(on Kim Davis)
"She can resign and let someone else do the work she is bound by law to do. Or she can be jailed. That's how it works."
Not at all - sorry you are ignorant of the Constitution and the meaning of religious freedom. But, then again, it is so easy for an atheist to give up the religious freedoms of Christians - especially when it has been shows that atheists and gays are so hateful and violent. :-)
"She's a poster child for faith-based bigotry and hatred."
More name-calling by the so-called "rational" one. Of course, on atheism, there is nothing wrong with bigotry and hatred - since there are no grounds for objective moral values and duties on atheism. And your "pope" and "cardinals" agree with me here:
“In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are oing to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, or any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is. And we dance to its music.” (Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (1995))
“Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear and these are basically Darwin’s views. There are no gods, no purposes, and no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end of me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life, and no free will for humans, either.” A-theist William Provine
“The position of the modern evolutionist is that humans have an awareness of morality because such an awareness of biological worth. Morality is a biological adaptation no less than are hands and feet and teeth. Considered as a rationally justifiable set of claims about an objective something, ethics is illusory. I appreciate when someone says, Love thy neighbor as thyself,’ they think they are referring above and beyond themselves. Nevertheless, such reference is truly without foundation. Morality is just an aid to survival and reproduction, . . . and any deeper meaning is illusory.” (Michael Ruse, “Evolutionary Theory and Christian Ethics,” in The Darwinian Paradigm (London: Routledge, 1989), pp. 262-269).
"no purpose, no evil and no good," "no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life," "ethics is illusory"
There you have it - that is YOUR world. You don't get to borrow the existence of objective moral values and duties from the world of the theist - they do not exist to you - they are merely flavors of ice cream. When you make objective moral claims, as you did by objectively denouncing "bigot" and "hatred", you are actually acknowledging the existence of God - for which I thank you very much! :-)