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[Blogs] Godless? Who are you kidding

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Godless? Who are you kidding When religion ruled the world, they called it the "Dark Ages". Apparently, to the History Channel, when religion ruled the world, it was "godless". This is a blatant lie, and it's simply not history. We're not talking a difference of opinion here. This is wrong. Feel free to let them know how you feel.History Channel Program on "Godless" Dark AgesHistorically Inaccurate, Insults Atheists & Other NonbelieversAn Atheist civil rights group is protesting advertisements for a program slated to air this Sunday night (March 4, 2007) on the History Channel dealing with the period referred to as "the dark ages" that describes the period as "600 Years of Degenerate, Godless, Inhuman Behavior."In fact, a more accurate description would characterize the time as the beginning of the Middle Ages; and "godless" had little to do with the period. Historians have noted the strong Christian religiosity of those times marked by stern public piety (coupled with outbursts of dissolute behavior), the power of religious feudalism, and the pervasive role played by ecclesiastical institutions."Godless? I don't think so," said Ellen Johnson, President of American Atheists. "This is not only about an inaccurate description of the Middle Ages in European history, it concerns the reckless and unfair association of the label 'godless' with brutality and ignorance."Johnson called upon the History Channel to alter its description of the program's subject matter.Dave Silverman, Communications Director for American Atheists, said that the term "godless" was being used by many nonbelievers. "It's totally wrong from both an historical and modern perspective to characterize that chaotic period in human affairs as 'godless,' " said Mr. Silverman. "Those times certainly were not characterized by what we mean by the term. "Godless" means that in the absence of god, you must rely on reason, logic and compassion in building a society based on rationality, not blind faith." AMERICAN ATHEISTS is a nationwide movement that defends civil rights for Atheists; works for the total separation of church and state; and addresses issues of First Amendment public policy. http://www.atheists....are_you_kidding

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