True, but because of that vocal minority, which is a small percentage of the religion, all Christians are being labeled that way and there are a lot of athiests, agnostics that are trying to remove -all- religious backed/leaning laws, symbols and substance.
A lot of atheists? A lot of agnostics? As you just noted, atheists are a minority. Although I do appreciate any attempts to do away with religious-leaning laws in a secular state; religious laws are to be enforced by one's conscience, not by the strong arm of the government.
Even going as far as to say that the Founding Fathers were not religious/Christian.
Straw-man. The claim isn't that the Founding Fathers weren't Christian or religious, but that many of them were Deists who believed in a God that wasn't big on direct intervention, and that most
reached the common agreement that they didn't want an Established Religion. They understood that if you allowed one creed to dominate, others would suffer.
When there are groups that are actively trying to remove religious symbols from monuments, State, county, and city seals.
And these groups are generally assumed to be fringe crackpots - on the grounds that they object to the idea that it's assumed that a government will be by Protestant Christians, for Protestant Christians, and that its symbols will reflect that.
A number of years ago, I remember hearing about a law that was attempted, in Oregon I believe, that was going to regulate how tall the steeples/crosses could be on churches. Because some people were offended at seeing the crosses when they drove along.
I thought it was because projecting displays on businesses
are limited in size and visibility, and a small minority thought that churches ought to follow the same rule.
On another board I am on, I've seen people posting that religion should be outlawed because it is 1, outdated. 2, repressive and 3, the people who believe in it are idiots and morons and should not be allowed to vote or hold office.
On the Internet, you will find people who will post a lot of things, and the loudest will be the most extreme. This does not mean that they have a snowball's chance in the heart of the sun. Anyone who seriously thinks that religious people should not be allowed to vote or hold office is living in some sort of Bizarro world. In America, only
religious people can hold office. See below.
Christianity is under serious attack in this country by those who want to push their view point on the Christians.
The claim that there's a massive War on Religion by fanatical atheists has been propagated by a number of sources, notably News Corp. Claiming that 86% of the population is about to be stripped of their religion by a small, but powerful cabal of the godless is a great sell, but the truth is more along these lines:
For centuries, it has been assumed by the rank and file that Christianity was not only the default state, but the only way a person could be trusted not to be pure evil. Even Thomas Jefferson's presidential campaign suffered most from attacks claiming he was an atheist who would "ban the Bible" if elected. Eventually, Catholicism and Judaism got a pass from at least some, but there's currently only one open atheist in Congress, and he's nearing retirement and getting senile. Though a cynical society may well be attacking Christian values - values shared by many atheists as well! - there's no War on Christianity.
There IS an attempt by some to make sure that religion remains a personal, rather than a State, matter. But calling this a "serious attack" against religion is like calling women's suffrage a "serious attack on the rights of men." It's not an attack on religion, it's an attack on the idea that religion is inherently privileged. Churches should be allowed to exist, and their members should be allowed to advertise their existence, to proselytize their faith, and so on. But they should not be allowed to use the government as a pulpit, or place the symbols of their particular religion in a place that's supposed to represent impartial