Militant atheists — this is why people dislike you.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker believes he can do all things through Christ, but an atheist group charges that he cannot do all things through Christ on his official social media platforms.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has demanded Walker remove posts from his official Facebook and Twitter feeds that read, “Philippians 4:13.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” the verse reads.
“This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” FFRF co-presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Baker wrote in a letter to the governor. “To say, ‘I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me,’ seems more like a threat, or the utterance of a theocratic dictator, than a duly elected civil servant.”
Every part of that reaction is intolerant, ridiculous and wrong. Philippians 4:13 is not bragging in any way — the opposite, in fact. The verse in question actually notes a Christian’s dependence on God, “who strengthens me.” It is in no way a threat, never has been and never will be. It is in no way a lead-in to “theocratic dictatorship.”
The “Freedom From Religion” folks should just free themselves from social media, since they can’t seem to handle reading things on it that they don’t like.
But perhaps some good can come of this. Walker isn’t deleting his tweet, and may some people will be motivated to look it up and read it in context.