An atheist group has unveiled an anti-religion placard in the state Capitol, joining a Christian Nativity scene and "holiday tree" on display during December.
The atheists' sign was installed Monday by Washington members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group based in Madison, Wis.
With a nod to the winter solstice - the year's shortest day, occurring in late December - the placard reads, in part, "There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."
Get it? Atheists really...really don't believe in God...so they put up a smug, condescending sign.
A Christmas tree is a traditional symbol for the celebration of the birth of Christ. A menorah is a traditional symbol for the triumph of Judas Maccabee.
If the atheists really wanted equal time...they would have put up some traditional symbol for atheism...like...a slouching missing link statue...or a giant empty circle symbolizing how cold and empty existence is. That would make their point valid by actually showing a parallel image of atheist belief and heritage. But no, they pretty much just have to ruin festivity's for everyone else.