a red suit and carrying a bag of goodies, but only for n0n-food stamp folk!

    • 2Smart2bGOP

      My boyfriend is an atheist, and he believes more in what Jesus actually stood for than Palin does.

  • hermanprovi

    When will Sarah Palin go to a Synagogue, to pay homage to the Jewish man born 2 thousand years ago in Betlehem?

    • Barbara Holtzman

      No thanks. The bible thumpers can host her at their places, thanks.

      • LateNightLarry

        Send the quitter back to Wasilla… and chain her there with no media representatives allowed within 100 miles.

  • Phil the observer

    I have almost decided that my only comments to what is reported here is going to be that the Republicans making the statements are DUMB DOUCHE BAGS….. There being no need to expound further on the hot air that blows from the orifice of choice!!

  • Dear Sarah,

    Forget about putting Christ back in Christmas. Try instead to put Christ back in Christianity.

    • Dee Dee

      Or even better, try to put Christ back into her own life.

      • BarbL

        Oh darn it Dee Dee, you took the words right out of my mouth. I think finding out how much money she can make on these fools that will pay to listen to her caused her to do a 180 on what she finds holy (IF she ever did !) and money is now Sarah’s God.

      • LateNightLarry

        The only thing Sarah Palin finds holy is MONEY… lots and lots of money, so she doesn’t have to go back to being a two-bit one-horse town politician… Actually, that would be a step up from what she WAS.

  • faceshaker

    …says the woman who is proud of shooting wolves from the comfort of a government-supplied helicopter.

    Me? Still waiting for the resurrection.

  • Ram Garcia

    This woman has as much brains as a BB in a box car… Enough said….

  • Larry Thedishguy Blake

    …Says the person who wants to abort every religious faith that isn’t her specific branch of Christianity.

  • mickey

    I wish there was a war on Christmas. I’m so sick of seeing a depressed Charlie Brown

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    any any any time some scumbag CHRISTIAN wants to TRY 2 lay the HEALING of jeeeesus upon you ( IE: having proof JEEEESUS healed her son/father/etc) ask that scumbag voodoo idiot to SHOW the healing of an amputee————–I know that when a RELIGION /GOD/JEEEESUS etc heals an amputee I will FULLY give all my effort time and money to that cause. until then??? GO F*CK yourself U liars

  • Skip Patterson

    “Thomas Jefferson today, he would recognize those who would want to try to ignore that Jesus is the reason for the season, those who would want to try to abort Christ from Christmas. ”

    Once again Sarah shows, which is also true of most TB’ers, that she knows nothing about her country’s history.

  • Mark Strange

    This is a little copy and pasted from my own FB wall. It was relevant, to this subject. I get bombarded with this stuff every holiday season. So as a personal tradition I combat it with reason.

    There is no “War on Christmas” the majority of atheist, just as the majority
    of people celebrate the holiday in their own way. They might not believe
    God is real, or any Christmas myths, but they understand the uplift one
    gets from being festive. To be with family, to share gifts, to have
    pretty decorations, to have family traditions, to eat good food. These
    things are human and universal.

    1. The X in Xmas is not a way of taking Christ out of Christmas, The X is the Greek letter Chi which is the first letter in the Greek word “Christos” which means Christ. So “Xmas” and “Christmas” are the same word. So by all means keep your Christ we don’t care as long as you aren’t being self-righteous about it. Some of us might wish a day when you become an fellow Atheist too, but heck, I believe the feelings mutual. Everyone would rather their loved ones convert to their way of thinking, but deep down, we all just want you to be happy as you are.

    2. Happy Holidays in stores is not an insult to you as a Christan. I’ve heard those words come from Christians so its not even just Atheist or Pagans that say it. It’s a simple business decision because there are many diverse customers that have many diverse religious backgrounds. Besides there IS more then one holiday this season and they want to wish everyone a “happy holiday” in the brief moment they see them.

    3. Christmas it’s self was not originally a Christian holiday. No one in the bible celebrated Christmas. It’s made up, adopted from various pagan rituals and redesigned by Christan’s. It’s fine you want a holiday, that’s great, celebrate! It’s therapeutic. But don’t make up a war where there is
    none. The world is violent enough. Lets get a long.

    Marry Christmas and Happy Holidays ONE AND ALL!

    • Sherri G

      Awesome statement!!

      • Mark Strange

        Thank you!

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  • Terry

    Sadly, we atheists don’t want to abort Christmas, we want to abort Sarah Palin. Seriously, if we stop paying attention to this poor insane woman, she would go the way of Willy Vanilly and Nehru Jackets, Oblivion is really too good for her.

    • hermanprovi

      Sarah Palin ius THE best argument for abortions!

    • surfjac

      From the Urban Dictionary:
      1. Willy Vanilly
      The best beer in the entire world. Its a vanilla
      orgasm in your mouth that lingers and brings you consistent pleasure.
      You will never experience a beer like this. If this beer was an animal
      dick, it would be that of a cat’s, because it ruins all other beers for
      you just as a cats dick ruins you for all the other cats.

      Person 1: Have you tried the Willy Vanilly?
      Person 2: Ohh god! Oh fuck! OHHHHHH!!! UH!

      Now, did you mean “Milli Vanilli”?

  • Gary Watrous

    Mmmmm yum. I like a “little” crazy with my Sunday morning coffee.

  • farmertom2

    Just. Stop. It. There is no Sarah Palin. We do not need to dwell on what she said. Or would have said if she exists. Which she does not.

    • BarbL

      perfect……I just wish it would catch on. Make her as unimportant as she is.

  • Joseph Corral

    Does she have canned laughter to go along with her speeches?

  • BarbL

    Reading the things this woman says always leaves me scratching my head and thinking what the f ****?? Seriously. Every time.

  • Blake Baines

    Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burdened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in nowise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.

    The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom

    Thomas Jefferson, 1786

    • Sherri G

      Well said

  • PPS

    Just when you start to think that stupidity isn’t infinite, Tundra Gidgit opens her mouth again.

  • Eva Cutler

    As time goes on her facial expression is becoming more the reflection of a maniac out of control spewing delusional fantasies.

  • Finnsmom1

    If SP had true faith, it wouldn’t matter how many people were Atheist.

  • Gregory Vivaldi

    What Jefferson was saying that there would not be any legislation “law” respecting an establishment of religion. We seem to forget the second part to the establishment of the separation specifically “prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” which allows any person (which is also a corporation now) to practice their faith without fear of governmental intervention, or our free speech being impinged.

    This includes certain groups of people that would try to abridge our freedoms by subverting the legal processes…..

  • Fred

    Solstice is the reason for the season…